Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Bill
I have taken guitar lessons before so trust me when I say Fank knows his stuff! He improved my playing day 1 & although I have a long w
ay to go I'm comfedent with Frank I am on the right track!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Yen Yen
"Anna-Lisa is the best voice teacher I ever had.I'm able to increase my head voice range and chest voice range without tension now. Anna-Lisa is able to di
agnose my problems, gives me different techniques to relax and reach higher or lower notes with ease. She also teaches all genre of music and not just concentrate on opera voice.I like to sing pop music,find her lessons very fun, enjoyable,very helpful. I highly recommend anyone who like to learn how to sing to take lesson with her."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Anat
Susan is a great pleasant teacher. My 8 years old son knew nothing in music and after 3 lessons he already played a kids song. She is very
professional and kind. She is working with my son according to his ability and the kind of music that he likes. We had 10 lessons with her and we just enrolled for another 12. My son doesn't won't to miss a lesson, we were lucky to have her us our music teacher."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Cuba
"A great piano teacher is the key to success - at any age.
It is with great pleasure that I review my piano teacher of one year, Emma M. I took a few mont
hs lessons at age 7 and a few months in my teens and again in my 20s. After being separated from a piano for 30 years, I knew I had to get back to the music I always yearned to play. I searched TakeLessons.com for a piano teacher, and Emma M.'s resume caught my attention. Emma M. understands the adult learner. She helps me focus on what is important as an adult learning to play piano. Emma helps me to set goals, and she focuses my lessons on those goals. Emma M. is a professional educator who understands the human condition, and she puts her knowledge to practice. I am grateful to have found a knowledgeable, dedicated, encouraging, and motivating teacher in Emma M. I feel I have progressed, and I look forward to many more years of learning piano with Emma M."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Faith
"Very good experience.
Barry has great patience....I enjoy my lessons, but I don't always practice as much as I should so I'm not as good at this as I mig
ht otherwise be. He makes the learning experience very worthwhile. It makes me want to stick with it. He definitely gets an A+!!"
Bridgeport, CT teacher:
Review by Joanna
"Great teacher for all levels
Karissa is amazing! She works with you right where you are at an makes sure that you are comfortable. She never got impatien
t with me and my progress, and she helped me find music I actually want to play instead of the boring standards. She works with what time and what day you need, pushes you to be better, and to have confidence! Such a pleasure to work with!"
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Tayler
"Professional, talented, encouraging and friendly
I have taken lessons from Jack and have worked with him as a musician. Not only is he incredibly talente
d at what he does, he is also extremely professional, knows his stuff, and is encouraging in growing your skill and confidence. I would highly recommend Jack for his teaching skills and say that if you wish to learn and grow in the craft as well as your passion for music, he is the best!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by ZANDRA
Excellent violinist and educator with a genuine interest for their students to learn. She has a great connection with her students
, which allows achievement grades in them. Perseverant and with a great talent for music and teaching. Strongly recommended."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Anthony
"what an amazing instructor. My son who did not know how to read a single note nor play a single key after a few lessons picked it up right away and is con
tinually enthused by his instruction from Miss Rebecca. What an amazing instructor. I could not have found a better person to work with my children and accelerating their talents. Thank you Rebecca"
I received a bachelor's in Music at Adrian College in May, 2013. I have been playing violin for many years and have performed with several orchestras including the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. I have also performed for several weddings, benefit events and recitals. On top of performing, I have been teaching lessons for five years and really enjoying working with my students. It is really rewarding for me to see my students improve and work to achieve their goals. Sharing my passion for music, especially violin, is my goal as a tutor and I look forward working with new students!
*** Lesson Det
ails *** I am really easy-going. I try to work with my students to find out what kind of music they enjoy and want to pursue. I also try to consider the goals of each individual student and tend to adjust my teaching style to their goals and aspirations. For the first lesson, I will ask you to bring music you have been working on, or would like to work on, and we will play through some of it. I will also provide music and different piece options for us to work on in the lesson. I like to let the student choose between a few selections before planning on working on a piece for an extended amount of time. My goals are to improve the students skills, reach students individual goals and most importantly: to have FUN and enjoy making music!
*** Studio Equipment *** I have plenty of seating (parents are welcome to sit in on lesson), music stand, my own instrument (I cannot provide an instrument for the student, but I can advice where you can find one), keyboard (I will sometimes play along with my students), plenty of music
*** Specialties *** I mostly train my students classically, but am willing to teach whatever the student is interested in. I use the Suzuki book series as well as the Muller-Rusch series for younger children.
Elizabeth A. December 29, 2014
In studio Verified Student
I am absolutely delighted that we discovered Alicia. My daughter LOVES learning with her, and Alicia is a kind, patient, flexible and experienced teacher. It is clear that she enjoys teaching and being with children. We look forward to many more lessons with Alicia.
Jessica M. September 16, 2014
In studio Verified Student
My son is moving along great in his learning. Alicia is really great with him.
I can benefit you as a student with my experience and great attitude. My general teaching philosophy is to get the students to set goals for themselves and together, work towards those goals. I emphasize the importance of music theory, technique and aural skills. If you would like to know more about my personal experience, keep reading my biography below!
I have a Music degree from Wayne State University, with a concentration in jazz studies, where I focused on performance and writing; including composition, arranging and orchestration. I have several years ex
perience in performance, studio work and teaching. I participate in the American Guild of Music, and Studio Recitals. I have been teaching guitar and bass since 2002.
I am currently a staff bassist at a catholic church in Rochester Hills, MI. I toured with Ugly Radio Rebellion and Ike Willis (of Frank Zappa) for several years. I play in several pop, rock and jazz combos. Most of them playing in fine area restaurants and venues. I have played large festivals, such as Rothbury festival in Michigan, and have open shows for several prominent rock artists. At Wayne State University, I earned a position in the Lab 1 big band playing upright bass, which is the highest ensemble position, and got to play with several great jazz faculty and guest artists through WSU programs. I have played in several musicals and theatric shows, and am a freelance bassist, with good sight reading ability.
*** Lesson Details *** My lesson curriculum is basically tailored to each student individually. I like to focus on the goals and needs of each student. I think structure is a very important part of playing any instrument, and like to use method books for theory and technique. I also like to keep students motivated by learning and playing songs that the student wants to know. I believe any student can do well in a program like this, in a relatively short time, especially with good practice!
*** Studio Equipment *** Amplifier and cables. All Lesson Curriculum. Stereo and computer for lesson aides. Upright Bass that can be used for lessons at Royal Oak location.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Music Theory, Ear training, and Sight Reading. I also specialize in Jazz, pop, rock, and fingerstyle.
QinB September 4, 2011
John G. is a five star instructor in every aspect.
DanK1 August 25, 2011
John is not only a talented musician but a terrific teacher as well. So far, he has taught me the way I want/need to be taught.
NileshS December 28, 2010
John is just perfect for us. Our son needed a teacher who can talk to his age and be patient and adjust speed of teaching for a 8 yr old. Our son looks forward to the weekly class.
I have had a passion for drums since the age of 4. Music has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember!
I have been teaching in the Detroit area since the age of 19. I've worked with students of all ages and have a huge passion for teaching! Whether you're looking to learn to play the drums, learn how to play some of your favorite songs, or just want to learn for fun, I'm here to help you!
I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies included wonderful instructors. I have studied extensively with Albert Fillmore for ten years, Mischa Kottler for four years and Robert Conway for five years. The last two instructors were from Wayne State and also played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I have studied organ with Ray Ferguson
who played with DSO as well and I have studied voice with Marjorie Gordon, coloratura soprano. With over 30 years of experience as professional musician, I am confident that I possess the qualifications needed to make a difference and an impact in the lives of people. Most of my career tenure has been with the Detroit Public Schools. I have worked at various levels in Pre-K – 12 schools but the longest has been twelve years at Cody High School. I have enjoyed coaching the students and working with the music staff at the Cody Complex. These students are very talented and eager to express their creativity and musical ability. I am a seasoned musician with sight reading, transposing and improvisational skills. I used these skills to work with children and young adults in small groups, larger groups and individual coaching in preparation for festivals competitions and auditions. I would like to continue providing this service to the young people within the Greater Metro Detroit Area. Music is an important part of youth development in math and English. It also helps to produce character and leaderships skills of discipline, teamwork, commitment and pride. I've also done the same for my private piano students, in studio as well as in a corporate setting.
*** Lesson Details *** I am a diligent instructor that possesses intuitive goals, almost from the first few lessons! I am always encouraging, and give modest yet helpful criticism. I insist on teaching and developing the fundamentals in private study, ie, standard concepts and music theory. In three months time, the student will know whether we are a good fit, whether or not they like my instruction, and discover their unique abilities as a result of my facilitation!
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have an acoustic piano, or a full-sized weighted keyboard, if not full-sized, then a keyboard consisting of 76 working keys!
*** Specialties *** I am a classically trained musician. I am also a church musician. My other styles do include pop, jazz, oldies, gospel and contemporary christian music. I start with the basics before moving to any other styles of music.
Shirley A. August 11, 2015
In studio Verified Student
She was punctual, helpful, encouraging and very passionate. I will take another class once my schedule lighten up. I will recommend her to anyone looking for vocal instructor.
Aaron August 10, 2015
Music Performance ·
Cheryl came by our Church Music Ministry in Detroit, and demonstrated her great music skills, dexterity, singing excellence, and versatility on both Organ and Piano. Her many years of experience make her an outstanding choice for professional music training. Her congeniality warmed the hearts of our Choir members and others she encountered.
Mark June 25, 2015
Cheryl is totally devoted to her students and to their improvement and achievement. And her virtuoso keyboard skills makes the lesson productive and fun. I give her my highest rating!
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 conce
pts and skills that all musicians must master. So I will guide you to know what is essential to your instrument and musical goals.
Russ W. June 23, 2015
I am a 46 year old man and I have always wanted to play the guitar, so I finally bought a guitar last year. I had tried to teach myself by using a lesson book from the guitar store, then I tried to learn from an instructor on-line. I became frustrated with both attempts, finding I was not understanding what the book and the on-line instructor was trying to teach. I also tried another instructor, but became quickly discouraged by his teaching methods and even stopped playing for about 6 months. When I started taking lessons from Jerry, I actually got excited to play again. I only have a small amount of time to practice so my progress has been very slow, but Jerry has always been patient and encouraging. I had learned more from Jerry in the first few lessons than I had in all of the other methods combined. I started with Jerry really believing that I was physically unable to finger the strings on my guitar, but Jerry took the time to see what I was doing wrong and gave me help on how to correct the issues.
Jimmy B. February 10, 2015
Music Theory ·
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.
Barb P. January 10, 2015
Music Theory ·
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.
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