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Tamari (Tamara) W.

38 Reviews
Torrington, CT
Starting at $33
  • Teaching since 1990
  • MM Piano; Composition; Comparative Literature Music in Film from Indiana University Jacob's School of Music
  • 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 ...

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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

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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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Emily B.

14 Reviews
Tivoli, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Low Horn Mock Audition Winner from The Southeastern Horn Workshop
  • Bachelor of Horn Performance and Music Education from The Eastman School of Music
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Emily B.

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I teach hornists of all ages, and have been teaching privately for 6 years! I have a music education and horn performance background and teach based off the learning styles that best meet a student’s needs. I have experience with teaching young and mature beginners, elementary-high school, and college. I love helping students prepare for college auditions and exploring different options as to how music can be a part of their life. A unique process I love for teaching : using my students’ favorite song or artist to build fundamentals on the horn!

About Emily

I have been playing the horn for 11 years! I have an undergraduate degree in Horn performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music where I was also nominated for and won a Performance Certificate. I continued on to become the teaching assistant for the Pennsylvania State University

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great lessons! - P.S best insturter ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I loved the new song my teacher taught me!!

Don D.

11 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don D.

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BEGINNERS WILL LEARN: 1. Proper left and right hand, arm, and body positioning . 2. Proper (not common!) pick grip. 3. How to play notes (reading of music suggested but can be worked around) and first position chords. 4. Rhythm focus to play to some of your favorite songs.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED STUDENTS WILL LEARN: 1.To continue proper positioning (I will remind you... bet on it !) 2. Ear training (very important) 3. Bar chords (you'll hate them initially but they speak the world of you.... you'll get 'em !) 4. Learning and utilization of scales including Minor and Major Pentatonic Scales. 5. Multi-position playing 6. Improvisation utilizing all afore-listed. 7. Incorporating my methods that utilizes a bit of other styles (just a bit) as I have taught such wonderful players I've been sought to create a "next level" Blues Guitarist such as Chris Raabe and Bill Tuthill.... look 'em up (the Chris Raabe Band) for example.

About Don

Hi, My name is Don and have been teaching guitar for many years. Currently I teach at my home studio in Lake Katrine, N.Y. From 2015 - 2017 I taught at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. From 2003 -early 2015 I was a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks of Newburgh,

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Brett B.
Don was wonderful with our son Brett, who enjoyed his first lesson immensely. We are definitely in this for the long haul with Don! He was very patient and very attentive to Brett.
David
Had a great first lesson with Don. I believe I will progress nicely under his tutelage. Already have a lot to work on.
Aneiah
Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J.

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Jenna T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from University of Puget Sound
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Jenna T.

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I am dedicated to helping students improve on their instrument and work toward their own personal goals. All ages and all levels are welcome. I think it is important to build on a foundation of technique, sight reading, and music theory, but also have fun in the process. I have a BM in Clarinet Performance from the University of Puget Sound and a MM in Clarinet Performance from California State University, Fullerton.

About Jenna

I am a performer, teacher, and student. While working towards a Masters in Performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Burt Hara at Cal State Fullerton, I have subbed with local orchestras as well as participated in recording projects in Orange County. At the University, I performed with the wi

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Ariana
Jenna helped me with my math and the Troy High School entrance test.
Teresa
I enjoyed working with Jenna. She came to my place to give lessons. She was punctual and patient.
I didn't have many lessons, but I like her.
James
So far I’ve spent only a few weeks as a student, but even with a few lessons, she was and to point out the very and fix the very little things that overall greatly impacted my playing as a young clarinetist.
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Gabriel C.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Best Original Song from Southern California Music Makers
  • Music from Saddleback College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gabriel C.

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I have been giving private piano lessons in student's homes for the past 15 years to present date. I care deeply for all of my students and helping them achieve all of their musical goals and aspirations. My lessons consist of theory, technique, sight reading, ear training, performance, and will be tailored and designed to fit each student's wants and needs. I can come to you in person, or via internet so feel free to shoot me a message and let's get started today!

About Gabriel

From 4th to 12 grade I studied piano under Dr. Anne Karanikolaou. I studied music theory, rhythm, technique, composition, and performance at Saddleback College. My core qualifications are extended piano techniques, lesson plan development, performance assessments, putting on bi-annual recitals,

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Mary
Gabriel has been teaching my son Riser (age 7 now) for over 2 years now. We feel so blessed! My son progressed so quickly. Gabriel is patient, engaging and has a gift for helping kids grow their piano skills week by week. I love that he's also created "recitals" for his students to play for people! We recently switched from in home lessons to doing them through FaceTime, and it's almost like having Gabe in our home with us.
Paris
I’m an adult learner and was overwhelmed with the idea of jumping back into piano lessons after a long stint away and not a lot of foundation to start from. I enlisted the help of Gabriel and found his patience, encouragement and thoughtful teaching style put me right at ease! After a few lessons I was on my way and managed to stumble my way through a big chunk of a complicated song I had been wanting to learn! During this uncertain time in history where we are all self-isolating to protect ourselves and each other, I think there is no better time than to pick up where I left off and start my lessons again. I’ll be resuming online lessons with Gabriel again and encourage you to do the same! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Valerie , Erwan and Ella
Gabriel was amazing. He Taught my two kids and me for many years. I can’t say enough how amazing he is!!!
He is very patient and know how to deal with kids of all ages. He understands how each child is different and customize his lessons plans to their needs. He is truly an amazing teacher

Kyle C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Education / Music Composition from CSU Stanislaus
  • Awarded 1st Place Award in Art Music Category from Modesto Junior College
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Kyle C.

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I teach flute/piccolo primarily through the tried and true Rubank method. Students will learn how to properly care for the instrument, how to read music, music theory, instrument technique, practice techniques, ear training (how to play by ear), and repertoire. I also employ custom exercises specifically for flute/piccolo to help my students progress the fastest.

About Kyle

Hello potential students! I have a B.A. in instrumental music education and composition. I have taught private lessons for over 12 years. Teaching private music lessons is my primary job, so I have much experience and wisdom compared to teachers who teach "on the side." Students of all ages stay wi

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Amanda M.
Kyle is very patient and good with teaching my daughter the violin.
Marcela S.
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Monica
Kyle is a great piano teacher! He is very patient with my 12-year old son. Just yesterday he referred to him as “fun Kyle” because he teaches him small songs on the side that he can show friends and family or are for upcoming holidays. He’s always punctual and respectful of our family and home. I’m grateful to have found him!

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Lisa has a warm friendliness that allows one to be instantly at ease. She is gracious, helpful, and a skilled musician. She has had a listening ear as I have explained vocal difficulties and has been quick to provide helpful solutions. :) She is a wonderful teacher!"
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Took Cello lessons from Miguel Z.
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"I've recently started taking singing lessons with Cara and I've had a great experience so far. She is really concerned with teaching me correct technique which is very helpful. She is patient while I'm learning and practicing better technique and is supper supportive and encouraging as she sees progress!"
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"Indigo is able to break down the guitar in a way that is clear and empowering, and very musical. You will be a better musician if you follow through on her revelations."
Daniel
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"You gotta go to this guy.

I started taking lessons with Jason when I was only 9 years old. At age 13, I played my first show at a club in Baltimore. At 15, I played my first show at a club with my own band. At 18, I played at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. None of these things would've been possible without Jason's guidance and teaching skill. He knew quickly what I wanted to do with guitar and put me on the road to doing it.

His experience is valuable in every aspect of playing guitar, really. Just a few months ago, I had an overuse injury in my arm from playing guitar. He just happened to have previously had the same injury himself, and his advice helped me overcome it in time for my tour in Chicago (disclaimer: he's not a doctor).

Do you need help with guitar maintenance? He can show you that. Wanna learn about songwriting? He does that, too. He does anything. Just let him know; he'll show you.

I plan on going to Jason for many more years."
Jason
Took Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"Love Linda! She is great with our daughter, very patient and makes it fun to learn. Our daughter picked up on her 1st lesson well and is looking forward to seeing teacher Linda again."
London
Took Guitar lessons from Mage L.
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"I took Violin lessons with Nader for about eight years, and I can confidently say that those eight years made me the musician that I am today. When I first met with Nader, I could barely scratch out an elementary level piece. However, I do believe that I can now play any piece with the ability and technique I learned from Nader.
Each lesson consists of scales and arpeggios, scale studies, etudes, bow studies, and one or two pieces of music. Nader teaches with an emphasis on the fundamentals (scales, arpeggios, scale studies, etc.) so as to build the best foundation possible. As far as music goes, the pieces vary with respect to time period and style. Over the years I played and performed several Baroque pieces (Bach Sonatas and Partitas, Leclair Sonata) some Classical pieces (Mozart Violin Concerto) and many Romantic pieces (to name a few: Wienawski Violin Concerto, Debussy’s Claire De Lune, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Saint-Saens’ Introduction et. Rondo Capriccioso, Bruch Violin Concerto, Manuel de Falla’s Asturiana) and a few modern pieces (e.g. Barber’s Violin Concerto). For the beginning student, Nader usually chooses a few selections from the Suzuki books, although he doesn’t necessarily teach the Suzuki method. He will also incorporate sight singing (Melodia) and ear training into the lesson to ensure that the student develops and sharpens a proper musical ear.
Over the years I was introduced to and learned many of the important techniques associated with stringed instruments (e.g. vibrato, octaves, fingered octaves, double and triple stops, chords, artificial harmonics, Spicatto, Staccato (and other common bow manipulations), proper shifting between all positions, pizzicato, phrasing, etc.) He has an extensive knowledge of technique and composition which he uses to give the student the best education possible on the matter. Nader also makes sure the student understands that there is more to music than simply playing the notes. He teaches how to phrase and incorporate one’s own musicality into the piece. He also teaches the student about the culture and history surrounding the composer/piece that they are working on. This is not only informative, but also keeps one interested even if they find the piece difficult or frustrating.
There is an annual concert where all the students perform the pieces they had been working on with Nader. This is a fun event with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere where students can showcase their talent and technical improvement. I always enjoyed these concerts as they were a tangible reminder of my own improvement and achievements.
In retrospect, I found my lessons with Nader to be a very well-rounded experience. Not only did I learn how to play an instrument, but I learned how to be a musician. He is an awesome teacher and I cherish the time I spent learning from him; I wouldn't trade my experiences with Nader for anything. He always pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of and I learned so much from that. He is a very amiable, patient, passionate, generous, and patient teacher, so don’t be afraid to call! Whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced, there is always more to learn. Let Nader be your next teacher!"
Jared
Took Violin lessons from Nader T.
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"Our son decided to start learning drums this year and about a year behind the other kids at school. Kevin has been able to encourage him and provide the basic fundamental instruction so that he can feel confident as he will be transitioning into the school band class soon. It is quite obvious that he genuinely cares about his students and wants the best for them. We definitely recommend this guy if your looking for someone to help you get started on the path to becoming more musically inclined :)"
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Took Drum lessons from Kevin J.
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"Rebecca taught may daughter new techniques that helped her improve after just one lesson!"
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Took Flute lessons from Rebecca N.
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