Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Kevin
"Aaron, is a true professional, he laid down a great foundation for me, tips and ideas that i never would have thought about, with that i have improved 10
fold on my Banjo. I also caught one of his live shows Downtown, San Diego.... This guy rocks!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Christopher
"Liz is a relaxed and helpful teacher."
Santa Rosa, CA teacher:
Review by SheriAnn
"Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has ask
ed to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jonny
"Have seen and amazing improvement in my voice
Iâve been taking voice lessons with Eric for a few weeks now and Iâve seen and amazing improvement in m
y voice, and Iâve been getting a great understanding of my voice and how to use it properly. Eric is an amazing teacher who not only knows all about singing techniques and how to control your voice. He also understands that there are different singing styles and he can help you get singing the way you want to. I wanted a teacher who could teach me how to sing in the style of old school rock nâ roll. Eric not only has been teaching me how to singing like the classic bands I love but has also been teaching me singing techniques that can help me sing any type of music."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Jeff
"Nathan has been wonderful working with our son. He has shown patience, flexibility, and a willingness to let the lessons develop on their own while maint
aining the core concept of the lesson plan. He works equally well with a structured format or improvisation. His organic approach allows for freedom and creativity, while maintaining an eye for theory and structured chord reading. He has bonded well with our young student and makes each lesson a joyful music session. Nathan is highly recommended by us and our student."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Becky Porter
"Lu is a fantastic teacher. He is patient, fun, and very knowledgeable about the guitar and music in general. He happily caters to your skills, background,
and musical tastes. He is there to make sure you understand everything, but also have fun with what you are playing.
As a beginner, we started with a few basic cords so I could start playing real songs within my first week. He is attentive and flexible to what you are looking to learn, and I very much appreciate his patience and accommodating nature.
Lu is a wonderful guitar teacher and I highly recommend him!"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Brandon
"Katherine is a very good instructor, she has helped me a lot to improve my technique and has a lot of good tricks and warm ups to give."
Cincinnati, OH teacher:
Review by Kozue
"I totally echo Cameron’s comment about Ed. He helped me for a music theory class at California Institute of the Arts in 2014, and he was such an awesome T
A. He is really good at explaining concepts. I didn't have any Western music training before, and I am sure without his weekly support, I wouldn't have survived the class. Also he is so patient and never made me feel bad or embarrassed about being confused with Western theory. He is the person for me to contact if any music questions come up."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by David
"Josh was such a great teacher! He made learning really fun. I definitely recommend."
I have been playing the drum set in various bands since 2001. I have also been playing with the OKC Community Orchestra since 2009. I have played in symphonic and jazz bands and a percussion ensemble. I have taught a percussion class, private lessons, and I have been a full time music teacher in the OKC district. I have recorded in the studio also, and I enjoy doing a bit of my own production. Rocking on stage is my favorite activity! I can teach you how to be an integral part of a band and play along to your favorites. I enjoy bringing out the best in a student and teaching to his/her s
trengths. Let's run!
*** Lesson Details *** I am a very easygoing and patient teacher. I fully understand that the drum set requires a high level of coordination, and I am mindful of this while working with students. I will begin with proper grip and stroke technique as well as the use of a metronome. I will teach the student to read rhythms and drum set notation. I know how to isolate difficult patterns, break them down into understandable parts, and reintegrate them into a piece. I like to use the music that a student enjoys to relate to the written music. I have found YouTube to be an indispensable tool for this, and my students have responded very well. I will work on snare drum technique as well, because it is the primary voice on the set, and the touch and nuance required to play it well relate to the set as well. I will tailor my instruction to suit the student's learning style and preferences. I want to make the learning fun, so I will help the student quickly gain the basic skills to play along with their favorite bands. This promotes musicality as well as solid time. It will also aid in transcription, which will come with development and is a valuable tool. I will use this in tandem with technique-building exercises to form a well rounded musician. I believe that a student should have a familiarity with his/her instrument, so we will also go over the anatomy and tuning of the set. Above all, music should be fun!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music room w/ drum set, hand drums, and seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a practice pad, snare drum, and sticks. If a student wishes to have drum set lessons in his/her home, that instrument should be there. **Please note** I do have a drum set in my home.
*** Specialties *** For the drum set, I am the most experienced in rock, country, and bluegrass styles. I am comfortable with both Stevens and Burton grips for mallet instruments.
1. *** See my article on drum set tips! *** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-read-drum-sheet-music 2. ***See my article about the benefits of learning drums as an adult.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-to-drum-as-an-adult 3. *** See my article on Efficient Practice Methods. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-practice-drums-z07 4. *** See my article on Coordination Exercises. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/hand-eye-coordination-exercises-for-drummers-z07 5. *** See my article on Snare Drum Basics. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/5-exercises-to-master-snare-drum-basics-z07 6. *** See my Gear Guide article on drum sticks. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/which-drum-sticks-are-the-best-z07 7. *** See my Gear Guide article on Drum Sets. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/best-drum-set-brands-z07 8. *** See my Gear Guide article on cymbals. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-cymbals-z07 9. ***See my article about different grips.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-hold-drum-sticks-z07 10. **See my article about drum apps. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/apps-for-drummers-z07 11. **See my article about drum thrones. *** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-thrones-gear-for-drummers-z07 12. **See my article about nailing performances.** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-performance-tips-z07 13. ***See my article about rudiments.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/7-essential-drum-rudiments-z07 14. ***See my article about tuning your drums.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-tuning-z07 15. ***See my article about reading drum charts/tabs.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-charts-for-beginners-z07 16. ***See my article about different types of sticks/effects.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/types-of-drum-sticks-z07#comment-910418 17. ***See my article about Bass Drum Technique.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/bass-drum-technique-z07 18. ***See my article on Snare Drum Technique.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-snare-drum-z07 19. ***See my article on Fills.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/drum-fills-z07 20.*** See my article on Different Drum Types.*** http://takelessons.com/blog/guide_to_different_types_of_drums_z07
Recording Credits: "The Mary Rose" and "Normandie" from the album, Demos and Premiers, by Callen Clarke and Kyle Dillingham
Heidi G. January 29, 2016
Online Verified Student
Off to a great start!
Gage S. January 13, 2016
In home Verified Student
Very good with my son. He opened up more to her during the first lesson than in 3 months with his previous instructor.
Dina G. August 3, 2015
In home Verified Student
She is thorough and patient! She was able to teach my son to actually read music, not just play it. Recommend!
*** Studio Equipment *** Acoustic upright piano, music stands and metronome
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to provide a piano or keyboard.
*** Specialties *** I have been teaching piano lessons for about 20 years. I am able to teach beginning method, classical, and pop, as well as chording, improvisation, and ear training. I studied classically through high school and college, and also have over 20 years of experience playing in and leading church music teams. I have experience with pop-rock, pop, and easy listening styles of music using methods of chording and improvi
sation. I also have recorded a CD.
Logan G. February 2, 2016
In home Verified Student
Kendra is very nice and a great teacher.
Sandra T. January 12, 2016
Best piano teacher in OKC. Great with children!
Mercy H. December 23, 2015
In home Verified Student
She's great. I've learned a lot and it's nice to be able to learn different types of music.
I am a passionate cellist and instructor who loves working with students of all ages and abilities and helping them discover a love for music as well. I graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a string emphasis, and I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Cello Performance. My teachers include Jenna Dalbey of the Tetra String Quartet, Thomas Landschoot of the Sonoran Chamber Music Series, and Jonathan Ruck of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. I have been playing cello for 14 years and during that time I accompanied a choir during a high school festiva
l, performed with the ASU Symphony, performed two solo cello recitals in college and had quartet coaching with the St. Lawarence String Quartet and Julliard Quartet. In addition to my cello experience, I also have been playing violin for 7 years and viola for 3.
Hannah H. September 17, 2015
Online Verified Student
Michele is a wonderful teacher. I was worried about my preteen daughter because she is so shy but Michele is so much fun. She gently encourages, is full of smiles and praise and she brings out the little musician in my child. I'm not sure if best instructor is fair since it is our first time with private lessons but I it would be really hard to beat this one and we don't intend to try.
Megan S. June 5, 2015
In home Verified Student
Nice, energetic teacher. Good with young students.
I started playing violin at the age of 10, and have known this was the profession for me ever since. I have a bachelor's degree in music performance from Butler University and am currently working on my master's at the University of Oklahoma. I've been teaching private lessons since I was 17, but really got serious about it in 2012. Teaching is my passion, and I love seeing my students grow musically.
My musical education started at a very early age and I have never looked back. I am proficient in all disciplines of percussion, both classical and rudimentary (marching), in both pitched and non-pitched instruments. I was a member of the University of Oklahoma Percussion Ensemble as well as the OU Drumline during my years as a college student. During those times, I participated as a member of multiple Drum and Bugle Corps as a member of the Drumline from the age of 16 until I aged out. Afterwards, I taught at the high school level for a few years and gave private lessons when there was a need
I can't wait to meet with you and aid you in the pursuit of your dreams as a musician because you never know when the next super star will make their appearance!
I am available both online and offline. We can meet at your house or your school's music/practice facility if permission is granted!
Dara B. December 10, 2015
Mike was my drum instructor in High School and was very professional and experienced. He knows his stuff!! He made learning fun!! Missed his instruction after moved to Texas where my instructors weren't as good.
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