Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Robinette
"Chip has been an inspiration for me from the very beginning. During our initial call he assured me that anyone can learn to sing any genre they wanted.
This is exactly what I needed to hear because I was very nervous about whether I could actually learn to sing. I've had four lessons with Chip and I am so very impressed with the progress we have already made. I find myself eager to grow so I can show him just how much of an impact he makes in the lives of those he teaches. He gets so excited when he see progress that it motivates you to want to rehearse more so he can see the improvement the following week as well. I am extremely grateful to have found takelessons and Chip! The added bonus is that the lessons are affordable! I would / will recommend Chip to anyone looking to grow in the areas he teaches."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by Mika
Clarissa has done good job with student , giving them confidence to perform on the stage . Especially , my daughter 5 years old and no pr
evious experience, she played 3 songs and perform great !!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Kelly
"I highly recommend Miss Whitney, especially if you are looking for a teacher for your child.
Miss Whitney is an excellent teacher. My daughter had never
had any training, Miss Whitney is kind, patient, encouraging and of course a very talented teacher! She has really produced great results with my daughter in a very short period of time. Abby loves going to class and enjoys every minute. We look forward to many more lessons to come."
San Antonio, TX teacher:
Review by Annie
"I am an adult student with some piano in high school who began lessons in January, 2015. Erica is a brilliant musician. She is always ready when I arriv
e, fully able to remember where we left off, and always making sure that I make progress. She is 100% professional. I have learned so much from her about music theory and composition -- it has been great."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Bluma
"I love listening to music. I took each of my sons to music lesson starting at age 4. Music and singing come natural to them now as adults. My favorite ti
mes are listening to them and I would love to join in but I am always self conscience and don't want to embarrass them. When we recently retired I decided to take some classes for enjoyment and also to push myself to conquer some fears..I was going to go to a local music teacher to inquire about singing lesson, but somehow I happened on takelessons.com and was matched up with Mr. Farobag. Lucky me!! I have been taking lessons on Skype for over 6 months now! Farobag is the kindest and the most patient teacher in the world..really, really..he makes me feel like I can keep a tune and that I am capable of improving. I actually pleasantly surprised my family by volunteering at a camp talent show over the summer. I might not have been the best but I was given a standing ovation for trying. (and probably the oldest up there!) ..and this is the best..I was taking lessons for more than 2 months when I decided to look up Mr. Farobag on the TakeLessons site..Oh My Goodness! I really lucked out - that is all I will say- as I could go on and on about his talents and cv! Thank You Thank you Farobag for your encouragement."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Chris
"I get what I am looking for in Molly R. Friendly, fun and very interested in your success. Give her your best and she will make you better!"
All are welcome! Even if you have no experience whatsoever, I'm positive you will love learning and playing. So grab the guitar that's gathering dust at home, or the one you have been eyeing at your local music shop. Whether you are looking to learn new scales, chords, key techniques for playing, or just want to jam out- I can get you where you want to be.
There's no time like the present to get started on your musical adventure!!
*** Lesson Details *** First Lesson: 2 Songs
Second Lesson: 2 songs, revisit last 2 songs, intro to theory
Third Lesson: revisit last 4 songs, revisit
theory and creative writing
Fourth Lesson: chord progression and alternate chords, revisit theory
Fifth Lesson: Rhythmic Patterns , chord alternations, intro into circle of fifths
Sixth Lesson: Song writing,
*Note* this is just an outline - lessons are tailored to every student.
If you are more into learning songs and jamming, just let me know. I'm more than excited to jam out!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music studio at home, music/practice rooms available at college.
*** Travel Equipment *** I have amps and an extra guitar. I would want my students to have an instrument of their own to practice with at home.
*** Specialties *** My training is based in classical guitar, yet my styles have varied greatly over the years- From modern tapping, to heavy metal... even some folk and Renaissance!
Lataha S. May 7, 2015
I have never touched a guitar before, but always imagined myself learning to play so this was excited to begin. Neco is very professional and his lessons were very easy to follow, even with me being busy with other things like (work.) I still am nervous but he is encouraging and even when Its something simple he answers questions with alot of patience. His teaching style is fun and I appreciate it and plan to really continue with my learning!
Gabrielle F. January 23, 2015
In home Verified Student
This is our first experience with guitar lessons and this online tool (takelessons.com). We love everything, so far! As for Necovelli, we couldn't be happier with his teaching methods, professional demeanor, positive attitude, and overall experience. My son has progressed through his initial lessons with confidence and is modeling Neco's great attitude. I started at 30 minutes per lesson and it just isn't enough time to get through all the curriculum - so we just increased to 1-hour lessons. We are very happy and would recommend both Neco and this site to anyone thinking of signing up!
I have been teaching and performing as a full time career since 1994. Over the years, I have developed an approach to teaching that is customized to the needs and interests of each of my students. I will help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred learning style to help you achieve those goals.
*** Lesson Details *** Musicians think, learn, and create in many different ways. Some are visual learners, preferring to learn by studying diagrams and reading notes. Others learn intuitively, simply by listening, imitating, and then creating. My objective is to find the lear
ning style which works best for each of my students. I can help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred learning style to help you achieve those goals.
*** Specialties *** I'm comfortable teaching any style, from bluegrass to jazz, blues, rock and metal.
Patrick M. June 7, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Though I was only able to take lessons with Jason for a couple months due to an unexpected move, I was able to learn a lot from him. I came in with very little guitar experience and no background in music. His lessons are very accommodating and I felt I walked away a little bit better every time. Jason is a great guy and it is easy to share your goals and ideas for the future with him. When working with Jason it felt like a team effort in order to help me reach my goals. In the short time I took lessons with Jason I learned a lot about the guitar and I am excited to build upon the music career he helped me to start. A definite Recommendation.
Tom H. August 26, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Jason is a phenomenal instructor. As an older student who is not musically inclined and is just picking up the instrument seriously for the first time, I was apprehensive about taking lessons. Jason has made the process interesting, fun, and informative.
I have only been taking lessons for a few months and beyond learning songs, Jason has given me instruction on guitar maintenance (beyond the everyday care of the instrument) and music theory. I think his holistic approach to playing the guitar really sets him apart from other instructors. I always come away from each lesson feeling that I learned something new and valuable.
Jason really caters to the individual learning styles of his students. I travel often for work and he has found ways for me to continue to learn, even if I don't have my instrument with me. He is also tremendously knowledgeable and patient. If a certain style of learning doesn't seem to be sticking, he will find new and creative ways to teach until the idea resonates with the student.
I feel very fortunate to have found Jason as an instructor. I unreservedly give him the highest of recommendations.
April G. May 22, 2014
In studio Verified Student
The location is great (right by my house), his scheduling is flexible, online payment takes no time at all and perhaps best of all Jason is a great guy, very professional yet very personable and down to earth.
There is no doubt that Jason is a phenomenal guitarist. Very inspiring and encouraging. His guitar abilities are one of the best I have seen in person. Lessons are fun, interesting, and helpful. I have only been taking lessons for a little more than a couple months now, but I already see improvement.
It is great to take lessons with somebody who is both patient and encouraging at the same time. He is especially good at recognizing if the pace is getting too fast/slow and adjusting for that. I consider myself fortunate to have found such a good teacher.
I am an active musician in the Baltimore and Washington area working as a pianist, guitarist, producer, and composer. I am a music director at two churches and spend time gigging, writing, and teaching. I graduated from the university of the arts with a degree in music performance performing in different ensembles from Latin jazz to the school's production of "Porgy and Bess." I have been teaching students of all ages for 3 years now and love working with children. Not only will students learn to read music but will get a great sense of rhythm, balanced theory, and even songwriting for those i
*** Lesson Details *** Music is a universal language that I believe anyone can get a basic understanding for. I cater my lessons to the individual needs of the student. I am laid back during lessons but wont settle for less than excellent. My goal is to push students beyond what they think is possible of them and let them discover the potential that they have. I do this by usually teaching out of a lesson book and then allowing students to pick a supplement book or even just songs that they want to learn. This way lessons are fun yet the fundamentals are still being driven into their memory. In 6 months new students should have at least built up the confidence that's needed to be good musician.
*** Travel Equipment *** Students should have a piano of their own or their own guitar. Students have to be able to practice in order to get better. a casio keyboard with 61 keys is just fine too
*** Specialties *** *Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I produce and write hip hop, pop, rock music professionally. I went to college and studied jazz performance on piano for 4 years. this included classical as well. I also play gospel on keys and blues on guitar.
Samyra B. April 10, 2015
In home Verified Student
My daughter enjoyed her lesson. I enjoyed hearing the interaction and patience during the lesson.
JenniferF2 November 17, 2011
Josh has been very understanding. I have Jessye practicing nightly.
My musical career started at age 3 when my parents placed a pair of drum sticks in my hands. I started playing drums in church and then progressed to play in middle school where I was part of the jazz band and orchestra. With some very early lessons, I begin to blossom into a skillful drummer. I then continued to play in bands in high school and, in addition, became a member of the Milford Mill Academy Marching Band. In my sophomore year, I became the section leader of the drum line where I played & mastered the snare drum. I have 2 degrees in music theory from Deer Park Magnet school and Morg
an State University. I have performed with many bands from all different musical genres such as gospel, funk, pop, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, reggae, and R&B. In 2004 I became the only drumming instructor at The Psalms of David School Of Music. In 2011 I started and became the principle of the New Antioch Baptist Church School of Music. I have recorded with a variety of musical artists and currently plays full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown. In 2012, I recorded my first DVD entitled, "P.'s Time 2 Groove". Throughout the last 24 years of my drumming career, I still have the passion and fun as if it were day 1. Within the last 14 years, I have taken that same passion for playing and have transferred that energy into all of my students. I welcome all students any age, any skill level. Hope to have you as a new student very soon!
*** Lesson Details *** My students will quickly learn the basics of drumming, including: stick control, technique, rhythms, drum fills, and licks. It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer. The same time and effort will be exercised. We will have a fun and meaningful time playing, both by ear and by reading music. These lessons will really be hands on using teaching methods such as music books, DVD’s, and playing of my own. Students will have a great time also studying music theory, learning how to assemble the drum set, learning the parts of the drums, how to tune the drums, and how to accompany other musical instruments. After 3 to 6 months taking lessons, all students will be well on their way to a very successful musical career having had such fun and learning to play all different styles of music. My motto: Lets play Good, get Better, and be our Best!
*** Studio Equipment *** Finished basement: (2) drum sets, small studio, recording equipment, seating for students & guest.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will bring snare and sticks. For the more advance lesson drum kit if one not provided. For the beginners sticks snare and if they already have a drum kit that is fine too.
Alvin A. June 16, 2015
In studio Verified Student
This is only my 4th week and I have already decided to continue taking lessons from Murray. His skill, knowledge, teaching style, and enthusiasm has inspired me to practice for SEVERAL hours a week. Murray has not just simply gone through the lesson plan, but has given me some very good suggestions on how to practice more efficiently and gain comfort with new material. I see progress and I look forward to more in the upcoming months.
Ethan A. June 6, 2015
In home Verified Student
Murray was awesome! His talent captured our son's eyes and interest. Murray was hands on from the beginning to the end of his lessons. We look forward to our upcoming sessions. Very pleased!!!
Noah S. June 3, 2015
In studio Verified Student
He loved his first lesson and hasn't stopped with the sticks since. He can't wait for the next lesson.
I graduated the University of Houston in 1985 with a degree in Music Education specializing in percussion. Whether symphonic, pop-rock, rudimental, Scottish, Celtic or world styles I am proficient and hope to be your instructor. I have taught privately for 30 years, been a band director, performer, including producing 10 albums with my band - The Rogues - and was a member of the Hamilton Pipe Band in Houston when they were the first bagpipe band from the United States to win the World Pipe Band Competition in Grade 3. I also have experience as a drum and bugle corps instructor.
Donna July 20, 2015
I've had the privilege of being Randy's Bodhran student. He has a gift for understanding how to construct the lessons around his students abilities so they can grasp the concept and skill needed to move forward in their lessons.
I was very nervous as I had never played any type of drum before but his ability to set his students at ease was apparent from lesson one.
I highly recommend Randy as an instructor.
Deb June 30, 2015
I met Randy many years ago when he was playing with the Rogues at the MD Renfest. He is a great teacher and taught me some bodhran basics in the little spare time he had between shows. He is very patient and encouraging. If you are interested in learning the bodhran, dumbek, djembe or full kit, I highly recommend that you seek him out.
Pam June 30, 2015
Being an older student with a different learning curve than younger students, Randy tailored my lessons to meet my special needs. He was patient beyond expectations when I was having trouble grasping a difficult concept. He is a true professional and dedicated to passing on his musical knowledge. I had to stop taking lessons for a while due to a broken arm, but I plan on continuing them in the future.
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