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Kevin F.

31 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin F.

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I tend to teach Jazz theory to players who have joined Jazz Band and need some help with playing Vibes

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Paul K.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • B.A. in Music from University of Minnesota
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Paul K.

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I became obsessed with music theory when I started composing music in high school. I have an uncommonly high level of enthusiasm for it and would love to share it with you.

I know music theory basics like the back of my hand. I used to write pieces with Common Practice Period voice leading for fun. I regularly work with classical and jazz harmony, and I have analyzed many pop and rock songs.

Whether you are looking to improve as a composer or songwriter, or to pass a music theory class, I can make music theory fun and relevant for you.

About Paul

I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music. I’m easygoing and patient. I put

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Darren
Paul took the time to get to know me and my interests, which is valuable to me. Plus he's very knowledgable and has an easy going manner
Kj T.
Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to many more.
Edwin B.
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Schroeder S.

13 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors from University of Minnesota
  • Awarded Leader from National Fraternal organization
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Schroeder S.

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Wanna know how music REALLY works???? It's actually pretty simple hidden inside all the stuff so to speak :)

About Schroeder

" There's a difference between playing the notes and making the Music. Wanna know the difference? "I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I have a degree from the University of Minnesota and I studied music at the University of St. Thomas when I was in high school. I've per

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Brian
I loved my first lesson with Schroeder, he was knowledgeable, energetic and communicated in a great way! Looking very much forward to my next lesson.
Alan ..
Great teacher, fun classes, leaning a ton!
Leo R.
Schroeder is a breath of fresh air when it comes to teaching. He makes want learn more about music in general and the saxophone in particular.
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Victor M.

16 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Victor M.

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As a cello performance major in college, music theory courses were a requirement for my degree. Having earned a bachelors degree and now working towards my masters degree, I have studied and taken courses from the very basics to more advanced theory. Please email me if you have any questions! I hope to hear from you soon.

About Victor

My name is Victor and I have been actively teaching cello for the past 7 years. In Ames, IA I had a studio of 8 students, all ranging from different age groups and abilities. I also have experience teaching online lessons, which require a slightly different approach than in person lessons. I recentl

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Felicia
My 9 year old's first cello lesson. She loved it. A great teacher with a lot of patience, insight and tact.
Julia
Victor is a wonderful teacher. He’s very patient and focuses a lot on the important fundamentals. I’m an adult student and he was very encouraging and helpful.
Peter Ruland
As a 40 year old beginner I was a little nervous about the whole online experience as well as starting a new instrument. Victor makes the online teaching experience seamless. Victor is calm, thoughtful and patient. He always finds a way to explain something in a way that relates to me specifically. To do this someone must be able to listen as well as teach. This is quality I have not found in all of my teachers/instructors/coaches throught the years. Victor is also easily the most flexible of any teacher I have had. He always finds a way to accommodate my schedule and works around any issues that arise. I have really enjoyed my learning experience thus far and look forward to each lesson. I would not hesitate to recommend Victor to anyone looking to learn the cello.
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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Geman
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Raycurt J.

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Music is a language of sonic and physical expression. Symbols written and spoken are needed to communicate this art. Basis of composition.

I have a easy step by step system which makes the language self explanatory.
Within a month you could start writing your own music

*** Specialty ***
Ear training a must! Natural call and response rhythm and melody. Movement through music and the physique.

About Raycurt

Thirty years of private lessons for Voice, Violin, Viola, Piano, and Music Theory. Music IS the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator. We expose our children to music to ignite their awareness and stimulate natural learning concepts. I share my knowledge to connect to

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Raycurt is not only knowledgeable, he is extremely skilled. He is thorough and maximizes time by providing superb instruction. My son looks forward to attending his classes; and I am a parent who is beyond pleased with Raycurt’s level of expertise.
Ben E.
This was a really unfortunate and wasted experience. Raycurt was wildly unprepared to teach. He brought a broken metronome and almost no sheet music/lesson plan. I had spoken both to the sales rep and Raycurt himself prior to the lesson and he was still fully unprepared.

I also explained my level of experience and was assured Raycurt was qualified to teach at the level I needed, but he came off as less knowledgable than me, which was particularly disappointing.

Worst of all, after multiple hours of speaking on the phone, I couldn't get my money back for this lesson.

I'd strongly recommend not using takelessons at all, they've put a horrible taste in my mouth for their entire service.
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Shae K.

24 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, I speak English. I also can sing, , pronounce French, Spanish, Latin, German
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Sacred Music from North Central University; MN
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Shae K.

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I believe it is very important to understand the why and how behind music. As the student understands music theory in relation to piano, voice, or any other instrument, he/she can start to join the knowledge of music theory with their instrument. When this happens, they are able to see a clearer of picture of the music; and become that much closer to true musicianship.

About Shae

I am an music instructor with 30 years of experience. I have a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Music with a major in Voice. I have been playing piano for 38 years with having been an accompanist for choirs and soloists and a pianist at weddings and churches. I am a believer that anyone can learn pia

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Gayle
Enjoyable and a good start
LD
My 2 girls started with Shae when they were 5 years old and both enjoyed their lessons. Shae is patience and good with kids. Even though we don't have the best schedule, the girls liked her so much I couldn't switch to a different teacher even though it could have saved me a few dollars too.
Melissa K.
Shae is a great teacher, she is very patient, and my son enjoys his lessons. We have been with Shae for several years, and it has been fun watching my son's ability grow during that time.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Dayton, MN

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Dayton is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Jeffery breaks down the basics of Classical and Jazz Theory and gives you methods to master new concepts and directly apply them to improvisation and composition."
Mike Pellera
Took Music Theory lessons from Jeffery M.
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"AMAZING!

I met Dave in my music theory class at Ex'pression college. He's the reason why I'm making music today. I went from not knowing a thing about music theory or a piano to creating chord progressions, understanding modes, intervals, modal interchange, and how to read sheet music. He's extremely patient, professional, and easy to get along with. His passion for music and teaching is infectious, I highly recommend!!!"
Jerry
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"I’m a 50+ year old that’s been working with Summer for three years studying music theory. She is a talented musician and passionate educator that has helped me advance my knowledge in ways that I never thought possible."
Laura
Took Music Theory lessons from Summer L.
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"Lance has been teaching my 8 year old piano for the last few months, and we love having him in our home. He has a wonderful personality, is punctual, communicative, & great with kids. My daughter told me recently that she wanted to be a music teacher- it’s obvious what a positive impact he’s made with her in such a short amount of time. We are all a big fan and I highly recommend his lessons!"
Gigi
Took Music Theory lessons from Lance R.
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"Working with Emily at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy this past summer showed me her excellent teaching, leadership, and musicianship. I was able to attend multiple concerts in which Emily performed incredible music on a variety of wind instruments, as well as learn about the music theory class she was teaching on pop music. In the class she analyzed the music of artists such as Rihanna, Sia, and Lady Gaga, giving value to all types of music and relating to the high school students with music they enjoy. Emily is an inspiring musician, teacher, and friend who I would trust in any situation."
Adam
Took Music Theory lessons from Emily P.
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"Adam is very knowledgeable in music theory. He has helped me on multiple accounts by being able to explain things in simple ways."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Greg helped me onto the path of speaking the language of music and why it matters. Music theory is not daunting if someone can show you how to apply it correctly. Greg has decades of experience and application. Let him help you!"
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Greg C.
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"I am currently learning music fundamentals. I'm most definitely enjoying the course as it is very engaging and so enriched with the appropriate information needed to better my knowledge of the fundamentals of music. Each session has a perfect balance of both education through lecture and through the constructive criticism provided after singing and playing the piano during the lesson."
Himashi
Took Music Theory lessons from Randy L.
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"Adam is a storehouse of musical knowledge! Very highly recommended if you need a grasp of music theory or need to build a solid foundation for your skills. This teacher is able to transmit a lot of information in a short amount of time, and create a way for you to practice and internalize it, so check him out!"
Anna
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Scott is an accomplished player and a patient, knowledgeable teacher, i highly recommend him"
Gabe D.
Took Music Theory lessons from Scott S.
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