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Marie-France M.

65 Reviews
Waldwick, NJ
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1966
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marie-France M.

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Writing songs is almost like breathing for me. It is a great source of joy in my life and I've been helping others find that joy for many years. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned songwriter I can help you shape and improve your writing skills, find your way through writers' block and inspire your creativity to a whole new level.

About Marie-France

I have taught piano and voice most of my adult life. After working with hundreds of students, I realized that I needed to adapt my teaching style to the uniqueness of each student, especially those whose perceptions differ widely from the general populace. I love what I do, helping each student dis

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Jason
I enjoyed my 2 sessions with Marie, at the end of my second lesson she offered to email me a list of acting/improv classes in NYC because everyone she knows was in NYC.
This was contradictory because initially she told me she just moved here and doesn't know anyone up north. And besides that, I expressed how happy i was with her classes which was down the road 35 minutes and not commuting to NYC which is over a couple hours.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually learned something and got to do exercises and not leave with the feeling that i wasted my money and most importantly my time like other acting coaches on here.
Hannah
Great teacher. Very encouraging and patient which is what an adult learner needs. She supports her students and gives them interesting contemporary pieces to learn (that is the genre we picked so we stay interested in practicing!). Thanks Marie France!
Jason
I enjoyed my 2 sessions with Marie, and from work she was a 35 min commute vs 90 mins to NYC.
With her I felt engaged, she was prepared, professional, stayed on topic and gave relevant critiques and feedback.
At the end of my second lesson she offered to email me a list of acting/improv classes in NYC which she did.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually learned something and got to do exercises and not leave with the feeling that i wasted my money and most importantly my time.
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Dino C.

Rochelle Park, NJ
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dino C.

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I have many years of experience playing drums and percussion, starting with reading music, teachings posture getting around the drum kit hand control and technique, Learning your favorite songs with all type of time signatures and beats that will enhance your ability to play drums including exercises and practice routine to make you a phenomenal drummer

About Dino

I am a professional drummer, percussionist I received my first snare drum at around the age of 8 it was great for working on hand control and rudiments. At age 13 I received my first drum kit and has had a passion for playing drums ever since. It was my love of music that built the foundation of my

Philip W.

Tuxedo Park, NY
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  • Speaks Spanish, english
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner
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Philip W.

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I have always loved music and been playing the piano and have written music since I was 9 years old. I want to share my love for music with others by working with the students goals and interests and style of music. I want my students not just to learn but to enjoy playing the piano and am willing to be flexible for students to acheive their goals and expectations.

About Philip

My name is Philip. I am 35 years old. I have always had a love for music. I am fun, flexible and love meeting new people and enjoy playing and teaching music and am willing to help you to reach your musical goals.

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Christine G.

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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christine G.

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"Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts."
Psalm 105:2

My Gospel singing course will explore the foundations of effective gospel singing, including phrasing, riffing, and shouting - in addition to traditional vocal technique used for overall healthy singing.

The course begins with a history of gospel music from a vocal standpoint, and then move to the improvisational components of singing. Since gospel music is more about singing the "good news," we will study improvisation techniques from shouting to gospel riffs.

You will discover how various scales, like the pentatonic and blues scales, are used in gospel singing to create a truly soulful sound.

The goal of the course is to help the gospel singer gain a clear understanding of gospel phrasing, scale patterns, proper breathing, pitch accuracy, and clear rhythmic articulation. Hope to see you in class. Keep singing the GOOD NEWS..GOSPEL MUSIC.

About CHRISTINE

“Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime." This is my philosophy of teaching. I specialize in Pop, R&B, Musical Theater, Spiritual, Gospel, and all other forms of contemporary music. I started performing on stage at the age of

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Ruth A.
She is a very good teacher. She knows how to make her students very comfortable and I always have fun during her lessons. I’ve been able to learn so much since I’ve started her lessons!!
Mariah
Thank you for getting me this far with my voice. I've gained so much confidence. You are a great teacher. Thank you.
Jennifer
She’s the instructor I needed for my lack of confidence! She pulls the greatness out of me. And she’s funny too
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Bill D.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts - Media Studies from Southern Connecticut State University
  • Teaching since 2009
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Bill D.

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I love and encourage creativity in my students. I have studied music for over 15 years and am well-versed in theory, performance and songwriting. I craft my lessons around what the individual student wants, but one thing all my lessons have in common is that you will be able to learn a lot, and do so in a laid-back environment. If you've always looked at a guitar and imagined yourself writing your own riffs and songs, you've come to the right place! Message me to chat and see if I can be of service to you on your musical journey.

About Bill

I've been playing guitar for over 14 years and have been writing original music for almost as long. I really want to share my knowledge with students so that I may increase their passion for music and their drive to excel and create. If you want to learn guitar on a professional level in a laid-bac

Sharon S.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sharon S.

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I love seeing students learn to make music with their instruments and learn to read music. A solid beginning gives the student the ability to go on to learn and play music successfully! All ages are welcome.

About Sharon

I love seeing my students learn. I enjoy making music so much that I’m always happy when someone else gets closer to their dream of playing a special piece or being able to figure out sheet music by themselves or whatever it is that they achieve. I am a trained classical musician with Master of Mu

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"Mike is an excellent guitar teacher with a well thought out and easy to approach plan for new players. His passion, depth of knowledge, and talent are plain to see. He combines that with a real aptitude for teaching."
Kevin Whalen
Took Guitar lessons from Michael F.
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"I have been taking lessons with Kevin for a few months now and i look forward to our bi weekly sessions. Kevin has a vast amount of musical knowledge and is easy to talk to and work with, he is understanding of skills and weaknesses and will benefit any student who wants to learn.
Thanks Kevin."
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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"Ahmad is an extremely patient and mindful teacher which makes him perfect to teach children. Especially children like my son. My son has behavior and attention challenges that make focusing close to impossible. He has been learning to play guitar with Ahmad for nearly two years. In this time he has made amazing progress even though he refuses to practice. He can play several old rock songs from beginning to end. Ahmad has taught a difficult child a difficult task. Ahmad has given my son an outlet for frustration, a much needed coping skill, and hope for success in his future. We are very grateful. I'm looking forward to seeing my son play his guitar on a stage someday ( even just a high school talent show). Thank you, Ahmad. Highly recommend."
Cindy
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson! Thanks Phillip!"
Uma
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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"Crazy, awsome guy. Really enjoys what he is doing and gets you excited about learning to play. Flexible and offers multiple ideas to reach a goal.
Cool guy!"
Jac
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"My daughters, 8 and 6, took lessons as beginners from Melody for 10 months before we had to move. SHE IS AMAZING! Not only did she make the lessons fun and engaging, but they learned so much in that short time. I grew up playing piano, violin and French horn and I was very impressed with her approach/methodology and how much of herself she put into her teaching. For the last 3 months we were with Melody, the girls also took voice lessons. The highlight of our spring was watching the girls perform at the recital Melody had so painstakingly organized. It was astounding how much they had progressed musically and my husband and I were in awe at how well they performed in front of people. We were also impressed at the wide range of experience in the students Melody taught. Some had played for years and were clearly continuing to blossom under Melody's tutelage, while others were beginners like our daughters. Melody was always positive, encouraging and extremely patient (even when my six year old had clearly not practiced for a week straight or was tired and whiny). My daughters and I miss her dearly as our mentor and now our friend! We cannot recommend her highly enough."
Micala S.
Took Piano lessons from Melody S.
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"Trevor has been exceptional from the start. My son had an audition for worship team at church and Trevor was familiar with some of the music that is played at churches. He helped my son to focus on just the music he needed to get the spot on the team. So far we have a second audition and the lessons are most definitely paying off. My son is 10. Trevor is extremely patient and encouraging with his words. He is very knowledgeable and creative with his style of teaching by using different methods that work for my son. I highly recommend him!"
Lisa
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly."
Carol
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"Very very good. I'm definitely still learning lots! Cain't wait until next week!"
Abby
Took Piano lessons from Will R.
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"Undoubtedly the Fur Elise of piano teachers! This is the second teacher for my little one and just after the first lesson, the difference in Lana’s style of teaching when compared to the previous teacher was quite apparent. The professionalism and the ability Lana consistently exhibits to conjure the personal motivation out of my little one to excel in piano is simply amazing. We have been taking lessons from her for over a year now and my daughter has made strides in reading sheet music, playing steadily, and being more comfortable playing in front of others. When friends and relatives come over they have noticed a difference in her play and have asked what we have done differently. The first time someone asked, my daughter replied “Lana” and I couldn’t help but laugh a little as I was not expecting her to even respond. Lana is an exceptional piano teacher whose love for music is infectious and I would highly recommend!"
Roberta
Took Piano lessons from Lana G.
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