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Popular Music Teachers Near Detroit

Sandy L.

Southfield, MI
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Kathy B.

Detroit, MI
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Nicholas C.

Garden City, MI
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Sandy L. Southfield, MI

About Sandy

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sandy (GUITAR, TRUMPET, VOCALS) Born and raised in Detroit, Sandy studied music from an early age. He obtained a bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University and a masters degree from Wayne State University in music education. Sandy provides private music lessons to children and adults alike. In addition to working as a music educator in the Detroit and Southfield Public School Systems, Sandy taught music for Cranbrook Institute's Horizon Upward Bound program and night school for Mary Grove College in Detroit. Sandy once served as music director and guitarist for "The Miracles" and has performed with many top Motown Acts including Freda Payne, Martha Reeves, Sweet James and The Fantastic Four, ...

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Jackie S. December 4, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Sandy's been a wonderful teacher so far! Only 3 lessons in but I'm confident he's started me off on the right foot.
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Carol L. November 7, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am a confident player with his instruction
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Lisa M. January 17, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
great teacher

Sandy has done a great job teaching my son. My son was seven when he started learning the bass guitar. Sandy has patience and gives good feedback. My son said he is the best music teacher.
Kathy B. Detroit, MI

About Kathy

I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I enjoy teaching music to all age students, and especially enjoy watching my students grow in their music ability. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Marygrove College in Detroit in Language Arts with minors in Music Education and History,and my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Education with emphasis on English as a Second Language and Sign Language for the Deaf. I have studied Music Education for K-5 at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. *** Lesson Details *** ...

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Nika J. February 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Passionate and committed to teaching all aspects of Piano, Kathy has made me even more excited about lessons! She is extremely knowledgeable and has guided me through all the steps so easily, explaining what seems so complicated to learn, in the simplest way. I couldn't ask for a better teacher and I truly look forward to my lessons!!!! She is amazing!
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Joy M. January 7, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Kathy B. is patient with my daughter. She is very knowledgeable about the violin.
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Arun S. April 15, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Very interesting piano class

I would strongly recommend Kathy to any of my friends, she is very knowledgeable in teaching and very flexible in her timing that helps me a lot with my work schedule.
Nicholas C. Garden City, MI

About Nicholas

Detroit native, Nicholas C. K., demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to studies at both Columbia University in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Since age 16 Nic has toured the country sharing the stage with acclaimed rock acts such as; Tesla, Bret Michaels, 3 Doors Down and many others. He is currently endorsed by Warwick Basses. Nicholas been a musician in some form or another for as long as he can remember. His musical journey started when he was only six, with a delve into the realm of classical piano. While there he studied under world class child prodigy Josh Cullen. The composers that he studied include Bach, Beethoven, Barton, Hayden and many others. From here he progressed to playing ...

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Katy D. May 24, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
I am beginner at playing the piano, and Nic is an awesome teacher because he's patient and any improvement - no matter how big or how small - Nic recognizes and compliments the achievement. He really breaks things down so it's not overwhelming for a beginner, and he allows me to learn at my own pace but he does challenge me to learn. I've learned to know which keys are which, how to place my fingers on the keys and how to relax and play with both hands. I highly recommend Nic as a piano teacher.
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BetsyA March 6, 2014
Recommend

Nic can relate to the child's ability level and instructs them as such. He is very reasonably priced; flexible which is immensely helpful if I have to chance a lesson; and comes to the house - another bonus.
I recommend him.
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NoahB March 6, 2014
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Nicholas is such an encouraging, fun, and knowledgeable teacher. He is excellent at teaching how to play guitar-shows the techniques in a patient and fun manner. I highly recommend Nicholas for anyone wanting to learn guitar.

Joshua J.

Detroit, MI
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Danielle W.

Detroit, MI
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Jerry W.

Grosse Pointe, MI
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Joshua J. Detroit, MI

About Joshua

I am an Orchestra Fellow of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I received my percussion education first from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Percussion Scholarship Program. I received my Bachelor of Percussion Performance at DePaul School of Music. *** Lesson Details *** I am very fun overall and am looking to teach as much as the student is willing to work to learn. A beginner will learn how to read time signatures, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, play at least a page long snare drum solo and perform a double stroke roll and other rudiments.  *** Travel Equipment *** I would like the student to have a Remo practice pad and stand or comparable, a pair of Vic Firth SD1 Sticks or comparable, a music stand and an inexpensive metronome. *** Specialties *** Orchestral (Snare ...

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george H. February 3, 2015
Percussion · In studio
My daughter was lucky enough to learn from Joshua when he was an assistant director for the Percussion Scholarship Group in Chicago. Joshua is an amazingly talented musician, and he constantly displayed his passion for teaching and imparting his knowledge to anyone at any time. He has an incredible rapport with young students and has my full recommendation.
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Danielle W. Detroit, MI

About Danielle

I am a professional singer - Operatic, Music Theater, Choral! Specializing in bringing your artistry to the next level. I can't wait to work with you! I am dedicated to fostering an artistic talent in a safe and supportive environment. My goal is to combine first-rate vocal instruction with learning imperative music skills -- sight-reading and tonal memory. Students will be challenged, encouraged, inspired and propelled. I believe in a well-rounded, inter-artistic learning that enriches, complements and enhances other interests.

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Rajiv P. November 26, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Ms. Danielle was an awesome teacher! I used to have a very tense voice with a short range. Ms. Danielle helped me release that tension, expand my vocal range, and even helped me discover that I was counter tenor. When it came time to pick songs to work on to increase my repertoire, she picked songs that provided enough of a challenge to make me use all she taught me, but not so much that the song became impossible. Ms. Danielle also gave great advice when I was auditioning for various singing groups and helped me work on my audition pieces, helping me with both my singing, as well as my acting. Most importantly, Ms. Danielle became a true friend. I have never had such a close relationship with a teacher. I trusted her with secrets that only she and my family knows about. She gave great advice on life as well as the performing arts and always cheered me up when I was feeling down. I am truly lucky to have met her. If you are looking for a great teacher who will also become one of your closest friends, Ms. Danielle is the person for you.
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Mandy T. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Danielle is the best!! My daughter is a classically trained singer who has taken voice lessons from the best, and while I have never really had lessons before becoming Danielle's student at 48, I was well versed in what to look for in a voice teacher. However, I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to learn anything. I'd had a lesson once before with a teacher my daughter learned quite a bit from; and had NO idea what the teacher was trying to explain; every now and then I'd so something right, but it was sheer luck because I happen to be able to sing naturally! Danielle was amazing with me as a non-traditional student; she was so helpful, encouraging and most important, knowledgeable!! She was able to explain concepts quite foreign to me in a way I could understand and apply. She is very fun, energetic all while keeping you on task. With Danielle, I learned that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!! If she hadn't moved so far, I would still be with her today!! While I haven't continued with lessons, I still practice the techniques she taught me and have a better understanding of my voice as an instrument!

I also witnessed the amazing progress that her more traditional young students achieved while working with her at my daughters school. Kids who had a nice voice and could carry a tune, but I wouldn't say could actually sing well, Danielle turned into legit singers; I saw this with both male and female vocalists.

Whether you are a young student interested in classical training, musical theater, or just an old dog looking to improve your singing, I would highly recommend Danielle to help take you to the next level!
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Emma S. November 23, 2014
Vocal Training
Ms. Danielle is an amazing voice teacher that helped me improve not only my singing voice and my confidence. Her amazing attitude made me more comfortable during lessons and she introduced me to great new opportunities to expand my singing experience.
Jerry W. Grosse Pointe, MI

About Jerry

I have been making music and teaching music for over 30 years. I have a PhD. in Music Composition from Michigan State University and played Trumpet with the Macomb Symphony Orchestra for 7 years. I have worked as a music director in churches for over 25 years helping volunteers achieve their musical potential. I have a passion for helping people succeed on their chosen instrument and would love to have the opportunity to help you reach your goals. Each person is unique, so I will work to develop a plan for musical growth that works for you. At the same time there are fundamental concepts and skills that all musicians must master. So I will guide you to know what is essential to your instrument and musical goals.

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Jimmy B. February 10, 2015
Music Theory · Online
I was blessed with an opportunity to take the course "Elements of Music" through the Worship Arts Conservatory. Jerry was the instructor. While I have zero technical knowledge of music I do have a passion for singing but was at a big disadvantage not knowing how to read music. I sing in the choir at our church and also sing on the praise team and his expertise in helping others to understand and successfully dissect written music has helped me acquire the necessary skills to take my passion to the next level. Jerry is a wonderful teacher who truly has an honest passion for music and an equal passion for helping others with their passion for music as well.
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Barb P. January 10, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I took a Worship Ministries course with Jerry which covered music theory, playing and leading Contemporary Christian Music, and some basic techniques on keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Jerry is an encourager--he brings out the best in his students and helps them to reach their full potential as a musician. He is knowledgeable, accomplished and patient--an ideal teacher.

Music Lessons in Detroit, MI

Detroit has been home to some of the biggest names in music, covering every genre imaginable. From Aretha Franklin singing in her father’s church, to Diana Ross becoming one of Motown’s biggest successes, to Madonna born and raised in Michigan and to Eminem’s hip hop legacy, Detroit boasts musicians that will be remembered throughout history.

Detroit is a music town, and if you’re into music, you know that learning from experienced musicians can boost your path to proficiency no matter what your instrument. With the venues and musical acts that abound in the city, if you’re looking for Detroit music lessons, you’ve got a wide and varied range of talented musicians to learn from. And TakeLessons is here to help you find a talented instructor near you!

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