Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Lauren
"Eric is a overall great instructor and taught me the basics in a two hour class.
Eric is amazing! He taught me to play the basic cords; proper handling i
ncluding how to hold a pick, how to stand and sit with the guitar, how to place your fingers on the strings, and how to pick your strings. I learned all of these things in a two hour class. Overall, I think he is a great instructor for beginners, private, and group lessons. :D Thanks, Laurenrj"
Minneapolis, MN teacher:
Review by Anisha
I took lessons with Ms. Chelsea for 3 years and really enjoyed it! She helped me become more comfortable with singing, and improved my t
echnique a lot. She is very easy to talk to, and has a very fun and open learning environment. We worked on songs and warm-ups that improved my voice, but also any songs that I was interested in. I would definitely recommend her to anyone of any age or skill level! She is so talented, has a beautiful voice, and is a fabulous teacher!"
Baltimore, MD teacher:
Review by Josephine Tsao
"Julia is amazing!!! During my two-week trip in Tucson, AZ, I needed a voice teacher to help me get ready for a performance at a recital three weeks later
in another state. I was so lucky and so blessed to have found Julia! Julia is an expert in classical and opera voice. She helped me with an Italian art song and a Chinese art song. She is always very encouraging, kind and patient. She knew my strengths and weaknesses right away, and taught me a variety of singing and breathing techniques to improve my voice. Julia is a treasure, and the best voice teacher I've ever met! I live in another state, but would like to go back to take lessons with her again in the future! Julia has years of experience in both performing and teaching. I highly recommend that students in the Tucson area have Julia for the voice lessons! Thank you Julia!"
Tucson, AZ teacher:
Review by Nathan
"Ben is fabulous. My son is 5, nearly 6, and Ben he loves his drum lessons with Ben. Without much prompting from mom and dad, our boy has decided that he
loves rock n' roll and Ben has really channeled that enthusiasm. He's learning notations, theory, and rhythm. And having a great time doing it. Thank you Ben!"
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Frank
"It was hard to know which person to pick to be my singing instructor. I picked Varin because he seems to know more about commercial music. I didn't want t
o end up singing opera or musical theater like many other coaches. Varin provided everything that he promised in his profile. I got the singing exercises for my music which is r&b. I could hit those high-notes like nothing now. I was so impressed of how accurate Varin was with fixing my problems. He's like a doctor but for singing. I'm serious, I didn't know singing could be taught. I thought you had to be born with it or something. Well, I didn't have an ipod, so he brought his recorder and made a cd for me at my pad. I ripped the lesson onto my computer so I'll always have a copy of what I worked on in the lesson. I was so nervous at first because I didn't live in a nice home, but he's so down to earth, I felt comfortable with him right away. He's pretty laid back and I never felt pressured into doing things I felt uncomfortable about. Great instructor for the price!"
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by John
"Jack is a great teacher who really tailors each of his lessons to suit my needs. I learn something new and exciting every time I take a lesson, and he has
helped me boost my confidence as a performer. I can't think of a better person to take lessons with!"
A Berklee graduate and seasoned professional musician, Trevor has performed all over the Country with numerous acts. Venue's include Boston's Hatch Shell, Sculler's and Ryle's Jazz Clubs, Symphony Hall, Hyne's Convention Center, the Agganis Arena, New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, as well as Connecticut's Foxwood casino Grand Ballroom, and Rhode Island's Twin River Casino Event Center. Trevor has had the pleasure to either work, rehearse, record, and or perform with big names such as Tower of Power, Ricky Minor, Greg Hopkins, Joe Lovano, Lin Biviano, Tiger Okoshi, Phil
Wilson, American Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt, Amy Heideman and Nick Noonan of pop group Karmin, and many others. Currently Trevor is in constant travel around New York, New York City, and all of New England playing high end casinos, clubs, and function facilities with numerous acts. Trevor is available for hire involving live performances, studio projects, and private instruction.
*** Lesson Details *** My first emphasis is on tone, sound projection, and pitch control. If you don't have a good sound and good presence, everything else is insignificant. After that is established, technique exercises are implemented in any and all styles that the student wishes to pursue. I prefer classical and jazz exercises for the saxophone. I expect my students to practice every day and "re-teach" themselves the knowledge and advice they receive from me. The REAL learning happens when you are all by yourself, realizing your mistakes and fixing them from within. I will show you how to go about doing this, but the student must be able to execute their goals on their own during the practice week. I am strict because I expect a lot out of my students. I also like to have fun! Don't forget that it is YOUR lesson. Whatever songs you want to learn, or if you want to sound like players you admire, let's go for it! Anything is possible!
*** Studio Equipment *** Instruments: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Keyboard. Also have two chairs, Music Stand, Instrument stands (2 Guitars, Keyboard, 3 Saxes, Flute and Clarinet.) Books and sheet music, Stereo Speakers, and audio library.
*** Travel Equipment *** I bring my instruments (Tenor, Alto, Soprano saxes, Bb Clarinet, guitar) I can also bring a music stand, sax stand, tuner, metronome, and all books. I highly recommend that the student owns all of these items just mentioned.
*** Specialties *** I teach jazz, classical, funk, pop, rock, blues, and r&b styles on saxophones. On clarinet I teach classical and Jazz. I also teach electric and acoustic guitar. Styles for guitar include rock and roll, blues, rhythm and blues, and pop. I also teach vocal techniques, help with songwriting, and the full spectrum of music theory and improvisation.
virginia B. June 27, 2013
talented musician and inspiring teacher
Trevor has been my sax teacher for more than two years. He is both fun and inspiring. I am definitely a better musician because of my lessons with him.
Trevor makes me work hard but understands when I need the lesson to slow down. My favorite part of each lesson is when we get to play the music together.
I began playing flute as a child and have continued with music into adulthood. I attended the Community College of Rhode Island and graduated with an Associates in Fine Arts, and continued my studies at Rhode Island College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Music Theory and Music History. At Ric I studied Flute with Mary Ellen Kregler, as well as, Bass Clarinet with Ian Grietzer, Principal Clarinet for the Boston Pops Orchestra. Currently I am the Prinicipal Bass Clarinetist for the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble and 1st Piccolo for the Boston Wind Jammers, Providence Br
ass Band, and the Worcester Brass Band.
*** Lesson Details *** In lessons, I find it important to work on tone production, technique, etudes for concentration, and a piece that the student and I pick out together. I also like to incorporate a little theory in the mix so student understands what they are reading. Most of all, I want the student to feel relaxed and have fun while learning. A relaxed musician who enjoys what they are doing always plays beautifully.
*** Studio Equipment *** Metronome, Tuner, Keyboards, Various Music Books, Solo Pieces, White Board, and Computer.
*** Travel Equipment *** Metronome, Tuner, Books, Solo Pieces
*** Specialties *** Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory, and Music History
Steve S. November 24, 2014
In home Verified Student
Kathleen is dedicated, positive and timely. My daughter likes learning from her and I am glad I hired her.
Kathleen F. February 26, 2014
Friendly and Skilled
My daughter has been taking flute lessons from Katie since September. She is very friendly and has helped my daughter improve her skills and technique greatly. She gets 5 stars!
I am a professional singer and actress with opera and musical theater credits. Singing is my passion! I love to sing, and I LOVE to teach others to sing! The human voice is the most natural instrument of all, and helping others to bring out the beauty of the natural instrument that lies within them is something to which I am very devoted. I like to make students feel comfortable and at ease in lessons, and you will find that I am very warm and friendly!
Every student is unique, with their own strengths, their own areas for improvement, and their own preference for certain styles of sing
ing. I can help you find what style makes your heart sing!
I have a broad range of credits, including the Broadway National Tour of Fiddler On The Roof with Theodore Bikel (Tzeitel understudy), and Off-Broadway in Fiorello (Marie) and The Rose Tattoo (Flora). Among my many regional credits are Oliver at the Chiswick Park Theater in Sudbury, MA (Nancy), Camelot with Noel Harrison at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA (Nimue/Guinevere understudy), and Is There Life After High School with Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Sharon Lawrence at the Burt Reynolds Theater in Jupiter, FL. I currently hold the post of Soloist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Needham, and am a Guest Soloist for The Mother Church in Boston. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and have received additional training with many renowned pedagogues, including mezzo-soprano Sondra Kelly, and coaches Arlene Shrut from the Juilliard School, Michelle Alexander with Boston Lyric Opera, and Roger Malouf with the Metropolitan Opera.
Rod June 29, 2015
My teen son has been working with Mia for about a year. Wow. It has been a fabulous experience, he has learned a ton, Broadway, Pop, A Capella, Musical Theater. My son loves Mia, she is fun, works him hard but not too hard and is very supportive, knows her business.
minerva T. June 10, 2015
In home Verified Student
I've tried a couple of acting experience & Mia was very amazing. I cant wait for my next lesson.
Morgan P. April 23, 2015
In home Verified Student
My daughter's acting class with Mia was absolutely wonderful! She was very nervous going in because it was her first time trying out acting but she was immediately set at ease by Mia's warm and friendly personality. Mia also took the time to get to know my daughter and find out what her interests and goals were. Mia's enthusiasm for acting really inspired her and she is very excited about her upcoming classes.
Hi, there! My name is Liz and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have loved helping my students have fun while learning, have a sense of accomplishment, and master what they are learning. I went to Boston University and earned a degree in Music Performance in 2011. I'm a fun, passionate and outgoing person and my teaching style is is tailored to each individual student, engaging, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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