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Randy L.

Randy L.

Since I was 16 I have made a professional life performing at a keyboard of some description. So that makes for a lot of years of playing. (Check my hair color) We record you in a recording studio environment from the first lesson. Lots of styles: every possible kind of band, jazz, rock, funk, blues, country, solo.... Whatever you want to play there is a pretty good chance I can help you realize your dream. And get started fast. An integrated approach: Music almost always involves several skills. Below are some of the complementary skills that I can help you with. In my Semper Method, we always address several of them at every session. For example, we record, sing and play all the time. To sing you should be able to pick out intervals at the piano, or better yet, accompany yourself and everyone needs some music theory. So it really is all one thing. Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Composition, Ear Training, Film Scoring, Jazz Voice, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Vocal Training.
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

I have studied with Wanchi Huang at James Madison University for six years. At JMU, I earned a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music, in violin performance. I received my D.M.A. at Catholic University of America, studying with Jody Gatwood. When I was a student at JMU, I taught several students privately. The students ranged from retirees to JMU faculty and students to adolescents. I also taught violin in small groups and individual lessons at Baltimore Talent Education Center from 2010 until its closing in 2015. The students at BTEC ranged from pre- kindergarden through high school. I have also participated in some music festivals. I have been a student at Brevard Music Center, Heifetz International Music Institute, BayView Music Festival, and I was a Teaching Fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp. Through my experiences both as a student and as a teacher, I understand that every student is a little bit different. Every student has different strengths and weaknesses. Every student has a different learning style. Every student has a different way of understanding things, a different way of processing information, and a different personality all together. It will be my job as a teacher to get to know each student individually and use my teaching methods to teach the student how to play the violin and help him or her to reach his or her goals. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back person. I am easy-going, enthusiastic about violin playing and about teaching and learning music, and I am very patient with my students as well. However, I am also very demanding. I explain and demonstrate objectives in a very precise way, and I demand a lot of detailed work from my students, inside and outside the lesson. I explain specifically what I want the student to do. By the end of every lesson, the student will have specific things to work on for next time. I expect each student to make practicing a habit, and practice regularly what has been discussed in the lesson. I try to make the lessons as pleasant and as laid-back as possible. But I become more firm, serious, and strict when a student either is not making an effort or does not practice enough outside the lesson. I start students off with the Suzuki method. We work on techniques to hold the violin properly, hold the bow properly, and get a decent sound out of the violin, without too much physical tension. A student begins by learning to play by ear. After he or she is comfortable playing by ear, we associate the notes that the student hears and plays on the violin with written notes on a page. We also work with the Paul Roland methods so that the student can learn the violin in a basic, rudimentary way. It involves a lot of repetitive patterns, back and forth motions that are slow and round, and avoiding excessive tension. This will give the student the tools that he or she needs to learn how to play the violin in a short period of time. In three to six months, a student who is a beginner will be able to hold the violin and bow comfortably, create a decent sound on the violin, and play the Twinkle Variations, and maybe a few other songs. If the student has played violin before, then in three to six months, he or she will have had some rehabilitation to get rid of tension and force, overcome some bad habits he or she may have developed, and review the fundamentals of violin playing. I will improve the student's approach to the violin, and by the end of the three to six months, he or she will have a better idea on how to practice and play the violin. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, seating for parents in the living room, *** Travel Equipment *** I will provide a stand. I will expect the student to have a violin, rosin, and a pencil. *** Specialties *** Suzuki Method- a starting point, particularly for kids, but for people of all ages. It is a good way to begin learning the violin by playing by ear, developing a strong, clear tone, and bringing out one's individuality through his/her musical development and his/her ability to be expressive. In a matter of time, I want the student to get used to reading music, in addition to playing by ear. This can be done through the pieces in the Suzuki method or through other music. Eventually, I take the student off of the Suzuki method and work with him or her on classical repertoire.
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Music Performance Lessons

If you’ve been studying music for some time, you might be ready to take your music skills to the stage! Music performance involves learning the art of singing or playing an instrument for an audience.

Ready to find the best online music performance lessons and in-person sessions around? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here at TakeLessons, we work with certified music performance teachers who instruct students of all skills and ages to help them shine on stage. Whether you’re interested in putting on a concert or joining your local musical production, our lessons can help.

Certified Music Performance Teachers

There’s a lot that goes into music performance, from accurately playing music to connecting with your audience. To help ensure that you have a strong stage presence, we invite you to study with our certified and professional music performance teachers.

All of our teachers have passed background checks and are eager to help you take your music performance skills to new heights. To find the ideal teacher browse their profiles. You can read about their experience, qualifications, schedule, and more.

Interested in our pricing? Our teachers each set their own rates to help keep our lessons affordable. The average music performance lesson is $72, but sessions could cost anywhere from $15 to $300 depending on the teacher, location, and lesson type.

Once you’ve selected your perfect match, be sure to choose your schedule and lesson package to begin your lessons ASAP!

Music Performance Online Lessons for All Ages

Is your child destined for the stage? If so, then our music performance lessons for kids are a great way to get your child involved in this performing art. Our teachers have the skills to instruct children based on their age and maturity level.

We also offer lessons for adults and seniors to help them realize their musical potential. When you sign up for our lessons, our teachers will ensure you get the most out of every session.

No matter your age, begin your music performance journey with us today!

Music Performance Lessons for All Levels

The cool thing about music performance is that it’s never too late to learn this craft. Maybe you want to try out for your local theater group or perform your favorite concerto at the community talent show. Wherever you are in your journey, our teachers are here to help you succeed.

Stepping under the spotlight for the first time? Check out our music performance lessons for beginners. Already performed a dozen times on stage? Challenge yourself to take your skills up a notch in our intermediate or advanced courses. At TakeLessons, there’s a class for everyone!

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Music Performance Lessons

Your music performance teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Strategies to overcome performance anxiety
  • Confidence building exercises
  • Learn how to memorize music
  • Get comfortable using your space on stage
  • Learn performance practicing strategies

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Music Performance

Your intermediate music performance teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • How to create a captivating program
  • Learn to perform expressively
  • Connect with your audience
  • Develop your stage presence

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Music Performance

Topics learned in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Creating memorable audience experiences
  • Finding your audience
  • Music business advice
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

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What are learning activities in music lessons?


Our music performance lessons provide a wide range of activities depending on your specific class. For example, if you’re a beginner, your teacher will provide you with activities that focus on concepts like practicing strategies and overcoming anxiety. However, if you take a more advanced course, you might work on exercises that revolve around developing your stage presence and performing expressively. Your teacher will develop a customized lesson plan with special activities designed around your unique goals and preferences.

How long should beginner music lessons be?


How long your beginner sessions are will depend on your individual preferences. Some students learn better in short stints, while others prefer longer classes. At TakeLessons, we invite you to select our 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute sessions. You can always reach out to your teacher to determine the best class length for you and your schedule.

How can I learn basic music?


You can learn the basics of music performance right here at TakeLessons. In our music performance lessons for beginners, we start from the beginning, helping students build their skills and get comfortable performing on stage. Your teacher will help you lay the groundwork to allow you to slowly but surely improve your stage performance and presence. As you master each area, little by little, your teacher will begin introducing more challenging techniques and skills for you to tackle.

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