Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Todd
"Great teacher, friendly environment
I've been taking lessons with Brian for six months. In the time I've been doing lessons he has taught me how to play
some of my favorite songs. What I like the most about him is that he won't settle for just showing me songs. He is teaching me how to understand music as well through chord theory and scales. His knowledge of music is amazing and he teaches me any song I want to learn by ear. I highly recommend him."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Hillary
"Charles is an awesome teacher!
Our 6 year old son looks forward to his drum lesson with Charles every week. He keeps the lesson upbeat and fun, playing d
ifferent rhythm games and guessing games. I can attest to Charles being great with the little ones. He is a very reliable, professional, upbeat teacher! We are glad our experience has been so positive!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Gregory
"An awesome Voice & Guitar Instructor!
My daughter took voice lessons with Gregory around 6 years ago but for us it's as if it was yesterday. We will neve
r forget his amazing spirit and his incredible talent. Gregory is complety connected and immersed in his lessons. He makes his students feel special while at the same time developing their voices. The results are immediate and as a matter a fact my daughters friend which I thought to be tone deaf took a lesson and the transformation was incredible. I can not say enough about him as a person or as a teacher!
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Olivia
"Bonnie is a wonderful and patient teacher
I started playing the flute when I was eleven, and I canât imagine my past seven years without weekly lessons
with Bonita Lubinsky at Third Street Music School. Music has always played a big role in my life, and Bonnie was the person who helped shape that general passion into a specific love for the flute and showed me how to become a thoughtful, dedicated musician. Her unlimited reserves of patience allowed her to work wonderfully well with all age groups, from her younger students just starting to play to me, a high school student with a few years of experience. Bonnie is incredibly kind and compassionate, and knows just how to drill a skill without it feeling like a chore. Because of her tutelage, I have made the decision to pursue the flute in college, and I am thankful for her abilities and for what she passed on to me every time I practice."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Andres
"Learning to play the piano as been pleasant and engaging!
When I first starting taking lessons with Scott I had never taken piano lessons or even knew ho
w to play. Scott knows classical piano music very well and introduced me to great piano pieces for beginners to get started on learning how to play. The lessons will move at your pace and the challenge will never be no more than you can handle. Now I will most likely make it a long term goal to get better and better thanks to his help."
Tucson, AZ teacher:
Review by Rachel
I went to Paul for my first singing class not really knowing what to expect. He instantly made me feel comfortable and provided me with
a calming and supportive environment to explore singing. He is such an enthusiastic and supportive teacher, and I really learned a lot from him. He seems very able to cater to personal goals and needs and help students go in a direction that they are drawn towards. He also taught me some piano! Over all a great learning experience. I would recommend this teacher to anyone."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Shana
"Results within the first session
Jordan is an amazing teacher. I have never worked with someone so patient. When we began working together it took me the
entire hour before I could understand each new idea of her technique. She would never grow angry or frustrated with me. Before I began taking lessons from Jordan I had terrible habits and my voice was never consistent. Some days I sounded decent and others I could barely phonate. Because of Jordan I can go into an audition or performance and successfully sing even thought I am shaking with nerves She has taught me a technique that always works whether it's that time of the month or I am especially tired. Jordan has opened up my voice to what it should be and has taught me how to tap into my resonance to create a larger, more natural sound that allows me to be heard over a piano and or small orchestra. I highly recommend Jordan as a teacher. It only takes one hour to hear improvement."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Will
I'm in 10th grade and am trying to get into college for classical guitar. Dave is an amazing teacher! He is very good at teaching techniq
ues and sends you an email after each lesson with everything you covered which is great in case you forget something you worked on in the lesson. He is very nice and makes learning classical guitar fun!!!"
Buffalo, NY teacher:
Review by Perri
"Jessica is wonderful!
I have been so impressed with Jess! She's warm and personable. She quickly identified what needed work within my voice and provides
clear instruction on how to improve. She also recognize the strengths I had and reinforced them. Jess responds to emails promptly, and is really just the best! Oh, yes and my voice has gotten so much stronger in the little over a month I've been working with her! She explains everything well and when I don't understand she'll explain it in another way. She's in-tune with where each note should originate and how it should feel in the body. Lessons have been a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!"
As a graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and Boston University Metropolitan College, Manda has obtained a diverse education in performance and performing arts management. As a clarinetist, Manda has performed in Illinois, Alabama, Ohio, and Massachusettes as a soloist, chamber musician, and in large ensembles. Her performances have been well received for their diverse programming and superior musicianship and technique.
Manda began teaching clarinet and piano in 2008 while she was still in high school. She began with beginning and intermediate musicians and quickly received the op
portunity to coach advanced players at one of Illinois' top high school band programs. While studying in Ohio, she began teaching clarinet and piano at the Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School. There she continued to have one of the largest studio classes of both instruments for two years. Currently, Manda continues teaching in Boston, MA through Takelessons and Musika as well as through her own personal network.
Outside of her performances and teaching, Manda has held positions as a fundraiser and administrator at the Verb Ballet company in Ohio, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Massachusettes, the Brooke Charter Schools in Massachusettes, as well as the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Using her skills learned in these positions, as well as from working with mentor Dr. David Cutler, Manda uses an entrepreneurial and logistical mind set when running Manda's Music. You will be met with a professional atmosphere and efficently run lessons and administration.
*** Lesson Details *** Students can expect to have their at-home-work as well as practice techniques written out in a journal for their reference every week. We will begin working slowly so the student and I feel comfortable with each other, as well as with the instrument. Each student is different, so there is no timeline that is set to work from. We work at a pace that is comfortable yet continuously challenging for the student. Over all, Manda works to acheive her goal for students to gain an appreciation for music, and look forward to coming to lessons each week.
*** Studio Equipment *** The lesson spaces include stands, pianos, and chairs.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will provide pens, pencils, metronome, tuner, and small repair equipment. I expect students to bring their instrument (for clarinet only), assigned music, assignment journal, and specified instrument equipment (i.e. reeds, swab, cork grease, etc).
*** Specialties *** Classical music, popular music, and beginning jazz.
Aleesha June 8, 2016
In studio Verified Student
She was very patient with my 6 yrs old daughter, very sweet and perfessional teacher!
Julia H. June 1, 2016
In home Verified Student
Manda is great ~ my daughter loved her!! She's so warm & friendly!
Elena April 5, 2016
Manda meets me where I am, without judgement, and provides the feedback I need to get to where I want to go. She is flexible and incredibly responsive.
I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a B.M. (Bachelor of Music in Applied Piano(Performance Degree). I also attended Eastern Nazarene College, where I received a Massachusetts state certificate to teach. I've taught classroom music in public schools in Templeton, Boston and Somerville, Massachusetts, as well as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I also have experience teaching private piano in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have taught private piano to a student in Athol, Massachusetts who continued on to Berklee College of Music, where he graduated. I am a singer/songwriter/k
eyboardist who has 2 albums out, appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, on ABC National Television, and "The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show." I was on National Public Radio(NPR), on the BBC in London, England and my song "In Canada", which is covered by another music group "The Suspects" is featured in a film, "Montana Amazon" starring Haley Joel Osmond, Alison Brie and Olympia Dukakis.
*** Lesson Details *** I generally use the Schirmer and Thompson books for piano lessons. I don't consider myself strict but I do expect students to practice at least an hour a day. 3-6 months I do expect them to be able to start playing the piano and to know their notes and their locations.
*** Studio Equipment *** The studio is in a music room in the home with an upright piano w seating available.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can go out and buy the books
*** Specialties *** Jazz, experimental, rock and semi classical
Eric P. April 21, 2016
Jeanne was an amazing instructor! I really liked her personality and patienc. Jeanne really knows how to make the lessons fun and I would definitely recommend other students take lessons with her!
Joyce February 5, 2016
Great experience Enjoy the teacher and lesson very much!
Nathan P. July 15, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Nathan very happy with the teacher. Curious mind is waiting for next class.
Rosa has been teaching private lessons since 2003 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio. Rosa Elena has helped students sing, better their pitch awareness, and love of music.
Rosa received her training at New England Conservatory, Boston ,MA in 2003, where she received a Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Performance. As an expert in her field, Rosa Elena looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.Rosa Elena's teaching style is relaxed, friendly, and taylored to each student. Her goal is to make singing/music learning fun, interactive and help eac
h student find their own voice.
Christian R. December 7, 2016
In home Verified Student
I had a great time with her really prepare a lot of knowledge and talent. But over all eager to share it with other. Loved the class
Patti October 19, 2016
In home Verified Student
Rosa was warm and welcoming to start and explained the basics of breathing and breath support (which I desperately need) clearly and with patience. She was encouraging and positive throughout the lesson. I'm looking forward to my next session!
Alethia C. September 6, 2016
In home Verified Student
My daughter loves Rosa. She's so nice and very helpful
My name is Victor and I have been actively teaching cello for the past 4 years. In Ames, IA I had a studio of 8 students, all ranging from different age groups and abilities. I also have experience teaching online lessons, which require a slightly different approach than normal in person lessons. I recently moved to Boston to pursue my masters degree in cello performance at The Boston Conservatory. I am looking forward to building a studio here in Boston! My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your musical goals. I try my absolute hardest to create a warm and positive environment for all
of my students. I understand that all of my students are different and I make sure to create individual lesson plans for each of my students. Not only will you grow as a musician and as a cellist, but I believe that learning an instrument gives us skills that can be beneficial in every aspect of our daily lives. Whether you are new to the cello, picking it back up after some time off, or at a more advanced level, I hope to hear from you! If you have any questions at all, please send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
BIO: Born in Minneapolis, MN, Victor Mooney began playing cello at the age of 7. While in Minneapolis he studied with Tom Austin, former member of the Minnesota Opera. Victor completed a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Iowa State University, where he studied with George Work. Upon graduation he was awarded the Outstanding Senior in Music award, the highest honor the Music Department at Iowa State gives. While in undergrad he also received a scholarship for excellence in performance. Starting in the fall of 2015, Victor will be pursuing a Master's of Music in Cello Performance from The Boston Conservatory, where he will be studying with Andrew Mark. He has participated in master classes with Anthony Ross, Tanya Remenikova, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Hong Wang, Bruce Uchimura, and Joshua Koestenbaum. Since 2013 he has played with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. While at Iowa State University he had the opportunity to sit Principle Cello in both the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra and the Iowa State University Chamber Orchestra. He has been teaching privately in the Des Moines area since 2012 and is looking forward to building a studio in Boston. Outside of music, Victor enjoys reading, watching hockey and soccer, running, and visiting with family and friends in Minnesota.
Erin January 4, 2017
Online Verified Student
Awesome first lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Mary September 15, 2016
In home Verified Student
Victor was on time and very friendly. My daughter happily jumped right into playing.
The best review I can give is that this morning after the lesson, unbidden, she picked up her cello and practiced for the few minutes she had between breakfast and leaving for the bus. That is inspiration. What could be better that that?!
William April 7, 2016
In home Verified Student
I am brand new to the cello. My first concerns were the ergonomics... how best to hold the cello, my bow, my string hand, posture etc. Victor gave very clear information on all of these and then was able to give exercises to help these. When we moved to the playing, it was the same clear progressive instruction that was a balance of rational progression and inspiration.
Hi! I am Ivy, a passionate piano educator with international background in MA. I've been playing piano professionally for over 17 years and been teaching private class for 5 years. I have students age from 6 to 35, playing classical music or pop music. From preparing for national piano competitions to helping parents to explore their kids' interests in music, from preparing for attending conservatories auditions to teaching college professors to play for fun, I enjoy the process working with all kinds of students with various goals for learning piano.
---About Me--- I am born in a musician
family and have been eating/sleeping/doing everything in music. I've been trained professionally since age 4, and I was the top student admitted to Xinghai Conservatory, one of the top conservatories in China. I studied piano with professors from St Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), Brown University and Dartmouth College (US), and I've developed deep insights in music and professional system of learning piano.
Given my own experience, I prefer exploring one's passions and interests in music rather than training strictly, prefer experiencing the beauty of art rather than teaching/learning plain techniques.
As your private instructor, I encourage you to play your favourite music pieces as well as the pieces I choose for you specifically in order to:
* Develop strong fingers * Expand music expressions * Better understand tempo and rhythm * Learn music by ears * Learn basic music theory
I can also provide the following as long as you want:
* Sight reading * Aural training
You can tell me your goals and hopes in learning piano, share with me your favourite music, and I will offer you the most encouraging, inspirational, and systematic lessons designed only for you!
I encourage you to give your beautiful performances to others, either online or in public. I encourage you to explore various composers and their music. I can even explain music theory in mathematical and philosophical perspectives for you, because here I open you a door to a new music world!
---Pop Music--- Pop songs / Film music
---Folk Music--- European / Indian / American / Chinese / Japanese / Korean etc.
---My Place--- University practice room with Steinway Piano!
---Travel Lesson--- Please provide your piano or digital piano.
Tell me more about your goals and requests and let's rock the music together!
Jennie December 11, 2016
Ivy is talented in playing piano and she is really patient to her students.She has her own method for teaching.I sincerely recommend her to anyone who wants to learn piano!
Tony November 28, 2016
Ivy is very patient and fantastic teacher. one month ago, I wanted to play a song to surprise my fiance at her birthday party, so I reached out Ivy. Even though I didn't have any experience in playing piano before, Ivy helped me set achievable goals. She taught me step by step and how to interpret the music. She has her own method to teaching the beginner. So far, I have been able to perform a song without any pausing. If you are a beginner, I definitely recommend her as a piano teacher.
Eve November 21, 2016
Ivy is really talented and has a good understanding of different genres. She is also very kind, never gets impatient and she is always willing to help. I love her and I highly recommend her to beginners, amateurs and professional pianists!
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