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Michael P. Roxbury Crossing, MA

About Michael

Boston native, Michael P. is currently studying trombone at New England Conservatory, expecting to receive his BFA in Jazz Performance with NEC's Music-In-Education (MIE) Concentration in Spring 2014. NEC has provided Michael a great variety of playing experiences and opportunities having played in their big bands, jazz combos, Latin jazz ensemble, Eastern European Jewish music ensemble and more. Michael is currently the trombonist and booker for Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré. Grand Prize Winners of the 2012 John Lennon Song Writing Competition and 2011 Peacedriven Award. They are a regionally touring act playing in Boston, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York and elsewhere. When he's not playing with Kina Zoré, Michael also plays regular performances with Jae Cheol Oh ...

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Andre Z. November 5, 2014
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Michael is a truly excellent instructor for beginners. I really enjoy his approach to teaching theory and practical skills on the instrument. Definitely worth it.
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Laura S. June 13, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
My son is really enjoying his time with Michael and is doing well with his trumpet.
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Liza F. March 7, 2014
Trumpet
Verified Student
Puts a student at ease!

When I started lessons with Michael, I was experienced on one brass instrument and a beginner on another one. He was able to show me some useful things about the instrument I was new on, and help me keep going on the one I was already familiar with.

One thing that really stood out for me: I've always been too embarrassed to improvise musically, especially in front of anyone, but Michael got me improvising--and enjoying it!--during our very first lesson. I was impressed!
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.
Emily T. Brighton, MA

About Emily

I teach voice lessons from ages 8-99 in the Greater Boston area. Whether it is your first voice lesson or you have been studying for years, I am dedicated to helping you meet your specific musical goals in a vocally healthy way. In addition to numerous vocal pedagogy classes, I am also well versed in the world of voice therapy. I strongly believe anyone can sing! If you: -Want greater breath control in your singing -Want to extend your range -Want to increase your confidence -Want to be able to sing without getting tired? -Want to ace your next audition? -Want to know how to sing your favorite song? I can help you get there.

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Kathleen A. March 4, 2015
Classical Voice · Online
Emily was my voice student from her high school years through college (Plymouth State University). I am able to attest to her undergraduate training in classical voice and to her dedication to the art of singing. Her undergraduate course work included Voice Pedagogy (the art & science of teaching singing), Lyric Diction (Italian, French, German, English), and Voice Repertory. She performed in musicals and operetta at the undergraduate level, and then went on to graduate voice work at Florida State University, from which she earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance. Her experiences there included main-stage operas and opera outreach. Emily began teaching, because she loved to help other singers, when she was still in high school. She continued teaching while an undergraduate and also while at Florida State. She is highly qualified and has much to share with her students that will help them to grow as singers and also keep their voices healthy..
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Samantha C. February 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
I am so glad to have taken lessons with Emily. I was really nervous to start singing lessons since I've never been proud of my voice. It was like singing in front of a good friend with her, although she still knew when to push me forward. After a few months with her my breathing greatly improved and I can hit notes I couldn't before! I'm no longer so scared to sing in front of people and I never thought I would say that. She also showed me how even little adjustments can make a big change, such as fixing my posture. In addition, I always felt comfortable going to her for all singing advice in between lessons.
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Craig D. February 20, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Emily is a very knowledgeable and intelligent voice teacher. She was good at diagnosing problems with my vocal technique and appropriately flexible in seeking out methods for improving those problems. Singers of all voice types would definitely benefit from her instruction.
Daniel U. Jamaica Plain, MA

About Daniel

I began teaching at the age of fifteen from my parents living room. By my senior year I was teaching both violin and viola lessons. I have always had a strong eagerness to help others reach their full potential. When I watch my students play I see very quick solutions that work for the problems at hand. The music is what is most important which is why I strive to help students transcend their difficulties so that the music can speak for itself. While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music for my undergraduate studies I began teaching at different high schools in the area. I began coaching chamber music at Cleveland Heights High School, coaching sectionals at Mentor High School, and teaching privately at Cleveland School of the Arts. It was a great honor for me to teach in ...

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Karen H. May 14, 2014
Violin
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My husband and I were extremely pleased with the progress our son Thomas made with Dan. Thomas started playing last year and was progressing faster than the rest of his third grade class which is why we were looking for a private teacher to help him along. Before taking lessons with Dan I had a hard time getting Thomas to practice. Thomas has begun practicing all on his own because he has been genuinely inspired. Dan is a true professional who always on time and in a good mood to teach. He was so patient with Thomas and developed practice techniques unique to Thomas's situation. Dan is more than just a violin teacher, he is dedicated to inspiring each student to love music. Thanks Dan!!!
Christopher S. Jamaica Plain, MA

About Christopher

Welcome! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, song writer, and experienced music teacher. I began learning music when I was nine on the piano however by the time I turned twelve I discovered my passion for the guitar. I began by learning songs and playing in band with some of my school friends. This was the start of my journey into music. I started with blues, rock, and pop music but I quickly moved into more complex genres such as funk and Jazz music. In college I began my studies of the historically endless and huge world of classical music. This is also when I began teaching and taking students of guitar. I studied classical music at Hofstra University and completed my degree at Humboldt State University in Northern California. After earning my degree I began ...

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Oscar S. January 10, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great guitar teacher! He is teaching my 11 year old son and you can see his improvement week to week. Very patient and flexible when needed, I would recommend him to all.
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Mary D. November 19, 2014
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Christopher has been able to cater the lessons to my specific level of fluency in Italian. He has been organized and has given suggestions that have been helpful.
Bravo
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danny P. October 29, 2014
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Christopher was very knowledgeable of his profession and patient with my 5 years old daughter. He has done extremely great job on online lessons.
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.

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