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Madeline H.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Madeline H.

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Open for students and performers of all ages, audition prep is often a temporary package of lessons that we can schedule more sporadically to accommodate your upcoming audition. I can assist with all steps of the audition preparation (repertoire choices, learning the piece(s), coaching, directing, understanding dramatic implications, etc).

About Madeline

Hello! I'm Madeline, and I'm a vocal director, vocal instructor, beginner-piano teacher, and music theory tutor. I love introducing students to new repertoire, showing them a different way of looking at concepts, and helping students realize how smart and talented they are. I want my students to fee

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I initially chose Madeline because of her academic and pedagogical background and have been very happy with my choice. I've continued with my biweekly lessons because she has made lessons fun, fruitful, and is, simply, a great teacher.

Starting as a 29 year old guy working and studying full time, I was hesitant on many fronts to start lessons. That being said, Madeline's teaching style is such that I never felt bad about occasionally not having time to practice but always felt motivated to do so because she genuinely seems happy for me when I do and because of that I've seen progress.

Lessons are always tailored to my specific needs and she lets me work on music which I am excited to. Not only is she adept at musical pedagogy, but did a great job at the interpersonal level of making me feel at ease during my initial lessons to the point which I don't feel angst singing and being heard by other people--something which was difficult for my shy self.

Overall it has been a great experience that I'm very happy with and would sincerely recommend.
Kate
I have loved my lessons with Madeline and I initially met with her once every other week. I enjoyed the lessons so much, and felt I was making such progress toward my goal of singing in a choir, that I moved to meeting on a weekly basis. I received Madeline’s name from our choir director and I am so happy to be working with her!
Luke
Always enjoy voice lessons with Madeline! She works with you to help you learn at your own pace and is genuinely interested in what inspires you musically.

When lessons shifted from in-person to online due to COVID restrictions, Madeline helped to make the transition easy.
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David B.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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Variety of styles and skill levels

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Simon C.
A great first lesson.l very much looking forward to the coming weeks…
Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
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Adam C.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from Caldwell University
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Adam C.

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Professional music teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in music performance. I am a trombonist who is proficient with all brass instruments at all levels of experience. I can also teach all beginning wind instruments, beginning piano and guitar, and beginning/intermediate bass and percussion. One of my main goals is to have my students play songs that they know or enjoy and to be around music they are comfortable and familiar with while still pushing them to be the best musician they can be. My style of teaching is teaching through songs and having more student driven lessons with the objective of keeping the student fully engaged.

About Adam

I am a professional trombonist with a Bachelor of Arts in music performance from Caldwell University. Since a young age, I have had a very diverse musical background. I started my musical journey playing cello, then switched to many other instruments before I found my love for trombone. I am able to

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Geoff S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $33
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Geoff S.

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Experienced at teaching, playing, and leading in Christian worship settings for over 30 years.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sch

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I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
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Jered J.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Music and Recording Technology from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jered J.

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Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them.....

Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your favorite song.

Feels pretty great right?!

Learning to play an instrument is one of life's most rewarding endeavors, that just keeps getting better the longer you pursue it.

With playing an instrument, you will have something you love to do and look forward to doing every single day, enriching your life and those around you.

If you'd like to chat or have any questions just shoot me a message and I'll get back asap :)

Thanks for checking out my profile and I hope to hear from you soon.

About Jered

🤔Picture this....you get home after a long day of work or school, you feel a little stressed out by the world, wishing you had more time to get the endless list of things done and more energy to do them..... Instead of turning on Netflix and zoning out, you pick up your guitar and play your f

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Tammy
Jered is very laid back, encouraging and helpful! Off to a great start.
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Kurt R.
Jered was very patient and very clear. Also very methodical. The perfect teacher.
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Chris S.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Piano Performance and Studio Recording from Greenville College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chris S.

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Hi there! My name is Chris. I teach music to people just like you and I help people achieve their musical dreams!

I can teach you how to improve your technique, build your confidence, and ultimately build a career in music!

These are lessons for students of all ages and all skill levels. Your lessons will focus on what you want to learn. Whatever it is that gets you excited about music, that is what we will focus on!

This is more than just lessons. This is a mentorship with a professional musician that can take your skills to the next level. Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned pro, we will set clear goals and get to work on accomplishing them together!

About Chris

Hi there! My name is Chris. I teach music to people just like you and I help people achieve their musical dreams! I teach how to play piano by ear by teaching the system that professional musicians use to learn songs quickly. You can be one of those people who hears a song on the radio once an

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Angela L.
Chris is a stellar piano teacher. He figures out student's level very quickly and starts from there.
Jason
Chirs is an awesome teacher. definitely looking forward to the next class.
bruce
Chris found out quickly what my experience was and what my goals were. Were working toward that. Thanks Chris.

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"Mr. Pleasanton explains concepts thoroughly and great insight on musical theory's."
Tyrone
Took Music Theory lessons from Tyreese P.
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"I had the best session today.I learned so much. Carrie is a great teacher. She pays close attention to detail and makes much needed corrections. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Deseria
Took Cello lessons from Carrie M.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Tom for over 6 years - and loves it! When she started with Tom she was a very new guitarist and now she is a proficient guitar and bass player and continues to learn new techniques and nuances enabling her to pursue a future career in music. She is now in college for music and because of Tom’s music theory lessons, she was able to start at the 2nd year level of music theory at her school. Tom’s style of mixing music theory, performance and fun is what has kept her going, week after week. Tom has also worked with her on writing and recording her music. My favorite lessons have been where Tom has put a group of the kids together to learn and play as a band – giving the kids a performance confidence that they otherwise would never have had. I highly recommend Tom to students of all ages – he is amazing!"
Barbara
Took Guitar lessons from Thomas M.
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"Excellent teacher

We are thoroughly pleased. The lessons are a highlight of the week........Michael knows how to challenge as well as have fun with each lesson. Thanks for all you do and accommodating us when the schedule requires................."
Susan
Took Piano lessons from Michael R.
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"I love how she breaks every element down and always gives positive feedback! Her knowledge of the body mechanics is incredible and helps me understand how to properly sing. She is friendly and always tailors her lessons to the individual needs of the student!"
Glenn Tamaki
Took Broadway Singing lessons from JoAnn R.
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"Lance is very well prepared to help a beginner sax player like me to learn the fundamentals. He has plenty of drills, songs to learn, and other resources for any question I have. He's also happy to share his very deep knowledge of singing and music theory. Definitely would recommend!"
Bill Croughan
Took Saxophone lessons from Lance R.
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"Vanessa is a great instructor! She has helped me improve so much. My tone of voice has improved a lot since I started my vocal lessons. Not only that, there are many songs I couldn't sing before and now I could sing them. Vanessa will provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to improve, however you have to put it hard work too if you want to improve."
Natalie
Took Singing lessons from Vanessa G.
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"I started to take lessons 6 months ago and I am really surprised how far I have gotten. I am a 57 year old male on the verge of retiring and Donnie has been able to communicate with me effectively and keeps me challenged. I would really recommend him to any age because he is a great teacher and very personable to take instruction from. He has offered to take my lessons on-line while recover from surgery. This is really great because I get to keep my momentum up. If you want a great teacher for a reasonable price this is your guy."
William
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Having played for many years, I have had many guitar teachers and I have to say that Andrea is very special. It's difficult to find someone that can help me as an advanced learner and not only does he definitely know his stuff, he is excellent at teaching."
Simon
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"very patient and encouraging. My son (12yo) practices everyday! I wish I had started the lesson earlier. can't be happier than this."
JiHae
Took Tuba lessons from Pasquale G.
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