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Emily B.

13 Reviews
Tivoli, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Horn Performance and Music Education from The Eastman School of Music
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Emily B.

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I teach hornists of all ages, and have been teaching privately for 6 years! I have a music education and horn performance background and teach based off the learning styles that best meet a student’s needs. I have experience with teaching young and mature beginners, elementary-high school, and college. I love helping students prepare for college auditions and exploring different options as to how music can be a part of their life. A unique process I love for teaching : using my students’ favorite song or artist to build fundamentals on the horn!

About Emily

I have been playing the horn for 11 years! I have an undergraduate degree in Horn performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music where I was also nominated for and won a Performance Certificate. I continued on to become the teaching assistant for the Pennsylvania State University

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great lessons! - P.S best insturter ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I loved the new song my teacher taught me!!

Don D.

11 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don D.

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BEGINNERS WILL LEARN: 1. Proper left and right hand, arm, and body positioning . 2. Proper (not common!) pick grip. 3. How to play notes (reading of music suggested but can be worked around) and first position chords. 4. Rhythm focus to play to some of your favorite songs.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED STUDENTS WILL LEARN: 1.To continue proper positioning (I will remind you... bet on it !) 2. Ear training (very important) 3. Bar chords (you'll hate them initially but they speak the world of you.... you'll get 'em !) 4. Learning and utilization of scales including Minor and Major Pentatonic Scales. 5. Multi-position playing 6. Improvisation utilizing all afore-listed. 7. Incorporating my methods that utilizes a bit of other styles (just a bit) as I have taught such wonderful players I've been sought to create a "next level" Blues Guitarist such as Chris Raabe and Bill Tuthill.... look 'em up (the Chris Raabe Band) for example.

About Don

Hi, My name is Don and have been teaching guitar for many years. Currently I teach at my home studio in Lake Katrine, N.Y. From 2015 - 2017 I taught at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. From 2003 -early 2015 I was a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks of Newburgh,

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Brett B.
Don was wonderful with our son Brett, who enjoyed his first lesson immensely. We are definitely in this for the long haul with Don! He was very patient and very attentive to Brett.
David
Had a great first lesson with Don. I believe I will progress nicely under his tutelage. Already have a lot to work on.
Aneiah
Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J.
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Pecos S.

29 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $62
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Cello Performance from University of Oregon
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Pecos S.

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I am a professional performing artist and educator who believes that everyone is inherently musical. I have extensive experience with students of all ages and abilities and enjoy cultivating the interests in those whom I teach.

About Pecos

New York-based cellist Pecos was the winner of the 2016 Baroque Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed on baroque and modern instruments across the US, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. Pecos has recorded for the Naxos label as a Fellow at the National Orchest

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Cheryle
Very patient. Provides excellent feedback and positive reinforcement.
Beth P.
Excellent first lesson! Pecos was very patient and encouraging as I struggled through the basics. Already looking forward to our next lesson
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Catherine W.

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This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
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Angela H.

70 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Lindenwood University
  • Teaching since 2004
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Angela H.

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I started playing piano at age seven when my mother enrolled me in lessons. I have been playing ever since, and I absolutely love it. I began teaching private piano lessons in 2003, and have taught many thousands of lessons since that time. I have experience accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists, as well as playing as a soloist in various piano competitions and recitals. I recently began taking lessons in jazz piano, a genre I never learned much about. I believe it is never too late to learn something new, and I am excited to start this new chapter of my musical life and to use this new knowledge to enhance my own teaching.

In my piano lessons I use the Faber's fabulous Piano Adventures series. In my opinion, they are the best books on the market, emphasizing reading by intervals as opposed to memorizing note names. This method minimizes student frustration while also decreasing the amount of time it takes a student to read a new song. Piano Adventures also focuses ...

About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and music theory. I've been teaching music for most of my life at this point, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels. My favorite, though, is watching long-term students grow and mature as musicians over the course of several

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Lynn
Great first lesson. Eased my fear as an older student that has never played an instrument. She has a nice approach based on my goals. Looking forward to learning more!
Beth
She is a great teacher with a lot of patience for this woman who always wanted to learn how to sing! I'm sure it isn't easy teaching online because of this time in our life, but she makes it fun!
Maggie
She is incredible!
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Evan C.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, English
  • Bachelors in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2005
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Evan C.

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Ear Training (or Aural Training) is a very important part of musical development. Learning to recognise sounds will help you in many ways, most importantly it will help you Transcribe and accelerate your ability to work out songs on your own.

It really can be quite incredible and I have had many students say that after a few months of consistent work on Ear Training that they can hear music better, that they can separate the instruments easier and hear new depths in recordings they thought they knew well.

I grew up transcribing, it was the way I learned to play songs, but when I started doing Interval Ear Training it took it to a whole new level. Doing a lot of transcribing will teach you the intervals sonically and to some extent on the neck, but once you know the names of the intervals too it makes it easier because you can 'put a tag on it' and know for sure what it is. Learning the names of the intervals is also great for communicating ideas with other musicians and ...

About Evan

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and Evan has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Evan has worked as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, the bassist and

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Sahar ..
Kept missing class without any heads up so I had to just wait around and hope he'll show up, ignored my calls and messages to reschedule, so I had to just get a refund from TakeLessons. As a teacher he is good, but very unprofessional behavior in terms of accountability and respect for students' time.
Whitney
I’m a super beginner. So far so good! He starts from the beginning and doesn’t make you feel dumb.
Billy
Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.

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"A great knowledgeable teacher; he conducts his lessons pleasantly and efficiently."
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Took Piano lessons from Gregory H.
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"I've had 5 lessons with Benedetta and she is fantastic. She focuses on technique which is so important for singers to master. I made progress after my first lesson and each week she teaches me something new. I highly recommend her and if you want results, she'll help you get to the level you want to achieve!"
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Took Opera Voice lessons from Benedetta O.
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"David gives me expert instruction in all aspects of my piano playing. He pays careful attention to my abilities and is sensitive in communicating advice. Because of his patience and his precision, I am thoroughly enjoying my piano progress. For anyone looking for great piano instruction, I highly recommend David!"
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Took Piano lessons from David B.
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"My son has taken a few lessons with Alexis and we will continue. She is never late. She gets straight to the lesson and sends practice information to my son via email. This allows him a week to prepare/practice with for the following lesson."
Jennifer
Took Trombone lessons from Alexis S.
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"Madeline is a great teacher! I'd highly recommend her!"
Jessie
Took Singing lessons from Madeline H.
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"Great working w/ Shannon!"
Sadia
Took Piano lessons from Shannon S.
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"Great lessons!

Jordan is a great teacher, and tries to make her beginning students feel comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone looking into singing lessons."
Erik
Took Singing lessons from Jordan M.
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"I'm always traveling and it is amazing that i can have my singing lesson on the go! You can tell she cares about her students and wants the best for them!"
LJ
Took Singing lessons from Rosita R.
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"First, Joel is an amazing teacher! Next, while I think I might have some innate musical talent, I have often gotten nervous around my previous teachers. Not with Joel!

Joel has a way of explaining things and breaking them down in a way that I feel more capable/confident in being able to accomplish the task. He also has a very calm and accepting nature about him so that if I do make a mistake, I don’t get nervous and want to run away!

I would recommend Joel as a great guitar teacher! And, while I am not trained professionally as a musician, it seems to me that Joel really knows what he’s doing with his musical knowledge and talent with his guitar."
Katie
Took Guitar lessons from Joel H.
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"Fantastic first lesson"
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Took Saxophone lessons from Rob S.
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