Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Aubrey
"Jared is the best!
I've been taking cello and ukelele lessons from Jared and I could not recommend him more highly. Not only is he incredibly patient and
supportive, but he's got a fun, easy-going demeanor. He's so knowledgeable and passionate about music that he's really able to incorporate that into his lessons and tailor them to music that I'm interested in. He's very encouraging and pushes me beyond what I think I'm capable of doing. I could not be happier with my lessons. I very much recommend Jared to anybody of any age or ability."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Carl
I have been taking vocal classes with Mrs. Lawson off and on about 3 years or so. At first I thought being that I have a male voice type and her
as a women that she wouldn't really be able to help me. She approved me wrong and exceeded my expectation of her. The thing i love most about Ms.Lawson is that she is very patient and she would make sure you understand the material. She is very knowledgeable and she never puts you down and she helps you gain that confidence within yourself. If you are looking for a vocal teacher I Highly recommend I am now doing things that I couldn't never done and now I'm doing it with ease and skillfully. I give her 2 thumbs up!!!!!!"
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Lanna
"Jean is a wonderful teacher. She's dedicated and patient with her students. With a great music background, Jean has given our kids (two of her students)
great music & piano techniques/methodology and a way to approach music that is by far superior to that of any of the previous piano teachers. She is agile in her approach to teaching piano with the belief that not one teaching method is applicable to all kids.
- Parent of Lanna & MaiLina"
Baltimore, MD teacher:
Review by Tod
"We couldn't be happier with Michael. His passion and expertise are what you'd want from a teacher (clarinet + guitar), but beyond this, he's a kind, patie
nt man who really took the effort to reach my son outside of just the lesson. This made a huge difference when it comes to keeping my son engaged.
Considering lessons? Go with Michael."
Santa Rosa, CA teacher:
Review by Cristina
I took music performance lessons with Cecilia. I am a professional recorder player and in the lessons I learned and discovered many thi
ngs about how my body works and how this influences my way of playing. It has been wonderful to learn to play connected with my body and tension free! My sound and technique have improved and I can express my musicianship easier. The lessons with her have been a very enriching experience for me as a musician. I also learned to detect the important issues I need to work in each piece and to find an effective solution. This experience has been wonderful!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Jen
"Artem is a true musician--very inspiring for my son when learning the saxophone. Artem has a quiet but firm manner. He was patient and encouraging while a
lso exacting. My son was motivated to meet the high expectations, and was given the feeling that he was working on something important. Artem also traveled to our home, which made a big difference for me. I would highly recommend Artem."
Portland, OR teacher:
Review by Alex
"Luis is an amazing bass player and more importantly an even better teacher. He not only will improve your techincal skills but will also make playing way
more fun and he spreads his enthusiasm."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Jason
"David's a great teacher. He has got me from absolute beginner to rocking out to my favorite tunes in no time...and he really makes me laugh."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Athena
"Richard's a great teacher. He's the only teacher I've been able to find that is helping me and teaching me in the areas I want to be taught. As a teacher
he's really patient and he challenges me in the best way. Great experience overall, I can feel myself progressing and I'm enjoying it, which is the most important to me"
I am available nationwide via Skype or through Google Hangouts for Guitar, bass and Violin lessons. I have performed at the French Quarter Jazz festival at age 18 and alongside Russell Malone during the season's conclusion at the Fine Arts Center in downtown Atlanta. I attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN. I studied guitar under John Pell and Paul Abrams. While in school I majored in Commercial Music with an emphasis on music business. I found an internship with Yamaha musical instruments where I maintained instruments for players like John Hiatt, Christopher Cross, Peter Frampton, To
mmy Sims, Drew Zingg, Kenny Greeneberg, Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter and Martin Taylor. Sitting in on rehearsals and sessions with these artists provided insight and experience no college course could. After graduation I went on the road for Yamaha providing artist relations for the H.O.R.D.E. tour where I worked alongside the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Harper and Blues Traveler. I have opened for various artists including Buckwheat Zydeco, Hubert Sumlin,The Nighthawks, and the late Sean Costello. I have also performed with the Temptations. My album credits include student records at Belmont University and the EP titled, Johnnie and the Lowdowns. I am a fan of surf, jazz, and blues and have recorded some of my own creations with my own group, the C.A.T. As a teacher I strive to show others how to play and create music. My lessons focus on providing the budding musician with the tools to become a proficient player. Creativity through knowledge is the core of my instruction.
*** Lesson Details *** Through consistent practice progress is made on any instrument. I teach all of my beginning students to read music. This along with a chord syllabus provides a foundation for us to build a musician from the ground up.
*** Studio Equipment *** music studio room w/ piano, organ, guitars, amps, seating for parents, recording capabilities
*** Specialties *** Nashville numbers, chart writing, jazz theory and improvisation. Blues and standards, chord chart reading and writing. Reading music on guitar.
Eulah May 14, 2014
Very helpful. Learned two new songs in ten minutes!
Mariana May 14, 2014
He is really great teacher, I wish to get the instrument and came to learn guitar from Christopher.. ;-)
Darcel May 14, 2014
Christopher was really patient and helpful. Showed me some guitar scales with true expertise.
With a Bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University and several years of teaching experience, I am able to offer very educational and inspiring lessons to my students. I love to have the parents involved as much as possible in the student's learning and always have room for them to sit in on lessons.
Each lesson offers time for playing assignments, exploring new concepts, theory, technique, and a time for the family and teacher to discuss the student's progress.
*** Specialties *** Classical training in piano and cello Orchestral coaching for violin up to intermediate level
Valerie G. May 20, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Danielle is a great teacher! She's very talented and she's able to assess right away where you are to tailor the lessons to fit your needs and goals.
I began teaching at the age of fifteen from my parents living room. By my senior year I was teaching both violin and viola lessons. I have always had a strong eagerness to help others reach their full potential. When I watch my students play I see very quick solutions that work for the problems at hand. The music is what is most important which is why I strive to help students transcend their difficulties so that the music can speak for itself.
While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music for my undergraduate studies I began teaching at different high schools in the area. I bega
n coaching chamber music at Cleveland Heights High School, coaching sectionals at Mentor High School, and teaching privately at Cleveland School of the Arts. It was a great honor for me to teach in such varied settings at a young age. These opportunities were certainly challenging, but worth the effort.
This past year I have been teaching group and private lessons at Bridge Boston Charter School. Students range in age from 6-8. This was the most challenging task for me overall. While I felt completely at home in private lessons classroom management was a new beast all together. Through much guidance and effort I can say confidently that I have sharpened my classroom management skills entirely and now I feel at home in an energetic and slightly chaotic environment.
Karen H. May 14, 2014
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the progress our son Thomas made with Dan. Thomas started playing last year and was progressing faster than the rest of his third grade class which is why we were looking for a private teacher to help him along. Before taking lessons with Dan I had a hard time getting Thomas to practice. Thomas has begun practicing all on his own because he has been genuinely inspired. Dan is a true professional who always on time and in a good mood to teach. He was so patient with Thomas and developed practice techniques unique to Thomas's situation. Dan is more than just a violin teacher, he is dedicated to inspiring each student to love music. Thanks Dan!!!
Hello! My name is Judith, and with a background of more than 25 years of performance, teaching, and directing experience I'm sure that I can help you meet your goals - Whether it's to become an accomplished soloist, to sing more accurately in your church choir, or just to knock their socks off at karaoke, we'll have a great time getting you where you want to be!
Following is a bit more about me - it's a little "formal" ... but it will give you a few additional details about my background that you might find helpful in deciding whether or not I'm the teacher or coach for you! Happy reading!
With more than twenty-five years of performance experience, Judith is at home with a repertoire ranging from medieval song to Baroque opera and oratorio to American musical theater. Her performances have taken her across North America and the UK, appearing as featured soloist with a number of leading period and modern ensembles and orchestras and as presenter, guest artist and faculty at a variety of international workshops and festivals.
Not only a performer, Judith is also an educator, with extensive experience in private teaching as well as in directing and coaching of both large and small vocal ensembles in a variety of styles and genres - from Early Music to barbershop to Broadway - and has served as Director of Music for a number of churches and various performing organizations.
Judith holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from The College of Charleston, SC, with additional post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin and the Indiana University Institute of Early Music where she studied performance practices, music history, opera and theater. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in Voice at The College of Charleston, SC, and has held positions as lecturer and adjunct faculty in music history, vocal pedagogy, graduate research methodology and applied voice at both Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. Judith is ever-active as guest faculty and lecturer for workshops, special events, and continuing and community education forums.
Noted for being "even stronger when she is allowed to act as well as sing" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Judith is equally active in the theater, taking leading roles not only in Musical Theater but also a variety of dramatic and comedic productions, and has received both repeated critical acclaim and regional acting awards for her performances.
Judith is also an accomplished instrumentalist, making appearances at a number of events and with a variety of early music ensembles across North America. She has been performing on Shawm, recorders and hand drums for more than twenty years.
Judith can be heard on recordings and broadcasts with Counterpoint (UK) Istanpitta, Contrapunctus, Quire Cleveland, The King's Counterpoint, Apollo's Fire, The Serlo Consort (UK), the Texas Early Music Project, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Columbus Bach Ensemble, the Dayton Bach Society, the Warren Philharmonic, Amherst Early Music, Inc., and the Charleston Pro Musica.
Hello and welcome to my drum and percussionist instruction page. I have a degree in Elementary Education and have playing drums over 30 years. I have taught students from age 5 to 60. I specialize in instruction of drumset, marching percussion , and hand percussion. I am well versed and experienced in all types of performances, styles, reading music, technique, and technology. From Jazz and orchestral, to African poly rhythms and rock and Roll.
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