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Sam M.

8 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Sam M.

8 Reviews
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I specialize in contemporary music theory and also have an intermediate knowledge of classical theory. Students will learn the basics such as roman numerals for chords, all the way to advanced concepts such as chord scales, modulation and chord substitution. Unless otherwise requested, all lessons will be taught using music notation.

About Sam

Hi! I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater

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Jaye
Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.
Dara
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
Karen ..
Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.
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Joshua F.

1 Review
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua F.

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Private Music Theory Teacher

I've written a textbook on the subject, in fact.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua F. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on m

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Evelyn V.
Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend
Tracie
My 14 year old son really enjoys taking piano lessons from Joshua. Joshua is patient, but also fast paced, so your time paid for is used effectively.
Emmanuelle
Josh was patient, thoughtful, and polite! He did an excellent job setting up our first lesson and really was invested in teaching our daughter as much as he could during our session. An excellent role model for children and very easy to talk to as an adult. We recommend!

Benjamin L.

Astoria, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
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Benjamin L.

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I provide a base knowledge of theory, beginning with the circle of fifths, going into chord structures, and filling in any gaps the student might have in his or her foundation on the subject.

About Benjamin

In my years of teaching, I have developed an individual approach with each student, young or old, according to different needs and learning styles. I believe it is never too early or too late to begin learning, and it is my hope that music making through this instrument will be as enjoyable and pas

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Paul S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • AA Degree in Liberal Arts from Broward Community College
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Paul S.

5 Reviews
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I have vast depth of knowledge in music theory and can teach it as an individual subject or in conjunction with the learning of an instrument.

About Paul

Hi! My name is Paul and I'd love to share the joy of playing the guitar with you! I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I know much about playing the guitar and being an artist. I am passionate about music, which is why lessons with me are so fun. I know how to custom

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Deborah
Paul's enthusiasm for the bass is infectious and a great motivator. I actually feel like I may be able to learn to play! In just one lesson I learned more than 5 hours of You Tube tutorials could have taught me.
Ken A.
Great Teacher

I played a little guitar throughout my life but was lacking an understanding of how the instrument works. I found myself strumming a few cords here and there but never with focus or improvement. After only three lessons with Paul, I'm now jamming to rock and the blues!Paul was quickly able to access my level of playing and I'm now understanding how the fretboard works and most importantly having lots of fun during lessons and practice. He teaches with passion and doesn't simply open a book but rather instills his lifelong experience and philosophy into lessons. Many can teach the mechanics of guitar but with Paul, you'll also understand the soul.
Meg M.
Paul Rocks !!

I just had my 2nd lesson with Paul and felt inspired to write a review. I have wanted to learn guitar for many, many years now. In the past, I have always gotten frustrated -or bored- and gave up before I ever even learned a chord. Our 1st lesson, Paul started me with some very basic mechanics. It was just the right amount of information to keep me interested and challenged but not so much that I was overwhelmed the 1st week. From just 15 -30 minutes a day of practicing, I have already gained some flexibility in my fingers and am beginning to have a "feel" for the instrument. I have seen more improvement and learned more from Paul and the exercises he has given me in just 2 lessons than I have collectively ever learned from any other teacher in the past or any book or online tutorial. His knowledge of the instrument, as well as music theory, is vast and he knows how to break it down into digestible bits for maximum benefit to the student. So I am not only learning to play guitar, I am also being introduced to music theory in a very easy to understand manner. He is very patient and creates a safe and supportive environment in which to learn comfortably. I am SO glad I found him!!! His way of teaching really works or me ~ I feel hopeful, inspired and motivated for the first time ever in attempting to learn this instrument. Thank you Paul and Thank You Take Lessons !!

Dave L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year - Nominee from Gamble Rogers Middle School - St. Augustine, FL
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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Dave L.

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Online Music Theory Teacher

Piano based music theory for the songwriter, or traditional music theory will be incorporated naturally into all instrumental lessons.

About Dave

Teaching Experience: Private Lessons - 20+ years Public School - 4 years Primary Instruments taught: piano, woodwinds Masters Degree in TV/Film Music Orchestration - 2019 University of Chichester, United Kingdom Bachelor's Degree in Music Education - 2001 University of Central Flori

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Janice Z.
Very patient with this senior citizen. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Matt
David is a great instructor. He can hear what you are doing wrong and tell you how to correct. I am learning Saxophone much faster than I thought possible.
Mark M.
Good first lesson with Dave. He's a great communicator and seemed to understand my level of music experience; he knew the right subjects to linger on, and what information he could skip over, confident that I already knew it. I felt like we were able to cover a lot of ground in 45 short minutes.

Lola M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Music Therapy from NVCC
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lola M.

16 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

Music theory can be a daunting and sometimes unpleasant element of learning an instrument, whether it's piano, guitar, bass, or your voice. I love teaching the elements of music theory in a fun, easy to understand way. If you want to improve your ability to understand and learn music theory, come see me!

About Lola

I have more than 30 years of musical experience. I’ve taught guitar, piano, bass, and theater in private schools, art schools and I’m currently teaching at Classic Axe Guitar Gallery in Gainesville, VA. I’ve taught over 250 students in all levels of experience, tailoring each lesson to fit each stu

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McKenzie
Can’t say enough about Mrs Lola ! My daughter Kenzie is learning so fast and is super excited about her lessons.
martha M.
She is the worst tried calling her multiple times never answered only took my money doesn't want to return it or return my calls the worst !! Experience I have ever had.. My daughter was very excited and you made this very stressful gor her..
nick
Lola is a professional at what she does. From the moment I walked into my first lesson, I could tell she was very knowledgeable about music. Beyond music, she is a very kind and welcoming woman who is patient and understanding. She talks with you and really cares about what you're saying. She is a great teacher for anyone of all levels of experience in music and I recommend her for everyone.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Merrick, NY

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Merrick is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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$39 average
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$52 average
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"Jimmy teach music not just guitar. He teaches common senses ways to make it easy to understand and retain. He is an excellent teacher"
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Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"My first lesson with John S. was great. He is very knowledgeable and makes you feel extremely relaxed and comfortable. I really feel like I will finally move forward with my music!"
Francine
Took Music Theory lessons from John S.
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"Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor H.
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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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"Richie is a thoughtful and flexible instructor"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Richard D.
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"Adam is a wonderful tutor and help. He’s patient with those he is teaching & he looks for ways to teach and demonstrate the material in a whitty, impactful manner. He knows everything there is to know about music theory and much more, and a lot of my success in passing all four levels of music theory points back to this guy!"
Lauren
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Chris is very helpful and open to listening to my needs and plans and he is very knowledgeable. I look forward to working with him to achieve my goals."
Mahfuz
Took Music Theory lessons from Christopher M.
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"Bill is an excellent teacher! He caters the lessons to what you want to learn and sure knows how to teach. I like that Bill was able to highlight my strengths while still challenging and bettering my weaknesses. Highly recommend lessons with him!"
Jonathan Miller
Took Music Theory lessons from Bill G.
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"Ms. Carol is a great teacher. She is patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher. She makes sure that you understand every single thing. I enjoyed my first lesson with her a lot!😄"
Hanaa
Took Music Theory lessons from Carol K.
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"Adam is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to help people with what they don't understand. He explains things as clearly and simply as possible and is good at finding other ways of explaining things if you don't understand the first time. His kindness and patience is always a good bonus. 10/10 would recommend."
Madison
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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