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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
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Francesca V.

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Most anybody can learn how to sing. Not most anybody can teach someone how. That's often the variable that matters. Francesca's studio flaunts performers all over the globe and on major TV networks. Her students have been featured on The Voice, America's Got Talent and even won a Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent. With hundreds students wandering thru her doors since 2000, Francesca's students have gone on to win Emmys and nominated for Grammy Awards. Not to mention the collection of voice teachers Francesca has mentored and influenced.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Randy S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Randy S.

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About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, wi

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Charles
Very knowledgeable and personable. Able to communicate more complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
Kariem
First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!
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Phoebe S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Summa Cum Laude from Hartt School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Phoebe S.

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I have been teaching viola for seven years. Though I am classically trained, my interest in music goes far beyond classical music. I am constantly listening to various genres of music and consider myself a forever learner, loving everything in music from Prokofiev to the Flaming Lips. It is my job to help guide my students through their musical journeys, whether that is helping them get into their regional orchestra or teaching them that one song they've always wanted to learn. I teach out of the Essential Elements and Suzuki Method books. Though my lessons are fun and relaxed I will always give my students that extra push when needed. My goal is to help each student reach their personal success and to instill a love for playing music.

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About Phoebe

Hello! I am a classically trained violinist and violist. I have been playing violin for 16 years and teaching for 7. I got my Bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in 2017. Since then, I have performed at Woolsey Hall, Ivoryton Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, and the Bushnell Performing Art

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Melinda Patterson
My daughter (12) LOVES Miss Phoebe. We were so excited for our daughter to have private lessons even during COVID craziness. Phoebe is very patient and works well with kids. She is very communicative and has even telephoned when one of our lessons couldn't work out due to technical difficulties. My daughter's music teacher has been impressed with her growth, even though there is not in person orchestra at her school.
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Trisha
Phoebe is the kindest and most patient instructor ever. She has really connected with my daughter and gotten her excited by letting her choose fun music.
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MaryAnn D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from The Ohio State University
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MaryAnn D.

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About MaryAnn

Music is my passion, and I love to share it with others! I have been a musician almost my entire life. I began taking piano lessons in grade school and voice lessons in middle school. I continued to study throughout high school and eventually college. I graduated in music from The Ohio State Uni

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Yumi
Mary Ann is so sweet and she guided me and my mother to most comfortable way to be able to start lesson as we were totally beginner. Plus my mother doesn't speak any English but she selected international song and we could sing for whole class without any problem. Thank you so much, Mary Ann!!!!
Joseph
Very good technically. Very good teaching skills. A pleasure to work with.
James
MaryAnn did a great job keeping my five year old daughter entertained and enjoying her first lesson!
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Katie S.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Nominated for Best Educator in Prince William from InsideNova.com
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Katie S.

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I offer all levels of viola lessons.

About Katie

Master of Music Education The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Bachelor of Music The Hartt School - University of Hartford West Hartford, CT Current Public School Teacher Over 18 years experience teaching private violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano lessons!

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Tommy
Not just by the book. Is very musical in approach, ear training, theory etc... highly recommended
Franklyn
The first lesson was exactly as expected. Very professional. My son will continue with Katie. He is very excited to work with her.
Cheryl
Katie is the best! A talented musician and a very patient teacher -- she makes learning to play a real joy.
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Derek G.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner
  • International Relationss from Syracuse University
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Derek G.

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I am a fluent Spanish speaker. I have grown up speaking both Spanish and English so I am more than qualified to translate. With me, I will have patience if you are struggling and will push you past your limits if you want a challenge. You let me know how much you want to learn, what your skill level is, and your goals for the language. Together we will succeed.

About Derek

Hello! I am Derek, and I will be teaching Spanish. As a native Spanish speaker, I love the language and have taken my skills back to the countries of my parents in Latin America. With experience speaking abroad, I have an idea of what to expect when traveling to Spanish speaking countries. As your t

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"Just had a photography lesson with Mark last night. He was great. He explained everything in a clear and concise manner that I could easily understand. He also listened to what I wanted to topics that I wanted to learn and tailored his presentation to cover those topics. Thanks, Dan."
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Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"Megan is a fabulous teacher, dedicated to helping us explore and learn her art and the nuances of painting. She also has a very pleasant and sweet disposition - something that makes 4 self-critical new painters more at ease with the process."
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"Wow! Jacob is incredibly knowledgable in both photography and Photoshop. He took great care to answer all of my questions. After just one lesson I'm definitely on my way to being a better photographer."
Melissa
Took Photography lessons from Jacob F.
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"Has a clear grasp of multiple areas of art and knows how to convey the information in a way that is not only easy to grasp but highly motivating. 10/10 could not ask for more."
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Took Drawing lessons from Joe B.
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"I really enjoyed lessons with Emilie! She is well organized and has a clear lesson plan for each session, with follow up homework and exercises. I learned so much about technique and the "how to" of drawing. Everything she put together was appropriate for my level and included exercises that challenged me to improve. I could tell Emilie is well trained and skilled at drawing. She is also very nice and I felt relaxed and comfortable with her. Her studio is warm and inviting. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to taking some additional lessons with Emilie!"
Krista
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