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Karen D.

32 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

32 Reviews
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I am an expert at making the challenging task of learning the rudiments of music seem so easy. Learn notes, notation, key signatures, time signatures, rhythmic notation, scales, intervals, and so on. Theory is the preliminary to the study of harmony, counterpoint, and form. I am an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music with a degree in Theory and Arranging, written hundreds of songs since age seven; many placed in movies. If you want to really understand Music Theory and become a technician of music you have come to the right place.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.

Anastasia S.

8 Reviews
Newton Center, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, German, Ukrainian
  • Awarded First Prize and the Special Prize from International Piano Competition in Rome, Italy
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Anastasia S.

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Notation, theory for all levels and curious, music harmony, counterpoint, form and analysis

About Anastasia

After Anastasia’s Carnegie Hall Debut in 2006, the New York Concert Review wrote: "For a critic, hearing a new pianist with a truly warm, luscious tone is like breathing in the scent of jasmine blooming - a pleasure to be recalled again and again - and so I'm happy to report that from the first not

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Weian Y.
Excellent teacher! My 9 years old daughter liked her immediately!
Dmitry
Excellent
Denny
As an adult beginner, I chose Anastasia for more personalized instruction, especially in technique, after learning the basics through community center group lessons. I have not continued only because another equally well-qualified instructor who lives close by, within walking distance, has become available. I am very pleased with the lessons and pointers that I have received. Anastasia is professional, encouraging, and friendly. An especially helpful part of her instruction is the set of comments and suggestions that she writes down to guide practice between lessons. If the neighbor instructor does not work out, I’ll be back.
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Aaron C.

4 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize from Bay Chamber Concerts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition from University of Southern Maine
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Aaron C.

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Experienced guitarist/composer specializing in beginner and intermediate guitar, theory, and composition lessons. Every student learns differently, so we will discuss your goals and then craft a lesson plan that will best help you to get where you want to be! Whether working through chord progressions and melodies on guitar, expanding your understanding of the underlying music theory, or working to develop original compositions, we will methodically work through these concepts at a pace tailored to best suit your learning needs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or are interested in beginning your musical journey!

About Aaron

I am a guitarist, percussionist, and composer originally from Maine and now based in the Boston area. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern Maine, where I also studied jazz guitar, and graduated with a Master of Music in Composition from the Longy Schoo

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Jamie
Aaron is a great instructor and very easy to work with
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Scott
Very encouraging, yet not afraid to give you a challenge.

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Tanisha H.

202 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Top Performing Instructor from TakeLessons.com
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Tanisha H.

202 Reviews
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Musical alphabet, modes, rhythm, dynamics. Let's ace the essentials of music theory!

About Tanisha

Tanisha is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music's Vocal and Music Business programs. Since arriving to Los Angeles, Tanisha has built a solid career providing artist development services to professional entertainers, recording artists and actors. Her services include vocal coachin

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Vivian J.
Working with Tanisha Hall, I am learning how to practice for my class. She is the kind of professional that you do not dare come to her class half stepping. In other words, you do not come unprepared.
Shatara L.
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Christina T.
Amazing! Very patient and knowledgeable, had me practicing opera comfortably on my first day. Gave me extra confidence and encouragement. The best ever!
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Lynzi H.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Vocal Performance from Glendale Community College
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Lynzi H.

28 Reviews
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Have you tried learning an instrument but you just cant seem to understand how music works so you have struggled more than you want to with your instrument? Learning music theory helps you to understand a better way to memorize pieces, scales, and how the fundamentals of music operates. I teach this to all my piano students as well as singers who want to learn to read music.

About Lynzi

I am like a proud mama when it comes to my students. I have been teaching online and in person for 8 years now and I have seen all of my students grow and accomplish so many great things. Whether their goal has been to get a main role in a theater production in a theater troup or at school, to crea

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Taylor
Lynzi is great!! She’s friendly, professional, and I’m super happy with my lessons thus far. Shes helping me find my voice!!!! I’m so excited to see what progress I will continue to make as I work with her! She encourages me when I need it, while pushing me to do more than I thought I could.. she believes in me, even on the days that I don’t :) Thank you Lynzi!!
Oliver
Excellent experience
Sarina
Lynzi is amazing! She's patient and tailors each lesson to your individual need. She is very professional, but welcoming at the same time. We would highly recommend Lynzi.
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Pablo M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor's in Double Bass Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Pablo M.

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We'll cross the bridge between theory and practice together. Then back again!

About Pablo

Hey, I'm Pablo! I grew up in Seattle, relocated to attend San Francisco Conservatory, then moved to Ann Arbor to finish my bachelor's degree in double-bass performance at the University of Michigan. After that I felt I missed Seattle too much so I came back. My main instrument is the bass but I als

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Brookline, MA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Brookline is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Fantastic all around. Deep knowledge and excellent teaching skills. He is also a truly kind and caring person too. He made it easy for me to understand concepts that were always lost on me in the past. It was the best money I have ever spent to get my skills and knowledge where I need them to be. I highly recommend Shon as both a theory and instrument (guitar/piano) instructor. Definitely the best option if you want to take you or your child's playing to the next level."
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Julie is a professional Instructor who quickly identifies the level of her students. 

Her energy and sense of humor are contagious and stimulating. 

When we laugh we increase endorphin in our brain which helps us to remember what we learn. 

Thank you Julie for instruction and the pleasure of learning. :)"
Marlena
Took Music Theory lessons from Julie L.
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"Jerry has an excellent talent for a wide range of aptitudes. The soundtracks he composes can really connect people with the imagery they seen in the videos. It moves you and really can play into setting the overall tone of your project. You can see his drive and passion for perfection in everything he does."
Trampas
Took Music Theory lessons from Jerry M.
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"Love Dave!

Dave is excellent at bestowing his knowledge upon his students! He is engaging, thoughtful, helpful, easy-to-talk-to, and knows how to make you understand the subject matter, is very patient.
He creates a friendly environment in which learning becomes fun, interesting, and fulfilling!"
Daria
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Ramona is a Great instructor, Very knowledgable in different aspects of music and instruments; also has a nice set up in her home. grateful for the experience and lessons."
Obsidian
Took Music Theory lessons from Ramona D.
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"I play in a rock band that wanted to add some Sinatra type jazz songs to our repertoire. I was tasked to play bass with which I had very little experience. I decided to take some lessons with Gary to learn a little jazz theory and technique. He was a wonderful teacher. He focused in on exactly what I needed quickly and pointed me toward resources that I could use to improve. Despite my limited abilities, Gary was always patient and displayed good humor. When I needed him to write a bass line for me quickly so that I could take it on vacation, he made the time to make sure that I had what I needed. I enjoyed our lessons and recommend him highly. Gary is a teacher who truly cares about his students."
Steven
Took Music Theory lessons from Gary R.
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"We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!"
Emilia
Took Music Theory lessons from Teresa L.
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"Dave is awesome!

Dave pretty much saved me in Music Theory. I was really struggling to grasp chord progressions and melodies, Dave walked me through everything step by step until I got it. I highly recommend dave as an instructor, he'll get you through it!"
David
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Jonathan was great! He captured my son's attention and taught him the critically important basics.
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Julian
Took Music Theory lessons from Jonathan H.
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"I had started taking some gigs with new bands but was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was clear and friendly and I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I continue to take lessons because I keep learning more great tips about performing and music theory! Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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