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Andrew D.

36 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Musical Artist of the Year - Houston from Raw:natural born artists
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Andrew D.

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Hi there. I'm Andrew. I have been teaching for about 10 years now and it has become one of the things I truly love to do. When I am not writing, reading, gigging, touring, or recording, I love to teach people the things that have made my life so colorful.

With a little push in the right direction, you can become an active participant in the things you love. No more watching from the sidelines. Become the musician, writer, speaker, reader that you have always wanted to be. It's never too late! Trying something new or asking for help can be intimidating, but I am happy to show you that the rewards far exceed the costs. Trust me, I speak from experience. I've taught personalized lessons for nearly 10 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played everything from small dive bars to music festivals with crowds of thousands and been on tour and lived the whole life more ...

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Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopp

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Belyn J.
I appreciated that Andrew has taken the time to get to know my child and what she’s interested in about learning guitar. She is excited to learn with me, which is what every parent wants!
Candice C.
Andrew has the patience of a saint! He will put you at ease and teach you step by step. I feel very lucky to have a found such a nice, patient teacher! Can't wait to learn more from him!
joe S.
Andrew is an amazing teacher and my son is so happy learning from him!
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Gabrielle L.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Music Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Gabrielle L.

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I offer lessons in understanding the building blocks of music. I can teach the basics of notation to post-tonal theory. We can go over scales, keys, intervals, chords, chord function, and beyond! If you're in need of music theory tutoring for school/ college or for the AP Music Theory exam, I've got you!

About Gabrielle

Gabrielle Liriano is a Dominican-American contemporary classical music composer as well as a songwriter, bassoonist, and teacher based in the NYC Metro Area. Her pieces have been performed at the University of Pennsylvania, at Berklee College of Music, Montclair State University and more. Her music

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Paulina
"Gaby is a wonderful musician! By working with her, I have learned so much about songwriting and musical composition. During our sessions, we covered topics such as piano, vocals, recording, melody, etc. Our sessions have made me a more confident singer and writer. She truly cares about her students and works hard to deliver the best results. She encouraged me as a teacher and helped me to finish and record my first demo. After working with her, I am even more inspired to create music and sing! Overall, she is a an excellent teacher and a genuinely kind person!!!"
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Rie T.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rie T.

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As a native Japanese speaker, who has spent the last 30 years in the United States, I understand the structural and grammatical differences in the two languages. This gives me both the teacher’s and the student’s perspectives, which I find valuable as a language instructor.

I have taught Japanese to college students and adults, using beginning and intermediate Japanese textbooks, and I am most comfortable teaching high school/college students and adults.
I can also teach conversational Japanese and/or customize the lesson to meet each student’s particular goals and needs.

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1. Lesson cancellation and rescheduling must be requested at least 8 hours before the scheduled lesson starts. Without an 8-hour notice, you will be charged for the lesson, regardless of the reasons.

2. If you cannot attend your lessons for two or more consecutive weeks, your time slot may be given to another student. If you wish to resume lessons with me but your

About Rie

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught student

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Kevin
Rie is a very friendly and patient teacher, but she is also very effective! She quickly assesses strengths and weaknesses and does a great job motivating you to continue developing your skill.
Ada D.
I started lessons with Rie in order to pass a college course placement test after missing the first semester of my school's Japanese program. Not only was I able to test into second semester Japanese with her guidance, I was also accepted into a rigorous study abroad program after less than a year of studying the language.
As someone who finds speaking another language rather frightening, I was very fortunate to find a teacher like Rie. Not only is she extremely patient, she tailors lessons and homework to the needs of her students. It only took me a few lessons for me to feel completely at ease while stumbling through grammar points and vocabulary.
I’ve had many different language teachers in the past, but Rie has definitely been my favorite. If you are looking to learn Japanese I highly recommend her teaching!
Lyla N.
Rie-san is a really great instructor, i've always felt a little awkward with online lessons but hers are really fun!
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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
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Dennis B.

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I encourage all students to try writing music or at least coming up with their own basic ideas. I will then work with the student's ideas to help them learn how to develop an initial idea into a large more complete musical form. If the student is able to write more complete songs I will coach them in techniques to improve the structure, harmony and melody of their work. I try to demonstrate ways that they can improve their writing without simply rewriting their ideas for them. For all of this I draw on my many years of experience as a composer. I try to guide the student towards developing a process of writing music that works for them. My main goal is to help them to grow into their own musical voice rather than to simply do what I suggest.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age,

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Carrie M.

13 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Cello Performance from California State University Sacramento
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Carrie M.

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I provide a fun experience of learning to play and share music. My philosophy in working with students is to curb their interests with my vision for their success with technique and musicality. I want my student to not only become good cellist, but also enjoy music on a theoretical and historical level. My overall goal is to make a connection with people that will last and music can be an outlet for growing as a person.

About Carrie

Carrie recently relocated back to Davis California from Ann Arbor Michigan where she freelanced and taught cello at schools and in her private studio. After finishing her masters at Florida State University, she has performed with the Jackson Symphony, South West Symphony Orchestra, and West Symphon

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Deseria R.
I had the best session today.I learned so much. Carrie is a great teacher. She pays close attention to detail and makes much needed corrections. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Mark P.
Carrie is a fantastic cello instructor! I've learned so much from her in a very short period of time. She is cheerful and supportive, while remaining constructive and methodical in her pedagogy. Her love for cello and her passion for teaching are present in every lesson. I recommend her without hesitation.
Lisa
Carrie is calm patient and fun to learn from so far!!
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Cheyenne M.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Piano Performance from CUNY Brooklyn College
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Cheyenne M.

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I've been teaching the piano professionally for a few years and like to start my first lesson by getting to know my student's interests and goals. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read music, play at least 2 scales, start connecting music to your emotions and communication, and actively start playing music in the genre of your choice. As time goes on you'll be able to sightread, play more scales, understand beginning music theory, play by ear, gain confidence, and understand your emotions better. I specialize in classical and pop, using a combination of physical books and online sheet music. It means a lot to me when students bring up a song they want to learn because they will be more engaged and can have more fun in their lesson. In those moments, I look up a version of that song that they can play at their level for the next possible lesson. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Cheyenne

Hello future student, I have been playing the piano for about 20 years and have taught on and off for a number of years. I started songwriting in high school and further developed my skills with college courses. I graduated with a degree in music and have taught piano as a freelancer but also und

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