Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Nick
"If you're looking for someone who will listen to your goals and create a lesson plan to help you achieve them, you've met your match! Great experience so
far, looking forward to the next lessons."
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by malvina
"Matt is a very patient, caring, kind, astute teacher. He has been teaching my 15 year old daughter for a fewer months now and we are extremely thankful fo
r all his work.
He begins the lessons by asking you what you want to learn, where you're coming from and how you'd like to proceed, how much time you have to practice and tailors his lessons and recommendations to what you can do, without ever making you feel guilty for being out of practice and if you're busy like me, that's much appreciated.
Matt is very knowledgeable about different types of music and also continues his own training which makes him an even better teacher. I see a big progress in my daughter and am happy she enjoys learning from such a great music instructor."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Michelle
"Learned so much.
Rina is such a great teacher, Gia has learned so much since she started coming to Rina. Rina teaches from her heart, and my daughter lov
es coming every week. She turned down going surf fishing with her father, not to miss a week with Rina. I highly recommend Rina for a Piano teacher, she is the best....."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by lise
"I LOVE my singing lessons with Lindsey!
I have always wanted to learn to sing and this is my first experience with singing lessons. Lindsey has been teac
hing me for the last 2 months. She is a wonderful teacher and person. I look forward to my weekly class with her as I enjoy these sessions so much."
Austin, TX teacher:
Review by Elizabeth
"this product is amazing
He is a great coach, and is very patient and creative in his teaching"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Gabriela
"Andrea, an excellent teacher!
Andrea is a wonderful teacher, being able to connect with my daughter Julia who is 11 months. She is very keep on learning
and exploring through play, and is creating a sense of inquiry in Julia that is just beautiful to see! Simply an excellent teacher. I strongly recommend Andrea! Gabriela, Julia's mom."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Carole
"Ben is an awesome teacher. He is patient and kind with my 8 year old and he covers a lot of material during the session. Would definitely recommend him."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Michelle
"The Mark of Quality Training
âAnthony Fontana is a very talented and very professional instructor. After just a few voice lessons I have seen significa
nt improvements in myself and gotten tangible results in performances and auditions. This is the mark of quality training.""
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jackson
""Smooth operator!" Mr. Worthy has a smooth, "jazzy" personality that shows through his performance and teaching style. Looking forward to my next sessio
I am a Recording Artist who has worked on numerous projects including 2 of my own albums. I've been singing since 1986, graduated from Biola University, CA with a BACE degree (Education) then went on to Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA attending their vocal program and I graduated with vocational Honor.
I've been teaching since 1997, doing both private and group lessons. I am very good with explaining and working with you to find your voice - how to use them correctly and comfortably.
I also have been involved in Church music - Worship and Praise.
My passion is to teach peopl
e how to sing so that they can be happier! :-)
I am bilingual (Korean), and have a 9 year old daughter.
My studio is located on Summit Ridge Dr. in Duluth, GA.
*** Lesson Details *** I like having fun. I believe learning to sing should be a fun thing to do - never a stress. I come to your level to explain things in the way you understand. I am a laid back teacher but time to time I make sure your money and my time does not go waste. ;-)
After taking lessons with me, you will be learning:
Proper Breathing Pronunciation Position of the sound Song interpretation Articulation Putting feelings into the song Speak your heart Dynamics Stage Presence
I let you choose a song (any style) and let you sing first then start making corrections one by one until you understand the format and method of "singing"
*** Specialties *** Pop, R&B, Rock, Funk, Jazz & CCM
Jennifer M. June 2, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I think she is a very capable instructor. Knows how to deal with 10 year old. Pushes her to excel!
Minseung K. June 7, 2013
Easy to learn even if you're a beginner.
You learn to have fun performing.
Teacher has great examples that help you understand fast.
She uses time efficiently.
Tony K. June 7, 2013
Great teacher with passion and love
She's not a ordinary music teacher.
She will teach you music and life.
She will be your teacher, counselor, and your friend.
From her I learned how to tell my stories with music.
You will never regret having her in part of your life.
I have played piano for 20 years and sang almost as long. I had professional voice lessons from Daniela Opravialova, retired opera singer, for 6 years and have performed on local stages in several leading roles. I am a proficient sight reader who participated in All State Chorus for 6 years and was awarded the music departmental plaque for the class of 2004. I have a focus on opera, musical theater, folk, and intermediate piano.
*** Lesson Details *** I am a fairly laid back instructor who will focus on your improvements and showcase your talents through performances. I will use a variety
of curriculum varying from theory (to teach you how to read your music) to vocal techniques and performance pieces. In a few months I will have your vocal range strengthened and you will play piano with more confidence. I will start with your lowest ability and work up to more difficult pieces whether in piano, voice, or both.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano
*** Travel Equipment *** n/a
*** Specialties *** I studied music with a focus on opera and musical theater but am also fond of folk and pop.
Lan B. March 8, 2015
Hi there Ms. Anna, I am hoping to have you as a teacher for singing lessons, but I have one request. My dad doesn't want to pay using his credit card, so is there any way we can pay using checks or cash? I would really like for you to be my singing instructor. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you make up your mind, thank you very much! Hopefully you read this review, as I didn't know any other way to reach you.
Alexus A. August 14, 2014
In studio Verified Student
I had my first lesson singing lesson ever as well as my first lesson with Ms. Anna yesterday. Ms. Anna is a great instructor who makes her students feel comfortable to learn, make mistakes and grow without any pressure to be perfect. She listens to what her students want from their experience and sets goals to better help you achieve them. Overall Ms.Anna is a great instructor who I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn or better themselves as a singer.
Christine S. December 10, 2013
Singing Verified Student
Wonderful voice teacher for my daughter
Anna has a beautiful voice and works with my daughter on the music she wants to sing, but also encourages her work with many other different types of music as well to broaden her experience. My daughter's voice has gotten stronger, her range has increased and she has become much more confident since she has been working with Anna. She looks forward to her voice lessons every week.
Hello. Thanks for checking out my profile. I think you are going to love your lessons with me. I started playing music in 1986, and started teaching music in 1991. My specialties are Piano, Keyboard, and Accordion.
I can Teach in English and Arabic, and teach with C D E F....or Do Re Mi Fa....
I teach music to students of any age. I also work well with students who have disabilities and special needs.
I was the leader of a song team in my country for more than 10 years before I came to the U.S. Now I play music with three Church teams here in Georgia.
I also teach at the at a Pri
*** Lesson Details *** I teach in your house to make it easy for you! Save time and gas! Every student has unique needs and goals, so I tailor my lessons to the individual.
We will have fun, but I will keep you focused and motivated.
Manar M. December 22, 2013
He is very good teacher and wonderful man
if you need a funny and talented teacher to be able to play piano, Mr.Fadi Sayar is this man
u will enjoy ur time with him and his skills :)
Sandra A. December 17, 2013
Mr. Fadi is an excellent teacher and I enjoy his lessons :)
He is very talented, nice and funny.
His Piano skills are amazing and he inspires me to compose my own music.
Plus, he knows Middle-Eastern music style which is really cool.
I recommend him to everyone cause he is the best!
Camden is a college graduate who studied Music Theory and History at the College of Charleston. While playing with various groups and school ensembles, Camden became more familiar with jazz music and improvisation. He now enjoys teaching all ages and levels of experience.
*** Lesson Details *** Camden offer a wide variety of topics in my lessons, from various guitar techniques (harmonics, slide guitar, hybrid picking, etc.) and music theory (traditional, Jazz) to recording and production. He will create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style and interests.
*** Studio Equ
ipment *** Studio basement, guitars, amps, computer, recording gear, keyboard
*** Travel Equipment *** I am able to bring either my acoustic or electric guitar to a lesson at a student's home
*** Specialties *** Jazz, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B, Country, etc.
Sameer June 9, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Excellent teacher for our 14 year old beginner. His instruction was conversational, engaging and relevant to my son's interests and skill level. Pleasant and courteous demeanor as well. Highly recommend Camden.
Eric F. July 5, 2014
In home Verified Student
Camden was an excellent instructor for our 13 year-old daughter. Although we had a handful of scheduling issues where timing was not communicated clearly by the instructor in every case (hence the reduction from 5 stars to 4), when he was present he was patient, engaged and really focused on finding ways to get our daughter to enjoy the learning process.
JenniferB5 June 12, 2011
Camden Is great
My 9 year old son loves taking guitar from Camden. He teaches fun songs and is very knowledeable. He's also very good about working around our schedule.
Biography - Mary Frances K. has been teaching voice since 1991. She works with youth and adults, beginner and advanced. She helps voice students develop a healthy, beautiful sound, proper placement and projection of the voice for singing and speaking. Her goal is to help singers gain fulfillment and joy while improving their art.
Voice students of hers have won university voice scholarships and have been accepted into Allstate Chorus for High School in Georgia and other voice programs at the college level. She has taught in her home, and for Music Life Studio.
She also teac
hes piano. She has taught piano for about 8 years. She studied piano privately for 10 years and had further study at Indiana University. She accompanies herself in her own vocal study and rehearsals for synagogue choir practice. She believes music should be fun and rewarding.
Students wishing to have any combination of piano, music theory and/or vocal development can receive a program of study that meets their individual needs.
Mary Frances has performed with the Southeastern Savoyards Light Opera Company, the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Studio, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Marietta Theater in the Square, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She has sung title roles in Patience, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Other roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, the Princess in The Student Prince, and Connie in The 1940's Radio Hour.
She has performed many roles with Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) including Annina in The Saint of Bleecker Street, Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne, Nora in Vaughan WilliamsÂ RiderÂs to the Sea, and Gilda in Milton GrangerÂs Talk Opera. She sang for many years in CCOC'Âs school outreach program. She has sung many concerts for CCOC as well.
Mary Frances was a soloist in Handel'Âs Messiah for Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She has worked as the soloist at The First Church of Christ Scientist in Roswell, Georgia and continues as a soloist at The Second Church of Christ Scientist in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She has occasionally directed the choir at Congregation Dor Tamid in Alpharetta, Georgia.
She holds a bachelors degree from Indiana University School of Music in both Voice and Theater. Mary Frances continues her education as a long time student of Elizabeth Colson of Atlanta, Georgia. She has attended Brevard Music Center, The Georgia State Opera Workshop and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. While in Graz, Mary Frances was a finalist in the Meistersinger competition.
*** Lesson Details ***
Recommendations for Lesson Length - Voice students: 30 minutes for young students up to 5th grade. 45 minutes for young students in Middle School and some 5th graders. 45 or 60 minutes preferred for high school students and adults. Piano students: 30 minutes for most beginners of any age. 45 minutes for young intermediate level and adult students.
Teaching Style and Curriculum - My teaching style is relaxed yet progressive. I use positive reinforcement to encourage progress with adults and children. Students are allowed to progress at their own pace which varies with age, coordination, processing speed and previous exposure to musical education.
I prefer the Alfred's Basic Piano Library series for my piano students. I find that my students learn more music theory and music reading with this series. If the student has started lessons in a different series, I can work with that as well. I have a large music library that provides a wide selection of music in addition to the Alfred books. I expect most beginning students to learn basic music reading and theory in 3 to 6 months. They should also to be able to play simple tunes in that time. I am an active professional singer, so I have a large library of vocal material at my disposal.
I begin my voice lessons with breathing techniques and vocal placement using widely accepted exercises coming from a large body of sources such as: Vaccai, professional level vocal teachers, coaches and directors that I have worked with and learned from over the last 30 years, and the writings of highly acclaimed authors in the vocal field. I also have a wide selection of art song books, oratorio, musical theatre, and opera. My background is classical and musical theatre, but I believe all styles of singing need the basic skills of breathing and vocal placement. I strive to keep voices healthy as well as find each student's most beautiful sound. Most students will see progress in breath control, range, projection and diction in 3 to 6 months.
Repertoire is chosen on an individual basis depending both physical and musical ability. Younger students and beginners will be encouraged to not push their voices with material that is too difficult for their individual abilities because singing requires a certain amount of physical endurance. My goal is to find each student's natural sound without strain for whatever style he or she sings.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano, Computer with Internet Access, Library of Music and Reference Materials (Sample Listing):Alfred's Basic Piano Library Books Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias, Medium High and Medium Low Voice; Schirmer Sing at First Sight; Alfred Basics of Singing by Jan Schmidt; Schirmer Many Soprano Collections of Arias, Oratorio, Sacred, and Art Songs from Schirmer Several Broadway Music Collections from Hal Leonard Discover Your Voice by Oren Brown Training the Speaking Voice by Virgil Anderson International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers by Wall Dynamics of the Singing Voice by Meribeth Bunch Classical Singer Magazine Subscription Journal of Singing, The Official Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing,Inc.Subscription
*** Specialties *** I am classically trained bel canto voice teacher, but I can work with broadway and pop styles. I teach sight singing for students pursuing auditions for All State Chorus and College entrance, etc. I use the Alfred Basic Piano Series for Piano students
David D. June 5, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Hi--Mary Frances suggested that we go with 45-minute sessions, and I agree. We ran over about 15 minutes yesterday, so could you change my 30-minute charge to a 45-minute charge starting with yesterday's session? Then could you let me know once this change has been made so I can let her know? She will then change the schedule accordingly. Thanks, David
Saundra W. April 19, 2015
In home Verified Student
Love her. Makes me feel so comfortable
Jennifer L. April 6, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Mary is a great teacher! She's really nice, made the lessons fun for my daughter. Mary explained the information in a way that was easy for my daughter to understand and apply.
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