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Kwame S.

3 Reviews
Belleville, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kwame S.

3 Reviews
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Want to sharpen your musical talents and find your path as a musician. I can help you achieve the goal you have set for yourself and also push you to be better. I have five years of teaching music to ages ranging from five to fifty and over twenty years being a musician. My teaching method is specialized to meet the demand and attention needed to provide each individual student with the necessary tools to master their craft. With my lessons, students will learn sight reading, ear training, essential elements of music theory and other handy tools that equip the student for greatness.

About Kwame

Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a sin

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Thanh
Kwame is a genuine vocal coach who cares about your goals and your journey. Our first session felt comfortable and insightful. I look forward to our future lessons~!
Henry W.
This was my son's first piano lesson so we didn't know what to expect. Kwame was great with my son. He was both patient and encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. My son is excited for his next lesson!
Deanna
I was very pleased with my lessons. I learned a lot and Kwame was very patient and helpful. I like the progression of the lessons and feel like at this rate I will be where I want to be vocally in no time at all.

Jeremy M.

3 Reviews
O Fallon, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded Plus Award from ASCAP
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jeremy M.

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Like other subjects I teach, we will begin at your current level and progress from there. If you're just starting to learn music theory and need to learn the basics - or even if you're more advanced and want to learn elements of voice leading, atonal theory, or even Schenkerian analysis - I will explain theoretical concepts, break them down, and ensure you understand each aspect of our lesson. I have also given music theory lessons as a way of tutoring students currently enrolled in an academic music theory course. Just let me know your current level and we'll design a plan for you!

About Jeremy

I've been composing and arranging music professionally for over 20 years. As Staff Arranger for the US Air Force Bands program, I have crafted selections ranging from classical/symphonic compositions to pop/rock/country arrangements, jazz & big band selections, and chamber music. My music has been

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Robbie
I needed help knowing how to arrange a full band work for my Instrumentation Class project. I offered to pay him to do it for me but he wouldn't do that (haha). But he did sit with me and show me how to do it myself and I was happy I learned something. It wasn't great but if I had the desire to be an arranger then I would definitely study more with Jeremy.
Ryan
Jeremy did a great job teaching me how to write an arrangement for a jazz band. I hadn't ever done anything like that and had no clue how to write rhythm parts. He gave me all the help I needed to know how to write chord symbols and notation for a rhythm section - lead sheets for the piano and guitar players, a bass part, and drum set parts. They all said the parts looked great. Thanks Jeremy!
Christy
Without Jeremy, I never would've gotten my Master's Degree. As I was preparing for my comprehensive exams in music performance, I had five pieces ranging from Medieval all the way through 20th century that had to be studied and analyzed for the music theory section of my exam. Jeremy was able to help me (and my entire study group) by teaching us in a knowledgeable, yet approachable way. He has a great deal of patience and a very kind demeanor. I wish I had encountered a teacher like him while in my undergrad music studies. He simplified so many of the concepts and ideas of music theory which really helped me to understand the analysis process and gave me full confidence when taking my comprehensive exams. He never made me feel stupid when asking questions and even when he had to explain the same concept over and over (which that happened often) he never lost his patience. He is so incredibly knowledgeable as a musician and such a delightfully kind person.

Dawn S.

52 Reviews
O Fallon, IL
Starting at $22
  • Bachelor of Science, Music Education from Tennessee Technological University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Dawn S.

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I like to work on tone, technique, sight reading and musicality in lessons. I also play duets with students during lessons to work on tone blending as well as intonation.
I can also teach reed making and reed adjustment.

About Dawn

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Music Performance. I also performed as a musician with a military band for over 20 years, performing on oboe, English horn, saxophone, percussion, piano/synthesizer, and as a vocalist. I have been teaching privately for close to

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Alex S.
My daughter learned additional skills and mastered new pieces while working with Dawn. Her dedication and experience teaching online helped our young oboist to progress quicker, and the school band teacher noticed the improvement too. We're happy we found Dawn on takelessons!
Madeline B.
My daughter enjoyed her lesson with Dawn. Dawn was able to adjust her instruction according to my daughter’s ability. Thank you for a great lesson, Dawn!

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Paul J.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, French for musical purposes
  • Awarded Winner NJ State M.E.C. Piano Competitions from Music Education Council, NJ
  • Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University
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Paul J.

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I can be a great help to musicians who are looking to get feedback for their performance and to be able to get a better idea of how their performance is being received by an audience.

About Paul

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with a minor in music and an emphasis on music theory. I have studied classical piano extensively for over 20 years and jazz piano for over 10 years. I studied jazz improvisation with world-famous jazz guitarist, Ted Dunbar, Rutgers University Mason

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Abtein
Very passionate about piano and able to convey ideas.. also very good at feeling out what student is seeking to achieve. Definitely recommend Paul if you are wanting to take playing piano as a serious endeavor
Arthur
My experience with this teacher was horrible. Paul has no patience for a child that might not pay attention as much as necessary. He has forgotten what it is to be a child or how to win over a child and make a lesson fun.
My child had one previous lesson with Paul. It is true that she was not following his directions and his frustration was quite obvious.
On my second visit I was appalled by Paul’s behavior. Again my child wouldn’t sit down on the bench correctly. Verbatim this what occurred next, I quote: “This is not going to work out. Get out of my house NOW, NOW!(Screaming, like I was going to prolong this). I have better things to do than waste my time with your daughter. I don’t want to take your money.

It is true that my daughter can be difficult when approached in an authoritarian manner. However, my daughter is not yet six and Paul brought my daughter to tears. Surely this behavior was at best inappropriate and says more about the person Paul is than about my daughter. A simple “ May I have word with you in private” would be a mature way to part company. Not throwing a 6 year out of your house because you are frustrated. I was horribly offended by his manner and attitude. No way to treat a 6 year old.

This man has no patience with young kids. I would stay away from this teacher unless your child has some experience with piano. Definitely not child friendly.
Normally I do not post reviews unless something extraordinary happens This is one of those: extraordinarily bad.
An apology is in order if this poor excuse for a “teacher” has any understanding of the unnecessary hurt he has caused.
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Anna-Lisa H.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French, Italian, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music
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Anna-Lisa H.

18 Reviews
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Instruction on technique that will facilitate healthy, easy musicality. Also, a focus on learning theory, new repertoire, sight reading and having fun learning songs that will make piano fun throughout the week.

About Anna-Lisa

I grew up with music surrounding me. Both my parents play many instruments and they have passed that love on to me and my brothers. I started singing as a toddler and piano and flute came soon after. I love to teach, am patient and help my students to achieve their best. I create an environment for

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Stephen
It was simple greet and meet and straight to singing. Very good teacher that keeps things simple .
Jamie W.
Amazing instructor! Can't wait to do more lessons!
Elena W.
Anna Lisa explained the reasons for curved fingers very clearly!
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Rebecca G.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rebecca G.

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In this course I will teach students musicianship skills to help their writing style, along with teach essential tools to help within their writing process. I will also share promoting tips, helpful resources and the industry etiquette.

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/ Pop singer living in New Orleans! I received my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts , and am currently in the second year of my Master's at Loyola University New Orleans. I have sung numerous operatic roles, recital

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Pheonix S.
Rebecca is fantastic
Aliyah S.
Wonderful!
Callie
Rebecca was very friendly and thorough. My daughter learned more in one lesson from Rebecca, than in 5 from a prior instructor. She's very excited to learn piano!

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"Elisabetta is a very experienced teacher with great passion for both music and kids. She is able to inspire my son's interest in music while getting him working on the important basics of piano. My son demonstrated obviously improvement after only several lessons with Elizabetta. I wouldn't hesitate recommending her to any of my friends."
Jacob
Took Piano lessons from Elisabetta F.
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Took Piano lessons from Athena M.
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"Great first lesson. Learned some good stuff that I had never learned before.
Looking forward to our next lesson."
Robert
Took Singing lessons from Lawrence P.
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"Jordan is an amazing and talented teacher! He has so much experience and it shows with all his music knowledge. My son has learned so much from him. He is patient and positive all the time. Having him cone to our house makes our busy lives easier. We feel blessed that we have found him. We are looking forward to many more years of music with Jordan."
Irene
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jordan G.
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"Renewed lessons and still is amazing"
Sue
Took Flute lessons from Kelly M.
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"Cyndi really is the best. instructor. ever.

Incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging, with an amazing ear and ability to tailor each lesson to my (very inexperienced) level and learning style—while making sure that I progress!

On top of that, she’s a good person. I always feel delighted after each class. The time is a labor of love and a big source of joy in my week.

Thank you, Cyndi! :)"
Melissa
Took Vocal Training lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Ryan adapts to your speed of learning. Very important!"
Bill
Took Ukulele lessons from Ryan B.
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"So far, we are extremely happy with Mr. Jee. He is very good with young students."
Daltha
Took Piano lessons from Jee W.
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