Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Emily
"So glad I found Nico! He is a focused and encouraging teacher. He listened carefully to my goals when I first started a few months ago and I feel like I a
m reaching them and understanding more with each lesson. He helps provide the structure to keep me on-track while still being flexible and open to what I want to learn and accomplish."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Vivian
"I am glad that we found Dena as my daughter's voice teacher. I like the way that she teaches. The detail techniques she taught are very help my daughter."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Hannah
"Fun, inspiring teacher
I started my piano career with Renee'. She was an excellent teacher, keeping the lessons fun and teaching what was needed as well.
She knows how to take a difficult concept and make it understandable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to start or continue their piano career!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by angela
I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano and rad music. Kate is a lovely teacher. She is patient, knowledgeable and a great
teacher. Each lesson is challenging but very rewarding. I am so pleased with how much I have learned in such a short time. She is such a joy!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Helen
"Great Singing Teacher for variety of voices...
Angela is a great singing teacher no matter your range or ability. She is very patient, very positive and
makes sure to include all the basics like breathing, pronunciation and sight reading of music. Her time management of classes is superb!
I've been her student for a little over a year now and really feel like I've progressed tremendously. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Nicole
"Hallie is friendly, enthusiastic and very encouraging, I look forward to each lesson because I know by the end I will feel great about what I achieve duri
ng that time.
I feel like my playing has progress so much further than when I was attempting to teach myself. As a shy adult beginner, Hallie's fantastic attitude makes is easier for me to learn as I don't feel as nervous as I normally would."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by Matt
"Patient, experienced professional"
Trenton, NJ teacher:
Review by Andrew
"Gaby is a super talented musician and a kind-hearted human being. She's super passionate about music, art and about sharing her skills and talents with th
ose around her. She has helped me improve my singing and has pushed me to hit notes I didn't think I could hit. She knows a lot about the mechanics of singing and helped me harness the power and confidence in my voice!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Dexter
"Marsha will help guide you through the basics of songwriting but most importantly strengthen your talents as an artist. Anyone can teach you how to writ
e a song, but Marsha is talented enough to know how to build stepping stones towards your own personal style. She is authentic, honest, and above all a pleasure to work with."
Hi! I love music! I love to listen, play, teach, and compose music. My desire as a teacher is for you to learn to love music as much as I do. I will be encouraging and patient as I help you discover and develop your abilities. I will help you to reach your full potential because I will be positive and nurturing. I think you will find lessons with me to be challenging, but fun. Why don't you sign up now and unlock your future in music!
*** Lesson Details *** I make lessons fun and motivating for all ages. There is no pressure or stress involved. I focus and build on the positive, helpi
ng each student to reach their full potential. You will not only learn to play or sing, you will learn the fundamentals of music theory and the patterns that create music.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room w/ grand piano and seating for parents
*** Specialties *** popular, easy listening, Broadway, jazz standards, contemporary Christian
Julie N. August 25, 2015
In home Verified Student
I have taken both singing and piano lessons from Bonny. She is a great teacher! She structures her lessons to fit the need of the student. She is encouraging and motivating as a teacher. My husband saw me make so much progress that he is taking lessons from her also!
I was born into a musical family and grew up in N.Y.C. This included my father who was a guitar teacher,composer and band leader,my grandfather who was a violin maker and my great aunts who performed Hungarian Folk Music on the zither,violin,mandolin and guitar for President Roosevelt at the White House. I was exposed at a young age to the art of guitar teaching as I "tagged along" to my father's private lessons. This gave me a great foundation on which to build my own unique guitar teaching style. Musical performance has also been a part of my life ever since I first played the ukulele and sa
ng at a wedding when I was only six years old. My experiences in performance also include playing rhythm guitar and forming a band in Middle School, performing at High School as well as college functions,being a member of a touring Stage Band while at college, directing children and adult choirs as well as worship leading for a local church and entertaining at assisted living facilities. I have also produced a demo cd of original compositions. I have been helping people learn the guitar ever since High School. While at college I also studied Music Theory. Over the years I have taught both private as well as group guitar lessons. Currently, I teach private guitar lessons at a local music workshop as well as group lessons for beginner as well as more advanced levels at a recreation center. In addition I also teach private and group ukulele lessons.I have taught the guitar to a wide array of students with various backgrounds and of all ages. For instance I currently teach guitar to a six year old. I have also taught guitar to baby boomers as well as senior citizens. My vast experience in guitar teaching will help the new student to get the individual care and attention that he or she deserves.
*** Lesson Details *** My students can expect to learn, grow and develop their guitar playing skills at the individual pace which fits each student uniquely. I present a fun, laid back learning experience for the student within a structured environment with goals for each coming lesson. I believe each lesson should be building foundations for future lessons. I encourage my students to enjoy their learning experience and use their innate abilities to the fullest. I have developed my own curriculum which is a combination of musical terms, guitar chord charts, songs as well as other helpful material to get things started on a proper note.Usually, a beginner student learns at least one song during the very first lesson. I encourage my students to ask questions and strive to develop open communication. If needed, I begin new students on "partial chord formations" until their skills develop to more complex chording. In time, after basic skills have been mastered,I give my students the opportunity to request songs that they would like to learn. I would expect that in six months my student will have learned an array of songs which we will then build upon for more complex and varied musical presentation. This includes the development of right hand strumming and picking methods. I also encourage my students to challenge themselves, as I have found learning to play the guitar is indeed a life-time event.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide the music material and lessons for all my students. I expect my student to provide their own guitars, amps,guitar stands, etc.
*** Specialties *** I teach folk, folk-rock, jazz , classic rock, classic pop and contemporary artists. I specialize in acoustical guitar but have also done some electric guitar teaching as well.I offer students to sing along with their playing which helps keep them on track.
I'm currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Choral Conducting at UNC in Greeley. I have experience as a teacher and performer of many vocal styles, but I'm most experienced with "classical" singing and musical theatre. I will start by talking to you about your goals and experience, and then we will design a plan specifically for you to meet your goals! I believe in positivity and hard work, and will push you to find your "best voice" while always treating you with the respect you deserve.
A bit about my background: Before moving to Greeley, I served on the vocal faculty at Discovery Canyon
Campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado, teaching 6-12 grade students. In my four years at DCC, the choral program’s size tripled to over 500 students; 102 singers were accepted into the various Colorado All-State Choirs; two students were accepted into the 2015 ACDA Honor Choir in Salt Lake City; and my choirs were consistently awarded top marks at CHSAA competitions.
Elizabeth August 10, 2015
Vocal Training ·
I had the great fortune of working with Braeden for four years as colleagues at a K-12 school. We co-directed choirs and collaborated on several projects together during this time. In this capacity, I was able to witness first-hand how inspiring, engaging, and educational his lessons are. If Braeden ever directs an adult choir in my neighborhood again, I'll be the first to sign up.
Sign up for lessons now, or you'll be kicking yourself later. Guaranteed!
Jean August 6, 2015
Vocal Training ·
Value. Off. The. Chain.
Braeden is the most professional and well-versed voice instructor you could ever hope to find.
If you are willing to explore and test your vocal capabilities, you will find intense value in Braeden's lessons. He knows what he's doing. He has positive and kind, constructive feedback, and is more than willing to tailor each session to the student's goals and abilities. Also, I am an "adult."
Mary August 4, 2015
Classical Voice ·
Braeden knows how to inspire his students. He has the ability to give confidence and make sure techniques are covered. He is also very kind, while being able to make necessary corrections. Lessons with Braeden have been truly rewarding!
Music is the window to the soul. Encouraging the gifts and talents of children of all ages is my passion. I have taught music for over 25 years, working with beginners all the way to professionals. I enjoy guiding a student to explore and find their passion in expressing themselves through song. I am also known as the alternative vocal coach, teaching all styes of music. Being a recording artist myself, and having performed for large and small audiences, I am able to teach and guide individuals and bands in stage performance. Many of my students move into songwriting as well, and they can do t
I am a professional singer with national & international credits currently performing with several active vocal studios locations in Colorado. My interest is in developing singers to become a better version of themselves and help them reach their goals.
My teaching philosophy consists of an individual approach with each student. Each singer has different vocal problems, and those needs are directly addressed. This studio gives private instruction for singing with, above all else, the principles of a healthy voice and sound.
Private lessons are on a one-on-one basis for ages high school
age, college-age and adults students within an hour, 45-minute or half-hour lesson, with half of the time for vocal technique instruction and repertoire selection for the other half. Musical coaching is available at no additional cost, and is woven into the lesson.
The piano is, by nature, unethical, discuss.
For students in music programs or conservatories, this is a common essay prompt you'll come across. But academic thoughts aside, it's an issue worth thinking about for any piano player. Pianos pre-dating the 1950s are inexorably linked with the universally distasteful business of hunting for the purposes of obtaining ivory, whether legally or illegally. Read on to learn more about the history of instrument-making to see where the vogue for making p …
Is it Unethical to Have a Piano With Ivory Keys?
The piano is, by nature, unethical, discuss.
For students in music programs or conservatories, this is a common essay prompt you'll come across. But academic thoughts aside, it's an issue worth thinking about for any piano player. Pianos pre-dating the 1950s are inexorably linked with the universally distasteful business of hunting for the purposes of obtaining ivory, whether legally or illegally. Read on to learn more about the history of instrument-making to see where the vogue for making p
Learning to Read Music: An Introduction for Singers
Learning to read music can be a daunting task for beginner singers! Here, Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R. shows you how to get started...
Not to point out the obvious, but as singers, we dont have keys on our instrument. We dont have buttons that emit the same pitch every time they are pressed. Most of us dont have perfect pitch, either. This makes learning to read music quite different for singers than for other musicians.
Not only do singers deal with learning how
8 Dazzling Audition Songs for Alto Voices
Do you have an audition coming up? Selecting the right song to show off your abilities is key. Here, Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. shares her top picks for audition songs for altos...
Altos are just fabulous! Your easy low notes and rich tone make so many great types of music suitable to you: jazz, pop, classical, and so on. So, what do you pick as an audition piece to best show off that special voice type of yours? Here are a few suggestions in various genres that may suit you!
Introduction to Ragtime Piano: 5 Iconic Pieces to Know
Curious about ragtime piano music? Read on as music teacher James W. shares a quick introduction to the genre, and the 5 iconic pieces you should know!
Ragtime piano music is characterized by its syncopated rhythm, which simply means that the accent is unexpectedly placed on the off beat, like the 2nd beat and the 4th beat in a 4/4 time rhythm. This offbeat style became famous at the turn of the 20th century with songs written by Scott Joplin like The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag,
6 Easy-to-Learn Classic Country Songs for Guitarists
Looking for some beginner-friendly country songs to play on guitar? Here, Katy, TX guitar instructor Zachary A. shares some of his favorite classic country songs that are easy to learn and fun to play...
Country music has changed a lot over the past couple decades, but the classic country songs from the 50s and 60s still highlight the country music genre. The music written by Hank Williams Sr., George Jones, Carl Perkins, and Waylon Jennings was revolutionary. Each one of these artists has le