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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Kathryn O.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
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  • Teaching since 1992
  • Masters in Piano Accompaniment from Manhattan School of Music
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Kathryn O.

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Conservatory trained and vast experience teaching children and beginners. Fun and relaxed setting while nurturing a natural technique

About Kathryn

In addition to teaching piano for the past 30 years I am also a vocal coach, rehearsal pianist and performer. Previous/Current engagements include New York City Opera, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Weil Concert Hall, Zankel Hall Metropolitan Museum of Art. Teaching and working with

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Colm
Kathryn comes with two important strengths. First, she is a working professional, with excellent technique and musicality from real world experience. Secondly, she is patient with students like me who are still figuring it out. Those two things make for a great teacher.
Amanda Testa-Oerth
Kathryn has helped me in my musical journey for a very long time! Over the 15 years I have worked with Kathryn she has been a teacher, life coach, and now musical colleague. Kathryn's teaching style is always warm and very informative. She builds confidence on something I did well, then gives me recommendations on how to improve either a technical skill or with musicality of the piece we are working on. After every lesson, I come out feeling improved and more confident than when I went in. Kathryn has guided me in both classical and musical theater pieces as well as introduced me some very interesting contemporary songs that I have greatly enjoyed. With her guidance and instruction, I have grown into a musician that is confident in my own abilities for preforming and a caring instructor to my own students. I highly recommend studying with Kathryn if you have the chance. It is a fantastic learning experience every class!
CJ
Kathryn is brilliant and exceptional. If I could give her more stars I would. She is an amazing teacher no matter what age or evel you are from beginner to pro.
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John A.

3 Reviews
Suffern, NY
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
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John A.

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Improve musicianship, phrasing and overall technique

About John

I consider myself to be friendly, outgoing and serious but with a sense of humor. I genuinely love music and I am an artist who enjoys teaching and wish to impart my love for the great masters to my students. I pay attention to details like phrasing, expression and overall musicianship. I am a re

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Isabella
Mr. Aragon has continually shown me his love for music through his teaching. As an instructor, he paid close attention to my technique when playing the piano, guitar, or flute, and helped me improve it. Through the years, he has strongly influenced my love for music, and I continue to use what he has taught me when playing instruments and music outside the classroom. Overall, Mr. Aragon is a great, professional instructor who is passionate about teaching students music through music theory and his love of rock n roll and classical music.
Patricia T.
I went for my first lesson this morning & John was excellent! Very professional & informative. I look forward to more upcoming lessons in the following weeks!!!
Pauline
Mr.Aragon was my son’s grade school music teacher for 8 yrs. He is very patient and encouraging, and my son really enjoyed it when Mr.Aragon would teach the class music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Now my son appreciates Motown, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, and Billy Joel as much as he does current alternative music, and he is 13!
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Juan G.

6 Reviews
Paramus, NJ
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, English, Spanish, Spanish
  • Awarded Artist of the Month "Whotune Magazine" from Whotune Magazine
  • Teaching since 2005
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Juan G.

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Lessons include Technique, Repertoire, Chords, Theory, Improvisation, Finger picking, Scales. (Different music books are used depending on the students age and his level of knowledge).

The lessons are always adapted to every student making the learning process fun and efficient at the same time.

About Juan

Hello there, I'm Juan I. Garcia and I'm a professional musician with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from New Jersey City University (I speak both Spanish and English fluently). Currently working as the lead Guitarist in different bands in NYC and NJ. I have been an instructor for more tha

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Lane A.
Great instructor. My 7 yr. old and his friend take an hr lesson every week. They cant believe how fast it goes by. Its only been 4 lessons so far but they love it and my son now picks up the guitar to practice on his own. Anyone w a 7 yr. old knows that's not normal.
Jamie M.
Juan is a gifted guitarist, extremely knowledgeable in music theory, and a great communicator. I have worked with Juan on many occasions and found him to be extremely professional, patient and fun to be around.

I would highly recommend taking lessons with Juan, it will be a productive and highly enjoyable experience - you will not regret it!
Kim D.
Great teacher!

My 10yr old recently started taking lessons with Juan, and we couldnt be more pleased.
Juan is patient, professional, reliable and easy to work with.
We had a bumpy road finding a good/reliable teacher for my son.
Im glad we gave Juan a try!
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Katie M.

25 Reviews
Montclair, NJ
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Katie M.

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As a trumpet player, I feel confident instructing beginners and advanced students on this instrument. I tailor my lessons to students individual needs, using many different respected trumpet methods to meet the challenges of the individual players.

About Katie

Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Central Washington University and a Masters in Trumpet Performance from Rutgers University at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her principal teachers include David Krauss; Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Matthew Muckey of the

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Michelle
My daughter had her first lesson with Katie today. Katie is an excellent teacher; she knows how to motivate the students and how to get the best out of them. She is very kind, knowledgeable, and teaches very efficiently. My daughter loved her, improved a lot, and is looking forward to her next lesson.
Jo-Ann D.
Katie is wonderful. I enjoy all my lessons.
She is so patient and I have learned so much.
I am looking forward to more lessons.
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Michael D.
The best teacher! Very thorough and patient and friendly!! Highly recommend her she gave me very many helpful recommendations and techniques which as a beginner has already improved my playing ten fold! Thanks Katie!
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Joshua F.

54 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

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"Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pinholes in night's curtains?" Whatever the case, I will make the celestial bodies work for you!

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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AARUSH
Excellent coach. Trained well. My son learn a lot from class and has been using his new moves at home. He loved the chess.
Marisha K.
My son is learning piano and chess with josh. We live in Brooklyn and he’s coming from nj. He’s always on time (even in a thunderstorm)!!! He’s patient but firm with my 5 year old son who’s extremely fidgety and at times absent minded! He’s a very by the book kind of guy and ensures that my son understands the foundation before moving ahead!
George
Joshua is great my 6 years old seems very interested to continue learning

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"First lesson: Very patient, organized, great instructions. Very happy overall!"
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Took Piano lessons from Ben U.
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Took my first lesson today and I have to say that I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Looking forward to the next one...now off to practice!"
Bernie
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"Dan is an amazing teacher. He makes class fun and is very patient with a beginner like me. With just a few lessons he has helped me improve tremendously. My husband even noticed and commented how better my singing is. If you are unsure, book him and you will be glad you do!"
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Took Singing lessons from Dan H.
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Margaret is a wonderful instructor who provides excellent teaching. I really appreciated that she made a point of not only explaining how to hold the bow, the violin, etc, but also explaining why it's important to use certain positions and posture and how it all comes together as one continues to practice. She's also super friendly and how's a very positive and welcoming demeanor."
Siavash
Took Violin lessons from Margaret G.
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"This instructor is very patient and calm. Highly recommended."
Eugene
Took Piano lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"One lesson with Gabriel and you can tell he teaches what he loves. He is an expert on all of the technical aspects of the voice and precisely explains to you how the voice works and how your body makes certain sounds. He is extremely patient and takes time to answer all of your questions. He also has tremendous empathy and understands more than anyone that I've ever met why singing is so difficult. He understood right when he met me that one of my biggest barriers was my mental state and that somehow, over the years, I
had convinced myself that I couldn't sing. He gently encouraged me to step out and start working towards my dream.

Gabriel's approach is one of the most natural that I've seen - he has a way of "allowing" the right technique to happen without you having to work or think too hard about getting it right. After just a few months with Gabriel, I can already notice the voice I was meant to have emerging from a place I had shut down a long time ago. He has a way of making you feel safe right from the start, and truly encourages you from start to finish.

If you want someone who will get you the results you are looking for, Gabriel is your person!"
Melissa
Took Singing lessons from Gabriel W.
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"One lesson in, I'm feeling ready to tackle a Bruch concerto!"
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Took Violin lessons from Laura B.
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"I was very impressed by Chelsea's teaching method. Thorough, yet very patient and kind. I took lessons over 50 years ago - and learned more in my first lesson with Chelsea than I did the year or two of lessons! Can't wait for my next lesson! Great job, Chelsea!"
Carla
Took Piano lessons from Chelsea S.
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"Only had my first lesson.Stan is very knowledgeable.Looking forward to the next meeting."
Alberto
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Stan M.
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