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New York, NY
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Naperville, IL

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Jim R. February 15, 2017
Guitar · In studio
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He knows his stuff. He is giving me instructions that will take me to the next level.
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Sidney January 9, 2017
Guitar · In home
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We really enjoyed the first lesson!!! Thank you!!!
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Sidney January 9, 2017
Guitar · In home
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We really enjoyed the first lesson!!! Thank you!!!
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Brenda B.

Wyckoff, NJ

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Maureen February 16, 2017
Piano · In home
Brenda has been teaching my 7-year-old piano for 2 years.
She is prompt, polite and professional.
She is a great teacher and he has really learned a lot. He loves sports but I never have to fight with him to practice piano.
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Eddie T. January 21, 2017
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
great. brenda is so friendly and positive
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Brenda October 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Brenda was very good with my daughter who is 10 years old. She assessed her skills level and they hit the ground running.
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Luca C.

New York, NY

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Sapan October 11, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I worked with Rachel for six months to help me perfect "Waiting for a girl like you" by Foreigner. I am not a singer and have no experience doing so. I am so proud to say that I was able to sing this song at my wedding in front of almost 400 people. 100% of the credit goes to Rachel for her dedication, encouragement, and exceptional expertise. I was on key, in tune, in sync with the song, and enjoyed every moment of it. My wife was thrilled, and the rest of the audience was just stunned. THANK YOU RACHEL!!
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Robert June 10, 2016
Singing · In home
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Amazing instructor and the immediate knowledge that I had chosen the right coach.
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Sapan May 27, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I've had three lessons with Rachel so far. I have to say that the last time I sang a song, I was 8 years old. I didn't think I had it in me, but I am getting to the point where I actually have some confidence. The improvement I've seen is 100% because of Rachel. She is amazingly patient, and an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone - beginner or pro - who wants to improve their voice. A+

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Baltimore, MD
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New York, NY
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Arlington, VA
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Murray P.

Baltimore, MD

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Thomas T. February 8, 2017
Drum · Online
Verified Student
After a recent lesson with Murray my 9 year old son stated, "That was fun!" When you make the teaching experience enjoyable for children they are eager to learn, and they stick with it; that's what Murray is great at doing. I highly recommend him.
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John January 9, 2017
Drum · Online
Verified Student
Very interactive and patient!
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Greg Emerson November 24, 2016
Drum · Online
Murray is an excellent teacher, musician and all 'round good guy. He is very adept at understanding your deficiencies and giving you the right tools to improve. His positive attitude is contagious!
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Marjorie K.

New York, NY

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Heidi February 10, 2017
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
As if I opened a new world of singing.
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Annick January 2, 2017
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Totally beyond all my expectations. I have learned so much already after just one lesson. Very professional and exellent teacher! I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Jasmine September 21, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
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Marjorie is a wonderful teacher! I am so impressed after just one lesson.
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Byron T.

Arlington, VA

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Amber February 10, 2017
Guitar · Online
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Guitar · Online
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Guitar · Online

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Two Uncomplicated Ways of Transforming Your Guitar Sound

Are you stuck in a musical rut? New tunings and tricks can help you keep learning guitar in fresh, fun ways. Try one of these great tips from guitar teacher Samuel B. to breathe new life into your guitar playing... One of the first things I tell any new student is that I don't specialize in a formal discipline. If jazz or classical training is your objective, then I'm not your guy. Instead, I specialize primarily in American roots music (that which we tend to casually lump together as "folk" … Read More
Two Uncomplicated Ways of Transforming Your Guitar Sound
Are you stuck in a musical rut? New tunings and tricks can help you keep learning guitar in fresh, fun ways. Try one of these great tips from guitar teacher Samuel B. to breathe new life into your guitar playing... One of the first things I tell any new student is that I don't specialize in a formal discipline. If jazz or classical training is your objective, then I'm not your guy. Instead, I specialize primarily in American roots music (that which we tend to casually lump together as "folk"
Tips for Singers: How to Make Your Own Music Video
Have you ever wanted to make your own music video? Here, voice teacher Liz T. shares the steps for creating your first video...   With technology today, making videos for your personal website or platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, or Vine can be a great way to share your music with the world! I have released several videos to my original songs, and want to help you create your first music video. Follow my tips for creative inspiration! 1. Visualize Your Music So you've recorded a
The Perfect Father's Day Playlist for Rock & Roll Dads | Videos
Shout-out to the rock and roll dads out there! Read on as guitar teacher Matt K. shares his top picks for famous dads known for rocking out, plus the best Father's Day songs from them to play...    Balancing studio time, touring, and constant press coverage is part of being a rock star. Add taking care of a kid or two (and doing it well) to the equation, and we have to wonder... how do famous musicians do it? With Father’s Day coming up, it’s important to recognize all of the g
15 Holiday Gift Ideas for Guitar Players
Need some holiday gift ideas? Check out the best gifts for guitar players in this guest post by Los Angeles, CA guitar teacher Nils B...   It's the time of the year when most retailers offer some pretty decent discounts on a variety of gear. Assuming the basics (picks, tuner, strap, gig bag/case, cable, and amp) are already accounted for, these are some good suggestions, either to pick up for yourself or as a holiday gift. Most of these can be found in the $10-$50 range. Apps & S
Basics of Piano: What Should I Expect at My First Piano Lesson?
Nervous about your first piano lesson? You're not alone! It's only natural. The piano is a daunting instrument - so many keys, so little time! But we'd like to let you in on a secret: there's nothing to be nervous about. With a little bit of preparation, you can start your piano-playing journey without any worries whatsoever. How to Prepare First of all, relax. It all comes down to your mindset. Before your first lesson, think about your goals. Do you want to someday play at Carnegie Hall? D

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