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Music Lessons in Knoxville, TN

If you know the V-Roys, Smokin’ Dave and the Premo Dopes, Superdrag and Dixie Dirt then you’re definitely from Knoxville, Tennessee. Even though the neighboring city Nashville is one of the country’s primary music hubs, the city of Knoxville is also a breeding ground for up-and-coming musicians and it is clear this city has its fair share of musical talent. However, we think that there is still room for someone to help place Knoxville among the top American music cities. Who knows, if you’re passionate and driven towards building a career in music then that person may just be you.

Of course for you to do that you should first ensure that you have an adequate music education. For this reason we recommend that you consider taking our Knoxville music lessons with one of our certified TakeLessons music teachers. A few our music programs include the following instruments: guitar, the violin, saxophone, singing, however we offer many more. Although unlike many other music academies we also offer music lessons covering music theory, performance and recording so our students have access to a wide variety of lesson types. In addition, this allows students who take our Knoxville music lessons to develop the repertoire required to peruse a career in music. Furthermore, our skilled instructors will help to guide you along the way ensuring you have a fun, entertaining and engaging experience.

We are confident that our talented music teachers will help bring out the very best musician in you. In fact, with our TakeLessons FirstClassTM experience we guarantee it, and if we don’t meet your expectations we’ll help you find a new teacher or refund your entire purchase. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for one of our Knoxville music lessons and start your music career today.

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Christine J.

Knoxville, TN

About Christine

Christine has been a professional in the theatre since 1992. She received her training from Boston Conservatory and New York University and has been a company member in Tony-award winning regional theatres.

Christine specializes in vocal production, has a three-octave range and is adept at various character voices, accents and musical styles. She has sung in several musicals, wedding and church bands, and has given several solo performances since her childhood.

Christine's personal developments are around creating new musicals, composition, songwriting and exploring fusion methods
in several musical styles including pop, jazz, rock, blues, neo-soul, new age, electronica, experimental and ethnic music.

Christine also plays piano, rhythm guitar and percussion, and has served as a director, soloist and accompanist for several churches and community efforts.

*** Lesson Details ***
Making music and singing should be fun, and everyone deserves to have a great experience with the instrument that they can play for the rest of their lives. I take pride in guiding my students in exploring their potential in a safe, creative and non-judgmental environment. My students will learn to develop courage and confidence, grow their ears and appreciation for music in all its forms, and expand their range, power and musical skills.

Your lessons will be tailored according to your goals, dreams and personal motivation. I will offer you resources and show you how to use research as way to become independent when preparing your lessons, auditions and performances. If you are an aspiring guitarist/songwriter, I will teach you the basics of playing the guitar and offer you fun techniques to build those callouses, play rhythmically with confidence and coordinate your playing with your singing.

Whether you are completely inexperienced, naturally gifted, shy, ambitious about a professional career or just looking for an outlet that feels good, I believe everyone has a right to play and sing and to be encouraged by the joy of making music. You will not only learn technical skills and many tricks for beating stage fright and crafting a performance, but you will also learn to share your unique personality on stage, and learn to perform with feeling, heart and honesty.

Everyone has something beautiful and wonderful to offer the world and I look forward to meeting you and discovering your special voice and sound!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My lessons are conducted in my home. I have a keyboard, 2 guitars and recording equipment. If you have your own guitar and "accompaniment" (karaoke) CDs, I encourage you to bring those.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can do home lessons and would bring a guitar and/or a percussive instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in singing, songwriting, voice, speech and acting. I also teach beginning lessons in guitar and piano. Other specializations: International Phonetic Alphabet, Accent Reduction, Musical Theatre, Classical Theatre (Shakespeare, Greeks), Movement Theatre (Mime, Period Movement, Stage Combat), Singing Styles (Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical, Gospel, Musical Theatre, Sacred Chant).
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Theresa M. March 30, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Christine's passion & dedication for the love of music is the reason she's such an awesome teacher! She not only taught my 13 year old daughter guitar but she incorporated singing along with it which my daughter loved! Christine's wonderful personality and all her talents is the reason we chose her. I highly recommend her. She's gifted and we just love her!
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Masiala U. March 30, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. She doesn't only teach how to play an instrument but you also can tell she enjoys that the kid is learning. She cares.
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MaridelO June 29, 2011
Wonderful Singing & Voice Teacher!!!

Christine is a very friendly, positive, supportive, fun and patient teacher. My shy daughter immediately felt very comfortable with Christine from her very first lesson. My daughter always looks forward to her lessons with Christine, and she enjoys all the breathing, vocal and singing exercises. She has helped my daughter to feel more confident and to be a better singer. Thank you, Christine, for making my daughter's first singing lessons a very positive experience!! I highly recommend Christine to anyone!!!
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Christine J.

Knoxville, TN 37916
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Robyn J.

Knoxville, TN

About Robyn

I have been playing violin and viola for over 20 years. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music and teach assorted music courses at Pellissippi State Community College. I have taught children, teens, and adults; both beginners and continuing students. I learn where the student is skill-wise and we go from there. I also ask the student what his/her goals are, so that we have a set to-do list with which to work. Click the green button to get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
We will work at your pace--I will push you, but I am aware that everyone works at a different speed. I will lear
n that speed and work with you accordingly. I expect students to practice and do their best, but I also understand that life sometimes gets in the way. After a few weeks, you will know the basics of the instrument and be able to play recognizable tunes for your family and friends!

*** Studio Equipment - Parents ***
Music room/office with seating for parents/guardians in living room.

*** Studio Equipment - Students ***
I provide a music stand in my studio, but nothing else. My students should have an instrument with all accessories (bow, case, shoulder rest) and also a music stand for home practicing.
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Mohini B. September 23, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Robyn is fantastic, patient and kind! As an adult beginner, I thought this was going to be an impossible thing to learn. Although the violin is difficult, she makes learning fun and I feel like I have learned so much in just a few lessons.
I would recommend without a doubt!
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Deanna July 18, 2015
Viola · In studio
Robyn James is an excellent viola teacher! She is patient, kind, extremely knowledgeable, understanding, and easily adapts to each student's individual playing style and ability. She is also very flexible when it comes to scheduling (especially if a scheduling conflict occurs). I've played the viola for 10 years and I had taken a small break from the instrument when I was introduced to Robyn in school. Since starting lessons with her almost a year ago, my confidence as a person and a player have improved and I have her to thank for it. She is always able to answer any and all of my questions, and if she doesn't have one right away, she does her research and gets back to me by our next lesson. She is very serious about what she does and you can tell how much she loves it. She also knows how to challenge her students in a way that is not overwhelming, and, as long as you come prepared and ready to learn and grow, she is one of the best teachers that you could possibly ask for. I look forward to seeing her every week. Robyn is the best!
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JeremyWhitehead March 6, 2014
Viola Lessons

I have played the viola from sixth to twelfth grade, but never taken a private lesson until signing up to take one at Pellissippi State Community College. From the first day of the lessons that semester until the last I looked forward to going to them. Robyn easy to get along with and an excellent teacher as well as violist and violinist. While I haven't had her as an instructor for violin using what I know from my viola lessons and having heard her play violin I would imagine those lessons are just as fun and fruitful as the viola lessons.
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Robyn J.

Knoxville, TN 37909
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Tim R.

Powell, TN

About Tim

With classical and jazz guitar studies, with years of collaborative composition in progressive rock and fusion, and with years of solo guitar composing, I have attained a high level of technique, gained a deep understanding of music theory and songwriting, and authored a comprehensive book, "Understand, See, Hear - Become One with the Guitar." My musical journey as a composer and recording artist has always been an expression of my individuality. With many years teaching private lessons, I offer myself as a mentor, to help anyone achieve their voice, their passion, on the guitar.

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Music is a subjective experience. As a listener, what you love reflects yourself; similarly, what you play reflects yourself. As your mentor, my goal is to nurture your development as a guitar player, as well as, nurture your self-expression through the instrument. With perseverance, your goals as a musician can be attained with each lesson a step in understanding and in motor skills to this end. Always though, the objective is that the musical journey is fun and fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate music room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
Approaching the guitar holistically, I show how the guitar is organized using templates from my book. Musical concepts such as chords and scales are applied within the guitar's holistic framework and are related to the student's preferred artists/songs. If it compliments the student's learning style, musical notation is used. Styles I specialize in are rock 'n' roll, jazz, and classical.
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Kenneth G. March 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Tim has many years experience and it is clear that he enjoys teaching guitar and sharing this with his student. He is very encouraging. He is currently working with me on emproving some of my techniques and feels that I am making great progress and that it will make a great difference in my gaining a greater mastery of playing the guitar.
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Josh F. November 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Teaches in a way that makes it easy and exciting to learn. Tim really tries to connect with you musically and personally to help you with what you want to learn. He also explains in great detail in a way that you can understand. Overall he is a great instructor who puts a lot of effort in helping you with your music goals.
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Hiro M. July 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Tim shows sound understanding of music theory. He is very positive and enthusiastic about improving student's knowledge and performance. He usually gives me a lot of ideas to incorporate what your hear and what you play. I really enjoy the lesson with him. Thanks.
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Tim R.

Powell, TN 37849
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Will F.

Knoxville, TN

About Will

I teach guitar, drums and vocals to an array of students ranging from 10 to 60. Not only do I teach but I also write songs for certain students who have a desire to perform their own music as well as learning and honing their craft on their instrument. I am currently helping a vocal student of mine write some songs after scales and warm-ups and am working with one of my top guitar students tomorrow on different scale techniques. I just placed a drum student in the finals in Alternative Press Magazine's Hit Like A Girl competition. She was the top vote getter with 1,026 votes and is in the top
10 under 18 drummers in the world. I am also working with more and more students on songwriting and showing them different chords and ways to go about writing a song. I would love to get started with you as soon as possible and we will get you where you want to be musically. I find that if a student has a particular song or a rhythm pattern they want to learn they learn more quickly. They're learning and having fun at the same time. We will find what you want to learn and we will get it down! Furthermore, it's your choice if you would rather come to my place as a lot of my students do or have me come to your place as a lot of them do. I look forward to speaking with you! Cheers!

*** Lesson Details ***
I will get you started depending on your skill level. I usually, of course, see where we're at there and then decide what needs to be taught. With each respective student I usually make them a CDR the lessons for you so you can take them home and improve on what we've worked on.

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording equipment; guitars (acoustic & electric); bass guitar (electric); upright bass; maracas; egg shaker; cowbell; tambourine; PSR 170 64-key digital keyboard for the voice lessons.Yamaha DT Explorer for drum lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
recording equipment; guitars (acoustic & electric); bass guitar (electric); upright bass; maracas; egg shaker; cowbell; tambourine; digital keyboard for the voice lessons

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, Jazz.
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David B. March 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
In ten minutes will was able to explain to me a concept to me that I hadn't grasped after 4 other instructors.

He's the man and I recommend him.
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Seth February 29, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Relaxed, patient. Right to the point. Definitely beats rockband or guitar hero.
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Bright A. January 3, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
The first lesson was great and I like my instructor because he is knowledgeable. I made a great decision to learn how to play guitar with takelessons.
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Will F.

Will F.

Knoxville, TN 37919
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Alexis S.

Knoxville, TN

About Alexis

I believe in teaching all aspects of musicianship when learning an instrument such as music theory, ear training, and singing, just to name a few. I have been private teaching for almost 5 years and I specialize in trombone, music theory/ear training, and piano lessons and have taught a variety of levels. I provide a very inviting environment for students to learn and grow.

* In case of allergies, I will mention that I have 2 cats in my home. Let me know if this is a problem so we can work out a different location.
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Rob April 1, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
Alexis quickly evaluated my proficiency and needs and has set up lesson plans accordingly. She is doing a superior job. I highly recommend her.
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Rob March 22, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
Alexis did a superior job of introducing a trumpet/baritone player to the trombone in our first lesson. Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to many more lessons.
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Tim March 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson... her style of teaching and friendly manner was great. I'm really looking forward to the months ahead.
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Alexis S.

Alexis S.

Knoxville, TN 37921
(14)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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