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About Yakov D.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Yakov
• I have over 20 years experience as a music teacher, conductor, theater/orchestra director and a performer in Russia, Norway and the United States.
• I possess excellent interpersonal skills and over the years developed the ability to communicate efficiently and connect with every student I teach.
• I am creative and enthusiastic while working with people of all ages.
• I have a reputation of being passionate about achieving professional goals.

Employment:
09/08- Present NYC Board of Education, P.S. 48
• Band & Orchestra Director
• Teach children K-5 to play musical instruments in small groups and large ensembles
• Organize and perform Winter and Spring Concerts

02/08- Present Yakov's Music for Gifted & Talented, Inc, Brooklyn, NY
• Founder and Music Director
• Teach various musical instruments and vocal

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06/08 Rockaway-Five Towns Symphony, Lynbrook, NY
• Music Director, Conductor
• Conducted weekly rehearsals (night) and 3-4 concerts during the concert season

10/03-06/08 Globe Institute of Technology, New York, NY
• Adjunct Professor of Music

06/07-08/07 JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ
• Musical Theater Director
• Taught acting, improvisation, singing. Produced musical shows.

10/06-06/07 JCH of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY
• Musical Theater Director
• Produced musical theater shows
• Taught students of ages 5-12 various vocal selections

09/00-06/07 NYC Board of Education, District 20, P.S.200; P.S.179
• Band / Orchestra Director
• Taught all woodwind, brass and percussion, violin, piano

05/99-06/06 School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY
• Instructed students on Piano, Guitar, All string and wind instruments and vocals.
• Prepared students for the auditions to the prestigious schools and other music organizations.

1993-1997 St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Russia
• Principal Bassoonist
Other work experience:
• Performed as a bassoonist with The Kirov Opera & Ballet Theatre, the Mussorgsky Opera & Ballet Theatre, The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chamber Opera Orchestra of St. Petersburg and other Symphony and Chamber orchestras of St. Petersburg, Russia
• Performed Solo Recitals in Russia, Poland, Norway and United States

Education:
06/98 The St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
M.A. in Music: Major – Bassoon Performance; Minor – Conducting
06/91 The St. Petersburg College of Music named after Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia
B.A. with a Double Major in Orchestral Performance (Bassoon) and Music Education

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Hi there!
Would you just like to learn a few songs on the piano, violin or guitar? Or you'd like your child be become next Joshua Bell or Evgenij Kissin? My lessons are designed with each individual student in mind. I will start my lesson with introduction and proceed with warm-up routine. I always make sure that the student is comfortable with the pace that I am offering. I am mixing elements of music theory, history and performance techniques in order to help my student to embrace the beauty of music making experience. All my students are ready to perform at the recital after just 3-4 months of lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach using Fisher Baby Grand Piano. Fender guitars. Major brands band instruments; yamaha, selmer, gemeingardt, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Fender Guitar, Yamaha Flute/Saxophone, Casio Digital Piano, Custom Violin made in England.

*** Specialties ***
suzuki violin, classical, jazz
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Iasonas & Odysseas A. March 31, 2019
· Violin · In home
Very knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher. He has a way about him that makes the lesson exciting.
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Yoella & Malkiya O. January 27, 2019
· Piano · Online
Mr Yakov is very pleasant, patient and professional. He makes learning fun. One of my daughters is very shy and particular. I was concerned for her first violin. But she ended up loving the lesson and the instructor. We did some lessons online and at his studio. During the online lesson, the connection with our internet was horrible. He could hear her playing but she couldn't hear him. Yet, patiently, he got creative and taught the lesson with my daughter through chat. The environment of the studio is comfortable. You can tell he's passionate about what he does. That left me with a great impression of him. We look forward to more lessons with him for as long as we can.
Thanks Mr Yakov!!!
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· Piano · Online
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About Joseph M.

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Nashville, TN
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About Joseph
Whenever I see a drummer play a little thought bubble pops into my head
"that's where you want to be!".
Since age ten, that's been the move; go on stage, or anywhere there's a drum kit, and play.

I'm a touring, studio drummer, drum teacher maniac who loves sharing new musical ideas. I've studied with Dom Famularo so motivation and technique are in these bones.

With me you'll learn how to really groove on drums. You'll get faster. You'll learn songs. We'll get your fills sounding nice and fresh. And you'll learn to read!
Yes! You can do that too! And it's really fun!

If you're ready for the challenge then take this exciting journey with me and fall in love with playing the drums!
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Anna August 10, 2018
· Drum · Online
Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Great for all levels. Has experience as a working musician, so that is a plus, too.
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Joseph M.

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About Rachel A.

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Staunton, VA
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About Rachel
I love teaching and I love singing! I'm a listener, and love bringing a fun and creative tone to my lessons while teaching the highest level of healthy technique and style. My students are usually focused on a goal: singing for fun or meditative purposes, going for auditions or performances, and recording and touring at a professional level. They've appeared on multiple stages around the world, including as a finalist on The Voice (Ireland). I taught voice and performance for several years at a university in Europe, as well as in workshops with a lot of different community organisations.

I've studied the following voice and movement practices, too: Alexander Technique, Estill Voice Training, Speech Level Singing, Pop Vocals, Experimental Voice, Trigger Point Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Contemporary Dance.

By taking lessons with me, no
t only are you contributing to your own music-making, but you're essentially becoming a patron for me as I travel around writing music for commissions and doing shows. I love teaching online because I get to share the excitement of all of this with you!
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Maggie May 26, 2018
· Singing · Online
I’ve been taking singing lessons from Rachel for over a year now. All of my sessions have been online, and I’ve been super happy with my progress and her teaching style.

The classes are structured around my own interests (specific songs, breath control, body technique, etc.), and she’s always ready to answer questions. I don’t have any formal background in musical theory, but I’ve been able to still learn so much from her. I should also mention these classes have been a god-send for my public speaking (I don’t lose my voice anymore and can project easily now).

Rachel is easygoing and has been flexible with me and my schedule changes (you just have to give her some notice). I would definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out like I did—she’s experienced, knowledgeable and professional. :)
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Jade April 18, 2018
· Singing · Online
I love that she always gives me an option on what I do or don't want to do at the moment, but still pushes me to challenge myself. I get to sing the songs I like, and learn the things I need. It helps me stay an interested student. It's fun to train with her too, because Miss Austin knows how to lighten the mood but still keep me on track during lessons. I'd say that my voice's improvements in such a short time would have never happened without her.
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Chanteé April 18, 2018
· Vocal Training · Online
I signed my 12yo up for voice lessons online with Rachel because a) I couldn't tolerate my child's 'singing' and b) our schedule is pretty crowded and we needed something flexible. My child has high functioning ASD and I honestly wasn't sure how well it would work as, up to this point, in-school/in-person music classes had failed to give her a sense of rhythm or even the ability to clap/chant/recite with a crowd. I am SO glad we went with Rachel's lessons!

I no longer cringe when my child offers to sing for me - in fact, it's enjoyable to listen to her now! My child now claps and sings in beat and with a crowd - something they weren't working towards but has clearly come from this work. It's worked really well for our crazy schedule too - Rachel is awesome about working with us and often sees our needs in advance (for instance just last week she asked to change the schedule so she could get another lesson in before my child auditioned for a musical theater slot - an audition she aced thanks to Rachel's work). We have gotten what we hoped for and more from Rachel's instruction!
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About Donnie E.

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About Donnie
Want to carry out at least one of your life goals? Well, if one of your goals is to learn the guitar, I can certainly help you!

Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for several years and have loved helping my students, Kevin, Andrew, and Avery (all of whom have left 5-star reviews) reach their goals! I strive to not only give my students exercises and riffs to learn, but to teach them the reasoning and Music Theory behind those notes and chords.

My teaching style is committed to showing you "how" to learn and not just throwing various songs, scales, and techniques at you. I will be firm and provide you with the accountability you need to move forward.

My favorite artists (many of whom have songs that are taught as part of my curriculum) are The Beatles, Metallica, Santana, Stev
ie Ray Vaghan, Nirvana, Green Day, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Avenged Sevenfold, and many more!

Additionally, in 2017 I was given Takelesson's "Student Favorite" award. This means that I have consistently ranked in the top 15% of Takelessons teachers based upon reviews, number of students, and student retention!

Guitar has been a love of mine since I was 9 years old and I enjoy helping other people realize their full potential! I have training in standard notation and tablature, and I am equipped with the resources necessary to get you going quickly!

I graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Business Administration degree. Each week, I teach around 35-40 students! I am looking forward to helping you reach your goals!

Please feel free to use the "Ask a question" feature, I will reply to you as soon as possible.
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Lisa September 16, 2019
· Electric Guitar · Online
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· Guitar · Online
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Tim August 27, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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About Julie H.

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Springfield, MO
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About Julie
I am a professional musician, specializing in traditional American and Irish music and song; I can, however, also teach classical guitar and beginning-intermediate violin. My CD, "American Stranger," has received critical acclaim and I have authored two books on DADGAD guitar for Mel Bay Publications.

I taught myself guitar at the age of thirteen, but took three years of lessons at Washington University, where I also studied English and French. As an adult I became interested in fingerstyle guitar in open tunings, especially DADGAD. I am, however, happy to teach in standard tuning--including basic guitar proficiency, classical guitar, and "folk" guitar.

I have played violin since I was eleven, taking lessons until the age of sixteen and playing in both high school orchestra and the local youth symphony. I later learned to sus
pend much of my classical technique in order to play both old-time and traditional Irish fiddle as authentically as possible; but I still retain my initial training and apply good basic violin technique to my fiddle and (of course) her violin teaching, while tailoring it to the musical idioms of each of students.

I have also studied voice, which again, however, I have never allowed to interfere with my performance of traditional songs--largely because I had developed a traditional approach to the singing of both American southern mountain repertory and traditional Irish song many years before receiving any formal instruction. This training, however, has given me greater insight into how to get the most out of your voice for almost any style.

I also taught myself to play lap dulcimer, basing my approach on the Eastern Kentucky styles associated with Jean Ritchie, Barbara Edwards, and Anne MacFie—that is, primarily using a small dowel stick or noter to sound the melody, and playing counter-melodies for song accompaniments.

My clawhammer banjo-playing is influenced by various Appalachian instrumentalists and accompanists (including Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Hobart Smith, and Lily May Ledford), but my style is also influenced by years of playing with midwestern and southern-style fiddlers.

I welcome students ages 10 or above, and have learned to adapt my teaching style to the individual student, helping each one to make the most of his or her talents and enthusiasms, while emphasizing sound technique and good practice habits.

I also teach academic subjects, especially English (in which I hold a Ph.D.) and French (in which I hold a B.A.). In English, I emphasize good grammar and solid composition skills and try to get my students as excited as I am about everything from sentence structure to Shakespeare.
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Jeanne August 29, 2019
· French · Online
We had some trouble with the audio on her end, but once we got going, it went well. I spoke and understood a lot of French in my first hour! Julie is going to help me with singing in French. I'm so excited.
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Sierra August 5, 2019
· Singing · Online
Many people are talented as performers but not gifted as instructors - Julie is most definitely both. She uses her keen ear to let you know your strengths, and finds productive ways to help you improve weak points. She lives and breathes traditional music and it is always a true delight to learn from her.
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David July 30, 2019
· Classical Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons in classical style guitar from Julie for about two years. She has patiently brought me through increasingly more difficult technique by choosing a wide variety of challenging but enjoyable pieces to practice. I am gradually working my way up the fret towards the 5th position. She has helped me with theory, including rhythm, the major and minor scales and chord building. Her empathy is a particular blessing for me because of my poor eyesight and the arthritis in my wrists, hands and fingers.”
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Springfield, MO 65807
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About Alex K.

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I’ve been playing the Acoustic Guitar for about 20 years now and within those 20 years, I’ve had a lot of experience playing and singing, from small churches, nursing homes, weddings and funerals to the 4,500+ member church where I am currently part of the Worship team. I even once had the opportunity to play and sing for a couple of writers in Nashville, which was super cool! Now, you may be thinking, “Alex, a lot of experience isn’t the only thing that makes a great guitar teacher.” Well . . . you’re right! It takes MUCH more than that!

Among other things, it takes a keen awareness of a student’s abilities and skills, a great curriculum, a teacher’s heart and a strong desire to see your students succeed. Experience isn’t the only thing I’ll be bringing to your lessons. I want you to do well and I want you to progress as quickly as yo
u can. And just as much as I want you to be successful, I want you to have fun also! Playing the guitar IS fun, but it can become boring very quickly if your instruction isn’t adequate. There has to be a strong balance between playing, fundamentals and music theory for your lessons AND your guitar playing to remain fun. I can give you that balance so that you will not only progress in your musical abilities and knowledge, but you’ll be PLAYING and really enjoying it in the process!

So if you are looking to begin your musical journey with the Acoustic Guitar or are looking to move from beginner to intermediate-level, then look no further!
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Alex K.

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About Stephanie S.

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Springfield, MO
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About Stephanie
As a passionate musician, I strive to find the gifts in all of my students by instilling a good relationship that fosters musical growth. Teaching piano and voice has been the most rewarding and integral part of my professional career.
A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, I was actively involved as a music major as I gained my bachelor of science in music education. I performed as a member of the Celebration show choir as well as the University Chorale. My piano training began at the age of six and continues today. I now enjoy singing with my church choir, and singing as a soloist at my church.
One thing that has been important to me as I raised my children is that they were exposed to music and developed a true love of it. As young adults, we now enjoy as a family singing and playing instruments together to share our gi
ft of music with others.
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Stephanie S.

Springfield, MO 65804
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About Catherine M.

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San Diego, CA
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About Catherine
I am a professional flutist and teacher, and earned my Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have been teaching flute for five years, and consider it very important to foster a learning environment that is fun, engaging, and inspirational!

As a musician, I am passionate about finding educational techniques that fit each and every student I work with, and have completed graduate coursework in psychology, with additional experience as a therapist for children on the Autism spectrum. My lessons engage the theory of Positive Psychology, which focuses on recognizing one's strengths and how to live out of them.
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Catherine M.

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About Brenda R.

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About Brenda
I am a professional pianist and vocalist. I started my career out at 6 years of age. So, practically my whole life has been music! I studied under a marvelous teacher from the University of Kansas City Missouri for 12 years. She grounded in the classics, and if it hadn't been for that, I would never have had the technic to branch out into all of the other different genres of music; Broadway, jazz, rags, popular, Christian worship music, and folk music.
I have played with bands, done accompaniment background for CD's, played with the Kansas City Youth Symphony, traveled extensively and performed for all kinds of organizations including many churches. I have also been a music director at 5+ churches over that past 30 years, and have taught hundreds of students, many which went on in their music careers in some form, including public school
music teachers, band directors, Disney and opera.
I considered myself as a "people" person. I thoroughly enjoy teaching children, especially the beginners, and always want to help the parents help their children's practice time at home by making suggestions and answering questions. Sometimes, the parents actually pick up some of the note reading themselves by supervising their practicing! Making lesson time fun is paramount. Children WANT to practice, they WANT to come to their lessons, and they learn much quicker that with a strict, old fashioned teacher with no humor! According to the study published in an issue of The Journal of Educational Psychology, children who study music have a higher IQ, and have much higher grades.
I have 1 major recital a year, and take my students that are past the beginner stage to Stare Federation. The student is critiqued and graded on several scales, chords, and classical compositions.
I look forward to speaking with you about your child taking piano lessons and your aspirations for them. Give them a gift that they will enjoy for their entire life!
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Brenda R.

Nixa, MO 65714
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About Marina M.

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About Marina
I started playing violin when I was 5. I am originally from Puerto Rico and I moved to the United States with the purpose of preparing for my violin college auditions. I got accepted into Peabody conservatory, Cincinnati conservatory and Temple university. I decided to study at Temple but later transferred to a Conservatory where they offered me a full scholarship ( I decided not to mention the name of the institution for security purposes). I also play viola and I’m in love with its sound and amazing possibilities. It is definitely an undermined instrument but if you know how to get the most out of it, the possibilities are infinite.

As a professional musician I have played with different orchestras around Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and NY. But when I was in high school I was concertmaster of my high school orchestra. With such orchestr
a I played in Carnegie Hall as part of an orchestral competition. We won gold medal. That has definitely been one of the greatest experiences as a musician.

Like I already mentioned I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I was a child actress but I’ve been always more inclined to music. I got back to acting about two years ago and I love it. Once I graduate from my music performance degree I will definitely start acting more often.

Feel free to reach out and ask me about my teaching style and experience as a musician.
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Marina M.

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