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Ben S.

Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Awarded Congress of Strings from American Federation of Musicians
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Jill G.

37 Reviews
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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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Shannon G.
Thank you for a great lesson! I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to next week :)
Julian
Jill has been great! I’m an adult beginner who was nervous about jumping into learning the Violin. Jill is very helpful, super encouraging and knowledgeable. Also very flexible with my schedule. I recommend her to anyone starting out. I look forward to my next lesson!
Deborah S.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson. Jill is an excellent teacher. She is patient and so easy to follow. Btw she is an amazing violinist. I’m so impressed.

Albino M.

19 Reviews
Cambridge, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguse and English, portuguese
  • Performance, Music production and Sound Engineering from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Albino M.

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I studied theory in College at Berklee College of Music.

About Albino

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and

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Shreya B.
I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Shreya B.
I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Alexandra Fallon
Albino is fabulous. I accomplished so much more in my lessons with him than I thought possible! He's so talented and also very patient.

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Claire B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Irish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Claire B.

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Learn how to read music as well as understand and apply basic musical terms and phrases.

About Claire

I am a professional singer, actress, writer and producer hailing originally from the emerald isle of Ireland. I have performed internationally on various musical tours and shows (Grease, West Side Story, Chicago, Mario Lanza Anniversary Concerts, Normandy Nights, High School Musical, A Star is Born

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Kelly S.
I think Claire is a great fit for me. I’m very happy she is my tutor, I’m learning new things already!
Manon
Love Claire! I am a dancer by profession but was looking to learn to sing on the side. Claire has been wonderful! I have really enjoyed all of my lessons with her & am looking forward to continuing with singing! I would highly recommend. :)
Debbie
Claire's the best! She's always upbeat and encouraging. She's great at explaining things and is super patient with a beginner like myself. You couldn't ask for a better teacher. Our sessions are always so fun and I'm sad when they end.
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Susanna L.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 15; Female: 5 and up
  • BA Music from UT Austin
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Susanna L.

8 Reviews
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abrsm.com testing. All theory concepts for music knowledge & understanding

About Susanna

Susanna has studied piano since the age of 5, and has been fortunate to study with the late Professor Danielle Martin at the University of Texas. Susanna has her Bachelor's Degree in music for the University of Texas and has taught piano and voice since 2004. She enjoys working with people and us

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Arianna
She is kind, effective, knowledgeable, experienced and encouraging. Overall, she is a wonderful teacher!
Alina
My children love her, she is very kind, helpful, and responsive to questions.
Haley
Ms. Susanna is very professional and attentive. She is patient and kind. I am happy to be having my lessons with her.
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Aaron R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Studies/Saxophone from University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
  • Awarded Best Jazz Soloist from Next Generation Jazz Festival
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Aaron R.

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What makes your favorite song sound like your favorite song? Why did that guitar player play those notes during their solo and not different notes? Why does certain music make the movie feel scary while other music makes people relaxed (some even might say therapeutic!)?

These are all the questions we will explore in our music theory lessons (and more!) Related topics include:
- Basic classical harmony (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven)
- Pop music harmony. (We'll look at some of your favorite songs and figure out why we like them and why they sound the way they do.)
- Analyzing melodies. ("Why do we get certain songs stuck in our heads?")
- Advanced jazz harmony and rhythm.
- Extended techniques in 20th century contemporary music
- Music for films and video games.

About Aaron

I am a professional saxophonist, composer, music producer, and audio designer for games and other non-linear experiences. I strongly believe in the values of listening, improvising (both in music and in life), and treating every instance and detail as a chance to learn. These are the values on

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Plainville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Plainville 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.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$65 average

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"Great teacher. He was my music theory tutor, and I was able to skip past two college theory courses within about a week of hour-long tutoring sessions.

From my experience, he works with what you have: he finds your strengths and helps you to learn based on how he believes you'll best receive new information or inspiration. He is able to communicate concepts in many different ways, and always makes sure you understand. He is not long-winded, but communicates the necessary information in a way that is straight-to-the-point, and does not waste time giving his students "busy work," but instead gives them exercises that are directly or indirectly helpful every time. He is a patient teacher, and does not make you feel like you will be left behind. He passionate about teaching and his students, and he does a great job at teaching."
Melody
Took Music Theory lessons from Ryan C.
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"Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come."
May
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
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"Rebecca has GREAT PATIENCE. Best teacher I've ever studied with and I can't wait for our next lesson. Just from one lesson, my music theory skills have vastly improved."
Richie G.
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
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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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"Ramona is a Great instructor, Very knowledgable in different aspects of music and instruments; also has a nice set up in her home. grateful for the experience and lessons."
Obsidian
Took Music Theory lessons from Ramona D.
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"I have been taking theory/harmony lessons with Mr. Joseph Nikita for 4 years now and couldn't be any more satisfied with his teaching style.
Mr. Nikita takes the complex concepts of music harmony and breaks them down to the point where they become easy to understand, retain, and apply to my homework and compositions.
One thing I much admire in Mr. Nikita's teaching is the variability in his explanations. I don't prefer learning in a lecture-style environment (where the teacher lectures and the student takes notes), so Mr. Nikita takes each topic and explains it in multiple ways - using real-life applications and examples. This helps me obtain a clear understanding of each lesson - making it easy to go in depth in music harmony."
Elijah Cosovan
Took Music Theory lessons from Joseph N.
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"Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically."
Aaliyah
Took Music Theory lessons from Gabbi C.
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"Well, I can say that when we met 24 years ago, I've never seen anyone playing the bass guitar as good as he did, I still remember him playing that beautiful six string bass guitar along with a drummer... I was just trying to catch up with those two ... it was just rehearsal and they didn't need a me as keyboard player , just the slap bass solo was enough for me to step down and watch, I learned a lot just by listening to him. He was a very patient teacher and his musical knowledge was amazing,"
Rolando
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Adam is very knowledgeable in music theory. He has helped me on multiple accounts by being able to explain things in simple ways."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Man You Pretty, but please take another pic, You B-Scarry , look'on down @ yr pupils"
NEIL PERT
Took Music Theory lessons from James W.
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