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Don D.

10 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • 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 pick grip ... (not common pick grip !) 3. How to ,play notes and first position chords. 4. Rhythm focus to play with all previously listed to some of their favorite songs.
Intermediate to Advanced students will learn: 1. To continue proper positioning 2. Advanced strumming techniques 3. Finger picking accompaniment 4. Multi-position playing including use of bar chords and capo use. 5. How to play Solo Acoustic Guitar that includes polyphonic technique with chords, bass lines, pedal tones, and melody played simultaneously.... yeah, now you're dangerous !

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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Leanna G.

20 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance from Purchase College
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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

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Brian A.
Leanna, an absolutely fantastic flute instructor, has a wonderful approach to teaching and guiding flute students to become the best they can possibly be. She is knowledgeable, talented and able to bring the best out of her student. Through on-line instruction, she is able to engage her student and provide excellent coaching skills. I would strongly recommend anyone looking for a flute instructor to use Leanna!
Michael L.
Always a great lesson. Leanna is always on time, courteous and wonderful to learn from
Teresa
Leanna is a very great teacher! She is very patient and willing to work with you no matter how hard the piece is! I took lessons with her for a while and she is great! Highly recommend!!
She understands and works out each measure in the piece you are willing to take out for and is dedicated to make you sound the best you can for your audition~
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Emily B.

8 Reviews
Tivoli, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Ashna
Emily has been really great for a young beginner horn player!
Reetu
I loved taking a french horn lesson with Miss Emily!
Chris O.
Emily is among the most driven, caring, and enthusiastic educators and performers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. When you participate in lessons with her, you will find someone who will creatively and persistently address your needs. You owe it to yourself to grab a lesson while you can - because she'll be in high demand as a teacher and performer!

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Taylor F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Florida Atlantic University
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Taylor F.

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What I have enjoyed about learning the piano is discovering its history along with its composers. When you take piano lessons from me, I will incorporate history behind the pieces you study. Being well-rounded in music is very rewarding. From John Williams to Chopin, I offer knowledge behind the notes.

About Taylor

After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Florida Atlantic University, I relocated to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Now I am dedicated to spreading my knowledge and skills as a piano teacher. The piano is an instrument of passion, and I show this by constant

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Scott
Our daughter Gabby had an interest in piano when she turned 12. I just knew her interest would fade over a couple of months, we would sell the keyboard, then off to the next interest. Luckily, we found Taylor. She has a great balance of keeping lessons enjoyable while advancing Gabby's technical skills. Gabby simply loves Taylor. Always looks forward to her next lesson with her. After about 4 months, Gabby had her first recital for our immediate family. It was moving seeing tears of joy from the family. Probably surprised of her new-found talent more than anything, but I have to say Gabby has really impressed me with the beautiful music she is able to play. But the credit goes to Taylor's teaching style, patience, and ability to explain things at a level that is easy understand. Thank you Taylor!!
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Scott
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Jon A.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Blue Note Guitar Competition from The Blue Note
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
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Jon A.

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I have been performing anything from Classical and Jazz guitar both solo as well as ensemble, and have extensively gigged as a part of bands in styles ranging from acoustic duos and trios to full blown metal and classic rock bands. I am currently the guitarist in a modern and classic country band called 90 Proof Twang and have opened for acts such as Darius Rucker, Little Texas, Keith urban, Luke Bryan and many many more.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped

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Katie
Jon is AWESOME! His patient yet enthusiastic demeanor made my 9yr old look forward to her lessons, and really enjoy learning! I plan to continue with him as long as her interest holds!!!!
Natalie
We love what Jon has taught our son. Our son has progressed so much in the past couple of years, and still enjoys meeting with his teacher despite him being a teenager. When you find a good teacher, you do all you can to stay with them.
J.G. M.
At 52 years old, my wife treated to lessons for Christmas. I haven't played in 30 years. Although, I have had a few lessons with several different instructors back in my 20's, I never felt any direction. I always heard 'you got it. just keep playing'. Unfortunately, I stopped as nothing made sense.
I have learned a ton from Jon in only 5 lessons. Bits and pieces are all quickly coming together. I have a long way to go, but know more already than I ever have. Jon is fun, friendly, and has a great demeanor for teaching. If he has the patience to teach me, he's the right guy for you.
J.G.
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Jason M.

100 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
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Jason M.

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As a bass player in a punk rock band I learned to apply the concepts I know on the guitar over to bass and slowly started introducing intervals and right and left hand techniques that are not as common on the guitar. A few of my bass students are professionals and have applied to big name music schools after taking my class.

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard tea

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Jaiden
My 10 year old is taking drawing lessons online with Jason. He loves it! The lesson is tailored to what he wants to learn and his confidence in what he is able to do is steadily increasing. He looks forward to his lesson every week.
Everett
Our first experience was awesome! Jason was professional, patient, kind, and down to earth! Can’t wait for the next lesson! 🙂
Barney
Jason is an awesome and patient teacher. Can't recommend him enough!

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"Bebé is above and beyond an amazing instructor! My daughter looks forward to the lessons every week."
Rachel
Took Flute lessons from Bebé S.
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"Leah is a stellar instructor. I was simply expecting some tips on vocal technique, and she exceeded my expectations. She is able to meet you at your level, understand the craft as you understand it and then tell you need next to improve.

Moreover, she’s incredibly humble. Despite clearly being skilled at singing, she never makes it a point to come off as unapproachable. She innately understands the importance of the learning spirit and how to create a space that fosters it. If you were on the fence about choosing Leah as an instructor, there’s no need to be."
Anthony
Took Singing lessons from Leah H.
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"Really have enjoyed working with Gregory

It has been a dream of mine to become a friend to my voice and let it delight me. Years ago I took voice lessons and remembered how freeing that experience was. When I found Gregory and started lessons it all came back, the feeling of opening, of expansion, of joy. Gregory has taught me much about my capacity to sing, skills to develop my voice and most importantly hoe to expand out to the world through song. It has been a delight to work work with him over a two year period. He is knowledgable, sensitive and very encouraging."
dorit
Took Singing lessons from Gregory V.
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"Vanessa is very strong on technique and is very flexible and encouraging. My daughter is slowly moving into a more confident singing place thanks to her. If my daughter were ever to have more lessons we'd return to her without hesitation. From my daughter :"she's kind, fun and a good instructor". Thank you,Vanessa!"
jeananne
Took Singing lessons from Vanessa L.
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"Darren works hard with my son from the moment he arrives until the moment he leaves, and I can always hear big improvements in the quality of my son's playing over the course of the hour. Since working with him, my son has qualified for Northeastern Senior Districts Orchestra and the All-State Orchestra. He has helped him take his bass playing to the next level and enjoy opportunities that he may not otherwise have had!"
Claire
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Sonja was patient and knowledgeable, enjoyed the first class learning different things."
Janel
Took Harp lessons from Sonja W.
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"Fawn is great with kids. She's great with adults too. My kids love her, my husband and I also take lessons and love her too. She's very thorough in her teaching and advancement is fast and fun. We never have to ask out kids to practice, even after 2 years! Never experienced that with the other teachers. Fawn is also very humble. She has a stellar music career, but you would never know it by her down to earth personality. HIGHLY recommend her to any child or adult wanting to pursue piano, songwriting or voice."
Diana P.
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"I was very excited to be taking lessons, I played when I was a little girl, & my husband knew this & bought me a violin for Christmas so I could play again... but I was nervous if I would be able to learn since I'm not young! Mr Lin is a great teacher, he is very patient, & made me feel very comfortable... and I'm teachable! Yeah! I did good... I'm going to keep practicing, and can't wait for my next lesson!"
Julie
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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Incredibly patient and communicates instructions very well.
Highly recommend."
Zoe
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I recently approached Cindy for vocal coaching on songs that I perform on a regular basis with my duet. I am extremely pleased with her instruction. She was to the point, very clear and concise with her guidance. I know she improved my performance (I had a concert the very next day!). She gave me so much to think about. I really trust her approach with me. She made me feel very much at ease, which resulted in rapid-fire student/teacher give and take vocal direction. This is the way I like to learn! I loved my time with her and will certainly have another session with her soon!"
Tenley
Took Singing lessons from Cindy H.
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