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Esther J.

Storrs Mansfield, CT
Starting at $43
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2008
  • BA in piano performance from Eastern Connecticut State University
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Esther J.

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I taught music lessons in a private school in Nova Scotia, Canada, for 10 years before moving to the United States in 2015. At this private school setting, I taught piano, voice, percussion, and drama. I worked with all ages from preschool to grade 12. I love working with children and thinking up new and exciting ways to learn and grow. I have a passion for bonding with teenagers and giving them hope for the future and cultivating pathways of success. I have a special spot in my heart for working with adults because I still love to study and know the thrill of new learning as an adult. As an added bonus, I am studied in the holistic approach of the Russian school of music and can make music come alive in the mind as well as the fingers. I teach each student as an individual finding his or her strengths and taking him or her to the highest level. I graduated this past May of 2021 from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance. Playing the piano ...

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My name is Esther J, and I taught in a private school in Nova Scotia, Canada, for 10 years before moving to the United States to further my education. I taught different aspects of music such as piano, singing, drama, and percussion to all ages from preschool to grade 12. After school hours, I gave

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Kendra E.

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East Hartford, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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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.
Davis
Kendra provides the perfect amount of encouragement and is always positive regardless of the final outcome being what was expected!
Davis
Always positive and supportive which is very helpful when one is just beginning as I am!
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Steve K.

12 Reviews
Vernon Rockville, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1993
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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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Rachel A.

8 Reviews
West Hartford, CT
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Italian, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University
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Rachel A.

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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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James M.

Longmeadow, MA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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James M.

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I have had the pleasure of studying trumpet at James Madison University with Jim Kluesner, who was a student of perhaps the greatest trumpet teacher of all time, Vincent Chicowitz. As a student of Jim, my process and pedagogy is based on the teaching of Chicowitz. Most of my experience as a player is in the classical realm, performing with Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. I also have experience playing lead trumpet in a big band and can give good insight and direction if that is the style of playing you are interested in. I am a licensed teacher for k-12 Instrumental Music. I have directed both middle school and high school band programs. I am currently a Doctoral student in Instrumental Conducting at The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.

About James

Hello trumpet players! My name is James and I am an accomplished performer and teacher. My grand teacher was Vincent Chicowitz, the famous 2nd trumpet player from the legendary Chicago Symphony brass section. He is regarded as one of the best if not the best trumpet pedagogue of his time, and muc

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Jacob E.

Newington, CT
Starting at $37
  • Speaks
  • Certified Professional Fitness Trainer from Branford Hall
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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"Ellysa is an amazing teacher! She is incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and extremely talented. After a few months of working through exercises and songs I have felt noticeable improvements in my accuracy and have greatly extended my vocal range. She has a great ear for pitch and always seems to provide useful advice. For anyone looking for a passionate and experienced singing teacher, I recommend Ellysa!"
Daryl
Took Singing lessons from Ellysa R.
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"She is very kind and talented! I think that she is very informative and helpful!"
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Took Singing lessons from Leah H.
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"Priscilla has a lovely, easy going personality while being motivated to get the best out of a student during the lesson time. She is very perceptive and can easily understand what will motivate and "click " with a student. Priscilla recommended apps for tuning our guitar as well as songs to practice at home. She is proactive and easy to communicate with regarding changes in schedules and weather issues (we started in the beginning of 2015 and it snowed a bunch for this area). We appreciate her guidance for practicing since we do not play the guitar."
Sandy
Took Guitar lessons from Priscilla L.
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"My son loves Patrick!"
Anthony
Took Guitar lessons from Patrick K.
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"Greg helped me tremendously and made learning fun! I am an older student an he got me to play through my mistakes and start putting it together."
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My 13 year old son just had his first lesson with Ray to improve his vocals for musicals, and we were both so impressed. Ray subtly evaluated where my son was starting from, and how quickly he could master a technique and move on. He has a laid back style and is kind and funny, yet manages to stay focused and move the lesson forward with efficiency. He offered both recommendations for improvement as well as positive reinforcement. The CD that he sends home with each student after each lesson is a brilliant idea... when we got home, my son listened to how much his voice improved in just that 45 minutes, and why, and practiced those techniques. Ray's home studio is comfortable and airy, and there is a nice sitting area outside the studio's glass doors for parents during the lesson. We can't wait for the next lesson!"
Gabriel
Took Singing lessons from Ray F.
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"Really nice and very patient with me. Made feel comfortable and not pressed."
Dawson
Took Singing lessons from Karen R.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Stephen for several months. He was unsure if he wanted to learn how to play the piano at first.
After the first lesson my son felt engaged, self motivated to practice and interested in reading notes. His skill in reading music, understanding some theory and playing has rapidly improved.
I attribute his sucess to Stephen. From the first lesson Stephen has been engaging, turning learning into more than directions. My son is comfortable asking questions and Stephen is great at explaining what he's asking and why.
Stephen communicates with us. We feel like we can support our son and provide him with what he needs.
I highly recommend Stephen. Hes a talented musician and excellent teacher."
Julie H.
Took Piano lessons from Stephen M.
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"James, besides the lessons, gives me helpful information on improving my singing, and also information on my other interests including guitar, harmonica, songwriting and comedy. As an added bonus, he gives me useful information on nutrition, writing, and other topics of information. Also many ideas on how to practice and words of encouragement. A great teacher. Definitely several points above average."
Paula
Took Singing lessons from James W.
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"John was awesome he know exactly how to take me step by step with my very first lesson with the guitar, no rush and patient and showing me the propher steps. Can't wait to move onto the next lesson."
Nelson
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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