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Gary J.

Jenison, MI
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gary J.

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I work with my students to help them develop their own expressive musical voices. We will use technical exercises, etudes, solo pieces, and other repertoire to give students the knowledge and tools to approach any challenge!

I have 15 years of experience teaching all levels of clarinet students, including everyone from absolute beginners to advanced collegiate players. My junior high and high school students regularly place highly in state Solo & Ensemble and All-State festivals, and have been accepted into top university music programs. My college students have won national competitions, been accepted into summer music festivals, and have been placed in major graduate programs with full scholarship.

I look forward to getting to know each student individually so that we can work together to make them into the best clarinetists, musicians, and artists they can be!

About Gary

I am a clarinetist and educator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I teach clarinet and general music courses at Grand Valley State University. As an orchestral musician, I am the 2nd/Eb clarinetist with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, a position I previously held with the Sioux City Symphon

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Krystal T.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Theater/Film/Singing from University Center of performing Arts
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Krystal T.

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My name is Krystal Turner, and I am a published singer/songwriter/ and actor from South Florida.
I have performed in multiple theater, film, and commercial productions.
I have music engineering experience with Ableton.
Along with singing and acting, I also play guitar, and ukulele.

My singing lessons include, vocal warmups & daily exercises, and vocal history.
My intention is to assist and guide my students so they can achieve their goals. (I ask my students to write 3-5 goals they wish to achieve while working with me)

All is possible and there is no limit once you have your mindset focused on success.

About Krystal

Hey! Hi! Nice to work with you! My name is Krystal, and I'm a singer/songwriter & actor from humid South Florida. Along with singing, acting, and trying to dance (sorry I actually cant dance) I also play guitar, ukulele, and some piano. I look forward to strengthen your vocals, and having yo

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Jake M
Absolutely wonderful working with Krystal! She gave a lesson to my 3 daughters and was patient, kind, and very receptive. She arrived on time and stayed for the duration of the lesson giving her full attention to my daughters. Really look forward to continue working with her.
Jamie
Love Krystals way of teaching. She has definitely taken my skill to another level!
Tara P
Krystal is awesome to work with!! Very talented and very patient with you! Love working with her.
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Alex M.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
  • Teaching since 2003
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Alex M.

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Serving as both a Music Theory tutor & as a professional music transcriber, I have been teaching Ear Training tactics since 2007. In our lessons, we will study more efficient ways to hear intervals, chord tonalities, meter/tempo, key centers & accidentals. Whether on paper, at your instrument or in your mind's ear, Ear Training is a quintessential skill every musician should develop & be ever-sharpening.

About Alex

My name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in 2

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
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Donnie E.

142 Reviews
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  • Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Donnie E.

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I teach everything from basic chords to advanced lead guitar. If you have a desire to improve your skills and learn to play with the best sign up now!

Check out my videos below to see what I can do!

About Donnie

Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for 5 years and have loved helping my students, Kevin, Andrew, and Avery (all of whom have left 5-star reviews) reach their goals! I strive to not only give my students exercises and riffs to learn, but to teach t

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Vince
Donnie’s an excellent teacher. I’m amazed at what he’s been able help me learn in only a few short weeks. I’m fortunate to have him as my instructor.
Sandra
you are the best guitar teacher
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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
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Dennis B.

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I teach some music theory as part of the ongoing lessons to almost all students but I encourage those who are interested to study the subject more thoroughly. I use the book 'GETTING MUSIC' which I co-authored (published in 2014) as the textbook for theory study as it provides a strong grounding and understanding of notation, scale construction, interval construction, chord construction and an overview of basic harmony principles and practices.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age,

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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LK F.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
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LK F.

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I have been teaching over 20 years as a coach and as a University professor. I am an Equity actor myself as well as a professional playright, drama critic and director. I know this business and am passionate about helping you succeed.

About LK

I am a singer-pianist-actor Or a pianist-singer-actor. :-) I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater. I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature. i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a pr

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ESIBELLA R.
Great teacher, great experience!!!
Lauren
I am so very glad I found LK! She is a great teacher and will get you singing your best.
Stephanie
LK was way more amazing than I even expected. She is a wonderful teacher who definitely knows what she is doing. I can't wait for my next lesson!

I was really scared to take lessons and feel embarrassed but she made me feel so comfortable.

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