Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Sunil
"She is an awesome teacher. My daughter Pabodha took more than 30 lessons from her .Now she is much improved in her singing and piano. She is easy going a
nd fun.Her all lessons were helpful and very informative. Definetly recomend her to all ages. She would go back to get more lessons when she is free from her busy schedule."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Mark
"Good Piano Teacher
He is very patient, working at the level of the student. He is considerate and not pushy but gives encouragement on any effort shown.
He does not merely teach songs. I appreciate his background and understanding of music theory which is the foundation for any good teacher. He does very well in sharing that understanding, even to a young person. I definitely recommend him."
Tulsa, OK teacher:
Review by Natalie
"Julia is amazing! We plan to continue with Julia for a long time!"
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Thomas
"My son Brandon was very exited right after the very first lesson with Tom Tom is a great teacher he is really good at what he does he teaches in a way
that clicks very fast and at the same time he makes it real fun Studio is great nice drums and really nice environment I would recommend Tom to any parent out there!!!!!!!!!!!"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Dominique
"I have been taking Music Production lessons with Renato for about a year now. His vast professional knowledge of the recording process along side his imme
nse talent as a drummer has really helped me hone my skills as a producer. He has challenged me to think outside the box and his style of teaching is perfect for me. He gives you a task and tells you "Make it happen!". After its done he goes through your process step by step, showing you how the quickest and most professional way of achieving a task. He recognizes talent and works hard to cultivate and encourage it. I am glad to have him as a mentor and teacher."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Julie
"I loved taking guitar lessons with Lola! She's excellent with beginners of all ages. I've seen her coax actual chords out of clueless eight-year-old and
empower adults to take the stage for the first time ever. Lola is a wonderful encourager and always easy to work with."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Hayden
"Hayden has a great time with Spencer, he is learning a lot and having a good time. Spencer has great patience and is a good motivator. Hayden has learned
to read music and we are only on our 3rd lesson."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by iris
"Hi My name is Iris and my son learns the drums with Carmen. My son has been learning with Carmen for 7 years (since he was 6 years old) and he enjoys ev
ery moment with her. She is a gentle teacher and always has patience for young children. She is very talented and her drumming skills are amazing. Also, she always listens to her students choice of music, because she knows every type. While teaching her students the song of their choice, she goes over every detail and part of the song, to ensure that they have had the best learning experience. I can tell my son has learned a lot from Carmen, because when he tried out for his school band, he got in and they were very impressed with his drumming skills. Carmen is the best music teacher, that I have seen teaching in a long time.
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Mike Mullen
"Howard has helped me reach skill levels on the piano I never thought possible. Although I've played pro and semi-pro trumpet for many years, I decided to
ramp up my piano skills for music library and film/TV composing. Howard's lessons are like leverage. No, make that industrial strength hydraulics! His teachings (customized drills and studies, sight reading, repertoire, etc.) allow you to exponentially improve not only your piano skills, but also every aspect of your musicianship. (performance, composing, theory, improvisation, you name it!) No matter your skill level when you begin with Howard, you WILL get better than you ever dreamed by following Howard's ingenious teaching methods."
I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Education (vocal emphasis) and a trumpet performance minor. I am currently in the process of obtaining a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy. Right now I am teaching K-8 General music and 5-8th grade band and Chorus. I have been a private studio instructor for the past 5 years.
If you are pursuing voice I can teach you Classical operatic singing, Broadway style, or Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)
If you are pursuing trumpet I can enhance your skills whether you are just beginning or are already an intermediate
*** Lesson Details *** I prefer to work with children and female students! (No adult males)
I am a teacher that helps you reach whatever goals you set for yourself. You tell me what you want to accomplish and I will work together with you to make it happen. I will create a curriculum according your personal needs and skill level.
If you are taking lessons with me you will learn lots of music theory and music history. I want you to understand the style and reasoning behind each piece of music you play.
*** Studio Equipment *** The in studio lessons are taught in the living room which includes a piano (88 key weighted), books, and seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in guest spaces.
The Elementary School lessons are taught in a classroom which includes an upright piano, books, & seating. Student must provide own trumpet. Parking is in lot.
*** Specialties *** German Lieder and Italian Arias
Linda M. June 25, 2015
In home Verified Student
She was wonderful! Would definitely go back with her once my daughter decides to start taking lessons again! Absolutely recommend!
Laveena T. March 5, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Susannah is a great teacher! She made my 12yo daughter feel comfortable to the point that she now only wants to work with Susannah. My daughter and Susannah have a great connection and she really enjoys working with her. She's always giving her tips to help her improve her singing.
Jason May 14, 2014
Awesome lesson! I had Susannah, she was really good! I recommend you try this.
Welcome to my studio! Here is a recent blurb about me:
Marci began her classical piano studies at 8 years old, in the private studio of concert pianist Elaine de San Miguel. In addition to recitals, concerts, camps and master classes, Marci branched out into performing in a variety of venues, as an accompanist for vocalists, instrumentalists, choirs and musicals. When she wasn't playing the piano for people, she was taking voice lessons, singing in both traditional & show choirs, and performing in musical theater. Her favorite TV show is currently "Phineas & Ferb"! (Great music on that sh
ow, if you hadn't noticed!)
Marci holds a teaching license in the state of Kansas, and is classified as "highly qualified" according to the No Child Left Behind Law. She is currently working on finishing a PhD in developmental and behavioral psychology, and for 5 years taught Child Behavior & Development classes at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Because of her education and experience teaching in public schools, she is unique in that she has an understanding of children and young adults and how they learn. She encourages her students to work towards their goals, but is patient and knows when a skill is currently beyond the child's grasp due to his or her individual development. Every child learns and develops differently, so each person's lessons are highly individualized.
*** Lesson Details *** I have a relaxed teaching style, a sense of humor, and lots of patience! I absolutely love the one-on-one teaching experience I get with teaching private lessons. Students tend to feel welcome and comfortable in my home studio. A beginning student will be surprised to be reading and playing music within just a few weeks!
For beginning piano curriculum, I use different piano book series, although lately I have been focusing on the Piano Adventures series by Faber & Faber. I also use a series called A Dozen A Day, technical exercises for the piano which teaches a little theory along the way. For older students, I like Czerny and Hanon exercises to strengthen fingers and hands. There are all kinds of on-line resources that I consult for ideas. Lessons are a combination of theory, learning the keyboard, and learning to read music.
For intermediate piano students, I will determine their level of musical understanding and design an individualized curriculum to address areas of improvement, and to build on each student's strengths.
In addition to the mechanics of music, I try to instill an appreciation for all types and genres of music in my students. I strongly believe that the most competent and interesting musicians are the ones who are familiar with music from all walks of life.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano, Guitar, Computer, Music Software
*** Specialties *** Piano-- Keyboard basics, music theory, playing technique, sight-reading music
ALL genres of music are welcome in my studio!
Nancy June 30, 2015
We love Marci! Both my kids are taking lessons now and they both adore her.
Wanda S. June 5, 2015
In studio Verified Student
It was great! My daughter loved going to lessons every week! She's very compassionate. She teaches her at her learning level! She's awesome ! We loved her!
Jan W. May 7, 2014
Piano Verified Student
Marci is fabulous with senior citizens!!!
I am 60 years old, retired, and have always wanted to take piano lessons. Our perfect grandson, Max, has been taking lessons with Marci for a couple of years, and his brother, our other perfect grandson, Gibson, will be starting soon. Their mom recommended Marci with no hesitation. I do the same!!
I am a different student for Marci than she is used to. She has the gift of a true teacher to be able to teach any age. (As a retired teacher of 35 years, I can attest to this professionally as well as personally!) She has the gift of dealing with any age and any ability.
I would recommend Marci with my whole heart and no hesitation whatsoever!!
From the time I began musical training at the age of 5, I knew that music making would always be an important part of my life. It became my muse and I followed it all around the world. I have performed in Japan, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Austria, and the United States. I know what makes a good musician and a good performer and I'm pleased to be able to share that with my students! MY STUDENTS WIN AUDITIONS! I taught in several of the States and in London. I am also a certified teacher in Missouri, Kansas and other States including England, Scotland and Wales. I hold a Bachelor’s
degree and Doctorate from Ball State University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Bridgeport. I have studied on fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and University of London. While teaching in London I performed at many famous venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and Somerset House. I sing at Lyric Opera of Kansas City where I have appeared in over 90 productions. Upcoming: Mozart: Magic Flute, November 9-17, 2013 and Puccini: La Bohème, March 15-23, 2014 I also sing professionally at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City. Whether you are seeking coaching on technique, Broadway, Opera or the American Songbook, I would be happy to work with you to realize your full potential. I get excited about helping students become good performers! Let me help you become the best musician you can be, IN PERSON or ONLINE!
*** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back teacher with a great sense of humor. You will also learn a lot of music theory and music history from me! My lessons begin with some training in reading music (Music Theory) and I suggest that you purchase Alfred's Music Theory Volume One or Two depending on your level of understanding.
After refreshing your music reading and rhythm skills, we will listen to you sing and begin to vocalize. I will develop exercises just for you, to help you develop your voice, making it stronger and more flexible.
When you have warmed up your voice with vocal exercises, we will work together on the music you wish to learn. It could be a song, an aria, a Broadway or Opera aria, or a religious piece.
*** Studio Equipment *** Large 30 foot living room with two pianos, music stands, keyboard, couches, seating area. Mac computer, multiple cameras and great sound system.
*** Specialties *** Classical Bel Canto (beautiful voice) style, operatic singing, Broadway style, Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)
Meta Evans July 21, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Awesome teacher! The good Dr. knows his stuff and has the credentials to prove it. If you want to improve your voice give him a try. You won't be disappointed.
John D. May 3, 2013
Singing Verified Student
I never thought anyone and I mean anyone could get me past the fear of singing. I have over three decades of acting, including a prestigous acting school, but never developed confidence in singing. Thomas taught me. He helped me develop my new voice. Wow! Thank you sir!
Julianna D. February 11, 2013
Tom is a most excellent vocal instructor
Tom is a wonderful teacher. He is always cheerful and encouraging and positive. He searches for the best selections to match my voice. He helps me work toward the best I can be and doesn't let me "settle" for anything less. Best of all, he is so fun to be with.
David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.
As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor, to name a few. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.
David started to play the piano after years of playing the guitar. Although a second instrument, it in many ways it was the first as everything David has aspired to on the guitar is pianistic, and he draws much of his inspiration on the instrument from piano players. Correspondingly, it wasn't long before David picked up the piano itself, studying privately first with Tatev Amir and later with Karen, Kushner, Professor of Piano Studies at UMKC. David applies many of the same principles to the piano that he does the guitar including stressing a comprehensive knowledge of music theory, self transcription, ear training and classical technique as well as the more traditional facets of piano pedagogy such as sight reading and rhythm work. Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.
As a pianist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the piano he has been inspired by pianists from such diverse backgrounds as Art Tatum, Nicolai Lugansky, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans among others. Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.
*** Lesson Details *** I have extensive experience with all ages and skill levels. I use a curriculum specifically geared towards the guitar, as opposed to more traditional (and inferior) methods that emphasize note reading and piano pedagogy, my method will teach you music theory as it relates to the neck of the guitar and the music that the student are interested in. I am a fairly laid back teacher; we will go at your pace, but I do expect you to work hard.
With piano I use classical literature to develop technique but emphasize the development of a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to the keyboard. This includes but is not limited to studies in pop, rock, jazz and other style of contemporary piano.
*** Studio Equipment *** #1) Dedicated music room seating for parents
#2) Practice/rehearsal room seating for parents
#3) Amplification provided and music stand.
#4) Keyboard/Piano for student use
#5) Broadband network, dual camera, file sharing and the latest technology utilized for online lessons.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a music stand, my instrument, curriculum materials, music paper materials and amplification (if needed). I expect the student to have their own instrument and potentially amplification. I provide a piano for instruction but I expect my students to have a piano or keyboard for practice at home.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in classical and jazz guitar, however I am fluent in most styles, including rock, blues, fingerstyle, and miscellaneous. I teach from Jay EuDaly's "Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar" but I also supplement this with a variety of other curriculum.
In piano I specialize in classical piano as well as jazz and pop.
neha S. August 30, 2013
Guitar Verified Student
Great instructor with friendly attitude and knowledge
David is very informative and friendly teacher. He made me very comfortable with guitar.
I have been teaching guitar for several years. I have experience performing, recording and writing in various genres. From originals to covers, from classical to jazz to rock pop and blues.
I am also trained and experienced with developmentally disabled individuals and children with special needs.
*** Lesson Details *** Students of any level are welcome in my studio. My goal is to help you learn to play your favorite songs while also improving your technical abilities. In lessons I introduce basic music theory concepts in relation to playing, so you will not only be able to pl
ay, but be able to make sense of what youÃ¢ÂÂre playing. I work with each student individually based on skill level, prior knowledge (or lack thereof), and personal taste. YouÃ¢ÂÂre never too young or too old to start playing!
*** Studio Equipment *** Fender Acoustisonic Epiphone Les Paul Alvarez Steel String Alhambra Classical Guitar Large library of sheet music and and instructional material Mac Book Pro: - Guitar Pro - Finale - Garage Band
*** Travel Equipment *** Macbook Pro
*** Specialties *** I write/perform pieces for percussive fingerstyle guitar. Basically I take an acoustic guitar and use extensive techniques such as tapping, drumming, and scratching on the strings to play a whole piece of music. There are some great players in this genre, and I love to teach it to interested students.
Matthew July 30, 2015
Music Performance ·
Before I met Dylan I was a sad excuse for a musician. I had confidence and zeal and was eager to impress. I knew nothing of communicating and of creating with out a selfish desire to be something instead of produce something. After my time with Dylan I had a sense of what performing wholeheartedly felt like. Although I don't think I made the best of my time with him because of my own attitudes towards things, in retrospect I realized learning with him about performing was one of the best lessons I could have learned and I frequently call upon our time together as one of the most productive and formative years of my life. Great person and great musician!
Mike July 28, 2015
Music Performance ·
Before I met Dylan I was just a guy who played bass. After working with him for a few months I found myself much more comfortable with calling myself a bassist. By the time our time was done I was something more, I was a musician. As someone who is now living as a professional musician I have much of that to thank to Dylan and the time we spent together. This is the teacher for you.
Bruce July 28, 2015
Dylan is passionate for his craft, immensely knowledgable, down to earth and personable. Whether instructing or inventing parts he has an intuitive sense of invention and originality and a genius ear for creativity, writing with him has been instructive and inspiring, and I'm a better person and artist for it.
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