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Emily C.

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Bloomington, IN
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Billy N.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA Jazz Performance from CCNY
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Billy N.

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20 years I've been including music theory in my lessons and many times giving private lessons just on the subject to Singers, Percussionists and instrumentalists outside of guitar. I have some fantastic sight singing books but I start with your memory, the melodies that have touched you. We explore your personal contact with music to find that you actually know the intervals, the building blocks of music. My understanding of chord function and harmonic colour gets clearly categorized and explained for the student so she/he can use for her/his self to develop a better ear and the right tools to analyze how any song works.

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music

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Rolf T.
So far great - just started
Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
Flaminia D.
I have been taking lessons with Billy since January 2015. I am a total beginner and I really think I have made the best choice ever to pick him as my teacher. Billy is an experienced guitar teacher and a professional player that knows great techniques for beginners. He has been teaching me basics of guitar in a smart way, and at each lesson I feel I learn something new and at the same time I can clearly see how much progress I have made since our first lesson. He has also been teaching me how to read music and tabs which proofed to be extremely useful every time I want to learn a new song by myself. Highly recommended!
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Laurel S.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
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Laurel S.

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I can teach students with any level of skill in singing or playing an instrument how to read music, write down music notation, identify intervals and chords by ear, and understand the chord structure of music. My students in piano and singing receive instruction in music theory as part of their lessons, but I also teach theory-only lessons for students who sing or play any instrument.

About Laurel

Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and experienced private teacher, and I would love to help you unlock your musical abilities. I believe in a personalized approach to teaching, based on building a relationship with each student. I place equal emphasis on achieving your long-term go

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Kevin
I decided to wait until middle age to begin taking piano lessons so that my brain would be as resistant as possible to learning.

I'm glad I found a teacher as patient, friendly and knowledgable as Laurel. I've been taking lessons with her for almost a year. She tailors the sessions to my spooky interests and encourages me to push my abilities.

When we began I had barely touched a piano in my life. Now I'm able to read sheet music, recognize relative pitches and play a list of my favorite songs with independent hand movement.

I'd recommend Laurel to anyone who wants to learn piano regardless of age or skill level.
Ritu
Laurel has been my kid's piano teacher for a little over four years now. My kids absolutely love her, and I think that is what makes the difference because I want my kids to enjoy taking lessons. Laurel is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes sure students learn both reading music and playing by ear. My kids have come a long way with reading music and playing the piano, and I think a big reason is because of Laurel.
CAROL ROBBINS
Although I was only able to have a few lessons with Laurel due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I was extremely happy with Laurel's expertise and style of teaching.

I previously played the organ but had stopped for many years. She helped me get back into playing and provided new theory techniques that I had never learned previously.

I personally do prefer in-home lessons vs on-line. If there is a time in the future for in-home lessons to re-open I will definitely reach out Laurel to continue my lessons.

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Sarah E.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Michael Bane Award from Stony Brook University Department of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sarah E.

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As a music student at Stony Brook University, I worked with some of the finest music academics in the country. I have studied music history and theory at high school, undergraduate, and masters degree levels. I can help you prepare for the AP Music Theory exam, undergraduate aural training courses, and more.

I can help with both targeted work on course materials and broad goals like music analysis/interpretation/composition (especially in the western classical genre). I can also offer music history and musicology, if desired.

Whether students are looking to learn the basic foundations of music theory, an understanding of music theory as it applies to performing on their instrument, or the ability to analyze music for scholarly works, my understanding of music theory is thorough and can be catered to all levels.

About Sarah

Sarah went from a baby banging pots to a professional musician performing in Carnegie Hall and with Grammy Award winners. She began her classical training early and is fluent in piano and string instruments. Sarah first knew she loved teaching as the first volunteer keyboard instructor at the Nevad

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Brittany
I love learning from Sarah as an adult student! She is so patient and kind, and explains things in multiple ways if I am confused. I definitely recommend her for any student!
Eliana A.
It was a very welcoming approach to the Violin world my daughter felt on her 1st lesson. Sarah was so patient,soft spoken and well versed with her violin skills that made the class worthwhile.
Cole
Kids loved Sarah
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Maria S.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King an

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Stephanie L.
I LOVED my first lesson with Maria! She is so great! I am really looking forward to working with her over the next few weeks!
Dana M.
Maria is wonderful! Our first lesson was a blast!
Hadas
Maria is amazing and gently coaxes notes no one knew I could do!
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Scott S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
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Scott S.

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I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

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Anthony G.
Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.

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"Ms. Carol is a great teacher. She is patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher. She makes sure that you understand every single thing. I enjoyed my first lesson with her a lot!😄"
Hanaa
Took Music Theory lessons from Carol K.
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"Richie is a thoughtful and flexible instructor"
Bob
Took Music Theory lessons from Richard D.
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"Very inspiring. Antonella helped me realize just how much I needed to learn. She did this in a very encouraging way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson"
Jim
Took Music Theory lessons from Antonella D.
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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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"Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities."
Matthew
Took Music Theory lessons from Jenny J.
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"I took guitar lessons from Blake for about 5 and a half years. He is a fantastic instructor. Immensely talented, knowledgeable, proficient and practicing his craft actively, and a great teacher and communicator. Most teachers will just teach you how to play riffs, licks, and elements of technique and maybe how to play songs all the way through. What I took away from Blake's lessons the most was the THEORY behind music and how it applied to guitar playing. That knowledge has proven itself invaluable over time - music is a language and Blake will teach you how to speak it fluently and in many dialects! I have high praise for him!"
Brendan
Took Music Theory lessons from Blake A.
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"Adam has been my music theory teacher for the better part of a year and a half or so. He's patient, kind, and makes sure you both are on the same page before moving forward. He is one of the best teachers I've had as a resource to come to when I need help."
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Eric is an awesome teacher! Hes helping me get ready for my NYU audition for a masters program and so far he was able to teach me things I struggled learning dor the longest time. Definitely would recommend him!"
Aaron
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for a few months now. It's great. He adapts himself well to my pace. There's a good balance between music theory, real world examples, and practice exercises in his lessons. I really feel I'm learning from someone who has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience."
Marty
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening."
Todd
Took Music Theory lessons from Shawn G.
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