Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Leslie
"Shayna is awesome
My son has taken lessons with Shayna and although we have to take a break due to financial reasons, I can't say enough good about Shayn
a. My son LOVES her and usually he talks and doesn't want to do things someone elses way but with Shayna he followed what she asked and she made incredible progress with him in a very short period of time. She was patient with him and had a wonderful way to get him to learn necessary things without him realizing it. She was able to keep him focused and very interested. I would highly recommend Shayna to any parent that is looking for a teacher for his/her child. We will rebook with Shayna soon."
Providence, RI teacher:
Review by Zhanna
"The best teacher!
Suzan the best teacher ever! My 9 years old girl say after each lesson. What i can add more?"
Portland, OR teacher:
Review by Keko
"Excellent drum teacher
Kolja is the best drum teacher I ever took lessons from. He is patient to explain, has the right approach and methods of teaching.
I really like working with him and in a little time I am already seeing improvements in my drumming. He is highly recomended, you will learn a lot in all fields of drumming."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Evva
I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his p
rofessionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Sheila
My daughter has been taking lessons with Mr. G. for several weeks and she has learned so much and really enjoys it. He is so enthusias
tic and teaches her at a speed that makes her comfortable. Every time we walk out the door after a lesson, she says, "I just love him!""
Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by John
"very good musical ear
Marc is good at keeping lessons Interesting and not just following a workbook, but still making sure you learn what you need to exc
Santa Rosa, CA teacher:
Review by Erin
"Awesome Guitar AND Music Teacher
Ayme was an awesome teacher! I learned all the basics and a few full songs in a very short time. Also, her music and art
ist knowledge is amazing. She introduced me to so many cool artists and songs I had never heard of. Ayme rocks!!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Claire
"Professional, Effective, and Challenging Lessons
Wendy is probably the most professional and talented voice teacher I have worked with in my time singing
. She was able to quickly diagnose and help me begin to address difficulties I was having, but was also very proactive in helping me find repetoire that I enjoyed and that meshed well with my voice and my musical interests. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mechanics of singing, as well as the interpretation of song, and really challenged me to think through my singing in a way I hadn't before. Thanks!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Sheila
Raycurt is a pleasure to deal with. He is very talented and uses his talent to teach me the piano. He is patient with me through I am not a ve
I teach Pop, rock, blues, and metal. I was taught for about 10 years on acoustic/electric and have had 5years doing private vocal lessons. After that I started teaching myself Guitar, Bass, and piano. I started playing for about five years touring and have taught in churches and learning centers. I also have a band and play lead guitar at a venue every Saturday night. I benefit from teaching when I see the student gets it and the accomplishment is what makes me speechless to the impact I have made or whatever impact there is to come! Also, feel free to check out my band at www.deardestinymusic
*** Lesson Details *** Students cant expect a laid back atmosphere with zero pressure. Learning guitar, like any other hobby or anything you wish to learn, requires dedication and love for the craft. Anyone can play any instrument they put their mind to, all they have to do is love it and enjoy the feeling of making music.
The Curriculum I use is Mel Bay's Guitar Method. It's the book I used when I was first learning and it set a firm foundation on which I have learned to build on and improve.
*** Studio Equipment *** Digitech GNX 3000 Pedal board Line 6 UX2 Interface Schecter Damien Elite Solo 6 Ibanez S1170 Line 6 212 Kustom 412 Head and Half Stack
*** Travel Equipment *** A guitar, I expect the students to have a tuner or get a guitar in time.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in legato, alternate picking, sweep picking, economic picking and basically all methods of playing lead guitar. But I do start off by teaching acoustic and rhythm guitar
Favian A. March 29, 2016
In home Verified Student
Perfect Teacher for my son !!
Renay D. December 27, 2013
Guitar Verified Student
David is AWESOME!
David has been wonderfully patient and my son has learned to play so quickly. We could not have found a better teacher for my son to relate to. In the words of my son "he is AWESOME!".
Been playing the violin for over 40 yrs. Started in elementary school and held the coveted "Concert Master" designation all through high school. Been playing fiddle since 1985. Twenty years experience as a dance fiddler, and the last several years studying swing and traditional Irish. I play in three bands, all different genres. I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn n
ew tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music.I consider myself so lucky to be blessed to be playing an instrument. It is one of the best kept secrets to life. This is a point I like to stress to my students. It enhances your mind, you can make wonderful friendships with like minded people, and constantly learn new tunes and genres. It just keeps you young at heart. I love spreading the Gospel of music. I am very patient and will teach my students everything I've learned over the past 40 years.
*** Lesson Details *** I give 30 minute and 60 minute lessons. I recommend 30 minute lessons for beginners. I teach classical techniques for holding the instrument. Scales and intonation work are important, and can be integrated into simple songs so as not to be boring. Teach sight reading and auditory learning. Auditory is more important as Music is an auditory art. I am easy going and teach what the student wants to learn as everyone is on different levels and has different ways of learning. I also teach violin chords, and applied theory as to improvisation for playing. All skill levels welcome.
I use handouts from several different music books and will tailor them to your skill level. I do expect my students to find some time to practice what I give them. I really want my students to get all the bang they can for their buck
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room/open area setup for lessons with music stand. Parents can sit in on lessons. Parking in driveway and on street in cul de sac.
*** Travel Equipment *** Stand, and my instrument and books. Student must have their own instrument.
*** Specialties *** Methods: Sight reading, Auditory reading, some Suzuki, bowing techniques, genres; Old-Time, Irish, Bluegrass, some swing, cajun. Currently playing in three bands.
Maximiliano C. February 29, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Sharon is a great instructor
Belle S. December 13, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Xing O. April 28, 2013
Violin Verified Student
A great teaching environment.
A great teacher and very good teaching environment.
I am currently the guitar teacher at Ocoee High School.
I have a degree in Music Education and Flute Performance from Florida State University. Flute was my primary instrument throughout high school and college, but guitar is now my main focus. I have given multiple lessons and master classes on both flute and guitar. I have also been a music theory tutor for many students. I have a lot of experience with both giving and receiving lessons, so I have learned many ways to adapt to any situation.
I love laughing and making jokes, which is one of the most important aspects of any teacher. Le
ssons should be something to look forward to rather than dreading to spend time practicing. I do prefer being more laid back as a teacher, but still know when it's time to get more serious about the work.
*** Lesson Details *** I am laid back most of the time time, but I still expect whatever we assigned to be practiced for the next/current lesson. I will expect some form of technique exercise to be played as a warm up to each lesson as well as non-instrumental warm-ups like breathing. As a student, you can choose repertoire to work on, or I can provide music and etudes depending on the skill level. I can provide any supplementary materials as needed.
Music lessons - Flute and guitar are the two instruments I play at a professional level, however, I am able to play and have a solid understanding of most instruments.
Math lessons - My experience ranges from elementary to college as far as giving lessons. I come into lessons prepared, and will know most of the subject matter presented, and if not, I am a quick learner and am able to understand material presented very quickly.
Josiah P. February 20, 2016
In home Verified Student
Awesome teacher! His skills are mad. Anticipate my abilities to increasing quickly.
Josiah P. February 17, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Understanding, supportive, relayed information clearly. Didn't confuse me, very kind even in correction. I give him 5 stars. He definitely knows math. I look forward to our next session.
Emily Rose F. July 30, 2015
Online Verified Student
Awesome teacher! He knows his stuff and is always really helpful. Also very good if you have a busy schedule and need someone with a flexible schedule!
Educated in Russia, 35 years of piano and music theory experience, 20 years of which in the US. Five years ago obtained a Harmony Road Music method certification and established a very successful music school in Maryland. At the moment the school provides lessons in piano, guitar, violin, vocals, music theory and music history. Moved to Florida recently. Hope to utilize my experience here and looking forward to introducing the wonderful world of music to my future students.
*** Lesson Details *** Whether it's in my studio or your place, I maintain friendly environment, show passionat
e attitude. I develop an individual lesson strategy based on unique student's personality. I provide all the necessary material. I am particularly successful with very young (3+) kids and manage to create a game like engaging environment in the class room. Can teach in both English or Russian.
*** Studio Equipment *** piano
*** Travel Equipment *** portable piano
*** Specialties *** Classical piano music
Stephanie T. December 8, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Ella was so great! She was very welcoming and prompt. Her instruction was easy to understand and just the right amount of information for my first lesson. I'm really excited about moving forward and continuing my lessons with her.
Sarah m May 14, 2014
Great teacher. Very patient especially with one of my kids who can can be a bit difficult at times.
Don D. February 24, 2014
Piano Verified Student
Very glad I found her
Ella has a lot of patience, esp. for me as a beginner. She makes me play perfectly without making me feel frustrated.
Hi there! My name is Dawn L., I'm fingerprinted, background approved, cleared, eligible and ready to accept and teach students of all ages since 2004 . I've been coaching and teaching privately since 1990. I'm available for personalized in-home one-on-ones or group sessions at a location of your choice. After all, everyone is an individual! Harness your destiny! I aim to enhance your strengths that will equip you in achieving your goals and dreams so you can really experience an abundant life by being the best and highest expression of yourself. Schedule an appointment now to reserve time
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I am a conscientious, positive, detailed, healthy, open minded teacher, coach and certified heath and wellness counselor. I attended Schaumburg High School, was accepted to Miami University - Coral Gables Music for Recording Engineering and attended Northern Illinois University for music with trumpet as my primary instrument. I have performed publicly for over 30yrs. My professional portfolio exhibits having bought, owned and sold several homes; developed, founded and established several businesses as and owner/operator becoming debt free before age 35; semi-retired in 2005 as wife, a full time mother of 2 teenage daughters, wife, spiritual counselor and teacher, a Supernatural Intuitive and Empath educating others toward their own personal experience of transformational healing. In 2010, I completed a (7)seven-year Carmelite vocational discernment, 3rd order formation, and final profession in the Diocese of Orlando. I graduated from Kerala Ayurveda as a certified ayurvedic wellness counselor. With extensive leadership experience and hands on involvement, I've partnered with a variety of ministries and organizations.
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Jim F. June 18, 2016
In home Verified Student
Hawaiian for "jumping flea", the ukulele is an enchanting instrument, as versatile and melodious as a guitar. The small bodied, four stringed uke has gained in popularity in recent years, perhaps owing to gorgeous covers like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoole, and "Im Yours" by Jason Mraz. Trendy or not, the ukulele has a timeless sound. It's enjoyable to play, portable, and relatively easy to learn. Ukuleles are also less expensive than many other instruments, making the pr …
Take Lessons or DIY? How to Learn to Play Ukulele
Hawaiian for "jumping flea", the ukulele is an enchanting instrument, as versatile and melodious as a guitar. The small bodied, four stringed uke has gained in popularity in recent years, perhaps owing to gorgeous covers like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoole, and "Im Yours" by Jason Mraz. Trendy or not, the ukulele has a timeless sound. It's enjoyable to play, portable, and relatively easy to learn. Ukuleles are also less expensive than many other instruments, making the pr
How Playable Is That New Guitar Of Yours? | Tips for Beginners
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6 Broadway Belting Audition Songs to Knock 'Em Dead
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5 Exercises to Help Reduce Tension While Playing the Violin
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