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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Didgeridoo:
A wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Musicologists classify it as a brass aerophone. Because there are no notes to play it is a relatively simple instrument to play. Although it is not necessary, some players may want to master "circular breathing" in order to play very, long notes.

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Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Darren S.

19 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $140
  • Speaks Mandarin (Chinese) 中文, Cantonese (Chinese) 广东话, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use both the Essential Elements for Strings books and Suzuki Bass School series at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and Berklee College of Music, Districts/Regional ...

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Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, an

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Caroline
Darren is great. He has been teaching my daughter the upright bass for over three years (since she started). She has progressed quickly under his guidance and is now the principal bass for her orchestra,. Darren is very encouraging, and yet he also challenges his students to keep improving. Darren has taught my daughter in person at our house, but since March 2020 she has taken virtual lessons. Darren is totally comfortable in this format, so we'll likely stick with the virtual lessons for good. Overall Darren is just a great teacher. I highly recommend him!
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I have been with Darren for something around 5 ish years and I improved beyond my dreams from when I started. With him I was able to rise orchestra levels, improve my technique drastically and even do districts! (For context I'm a freshman in high school now) Darren is my favorite bass teacher I've had and I am doing all states with him in the fall, hopefully. He's helped me with everything from auditions to grinding on orchestra pieces to starting jazz for the advanced jazz band. If you're looking for a teacher who will cater to your individual needs and listen to you and what you want to learn all the while seriously improving your bass, Darren's the one for you!
Justin
Darren is a fantastic instructor, adept at teaching newcomers and more experienced players alike. There is no aspect of the art of bass playing that he cannot offer assistance in strengthening. For every hurdle I have encountered, he has devised an exercise that helps me get over it. He is particularly skilled at diagnosing the reason why a particular piece, passage, technique, or sound on the instrument is not quite there and then offering the precise advice on how to get it to the next level. I could not recommend him highly enough
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Eli P.

14 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Studio Art, Drawing Concentration from Binghamton University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Eli P.

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We'll be discussing color mixing and blending, dry brush vs wet brush, composition, color contrast, mood and theme-ing, and more!

About Eli

Hello! I am a professional artist and art teacher with 6 years of education experience. Previously I studied Studio Art at SUNY Binghamton. I've had my artwork hung in galleries, offices, restaurants and other venues around the Boston area. I've been hired for murals, book illustrations, private c

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Felix
My 10 y.o. son has taken several lessons with Eli and he loves every minute of them. Eli is skilled and patient. I highly recommend water color lessons with Eli.
Hunter
Eli is amazing with my 10 year old son. He is learning some basic drawing skills while having fun.
Brad
Excellent teacher!
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Benjamin K.

146 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, French
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Benjamin K.

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With a bachelors degree in biology, I have studied a large majority of the natural sciences. I taught high school biology at Tippecanoe Valley High School and had the privilege to inspire the next generation of scientific minds. I currently tutor several college students in their more advanced classes, as well as high school students.

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am the

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Jaime F.
Great knowledge after 1st lesson. Looking forward to more.
Richard P.
Singing is not easy to teach, but Ben is patient as can be. I've only had two lessons with him but I am excited for many more. Would definitely recommend!
Adam
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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Russian
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Vasiliy M.

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I earned MM in Jazz Performance, Bass Guitar Major, in 1993, and play/teach lessons for Bass Guitar since that time. My prospective students will receive rigorous training in both Bass Guitar performance and musicianship focused on the specifics of the subject of study. The level that we would begin lessons with will depend on the student's abilities and potentials. We will strive to create professional and friendly working atmosphere, and will begin lessons with careful assessment of the student's performing abilities; we will also set our goals, based on both individual expectations of students and on professional experience of the instructor. My teaching philosophy lies on three aspects; on patience with people; on love for the subject of teaching/study; and on rigorous training, offered to people, for their benefit and general musical development.

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Hello, I am Vasiliy M, Boston University School of Music Alumnus (DMA in Composition). We dwell in Boston since Fall 2002; before that time , we lived in New York, where I studied Composition at Mannes College, The New School For Music. I received both BM, and MM degrees from Mannes in 199

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Peter T.
Vasiliy is an excellent teacher and a very pleasant and knowledgeable person .
I had a fine session..
Brianna
Mr. Vasiliy Medved is the kindest, warmest and most understanding piano teacher! All of my children adore him as do my husband and myself. I am so happy we found him!
Nika
Vasiliy is very good with our 5yo daughter. He is patient and kind with her, while giving her a strong foundation of technique.
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Nicole S.

25 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches Beginner
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Nicole S.

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Experienced crocheter of 15+ years available for eager beginning students of all ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic stitches. I recommend having the following tools available to use during lessons: Crochet Hook, Yarn, Darning/Tapestry Needle.

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My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm ma

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First lesson was really great!!!!!!
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"Vanessa is an amazing instructor! She manages to teach to the various levels of our daughters, who are nine and 15, so that both make progress and enjoy the experience. She is patient, pleasant and always encouraging. We really look forward to our weekly class, and want to practice at home so we deserve her praise. We're really having fun, and Vanessa is the reason. Thank you."
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"We went with online piano lessons at the moment due to COVID, but I was nervous about the format as the lessons are for my five-year-old daughter, so I was concerned the additional technology would be an impediment. Dr. Merkel was wonderful. He was friendly and encouraging to my daughter, ensuring she knew she could ask any questions she might have at any point. He absolutely made the technology work for us, and my daughter learned more than I would have thought possible in 30 minutes. She is counting down to her next lesson!"
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Took Piano lessons from Joseph M.
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"Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chresten H.
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"My son Joseph takes lessons with Seth. Joseph can get distracted and get off track throughout his lessons at times. Seth has the ability and the patience to get him re-focused on the matter at hand-the piano. I know Joseph does not like to practice very much but gets very excited when he knows Seth is coming over to work with him and teach him. He is doing quite well and I am very happy we started lessons with Seth after thinking about it for over 1 year. Thanks Seth!"
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Took Piano lessons from Seth D.
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"From the first few minutes of my first lesson with Omer, it was clear that he is very professional and very knowledgeable. I'm excited to see my progress. Omer is a great teacher and he makes the lessons very enjoyable."
Niv
Took Vocal Training lessons from Omer S.
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"He is a great teacher for a old lady!

Daniel is a very good teacher. He is very patient, knowledgable, and experienced. He has a good approach to teach elderly to play piano."
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Took Piano lessons from Daniel K.
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"Tim was very patient with me and it was very enjoyable!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"Nader was fantastic! I took Violin lessons for a few years from a couple different teachers, and he taught me new, interesting things I'd never learned before. He's also very patient and nice."
Megan
Took Violin lessons from Nader T.
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"Overall a great instructor. She has helped me become a better player over time and helped me overcome the things I have struggled on. Magnificent teacher!"
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Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
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"Susanna is an amazing instructor who takes the time with her students to truly get an appreciation of the instrument they are learning. Susanna offers any student patience, understanding and a wealth of knowledge to gain confidence in playing. Highly recommend for any Violin, Viola, or Cello students."
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Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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