Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Kris
"We only had one lesson with Amy, but I was impressed and I give her a 5. She was very patient with Josh, even when Josh wasn't very focused. I was impress
ed with how she conducted her lessons, even though her children were home. They were very respectful of our lesson time and never had an interruption. That says a lot about Amy's dedication to focus on her students."
Minneapolis, MN teacher:
Review by Patricia
"Jordan is patient and very experienced, Cristian has enjoyed his lessons and looking forward to his next one."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Steve
"I was very lucky to find Jesse. This guy knows what he is doing. I had another guitar teacher that had no lesson plan or real approach. Jesse got me on
track and gave me the tools I needed to start playing from the beginning. Don't waste your time on other teachers if you really want to learn go with Jesse."
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by John
"Bryan is probably the most influential vocal instructor I have had in my career. He is very knowledgeable in how to achieve the best sound from your voice
and uses techniques he himself uses because he is a performer as well, which makes the room very comfortable because it feels like one of your peers and not like a teacher. His range of styles to work with run the gamut from classical to Broadway to pop and I have grown so much in my musicality. But probably the most important part about him is that he truly cares about his students and wants them to succeed. I recommend him to any and all."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Justine
"I have only had 3 singing lessons with Whitney so far and already I'm feeling a lot more confident about my singing and can't wait to keep progressing wit
h my high and low notes. :)"
San Antonio, TX teacher:
Review by Duvi
"Excellent teacher - incredibly skilled
I highly recommend Cassandra as a piano teacher. In just a few short weeks, I've become a much better player. She'
s extremely patient and very kind."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Bob
"I went to Dave to learn theory to help with my note reading and thru his patient persistence, I have learned the seven keys thru the circle of fifths whic
h has enabled me to play the pop and rock songs I love.
The accomplishment of learning music is like no other and Dave is best at guiding the way to it ."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Mayya
"Becca is nice ,my daughter is excited"
Hartford, CT teacher:
Review by Guilherme
"Owen, is an excellent teacher, he is patient, and he always try to find a way to explain better and make things easier!"
Jeff is a recent graduate of UW-Madison's School of Music. His studies began with his first teacher, Rob Junceau III, continuing Into college, where he studied under Richard Davis for five years. There he performed with Davis's Black Music Ensemble, UW-Jazz Little Band and as principal bassist for UW-Madison's Symphony Orchestra. Jeff's music reflects a broad application of classical and jazz influences along with almost all other genres of music. Whether it be Metal, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, Jazz or Rap, Jeff has had professional playing experience in all and is willing to share any know
ledge. Besides teaching he is working full time in 6 various bands and composes music for film. He recently won Madison Area Music Award's best bassist of the year for 2012.
*** Travel Equipment *** Works best if students can supply equipment but arrangements can be made and I can supply anything needed.
*** Specialties *** I have been playing in numerous bands and musical groups since I've started. I'm confident that I can teach anything bass oriented to any student. I can play and teach any style of music, from rap to classical and everything in between. In addition to all the teaching material presented below, I have numerous jazz, pop and classical literature (from Jaco Pastorius' transcriptions to violin/cello sonatas as well as countless jazz bass books)
- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical.
*** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there.
*** Studio Equipment *** Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs.
*** Travel Equipment *** Student provides guitar, amp, music stand. I bring l
aptop and speakers when necessary.
*** Specialties *** All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.
kevin Z. July 7, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Lyle provided a great first experience in my bass guitar lessons. He is very knowledgeable and created a custom lesson plan to what I am looking for.
Jakob J. May 17, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Excellent with my 9 year old son!
Adam K. March 27, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Lyle has been a great instructor so far. He has taught me how to think about and practice guitar better. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he shares in an easy-going way. I feel better prepared and confidant that I can reach my desired skill level, rather than it seeming like a fantasy. Highly recommended.
I am an active freelance hornist in the Madison, WI area. Beginning my studies at the age of nine, I have been playing the horn for 15 years. After finishing high school in Houston, Texas, I relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where I began my undergraduate work at Louisiana State University under the instruction of Seth Orgel of the Atlantic Brass Quintet.
Upon completion of my Bachelor of Music degree in 2011, l moved to Chicago, IL where I spent the next two years earning a master's degree in music performance. During this time I studied with Dale Clevenger, long time Principal Horn of t
he Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
During my career, I have performed in a wide variety of settings including orchestral performances, musicals, operas, chamber music, and solo performances.
*** Lesson Details *** I am highly enthusiastic about teaching the art of music and brass playing to all who wish to learn. I developed my teaching philosophy by combining the teaching styles of my own personal teachers. I start by focusing on the fundamentals of brass playing. These include skills such as breathing, tone production, scales, and arpeggios. I believe that once learned, these skills can be used as tools in order to make beautiful music. The next phase of teaching focuses more on the music its self. Things such as phrasing, dynamics, tone color, and style are what separate the good performers from the great ones. I use a proven combination of method books, etude books, and my own personal exercises and pieces that I have created to both fix certain problems, as well as perfect the art of music making.
While this may sound intimidating to a new student or their parents, DO NOT BE AFRAID! I am very good at what I do, and I promise that I can teach you all of these skills and more. In the end, it all comes down to the joy that can come from making music, and my teaching method can get you to the point where you can have more fun than you ever imagined performing music.
*** Studio Equipment *** Chairs Music Stands Sheet music and exercises
*** Travel Equipment *** I could provide sheet music and exercises. I expect my students to have a instrument that is in working condition.
*** Specialties *** I focus on using a variety of method books and etude books, combined with the standard orchestral, band, and solo repertoire in order to teach the art of music making, as well as the skills necessary to play the instrument proficiently.
Cheryl J. May 10, 2014
Trumpet Verified Student
Dafydd is a Top Notch Instructor
Dafydd is an incredibly gifted trumpet instructor. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, innovative and artful. I have noticed great improvements in my breath control, technique and overall sound since I began taking lessons from him. He tailors the lessons to capitalize on my strengths and improve my weaknesses by stressing good trumpet playing basics. He has helped me to achieve the competitive edge I was looking for and to gain the confidence I need to succeed as a trumpet player. The lessons are challenging and enjoyable.
Having begun teaching lessons while still in high school, I went on to major in music and graduated with a degree in sacred music in 1999. Since earning that degree, I have accompanied for three separate vocal music CDs using original improvised piano accompaniments. I have played sacred music in church for 25 years and have a great deal of experience improvising with hymns. I have taught piano, flute, choir, and general music at a private academy for over ten years. Having recently earned my Masters in Education, I enjoy discovering students' strengths and seeking to shape them into the b
est musicians and individuals they can be.
Paige July 12, 2015
Mrs. Ross has a passion for perfected technic. She takes time on making sure things are done properly and is very encouraging along the way. She is a wonderful teacher with a bright and helpful attitude. You never need fear asking a dumb question to her. She is always very thorough in her answers. She makes learning fun and the students want to learn.
Nicole July 8, 2015
I took piano lessons from Heather Ross in high school before going on to take a piano pedagogy major in college. Her teaching was a definite help in preparation for my college studies, and I learned much from her during my time studying under her. Heather is a knowledgeable and skilled teacher who understands what it takes to bring a student from one level to the next.
Ann July 7, 2015
Not only is Heather a very talented musician, but she also has the gift of teaching.
She has the ability to help her students reach their highest potential playing the piano. She is a very patient, caring person. I would highly recommend her.
I am a 2008 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with emphasis on Instrumental Music Instruction. During lessons, we learn music theory, a little bit of music history, and try to have fun along the way. My husband and I are both instrumentalists and enjoy playing our instruments any chance we can get (outside of our hourly jobs of course). We have two small boys ages 2 and 6 months and they are a joy to be around. My goal is to teach the love of music to others so that they can enjoy all aspects of what music has to offer them in their lives!
Mia D. June 24, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Sheryl was so patient and kind .We are excited to get started with lesson plan and look forward to learning from a great teacher.!
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