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Matthew H.

147 Reviews
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Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
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Matthew H.

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Teaching Djembe Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Beginner to intermediate Djembe is just plain fun and I love to teach it.
Drum Circle Anyone? So Much Adrenaline In A Big Drum Circle! Djembe On!

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Matt is an amazing teacher
Saikat
He helps understand the notes and converts them. He also gives great pop quizzes.
Eric B.
Matt helped me with exactly what I need.
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James S.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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James S.

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As an educator, I strive to provide my students with the tools that they will need to explore the direction that they want to take with their instrument. This can include from enjoying drumming as a hobby, performing in small jazz ensembles, recording electronic and acoustic drums in major recording studios, to performing with a full orchestra! There is literally no limit to what you can do.

My focus is to get hobbyists to enjoy performing drums in the comfort of their own home or with friends, and to have my professionally-minded students go out into the world of performing and recording music. All of these environments are where the ultimate joy of playing an instrument can be expressed.

As a gigging and studio musicians, I understand what it takes to get to the stage or studio, apply oneself in that environment, and come away with a satisfying experience that you can then build upon for the rest of your life.

About James

Hi! I have been a drumset educator for over 3 decades. I benefited from formal education on the drumset, and I want to pass that along to you so you can experience the full joy that this wonderful instrument can bring you! I understand that each student's journey is specific to them as an individual

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Annie
He was awesome. Looking forward to next week
Ramya M.
Jim has been a fantastic teacher to our son. He explains everything patiently and approaches his lessons very systematically. He selects songs that incorporate essential drumming skills (e.g. songs that include doubles, paradiddles, accented notes, etc.). This way, the the student is able to develop an understanding of how theory fits practice.
Ramin
Jim is an absolute gem. he has a great personality and my son absolutely loves him. oh yes, he is a great instructor as well. can't say enough about James. a class act
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
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  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching mandolin for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Mandolin is an often underappreciated instrument which is fantastic for both melodic and rhythmic playing styles. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking, chord changes and melodic playing, with a couple simple songs too. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
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Adam T.

76 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded APU College of Music and Arts Dean's Award from Azusa Pacific University – College of Music and Arts
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Adam T.

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I've taught many voice students of all ages at a private music academy. My voice students will learn important fundamentals including breath control, soft palette control, vocal anatomy, and solfege. In our lessons we will work together to accomplish your vocal goals as well as produce well-rounded musical skills.

About Adam

Adam has been teaching private lessons since 2011, and is currently available to teach lessons at home or at your location of choice. Adam has taught over 100+ students, and many have gone on to read sheet music while playing guitar, make complex musical arrangements, and sing with healthy technique

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Lorraine
Very Patient...super informative...humble kind Spirit
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Zelda S.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded 'The Elegant Solution' TV Series Song of the Year Nomination from AGSC Australian Guild of Screen Composers
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Zelda S.

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Zelda S. provides a clearly defined pathway and strategy for artists embarking on a music career.

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Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 12 years and is currently available to teach weekly voice, performance and music lessons online and at her home studio in Nashville, TN, USA. She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, singing, confident speaking, ac

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Celina
Working with Zelda has shaped me as an artist in every way! I anticipated on merely learning to sing well, and how to home in on the aspects of my voice that make it unique. However, I have received so much more than that.
I have learned how to create melodies, and build momentum throughout a song using the vocal techniques we practice throughout my lessons, and how to dissect the structure of some of my favorite songs, to build understanding as to why they are written the way they are.
This has not only opened my mind, and heart, but most importantly my voice to a whole new world of musical possibilities and understanding.
Amanda
I’ve learned a lot about my singing abilities so far in the first lesson! Zelda is fun and knowledgeable, I’m excited to continue my lessons with her :)
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Lizzie O.

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  • Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lizzie O.

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Looking for students of all ages! Wanting your young student to learn how to play an instrument? I offer classical beginning training including scales, chords, and other beginning piano skills. Students will be able to learn folk songs and even classical melodies. Older students wanting to learn how to play and sing along their favorite songs are also welcome! These students will receive more practice with chords and music theory. Looking to learn piano for another reason? All are welcome in my studio!

About Lizzie

I am a licensed teacher and experienced singer. I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Music Education, specifically in voice. Throughout my years of experience as a musician, I have experience in both playing and teaching the following instruments: voice, piano, trumpet, and

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"I had a great time with him, he gave me great advice that not only applied to singing but also to life. I"
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Took Singing lessons from Gabriel W.
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"I took this course to help me to sing. It did help me but I realized that it would take years of practice for me to be able to sing well. At this time I was more interested in politics and couldn’t put the time or money into it."
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"Rebecca is a fabulous teacher. She takes the time to understand your voice and is constantly analyzing your singing in order to improve it.
She is patient, up beat and encouraging while getting to the point in a clear and concise way."
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Took Singing lessons from Rebecca S.
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"Leah has been a wonderful instructor. Both my children have made great progress. Leah is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. It is a joy to have her teach my daughters."
Mariah
Took Piano lessons from Leah H.
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"My husband searched high and low for a voice lesson for our daughter. After reading many reviews online and interviewing a few potential voice teachers, he was convinced that Mr. Ray would be a great fit for our daughter. We instantly signed up for our daughter to work with Mr. Ray for 40 hours.

Mr. Ray has several fantastic qualities as teacher:

1. First and foremost, he is passionate about singing and music. there is nothing more paramount to us than for the love of learning to be fostered in our daughter. and Mr. Ray is perfect for this.

2. Mr. Ray has an incredible amount of experience in the music industry both as a singer/performer himself as well as a teacher and mentor.

3. Mr. Ray makes the singing lessons very fun. Our daughter giggles and laughs during classes while she is making serious progress as a singer.

4. Mr. Ray teaches beyond the classroom by sharing his personal wisdom in life. We were pleasantly surprised that our 7 year old daughter has ongoing conversations with Mr. Ray in career choice and development as well as self esteem. Let's just say Mr. Ray covers some pretty profound topics with kids during their weekly 1 hour sessions!

The list could go on, but why don't you (and your kid) see for yourselves."
David
Took Singing lessons from Ray F.
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Halle
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Benjamin E.
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"Paul is AMAZING! He is the best music teacher I've ever had. He makes the class so fun and enjoyable, and he makes me love acoustic guitar even more. I started to take lessons with Paul as a beginner knowing nothing about acoustic guitar, and have learned so much from him. He is so patient and knowledgeable, he is able to answer all kinds of questions that I have relating to guitar and music. He has AWESOME personality, when you take lessons with him, time flies. He is very good at learning a new song quickly. Sometimes I pick songs that I want to learn, and show these songs to him during class, some of the songs that he has never heard before, he can recognize the chords right away, and wrote them down and teach me how to play. He is a great teacher, you won't be regretted to take his class!"
Yuying
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Dilys is very skilled in the art of teaching. She is very fluid. In only one lesson my son was playing a song. I feel we have found our life-long piano instructor."
Caleb
Took Piano lessons from Dilys Y.
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