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Phoebe S.

8 Reviews
Hartford, CT
Starting at $44
  • Speaks
  • Violin Performance from Hartt School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phoebe S.

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I have been teaching violin for seven years. Though I am classically trained, my interest in music goes far beyond classical music. I am constantly listening to various genres of music and consider myself a forever learner, loving everything in music from Prokofiev to the Flaming Lips. It is my job to help guide my students through their musical journeys, whether that is helping them get into their regional orchestra or teaching them that one song they've always wanted to learn. I teach out of the Essential Elements and Suzuki Method books. Though my lessons are fun and relaxed I will always give my students that extra push when needed. My goal is to help each student reach their personal success and to instill a love for playing music.

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About Phoebe

Hello! I am a classically trained violinist and violist. I have been playing violin for 16 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnell Performing Art

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Melinda Patterson
My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school.
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Trisha
Phoebe is the kindest and most patient instructor ever. She has really connected with my daughter and gotten her excited by letting her choose fun music.
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Kendra E.

16 Reviews
East Hartford, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from University of Arizona
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kendra E.

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I have been teaching saxophone for 15+ years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages, both children and adults, of all levels. I believe in teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but also in finding what makes music special to each student. Lessons should be fun and engaging. I have several students audition into regional bands, and select school ensembles every year. But we also make sure to play some pop tunes and top 40.

About Kendra

Now accepting vaccinated students for in person lessons. I am a musician with an equal passion for performing and teaching. I have taught ages 8-80 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I believe in the importance of teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but I also want to find what mak

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Trent
Kendra is an awesome teacher...very professional.
Elizabeth
SO Wonderful- patient, kind, clear in her instructions & excellent in all ways. I honestly can’t praise her enough- she totally justified her reputation!
Davis
Kendra takes the time to explain all of the details of the songs we practice and is always encouraging, while still taking the time to review how things should be played properly.
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Rachel A.

8 Reviews
West Hartford, CT
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Rachel A.

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About Rachel

Mezzo-soprano Rachel A. has captured audiences throughout the United States with her rich and warm timbre, beautiful blend, and dynamic stage presence. A native of Stockton, California, Rachel was born into a musical family and quickly developed an affinity for the performing arts. She first fell in

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Karyl C.
Great Lesson!as a first timer, I m very happy and comfortable with Rachel
Serena K.
I really enjoyed working with her, she gave me some great tips on how to improve my voice and my posture so I can become an even better singer.
Daniel
Rachel is a such amaizing teacher, knowledgeful ,creative, patient enough,
Fast to identify mistakes, very optimistic by giving hope -encouraging To push hard all things are possible. She deserves all stars in the Universe!
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Ed D.

8 Reviews
Meriden, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Completed in 2008 from Western CT State University
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Ed D.

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All styles from classical to jazz/blues to many ethnic/world music styles

About Ed

*** Travel Equipment *** Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric. I travel with a laptop/portable studio. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.

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Ryan
Solid guy with diverse chops. I can learn a lot from his instruction.
Itati S.
I took 5 lessons with Ed, very great instructor. I learned a lot in those few lessons. He helped with with my pitch and with my accent that I had to prepare for an audition. With his help I was accepted into my high school’s A cappella group “Madrigals” and overall I would recommend. We made it work and tried to make the best out of the situation. Great experience:)
Michael Y.
My kids thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Ed (both guitar and piano). Lessons started with my 7yo and when his brother turned 4yo, he started as well.
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Steve K.

12 Reviews
Vernon Rockville, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Two Bachelors of Music (Vocal performance) and (Music Theory) from Southern Methodist University
  • Awarded Dove Seal of Approval from Dove Foundation
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Steve K.

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Guitar is a wonderful and expressive instrument. I will teach you the basic chords and progressions as well as reading music and being able to play melodies on your instrument.

About Steve

I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the

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Suzanne
Steve is an excellent musician and gifted teacher. He is intuitive and nurtures individual talent.
JD Tamucci
24 yo Baritone | I've taken singing lessons with Steve for about 10 months. Before starting, I had moderate singing experience from competitive high school choirs but had regressed by picking up a few bad habits in the 6-ish years since.

I came in with few specific goals aside from becoming a better all-around singer.

Steve initially helped me improve my technique and cultivate a fuller sound using a variety of physicalization exercises. Since, we have progressed through songs he selected that each challenged certain parts of my voice while also highlighting my strengths. We'd keep coming back to songs I struggled with until I developed the desired skill. In that way, each song kind of brought its own lesson.

10 months later, I have a collection of songs I can perform confidently. In this time, we've also spent time on music theory and focusing on new skills I grew interested in improving (like singing with quiet intensity).

Finally, it's also important to note that Steve has always been patient, kind, and supportive. I was nervous before starting singing lessons again, but his gentle though direct feedback put me at ease quickly.
Rj B.
Steve is simply awesome! He is patient and great with kids. My 5 year old was so comfortable and learned a lot even on his first day.
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Jacob E.

Newington, CT
Starting at $37
  • Speaks
  • Certified Professional Fitness Trainer from Branford Hall
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jacob E.

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My calculated and personalized approach is what sets me apart from the rest. I am an expert trainer and experienced with all types of clients. I specialize in pain relief and posture through corrective exercise, as well as athletic performance and weight loss. I attended Branford Hall Career Instuitute for my NASM Personal Trainer certification and also hold a Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification under NASM. I have been a professional trainer for 6 years.

About Jacob

I am a trainer, coach, skater, snowboarder, surfer, mountain biker etc. I enjoy almost all types of music.

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"It has been difficult finding an instructor who can work with my granddaughter, age 4, who can captivate her attention and encourage her to release her inner talent for singing. She just started for the first time singing and has since been singing solo in church in front of the congregation three times and Ms. Barbara has her set up for a recital this month at a new location.
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I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time."
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"Amanda is a fantastic teacher for a beginning violist of any age. Even on days that I am not motivated and don't really want to play she is able to brighten my day with her optimism, energy, and enthusiasm. She has an extraordinary ability to add confidence to a new and nervous student. My experience as a someone in their 30's has been absolutely wonderful with Amanda as my teacher."
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Took Viola lessons from Amanda M.
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Marc is good at keeping lessons Interesting and not just following a workbook, but still making sure you learn what you need to excel."
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Took Violin lessons from Marc D.
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"I took guitar & banjo lessons from Rhonda starting at age 7 for approx 4 years. She was a great teacher by letting me pick out music I enjoyed and playing songs along with me. I am now 19 years old, continue to enjoy music and play in 2 bands. I would highly recommend Rhonda as an instructor."
Liam
Took Banjo lessons from Rhonda C.
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"Greg has taught myself, my son and my daughter all guitar and has done a fantastic job! He is always encouraging and full of knowledge."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Our 4-year-old LOVES Miss Fawn! She took around 4 lessons and was so excited each time to see Miss Fawn! Miss Fawn and my husband and I determined it was a little early for her to start piano, due to her being easily distracted. We are waiting a few more months when she turns 5 to start back with Miss Fawn and we can't wait! She is wonderful with kids."
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Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"It was honestly a great experience. I loved every minute of it. Cindy is so sweet and discipline in making sure i’m hitting every note. Thank you I look forward to more."
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