Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by mina
"andrew is a great teacher
i've been taking bass lessons from andrew for several years and have nothing but great things to say about his teaching abiliti
es. he is organized yet flexible, allowing you to take the lessons the direction you want to take it. he can really connect to the way you think and channel that to advance your skills. my only complaint i don't see him enough, but that's my fault."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Erinn
Keith is a wonderful teacher. His so patient and dedicated. He has been teaching our 9 year old daughter guitar over the past year and
she has learned so much. He makes an effort to personalize his teaching to her musical interests and aptitude. I highly recommend him. He is always on time and always so pleasant and trust worthy."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Shanette
"Shakeatha is a wonderful teacher!
Prior to taking lessons, I had absolutely no experience in singing or playing the piano. I was very nervous that I woul
d not catch on quickly but, Shakeatha was very patient with me and worked diligently with me and she made all of my nerves go away. She is a great communicator and she explains the different techniques very well. Within one day I was able to read the music for two songs and play them on the piano by myself. She also taught me some excellent exercises that has helped improve my vocal range. Shakeatha is a very skilled and experienced teacher who loves to help others be the best that they can be. She makes you feel very comfortable and she is very encouraging. I have always had a strong passion to learn how to sing and play the piano and I'm very thankful that I found TakeLessons and my teacher Shakeatha. I really enjoy my sessions with Shakeatha and I would definitely recommend her to everyone. She's the best!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by john
"Highly recommended. Great teacher and very patient!"
Knoxville, TN teacher:
Review by Tatyana
Esther is really a great piano teacher. She is very kind, caring and patient with my daughter. My daughter loves Esther and always looks fo
rward to lessons with her. I recommend Esther to everyone who is looking for a piano teacher. Thank You Esther!!!"
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Kayla
"The best violin instructor
Mark is a wonderful violin instructor. It has been a joy to watch him teach my daughter. Mark has so many great qualities in h
is teaching skills in bringing out the best in a student. My daughter has learned to have confidence and a passion for playing the violin and I feel that he is the reason behind it. I highly recommend Mark as an instructor. He is patient and kind and knows how to approach each student to fit their learning needs."
Las Vegas, NV teacher:
Review by Snezhana
"Great Singing Experience
Shauna is a very talented singer/teacher. She focuses on her student and builds up self-awareness and singing confidence. The si
nging studio inside Shauna's house is sunny and cozy. It creates a positive atmosphere during lessons. Singing lessons with Shauna are very therapeutic. Shauna puts a great emphasis on not just singing, but singing with your heart and soul. I definitely recommend Shauna as a teacher to anyone who wants to take singing classes."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by OLIGARIO
"my kind of teacher
initially, I was reluctant about entering into the program. I thought the traditional mode of instruction always the best. it all chan
ged when I wanted to try learning the more unconventional way. it was an experience having Wilma for my teacher in Singing. she has way of making lessons so easy to learn. I admire her for the patience and for adjusting to my level as a beginner. seldom people find teacher who has the proficiency to make hard lessons understandable and easier. more so I like her style developing a more open teacher-student relationship where I feel free asking questions and clarifications pertaining to matters no clear to me as a student I felt her passion to her craft. all in all I cannot question her credibility as a music teacher especially in the area of singing which happens to be my interest. I loved the manner she presented the lessons. she made them adaptable to the situations. It was really an experience having her for my music teacher. my perspective has changed. though I started on a very low note, she made the lessons so interesting to look and study at. here is hoping I would still have better chances learning especially the voice lessons and with her as my coach, then, I fervently believe it is possible."
Washington, DC teacher:
Wilma Evangeline B.
Review by Robert
"Best drum teacher in Orange County
I've been talking lessons with Mike for about 5 years. He is both a great teacher and person. He combines a high level
of skill and teaching ability with unmatched enthusiasm. His lessons are a combination of practice on the pad and on the kit, culminating in learning to play songs. Learning a new instrument is not easy, but this approach works and is very rewarding( as well as fun). Mike is also very friendly, fun, and energetic. To summarize, you WILL NOT regret choosing Mike. He is great teacher, and is someone who you or your child can become friends with. I will never regret having Mike as my drum teacher."
I am very lucky to be able to share my passion for playing the flute with others for a living! It is so fun to hear how students grow with each lesson! I have taught beginning-advanced private flute lessons for 10+ years from children just starting out in band and adult beginners wanting to cross off an item on their bucket list! It is never too late to start, and can actually be very good for improving your breathing!
In 2009 I graduated from the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana with my Master's in Flute Performance. Prior to that I attended Florida State University and earned my
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.
Bio I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. At the age of 12 I started taking flute lessons with Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Throughout high school, I played in Sarasota’s youth orchestra program and was a winner of the Young Artist Competition. With lots of hard work, I also won first chair flute in All-State multiple times.
With a solid foundation in flute playing, I went on to study with Eva Amsler at Florida State University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in flute performance. I had a lot of wonderful playing opportunities here and as an undergraduate was playing in the top orchestra. During my time at FSU I was a proud member of the “world renown” Marching CHIEFS, where I served as section leader to 50 plus flutes! One of my favorite and more unique ensembles I participated in was the Andean ensemble, Aconcagua, where I played the zampona (panpipes) and the quena (Andean flute).
After undergrad, I decided to go abroad for graduate school earning my Master’s at a small conservatory in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland called the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. I studied under Italian flutists, Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola. I also had many opportunities to pursue my love of travelling and work on my foreign language skills! Although, I could use some more practice… would love to find some Italian and German students to brush up my skills!
After heading home to the States I began my freelance career substituting in various orchestras in Florida including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. I now live in Acworth, Georgia where I teach privately and freelance. In addition to music, I love spending time with my family, friends, my husband, Vance, and our adorable kitties (Ron & Harry) and dog (Leia). I also enjoy reading, hiking, baking, organizing, and cleaning!
*** Specialties *** I specialize in flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition prep.
Loretta L. December 29, 2016
Online Verified Student
Kelly has been an excellent instructor! She is always flexible with us. My daughter really enjoys her flute lessons each week and is learning so much!
Jessica L. October 22, 2016
Online Verified Student
A'shya R. September 15, 2016
Online Verified Student
I am passionate about music and I strive to share this passion with my students. I started playing guitar at age seven and have been hooked ever since. I have been teaching and playing gigs for years and I have just graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Guitar Performance. I can help students with a variety of styles including Jazz, Blues, Country, Funk, Rock and Metal, Folk, Finger style and Classical guitar.
Lessons are tailored to where you are as a player, what your goals are and how serious you wish to be. No matter what, music should always be fun an
d something you love, and I believe I can help inspire you to have the same love for music that I have. You will find me to be a laid back teacher. Students will develop skills in a wide variety of areas including reading, chords, scales, modes, and how to use all of this to make meaningful music.
Mark November 29, 2016
In home Verified Student
Very nice guy, good teacher. I was comfortable and felt I had a great first stab at banjo playing. I'm looking forward to my next lesson!!
David August 22, 2015
Mr. Jared Leach has been my instructor for almost a year and a half in Cartersville, GA. I'm an "older" student at 56-yrs who's been on/off with the instrument (guitar) over the years and Jared has met/exceeded my expectations for formal music instruction. Looking back over these past 18 months - Upon initial instruction, Jared does a fairly good skill assessment and works with the student ("me") to remediate their weaknesses and builds on their strengths AND (most importantly) provide a study/training routine that rewards the student while at the same time keep them out of their comfort zone and growing as a musician. His diverse musical interest and taste in many genera of music is impressive and rubs off on the student. His passion is contagious so one must be ready to work, have fun at it and - before you know it - you're making music !!!
Tyler Hartley began harp lessons at the age of six. Throughout middle school and high school, Tyler pursued a variety of performance experiences, including 12 years in the Atlanta Harp Ensemble and four years with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She began her collegiate studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Eileen Malone Scholarship and studied under Kathleen Bride, and later attended Kennesaw State University, where she was 2011’s Concerto Competition winner with the Boieldieu Harp Concerto. Tyler holds a bachelor's degree in Music Performance
id performer, Tyler serves as principal harpist for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, principal harpist for the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra and second harpist for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she frequently freelances with various regional groups including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the Atlanta Wind Symphony.
Many of her fondest musical experiences have come from attending classical music festivals, including Eastern Music Festival, Saratoga Harp Colony, Miami Summer Music Festival, and Round Top Festival and has spent several summers at the Young Artist's Harp Seminar, first as a student and later as a theory instructor and counselor.
Tyler teaches private lessons on both lever and pedal harp to students of all ages from her home in Woodstock Georgia and at the Atlanta Harp Center in Alpharetta Georgia. Tyler's students perform twice a year in recitals featuring solo and harp ensemble music.
Glenora September 6, 2015
Tyler is a very patient and fun instructor for all ages.
Hailey A. August 19, 2015
In home Verified Student
Hello! I have been playing the drums since I was 3 years old and have always loved to share my joys of playing music. I have been fortunate to study under the best performers in the world and have applied their knowledge into my lesson plans for each student.
I am a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where I studied many styles of music including Rock, Pop, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Latin, and Brazilian, as well as music theory courses from classical theory to advanced jazz theory. I have years of experience teaching students as Director of Percussion at the Woodward A
cademy, South Cobb High School, and as well as teaching privately.
With each student I create a unique lesson plan that aligns to their goals and current skill level. Lessons are taught so that the process can be ENJOYED; music needs to make us happy both in creating and listening. Music theory and concepts are taught alongside technique and "chops" to ensure a well-rounded musician is formed.
Andre September 14, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Donnie was really great with my son. He loved the lesson and is very excited to continue on his journey that just got started!!
Ari August 3, 2016
In home Verified Student
This guy is the real deal. I'm a very experienced intermediate level drummer looking to take my skill to the next level. He listened to me play for a few minutes and immediately developed a game plan. Donnie is an incredibly nice guy, and an exceptionally good teacher. I took a chance on him since he didn't have many reviews, but I'm glad I did. A+, would definitely recommend Donnie to anyone.
Darren W. March 25, 2016
I've known Donnie for a long time.... I like to call him my colleague, but really , you might say I have learned some of my own most valuable lessons, and insights through his extraordinary Talen,t coupled with an extraordinary ability to communicate helping students their learning needs, concisely explaining Concepts , and through complete Mastery of his crafts, I would say that he would be your best option as far as any musical instructor, especially available here online... he outo be teaching in an Ivy League school. I could go on, but his credentials are obviously as good as it gets. Go ahead and stop searching and just hire this guy
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