Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Diana
"Jason is a great teacher! Very prompt and professional with our lessons. He's extremely knowledgeable, not only about the particular instrument, but with
music and theory as well. I would highly recommend!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Steven
"My first lesson was very good. Lena gave me much to try and to think about."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by LARRY
The first singing class I had with Tyanna,she made me feel relax.She is a very good teacher. Tyanna first explain to me how the class will go
.She have a very relaxed environment,she have great insight and view on how to sing the proper way. Tyanna have a very nice way in using constructive criticism.I learn somethings that will help me to be a better singer everytime I was in class. Thank You L.D. Green"
Raleigh, NC teacher:
Review by Anthony
"Punk at it's finest
I liked the way that Matt listens to the songs I like and within seconds he's able to play them by ear. Hopefully and with some more
training and lessons I will be able to get on that level. Other than that I have no complaints."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Richard
"Just a class act!"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Sidney
"The experience was wonderful. He targeted my weaknesses and made them stronger. I learned a lot! Recommend!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Gene
"Greg and I have known each other for about a year.In that time I have come to realize what a talented individual he is, not only in playing his instrumen
t and teaching me guitar but in his overall musical knowledge.A teacher must have this musical knowledge and must also know how to convey it to his students. Greg can do that!!.I have come such a long way in such a relatively short period of time.His approach to teaching makes the instrument fun and has rewarded me with playing ability that I thought I didn't have.I only hope I can continue with lessons and I would recommend him as a teacher with the greatest of enthusiasm to anyone who asked."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Sunny
"We live in Manhattan Beach, California. My twins loved Nikita as a piano teacher not only because of his great teaching, but also because of his warm per
sonality. Nikita is very well rehearsed in both musical technique and theory, and is very articulate in his style. I highly recommend him."
Throughout its history, Jacksonville has been a hub of music. Starting in the 1930s, the Ritz Theater played host to legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; even Ray Charles started his career playing piano there. 1950s teen idol Pat Boone also hailed from Jacksonville, and southern rock was basically defined by the Jacksonville music scene, with talent like the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special.
With such a rich heritage, Jacksonville continues to draw and create talented musicians, including many professional teachers. Through our certification process, we find qualified instructors experienced in both teaching and performing. We have guitar instructors skilled in classical, flamenco, rock and bass guitar. If you are thinking of a recording career, we have lessons in music recording, performing and songwriting. Looking for classic music instruction? We have lessons in music theory, piano and organ. And because Jacksonville attracts all types of performance, not just musical, our Jacksonville music lessons list also includes performance and acting lessons.
At TakeLessons, we want you to reach your musical potential, no matter your age or experience. We will customize lessons to your personal goals. Whether you live in Jacksonville, or neighboring Orange Park, Fleming Island or Neptune Beach, we have classes for you. You will have the flexibility to set your schedule, including the length and number of sessions, and our student counselors will help set up your first lesson and get the billing set up. You’ll also have access to an online account to track your lessons, payments and goals.
Get started by using our online search and browse some of our teachers. We look forward to hearing from you, so give us a call!
I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist. I am a qualified bilingual Music Instructor. I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, bands and as classical guitar soloist I have given numerous recitals and concerts. I have worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institutes teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time I have been teaching classical and popular guitar at all levels and
ages at several other music schools. I wrote a guitar method "MELODIC GUITAR" for beginners from 7 years of age and up, and this method has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and Spanish languages. Although my music background is classical, I play and teach popular music, which I love. Just to mention a few guitarists who appeal to me: Carlos Santana, George Benson, Paco de Lucia, Julian Bream. I also teach electrical and acoustic guitar, bass-guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, Venezuelan & PR cuatro, songwriting and music theory. Music is an International language; a way to express inner feelings! And Teaching it, is my passion!
*** Lesson Details *** Studying with me will be more than moments of instruction and learning. In addition to acquiring musical knowledge and technical skills, each class is really a musical experience. The dynamic during class is focused on making music and in having fun, developing new technical skills and reaching your goals! The Students will be constantly experimenting with various aspects of music: the Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. I will be at all moments musically accompanying the student, developing his or her musical hearing pitch, musical aesthetic values, creativity, and artistic expression. I offer quality Music Lessons!
*** Studio Equipment *** A Studio equipped with comfortable chairs, desk, keyboards, guitars, white board, music stands, amplifier, Parents can sit in on lessons
*** Specialties *** Pop, Blues, Modern, Latin, Classical and Popular Music
Sophia J. October 10, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Nice and patient teacher
Shafiqur R. September 22, 2015
Online Verified Student
very very good! Recommend!
Nick Z. September 20, 2015
Online Verified Student
I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and running quickly. I help s
tudents get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.
I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be. When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.
The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!
Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.
*** Lesson Details *** Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.
We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable. ----------------------------
Student Comments: What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style
“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.” --Rebecca L., guitar student, Venice Beach, CA 2003
“James taught me to play pop and rock, and introduced me to fingerstyle guitar. I love it!” --Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006
“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!” --Daniel S., guitar student, Los Angeles, CA 2010 ----------------------------------- What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:
"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."
Regards, Keri W.
*** Studio Equipment *** Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !
*** Travel Equipment *** Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.
*** Specialties *** Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.
Michael K. August 20, 2015
In home Verified Student
James is a very educated teacher with a rich background in teaching. I really like his approach to teaching the guitar. He gave me a good foundation for learning music theory and I had a lot of fun just playing guitar with him.
Stephen July 15, 2015
Vocal Training ·
After just two vocal lessons with no prior vocal experience, I seem to be finding my voice with James' teaching methods. James has the musical theory background and the experience in the music industry that he brings to the table to make you a well-rounded musician/vocalist.
Marcus Z. June 6, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Awesome experience! Instructor has a lot of knowledge!
Hi I'm Kelley I'm excited to help you learn hip hop Dance! I first stumbled upon dancing back in 2006 when a friend of mine taught me some elementary breakdancing moves, and from it sparked a passion I never even knew I had! That's exactly what I hope to do for others, help them discover or better themselves at something they love (or may love) doing. I've taught for 7 years off and on with different sizes and companies (dance companies). I have taught a range of dancers from beginner to professional and age ranges from 13-45 (male and female). I actually learned a lot of my dance skills from
watching others whether in person or YouTube but I have taken lesson at various studios and instructors here and there. I'm excited to meet you and share this passion!!! This is my dance motto just so you don't feel like you can't do it because of skill level: "if you want to get better... NEVER think you're the best"
Ninoska smith July 3, 2015
Hip Hop Dance ·
Kelley Jackson is an amazing dancer and I have seen him serve as a dance teacher before and he is amazing at that as well! You can choose no one better then him :)
Veronica July 2, 2015
Hip Hop Dance ·
Patient, knowledgeable and fun!
Elvin July 2, 2015
Hip Hop Dance ·
Highly recommend! For someone to be that dedicated to dance is encouraging, and then for that same person to be willing to be patient and teach is inspiring. Kelley is a great instructor and has showed me quite a few moves that have kept us laughing as well as dancing for quite a few years. If you want a unique and challenging dance routine, Kelley is the perfect person to show you some moves.
Mr. Frederick V has a very extensive and diverse musical background as a woodwind instrumentalist. He has performed professionally in 25 countries touring with several bands and ensembles in his military music career as well as his civilian music career. He as played for numerous dignitaries including, 3 United States presidents, ambassadors, foreign presidents, and congressmen. During his time with Navy Band Southeast he was featured as a soloist numerous times on clarinet, saxophone, and flute in a variety of groups. He served as principal clarinetist in the navy band wind ensemble. He has
taught woodwind instruments at various music studios, privately, and in public schools. He has served as a guest artist clinician with music programs and universities in multiple countries throughout the Americas. His students have placed in the district and state level bands, and been excepted in various arts/magnet schools. Some have gone on to be music majors in college.
Heather July 21, 2015
My first lesson with Frederick was great. I'm an intermediate player and he started me off with good discipline exercises. He is a doubler on clarinet and flute and that is what I want to do. I think he'll be a good coach.
Harold K. April 21, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Very understanding teacher...listened to what I wanted to accomplish...refreshed my memory on many important aspects that I'd forgotten over my long layoff from playing...emphasized new techniques that would enhance / correct my playing habits and practicing. Looking forward to advancing and playing again !!
Hi there! My name is Sadie Schneider and I am a vocal performance student at Jacksonville University. This is my fourth and final year at JU and I have loved learning all about the voice. I have taught at various studios in Jacksonville, FL and I currently teach at Music Time, Inc as well as a couple private students from my home studio. I teach singing in all styles, as well as private piano. I can also tutor students in basic maths and English/Grammar practices. I look forward to hearing from you!
Lory October 5, 2015
Classical Voice ·
Sadie is very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. She has great technique and wonderful teaching skills that help answer all of my questions and inspire me to improve with each lesson. I love going to class each week.
Syreeta October 1, 2015
Algebra 2 ·
Sadie is a wonderful instructor! I love math but algebra 2 is my worst enemy, so if I don't get something right away, she's very patient and thorough in explaining what she's teaching me. Her cheerful nature and positive reinforcement are definitely a boost so that I have confidence to learn and continue!
Kristen October 1, 2015
Sadie is such a talented teacher. She knows the right ways to help make you more comfortable with your voice and will help you reach your vocal goals! She has helped me personally learn to control my higher pitches. Also the comment below is from me. Its from a movie. I wasn't going to put that as the review. I was joking. However, my cat jumped on my keyboard and of all the buttons he could press he pressed enter! I just want anyone reading this to know that Sadie is an AWESOME teacher! Also very well priced!
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