Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Indigo
"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 La
s 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!"
Las Vegas, NV teacher:
Review by Diane
"I have known Pam Irwin for the past 14 years. I remember praying to find instrumental music teachers for my daughters when they were in the first and thir
d grades. I was looking to find flute and harp teachers and was thrilled to find an extremely qualified and caring teacher for both of them! Pam is a multitalented, skilled musician who has many years of experience in teaching private music lessons. She was the only teacher for my girls for harp and flute and took them from the beginning to the advanced levels. She was especially gifted in working with my daughters to play duets together. Pam utilized recitals as well as numerous other opportunities to perform at churches, orchestras, weddings, and other social events of which they have continued on their own. Pam instilled a lifelong love of music in my daughters and their music education has continued to the present while they are in college. I highly recommend Pam Irwin as a top choice music instructor for children, youth, and adults of any age."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by MRS
"all is well
Nino has been very professional and patient so far there is no complaints sandy has learned a lot Being that nino is such a skilled and relia
ble teacher we hope to continue until sandy can play on her own."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Marlo
Julie is our first experience with a piano teacher. She has been instructing my somewhat shy 6 year old for about 9 months now. She is
amazing with my daughter. She is very encouraging and stays right on her level while pushing her to expand her knowledge in music. I couldn't be more pleased in our first experience. Julie even had my daughter performing in front of an audience just 4 months after her first lesson. A memory my child will have forever."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Lane
"Great instructor. My 7 yr. old and his friend take an hr lesson every week. They cant believe how fast it goes by. Its only been 4 lessons so far but t
hey love it and my son now picks up the guitar to practice on his own. Anyone w a 7 yr. old knows that's not normal."
New York, NY teacher:
Juan I. G.
Review by Sydney
"My seven years old daughter Sydney is one of Dan's students. She enjoys her weekly lessons with Dan very much. Dan is a very skilled, professional and pat
ient. He is one of these teachers that has pedagogic skills to guide his students. Dan is teaching my daughter plying violin but he also teaches her how to develop patience,perseverance and discipline. These qualities will definitely help my daughter in becoming a well adapted human being. We are hoping to have Dan as Sydney's violin teacher for many years to come. Barbara Sydney's mom"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Sean
"Sara helped me a great deal with learning to sing with better breath support and to get a level of consistency out of my voice that I thought was beyond m
e. If she can help me, she can help you."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Silvia
"Elizabeth has been our daughter's piano teacher for several months now. My wife and I are extremely happy with our daughter's progress. Elizabeth is a
professional whose teaching experience is complimented by her enthusiasm to teach music. After every session, our ten year old daughter comes home full of joy and eager to share what she has learned."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by John
"I'm an adult and this was my first piano lesson ever. Lilly was great, informative and patient."
Doreene has been teaching singers for over 15 years and has been singing, songwriting and performing herself for over 25!
Doreene excels at coaching clients from beginners to advanced singers. No matter the level of experience, her students find freedom in singing and develop confidence in using their instrument.
With Doreene's support and direction, clients from her studio have been given a variety of opportunities to grow their talents:
*Performing in musicals and plays in both high school and community theater (most of them landing lead roles) *She's coached students in and helped
them prepare for recording sessions *Encourages students to study with expert teachers in Performance and Songwriting *Attending specialized summer vocal programs in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City and Nashville.
Whether you want to be on American Idol/The Voice/X-Factor or you just want to sing great in the shower, learn to use your voice in a healthy way that will give you longevity!
*** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is a 1-on-1 private session where we work specifically on your voice and as a team we work together to achieve your individual goals.
1)-You receive 3 - half hour lessons (one a week) 2)-Attendance to our group Master Class which is 90 minutes (one a month)
Practicing to your lesson helps you to strengthen your voice, gain confidence and feel and hear the results that you are looking for, so each student is asked to bring a recording device to their lesson.
What to bring to your first lesson: *Bring a song you are very comfortable with for voice assessment. (CD, MP3 player, minus track or we can use YouTube) *Lyric sheet if necessary *SD memory card other recording device (IPhone, digital recorder)
Trinity N. July 30, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I was beginner singing student and Doreene was a great teacher! Due to scheduling - I am having to discontinue at this time.
abigail M. March 19, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Doreene met with our daughter and made her feel at ease and comfortable from the start. She listened to her sing and made several suggestions that made an immediate difference in her singing. Looking forward to many more sessions with her.
Ray R. December 4, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Doreene is fun to be with and has a lot of knowledge for helping with voice widening exercises. I have noticed improvement in my head voice techniques and am happy to be working with her.
*** Specialties *** Hi! My name is Charisse and I'm excited to meet you! I've been playing the violin since I was 4, and I love it. As a child, I was taught with the Suzuki method; however, I am not a certified Suzuki teacher. I received a bachelor's degree in music from Brigham Young University in 2011 and a master's degree in Linguistics from the same university in 2014. I was recently a member of the Georgia Philharmonic, a community orchestra. I have taught violin lessons for a total of about 5 years. I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals!
Emma March 24, 2015
In home Verified Student
At the age of 3, I began playing the violin and was taught through the Suzuki Method. Before ever learning to read a note, I learned to play by ear- learning to listen and imitate, much as a child learns to imitate sounds and speak before learning the letters of the alphabet. This ear training, in combination with note reading and other techniques, created the groundwork for the rest of my life as a musician!
The moment that would change my life as a musician came at age 12 while performing with Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. We had the opportunity to perform wit
h violinist Vanessa Mae. I had never seen someone that could inspire so much electric energy and, at the same time, put such tender, heartfelt emotion into every note. A new fire and zeal for music was born in me that I can never forget!
That passion for music has driven me to reach for every performance and training opportunity possible and to help others do the same. In completing my bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University, I brushed shoulders with mentors who not only shaped me as a performing musician but also as a teacher. Participating in the Suzuki Pedagogy program provided the ultimate hands-on opportunity to teach, alongside other professionals, and mold beginning violinists in their first steps.
I have been teaching privately for the past 10 years, helping beginning through advanced students ranging in age from 4 to 52. It's been unbelievably rewarding watching each student's life change with music. My young beginners love the creative outlet that playing the violin and viola provides. The discipline they develop in learning to play crosses musical boundaries and can be seen in their schoolwork and other daily routines. My adult students love the opportunity to begin the musical journey they had only dreamed of in the past; or, the chance to "dust off" their instruments that they put by the wayside as a child. Equally rewarding is teaching those students with fundamentals already in place to stretch and turn their technique into expressive, musical lines!
I love the opportunity to get to know the unique personalities and styles of EACH of my students and to help them put this qualities into their playing! Let me help you discover the musician waiting to come out in you!...
*** Lesson Details *** I teach 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30 minute or 45 minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my in-home studio.
I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional styles. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I feel it important for the student's involvement and enjoyment to play recognizable tunes.
What to expect in a lesson:
Beginners: - Learning to correctly hold the violin/viola and bow with proper position - Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers - Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training - Ear training - Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces
Intermediate: - Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld - Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training - Ear training - Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces - Learning shifting exercises and vibrato
Advanced: - Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes - Ear training - Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces
For the first lesson:
Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, Suzuki Volume 1 with CD, notepad, and folder.
Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, notepad, folder, and your most recently performed/polished piece.
Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged! (For those students 8 years of age or younger, parents are REQUIRED to be at every lesson!)
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano, Violin/Viola (for teacher use), music stand, metronome, recording device, laptop
Taiju H. February 6, 2014
Missing her a lot.
When She was in Toronto Canada,
my daughter started violin lesson
The way of her teaching was so attractive
and skilful and patience.She is also
Too bad that we can't find any teacher
like her.But it was such a fortune that
my daughter had learn fundamental basic
We miss her a lot but great fortune for
people who live in Sydney UT.
Daniel B. January 14, 2014
With such attention to detail and a natural ear for music, Nicolle's talent in playing and teaching is beyond compare. Her love and desire to share her passion with others is clear. If you are considering lessons look no further I 100% recommend her.
J.P. L. January 9, 2014
A Salt Lake Gem! Highly qualified instructor and very capable musician! Tons of enthusiasm! Great person skills.
My name is Megan, and I love teaching guitar lessons! I originally got my bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in Elementary Education. I taught 6th grade for a couple of years, and then went on to teach guitar classes at a private school for another couple of years. At this school, I directed the classical guitar ensemble, and had children from 5-14 playing challenging music together. I started slowly taking on private students in my spare time, and my business has grown, so that now it's all I do! I was a music major before I switched over to Elementary Ed. I have experience in
playing in groups, solo, composition, as well as the fundamentals of different styles of playing. I specialize in teaching children, but of course love to teach adults as well. I can teach folk, blues, classical, and the music theory behind soloing in any style. My passion for music, and knowledge of how we all learn make me very capable of guiding you toward your own musical goals.
Strawberry Y. September 16, 2015
In home Verified Student
Megan has been such a perfect fit for our 11 yr old daughter. She is so talented, very kind and a great teacher! It's never a fight getting my daughter to lessons because she knows she will be learning songs that she enjoys and has fun! So happy we found her!!
Crystal July 1, 2015
Megan is a great choice for those wanting to learn classical guitar or popular music. She lets you choose music that's interesting to you and teaches music reading/theory in a fun way. She's way better than that old piano teacher you used to have!
Rachel K. June 24, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
Megan is is such a great teacher! I personally take lessons from her and am so impressed with her. I have had teachers that are really good at their instrument, but cannot communicate and teach well. Megan has a teaching degree from the University of Utah, so she really knows how to teach. She is so good at the guitar and can teach anything you want to learn. She is fun, kind and understanding. Take lessons from her!
My goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well) I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my be
st to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.
Esther September 27, 2015
Growing up we both took lessons together. He has always been into music since he was small and has learned to play several instruments. He has had lots of experience playing piano in concerts, weddings and other outlets. I've seen him play beautifully lots of music by just knowing the chords of the songs without seeing the sheet music. Because of these experiences and lessons, he knows what works and what makes a great music education.He's passionate about teaching and wants to give a more effective learning experience. He is an excellent teacher . The reason why I am giving 4 stars is because he has only taught a few years and 5 stars is reserved for best teacher ever. I think he will be the best teacher ever with a few more years of experience.
Mackenzie T. September 22, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Very pleased with Richard. My kids learned a lot since they've started lessons. They love to go to their lessons, and they started to practice since then. They enjoy learning process and I am so happy to see them progressing so well. Richard's personality, high professional and communication
Glen September 12, 2015
Music Theory ·
Richard knows his music. If you want to know the why's and how's and patterns of music, Richard is your guy.
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