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Tim H.

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Highland, NY
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim H.

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Music is a journey of creative exploration with as many different paths and destinations as there are styles of music and musicians. Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priva

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!
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Leanna G.

41 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Leanna G.

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I believe that the most important aspect of learning is a positive and comfortable environment that encourages and facilitates growth! My studio ranges from ages 9 to adult and from beginner to advanced.

Through my own studies I have experienced many different teaching styles and philosophies, and have developed my own method to help my students progress quickly and efficiently.

Every lesson will begin with a discussion about the students practicing so that we can celebrate growth and work together through challenges.

Students will be asked to study technical and tone exercises as well as repertoire that will help them progress in the necessary areas. I will help my students choose pieces that are appropriate and enjoyable.

If a student would like to study a popular song then I will gladly write my own arrangement for them. We can also learn to play by ear and improvise.

For my online students I will record solos, duets, and piano parts to pieces that we cannot play ...

About Leanna

Leanna is a co-principal flutist and piccolo in The Orchestra Now (TON) based at the Fisher Center in upstate New York. She has performed with TON in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since joining in September, Leanna has participated in two a

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Yoko
I highly recommend Leanna. My nine-year-old daughter has been taking her online flute lessons since the last summer and she looks forward to the class every week. I appreciate that Leanna prepares music pieces or provides us with her own flute/piano recordings so my daughter can practice with them. Communication with Leanna have also been very efficient and pleasant. She is professional, patient, and caring; simply the best!
Jessica
Excellent teacher!
Ramon L.
She knows how to pigeonhole the knowledge and is very charming.
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Pecos S.

32 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $77
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Baroque Concerto Competition Winner from San Francisco Conservatory Of Music
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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.

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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 Orchestr

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Cheryle
Pecos is a wonderful teacher. Very patient. Has excellent tips to accelerate the learning process. Customizes the classes to achieve my personal goals. I previously took cello years ago and got frustrated. Now I am 67 years old and his teaching recommendations have enabled me to accel far beyond where I quit last time. I am encouraged now to continue on. C.Hart
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Emily B.

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Tivoli, NY
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Low Horn Mock Audition Winner from The Southeastern Horn Workshop
  • Teaching since 2014
  • 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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Reetu
best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):)
Elissa
We love Emily! My daughter is in 4th grade and started with absolutely zero horn experience. She has made so much progress in a few short months! Emily is an amazing teacher and is so kind and patient. We definitely recommend her.
Reetu
great lessons! - P.S best insturter ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shauna K.

57 Reviews
Bearsville, NY
Starting at $50
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shauna K.

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You'll learn how to control and focus your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. You'll learn how to connect and open up your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance.

Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are two of my specialities. You'll learn Method Exercises such as emotional memory and sense memory and the basics of Stanislavski's Method enabling you to bring life to any script. You will learn how to let go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You will learn exercises and insights that will increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances.

I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 25 years. I am the artistic director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos!

In America I have taught acting at; ...

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Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San

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Jamie
Shauna is wonderful and I can't say enough good things about her. She is the kind of teacher that is encouraging and patient. Who takes the time to help you discover your weaknesses so you can build and strengthen them. I can feel the difference her teaching has made for me each time I perform. I've learned being an actor isn't about being pretty or safe. It's about being open and free to let the material take you to places you could only imagine. Shauna teaches you to unlock those parts of yourself and explore the possibilities.
Andrew
Excellent, professional instruction. She has helped me make significant progress.
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Shauna is an excellent, super knowledgeable instructor. I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable in my lesson.
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Don D.

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Lake Katrine, NY
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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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 and first position chords. 4.) Rhythm focus to play along with some of their favorite songs. 5.) * Reading music beneficial and strongly suggested but optional.
Intermediate to Advanced Students will learn: 1. To continue and "hone" all above. 2.) Advanced strumming techniques with a pick 3.) Finger Picking accompaniment 4.) Scales and Utilization for solo playing . 5.) Speed Picking with alternate picking techniques for solo playing and alternate bass picking for accompaniment. 6.) Multi-positional playing incorporating all above, bar chords, etc.

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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"Sue's teaching methods are multiple - level. She is inspiring and playful. She is my third music instrument teacher (after 8 years of piano & another 8 years of violin lesson), I learned something brand new about flute and music principles.

Her rate is extremely reasonable especially considering how professional and diligent a teacher she is.

I am very grateful to be guided to her when I was looking for a flute teacher."
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"Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
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Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Being a beginner, Carolyn made it very easy and understandable for me."
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"Cassandra is very patient and good communicator! I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning the piano."
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"Ian is a wonderful teacher! I have been taking lessons with Ian for two months, and am very happy with his instruction and my progress. He has been particularly helpful in clarifying music theory concepts (to someone with no real musical training) and then translating those concepts to playing and practicing. I highly recommend him!"
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Took Piano lessons from Ian S.
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"The reason why I called Jim was to help me with my classical guitar pieces for my ASU audition. I had very little experience in this side and of music and looking for a teacher was important. I hired Jim for an hour every Sunday the past month of January. The way he approached the music pieces and the knowledge he had was very impressive. Jim is also very patient and lets you have control over the lesson and start or suggest were to begin the lecture. I was able to lean a piece and know how to approach classical guitar thanks to Jim. There were somethings that I din't like about some of the lessons, There were times that when Jim was lecturing, he would get side tracked and forget about the topic and not even look at the music for a great majority of the hour, it was defiantly frustrating. Nonetheless, Jim is a great teacher, always appreciated when he stayed over the hour to further discus the piece. For these reasons I have decided to give Jim a four out of five rating."
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