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About Roseann T.

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Yonkers, NY

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The student must be self-motivated and consistent about his lessons by, self-motivated, I mean, that if it's a child, he should be learning because he wants to learn (not his parents,etc.} There is no one answer to this question (what can students expect from my lessons) because that would depend on the students interests. Ive
studied clasical. pop. rock, classic rock, jazz and improvisation. If, for example, the student is an adult who is taking lessons because it's something he wanted to do all of his life, he'll pick a song that he likes and we can start working on it right away. If necessary, I'll transpose it to an easier key, but he won't leave my studio without knowing exactly what he needs to practice until his next lesson. I tell students (especially parents) not to push practicing. If the student isn't practicing at home, he has lost motivation. He can stop and come back when he wants to learn. I consider it m job to keep the student motivated by suppling what they ...

About Roseann
I have been teaching piano for almost 40 years. I have a NY state music teachers license, a masters in music therapy from NYU, and a bachelors in Music Education and AFFA certification.
I try to keep the student self-motivated by using music that the student likes, as well as covering the basics. I use props which can be internalized by the student and gradually removed. For example, using stick-on letter names for the notes for a beginner and then removing them one at a time when the student feels ready.
I am friendly and very easy going; I'm not a disciplinarian. If a student doesn't practice for some reason, we practice together at the next lesson. If a student doesn't want to practice at all, I can be very creative in motivating them. I don't believe in parents forcing their children to practice, because this tends to turn the child
off. Even though I tell parents that if your child doesn't want to play, please don't force it; I tend to keep students for many years (maybe it's because the student's self-motivation is so important to me and to their success).
I also have a lot of experience teaching handicapped individuals as a certified music therapist.
The music therapy has enabled me to be a better teacher in general because the therapeutic aspect comes up in all lessons, in one way or another. Music educators focus on the educational goals of music, while music therapists focus more on the therapeutic goals . A therapeutic goal might be increasing concentration span or self-confidence. These issues often need to be addressed in all lessons, and can only help the learning process.

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I am a very easy-going teacher and aim to motivate you. As a music therapist, I have much experience in making each lesson a positive learning experience for you. Most of my professional experience is in teaching piano.
Music intrigued me as a child because I saw learning to play as a great challenge. Because learning to play an instrument can be overwhelming to a student, I have learned through years of teaching to make it understandable - to break it down into steps that will leave you feeling a sense of accomplishment and thinking "I can do this".
I prefer to teach piano lessons, all styles and levels, music theory, music therapy and beginning guitar.
I also teach beginner vocal lessons, and lessons in how to keep the beat
I must add that I have a busy schedule and if a student needs to cancel or reschedule a lesson, I need them to let me know at least 24 hours in advance, or the student will be charged for the lesson.
I'm an animal lover and rescued a homeless cat who lives at the studio. I keep the studio very clean, but
if you're allergic to cats, you may want to consider another teacher. Thank you

*** Studio Equipment ***
Room before living room w/ piano computer, amp seating for parents, Baldwin Professional Upright Piano.
Korg Pa3X keyboard workstation, Yamaha 88 key digital keyboard with Yamaha hammer action (meaning it feels and plays like a real piano - not mushy and easy to press like most keyboards; thereby allowing finger muscle development), Kustom amp, Yamaha 6 string guitar, Ibanez electric guitar, clarinet and a flute. I also have an enormous music library.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I play for various events with the Korg Pa3x, where a one person band is required. I also play the acoustic grand pianos in several independent livings centers in Westchester County as an entertainer or to accompany sing-a-longs.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, popular, classic rock, top 40, jazz. I teach a thorough classical approach and chord method playing for older students or others who simply want to learn to play quickly.
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Maxine M. April 25, 2013
· Guitar ·
Skillful and professional instructor.

Roseann has a very pleasant personality and makes learning the guitar enjoyable and exciting for my six year old daughter. She gives clear and concise instructions that my daughter can understand and follow on her own while practicing at home. I would highly recommend Roesann to anyone interested in learning the guitar.
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About Christopher J.

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While my piano chops are sub-professional, piano is my second best instrument, tied with Saxophone, behind trumpet. I have had 5 years of piano in school, and have studied the entire piano repertoire in some way or another.

About Christopher
Chris has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and online. Chris has helped students make premier bands, excel in school, win state competitions, and win auditions to highly competitive youth symphonies.

Chris received his education and training at San Jose State University, and the Naval School of Music. Chris currently plays professionally for the United States Marine Corps Band, and is finish his Bachelors in Music Education and Jazz Studies. As an expert in his field, Chris ensures new students achieve their personal and musical goals. Chris's lessons are personalized, flexible, and ensure standards are met with knowledge from some of the worlds greatest musicians. Chris also has experience teaching students with special needs.

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Michele June 3, 2016
· Trumpet · In home
Incredibly patient, supportive, and knowledgeable.
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Michael H. June 13, 2014
· Trumpet · Online
Chris taught one lesson to my son, then he cancelled the following week's lesson and never returned numerous phone calls, emails, and text messages. He didn't respond, then the following week at our next scheduled instruction he called me 30 mins before the lesson asking if he could move the date.

Needless to say, it was very unprofessional of him, and we intended to end our relationship with him as my son's instructor.

The thing got worse when he proceeded to schedule my son for a weekly reoccurring lesson for the next year. I've had to manually cancel each lesson, at least until Jan 2015.

I would strongly warn you against signing up with Chris if you expect an instructor who is reliable and responsive to your communications. I'm sorry it didn't work out, but the other problem is that this was my son's first experience to music lessons, so it was a bad first experience.
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Bill C. May 27, 2014
· Violin · Online
We're giving 3 out of 5 stars since that seems fair. With regards to the lessons themselves, Chris certainly met our expectations with our son's violin lessons. However, with regards to communications and scheduling, it could have been much better. More than once my son was waiting on Skype after receiving the "You have upcoming lessons" email from TakeLessons. Chris needs to learn how to cancel the lessons ahead of time. He rarely responded to emails (was trying to get him to stop showing our email openly to all his other students, really needs to learn how to use BCC). He never returned phone calls. Due to the canceled lessons, our TakeLesson pay date came prematurely, and since I waited until our son's paid lessons were completed before paying for new ones, we got dropped from the schedule and lost our time slot. Too many frustrations led to finding a new teacher.
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About LK F.

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Fort Worth, TX
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Piano lessons for beginners through advanced.
Strong emphasis on technique, music theory and ear training. Learn to read music as well as chord charts.

About LK
I am a singer-pianist-actor Or a pianist-singer-actor. :-)
I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater.
I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature.
i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a professional actor. I am the owner and senior talent agent of a large talent agency in the DFW area.
My post graduate work is in vocal pedagogy.
I have been a professional teacher and performer for over 20 years.
I own and manage a professional talent agency in the DFW area.
My students come in every model imaginable - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Raw beginner or veteran actor or musician, professional recording artist, College music major or American Idol wannabe.

The arts are such a great language for communicating. I grew up
with two parents who were professional musicians (mom is a concert pianist) and I also raised 3 children who are professional musicians. We made music our native language in our home. We all have the ability to speak music when it is spoken to us. I don’t ever remember not playing the piano. I started winning piano competitions in high school. I minored in piano, and then did additional post graduate work in piano. I “speak” piano. It has served me so well as a teacher, composer, opera coach. It is really a gateway to understanding all other instruments. The same scenario with my singing.

I began my professional career as an opera singer which has taken me around the world. I have premiered works by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Adler in addition to principal roles and concert work with Pittsburgh Opera, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Dayton Opera, the Tuscia Opera Festival and hundreds of professional engagements. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to belt the National Anthem for several major league teams in a television appearance- and has done so on multiple occasions. (Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Reds) I am passionate about vocal jazz and musical theater and am frequently found as a performer in various national and regional venues. Feature concert works include PBS (Gershwin in Concert) as well as featured solo concert works (Pergolesi Stabat Mater) on Italian Public TV.

My approach to music has always been to do what you love. I have never limited myself as a performer to a genre or an instrument. I have explored, applied myself to and enjoyed a very diverse musical career. If you have a passion for an instrument or style of music let's start there first... and then let's discover together all the things you do that uniquely define your musicianship style.

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Your lessons will always be engaging, challenging and fun!

I am very consistent in my approach to technique, my focus on goals and my demand for excellence. I constantly am working to access with you what your goals are and to provide feedback and support to help you achieve them.

I am very flexible in utilizing a wide variety of repertoire, resources etc. Your lessons are personalized to your skill set and your musical interests. I utilize audio and video recordings almost every week for all my students. I routinely promote and encourage my students to participate in a wide variety of competitions, recitals, workshops and master classes.

I have a very low turnover rate for students and a very high rate of students who have progressed to professional full time careers in music. Students like being a part of my studio and really like the confidence they have in their music abilities in a very short period of time.

I do not use the same curriculum for all students, in face, each curriculum is customized for that student. The components are similar: technique, repertoire, theory, listening, composing, recording and performing.

You can expect the following:You will feel very encouraged and supported in your talent. You will have measurable improvement in your skills. You will have a personal advocate to encourage and direct you in finding and creating opportunities to succeed in your music personally, academically and professionally.

I can't wait to get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Professional studio with 6' Pramberger Grand Piano, recording and video equipment, and a music library including instruments and books w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Digital music library, digital recorder, iPad

*** Specialties ***
Classical, musical theater, jazz and pop.

Currently Offering Group Master Classes for Vocal Training.

~2 hour group class for $40.00~

Feel free to reach out regarding dates and give Takelessons a call to book the lessons.
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Colin F. June 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
LK was great and made me feel comfortable although I knew nothing about Piano.
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Maggie November 7, 2018
· Opera Voice · In home
Amazing and straight forward instructor. Passionate about her own work and equally her students.
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Grace S. June 4, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Very Experience teacher! Very fast. Very professional.
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About Luther A. B.

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Bridgeport, CT

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.
Mr. Blackwell unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.
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Geoff K. July 10, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.
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David N. July 1, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
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Tommy Jackson January 28, 2019
· Vocal Training · Online
positive in his approach and concise in explaining his methods
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About Courtney K.

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Savannah, GA

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I can teach you to read sheet music, form chords, play scales, and perform songs. I really like to work one-on-one with the student and can teach at any pace. I have also taught interest based learning, where the student brings in a song they want to learn and we tackle it, including the theory behind why it sounds good.

About Courtney
I graduated with a degree in Biology and two minors in Chemistry and Music Technology. I have been playing guitar for 15 years and I was lucky enough to work in a music store through college. I learned instrument repair, sales, and music theory through my job and my minor. I also took lessons in middle school and into high school. After school, I taught special needs children music.
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Jack Stoutland April 9, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Extremely helpful during lessons. Designs the lessons to use song in my areas of interest. Lesson critiques are always done in a positive manner. Right now mostly in the area of finger placement. This does make the music easier to play. Her husband Chris also teaches.
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Kindall G. October 9, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Courtney and Chris are amazing. They really make sure that you know what your doing by the time you leave your lesson, and they are both so much fun. 10 out of 10 would recommend to anyone at any level of experience.
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Morris W. March 14, 2017
· Piano · In home
Chris was my instructor. He was very encouraging and understanding. I am soooo new to this.
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About Amber W.

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Sarasota, FL
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of piano and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use Faber books, but I have a variety to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.

I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.
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Alec June 20, 2019
· Saxophone · In home
She’s wonderful & patient. My son, Alec, is enjoying his lessons.
She also gives good advice on practicing and taking care of the sax.
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Peter Flynn April 12, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Very impressed!! On lesson one, Amber has opened up a whole new world for me.. thank you Amber
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Joy Anne April 12, 2019
· Violin · Online
Amber is a gem!
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About Coby S.

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Minneapolis, MN

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I take an active approach to my students and focus on technique. I strive to set up my students with the knowledge they need to play anything they want!

About Coby
Hi, I'm Coby and I love music!
I have been playing piano for over 10 years and I love sharing music with others.

Currently I am facinated with synthesizers and I'm open to teaching you all about them! I can also teach piano/keyboard, guitar, and bass. I can also teach/tutor music theory and composition.

I have a composition degree from Webster University and an AA from St. Louis Community College.
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About Liudmila I.

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Trenton, NJ

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I have St.Petersburg Conservatory Master of Music (Diploma with Honor) My teaching experience began after Conservatory. I teach piano at the Music School for gifted children. I teach harp at Hight special music school of the St.Petersburg Conservatory. During 20 years I teach piano and harp at my home studio. My mission is to nurture creativity, perseverance, focus, musicianship and the limitless potential of every student. I 'm looking piano and harp student of all ages.

About Liudmila
I am a very experienced harpist, holding over 20 years of experience. I have performed in over 4,000 concerts and have had the privilege of performing as the Principal Harpist at St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. I also hold a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.

1988-1992 St.Petersburg Conservatory Symphony Orchestra SPb, Russia
St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra SPb, Russia
1992-1998 Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera House SPb, Russia
1999-2017 The St.Petersburg Chamber Opera SPb, Russia

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1988-1992 Music School for gifted children, piano
1992- 1994 High special music schoo
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1995-present Private Instruction in Harp, Piano
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Barb July 7, 2019
· Harp · Online
I am having so much fun! She is patient and very kind!
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Diva S. April 10, 2019
· Harp · Online
My daughter had a first lesson yesterday and was very comfortable. She enjoyed the lesson
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Barb March 2, 2019
· Harp · Online
Love her!!
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About Anna M.

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San Diego, CA

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I am a classically trained musician with over 20 years experience in teaching international students. I believe everybody has a chance to learn piano- I had students that are young and even 70 years old! Yes! It's never too late. Fulfil your dreams and try- you won't regret it!

About Anna
I am a professional violinist and pianist with MA degree in instrumental performance. I started to play when I was 6. I earned my education in Poland and Germany, where I come from. European music tradition is very long and rich in famous composers, I am sure I have a lot of knowledge to pass to my students and many years of experience in teaching. I have travelled a lot since I was a child, playing concerts in different countries. Before I moved to San Diego, I was a concertmaster of Amman Symphony Orchestra and a violin teacher at The National Music Conservatory. In 2016, I recorded an album called Petra with famous Italian jazz musician called Luca Aquino. We actually recorded few soundtracks in ancient city of Petra, where movie Indiana Jones was filmed. Our album was ranked by a Jazz magazine as 1 of 10 best jazz albums in Italy of
year 2016. Here in California I also record music for films- the last one is called The Bad Seed , produced by Rob Lowe. I had an opportunity to record it in Warner Bros Studios in Hollywood. My latest recording happened in Capitol Records, where I was honoured to be part of the new album of Alan Parsons Project, called `The Secret. I am also a member of La Jolla Symphony, working on my own chamber music projects etc. I can teach classical music as well as pop, jazz and improvisation using electric violin.
I think what makes me unique as a teacher is that I can teach different styles of music. For me there are no borders in playing instrument- it's up to you what you wanna achieve and do with your instrument . My second major is piano so if u want, I can teach piano and keyboards. With CMG Music Recording in Hollywood,which I am part of I filmed and recorded last Thursday a trailer for Super Bowl! You can spot my face for a few second!!
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Vida May 11, 2019
· Piano · In home
Wonderful! My daughter was very happy with Anna. She was patient and kept her enthusiastic throughout the lesson - can’t wait for the next one.
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Celeste February 3, 2019
· Piano · In home
One of the most talented women I've ever met. Anna can do it all she was born into music and has mentored so many of our lives. Her patience, kindness and knowledge are unmistakable.~C
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