Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Alex
I had taught myself guitar in college, and haven't really played much since. I decided to get back into it, and Aaron has been an ou
tstanding teacher. I can pretty much read tab and learn songs on my own, but with Aaron, we break down the theory behind the songs. This is a great way to learn because I'm learning theory in the context of learning all these different songs that I love. He is also teaching me things like scales and improvisation, all within the context of the songs I choose. This type of learning makes classes REALLY fun.
Aaron is patient, flexible, easy-going and highly knowledgable. All of which adds up to an excellent teacher. I can't recommend him highly enough!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Michael
"Excellent drum teacher
I've been playing drums for almost 20 years - bands, tours and recording. I came to Keith to build speed, control and finesse and
finally master some of the trickier hybrid rudiments. Keith developed an excellent program with achievable goals week to week and practical ways to apply new skills across the kit. Moving up a level seemed easy in the end - the sign of a quality teacher. Keith also identified and helped me to correct a technique flaw that was holding me back. I recommend Keith to drummers of all experience levels. Maybe one day he'll let me hit that signed, vintage ludwig BB snare too."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Cristina
I took music performance lessons with Cecilia. I am a professional recorder player and in the lessons I learned and discovered many thi
ngs about how my body works and how this influences my way of playing. It has been wonderful to learn to play connected with my body and tension free! My sound and technique have improved and I can express my musicianship easier. The lessons with her have been a very enriching experience for me as a musician. I also learned to detect the important issues I need to work in each piece and to find an effective solution. This experience has been wonderful!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Tom
"A great teacher!
I am probably Angela's oldest pupil (92) and I have seen many teachers, educators and lecturers in my lifetime, but none have equaled An
gela for excellence. This young woman teaches the full time allotted to a lesson-a minimum of chit-chat. She is aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each pupil and teaches each with these in mind. She is endlessly patient and encouraging, and her enthusiasm for music is contagious; it lifts the spirits of the pupils. She has a thorough academic background in music and this fund of knowledge is used actively in her teaching-pupils cannot get away with anything. Her corrective measures, however, are not harsh or punitive, but gentle and subtle.
I am very proud of Angela and what she has accomplished, and very pleased and lucky to have found her as my piano teacher."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by lori
My nine year old son has been taking piano lessons for two years from Lydia. Our experience has been great. She is good at keeping him moti
vated to practice and make progress thru a creative reward system. She always demonstrates patience and professionalism while working with him. It is a good learning environment for adults and children. I also appreciate her scheduling flexibility."
Columbus, OH teacher:
Review by Lily
Amanda has been teaching my 9 yr old daughter, Kaylee, for about 6 months now and it's amazing to see how much she has learned and progres
sed!! Kaylee looks forward to her lessons with Amanda every week and really enjoys playing. Amanda has been a great teacher, she is very professional and yet makes the lessons fun and relaxed so the students feel comfortable. We couldn't have picked a better match for our daughter."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Chinelo
Carter is a great teacher! I love how he gives a worksheet to follow by that helps to understand everything. He's easygoing and awesome!
I love his guitar collection! I can't wait for my next lesson!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Aaron
"My dream instructor
When I first heard about Take Lessons and the ability to take guitar lessons over Skype, I was skeptical. Turns out it has been an am
azing effective and convenient way for me to learn guitar. At one point I was a very active musician, mostly playing bass guitar, but I had not played a lot in the last 10 years. Eric has been able to expand my knowledge, my dexterity, and just my overall enjoyment of guitar in the few months I have been taking lessons with him. I was always a solid player, but Eric has been able to add a new layer of ability and really increase my skills. I recommend him to anyone who asks me about taking guitar lessons!!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Juline
"Al is the best teacher
My son started learning the guitar with NO experience at the age of 9. He is now playing the songs he always wanted to learn, is a
lways excited to go to his weekly lesson, and above all has the upmost respect for AL as do I as Anthony's mom. I couldn't think of anyone I would rather my son learn from. Al's extensive knowledge of musical instruments is nothing short of remarkable! I would recommend AL to anyone looking for a teacher in the musical arts."
I am looking for new students that want to learn music or sing.
I come from the greater Modesto, CA area. I am a veteran music teacher with over 19 years of teaching vocal and instrumental music. I
have taught both in the private and public sectors.
I hold a current music teaching certificate with a BA in Music Education, MA in Elementary Education, and an MA in Reading/Music Focus.
I believe that anyone can learn to sing or play a musical instrument. I am passionate about teaching music and the joy that comes from learning music.
I am experienced in the areas of vocal and instrumental performance through concerts, recitals, musicals, community service, festivals and competitions. Some of my planned musical performances are a Christmas concert, playing and singing in our local mall at Christmas time, and a planned spring recital.
I am a classical and traditional music teacher with many new contemporary styles of teaching music.
My atmosphere of teaching is fun and nurturing!
*** Lesson Details *** For online lessons, I am currently only teaching Guitar, Voice, Ukulele, Trumpet, and Clarinet.
Lessons are weekly or bi-weekly with a structure lesson, musical games to teach reinforcement and new concepts. I structure my music lessons according to the learning style of each of my students. Patience and understanding my students helps them in their success! So, there is a lot of praise and encouragement in each lesson. Once a month there is music history that is taught with the lesson and music theory is included in each music lesson.
With each lesson book, there are weekly practice sheets to document daily and weekly practice. Practice is one of the most important keys to learning music. Each student is encouraged to learn one song or musical concept at their own pace.
Every week, I assess each student as they play for me their musical work. I don't expect perfection, but strive for excellence!
*** Studio Equipment *** Great room w/ baby grand piano and seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide assorted music books for piano, guitar, and band. I have a great number of recorders with books. Two music stands, one snare drum with sticks, CD player I prefer, if I should travel, for my piano students to have their own piano/electric piano or guitar for guitar lessons. Band: to have their own instrument to learn on and practice at home Orchestral instruments: the same.
*** Specialties *** Classical, Christian and contemporary choir, band, and orchestra. Specialize in vocal coaching/voice lessons. Specialize in musical productions in both Christian and contemporary styles.
Kennedy C. February 26, 2016
In home Verified Student
Great with my 9 year old, Sarah is very welcoming and very knowledgeable. Wonderful teacher. My Kennedy loves her 😊
Emma S. November 3, 2015
In studio Verified Student
She had a lot of patience for a wiggly little girl.
Jahzenyah W. October 5, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I love teaching music. I have taught in churches, charter schools, and private music schools for over 25 years. Taking lessons is a great way to develop new skills, ask questions and grow. It should b
e fun, challenging and full of real music. I use songs to develop skills such as reading music, chord structures, rhythm, and dynamics. I also teach bands and individuals to lead worship at church. I have lead worship for over 25 years in youth, college and adult settings. I have helped lead worship in Spanish, Hindi and English.
*** Travel Equipment *** students should to bring their instrument or have one at home to practice on. I provide Most homework sheets. students should buy any needed books.
*** Specialties *** I am an accomplished guitarist and can teach any guitar style from classical to punk rock. I am a great music theory teacher. I love helping people to discover their musical gift from beginner to seasoned professional. I love helping others to fulfill their purpose through music.
Joyce C. April 21, 2015
In home Verified Student
First lesson was good so far! Made me feel as comfortable as possible (despite how comfortable I am about singing!)
Nancy S. December 5, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Having a great time!
Ame B. July 1, 2014
In home Verified Student
Hi, there! My name is Derek and I've been teaching private lessons since 2008. I am dedicated to helping my students master technique, apply themselves creatively, and exercise their minds. I went to
Berklee College of Music and earned a Specialist Certificate in Music Theory in 2009. I'm a patient and articulate person and my teaching style is fun, engaging, and tailored to your needs. I look forward to helping you and your family enrich your minds!
Hello potential students! I have a B.A. in instrumental music education and composition. I have taught private lessons for over 12 years. Teaching private music lessons is my primary job, so I have mu
ch experience and wisdom compared to teachers who teach "on the side." Students of all ages stay with me a long time because I am very flexible in my teaching and know how to interact with many personalities and learning styles, producing great results and progress. My specialties are piano, woodwinds, and music technology (i.e. recording and production). You can find more information about me and what I do at caseymusicservice﮳com.
Thalia J. June 4, 2016
In home Verified Student
Kyle is patient and a great instructor.
Laura May 31, 2016
Upright Bass ·
Kyle has given me contra bass, aka upright bass,weekly lessons from August 2015 through May 2016. I have never played a string instrument prior to this, although I do play piano and have played the flute, bagpipes, and piccolo over the years. I did not need education in reading music.
Kyle was able to take me from sounding like a lower octave version of Jack Benny (a mid-20th century comedian famous for his howlingly horrid violin playing) to a level where I know how to hold the instrument and the bow, the fingerings, bowing technique, and how to get a very respectable sound from the instrument.
He also installed the strings when I received the new instrument, found a manufacturing flaw in the bridge height that the manufacturer subsequently paid to repair, and diagnosed a resonance issue with the instrument that was corrected with a balance weight on the string below the bridge.
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