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Joi H.

2 Reviews
Brighton, MA
Starting at $51
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joi H.

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Experienced teacher of 3+ years, working with students of all ages, specializing in beginner and intermediate piano lessons. I work hard to instill a strong foundation in music theory, sight-reading, and technique across all students so they can succeed after completing their studies with me. Because helping each individual student realize their musical potential is most important, I personalize my lessons for the variety of students I encounter. I'm excited to meet you where you are at and help you achieve your own personal goals.

About Joi

I am a professional composer and vocalist, as well as a private piano instructor with a Bachelors in Music Composition and Music Technology Minor from George Mason University. I'm currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition from Longy School of Music. In all my lessons, I work with students of

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Seana
Joi taught my 7 year old twins beginning piano for a year. Although my twins are identical, she delivered individual instruction that always challenged them at their learning frontier. They both were provided an amazing level of music foundation from rhythm to sight reading and more. Unfortunately, she moved and we moved but if she were close to us, she would still be teaching our girls. We loved the in-home instruction option. She is truly a gem. Very highly recommend.
Jennifer
Joi is great with kids. My 8-year-old discovered how much fun piano can be!
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Max R.

4 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $47
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Max R.

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Healthy singing is a multifaceted endeavor. It requires synergistic engagement not only between the vocal folds and vocal tract but also between the entirety of the body and the perceptive mind, regardless of genre or style. My teaching addresses and fuses each component of this pivotal trio comprising mind, body, and voice. The result will allow your instrument to find a newfound freedom of expression, progressively giving you the increased power and the agility to emote in a multitude of styles across the vocal spectrum.

Recognizing singing as a deeply individual experience, I am a fervent advocate of student empowerment. My job is to bestow you and guide you with the fundamental technical tools that you can then use to earn the gratification of becoming your own best teacher for whatever you desire to sing. Although I specialize in classical technique and employ it as a foundational anchor, my holistic approach is adaptable across the range of age, level, and style and can be ...

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I have had a lifelong fondness for music, science, and the aesthetic expression of emotion through sound. My Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University serves as a hallmark of my enduring performance background in opera, art song, chamber music, church services, choral repert

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Emilie
I’ve really enjoyed working with Max, and have often picked his brain because I know his knowledge of the voice is so valuable. He’s a vulnerable and wonderful performer and a personable teacher who goes out of his way to keep learning- I think that makes him the best teacher! I recommend him to anyone who has a chance to be his student or work with him.
Stephanie Pfundt
Max is an absolute pleasure to work with and a front running professional in the voice pedagogy industry. His sensitivities from everything diction to vocal mechanics and body/mind awareness in singing helped me think of my voice in a whole new way. I have never met a voice teacher so able to communicate technical advice in plain speech. Each lesson I had firm take aways and felt I dramatically improved in the space of a month. Thanks Max!!
Jeannette Lee
Max is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable vocal science pedagogues I know. As his colleague, I know his students will benefit from his detailed explanation in mastering a comprehensive understanding of the human voice. He is dedicated to his craft as a musician and as a teacher and I highly recommend him!
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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A free-reed musical instrument, like the various accordions and the harmonica. It has a bellows, and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows, unlike accordion buttons, which travel perpendicularly to the bellows. Always starting with basics the student will learn how to hold the instrument, notes, chords, reading, and playing songs.

About Karen

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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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!!
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.
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Vasiliy M.

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

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I would be more than willing to assist my prospective students with their various musical endeavors in Music Theory/ Musicianship. Through the diligent preliminary talk we will discuss various aspects of interest that my students have developed in relation to music, so we could plan and design our future lessons according to an initial discussion. My job and responsibility will be to make an intelligent assessment of my students' natural abilities for the given subject of study, to create vigorous learning atmosphere during our meetings, and to give my students professional instructions to the best of my humble abilities, for the benefits of their musical , aesthetic, and personal development. I will encourage my students to learn as much as they can, at the given moment, but I will not ever attempt to exceed people's natural capabilities. Participation in Music with love and fun should be as rewarding and valuable to the music amateur, as professional performing career (with its ...

About Vasiliy

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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Jiuri Y.

5 Reviews
Quincy, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jiuri Y.

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Jiuri is currently a Teaching Assistant in the University of Massachusetts, where she is responsible for all undergraduates who take violin performance as a second major. With increasing time on her hands for side efforts, Jiuri has recently found that teaching young children gives her great joy, especially dealing when with the complexities of personalities as they arise and the challenge of motivating and molding young minds. When Jiuri is not teaching or performing music, she loves traveling, seeing all the different and interesting cultures, museums and learning about the history of places. Jiuri is an avid reader.

About Jiuri

Jiuri is a violinist originally from China, and started playing the violin at the age of four. She has moved to the US since the undergraduate. She is an active performer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. As a multi musician, Jiuri is currently a violin instructor at the Key notes school o

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Jessica Z.
Very good experience!
Audrey B.
Jiuri does an excellent job connecting with and motivating our 6-year-old.
Xu
Jiuri is an experienced teacher, with a humorous personality. she know how to keep my kids's concentration. We would love to continue my kids violin education with her. HIGHLY recommended!
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Chase R.

13 Reviews
Brookline, MA
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Chase R.

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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, how to play their favorite songs, how to create their own music, and how to read both tablature and sheet music.

About Chase

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I playe

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Sam
Chase and I worked together doing online lessons for guitar for a number of months. Chase is an incredible instructor. He helped me understand how to analyze and replicate my music tastes in a super effective way. His teachings on improvisation definitely brought out the best in my playing. I would highly recommend learning from Chase, whether you are a beginner or expert.
Nichole Coyne
Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons.
Declan D.
My son is 7 and really seems to like Chase. He came well prepared and finally someone has started to teach him some rock songs .

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