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Bethany A. Bedford, MA

About Bethany

I started studying classical piano at the age of 6 and continued through high school before going on to study with Robert Shannon at Oberlin Conservatory, where I majored in music history and theory (as well as English and creative writing - I've always had a lot of interests!). I also sang in choirs from a early age, including my high school's Madrigal Singers, the MMEA Northeast District Chorus, and the Oberlin College Choir, a select group which performs regularly with the Cleveland Orchestra. After graduation, I tried out a variety of musical activities, including singing with a semi-professional a Capella group, None of the Above, and appearing in local community theatre productions. But I finally realized that I'm most comfortable behind a piano, whether playing and conducting for ...

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Ron E. October 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Voice lessons with Bethany were very good for me. She tailored our warm up exercises for my particular needs. She has good advice for breathing and vowel sounds for each piece and general advice for technique to make a piece sound better and be easier to sing. She also plays piano well for accompaniment. I hope to take lessons again with her soon.
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Renee M. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Vocal and Piano

Bethany Aiken is doing a wonderful job teaching my 9 year old daughter Amelia Miller piano and vocal lessons. Amelia really enjoys her sessions and is learning so much. Bethany is a very calm and patient instructor which puts my daughter at ease and she feels so comfortable.
Shawn M. Newtonville, MA

About Shawn

Hello! I am a professional working drummer with over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. My current band, Eight To The Bar, has been the winner of Best Band Connecticut for the past 5 years straight. We perform internationally in many venues, including festivals, casinos, and concert halls. The repertoire is diverse and challenging, drawing on the traditions of R&B, Swing and Motown. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons with me will be fun and constructive. I gear my lesson plan to your individual needs with a strong focus on fundamental technique, proper grip and stroke as well as helping you find your balance and relaxation behind the kit through posture and ergonomic set- up. We will be able to explore the techniques of your favorite drummers. Through my wide range of ...

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Lea F. December 26, 2012
Verified Student
Shawn teaches according to the learners needs .

Shawn reamined patient and thoughful during the instruction process.
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TinaB2 November 26, 2011
Shawn is great with my son who is 4.5 y/o..patience is everything when it comes to kids and he has tons of it!! My goal is for my son to be introduced to an instrument and have fun with it at this stage!!!
Sean L. Methuen, MA

About Sean

An advance jazz/pop guitarist who has experience in performing with great artist, and a drive for musical excellence. Sean has attended Berklee five week 3 times on full scholarship.

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Adam C. April 6, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Sean is a really cool teacher. he's very smart who can listen to a song and he can play + show the right notes . he can meet all my leason needs I THINK HE'S #1
Phil S. Wakefield, MA

About Phil

With over 15 years experience teaching guitar lessons full time and performing internationally, I have enjoyed working with students ranging from beginner to advanced in all styles whether it be Jazz, Rock , Heavy Metal, Folk, Blues and everything in between. It is my goal as a teacher to evaluate your existing level and work to inspire you and to help achieve your goals. Whether you want to study Jazz Improvisation, Van Halen, James Taylor, or Guns and Roses, I believe all styles are interconnected and your technique, theory, ear-training, and musicianship can be developed through any style that interests you. Above all else, learning how to play the guitar should be FUN and INSPIRING! So, contact me on take lessons and lets get started! Resume is available upon request. Thanks ...

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John F. January 8, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Although I'm not technically a student of Phil's, I learn a lot from him every time I play and teach with him. We perform regularly at Berklee, where I'm a professor, and we give concerts and masterclasses all over the Northeast together (most recent was at Cornell). Phil's a warmhearted, patient, brilliant teacher and an outstanding and creative musician, seamlessly putting together everything he knows--jazz, shredding, classical--there's no boundaries for him! He's great at explaining things, and he never belittles a question, no matter how dumb you might have thought it was. Phil's a great friend and a great teacher. -John Funkhouser, Berklee College of Music, Boston
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Mike W. December 23, 2014
Guitar · In studio
In addition to being the most talented guitarist and musician I have ever had the opportunity to play with, Phil is an astoundingly good teacher. I've played guitar for 8 years and taken private lessons the entire time. Phil has been my teacher for the past 2 years and in that time I have progressed as a musician more than I could have ever imagined. Phil has been the biggest factor in my decision to major in music, due to his unrivaled musical talent, his kind, unassuming, (and funny) demeanor and his seemingly limitless knowledge of the fretboard. He is well versed in so many genres of music, and has such an effortless grasp on improvisation. Any guitarist, from immediate beginners to seasoned professionals, can learn so much from Phil. Need I say more?
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Matt B. November 25, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Phil is the man! I had been playing for several years before I took lessons with him. He has introduced me to volumes of new music, helped me grow as an improviser, and even taught me how to read for the guitar (which was never my goal in taking lessons, but I'm very happy I can read now). He's helped to expand my playing by constantly introducing new and creative ideas in a supportive atmosphere.

Phil demonstrates a mastery of his instrument while always making his lessons accessible to the student. Definitely check this guy out if you want to reach the next level!
Dani F. Andover, MA

About Dani

Dani Fortner has a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor's from NYU. She has also studied hand drumming at Berklee. Dani prides herself on being a versatile percussionist and teacher, specializing in all styles of drum set, orchestral percussion, marimba, and hand drums. She now lives in the greater Boston area, where she performs and teaches regularly, as well as works full time at a percussion instrument manufacturing company. While she strives for each student to have an overall technical proficiency and ability to play all styles of music, she believes in tailoring her teaching method for each student based on their own goals and interests, rather than using one teaching template for all students.

Tina S. North Andover, MA

About Tina

Hi. I am a music conservatory graduate in piano performance and currently teach many children of different ages and abilities. My youngest students are 3-5 years old. I love playing the piano myself and it makes me feel great to be able to introduce the joys of the instrument to children and adults so they can experience the same enjoyment of having music be a part of their lives as I have. I am a very patient and understanding teacher and strive to make learning fun and enjoyable for everyone. Hope to hear from you!

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Jenae S. March 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Tina was a classmate of mine at the Longy School of Music. I have known her for over 10 years both as a musician and a friend. She has completed extensive training at Longy as a performer and teacher and is passionate about children's musical education. Students coming to Tina will find that she is a kind, encouraging professional who takes teaching seriously.

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