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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. Students 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.
Samantha D. Allentown, PA

Beginner to Intermediates. Learning to read notes, understand chords and how to play by ear.

About Samantha

Samantha started taking piano lessons at age 3 from her mother, who was also a music teacher. She played piano continuously through school, and also learned to play clarinet, guitar, flute, trumpet and sax, often playing different instruments in her school's band. She also learned the violin and cello all before graduating high school and starting college. While still in HIgh School, she started teaching young beginners in her mothers studio. She attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida, majoring in Piano Performance, under the watchful eye of Mr. Daniel Nagy from Brazil. She transferred to Clearwater Christian College, Tampa, FL, her Junior year to study with Dr. Craig Ralston, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Music. After graduation she took a position at

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MaureenC January 13, 2012
Wonderful!

Samantha D. is wonderful. My kids play so well for only 1 year'sworth of lessons. I would highly recommend her to anyone! I am blownaway by the music that comes out of the Piano from a 7 and 11 year old.My 11 year old signed up for her first music competition at school. Ifyou told me one year ago I would have girls playing a piano, I would notbelieve you. I truly thought they would quit after a couple of months.Not the case. They are musically talented and still love it. Thanks toSamantha D! They are now thriving in the in-school music program.Thank you, TakeLessons, for filtering out the best teachers. When achild has a small window of interest, you have to grab it the rightway...the wrong teacher would not have given me these results.
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PatK August 30, 2011
My granddaughter, Katelynn, enjoys her trumpet lessons with Samantha. Samantha is caring, seems to enjoy teaching & has patience; which is needed since Katelynn needs a little extra attention learning things
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MaureenC February 5, 2011
Highly Recommend her!

My daughters (10, & 6) have only had three lessons with Samantha! They love it. Her nature is kind and welcoming. She can tell how much they can handle so doesn't overwhelm them with too much theory or pieces to play. She strikes a nice balance. My 10 year old started composing her own song when she became bord with the beginner book! Samantha has added to this excitement and changed her teaching style to match my daughters learning style. My daughter was beaming! Samantha has taught her how to take the next pieces of theory and add it to her song. She also ordered music my daughter enjoys like Selena Gomez. My 6 year old is excited every week and doesn't want to be late. My husband and I thought this would be just another thing to start and quit. So far they are going strong!
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 ...

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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!! :)
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 advanced 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

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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.
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 local 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 ...

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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
Ethan T. Kutztown, PA

I have been playing for 10 years. My goal is to teach you everything I know in the hopes that you will take that knowledge and eventually play better than I do. My philosophy is simple: have fun the whole time. It is easy to get discouraged when something seems difficult, but if you enjoy the lessons and are having fun you will want to keep working at it until you get it right. Essentially, if you come out of the lesson loving the guitar as much as I do, then I will feel accomplished

About Ethan

Hi! I'm Ethan. I am 22 and have been playing guitar since I was 13 and the Bass since I was 16 and I play many different styles. I really enjoy seeing people's eyes light up when they discover that they can play guitar! To me playing guitar is the most fun thing in the world, and although it takes a lot of practice, I like to keep it fun and exciting. What's the point in doing something if you don't enjoy it? I look forward to hearing from you!

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