Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Ashley
"Amazing teacher - Professional - Really knows how to teach
I started flute lessons with Julie when I was in 7th grade. She helped boost my confidence in
playing the flute and over time set me in the right direction for the elite high school music program which I am in now. Our lessons were always on time. She would help me work on sight reading and music pieces I was struggling with while correcting some of my bad habits. I was very comfortable asking any question and her teaching style was easy for me to understand and follow. Every week I looked forward to my lesson with her. Over time I was amazed at how much better I was playing. She was very knowledgeable of the audition requirements for music students preparing for more advanced opportunities. She even helped me with the audition piece for the BCMEA festival, (Bucks County Music Educators' Association), which I was selected and performed in.
In summary â Julie is a great teacher. She is very knowledgeable in other instruments, too. She also helped me start to play the piccolo along with my flute lessons. In addition to playing the flute, I now play piccolo in the high school marching band. I will always be grateful for the support and outstanding lessons she provided for me."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Cornelia
"He is an outstanding teacher.
He is an outstanding teacher, he really cares about his students that he teaches. He has very effective ways of explaining
things. He is very reliable and very enthusiastic."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by anna
"The fantastic piano teacher
Hello , My kids have been taking a piano lesson with Mrs.Mendoza over two years. I am very pleased with Mrs.Mendoza's profess
ionalism of teaching piano,her passion working with kids, her ability to guide kids through music world. I highly recommend Mrs.Mendoza to anyone."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Peter
"Glad she doesn't mind working with beginners
Not sure what to say except just want to make sure everyone knows how great Michelle is. Am a total beginner
and feel totally like fish out of water. All I have on my side is willingness. Am trusting Michelle will continue to provide the support and tools to learn how to speak and sing. Could not be more pleased and all though have only had 2 lessons so far, seems like she really goes above and beyond and that she does really care. Definitely definitely highly recommend."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by George
"Steve G: A Superb Instructor
I'm a student of Steve G.'s and am in my 40's. I had previously taken classical piano lessons from the age of 7 until 18, bu
t I wanted to try my hand at guitar. Having come from a long line of teachers in my own family, I am well acquainted with the great (but often under-appreciated) skill it requires to be a quality instructor of any kind. A superb instructor (like Steve G.) should possess the following qualities:
1. Patient: Prodigies or masters of their art often lack the ability to convey their ability on a small scale to their pupils. Steve is an amazing performer and artist, and yet he is humble enough to walk alongside you, particularly when you are establishing the fundamentals of guitar technique. He will find the areas that need work and allow you to see how a small amount of persistence can result in large gains.
2. Encouraging: Steve is always optimistic. You can feel his passion for music in every word he speaks. He has the rare gift of making you see the flashes of your own talent, and he will help you build on those. He will not only help you figure out ways to overcome your obstacles in playing, but he will also deepen your appreciation of the instrument itself. He even went with me to the store to pick out an awesome acoustic guitar!
3. Individualizing: Steve doesn't have a once-size-fits-all method of teaching. He is a very keen and observant instructor who will challenge you based on your progress as well as your natural abilities. He will get to know you as a human being and as a budding artist. He will find ways to allow you to take your own inspirations and use them to drive you forward in your musical exploration.
4. Exemplary: Steve has tremendous integrity, not only as an artist but also as a professional instructor. He is also a tremendous guitarist with a broad repertoire, and watching him play will motivate you to become even better.
I hope this review is helpful to anyone who is considering taking lessons. Sign up with Steve and you won't regret it! Good luck on your journey!"
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Patricia
"Excellent Teacher and wonderful person
Erin is a great teacher. She's helpful, encouraging and has many different methods for getting an idea across.
e's also a great person. I have a few health issues that often create scheduling issues. She's always very patient with that aspect."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by William
"my 10 year old loved it"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Sebastián
When I started taking lessons from Ray I was playing the electric guitar, although I had a classical guitar in my house I did not play i
t that often. I took my classical guitar once to class and then I started to learn how to play the classical guitar. I went from playing basic peaces of music to playing Minuet in G in a short time. From playing electric guitar about 3 or 4 years to playing classical music in about 1.5 to 2 years. Ray has helped me to increase my knowledge of music."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Serge
Dan Hegelund is an effective communicator with strong emotional intelligence skills. Dan has a special way with youth, with an abil
ity to inspire, motivate, and teach. I am impressed with his pedagogic skill, both relating to the individual and to a group. Dan is responsible, efficient, and sympathetic. I give Dan Hegelund my strong recommendation."
Hi, my name is Cindi C., and I have loved music for as long as I can remember! As a child I loved to sing with the radio, and belt out hymns as loud as I could from the backyard. My mom enrolled me
in dance class at the age of 3, and I loved dancing and performing! At age 7, a classmate played the piano in our music class one day, and I fell in love with it! I started taking lessons on the piano, and 3 years later started learning how to play the flute. In high school I started teaching piano lessons, and have been doing it on and off for about 30 years. My years of experience have definitely helped me to become a better teacher. I try my best to be very patient and compassionate with my students, and I tailor the lessons to meet their individual needs and goals. I want my students to have fun at their lessons, so I will play music games with them to help them memorize notes on the staff and rhythms. I also try to find out what music they like, and find music or write music that they would enjoy learning to play.
When I was in high school I decided I wanted to major in music at college and began working toward that goal. I won a piano accompaniment scholarship at Northeast Missouri State University ( now called Truman State University), and there I majored in music education. Piano was my main instrument, and flute was my secondary instrument. I played my flute in marching and concert band, accompanied many different soloists on the piano as well as our show choir, and sang in the acapella choir. I have been playing and performing ever since! Now I teach a children's choir at my church, play the flute in our church orchestra, and play in the Gainesville Flute choir. I enjoy teaching both the piano and the flute to young and old alike! I would love to share my joy of music with you!
*** Lesson Details *** Our lessons will be a time of fun and creative ways to learn to play the music that you love! Our first lesson we will talk about your goals, and then I will recommend music methods based on those goals.
I tailor the lessons to fit each child or adults individual needs and wants. I use flashcards and play games to help you to learn your music facts, and also use a music theory book to help you learn basic music symbols and notes.
By about 6 months, you will be able to play simple pieces, be able to keep a steady beat, and know the notes on both the bass and treble clefs. At this point, I will recommend some easy solo books based on the music you would most like to play. Or if you have some favorite songs you would like to learn, I will write out the melody with a simple chord accompaniment in the left hand for you to play. You will continue to progress through the piano method levels, and we will continue to add different elements to your lessons, such as learning scales and how to play different styles of music.
I want our lessons to be fun and interesting for you, so I will do my best to help you find the music that you will enjoy playing!
*** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the living room, piano
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect my students to have their own instrument or piano/full size keyboard. I can get their music books, but would like to be reimbursed for them. I will bring my own metronome/tuner, and if they don't have their own stand, I will bring one with me.
*** Specialties *** I have used the Bastien method and Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber for Piano. I have used Trevor Wye for teaching flute.
Hailey H. October 9, 2015
In studio Verified Student
She very good piano teacher.
Catherine T. March 16, 2015
In home Verified Student
Cindi is a remarkable music teacher. She is patient and works well with children of various ages. The lessons are interactive and incorporate fun with learning. Professional and kid friendly!!
RebeccaB March 6, 2014
Cindi is a wonderful flute instructor. She is very patient and kind.. When I need to reschedule a lesson, she does not hesitate to accommodate me. She is well knowledgeable with the musical instrument and music and is able to answer any question I present to her . I always look forward to my lessons with her.
I have 30 + years of experience in music Studied electronic music at NVCC as well as harmony theory Played in Rock trio in CT throughout the 90's Studied music theory/jazz for 3 years with Linc Cha
mberland Performed solo jazz guitar at vineyards and pubs in northern virginia for the last 7 years Taught both privately and thru music stores since 1993 (only career from 1998-2004) Full knowledge of scales, modes harmony theory, chord substitutions
Greetings. My name is Cameron. I am a piano accompanist for the Santa Fe College, as well as for the University of Florida (just hired on), and I have 16 years of piano experience, 8 years of teachi
ng experience. My experience in teaching includes beginning private lessons at the age of 12. At that age, I had originally been teaching for free, but due to high satisfaction from my students' parents, they decided to pay me anyway.
My performance history includes performing my first concert venue at the age of 13 to raise funds for Relay for Life. I have participated in various competitions, including achieving ranks of among the top performers for my age at the time in the state of Florida. I have been featured on TV for various smaller concerts, as well.
My teaching style is unlike most. I teach with classical technique, expect self discipline, and train my students to become the best that they can be. I specifically teach my students techniques and material that specifically fit their needs to become a better performer.
Hello! My name is Christine Chun and I would be more than happy to meet with you guys! I am a first year student at UF! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014. I got accepted to a lot of presti
gious colleges including UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Emory University, and University of Texas at Austin. I have helped children, elementary, middle school, and high school students! I love talking to people, helping them with the best of my ability, and meeting new people. I am very easy to talk to and friendly!
Contact me for any level of math, ACT, college help, Korean(first language), or any fun stuff like drawing and painting!
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With all the new songs that have come out for fall, you're probably thinking of a few that would be really fun to learn how to play on the piano! And as you explore repertoire and find your new favorites, the Internet can be a great resource for finding tutorials and sheet music.
Here are a few piano tutorials for our favorite songs that have come out lately. Maybe you'll find one that becomes a new standard!
"Rude" by MAGIC!
If you've heard this song even once, you already know how catch