Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Damon
"She was very prepared and experienced. She knows a lot about singing and can make you feel like you're learning something."
Indianapolis, IN teacher:
Review by Ann
"I played drums in a school band and haven't played in a few years. I approached John about getting back into the art even though I was a little rusty. Pre
viously I have taken lessons with people who were skilled gigging drummers but not the best educators. John is a great combination of professional musician and a skilled educator, as shown through his patience and ability to explain techniques and skills. I highly recommend John as a teacher for any level, because he has been so wonderful in getting me back on my musical feet!"
Minneapolis, MN teacher:
Review by Cameron
"Awesome teacher! Skillful at teaching music theory and vocal technique. Easy-going personality. Couldn't give him a higher recommendation."
Portland, OR teacher:
Review by Mat
"online class is better than i thought...!
the on-line class is great! Eric J made learning the bass guitar easy. he is awesome and he is very patient. ca
nt wait for the next class!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Adam
"Gregory is a great teacher! Clearly has a love for what he does and teaching others his craft. He's super supportive and brings a great energy to your les
sons. More than willing to go above and beyond for his students. He helped me immensely with my voice."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Joycelyn
"Josh learned so quickly and efficiently under
David's tutorials. David is highly recommended."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Rick Payne
"Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons."
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by Lawrence
"A teenage boy and a 40-year-old woman do not go about learning an instrument (or music theory) in the same way, and Alexandra knows how to tailor her less
ons to each students' needs -- definitely not a one-size-fits all teacher. Cheerful and encouraging, she knows how to walk the fine line between demanding excellent work and being a control freak. Whether you or your child want to learn music theory for any instrument, or the harp in particular, you can't go wrong with Alexandra. Also, for those who have to listen to anyone practicing a new instrument, it's hard to make an ugly sound on a harp."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Jerry
"We have been very happy with Jonathan. He has been a great instructor for my two children and their very different musical needs."
I am energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils. I am an expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter and then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely, always keen on building a strong relationship with my students. Most of my students read and play simple music after 4-5 classes of active instruction.
I posses an extensive classical music and music pedagogy training. All my musical knowledge and expertise was attained in Eastern Europe. I play and teach piano, upri
ght bass, bass guitar and a range of other instruments. Over the years I taught basic piano, the beginner violin, viola, cello and a variety of school instruments such as recorder and xylophone. I also teach advanced music theory, harmony and basics of composition and orchestral arranging required for music colleges. I especially find it rewarding working with beginners and the opportunity to show them the amazing world of listening, playing and making music.
The teaching begins with identifying student's musical needs, goals and tastes. Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic piano repertoire. For those wishing to pursue more of a classical approach to music, there are proven methods to accomplish that goal established by European master piano teacher and pedagogues. Also, I can teach the know-how of Jazz and Blues though gradual lessons that cover basic scales and chords up to melody and harmony development.
*** Lesson Details *** The learning process should be, for the most part, fun and based upon a strong relationship between the teacher and the student. Curriculum and lesson plans are based on student's abilities and aspirations with appropriate balance between theoretical and practical work. The lesson material is always carefully chosen, and when necessary, adapted to specific learning needs.
With a proper approach, everyone can learn to play music. Whether you want to pursue a music career, or just play for fun and enjoyment I can help you attain your goals. From basic piano and stringed instruments, to advanced theory, harmony, composition and improvisation to jazz, pop and rock.
Classes are not based on a single source or book. I provide other exercises in printed form for students to keep and take home.
*** Studio Equipment *** Two high end digital keyboards, two violins, viola, cello, upright bass, bass guitar and amplifier, music stands, stereo equipment with a large CD collection of just any conceivable music style.. Assorted school instruments: recorder (soprano and tenor), xylophone. Various music charts and a large library of music resources and other books; Extensive e-library and ability to print any required material on the spot. Instant access to many on-line sheet music resources.
*** Travel Equipment *** Full size and a school grade digital keyboards , bass guitar, amplifier, staff paper and other printed resources, violin, violin parts and maintenance tools and equipment.
*** Specialties *** Pop, Classical, Jazz, Ethnic and Modal music, Composition, Arranging, Harmony, Counterpoint, Advanced Music Theory
Glenn C. April 15, 2016
Upright Bass ·
Online Verified Student
Peter provides me with challenging material to practice that fits both my ability and my interest. Often the music he provides is material that he hand writes. He has a knack for pushing past where I'm comfortable without overwhelming me. I would recommend him to anyone.
Christi N. April 15, 2016
Online Verified Student
I really enjoyed my lessons with Peter, he was professional and kind as I took on a new adventure in learning cello and reading music as and adult. Skype was a wonderful option since I couldn't find any local instructors. There was a delay in sound at times so we would accidentally talk over eachother or I didn't know what was being asked to play, but we worked it out ans overall I would say it's worth it and would recommend Peter.
Mishaun L. March 28, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I loved my first lesson. I left challenged and couldn't wait to tryout what I've learned.
Hi! My name is Haley, and my specialties are music and math. I have been playing harp for many years. It's my passion in life, and I would love to share the gift of music with others. My musical education includes a Maters degree in Harp Performance from Yale School of Music and a Bachelor's from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I have played with numerous orchestras, both as a soloist and orchestral musician, and have been a prizewinner in several national and international competitions. While I always enjoy performing, I also love to teach!
In addition to music, I also ho
ld a degree in Mathematics, another great interest of mine. So if you want to learn about anything from basic arithmetic to calculus (or beyond!) it would be my pleasure to help you understand the many wonders of the mathematical world.
Hi, there! My name is Tamar; I'm called Tamari, informally, and Tamara for the stage, and I can't wait to meet you!
I've been teaching private lessons for many, many years and have loved helping my students acquire new skills, master new pieces, and prepare for concerts and performances. Over the years, my younger students have earned Blue and Gold ratings at the Young Musicians' Festival in Fairfield U., some of them earning gold cups: This is a statewide event to encourage long-term commitment to the art, discipline and joy of music making. I went to Indiana University's Jacob School
of Music and earned a Masters in Piano Performance, and Composition in the '90's. I sang all types of vocal music as well as prepared singers with vocal coaching and voice development techniques 20+ years. I'm fun loving, patient, and optimistic-- these traits carry through in my teaching style, One Size does NOT fit all--I approach the lesson plans for each student tailored to your learning style. Over the past 23 years, my life experiences have encompassed other disciplines and compelled me to learn and acquire many other skills: my liberal arts as well as fine arts education lent itself to helping me work administrative jobs and even expanded into sales and public speaking. I have coached after school and SAT preparation to High School and College age students, helped with the preparation of legal and analytical documents, creative writing and editing assignments; and even tutored computer, social media and Microsoft Office & iWork Suite of applications to older adults.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals
Joanne February 15, 2016
Classical Voice ·
I have worked with Tamari and found her very knowledgable about music. She has a great teaching technique and is very helpful.
Rob February 4, 2016
Classical Piano ·
Tamari taught lessons to two of my daughters. She was patient with them and helped them learn both theory and performance. The recitals were also enjoyable and rewarding. I would recommend Tamari for lessons.
Carole February 4, 2016
Classical Piano ·
Tamari is a wonderful teacher very professional and patient, helps you to stretch and meet your potential. I highly recommend her.
Hello! My name is Craig. I am a professional, classically trained Horn player. I'm originally from Texas, but I have attended and graduated from the Juilliard School and Yale University. I now live and freelance in the tri-state area. I love sharing a passion for music with people, and helping them to feel more comfortable on the instrument so that they can find greater reward. My teaching focuses first upon providing the absolute best fundamentals of technique but also encouraging musicianship and planning for future growth.
Victor K. March 3, 2016
French Horn ·
In home Verified Student
John Craig is a wonderful teacher - knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. My son looks forward to his lessons. Highly recommended!
I am a performing musician and teacher who graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Musical Studies. Additionally, I began teaching and tutoring subjects in science and standardized test prep during the summer after 11th grade, helping students grasp fundamental principles of our world as well as achieve more desirable SSAT results. I strive to bring the right balance of patience and enthusiasm into all situations, whether working through beatbox flute grooves or evaluating multiple choice vocabulary questions. In music lessons, I strive to offer as much stylistic and historical context
as possible, so that students are able to gain a broader understanding of given material, as well as an open yet focused path to exploring their instrument. Ultimately, I wish to help students achieve their goals through harnessing their own strengths for musical and academic applications "beyond the page."
Jake April 8, 2016
He helps me get better at playing my flute, he's very patient and helpful.
Deirdre Fox April 8, 2016
Dylan is patient and calm with my sometimes difficult Aspergers student! With a true love of playing, Dylan's enthusiasm is infectious. A talented and dedicated teacher!!
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A Brief History of A Cappella
Over the past few years, a cappella has become a popular genre and trend. But what exactly is it? The term a cappella is an Italian term that means "in the manner of the church" or "in the manner of the chapel," referring to the type of music that is sung without the use of musical instruments. History tells us that a cappella music got its beginning in a religious setting, but the genre continues to grow and change as shows like Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect move the style into popular c
The Importance of Hydration for Singers
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Hydration for Singing
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