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Andrei P.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian
  • Associates in Music from Brookdale Community College
  • Teaching since 2008
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Andrei P.

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I have been teaching since 2008 and have a BA in Music. I love to compose my own pieces of music and have studied many musical ideas. I feel I am very knowledgeable in music theory.

About Andrei

Teaching music is one of my passions. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. After each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music and have enjoyed their time. Music is a lifelong skill that can always be practiced and

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Xenia W.
He was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and hope to take lessons with him again.
Larry
I have the pleasure of being a student of Andre he is a true master of the art of music. Now that my Cancer is in remission I can't wait to get back in the swing of things.
Aleksander F.
Great and thorough teacher!
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Awarded Encouragement Award from Metropolitan Opera National Council
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Rachelle M.

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I can help you learn the basics (chord progressions and scales) to advanced analysis techniques ( Schenkerian and 12 Tone).

About Rachelle

* *I require that my in-person voice students show proof of vaccination, or we will conduct lessons online.** I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective

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Very easy to navigate the online experience and the "teaching" of the lesson didn't skip a beat.
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Tim M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Hall of Fame - Instrumental from Manchester Arts
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
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Tim M.

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Can you spell an E7#9 chord? I can and will show you how.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Frankie P.

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I believe that there are players and then there are musicians. Theory is the key to achieving that next level. The more you understand your instrument and how music is related, the better you will be in achieving your long-term goals.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educa

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Sarah
Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!
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Evan S.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, Tuba Performance from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2016
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Evan S.

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Emphasis will be placed on dictation and part-writing, but all facets of music theory will be addressed. I've tutored everyone from beginning music theory to post-tonal theory, and can help you get a 5 on the exam with no stress!

About Evan

I am a professional tubist. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Tuba Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and have studied with well-known tubists and pedagogues such as Timothy Northcut, Chris Olka, and Derek Fenstermacher. In my 12 years of tuba playing, I hav

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Geoff S.

14 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in studying applying, and teaching music theory for over 30 years. Scored A+ in music theory classes at GMU. Experienced in making music theory useful for various musical styles.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sch

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor

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"She's great at explaining things. It was a great lesson."
Erica N Bajek
Took Music Theory lessons from Jasmine L.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities."
Matthew
Took Music Theory lessons from Jenny J.
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"This was a good timely experience"
Kit
Took Music Theory lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"We were great peers in college

I had the privilege to work with Melissa when I was a student at Cornish College of the Arts. Melissa was always so dedicated and encouraging towards me and my musical goals. If I had a question she would be right there to help me solve it. Melissa's strongest suit in my opinion is her ability to compose music. She is extremely patient, passionate and detailed in her work. Thanks Melissa for everything!"
Krystal
Took Music Theory lessons from Melissa F.
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"Really good teacher. Taken a good amount of lessons from her and I am a happy customer. I am continually impressed with her ability to see exactly where/what I need to work on. Feel very comfortable at her studio.
Definitely recommend!!"
Zachary
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Tamari is very knowledgeable to music theory, and she is able to turn the deep theory into plain and fun language that children can easily understand. She is also very patient and nice. Our kid is really enjoying her class."
Joanna
Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Excellent lovely sense of humor very patient with me. Thank you Ryan!"
Michael P
Took Music Theory lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"I had started taking some gigs with new bands but was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was clear and friendly and I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I continue to take lessons because I keep learning more great tips about performing and music theory! Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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