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Darren S.

14 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Cantonese (Chinese) 粵語, Mandarin (Chinese) 普通话/國語, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use the Essential Elements for Strings books at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, Districts/Regional festivals, youth orchestra programs, and music degree programs at ...

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Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, a

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Lee K.
Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced.
Kim
My 11 year old has attended an after school music program in our district for a few years playing the double bass. When Covid hit, she was no longer able to continue learning, but her music teacher recommended her to audition for a selective music program at Berklee College of Music. That's when I reached out to Darren via his website to see if he could work with my child for the 8 week period to prepare for the online audition submission.

Darren worked with her every week on a completely new song, introduced great techniques that enabled her to learn quickly and develop new skills. Those 8 weeks were very productive as my she learned the entire song, did the audition and was accepted into the Berklee music program. Darren is a very knowledgeable and dedicated music instructor and I am grateful to him for helping my daughter get into a selective music program. The online lessons from Darren are exceptional. You will not be disappointed with his instructions.
Deb
My son Ethan started working with Darren early this summer after Ethan's previous instructor for 5 years had decided to retire . I was surprised how quickly Ethan was bonded with Darren in this virtual setting. Due to Covid 19, all lessons have been conducted via Skype. Here is what Ethan was talking about Darren. "I have nothing but good words to say about my experience with Mr. Sacks. within a few weeks, I improved a lot. He was able to help me fix fundamental issues with my playing. He was also incredibly kind and patient with me. Mr. Sacks was also always able to explain things well and give me new ways to improve my playing. He doesn't let go of my mistakes but very encouraging when providing advice."

Bill B.

4 Reviews
Brockton, MA
Starting at $80
  • Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Boston Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Awarded Nominated Member from Who's Who Among America's Teachers
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Bill B.

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I offer personalized, in-depth private instruction covering all aspects of technique and musicianship. I have been teaching guitar for 40 years, and have taught on the Collegiate/Conservatory level for more than 20 years.

If you want to play Classical Guitar the right way, with a great sound, proper technique and stylistic interpretations, I will help you achieve your goals.

All levels are welcome!

About Bill

I currently maintain a private studio in my home south of Boston. If you want to play Classical Guitar the right way, with a great sound, proper technique and stylistic interpretations, I will help you achieve your goals. All levels are welcome! I served on the Guitar Faculty of The Bosto

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Brendon
I started lessons with Bill to learn classical guitar after 5 years of self-taught electric and steel string acoustic playing. My playing has improved immensely since I started working with him. Not only has he introduced me to classical guitar but he has taught me how to effectively practice to constantly improve. Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon and I cannot say enough good things. A++
Charles
I have been a classical guitar student of Bill's for the past 6 months. In retirement, I have decided to take what was an "off and on" affair with the classical guitar (I'm not a beginner) and, instead, commit the necessary time and energy to truly learning the instrument. These have been my first serious classical guitar lessons. Prior to these lessons, I was entirely "self-taught" which means I created a whole bunch of bad habits for myself and was not progressing at all. Bill refers to me as a "remedial" student which I think is a perfect description of my playing. Through Bill, I have learned proper technique which, in turn, has improved my tonality and musicality with the classical guitar. Bill has identified my bad habits, broken them down, shown the proper way to overcome them and makes sure I don't "back-slide" into my bad habits again. Bill paces the lessons according to ability, not covering material that's too advanced while still ensuring that the lesson is challenging. In each lesson, Bill is positive, encouraging yet kindly critical so that I know I am making progress yet always aware of what areas I need to work on. Bill has the right "make-up" for a teacher and I am pleased, and without reservation, to give Bill a 5 star rating.
Steve
I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return.

Sergio M.

Boston, MA
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  • Speaks English , Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Word Percussionist specialist in Flamenco rhythm and cajon, and afrocuban percussionwho have performed and toured around the globe accompanying some of the most important artists in the contemporary scene including names like Paul Simon or Wayne Shorter. Music Education is my vocation as well as

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Mikaela Y.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Music Education from San Jose State University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Mikaela Y.

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I have played clarinet for 17 years now and studied with Dr. Janet Averett at San Jose State. Whether you are just looking for a new way to experience music or are a serious musician looking to improve your technique and I am excited to help develop your performing abilities!

About Mikaela

Music teacher looking to keep busy working with bright young students eager to improve or begin their musical endeavors! I have a Bachelor of Music degree from San Jose State University in Music Education and have taught private lessons for over 10 years. I have also recently completed the teac

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1st class! It was very informative and my son is already playing short songs on his tenor Sax. He loves it !!!!
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Dr. Caroline S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dr. Caroline S.

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Experienced teacher with a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music and an undergraduate from Columbia University. I have taught beginning students as young as age 5, middle school, high school, college, and adult students. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are tailored to you, and include technical skill building, a range of repertoire, and foundations of music history and theory. Let's get started!

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Dr. S is an accomplished teacher, currently serving on the faculties of the University of Buffalo and The Kanack School of Musical Artistry, as well as maintaining a private studio in NYC. She has given masterclasses and held residencies at Gettysburg College, Kent State University, Alfred Universi

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Heidi
I studied with Dr. Sonnet for about a year. I learned so much from her that I couldn’t count. She gave me a lot of confidence in myself as a musician. I know that the things I have learned from her will Conroe to show throughout my career.
Siana
I have had the pleasure of studying with Dr. Sonett for one semester this year during which time I have experienced immense improvements in my playing. Dr. Sonett creates a comfortable, warm relaxed environment, and even though I tend to be shy she put me at ease which exponentially increase my ability to learn from her. Dr. Sonett made sure to know what each student's focus was to make sure that lessons were effective for what the student wanted to get out of them. I have never had a teacher that I felt completely comfortable with and that has increase my love for music. I echo the sentiments of the two above students, Dr. Sonett creates a very welcoming space to express yourself through music and personalizes lessons to fit the individual. During just the few short months I have studied with her I have improved much more than I had in several years with other lesson teachers. I have enjoyed studying with her, and I would highly recommend her to any students looking for lessons.
Natasha
Dr. Sonnett taught my 7 year old daughter this past year, and I was very impressed with her warm, relaxed, and consistent approach to learning. My daughter's technique and musicality progressed rapidly throughout the year, and never at the expense of the joy of music. My daughter can be a challenge - as her mind wanders easily - yet Dr. Sonnett always brought the focus of the lesson back to the flute in a respectful and often humorous way. It was a wonderful year!
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Mark S.

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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Mark S.

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As a new student, there is nothing better than learning to make music. There isn't a better instrument to learn on because it is inexpensive, portable and honestly so much fun!

Believe it or not, you can make a great deal of progress with a little bit of time each day. Once I decided to pick it up as regularly as I could, even if it was literally only 5 minutes, it was clear I was on the right path.

I started when I was 50 having never played an instrument before which has helped me teach others understanding all of the challenges of learning to play.

Sharing the ukulele with my friends and family helped me realize how much I wanted to share it with others. What could be better than sharing the joy of making music?

I hope to see you soon!
Mark

About Mark

If you could never imagine you would be able to play the ukulele and make music, you are not alone. Believe me, you can do this and you'll never regret the time you put into it. Learning is fun when you love what you are doing and I promise to show you how to have fun practicing your uke!

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Amanda
Mark is awesome! Enthusiastic, experienced, attentive, and totally in tune to my developing skill. He sends tips and individualized sheet music between lessons throughout the week, which helps me feel supported while encouraging me to keep practicing. In 3 short sessions, I've already learned a handful of tricks that help me have fun and feel like I'm already playing real music. Thanks so much, Mark!

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"Ahmad is an easy going teacher who kicks my butt at the same time. He's a stickler for the foundational elements, which is exactly what I need to take my guitar playing to the next level. He is truly interested in seeing me improve. I'm a songwriter and I need to up my game to be able to hang with co-writers who are more advanced musically, and I also have the goal to play out at writers rounds and open mics and I need to get a little more proficient for that. We're playing acoustic. We've done both Skype and in-person lessons. Highly recommended. Good location."
Stephanie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Great teacher of the violin! Always patient and supportive. Not going to make you feel bad if you mess up, but still encourages to push yourself further."
Franklin
Took Violin lessons from Dayna N.
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"Alexis is an amazing teacher. She is very easy to talk to about any challenges and very professional as well. She is very knowledgeable in vocal development-- I have seen improvements in my voice and singing since starting lessons with her. I am renewing my lessons with her and will recommend her 100%!"
Emma
Took Singing lessons from Alexis T.
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"I am excited to write a review for our awesome violin instructor~! Our little pre-teen 10 year old daughter took lessons prior Miss Emily for about 6 months but had no motivation to practice and so there was no progress. However, since we met Miss Emily, our daughter has been so motivated! Only after her first lesson, she understood how to read notes, she was engaged, and must've picked up her violin to practice at least 3 times a day for a good 20-30 minutes on her own (under no request by Miss Emily)! I believe it is because Miss Emily is very passionate about her teaching and is very encouraging towards her students. She doesn't make violin lessons a chore, rather an amazing experience!

Miss Emily is very knowledgeable and an amazing and very professional instructor! She patiently goes step by step to make sure all the basis for a firm foundation in music is there and then thoroughly goes to all the steps to keep it simple in learning! She builds great rapport and brings her personal experience to make her more relatable! I would highly recommend Miss. Emily as an instructor!"
Min
Took Violin lessons from Emily V.
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"Fantastic teacher! Very knowledgeable very helpful encouraging and kind. Great musicians! Wonderful person! Hardly to find anyone better."
Gergana Mellin
Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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"Glenn is Awesome!!!!!

He's a great teacher and I recommend him as a teacher. He teaches you many things and I've been a student for at least 1 year. He teaches many things like chords, strings, triads,and even more than that.He's and awesome teacher and try to help you learn. He just loves the kids who want to learn."
Lawrence
Took Guitar lessons from Glenn S.
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"Bebé is great, hands down, I have so much fun in every lesson and actually feel like I am growing as as singer. She takes the time to make sure that I understand each exercise and feel comfortable singing."
Nani
Took Piano lessons from Bebé S.
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"Marvin has taught guitar to my 2 sons for 4 years. Marvin is very easy going and has a relaxed and fun approach to teaching. My boys enjoy learning from Marvin. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher."
Anunoy
Took Guitar lessons from Marvin A.
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"Nathan very happy with the teacher. Curious mind is waiting for next class."
Nathan
Took Piano lessons from Jeanne W.
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"Jered is a thoughtful and knowledgeable teacher. I look forward to continuing my work with him."
David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jered J.
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