Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Gladys
"Just he is the best"
Jacksonville, FL teacher:
Raymond (Remi) L.
Review by Emilee
"Becca is fantastic!
I've taken lessons with other vocal teachers, and Becca is by far my favorite. The best thing about her, is she doesn't treat you as
a cookie-cutter vocal student. The first thing she asked me at my lesson was what I wanted to work on with my voice and she has personalized my lessons to help me grow and improve on the things I struggle with. She is also very encouraging and relaxed so I feel very comfortable at my lessons. I would most definitely recommend her for anyone looking to work on their voice! (:"
Las Vegas, NV teacher:
Review by crystal
"Mrs.Melodie is such an awesome vocal insructor!!
I receatly began vocal lessons with Mrs.Melodie.I am so glad I choose her as my vocal insructor. She has
so much love and knowledge for what she does. She has taught me so much in such a small amount of time. I always enjoy getting to meet with her every week!! She is such an awesome person in all the aspects. Anyone who is looking for a vocal insructor don't think twice about making Mrs.Melodie your insructor. You will not regret it, she is amazing!!"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Mei-Lan
"Alex is a wonderful piano teacher in all respects. He inspires me to try to do my very best.
Alex's enthusiasm and love for music is contagious and very
motivational. He is simultaneously challenging and encouraging. He is very meticulous and knowledgeable in his teaching methodology. Overall, he is very generous in sharing his expertise and his passion for the piano."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Annelouise
"This Instructor is like Comfort Food and Exercise. ...!
Ms. Jane H. is the ONLY instructor Ive ever had that has made me feel so comfortable and confiden
t with learning myself in my singing abilities. .. (of which I THOUGHT was minimal to say the least) . I didnt think the talent im learning to grasp and manipulate was in me until I met Jane.. Ive listened to her talent on YouTube, and I know for sure Jane will get me to the big leagues with my gifts.. If your looking for an Instructor that nurtures with fun your latent potential to full blown "Talent"..; Start Here with Lady Jane H.."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Sophia
"An Amazing Teacher and Musician
I have had Leni as a teacher, and a friend, for several years. I am amazed at how far I have come, and I feel that the te
chnique and the theory behind the methods he teaches are incredible and imperative to the progress I have made, both on the piano and in other areas of music. The atmosphere that he creates is a welcoming and stimulating learning environment. The Taubman technique that he teaches is understandable, helpful, and it is the most successful way to avoid long-term injury to the hands and wrists. I am incredibly grateful to him for his dedication and passion for his work and his students."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Cuba
"A great piano teacher is the key to success - at any age.
It is with great pleasure that I review my piano teacher of one year, Emma M. I took a few mont
hs lessons at age 7 and a few months in my teens and again in my 20s. After being separated from a piano for 30 years, I knew I had to get back to the music I always yearned to play. I searched TakeLessons.com for a piano teacher, and Emma M.'s resume caught my attention. Emma M. understands the adult learner. She helps me focus on what is important as an adult learning to play piano. Emma helps me to set goals, and she focuses my lessons on those goals. Emma M. is a professional educator who understands the human condition, and she puts her knowledge to practice. I am grateful to have found a knowledgeable, dedicated, encouraging, and motivating teacher in Emma M. I feel I have progressed, and I look forward to many more years of learning piano with Emma M."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Dawn
Joshua is a very reliable and punctual teacher. He is encouraging and patient. My daughter really enjoys lesson time with him."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Jess
"Cares about her students
I just wanted to take the time to say Thank you for allowing my child the opportunity to sing the solo between productions. I th
ink she did a great job and it allowed her to experience what it feels like to sing/perform in front of a large group. You are a fantastic teacher and I am glad we found you!"
Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 9 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.
Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl
simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.
Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach's The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die ZauberflÃ¶te and Juno in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi's Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody's Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.
Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.
Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.
*** Lesson Details *** Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.
Patti July 11, 2016
Online Verified Student
Just had our first lesson! Stacey is wonderful - she really listens and offers helpful advice. Looking forward to more.
Madison B. April 12, 2016
In studio Verified Student
The lessons were for my daughter and we were thrilled with Stacey. She went above and beyond.
Bob R. March 7, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Stacey created an environment that was extremely conducive to learning. She is not only very knowledgeable but she presents information in an easy and relaxing manner. Being a novice I did not feel overwhelmed or intimidated by what she asked of me. Very quickly she was able to discern where to take the lesson that instilled the greatest confidence and yet focused on the most immediate opportunities for moving forward. She’s fun, enthusiastic, and informative and made an hour lesson seem like fifteen minutes. I look forward to working with her in the future. I would strongly recommend her.
I have taught the piano along with guitar and voice for over 40 years, since I was 16 years old. I started lessons at 9 and continued lessons while I began teaching beginners at a music studio. Since then I have had many different experiences with all kinds of students. I love sharing the gift of music with my students. My goal is to give them a wonderful musical experience and allow them to expand their knowledge of music in a structured manner and can grow to become a casual or professional musician.
*** Lesson Details *** I adjust my teaching style to the students goals. I like to sa
y I am laid back but do expect progress each week. I can teach the piano for beginner to advanced students. Some students are college bound and need to learn the disciplines of music. Other students just want to learn to play for enjoyment. My main goal to to keep them interested and practicing. I use a composite of different methods depending on the students goals. I have found that each publisher of method books focus on different styles of music. Over the years I have picked the best of each one and we will use the best of the best. I also have edited music for students over the years and have a wide collection of supplemental music. As an example I love Disney music and a beginner after 3 months they will be learning "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. I can teach beginning Guitar students. My specialty is teaching to read "real" music as opposed to tab. Beginners need lots of TLC with the guitar because of the length of time it takes to make "good" sounds of the guitar. Learning good technique in a fun way is essential for good student progress.
Also I can teach beginning-intermediate vocal lessons. My main focus is developing proper vocal technique with vocal exercises and breathing techniques and still making it interesting and fun. With all of this, i also teach music theory. Whether by itself or along with instrumental lessons, music theory is an essential for all musicians. Music theory is the how and why of everything we do in music.
*** Studio Equipment *** I currently have a baby grand, a spinet piano, 16 track sequencer, performance digital piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, flute, music stands and keyboard stands.
*** Specialties *** For the piano I use a mixed method of teaching depending on the students goals. I have used Schaum, Faber, Alfred, Thompson and Bastien. I also use Hannon for advanced students and Duvornoy, Alfred and other types of pedagogy for technique and exercises. I have also edited many pieces of music for early beginners to have fun with. Disney is my favorite. I use these supplemental pieces along with the method books to keep their interest in practicing.
Brenda D. October 27, 2015
In studio Verified Student
U had a great time ....can't wait till next Tuesday
Alicia September 30, 2015
Margaret is an excellent piano teacher! Her lessons are upbeat, informative and engaging for my eight-year-old son. She interacts with him so well, both encouraging him and also holding him accountable for the techniques she has taught him. Assignments each week include a wide variety of scales, warm-ups and pieces so that he never gets bored. In six short months, he has gone from not reading a note of music to having a nice repertoire of pieces that impresses his friends and family--including his church organist great-grandmother! We are so pleased with Mrs. Osinski's lessons. It was an excellent decision.
Mary K. August 19, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Margaret is energetic and well versed in piano. We highly recommend her as a teacher.
I am currently pursuing my Bachelor Degree at Northern Kentucky University for Music Education. Besides teaching lessons to students in my home and in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, I also am the Percussion Director at Goshen High School for their marching band and winter percussion program. I also teach percussion at Beechwood High School for their marching band. I also have performance experience playing for Tates Creek Independent Ensemble which is a internationally competing percussion ensemble. I also frequently perform with Kincaid Regional Theater playing percussion
for musicals. I have vast experience in both teaching and playing in all genres of music from classical music ensembles such as NKU's Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonic Winds to Local bands and NKU's Steel Drum Ensemble. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Keith L. June 1, 2015
In home Verified Student
Garrette has been extremely thorough and patient with me. He is teaching me how to drum well past my prime years and has been absolutely wonderful. He has given me great tips on how to work on areas that i have struggled with. I would definitely recommend Garrette for anyone wanting to learn drumming.
Chris M. May 9, 2015
In home Verified Student
My son adores Garrette, after just one lesson. He is a very knowledgeable, respectful and inspiring young man. I feel like I not only lucked in to finding a great percussion teacher but also a role model for my very impressionable 12 year old. Garrette is highly recommended.
Keith L. May 5, 2015
In home Verified Student
Garrette was great at explaining everything especially since i have no musical background. I love the fact that we are starting from the beginning and i am learning how to read music before playing.
"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching." Rodney Stucky
"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van
One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if
given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Learning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
Eric S. January 14, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great first day!
Holly January 13, 2016
In home Verified Student
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
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