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Stephen T.

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  • Awarded Merit Scholarship 75% from Boston University
  • Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance from The Boston Conservatory
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Stephen T.

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Why do you want to play saxophone? Are you a beginner and want to learn it for school? Looking for a new hobby? Want to get into the state band? Or maybe you're looking for something more serious? Whatever your goal may be, I am here to help :)

I have a very detailed curriculum that my students go through. I pick studies that will help push you to being a better player. These include both jazz and classical saxophone. I also like having my students pick a piece they want to work on at the same time!

About Stephen

I recently graduated the Boston Conservatory with a Bachelors of Music in Saxophone Performance. I finished Cum Laude along with a minor in Philosophy. I am continuing my education at Boston University to get a Masters in Music for saxophone performance. I pitch to my students to live a very ba

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Kurtis
I am a beginner saxophone player and Stephen's lesson has been really good for me. He is able to pace his lessons based on my needs and I really like how he assigns practice material to work on before our next lesson. We always start off each lesson with reviewing the practice material and he always gives me detailed feedback and is really patient even if I was not able to master the practice material. He also lets me bring songs I want to learn and guides me through it. I look forward to our lessons every week. I would recommend Stephen to anyone who is looking to get better at playing saxophone.
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Sean S.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1984
  • BA, Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
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Sean S.

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The voice is our first instrument, and accordingly, our most natural one to express the creative impulses of our soul. However, there are several challenges we need to overcome in order to make it really shine.
The first is that we hear our own voice differently than others hear it - from "inside our head." So it takes some practice to learn different ways of hearing ourselves. The second challenge is that most music doesn't happen in isolation, but with other people's involvement. So unless you plan to sing "a capella" (without instrumental accompaniment) and just for your own enjoyment, you need to learn how to relate what you sing to other sounds. This requires a good deal of practice and it is certainly easier with the help of a skilled teacher to help you learn not only what to listen for, but how to control your voice to make it do what you want.
Then there are technical refinements like breath control, articulation, intonation, projection, resonance, ear training, etc.
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COVID-19 Update: I'm starting to resume in-person lessons for students who have received full COVID vaccinations, using proper safeguards of masks and social distancing. Please check with me for details. I will continue teaching lessons online, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser

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Chuck K.
I've just done my first session w/Sean. I'm signing on for a while as he seems very approachable, knowledgeable, and flexible. He also has a varied background w/singing/songwriting/guitar playing which will work for my new approach. He also works in several complimentary areas of music & likes Rumi & J. Mitchell as much as I do!
Jon M.
Sean has been great for this newbie to singing. He's been flexible around my work schedule, and patient at teaching both practical singing and some music theory.
Roberto D.
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Nancy R.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Nancy R.

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I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. I teach a fundamental classical vocal technique that allows your voice to soar naturally and comfortably. In addition, I have extensive experience helping my students with all manner of performance anxiety and other issues. I'm kind, patient and want you to shine.

My goal is to help you find the power to express through singing your unique self. It doesn't matter whether your voice is professional quality or whether it's even "good" in the conventional sense. It's YOUR voice. It has its own sound and characteristics, its own particular beauty, and the world needs to hear you!

I have advanced training and expertise in musical study and vocal pedagogy, but the most important qualities I offer as a teacher are the simple human ones: understanding, patience, imagination, kindness, enthusiasm, respectfulness and absolute commitment to helping you meet your ...

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I'm a classically trained soprano who has had the great good fortune to sing leading roles in masterpieces with such companies as the Caramoor Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. I also have undergraduate and master's degrees from Brown University and the Manhattan Scho

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Hope L.
Nancy is kind and caring. She really takes the time to get to know you and your voice in order to craft a method that works best for you. I started out with no real experience and a bunch of bad habits, and she has been able to effortlessly work with that. I look forward to my lesson with her every week. I knew the moment I saw her profile that she stood out from the rest. Don't hesitate to give her a try!
Neena
She is honest and super helpful
Kimberly
Nancy is the best instructor i could have hoped for! I was very shy and insecure about my voice. She knew exactly how to work with me to sing confidently.
After a month of working with Nancy, i realized that with practice, i too can become a good singer. My goal is to have a mini concert for friends this summer. I’m confident that my lessons with Nancy will get me there
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Yuexin C.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portuguese, Cantonese, English, German, Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature from Colorado College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yuexin C.

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'm bilingual, patient, and work for a personalized study plan just for you, whether your goal is exploring your new interest in the language, maintaining your current level, or advancing over a long or short period of time. I know how to engage, encourage, and motivate my students. I push my students just the right amount by exploiting their strengths and supporting any weaknesses.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am a graduate student at the University of Chicago studying Digital Humanities. I studied Comparative Literature and Music as an undergraduate student at Colorado College. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have an un

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Sadie B.
Great first lesson with my 7 year old daughter, She was very patient with her expanding the 4 tones of speaking mandarin....we have another lesson tomorrow :)
Victoria H.
It was amazing she is great.
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Leah M.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Music Composition and Jazz Theory from Private Music Studio
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Leah M.

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Hi, I'm Leah! I've been teaching since 2010 and I feel extremely fortunate to have my passion double as my career.

Thanks, I look forward to working with you.

About Leah

Hi, I'm Leah! I've been teaching piano since 2010 and I feel extremely fortunate to have my passion double as my career. Please visit seattlemusicstudio. com to learn more about me.

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Michelle
Leah is so easy to work with and the kids love her. The lesson is very personalized so the kids can enjoy while gaining skill!
Doug
My daughter has been learning piano with Leah for over a year now. I really appreciate that Leah is able to keep her interested in learning. In fact, this is the longest learning activity my daughter has been able to keep up so far without giving up. We definitely love that Leah will continue teaching our kid.”
Priya
My son has made a lot of progress under Leah’s guidance and he loves to go to his Piano class each week. Leah is very patient with the kids and motivates them to practice and do better.
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David A.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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David A.

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Hey future student, My name is David, I've been singing for over 20 years! I've underwent thousands of hours of vocal training and I've also shared my knowledge with others to improve them. I am a tenor multi genre singer. I have taught both women and men vocals and can simplify thing to where anyone can understand. I'm attending hunter college as I type this to earn a degree. My singing experience is well rounded. I've sung in concerts, church, conferences, and plays. I also have experience in recording vocals. I can work with anyone of all ages. Everyone has a voice!
I hope to join you on your journey to becoming a great vocalist.

About David

Hey future students, I'm a multi-instrumentalist and vocal performer. I play drums, piano, and bass. I love listening to an assortment of genres including R&b , Neo soul, to rock and gospel. Learning how to play and sing multiple genres is my passion and I would love to share my knowledge with you t

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"I play guitar in a band and as all musicians do, we always want to chase a new sound. I discover new techniques from others and naturally i want to learn them.
I always I find myself coming to Randy To further advance my playing because he explains the process to create the sound I want as simple as possible and we are able to get results quickly.
He is definitely someone who cares about making his students the best they can be in something they love!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Randy G.
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"Based on one lesson, Matthew was terrific. On time and my son really liked him. He'll back next week for lesson 2. Really upbeat attitude and very easy-going. Plus he really knows his piano - just want to make sure I mention that. Good teacher no doubt. As my son gets to know him I am sure he'll have no problem getting more excited about learning the piano."
Pete
Took Piano lessons from Matthew G.
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"Becky was great! Kind and gentle teaching manner. Brody is excited to have homework and looks forward to next week!"
Brodie
Took French Horn lessons from Beckie E.
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"Marty helped me to prepare to sing at my wedding and although that didn't ultimately happen because I was so busy with all the wedding details I did not have time to practice, the experience was magficent and I've taken what I learn with her an facilated into many avenues of my life including speaking, as she taught me how to better project and be more confident in doing so.
She takes a very personal approach with her students to help them truly recognize there goals."
Etana
Took Singing lessons from Marty W.
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"One of the best guitarist and person I know, I’ve bine a student of his for 4 years and have improved greatly ever since. He’s bine a great guide in learning music theory, soloing, and vocal practices while also allowing me to learn songs I enjoy, and teach me skills I wish to learn to become the type of guitarist I want to be. He’s a great teacher and friend who I would highly recommend to people wanting to learn to play and appreciate guitar and music."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Steven E.
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"Our 5 year old enjoys attending her lessons. She is very creative and skilled with younger children. He feels at ease and is learning the basic art skill of piano with every lesson."
John
Took Piano lessons from Veronica B.
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"My 9 year old says, "She's awesome. She will help you if you are stuck."
I say that Ava is always on time and very accommodating. We have had to change our schedule a few times, but we have always found a way to make lesson time work. Thank you!"
Jennifer
Took Violin lessons from Ava P.
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"Daniela is an amazing teacher, she has an extensive knowledge of technique and a lot of experience with male and female voices. She will always know how to help you find your sound and how to bring out your personal contributions to the piece. She, as a great actress, has very useful tips to pump up you acting skills and presence on stage. She is creative, friendly and very approachable in case you need any extra help with anything. She was my teacher for more than 6 years and she always encouraged me to give my best. She trusted I could achieve my high goals and now thanks to her guide is that I was admited with a full scholarship in a music program at one of the top unuversities of the world."
Abigail
Took Opera Voice lessons from Daniela G.
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"Mr. Greer was a patient teacher who motivated my son to practice his instrument. He was enthusiastic and very knowledgable. He was reliable and on-time."
Ann
Took Clarinet lessons from Christopher G.
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"My favorite night of the week is what I call "guitar night," and it is my favorite because Ahmad is the best teacher I've had in just about anything (sorry, erstwhile college professors). The bass guitar can be intimidating, especially if you've put it off until your 30s like this gal. Ahmad makes the whole thing cake.. . I was playing a song by my second lesson. When I am occasionally downtrodden by what I feel like is the futility of a guitar in my grubby, fat hands, Ahmad, like a sensei, helps build me back up, developing my skill and pointing out what is, in fact, a burgeoning talent. It takes time. It takes practice. And I feel lucky to have chosen Ahmad as my instructor for his easy nature, graciousness, and what you can tell is a true love for the guitar that is infectious. Put it this way: I feel like there isn't anybody he can't teach. Even my significant other has remarked upon the tremendous progress I have made and the increasing confidence in my playing. It's a pleasure to be his student. I might even say an honor."
Erika
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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