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About Bil M.

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Dorchester Center, MA
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About Bil
I am one of those individuals for whom teaching is just something that I have to do. I started giving music lessons sometime in the 80's and have loved working with all levels of skill and experience. My students say that I am patient, adaptive and encouraging, committed to making music fun.

I have a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in Jazz Piano and am comfortable and fluent in a number of musical styles, including pop, rock, gospel, traditional hymnody, jazz, and R&B. Although I love and study classical music, it is not something I teach at this point.

In addition to private lessons and performing, I do music transcription, workshops, and all forms of vocal and instrumental arranging. Bil Mooney-McCoy is a life-long Boston resident who has been playing music all his life. Having served as a church musician for more
than 30 years, I am currently the Director of Worship for the chapel at Gordon College, a small Christian school north of Boston. I'm often involved in city-wide music events in Boston’s faith-based community and in demand as a featured musician for church services, parties, concerts and other events.

I hold a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in Jazz Piano and am comfortable and fluent in a number of musical styles. In addition to private lessons and performing, I do music transcription, workshops, and all forms of vocal and instrumental arranging. My passions include morning coffee, finding new guitar chords, creating killer PowerPoint presentations, and trying to figure out how to use my smart phone.

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My priority as a teacher is to make the learning process fun, life-giving, and productive. I teach with patience and humor, at a challenging but not frustrating pace.

Some quotes from my students:
"I absolutely love learning from Bil! I've watched my playing and the playing of others at church vastly improve as a result of his training."

"[Bil] is filled with a large amount of knowledge, so while sitting under him you not only learn about how to play but you learn about music history and theory. Beyond being a good teacher he is genuine and friendly and cares about others."

"I have really enjoyed working with Bil. His patience and wealth of knowledge has helped me come out of my musical shell and has encouraged me to discover my musical voice."

"Bil makes learning theory fun! His deep understanding of music is complemented by his contagious enthusiasm."

"Bil has taken me to a different level. I went from tab and basic guitar chords, to building jazz chords and a far greater understanding of music theory."

There are at least two ways that might set me apart from other teachers.

Firstly, I have honed and developed "people skills". I am an ordained minister and have held positions where I was formally and informally in a mentoring/pastoring role. I bring that sensitivity to my music lessons, understanding that personal and emotional issues can be triggered by the engagement with the music and skills being worked on.

Secondly, I've had a remarkable broad base of experience. My coursework has exposed me to a wide breadth of ideas and tools; my work life has been long and varied; I have had extensive experience in many different cultural contexts, both musically and otherwise; and I work well with many age groups and skill levels.

Regarding my teaching approach:
For beginners, I have a fairly consistent set of topics and skill sets to cover. Generally, in a few months, piano students (particularly those in middle school through adulthood) should know how to play major, minor and seventh chords, how to read simple chord charts and some very basic accompanying skills. Guitar students should know a dozen open chords and have been introduced to barre chords, and to have learned several styles of finger picking as well as strumming. Bass students should know how to find notes on the board and will have begun to learn how to fill out a song with an expressive but non-obtrusive bass line.

For intermediate students, the pace, direction and focus on lessons depends upon the goals and passions of the student along with the amount of time he or she has to practice. My goals for students at this level and beyond is to learn how to learn. I will use outstanding recorded examples of particular skills or stylistic idioms to help my students understand and master each new concept. I often will check in with my student to make sure that we are on track with what they are hoping for.

For advanced students, we will generally target very specific objectives. I also try to add elements of theory, history, culture, and even life lessons to apply to the topics we address. Because of my background in pastoral ministry, I can serve as a mentor addressing the emotional and relational issues of playing music as well as its technical aspects.

*** Studio Equipment ***
upstairs music room: fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, amps, drum set, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
if for guitar or bass, that instrument; I expect piano students to have an available keyboard and for other students to have their own instrument(s).

*** Specialties ***
strong in jazz, rock, pop, gospel, sacred, R&B.
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Alden April 18, 2019
· Piano · In home
A great introduction. My son is hooked, which is exactly what we are looking for.
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Diane .. December 6, 2018
· Piano · In home
Bill is a gentle person with a great love of music. I will enjoy my lessons with Bill.
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Hardy C. June 23, 2017
· Songwriting · In home
Bill is a great instructor. I haven't been taught something I wasn't going to need to elevate my understanding.
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Bil M.

Dorchester Center, MA 02124
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About Frankie P.

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Salem, MA
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I focus on playing bass like a bass player and not as a guitar player that plays bass just because he can't find anybody else to do it in the band. I teach mainly using examples and talk a lot about how a bass fits in with other players.

About Frankie
In addition to being a Berklee College of Music Graduate, I have a Masters in Music Education, and currently completing my Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University, I have been playing for over 30 years.

Lessons are written and tailored to you. I use music, printouts, and instructional material to make sure you progress as you should.

I have spots available every day of the week, so I'm confident that we can find something that works for both of us.

I know that learning to play any style of music whether it be Jazz, Blues, Soul, Motown, Funk, or Rock is a challenge, but with help from an experienced educator, your instrument becomes a rewarding lifelong enjoyment.

Please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to speak with you regarding any questions you may have.
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Carol March 1, 2019
· Banjo · In home
It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly.
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Dwonka "Dee" C. December 3, 2018
· Songwriting · Online
I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated.
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Stephen September 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Frankie tailors each music lesson to my needs and interests, while sharing his extensive knowlege of music, theory, and playing technique. I have enjoyed each lesson over past 8 years, as he has encouraged me to grow and develop my own knowledge and skill. An excellent instructor!
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Frankie P.

Salem, MA 01970
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About Tyler A.

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Waltham, MA
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Experienced in finger and picking style, song structure, ear training, and many other aspects.

About Tyler
I am a very passionate music teacher, it's really who I am. I thrive off of opening the doors of music to people and teaching them a foundation upon which to grow. I graduated from UMASS Lowell with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 2014 and have 6 years of teaching experience in and around the Boston area. I play and manage a band called Skyfoot and have for about 3 years now. I have played in 35 different states, playing with all kinds of musicians across the United States. The times I spent playing and learning from the musicians at school and on the road have been some of the most insightful of my life.
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David G. October 17, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Been meeting with Tyler for 4 lessons now and cannot give anything but the highest praise for him. Before we began we set the outline for what
I wanted to do and how he could help - the planning was good but the execution far exceeded anything I could hope for. His insight, technical ability, and highly positive attitude makes him the perfect partner to "re-introduce" me to the guitar (35+ year break in playing). Cons: initially opted for 1/2 hour lesson - too short. Pros: understands my goals, appreciates the musical genre that is important to me, great balance between teaching during the lesson and giving me things to work on on my own, very positive and encouraging attitude....and many more "pros". My suggestion is - if you are thinking of going with him give him a call - very easy to talk to and you will likely find out what I have found - Tyler is top notch!!
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Dylan Taylor January 24, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Extremely patient teacher, awesome with my kids. Accommodating and very receptive to tailoring the lesson to what I or my kids want. Would highly recommend!
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Jordana November 19, 2015
· Blues Guitar · In home
Tyler is a great teacher! He has taught me everything I know about song structure and chord patterns. Would highly recommend!
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Tyler A.

Waltham, MA 02453
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About Maximillian L.

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Brookline, MA
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I like to cater my lessons to what the student wants to learn. Spend the time learning your favorite bass licks, studying sight reading, learning the fundamentals of groove, dive into jazz theory, or learning about the mental approach to the role of a bass player. The choice is yours!

About Maximillian
Since 2010, I have taught private music lessons to students of all ages. Focusing on instrument techniques and the concepts of music theory, I guide students along their musical journeys and help them find joy in the music-making process. The music instructors I had over the years made a lasting impact on my life and I will never forget them. I now strive to do the same for my students, to provide them with a meaningful learning experience in music. I studied music at Ramapo College of New Jersey, worked as a touring musician and audio engineer in Nashville for 3 years, and now reside in Boston, where I play with many different musical groups, ranging in styles from jazz to folk and everything in between. I also recently helped a platinum-record engineer build a new recording studio, QUAD Lakeside in Raymond, Maine, which is where I recor
d and produce bands from around the northeast.
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Leo C. June 23, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
My son said it was great!
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Alan R. June 10, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
Max was prompt knowledgeable and easy to
work with.
Very patient and I would recommend him for any
age student.
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Sean H. March 18, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
Max was great. He is very skilled teacher and player. I look forward to working with him this year,
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Maximillian L.

Brookline, MA 02446
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$25 / 30-min

About Michael P.

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Bellingham, MA
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I have been playing and performing for over 30 years. I mainly play Bass, but I can also play Guitar and some Keys. I have played in many bands over the years and I'm currently playing in 4 bands now. I also occasionally do fill-ins. I have worked in recording studios in the past when playing with original bands and artists, and have a small home studio that I currently use for recording music when inspiration hits me.

I'm very flexible about how you may want to set up the lessons. Once I understand what you're looking to achieve, we can build a course of study that fits your schedule and goals. Let's chat and get you started playing music!

About Michael
I have been playing and performing for over 30 years. I mainly play Bass, but I can also play Guitar and some Keys. I have played in many bands over the years and I'm currently playing in 4 bands now around the Boston Metrowest area. I also occasionally do fill-ins. I have worked in recording studios in the past when playing with original bands and artists, and have a small home studio that I currently use for recording music when inspiration hits me.

I gave lessons many years ago after finishing music school and have been working as a Software Engineer by day and playing music at night ever since. I decided to start giving lessons again recently when I was playing a gig, and a guy asked me if he could record a video so he could use it to learn how to play the songs I was performing. I figured I should just offer to teach him with some
hands-on lessons. I really enjoyed doing it and so I wanted to offer lessons to others who might also be interested.

I'm very flexible about how you may want to set up the lessons. Once I understand what you're looking to achieve, we can build a course of study that fits your schedule and goals. Let's chat and get you started playing music!
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Dave August 29, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Awesome Bass player. Taught me a lot and helped me improve my playing.
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Albert August 29, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Great teacher and player. Knows tons of songs and can show you how to play them. Was very easy to learn from him all things music.
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Sarah August 29, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Starting from knowing nothing about playing Mike has taught me how to play my first songs. I'm even learning how to write my own songs. Very knowledgable in all things music.
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Michael P.

Bellingham, MA 02019
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About Kevin W.

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Woonsocket, RI
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Perhaps you’re new to the bass. Or maybe you have been at it a long time. Regardless, I’ll get to the bottom of what it takes to be a groove machine. And we’ll have a lot of fun getting there.

About Kevin
I’ll strive to assess your musical goals as an individual and then tailor your instruction specifically to meet these objectives. In addition to over 20 years of experience teaching privately and 15 years of experience in a classroom setting, my credentials also include an extensive discography accumulated through years of recording, decades of experience as a seasoned performer in various musical genres, and dual Master’s degrees in Music Composition (University of Rhode Island) and Music Education (Boston University). From beginners who are just excited to getting started, all the way to experienced players who may just want a new angle, my years of experience as a multi-faceted musician will help me assist you in whatever direction you hope to go.
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Jess January 28, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Exhibits incredible patience and a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend his lessons.
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Michael Graham January 28, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Kev is the best. Rare combination: super talented performance musician who can relate his craft to anyone willing to listen and practice. Do yourself a favor and take lessons from this guy!
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Kevin W.

Woonsocket, RI 02895
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$30 / 30-min

About Alexander T.

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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA 02215
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About George K.

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Boston, MA

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I believe that curiosity and passion are the driving force behind learning how to play any instrument. From basic beginners to more advanced players, my approach to teaching the bass is based on developing both your ear, and a strong foundation on the instrument. Each lesson will be structured based on your personal goal and your musical tastes making the process motivating, challenging but most importantly fun. We will work on sound, tone, time feel, ear training, technique, sight reading and some other tools I have learned through my experience at Berklee College of Music and working as a professional musician.

Lets make some music :)

About George
I am a professional musician and bass player with experience in music production and mixing. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Performance with a minor in Music Production and Engineering. I am currently teaching and playing/recording music professionally in the Boston area while working on some production and mixing projects. I teach students ranging in ability from beginner to advance. My approach to teaching is trying to make it as simple as possible so my students connect with the material and the music in a fun and stress-free process.

Currently, I play with a number of bands in Boston and in international projects.

I teach my students in my comfortable home teaching studio in Back Bay or I can travel to the student's house for an extra charge. I work with singers, guitarists, bassists, drum
mers & songwriters/producers from all skill levels and with a variety of musical goals.

Some of the musical styles I regularly teach are Rock, Pop, Latin, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Classical.

Also, online lessons are available upon request.

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I will work towards your personal goal with the instrument, but also here is some of the material we can work on from consistent lessons:

• Sound, Tone, Accuracy, Time Feel, Groove foundation, developing interesting bass lines.
• Critical listening skills while learning songs and playing with others.
• Technique: Slap, Fingerstyle, Palm Muting, etc.
• Harmony/Improvisation
• How to record yourself and deliver studio-quality performances.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I hope to hear from you soon and start making great music!
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George K.

Boston, MA 02215
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$30 / 30-min

About Gilberto Andre G.

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Boston, MA

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I will help you build you music skills into a high level, specializing in teaching bass in the beginner / intermediate bass student. Lessons go at the speed that you require but with the right amount of challenge for you to start playing in no time. We will work in all the aspects of music such as Sight reading, Technique, Time feel, Music theory, how to play with others and more. I want my students to reach a high level of musicality and enjoy while doing it.

About Gilberto Andre
I am a professional electric bassist. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Performance Professional Diploma and from Fermatta Music Academy (Mexico City) with a Bachelors of music in Bass performance.

I have played different styles of music since I'm a musician going from Pop to Metal, Latin to Jazz. I consider my self a really open minded musician who is always wiling to learn. I have performed in different venues in Mexico City like the "Salon Jose Cuervo" and in the USA places like " The shape shifter lab" and the " Williamsburg Music Center". I always strive for improving practicing and learning new things everyday.
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Gilberto Andre G.

Boston, MA 02115
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$50 / 30-min

About Joseph L.

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Quincy, MA

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I have years of teaching experience with the following features:

- Focusing on students personal musical interest
- Customizing music curriculum accordingly
- Teaching all styles
- Offering beginner to advanced level lessons and theory
- Nurturing students passion for music
- Creating a soothing atmosphere
- Online and in-home lessons available
- All ages welcome

About Joseph
I am Joe L. from Lebanon, New Hampshire. I started playing guitar at age 11. Over the years I explored many different styles such as rock, blues, metal and classical. As I further devoted myself to music I started playing the flute, saxophone, piano, and bass. My passion for music led to several successes including earning first place in Tuck’s Rock Dojo’s regional music competition as a lead guitarist and media appearances including The Herald and Valley News newspapers. I was also teaching private lessons at the time to students with various interests and learning abilities. Upon approaching jazz, I studied with Don Mock and Scott Mullett. Soon after, I was accepted to Berklee College of Music as a guitar performance major, during which time I performed with several ensembles and studied with significant artists such as Richie Hart, She
ryl Bailey, Bruce Saunders. Currently, I’m focusing on establishing myself as a performing artist and growing as a music teacher.
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Calum August 6, 2019
· Blues Guitar · In studio
Taught me some cool new blues picking. This guy knows his shit!
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Matt August 5, 2019
· Electric Guitar · In home
Joe is a great guy and musician, a really easy person to work with, talk to, and hang with. Most importantly he is an extraordinary musician, he knows his stuff, and he knows how to communicate it to a student. His knowledge spans far beyond a pro and his teaching skills surpass many "professional" teachers I have worked with in the past. Nothing but a joy every lesson. Joe has opened my eyes to what the fretboard displays harmonically. I am grateful for what he has given me. Thanks Joe!
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Malik August 5, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I'm currently taking electric guitar lessons from Joe. Without a doubt, it is the highlight of my week to spend an hour jamming with him. While learning a new instrument is always difficult (especially one as physically/mentally demanding as the guitar), Joe is endlessly knowledgeable and always has a cool new trick to show me to make everything less daunting and more fun. It has been such a joy to be instructed by someone so funny, talented, patient, and kind. I cannot recommend Joe enough!
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Joseph L.

Quincy, MA 02170
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