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Bill G.

40 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Greek
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Michigan & North American: All categories(Level of study, sight reading, and age) from American Guild Of Music
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Bill G.

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This is great for all students of guitar and music in general. It helps the student understand the mechanics of the instrument; and how music in general works and blends those sounds we love.
I highly recommend at least a basic idea of music theory for all students.

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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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!
Dan P.
I’ve really enjoyed my lessons with Bill. Learned a ton from him so far and appreciate his patient, calm manner
Kerrie S.
Bill is easy to work with and very patient. He is also great at teaching you chords and strumming patterns while learning songs you enjoy.

Nicholas C.

37 Reviews
Madison Heights, MI
Starting at $20
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Bachelors of Music from Wayne State University
  • Awarded Full-Tuition Scholarship from Bowling Green State University
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Nicholas C.

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Having complete the full course of undergraduate music theory, I have a firm handle on both classical theory as well as jazz theory and harmony, and can both help students prepare for tests, as well as teach them how to apply that theory to enhance the music that they play in their everyday lives.

About Nicholas

Detroit native, Nicholas C. K., demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to studies at both Columbia University in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Since age 16 Nic has toured the country sharing the stage with a

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Rebecca C.
He is great
Eugenia W.
He is professional and patient yet he meets you where you are. I had played piano many years ago and he quickly assessed where I am today and asked what I wanted to accomplish at this point. He showed me things that I was never taught all those years ago. He is kind and so easy to work with. Can't say enough about him. Wasn't sure if I could play again after so many years. I have had hand surgery and can't wait to continue my lessons. He showed me that I can. Great for this old lady, I mean elderly person.
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Cheryl M.

9 Reviews
Detroit, MI
Starting at $35
  • Speaks I had French in High School and College!
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major (Music) ; Bachelor of Music, Major (Performance,organ) from Wayne State University
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Cheryl M.

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With over several decades of theory knowledge from early beginners to junior college level, I start at any level and move from the known to the unknown. I make sure that the basics are covered before moving on to greater challenges.

About Cheryl

I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies

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Lakeeta W.
Cheryl was very patient with me during our first lesson. She’s a really good and nice teacher I wish I was able to still go to her but I can’t due to my new schedule
Kourtney
So far so good. Was excited to get home and try out what I learned and have practiced everyday so far. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Jacob M.
All I can say is wow , Cheryl is a fantastic teacher with a great deal of patience and very skillful at finding the best approach for each student .Just the 1st lesson and I'm eager to get home and begin practicing .

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Rochester, MI

Sam K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam K.

7 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

The student will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and form of music, which will enhance their composing and playing.

About Sam

They say PLAY music because it is supposed to be fun! Whether you've been playing for years or haven't even touched a guitar yet - we will get started right away enhancing the enjoyment you get from your guitar. Anyone can play, ANYONE. Beginners - I'll have you improvising music in 5 minutes.

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Stewart
He knows what it will take for you to become better. Super friendly, excellent teacher.
Adma
I have had many guitar teachers, Sam is by far, the best. He isn't just teaching me how to play guitar, he is teaching me how to be a musician. I look forward to my lesson each week.
Jared
Sam always goes above and beyond, he answers any questions I have throughout the week, via email and is sincerely interested in enhancing in my musicianship. He has a depth of knowledge that only comes from experience.

Nick D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Bachelor of Music - Music Education from University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick D.

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About Nick

Nick is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Music Education from Florida State University. Previously, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor's degree in Music Education, taught high school and middle school band and guitar for 3 years in Austin, TX, most recently earning

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Ryan
Very helpful and patient Ryan has also taken piano for 3 yrs and Nick was helpful in showing Ryan how reading music on both instruments worked and fingering.Ryan is 10
Jacquie N.
I was a little nervous how to start my new lesson, he is pretty good in breaking the ice to make you feel comfortable!
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Chelsea B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Chelsea B.

17 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

Basic theory stills:
-Note identification
-Rhythm
-Sight Reading
-Sight Singing
-Harmonic Analysis

Intermediate to Advanced Theory Skills
-Part Writing/Harmonic Analysis
-Structure/Form Analysis

About Chelsea

Let's make some music together!!! Here's the why and how: As an educator, I've had experience teaching both young children and adults in many settings, whether it be in a classroom, small group lesson, or one-on-one. I pride myself on providing lessons that are uniquely individual and foster a

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Ezra ..
Chelsea is a tremendous teacher, with sympathy and patience for my absurd schedule and difficulty reading music.
Elian S.
I had a really great time and she explained so much to me that I wasn't really clear on.
Fiona C.
I needed last minute coaching for an upcoming audition and was feeling unprepared and frazzled. Chelsea easily knew what I needed. She made recommendations, was wonderfully engaging, and her insight and ear highlighted some important tweaks that I would have overlooked in my haste to prepare. After just one session I felt clearer, calmer, and considerably more confident. Bonus: Chelsea is incredibly kind, fun to work with and makes you feel you already know one another. Chelsea has my highest recommendation

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Rochester, MI

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Rochester is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$52 average
60 min
$65 average

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"I was a music student at Azusa Pacific University and Adam Tune helped me with Music Theory for two semesters. He is very knowledgeable of the subject, and has a clear, friendly, and logical teaching approach that makes the experience fun. He can explain topics and concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
He is also very knowledgeable in music composition, arranging, and in the use of Logic Pro software that he could use while teaching theory."
Gilbert
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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"I play in a rock band that wanted to add some Sinatra type jazz songs to our repertoire. I was tasked to play bass with which I had very little experience. I decided to take some lessons with Gary to learn a little jazz theory and technique. He was a wonderful teacher. He focused in on exactly what I needed quickly and pointed me toward resources that I could use to improve. Despite my limited abilities, Gary was always patient and displayed good humor. When I needed him to write a bass line for me quickly so that I could take it on vacation, he made the time to make sure that I had what I needed. I enjoyed our lessons and recommend him highly. Gary is a teacher who truly cares about his students."
Steven
Took Music Theory lessons from Gary R.
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"Very patient with me. I'm not the fastest learner, so Michelle's delicate and meticulous approach was very effective."
Jose
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Thank you Daniel!

Daniel is a great teacher. His background and knowledge on Music Theory is phenomenal and helped me take my playing and writing to the next level.

Highly recommend!"
Jay
Took Music Theory lessons from Daniel O.
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"Gleb is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor, able to explain complicated aspects of music theory in very simple terms. Highly recommended to anyone, regardless your level of proficiency or age."
Mike
Took Music Theory lessons from Gleb V.
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"Tamari is very knowledgeable to music theory, and she is able to turn the deep theory into plain and fun language that children can easily understand. She is also very patient and nice. Our kid is really enjoying her class."
Joanna
Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Steph is very knowledgeable about singing and music. She has a wonderful personality that is very encouraging to her students. I strongly suggest that you take lessons with her!!!!"
Carson
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Kelly really knows her theory, inside and out. And she can explain how it all works. It's much easier to memorize a piece once you understand the theory behind it: the progression of the chords, and their functions. I wish my former teachers had known theory instead of making me memorize all those notes with no explanation."
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Kelly A.
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"Steve is a fabulous teacher and is so very patient with me. I have learned so much with only three lessons, and can't wait to learn more from him."
Renee
Took Music Theory lessons from Steve P.
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