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Joseph L.

Allentown, PA

Theory, ear training and fun music!

About Joseph

I am a professional musician and guitar teacher. Music rewards students of all ages. Let me get you on the road to musical fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Most importantly, I get all students playing enjoyable music as they progress. I usually teach from Berkeley Book. For very young students, I prefer Alfred's.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I record and edit music in my home studio using computer and hand held digital devices. I often record student lessons (with permission) to enhance instruction and measure progress.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Special sheets provided as needed. Stud
ents need their own guitar.

*** Specialties ***
I use primers and emphasize songs to teach the lessons closest to the student's interest.
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Robert P. May 13, 2013
Guitar
Joe is an excellent teacher

I have been studying for more than a year. Joe is extremely versatile and is able to teach any style of music. He emphasizes spending short periods of time each practice session doing exercises that strengthen your fingers by playing chords up and down the fretboard, but does'nt go overboard with repetitive drills. He has genuine love of music and is great iat intertwining theory with actual songs. I have enjoyed my lessons and highly recommend him for students begining to play as well as advanced students.
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Joseph L.

Joseph L.

Allentown, PA 18103
(1)
starting at
$19.99 / 30-min
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Rob Z.

Northampton, PA

About Rob

The guitar has the capacity to energize or to sooth. My desire is to help you encounter and master it's power!

PHILOSOPHY

I enjoy helping my students maximize their potential as musicians. Whether their longing is to simply enjoy guitar as a recreational pastime, or they desire (or have) a career in performance, I endeavor to help my students achieve their personal musical goals. You are encouraged to strive to do your part to the best of your ability: that is, consistent and regular practice. Discipline is vital to progress, and without it, the experience would be shallow and unsati
sfying. But with skilled, caring instruction and self-motivation, you will encounter the might of the guitar and the beauty of it! I will be cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way!

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Although I've always been a fan of British invasion, my childhood guitar teacher told me he wasn't going to teach me "any of that rock 'n' roll garbage." He was going to teach me "the right way," and he did. Through traditional drills and repetitions, I didn't learn to play just "songs," but learned to play music. The solid foundational instruction I received enabled me to recognize the difference, and you will too, regardless of your preference in style or genre.

In 1981, I completed the Certificate Program: Record Production, Sound Re-enforcement from Jon Miller School for the Recording Arts & Sciences. In 1982, I studied Musical Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I gained a wealth of knowledge. In 1990, I earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Music Emphasis from Northampton County Area Community College in PA. Since 1999, I've been serving as Director of REZ Music Ministry. Additionally, since 2009, I have served as Pastor of Worship Arts at The Gospel Chapel from 2009-2013. Related strengths include singing, songwriting, recording and producing.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons utilize Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method, the world's premier guitar course of instruction. After three months, you should have a good understanding of this basic material necessary to play contemporary guitar, and within six months, elementary harmonies are studied and elaborated upon. As you progress, you will be taken through scale and technical exercises in a careful and challenging manner, yet in a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of encouragement.

Don't be embarrassed of making mistakes; I will celebrate your accomplishments with you as you persevere. I have plenty of patience and supplemental materials to aid you in your progress.

Weekly exercise and song assignments are given to help you develop strong technique and understand essential music theory. The commitment to daily practice and the importance of adequate preparation cannot be exaggerated. At the same time, the freedom of creativity fosters a passion for the guitar and prevents the boredom of solely playing by rote. There is a short path from boredom to quitting. With the guitar being such a powerful art form, you can be assured that with plenty of practice and persistence, you will enjoy a lifetime of musical blessedness!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, amplifiers, music stands, recording equipment, seating.

*** Specialties ***
Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method
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Rob Z.

Rob Z.

Northampton, PA 18067
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Mike S.

Lehighton, PA

About Mike

A professional musician and music instructor for over 30 years, Mike has established himself as not only a world class player but also an excellent teacher of all ages and skill levels. He teaches for several area conservatories and hosts master classes on composition, performance, guitar and bass improvisation. Mike now offers lessons in his professional home studio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Mike's approach is to use the student's own musical tastes to develop an appreciation for the instrument. If you like rock, you learn by playing rock. If you like jazz, you learn by playing jazz. Mike's
approach makes it painless to learn to read, train your ear and develop monster chops quickly.

*** Studio Equipment ***
1) Recording studio - 1200 square feet - all instruments and seating for parents

2) Private teaching room w/ all instruments and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
For the last few years I've had good results teaching theory as part of a greater performance focus. I've taught Hal Leonard and Suzuki Method in the past, but find this more enjoyable and rewarding for the students.
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Jeff W. March 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I very much enjoy the time I share and learn with Mike. He has been very patient with my slow learning curve. I have noticed that he caters to a person's strengths, which works for me since I have been slowly learning technique and muscle coordination in respect to playing the violin.

I highly recommend anyone at any age to call upon Mike for instrumental instruction.

To TakeLessons, thank you for offering a system that lets people connect with highly competent instructors.
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Jeff T. June 14, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Mike has been very patient and helpful and takes the time to carefully explain the instruction given. Besides being a great teacher Mike is very personable and that makes the lessons stress free. Taking lessons from an accomplished working musician is the best possible choice.
Thank you Mike for taking me on as a student!
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Dee D. April 14, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Mike is the best!!

I always wanted to learn Violin, but at 26 I thought I'd never get very far. Mike is teaching me Improvisation so that I can jam with my bluegrass friends. After 9 months of lessons with Mike, I am starting to really understand my instrument and am able to jam with my friends! I never thought I would progress this quickly and I know that is all due to the way Mike has taught me and teaching me certain things every week that I can build on and practice at home. I definitely recommend Mike for lessons on any instrument, he is a talented multi-instrumentalist who is interested in all genres of music from classical to country, he is accessible and doesn't make you feel like an idiot when you don't get it right, but he is also tough enough on you that you progress very quickly. He is also interested in teaching you what you want to learn, the right way, so you can get the most out of your musical experience. Playing fiddle is now one of my favorite things to do, I get so much joy out of it, all thanks to Mike and a little hard work!! :)
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Mike S.

Lehighton, PA 18235
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Joe M.

Bethlehem, PA

All styles and levels: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Reggae.

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer.

Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa,
The Sands Casino............
BA Moravian College, MM Combs College

Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College

Adjunct Professor of Music Northampton Community College

Moravian College Faculty member

Artist in Residence at Lehigh Valley HS for the Arts

Recording Artist for Aardvark Records

Director of M.MUSIC

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun and exciting lessons on Guitar, Piano, Bass and Voice.
Beginners to advan
ced students will develop their skill and take their music to the next level. I tailor each lesson to your interests and ability. You will see progress right away. Unlock your hidden talent, discover new directions, experience the joy of music.
Sound technical foundation with the fun of playing your favorite songs right away. I have a passion for music and love teaching and performing. Come join the fun! There are plenty of lesson times available. It is best to call first before signing up for a specific time. We can work around your busy schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full studio for voice and instrumental demos.
Amps, Drum Kit, Digital Piano, Mics, Protools

*** Travel Equipment ***
Full Mackie PA

*** Specialties ***
Beginners to advanced. You want to get working on your music right away. No gimmicks, just the quickest path to experiencing the true JOY of music making.
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Lyle W. September 16, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
knowledgeable and patient instructor. I am really enjoying the lessons.
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Peter M. March 12, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Joe is awesome

I came to Joe with some basic knowledge and skills on bass, he recognized this and built on it very quickly. I feel my skilled has tripled in the short time I've taken lessons with Joe. Our lessons are never boring an he does so much more than tell me to play a set of notes, he challenges me to make my own way and improvise. I would definitely recommend him for anyone wanting to learn an instrument.
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Mark G. February 28, 2014
Guitar
Joe taught both my kids and made it a wonderful experience

We wanted our son and daughter to have an appreciation of music and at the same time enjoy the experience. Joe was the perfect solution. He has the ability to reach out to kids and make them feel comfortable. He encouraged them to select the music they enjoyed and then molded his lessons around their interest. We didn't really need to push them to practice, they actually enjoyed it. This had not been the case at other organizations, where it was always a chore to have them practice.
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Joe M.

Joe M.

Bethlehem, PA 18016
(3)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Mason B.

Macungie, PA

Guitar has been my most important instrument since I was 8 years old. After playing hours daily and performing from age 13 my interest in teaching grew. I began to create my first set of novice curriculum's when I was 14 years old, after winning my first guitar competition. My curriculum today, examines all aspects from enjoyed genres of the particular student. This ensures a more positive attitude towards practicing and fun in general as opposed to feeling like guitar just isn't your thing. And in a more advanced setting, we'll break away from interests alone to improve and inherit skills from foundation genres such as jazz and blues. Heavy metal, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Indie and pop techniques can also be studied by request. We'll read music, play chords, jam, learn scales, build a band possibly and keep solid practicing schedules. Given that the student practices at least 15 minutes daily, I can stand by a promise that you WILL progress.

About Mason

My Name is Mason and I've been teaching music to students of all ages since I was 14. I originally taught at a facility near Reading, PA called Zeswitz. While I worked there I studied along side other seasoned professionals in genres like jazz, heavy metal and folk styles. Currently I run a small business. My experience, since I was 8 years old, was built on private lessons from select very accomplished and certified guitarists. I also played in several profitable bands including jazz duos, classic rock trios and currently a blues duo with my lovely wife. I'm also always building and helping l
ocal bands. I'm very pro learning and never satisfied with my playing enough to say I don't have to practice any longer. I share to same attitude towards my students. There are always new grounds to break and new people to meet especially when it comes to guitar. Like Duke Ellington once said, "The wise musicians are those who play what they can master". Thank you for considering!
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Clare G. May 19, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great in every way
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John S. February 6, 2015
Music Performance
I've been a student for a few years now. As a producer, I lack the ability to perform. Mason goes beyond traditional curriculum and helps me use the abilities I already have to bring to the stage. I am pretty skilled in my musical career, but now I'm becoming polished. Thank you! Absolutely recommend!
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Malisa B. February 2, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
He makes everything super fun and easy to learn even when it gets into bar chords and stuff! I learned a lot from him
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Mason B.

Macungie, PA 18062
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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