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Review by Amanda
"Encouraging and Patient
Tanisha is one of the best music teachers I've ever had. Her encouragement, patience, and honesty have been such a huge help for
me as I continue to grow. I highly recommend her for students of all ages."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jessica
"Piano lessons for 2 young active boys
Tim is an extremely patient, calm and professional piano teacher. He has been teaching my 5 and 7 year old boys for
8 months now. They are not easy students- one is a total wiggle worm and the other has a speech/language delay. He handles the situation beautifully. The best part is that the boys are learning properly from the very basics- sitting at the piano, hand positioning, rhythm, reading music, and actually playing. We're using Alfred's basic course starting from pre-reading and beginner. HIghly recommend for a low-stress music teacher."
San Antonio, TX teacher:
Review by Kati
"Heather is a great teacher
Heather is one of the most encouraging teachers I have come into contact with. My children love to practice because of her enc
ouragement. She has the sweetest temperament and deals with her students with patience and kindness."
Detroit, MI teacher:
Review by Braydin
"Good first impression, hope to continue learning."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Barbara
"My 10 year old son has been taking guitar with Andrei for a few months now. Adam loves sports first so we knew anything else would be more of a struggle
To keep him interested. From the 1st lesson I knew Andrei was right for him. He is very patient with a Wonderful disposition for teaching...my son leaves every class excited because He learned something new! We have a structured class time which works well For us but most of all I appreciate this teachers reliability & flexibility as needed. I recommend Andrei whole heartily for anyone looking to learn the guitar!!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Troy
"Professional and fun.
This cat knows his stuff, is patient and knowledgable, and is very accommodating."
I hold a master's degree in music, with an emphasis in music therapy from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. I am a board-certified by a national certifying agency (the CBMT) as a music therapist, with training in neurologic music therapy. I have over 20 years experience as a classically trained pianist. I also play rhythm guitar I have studied voice. I work full time as a music therapist. Consequently, I am able to bring a therapeutic aspect to my lessons in order to fully provide for the needs of my students.
*** Lesson Details *** I have multiple years of experience in teachi
ng beginning guitar lessons, traditional piano lessons, and adapted lessons to special needs populations. I have also taught group guitar classes and I have tutored music theory and ear training. Learning to play an instrument should be engaging and enjoyable. Consequently, I incorporate my student's musical preferences and personal goals into the teaching curriculum. Students can expect to be challenged and to have fun!
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have their own instruments and to purchase their own books I will provide photocopies, handouts, flash cards, and other resources
*** Specialties *** *Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students. All Styles of Piano, including Classical, Contemporary, and Popular & Acoustic/Rhythm Guitar
Guillermo Q. February 5, 2015
Music Theory ·
I thought Brianne was an excellent instructor. She was patient and very fun to be around. I loved her energy, creativity and overall temperament. She's incredible.
My name is Nicole but you can call me Nikki! Here's a little about me and what I've accomplished.
My Background: I have been singing since the age of four! I am a native of Miami Beach Florida. I started performing in church and school where my passion for performing were developed. Having come from such a background I was privileged with a well rounded musical tastes, from Gospel in church Classical in school, and Reggae, Pop, Rock, and R&B from her parents. In performing in contests and local shows I learned a lot about stage presence and can share that with my students as well. I earne
d my bachelor's in Studio Music and Jazz Voice at the University of Miami and Minored in Music Business. At UM I had the opportunity to study with critically acclaimed Jazz musicians and artists such as Kevin Mahogany, Kurt Elling and John Secada. Since earning my degree I've worked with the Florida Grand Opera in their production of Aida, also sang background vocals for Gloria Estefan and Michael Buble. I currently perform around South Florida at various hot spots with my self titled band! So those who teach can do too!
My main objective as a performer is to effectively and skillfully entertain a variety of audiences to the best of my ability using the knowledge that I have attained from my experiences as a student and as an entertainer, and in turn work for an established business in the music industry and become a successful artist.
My objective as an educator is to not only teach my students about music but allowing them to grow and flourish as performers and as musicians, with proper technique the skies the limit!
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is pretty laid back and fun, it will take work and dedication on the part of my students to work on the new skills and techniques they will be learning under my direction. In the first 2 months we will focus on technique, meaning breathing exercises, vowel placements, warm ups, and execution of a song of the students choice, by the third month these exercises would have improved your vocals ability tremendously we can then work on stylizing for the particular genre your interested in singing in. Each student will have a personally tailored lesson plan to better help them in their goals to be a better singer and performer. I do prefer students in the age ranges 12 and up, only because the voice hasn't fully developed yet to do extensive vocalizing but with younger students we can focus on breathing, warming up properly and theory, which is so important at a young age and will better assist you especially when it comes to developing your ears. If you're wanting to learn to sing in different styles without losing your voice or hurting yourself I'm the teacher for you!
*** Studio Equipment *** Keyboard in living Room: couches and chairs, parents can sit in on lesson
*** Travel Equipment *** Keyboard should be provided by student, I will provide mic and amp
*** Specialties *** Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz Styles are my specialties.
Shania O. July 16, 2014
Vocal Training ·
Very skilled, patient, engaging and my 9 year old enjoys her lessons. She is conveniently located and provides competitive instruction and vocal activities!
Mercedes S. June 29, 2014
Nicole is a great singer and musician! She has an amazing voice and really knows how to sing which truly stands out from the crowd. She is the best vocal coach that anyone can have. My daughter and son love her and completely enjoy every single class. Since they have been taking lessons with Nicole, both of them have increased their vocal range, developed confidence in performance, as well as learning a lot about theory. She has a vast knowledge about music and can really get the best out of the student. I definitely highly recommend her to anyone, from beginner to advanced, pursuing a career in the music field.
JANICEM February 21, 2012
Nicole is a great teacher. She has a lot of patience and fantastic ideas for different approaches to help me understand the lesson. She is also very encouraging.
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orc
hestra leader. Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through practice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure. He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.
*** Lesson Details *** I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context. My own curriculum is supplemented by the following: Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method
*** Studio Equipment *** Hardman baby grand acoustic piano OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard Crate TX50D guitar amplifer
*** Specialties *** - Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel. - I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz. - With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
Chase H. June 6, 2015
Bluegrass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!
Liliane L. April 29, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I am enjoying the piano lessons. Lucian is great. I would like to continue to progress with him. Thank you.
Carolyn G. April 20, 2015
In home Verified Student
Lucian's a great teacher...very patient....and makes lessons fun. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
Hello, thank you for your interest in taking music classes and reading my profile! :) My name is Julia Bova,
Over the past 15 years I have taught hundreds of classes both children and adults students. My specialties are: 1. Piano 2. Vocal 3. Music Theory 4. Music composition and improvisation class 5. Ear training
Learning about music can be complicated and confusing especially when there are so many courses; different methods available just click away on internet. There are a lot to learn as notation, chords, rhythmical patterns, music terminology, music styles and s
It is like learning new language could be overwhelming and make many students give up on their dream. Also learning on your own without any step by step instructions, easy- to follow method and goals in mind can make you frustrated and lose your motivation and enthusiasm very fast.
I've been studying music since I was 6 years old. First 7 years in Music school, than 4 years of Music college and another 4 years in Conservatory of Music in Kazakhstan. I graduated as a choir conductor, pianist and vocalist. With 15 years of music studying and 15 years of teaching piano and voice to hundreds of students of all levels I know all struggles and obstacles you might have and I know what works to overcome it and be the best musician you can be!
For me teaching music classes it's not just assignment to make my students understand the concept and develop skills, but much more;
1. First of all, I must know a student's need.
Why do you want to learn? What is behind of that intention? What is your goal and how I can help you reach it? Sometimes we discovering it together in the process of learning setting new and new goals as you progress.
I will be able to help you better and take you to the direction you want to go to after identifying the starting point, where do we begin?
2. Second, I believe that any learning will be successful if you are having fun and good time doing it, feeling encouraged. I'm very generous in praising to my students, high fives, hugs, stickers any anything to make my students feel good about accomplishing even small assignment. I also know that If you feel bored or frustrated you not going to stick for a long time with your commitment and you not going to learn anything.
Playing a musical instrument or singing is a very personal experience and I design my classes and choose music and techniques the way that it is suit your level and fit your personality. I try to make my classes fun, challenging and building the momentum so you can get most out the class and most importantly you are having fun while learning and engaged in the process.
3. Third, For my piano, voice and theory classes I use easy to follow method of developing skills, techniques and understanding of the concept. I always break challenging parts in small steps which is makes it easy to understand and learn.
4. Forth, you will always have a goals set up and quick start action plan which is broken into small easy assignments. The quick start plan shows exactly how you can get going in record time and get off to a great start. For that purpose I use different method books and different music pieces.
You have a clear direction what your goals are and how to achieve them and progress when you practicing on your own.
5. Teaching my students is not a job for me, it's enjoyment and commitment to share my passion for music and knowledge, inspire and encourage them. Music has changed my life and I hope I'll help you to change yours!
My goal is to make every class to be built around these 5 aspects mentioned above, as well as provide value, demonstrate and encourage.
My mission to make sure that my students learning in their own speed without any pressure, without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, understanding the concept I am teaching to. Also I want to make sure that they are walking out of class with a sense of accomplishment and understanding the concept which is important for making progress and moving forward.
Lastly , I am committed to success of my students and eager to build long term relationship with them. I'm flexible and committed, some of my students have been with me
Lesson process: I am teaching one on one classes in my home studio here in North Miami Florida, or via Skype or Google+ Hangout , you could be anywhere in the world and take class with me.
The time of the lessons may vary, I usually suggest 30 min a trial lesson to meet and greet, as well as establish goals. We will talk about schedule and will set up a regular schedule around convenient time for both.
1. Beginners are taken through the fundamentals.
2. You will explore a range of pieces to expand your skills and begin to identify your preferences.
3. On first lesson you will be learning new exercises to get you started and homework assignments.
4. Also you going to get work/method book and practice plan
Good luck and hope I can help you to take piano playing, singing or music writing to the next level! If you have any question prior to signing up you are welcome to contact me through Q&A.
Julia Bova (Musician, teacher, composer, author )
For additional information and resources in piano learning in Miami please read my article in the link below. The article is underneath the map on the left-hand side of the page. https://takelessons.com/miami-beach-fl/piano-lessons
Susan K. April 18, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Julia is a great teacher and very personable. I was pleasantly surprised
Claudia G. December 9, 2014 Verified Student
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication, thank you for helping tons and giving it your best. Thank you for being so kind and funny, making each class super fun! I hope to take lessons with you in the future!
Claudia G. October 29, 2014
Piano Verified Student
My daughter is very happy taking piano classes with Julia. She is an excellent teacher! With only a few classes my daughter feels confident to play the piano. Thanks Julia!
I have acquired over five years of teaching experience, travel from ages 5 to 17 acting and playing music. In addition I am a full-time music teacher and spend my free time volunteering at a local high school teaching music. I love music and teaching, it is amazing to see the look on a student face when they learn something new and even better when they perform and stun the audience the joy that my students get makes me happy its confirmation of a job well done.
Joash June 26, 2015
Mr. Charles is a great instructor he really help me improve plus he taught me how to read music
Tiffany June 26, 2015
Charles is a great teacher my son loves him he really goes above and beyond to ensure he is learning while having fun
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