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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
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Rodrigo R.

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Vihuela, Guitar, Guitarrón.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrument

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Akane T.
I liked how he was open minded! Which is hard to find. He was very respectful.
Adrian
Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him.
Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
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Betsy F.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Betsy F.

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Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning to play a musical instrument will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.

After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their string instrument, know how to care for their instrument, warm up properly, be able to read and play introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through playing multiple songs.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, th

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Eli P.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
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Eli P.

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In these lessons we'll be learning about how to capture an image or idea, no matter how unusual or abstract, in fun and captivating drawings!

About Eli

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton. I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!
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Roger F.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, English
  • Master of Music, Guitar Performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Roger F.

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About Roger

I love teaching! I love connecting with people to find out what inspires them and I feel that I learn as much from my students as I teach them. I have almost 30 years of playing experience in a variety of styles and over 20 years of experience teaching the guitar to many hundreds students of a

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Arushi
I started taking lessons with Roger almost an year ago. I was completely clueless when I signed up for classes. He convinced me that I can play a musical instrument. He has guided me a lot throughout. From picking up a guitar, to teaching me my first song. He is very passionate about music and that shows from his work as a musician and as a teacher. Roger tries to make sure that his students love music the same way he does. As a teacher he is very patient and flexible. He tailors each class to his student's needs.
He is one of the greatest teacher I have worked with. I really look forward to my lesson every week.
Scott S.
Roger teaches our 8 year-old daughter introduction lessons for guitar. His casual approach and friendly demeanor are a perfect approach. Our daughter anticipates weekly interaction with Roger; she considers him a friend who plays guitar games and patiently listens to her stories while they play.

Roger is both a skilled musician and measured teacher focused on the long-game of loving music rather than immediate gains. We are very please with his work.
Tyler
Roger was my first guitar teacher, and one of the best teachers that I've had the pleasure to work with. As a professional guitarist, I have had the chance to look back on when I was studying with Roger and compare my opinion now to the opinion I had while I was studying with him. My opinion now is the same as it was back then: Roger is an exceptionally capable and talented educator. He is very easy to work with and is always flexible in each lesson. Flexibility is important; an ideal teacher will have lesson plans with specific skills that he/she feels the student needs to learn, but they will also allow the student's current interests to guide the lessons. Roger was always happy to address any questions or concerns I had, but also made sure to guide my attention to critical skills that helped me grow as a musician. One such skill is proper technique, which is necessary for improving the student's ability to play and for preventing injury. With his background as a classical guitarist, Roger was able to teach me perfect left and right hand technique, which is something I still consider to be one of my strongest assets as a guitarist. His skills and interests extend far beyond classical guitar into genres like rock and jazz. In our lessons we would work on just about anything. We covered topics and styles like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Wes Montgomery, improvisation, James Taylor's fingerstyle playing, music theory, and sight reading. Overall, I found Roger to be an ideal teacher for students at any skill level, from total beginners to those who are highly experienced.
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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor and Master Of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School
  • Teaching since 1990
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Joseph B.

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It is a fascinating subject to know one self and the reactions to an emotional situation such as an audition that flood our minds with feelings. I guide you and give you a solid ground under your feet.

You will be prepared to face anything out there or within yourself. My experience as a performer goes back to age 10 when I first walked out onto a concert stage professionally. My family performing, professional musicians with international acclaim and my many illustrious teachers who were all great performers with historic accomplishments to their names - taught me all you need to know and become aware of to succeed calmly and happily.

I have performed on Live Television Broadcast, raised funds on live TV for Symphony Orchestra, hosted and interviewed guests on my three radio broadcast programs for over 10 years on two different radio stations including NPR. I have given lecture, Salon Recitals, Master Classes on four continents to thousands of people. I have worked ...

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~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Jason M.

104 Reviews
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  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
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Jason M.

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Fully Vaccinated as of 5/19/21!! Jason is a guitar instructor who looks forward to helping students grow as both artists and a musician. He teaches both acoustic and electric from beginner to advanced age 4 to 94.

Jason has been published in a number of Rock N Roll Magazines as well as taken lessons for years with grammy nominated musicians.

Many of Jason's private students have been with him for years and a few for over a decade.

No matter if you are interested in learning to strum your first couple of chords or master that next metallic guitar solo, Jason will help you throughout the process and keep you motivated with enough knowledge and techniques to keep your fingers busy.

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Phoenix L.
My son, 9, loves Jason!
Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
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"Absolutely wonderful working with Krystal! She gave a lesson to my 3 daughters and was patient, kind, and very receptive. She arrived on time and stayed for the duration of the lesson giving her full attention to my daughters. Really look forward to continue working with her."
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Krystal T.
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"Kenneth is an outstanding and phenomenal music teacher. I am a better singer and more confident since lessons at his beautiful studio. Kenneth makes it a practice to give you a recording of the lesson. I was sharing my cd with my father and asked him to guess who was singing. And he said...Mahalia Jackson. Wow! I really had improved my vocals and all because of my music teacher. I am also considering having Kenneth help me produce a CD. Kenneth is the best! You will love him and his beautiful Office Manager and wife, Wendy."
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Took Gospel Singing lessons from Kenneth R.
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Christopher is awesome. You can tell Chris is passionate about the guitar. This all comes out during his lessons. He keeps the lessons fun and exciting. If your in for a wonderful experience, I would choose this guy. AWSOME, AWSOME and AWSOME. pretty much sums it up."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"We were nervous about taking lessons online, however the alternative (in-person) was twice the cost and required either travel or allowing a stranger in my house. My son had a great first experience with lessons online. He has a new outlook on playing the saxophone."
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Took Saxophone lessons from Carl W.
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Took Trumpet lessons from Nicholas C.
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"Have really enjoyed my singing lessons so far with Zelda! Scheduled them for enjoyment as a destress from work. Booked my next five lessons and am very excited"
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Took Singing lessons from Zelda S.
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"Stephanie is an amazing teacher! She has helped me so much through the lessons I take with her. She has worked with me on note accuracy, pitch, vocal strength and so much more. I feel that I have really improved since I've been taking lessons with her! She is a fantastic teacher and keeps things really upbeat and fun. I would definitely her to anyone who is interested in singing, songwriting or piano!"
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Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"I've been learning solo guitar from Andrea and I've been learning so much! After a year I have a whole repertoire that I can play for my family and friends. Great teacher!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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Took Violin lessons from Shannon B.
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