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Benjamin G.

2 Reviews
Sanford, ME
Starting at $20
  • Jazz Piano Performance from USM
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benjamin G.

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About Benjamin

I studied jazz performance & classical music at USM and studied jazz piano with Charlie Banacos. I have been teaching since I was 15 through the state's Gifted program and qualified for both gifted in fine arts as well as the general requirement. I have had great success with many students resu

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J M.
I can't rate Ben with 5 stars because he has been the only teacher my daughter has had. I would recommend Ben. He is great with her, she is learning and enjoying playing the piano. Kudos to Ben!!!
J M.
Friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Would recommend him as an instructor
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Paul B.

19 Reviews
Portland, ME
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul B.

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This is a great class for any aspiring musician, or any student,looking to gain some basic understanding of music. Hopefully, the student will gain some appreciation of music as well. The concrete foundations of music, rhythm, melody and harmony will all be discussed in detail. I've been teaching this class for about ten years and found it helps musicians with there own performance.

About Paul

I am a musician who has played in many bands. My primary instrument is piano and voice. I also play rhythm guitar. My current group is a "Who" tribute band, performing a complete history of the rock group, The Who. Please check out our website magicbustour.com I play by ear but also read music.

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Michelle A.
Awesomeness
Rose Marie P.
Paul is a very good teacher
Emma
Very nice and has a great knowledge of music.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Jazz Piano and Modern Music Theory from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
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Jim T.

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I teach student how to easily read music and the notation they see on the printed music from the very first lesson. We also study scale formation, intervals, chord construction and progressions as well as improvisation and songwriting. This includes all styles: classical, jazz, rock, blues and more!

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
Al Lyle
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
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I love to teach music theory at all levels. Music Theory helps you understand many aspects of music, including why certain notes and chords sound good together, finding the right key to sing a song that is in your voice range, improvisation and soloing on your instrument, timing, rhythm, creating original melodies, thinking outside the box for composition, and many others.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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The best
Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Joe S.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Joe S.

38 Reviews
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Music theory has to start from the basics...and I working with people at their own pace. I try to show students what they need to learn both independent of their instrument, plus with the instrument.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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John M.
I like his combination of enthusiasm and patience! Excellent skills!
Tyler
Great first lesson!
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Evan G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BM in Music Performance from Indiana University Fort Wayne
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Evan G.

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I cover all levels of music theory, providing students the tools they need to be successful as composers and/or performers. I give students much freedom as to what they want to work on as this allows students to be excited about taking lessons. After all, music is supposed to be fun!

About Evan

Evan Gidley boasts an impressive resume as a bandleader, composer, and woodwind artist fluent in both classical and jazz performance. He has performed at a number of the United States’ most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at the Lincoln Center. As a soloist, Evan has appeared w

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Jan
Fantastic teacher! Knows the saxophone forwards and backwards and can teach any style and any age or experience level. Excellent musician. Also a knowledgeable and competent teacher of clarinet and flute. Highly recommend!
Sarah
Evan is a highly skilled teacher who is always well prepared for lessons. His level of professionalism is to be commended! He kept lessons interesting and exiting. An instructor I would recommend to anyone looking to hone their instrument skills.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Portland, ME

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Portland 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 $300 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$53 average
60 min
$65 average

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"Trevor was very engaging and taught the fundamentals of music theory very well!"
Richard
Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor P.
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"Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!"
Hannah
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
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"Kory is a fantastic teacher. He explains things in a very clear way that are easy to understand. Learning is fun and exciting even when the material is complex. I highly recommend Kory as an instructor."
Nicolas
Took Music Theory lessons from Kory I.
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"This tutoring session was probably the best I have ever had. I am taking a Music 101 course in which I am finding myself having trouble with. I took up tutoring with Stephen and he really broke down the steps. Sometimes, I do not understand things the first time when they are explained to me; and reading music happens to be one of them. However, I am very lucky to have Stephen as my tutor who is very patient in explaining the lesson to me. If you want a tutor who is patient and willing to invest time in helping you understand music, I highly recommend that you take Stephen."
Movses
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen O.
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"She is amazing I’ve been a student of hers for a year and I have learned so much from her! I’m sad to be leaving her but she has taught me a lot. I would definitely recommend her."
Grace
Took Music Theory lessons from Maureen K.
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"Meeting Stephen has been one of the most pivotal moments in my musical life. Stephen is an intelligent, sensitive, and individual musician that has changed the way I view music. I would highly recommend Stephen any day!"
Ryan
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen M.
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"Kevin is very good he explains what he wants from my granddaughter and she is very comfortable with him. He has patients with her and works very well
She is learning a lot and really enjoys and looks forward to her lessons."
Cierra
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin M.
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"We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!"
Emilia
Took Music Theory lessons from Teresa L.
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"Very knowledgeable person.
With lots of patience.
Highly recommended."
Antonio Ibarra
Took Music Theory lessons from Andrea B.
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"Chris is very helpful and open to listening to my needs and plans and he is very knowledgeable. I look forward to working with him to achieve my goals."
Mahfuz
Took Music Theory lessons from Christopher M.
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