Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by angela
"I learned a lot in a short amount of time
Rob is an incredible guitar player who also has the ability to teach others what he knows. He taught me exactly
what I requested and then some... in a very short period of time. I'd highly recommend Rob to anyone wanting to learn to play or simply needing to improve. He's great."
Austin, TX teacher:
Review by Stacy
"Remi has been a fantastic and dependable teacher. He has been providing piano lessons for my daughter and guitar lessons for my son. Both are in tae kwon
do which equates to frequent reschedules and cancellations. Remi has always been accommodating and willing to work with us to make this work. As a teacher he exhibits the patience of a saint and is willing to go through lessons repeatedly and from different angles to ensure that the student 'gets it'. I have been, and continue to be, very satisfied with Remi."
Jacksonville, FL teacher:
Raymond (Remi) L.
Review by Zenab
"best teacher ever
such an amazing teacher! so patient, friendly, encouraging, and supportive. great personality too, and passionate about teaching. i've
learned so much, i always look forward to class!"
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Tykeaira
"Denise B. works with my 7 year old son via Skype. She does an excellent job explaining exercises to him even though they are not physically together. With
her great communication and direction I have seen improvement in my sons vocal range. At times when he is having difficulty with an exercise or song Denise is very patient and gives good age appropriate examples and explanation until he grasps the objective. We are continuing to use Denise and are excited to see future progress."
New Orleans, LA teacher:
Review by Tiffany M.
"I love taking piano lesson from Miss Laurie because she makes it very fun!"
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by JanArt
"Amanda is a blessing in disguise. Positive energy exudes from this woman's body. She has given me great vocal advice, personal advice, and life advice. I
hired a singing coach and got a mentor. My only complaint is that I cant see her more than once a week."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Teresa
"Linda was a great teacher. Her and my daughter got along very well. She was patient and took things at a great pace with my daughter. My girl s 11 now and
was an intermediate player when she started. She was also very flexible with our schedule as well."
Indianapolis, IN teacher:
Review by Colette
"I am so happy I found her!
I met Vanessa while working on a musical. She was teaching us the music and I knew by the end of the rehearsal she would be a
perfect voice teacher.
I was able to set up a lesson and go to her house. Her voice studio is so cute and comfortable.
She was able to help me with a song I was working on for an audition and gave me really good tips. I went to school for musical theater so I know how a lesson should be run. She knows exactly what she is talking about. I ended up getting into the show and I know I couldn't have done it without her.
She is really good with beginners too! She knows the basics and her warm ups are great. I felt more confident and I cannot wait to have another lesson.
I recommend her for all ages and for any level."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Ismael
Have you ever heard the expression, "those who can't, teach!"? Well you can disregard that in this case. As a newbie to vocal lessons; but as a
veteran within the creative arts and business world, I can effortlessly say Keira knows what she's doing. With the educational aspects implemented, she helps you understand how everything works. Therefore allowing you to efficiently utilize your voice in a very fun and engaging manner.
I immediately walked away with a new sensation that I have never felt before, which was the amazing rush of singing in front of a complete stranger; and not in a karaoke type of way either. Even throughout the cracks and awkward pitches, I walked away having gained a new confidence and appreciation for singing. That's what it's all about!
So if you're seeking a coach - stop! - because she's not only a coach, but she is super talented to say the least and you'll have no choice but to become better when you soak up her knowledge. Not to mention, she's just a super cool person, so learn from her before she's too famous to have time!"
I am available nationwide via Skype or through Google Hangouts for Guitar, bass and Violin lessons. I have performed at the French Quarter Jazz festival at age 18 and alongside Russell Malone during the season's conclusion at the Fine Arts Center in downtown Atlanta. I attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I studied guitar under John Pell and Paul Abrams. While in school I majored in Commercial Music with an emphasis on music business. I found an internship with Yamaha musical instruments where I maintained instruments for players like John Hiatt, Christopher Cross, Peter Frampton, To
mmy Sims, Drew Zingg, Kenny Greeneberg, Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter and Martin Taylor. Sitting in on rehearsals and sessions with these artists provided insight and experience no college course could. After graduation I went on the road for Yamaha providing artist relations for the H.O.R.D.E. tour where I worked alongside the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Harper and Blues Traveler. I have opened for various artists including Buckwheat Zydeco, Hubert Sumlin,The Nighthawks, and the late Sean Costello. I have also performed with the Temptations. My album credits include student records at Belmont University and the EP titled, Johnnie and the Lowdowns. I am a fan of surf, jazz, and blues and have recorded some of my own creations with my own group, the C.A.T. As a teacher I strive to show others how to play and create music. My lessons focus on providing the budding musician with the tools to become a proficient player. Creativity through knowledge is the core of my instruction.
*** Lesson Details *** Through consistent practice progress is made on any instrument. I teach all of my beginning students to read music. This along with a chord syllabus provides a foundation for us to build a musician from the ground up.
*** Studio Equipment *** music studio room w/ piano, organ, guitars, amps, seating for parents, recording capabilities
*** Specialties *** Nashville numbers, chart writing, jazz theory and improvisation. Blues and standards, chord chart reading and writing. Reading music on guitar.
Eulah May 14, 2014
Very helpful. Learned two new songs in ten minutes!
Mariana May 14, 2014
He is really great teacher, I wish to get the instrument and came to learn guitar from Christopher.. ;-)
Darcel May 14, 2014
Christopher was really patient and helpful. Showed me some guitar scales with true expertise.
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 bega
n 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 such varied settings at a young age. These opportunities were certainly challenging, but worth the effort.
This past year I have been teaching group and private lessons at Bridge Boston Charter School. Students range in age from 6-8. This was the most challenging task for me overall. While I felt completely at home in private lessons classroom management was a new beast all together. Through much guidance and effort I can say confidently that I have sharpened my classroom management skills entirely and now I feel at home in an energetic and slightly chaotic environment.
Karen H. May 14, 2014
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!!!
Hello! My name is Judith, and with a background of more than 25 years of performance, teaching, and directing experience I'm sure that I can help you meet your goals - Whether it's to become an accomplished soloist, to sing more accurately in your church choir, or just to knock their socks off at karaoke, we'll have a great time getting you where you want to be!
Following is a bit more about me - it's a little "formal" ... but it will give you a few additional details about my background that you might find helpful in deciding whether or not I'm the teacher or coach for you! Happy reading!
With more than twenty-five years of performance experience, Judith is at home with a repertoire ranging from medieval song to Baroque opera and oratorio to American musical theater. Her performances have taken her across North America and the UK, appearing as featured soloist with a number of leading period and modern ensembles and orchestras and as presenter, guest artist and faculty at a variety of international workshops and festivals.
Not only a performer, Judith is also an educator, with extensive experience in private teaching as well as in directing and coaching of both large and small vocal ensembles in a variety of styles and genres - from Early Music to barbershop to Broadway - and has served as Director of Music for a number of churches and various performing organizations.
Judith holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from The College of Charleston, SC, with additional post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and the Indiana University Institute of Early Music where she studied performance practices, music history, opera and theater. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in Voice at The College of Charleston, SC, and has held positions as lecturer and adjunct faculty in music history, vocal pedagogy, graduate research methodology and applied voice at both Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. Judith is ever-active as guest faculty and lecturer for workshops, special events, and continuing and community education forums.
Noted for being "even stronger when she is allowed to act as well as sing" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Judith is equally active in the theater, taking leading roles not only in Musical Theater but also a variety of dramatic and comedic productions, and has received both repeated critical acclaim and regional acting awards for her performances.
Judith is also an accomplished instrumentalist, making appearances at a number of events and with a variety of early music ensembles across North America. She has been performing on Shawm, recorders and hand drums for more than twenty years.
Judith can be heard on recordings and broadcasts with Counterpoint (UK) Istanpitta, Contrapunctus, Quire Cleveland, The King's Counterpoint, Apollo's Fire, The Serlo Consort (UK), the Texas Early Music Project, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Columbus Bach Ensemble, the Dayton Bach Society, the Warren Philharmonic, Amherst Early Music, Inc., and the Charleston Pro Musica.
Hey all! My name is Nysa. I have been playing piano since I was 7 years old. My focus was classical piano, but I got the wonderful opportunity to study jazz piano with the man who taught Billy Joel when I was a teenager. I studied classical piano/ piano pedagogy at NYU, and then went on to get my bachelors degree in music from the University of Colorado school of music. I have worked with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and have been teaching in Charleston since we moved here 2 years ago. I'm great with kids, and most of my students been beginners/intermediate ages 3-17, though I can teach an
y age or level. In addition to piano I also teach voice and flute. I am a pretty fun loving person, and like to find new and exciting ways to teach the fundamentals of piano and music theory that many students struggle with. I use inventive games and even technology to not only get my students to learn the difficult subjects, but to actually enjoy it!
HellO and welcome to my drum and percussionist instruction page. I have a degree in Elementary Education and have playing drums over 30 years. I have taught students from age 5 to 60. I specialize in instruction of drumset, marching percussion , and hand percussion. I am well versed and experienced in all types of performances, styles, reading music, technique, and technology. From Jazz and orchestral, to African poly rhythms and rock and Roll.
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