Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Lisa
"Set Me Up For My Career
Andrew was my first bass teacher and I think that he's still one of the best teachers I've had. I had already been playing for a
few years, but I felt like I was missing some of the knowledge that all musicians should have.
Andrew was extremely patient and very knowledgable. When we were learning things I was unfamiliar with (I.e. Modes, syncopation, reading, etc.), not only did he explain these things completely, but he then showed me how to use them in the real world. He taught me effective practicing routines, helped me with my horrible left and right hand technique, and showed me that theory really isn't as scary as it sounds.
I'm now living in Nashville pursuing the whole music thing. I don't think I would have been as successful down here without Andrew's help. Loved our lessons! Thanks, dude!"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Athena
"Best Guitar Teacher Ever
Gio is a very patient & fun teacher. He begins the lessons by asking you what you want to learn, where you're coming from and ho
w 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.
On top of all this, he has a positive attitude, a love and passion for music and a great heart.
I am learning how to read read/play classical & blues style & I am learning the essentials of finger picking."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Dennis
Didn't think I could sing,but Laura taught me that I can. I play guitar in a rock band and I just bought a new mic,and I'll be doing back up vocals
. She's a great teacher, very professional,knows her music. If you have ever wanted to sing, she can make it happen. I highly recommend her."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Benjamin
"You gotta try this guy, he won't let you down.
Simplistic and easily understood. Designed dummyproof. Intuitive to the student needs and best learning st
yle. Does not read off the page. Dynamic and injects fun into the lesson. Highly recommended to anyone regardless of ability level."
Portland, OR teacher:
Review by Byron
"Phenomenal & Friendly Instructor
Tim is a phenomenal instructor! I have tried expensive videos by Marty Schwartz, subscription services like JamPlay.com,
and have spent hundreds of dollars on Skype lessons with popular YouTube instructors like Mike Gross. In the year that I have been playing, one month of lessons with Tim did more for my playing than 11 months with the other methods I've tried. You owe it to yourself to give Tim a month of your time. He transformed my understanding of the guitar, has taught me to be self-sufficient with learning songs I hear, and has made playing exciting. Without being able to articulate exactly what I wanted to accomplish, Tim's uncanny intuition for balancing what I think I needed with what I really need took my playing to the next level very quickly. Nothing can substitute the depth of his musical knowledge, but more importantly, his keen sense of feeding me just what I need from everything he knows. Tim carefully plans out a lesson for me based off of my progress, has me take notes, and gives me ideas on how to improve before my next lesson. The most exciting day of my week is the hour I spend learning from a great instructor and a great human being. I couldn't be happier with my decision to learn how to play from Tim."
Portland, OR teacher:
Review by Julie
"I am so grateful to Andrea....
I have always loved to sing, and sang in several choirs when I was younger. But I had "lost" my voice, and wanted to see i
f I could recover it. Andrea was wonderful in working with me: I was barely able to release any sound when we started our lessons. Within weeks, Andrea helped me discover how to form the vowels and release the sound. [I have moved out of state, so Andrea only had a limited time to work with me.]
She is passionate about music, and yet very patient with her students. She did not patronize me with false praise when I wasn't getting it, but she still encouraged me. And when I did get it, she was quick to affirm my progress. I strongly recommend Andrea as a voice teacher."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Sheila
My daughter has been taking lessons with Mr. G. for several weeks and she has learned so much and really enjoys it. He is so enthusias
tic and teaches her at a speed that makes her comfortable. Every time we walk out the door after a lesson, she says, "I just love him!""
Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by Tracy
"Excellent singing teacher
Marissa is an excellent singing teacher. She has a calm and warm approach with her students and is very patient. She loves what
she does and it shows!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Jacob
"Highly Recommended! Confident and Talented Violin Instructor
It had been over 5 years since I picked up my violin, so I was feeling very guilty and afrai
d of resuming lessons after such a long break. Kat never once made me feel guilty about the break - she was so encouraging yet firm with her recommendations for getting back to the skill level where I once was.
After just two lessons, I noticed a significant improvement, and I'm so excited to continue to regain my confidence in the coming weeks. I can't recommend her enough! She's a pleasure to work with and I'm grateful to have found such a great teacher to instruct me in something I enjoy so much."
I'm a 27 year old voice teacher, graduating from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. I have been teaching voice for almost 4 years now and I couldn't be happier with my career! I love music, and I love being with children, so being a voice teacher is the best fit for me. I have participated in many theater companies in Rhode Island, most recently appearing as the lead female role in Rhode Island College's "Pippin". I have had ten years of vocal training with several voice teachers, so I know what it is like to be the student. Being a student for so lo
ng, I know what works and is helpful, and what doesn't work. I look forward to my lessons as a teacher, and I know you will look forward to our lessons too!
*** Lesson Details *** I'm a patient, easy going person and I like to make my students feel comfortable. Our lesson will always be FUN! It will also be productive. We will work on areas that the student wants to improve on, and I will offer constructive criticism, all with a positive outlook. I provide recitals for my students several times a year. You will have the chance to show family and friends what you have learned from our lessons!
During lessons, I like to focus on the students strengths', and I will find songs that highlight the students best qualities in their voice. Our lessons will start with warm-ups, and after your voice is ready to go, we will learn and practice songs that I have selected for you with your interests in mind. The songs that I choose will be from my vocal books and I will provide you with copies of the sheet music, and also a CD of the songs so you can practice in between lessons. As our lessons progress, you will be able to sing with a stronger, healthier voice and overall, just sound better!
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a keyboard and I will bring that to our lessons. I will also provide the student with the music we study and a folder to keep it in.
*** Specialties *** I have a lot of experience in musical theater singing. I love many styles of music, so I'm sure after finding out what you are interested in, I could find songs we can work on that you will love to learn and perfect!
Mara-Jade August 26, 2016
Broadway Singing ·
In studio Verified Student
My daughter had a wonderful experience and is excited about her next class
Cathy R. March 10, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Patient, intuitive and fun!!!!
Kai A. March 10, 2016
Online Verified Student
Shayna is the absolute best. we're happy with Shyna my daughter's a beginner but you'd never know it she's patient she's kind she's a very good teacher we're very excited thanks
Danilo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and currently based in Rhode Island. He has maintained an active and successful performing career as a member of the groups David Wax Museum, Debo Band, The Superpowers, Rubblebucket, Full Tang and Watchout Kompa.
Danilo studied classical trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Peter Chapman, Steve Emery) as well as percussion and drums with other esteemed faculty members (Rakalam Bob Moses, Jamey Haddad). In addition to his conservatory
training, Danilo has studied traditional West African drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana.
Danilo has performed at many of the premier venues and festivals throughout North America including: Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Bumbershoot, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montana Folk Festival, Globalfest, SXSW and Luminato.
Education has long been a passion for Danilo and he has been teaching private music lessons as well as instruction in the Boston public schools for years. Danilo teaches all levels and ages. His students value his patience and ability to find an inspiring path to discovery for each individual. Danilo has also shown himself to be very effective in the classroom setting. He has been a general music teacher in the Boston Public School system as well as teaching master classes and clinics at music schools and universities around the country.
In January 2014, Danilo was invited as a guest artist and educator at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul where he taught and performed for young afghan music students.
Danilo considers his success as a performer to be in a direct relationship with the success of his teaching and he aims to spread to the joy of music making and appreciation as wide as possible.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is relaxed and supportive while always aiming to increase the knowledge of the student. My strong technical background combined with a deep sense for wide-ranging musical styles allows me to find what inspires a student initially, and use their interests and strengths to lead them to new discovery and technical efficiency.
Private study covers technical aspects of the instrument, including body awareness as well as reading, theory and musical expression and improvisation.
While each individual learns at a different pace, I strive to point out the progress my students have made because I find this recognition of achievement, no matter how small, is essential in a student's continued love of studying music.
*** Studio Equipment *** lessons in dedicated music room with all instruments and equipment; upright piano, drum set and percussion.
Katy Zeigler August 6, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Danilo is an excellent teacher! I liked how patient Danilo was at every lesson. Danilo was able to teach well using a variety of different techniques that kept the learning fresh and interesting. I also really liked how he personalized my lessons to songs that I wanted to learn and things I wanted to do. Great experience!
Cynthia O. March 6, 2014 Verified Student
Danilo is the Best
Danilo is enthusiastic and fun. My son likes him very much and is learning a great deal. He enjoys his lessons. I think Danilo is a great match for my son - this is why I drive for one hour to get to the lessons and up to two and a half hours to get back home. (Traffic).
Danilo is a great teacher and very talented musician!! I'm thrilled we found him!
Bior G. March 25, 2013
Trumpet Verified Student
Great teacher, really talented
I have worked with Danilo for a few weeks and look forward to every lesson. Not only is he very talented, he is patient, attentive, and really works with you on getting the best out of every lesson. I would reccomend him to anyone looking to start an instrument or to get back into playing an instrument.
I studied music performance at UMass Dartmouth. I have the tools and resources to teach the students what they need to know in order to teach themselves. In lessons, I focus on what the student wants to learn. I am a big fan of applying relevant elements of music theory in with the music we're learning: it helps to understand the science behind the music. Noticing patterns and learning common terminology will make it easier to learn and play with other musicians.
*** Lesson Details *** I can teach at my house in Attleboro as well as come to you.
*** Studio Equipment *** Kimball baby g
*** Specialties *** Music theory and classical piano. (Classical and pop)
FAITH F. February 19, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great with kids, especially shy ones!
Laura W. July 16, 2015
In home Verified Student
Beau made a great first impression. My first lesson was a lot of fun. He's very knowledgeable and I can't wait for the next one!
Kate D. November 12, 2014
In home Verified Student
Beau is an absolute professional! He is so patient, knowledgeable and always on time. I always look forward to our lessons and highly recommend him to anyone else looking to learn Piano/Keyboard.
Hi! I am a private music instructor offering lessons both in-studio and online. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music (Summa cum Laude) and I have over 34 years' full-time experience as an instructor.. I also have nearly decades of experience as a professional jazz, rock, and theater musician. My experience has taken me from nightclubs to concert stages, as well as on television, radio, and recording studios. Finally, I am a published author with several titles dedicated to helping musicians becoming the best they can be.
**** MY TEACHING STYLE ****
style is often referred to as laid-back, gentle, informative, and very supportive. My focus is on enrichment, encouragement, and great results. I don't work with “one-size-fits-all” methods. Each lesson is customized to make the most of each student's own unique abilities, limitations, preferences, and interests. Whether students prefer, or do better, with traditional materials, playing/singing along with their favorite recordings, jamming with me, or anything in between, I am more than happy to accommodate and bring out each student’s best!
I teach real music -- students begin playing music they love almost from day-one. For example, many of my piano and guitar students pride themselves on learning to play every song on Beatles One ... playing right along with the CD! Reading, playing by ear, improvisation (jamming), singing while you play ... there are so many ways to play and avenues to explore in music.
**** MY STUDIO ****
My studio is spacious (very spacious – no cubicles here!), well-appointed, and very quiet. Unlike music stores and multi-lesson facilities, there are no other lessons on the premises, no drummer going crazy on the other side of the wall. This means students can concentrate better and learn faster. There is also plenty of room for parents and siblings who may wish to sit in on lessons.
**** STYLES / GENRES ****
I believe that students make the most progress learning music they love and I am very happy to teach every student the style of music he or she loves most.
My most requested genres are: pop, rock, country, blues, film/television, classic rock, jazz, and classical. Some students arrive knowing exactly what they want, but most are happy to explore various styles that interest them in search of the perfect fit. It is not at all uncommon for a student to spend part of their lesson polishing up a Beethoven piece or jazz standard, then finish up playing the chords to “Hotel California” along with the CD. Another student might start off their lesson learning a Taylor Swift hit, then move over to doing some blues improvisation. Variety is a wonderful thing and it is highly encouraged.
**** MY STUDENTS ****
Over the years, I have taught students from four years old to eighty-somethings. I’ve taught absolute beginners (most of my students start from square-one), hobbyists, seasoned professionals, even a Grammy nominee and a Grammy winner! Many of my young students have gone on to perform in school bands / jazz bands and/or professionally. In all cases, they acquire a skill that will last for a lifetime and provide joy, enrichment, and satisfaction.
Do you have a song or two in your heart. Contact me today and I will help you reach your musical goals no matter what they may be!
Diane July 16, 2016
I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano and now I am thoroughly enjoying taking lessons from Stan. He's a very patient instructor who fills me with confidence. I look forward to my lesson every week and the time spent there just flies by so fast. Stan is very interesting and gives me a lot of information to help me understand music historically and in practice. He tailors his lesson to me. A great teacher! Thanks Stan!
Chaitanya C. June 24, 2016
In studio Verified Student
He very good instructor
Chaitanya C. June 24, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I am a 28 year old multi instrumentalist and music educator based in Providence, RI with five years of teaching experience privately and in public schools. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drum set, percussion, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, and saxophone to students aged 8-80. I also specialize in composition, music theory, and music production. I believe my job as an educator is to meet my students at their current level of ability and interest and work from there to meet and exceed the student's desire for progress. I am patient and teach by guiding my students with inspirational but
attainable goals suited to their interests and aspirations. I'm very kind and non-threatening and enthusiastic about teaching students of all ages and abilities.
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