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Tom N.

23 Reviews
Sterling Heights, MI
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1963
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tom N.

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Classic rock, blues and jazz guitar methods, including ear training, improvising, and help with rhythm issues.

About Tom

I have been teaching guitar and piano for many years in the Metro Detroit area. I have also played professionally in many local nightclub and wedding bands as well as having toured with "Bob Seger" as his lead guitarist/writer/vocalist. I have done recording sessions for "Motown" as well as having

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Dave B.
Tom is an excellent teacher. He works great with my daughter. He is very talented and understands music. I highly recommend Tom.
Chris M.
Tom is a super nice guy with a great positive attitude and teaching style to match. He has lots of experience both playing and instructing. Two thumbs up!
Anya
Tom was absolutely fantastic. He seemed to be genuinely interested in my progress and just as excited as I was about me picking up the piano again - over 20 years since I’d last had lessons - which was an excellent motivator. I may have gone home and practices for a few hours. I look forward to continuing my lessons with him.
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Bill G.

42 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Greek
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bill G.

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Some students are content to play songs they know and love, and others want to create songs of their own and contribute as songwriters in their own right.
I greatly enjoy helping students find their own voice as writer, and open up an understanding of arrangement and construction in music. Some might make simple singer/songwriter songs, and others might want more elaborate compositions. I love both and teach them both

About Bill

Guitarist/Songwriter Bill G. is a versatile and experienced instructor, who's been playing and teaching guitar for over 20 years, and is fluent in everything from finger style Classical/Flamenco and Folk guitar, to Jazz, all Rock(from classic to modern Alternative/Indie), and various World music st

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Ian
Bill is a great teacher. He is able to teach whatever songs or style of music you are looking for. He is extremely helpful and makes the lessons really fun and enjoyable. He is very accommodating and ensures you are understanding what he taught. Overall, I really enjoyed my lessons and I highly recommend him.
Joel R.
Bill is a delight to work with, he is patient and thoughtful. I am very pleased and fortuned to have found him as my teacher.
Sam Y.
What a great teacher! He has several decades of experience in playing and teaching and it shows. He plays effortlessly and is very patient. He would be the ideal teacher for someone who is either new or already experienced with the guitar. Also, I feel like he can play most any song (and coming from a 70s/80s rock/metal fan, it's great). If you're on the fence about learning or continuing with lessons, give him a shot. You won't be disappointed!

Brandon S.

10 Reviews
Oak Park, MI
Starting at $55
  • Speaks The Language of Music ;), English
  • Marketing from Davenport University
  • Teaches students 10 to 45
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Brandon S.

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How to enter in and out of songwriter mode, how to heighten creativity, brainstorming melodies and lyrics, creative timing (rhythm), capitalizing on inspiration, meeting deadlines and more.

About Brandon

My students are guided along a comprehensive artist development experience that consists of voice development, stage presence, songwriting and finishing school. I've been a songwriter/vocal producer for 20 years having written songs for The Backstreet Boys, Trey Songz and more. I've studied the

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Jake
Brandon has done an amazing job turning my awful singing into something respectable. He has a sharp ear for voice issues and plenty of drills and tips for bringing out your best voice. I strongly recommend his coaching.
Nia P.
I love the experience and the feel. I have already learned so much with just 3 lessons! I definitely recommend to anyone who truly wants to be better and improve themselves as an artist/vocalist.
Liz
I went in super nervous. Walked out feeling excited and more confident! He’s an excellent teacher and I look forward to more sessions.

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Maggie G.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence from Iowa State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maggie G.

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I have been teaching violin for 3 years. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons this year, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever.

I teach using the Suzuki Method and See Saw exercise books. I love to teach students of any age - adults and kids. For younger students, I recommend a parent be present to help with lesson setup and note-taking. You're welcome to sit in on the whole lesson or just the first and last 5 minutes or so.

Also, I love introducing students to alternative styles of violin. Want to learn how to play in a rock band? I can help! Want to play by ear and jam? We can do that too!

No matter your end goal, we'll work on posture and playing technique to help you achieve a beautiful sound and comfortable playing. We'll also work on basic music theory and note-reading.

I look forward to meeting you!

About Maggie

I have been teaching violin for several years. Due to COVID, I switched to Zoom lessons this year, and it has been surprisingly awesome! Anything I teach in person translates to Zoom, and this makes learning the violin more accessible than ever. I teach using the Suzuki Method and See Saw exerci

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Liz
Maggie gave me violin lessons way back when I was in high school, and when I decided to pick up my violin again as an adult, Maggie was the first person I thought of to call. I don't know where I would be as a student without Maggie's patient, consistent, and thoughtful teaching style. I have ADHD and carry a lot of insecurities from childhood about my ability to stick with an instrument, and Maggie meets me where I am every single time. Maggie listens to my goals with the instrument and tailors lesson plans and teaching styles to my specific needs.

10/10 would lesson again -- especially for students that are daunted by the process of learning an instrument or who will benefit from a compassionate, trauma-informed educator who has experience working with neurodivergent students.
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Maggie is an excellent teacher! Super patient and great at breaking things down into parts that are easy to pick up and remember. I'm often a very frustrated learner, but Maggie has been amazing about encouraging at the exact moment it's needed (often before I even fully realise I need it!). Starting to learn violin as an adult was daunting, but something I had wanted to do since I was young, but it hasn't been the impossible task I thought it would be -- and that's definitely due to having engaging instruction that makes learning both challenging and fun!
Leah Jardon Juarez
I have been with maggie for 1 year now and she has showed me so much She explains everything so so good she does lovely complements she has patience I love learning with maggie she is the best violin teacher I have ever gotten she is really kind I have learned so so so much I would never ever change my teacher I love her 😊 I love learning with her she’s the best teacher! I know you will love her too!

Trishani P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Gujarati
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Trishani P.

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I started playing the flute at a young age and I have since developed a passion for music. The flute is such a unique instrument, yet it looks so simple. I believe that the best way to learn is by making it something you enjoy. This entails having fun and understanding that the path to success comes with both highs and lows.

About Trishani

I have been playing the flute for 10 years and have learned so many new things about music and from the relationships I've made with people. I have experience working with young children in preschools and in elementary schools. Learning the flute has helped me learn to play other instruments like t

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Donna W.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Awarded 2nd Place, Oregon State Fiddle Contest from Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Donna W.

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Come and play the violin! There is so much music out there, and if you can even sort of sing a melody, there is a way to get it into your fingers. If you are already playing and want to improve, or expand what you have, you can go for it!

About Donna

I love teaching and sharing my love for music. I have taught violin/fiddle to students as young as 3, and as old as 92, and had fun with all of my students. I love seeing the enthusiasm grow in absolute beginners, adults as well as children, and encouraging them to find their own joy in music. I

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Joanne
Donna is very personable, encouraging and helpful.
Anastasia M.
Donna is a very caring attentive teacher. She is very inspiring and full of knowledge. We see progress right away. I highly recommend Donna for violin lessons. She provides a fun learning experience!
Meg
She knows how to identify what style of learning is appropriate. She knows how to listen, and how to determine what the goals are. She doesn't impose an agenda, but is committed to helping the learner acquire technical skills while making lessons fun and productive. Top marks!

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"Donygi is so patient. Yet firm. I love taking lessons with her."
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"Dave is a great role model."
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Took Piano lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"Robert is very nice and polite. I think the lesson was sufficient for the first lesson. He gave me homework to work on the D, G, and C chords. We went over the right hand numbering PIMA. I need to determine what my goals are in playing the guitar."
Twyla
Took Guitar lessons from Robert C.
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"Matthew is a great teacher and very patient. He is encouraging and takes his time out to learn his students. Thank you Matthew!"
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Took Piano lessons from Matthew G.
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"Great first lesson! Got me going and feeling comfortable. He has vast experience, and comfortable teaching style, but keeps me moving forward. Very Happy!"
Paul
Took Upright Bass lessons from Shawn G.
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"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
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Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
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"Dave's lessons are solid and fun. He has the ability to turn something overwhelming into manageable steps. I also appreciate that he pays attention to my playing and emphasizes good forms. Great teacher."
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Took Electric Guitar lessons from Dave B.
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"Cara was wonderful with my son. He has aspergers and she was very patient with him. She was able to connect with him and make it a great deal of fun for him."
Michael
Took Piano lessons from Cara A.
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"Couldn't have asked for more!

We found Jessica through the Suzuki Association Directory. I was looking for a teacher that taught through the Suzuki method and she ended up being a perfect fit for my VERY energetic son. Patient, flexible (lessons in our home), laidback and even willing to drop by on her free time to fix a few broken strings and stray bridges
We could definitely hear my sons progress after each lesson...very pleased and would definitely recommend!!! :-)"
Linda
Took Viola lessons from Jessica B.
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Music Lessons in Detroit, MI

Detroit has been home to some of the biggest names in music, covering every genre imaginable. From Aretha Franklin singing in her father’s church, to Diana Ross becoming one of Motown’s biggest successes, to Madonna born and raised in Michigan and to Eminem’s hip hop legacy, Detroit boasts musicians that will be remembered throughout history.

Detroit is a music town, and if you’re into music, you know that learning from experienced musicians can boost your path to proficiency no matter what your instrument. With the venues and musical acts that abound in the city, if you’re looking for Detroit music lessons, you’ve got a wide and varied range of talented musicians to learn from. And TakeLessons is here to help you find a talented instructor near you!

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certification process to find teachers who are professional and passionate about music education. Our Detroit music instructors teach piano, singing, violin, cello, bass and many more subjects. We also have professionals who teach music theory to help those aspiring songwriters.

We are passionate about helping you fulfill your musical goals, no matter what they are. We welcome all ages and all talent levels and customize the lessons specifically for you. Whether you’re a beginner ready to jump in, or an experienced musician just brushing up, we can find a teacher in the area to help you meet your goals.

We have music instructors in Detroit, as well as nearby in Grosse Pointe, Utica, Plymouth and Waterford. To get started at TakeLessons, simply select your location and browse our roster to find a great teacher near you. Our student counselors will help with the initial correspondence and details, making the process easy and efficient. You'll also have access to your personal online account to track payments and schedules, along with lesson journals and other resources. Start your journey to finding the right Detroit music teacher today!

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