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Ahmad G.

Ahmad G.

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition. I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone. I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio. *** Lesson Details *** My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory. Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student. Also,I do prefer to work weekly with my students. A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs. An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs. I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. *** Specialties *** I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar. I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.
/15 mins
Vanessa P.

Vanessa P.

You CAN Sing those Great Songs with Full Voiced Power, Ease and Beauty and learn to "Perform" them with ease and professional mastery! "Classical" Singing is simply using the real voice that you came here with in the natural way that it was meant to function before we got in our own way and could no longer remember how to sing and speak freely. As I stated in my upcoming book, "All God's Chillun' Got A Voice", "No, you have not lost your voice, its just the PRODUCTION that got a little messed up!" That is fixable! All we have to do is to understand how the system works, and then adjust our actions accordingly. It works every time. Perfectly executed vocal techniques that have been proven time after time, and that have stood the tests of time WILL bring you the same successes and joys that they have been bringing other singers for eons. Successful Singers don't have to "be born with" some super duper vocal apparatus that is somehow magically better than everybody else's; they just have to learn what to do with what they've got, and THAT is a learned art and skill. I'll help you with that...Let's get started today!!
/30 mins
Matthew H.

Matthew H.

Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately. 2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake - Teaching Music Performance Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing & Working In the Industry for 35 years now! Update 2021- I have worked with clients On Both "NBC TV's The Voice, and Now "American Idol" Too! Congrats "Ava August 2021" You Go Girl - You Got This! Remember 20 mins practicing your ear training everyday! Congrats Amy and Zack too.. Sincerely Matthew :) It's all about calming those Nerves So You The Best "You" Can Come Out And Perform The Way You Were Born To Play. Once You Understand Some Basic Concepts, You Will Truly See You Are On The Fast Track!
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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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Barbara is very musical, very talented and very attuned to my needs. She is not only a singing teacher or a pianist, she is all and more. Most importantly, she is a mentor. I highly recommend Ba

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My 11yr old daughter is loving the experience of learning from Katie. Katie is talented, patient and is providing great direction for my daughter.

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Maryann Graham is the best teacher and best friend I can possibly have! 😍😍 I highly recommend her to anyone. She's super sweet and is a great teacher and helper. I've known her for 10 years. I absol

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Barbara is very musical, very talented and very attuned to my needs. She is not only a singing teacher or a pianist, she is all and more. Most importantly, she is a mentor. I highly recommend Ba

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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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