Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Heather
"Brian is the Best!
Brian is an incredible music teacher!! He is patient and kind and encouraging and his knowledge and passion for music is inspiring. He
has taught me so much about guitar and piano and I am very grateful to be his student. I think Brian could teach music to anyone at any age and I highly recommend him as an amazing music teacher!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by brandon
"Exactly what your looking for.
I took private lessons from Mike at Musicians Institute the entire year and a half I attended the school. I didn't have in
terest in any of the other teachers because I found out right away how talented and versatile Mike is! He's very soft spoken about it all but make no mistake, he knows everything that there is to know about guitar. I highly recommend him for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. He is also very knowledgeable with recording songs! He helped make one of my songs come alive by adding a very nice harmony over the original riff and made the song feel much better. he knows music theory as well as you could ask from a guitar teacher. From the modes to the circle of fifths and everything in between. He's also very flexible, since my lessons counted for a grade at the school, if I ever missed a lesson he would always make it up with me at a different time without any questions. I promise that you will not find a better teacher for whatever he charges, it's worth it! My $30,000 degree from M.I. tells me so. - Brandon"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Anuja
"A Wonderful Teacher!
Jessie is an incredible person to work with. I went in looking to work on my range and songs for musical theatre and came out with a
better understanding of technique and intonation. She is always patient and understanding of her students and is always willing to help them any way she can. She helped me pick songs for my auditions and also informed me about other auditions in the area. I also learned basic piano from her awesome piano worksheet tutorials! Jessie not only is a great instructor, but a great performer as well . Although her voice is beautiful, she doesn't make me feel inadequate or intimidated. Her lessons are always fun to me because of her sense of humour and kindness. Overall, I've had a great experience with Jessie and can't wait to see her again!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Kim Prier
"Our daughter is 8 and is truly enjoying her lesson's with Ryan. His patience, energy, and personality allow her to enjoy the lessons!!! I would recommen
d him if you are searching for a great teacher!!"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Angela
"I sing in my church choir and just wanted a little extra help with control, particularly my breathing. Ms. Andria REALLY helped me with that! She demonstr
ated some techniques that I could use and WOW, what a big benefit the singing lessons have been to me. I recommend her to everyone. She is an outstanding voice teacher!"
Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by Karin
"We enjoy viola lessons again!!
Robyn is wonderful, professional and fun. My son had some other instructors who taught him, but not who allowed him to hav
e fun with his viola. She offers very constructive advice on how to improve and is very positive. Also, our schedules move around quite a bit and she is very helpful and flexible finding different times for lessons when necessary. We couldn't be happier with this instructor!"
Knoxville, TN teacher:
Review by Salli
So far so good. Never sang before, new I might have what it takes. Gabrielle is helping me fulfill that dream in a very relaxed comfortable environ
ment with no pressure."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Maria
"My daughter has taken lessons with Moa for the past couple of months now and she has developed a lot in her singing and general confidence. Moa is warm he
arted, fun and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Patti
"Molly is not only a knowledgeable and highly professional singing coach, she makes learning fun! Singing is a joy with Molly guiding you through the tech
niques and "tricks" of the trade. She recently did a group lesson via Skype with my friends and I and it was a blast. My New Years resolution: more lessons with Molly!"
I am a full-time pedagogue/performer with eight years' experience teaching private lessons in voice, piano, and acting to a range of ages and levels of students. Although the majority of my students are young adults, I have worked successfully with children, teenagers, and adult students (twenties to senior citizens) of both genders; I tailor my approach specifically to the goals and interests of each student; no two people learn the same way. I hold a Bachelor's of Music in vocal performance from West Virginia University (summa cum laude, WVU Outstanding Senior, Honors College J. and C. Na
th Outstanding Senior, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships candidate). I regularly perform as a soloist in opera, oratorio, concerts, and recitals and completed training through the Ezio Pinza Concil for American Singers of Opera in Italy, the American Singers' Opera Project of North Carolina, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. As a teacher, I completed a year-long vocal pedagogy course with Cynthia Bess which provided me with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and psychology of singing, as well as a systematic approach to the correction of vocal faults. In the spring of 2010, one of my students, a teen-aged boy, was selected to attend Eastman's summer program for high school students. Several of my students have performed leading roles in school, community, and university musical productions. I hold a full voting membership in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, am a Licensed Kindermusik Educator, am employed as Director of Music Ministry for a fairly large church, and was recently awarded the National Pastoral Musician's organ certification. I was also a teaching artist at Propel East Charter School for Greensburg American Opera and directed the Old Economy Singers (a twenty-voice historical choir) for six years.
*** Lesson Details *** I provide professional, knowledgeable, and individualized instruction in a supportive and encouraging environment. During the course of study with me, I expect voice students will improve vocal technique and sound quality, alleviate physical tension which may be interfering with phonation, expand their range, learn new repertoire, increase confidence, and grow as performing artists. My vocal teaching method focuses on correct breathing and resonance; I also incorporate some activities from Barry Green's "Inner Game of Music" technique. Although my teaching is grounded in a scientific approach to the process of phonation, I also believe singing should be a fun experience for the student. We sing to communicate! I believe that a thorough technical foundation is necessary for free and healthy singing in any genre of music. I am willing to work with students in the vocal styles that interest them most; although my professional performance experience is in opera and musical theatre, I have also successfully worked with students whose interests included jazz, pop, rock, folk music, contemporary Christian music, and choral singing. My piano pedagogical method matches each student with the right curriculum-- Alfred, Schaum, or Piano Adventures-- plus supplemental technical exercises such as scales, arpeggios, and Czerny and Hanon exercises. All students are exposed to theory through worksheets, games, and other applied activities. As soon as possible, I introduce "real" repertoire from master composers.
*** Studio Equipment *** Grand piano, electronic piano, music library, photo copier for copies of repertoire, music stands, Sing and See software.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide copies of music and exercises. If I am teaching at a student's home, I expect him/her to provide a keyboard instrument.
*** Specialties *** I believe that a strong technical foundation emphasizing correct breathing and placement will allow voice students to sing in a healthy manner in any style of music. My professional performance credentials are primarily in opera, but I also have musical theatre experience and have successfully worked with students whose interests include opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, Irish folk music, and choral singing. In piano lessons, I emphasize technique and musicianship through a balance of exercises, repertoire, and theory activities.
AmberH April 20, 2012
Emily is GREAT!
Emily is a great voice teacher and Sage adores and admires her very much. Sage has learned so much from Emily and we are very happy with her services. Emily always provides timely and valuable feedback and Sage looks forward to her lessons each week. Emily should be commended for a job well done; we appreciate her and so does Sage.
RyanB March 23, 2012
What I DIDN'T Know
Emily is an awesome coach and instructor. Yes I said coach! A coach actually encourages you, and that is what she did for me. Anyway, as for the title, "What I DIDN'T Know", there were things in film auditions that I didn't know that would were actually sabotaging my chances for auditions. Emily worked on these real quick and fixed them up.Long story short, I had an audition yesterday, and using Emily's lessons's the casting director said, "Wow, that was actually really good"
StaceyS1 December 1, 2010
I've spent years developing bad singing habits. Emily has been very patient and has helped me fix many of those bad habits one step at a time. I've made significant progress in a few short months and would recommend her to anyone looking to study voice.
I am a doctorate student in WVU, school of music. I have worked as a professional opera singer. I have plenty of experience on teaching singing for all age students, including classical, pop and Broadway. In addition, I have been teaching piano to beginners for years. In college, I have also worked as a music theory tutor.
As a tenor, I offer voice lesson to children and adults since 2008, classical and pop singing. I received my bachelor degree in music from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and as a professional singer worked in Shanghai Opera House for three years. Then I received my master degree in music from Cleveland Insititute of Music. With rich teaching and performance experiences, I will give students specific advices to improve their singing and performance skills.
Hi, I'm a trombonist and a student at West Virginia University. I study trombone performance and will be a senior in the fall. I have been playing trombone for 10 years and teaching trombone, tuba, and euphonium for 4 years. Most of my experience is teaching middle and high schoolers, but I am willing to work with a student of any age!
Hi! I'm Angela and I would love to teach you the violin. I've been playing since I was 5 years old. I am 24 years old now and just graduated with my BFA in Music Performance with an emphasis in violin at Marshall University in WV. I am a violinist in the Huntington Symphony, I've played over 50 weddings, and I'm even in a Bluegrass band! I adore performing with my violin, but I also enjoy teaching and showing people the beauty of the instrument. In the past few years, I've had a wide range of students varying from ages 3-75! It is NEVER too late to learn! I am extremely patient, I laugh and sm
ile a lot, and I'm very easy to get along with. I hope you give me a shot! :)
The violin is often considered by musicians to be one of the most challenging instruments to learn. Its roots trace back many centuries and it was clearly a definitive instrument in shaping classical music all over the world. One of the reasons it is considered a difficult instrument to learn is that it's a fretless string instrument, making violin music notes appear to be inexact, yet fingering must still be done with precision. The reward for learning this sweet-sounding elegant instrument, ho …
Introduction to Violin Music Notes
The violin is often considered by musicians to be one of the most challenging instruments to learn. Its roots trace back many centuries and it was clearly a definitive instrument in shaping classical music all over the world. One of the reasons it is considered a difficult instrument to learn is that it's a fretless string instrument, making violin music notes appear to be inexact, yet fingering must still be done with precision. The reward for learning this sweet-sounding elegant instrument, ho
Introduction to Proper Violin Posture
You may feel that learning the violin is all about playing the right notes at the right time. It is to an extent. But in order to learn the various techniques and play for longer periods of time, there are other skills that every student needs to master too, and that includes proper violin posture.
Because it affects all areas of violin playing, such as tone, intonation, bow hold and stroke, as well as shifting, all violin technique is built around proper violin posture. If you ignore or forg
4 Easy Tricks To Keep Your Voice in Tip-Top Shape
Singers, do you know how to care for your voice? Ignoring your overall health may lead to vocal cord problems and more. Here, Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. offers her easy tips to start practicing today...
We singers have it easy in some ways. For one, we dont have to go out and buy a pricey instrument! However, since we ARE our instrument, we have to take extra precautions every day to make sure things work! Here are some easy tricks to help keep that marvelous voice of yours in gr
4 Surefire Signs You've Chosen the Right Piano Teacher
Want to learn how to play the piano? Not all piano teachers are equal -- and different students need different things when it comes to guidance. So how do you know if you've found the right teacher? Find out in this guest post by San Antonio, TX teacher Andrew F...
When you go about your search for a piano teacher, what things do you consider? A few important things to consider could be location, experience, and affordability. I could not and would not argue against their certa
Do Singers Need Metronomes?
As a vocalist, should you practice singing with a metronome at your side? Read on for St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L.'s advice...
Metronomes are devices that produce sounds in regular, pre-chosen rhythms. Many years ago, the only metronomes were simple gadgets. Though the first one that's even similar to what we now think of as a "modern" metronome was invented in the 19th century, the kind that most adults are familiar with is a mechanical, wind-up metronome. It makes a s