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Monica A.

11 Reviews
Milford, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • BFA Musical Theatre from University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2017
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Monica A.

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We will find repertoire and work on diving into material, making it personal so the words flow naturally, and really breaking it down and finding the reason the author chose each word. Can also work on audition material.

About Monica

If you want to learn to LOVE performing, get in touch with me! I'm a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Vocal Major), as well as the Hartt School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, where I got my BFA in Musical Theatre, and performing is truly in my blood! I believe that more t

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Kit
Monica is wonderful!
Wow! I was impressed by Monica's recap from her class about reading music. She made things so clear- it helped me a lot, now I can explain them to my own student more easily! I also love her positive attitude!
Sawyer ..
It doesn’t get much better than hearing from my child “Monica is so awesome. At the beginning of the song it goes super low and I couldn’t hit the notes. She helped me with my technique and by the end of the lesson it was easier to hit them! And even though I know I did awful trying to hit them at the beginning she didn’t make me feel like she thought it was bad!”

My kids love their lessons with Monica, she is always positive and supportive with them and I can tell they are improving vocally. Very happy we chose her!
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Ed D.

8 Reviews
Meriden, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Teaching since 2002
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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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Isabella P.

2 Reviews
Wilton, CT
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • B.M. Cello Performance from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded National Young Arts Winner from YoungArts Foundation
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Isabella P.

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I have been teaching cello to students of all ages for over six years. I aim to tailor my teaching plans to each student’s unique goals and learning habits. I structure my lessons so that students learn and play what they enjoy, while also building a strong foundation of fundamental cello technique.

About Isabella

I recently graduated with a B.M. in cello performance from the Juilliard School. I have over six years of private teaching experience with beginner and intermediate cellists. I was also the co-founder and former director of the Wilton and Congers Roots of Music Camps, was on the faculty at The Cello

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Antonio
Isabella is a wonderful teacher who is able to quickly adapt and cater to the learning styles of her students. She is a reliable instructor who inspires her students!
SooJung
Great cellist and a very patient teacher.
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Will D.

1 Review
Stratford, CT
Starting at $125
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Young Artists Competition, NYC from Artists International
  • BFA/Music Performance from Purchase College/SUNY
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Will D.

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Experienced teacher of 40 years, with a strong background in classical piano. I have been fortunate to have studied with three superb piano teachers throughout my life, and have learned from each how to relate to students and encourage a deeper knowledge of the repertoire, as well as solid practicing and performance technique. I am not intimidating at all and I meet each student where she/he happens to be on the musical journey.

About Will

I'm a professional pianist/ accompanist with over 40 years experience as a teacher and performer. I enjoy helping students progress and increase their ability, as well as their musicianship. If you give time to practicing, the piano will give back much more, and become a rich part of your life.

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Suzanne
I have known Will for many years. He is an incredibly talented musician and an excellent teacher. I worked with Will in a number of musical shows and projects in our area and started classical piano with him when I was 30. In a very short period of time, I was playing with confidence and went on to write, record, and release two full-length original pop albums using piano as a main source of instrumentation! Will is highly recommended!
Ellen
Will Duchon is an excellent piano teacher. He not only teaches technique with great clarity, but most importantly, he possesses the wonderful ability to convey a deep sense of musicality to his students. He does this with patience and passion, with a focus on the joy of musical learning rather than simply the pieces themselves. He knows how to balance challenge with fun, while gently encouraging and motivating his students every step of the way. I highly recommend Will without hesitation!
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Greg B.

Guilford, CT
Starting at $59
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Greg B.

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My experience speaks for itself. From Drum Corp to being on tour to studio work to theater shows there really is not much I haven't played or taught, I focus a lot on how to practice because not many people really know how to practice the right way to get the most out of their performance.

About Greg

The way I teach is a little different than most teachers. Not many teachers actually teach how to practice and that seems like it's the biggest setback for new and experienced students. My experience with being on tour and with Drum Corps and theater work and Studio work I have learned that there ar

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David M.

2 Reviews
Redding, CT
Starting at $180
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David M.

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With me students listen and practice their way to being complete musicians. They improvise from the start, quickly gaining confidence that music is their domain and that they can be creative in music, more than expert readers and interpreters. They practice because they want to improve something they've heard in their playing; to help them hear, I guide them in recording and reviewing their own playing.

This creative and self-directed approach, combined with a strong foundation I give in classical technique, can open infinite doors. My students have composed their own music, learned jazz, and explored Irish flute music and the Cuban charanga. Other students have explored Country, Rock, and even Dubstep (not my thing, but I like keeping an open mind).

I encourage lots of exploration and listening, both curated and free, which I then encourage students to share. My studio explores the length and breadth of the world's music, both ancient and modern, for inspiration -- far beyond ...

About David

I've worked hard to be a flutist, and I continue to work hard every day to grow my technique, my hearing, and my musical imagination: what we call "chops" and "big ears"! My great hope is that I can help my students succeed at something they are passionate about within the musical domain. Personal

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Ana
David helped my daughter leap from barely any knowledge or sound to sounding like she’d been training for years- in only a few sessions!
Our family was amazed at the immediate progress! David is patient and able to adjust concepts to the child’s level for easy absorption and application. I can say from first hand experience that school music lessons may be fine, but there is no comparison to the one-on-one attention of an expert flutist! Thank you David!
Sabina
David has a great approach to his students and was very helpful with providing additional resources. My daughter really enjoyed lessons with David and we highly recommend his services.

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Took Piano lessons from Edward E.
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Took Piano lessons from Daniel B.
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"My 7 year old daughter loved it, she can't wait to keep learning. He is very patient and knows how to make it easy for her to understand."
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Took Guitar lessons from Cristopher H.
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"Really great teacher. Keeps things chill while simultaneously pushing the student"
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Took Trombone lessons from Reut R.
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"Will is knowledgeable, thorough and kind! He is a great instructor."
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Took Singing lessons from William P.
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"Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly"
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Russell S.
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Took Violin lessons from Ha-eun R.
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Took Mandolin lessons from Glenn S.
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