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Mel P.

39 Reviews
Union, MO
Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
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Mel P.

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.I can show you how to read notes, tabs and charts, play by ear and play like a pro.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Hannah
I just started working with Mel and he is awesome! He really listened to my goals and the type of music I am interested in playing and he is planning our lessons based on that. He is very good at explaining things and giving examples. I look forward to our lessons. Highly recommend!
Micaela C.
I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!
Kaitlyn
Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious.

I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!
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Lucy K.

2 Reviews
Chesterfield, MO
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Bulgarian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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Lucy K.

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Experienced violin teacher of 39 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of counting, concentration, coordination, precision and note reading skills. I specialize in traditional European method.

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Hi There! I am a violin, viola and piano teacher with over 39 years of experience as a professional violinist. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Violin Performance and Instruction from the Higher Musical Pedagogical Institute in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I teach traditional European method, and my stude

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Steven F.
Very knowledgeable and experienced in not just playing the violin but teaching it as well.
Chris T.
At the age of 58 I decided to start taking violin lessons for 2 reasons, enjoyment of playing music and exercise my brain. I found Lucy K on the takelessons.com website and she was able to accommodate my request for lessons in my home on a Sunday. Starting from scratch, she taught me the fundamentals of playing and I have made some progress over the last 8 months. She is patient with me yet will push me along and at time bring me out of my comfort zone, which is good. She has the ability and training to teach students from early age to older adults like me. In addition, she also teaches piano, which my wife started lessons with Lucy K at the same time I started violin. She has my recommendation if you have interest in either violin or piano.
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David M.

48 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $24
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David M.

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Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Jazz, Rock, Metal.

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Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Dave is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He's extremely kind and easy to work with, and always pushed me further. He built a balanced curriculum around technique, theory, and playing songs that had me seeing great improvements in a short amount of time. You will not be disappointed! This man knows a great deal about a large variety of topics, and will tune your curriculum to what specific things you want to learn.
Danielle
Dave is a great teacher!
Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
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Kathy S.

7 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Emglish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathy S.

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Students of all ages in a personal relaxed atmosphere.
Customized to each student. If the student has not previously taken lessons I use Piano Adventures as the basic course guide. I have found it the most productive and enjoyable for my students. I uses a minimum of the Lesson and Theory book for my younger students with either the basic course or Accelerated course depending on their age and maturity. Adults begin with the All In one adult book. I add the other books that accompany each level based on the particular students needs and interests. I believe that a good grounding in Theory is essential as a student who becomes proficient in sight reading, no matter how well he/she plays by ear, will find that the doors for lifetime musical fulfillment with be much wider. However, with a student who has already had some lessons I will be happy to continue with any method that the student is currently using.
I also believe in supplementing the Piano course with the student's favorite ...

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About Me: I am an experienced classically trained Pianist who has been playing since the 3rd grade. I enjoy all styles of music and love sharing that enjoyment with my students. I have certification from the State of Missouri that I am proficient in educating beginning Piano students and have contin

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Josh
Kathy is very fun and enjoyable. We laugh during my lessons and she is low pressure. She makes the entire process of learning an instrument fun!
Tammy
I am VERY pleased with Kathy as my daughter's piano teacher! She is patient and knowledgeable giving a very well rounded lesson. She includes theory in her lesson plan and I think that helps my daughter in her understanding of the whys...
Kathy
Kathy came to my home for my lesson. She has a very pleasant personality and it is very easy to follow her instructions. She kept the pace up, yet did not overload me. It's been a number of years since I have played and she did an excellent job on getting me back on the keys. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Matt H.

Arnold, MO
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Instrumental Music Education from Southwest Baptist University
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Matt H.

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I am very passionate about playing, teaching, and promoting the ocarina. As my student, know that your musical enjoyment, progress and journey are my number 1 priority. My goal is to hype you up about the ocarina and making music!

Ocarina is a very accessible instrument which makes it very easy to learn for someone with little to no musical experience. While it is easy to pick up, it also has a very high skill ceiling when it comes to mastery so it is an excellent secondary instrument if you already play another instrument or have singing experience (I'm a percussionist and vocalist who learned the ocarina very quickly!). I tailor every lesson to what you wish to accomplish on ocarina and will never force you to play music and exercises that you don't want to. I make learning the ocarina fun; after our first lesson I guarantee you'll WANT to practice constantly and will have a hard time putting your ocarina down!

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I'm Matt Hopwood aka Ocarina.Hype on TikTok and YouTube. I have 20 years of music performance experience (percussion, piano, voice, ocarina) and 8 years of music education experience (band director). I love the ocarina and love sharing it with others! I can help you learn all of your favorite Lege

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Matt G.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Thai, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Elementary
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Matt G.

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I try to keep things light with the younger students. I use examples from daily life as well as props that students enjoy to help them understand basic ideas about math.

About Matt

I went to Pensacola Catholic High and graduated in 2003. I then attended and Auburn University, where I became a Christian, and graduated in 2007. Once I finished, I went overseas to teach English and do missions. I taught in Thailand from 2003-2007 and then in China from 2012-2016. I have been teac

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"Marjorie was such a great teacher. Always encouraging and very positive, she helped me strengthen my voice in preparation for an audition I was nervous about. Within the first lesson I could already hear an improvement in the strength and tonality of my voice. She was also very precise about rhythm and other techniques in the songs I was singing. Pity I can't continue my lessons with her as I am leaving New York!

Thanks for your help Marjorie!"
Lyndsey
Took Broadway Singing lessons from Marjorie K.
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"I highly recommend taking guitar lessons with Ahmad. I've had instructors in the past who I realized weren't the best match for what I was I was trying to accomplish and the first lesson gave me the space to feel out if Ahmad was going to be a good match for me! After the first lesson I immediately knew Ahmad was going to be professional, skilled, easy to work with, and open-minded. I really appreciated that Ahmad was down to go outside of your standard lessons in music theory and cater my experience in a way that would fast track me to what I wanted to accomplish within my lessons. As a self-taught musician who has been playing in touring bands for about the last 4 years I had a lot of different strengths and weaknesses. Ahmad helped me hone in on areas that would allow me to boost my confidence in practices and live performances while developing skills to better communicate musically with my bandmates. I believe Ahmad is the perfect instructor for all skill levels and backgrounds. He is an extremely talented and versatile musician. In addition to his abilities as a musician and instructor, he is patient, easy to communicate with, motivating, and understanding."
Eren
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Chrissy helps me build self- confidence in songwriting. She gives very good instructions and facilitates creative thinking . Beyond the technical aspects, she is experienced, , knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and a joy to work with."
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"We've only had one lesson so far, but we loved Rosemarie. She made us (myself & my two small children) feel comfortable and excited about learning."
Sammy
Took Piano lessons from Rosemarie R.
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"I am not a singer, but Nancy was able to make me feel at ease and give me instructions to bring a voice out of me. Very personable and professional, she has many different ideas and exercises to allow a voice to develop. I had one other voice teacher who never even had me learn a song. Nancy is a very capable and valuable teacher. I really can’t recommend her enough!"
Linda
Took Singing lessons from Nancy R.
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"I've been learning songwriting and music theory from David and it couldn't be any better. He's very professional and personable, and he makes sure to work with you, not above you. He shows a genuine enthusiasm for his students' musical interests and formulates instruction around them. David encourages questions, which creates a comfortable and effective teacher-student interaction. Between my weekly lessons, I find myself impatiently counting down the days until my next scheduled lesson. While the genre of songwriting that I've been working on with David's guidance has been contemporary Christian, I'm sure that he would be an effective teacher in any genre, whether the student were writing songs or playing them."
Martin
Took Songwriting lessons from David M.
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"3rd lesson done and couldn't be happier with our online teacher. Mr. Wen is informative and very professional. Recommend for anyone."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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