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Carolyn C.

11 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 6 to 87
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolyn C.

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Students can expect to learn individually at their own pace. Every lesson will be encouraging to the student. Every lesson will be a good experience. I strive to teach love of music whether popular, sacred or classical.

About Carolyn

I earned my degrees in music and elementary education at Southeast Missouri University. I taught music in school for seven years. in 1989 I began teaching only privately . I am constantly aware that the best way for students to learn is a program individually planned for him or her. I love teachin

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Kate
My 6th grader has been taking piano lessons with Carolyn for almost 3 years now. She has been so patient with him, yet encourages and most especially challenges him to be better each week! He looks forward to his lesson with her, and the recitals have increased his confidence as well as his pride in his accomplishments!! Thank you Carolyn!!
Chris
My Grandson has taken lessons from Carolyn for a few years. He is 11. He has done very well with her. She knows her stuff and is very encouraging to him. She has recitals every 6 months and he has really advanced. I would highly recommend her.
Karen
Three of our children have taken piano lessons from Carolyn. Our oldest son, who has graduated from college, still plays daily. Our other two sons are current students; both began lessons in early grade school.

Mrs. Calahan is patient, kind, and affectionate with her students. She shows a keen interest in encouraging them to succeed, while tolerating their occasional quirks. Our kids have had the opportunity to play classical pieces, jazz, ragtime, show tunes, and popular music. Their piano playing abilities have progressed steadily under Mrs. Calahan's instruction and her unintimidating approach has allowed them to develop an ever-increasing appreciation for music. We are lucky to have found her!

Gitana M.

2 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $25
  • 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.

About Gitana

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 las

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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!

Lucy K.

2 Reviews
Chesterfield, MO
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Bulgarian, Russian, Czech, Bulgarian
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

About Lucy

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 stud

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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.
Chris T.

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Sara Ann B.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1961
  • B.M. cum laude, music education and voice from Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
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Sara Ann B.

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At the first lesson of 30 minutes, one vocal technique will be added to the song you sang for me. All lessons can be audio or video taped by the client.

About Sara Ann

I pace our lessons and over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept in a HUMORFUL, JOYFUL way. Patiently we apply it to a song that is your target song or to how and what you want product or YOU you want to sell to clients/your job/your promotion/ your new career. With two

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Jiezhun G.
Sara is a great teacher, 5 stars plus many pluses. She can point out my problems quickly and let me practice efficiently. My accent got improved, and I recommend her to my friends who need the same help. Thank you Sara, you are my best friend too. Love you, sherry
Grace Y.
Take lessons recommended me Sara Ann Butler because she is a great teacher. I’ve enjoyed taking lessons with her, and I am happy she has high expectations and material that was useful. I wanted to improve my speaking voice, and she was able to point out the places I could make improvements and gave me methods to improve.
To disagree with a previous review, i’ve never heard her use any anti-racist or political views. She doesn’t expect me to behave like her, and when she teaches she uses “I” and “I” is the student.
I am happy that I took vocal training from her.
Brandi
At this age , she is very hot headed. Her ego is longer than a mile. She is racist, doesnt like African-American and Asian students accent. She was making fun of ppls accents. In the begining i thought she may be trying to make a point but no. Jes thats all anger. The first, i m paying you money for this class. So just teach what you supposed to teach not your racist and politcal views. And after a few classes, I said i dont feel comfortable talking about the race religious views and the next thing she did was cancelled all my lessons without even letting me know. Now i have to restart from the begining from a new teacher and it takes a while for a new teacher to understand your accents problems. She wants her students behave like her age oh please, come on, if the student is young in her 20s or 30s you dont act or behave like her or him. They just started their lives but your almost have lived your life. She should not teach here.

Sue D.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Piano from Abilene Christian Universary
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1974
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Sue D.

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As one of my students you will be encouraged to learn some songs by ear and be creative by making up their own pieces. You will definitely need to learn to read notes, as well.

Each lesson will have you playing what you practiced during the week. And each lesson will also have you learn something to take home to perfect.

But most of all, I would hope you would leave with a sense of well-being, confidence and encouragement in the wonderful experience of making music on the piano.

I love for my students to perform as much as possible. We play in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and recitals. If a student comes up with a performance venue, we will certainly try to do it.

About Sue

I have been teaching for years with all ages of students. Piano lessons will include learning to read notes, ear training, theory and technique, creating your own music and learning to play the piano with others. The curriculum varies with individual needs. My philosophy is a little laid back but

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Wendy
Upbeat beautiful positive sweet person who loves what she does.
Nitisha
My Daughter is loving Piano lessons with Sue. Can’t thank enough 😊👍🏻
John
I can't say enough good things about Sue! She is knowledgeable, patient, receptive to new ideas, has a great sense of humor.... She teaches both children and adults in her home (and more recently, on-line). I've been taking lessons with her for about 6 months, and have made a great deal of progress, as well as learning songs and techniques outside of my original "comfort zone".

Thank you, Sue!
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Alastair W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Winner, North American Saxophone Alliance National Quartet Competition from North American Saxophone Alliance 2014
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Alastair W.

4 Reviews
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Professional saxophonist trained at top conservatories and colleges in the US and UK. Experienced in teaching all levels and ages, from beginner through college students. Students have won district and state competitions and have earned places in college programs. I am currently teaching saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where I teach music education and performance majors, as well as non-music majors.

About Alastair

"Wright’s playing was tremendously technical and high-flying. So high-flying in fact, that when he reached for some of his highest altissimo notes my eyebrows shot up in sympathetic awe." - KC Metropolis Review, 5/29/18. I currently serve on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, hav

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Samantha
Alastair has been a very patient and supportive teacher and has helped my daughter grow her interest in playing the saxophone.
Charles
Very much looking forward to the next lesson. He's perfect for the adult learner.
Matthew K.
Overall, Alastair does a great job teaching. Stay tuned.....

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"Ms Terri is awsometastic!

Ms Terri's teaching approach (i.e. student-centered) has been very effective with our 5-yr old son. He truly enjoys going to his piano lessons! We are very happy and fortunate to have found Ms Terri."
Tam
Took Piano lessons from Terri M.
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"I have always been involved with music in some capacity, but recently decided to get into playing the Guitar. I came across Jordan's profile and felt like he would be the right person to help me learn how to play, and sure enough, that's the case! He will tailor the lesson to the individual he is teaching, so as a result, you walk out actually being able to play something. It's only been a few weeks for me, but I already feel like I am accomplishing my goal of learning to play the Guitar. I plan to continue my lessons, and highly recommend Jordan!"
Johanna
Took Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Elisa is patient and encouraging"
Gale Shuey
Took Cello lessons from Elisa B.
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"Excellent teacher, very professional, talented and motivating! A+

Arnell is teaching my son piano lessons in her home. She is very qualified in technique and knows how to work well with a 10 year old. She is very patient, professional and always motivating my son to do better with each lesson. I drive 15 minutes to her home and it is very convenient, quiet and I bring reading materials while my son enjoys his lesson. My sons uses her piano during the lesson and we have a keyboard that he uses to practice on at home. Hopefully, with time and practice he will become as talented as Arnell and we will try to buy him his own piano if he so chooses. One one occasion, it was necessary for me to reschedule a lesson, which Arnell did with no problems whatsoever. I would highly recommend this teacher. She always has a positive, encouraging demeanor and it is a pleasure to have her teach my son the piano."
Deborah
Took Piano lessons from Arnell B.
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"Lucas is an excellent instructor. He is very patient and detail oriented. He has a very pleasant personality and I never had problems coordinating schedule changes with him. My daughter looked forward to her classes and was motivated to practice on a daily basis. I highly recommend him!"
Adriana
Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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"Mark is a fantastic instructor!!!

Mark is a fantastic guitar instructor!!! He is very knowledgable and patient, two very key qualities for an instructor. Mark spent time getting know me and my goals when we started. With this information, he has worked very hard to customize my lessons to meet my needs and goals.

I have really enjoyed each and every lesson I have had with Mark!!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Mark F.
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