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Emily C.

Bloomington, IN
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Lawrence University
  • Teaching since 2009
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Emily C.

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Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite music "work"? Are you interested in getting prepared for college music programs? Then studying music theory is for you! I provide students with an intuitive but thorough grounding in traditional Western music theory, my area of expertise, while encouraging students to explore the ways in which practitioners think and write about their musical experiences in other genres and cultural settings.

About Emily

Hello, I'm Emily, and I'd love to help you on your musical journey! I have years of experience teaching woodwind and piano lessons to students of all ages and backgrounds, from children beginning band programs and adults picking up a new hobby to serious students working to embark on a career

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Tess T.
My son had his first lesson with Ms. Emily. She is AMAZING! Teaching piano takes skill, doing so virtually is a task not to be unscored. Ms. Emily really knows her stuff, she has excellent music ear to pick up if my 7 year old made a mistake or not. I can't wait for my son to enroll in long term with her. Thank you!
Stephanie
Very kind and helpful, great teacher!
Kelly P.
Excellent teacher!
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Teresa Y.

57 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from University of Southern Mississippi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Teresa Y.

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I specialize in working with beginners of all ages and with students at any level who know the style or styles of music they want to explore and master. My passion is working with my students in ways that prepare them to pursue their musical interests armed with what I call the "building blocks" of music: knowledge of functional music theory and how to use it.

"Functional music theory" can sound daunting, but in fact it is fascinating, at least the way I teach it, using analogies appropriate to the age of the student, from chords like different types of sandwiches (yum!) to chord progressions like the materials and equipment used to build a house.

About Teresa

A musician since age 4, Teresa's dad took her early passion for music seriously. So she respects the power that parents have to foster their children's musical lives! She notes the many stories she has heard over the years: "If someone had just supported my interest"... "If my teacher had listened

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Freddie B.
She is a good teacher! Kind, and very informative.
CJ
Teresa is an amazing music teacher! This was my first time getting singing lessons, and I was really nervous going into it, but she did such a great job at helping me feel more comfortable in the beginning. She’s so kind and she’s a great teacher too. The techniques and skills that she taught me have been extremely helpful, and she teaches them in a really easy-to-understand way. I would definitely recommend her!
Melody L.
Teresa is very nice, she teaches my first lesson with her heart as well as her knowledge and skills.
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Vivian L.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Music Education from East Carolina University
  • Teaching since 2013
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Vivian L.

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I have been studying music ever since I picked up the trumpet in the 6th grade, 15 years ago. I took AP music theory courses in high school as well as 4 semesters of music theory courses while attending East Carolina University. I can teach you notation, the parts of the music staff, chords, chord inversions, key signatures, the Circle of 5ths, cadences, and more! These lessons will be tailored to your needs and of course your overall goals. I will let you set the pace and I will be there to inspire you and guide you along the way! So, what are you waiting for?? Let's dive into some music theory!! :)

About Vivian

Hello and welcome to my TakeLessons profile! My name is Vivian and I have been teaching private lessons on various instruments since 2013. I have also been teaching professionally in public schools since 2015. I play several instruments including Ukulele, French Horn, Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone, F

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Carolyn
My 12 year old son has been taking clarinet lessons with Vivian for almost two months. At his first lesson he could barely play one note. I've been so impressed with his improvement every week. My son says, "she's very helpful and understanding." We highly recommend!
Suzanne Konkle
My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Vivian. She provides a warm and supportive environment for learning. I can definitely see improvement in my daughter's skill level.
Xiobhan V.
My girl has learn a lot. Awesome teacher.

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Cooper W.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
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Cooper W.

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I love music theory. I studied music theory in a classical setting as well as in a jazz setting.

About Cooper

I have a Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and I also studied Classical Performance at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. I have ten years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., and international on cruise ships. Most recently with For The

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William
I am new to playing the flute, self-taught for 8 months. Cooper is very personable and I think he spotted my weaknesses quickly. He was very encouraging and gave me a mixture of exercises working on the beginnings of listening and playing with another musician as well as fingering. He is going to get some theory in as well, so that’s hitting all of what is essential for me to move forward.
Cooper B.
Cooper is kind and encoraging and helped my son work through a difficult audition piece. He really related well with my son and made him feel proud of his abilities and skills. I would be glad to recommend Cooper.
Christian D.
Just getting started but I can tell Cooper knows what he’s doing and I’m looking forward to getting to where I want to be with the harmonica
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Rebecca K.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music-Education/Theory from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rebecca K.

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With a theory emphasis as part of my major in college (and using that knowledge many, many times since), I can help take away the mystery and scariness of music theory.

About Rebecca

Hello! I am a classically trained vocalist and percussionist, with a BA in Music, specializing in Education and Theory. I have taught band, choir, orchestra and piano in high school and middle school. I have also done Music Directing with kids aged 7-14 for various musicals and have taught elemen

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Marcelo M.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient from Berklee College of Music
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Marcelo M.

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WHen it comes to teaching music theory there is no secret. I go through the material step by step and make sure that the student is always learning every week. At the end of 2 months period, the beginner student should have a greater idea of harmony concepts and how to analyze music. The intermediate and advanced students are also able to clear some grey areas or just learn new material.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are wel

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Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
Zion B.
Wonderful!
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Bloomington, IN

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Bloomington is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"Ahmad is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly. He breaks up lessons into short but consumable modules while at the same time giving something concrete to start playing and get going from the word go whether you are a beginner or not. I've been going to him for several months now and would highly recommend Ahmad for his guitar teaching skills!"
Emma
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but generally only Cowboy chords.

Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him"
Patrick
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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Took Music Theory lessons from James W.
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"Working with Emily at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy this past summer showed me her excellent teaching, leadership, and musicianship. I was able to attend multiple concerts in which Emily performed incredible music on a variety of wind instruments, as well as learn about the music theory class she was teaching on pop music. In the class she analyzed the music of artists such as Rihanna, Sia, and Lady Gaga, giving value to all types of music and relating to the high school students with music they enjoy. Emily is an inspiring musician, teacher, and friend who I would trust in any situation."
Adam
Took Music Theory lessons from Emily P.
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"Thanks Rosita for your patience, for your cares and effort on making us better singers. Although some of us in the Church quire had no idea of what correct singing was u helped us excel and move forward in knowledge of musical notes, pitch ranges, tuning, proper breathing, diet and all that good stuff about singing. I can only describe u as an AWESOME teacher!!! Love u bunch your friend and student always
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Maria D. Aburto
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"David is an exceptional instructor with the ability to help a student resolve problem areas. His teaching methods along with his patience and experience makes him an excellent instructor for beginner and advanced students. I highly recommend David for anyone wanting to learn any instrument along with respective technique and theory."
Sammy
Took Music Theory lessons from David D.
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"What a patient, knowledgeable teacher. I really forward to a music journey with him."
Robert
Took Music Theory lessons from Kory I.
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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"Adam is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to help people with what they don't understand. He explains things as clearly and simply as possible and is good at finding other ways of explaining things if you don't understand the first time. His kindness and patience is always a good bonus. 10/10 would recommend."
Madison
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Jon is a superb music teacher for adult beginners. He's very encouraging, patient, and knowledgeable. His big smile paired with his easy going personality is very inviting, and his ability to meet his student where they are and keep the lesson on track is where he shined in our session(s). By the end of our first session I had specific goals and recommendations on how to make progress for where I'm at it my practice. I'd highly recommend John to anyone looking to pick up music."
Steve
Took Music Theory lessons from Jon S.
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