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Trevor J.

3 Reviews
Newark, DE
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
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Trevor J.

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I am a professional trumpeter located in Oregon with a masters degree in trumpet performance from the University of Delaware. I have played trumpet for the Dover symphony as well as the Jimmy McConnell Super Big Band.
I have been teaching for over 6 years with students achieving state ensemble placements as well as advancing to the top stops of their schools ensemblese. When you take lessons with me, you will learn how to take auditions, learn skills to overcome anxiety fear and nerves. You will learn what to expect in any type of audition. These lessons are really beneficial for people of all ages.

For beginners I use the Robert Winslow's "A Musical Approach" and a self made set of pieces.
For intermediate and advanced students I focus the Majority of my time working out of the Arban book
As well, I start working on Solo music that fits the students ability.

About Trevor

I am a professional trumpet player. I have played lead trumpet with the Jimmy McConnell Super Big Band, Lead player at Biola University Jazz ensemble. Principle in Biola Universities orchestra and wind ensemble for 2 years. I currently have my Bachelors of Music in Performance from Biola University

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Trevor works well with our 13 year old son! This service is a lifesaver for students that need the individual attention.
We look forward to many more lessons!!
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Casey A.

Dover, DE
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education from Delaware State University
  • Teaches students 5 to 45
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Casey A.

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At my studio, every lesson is specially and uniquely catered to each student. Lessons aren’t prepared with each student's learning style in mind because no two children are alike. There is no “one-size fits all” curriculum! Students will learn to thrive at a steady pace and one that matches their own, while still having their skills molded and stretched!

I have been studying music all of my life and began giving lessons 3-4 years ago. My first lesson was for alto saxophone and then I began to take on piano students. I love to watch my students grow and feel the success of a great performance and also be able to understand that failure is still growth!

By spring 2020, I will have graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Music Education and teacher certification, to go on to obtain my Master's Degree.

About Casey

I am an elementary school Music Educator. I received my Bachelors for Music Education with a concentration in Piano in May 2020. I have been studying music all of my life and began giving lessons 3-4 years ago. My first lesson was for alto saxophone and then I began to take on piano students. I

Francisca M.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Song of the Year (World Music Category) from Music OZ Australia
  • Teaching since 2005
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Francisca M.

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From beginner to advanced. Basic fundamentals of piano and technique. Classical and modern/contemporary styles of playing including chord construction and voicing

I like to teach through a series of books by Nancy and Randall Faber, and Arthur's Adult Piano. Each of these are very different in approach so it really depends what your goals are so I can start you on the right books. This also depends on what you want to get out of your lessons. Do you want to learn pop songs? arrangements? Or do you want to learn classical pieces? I ask you all these questions and more at our first lesson to make sure you and I are both happy with the direction we will take.

About Francisca

Hi there, my name is Francisca! I graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Sydney Australia with (High Class Honors) and Majored in Music Performance (voice major) and Sub Majors in Composition and Theatre. I am a very passionate and dedicated voice and piano instru

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Alicia
I love Francisca’s patience, openness and expertise with vocals and playing the keys. I enjoyed our lively and very down to earth session and learning about breath and vocal health. She gave me tips since I lived in a Nevada which is a very dry place and ways I could improve my vocals in that climate.
I recommend anyone who is looking for a straightforward approach to technique to get lessons from Francisca! She is amazing!
Stacey
What a wonderful experience it was to work with this instructor. Her own experiences and talent far surpasses anything I had expected to experience in an online session.
She has an ability to help me find my voice and I am truly grateful to work with someone with her patience and ability to adapt to my level of learning. She is wonderful for any age group and extremely accommodating to make time for lessons.
I would recommend everyone to give her a try and would guarantee you will not be disappointed!
Jenny
I’ve had such a great time doing virtual lessons with Francisca! It is always so scary and nerve-racking to start with a new instructor, but I immediately felt at ease. Her energy is welcoming and calming, and What I admire most is that she can feel when I’m not emotionally in the song but instead in my head. Thank you for pushing me to break through these vocal cord cobwebs and get these pipes polished!

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Mariano L.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Masters of Music from California State University Northridge
  • Awarded Senior Soloist-Marimba from Torrance Symphony
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mariano L.

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My experience as a performer and teacher spans over 25 years of just about every musical style the involves percussion. I believe in creating an environment that is focused on playing music well and where the student can have fun while gaining confidence. It is important to develop functional musicians with good technique, reading, time, and listening skills. We can cover all percussion instruments from drum set to mallet instruments (marimba, timpani, etc.) to hand percussion in every style of music from early music Renaissance music to world percussion and today's rock/pop, including jazz.

Also including vibraphone instruction.

About Mariano

My experience as a performer and teacher ranges from early music to today's rock and pop, including various percussion instruments from around the world. When studying for my bachelors and masters degrees in music, I did course work in music recording, jazz studies, and music history. In addition,

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Tom E
The bodhran is amazing in its versatility and approaches to playing it. I went to Mariano because he teaches in the certaiin style I wanted to learn. He has good knowledge of music and the instrument. I would recommend him.
Diane B.
Mariano is fun, professional, and knows his craft!
Evan
Mariano is excellent! He is firm yet patient and professional, and gets along really well with my son.
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Sharon W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • B.A. Music & Christian Education from Messiah College
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Sharon W.

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I teach students who have no prior music training or who have taken a break from lessons and want to progress in their ability to play piano.

About Sharon

Learn to love playing the piano from the inside out--by understanding the fundamentals so you can create and recreate music for personal enjoyment and to share with others. Joining children, youth, and adults in developing your musical talents and gifts is my privelege. I teach beginner-intermediat

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Jeff
Sharon is an amazing teacher! Talented, kind, funny, and patient! I can't wait for my next lesson.
Benjamin L.
Helped me step up my playing

I had been teaching myself piano for many years when I reached a point where I was not improving and realized I needed a teacher. Sharon helped me work on my weaknesses as a musician and had a good eye for pieces that helped me build on my strengths. We always had fun working together, and she was always good about working around my busy schedule.
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Sharon is doing a great job, she is well organized and knows what she's doing. I am pleased that she gives my daughter concrete feedbck and lessons to practice at home. The only problem is my daughter could use a little more practice time with her.
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Prawit S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of Fine Arts from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Prawit S.

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I have been teaching composition and arranging for 3 years. Lessons are designed around students' needs. Beginner composers will be taught basic music theory, applicable to their writing interests. Intermediate students will be able to workshop pieces that they are working on and be introduced to different ideas.

About Prawit

Guitarist and Composer based in Brooklyn, New York, with a Masters in Jazz Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have played in a variety of musical groups ranging from rock bands, to samba bands, jazz/fus

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Sarah
Great first lesson!!
Joris
Wit's understanding and non-dogmatic teaching style made classes high-quality and stress-free. Remote instruction was deeply engaging, which I wasn't expecting as someone who is used to in-person music classes. I definitely learned more than I have in any other guitar class.

I especially appreciated that class felt like a discussion rather than a recital. Instead of following one method or theme, I was encouraged to completely shift our attention at any time if there was anything I was curious about.

Wit presents difficult ideas with enough context that I, having a limited understanding of theory, felt able to keep up and incorporate higher-level concepts into my writing/playing.

Can't recommend Wit's classes enough!
Bianca
Prawit is such an incredible teacher - he structures the lessons to your specific goals, makes sure you understand everything before you move on, and makes it fun!
I love the structure he provides, and also the fact that he makes sure to check in as you are progressing. 👏🏼 I highly recommend him as a teacher

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"Tim is an excellent teacher. It is clear that he has a solid grounding in musical theory, technique, and experience playing across many different genres. You will learn what you want to learn with Tim, no matter what it may be. He will help you focus your practice to hone the particular skills you need to create the sounds you hear on your favorite records. I highly recommend Tim!"
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"There are a number of beginners and comeback kids attempting to learn the violin without teacher. Honestly, at one point, I really thought I would be one of them. I’m in my mid 50’s and I had violin lessons when I was a kid. I thought I can practice again through internet teachers like YouTube.

I bought a violin made in China in EBay. At the end of 3 months, I still couldn't play anything with any satisfaction, thinking the violin was not good. I was very disappointed with the violin and myself.

But I couldn't let the idea go. Several months later I started searching prospective teachers. Finally, I contacted Tigran and we decided to give an interview, and Tigran has been my teacher ever since.

At my first real lesson, while he was tuning my violin, I noticed the violin made totally different sound. I was so shocked. It was not the violin; it was me who could not pull the sound from the violin. He gave me something incredibly valuable. He taught me how to draw the bow across the strings without making that horrible scratchy sound that I could not get rid of. It was magical. Maybe that's not a big deal to anyone else, but it was huge for me.

Over the past month, he has given me so many valuable lessons - how to hold the bow, how to practice each challenging skill, tone, timing, what is the best order to learn a piece, how the arm, the wrist, and the elbow should move, and so much more.

I couldn't get those things from a book. Certainly there are books out there that cover it, but I needed timely and simple correction in terms that made sense to me. The speed at which things are absorbed increased exponentially with his guidance.

The best part is, when something isn't right, he knows exactly why. It's almost as if he sits in my practice room with me all week because he nails it every time. Moreover, he knows more than one approach to helping me understand how to fix it.

Everyone can learn, but not everyone can teach. Not only is Tigran a good violinist, he is a great instructor. I know I am often frustrated, but it is never because he doesn't give me what I need to succeed. It's because I don't have enough time to devote to applying the principals he taught.

So here's to all the fantastic violin teachers out there. Even if you don't hear us say thank you often enough, know that you are making a difference in someone's life. And to Tigran, if you ever read this - Thanks!"
Dunne
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Totally Amazing. She teaches me Music theory to improve my songs, she gives tips on lyrics. And she's really cute!"
Joe Lu
Took Songwriting lessons from Rosita R.
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"Steven was fun, passionate, very knowledgeable, humorous, patient, enjoyable, easy to follow, organized, kind, caring, compassionate, cordial, and more. :-)"
Harry
Took Singing lessons from Steven B.
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"Paul has been EXCELLENT. I've learned an incredible amount from him and gained much more confidence in what I knew from past training. Highly accommodating and encouraging. I'd recommend him in a flash."
Abraham
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Susanna was able to spot the items Ajene need to work on right away. She also challenged him with new material."
Ajene
Took Cello lessons from Susanna S.
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"Erin is very attentive and patient. My love for music has never been better. Highly recommend her services."
Rich
Took Piano lessons from Erin W.
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"Josh does a great job taking the music apart and really explaining to my 11 year old son where he needs improvement in a diplomatic way. He has great rapport with him. Highly recommend him!"
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Took Saxophone lessons from Josh G.
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"First lesson was great! Brianna is delightful and very patient with an adult beginner."
Trisha
Took Violin lessons from Brianna R.
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"funny, nice helps, and good player."
Dianna
Took Trumpet lessons from Mercedes M.
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