Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Rich
Marie is wonderful. I worked with her while she lived in Florida. I went to her as a beginner with voice, never having sung before. She made le
arning enjoyable and I achieved my goal of singing with my music major wife on her recital!
I never thought music could be so much fun to learn and didn't think I could really sing but Marie showed me how to sing the best I could."
Ann Arbor, MI teacher:
Review by Alexa
"Best voice teacher ever!
I have had so much fun working with Josh this year in voice lessons! He creates such a positive, energetic, and nonjudgemental a
tmosphere, and I look forward to lessons every week. He is always so thoughtful in his feedback, and has been able to work with me on achieving my personal singing goals. I have been so lucky to be Josh's student and anyone who takes lessons from him will not be disappointed!"
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Mikayla
Nicole is an excellent teacher that understands her students and teaches them in a way that is geared toward them individually. She lis
tens and is very patient. While not only encouraging the student, she also challenges them thus opening up creativity and a love for the violin."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by john
"Highly recommended. Great teacher and very patient!"
Knoxville, TN teacher:
Review by luyao
"really great teacher!!!!! i love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been study with Kan for almost 6 years, she is fantastic. she is so responsible, professio
nal and patient, bu not t just only that, her lesson is never boring! She make everything relative to music so you remember all the details, she not just ask you to practice, she make you love music! I definitely enjoy the lesson with her!"
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Tom
I've taken classes with Nick in a group setting (at Jalopy) and privately, and while I studied guitar as a kid and trombone in school,
and I've never had a better music teacher. And I do mean music teacher, not just guitar teacher - Nick's approach is to start with the MUSIC you want to play, not just the guitar as a collection of strings and frets or a series of fingerings to memorize. He's realistic about where people are starting and how much time and energy they have to devote to the instrument with all else happening in their lives (school, work, family, whatever), but he really wants all his students to get better, to learn and progress and love the music like he does, and leads by example of his own musicianship and dedication to the art form. Highly recommended for all levels, all styles."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Fatemeh
"Great motivator and a wonderful instructor
Sheila has been working with my daughter for the past three years and I am very happy with the result. She is
very patient and works well with children. I believe that if it wasn't for her my daughter might have lost interest in piano as children do with many things, however she rather looks forward to her sessions and seeing Sheila. When my daughter plays for us at the house it makes me very proud. Thank you Sheila!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by VERLENE
"I Am Learning How To Use My Voice Like An Instrument
Margoâs vocal training technique helped me to become a more consistent vocalist. I use to reach fo
r notes when I was concerned about hitting the wrong note. She taught me where to place notes in my mouth by using my Jaw, head, body, etc. In addition, Margo taught me how to phrase the songs that I like to sing more beautifully.
Thank you :-D"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Edna
"Carl is a great teacher
I have been taking lessons from Carl for three months and he helps me understand and improve my playing immensely. Beginning with
fingering, breath, equipment up to theory. Carl is very positive, encouraging and friendly. Even though I am a beginner I never feel like he is bored teaching me. I know he can teach very high level players too. I highly recommend Carl.,"
I am a piano-playing singer/songwriter and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music focusing on songwriting, performance, and teaching. I was a leader of my high school music ministry (choir) for four years (Bishop Brady H.S., Concord NH) and volunteered as a 2nd grade Sunday School teacher (Immaculate Heart of Mary, Concord, NH) in my senior year. I have several years of performance experience having performed at The Farm Bar & Grille in Essex, MA, the Lizard Lounge and Cantab Lounge both in Cambridge, MA. I have appeared on Community Auditions (2011) and compo
se music for local independent film company Door Eleven Productions. I have long had a passion for music and would feel rewarded to be able to pass my knowledge onto you! I am friendly, patient and open to just about any genre of music you would be interested in exploring. I am also able to provide a solid foundation of proper breath management, vocal exercises focusing on pitch and technique, and sight-reading. My goal is for you to be able to thoroughly develop your skills as a singer and performer!
*** Lesson Details *** I am laid-back but hardworking and expect an equal level of commitment from my students. I am primarily interested in teaching beginner-intermediate level pupils. Prospective students can expect to start each lesson with vocal exercises focusing on breath support, posture and pitch. Any professional performer understands the importance of warming up prior to performing! Once properly warmed up, you give your voice the range and flexibility it needs to sing beautifully and effectively! I encourage note-taking as well as recording the lessons either on cassette or even your cellphone to assist in practicing on your own between lessons. Depending on my students level of experience, I will then decide which songs to work on that would best fit your range and area of interest. Once a certain amount of progress has been made I will open the doors to my students deciding on songs they'd like to work on specifically as well. After 3-6 months, I would anticipate my students to be able to effectively warm-up their voices on their own through exercises we will have covered, at least a basic understanding of how to sight-read your melody and certainly have a handful of songs memorized and ready to add to your repertoire!
*** Studio Equipment *** living room portable keyboard seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I would bring my keyboard to each lesson unless one was provided (tuned pianos are okay as well). I would also bring music and texts that I would find beneficial to each particular student. I would expect my student to provide a journal to take notes and track progress. Also, though not necessary in all cases, I would expect my student to have sheet music for songs they're interested in learning as well as CD/cassette/MP3/etc. of songs they're interested in learning.
*** Specialties *** I would start with a foundation of proper warm-ups, breathing techniques, and vocal exercises with me accompanying on piano. We would then spend the second half of the lesson working on songs primarily of my students choosing. I would be comfortable with just about any genre thus being able to cater to each one of my student's unique areas of interest.
Sherry O. December 1, 2013
Singing Verified Student
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Words will never be enough to express what Danielle has done for my daughter and her love of singing. Danielle has shown so much patience and commitment through her instruction and has boosted my daughters confidence 110%. She knows how to chose the perfect song for Alexis' voice and the emails that she sends after each session provide the proper tools for my daughter to carry out her 1 hour session to a full week. I could not have picked a better vocal coach for my daughter.
Monica F. April 18, 2013
Singing Verified Student
My daughter Julia has been taking singing lessons with Danielle since July. Julia is in second grade and this is her first time taking singing lessons. Danielle has devoted so much time to researching good vocal exercises and music selections for a young singer and also to learning the songs Julia was interested in singing. Danielle always follows up within 24 hours with the audio for the lesson and an encouraging email. Danielle is very patient with Julia and takes a genuine interest in her. She listens to the little stories Julia likes to share with her and remembers details of what Julia shares, and has even taken a little extra time to teach Julia a little about playing the keyboard. I can't say enough good things about Danielle. She is a fantastic teacher and a lovely person.
Arden D. March 11, 2013
Singing Verified Student
I run a mentoring program and one of my mentees really wanted to learn how to sing. Through Take Lessons we found Danielle. She is terrific. Very professional and very patient. My mentee is learning so much with Danielle's help. I don't think this 16 year old girl has ever really been expected to work hard on perfecting something so it has been so good for her. This whole experience has been a real joy!
I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyport, Boston, and Manhattan.
I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance, and I'm lucky to have had wonderful experiences during my formal training! In my undergraduate years, I was awarded a full 4-year scholarship for string quartet and chamber music playing, which was invaluabl
e as a real-world training. In graduate school, I was fortunate to learn so much as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate violin students.
I have also been an innovator in musical education, and I've felt honored to coach numerous already gifted violin teachers who have sought me out to improve their techniques for best teaching practices. From my 30+ years of private violin teaching and observing how children learn, I developed a super fun groundbreaking class in New York City for 2.5 to 5 year old beginners called Crackerjack Kidz! And a few years ago, I wrote a text to accompany young students and their families.
I continuously work to be a master teacher dedicated to the very best methods, using a variety and combination of techniques and strategies tailored to the student's musical success and enjoyment.
My specialties include music-based early childhood development, adult beginners and continuing learners, intermediate and advanced players, and chamber music coaching.
I welcome you to start your family's musical journey with me!
*** Lesson Details *** While each lesson is different, we always try to spend a little time warming up, making sure we're comfortable and free of tension, reviewing what we've worked on, and layering in new concepts each time. We also learn age appropriate music theory (the "why's" of how music works), we exercise our imaginations, and we learn how to effectively practice.
We learn to think, solve problems, hear the music in our minds, and coordinate our bodies to play beautifully! Along the way we learn skills for life, the joy of accomplishment, and love of ourselves and others!
Whether you're a toddler or a senior, violin can always teach new things and help students appreciate more about themselves and the world!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music room with keyboard and computer. Parents can sit it on lessons, and are enouraged to do so with young students.
*** Specialties *** I'm a classically trained violinist and a master teacher with over 30 years of experience. I've been teaching Suzuki violin to children ages 3 and up for my whole career, and I'm also extremely comfortable with traditional methods for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of any age.
My specialties include: music-based early childhood development adult beginners and continuing learners intermediate and advanced players chamber music coaching.
Diane January 10, 2017
Online Verified Student
Jill is personble yet professional. She certainly has the expertise to assess quickly where I am and probably more importantly what I need to do to be better.
Lizzy M. May 4, 2016
Online Verified Student
I immediately felt comfortable with Jill. She is so patient, kind, and supportive. As a first-time student of the violin, I feel incredibly lucky to have found such an invaluable resource as her. I will most definitely be signing on for future lessons with her.
Nicole April 11, 2016
I look forward to my violin lessons with Jill. She is a great instructor and I have learned a lot. She personalizes each lesson and I come away with tools to help me in the future. I know that she is going to make me a much better player.
Rosa has been teaching private lessons since 2003 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio. Rosa Elena has helped students sing, better their pitch awareness, and love of music.
Rosa received her training at New England Conservatory, Boston ,MA in 2003, where she received a Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Performance. As an expert in her field, Rosa Elena looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.Rosa Elena's teaching style is relaxed, friendly, and taylored to each student. Her goal is to make singing/music learning fun, interactive and help eac
h student find their own voice.
Aimee C. January 19, 2017
In studio Verified Student
Rosa Elena did a great job! We were asking her to get my daughter ready for a college audition in a few weeks and she is doing a great
Christian R. December 7, 2016
In home Verified Student
I had a great time with her really prepare a lot of knowledge and talent. But over all eager to share it with other. Loved the class
Patti October 19, 2016
In home Verified Student
Rosa was warm and welcoming to start and explained the basics of breathing and breath support (which I desperately need) clearly and with patience. She was encouraging and positive throughout the lesson. I'm looking forward to my next session!
Hi, I'm Kelly and I love teaching students to love music! I've been teaching private piano students for nine years, and have taught more than 200 kids and adults. My goal is to help my students explore their own personal gift of music - because we each have one! Whether your dream is to become a concert pianist, a pop music pro or play the Stars Wars theme song, I'll coach you to get there! Along the way, we'll have lots of fun learning through music that you get to choose and come to love. I look forward to meeting you!
Caiden January 19, 2017
In home Verified Student
Kelly had our 7 year old reading music and playing by the end of his first session! We are already looking forward to our next lesson.
Veriny December 10, 2016
My daughter's first lesson with Kelly was excellent. I can tell she was nervous, but Kelly made it comfortable for her. The moment we got home, she went straight to practicing.
Richard October 31, 2016
In home Verified Student
Hi, Bob here...... very much looking forward to meeting you! I've been teaching music since 1980 (Guitar, Bass, Piano and Voice) and I love helping my students play well! Of course we throw jamming and/or composing music into the mix when desired and appropriate. Many of my students perform, and record their music. I earned my degrees from the Berklee College of Music for Performance and Music Ed. in 1980. I founded my School of Music in 1983, which served as a prep school for Berklee and other schools. We offered private instruction, courses, ensembles and recording courses and producing
artists and band's CD's. Many of my former students have become major stars and celebs in music. I'm a warm, funny, passionate person. I love to teach and my teaching style is a patient, step by step, and custom tailored approach for your individual needs and goals. Always an emphasis on FUN! My philosophy as a teacher is to give you the tools and help you develop skills with them so that you can learn and grow musically on your own! I look forward to helping you reach and achieve all your goals!
Vince January 16, 2017
Bob is the best! I've been struggling reading through guitar tab sites for months and months, but Bob helped me focus, make realistic goals, and his patience is beyond belief! Definitely a true master in his craft, I would recommend anyone to study with him. Very satisfied. A++
Zach K. November 29, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Bob is one of a kind. Excellent teacher. He's teaching me at my own skill level. I'm a slow learner and he will not rush me. Awesome teacher.
Sally L. November 9, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
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