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Ed D.

8 Reviews
Meriden, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Completed in 2008 from Western CT State University
  • Awarded Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Connecticut 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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Kendra E.

16 Reviews
East Hartford, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • 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. Happy to teach virtual lessons for unvaccinated students. 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 c

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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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Ari S.

3 Reviews
Hamden, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BS, Liberal Studies from The New School for Public Engagement
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
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Ari S.

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Arguably the basis for all modern Western music, the blues is an important building block for any musical education. We'll learn the chords and scales that make up this style, and can branch out if you're feeling adventurous!

About Ari

I am a guitarist, bassist, writer and composer based in New Haven county. With international touring experience, songs licensed to film and television, and a degree from The New School, I have an approach that is both holistic and comprehensive. I am easygoing, adaptable and excited to approach musi

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Jonathan
Fantastic and versatile teacher, able to cover all styles comfortably. Definitely recommended for in-home lessons for adults or kids. Relaxed & easygoing, Ari can also push when you need to get over that next practice hurdle. Super nice guy and great teacher.
Carolyn
Wonderful teacher. Creative patient and kind
George
Ari is very knowledgable but presents information in a relaxed, approachable way. It's obvious that he really enjoys teaching and his low key manner makes students feel at ease. Highly recommended!
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Xin H.

16 Reviews
New Haven, CT
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music, Applied Music (Horn) from Eastman School of Music
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Xin H.

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I primarily play the French horn, but I can teach basic fundamentals of trumpet playing to any beginning student, any age! Please reach out and I'll answer any questions you may have. Lessons will be catered to each student and you or your child will build a strong foundation that can be applied to all things in life!

For intermediate students, I may elect to use my horn to demonstrate rather than my trumpet, but the principles are the same! An intermediate student would be most helped by me if they were to bring their own music in to work on.

We will use a 2-1 approach to constructive criticism, where for every possible improvement, we will say two positives. At times, we will use singing as a tool to figure out everything from melodies and rhythm. I also believe heavily in making music fun and enjoyable and loving our own sound. The types of repertoire we will explore include and are not limited to: solo music, etudes, calisthenics, and duets.

My only expectations - come in with ...

About Xin

**For a limited time, my prices for lessons are lowered for first-time students. I look forward to helping you meet your musical goals!** I'm also offering a shortened first lesson trial for free and in the same week of the first lesson. This will mainly be treated as an introduction with some play

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Ramon L.
a teacher dedicated to the student.
Ramon L.
charming and organized.
Ramon L.
knowledgeable, prepared and professional ; a good teacher.
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Rachel A.

8 Reviews
West Hartford, CT
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University
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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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Tamari (Tamara) W.

38 Reviews
Torrington, CT
Starting at $33
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 68; Female: 5 to 85
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

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Piano class is an exciting and informative introduction to piano and music skills for beginning to intermediate level music students in grades Kindergarten through Adult. The goal of the course is not only to develop a solid musical foundation in piano which will greatly assist in the future pursuit of any musical instrument in any style, but most importantly to instill in the student an understanding of how music is put together and thereby yield a sense of appreciation and mastery, even of little accomplishments, which build upon one another to greater accomplishments.

Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic piano repertoire. Class size varies from 2 to 3 students (with the possibility of expansion) with group activities as well as one-on-one instruction. I have found that a group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginning to intermediate level students because they are ...

About Tamari (Tamara)

Hi, there! I'm TamarI and I can't wait to meet you! We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feedback-teaching--once you learn a concept or skill, teach it, as soon as you p

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Janet Booth
I've done Silver Sneakers full-body workout sessions with Tamari. She brings her cheery, delightful and upbeat personality to her classes. She inspires and leads, without being pushy. Her technical training combines with her creativity to keep class interesting and engaging. I always enjoy her choice of music, too. (No wonder, because she's an accomplished musician, too.) I highly recommend her as a fitness teacher!!
Lise
I have had a wonderful experience studying piano with Tamari. She is an enthusiastic teacher making the lesson not only rewarding but also joyful. We had to go virtual because of Covid-19 and Tamari spent a lot of time getting all of us familiarized with virtual lessons. She is very dedicated, patient, caring, has a warm personality and she really enjoys teaching.
Ralph
Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
Ralph A Famiglietti.

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Took Singing lessons from Andrea Z.
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"Josh is an incredibly versatile musician and teacher. He understands the individual's source of desire to learn and meets them at the right place - remaining flexible to explore all of the many facets of music creation from writing to performance to production. His approach is about the joy of making music, as it should be!"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Joshua F.
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Took Ukulele lessons from Megan W.
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Took Guitar lessons from Rina M.
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"Excellent and fun piano lessons

I came to Jesse haven lapsed from piano for over 10 years, and looking to get back into music. He provided a great mix of flexibility in what we would play, and giving me the technical basics of playing. An added bonus was the get-togethers with other students when we were able to play together, very fun."
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Took Piano lessons from Jesse M.
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"Theresa is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Highly recommend for anyone looking to try something completely new, or improving on an already strong skill set"
Matt
Took Violin lessons from Theresa S.
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"Carl is fantastic! I am a self-taught piano player of 10 years and Carl is helping me take my playing to the next level!"
Cody
Took Piano lessons from Carl W.
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"Yuliya is an amazing cellist and instructor, she never fails to push you to be your best and help you learn! She uses a plethora of methods to help you learn and is a never ending source of encouragement. It is because of her that I was accepted into University with a music scholarship. If you are looking for a great cello teacher look no further!"
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Took Cello lessons from Yuliya K.
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"Alejandro - good to be back from my Ireland vacation and taking lessons with you again. Great class this morning. - Michael"
Michael
Took Trombone lessons from Alejandro E.
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"Eric was very engaged, started teaching me songs and a bit of theory right from the start. I feel like my practicing now has some structure due to his guidance."
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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