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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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Loretta M.

62 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Community Honor from Bethune School of Excellence
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Loretta M.

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Flute lessons focus on posture, breath control, theory, and performance in all genres of music.

About Loretta

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I

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Carol M.
Very patient and thoughtful!
Pam Beebe
Very helpful.
Juli
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Laura D.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Italian, German, Romanian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laura D.

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Hi, I'm Laura and I believe everyone has a unique and authentic voice that deserves to be uncovered. Whether you have stage aspirations or are simply interested in learning more about singing, voice lessons can be a great way to build confidence and grow in your sense of self. We'll work together to develop a language and tool box that will enable you to reach your fullest potential as a singer.

About Laura

Hi, I’m Laura, and I want to tell you right now, you CAN sing and you SHOULD sing. From birth until death, the voice is our primary vehicle for expression. When you take a voice lesson, you are learning more than just good vocal technique (though that’s important). You’re learning about yourself an

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Jennie Olson
Laura is an excellent teacher - I highly recommend taking lessons with her! I myself had 0 experience with singing and Laura made the subject very approachable for a first timer. I can tell with her level of knowledge and skill, she'd be amazing regardless of your own experience with singing. 10/10 recommend!
Martha S.
Laura is a wonderful singing instructor. She is very professional and obviously knows her subject matter through and through. I appreciate the way she tailors her instruction to my personal needs. I've made amazing progress by studying with her. She's the one!
Jayendran
I like the music class.
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Henri B.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper technique, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, scales, fingerings, chords, and overall really how to get a great sound and feel from your guitar.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding guitar player. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and several scales. ...

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Jameson T.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Drammy Award - Best Young Performer from Portland Drammy Award Commitee
  • BA Theater Arts, Music and Business from University of Oregon
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Jameson T.

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I am an experienced musician and performer with a variety of teaching skills gained over 20 years of study and action. Lessons in my studio are about so much more than just learning to sing a song or write music. Students are instilled with business knowledge, work ethic, and confidence so that they can truly accomplish whatever they set their minds to. We go deep and focus on how to develop new mental and physical habits that can help the student better express his/herself. We work hard on a curriculum that is specifically catered to the student's needs, and of course, is fun too!

I've worked with students from ages 6-65, with varying backgrounds and interests. From complete beginners to professional performing artists. All students are guaranteed to see improvement in their technical skills within the first month of lessons. Let's do this!

About Jameson

Jameson is a recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon, and holds a BA in Theater Arts, Music and Business. As a vocalist, Jameson sings regularly in a wide variety of styles. He has studied the Alexander Method, Body Mapping, Singing by Speaki

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Incredible instructor!
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Jill W.

17 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Visual Communications from Brigham Young University Idaho
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jill W.

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As a music teacher of over 10 years I take a fun but structured approach to learning the piano. I've taught all ages and I individually work with each student to help them learn the music that they want to and reach the goals that they set for themselves. I work with each student to help mold their learning experience specifically to them. We will typically start with exercises and music theory and then move to music, but am willing to adapt to what each student is wanting and needing. I will send written individual feedback after the lesson to help remind the student of what we are working on. I hope to have the chance to share my love of music with you!

About Jill

I am a harpist, pianist, arranger, composer, performer and lover of music. With over 12 years of experience teaching both piano and harp lessons. Although I graduated from Brigham Young University in Idaho with a Bachelors in visual communication, I have continued to stretch my skills as musician a

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Smita S.
She is enthusiastic, fun, and has a great sense of humor! She also gives great tips on how to improve my playing and is a good motivation.
Faith B.
Love this class of harp
Emerson, H.
My children immediately felt comfortable and excited for lessons upon meeting Jill - she is so positive, upbeat, and generally wonderful!!
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Cory H.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Vocal Music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Cory H.

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Experienced teacher and professional performer, specializing in beginner and intermediate vocal lessons! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Sing what you love with an understanding of your vocal range, healthy breathing and singing, stylistic dictation, and dynamics to shape and create beautiful music! Get ready to learn and have a great time!

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I also am an acting coach; I can help build confidence in your per

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Cory is amazing! My son loves his lessons and look forward to see Cory every week. I highly recommend!
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he is a great instructor!!!
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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Music Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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$69 average

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Why Take Private Music Lessons?

There are plenty of reasons to sign up for music lessons, even if you’ve never played music before.

Maybe you’d just like to try out a new instrument or take your shower singing skills to the next level. You may also be interested in the brain boosting benefits that music classes can provide for both kids and adults. Even better, you may dream of performing on stage someday!

If you’re the parent of aspiring musicians, private music lessons are a great way to build up your children’s confidence. Math, language, and social skills can all be enhanced, just by attending weekly music classes online or in person. As your children develop their musical prowess, they’ll also learn important lessons about setting goals and achieving them.

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No matter which instrument you’re interested in, TakeLessons makes it easy to find the right teacher for you or your child. Our local teacher listings can instantly connect you with the best music teachers in town – just search above for “music lessons near me.”

On top of that, online music classes make it possible for you to learn on the go or from the comfort of your own home. This is a favorite option for busy parents and kids alike. It also means you can take a ukulele, piano, or singing lesson while wearing your pajamas!

We recognize that every music student has his or her own unique learning style and set of goals. That’s why we offer a wide selection of teachers who come from diverse musical backgrounds. You can check out teachers’ profiles, read reviews, and pick the perfect teacher for you or your child, all right here on TakeLessons.

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