Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Anita
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Linda
"Couldn't have asked for more!
We found Jessica through the Suzuki Association Directory. I was looking for a teacher that taught through the Suzuki metho
d and she ended up being a perfect fit for my VERY energetic son. Patient, flexible (lessons in our home), laidback and even willing to drop by on her free time to fix a few broken strings and stray bridges We could definitely hear my sons progress after each lesson...very pleased and would definitely recommend!!! :-)"
Baltimore, MD teacher:
Review by Christian
"Kimberly is amazing. sh has sparked a passion in my son that he didnt have before working with her. Thank you Kimberly"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Tarran
"WORTH EVERY CENT! YOU WON'T FIND BETTER
Eric Jayke is well above and beyond what I hoped to get from takelessons.com. I was originally going to take one
or two lessons of "singing" because I had never done any singing in front of anyone to break out of the shyness. Now I am taking lessons whenever I have the time. I have learned music theory from him on guitar and I even sing and play songs all the time now in front of people. I am currently working on my own songs and recording with some extremely talented musicians that would have never wanted to play with me without learning what I have so far from Eric. I look forward to our lessons every time! They are the highlight of my weeks! I 100% highly recommend him to anyone out there with a passion for music. Do yourself a favor and book one with him. You'll see."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Betty
"Jennifer is a very talented musician, and really connects with my daughter during their lessons. She brings in examples of the music she is teaching, and
clearly explains the terminology and techniques. My daughter really enjoys learning from her, and I appreciate her methods and patience. Jennifer teaches at the pace of the student, encouraging her all along the way."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Patrick
"This Berklee grad knows his stuff!
I had already been playing guitar for about 10 years or so by the time I started taking lessons with Michael (so defin
itely not a beginner), and although my playing techniques were already pretty decent, I knew my knowledge of music theory paled in comparison and needed some work. Michael was able to easily assess where I was at and start me on a path of further music enlightenment. Before the end of my first lesson, it became clear just how much I had to learn and that Michael's musical prowess went beyond what he was teaching me.
Rather than just giving me pre-made handouts, Michael would have blank manuscript paper with which he would walk me through the theory as he was writing it out. This was extremely helpful in understanding the lesson. Michael can be flexible with his lesson plans, so if there's something specific you want to get into, he will teach if he feels you're ready.
Michaelâs extensive knowledge of music theory was a big help in developing me more as a songwriter and composer. Even if youâre already an advanced player, I would definitely recommend this teacher if you are looking to broaden your musical literacy."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Sanal pookat
"Great first lesson. Hoping for a great learning experience in lessons to come.."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Deborah
"I knew about Leah's background and credentials. But now I know about the results, with my daughter! My 12 year old seemed a little unfocused and lackadais
ical about growing more dedicated to the music she played and to her instrument. I watched how Leah's nurturing manner and kindly expressed expectations caught on with my daughter. Within a few months she was playing at a notably higher level, and not dreading her lessons & rigorous practice schedule. I give Leah the highest recommendation!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Julie
"Easy going and very talented! Has a real passion for music and sharing that passion with others."
I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.
I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap i
nto if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!
*** Lesson Details *** I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda but am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.
I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!
***CANCELLATION POLICY*** I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.
*** Studio Equipment *** I have a piano keyboard at my home.
*** Travel Equipment *** I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.
*** Specialties *** I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.
I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worked in a wide variety of styles and I have a Masters degree in music composition and theory. One of my main specialties is working with very young students and total beginners. There is a special skill to teaching young children that can only be developed through experience. For the older student, o
r the student who already has a musical background my specialty is helping you learn the styles that have always been of most interest to you. I can also help older students gain a broad understanding of music through some basic music theory.
*** Lesson Details *** I can teach piano or keyboard to beginners and up to advanced students. On guitar and woodwinds I can teach beginners and up to intermediate level students. My teaching style is fairly relaxed and very positive, but I will try to keep the lessons on a course that is going to benefit you the most. For younger piano students and beginners I prefer the Alfreds piano system. The songs in the Alfreds books allow for immediate playing and note reading without any tedious memorization. The beginner books contain a lot of fun songs that kids really gravitate toward. For older students I try to gear the lessons toward whatever musical style you prefer. For students who have only had traditional piano lessons I can teach you how to read pop and jazz chord charts, as well as how to turn those chord charts into fully arranged music. I can also teach improvisation and the skills that are required to play specific styles of music in a professional band. For my younger guitar students I have a variety of beginner material I have collected over the years, but for my older students I prefer to work on songs of their choice. My beginner woodwind students will work with a Yamaha method book, while older students can learn improvisation and theory if they like. I also can lead Orff styled tuned percussion ensembles. The Orff style of music performance allows for students from entirely mis-matched musical backgrounds to play music together, even on their first day of class.
*** Studio Equipment *** Many keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, flute, and four Orff tuned percussion instruments.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide multiple keyboards, a guitar, saxophone, flute and 4 Orff style tuned percussion instruments, as well as countless books and literature.
*** Specialties *** I play keyboards professionally in jazz, RnB, rock, reggae, Latin rock and other styles. I can help the student who has only had traditional lessons branch out and learn how to read chord charts, which in turn teaches them theory. I am a certified Orff teacher as well.
Pat S. May 9, 2016
In studio Verified Student
John was very good and very patient. I really think I am going to love this
Carter March 1, 2016
In studio Verified Student
John is a great teacher! This was my son's first piano lesson last night. He enjoyed it and also learned quite a bit during the half-hour session. My other son has been taking guitar lessons from John for over two years, and he has been a pleasure to work with during this time. We highly recommend him for lessons of various instruments!
Matthew Marley February 16, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Very helpful. Lots of progress in a short period of time.
My name is Keturah. I have experience working with and teaching kids 5 and up. I have worked through professional companies such as Inspirational Keys and Children in Harmony. I am fun, compassionate, and experienced and I can provide references for the families and companies that I have for. My degree is in Music and Music Business and I specialize in Voice, Piano, Songwriting, and Theatre
Lark D. August 26, 2015
In home Verified Student
Fun and she really knows what she's doing
Amber July 28, 2015
Theater Acting ·
Great at scene development and character analysis. Critical thinker which is definitely necessary for developing the total character. She truly has a passion for instructing and inspiring a since of creativity in her students. Overall awesome instructor!
Zazita July 19, 2015
I am 10 years old,I took voice lessons with Keturah for almost a year. I really enjoyed meeting up with her at MTSU once a week. I would tell anyone to take lessons with her. She is a nice voice coach and funny.
Guitar, Bass and Ukulele teacher with over 20 years experience located in Union county. With a fully customizable approach to teaching, Joel will have you up and playing the songs you want to learn as fast as after a few lessons. All ages at all levels of playing ability. Learning music is fun with Joel !
Not only will we be learning how to play the guitar, bass or ukulele and playing songs, but also learning how to sing them as well. As you progress along you will learn how to improvise and make a melodic solo. I will explain theory in an easy to understand way and how to compose your own
songs too !
Joël has worked as a professional musician, teacher, producer/engineer, and concert promoter for the past 30 years. Joël studied composition at Humber College in Toronto before relocating to London with his alternative rock band Melt. Melt quickly grabbed the attention of the critics, and received extensive play on BBC Radio One, XFM, and London FM. Rock journalists wrote rave reviews of Melt for Melody Maker and NME and was given "Single Of The Week" status. Melt performed with Supergrass, Modest Mouse, Eels, Julianna Hatfield, and Hefner.
Joël moved to New York and formed his next band, Mutronium who were voted #2 favorite of the year on WFMU Radio. Mutronium performed with Grizzly Bear, Au Revoir Simone, and BM Linx before disbanding. Joel then turned his attention to production work, producing and engineering recordings for TVT recording artists Ambulance Ltd. and 11 albums for U.K. band Hefner. Currently Joël is working on placement music for TV and films.
David B. May 5, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Very good. Teacher knows his stuff. Teaches at the proper level for the student.
My name is Lauren Jones and I am a classical guitarist living in Memphis, Tennessee. I graduated from Liberty University in December of 2015 with a degree in classical guitar performance. I will be starting my masters degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Memphis in August 2016. My primary love is classical music, but I have studied country, pop, rock and fingerstyle guitar. My approach to teaching is to get you excited about learning guitar! You will pick the style and the song you want to learn and you will be playing guitar within the first lesson! I like to spend t
ime getting to know your musical taste and knowing what your goals are for taking lessons. No matter what your goals are, I want to work with you and first and foremost have fun while fostering a love for music!
Matthew July 18, 2016
Classical Guitar ·
I am fairly useless when it comes to music but Lauren was incredibly patient and understanding when I fumbled through her beginning lessons. We went at a pace that was not difficult to follow,and I can safely say I learned a great deal from her in just a few lessons, and when I am ready to get back on that horse I will make sure to have her as my instructor.
Christine Trout July 17, 2016
Lauren taught my son to play acoustic guitar several years ago. She did more than teach him the basics of playing. Lauren's enthusiasm in her love of music was contagious too. My son now plays in his own band, writes music, plays for worship at church and in his school. Lauren has always been an excellent music instructor, but now has expanded her abilities to teach several genres given her bachelor's degree completion. As a music educator, I highly recommend Lauren Jones to any prospective student!
John Trout July 16, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
She was my second guitar teacher and she was the best! I owe most of my guitar skills to her and I wouldn't have even been as interested as I am now if it weren't for her. She didn't just teach me, but she also made it a ton of fun. I'm now in a band (Fisherman's Fable) that's just starting out, and I know it wouldn't have happened if she didn't teach me strumming patterns, bar chords, finger picking, and singing while playing ten years ago, and she has only gotten better with her study at Liberty. I put down Acoustic Guitar, but she has also helped me some with classical as well. I'd say stop looking at all the other teachers you're considering, she's the one you want.
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