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I can't even explain how great this made me feel. I suddenly felt like I could actually achieve this bucket list dream of mine.
Kyle, Country Guitar (In-Person)
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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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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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Andrea T.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Ed.S. from University of Virginia
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Andrea T.

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I was a science teacher at the high school and college level before I got sick and had to leave the classroom. Suffering from autoimmune issues for the past fifteen years, I set out to find healing on the yoga mat and through other lifestyle changes. My approach to teaching is a combination of clear, concise, easy-to-understand instruction from years of experience as a science teacher in a classroom, concern with safety and compassion and caring from dealing with a chronic illness most of my adult life. By the way, I love to smile. My joyful approach to teaching is quite infectious in a good way. I now use Gentle Somatic Yoga which is appropriate for anyone with chronic pain to help release muscle tension and create greater ease of movement. I can work with anyone -- whether you are chair-bound or a young person who needs to learn to relax and release stress.

About Andrea

Hi Friends, I am Andrea, a mother, a grandmother, a yoga teacher, a HearthMath Certified Trainer, and Trauma-Certified Clinical Coach, a certified integrative medicine health coach, and a chef. I was a TV news reporter in the 80s. As I covered more environmental disasters, I became concerned about

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Nancy S.
I highly recommend Andrea Trank’s cooking lessons. Andrea helped me customize a plan for our lesson and sent me personalized instructions for what to buy and how to best prepare for the session. The session was easy to follow, and I learned a lot. Afterwards, Andrea sent me a video of our session and recipes we had made. She was a pleasure to work with. It was a great experience and I’ll be back!
Angela T.
Great cooking instructor! Very passionate about healthy cooking and really good with step by step directions. Answered all of my questions while also giving quick on the fly options if something didn't come together just right. All the food was easy to make and very very good. I would recommend her to any who is looking for healthy options that are super versatile.
Maria H.
Andrea is wonderful! She made cooking easy and fun. I'm not great with using healthy ingredients, but Andrea made it a piece of cake (actually a piece of delicious banana bread!). The meals are so tasty and my confidence in eating better makes me excited to make the next meal. I highly recommend working with Andrea!
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Jihye L.

138 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
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Jihye L.

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Are you interested in learning Korean?? Love Korean dramas and K-pop? Are you planning on visiting Korea? 안녕하세요! I am a CERTIFIED and experienced Korean language teacher.
If you register for my classes you will learn not only speaking, writing, listening skills but also the culture and manners of Korea. Are you ready to learn "Hangeul"?
Now you know who to contact!!

About Jihye

Hello, future students! My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and the Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts. I have been teaching piano

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I am so glad I found Jihye! After studying Korean on my own for awhile, I decided to get a one on one teacher. I would recommend Jihye to any one who truly wants to learn. She makes learning fun. She is very patient, and makes it very comfortable to practice conversations. I feel comfortable asking questions and she provides great feedback. I feel challenged but not overwhelmed. And she has incorporated fun learning like talking about Kpop songs and Kdramas into our lessons, which is so cool. She has also been flexible which has made it easier since I work everyday. I want to continue working with Jihye for as long as I can. Thank you Jihye!
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Ginni A.

88 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, French, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Ginni A.

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Moms and Dads, I'm here to help! This is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'll do it. Whether it be math, reading, spelling, social studies, history or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for 25 years, focusing on how each student needs to learn and helping them to succeed. You can do this! Your child can too!

About Ginni

Moms and Dads, this is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'm here to help. Whether it be math, reading, spelling, social studies, history, music or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for

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Gracie W.
I love it ❤️
Ben
At my granddaughter's request, I listened and enjoyed her lesson very much! Miss Ginni was very enthusiastic and demonstrated competence in working with adolescents and knowing her music well. She could tell the notes from just listening to my granddaughter play and she continually praised her efforts.Yet she kindly corrected mistakes when needed.
I learned from listening and I think I might like Miss Ginni as a teacher too!
Elias M.
Ginni is amazingly knowledgeable in all things singing and can not only help you achieve your goals but aid in the best choices to make for the advancement of your singing career. She is very kind, flexible, and motivating. You cannot ask for a better voice teacher.
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Nick R.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaching since 1985
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Nick R.

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resonator/slide, baritone resonator

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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Priscilla L.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art + Design
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Priscilla L.

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email and call shortly after. Briefly discussing and establishing the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students should achieve by the end of a period is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during class.

About Priscilla

Hi! I’m Ms. P., a music teacher who values a unique and creative approach to learning music. In my career, I’ve realized the importance of using a variety of teaching techniques catered to a student's learning style. From beginners to advanced, my goal is to guide students to create a fun and up

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JONATHAN
Priscilla (Ms. P) is a wonderful instructor. She is fun, engaging and enthusiastic; but also a serious motivator for my preteen. I especially appreciate the weekly lesson summary provided by Ms. P that detail what was accomplished in the lesson and emphasizing what was performed particularly well by my student. I highly recommend Ms. P to anyone interested.
Debbie
Great fund of knowledge, enthusiastic, makes it fun to learn, and meets you where you are musically with encouragement to practice and make progress towards your goal. Really appreciate her unique approach to settle and center initially to make for a better experience during the lesson. Highly recommend.
Emily Y.
Emily enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot
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Damien S.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Damien S.

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Learning to play this ancient Irish instrument with other instruments, fiddle, accordion, guitar, penny whistle.

About Damien

I am a working, music composer and educator. I have been teaching and writing/performing professional scores for over 20 years. In regards to teaching, I teach privately and in a classroom atmosphere. My youngest student is 4 and my oldest has been in their 70 ’s. I approach my teaching style in a

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.

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The average cost of 60-minute music lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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$58 average
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$72 average

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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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