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Rob F.

8 Reviews
Lenexa, KS
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University
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Rob F.

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I have played in a couple of heavy giging country bands. I can show you how to learn how to improvise and take on some fiddle tunes.

About Rob

Make sure you contact me about scheduling. I have other students and a job that sometimes changes week to week. I may have other times available. Let me know.

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Jeff
Initially I was a complete beginner. I've been studying with Rob for a couple of months now. I think I'm making good progress and certainly a lot of that is Rob's doing. Very personable and flexible, he's really taught me a lot and is really good at teaching in a way that has me progressing steadily and not being overwhelmed by such a challenging instrument.
Jeff
great first lesson. Personable and informative.
Lin
Identified many of my errors right away, has given instruction on how to correct. Have noticed definite improvement each week, and given new skills each week to practice .(I'm not likely to pass this pattern in the near future!)
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Mikala P.

7 Reviews
Kansas City, MO
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • High School Diploma from Park Hill South HS
  • Teaching since 2016
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Mikala P.

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Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced drum-set player interested in learning how to keep a beat, how to set-up a drum-set, how to tune drums, how to play fills...actually you're here because you want to be a Rockstar, don't you? Ah. I see. This should be easy then.

I started playing drum-set professionally as a freshmen in high school and have never stopped. It was my first true love, and my way into my own musical voice. I also sing while performing drums, so if that's something you're interested in getting better at I have plenty of experience to help you lead from behind the set.

Whether you are planning on joining/starting a band, using it as accompaniment to someone else, or just want to learn for fun as a hobby, I can teach you all you need to know to meet your Rockstar drummer potential! If you have any questions, please message me!

About Mikala

Want to learn how to play or sing your favorite song? Are you interested in learning how to write your own songs? Since the start of my teaching career 4 years ago, my lessons have expanded to include guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, drums, singing, and even songwriting! I'm eager to help you find

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Chuck
Mikala was an absolute treat to work with. I was apprehensive about singing to my wife at our wedding reception. So I hit up take lessons and connected in under 30 minutes.

Lessons were given at her studio in her home, and over the course of 8 weeks we transformed my vocals from uncertainty, to the confidence I needed to nail my solo performance.

10/10 would recommend to anyone seeking to improve their vocals. Just make sure you do the homework she sends you with (vocal warm ups, breathing camps, and daily practice) and you'll see results in a little as the first visit.

Her personality and encouragement were absolutely infectious and really lent to an overall positive experience.
Rachel
Really great experience for our daughter working with Mikala.
Eric
Mikala was patient and encouraging, helped me learn techniques as well as have fun. A great experience!
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Lynlie S.

Mission, KS
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Arkansas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lynlie S.

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Hello flutists and parents! My name is Lynlie Simpson and I am a flute player and teacher. I have a Masters degree in flute performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I am passionate about helping flutists of all ages reach their musical goals! Lessons are unique to each student. I believe that lessons should be FUN! I have over 7 years of experience teaching flute lessons (and 1.5 years of online teaching experience), and I have learned that students are most successful when they are having fun. If you want to play classical music, I'm ready! If you want to play your favorite songs on the radio, let's do it! The music that makes you happy is the music you should be playing. Reach out to me if you have any questions at all! I can't wait to hear from you and make music together!

About Lynlie

Lynlie Simpson is passionate about all things flute! Originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas, she has been playing flute since 2008 and teaching since 2014. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she received a Master of Music degree in flute performance. Lynlie enj

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Tim T.

18 Reviews
Blue Springs, MO
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Tim T.

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We begin with exercises to develop technique and train for agility, musicality and music theory. Classical music is used but not exclusively as we explore the many different genres of music! Ear training is also offered so that the student may be able to play by ear as well as reading music.

About Tim

My wife and I have been teaching piano lessons in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. We have studios in our home; she teaches upstairs and I teach downstairs! I am currently accepting new students and welcome the opportunity to see them grow and experience the joy of piano playing. Wh

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Lydia
Tim is a wonderful instructor. He genuinely loves music, and it comes through during lessons. He has a positive teaching style. He strives to meet my kids where there at and teaches to their interests, but also manages to get technique and theory in. Tim is a treasure!
Aruna R.
Great first lesson. Very clear instructions. Looking forward to more sessions.
Larry G.
Great first lesson, I'm really looking forward to working with TIm to learn to play piano!
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Natasha V.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded First Place from American Protege Competition
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Natasha V.

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Do you want to explore your voice and all that it can do? Are you interested in being a flexible singer and performer across all genres? or Do you want to be a master at your craft in a specific vocal style? I have my Masters's degree in Vocal Pedagogy (Voice Science) & my Bachelor's in Vocal Performance. I also specialize in Music Performance Anxiety techniques! I believe in creating a safe space for all voice types of all ages to explore and discover themselves.

I have been performing for 20 + years in Musical Theater productions, Classical Oratorio, Operas, and Contemporary music all around the world. I am here to help you reach your goals, set up a lesson plan designed around your voice, and having fun exploring along the way! I pride myself in being flexible to teach Classical, Musical Theater, Contemporary, and Cross-Training. I have students who are in theater productions or performing in their community. Whatever your goal is, I am here to guide you along the way!

About Natasha

As a rising lyric soprano, Natasha Valdes has performed across the United States and Europe. She rapidly became known for her virtuosity as a soloist in sacred and orchestral works. Valdes has shown that artistry in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers, in addition to Vivaldi’s Gloria, Ha

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Melissa M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Melissa M.

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Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes i

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Raine
My 14 y/o daughter enjoyed her lessons.
Violet H.
Wonderful drawing lesson with my 4 year old daughter. My daughter looks forward to her next set of lessons with Melissa. I am grateful and I highly recommend!
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"Vanessa has an ability to recognize weaknesses in my voice and speech that affect my speaking voice. I am excited about working with her to improve speech. It's only been five classes, and I've recognized major improvement already!"
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"It was my first lesson with David and I really liked that he had me jump right into trying out some voice acting. I had fun and I'm excited to learn some more
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Took Voice Acting lessons from David T.
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"For all my life I have been extremely soft-spoken and have been constantly reminded to speak up in social situations. This has negatively impacted my self confidence and fed into a cycle that made me even quieter and more reserved. I tried to self-treat by browsing through countless YouTube videos and hundreds of Reddit pages but found that my practice at home did not translate into me being a louder speaker in public. Finally I decided I had nothing to lose and everything to gain from seeing a trained professional. That's when I met Fawn. She immediately dissected my problem into aspects I could tackle individually. She dispelled some previously crippling fears and notions that held me back but I could never manage to express with anyone. She gave me breathing and projection exercises and the immediate feedback that I definitely needed. She even diagnosed a specific lisp that I would never have thought possible to change. We eventually got rid of it and the confidence I have gained in my speech is overwhelming. I came in quiet and seeking answers. I left confident, with a sense of direction, and a new mentor and friend. Fawn is effective, charming, and hilarious. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking answers and needs a coach for improvement, no matter the area."
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"Adam is a great teacher. What I like most about him is he does not beat around the bush and he will tell you the truth. He's easy to work with and he has helped me to understand the art of acting better. He's easy to get along with and he is very knowledgable about various topics. I am even considering signing my younger sibling up to take lessons with him as well. Choosing Adam as my teacher was my first step towards succes!"
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Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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"Sophie is the absolute best teacher!!! She went at a pace that was perfect for us, she was punctual, and she knows how to teach dance! Can't wait for our next lesson."
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"Thank you, Vanessa Pace!

THANK YOU, VANESSA!

A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable options. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: “We won’t just maintain it, we’ll restore it!” What a confidence booster that was!

Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singing—something I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the “old lady” vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.

In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher:
• A person who is at my stage of life or beyond.
• A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech.
• A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.

ENTER VANESSA PACE!

Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.

In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of “breaking through” inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought I’d be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like “Pull up your spine—you’re two inches taller!”; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.

Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.

If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.

I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.

~ Ann Thomas"
Ann
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Vanessa P.
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