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Popular Music Theory Teachers in South Lyon, MI

Kathy B.

31 Reviews
Detroit, MI
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Sign Language for the Deaf, Sign Language for the Deaf
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 7 to 76
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Kathy B.

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I have been teaching music lessons both privately in schools and in my home for over ten years.
I take beginners as well as intermediate students.
The students learn the lines and spaces of both Treble and Bass Clefs with me during their regular music lesson. They also learn the note values and the time and key signatures in both clefs. This is done at the same time of their music lesson.
I also use the tool of Music Ace Deluxe for their computer, which the students find a lot of fun, and it is a easy way to remember the theory that they have learned in their lesson. I also teach music theory as a memory skill by use of some games and flash cards. Music Theory is something they they will use for the rest of their lives.

About Kathy

I am a patient, enthusiastic teacher in the following areas: piano, violin, cello, drums, music history, and music theory. I have taught vocal and instrumental music in both Catholic and Public schools, and in after-school programs, for 20 years, and have been giving private lessons for 9 years. I

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Cynthia O.
A great passionate violin instructor.
Loquacious, but each moment of verbal conversation has a message that leads to the musical lessons of the day. I really appreciate her knowledge and skill. I am often reminiscent of my violin instructor as a child. Each session leaves me with the zeal to practice hard in eager preparation
for the next.
Robert
Kathy is a kind, patient and methodical teacher. She develops your piano skills with a structured program of theory and exercises geared toward constant improvement. She has helped me improve my piano technique throughout our time together. I have been able to play increasingly challenging pieces on a regular basis with her. I look forward to steadily improving my piano skills.
Robert Bilenchi
I have recently returned from a week long stay at the Sonatina Piano Camp in Bennington VT and would like to notify all those piano students who may read this review as to the wonderful experience attending this camp can be. The camp takes adult piano students at all piano skill levels from beginner to well accomplished. Students stay in shared rooms (2-4 persons) which includes a piano in every room. Attendance is usually 18- 27 persons. The mansion itself is home to approx. 30 pianos. All meals are provided (and are outstanding) as well as piano classes and 4 lessons with concert pianists or university piano professors. Ample time is provided to practice a performance piece for the end of week performance night. Master classes are given on several evenings for those wishing to perform a work in progress piece for the attendees and the camp owner providing a public lesson.
I have found that the attending student group to be extremely supportive to all other students especially to those experiencing performance anxiety. Repeating attendees (from all over the country) have formed lasting friendships among themselves which have endured for years. Eight week long sessions are given throughout the year. In addition there are summer sessions for school aged youth
and also 4 short week sessions for those wishing to try a sampling of the camp. This past January was my 3rd year attending the camp and I will be returning again next year. My experiences at the camp have been truly unforgettable. More information can be obtained at Sonatina.com
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Benjamin M.

33 Reviews
Detroit, MI
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Benjamin M.

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As a Composer, I have been schooled in Music Theory and 12-tone Theory. I have also developed an Interval Method that is uniquely mine. I currently teach all three theories.

About Benjamin

Hello Future Students! Whether you want to pursue a Musical Career or simply learn how to Play your Favorite Tunes for friends and family, I am here as your Teacher and Guide. I teach at my own home, at the Student's home or through the use of Skype. I am originally from Ann Arbor. I spent

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Bryan P.
Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Charlie and Cindy
We had our first saxophone lesson with Benjamin today and it was excellent! He is clearly a master that can assess a student’s skill level and adapt the lesson to suit their needs. He is just what we needed :)
Bryan K.
30 lessons for my high school son with Ben. Excellent teacher. Always on time. Very professional. Baritone Sax. Highly recomend. Will be getting more lessons with Ben.
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Bill G.

40 Reviews
Troy, MI
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Greek
  • General studies from Oakland
  • 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.

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving South Lyon, MI

Tammy Y.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tammy Y.

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I have experience teaching music theory within flute lessons as well as in the university classroom (music theory sequence, form and analysis).

About Tammy

Tammy Evans Yonce, an Atlanta native, is a flutist, collaborative musician, writer, professor, and Fulbright Scholar. She is a dedicated new music performer who is particularly interested in the commissioning and teaching of new music. Dr. Yonce has commissioned over two dozen works involving flute

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Paul R.
Tammy exceeded my expectations . She is a very talented teacher and I look forward to learning how to play the flute competently.
Stephanie H.
I feel very fortunate to have had Tammy as my dear friend and colleague for years. She possesses a contagious passion and enthusiasm for her craft. She is an absolutely inspiring performer and a very knowledgeable, gifted teacher. I recommend her wholeheartedly!
Cory W.
Ask any musician, and they will tell you that making the choice to invest in a private music instructor is a critical step in growth and development--no matter the individual's age or experience level. When you're devoting time and energy into bettering yourself, you want to know that you're learning from a friendly, accessible, and most of all qualified, teacher. Dr. Tammy Y. is all of these things and much more.

Dr. Tammy Y. never failed to challenge me in the pieces she assigned, never failed to help me prepare to my very best ability for auditions or recitals, and never failed to give her honest and helpful critique and advice to help me advance as a flutist.

To anyone looking for a private flute instructor, I would recommend highly, wholeheartedly, and very enthusiastically to learn from this amazing teacher and performer. So whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, young or old, Dr. Tammy Y. provides the very best resources and sets the highest expectations for her students.

Robert M.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship Scholarship from Texas Christian University School of Music
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Robert M.

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I enjoy sharing the necessary knowledge of music theory and history as it applies to all music forms. Luckily, i find teaching music theory through playing and improvising is best without having to be bore down with too much reading and text.

About Robert

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Music Education from Texas Christian University. My previous career roles include being Children's Choir Director for All Saints Catholic School (2015-16), instructor at Cool Cats, General Mus

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Isidro V.
Very encouraging with my dad. He gave him confidence and positive reinforcement. And very thankful he was so flexible with scheduling.
Robert Turner
He did a good job
Gay
Excellent teacher and very patient.
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Brendan M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Brendan M.

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Greetings, my name is Brendan and I'm thrilled to be considered as a potential facilitator on your musical journeys. I have a strong foundation in Music Theory and have spent the past two years as the music department tutor for MiraCosta College. In 2019 I obtained my Associates Degree in Jazz Performance. Currently, I am a student at Cal Poly Pomona and am working towards getting my Bachelor's Degree in music composition.

About Brendan

I am a professional bass player, and current University Student at Cal Poly Pomona. In 2019 I graduated from Mira Costa College with an Associates Degree in Music (In Jazz performance)> Bass students can expect a customized approach towards achieving their musical goal. I believe that learning

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in South Lyon, MI

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in South Lyon 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.
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"It has been a few years since our daughter, Michaela, took piano and music theory classes from Howard Richman. However, hardly a day goes by when she is not using something that she has learned from him. Whether she is writing a song, composing music, producing a track, playing the piano, singing, rehearsing, performing, etc…it always involves some aspect of her lessons with Howard. She is always referencing material from her classes with him. The enjoyment and confidence that Howard instills in his students, through his methods of teaching, truly must last a lifetime. Going to Howard was one of the best decisions that we have made regarding Michaela's career. In fact, as it turns out, it was a life changing experience for her. Needless to say, we have the very highest recommendation for Howard Richman."
Anchalina
Took Music Theory lessons from Howard R.
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"When looking for an instructor what is best to find is knowledge of the subject. When it comes to Mr. Newbold, he delivers; Whether it be current or past. He has had outstanding experience with acclimating to every student's needs and learning style. He provides a great environment/atmosphere which is critical to learning. If his credentials don't speak enough, then his personal musical talent should."
MacKenzie
Took Music Theory lessons from Dustin N.
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"I started taking guitar lessons for the first time 10 months ago and am thankful I found such a great teacher in Ahmad. His positive attitude and love of music helps me stay engaged and lessons are productive and fun.

One of the great things about Ahmad is he listens to you and adjusts lesson content based on the feedback you provide. His ability to listen allows Ahmad to deliver a personalized lesson plan that incorporates your goals and gets you excited about what you are working on.

Ahmad also has taught me techniques to prevent and address minor aches that come up while learning to play. He takes this seriously and shows you how to prevent and resolve any issues that come up.

Overall, taking lessons from Ahmad has been a very positive experience. I look forward to continuing working with him to get better."
Shawn
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jillian's really smart and nice

I started taking lessons with Jillian around when i started high school a couple years ago. I play french horn in school, and I'm considering studying music in college, so I definitely needed to know more music theory. I play guitar too, so we started studying songwriting, too, so that I can write some songs with my band. Jillian's so nice, and really smart, so she makes it really easy to learn! I really like classes with her."
Eugene
Took Music Theory lessons from Jillian V.
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"Without Jeremy, I never would've gotten my Master's Degree. As I was preparing for my comprehensive exams in music performance, I had five pieces ranging from Medieval all the way through 20th century that had to be studied and analyzed for the music theory section of my exam. Jeremy was able to help me (and my entire study group) by teaching us in a knowledgeable, yet approachable way. He has a great deal of patience and a very kind demeanor. I wish I had encountered a teacher like him while in my undergrad music studies. He simplified so many of the concepts and ideas of music theory which really helped me to understand the analysis process and gave me full confidence when taking my comprehensive exams. He never made me feel stupid when asking questions and even when he had to explain the same concept over and over (which that happened often) he never lost his patience. He is so incredibly knowledgeable as a musician and such a delightfully kind person."
Christy
Took Music Theory lessons from Jeremy M.
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"The lessons (piano & music theory) I learned from Buzz Amato was the sole reason I got signed to a label & was able to produce 2 Billboard charted singles (which he co-produced with me). I now tour the world djing and produce with talented artists that come to me based off my musical knowledge, that I received from Buzz. I can honestly say NONE of this would happen without the musical instruction of Buzz. Thank you Buzz!"
Aaron 'DJ Kidd Star' Payes
Took Music Theory lessons from Buzz A.
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"Devin is so personable and easy-going! He was prepared for our lessons and helped me better understand the material. He's the best!"
Vanessa
Took Music Theory lessons from Devin A.
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"Extremely supportive, positive, encouraging teacher. We worked on form and theory, and always left me with things to work on until our next lesson. Really helped me get started. Thanks Victor!"
Adin
Took Music Theory lessons from Victor M.
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"Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
Ralph A Famiglietti."
Ralph
Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Bill is an excellent teacher! He caters the lessons to what you want to learn and sure knows how to teach. I like that Bill was able to highlight my strengths while still challenging and bettering my weaknesses. Highly recommend lessons with him!"
Jonathan Miller
Took Music Theory lessons from Bill G.
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