Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Laura
"Taught a retired math school teacher
Laura is a fantastic teacher! I'm delighted to learn to play the guitar and feel blessed to work with Laura... :-))
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Crystal
Loretta is such an amazing teacher. She makes the lesson fun and always tries to better you! The knows all kinds of techniques to help y
our voice, its amazing! I recently had to stop her classes only because I didn't have time with my school and work schedule! However once school ends I am going to continue our lessons back up! I have already recommend her to people I know! She is not only and amazing teacher but also such a sweet and caring person! Thank you for teaching me!
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Rae
David is an amazing artist and his level of skill is inspiring. He is kind and patient with an obvious passion for passing on the love and art of
playing instruments to his students. Thoruoghly enjoyed the lesson and looking forward to next one. BTW: The student is my Grandaughter...not me."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Lida
"A Great Teacher
John is a great teacher, encouraging, knowledgeable and flexible. I would recommend him for any level of lessons."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Jesse
"Praise From Beginners and Professionals
I wanted to sing but had no training and zero confidence. Working with Peter, the desire to sing remained while t
he above shortcomings quickly dissipated. He is as impressive as his background. To sing those first few notes took a leap of faith that required a talented and caring teacher. Thankfully my teacher was Peter Van Derick."
New York, NY teacher:
Peter Van D.
Review by Josh B.
"I sought an instructor who would be interested in what I hoped to learn, melodic beautiful banjo as well as blue grass staples. As a song writer that eli
cits specific emotions in his music and an accomplished player, Barton fits that bill well. Most important he bring a joy to playing that is infectious, and he is careful to teach technique. I've had a lesson per week since early July and have been thrilled with the progress."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Dori
"Karen is a great teacher
Karen teaches my 5 yr. old daughter violin. She loves Karen and has progressed quicker than I thought she would. Karen is very g
ood with little kids and really knows how to motivate them. My daughter looks forward to seeing her each week and is willing to work for Karen. She especially likes it when Karen plays with her. I would definitely recommend Karen as a teacher! Take Lessons makes scheduling and payments easy."
Burlington, NC teacher:
Review by Gustavo
I am taking clarinet classes with Mrs. Shannon, I appreciate her professionalism, knowledge sharing and dedication during class. She will
find the way for the student to understand the concepts and help you progress with your instrument learning.
I definitely recommend Shannon as a music teacher for all levels."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Jeffrey
"Aaron is an awesome teacher!
Aaron has continued to help me perfect me skills as a ukulele player. My family has been very impressed with the improvement
s I have made with Aaron. My wife especially has noticed how much quicker my fingers have gotten! Aaron has proven to be reliable, up beat, positive and he listens to what I want to learn and hears what I need to perfect. He has helped me in so many ways and I recommend him as a teacher to anyone who wants to improve their playing."
I've been playing guitar for over 16 years and still learn something new everyday! Guitar is exciting and I carry that into my students practice regiment. I like seeing a student going from confused to perplexed and then on to excitement when they nail a lick! I've learned the importance of listening to my elders and watching how they handle situations musically. I can benefit students by providing real solutions and growth to frustrations or walls they may be hitting musically. I use the students musical interest to springboard their actual musical knowledge and grow progressively beginning w
ith the basics on to more complicated pieces.
*** Lesson Details *** A student can expect positive feedback on the good they do but I make sure to assign homework to develop weaker points. Expect to learn new chords and learn scales in accord to your musical interest. To be really great at guitar you have to love playing so expect me to hit some licks with you and to have fun while the process progresses.
*** Studio Equipment *** Amplifier, Chord, Guitar
*** Travel Equipment *** I can allow the student to use my guitar or their guitar.
*** Specialties *** Gospel, Rock & Roll, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Heavy Metal, R & B
I have a Master's in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Bachelor's in Music (Technology and Recording) from the University of Indianapolis. I started on the piano when I was in elementary school. I began playing the clarinet, my primary instrument, in 6th grade. I then started playing the saxophone in 8th grade and started playing the flute in high school. I have performed on all of these instruments in various types of concerts and have taught lessons for the past few years.
*** Lesson Details *** I can give lessons in person (my house or yours
) or online! Lesson prices are subject to change based on location.
*** Travel Equipment *** I bring some music and some sight-reading materials. I expect students to have their instrument, a music stand, and to buy music and method books as needed.
Jonathan S. November 29, 2016
In studio Verified Student
A lot of things I did not know which is OK I thought the lesson went well
Madhulika March 16, 2016
Chelsea has been a great help for my son. He was having difficulty in class and was not happy to play it. He developed interest in this instrument after having these additional personal classes.
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.
My name is Adrian and I am a senior in High School. I have 6 years experience playing the French Horn and Trumpet. I have four years experience on the Mellophone, and several years experience student teaching (teacher assist) at the middle school level.
I am passionate about music and teaching! I have participated in the PCHS Wind Ensemble all four years, as well as the Pirate Pride Marching Band (competitive) in which I am the Horn Section Leader and Visual Team Leader of this year. I received a "1" at All District Music Festival for my solo on Horn and Horn ensemble. I received a "2" at
State Music festival for the same. I also spent this summer on tour with The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corp, and have been offered a scholarship to Snow College in Salt Lake City, UT for music. I would love to meet your student, teach them and hopefully inspire them to become lifetime players.
Mason September 26, 2016
In home Verified Student
My 10-year-old enjoyed his lesson and has been practicing what he's learned all week. Adrian made him very feel comfortable learning this new skill, and he's excited to continue!
Mary August 4, 2016
French Horn ·
Adrian was a great help to my son who was just learning to play the horn.
Mary August 4, 2016
French Horn ·
Adrian was a great help to my son who was just learning to play the horn.
Hello! My name is Patrick Olmos. I am a concert saxophonist and educator in the Greater Kansas City Area. I hold degrees from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (MM Saxophone performance) and California State University, Long Beach (BM Saxophone Performance). I enjoy being active as a solo and chamber performer throughout Kansas City and across the nation. As an educator, my goal is to foster a passion for music and an understanding of its importance and relevance in our daily lives. I welcome students of all age and skill levels who have a desire to learn!
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