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Catherine P.

5 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Catherine P.

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Experienced and well rounded musician. Just graduated from New England Conservatory with Masters in Voice Performance. Performed recently as Cunegonde in Bernstein's Candide and Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute.

Also trained in violin (15 years) and piano (10 years), and have experience tutoring music theory and keyboard harmony at the undergrad level.

Have taught beginning/intermediate piano, improvisation, and play/improvise constantly :)

Lets start the road towards your musical growth and enjoyment in the way YOU work best!! Whether you want to learn how to improvise, sight read, play by ear, or learn specific pieces, I am here to help you MAKE THAT HAPPEN!!

While we are at it, we can work on another instrument, music theory, or even an academic subject (check out my other subjects on my page!).

About Catherine

Hi! I'm Catherine. I'm passionate for anything music, math, or science, and I would love to work with you to help you accomplish your academic, musical, or personal goals! A BIT ABOUT ME: I have a BA in Chemistry and Music (voice and violin concentrations) with academic honors, and a Masters

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Catherine is very responsible and extremely helpful for my music theory study. She set up additional office hours to help me understand the knowledge and pass the advanced tonal practice course. Her introduction was very clear and she delivered it with great patience. She was also very thoughtful to be flexible to fit my schedule. I really appreciate her help, and would highly recommend her.
Sami
I wish I could give catherine 5000000+ stars! she worked with me through two tough years of undergrad music theory and keyboard and I was able to pass my classes on time and really improve my skills. her positivity, enthusiasm, understanding, and work ethic are unmatched. I couldn’t of made it through my first two years of college without her.
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Best teacher ever.
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Swara S.

Brighton, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Tamil, Hindi, English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Swara S.

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There is a lot to learn when it comes to singing. Such as ear training, scales (major, minor, chromatic etc.), call-and-response, rhythm, melodies etc. There is also the anatomy, and techniques such breathing, posture etc. Also, while you are singing, its very important to feel the emotions, to achieve that, you will realize that acting and singing go along well together.
One thing about me is that, being a Music Therapy major, I give my heart and importance to the clients/students, I help them achieve their goals and needs.
With me, you will learn, achieve as well as build a rapport.

About Swara

Hello! I am Swara! I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music, with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy. I have been singing since the age 3. I have been told that even before I could speak, I could sing. I have been exposed to various kinds of music. I started with some basics of Carnatic

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Daniel B.

Canton, MA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel B.

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Fundamentals through repertoire, using fun apps like Acapella to play duets, music history and theory all while learning the bassoon. Impress your friends with knowledge and fundamentals.

About Daniel

My love and passion for teaching has been with me since I discovered the art of pedagogy. I have learned from so many professors over the years- whether it was chamber music, reed making, orchestral excerpts or solo repertoire-and I continue to learn through my teaching and performance experiences.

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Ariana D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Associate's in Arts Degree in Psychology from Hillsborough Community College
  • Teaches students 18 to 30
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Ariana D.

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Hello! I have been playing flute for 9 years and am able to teach anyone, whether you have a basic knowledge of how to read music and make sound on the flute or you have never seen a piece of sheet music in your entire life. I would be happy to teach you how to read sheet music and the basics of playing flute before working on things such as tone and intonation. As you get better at playing the flute, I would also be glad to teach you things such as sight reading or even the basics of marching band if you happen to be going into high school and are interested in joining your marching band when the time comes. Send me a message so we can see how we can get started or if you have any questions!

About Ariana

Hello! I have been playing flute for 9 years and am able to teach anyone, whether you have a basic knowledge of how to read music and make sound on the flute or you have never seen a piece of sheet music in your entire life. I would be happy to teach you how to read sheet music and the basics of pl

Hadi S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Indonesia
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hadi S.

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What do you offer for a beginner?

Assuming a student has never played a piano and is 10 years old or older, lessons will focus on fundamentals of technique and sight reading classically oriented material. I follow piano curriculum developed by John Thompson and Alfred.

For students under 10 years of age without any prior piano training, a preparatory book may be used.

After a minimum 6-12 months of continuous piano lessons (assuming a weekly schedule), music theory will be introduced, along with chord playing.

What do you offer for a non-beginner?

Assuming a student has had a minimum of one year of continuous piano training, depending on the lesson customization, lessons will be based around the Alfred and/or John Thompson curriculum, and music theory and chord playing will be introduced.

Should a student already know chord playing, I will fast forward the lesson to sight reading lead sheet/fake books and learning pop, rock or jazz piano playing styles (left and ...

About Hadi

Since 2009, I have completed over 600 public music performances as a part of a band and/or as a solo keyboardist. I have performed at over 50 different venues in Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York City, Baltimore and New Jersey area. I mainly play piano, electric piano and Hammond organ. As member

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I have responsibility review of lessons with him.

First,when I contacted with him about lessons,he suggested me interview that there’s no charge but he would want to discuss with me what I would do expect piano lessons for my son for future.
After discussion,I sent my son another day,it was the first lesson.
Surprisingly,he had prepared its already pre-printed lesson flows!
I appreciated it that it means,we guardians don’t need worry about what we could expect lessons,but of course required practice for next time.
Patent could check what happened the lesson was,what would be for next.

Bastin,Alfred,as you know,those textbooks that kids could learn all the notes.
He uses some of them,it would be combined for your child.

If you looking for the best fundamentally for your child,to play piano,not only enjoyable one,I think he’s the best.

I know there are many Japanese families in Bryn Mawr,I would recommend he’s class!

We are moving family,I expect the piano lessons with him would be make my son’s knowledge to play piano more stronger,also beyond countries,even time passed by.
Bob K.
Excellent instructor
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Jonathan L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Science, Music from Northern Michigan University
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Jonathan L.

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I have performed and taught analog synthesizer for about 5 years

About Jonathan

I have been a professional bassist for over 10 years. I specialize in upright bass, electric bass, and some keyboard. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music from Northern Michigan University, and studied with bassists Richard Davis, David Friesen, David Ziegner, and violinist Barbara Rhyneer. I h

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Lance T.
Jonathan did a great job. I’m starting from scratch! Patient and very understanding. Loved it.
Hope
John is a very effective teacher. I took bass lessons and I have improved so much. John is an amazing teacher and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the bass guitar or upright bass.
Steve
Jonathan taught me when I was around middle school age and has left a lasting impression on how I approach the bass and music 10-ish years later. Under his tutelage I learned music theory, techniques, and all sorts of different genres and styles.

His lessons were always very professional. I always felt challenged, but not overwhelmed, by the material being taught. He also made it easy to be interested in the lessons; he would always ask if there's any song or genre that I wanted to learn and that sort of thing.

Overall, definitely a 5/5 top shelf educator and musician.

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"In more than 30 years of off and on guitar lessons, I've had a lot of teachers. Trevor is the best instructor I've met -- by far. In the first lesson, he figured out my skill level, interests, goals and probably my maximum capabilities. He sent me home that day with tangible and workable exercises (not the general and intangible stuff you usually get), and they worked. In two months, I've made more progress than I have in years.

Trevor has a wide range of musical interests, so it doesn't matter what kind of music you like - he can teach it. That's important if you don't know what you want or get bored and like to switch things up.

But the best thing about taking lessons from Trevor is that it is clear he likes teaching, and that he's very good at it. I surprised him once by bringing a 7 year old want to be guitarist to my lesson. A fast hour later, I left with the 7 year old knowing how to play a simplified version of his favorite song -- and he'd never played guitar before. Trevor knew how to teach him even though he had no warning or preparation, and he inspired the 7 year old to practice so he could go back for more lessons.

This city is full of great musicians and great teachers. It is rare to find one person, like Trevor, who is both. If you're reading this, then you're looking for a great guitar teacher who can make a difference in your playing. You can stop reading and stop looking. Trevor motivates, encourages and teaches, and makes it all fun. He's the teacher everyone is looking for. I wish I'd started lessons with him long ago."
Jack S.
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"very nice and knowledgeable person; flexible and motivated."
Mike
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"I learned a lot from Chris and really got the basic chords down. I had a lot of fun learning and he explained everything really well and was very helpful!"
Julia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Courtney K.
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"Athan is the best! So patient and so helpful!"
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Took Arrangement and Composition lessons from Athan G.
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"At first, I doubted that I could do a piano lesson online but Mr. Raymond erased all my doubt on the very first section with him. He is really good at what he does. I asked him a question and he answered it without any confusion. From his answers, I know he is really knowledgable in music generally, and piano specifically. He is friendly and laid-back but he will make sure you perfectly play your pieces. Take him and you will have no regret!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"I have really enjoyed working with Christopher. I was a complete beginner when we first started. He made feel relaxed and comfortable with each and every lesson. Always been encouraging and supportive of my efforts. It's been a lot of fun learning early on."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher C.
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