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Caleb L.

4 Reviews
Iowa City, IA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Grand prize from Chicago Brass Festival solo competition
  • Teaching since 2006
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Caleb L.

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I have helped many french horn students place in All-State ensembles, compete for seating placements, and earn top marks in solo and ensemble competitions.

About Caleb

Hello and Welcome! I am excited to start offering my teaching services on trombone, euphonium and the rest of the instruments from the brass family here at takelessons.com. Here is a brief introduction about myself. I am currently a member of Orchestra Iowa based out of Cedar Rapids, Iow

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Nicholas
My son has learned so much in just a few lessons with Caleb. He is also practicing more than ever as Caleb is giving him excellent feedback and instruction. Can't wait to see how he does with upcoming auditions and looking forward to more leasons.
Jennifer
Mike
My son is brand new to the trombone and Caleb has been great. My son is having fun which is all due to Caleb.
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Lukas G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded First Prize from Shepherd School Concerto Competition, 2019
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lukas G.

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My approach to teaching the cello incorporates mindfulness, body awareness, and deliberate practice, and I strongly believe in simplifying technique and practice methods, and leading you to your own discoveries rather than just telling you what to do. In order to reach your potential as a cellist, you need to train both the body and the mind. I am a strong believer in mental practice and being able to hear the sound you want before you play - however, this is only half the battle; you also want to set yourself up for success by training your body to feel comfortable and relaxed while still maintaining structure. I have studied with the top cello pedagogues in the world, including Hans Jensen, Richard Aaron, Ralph Kirshbaum, Desmond Hoebig, and Frans Helmerson to name a few. The methods I’ve learned and developed on my own can be taught from the very beginning of a cellist’s journey, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

About Lukas

I am a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician and have performed all over the US and Europe. I am a recent graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and am currently pursuing my masters degree at the University of Southern California. My principal teachers have been Ralph Kirs

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Iverson
Lukas was incredibly helpful as a teacher because it's clear that he's spent so much time over the last several years thinking about how the cello works and how to constantly be improving as a player. Lukas knows the best exercises to help solve whatever problems you may have as a player, and he has the real-world experience to back it up. I was particularly impressed by his ability to break down exactly what goes into creating a beautiful tone on the cello. He made me see my own technique differently and opened my eyes to aspects of cello playing that I had never thought of before. But most importantly, Lukas is a great teacher because he leads you to your own solutions. He won't just give you the answer to a specific passage of music, he will give you the tools to level up as a player, which you can then apply to anything you play. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Lukas Goodman.
Sam
Lukas has been a peer/colleague of mine for the past 6 years. As a conservatory student myself, I have often turned to Lukas for insight and help on various struggles I face as a cellist. As a cellist and technician, he has profound understanding of the fundamental concepts of playing the cello, whilst maintaining the ability to break things down in a simple and concise fashion. As an artist and musician, he constantly challenges himself for deeper expertise in so many facets of the art – both technically and musically.

Lukas has a clever sense of humor, is very bright, and void of arrogance (which I experienced so many times from teachers when I started out). I am certain he would provide a student of any level and goal with an adaptive, forward-focused approach. I cannot thank Lukas enough for the amount he has helped me, and I am certain he can do the same for so many others
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Dennis O.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Surgical Technology from Madisonville Technical College
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Dennis O.

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The main focus of the private lessons is music theory and how it applies to the instrument. All the while trying to remain fun. Therefore, the musical style/genre that the student is seeking is irrelevant. At Dennis O Guitar Instruction the goal is for the student to have an understanding of the music that they seek to learn and become an independent musician.

About Dennis

Dennis Guitar Instruction is a Denison, TX based proprietor founded in 1995. It all began as a 'favor' for a few friends by helping them learn the theory portion of playing guitar. Once word began to spread, Dennis Guitar Instruction was officially born. The main focus of the private lessons is mu

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Eli & Caroline L.
Great first lesson experience! We are excited to have such an excellent teacher and can’t wait to learn more!!
Justin
Dennis O'Toole Guitar Instruction displays excellence overall. Professionalism and responsiveness are provided to students. He is punctual, on top of his business, a great communicator and easy to work with. A highly sought after work ethic is found from Dennis O'Toole. He knows how to cultivate the best on a student-to-student basis. Dennis is knowledgeable of classic and modern techniques. His knowledge of music is both broad and deep as he grounds students in theory and solid musicianship. Application of the student's knowledge is well guided and honed with Dennis. The student will be provided excellent potential for growth and expansion under the teaching of Dennis. Top grade value is given from Dennis O'Toole Guitar Instruction
Yanett
Excellent, my son loves the way he teaches

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Gary S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gary S.

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Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist,composer
and member of PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS.
A Graduate of Berkee College of Music, he has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar. Lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to Guitar to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo improvisation. In addition to a wealth of teaching experience, he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has numerous songwriting credits on international releases.

About Gary

Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS. He has earned a reputation as a virtuosic live performer and highly sought after professional guitar instructor. In 2011, he joined Rocket

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Carol S.
excellent teacher
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Andrew S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrew S.

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Became a certified Pro Tools Engineer in 2008 from Promedia Training in Dallas, tx.

About Andrew

Education/Experience: Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from

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Sydney H.
Andrew has been a wonderful teacher. Funny and patient.
Mike
Excellent knowledge, presentation and communication. He taught at the right level for me. He's a great teacher.
Lily N.
My daughter has really enjoyed her first lesson . Andrew has been very flexible with our schedule to meet my daughter's need. She's going to have the final singing on next month. He will help her to get through. I highly recommend him as a great teacher.
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Brandi B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University
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Brandi B.

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I have been playing the guitar for 15 years. As a graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University, I have been teaching guitar and ukulele lessons as well as classes since the spring of 2017. I hold a bachelor's degree in music performance with my primary instrument being the guitar.
I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with guitar techniques to supplement them.
If you are a complete beginner, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)

About Brandi

My name is Brandi and I am ready to become your music teacher! Playing the guitar has been my passion for 14 years and counting. As a part of the talented music program throughout my high school years, I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I attended Southeastern Louisiana Univer

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Nadia
Brandi is very nice and a good teacher.
Anika
Ethan
I really enjoyed my first lesson and excited to learn more.

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"First, I had some previous singing lesson but did not really get to sing properly and my throat was always straining. Benjamin took me from the basic with breathing and how to correctly lean on the air. It took a little time, and now i feel so comfortable when I sing. My vocal resonance and control has really improved. I do not sing with my throat no more, I feel effortless and I control my intercoastal muscles very well. Benjamin is really Great, Patient and Understanding instructor. He has made to start loving and accepting my voice.
I strongly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the freedom of singing and how good it feels to sing your favorite songs at ease."
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Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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"I met Lori at a recent voice competition where she was the designated pianist for my division. She rehearsed patiently, returned texts promptly, and kept a steady, cheerful attitude through two days surrounded by stressed-out singers. As for her playing, she performed challenging repertoire with grace and disciplined understatement that made it clear she was there to help us shine. It's hard for me to overstate just how good an accompanist she is."
Kathleen
Took Classical Piano lessons from Lori H.
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"Sarabeth is wonderful! She is fantastic and she doing wonders for my daughter! My daughter loves her lessons and can't wait for her next one.
I would highly recommend Sarabeth to anyone looking for lessons."
Cassie
Took Broadway Singing lessons from Sarabeth B.
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"Chris has had a great impact on my overall guitar playing. I needed to improve my lead technique and Chris helped out in a way that wasn't boring or tedious. He used specific songs that I liked as examples for key concepts. Chris is also a great communicator and patient. I would definitely recommend him!"
John
Took Guitar lessons from Chris B.
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"I am a very mature(read old) student and I had been wanting to learn to play the trombone. The catch was that I had never taken lessons and could not read music. Pasquale was absolutely unflapped by this. He had the patience of a saint, had the ability to make me feel comfortable and was 1000% encouraging in my quest. Oh and also by the way...he knows his stuff and is gifted in his ability to teach it in a way that I could understand and be comfortable. I highly recommend taking lessons from him!!!"
Monique
Took Trombone lessons from Pasquale G.
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"It was great, she was cool and i felt very comfortable learning. She's fun and cool and a good teacher."
Devin
Took Piano lessons from Michelle Sage C.
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"I am an intermediate player and he really helped me with my technique!"
Maddy
Took Clarinet lessons from Shuo-Lei C.
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"Kevin is very reliable and responsive. He is always on time and my son loves his lessons and is learning a ton!"
Melissa
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Alex is a gifted musician with many talents."
Philip
Took Arrangement and Composition lessons from Alex B.
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"We are truly pleased with the singing lessons with Nicole. My daughter simply enjoys her sessions. I plan on purchasing more lessons."
Makenzie
Took Singing lessons from Nicole C.
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