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Sanford K.

Bethlehem, PA

About Sanford

I am a classically trained musician who has also spent a lifetime teaching and playing classical, jazz, pop, and contemporary Christian (CCM) styles of music on piano, clarinet and saxophone. My education includes a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory (with distinction in performing), Bachelor of Music degree from Boston Conservatory of Music, and more than three decades of teaching and performing experience as soloist, ensemble musician and accompanist. My students have placed in top seats at district, regional, state and national competitions, been finalists and prize winner
s of prestigious young artist competitions, and have been accepted to numerous performing arts colleges and universities.

*** Lesson Details ***
New students are required to learn how to read music and understand basic chord and scale theory. From there, some pursue studies in classical literature, while others learn jazz or pop styles. I encourage all my students to practice the materials I provide, but also request that they bring in the music they like to play. After all, the purpose of studying and practicing is to be able to PLAY the music you love!

Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Let me help you get there through music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai RX Series grand piano, Yamaha XS8 keyboard, Kurzweil PC2x keyboard, Buffet clarinets. Apple computer, iPad and speaker system for track playback. Recording equipment, studio mice and software to produce audition CD's or MP3's.

*** Specialties ***
I teach classical, jazz, pop and contemporary Christian styles of music. All students learn how to read sheet music as well as chord changes.
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Sue B. October 12, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Sanford is an exceptional instructor and person

My son stared lessons with Sanford about 7 months ago. He is doing a fantastic job with Sanford as his instructor. Sanford is kind, extremely patient, knowledgable and supportive. He gives my son a little push when he needs with positive words of encouragement. What I found to be wonderful was the way he was able to start teaching all aspects of playing music simultaneously, reading, writing, and playing music. The excitement my son feels every time he is able to play a piece of music is priceless. We have Sanford to thank for that.
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Sanford K.

Sanford K.

Bethlehem, PA 18018
(1)
starting at
$28 / 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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Susan W. August 13, 2015
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Just what I thought a ukelele instructor to be-I learned a lot and it was fun! He also directed me to a you tube video of the Ukelele Orchestra in Great Britain-pretty amazing stuff!
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Jonathan Lamson August 4, 2015
Organ · In home
Verified Student
The fact that Mike went to Juilliard for teaching should entice one to give him a try. However his ability to keep a student engaged, while having fun was the reason that I decided to make Mike my long-term teacher.
I learned more in one hour than I had in many years.
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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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Mike S.

Mike S.

Lehighton, PA 18235
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$30 / 30-min
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Scott M.

Nazareth, PA

About Scott

I have a digital recording studio at home, and regularly perform with bands as a singer, guitarist, saxophonist, bassist, percussionist, and as a sound engineer. I perform as a music therapist, singing and playing tunes with an acoustic guitar. I wrote, performed and recorded my own album which made it up to the 2nd round of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, and was previously a voting member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Grammy Committee and NARAS (National Association or the Recording Arts and Sciences.) I started piano lessons from age 5 and just kept picking up more instruments and ge
ar as I got older and never stopped learning or enjoying it

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching Guitars, Basses, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Music Production, Recording, and Live Sound for 12 years.

I can teach you note-reading, tabs, ear training, music theory, composition, improvisation in any style of music.

I LOVE working with people writing songs. I can help you write and record your own songs. A computer and internet access are preferred to take full advantage of the technology for learning and producing music.

Knowledgeable in Instrument repair, set-up, and maintenance, I can help you fix it, and how to spot a good instrument.

Patient and experienced, with a broad knowledge of music in all areas, I can give you hundreds of good references from previous students I've taught over the last 12 years

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have :

Guitars, basses, percussion and drum sets, a piano, organ and synthesizer, saxophones, hand drums, microphones... it's hooked up here :)

a 20-track digital recording studio with studio monitors that are equalized to the room's acoustics for accurate listening and mixing.

and an assortment of microphones, amps, mic stands, cables, and connectors and the best part ... I know how to use them all together!

*** Specialties ***
I am comfortable teaching all styles. I do love the songwriting process and recording and will encourage you to do the same.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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Nicco M. May 29, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his drum lesson with Scott today. Scott was very kind and encouraging. He even helped set up the equipment properly.My son has already practiced a few times and has not stopped talking about his lesson. Thank you Scott.We look forward to the next lesson.
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Scott M.

Scott M.

Nazareth, PA 18064
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jacquelyne Y.

Allentown, PA

About Jacquie

As a young child, Jacquie began to show interest in both piano and voice. Coming from a musical family tree, her father began teaching her beginner piano as well as vocal harmony through original children compositions. She began her formal piano training at age 8 and continued to study for the next 5 years. At this time she also began writing music and recording her compositions in the family recording studio.

Around the age of 12, Jacquie began her training in classical voice. She is well versed in all styles from Opera to Pop and has the unique ability to train others to accomplish their
musical goals. As a Coloratura Soprano she has starred in many productions and won prestigious vocal competitions throughout the USA and Europe. Jacquie is an accomplished Contemporary Songwriter and Recording Artist which has caught the eye of quite a few National Recording Companies. In the Summer of 2000 she toured throughout Tuscany, Italy as a featured soloist with SSMA with an Orchestral Ensemble. While in college she minored in Piano Performance and majored in Vocal Performance.

Jacquie began teaching at the age of 16 from her family's music store in beginner piano and voice where she learned the art of being an private instructor. Since then she has taught at other prestigious Music Schools and has trained students of all ages to the advanced level. She prides herself on the ability to be able to customize each lesson to accommodate both the student's wants and needs. She has trained many students who have gained successful entrance into LVPA Charter High School, Community Theaters and highly acclaimed competitions such as "American Idol." In 2005 she acquired a membership with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing).

Come have FUN with Jacquie, she would love to have the opportunity to guide you or your children through a musical journey!

As a private instructor Jacquie believes that lessons can be both FUN and rewarding. She holds her students accountable for practicing and preparing for the next week's lesson by setting goals and providing techniques in order to be successful. Throughout the lesson she will give praise for the students accomplishments as well as give constructive feedback for improvement. She prefers to teach from the Alfred's Piano Library for Piano, recommends Theory, Harmony & Solfege, as well as materials for the students choice of Musical and Vocal style. It is also recommended to bring a notebook, binder and personal MP3 device in order to prepare for the next week's lesson. Within the first 3-6 months a student will have learned the beginning techniques for either piano or voice and have quite a few songs added to their repertoire.

Jacquie's studio has a comfortable seating area for parents to observe the lesson if desired. She also has a full size digital studio piano, recording studio, stereo, and other musical necessities to accommodate each and every lesson professionally.

All styles from Opera to POP!
Experience with teaching young children, special needs (physically/intellectually disabled), and people who are tone deaf.
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Jessica S. April 9, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent Teaching Skills

The best vocal coach ever! Miss Jackie makes the students feel as though there is nothing that they cannot do and helps them achieve it. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of her field, goes above and beyond. She is very patient with the students and never lets them feel silly. I highly recommend her for vocal lessons.
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Jacquelyne Y.

Jacquelyne Y.

Allentown, PA 18102
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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