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Music Lessons in Las Vegas, NV

It's no secret that Las Vegas is one of the music capitals of the world. The high-end entertainment on the Strip offers a variety of musical performances, from world-class pop stars to tribute acts to opera singers.

Alternative acts such as The Killers and Panic! At The Disco actually learned their craft in Las Vegas, as did 1980s hard rock chart toppers Slaughter. Las Vegas isn't just where great musicians come to perform; great music is born and raised here, too.

With such a wide array of musical talent, it can be difficult to find veteran performers who are willing to tutor younger students the tricks of the trade, but TakeLessons can help with that. TakeLessons is the best place to find affordable and safe Las Vegas music lessons. We perform background checks and rigorously interview prospective teachers to find the best tutors available in the area, and then help connect you to them.

The range of lessons is comprehensive: music theory, song composition, performance and recording techniques, voice lessons, as well as lessons in guitar, bass, drums and percussion, and other band instruments. TakeLessons also connects students with teachers in piano, saxophone, trumpet, flute, violin and many other subjects.

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, so there is no risk. Simply search the TakeLessons site to find Las Vegas music lessons, or call 1-877-231-8505 to speak with a student counselor to begin the process. Improving your talent takes practice and a skilled tutor - find both at TakeLessons today!

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Mark S.

Las Vegas, NV

About Mark

I just turned 49, and have been playing electric bass and guitar since I was 14, and took up flute a few years, later, and eventually saxophone as well. I graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in classical guitar, and have been teaching guitar and electric bass for over 25 years. I'm an eclectic player who has studied and integrated many concepts from varying styles including classical, flamenco, jazz, blues, and rock, and I've developed a unique and highly effective teaching method that draws from and builds upon the CAGED system and other established
successful methods. My approach to teaching emphasizes simultaneously learning musical concepts, knowledge and skills, and is a highly analytical approach that stresses simplifying, understanding, and mastering "the basics" of musical and instrument-specific knowledge and skills. I specialize in teaching ambitious and highly-motivated students who want to learn as much as they can, go as far as they can, and are prepared to commit to diligent study and practice, and I've developed a system that makes doing so as easy as possible -while utilizing the strengths and adapting to the goals of the individual student(s).

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson approach is disciplined yet laid-back and supportive, emphasizing identifying and understanding the most basic musical and instrument-specific knowledge and skills upon which everything else is based. My approach is holistic, and emphasizes understanding the connections between everything; with new students who know nothing, I of course start from scratch; with students who do have some knowledge and/or skills, I'll emphasize reinforcing their knowledge and skill and "connecting" "puzzle pieces" -knowledge they already have- to increase that understanding they already have. Early lessons emphasize acquiring knowledge of the CAGED system (especially chords, arpeggios and scales), knowledge of basic musical concepts (especially intervals and chords), tuning the instrument, and proper playing/practice technique.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upstairs in loft or living room with bass/guitar amp, keyboard and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students coming to my home can use my amps & cords (if applicable). I provide paper & printed lesson info. I expect students to have/use their own instruments. Of course, I also have a keyboard, for reference & use.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, classical, rock & blues -with a strong flamenco influence. My approach emphasizes learning/practicing knowledge & skill(s) at the same time, using many exercises to facilitate this. I prefer teaching advanced and/or highly-motivated "serious" students. I play/teach electric, steel-string, classical guitar -both fingerstyle & pick- and electric bass. I'm also a highly-competent flute and saxophone instructor.

I strongly emphasize learning the basics of music and the Western musical alphabet, the basics of music theory, and eventually, more complex elements/aspects of music -such as advanced harmony, counterpoint, and composition.
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Joe R. April 17, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Mark is extremely knowledgeable in music. His instruction was very enlightening.
His personality is well suited for teaching mo matter the age of the student.
Very, very satisfied. Thank you Mark...
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Scott A. February 26, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Fantastic Teacher

Mark is a musical genius in my opinion. His patience level is far beyond any teachers in any learning environment I have encountered. He is very connected with my progress and puts 100 percent into every session with me. I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with Mark and appreciate his time and knowledge he shares with me in a craft he is very passionate about. Fantastic straight forward honest individual. Won't find a better teacher in my opinion!
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Kelly K. June 6, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
great teacher

Mark is a great teacher and is easy to work with. I have been a musician for many years(different)instrument and Mark has made it easy to make the transition from drums to guitar.

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Mark S.

Mark S.

Las Vegas, NV 89145
(9)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Coren Z.

Las Vegas, NV

About Coren

Coren Z

Coren has played many different venues across the world from the Las Vegas Casinos, Rivera and MGM to European television "Bueno Dominica" Milan Italy, Circus World, Florida, and the Philadelphia Civic Center. Coren has opened for such entertainment greats such as The Temptations, 3 Dog Night, Holly Dunn & George Carlin. She has performed with blues greats Leon Blue (Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Muddy waters, BB King) and Mike Rogers (John Lee Hooker Jr., Big Mama Thorton, Bobby Blue Bland), Coren uses her singing, dancing and acting skills as Sherry in the Las Vegas Show Frankie & She
rry (Frankie Valley Tribute Show) formerly at The Greek Isles Casino. Graduating from the vocal performance and songwriting programs at the prestigious music Conservatory The Dick Grove School of Music Coren won the school's coveted vocal achievement award in 1989. Studying the Seth Riggs Speech level Singing method while at Dick Grove, Coren became a certified teacher of the method in 1994. She was certified as a level 4 instructor until 2009. Coren teaches many professional singers including Billy Hufsey (Fame Television show & Confessions of a Teen age Idol VH1, Days of Our Lives), Disney Star & Kids Choice Award winner "Favorite TV Actor 2012" Jake Short (Disney's "Ant Farm" & "Mighty Med"), Sarah Thiele Recording Artist, Hazel Payne (4x Grammy Winner) A Taste of Honey, Jennlee Shallow (Nala in Lion King Broadway, Germany, Austrailia), Marla McRenyolds, (Dreamgirls & The Color Purple Broadway), 2011 Kids Choice Nominee James Maslow ( Big Time Rush), and Gail Bennett (Understudy to Mary Poppins in the broadway touring Company of Mary Poppins) to name a few.
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Makenzie R. July 25, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson went well. Too soon to judge.
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Indigo June 30, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Coren is not only an amazing vocal coach, shes an amazing human being. I started with Coren as a very timid, cautious singer and now I perform all over Las Vegas and I love what I do! I was afraid that my voice could not improve and that I would never have the power and freedom in my voice that i've always wanted but with some patience and hard work Coren got me there! no matter what type of learner you are, Coren has a technique that will work for you. The first time I sat in on my boyfriend's lesson and I heard how much he had improved I was blown away and I knew I wanted to take lessons. Coren teaches you that everyone can sing and its just a matter of training the muscles you need to do it! For me, thinking about it that way made it a lot less intimidating. She teaches everyone from the kiddos and beginners (she loves kids and they love her!) to the grown ups and pros! No matter how hard i've been on myself coren has never given up on me and I can now say I am not afraid to dream because I know it is possible! I've been with Coren for almost 5 years and for as long as i'm singing she'll be where I stay! If you're serious about singing, Coren will get you wherever you want to go! Thank you for everything Coren!
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Bliss June 30, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
I was 16 years old when I first started with Coren, She has helped me to get an amazing sound out of my voice! I sang every thing in my Nostrils! and my Adam's apple up in my Brain! I started out singing with my church choir, then my church band. My music director said I Should Take some lessons. He gave me Corens number and I set up a lesson for the following Thursday.

I got to the lesson and I was shaking. I've always been an Actor and I've always had this mental block about my voice. But After talking to her, Within the first 5 minutes she had already had me laughing and relaxing in my chair. She not only showed me how to use my vocals, she explained (In Detail) why and what was making my voice tighten up in the first place. She understood everything that my vocal cords were doing.

I would certainly say that Coren goes the extra mile when it comes to training the voice. And she has one of the biggest hearts on this planet! There were many lessons I had with her where I would Just be in tears because I had a mental block about my voice. But Coren would not let me stay there. She Believed in me and she got me out of my mental patterns.

I owe a lot to this women and I couldn't be more Grateful that I have the opportunity to study under her!
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Coren Z.

Coren Z.

Las Vegas, NV 89102
(8)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Andrew C.

Henderson, NV

About Andrew

Andrew is a multi-instrumentalist (with focus on electric, acoustic, and nylon-string guitars, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele) from Pennsylvania that settled in Las Vegas with his wife in late 2013. After completing a music degree in Los Angeles in 2008, he spent one year in L.A., composing music for The Weather Channel (Atlanta Office), and backing a singer-songwriter that performed at local events and regularly on a few local TV and radio shows. In the summer of 2009 he and a few friends began working as orchestra and top-40 band musicians for a well-known cruise line. One contract grew int
o ten, eventually spanning five years, three cruise lines, and 70 countries, while playing different shows every night, from instrumentalists and singers to jugglers and comedians. Currently, Andrew is involved in a few diverse projects and shows in the Las Vegas area. He plays in a Motown and R&B-themed show every Tuesday and Friday at the South Point and Treasure Island resorts. He is also in an original band consisting of two members of Cirque du Soleil's "Zarkana" and one member of "Mystere." Since forming in September 2014 and playing various clubs in the area, the band was asked to perform with "Blues Traveler" on April 30th, 2015, and is booked to open their show at the Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl in October 2015, with plans to be marketing a debut album by the time the performance takes place. Andrew also owns a music arranging company, and during 2015 notable clients include members of The Celine Dion Band and locally-famed singer Phil Flowers. He also performs in the band at a local non-denominational Christian church every Sunday. Recently, he has begun the filing process to start a non-profit organization to provide music lesson opportunities to children in the area from low-income families, especially if their school has eliminated a music program. The organization will eventually have a centralized location, be open seven days a week, and will be paying music teachers the full wage scale as outlined by the Las Vegas Musicians Union, in order to re-create some portion of the many work opportunities paying a musicians union wage-scale that have been lost in Las Vegas over the past decade. This will also allow musicians union members who teach at the non-profit school, to use their compensation to contribute to their own health care eligibility requirements, and pensions. During the lessons, Andrew uses the same software as his professionally arranged sheet music, to keep a journal for each student as they learn, and the journal is regularly emailed to the student as a PDF file. He also includes video examples on the take lessons website for every instrument that he advertises teaching, for the benefit of perspective students.
*** Lesson Details ***
Music Theory (Building Scales, Harmonizing Scales into Chords)
Ear Training
Single String Concepts (Scales, Arpeggios, Intervals)
Rhythm Concepts (Chords, Blending with a Band)
Learning Songs
Writing Licks, Lines, Chord Progressions, Charts, and Songs
Techniques (Pick vs. Fingers vs. Hybrid Picking)
Acoustic vs. Electric vs. Nylon String
Slide and Steel Guitar
Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, and Other Doubling Instruments
Playing in a Stylistically Appropriate Manner
Choosing the Right Equipment for the Gig or Project
Music Reading
How to Practice
How to Market Yourself to Acquire Work

*** Studio Equipment ***
various electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo. A few different amplifiers, and many different pieces of effect and accessory equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
various electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, ukulele, banjo.

*** Specialties ***
All Contemporary Styles (Rock, Blues, Country and Country Rock, Mo-Town, Jazz, Latin, Latin Jazz, Fusion, Metal and Tapping Style, Theater)
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Nicholas July 19, 2015
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
really fun light lessons gives you just enough to work on till the next lesson
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Michael P. January 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice, great teacher
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Deanna P. December 7, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I had a great time with Andrew, can't wait until my next set of 3 lessons!
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Andrew C.

Andrew C.

Henderson, NV 89014
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Cindy Jihyun L.

Las Vegas, NV

About Cindy Jihyun

Cindy, a solo and chamber pianist, combines her performance experiences with her strong academic understanding of music into her teachings.

She started playing piano at age 5 and placed in Korean New Daily Competition at the age of 9. She went on to one of the most prestigious music education course in Korea, through Sunhwa Junior and High School as a piano major. She studied Music Composition at Yonsei University to earn her Bachelor of Music degree and received her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music as an Accompanying Pianist with scholarship and dean's award.

Cindy played
at various recitals and chamber music performances at prestigious concert halls in the US and Korea including the Carnegie Hall, KBS Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center. She performed with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and with Insiem Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011.

She has been teaching piano to musicians from kindergarten to graduate school students from her personal private studio and at many conservatories, universities and art middle/high school in NYC and Seoul Korea. She also has been judging for many art schools and piano competitions, such as Joongang Daily News Junior Competition. In addition, she taught music composition, ear training (dictation), and harmonics to her private music composition students. Many of her private students went to prestigious music schools such as Seoul National Univerisity and Manhattan School of Music.

As a member of National Music Teachers Association, Las Vegas Music Teachers Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs, she is actively involved to important music festivals by performing and judging.

She is an author of "Accompanying Literature for Pianists" 2011 - (Korean, used as a College textbook)

2006 - 2011: Taught piano, accompanying piano, and harmonics at various universities and conservatories in Korea: Myunggi Conservatory, Jangwon University, Kyungwon University, Mokwon University.

2002 - 2006: Accompanying, Coaching Staff at Manhattan School of Music (NYC)

2005 - 2006: Piano Teaching Staff at Musika Music School (NYC)

2006-2011: Chief Accompanist, Seoul Grand Opera
Chief Accompanist, Seoul Grand Choir

2005: MM at Manhattan School of Music
2001: BM at Yeonsei University

*** Lesson Details ***

Offer lessons to beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. All lessons vary by level, age, time and students' interest. But commonly covered areas are as follows:

Piano: Technique, Performance (music pieces), Sight reading, Ear training, and Theory
Offer studio student recitals so that students can have performing experiences. Qualified students will also have chances to participate Junior Music Festival, Ensemble Festival and Musicianship Exam.

Accompanying piano: Teach accompanying skills such as reading/listening other instruments, cooperating playing, balancing, sounding. classical/ non-classical music

Music Performance: chamber music/ voice coaching

Composition: Vary by level and purpose of learning. Base on harmonics. For advanced students, focus on good structure and right usage of the style of composition skills.

Music Theory: Use various teaching methods depends on student's levels.

*** Specialties ***

Classical music
accompanying piano
chamber music
theory/ composition
sight reading and ear training
vocal coaching

***Lesson fees***

See the pricing chart
Prep students preparing for music college/conservatory are subject to different fee schedule. Additional traveling fee for in home lessons. Contact for details.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Kawai Grand Piano
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Elijah S. July 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cindy is amazing. She was patient and knew exactly how to work with Elijah (who's 3) to make his first piano lesson a joy. I may have even shed a tear watching the two of them play together ;)
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Lyn July 18, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
My granddaughter has been taking lessons with Miss Cindy for approx. 1 year.
Her first performance (recital), she got a superior rating and was highly encouraged to continue. This performance was held at UNLV and she received no points, I think because she wasn't yet eligible for points. She had not been playing very long.
Her second was held at same location was the NFMC Junior Festival on 3/07/15. She again received a superior rating, with more encouragement. This one, she did receive points. I'm still not sure how that works. I'm always just so happy to hear her and Miss Cindy play together!
I attribute all of this to Miss Cindy and her wonderful understanding not only of the piano, but of how to teach young children. And I believe she tailors all lessons to that particular child's needs and wants. Miss Cindy makes the lessons incredibly fun and is so very gentle with constructive criticism, that my granddaughter really wants to do her very best every time. And, she understands how very important it is to practice because she aspires to play as well as her teacher!
She can't wait to go to her lessons, and can't wait to show the family what she has learned.
Honestly (I play myself), if you are looking for a classical piano teacher, Cindy Jihyun L. should be your first choice. Even if it's a bit more of a drive than you want, Miss Cindy is the epitome of a Classical Pianist! She is well worth the time, and so worth the cost of lessons.
Here's the trick. Make sure your child practices, and that it isn't drudgery. Don't choose the piano for your child. Let your child choose the piano. And choose this teacher. I promise, you'll be glad you did.
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Cindy L. January 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Because of my lessons with Cindy J over the past 6 months, I was able to perform in a recital and play 3 pieces! This is really a first for me, even though I've been playing many years. She really gave me the confidence and the skills to make this happen and I loved it.

She is excellent and teaching a student how to "feel" the music and make it meaningful. I get so much more joy and satisfaction from my playing than I ever have before.
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Cindy Jihyun L.

Las Vegas, NV 89145
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$40 / 30-min
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Marlow V.

Las Vegas, NV

About Marlow

My name is Marlow and I've been playing guitar for 17 years. I have an Associates of Arts (Guitar Emphasis) and am finishing up a Bachelors in Education (Music Emphasis). I have studied classical guitar and jazz guitar at the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (respectively). I have been active in the Las Vegas music scene for the past 10 years, playing in hard rock groups, performing singer/songwriter music and, most recently (past 7 years), been the rhythm guitarist for a gypsy jazz group called Hot Club of Las Vegas.

I enjoy teaching privately and have had
the pleasure to teach in my own studio, as well as, my own beginning guitar class for the Eductional Outreach program at UNLV.

Recently, I have been focusing on composing music and bettering my teaching craft. I'm looking forward to expanding my studio and teaching more students the beauty and enjoyment of playing the guitar!
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Eleanore H. June 9, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Marlow is a fantastic young man. He was able to diagnose my limitations and work around them, as well as help me work on them. He knew where I was coming from without my ever having to tell him, and whenever an issue came up, he helped me through it by explaining things in a very professional way. I highly recommend Marlow as a teacher
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Eleanore H. May 22, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Marlow has to be a dedicated professional musician. He knows his subject and easily shows his student how to achieve. He is patient, understanding, out going, and corrects any mistake with ease. The student is able to take corrections without feeling bad.
This was my first lesson and I am looking forward for further lessons with the feeling of accomplishment .
Marlow is a great teacher.
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Marlow V.

Las Vegas, NV 89119
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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