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Sylivan T.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Cantonese, Mandarine
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
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Sylivan T.

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Hi parents/students, My name is Sylivan. I'm a dedicated musician who is passionate in music education and guitar music. I have majored in Music and received my professional training at City College of New York with a minor in Education. I have been playing music for 20 years and have performed

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Passionate and patient instructor. Always takes the time to answer my questions and makes sure I understand each topic before moving on to the next.
Sharon C.
Sylivan is a great teacher with great personality. He was there to help me not only when I struggled with music and guitar but also when I felt down. I asked him why he cared so much and he told me a healthy mind is most important which helps in music learning =) Sylivan is also patient; even sometimes I can't stand myself but he was there to help me to learn lol He has passion in teaching and you can see it once he's in action.
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Charles C.

3 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship from Concordia University
  • Masters Degree in Jazz Instrumental Performance from NYU
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Charles C.

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Want to learn Jazz, folk, blues, rock, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught music at New York University for 2 years and has recorded and performed alongside world renowned musicians Billy Drewes and Alan Ferber. He has taught guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), songwriting, music theory and arranging to students from all over the world. His approach focuses on reaching and building a relationship with his students in order to understand their preferred way of learning and reaching their goals in a timely fashion.

About Charles

Want to learn guitar, Jazz, folk, blues, rock, songwriting, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught guitar at New York University fo

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annabelle J.
Charles has been my teacher for a few weeks now and I am so happy I found him on takelessons. He is an amazing guitar player but also an amazing teacher, he always comes prepared and the class is well organized. He is also open to hearing suggestions to learn your favorite songs. He is very encouraging which gives the motivation to keep going which is so important for a beginner. I am already seeing great progresses after only a few weeks, and I can't wait for more lessons this year. Highly recommend him if you are looking to get started with the guitar! You will really enjoy learning with him, he is also a very cool and fun guy so you can learn in a nice environment, whether it is in his studio at his place, at your place or online.
Gaurav Jung Pande
I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better.
Nicolas Parada
Super talented, yet super down to earth. Great teacher and ridiculously knowledgeable, yet super funny. I had been a self taught bass player for years before taking Charles' course at NYU and was hoping to try out a new instrument and learn it the "right way" through lessons, expecting things to be very academic. But Charles works in a way that is surprisingly individual-based, and so that while you do learn a lot, you do so at your own pace and having fun along the way. By blending your own formal course goals with his own knowledge and incredible feel for the instrument alongside the songs you want to learn (often times you learn them together- he is great at picking up new, unfamiliar tunes by ear) it creates an experience that keeps you picking up the guitar long after you leave the classroom. Where I am now with guitar and where I started at first are miles and miles apart thanks to him, and he's just a super chill guy who likes playing guitar. Who also happens to be ridiculously qualified. 10/10 would recommend.
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Ben R.

8 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors's Degree from Hanover College
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Ben R.

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I have taught piano since 2012. I prefer to take beginners, and I do especially well with younger students. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.

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Hi, there! My name is Ben and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have taught students of all ages from 3 to adult. I have experience not just with teaching but also with writing, recording, and performing music in successful bands and on multiple instruments

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Sandra S.
Ben has character attributes one would like to find in a teacher, knowledge, patience and presence! Looking forward to our next lesson. Thanks Ben!
Aena
Fantastic, patient and kind ukelele instructor. I recommend Ben without reservation.
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Kamal
Ben has been instructing my 2 kids (now aged 11 and 9) in-home for at least 5 years. We started off with piano for the first few years but then switched to a combination of piano and acoustic guitar (half a session dedicated to each instrument).

He is patient, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I clearly see the upward trajectory in my kids' musical capabilities. One of my kids can be difficult to deal with, especially when he is tired, but Ben would mold his approach to the lesson on the spot to keep my kid engaged (e.g., instead of continuing the lesson on the actual piano, he'd switch to a fun music-oriented game).

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Daniel M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Daniel M.

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I have played guitar for almost 30 years and I've done concerts, performances and lectures in different states and also internationally. My biggest influences are Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel and I enjoy teaching guitar to any levels, ages and styles. My goal is to make sure my student will enjoy guitar lessons not matter how long it takes.

I am also the current guitar professor at Union College, Music Art Ambassador for Nebraska Arts Council, Guest teaching artist for John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Teaching Artist in Residence for The Lied Center.
I love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. I like to see the progress of my students and how they grow into their music skills no matter the age.

About Daniel

I have played guitar for almost 30 years and I've done concerts, performances and lectures in different states and also internationally. My biggest influences are Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel and I enjoy teaching guitar to any levels, ages and styles. My goal is to make sure my student will enj

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Emily L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Bassoon Performance Scholarship from USC Thornton School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Emily L.

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Improve your tone, technique, and musicianship! My lessons are engaging and crafted to fit the needs of each student. My diverse experiences as a musician and teacher, coupled with my interdisciplinary approach to music performance make me a great guide for young musicians on their own unique musical journey.

About Emily

Hello! My name is Emily (she/her/hers). I am a classically trained musician offering online bassoon lessons for beginner to advanced students as well as saxophone lessons for beginning to intermediate students. I have eight years of teaching experience in both group and individual settings. I

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Helen S.

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Starting at $17
  • Speaks French, English
  • BM Music Education, minor Applied Mathematics from SUNY Fredonia
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Helen S.

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I am a classically trained violinist and violist passionate about helping my violin and viola students develop a love for music and for their instrument by way of a solid technical foundation and efficient practicing skills. Though I am most familiar with the Essential Elements and Suzuki lesson books, I am willing to use a different method book should you have one available. I welcome students with special needs, and am thoroughly versed in the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic violin and viola repertoire.

About Helen

Hello! I've loved music since I was young, and am very passionate about helping others learn and enjoy music. I started playing violin in elementary school, loved it, and now am a junior music education major at SUNY Fredonia with an instrumental (strings) concentration. I am a graduate of the Mann

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Lillian
Helen is very patient and knowledgeable. She pays attention to details (which I love) because then I won't develop bad habits that I will have a hard time correcting later.
Tori
Helen is a very responsible young lady. She is patient, and encouraging, and customizes the lessons to fit the student needs and goals. My daughter is really enjoying her lessons.
Lene
Helen is a great teacher. She's patient, encouraging and very professional. What I like the most is that she customizes the lessons to fit my daughter's needs.

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"melody seems like a wonderful, take charge, hands on, teacher - I am very pleased to have met her and I believe my daughter will learn a lot from her and they will prove to be great working together .. and were excited"
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Took Singing lessons from Melody S.
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"My daughter's first lesson was "just a trial"... to see if she could handle the instruction. Julie was exceptionally professional and encouraging while navigating constructive criticism (of our sensitive vocalist). Excellent interaction and guidance as well as "Mom to Mom" direction on specific skill-set/practice tools. We're thrilled to have had Julie as our first encounter at "Takelessons.com" - she's an asset to the instructional community and now (if she can put up with us) our family! Thank you Miss Julie. :)"
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Took Singing lessons from Julie L.
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"Frannie Brodeur has our highest recommendation. Frannie has been teaching our son since he was 7 and thanks to her expert guidance he is, at 15, preparing to audition for Juilliard in a few years. Frannie understands how to work with children and teens: our son always feels encouraged not squashed, respected and appreciated rather than criticized. After 8 years, he still looks forward eagerly to his lessons. Frannie is unfailingly sensitive, patient, and humorous, and it's very clear she enjoys kids. Frannie is also a remarkable flutist, and our son aspires to her gorgeous sound. As a professional musician, Frannie is able to meet students at whatever their skill level."
Sharon
Took Flute lessons from Frances B.
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"Katherine is a very good singing instructor. It is very clear she is knowledgeable and has an affinity for singing. I have seen much quicker improvements in my daughters singing in a much shorter time than with any other teacher. My daughter is very happy to have found her!"
Hailey
Took Singing lessons from Katherine V.
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"I feel confident in meeting my goals.

Shannon is a great teacher. Our first lesson together was great. She is focused on my needs and what's going to help me achieve my goals. She really knows what she is doing."
Chris
Took Violin lessons from Shannon B.
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"My daughter liked it!"
Nataly
Took Singing lessons from Sara J.
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"Very patient, knowledgeable, and able to analyze areas students must work on"
Naftali
Took Violin lessons from Margaret G.
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"Daniel has been teaching my daughter for 5 years. Besides being a very skillful teacher with great technique, he is passionate about teaching music. He is very knowledgeable about music history and keeps my daughter interested in learning.
He is always happy to answer my daughters questions about all things music. I am very pleased and impressed about how total his approach is to teaching."
Nazanin
Took Piano lessons from Daniel I.
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"Cara is a very patient teacher and is great at making you feel comfortable singing. She has lots of experience as a both teacher and a performer and it shows. I'm a busy person and I don't always have time to practice as much as I should, many music teachers are agressively critical in such situations but Cara is very understanding and teaches at the pace you can manage.

She has the experience to recommend songs which really showcase your voice to the greatest degree but is also is willing to take input on what kind of music you prefer to sing, so you're never bored or out of your depth while practicing.

I'm very glad I found Cara and I can't recommend her services enough."
David
Took Broadway Singing lessons from Cara Isadora M.
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"I have been a self-taught guitarist for 10+ years, but quickly had some weaknesses exposed after starting lessons with Chris, which is a good thing. When I show up for a lesson, Chris has prepared in advance and is ready to go. He has also given some good advice to optimize the time I spend practicing on my own."
Ignacio Soto
Took Guitar lessons from Chris V.
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