Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Richard
"Glad I Found Steve
I had been taking lessons from a local guitar teacher for a couple of years before he moved out of state. I was concerned that I would
not be able to find a quality teacher after that, however, Steve was suggested by my former teacher and I went in to see him for a lesson to see if I liked his style and methods. I have been learning how to play and about music from him for some time now. I would most definitely recommend Steve if you are looking for a teacher in the Murfreesboro, TN or Franklin, TN areas. He is professional, knows the music business and most definitely is a very good guitar player and teacher."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Erin
"Awesome Guitar AND Music Teacher
Ayme was an awesome teacher! I learned all the basics and a few full songs in a very short time. Also, her music and art
ist knowledge is amazing. She introduced me to so many cool artists and songs I had never heard of. Ayme rocks!!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Jacqueline
"I've FINALLY found the TRUE ONE!!!
From my first lesson with Margo, she was able to reach parts of my voice that I never knew that I had. My experience h
as been a very positive one with her. She's taught me techniques that has helped me to reach my true vocal range, Margo is such a GEM and would be a valuable asset to ANYONE that she coaches. I have truly found my vocal match."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Michel
I have greatly enjoyed Melanie's investment with my child. She has loved taking lessons as well as learning the art of singing and songw
riting. She has helped my daughter to grow greatly and I am so happy that we have found her! I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by joseph
"Well worth the time and money
Dave was able to meet me where I was and move me toward the goals I had. As as an adult learner, I went in with zero experi
ence with the saxophone but a clear picture of what I wanted to play and somewhat how I wanted to sound. Dave has a great set-up where we have privacy to make noise (sax's aren't known for being quiet). He's able to pluck things out on the piano quickly or to pull something up on the computer or just play. I went from starting out, to wanting to play a few songs, to improvising. Dave has been very helpful and ultimately keeps me improving and moving forward. I've taken other lessons on other instruments, but I will say this is one of the better teachers I have had. He listens well and is able to articulate what he wants you to do --- not trying to be a guru, but more of a guide that keeps you on track."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Delona
"We are very pleased
Sandra has been teaching our daughter for six weeks. She is prompt and very, very understanding with our daughter. She relates well w
ith children and is compassionate, yet firm. She communicates her expectations to both our child and her parents. Our daughter is improving very quickly thanks to Sandra's teaching. We would recommend Sandra without hesitation."
Richmond, VA teacher:
Review by Ken
I played a little guitar throughout my life but was lacking an understanding of how the instrument works. I found myself strumming a few co
rds here and there but never with focus or improvement. After only three lessons with Paul, I'm now jamming to rock and the blues!Paul was quickly able to access my level of playing and I'm now understanding how the fretboard works and most importantly having lots of fun during lessons and practice. He teaches with passion and doesn't simply open a book but rather instills his lifelong experience and philosophy into lessons. Many can teach the mechanics of guitar but with Paul, you'll also understand the soul."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Seth
"Bobby is an excellent teacher.
My daughter is eight years old, and she has had an excellent experience with Bobby. He has a gift for being able to push h
er and correct her while encouraging her at the same time. She loves her weekly lessons."
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by John
This is it! Michael C. is it! I have taught music for years and I have watched my children take music lessons for years, but I have never been s
o impressed as when I watch Michael C.! My son has been taking lessons with Michael C. for a few months now and without fail he is always so sad whenever Michael's lessons comes to a close. Michael C. has developed his own - (that's right his own work sheets, his own methodology, his own songs) - style of teaching that is so incredibly fun for my son, and as a parent watching I cannot stop wanting to pull out my phone to take video of every moment! My son is learning and building a foundation based on the clear fundamentals of drumming, while at the same time learning how to really control the drum set at a very high level of musicianship. What my son has learned, and how much Michael is able to motivate my son to achieve is simply unbelievable. I have never witnessed a teacher who is this concise and thorough in teaching the core fundamentals and yet so creative and fun in teaching REAL MUSICALITY! Michael C. is a must for your child or students! This guy and his teaching methods are exactly what a parent dreams for their child to experience in a drum teacher."
I am a performing musician who is passionate about helping students achieve their goals. My lessons focus on developing technique, practice strategies, a good sound, aural skills, music theory knowledge, and stylistic fluency.
I currently perform over fifty concerts a year with the Asylum Quartet, an award-winning ensemble acclaimed for virtuosity, creativity, and innovation. I have also performed with the Juilliard Orchestra, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, and International Opera Theater. I hold a Master's in Music from The Hartt School and a Bachelor of Music summa cum laude from Arizona St
ate University (ASU).
I have eight years of private teaching experience working with students of all ages and backgrounds. Additionally, I completed a ten-week private teaching mentorship at the Hartt Community Division with saxophone instructor Sheri Brown.
Though I specialize in saxophone, I also love teaching beginning and intermediate piano.
*** Lesson Scheduling***
I offer lessons on a monthly basis (4 lessons total) or semester basis (17 lessons total). Committing to multiple lessons encourages students’ progress and dedication to the instrument, and enables me to reserve a regular time-slot in my schedule.
I do not accept students on a week-to-week basis.
Saxophone students must have an instrument in good repair and required accessories (reeds, mouthpiece, etc.). Piano students must have access to a tuned piano or a keyboard with touch-sensitivity. I am happy to recommend instrument and accessory brands; please check with me before a major purchase. Quality, working equipment is critical to students’ success.
I periodically request that students purchase books and other lesson materials.
IMPORTANT: If you are planning to buy a saxophone or mouthpiece, please consult with me first. Having a good quality saxophone and mouthpiece is essential to your success. There are a number of cheap saxophones and mouthpieces readily available, but they are often of poor quality. I can recommend options for your first saxophone or mouthpiece purchase that may be more expensive, but will help you succeed in the long term.
Eric June 10, 2016
I am a local band director and have sent several students over to Max. From absolute beginners to your lead player Max tailors an approach that works for each individual. My students love studying with him!
Ben R. January 12, 2016
In home Verified Student
My son gave Max 10 out of 10. He absolutely loved his flexible approach. Thank you Max!!
Lathan A. September 20, 2015
In home Verified Student
Wonderful, engaging and clear. My six year old loved his first lesson and is looking forward to the next one.
Learning guitar should be interesting and fun! While we're studying all the different aspects of the instrument, you'll also be learning how to play your favorite songs and solos! I approach each student as an individual and structure their lessons according to what I determine they need, as well as what they are interested in musically. I concentrate on many different areas; ear training, theory, playing technique, improvisation, various styles of music, and, the physics of the guitar. Understanding how the instrument works is important in my opinion. My long term goal
is to teach a student how they can teach themselves down the line. Understanding why you’re playing something is just important as knowing how to play it. I aim to give a student rich and well rounded one-on-one time!
I have been teaching and performing for over a decade both in the US, and in England. I have played in various bands and have produced independent artists. I have worked for a recording studio and for various academic institutions including the Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School in New York city.
I obtained my degree from Purchase College in New York and am a member of their Conservatory of Music.
*** Lesson Details *** I construct lessons for each individual student depending on their musical tastes, goals, and current skill level etc. I want each person to get as much from their time studying with me as possible. Within three to six months, I'll have you working on timing, theory, ear training, improv, and songs/styles of music you may be interested in. I'm laid back, however, I expect at least the minimum practice time between lessons, which I'll change throughout the course of our time together depending on your skill level etc. Practice materials I draw up are included. I write out everything in plain English and do not require the use of sheet music!
*** Studio Equipment *** Small recording studio, piano, various guitars, bass, and amps.
*** Travel Equipment *** guitar, bass, laptop, digital recorder.
*** Specialties *** I concentrate on ear training, improvisation, and explore styles ranging from pop, alternative, rock, prog, and blues, to metal, funk, and folk etc. I do not require sight reading skills for any level of student. Rather, I work with the student with theory and arrangement conventions to really understand the music. This intern, greatly sharpens their musical ear and helps them to learn music much faster because they understand how it is put together; why and how it works, etc.
***Teaching Special Needs*** I have experience teaching students who have been visually impaired, blind, hearing impaired, or who have had mild learning disabilities. I am also comfortable with a student bringing their service dog or therapy dog to our lessons if they wish.
Kim K. June 12, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I enjoyed my first lesson with Cameron. He explained things clearly so I could understand. Can't wait for my next lesson.
Pat A. February 14, 2013
A solid teacher with a lot of experience
Cameron is great at tailoring the lessons to my musical taste without compromising the theory, basics and fundamentals.
I have been taking lessons for one year and will not go elsewhere anytime soon. His vast musical knowledge helps merge the theory with concrete examples. No question remains unanswered.
JimH1 November 17, 2011
I've been taking bass lessons from Cameron for a few months now. He's a great instructor. Very knowledgeable, very patient, and puts in time outside our lessons to be prepared to teach or play new material that I am interested in. I always look forward to my lessons. If you're looking for a good bass or guitar teacher (not sure what else he might teach) Cameron is your guy!
Guitarist Brian H. studied at The Hartford Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music, graduating at the top of his class with honors from The Hartford Conservatory. Brian has been a guitar and bass instructor at Choate Rosemary Hall since 1999. Brian also teaches at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, The Music Shop in Southington, and is the owner of Guitar Star Studio, located in Glastonbury, CT. In the past, he taught at The Hartford Conservatory and Riccardo's Music in East Hartford.
Brian has performed in many bands with diverse styles of music. As a past member of the Jo
hn Jeski band for 13 years, he was a voting member of the Grammy Awards. Brian has 25 years experience playing in rock/pop bands, and currently performs with country artist Frankie Justin Lamprey. He has had the opportunity to perform several times at the Oakdale Theater, the Rock Cats Stadium, and has also done a number of radio and television interviews. Brian has provided liturgical music for many years in CT; also, in Sicily and Rome. Mr. H is a patient, enthusiastic teacher who enjoys helping his students master the art of guitar.
*** Lesson Details *** In the first half of the lesson, students can expect to learn music fundamentals from a guitar method book, i.e. how to read music; I also teach guitar tablature. Depending on ability (beginner, intermediate, advanced), I will show them chords, scales and how to play a guitar solo. The second half of the lesson is spent with the student learning their favorite songs and building a repertoire (song list) for possbile future performances.
*** Studio Equipment *** home: Seating for parents. I provide the amp, instrument cable and music stand. I expect the student to have a guitar and notebook. If the student does not have a guitar, I will give a referral for reasonably priced guitars.
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have a guitar and notebook. If the student does not have a guitar, I will give a referral for reasonably priced guitars.
*** Specialties *** Rock, Pop, Jazz, & Beginner Classical
Pick and Finger style Guitar & Bass
Joannie M. June 25, 2014
In studio Verified Student
I have been taking guitar lessons from Brian for a little over a year. His style is both patient and encouraging. I admire his ability to "hear the music"....every note ! I am an adult who has wanted to learn guitar for many years and thrilled to have found Brian. He truly displays a desire to teach at a pace that is comfortable. I would recommend him to folks of all ages.
I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the Apollo and numerous series on PBS, A & E and Disney, . I have also served as on-set vocal and piano coach for many Disney TV series.
As a piano instructor, I believe in giving every student a foundation in classical music.. I enjoy teaching and playing Jazz and pop as well.
I've worked with
students ages 5-90. I simply love the teaching process and respect every student's journey. Mixing structure and discipline with a positive teaching style, I work to inspire students to be their best within a well structured curriculum that is fun and engaging.
Music must be fun...always!
*** Lesson Details *** My students see progress. I don't believe in cookie-cutter instruction. I take the time to learn a students individual comprehension of the musical language and their learning style. I also build a practice schedule that is realistic and creates growth. Music instruction should not feel like a burden, but should be joyful. It's a process I have respected. Whether you are 90 or 9, you can learn music, love music and feel its presence by playing an instrument or singing. My job is to communicate that joy and show you how you can do it for yourself.
Learning to master a musical instrument is a two way commitment and I will always give you my full effort as I love the results.
*** Studio Equipment *** I have a digital upright piano for piano and vocal instruction.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will provide the lesson material and help students with purchasing the right method books.
*** Specialties *** For beginning Piano-Intermediate, I have embraced the James Bastien series, as I believe it paces the young student and builds a foundation on a musical and pedagogical level. Vocally, I follow a classical technique, but use that foundation as a basis to meet the goals of the singer for the style they want to achieve.
JOHN November 9, 2016
This is a test review
Gianna October 16, 2016
In home Verified Student
Jack S. July 19, 2016
In studio Verified Student
it was my sons first lesson and he thought Steve was very good! He is excited to go back for another lesson.
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