Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Rosa
"We were new to the whole online, private lesson world and only tried as a test for our 10 yr-old son. He has now been working with Jason for several mont
hs now and shows no signs of stopping. Our son is progressing, has gained confidence and still seems to have fun. Jason is on time and if you cannot make a lesson he is flexible in rescheduling if given some notice. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much Jason packs into his lessons without overwhelming the student. We highly recommend him!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Fleur
"improve my method
I came to take violin lessons with Alisa in a specific purpose: improve my technique of violin and have fun in a play. Today, Alisa hel
p me in this regard. She gave me techniques and excercies for a basic adequate posture and then exercises to improve my technique. I'm really glad to have meet Alisa and I recommend her for all levels."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Elizabeth
"Joe is a fun, professional and talented teacher! He gave me advice and etudes that really helped me play interesting breaks at gigs. Have your questions
and goals ready to tell him, and he will give you exactly what you need to sound better. He is very intuitive and understanding, and he will use every minute of your time efficiently with practical exercises that work. He was also very responsible, dependable, easy to reach and punctual. I'm scheduling more lessons with him!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Mike
"I was skeptical to take an online music lesson, but figured I'd give it a try since there's a money back guarantee. I'm sold. The future is here. Better i
n every aspect.
I've been playing guitar, bass, and piano for over five years. Brandon is the most knowledgeable and professional instructor I've had to date."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Tammy
"John is always on time and willing to make adjustments ahead of time when life happens. He is kind, friendly, and patient...helping our daughter become a
better piano player."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Sara
Exellent teacher. Teaching my 7 year old daughter to play piano. My daughter is learning at an exceptional rate. She is patient, profession
al, communiates very well, and is an excellent piano teacher. I highly recommend her for a musical teacher. She is always on time and flexable. Expert at her field."
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Carol
"Not only is Kelly a wonderful teacher, lessons are FUN! I have taken singing lessons from Kelly for 2 years and now sing at a level that is beyond what I
thought possible. Kelly is professional, progressive, and tailors the lessons to target vocal techniques needed to perform all types of music. Open Mic's are held periodically to give her students (Past and Present) an opportunity to work on performance skills. I highly recommend Kelly for all ages and levels of students!"
Ann Arbor, MI teacher:
Review by Andrea
"My daughter takes lessons from Jackie and she has been so helpful. As a vocal instructor, she knows her stuff of course, but I also appreciate her care fo
r my daughter as a young performer, helping her overcome fears and work through insecurities that tween/teen girls can have. My daughter has grown in her singing and acting as well as her confidence. Jackie has been flexible when our schedule was tricky, and always instructive but positive. Definitely recommend!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Cameron
"Jon Kapity is very organized and is a great teacher to learn from. He has taught me a lot over the years I have taken with him. He has shown how to play d
ifferent guitars and has helped me from the beginning. I will always recommend Jon for anyone who is willing to learn from beginner to intermediate and to advance."
I am a classically trained singer, with a Masters in Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University. I have performed professionally in Opera, Concert, Musical Theatre and Oratorio. I believe in good, solid technique, no matter what style of music you want to sing. Build your confidence! Sing connected to your body, mind and soul. I teach students age 12 and up.
*** Lesson Details *** Singing is fun and should feel good. I tailor each lesson to each student. You can expect to begin every lesson with some vocalizing, along with some exercises to help you connect to your brea
th and body. We'll work on developing good, solid vocal technique that we can incorporate into whatever style of music you'd like to work on.
*** Studio Equipment *** Music studio set up in basement with keyboard, and computer to record lessons. Parking available in parking lot.
*** Specialties *** I was trained classically, but have experience singing Musical Theatre as well as Opera.
Jeff K. January 30, 2015
In studio Verified Student
My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with Shelly. Shelly provides a wonderful, positive learning environment, and her understanding of voice and her ability to help get the best out of you is very impressive.
Lucille B. April 8, 2014
Finding my inner voice
It's been a year since I started singing lessons with Shelly in my home. Besides her extreme talent, that she is reliable, trustworthy, patient and kindhearted, and my 4 dogs love her as much as I do, Shelly has been the perfect singing teacher for me. I am not a stage performer, nor do I intend to be, but I am a trial attorney and do speak in front of audiences often. After some health issues last year, I decided to conquer the stress in my life and find my inner voice. I love to sing but have had no lessons and rarely sing in front of others. I am not even sure I have any talent. Shelly has been wonderful with helping me find out if I do, but even more importantly, she allows me to have fun with singing. Finding my inner voice is allowing me to find inner peace and strength, and this has been such a great way to relieve stress. I am loving it.
Alvarez J. March 1, 2014
Gained more confidence since my first lesson
Shelly is a wonderful vocal coach. We always have a lot of fun and I always look forward to my lessons. She helps me feel more confident about singing in front of people. Because of Shelly, my singing has made a big improvement since last year. She is an amazing teacher and I am lucky to have her as my coach.
Heralded as "a smart, tasteful, and genuine singer" and "a consummate multi-instrumentalist," Matthew continues to perform and broaden his range of musical experiences through diverse engagement in both the classical and non-conventional realms. Matthew has had the great privilege of performing around the world and working with some of today's brightest and most acclaimed singers, ensembles, and conductors such as Leon Botstein, Dale Duesing, Karen Brunssen, James Hall, Warren Jones, Phyllis Hoffman, Pro Arte, Canticum Scholare, and VOCES8.
As an educator, Matthew's 10+ years of teaching e
xperience in voice and drums has brought him to work with young musicians of all ages and skill types. Matthew's approach is technique driven, while at the same time, expressive, musically sensitive, and fun! Matthew's voice students will learn English and foreign language diction, ear training and sight-singing, proper posture, stage presence, confidence, and healthy vocal production suitable for all styles of singing. Drum students will learn the importance of snare drum rudiments, how to read drum charts, the nuances of various styles, as well as, develop dexterity and increase muscular function and independence. Matthew currently teaches at Wyoming Seminary Institute in Wilkes-Barre, PA during the Summer and is an Adjunct Professor of Music and Composition at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.
Voice Teaching and Performing - 11 years Drum Teaching, Performing and Recording - 16 years Music Theory & Composition Professor and Private Tutor - 8 years
Owner and operator of Mother Brother Studios - Full production & recording facility servicing all genres and styles.
*** Lesson Details *** Being a musician is exciting, challenging, and of course, rewarding. Musicians are communicators; instruments of expression. I'm a firm believer in diligent practice habits and learning the fundamentals of one's craft. From there, the music can happen.
I offer a relaxed, comfortable learning environment that is both fun and productive. A stuffy, tense atmosphere promotes timidness, and insecurity, the opposite of the environment I foster in my studio.
Whether you're a beginner with a passion, or a professional looking to fine tune your proficiency, I can help you get to where you want to be. Diligent, concise, uncomplicated, and fun! That's how I teach.
*** Studio Equipment *** Various keyboards, full 5 piece drum set, full production and recording facility, music scores/sheet music
*** Specialties *** Classically trained vocalist, but can teach all styles and genres of voice. Recording engineer & producer. Versed in many styles of composition. Session drummer.
Miles D. May 26, 2015
In home Verified Student
I have wanted to sing since I was a kid, but never got around to taking lessons in high school or college. I signed up for Matt's weekly lessons on a whim and saw he had some good reviews. His students were right on.
Matt is very knowledgeable about different areas of music and in addition to teaching me how to sing, taught me how to tune my bass guitar and the basics of drumming at my request.
His practice room is nice, and its easy to find of 95. He's also a really chill guy and easy to take instruction from.
Highly recommend to everyone.
Abigail F. April 28, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Matt was amazing! These lessons were a first for my 10 year old daughter, and Matt's style and demeanor were perfect! He's very knowledgeable, kind and patient - characteristics I was looking for in a vocal coach. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a child with a passion for singing and wants to develop it.
Nicole S. March 13, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Mathew is an awesome singing instructor. He is able to describe how you should sound vocally as well as describe what you should be feeling (physically) while you practice. He incorporates a variety of different exercises that help significantly to produce a great sound.
I've noticed that my voice has improved significantly over the last couple of months. The sound is clearer, more powerful, and my range has improved a lot.
I would highly recommend Matthew as your next singing instructor!
I am energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils. I am an expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter and then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely, always keen on building a strong relationship with my students. Most of my students read and play simple music after 4-5 classes of active instruction.
I posses an extensive classical music and music pedagogy training. All my musical knowledge and expertise was attained in Eastern Europe. I play and teach piano, upri
ght bass, bass guitar and a range of other instruments. Over the years I taught basic piano, the beginner violin, viola, cello and a variety of school instruments such as recorder and xylophone. I also teach advanced music theory, harmony and basics of composition and orchestral arranging required for music colleges. I especially find it rewarding working with beginners and the opportunity to show them the amazing world of listening, playing and making music.
The teaching begins with identifying student's musical needs, goals and tastes. Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic piano repertoire. For those wishing to pursue more of a classical approach to music, there are proven methods to accomplish that goal established by European master piano teacher and pedagogues. Also, I can teach the know-how of Jazz and Blues though gradual lessons that cover basic scales and chords up to melody and harmony development.
*** Lesson Details *** The learning process should be, for the most part, fun and based upon a strong relationship between the teacher and the student. Curriculum and lesson plans are based on student's abilities and aspirations with appropriate balance between theoretical and practical work. The lesson material is always carefully chosen, and when necessary, adapted to specific learning needs.
With a proper approach, everyone can learn to play music. Whether you want to pursue a music career, or just play for fun and enjoyment I can help you attain your goals. From basic piano and stringed instruments, to advanced theory, harmony, composition and improvisation to jazz, pop and rock.
Classes are not based on a single source or book. I provide other exercises in printed form for students to keep and take home.
*** Studio Equipment *** Two high end digital keyboards, two violins, viola, cello, upright bass, bass guitar and amplifier, music stands, stereo equipment with a large CD collection of just any conceivable music style.. Assorted school instruments: recorder (soprano and tenor), xylophone. Various music charts and a large library of music resources and other books; Extensive e-library and ability to print any required material on the spot. Instant access to many on-line sheet music resources.
*** Travel Equipment *** Full size and a school grade digital keyboards , bass guitar, amplifier, staff paper and other printed resources, violin, violin parts and maintenance tools and equipment.
*** Specialties *** Pop, Classical, Jazz, Ethnic and Modal music, Composition, Arranging, Harmony, Counterpoint, Advanced Music Theory
Brian S. January 5, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
Online Verified Student
Peter is a really knowledgeable and a good instructor.
Ralia B. October 24, 2014
Online Verified Student
Very understanding teacher. My 13 year old thinks he is awesome. He said he's going to help my son learn to play Star Wars.
Marc R. September 22, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Was very impressed with Peter's methods, demeanor, patience with my 9 year-old daughter, who is a beginner at piano. She had some experience at reading music, and Peter was adept at recognizing this and 'pushing the envelope' a bit with her and she responded enthusiastically. She left every lesson with a smile on her face.
Wendy has been teaching private harp lessons since she graduated Juilliard and currently teaches lessons at her studio in Wilton, CT, at Sacred Heart University, and online. Wendy also has harps available for rent. She loves working with students of all ages and levels and enjoys finding music that matches each person's interest and level. She loves to see all the amazing accomplishments of her students – from playing for family and friends to CDs for college, touring with youth orchestras, winning competitions , and more. Wendy is a busy performer herself – playing solo performances, with
orchestras, chamber groups, and for special events. She received Bachelor and Master Degrees in Harp Performance from Juilliard where she studied with Master teacher Susann McDonald. She enjoys sharing that expertise with students. She has regular performance opportunities for her students including the Elyrica Summer Chamber Music Program each July, which is now in its sixteenth year.
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