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Jill G. Jamaica Plain, MA

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyport, Boston, and Manhattan. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance, and I'm lucky to have had wonderful experiences during my formal training! In my undergraduate years, I was awarded a full 4-year scholarship for string quartet and chamber music playing, which was invaluable as a real-world training. In graduate school, I was fortunate to learn so much as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate violin students. I have also been an innovator in musical education, ...

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Julie M. March 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Jill is a wonderful and patient teacher. She taught both of my children (ages 12 & 9) beginner violin. If we weren't moving away, we'd continue taking lessons from her for as long as we could!
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Rose G. April 26, 2014
Music Performance
Wonderful All Around

Jill Good is an amazing music teacher for all ages and can connect with any student on both an intellectual and personal level. I work for Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins LLC and can absolutely assure that the first music teacher we recommend is Jill Good. I've seen her students' recitals and have been astonished at the progress each student shows from one performance to the next.
I started playing the violin at age 4 and while I have loved all my teachers, I still wish I had someone as brilliant as Jill instructing me. For any age, Jill Good is perfection.
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Carmen M. January 13, 2014
Violin
Jill is great!

My husband and I were both delighted at how much progress our daughters (at the time aged 6 and 4) made with the violin under Jill’s careful guidance. Jill is very good with children, and in each lesson she gently engaged her students’ attention on the music and on learning new techniques. The result was that both of our daughters were focused and made real progress every single week.

We found that the Suzuki method of learning has worked very well for our daughters. Both of them (now aged 10 and 8) have gone on to play several in junior violin ensembles and take real pleasure and pride in their playing. They love music, and much of that is down to the wonderful early grounding they received from Jill.
Derrick C. Dedham, MA

About Derrick

I've been playing the guitar for twenty-six years now, and I've been working as a guitar teacher for the last twenty years. I've been making a living as a guitar teacher in the Boston area for fourteen years now, and I teach in two locations - Brighton and Dedham. Prior to that I also taught at Guitar Attention Center in Springfield, Ohio while I was in college, where I graduated with honors at Wright State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. I've also played in a variety of original and cover bands, and have written a number of songs of my own. I'm working on recording these as instrumentals in my home studio. I also play in a rock cover band called Element 78. We play out every weekend, and even on some Sundays. The singer and I have also started doing some

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Bill V. May 19, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Terrific teacher!
Derrick does a great job of mixing fun and fundamentals. I'm a beginner, and I'm stoked to keep playing after my lessons.
I highly recommend Derrick!
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santoshn July 26, 2012
Good

He is so good at Guitar... nice to learn and much to learn from him.
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DannyL December 28, 2011
Great

Great instructor answer question in a very simple manner so you can understand it.
Bil M. Dorchester Center, MA

About Bil

I am one of those individuals for whom teaching is just something that I have to do. I started giving music lessons sometime in the 80’s and have loved working with all levels of skill and experience. My students say that I am patient, adaptive and encouraging, committed to making music fun. I have a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in Jazz Piano and am comfortable and fluent in a number of musical styles, including pop, rock, gospel, traditional hymnody, jazz, and R&B. Although I love and study classical music, it is not something I teach at this point. In addition to private lessons and performing, I do music transcription, workshops, and all forms of vocal and instrumental arranging. Having served as a church musician for more than 30 years, I currently co-lead ...

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Genevieve N. December 7, 2012
Piano
Verified Student
Gifted teacher and musician

His method of teaching is amazing. He makes music accessible and joyful. I feel challenged without being intimidated. This experience is so valuable because of his ability to bring out the musician inside of me and to help me understand why and how to make beautiful sounds.
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India E. September 6, 2012
Piano
Verified Student
A born teacher

Bill is a remarkable teacher. After 22 years of not playing I am truly grasping music theory which is opening my ears and hands up to music in a way that I have never experienced. Bill's teaching style is mellow and exciting at the same time, he is clear with the information and can sense when I get it and when I don't. His communication relates so well to tangible examples that I am able to grasp that it is making the learning easy and fun. Bill is quick with praise and kind with corrections.I look forward to seeing him every week.
Jeff B. Jamaica Plain, MA

About Jeff

Primarily a drummer/percussionist, Jeff B. has been studying, performing, and teaching music for 15 years. Working mostly as a free improviser, rock, and jazz musician, Jeff has been performing in and around Boston and the Northeast for the past two years in a variety of bands. He has been actively involved in the Boston underground rock and experimental music scene, playing in and around the city in venues and house shows playing drums, percussion, keyboards, and electronics. He has toured regionally and nationally. Teaching Philosophy: Learning to listen, open ears, and creative musicality are the end goals for all students. Learning technique is simply a stepping stone toward those goals. Students will discuss the music that moves them and will explore how to make it. Lessons will ...

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Jill A. January 31, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Professional Drum Instruction

Jeff is very professional, reliable, patient & knowledgable. I am very pleased with his teaching style and would recommend him to friends and family.
Noaa R. Jamaica Plain, MA

About Noaa

A current student at Berklee College of Music, I have found myself led holistically to teaching by my innate aptitude in areas of communication, interaction, and creativity. I grew up playing everything from punk to fingerstyle to jazz all around California's Bay Area, and had the pleasure of performing with amazing musicians such as Michael Manring and Alex Degrassi (with whom I also studied privately). I continued to receive world-class instruction at Berklee from David Gilmore, Bret Wilmott, Norman Zocher, and others. My background in the physical arts, most notably my studies in freestyle embodiment with movement practitioner and TED presenter Aaron Cantor, informs my approach to learning and teaching as an exploratory process that emphasizes inquiry, presence, pleasure, and ...

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Yarrow S. November 7, 2014
Guitar · In home
This super committed guy is awesome and I can't recommend him enough.
Noaa is not only way skilled and knowledgeable, he is an incredibly effective, patient and adaptive teacher. Having taking lessons from Noaa for about 2 months now, he's helped me make a ton of progress developing my technique, ear and music theory knowledge.
He's a totally chill dude and his easy to understand and digest lessons have left me feeling motivated and inspired every time. His easygoing, friendly personality and serious passion for music is easily apparent and I don't plan on witting lessons with Noaa anytime soon.
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kevin M. November 6, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
have known Noaa for a few years now both as a fellow musician and music teacher. We even shared the stage once in 2011 when we opened up for the infamous punk rock band Agent Orange in Reno N.V. Noaa's musical skill and wisdom has been truly inspiring and I was amazed by his talent when I first met and played with him, and I think he was only seventeen! I was driven to push myself to my full musical potential, and not settle on the idea of "well I'm good enough". A few years later Noaa was home for the summer from Berklee School of Music when I decided it was time for me to learn something knew and Noaa was the guy to help me. I have taken many guitar lessons throughout my life from many teachers, but I've never had a teacher who was so detailed and passionate about their craft. Noaa seems to have this amazing ability to asses a students needs and deliver a comprehensive lesson that the student will understand. I truly felt like he helped me grow and progress as a guitar player and would definitely recommend him.
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Nick P. October 18, 2014
Guitar · In home
To whom it may concern:
I have been playing guitar for some 27 years and used to study with serious heavyweights. After a nearly 16 year hiatus from taking lessons I asked a young man who had done studio work at my recording studio, is clearly a skilled guitarist, and who was studying at Berklee College of Music if he could fit in a lesson or two for me as I wanted to transcend my plateau and reach into the higher dimensions of non-diantonic and diatonic real time melodic improvisation. I could not have been more pleased. Noaa was able to customize the material, the style, the pace, and the presentation of advanced theory and application base don my own comments on my own particular learning particularities in real time while we studied without even blinking. His knowledge of theory, technique, the structuring of a path to build on, as well as his pure joy in music itself is comprehensive, infectious, and inspiring. Meanwhile, he let m film him covering some key concepts so that I can review the material in the approximately 2-3 years I expect it to take for me to absorb the material he exposed me to in 4 extended lessons. I would highly, highly recommend him to any player wishing to take their playing to the next level, even advanced players. Feel free to call me with questions about Noaa, as I could go on, but trust me, this cat is for real. Nick Peters Toothless Monkey Music, LLC & BodydeepMusic Studio.
Paulo L. Boston, MA

About Paulo

I'm a professional guitar player, an Opera Singer and also an experienced and supportive teacher. I will meet your personal goals choosing the right method for your own pace and focus on helping you to develop your artistry. If you want to know more about me just visit ******************************************************************************* GUITAR: I have a ten year experience career teaching guitar - privately and throughout official schools - to students of all ages, from curious toddlers to contemplative seniors. Prior to move to the United States, I taught at AMVP Musical Academy (Portugal) where I also got my conservatory degree in Guitar performance. Relying on a fundamental classic technique I can guide you through every musical genre that you wish to approach and ...

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Teresa H. April 22, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Paulo is an amazing teacher, and can easily adapt to any situation. He is very talented, very comprehensive, patient and kind. He always thinks on different ways to get the best of you in every lesson.
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Jose A. January 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paulo is an excellent teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and knows how to walk an absolute novice step by step into singing. He is always enthusiastic, on time, with a clear lesson plan.

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