Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Linda
"My lessons with Parker have been outstanding!! He is the perfect instructor for me, and I am very happy to have found him: extremely professional and know
ledgeable, kind, patient, and encouraging. I especially enjoy his positive attitude and fun sense of humor, and his lessons are challenging me at just the right pace. Plus, I especially appreciate the opportunity to take lessons online, since I live on an island, and do not have access to in-person lessons. Every week with Parker is another Five Star experience!!"
Denver, CO teacher:
S. Parker G.
Review by Ajori
"Dan became my voice teacher while I was still in college. At that time he was still a Masters student, and he very quickly impressed me with the quality o
f his instruction. He helped me to establish personal goals based on what I hoped to accomplish and worked with me tirelessly to get there. I had many bad habits that no other teacher had been able to help me work through in such a structured and fun way!
His passion for music was infectious, and every time I entered his studio I felt like I was in a positive, supportive place. His pedagogy went beyond just metaphors, and he would often guide me through the science behind his instruction. I had never felt so comfortable in my own voice before!
I would definitely recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a voice instructor. He is an incredible musician and an absolutely phenomenal teacher. You can't go wrong!"
New York, NY teacher:
Dr. Daniel C.
Review by Cris
"We feel so lucky to have found Amber to teach our son piano lessons. She is very sweet and understanding, and our son really enjoys learning from her. H
e never complains about practicing, and looks forward to his weekly lesson. I would highly recommend her!"
Harrisburg, PA teacher:
Review by Eden
"My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Claire
"I don't normally rate anyone or anything 5 stars, mainly because some people do for anything and it takes away from the actual meaning. I know my opinion
is that Sami is fantastic. My daugher - the actual student of Sami's- can rate him independently but I know she's impressed and wants to continue. She felt a good connection and sounds very motivated to continue which is what I was hoping for.
I thought Sami's technique was great and really put my daughter at ease and wanting to practice and learn more. She can be a tough kid sometimes and for her, connection is everything. Otherwise she "tunes out" and it's just done.
I'm very glad my gut told me Sami would be a good fit if we got lessons with him."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Judy
"Steven is very nice and attentive with my 9 years old son. He is very patient and creative with children. He is also very professional and organized. My
son loves to play piano now. I would highly recommend him to give him a try."
Hartford, CT teacher:
Review by Bob
"David D. is an ideal music teacher for me, an adult learner. I appreciate his two-pronged approach: (1) instruction in piano and (2) appreciation of great
music. He prods me to plow through the basic piano books, and he provides insights along with YouTube links to performances of some of the world's best music.
Dayv's depth of knowledge and his dedication to music are infectious. He has also been very accommodating to my changing schedule. I always look forward to my piano lessons. Dayv has given me a joyful appreciation for music."
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Kristina
"Claire is really a one of a kind talent. She is a gorgeous singer with a deeply beautiful voice, great ears, and musicianship for miles.. She is intellige
nt, entrepreneurial, familiarly acquainted with the industry, and is very kind and supportive to boot. I am lucky enough to have been working full time in the classical music industry for a couple of years now and Claire is one of the most impressive people I have ever worked with."
Ann Arbor, MI teacher:
Review by Diane
"My grandchildren have taken lessons from Karli for years and have grown and developed in both singing and performance. They have enjoyed her as a teacher
as she has made it a fun and positive experience."
After graduating with a BA from UC Berkeley, I have always worked with students, whether tutoring privately, teaching piano, or teaching in a classroom. I am very patient, positive and motivating. I have taken private piano lessons since I was 6 years old and have had 3 piano teachers throughout the years.
*** Specialties *** Classical Pop Rock
Taylor K. December 4, 2015
In home Verified Student
My Daughter just had her first lesson, we are pleased with how it went. My daughter says she is very nice and patient. looking forward to the 2nd lesson...
TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned!
Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the students strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.
This year Jason was also the M
usic Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning to advanced guitar/ vocals/ performance and songwriting as hosted a recording clinic at the end of each day.
Jason has host student showcases/charity benefits where his students were able to get on stage and show off their new talent and perform with other musicians. It wasn't mandatory though, if you were just looking to come out and support there was no pressure other than to come out and have fun.
Jason has been transcribing for guitar and bass since the age of 18 and since then has become a master of the craft including both 5 line staff and tablature, hand-crafted exercises and deconstructions to better enhance the students learning. Artists and genres that Jason has experience with range from Classic Rock, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Pierce the Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Demi Lava to, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, The White Stripes, Green Day, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, John 5, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Van Morrison, the Beatles, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Sublime, Aerosmith, At the Drive In, Type O Negative, the Black Keys, the Pixies, the Toadies, Black Sabbath, Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey.
Jason attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where his degree is in Music and Business. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses as well as private guitar instruction. He attends guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as John5 and Kerry King who are known as some of the worlds finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.
Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Jason is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits!
Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.
Local news outlet Fox 5 did a segment with one of his students who overcame issues with ADD and depression as a result of taking guitar lessons.
His students advance quickly, some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine as well as its online companion and won awards for their music websites.
*** Lesson Details *** Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible. Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Jason is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual.
*** Travel Equipment *** Voyage-Air Guitar (Acoustic) Laptop with ProTools/Backtrack or Guitar Pro 6 Scott Ian Randall Amp Various guitars depending on project or mood.
*** Specialties *** piano, guitar, music theory, music, bass guitar, banjo, songwriting, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,
Roy V. January 13, 2016
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Although it's still early in the teaching schedule with Jason, my first lesson was great. Jason made me feel relaxed even though I was nervous, and the materials that he sent me to practice on bass reinforced the teaching session I had with him
Jeff E. January 13, 2016
Online Verified Student
Jason is an excellent instructor. He is patient, helpful, knowledgable and insightful. Looking forward to my next session.
Walter B. December 11, 2015
In home Verified Student
I completed eight lessons with Jason and was very satisfied with the musical lessons received. I learned much about the piano, chords, patterns, and theory. On the eighth lesson I received a guitar tutorial and was very impressed with his playing and teaching. I highly recommend Jason as an instructor for the musical instruments that he teaches.
With a Masters in Music Performance from The Ohio State University, and an accredited Suzuki violin teacher from training program at The School for Strings, NYC. I have 6 years private teaching experience and 1 year group class teaching experience at Jefferson Academy at The Ohio State University. I am able to work with different ages of students with patience and passion.
*** Lesson Details *** I usually use Suzuki violin books for beginners. In this series, I would like students to follow the order of each piece to build up their violin skill. I emphasize building a strong foundation of
a good body posture including bow-hold. For more advanced student, we can use Suzuki book 4 or above and other similar level repertoire to build up their musicality and the knowledge of each composer.
I've been teaching piano for 2 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to learn basic piano-playing posture and the basic knowledge on piano. As time goes on, you'll be able to reach to intermediate level. I typically use Faber piano book series.
*** Studio Equipment *** Violin and music stand
*** Travel Equipment *** I bring my violin with me, students should have their own instruments (violin/piano) and a music stand (for violin student).
*** Specialties *** I teach classical violin and piano. Beginning to Intermediate Piano Lesson for All Ages. Beginning to Advanced Violin Lesson for All Ages. An accredited Suzuki Violin Teacher.
Eti Gunawan August 20, 2015
Lily is a great instructor. She knows how to communicate with students and how to hold them accountable so they can have self discipline. Her teaching method also effective as she showing students how to get better step by step.
Vivien August 5, 2015
Lily has been teaching violin to my 10 years old son for the past 10 months. We find her to be kind, patient, positive, and understanding. She is not overly strict nor critical, which fits well with my son's personality. She is mind-mannered so we do not feel pressure or discouraged when you are just learning and making mistakes. We are pleased with the progress my son has made in the past 10 months.
Ching August 3, 2015
It has been several months now since my ten year old son switched to Lily. Lily has been doing a wonderful job on motivating my son who used to dread of going to violin lessons a lot. In addition to being patient and encouraging, Lily's musical expertise is also incredible.
Hello!! My name is Amy G. and I have been singing professionally for over 20 years, and a vocal instructor for over 10 years. I teach all styles/genres of singing and am passionate about finding the gold and strengths in my students and bringing out their FULL POTENTIAL!!
Vocal Goals: To... Develop free, uninhibited singing. Enhance quality of tone for a desired sound. Familiarize students with the piano. Match pitch.
With... Full, strong, breath & body support. Clear diction. Vowel dexterity. Facial agility & upper-torso re
Performance/Musical Goals: Develop boldness & energy. Look & sound professional. Expand the student's musical knowledge & repertoire. Embrace & comprehend the musicality of vocal lines & phrases appropriate to each piece.
Social Goals: Create a polite & kindly atmosphere. Dissolve the STRESS, allowing singing to be FUN. Keep the student motivated.
Accompaniment options: Melody line only/basic chords (when learning repertoire & vocal techniques.) Pre-recorded tracks. (CD/Tape for practice & performance.) Hire an accompanist. (For applicable lessons & performance.)
Practicing Goals: (Monthly Practice Schedule Handout) Encourage consistency rather than length.
We will study proper breathing, placement, stretching your vocal range, posture, poise, vowels, stage presence, communicating the lyric of a song, connecting with your audience, song selection, voice type, ear training, confidence, mic technique, how to read music, music resources, building your repertoire, pitch, rhythm, how to choose a song, vocal exercises, proper technique, mouth placement, tone, and facial expressions amongst many others! The following is a current biography, but I will provide a teaching and performing resume upon request. I am also happy to provide samples of me singing! I do not have a website at this time, but I am working on having it set up very soon! I look forward to hearing from you!
"Amy most recently performed with Musical Theatre West's productions of the highly acclaimed, Sweeney Todd, directed by Calvin Remsburg, and Annie with Tony Award winner Andrea McArdle. She came straight from starring in a beautiful production of Godspell at the Candlelight Pavilion, and as Mabel in Performance Riverside's production of Pirates of Penzance. She had the pleasure of playing Josie Cohan in the world premiere of Academy Award winner Richard Sherman's new musical, Pazzazz! at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. She's traveled around the world performing with Norwegian Cruise Lines and Vox Lumiere, and locally with Orange County Opera and Enrichment Works Productions. Regional theatre: Mary in the Glory of Christmas (Crystal Cathedral), Johanna in Sweeney Todd(Starlight Bowl), Jenny in Company(Performance Riverside), Cinderella in Into the Woods(Candlelight Pavilion), Rosina in Barber of Seville (Orange County Opera), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (ITL Award), Sarah in Guys and Dolls (Candlelight Pavilion)."
Shelby Martinez February 4, 2016
In home Verified Student
Great first lesson!
Grace D. January 28, 2016
Online Verified Student
Only one lesson so far, but very pleased. Thanks!
Aneela D. January 14, 2016
Online Verified Student
Hello! My name is Joseph C. and I want to help you start your musical journey.
I have been playing guitar and bass since I was 15 years old and started playing payed performances in my early 20's. I have had the pleasure of playing everything from heavy metal guitar to country and blues bass. I am currently performing with a Ramones tribute band as well as a internationally recognized, and NAMMI award winning Native American flute artist.
I have taught guitar and bass since 2009 as well as tutored music theory students at San Juan College under the expert supervision of miss Linda Edw
ards. As an instructor, I have but one philosophy. Music is supposed to be fun. There is supposed to be passion. I don't believe in doing tons of work out of books or methods. My preferred approach to music instruction is finding out where the student wants to be, and why they want to play music in the first place? From there I will work with them to set individual goals that we can accomplish as a team. I find that this method is challenging, effective, personalized, and enjoyable.
Sheryl A. June 8, 2015
In home Verified Student
Joseph has been great!
Kathy H. June 8, 2015
In home Verified Student
Joseph is a very fun teacher who brings something fun for the kids. My son did not even want to take guitar lessons originally, and now he looks forward to them, and has made tremendous progress! Joseph gets the kids involved and interested in what they're doing, which I appreciate, as a parent.
He is also incredibly polite, and has fantastic manners! I highly recommend him!
Aria N. April 8, 2015
In home Verified Student
Our lessons with Joseph are always good and fun. He is very knowledgeable.
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