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David S.

11 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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 -- 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 wel

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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!
Kim
David has been immensely helpful in getting me on my way to understanding timing and getting me through some of my mental blocks. In 2 months with David, I feel like I understand more about music than I ever have. His explanations are clear and that makes all the difference in the world for me. He has an abundance of patience, knowledge, and a passion for music. I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm closer than I've ever been...All thanks to David.
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Keith D.

22 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1982
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Keith D.

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Learn to perform & project to your audience & reach them by creating a close connection.

About Keith

I teach students from beginners to advanced & aspiring professional "musicians,singers,songwriters. Each program is tailored to the individual involving all styles of music as per your preference. Theory & reading notated music is taught & required. I am a master guitar teacher/music producer for r

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Alexa
Great! Very patient and keeps my daughter motivated.
Maggie B.
Very quickly assessed my skill level and began putting together a curriculum tailored to my skill level. I can't wait until our next lesson!
Tiffany
Wow! I adore Keith. He’s so patient & knowledgeable. The lessons are constructed according to the students pace. I’ve learned more in just 2 lessons with him than I did with weeks of online courses. Would definitely recommend!
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Dave M.

13 Reviews
Elmhurst, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Dave M.

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There's a fine line between being proficient at your instrument, and being proficient live. From knowing what kind of technical issues to anticipate, to being confident in your playing and in yourself to put on the best show possible, I'll walk you through whatever it is you feel you need help in, and will ensure you'll deliver a knock out performance every time you get on a stage.

About Dave

Hi, my name is Dave, and I've been teaching guitar & bass for almost 15 years. Working as a professional musician, I've made the time to teach students of all ages. Teaching has been my passion alongside performing since I first picked up an instrument, and I look forward to meeting and working wit

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Elena
I feel lucky we found Dave! My son who is 11 yo was having a hard time with his other piano teacher. Dave is patient, friendly and encouraging. What I really love is that Dave notices where my son is having a problem and comes up with exercises to work on that issue!
Julian
Dave is a great teacher and has helped me for 2 years whenever I have a problem he takes time out of the lesson to help me on a specific instruction. He pushes me to do better but we still go at a place we’re I am comfortable.
Adam
My kids loved Dave and can’t wait for him to come back!

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Ben H.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Professional certificate guitar performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
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Ben H.

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I have a degree in guitar performance at MI in Hollywood Ca. I am in 3 gigging bands here in the DFW area.

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood C

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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Tyreese P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • B. A. in Music Performance from Delaware State University
  • Awarded Soloist's from Delaware State University
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Tyreese P.

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My students will learn the importance of Music Performance and its importance!!!

About Tyreese

Hello, my name is Mr. Pleasanton. I’m a graduate of Lake Forest High School (2006) and Delaware State University (2015) with a degree in Music Performance. My primary instrument is Flute. I’ve been playing flute since the 5th grade. I’m highly motivated and energetic individual who has 23+ years o

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Naomi R.
Great lesson! Tyreese is a good teacher. Patient and personable.
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Charles
Anyone who can teach me the intricacies of the clarinet deserves a prize. Tyreese qualifies. Tyreese is patient, detailed, and of course, very knowledgeable. He's just very good at teaching music and I made progress that frankly surprised me. Of course I recommend him. I'm glad I had the opportunity to study clarinet with Tyreese.
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Eli T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
  • BFA in Music with emphasis in Audio Production from New Mexico Highlands University
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Eli T.

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From Contemporary Christian Music all the way to Heavy Metal and everything in between, I equip my students with not only the necessary skills to proficiently play most genres, but with the confidence to excel both on the stage and in the studio. With years of professional touring and recording as the guitarist of a Christian Worship band and employment as the worship leader at several different churches, I'm your guy when it comes to all things church-related. But hey, if that's not your thing, don't look away just yet as I also have 15 years of heavy metal/rock and roll experience as well as a deep love for the pop-punk and folk genres (with much experimental dabbling in the areas of blues, jazz and bluegrass). Whether you're a beginner who's still trying to get those tough barre chords down, an intermediate player who's looking to shred the neck even faster, or someone who's never even touched a guitar, I encourage you to take a step of boldness and let me help you become the best ...

About Eli

When I was a child I begged my parents to buy me a guitar, and as I grew up, year after year, I eagerly watched as each of my siblings (I have 7) received their very own "axe" on Christmases and birthdays. I waited and waited...but mine never came. Even my younger siblings got theirs before I did.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Westfield, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Westfield is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
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"She is the best she gives u great pointer you would love her and she is very nice."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Nice class! I like it and learnt a lot !"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Robert H.
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"I played in the Advent Band with Vandi as our worship leader for several years. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious and she always provided positive, constructive criticism. Vandi's knowledge of music theory was demonstrated in her ability to arrange our songs to suit the various skill levels of the band members and the congregation! This is not an easy task and she handled it with ease and grace. I would highly recommend her as an instructor."
Dan
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"Very helpful and informative!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Hiii there I’ve been in lessons with mrs chau for about a month now and boy I can say I’ve heard some dramatic changes in my voice since the first time I’ve seen her !! I’ve gotten way better in singing with mrs chau it’s honestly amazing how she can help you make ur voice go from bad too good !! I’ve improved so much with chau and she is very honest and super sweet!! I recommend having mrs chau as your teacher if your interested in voice lessons!!"
Ava
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Very fun and easy going. He is very knowledgeable and encouraging. I had a great time working with him!"
Ruben
Took Music Performance lessons from Michael R.
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"Amazing teacher, really great at connecting with kids and fostering a love of music and skill."
Edward
Took Music Performance lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Jesus is an excellent teacher in every way. He is personable, patient, flexible and has great rapport with my daughter. I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderdul teacher."
Victoria
Took Music Performance lessons from Jesus 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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"Melanie A. is an extraordinary teacher!

Of the many music teachers out there, I would have to say that Melanie is one with a unique ability to get students from any background to really understand what it is they need to and learn. To begin, Melanie's upbeat and bright, but professional personality is one that easily clicks with all types of students, making it easy to learn. She is so patient and kind, but just strict enough to get us to do what we need to do. I have seen her sing several times and her great vocal talents and stage performances allow her to give honest, professional, and needed pointers that help students improve (but never in a harsh way). I personally observed this from our band sessions where she is able to teach and give performance advice to a group of students that has greatly improved our ability to be able to be on stage. As a guitar player, she has given me pointers that slightly pushes me out of my comfort zone, but as bettered my stage performance.Just as she capable of teaching groups, she is an excellent one-on-one teacher. It is never hard to ask her for extra help or assistance as her genuine love for singing and music is what fuels to want others to have the same love for it as well. She is always encouraging and constantly reminds you of your abilities to make sure you are never feeling discouraged. Having her as a mentor will never fail to improve your skills in music (whether it be singing or performing on stage) and build your confidence."
Pauline
Took Music Performance lessons from Melanie A.
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