Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Kenji
"I'm satisfied with his lessons because my son is totally a beginner of trumpet but enjoys playing it. My wife also communicate with him easily because he
can speak in Japanese."
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Ashley
"Stacey is totally amazing! She has the ability to connect with any type of student. As a previous singer of 15 years who was a little rusty she helped me
get back in the motions and did a wonderful job! I appreciate everything she has done to get my technique back and I couldn't ask for a better teacher."
Cincinnati, OH teacher:
Review by Jennifer
"Juliet was an excellent instructor! She was very knowledgeable, patient, while assisting my daughter with an audition. I would recommend Juliet to any pro
spective singing student."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Erica Hibbler
"Jonathan is a great teacher! He is very knowledgeable and had taught me more than I ever expected to learn in such a short time. It is such an honor to le
arn from him!"
Richmond, VA teacher:
Review by Chad
"This teacher has great potential.
Level of reliability is lacking somewhat with this teacher."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Emily
"Emily loved her!"
Omaha, NE teacher:
Review by Andrew
"I had never touched a piano before selecting Ray for my teacher. After just a few lessons he has me playing and improving with each time I practice. Becau
se of his great teaching ability I'm on the right path to playing well. He's very patient and explains everything in terms that are easily understood. I'm not sure I would be progressing so well if it wasn't for his exceptional teaching skills."
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by kia
"He was the best instructor I have ever had! He was very patient and made sure I had a strong foundation first."
I am a lead guitar player and multi instrumentalist of over 15 years, and would love to teach you everything I know!
I have been studying music for over 20 years, through school and college, on my own, and with private instructors including Toby Walker, Anthony Wellington, and Buddy Charleton. I consider my main instrument to be guitar- I have been playing for about 16 years, and am comfortable in just about any professional situation on my instrument. I play lead guitar, rhythm, etc. We can go over many techniques and subjects to help you become more versatile and well rounded: including
ostinato picking, slide/open tunings, improvisation, and composition.
I also teach pedal steel guitar, I have studied for about 8 years, some of that time was with world renowned steel guitarist, Buddy Charleton.
Each lesson is eagerly tailored to the student's strengths and needs in order to help them learn to the best of their ability, and ultimately, have fun!
As a student of mine, you will come to understand that music is a language, and we want to give you the tools and resources that you need in order to speak and understand that language fluently. Prioritizing your interests and genres that you prefer, we will expand in areas where you seek improvement, as well as incorporating ear training, music theory, and new exercises and techniques specific to your skill level and instrument. Each lesson is tailored to each student's learning style. From reading music and ear training, to writing counterpoint and mastering improvisational techniques, together we will find ways to help you grow as a musician. :)
*** Lesson Details *** When we schedule our first lesson, I will ask you a few questions about your interests, goals in taking lessons, and your priorities related to music. This way, I can be sure to tailor the lesson to meet your expectations and goals.
Generally, my lessons lean towards feeling laid back, and no pressure... along with positive energy and passion for music!
Curriculum is catered to the student, and based on student goals and priorities. Jazz studies will differ from studying rock n roll, as well as classical, etc. Once we have an introductory lesson, I will be able to review with you the materials, passages, postures, techniques, and music we will be working with. You always are encouraged to have a say in what you want to learn, whether it is your 1st or your 50th lesson.
***Skype Equipment Needed*** Computer, good internet connection, instrument, 1 hour
*** Travel Equipment Liz will provide/student can provide*** guitars, metronome, recording device
*** Specialties *** I teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in genres including jazz, rock, metal, classical, funk, blues, country, pop, and more, on a handful of instruments including lead guitar, rhythm guitar, slide guitar, ukulele, and pedal steel guitar.
Pete March 16, 2016
I've been taking lessons from teacher Liz for a couple of years now but I've also had the chance to meet and play with all the other teachers as well. These are wonderful people dedicated to helping you discover or improve your inner musician. I've gone from complete beginner to being able to play and lead songs in the group jam sessions under their tutelage. It's been a great journey and I could not have asked for better inspiration and guidance. I'd give then more stars if it was an option.
Christine March 16, 2016
I have been taking lessons with Liz for about a year and a half. She is an amazing teacher! I am fortunate to have an instructor who knows my interests and goals as it relates to music. I have always had a passion for music, and Liz has made me realize that my passion can only grow further as I am learning how to create music on my own. She is encouraging and patient and knows just when and how to challenge me to reach the next step in my journey. It has been life changing. I can't thank her enough!
Bao March 4, 2016
She was a great teacher . Very caring and thorough to your lesson. I never have a dull lesson with her but also learning alot from her .
I graduated from Boston University with a degree in Music and . am licensed to teach music in Massachusetts public schools, .
I have given private piano lessons to both children and adults for over 10 years.
My experience teaching music to young children and adults is extensive and varied.
I completed training in Music Together, a music and movement program for young children, and have created Music & Movement sessions for children with special needs. In addition, I directed the musical program at the New Hampshire summer camp Tel Noar.
As a professional musician I have p
erformed a variety of music including standards, jazz, country, blues, and klezmer, on both piano and accordion in a wide variety of venues including: - cruise ships - weddings and other functions - cocktail lounges - folk festivals - shows
Ashley has been teaching Voice since upon graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre from Pace University in New York City in 2008. She is qualified and capable of teaching all levels and abilities, including: Musical Theatre, Classical, Rock/Pop, and Blues/Jazz. She is comfortable teaching all levels of Vocal study, from the absolute beginner to the advanced singer.
Ashley is also a trained Pianist with classical training, and is capable of teaching levels Beginner through Intermediate.
Ashley's first instrument was the guitar, and teaches acoustic and electric guitar f
or levels Beginner to Intermediate.
Ashley has performed all over New England and beyond since a very young age, making her professional debut at the Publick Theatre of Boston at the tender age of 12. Since then, she has continued to pursue her passion for music and all things theatrical, completing her BFA in Musical Theatre from the renowned Pace University in New York City, where she was able to partake in Master Classes with such industry names as: Jack O’Brien, Joanna Gleason, David Stone, Stephen Flaherty, Michael Greif, Victoria Clark, Jerry Mitchell, Adam Guettel, Donna Drake, Curtil Holbrook, Lonny Price, and Bob Cline. She has also performed professionally with: Rachel York, Patrick Cassidy, Lee Meriwether, and dance icon Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Following undergraduate study, Ashley decided it was time to branch out from the musical theatre realm and into the world of teaching and contemporary music. She completed graduate coursework in Vocal Pedagogy, Jazz Vocals, World Music, Choral Conducting, and General Music Education at the University of Massachusetts. She also is certified by the state of Massachusetts to teach classroom music for grades k-12.
Since graduating in 2008, Ashley has built up a plethora of students throughout the greater Boston area. An avid songwriter and lyricist as well, Ashley continues to perform and write for the live music scene, while teaching and fronting her own tribute band, Rocket Queen, New England’s own female-fronted tribute to Guns N’ Roses, which she built and founded in 2012.
In January 2013, Ashley toured the west coast and attended the infamous NAMM with an original metal/rock band entitled the Mike Kerr Group, for which she sang lead vocals.
Ashley is available to travel to students homes for lessons, or students are welcome to come to her comfortable air conditioned studio which is furnished with a baby grand piano for both Vocal and Piano lessons.
Ashley is most noted for teaching a sustainable and healthy "belting" technique. Her experience in various performance capacities from Opera, Musical Theatre, and Rock, make for a very well rounded music educator.
Sam Webb January 20, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Ashley is a super nice knowledgeable and skillful teacher. She is well organized and on time. She really helped me learn how to improve my finger positioning, cord development and taught me some great exercises to help me. I give her a Highly Recommended thumbs up!
Sam Webb December 1, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Great teacher! Prospective students should know she has a keyboard, a very nice one feels like a piano but is not an actual piano. 😀
Freeana November 12, 2015
Vocal Training ·
In studio Verified Student
It has just been one lesson but so far so good. I need to take more lessons to see how it goes. She seems knowledgeable about how to improve my voice. I'm an adult with a lot of singing experience already.
Composer and performing musician Martin designs experiences for concert, dance, film and other multi-media, both live and in the studio. In media content, Martin’s client list includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Mt Auburn Society, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, MIT, Urbanity Dance, the Mark Morris Dance Group, Boston Ballet, Harvard University, Commonwealth Ballet and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Multi-media/film productions have partnered him with Patriot Entertainment, Bija Bennett Productions, McGraw-Hill and PSI, and production work has created numerous a
lbums, films and on-line representation with collaborative artists such as Joseph Brogan, Jon Butcher, Richard Poole, Eve Megargel and Dwight Graves. The nature of this work has taken Martin to the Middle East, West Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia. In Boston, Martin graduated from Berklee College of Music.
Hello, I am 25 years old from Derry NH. I have been playing drums for many years, but I have been a serious, practicing drummer, since December 2014. I have recently taken up piano in September 2015. I spend an average of 4-6 hours everyday practicing between the two instruments. Usually two hours each. Occasionally much more. I am very knowledged in the craft of practicing and love to share my knowledge of drums, drumming, piano and music in general. I am currently enrolled at northern Essex community college (necc) as a music performance major with plans of transferring to New England Conser
vatory (NEC) in Boston or Southern University of New York, (suny Purchase). I have taken lessons from many teachers to learn as much as I can. Music is my passion, and sharing that with others brings me great joy.
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Long-Live the Keytar: 4 Reasons Why This Portable Piano Should Come Back in Style
The piano is an instrument that will never go out of style. The various forms of electronic keyboards, however, have seen waves of popularity, as technology advances and exciting new features are added to new models. While some keyboardists are content to stay horizontal, a handful of musical trailblazers have been known to work their magic on that most interesting hybrid of instruments the keytar. Whether youre new to learning keyboard, or a seasoned expert, the keytar can be a fun instrumen
Think You Have a Bad Singing Voice? Here's the Truth
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