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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
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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 -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
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. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

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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Dan B.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
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Dan B.

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I revel in teaching all styles & levels and revel even more in making the universal connections that tie across all musical genre and levels.
From Beethoven to Beatles to Blues and beyond - music moves
in the same pathways and it gives me great satisfaction to expose my students to this connections.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
Susan B.
Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.
Nicola H.
Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.
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Billy N.

14 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Billy N.

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I can prepare the student to perform a concert or do a show. We can record and listen back. Go over many practice techniques that will result in greatly improved performance

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music a

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John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
Rolf T.
So far great - just started
Kay D.
Billy is a patient instructor who is perfect for a beginner with some musical knowledge. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in one lesson and I am looking forward to advancing under his guidance! #totallyworthit
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Zeynep A.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Turkish, English
  • Awarded Juilliard Concerto Competition from The Juilliard School
  • Teaching since 2010
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Zeynep A.

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Through my dedicated and passionate teaching, I instill in my students a solid technical foundation as well as guiding the development of my students' own unique musical voice and musicianship. I am accepting new students both in person and online. I teach all levels from beginner through advanced. If you have any questions, please send me a message. I look forward to teaching you violin and helping you reach your musical goals!

Zeynep has professional experience teaching at:
• Juilliard School (Morse Teaching Artist, and Music Advancement Program),
• New York Philharmonic (Teaching Artist),
• Lincoln Center and the New York City Department of Education (Violin Faculty for Audition Boot Camp at Lincoln Center)
•The Aspen Music Festival (P.A.L.S. Program),
• Stony Brook University (CCMP Chamber Program)
• Bilkent University (Guest Teacher and Master Classes)
• Point CounterPoint (Violin Faculty and Chamber Coach)
•The Nord Anglia International School NY (private violin teacher)
• ...

About Zeynep

Hello! My name is Zeynep Alpan and I am a Turkish-American violinist, educator, and a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist living in New York City. I am open for new students both in person and online. I welcome all levels from beginner through advanced. Below is my experience. Please reach out

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Yingqi Z.
Zeynep is very professional and patient! She has given me lots of useful advice. She always explains complex concepts in a very simple way so that I can understand easily. Definitely recommend!
Ryu M.
A lot of great advice given to motivate my son!
Yech gold
she is great in all perspectives patience always calm and smiling very on time and professional great place and everything setup in a marvelous way great way of explaining thing so that one grasps it easy and quickly
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Benjamin K.

145 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $51
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Concerto Competition Finalist from MasterWorks Festival
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Benjamin K.

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I have a M.M in vocal performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and have extensive operatic training. I teach an open throat technique (appoggio) that allows the singer to sing with freedom, and access their entire range evenly. I also work with students to develop style, interpretation, languages, and acting ability.

About Benjamin

I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am the

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Richard P.
Singing is not easy to teach, but Ben is patient as can be. I've only had two lessons with him but I am excited for many more. Would definitely recommend!
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Nathan
Benjamin helped me a lot! I enjoyed the lessons, and he had a great understanding of the voice and how to explain it all.
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Juan C.

11 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Composition Contest Award from Miami Dade College
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Juan C.

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I will expand upon the various requirements to put together a concert, such as funding, rehearsal, dress code, and general presentation.

About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with mu

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Adrian
Juan is an exceptional teacher. His method of teaching keeps a student engage and pretty easy to pick up... Not yo M e nation, fun. I've seen continuous interest and effort out of my child after each class, would highly recommend.
Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.

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The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in West Orange is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"Great teacher with lots of knowledge to impart and tons of patience. I highly recommend."
David
Took Music Performance lessons from Melissa G.
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"Greg is an excellent musician. I have performed with him many times. I've known Greg for over 12 years. He worked on my guitars, and his work was exemplary!
He is a person of great character."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"Since I was in high school, I’ve always wanted to develop my skills as a piano player, drummer, or guitarist. I had a ways to go, and Greg was assigned to help me grow in our youth worship team. Out of the years I spent there, Greg was the best teacher I had! Hands on training, coherent instructions, and constructive feedback from our sessions were what made me into the musician I am today. Greg Campbell is the best!"
Christian
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"I have had the pleasure of playing in very complex musical collaborations with Suzan G. a couple of times recently and am thrilled to find out that she is a teacher with Takelessons. I am a TL music teacher, and having seen her live and in person and discussed the theory of the music we are performing, I can highly recommend her.

Suzan is thoroughly knowledgable about music theory and composition and movement. Her piano skills are excellent especially when seen in the arena of jazz improve composition on the fly with a group of professionals. She can sight read complicated charts and sing beautifully at the same time, for songs she has never done, and these are the challenges that true musicians thrive upon.

As a TL teacher of children also, I can see that Suzan is very family friendly and cheerful, kind and helpful. All good signs of an excellent teacher! Your Kids will love her.

Way to go, Suzan, and keep up the great work!"
Jane Y. (Ridgefield, WA)
Took Music Performance lessons from Suzan G.
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"My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible."
J.E.P.
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"Dr. Serna is incredibly knowledgeable with a huge variety of expertise. He lives and breathes music and it is evident in the passion he provides in lessons. A super nice teacher as well, one can never go wrong with going with Dr. Serna for studies!"
Albert
Took Music Performance lessons from Phillip S.
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"I cannot express enough how much Mr Steven has been a blessing in our school! The children love him!! He has so much talent!!!"
Jennifer
Took Music Performance lessons from Steve G.
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"James worked with me in Youth Group leadership and mentoring. Completely responsible, very creative, and ready to try everything -- we used music, art, dance, theater, games, word puzzles, and anything else we could think of to develop the teaching material/learning outcomes that we were seeking. James brings a spirit of confidence and integrity to all he does. Certainly one of my favorite people to work on a project with and a true gift to a team or ensemble."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from James B.
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"Amazing teacher! I feel very self-conscious about singing (or performing of any kind, really), but Chau is so supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental. She gives excellent feedback and tailors her lessons to your level, with just the right amount of difficulty to keep things challenging but not so much that you feel frustrated and overwhelmed. I can't recommend her enough :)"
Liz
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson. Leah explains things in a way that is very helpful and easy to understand. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson!"
Ken
Took Music Performance lessons from Leah L.
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