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Mel P.

37 Reviews
Troy, MO
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
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Mel P.

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.I can show you how to read notes, tabs and charts, play by ear and play like a pro.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Kaitlyn
Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious.

I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!
Jack
I have been taking lessons with Mel for almost two months.
As an adult learner who tried to learn violin on my own for the last six months I have found Mel to be a lifesaver.
He has been very patient and has helped me to fix all the bad habits I developed. The lessons are a nice mix of theory, skill development and working on fun songs.
I highly recommend him.
Adam L.
My 17-year-old son looks forward to his lessons with Mel. My goal was to restore my son's love of the violin that he started to play many years ago. Lessons with Mel did just that. My son says that Mel's delightful and personable style makes it safe for kids to be kids who are learning and growing. I hear Mel play things during my son's lessons and as a musician, I can tell he is a violinist and a musician of the highest order. I was so impressed. He keeps the lessons focused but fun. My son is already improving and more importantly, he is in love with the violin again. My son and I highly recommend him. He's a gem.
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Jessica B.

57 Reviews
Ballwin, MO
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Bachelor of Music- Violin from Shenandoah University
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Jessica B.

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Want to learn diverse repertoire, improve your rhythm, or finesse your technique? Take lessons that are engaging and fun, as well as focus on varied types of repertoire and styles, reading proficiency, musicality, technique and music theory so you are happy and confident with your playing!
I've been teaching violin and viola professionally for 12 years. I pride myself in making lessons tailored to your wants and needs so you meet your goals as fast as possible! My experience includes teaching private and group lessons at my private studio, students' homes, as well as at various music schools, summer camps and festivals. Advanced students have been awarded spots in All-State competitions, summer festivals and talent scholarships for college as well as admission at highly competitive Conservatories. I can't wait to work with you!

About Jessica

Music has been passion of mine since a very young age, so it was inevitable that it would end up being my career. Naturally, a love for teaching the wonders of music followed suit! I am classically trained professional violinist/violist with over 12 years of teaching (2 years specifically online!) a

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Bhavika
Jessica is a great teacher. She is very patient and I like how she has fun and creative ways to teach violin to kids. She provides great feedback.
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Joaquin
Very patient but also makes appropriate corrections. Great feedback on playing. Knows exactly what needs to be improved on just by listening.
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Lucy K.

2 Reviews
Chesterfield, MO
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Bulgarian, English, Bulgarian, Czech, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucy K.

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Experienced violin teacher of 39 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 counting, concentration, coordination, precision and note reading skills. I specialize in traditional European method.

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Hi There! I am a violin, viola and piano teacher with over 39 years of experience as a professional violinist. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Violin Performance and Instruction from the Higher Musical Pedagogical Institute in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I teach traditional European method, and my stude

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Steven F.
Very knowledgeable and experienced in not just playing the violin but teaching it as well.
Chris T.
At the age of 58 I decided to start taking violin lessons for 2 reasons, enjoyment of playing music and exercise my brain. I found Lucy K on the takelessons.com website and she was able to accommodate my request for lessons in my home on a Sunday. Starting from scratch, she taught me the fundamentals of playing and I have made some progress over the last 8 months. She is patient with me yet will push me along and at time bring me out of my comfort zone, which is good. She has the ability and training to teach students from early age to older adults like me. In addition, she also teaches piano, which my wife started lessons with Lucy K at the same time I started violin. She has my recommendation if you have interest in either violin or piano.
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Gitana M.

3 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gitana M.

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I take a holistic approach to teaching voice. When you sing, your entire body is your instrument, which means that you have to be attuned to your whole body to produce the healthiest, most organic sound. I've been teaching for 13 years, and in that time I've leaned lots of different methodologies. I use a combination of knowledge from my classical training in conjunction with yoga, mindfulness and real world experience to give my students the best path forward in their musical journey. Whether you're just starting out or already a working professional, with my guidance and teaching you'll be making healthier and freer sounds.

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Hi, my name is Gitana! I earned my degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Voice from Midwestern State University in 2011. I was first trained in classical music and prepared for a career in opera. But as life tends to do, things changed and I've been working in musical theatre for the last

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Rhonda B.
Gitana was awesome! She was very knowledgeable. I like the way she explained things and also gave great feedback.
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Maya M.
My daughter was very nervous about starting her lesson, but Gitana put her at ease right away. She was a very happy and enthusiastic beginning singer at the end of her lesson. Thanks Gitana!
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Kathy S.

7 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Emglish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree from St. Louis University
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Kathy S.

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Students of all ages in a personal relaxed atmosphere.
Customized to each student. If the student has not previously taken lessons I use Piano Adventures as the basic course guide. I have found it the most productive and enjoyable for my students. I uses a minimum of the Lesson and Theory book for my younger students with either the basic course or Accelerated course depending on their age and maturity. Adults begin with the All In one adult book. I add the other books that accompany each level based on the particular students needs and interests. I believe that a good grounding in Theory is essential as a student who becomes proficient in sight reading, no matter how well he/she plays by ear, will find that the doors for lifetime musical fulfillment with be much wider. However, with a student who has already had some lessons I will be happy to continue with any method that the student is currently using.
I also believe in supplementing the Piano course with the student's favorite ...

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About Me: I am an experienced classically trained Pianist who has been playing since the 3rd grade. I enjoy all styles of music and love sharing that enjoyment with my students. I have certification from the State of Missouri that I am proficient in educating beginning Piano students and have contin

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Josh
Kathy is very fun and enjoyable. We laugh during my lessons and she is low pressure. She makes the entire process of learning an instrument fun!
Tammy
I am VERY pleased with Kathy as my daughter's piano teacher! She is patient and knowledgeable giving a very well rounded lesson. She includes theory in her lesson plan and I think that helps my daughter in her understanding of the whys...
Kathy
Kathy came to my home for my lesson. She has a very pleasant personality and it is very easy to follow her instructions. She kept the pace up, yet did not overload me. It's been a number of years since I have played and she did an excellent job on getting me back on the keys. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Olivia D.

Saint Louis, MO
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  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
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Olivia D.

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I have been teaching children and adults sewing techniques for the past two years. I truly enjoy watching my students grow their skill levels and take on interesting projects to reach their goals. We start at your level and before moving on we ensure comfort and mastery of each skill. We will work at pace and make sure you understand the art of sewing. Join me to learn this essential skill!

About Olivia

Hi there! I am happy you are interested in sewing lessons to develop or improve upon your skills! I run a non-profit dedicated to teaching sewing to children and adults. I love teaching all levels and have specialized in beginning sewers with a focus on teaching children aged 8-14. While teaching se

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"I had a fun lesson. Karl is very knowledgeable and explains things very clearly."
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"What an amazing job Sonya did teaching my daughter to sew. Sonya made each session exciting and motivated my daughter to want to learn more. My daughter is eager to take on bigger projects due to Sonya’s encouragement. Sonya is an excellent teacher!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Haven't taken sewing classes since high school. This is a personalized option for adults that considers the "basics". Best for someone who wants to replicate favorite looks and learn how fabric and notions work together."
Erica Nicole
Took Sewing lessons from Nikki G.
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"My first class was excellent; I learned several new things from Dawn. She taught me how to use several of the feet for my sewing machine as well as several straight line designs I can use while quilting. Thank you Dawn for your patience and willingness to share your knowledge."
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Took Quilting lessons from Dawn Z.
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"During my first meeting with Mya she was very humble, kind and welcoming. Mya explained everything in detail and was very patient and knowledgeable. Already it seems as if I have a better understanding of sewing. I Can’t wait for my next lesson."
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"Donna was patient with me which helped a lot, as it takes a couple of examples for me to understand the material. I definitely recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning astrology as she is well experienced. You won’t regret it. :)"
Alexander
Took Astrology lessons from Donna S.
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"Barbara was super. My on line session wasn’t working so she set up her zoom and taught that way. She is an excellent on line teacher. She was able to help me make sense of my pattern and followed along with me patiently. Looking forward to our next session."
Karen
Took Knitting lessons from Barbara A.
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