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Paul K.

11 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Paul K.

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I have played blues, hard rock, fingerpicking, folk, and jazz music on the guitar since 2006. I have played onstage in rock bands and jazz combos and received years of private instruction. I am a chronic improviser, a composer, a creative musician, and a music theory geek.

My enthusiasm for the guitar is related to its irreplaceable role in genres that are uniquely and beautifully American like blues, bluegrass, and rock 'n' roll.

I can teach you how to play the basics, how to solo, how to write a song, how to play jazz chords, how to play rock riffs, how to groove, how to fingerpick, or whatever you want to learn.

Check out my guitar lesson demo video on my profile to hear me play!

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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Alex B.

39 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from McNally Smith College of Music
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Alex B.

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20 years playing experience, 12,000+ lessons taught! You choose the music, I'll get you there. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technique and theory skills. I have taught many styles and will get you playing something you like right away!

About Alex

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounde

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Janny V.
Very professional and detailed
Holly
Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!
Christopher
Alex is a superb teacher and is very patient and well schooled. I look forward to my lessons every Friday.
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Victor M.

16 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victor M.

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My goal as a teacher is to help you reach your musical goals! My lessons consist of scales, duets, and solo repertoire. Each lesson is different depending on the student I am working with, but the core of my teach is based around these 3 areas.

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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Laura P.

14 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Best of Lessons.com 2020 from Lessons.com
  • Teaching since 2009
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Laura P.

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Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both a personal process of body awareness and harnessing mental energy, and as an interpersonal process of exploring the dynamic between student and teacher. To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic organ skills if they devote fifteen minutes a day to it. To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher. To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey. Currently I can only take new students taking lessons on a weekly basis.

About Laura

Music is personal and brings us into contact both with ourselves and with a force beyond us. I am passionate about the spiritual awareness that results from the study of performing arts. I have worked with ages 3 to 75, with kids, youth, and adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, s

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Amanda
Laura was great! I am really excited to continue working with her. She is kind, and very knowledgeable.
Kirsten L.
She added to my musical knowledge by helping me express myself through technique.
Bayley T.
My girlfriend and I are both total beginners who had never/rarely sung in front of other people before, but Laura makes us feel super comfortable! I thought it would be a challenge to do singing lessons with two different people, but she gives both of us attention and great tips. She is very knowledgeable and encouraging, and we're both learning a lot! Thank you so much!
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Amy W.

16 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Amy W.

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I have taught beginning clarinet both in private and group lessons and in a full beginning band setting.

About Amy

As I child I had an early interest in music, dancing and creative things. I took piano lessons and excelled at my chosen instrument, the flute, in band at school. I continued with my music training at Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mus

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Josie
Very nice instructor!
My 10 year old daughter enjoyed her first lesson!
Candy
Amy is very helpful & instructive -- and, thankfully, very patient with this student.
Payton
Very nice instructor. Professional and knowledgeable of subject material. My daughter can be easily intimidated and my daughter said she felt very comfortable with Amy.
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Raycurt J.

19 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Geman
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY.
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Raycurt J.

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Basic of centering the body for performance of various music cultues.
There's a dance for every motif of music or a gesture of emotion.

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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"My son takes beginning band with Nick. This group of very young players is learning how to hear a piece of music, break it down, play it together, and make it their own. Along the way, Mr. Nick teaches them theory, technique, and joy in playing music. Nick has the patience of a saint. His expertise is in guitar and banjo, but he knows his way around the whole band, and can teach rhythm and technique on a wide range of instruments. I highly recommend. Note, we’ve done lessons both on line and in person. Both were good."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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Took Piano lessons from Andrew Y.
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"Erin is a wonderful teacher! I started taking lessons with her as a beginner and after just a few months I've come along way. Learning under Erin I feel confident I’m learning correctly and the full scope of my instrument. She has a great studio with all the tools, music and instruments making learning very easy and fun. She has also been very accommodating with my busy work/practice schedule. I would highly recommend Erin as a teacher!"
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Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"Steven's very patient and demonstrates what he wants me to do. As he says, "There are no mistakes," and we keep right on going. I feel as if my voice has been enriched and made prettier. I'm so glad I found Steven to be my vocal coach."
Debbie
Took Singing lessons from Steven B.
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"Kelly knows her stuff and is so easy and fun to work with. I couldn't imagine better."
Brian
Took Piano lessons from Kelly A.
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"Lauren is knowledgeable, approachable, and best of all, fun to be around! A great choice for students of all ages."
Claire
Took Singing lessons from Lauren F.
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"It's been quite a journey in trying to find an accordion teacher and a place that rents accordions. Anyway, I found both. I found Ivan through this website and I have to say that he is great! He always gets back to me via email and he is very supportive and informative in our lessons. I think he has the positive attitude and knowledge that is crucial to being a good music teacher. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
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Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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"Greg is a very encouraging teacher. He is also the only teacher that I would like to have. Greg's teaching style is exactly what I needed. Please talk to him to see if he is right for you."
Derek
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Took Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"I took weekly electric guitar lessons with Scott from 2004 to 2012. He is without a doubt an extremely talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate teacher. Whether he was helping me learn basic chords or teaching me complicated songs, Scott never wavered in his dedication to teaching. Over the eight years as his student, Scott gave constructive criticism in a courteous manner. He was on time, inquisitive about the songs and music I was listening to, and ended lesson with new material for me to practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to any aspiring guitar student."
Rush
Took Guitar lessons from Scott K.
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