Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by vickie
"Teacher Appreciation Day
Zoey loves taking voice lessons with Miss Dena. She looks forward to her classes with excitement. Zoey is learning the importanc
e of the mechanics of singing and how practicing helps her grow as a singer. Miss Dena's teaching technique is always positive. As her mother, I am truly pleased with our choice of Miss Dena as her voice teacher!"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Daniel
"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for a few months now. I have seen great improvement with my skill and overall knowledge of the guitar and music. He
is a very patient teacher while being able to push you to achieve your best. He is very flexible with scheduling and any time I have an issue he works with me to reschedule. Overall I really enjoy learning from Jimmy and will continue to take lessons with him. I highly recommend working with him!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Doug
"Brianne is working with my 11 year old daughter on basic vocal training. Brianne is an excellent instructor and vocalist. She has challenged my daughter
and yet maintains a very positive attitude. We are thrilled with the lessons and plan to continue with Brianne."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Neal
"I was admittedly so nervous beforehand, feeling that honestly I was just not one of those people who could sing. Melody had a very calming influence. And
I knew she was being honest. I don't have unrealistic expectations. But I know with her help and hard work I can improve and hope."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Daphne
"What an amazing instructor! Before we started lessons with Zoe my 6th grader wanted to throw in the towel. She was frustrated and ready to quit. Only one
lesson into it and she has improved drastically. Zoe's technique is amazing, she has so much patience and is so knowledgeable that is impressive. Thank you for helping my daughter improve so much in such little time. Money super well spent!"
Cookeville, TN teacher:
Review by Bekka
"Rene was wonderful - - we really hit it off on the first lesson. He is exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for :-) I want to learn to play the cello
from the heart. He is perfect."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Kara
"Thank you so much for teaching me the fundamentals about singing. I hope to continue to use the knowledge that you taught me to better my hobby of singing
. Thanks again for everything😀!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by David
"Loren is the best
My son is 5 he is really enjoying his time each week with Loren. Loren lets Brandon have fun but keeps him on line with what Loren woul
d like to do that night. It has been ruff finding a consistent practice time but Loren arrives each week and keeps plugging along with Brandon. Brandon looks forward to the time with Loren and is also enjoying learning piano. my wife and I feel fortunate that Loren is part of our sons learning experience."
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Melinda
Summer was an excellent instructor. This was my first time learning any instrument and I have no background in music. Summer was ver
y patient and helpful guiding me through the basics. She's also great at molding lessons for the student and made sure I was learning exactly what I wanted. I was waiting a long time to start taking lessons, but so glad I did. I highly recommend Summer as an instructor!"
First I would like to thank you for your interest in viewing my profile! Here is a short description of my educational and professional background. I hold a Master's in Voice Performance degree from University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Voice Performance from State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2001, I toured with International European Opera Company which performed numerous times in Denmark, France, Italy and USA. I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and
love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing.....
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching is based on my own personal, classical training from Europe and North America. Whether it's opera, oratorio, musical theater or pop-style singing that is desired, I believe that classical technique is an essential source of proper singing that can be used to train singers of all genres. Just like a piano, flute or violin, your voice is an instrument. The purpose of voice lessons is to help you develop a beautiful and dynamic singing voice and also to teach you to use your voice in a healthy age-appropriate way that will keep you singing for many years to come! As your teacher, I want your lesson to be more than just singing through a few songs. While what specifically happens during a voice lesson can vary greatly from student to student and from week to week, the overall structure of the lessons remains similar. We will always start with some combination of warm-ups for your breath, body, and voice. Just as you wouldn't go running without first stretching and warming up your muscles, you don't want to start singing full songs without first getting your body and voice warmed up. Warm-ups will also introduce you to new techniques for properly using your voice in a healthy and beautiful way. After warm-ups, we will work on songs. Typically, you will sing through the song once, and then we will go through it in small, manageable chunks, applying the techniques from the warm-ups to the songs. During the lesson we will also work on expression and acting. A song isn't just pretty notes—it tells a story. If it's a song from a musical, there's a specific character that sings it. It's your job as a singer to tell the story and to make it fun and exciting for the audience. While there's a lot of hard work that goes on during a lesson, voice lessons are lots of fun! As your teacher, I am here to encourage you, support you, and guide you in your vocal studies. I look forward to working with you soon!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music studio room, 2 full size keyboards, music stands, book shelf, desk, parking lots (free).
*** Specialties *** Classical, Music Theater, Jazz
Mary T July 13, 2016
Ms. Denise has been very encouraging and patient, especially because I am quite introverted and shy when it comes to projecting my voice. I have become more confident in my singing abilities, and am loving lessons (:
Monique P. July 13, 2016
In home Verified Student
Denise helped me improve my vocal style dramatically from day one. She is passionate and persistent and very experienced. She made me feel very comfortable singing with her even though I'm quite shy. I would highly recommend Denise to anyone.
Jared J. July 11, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Perfect for what was needed and was accomodating. Would use her again when back in town.
Bass/Guitar instructor w/ 15 years of teaching experience and previous member of a national touring band. Students who study with me will learn the basics behind playing music and how to set and accomplish personal goals in addition to learning how to play in a band while putting their musical knowledge to use.
*** Lesson Details *** I'm a fairly laid back instructor, however I am meticulous about the student getting the exercise correct and assimilating the info. I use a progressive curriculum starting from the basics and going to the advanced. After 3-6 months of study with me, guitarists
will be able to compose their own songs and will have learned basic soloing methods. Bass students will be able to compose simple walking lines over basic chord changes and have a good understanding of the bass guitar's function in a band setting.
*** Studio Equipment *** bass and guitar amp, music stand, sheet music books/magazines, home recording system w/ seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a guitar amp..I expect the student to have a guitar
*** Specialties *** Sight Reading, All Modern techniques Pertaining To Guitar and Bass... Specialize in the Rock/Funk Genre
Michael L. August 16, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Michael Z. April 11, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Very good lesson. Good mix of theory and practical application!!!! Would recommend Jorge to any bass player!!!
Sharmon R. March 6, 2014 Verified Student
Frankie is a very shy kid and doesn't warm up to many. He loves his lessons with Jorge and can't wait to go back to the next one. Frankie doesn't want to just learn how to play the guitar he also wanted to learn how to compose music. He is very pleased with what Jorge is teaching him and will continue to teach him.
I am currently a lecturer with the Tulane University Department of Music. I recently completed my Master's degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Akron where was a graduate assistant for oboe and music theory. There I taught private oboe students and provided music theory tutoring at all levels and also studied piano.
I am also magna cum laude graduate of Tulane University's School of Liberal Arts where I majored in Music Performance and minored in Economics and Business. I studied with oboist Jaren Atherholt of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Faina Lushtak at T
I am currently based in New Orleans and I perform with professional orchestras throughout the area and state of Louisiana. I am able to offer lessons at my home in Mid-City and am able to travel throughout the metropolitan area. I am frequently in the Baton Rouge and Lafeyette areas as well.
To be a successful oboist, you must have great oboe reeds and I provide handmade professional quality reeds at prices comparable to music stores. This can be discussed at your lesson!
Jody T. April 27, 2016
Online Verified Student
I've been teaching music for about a decade. During that time I've taught guitar privately and in masterclasses, theory and improvisation in a classroom setting, and coached ensembles. My teaching philosophy is focused entirely on helping my students attain their musical goals. Whether the goal is to play Carnegie Hall or play a few songs with friends around a campfire, I use my varied teaching and performing experience to help the student attain that goal through personalized lesson plans. Through this approach, I find students are able to stay engaged, have fun, and make exciting musical dis
coveries. Nothing is more gratifying to me as a teacher than to see someone have a breakthrough while learning to do something they enjoy!
My name is Grant Hudson and I’ve been helping students grow for over 10 years now! How time flies! I started playing music at age 9 and have been in love with it ever since, staying active in my local music scene as an instructor, performer, manager and booking agent.
In addition to freelance work, (weddings, jazz brunch gigs, etc.) I am the lead guitarist and manager for the funk band Captain Green and the soul project RetroFit. I attended Indiana University for jazz guitar and have studied under jazz greats Dan Miller, Corey Christiansen, and Oteil Burbridge.
I pride myself
in taking a students learning needs and using that as my basis for their specific lesson plan, always on a case-by-case basis tailored to each individual student. Everyone is at a different waypoint on their path so why would I use a predetermined formula to try and help them, am I right? I am excited to meet and grow with every single one of you, let's learn to love the life we have and let our studies become radiant!
I teach all kinds of disciplines from guitar, mandolin, banjo, and clarinet, to creative writing, meditation, and even astrology. If you have any questions about my teaching methods, skill level in a certain discipline, or anything thing you can think of I would be more than happy to answer you!
Musically yours, Grant
Sean June 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Grant put me at ease, especially after I found that I had inadvertently broken a string. I enjoyed the duel camera setup on his end that offered the study material and his face.
Dave June 12, 2016
Online Verified Student
Jack June 7, 2016
Online Verified Student
After only three lessons Grant had me playing chords and finger rolls. Grant is a super instructor who is well organized and very patient. Great investment of my time and money. Thanks Grant
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