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Fawn A.

398 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Fawn A.

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Rhythm and flow, writing, endurance training, breathing, performance and more will be covered.

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a recent Billboard hit recording artist & coaching over 20 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whether you're beginner, adv

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Selena
Fawn is a highly professional teacher who goes above and beyond to teach excellent vocal technique. My daughter went from thinking that she could not sing at all, to discovering that she had a very pleasant voice after a just a handful of lessons! Her training with Fawn has helped strengthen her voice, has improved her confidence and has given her something truly rewarding to focus on and pursue. I particularly admire Fawn's professionalism and the seriousness and discipline with which she teaches vocal technique. She is strict, yet fun. Her approach gets quick results, so your money is very well spent!
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Miss Fawn's natural, bright, positive, honest and energetic personality creates an ideal learning environment that's comfortable for any student. Whether you're a seasoned professional, or just starting off, Miss Fawn's expertise and natural ability to explain with ease the complexity of singing and inventing tailor made exercises for each individual makes her an ideal mentor and coach. My overall experience thus far with her as my vocal coach has been nothing but a positive and exciting experience. I highly recommend Miss Fawn to anyone who is looking for an excellent vocal coach, piano teacher or songwriting coach. She is excellent in all things music and worth the investment!
Moira
Perfect! Very good teacher! Fawn really builds my confidence. She helps me with. my skills, teaching me. things I had no concept of and also showing me things I never even considered. Really helping me develop my voice and I look forward to working with her more and seeing how far I can take it! She is invested in her students and their success!
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Jonathan B.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German
  • Awarded CARAS Grant from Temple University Research Administration
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jonathan B.

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There aren't too many schools for rapping that I know of. I learned the way most people learn: on the streets of the city they live in. I've listened heavily to records across Hip-Hop history and I practice MCing regularly as part of my work as a song improviser. I combine techniques from Classical Poetry to modern vocabulary to raise the ceiling on what is possible for an MC.

Things you can expect in rap lessons from me...

-Freestyle: we'll build your confidence and toolset for off-the-top rhyming
-Verse-writing: I'll examine your verses and teach you to refine the writing and delivery to help you reach your audience
-Music Theory: most rappers don't even consider this, but I emphasize understanding music and knowing how to improve your technique and writing through deep understanding of poetry and music theory
-Career Advice: I make sure you get the most bang for your buck when you study rap with me

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Erika
Jonathan is incredibly skilled, a great teacher, fun, and very patient with our gregarious and somewhat distracted 9-year old boy. He has creative, tailored teaching techniques, will try new things, but also keeps our son motivated and progressing. He responds perfectly and patiently to my son when he veers off task, and gets him back on task. We are absolutely thrilled and couldn't have found a better teacher.
Jackie G.
My son has special needs related to an anoxic brain injury. This can create frustration with simple things like learning a new chord that feels funny or is difficult to move your fingers to. He always checks in with us to see what concerns we have and then, helps us by offering suggestions on how to make something easier or less frustrating to learn. I think Jonathan does a good job of meeting us where we are. Jonathan is patient with both of us. Today, he talked to my son about practicing communicating so we can understand how to help him learn. He talked to me about it being ok to break away from the timing and to hit chords at the same time as my son so the song can come together.
Jackie G.
Jonathan is flexible and easy to work with. My son has some struggles as a result of an anoxic brain injury. Jonathan is very understanding and patient with my son. He has also helped me with advice and suggestions on how to work with my son. We love the spirit of the ukulele and the good vibes it has.

Bernard M.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree Business Administration from Devry University
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Bernard M.

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We can make you sound like a star!!!! RAP, HIPHOP, TRAP, R&B, DANCE & POP are our specialties. We can help you like the styles of Future, Migos, Rick Ross, Eminem, Cardi B, down to Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Usher etc. We can make turn up music, we can make relaxing music, we can make songs with verses that include a lot of wordplay, complex bars and we can make music that make people move.

About Bernard

The Ultimate HipHop/Rap Teacher. I have over 15 years of experience in the HipHop/Rap music industry. I have written over 1000's songs. I have worked with all types of artists from the beginning stages to the expert level. I work hard on helping all of my clients achieve their goals no matter how h

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Long
Bernard personalised our lessons to my level of knowledge and made sure that I was growing even though I was a complete newbie.

He's really encouraging and is always giving me feedback on areas I can improve.. These are things I wouldn't have picked up on myself!

I can see improvement already, and look forward to future lessons with him.

Thanks Bernard
Nick
Bernard has been a blast to work with, couldn’t recommend him more
kelvin
already I notice an improvement in my rapping thanks to Bernard
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Omar W.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Punjabi, Spanish, English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Songwriting & Guitar from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Excellence in Sitar from The Academy of Indian Music and Fine Arts (AIMFA)
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Omar W.

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Learn the history, learn ow to rap, create flow, write lyrics, rhyme schemes, wordplay, craft metaphors, learn to make beats, sample, and produce bangers.

About Omar

My passion is sharing music with people. I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to much, and I have a vast knowledge of obscure instruments, and audio producti

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It has been a delight taking lessons with Omar. The sitar is a foreign and old instrument, and Omar was very patient with getting me acclimatized to the instrument itself - all the nuts and bolts of putting the instrument together, tuning and playing the strings. Omar adapts very well to my pace of learning, and teaches with depth, instead of rushing through material. Lessons are always fun and easygoing, and I leave with not just technical knowledge, but with also a feel for the background and vibes of Indian classical music.
Grant
Omar is an amazing teacher! He has taught me a lot about the the history and how to properly play the sitar. Highly recommend learning from him if you are interested in the sitar : )
David Hines
Omar is very knowledgeable and able to convey that knowledge in an effective and efficient way.

Blake P.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media (jazz guitar) from Eastman School of Music
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Blake P.

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Probably seems a bit far-fetched, but I am a highly studied rapper who runs my own hip-hop collective.

I write rhymes, produce beats, and bring my conservatory style academic learning to hip-hop. If you want to learn the culture, the rhyme schemes, the science to making hip-hop music if you will, I'm your guy.

It won't be some abstract "na man that don't feel right" type of vague, get you no where lesson. It will be very concrete, defined lessons, to give you the freedom to write dope rhymes and say them in a variety of different styles/feels/and grooves.

About Blake

Hello there! I'm 25 and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Jazz Guitar performance. I currently work full-time as a freelance musician, I play in wedding/corporate bands, jazz groups, hip-hop bands, funk bands, pop bands, original music projects, and I also run a hip-hop/j

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Matthew
Blake is a great instructor. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed right away. He went at the pace I needed (glacial) and encouraged me every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Max
Blake is a seasoned musician with experience in just about every genre imaginable. Whether it's technique, harmony, theory or aural skills, he can explain any seemingly difficult idea in a concise, logical way. With all the knowledge of a conservatory trained guitarist and gigging musician, he's a down to earth teacher who simply loves music and is passionate about sharing it with his students.
Michael
Blake is a dedicated teacher who helped me improve right away! I wasn't at all sure what I wanted (or needed) to work on next but he picked up right away what was best for me. So grateful to have worked with him.
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
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  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Rapping:
Using the same techniques I use to teach voice I will help the student wishing to learn to rap . I can teach you how to rap the songs you love or, using my famous song writing techniques, help them write their own.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
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Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing hip hop & rap 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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Is your dream hip hop & rap teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Hip Hop & Rap Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute hip hop & rap lessons is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $75 per hour.
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Mailly
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"she had a great first lesson!"
Athea
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"Fawn is the one! I'm always funnin' with her and say "Fawn is the one who gets things done!" But it's the truth. Fawn is educated, talented and passionate about music and all of us who do it/want it as a career. She isn't just a teacher, she's a career builder. She is attentive to my goals and goes above and beyond to help support my learning and capabilities, pushing me beyond what I thought possible. Yep. Fawn is the ONE who gets things DONE!"
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Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Fawn A.
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"Bernard personalised our lessons to my level of knowledge and made sure that I was growing even though I was a complete newbie.

He's really encouraging and is always giving me feedback on areas I can improve.. These are things I wouldn't have picked up on myself!

I can see improvement already, and look forward to future lessons with him.

Thanks Bernard"
Long
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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"Amazing teacher, I didn’t expect to learn so much, can’t wait for future lessons!"
Mustapha
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"Fawn is on point. She's been able to get me into the pocket and make my rap flow and lyrics pop. I feel more confident sharpening my skills with her. She is the bomb!"
DVX
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Fawn A.
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"It was great. Prophet is highly educating me with the Lessons. I didn't expect for them to be so good. He's a talented rapper a great teacher and a nice person."
Ashley
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"First off, Prophet X is not only a great musician, but also one of the best mentors I've had in my 5 years of rapping. He has encouraged me to write better, perform with excellence and continually up my game in a live audience. His prestigious wisdom is very impactful regarding audio engineering as well. He has definitely been a part of my shaping process as an artist and person. Moreover, his rates are lower than deserved. He deserves to be paid a lot more for his understanding of various topics in the arts."
R3fugee
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"Bernard taught my son how to rap and he hasn't looked back since. Thank you!"
doug
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Bernard M.
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"Knowledgeable and well-versed in music and the industry. Knows how to relate the information well to his students, helped me build my confidence in delivery and production as well as explaining theory."
Ron
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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Private Hip Hop & Rap Lessons Near You

Rap and hip hop are deceivingly simple musical forms that actually deliver the complexity of the most challenging poems with the musical theory of complex rhythms, intricate beats, and a range of expressive sounds delivered by percussion and other instruments. To master the art form, one must master a long list of skills, including the ability to rhyme quickly, create interesting beats and rhythms, to tap into and express emotions, the ability to understand and use poetic devices, and the confidence to deliver all of this on stage or behind a microphone. 

Rappers are versatile artists. They inspire a range of emotions in their audiences. They can inspire a group to get up and dance, to cry, to laugh, or to sit back and think. If you have a notebook full of rhymes or a head filled with new beats, then lessons can help you hone your talent and learn new skills to improve your ability to rap. 

Why Learn to Rap?

In spite of the somewhat negative reputation rap and hip hop music have earned throughout the years, perhaps for using questionable language or promoting sensitive themes, they're actually quite good for the brain. Rapping, especially freestyle rapping, requires an artist to think fast and hard about a variety of subjects. Rapping has been shown to strengthen the areas in the brain responsible for creativity, motivation, focus, language, emotion, and motor skills. 

Rap is a truly versatile form of musical and lyrical self-expression. It pairs flow, rhythm, beat, melody, rhyme, and meaning to create a sound, style, and message that'll captivate an audience. If you want to improve your freestyling skills to compete with other rappers on stage or hone your abilities to write impressive raps to perform and record on your own or with another artist, signing up for rap lessons will help you accomplish your goals. 

The Best Way to Learn Hip Hop and What You'll Study in Hip Hop Classes

Although it's easy to find free rap classes online, the best way to learn is with a private hip hop tutor. In private lessons, students learn at a pace that's comfortable for them. They avoid developing bad habits early on and overcome challenges quickly, as they receive immediate feedback. 

Plus, your hip hop teacher will customize every lessons to help you meet your specific goals while studying the type of rap, lyrics, or beat you love most. No two lessons are alike. Whether you're taking hip hop classes for kids or rap lessons for adults, your teacher will make sure the course content and teaching methods used are appropriate for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Hip Hop Lessons

If you're just starting out, then beginner lessons are right for you. Your teacher will introduce you to the basic skills you'll need to become a well respected rap or hip hop artists. Your rap teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Practice your freestyle flow
  • Single syllable rhymes
  • The art of the rhyming couplet
  • Learn the structure of a rap or hip hop song
  • Access online rhyming tools and beat generators

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Rap Lessons

If you've been practicing on your own and are familiar with the basic skills of rap and hip hop, then you'll feel at home in intermediate classes. You'll improve your existing skills and learn new techniques to bring your rhymes up to the next level. Your rap tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Multi-end rhymes
  • Indirect rhymes
  • Assonance, consonance, and internal rhyme
  • Creating complex beats
  • Focus on lyricism and topicality

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Hip Hop Classes

If you've been rapping for a while and are already comfortable with the art form, then you'll benefit from advanced lessons. You can workshop your rhymes with a professional and continue you to improve your skills, techniques, and delivery. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your rap teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Workshop lyrics and beats
  • Develop personal style
  • Professional production and sound engineering
  • Performance preparation and coaching

How to Find a Hip Hop Teacher Near You

It's easy to find a private hip hop tutor on TakeLessons. A quick search will direct you to a list of teachers who offer private lessons both near you and online. It's a good idea to choose a tutor who specializes in the genre of music that interests you — rap, hip hop, R&B, pop, or another. To narrow your search, you can read reviews left by students. 

If you're concerned about the price of rap or hip hop lessons, you should be able to find a teacher who charges a rate that's affordable for you, as prices vary depending on the teacher and length of lesson. Studying with a private tutor is well worth the investment; with just a few lessons, you'll learn new concepts fast and improve with ease!