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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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Nabin S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Nepali, Hindi, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Nabin S.

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Nabin is one of the best Tabla players in the US. He has been performing and teaching for the past 25 years. Nabin is able to customize lessons based on interest, age, and learning ability of the students. Please check out some of the reviews for Nabin Shreshtha Tabla lessons of Google to see what current students have to say about his teaching techniques.

Nabin, a renowned face amongst the Coloradans is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as one of the prominent musicians in his own country, Nepal but gained him worldwide fame. His deep understanding of different traditional styles of tabla playing, tonal quality, clarity and ability to collaborate with different genres of music makes him different from regular percussionists and it’s no surprise that he’s the favorite accompanist for many musicians and dancers.

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Nabin, a renowned face amongst the Coloradans is a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as one of the prominent musicians in his own country, Nepal but gained him worldwide fame. His deep understanding of d

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Dorian D.
love learning from Nabin! He's very knowledgable, thorough, helpful & skilled.
Raj
Nabin sir is very good and patient. He starts from the fundamentals and works his way up. One gets a good understanding of tabla playing and skills.
Sunil Oliver
Nabinji is a great Tabla player himself and a great teacher. He is a gifted teacher who is able to work with students at various levels of exposure to Tabla and is able to explain the concepts in a clear easy to learn style. I have been his student for a while now and am grateful to have a teacher like him who makes learning Tabla fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning Tabla, whether a newbie OR a experience player wanting to improve the skills.
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Michael R.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
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Michael R.

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Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Saxophone with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan ...

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Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes m

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Caleb
Our son really enjoyed his first lesson. Michael has a great way of connecting with teenagers and makes the lesson fun.
Anthony L.
Really great with my son! Had him knowing the keys in just one session. Thank you!
Avery
Michael is great! My 11yo son loves him.
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Karen A.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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Karen A.

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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

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Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!
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Darren S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Cantonese (Chinese) 粵語, Mandarin (Chinese) 普通话/國語, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use the Essential Elements for Strings books at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, Districts/Regional festivals, youth orchestra programs, and music degree programs at ...

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Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, a

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Lee K.
Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced.
Kim
My 11 year old has attended an after school music program in our district for a few years playing the double bass. When Covid hit, she was no longer able to continue learning, but her music teacher recommended her to audition for a selective music program at Berklee College of Music. That's when I reached out to Darren via his website to see if he could work with my child for the 8 week period to prepare for the online audition submission.

Darren worked with her every week on a completely new song, introduced great techniques that enabled her to learn quickly and develop new skills. Those 8 weeks were very productive as my she learned the entire song, did the audition and was accepted into the Berklee music program. Darren is a very knowledgeable and dedicated music instructor and I am grateful to him for helping my daughter get into a selective music program. The online lessons from Darren are exceptional. You will not be disappointed with his instructions.
Deb
My son Ethan started working with Darren early this summer after Ethan's previous instructor for 5 years had decided to retire . I was surprised how quickly Ethan was bonded with Darren in this virtual setting. Due to Covid 19, all lessons have been conducted via Skype. Here is what Ethan was talking about Darren. "I have nothing but good words to say about my experience with Mr. Sacks. within a few weeks, I improved a lot. He was able to help me fix fundamental issues with my playing. He was also incredibly kind and patient with me. Mr. Sacks was also always able to explain things well and give me new ways to improve my playing. He doesn't let go of my mistakes but very encouraging when providing advice."
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Scott K.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.S. in Cognitive Science from UCLA
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Scott K.

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I eat, sleep, and breathe music production! I'm an up and coming music producer who has had music featured on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist as well as for films and television. Being a beginner in Ableton Live can be intimidating but I'll help you crush through any difficulty. I can customize our lessons to any style of music you want to make. Time to jam!!

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I am a professional producer with a love for all things music. Going from playing the drums on trash cans in my garage as a kid to on stages in LA has been a wonderful ride. Now it's time to get you started on your journey. My musical work as has been feature on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist a

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Joshua
Scott is the man! He has ten+ years of experience in the industry and knows what he is talking about. He will help you out whether you’re brand new to music production or have been doing it for a while. He breaks things down so they’re easy to understand and has great recommendations for plug-ins as well. If you are serious and passionate about music, I highly recommend signing up for lessons with Scott.
Erica L.
I found Scott’s expertise and approach to teaching music recording to be most impressive! He is highly skilled at determining the level necessary to explain the recording process and consistently thorough in making sure that every step is clearly understood before moving on to the next. I learned a lot from Scott in a short amount of time and would highly recommend him.
Michael M.
Scott is a very talented producer and drummer and is very patient and easy to work with. i highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn Ableton and advance their engineering/ production skills!
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Pecos S.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $62
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Pecos S.

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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that everyone is inherently musical. I have extensive experience with students of all ages and abilities and enjoy cultivating the interests in those whom I teach.

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New York-based cellist Pecos was the winner of the 2016 Baroque Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed on baroque and modern instruments across the US, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. Pecos has recorded for the Naxos label as a Fellow at the National Orchest

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Cheryle
Very patient. Provides excellent feedback and positive reinforcement.
Beth P.
Excellent first lesson! Pecos was very patient and encouraging as I struggled through the basics. Already looking forward to our next lesson
Peter M.

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The average cost of 60-minute music lessons is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $300 per hour.
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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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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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