Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Michelle & Emily
"As a parent of a 14 year old flutist, I was apprehensive in doing online flute lessons initially but am glad that I did. We chose Pam for our on line less
on teacher based on her high level of experience. My daughter needed help with her audition music and Pam was able to work with her to get her ready with our tight deadline that we had. Pam even took it upon herself to look into all the material that was needed for her audition and scanned the missing docs that I overlooked. She is always thinking ahead and preparing material for the next lesson. I would highly recommend Pam for a private lesson teacher, I am glad we found her!"
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by Jerrod Nicholls
"Mikaela is a very upbeat passionate teacher and was very warm and welcoming. I had no prior experience with instruments and I learned so much in 30 minute
s and truly believe Mikaela will get me to my goal!"
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by matthew
I started taking classes with Eric in hopes of becoming a better guitar player. The first thing I noticed about Eric was his cool rocker style
and his charming smile. Eric is professional, reliable, and patient. One thing I truly appreciate about Eric is he works with you at YOUR pace. I have never seen him show any signs of frustration while teaching me and his flexible schedule has been really good for a full time college student like myself. Overall Eric is a great musician and an even better teacher. I would recommend Eric to any of my friends or family."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Tammy
"Denise quickly nailed problems with my technique and did an excellent job teaching me how to improve my technique. She was honest about both the good and
bad points about my singing which I really appreciated. Getting a compliment from Denise feels awesome because you know she really knows her art (singing). She was the first vocal coach ever to label my style of singing, which I didn't know. Every minute of my lesson was useful and productive. I highly recommend Denise, no matter what level you are at."
New Orleans, LA teacher:
Review by Christine
Amanda is such a great teacher. I walked in not really knowing what to expect and she exceeded all of my expectations. She helped me wi
th breathing techniques, vocal control, scales, being able to embrace the texture of my voice while giving me skills to improve it. Not to mention she is hilarious and I feel comfortable around her."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by j
"Anna is very patient and detail oriented. Her dedication, passion, and enthusiasm towards teaching is inspiring. I feel blessed to have her as my violin i
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Ada
"I learn so much in my first lesson
Eunhye J. is a great vocal teacher, she has help me so much with technique and breathing. If you need a vocal teacher
I recommend her, she is friendly professional and patient.
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Jacob
"Maria has been an absolute blessing for our family. Piano is something both my wife and I wanted for our children to learn, but having 4 boys where their
interests are only video games and football, it can be difficult. Also since my wife and I are from from musical, we had absolutely no clue what to expect. We had gone through 3 other teachers where our kids didn't advance at all. Maria was our last try and we are so thankful for the referral.
Maria really connects with the boys and they absolutely love her. To top it off, she's very motivating, organized, and for the first time with any teacher, she had an action plan. We knew where are kids were with progress regularly. We also we informed how to keep them motivated at home and how to get them to practice. My oldest son (14) has gone through 3 levels in 1.5 years and has actually been asking about joining the jazz band at his school. My 3 other sons (6,8,9) have been steadily going through the levels and most importantly are able to apply what they are learning to music Maria doesn't teach them. My 8 year old was actually describing what a chord progression was the other day to his grandfather and used the word cadence. I had to google what that meant on my phone!
Her location is also perfect. As long as they have something to do, Maria doesn't mind them sitting in the living room while she teaches a lesson so it enables me to run to the grocery store or bank which are less than 2 miles from her home while the kids are in lessons.
We are extremely pleased with Maria and I would recommend her to anyone. She is worth every single penny. Our family will be moving to John's Creek this October and we will be making the drive once a week through Atlanta traffic happily."
Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by Mary
"When I ask my niece about her voice lesson for the week, her usual response is "wonderful". She really has learned a lot in terms of how to use her voice
30 years of Professional Piano teaching experience with children of different ages and levels. Some of my students have participated in international piano playing competition. I have a Masters Degree in Music Education, teaching and performance. I have been a Piano teacher for children at US military bases in Germany and Italy, and at a Music Schools in Russia and US.
*** Lesson Details *** Students will learn to read music and understand and play different styles of music. You will enjoy your progress from simple to advanced level of piano playing. Students will appreciate learning
the proper hand technique for playing the piano. Parents will be amazed at your ability to play the piano. After six months, you can play in a recital without fear.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide the piano and piano music, the students have to provide notebooks.
*** Specialties *** Classical piano,accompaniment, theory. Church music
Alberto C. April 21, 2015
In studio Verified Student
It was only a first lesson and getting to know each other. Which is what I expected. expect to get to work in the next lesson.
Amelia G. February 20, 2015
Yana Giles has been the best piano teacher I have ever taken lessons from out of all 5 teachers I've had. She is patient, encouraging and motivational through every piece she assigns me. My appreciation for music grew an enormous amount after beginning lessons with her. My hand technique improved, as well as performance ability. I recommend her to anyone looking to learn the piano! Even if you have already learned the piano and wish to improve somehow, Yana will show you a new understanding of music that you never thought you could have.
Kim K May 14, 2014
My teacher is very knowledgeable, yet she is able to teach beginner music. She has not only taught me to read notes, she has told me a lot of history about the instrument and lots of music. I think she is the very best!!!!
Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He is Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University's contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger.
As an Arranger/Composer/Producer:
Andy has written
, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, University of North Texas’s One O’clock lab band in Spring of 2010.
As a Performer:
Andy is accomplished in jazz, classical, rock, r&b as well as well other styles of music. He has performed regularly with several jazz and original groups around the DFW area. He also has performed with and co-produced for recording artists from the Nashville, Miami and Washington D.C. areas. He also currently holds a position at First United Methodist Grapevine as guitarist, singer and part time arranger.
Service: Andy also strongly believes that service to humanity is of the utmost importance. He has performed for and been a part of many worth while causes such as the Dallas Life Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, Food For Hunger Organizations, Medi Send, as well as Habitat for Humanity.
Steven B. July 20, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Andrew is down to earth, but amazing when it comes to understanding music and communicating it well. I look forward to each lesson.
Frank C. May 18, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Very good instructor, very patient and understanding with my nine year old daughter. She loves him and my wife and I are very pleased with him. Very flexible with the schedule.
Laura P. January 10, 2015
In home Verified Student
Andrew is very knowledgeable when comes to music, and I was very impress since my daughters very first lesson. I intend to have my daughter in music lessons for a while, I know she will benefit from it.
I specialize in teaching beginning guitar students. The curriculum is customized for the student in regards to their goals and learning pace. Lessons with me are always fun and you learn the songs and techniques that YOU want to learn. All major styles are taught including Classic and Modern Rock, Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Progressive, Pop Top 40, etc. Acoustic, Electric & Classical guitars available for the student to use during the 30 or 45 minute lesson. All lessons are taught in my home studio in the Lake Worth, TX area. This is a safe, quiet, non-smoking, Christian environme
nt that fosters creative learning while giving the student the best chance for reaching their musical goals!
Keegan T. December 2, 2014
Matt is a wonderful teacher who has helped me grow with my guitar. He's patient and very relaxed which definitely helps me. I would recommend him to everyone, beginner or expert!
Eryn F. December 1, 2014
Matt mixes in real songs with lessons that build early skills for someone just starting out. He also plays amazingly well and shows us how good I can be if I stick with it. Great time.
Matthew V. December 1, 2014
Matt is awesome! I've been learning from him for over 2 years and I couldn't have reached my goals without his knowledge. He is great at all styles and teaches me the things I want to learn!
Music is what I breathe every day of my life! I grew up in Oklahoma in an average-sized city. Starting in 1st grade I pursued taking private piano lessons. Unlike most kids, I continued classical piano study throughout middle school and high school. In 2nd grade, the year after starting piano lessons, I pursued taking private trumpet lessons with the trumpet professor at the university in my city. Around age 9 I started private drum-set lessons, and age 14 picked up the acoustic guitar later followed by electric guitar. I just wanted to play ALL the instruments. After my 2nd year of high schoo
l, I decided to pursue independent study with an online accredited school, mainly for the reason of greater personal music study through the university. My trumpet professor asked if I’d like to participate in the university jazz ensemble on a weekly basis while I was still in high school. Studying independently allowed me to attend rehearsals and other college music classes that would later count as concurrent hours towards my college degree plan. Not having to "technically" GO to school, I got super involved with my church's worship teams, filling positions of drummer, acoustic guitarist, electric guitarist, and pianist for various teams.
I applied for the University of Oklahoma as a trumpet performance major in the Fall of 2010, and after receiving a very great scholarship studied there for 3 years. Upon entering my fourth year of my undergrad at OU, I decided to transfer to the University of North Texas in pursuit of the prestigious jazz lab bands. Fall 2013 was my first semester at UNT and I graduated with a classical music performance bachelor's degree in December 2014.
Studying music at a higher level, especially with such great professors that OU and UNT have to offer, has opened my mind to all the incredible ways music can be created, received, enjoyed, performed, and flirted with. These years of study starting all the way back to when I was 7 year old have not only honed my skills, techniques, and musicality, but also strengthened my passion, excited my spirits, and caused me to want to share music and its joys to every human being alive. I want to instill in every student I teach that music is a beautiful art that doesn't have to be scary or tedious, but allows the individual to express their thoughts and feelings in ways that are safe, fun, and extremely productive! I will demonstrate to students how music can be and is loads of fun!
*** Lesson Details *** Music, but specifically the trumpet, should be in no way frustrating or tedious. My teaching style is a style that is beneficial to all students, regardless of age. I believe it is crucial for teachers to practice patience with students, as music is a challenge to master. The teaching environment is very easy-going, fun, creative, yet progressive. I base teaching techniques, materials, and also style on the personality and talent of that particular student, although ALL students are treated with positive attitudes and an understanding manner. I see exactly what students need to hear/do in order to progress at an exponential rate. I make lessons fun for them. I see how students respond to what’s happening and how they’re getting the material, and I focus in on a certain method that guarantees they get and understand my teachings. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the trumpet as just a hobby or plan to intently study and play professionally in the future, I am confident I can get you to your goal! Do you have a specific goal in mind? Tell me! I’d love to help you out!
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to have their own B-flat horn, mouthpiece, and valve oil. Books are to be purchased upon request.
*** Specialties *** I teach all-around trumpet skills: improvement of sound production and tone, increased technical skill (broader range, cleaner tonguing, easier flexibility, fluency, agility), sight-readability and readability, musicality and phrasing techniques, jazz, classical, pop, orchestral, and GREAT tunes!
len M. December 12, 2013
I am an older non-musician in a household full of multi-talented musicians. I finally decided that I needed to at least receive some education in music performance and music theory just to keep up with my family. Jonathan has been the perfect instuctor for that! Not only has he explained the concepts of music theory in a logical and easy to understand way - he has made it challenging and exciting! I have begun trumpet lessons and I am progressing far faster than I thought possible. What a great instructor! I no longer consider myself a "non-musician."
william M. November 19, 2013
I'm a trumpet beginner. I've tried taking lessons before but really went nowhere and it was a horrible experience. Jonathan has been very patient as he has moved me quickly and effectively through the basics of trumpet to where I now have a sense of pride in what I can do! I almost didn't give him a try but his experience and friendly picture convinced me to try it again. I'm so glad I did! I can't recommend this instructor more highly!
Andrew B. November 19, 2013
Great experience as a beginner
Jonathan is doing a great job teaching me from no knowledge at all. He's given me great exercises to increase my playing ability and is very patient when I don't understand or can't figure out how to play the notes.
Music is soothing to the soul. It can calm us when anxious. It can teach young children focus, concentration and improve fine motor skills. I feel classical piano is a basic foundation to learn many instruments and types of music. I include theory and ear training with piano lessons. My goal is to try and turn on the student's love for music so that he or she wants to spend time at the piano at home improving skills.
Dedrick A. June 8, 2015
Marilyn is extremely patient and understanding. The best personality, super nice and open ideas and suggestion with the student and parents! Would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing piano instructor!
Jaci P. May 28, 2015
In home Verified Student
I have completed my first month of lessons with Marilyn and I AM learning to play the piano!! Marilyn's knowledge, technique, personality, perseverance, and kindness are attributes which are so conducive to a pleasant learning experience.
Elizabeth H. August 25, 2014
I have had many piano teachers in the past and Ms. Marilyn is my favorite by far. She is patient, understanding, and she takes time to explain what I have questions on. I would recommend her for students of any age. She really is a wonderful teacher :)
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