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Geoff S.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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Sang in choirs for more than 10 years. Experienced at playing guitar and piano by ear, and learning songs by listening as well as reading written music. Experienced at teaching how to apply music theory and ear training exercises to learning songs. Have taught improvisation and ear training to various instrumentalists, including guitar, flute, violin, cello, and clarinet.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sch

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I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
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Ben R.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben R.

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I have studied music theory at the college level and have been writing and composing for over a decade, both alone and in a number of successful bands. I believe in theory as a creative tool rather than simply as an intellectual exercise, and I put strong emphasis on putting knowledge to use.

About Ben

Hi, I'm a lifelong musician and educator with 20+ years of experience writing, recording, performing and improvising across multiple instruments and genres. After years of teaching music on the side, I left my day job as a college history professor in 2018 to devote myself full time to building a co

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Peng D.
I'm a new learner in guitar, I barely read notes. Ben is very patient on me. The learning process is dense but smooth. Ben let me feel I can achieve my goal in near future. Thanks!
Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
Thanks Ben!
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Mariachi:
Is a musical expression that dates back to at least 18th century Western Mexico. It is a tradition that can be defined by eight socio-musical elements: mariachi instrumentation and texture, musical genres and subgenres, performance methods and styles, singing styles and forms, dance styles, performative space, performance clothing, and the word "mariachi". The usual mariachi group today consists of as many as eight violins, two trumpets and at least one guitar. Traditional mariachi guitars include the vihuela, a high-pitched, round-backed guitar that provides rhythm, and a bass guitar called a guitarrón, which also provides rhythm. All you have to do is decide which instrument you want to play in this genre (if not all) and I'd be happy to teach yours far as you want to learn.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Frances B.

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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Frances B.

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I have been teaching and playing flute for over 25 years. For 15 of those years I have been incorporating Suzuki Method into my teaching. I am certified through teacher training with David Gerry of Canada to teach Suzuki Flute through Level 3. My own extensive classical training on the Flute takes care of all the other levels.

About Frances

Originally from Massachusetts, I have been teaching children and adults flute for over 20 years. I teach from the very beginner student to the very advanced and I have additional training in the Suzuki Method which is especially helpful for beginning young children. I am primarily a classical flute

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Crystal
Our son attended a neighborhood concert and was struck with the idea that he’d like to learn to play the flute. We knew absolutely nothing about flutes at that time, but we consider ourselves so, so fortunate that Frannie came to us by recommendation.

Frannie is fun and has a great sense of humor. She is endlessly patient and relaxed, but also firm when she needs to be. She always keeps the music interesting for him – for example, after a period of working hard on the pieces in the Suzuki Method repertoire, she encourages him to mix it up and play some things just for fun, like the popular themes to Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Our son, now 9, has been studying with Frannie for almost a year now, and I cannot believe how much he has grown and improved in such a short amount of time. Frannie inspires him to play his very best; he works hard to emulate her gorgeous tone. He absolutely loves his weekly lessons, he looks forward to her student recitals, and he is motivated to practice every day.

It is a beautiful thing to watch your child fall in love with making music, and we credit this to Frannie. She has our highest recommendation.
Eamon G
I took lessons with Frannie for more than ten years, starting at age 4 in an introduction to music class at the Brooklyn Music School. Through her I found not just a great love for music but a lens through which I discovered and learned about the world. With Frannie, once a week for nearly my entire childhood, I would learn to practice and work at a piece or phrase, or to interpret and have and opinion on music I played, or to play like I mean every note, and so on endlessly. Those skills were some of the earliest and most important lessons I had about how to live and enjoy my life, and art, and how to work hard, and care about what I do for my own sake and no one else's. And I don't believe just any teacher could have done that for me. Since moving on I have often felt a different excitement and deep understanding of music than many of the peers I met who have spent far more time than me studying music.

I'm still a musician. I graduated recently from Bard College with a degree in music and have since played onstage in a very successful off-broadway musical. I've played in many orchestras including with graduate & conservatory students at Bard, with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, and at LaGuardia High School (formerly Music & Art). I have moved on to other instruments, and forms of music, but I credit Frances not just for showing me how much I love music but for teaching me in many ways how to enjoy and get what I want from life. I can't recommend her enough.
Ben
My daughter Coco studied with Frances for a number of years. Without question Francis was the best music teacher Coco ever had, and she's had quite a few.
Francis is generous, creative, and inspiring to work with, she has the perfect balance of qualities that a music student needs. She's highly motivating and makes demands of her students which stretch them to achieve their full potential, yet she never pushes past their limits; Coco never felt stressed by her practice but always wanted to fulfill the expectation of excellence which Francis instilled in her. Francis always led by example and was kind, supportive, and a lot of fun to work with. She's also disciplined, reliable, and punctual. I give her the highest recommendation.
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Orit K.

43 Reviews
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  • Speaks Hebrew, English, Spanish
  • Teaching Hebrew as a second language from Mofet institute – on line
  • Teaching since 2006
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Orit K.

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Hi / Shalom / שלום,

I was born and raised in Israel, I moved to the US in 2001 and few years later I started to teach Hebrew. Something that started as a hobby and a part time job became my passion and a full time job for me. I feel very lucky and thankful to fill my days with the thing I like to do the most – help people learn Hebrew.

I have 10 years of experience in academic settings (university and college), face-to-face tutoring and teaching online..

To learn more about me, please visit my website and my school Facebook page – in both places you can also read what my students think about our lessons.

About Orit

Hi / Shalom / שלום, I was born and raised in Israel, I moved to the US in 2001 and a few years later I started to teach Hebrew. Something that started as a part-time job became my passion and a full-time job for me. I feel very lucky and thankful to fill my days with the thing I like to do th

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Elizabeth Y.
Great first lesson
Ed C.
As always, patient and adjusts to my level!
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Kathryn K.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English
  • Acting, Voice, Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Music from College - Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati (CCM)HB Studio NYC
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Kathryn K.

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Well times have changed and we will meet the challenge to change with them!
Are you tired of the same old strategy to deal with battling your fear of speaking? Is shyness something you've dealt with your entire life but you've become successful in spite of it? Still wet knuckling every meeting online? Do you need information about your camera set up, sound, set and wardrobe? Are you watching yourself while you're speaking instead of being present during your presentation or cringing as you watch yourself speak or freak out quietly while the board watches? Are you making a video? Learn the skills actors use and tools to manage performance anxiety.
It's time you break through your fear once and for all to be able to have some peace while you do your work. Once you understand how you will be able to speak to groups large or small, on camera and off.
I can collaborate with you to practice these skills and you'll feel safe to do it.
I cannot wait to meet you and to work with you. I

About Kathryn

Kathryn K I am happy to offer committed actors, music performers and executives private sessions to strengthen your performance and ignite your work. For actors I specialize in acting for film, television and theatre as a Method Acting Coach. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. We will address

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Kathryn has helped me build my skills and confidence in presenting and recording myself on video for corporate and sales facing content. No detail too small or not discussed... in a good way... from lighting, to microphone placement, to clothing, to make-up, to how to mentally prepare before hand, to the content and the delivery. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a long term journey to continuously hone my skills. She is down to earth, real, genuine, kind and funny. Money very well invested.
Jamie M.
Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!

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