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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Concertina:
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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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
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!
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Aleksandre R.

10 Reviews
Malden, MA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Aleksandre R.

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Pedagogy is one of the few and rare professions that requires true vocation and conviction. I believe that teaching comes from sharing and I love to help each and every one of my students develop their own gift and understanding of music. This year marks the beginning of my 11th year of teaching and I am fascinated and humbled by everything that I have learned from all of my students!
Learning to play an instrument is a formative, fun and inclusive process for both teacher and student. I enjoy seeing my pupils progress and ultimately, finding their voice and telling their own story through music. My objective as a docent is to inspire students to develop high intrapersonal intelligence so that they may become their own best teacher.
It is my hope that my students will acquire tools that will not only help them become better musicians but that will also assist them in other areas of their lives.
The student will learn healthy ways of approaching the instrument. I guarantee the

About Aleksandre

Venezuelan violist, conductor and pedagogue Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz hails from Caracas where his musical foundation began under the auspices of the famed "El Sistema" organisation. A versatile musician, Roderick-Lorenz enjoys a dynamic career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He performs

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Henrietta
It was our first lesson, and already he gave very helpful tips for improvement!
Amanda W.
Aleksandre is an amazing teacher! I've only been taking lessons with him for a month now and already feel more confident in my technique and happier with my sound! Aleksandre has incredible skill with the instrument and, importantly, is gifted in teaching as well! I highly recommend Aleksandre if you are looking to begin playing the viola or starting up again after decades like me!
Michele
My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with Aleksandre and she has made tremendous strides in just 1 year with his instruction. He is nurturing and encouraging, giving praise when it is due, but also is meticulous and has high standards. In this sense he really strikes a perfectly balanced approach to teaching and shows a genuine investment in her progress. He demonstrates an obvious passion for the instrument and it is thrilling and inspiring to hear him play. He is a real role model and a cheer leader for his students. She and I both highly recommend Aleksandre!
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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vasiliy M.

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I earned MM in Jazz Performance, Bass Guitar Major, in 1993, and play/teach lessons for Bass Guitar since that time. My prospective students will receive rigorous training in both Bass Guitar performance and musicianship focused on the specifics of the subject of study. The level that we would begin lessons with will depend on the student's abilities and potentials. We will strive to create professional and friendly working atmosphere, and will begin lessons with careful assessment of the student's performing abilities; we will also set our goals, based on both individual expectations of students and on professional experience of the instructor. My teaching philosophy lies on three aspects; on patience with people; on love for the subject of teaching/study; and on rigorous training, offered to people, for their benefit and general musical development.

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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Luther W.

8 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from New England Conservatory of Music
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Luther W.

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I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of approximately 20 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a ...

About Luther

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the

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Thao R.
My daughter has had very good lessons with Luther. He is enthusiastic knowledgeable, and has great techniques. He understands kids and works with my daughter very well. She improves a whole lot and enjoys playing.
Robert O.
Extremely nice and very patient.
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Nicole S.

19 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English
  • Child Development & Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts Univeristy
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
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Nicole S.

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Go at your own pace and have fun are my knitting mottos! I teach continental style knitting and have been teaching beginners to knit for over 5 years. Together we'll experience the excitement that comes when you cast on something new, learn a new stich, or finish a favorite project.

I'm can start with the basics (cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch) or jump straight into helping on a project you have planned (or started and got stuck on? don't worry - it happens to all of us!). There is no limit to the kind or number of projects we can do. I have plenty of project ideas and am always happy to help with your ideas, too.

About Nicole

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 11 years old, and after taking a few years off I picked up the hobby again in my 20s. Now in my 30s I am an avid knitter - there are always several projects on my needles (I need one I can travel with, one I can do while watching TV, and usually one I'm ma

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Ian B.

24 Reviews
Cambridge, MA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ian B.

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I teach saxophone lessons to students of all abilities, ages, and interests. A working professional musician and current graduate student at New England Conservatory, I offer online saxophone lessons that include instrumental technique, expression, and different styles of music. Ear training, sight reading, and rhythm are included as the student develops. Most importantly, studying any musical instrument is a fun and gratifying experience.

About Ian

Hi, my name is Ian and I offer online musicians lessons to people of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. I have been performing and teaching for over 10 years, and am passionate about sharing the joy of music with others! I hold a Masters degree from New England Conservatory and have performed wi

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Jing Q.
My son is in 10th grade and has been studying Saxophone with Ian for almost 4 years. Ian is great on teaching, nice to student, always responsive to questions. Highly recommended.
Yuka O.
Me and my 12-year-old son started saxophone two years ago together. Ian had a great guide to us who had never played the instrument. My growth is slow due to age issues, (of course satisfied) but my son's growth was great. My son now has a great deal of confidence as a jazz player, and he was able to work on other things positively too. We met Ian then became more into music and jazz. He is patient and will tell you until we can do. Ian is mainly jazz, but he is also very familiar with brass band and classical saxophone too. He is a working musician who do live performance, gig, and compose in various places. He loves music from the heart, his solo is so beatuiful. Ian's lessons has changed our life. We really grateful for giving us his time.
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"It’s been more than 2 years since I started my lessons with Eric and I suppose I was lucky to find such a professional with a strong business and PhD background. It was important for me to develop my verbal communication abilities in finance and economics and Eric was definitely the right choice. Both his personal and professional skills make the studying process smooth and efficient and I really see the results as I have become much more confident when making presentations and also I passed successfully CFA Exam Level I. Apart from relevant and coherent agendas for our well-structured lessons with intensive homework preparation materials I can also emphasize his punctuality and friendliness. He is a really good tutor and I highly recommend him!"
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