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Itai G.

10 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor of Music from SUNY Purchase
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Itai G.

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Learn how chords and chord progressions are constructed and improve your playing and composing by understanding what you are hearing.

About Itai

Itai graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Studio Composition in 2007, and from Hebrew College with a Masters' Degree in Jewish Education in June, 2016. He has been working in after-school, Hebrew school, camp, and other supplementary educational settings for over ten years. Itai's Hebrew stude

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Phoebe
Itai is friendly and encouraging, and can flexibly adapt to your learning style and preferences. Thanks, Itai!
Charles
Itai has been a great instructor for my high school age son... I have heard huge improvement in his conversational fluency and his comfort in speaking. It is a useful bonus that my son really enjoys his lessons with Itai.
Amos
Amos really liked it and found it interesting and off to a great start!

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Ben S.

Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
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Ben S.

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Composer / pianist Ben Schwendener sustains a unique voice in contemporary creative music and is a leading authority on George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, which he assisted Russell in teaching at the New England Conservatory from 1986 to 2004. After Russell’s retirement, he has continued to teach the LCC at NEC to this day. He was (from 1986 on) an editorial assistant to the late George Russell, and is a certified teacher (and while Russell was alive, of teachers) of the Lydian Chromatic Concept, and has given lectures, workshops and seminars at Universities around the USA and at institutions around the world. Schwendener has helped to establish a new direction in natural pedagogy and dialogue-based arts education, establishing Organic Music Theory and Universal Musical Elements as primary creative sources.

I customize our sessions to realize your musical aims. We take a creative approach and immediately begin - wherever you are - to make music that ...

About Ben

I customize our sessions to realize your musical aims. We take a creative approach and immediately begin - wherever you are - to make music that feels and sounds good. Proper technique, ear training (the ability to recognize and play what you hear), composition and improvisation are all introduced.

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Jill G.

37 Reviews
Charlestown, MA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1981
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Jill G.

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Learn how de-mystify music! If you're like me, you like to know how music works. I'll guide you through clear, concise knowledge of beginning through advanced music theory. You'll learn to love the "science" side of music, and you'll happily understand what to do to make your music sound so much better!!

About Jill

I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyp

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Riley C.
Jill has been amazing and patient. She's upbeat and thorough. I am enjoying being a practice partner with my student!
Robin S.
Great instruction. Strong focus on the basics. Emphasis on fundamentals. Good explanations, clear and concise. If you want no nonsense instruction with a clear path toward improvement this is the one.
Evelynne
She did a great job with my daughter. We are looking forward her next lesson.

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Dennis O.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Best Southern Rock Band from Maxima Distorzion
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Dennis O.

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I cover from the basics of reading notation through modal and chord relation.

About Dennis

Dennis Guitar Instruction is a Denison, TX based proprietor founded in 1995. It all began as a 'favor' for a few friends by helping them learn the theory portion of playing guitar. Once word began to spread, Dennis Guitar Instruction was officially born. The main focus of the private lessons is mu

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Eli & Caroline L.
Great first lesson experience! We are excited to have such an excellent teacher and can’t wait to learn more!!
Justin
Dennis O'Toole Guitar Instruction displays excellence overall. Professionalism and responsiveness are provided to students. He is punctual, on top of his business, a great communicator and easy to work with. A highly sought after work ethic is found from Dennis O'Toole. He knows how to cultivate the best on a student-to-student basis. Dennis is knowledgeable of classic and modern techniques. His knowledge of music is both broad and deep as he grounds students in theory and solid musicianship. Application of the student's knowledge is well guided and honed with Dennis. The student will be provided excellent potential for growth and expansion under the teaching of Dennis. Top grade value is given from Dennis O'Toole Guitar Instruction
Yanett
Excellent, my son loves the way he teaches

Evan W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Latin, English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Liberal Arts Associates in Arts Degree with Transfer intent for Music Composition from Polk State College, Winter Haven Campus
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Evan W.

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Hello, I am Evan W.! Growing up in a musical family, music surrounded me. I remember going around trying to figure out what ever I could get my hands on. As someone who grew up surrounded by music, having a chance to take music there was like taking a factory tour of a product that you liked. I finally got to figure out why I liked what I liked, and how to make new combinations of these elements to create music of my own (composition). This is probably why I am passionate about Music Theory. I hope you will learn to enjoy theory as much as I do. I have scored very high score in Music Theory and have passed the College Board Music Theory Examination with one of the highest scores ( 5|4). I am looking forward to having a lesson with you!

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Growing up in a musical family, music surrounded me. I remember going around trying to figure out what ever I could get my hands on. As someone who grew up surrounded by music, having a chance to take music there was like taking a factory tour of a product that you liked. I finally got to figure ou

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Eli S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • BM Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music
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Eli S.

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As an alumnus Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, Eli was certified by the College Reading and Learning Association as a Master Certified Tutor. The subjects in which he was certified include: Music Theory and Application, Jazz Harmony, Traditional Harmony and Composition, Arranging, Conducting, and Ear Training. He has tutored over 100 students in both weekly and drop-in sessions at the college level, and is great for serious music students who are considering music schools for college such as Berklee.

About Eli

Eli S. is a bilingual (Spanish/English) LA-bred, internationally influenced film composer, guitarist, teacher, and documentarian with a deep love of music and cultures from around the world. He has been playing guitar and performing for over 10 years, as well as music editing/scoring for Netflix se

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Mason
Working with Eli was amazing. He's a great teacher and he moved through the material at just the speed I needed. I improved greatly over the semesters I spent working with him. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
Dominique
I had a great experience with Eli. He was patient, compassionate, detail oriented, and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. He gave useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts for synthesizing the information and retention of concepts. Highly recommended for any level of instruction.
Kris Ramakrishna
Eli is an amazing educator. Not only is he very knowledgeable in Music theory, Guitar, Composition, and arranging, but he has a great outlook on life. I owe the success of my audition at Berklee College of Music to him! We worked step by step on the audition process, and he helped me see what the college was looking for. Now I am at Berklee's Graduate program, and helping tutor other students like Eli did for me! If you do what Eli says, I can guarantee that you will achieve or become much closer to achieving your goals!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Newtonville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Newtonville is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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$39 average
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$52 average
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"Ms. Minoo is a GREAT teacher. She is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and works great with my kids."
Tony
Took Music Theory lessons from Minoo M.
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"Man o' man. This brother right here is the truth. I was one of his very first students. I'm talkin' Rockman and Headphones playing over Satriani or Malmstein you name it he was playin' it and teaching not only technique but theory as well. I love you my brother. Big Young'n (Justin Parker)"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Mandel L.
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"Richie is a thoughtful and flexible instructor"
Bob
Took Music Theory lessons from Richard D.
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"Billy is the absolute best! Transcribing rhythms and ear training analysis have always been my weaknesses when it comes to music theory knowledge and finding the right exercises and techniques to improve has always been quite a difficult process to achieve. However, within just a few tutoring lessons from Billy, I started to build a better understanding of music theory as a whole. In every tutoring lesson, Billy was patient, knowledgeable and friendly which quickly benefited my musicality and strengthened my overall friendship and love with music. Thank you Billy!"
Ros
Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"By far the best teacher I have ever had. Paul makes lessons engaging, and his wealth of knowledge never comes off as elitist. He explains complicated theory in a practical way for anyone to understand. If I wasn't leaving Chicago I would have signed up for ten more lessons. Ask him about the own music he makes with his band. He's a super talented guy!!!"
Reid
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul W.
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"Steve is a fabulous teacher and is so very patient with me. I have learned so much with only three lessons, and can't wait to learn more from him."
Renee
Took Music Theory lessons from Steve P.
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"Adam is a wonderful tutor and help. He’s patient with those he is teaching & he looks for ways to teach and demonstrate the material in a whitty, impactful manner. He knows everything there is to know about music theory and much more, and a lot of my success in passing all four levels of music theory points back to this guy!"
Lauren
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"We were great peers in college

I had the privilege to work with Melissa when I was a student at Cornish College of the Arts. Melissa was always so dedicated and encouraging towards me and my musical goals. If I had a question she would be right there to help me solve it. Melissa's strongest suit in my opinion is her ability to compose music. She is extremely patient, passionate and detailed in her work. Thanks Melissa for everything!"
Krystal
Took Music Theory lessons from Melissa F.
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"Richard knows his music. If you want to know the why's and how's and patterns of music, Richard is your guy."
Glen
Took Music Theory lessons from Richard W.
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"Very inspiring. Antonella helped me realize just how much I needed to learn. She did this in a very encouraging way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson"
Jim
Took Music Theory lessons from Antonella D.
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