Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Sharon
Jim is a great teacher and one I would highly recommend. He's very easy to get along with and listens to what your needs and goals are.
's a teacher willing to go the extra nile."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by Laurie
"I'm a 55 yr old female that hasn't taken voice lessons in the last 20+ years. From that time until recently I would just do karaoke off and on. I started
taking lessons with Tanisha about seven months ago. She is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to my voice. Initially I just wanted to learn how to use my "alto" voice more effectively. I avoided singing soprano songs because it was very uncomfortable and it didn't sound right to me. But to my surprise Tanisha convinced me that I am in deed a first soprano. She started working with me on my singing with much attention on my upper range. Thanks to Tanisha, for the first time in my life I have started feeling like a real singer! She has truly taken me places vocally that I could have only dreamed of going. Even when I sing lower it sounds tons better. I practice consistently because I'm so excited about all of the progress I have made in just a seven month period. And I am just blown away that I have those high notes now! When it comes to the voice Tanisha is definitely a miracle worker! On top of that she has this bubbly personality and from the day that I met her I felt like I've been knowing her for years. She's like a new best friend!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Bharath
"I've been taking lessons from Jen for a while now, and I must say that I've improved dramatically since I started. Jen specifically focuses on the musical
style that you like while still using classical methods to make sure the proper form and technique is learned.
First thing she did was to make sure I had proper form, breathing and technique before moving on to more advanced topics. This way bad habits are removed quickly, which is crucial to push through to the next level and break vocal plateaus.
I would recommend Jen as a vocal teacher for any style and age without hesitation. Great person to talk to, knowledgeable, and most of all fun. There are times when it gets frustrating, but working with Jen makes it a challenge and rewarding when you can hear yourself getting better.
Keeping playing; music never sleeps!! Bharath"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by David
"I have been enjoying my lessons with Eric a lot. He is an extremely talented and knowledgeable musician and teacher. I feel very lucky to have found him.
He has clearly laid out a path for me to follow that I know will ultimately lead to the achievement of my goals and is now patiently guiding me down that path. Forget my guitars, amps and pedals; Eric is now the most important tool in my musical arsenal. I wish I would have met him years ago but now that I have I finally know I am on the right track to becoming a great guitar player. Thank you Eric!! You are the man!!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Kristen
"Heidi is an awesome flute instructor and I'm so glad I found her for my daughter. She's upbeat, positive, encouraging, and patient. It is obvious she lov
e music and loves sharing her knowledge. With that said I would also like to add that she is a very accomplished musician and not only knows the subject matter but is excellent at imparting that gift to my daughter. Heidi has many tricks up her sleeve to aid her student's progress including video homework excercises and additional websites for practice that I would never have found on my own. She's incredibly proficient with how to use the computer for lessons and has kindly worked with us to navegate Skype, fix glitches, find additional sheet music, and advised us on purchasing new music and a new flute. She is very good at motivating my daughter and she continually comes up with new exercises and websites to use in order to nudge her a little bit more into developing new skills while challenging her as well. Heidi is thoughtful, considerate, and has spent time getting to know us and remembering details of our lives. Our lives are busy and schedules always change but Heidi is very amenable to making adjustments. I would highly recommend using Heidi as a teacher and have mentioned on many occasions to friends how great she is AND we don't have to leave the house, big bonus!"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Joe
"I've been taking lessons with Jeff for over 6 years. He is the most knowledgeable instructor I've ever met and is fluent all music styles with an in depth
understanding of music theory. Our lessons are always fun, entertaining and educational. We always mix music theory with any songs we are trying to figure out and Jeff always wants you to leave with having learned something new, not just how to play a song. I really value the time I spent in Jeff's lessons and would recommend him to anyone interested in pursuing guitar lessons."
Fort Myers, FL teacher:
Review by Mia
"It was a pleasure meeting Danielle.. very friendly and outgoing individual. she made my daughter and I feel very welcome and Mia felt super comfortable b
eing with her.. this was our first session and I felt a very good vibe. can't wait to continue our journey with Danielle because I truly believe it will be a great one.. Thanks Danielle... :)"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by ashley
"Kyle is GREAT!
Working with Kyle is always a great experience. He is extremely professional, on time, and always respectful of your needs and works 110%
to meet your goals. Music is his passion and that is always apparent in any project or lesson he's involved with. He knows how to get people excited about creating and always has an upbeat attitude."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Brian
"Lynda is fantastic
Lynda is a great teacher. She explains the material extremely well and is amazingly upbeat during the lesson. Lynda covers everything-
-technique, theory, sight reading and repertoire. I highly recommend studying with Lynda."
I am available nationwide via Skype or through Google Hangouts for Guitar, bass and Violin lessons. I have performed at the French Quarter Jazz festival at age 18 and alongside Russell Malone during the season's conclusion at the Fine Arts Center in downtown Atlanta. I attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I studied guitar under John Pell and Paul Abrams. While in school I majored in Commercial Music with an emphasis on music business. I found an internship with Yamaha musical instruments where I maintained instruments for players like John Hiatt, Christopher Cross, Peter Frampton, To
mmy Sims, Drew Zingg, Kenny Greeneberg, Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter and Martin Taylor. Sitting in on rehearsals and sessions with these artists provided insight and experience no college course could. After graduation I went on the road for Yamaha providing artist relations for the H.O.R.D.E. tour where I worked alongside the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Harper and Blues Traveler. I have opened for various artists including Buckwheat Zydeco, Hubert Sumlin,The Nighthawks, and the late Sean Costello. I have also performed with the Temptations. My album credits include student records at Belmont University and the EP titled, Johnnie and the Lowdowns. I am a fan of surf, jazz, and blues and have recorded some of my own creations with my own group, the C.A.T. As a teacher I strive to show others how to play and create music. My lessons focus on providing the budding musician with the tools to become a proficient player. Creativity through knowledge is the core of my instruction.
*** Lesson Details *** Through consistent practice progress is made on any instrument. I teach all of my beginning students to read music. This along with a chord syllabus provides a foundation for us to build a musician from the ground up.
*** Studio Equipment *** music studio room w/ piano, organ, guitars, amps, seating for parents, recording capabilities
*** Specialties *** Nashville numbers, chart writing, jazz theory and improvisation. Blues and standards, chord chart reading and writing. Reading music on guitar.
Eulah May 14, 2014
Very helpful. Learned two new songs in ten minutes!
Mariana May 14, 2014
He is really great teacher, I wish to get the instrument and came to learn guitar from Christopher.. ;-)
Darcel May 14, 2014
Christopher was really patient and helpful. Showed me some guitar scales with true expertise.
With a Bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University and several years of teaching experience, I am able to offer very educational and inspiring lessons to my students. I love to have the parents involved as much as possible in the student's learning and always have room for them to sit in on lessons.
Each lesson offers time for playing assignments, exploring new concepts, theory, technique, and a time for the family and teacher to discuss the student's progress.
*** Specialties *** Classical training in piano and cello Orchestral coaching for violin up to intermediate level
Valerie G. May 20, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Danielle is a great teacher! She's very talented and she's able to assess right away where you are to tailor the lessons to fit your needs and goals.
I began teaching at the age of fifteen from my parents living room. By my senior year I was teaching both violin and viola lessons. I have always had a strong eagerness to help others reach their full potential. When I watch my students play I see very quick solutions that work for the problems at hand. The music is what is most important which is why I strive to help students transcend their difficulties so that the music can speak for itself.
While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music for my undergraduate studies I began teaching at different high schools in the area. I bega
n coaching chamber music at Cleveland Heights High School, coaching sectionals at Mentor High School, and teaching privately at Cleveland School of the Arts. It was a great honor for me to teach in such varied settings at a young age. These opportunities were certainly challenging, but worth the effort.
This past year I have been teaching group and private lessons at Bridge Boston Charter School. Students range in age from 6-8. This was the most challenging task for me overall. While I felt completely at home in private lessons classroom management was a new beast all together. Through much guidance and effort I can say confidently that I have sharpened my classroom management skills entirely and now I feel at home in an energetic and slightly chaotic environment.
Karen H. May 14, 2014
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the progress our son Thomas made with Dan. Thomas started playing last year and was progressing faster than the rest of his third grade class which is why we were looking for a private teacher to help him along. Before taking lessons with Dan I had a hard time getting Thomas to practice. Thomas has begun practicing all on his own because he has been genuinely inspired. Dan is a true professional who always on time and in a good mood to teach. He was so patient with Thomas and developed practice techniques unique to Thomas's situation. Dan is more than just a violin teacher, he is dedicated to inspiring each student to love music. Thanks Dan!!!
Hello! My name is Judith, and with a background of more than 25 years of performance, teaching, and directing experience I'm sure that I can help you meet your goals - Whether it's to become an accomplished soloist, to sing more accurately in your church choir, or just to knock their socks off at karaoke, we'll have a great time getting you where you want to be!
Following is a bit more about me - it's a little "formal" ... but it will give you a few additional details about my background that you might find helpful in deciding whether or not I'm the teacher or coach for you! Happy reading!
With more than twenty-five years of performance experience, Judith is at home with a repertoire ranging from medieval song to Baroque opera and oratorio to American musical theater. Her performances have taken her across North America and the UK, appearing as featured soloist with a number of leading period and modern ensembles and orchestras and as presenter, guest artist and faculty at a variety of international workshops and festivals.
Not only a performer, Judith is also an educator, with extensive experience in private teaching as well as in directing and coaching of both large and small vocal ensembles in a variety of styles and genres - from Early Music to barbershop to Broadway - and has served as Director of Music for a number of churches and various performing organizations.
Judith holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from The College of Charleston, SC, with additional post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and the Indiana University Institute of Early Music where she studied performance practices, music history, opera and theater. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in Voice at The College of Charleston, SC, and has held positions as lecturer and adjunct faculty in music history, vocal pedagogy, graduate research methodology and applied voice at both Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. Judith is ever-active as guest faculty and lecturer for workshops, special events, and continuing and community education forums.
Noted for being "even stronger when she is allowed to act as well as sing" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Judith is equally active in the theater, taking leading roles not only in Musical Theater but also a variety of dramatic and comedic productions, and has received both repeated critical acclaim and regional acting awards for her performances.
Judith is also an accomplished instrumentalist, making appearances at a number of events and with a variety of early music ensembles across North America. She has been performing on Shawm, recorders and hand drums for more than twenty years.
Judith can be heard on recordings and broadcasts with Counterpoint (UK) Istanpitta, Contrapunctus, Quire Cleveland, The King's Counterpoint, Apollo's Fire, The Serlo Consort (UK), the Texas Early Music Project, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Columbus Bach Ensemble, the Dayton Bach Society, the Warren Philharmonic, Amherst Early Music, Inc., and the Charleston Pro Musica.
Hello and welcome to my drum and percussionist instruction page. I have a degree in Elementary Education and have playing drums over 30 years. I have taught students from age 5 to 60. I specialize in instruction of drumset, marching percussion , and hand percussion. I am well versed and experienced in all types of performances, styles, reading music, technique, and technology. From Jazz and orchestral, to African poly rhythms and rock and Roll.
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