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Don D.

10 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 (reading of music suggested but can be worked around) and first position chords. 4. Rhythm focus to play to some of your favorite songs.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED STUDENTS WILL LEARN: 1.To continue proper positioning (I will remind you... bet on it !) 2. Ear training (very important) 3. Bar chords (you'll hate them initially but they speak the world of you.... you'll get 'em !) 4. Learning and utilization of scales including Minor and Major Pentatonic Scales. 5. Multi-position playing 6. Improvisation utilizing all afore-listed. 7. Incorporating my methods that utilizes a bit of other styles (just a bit) as I have taught such wonderful players I've been sought to create a "next level" Blues Guitarist such as Chris Raabe and Bill Tuthill.... look 'em up (the Chris Raabe Band) for example.

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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Emily B.

8 Reviews
Tivoli, NY
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Low Horn Mock Audition Winner from The Southeastern Horn Workshop
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!

Shauna K.

30 Reviews
Bearsville, NY
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
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Shauna K.

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Actors will learn how to connect and open up to their emotional life, trust their instincts and gain confidence so you do your very best in that audition. You'll learn how to stop your nerves and work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, audition preparation and performance are two of my specialities. We'll explore the most interesting acting choices for you in each audition so you get that job or get into the Grad school of your choice!

You'll learn detailed exercises that you can use 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.

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; New ...

About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She 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 Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris,

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Mia
I am about to enter high school and I wanted to improve my acting skills in preparation for my goal to perform in school plays. I came to Shauna to learn acting techniques and skills to improve my acting abilities. I learned so much from Shauna. I looked forward to my weekly acting lessons and the preparation that went into each lesson. Shauna helped me feel at ease, even when doing something new and challenging. She encouraged me to reach outside my comfort zone and the exercises helped me really understand acting. This has been a great experience and I look forward to working with Shauna in the future!
Jon
Easily the best voice teacher I've had. I took a break for a long time from singing, and so it's really been starting from scratch. Shauna is an incredible teacher in her ability to not only explain the mechanics of singing, but also tie in the mental pieces as well. I've been working with her for a few months by now, and very excited to see what kind of progress is made as we keep working together.
Carin
I’ve been working with Shauna for the past 5 months, and in that time my voice has strengthened by leaps and bounds. She is an excellent teacher, and I feel lucky to be learning from her. Shauna is warm, insightful, and she has a wealth of knowledge and strategies that she utilizes to help her students. I highly recommend her.

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Evan G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Evan G.

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As Personnel Manager of the Columbus (OH) Symphony and freelance saxophonist, I have developed successful entrepreneurial skills and regularly present masterclasses on the topic. I hope to be able to share these ideas with you!

About Evan

Evan Gidley boasts an impressive resume as a bandleader, composer, and woodwind artist fluent in both classical and jazz performance. He has performed at a number of the United States’ most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at the Lincoln Center. As a soloist, Evan has appeared w

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Jan
Fantastic teacher! Knows the saxophone forwards and backwards and can teach any style and any age or experience level. Excellent musician. Also a knowledgeable and competent teacher of clarinet and flute. Highly recommend!
Sarah
Evan is a highly skilled teacher who is always well prepared for lessons. His level of professionalism is to be commended! He kept lessons interesting and exiting. An instructor I would recommend to anyone looking to hone their instrument skills.

Julia K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Polish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Fellow from Aspen Music Festival
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Julia K.

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Very experienced violist welcomes students of all levels and ages! I have a strong passion for music and I love teaching and sharing my knowledge. You will learn pieces early on and quickly as I teach you important fundamentals as well as theory and ear training. My priority is teaching you how to make music and have fun with it. My lessons are tailored to your specific needs as we work together to make music. Let's get started!

About Julia

Hi there! My name is Julia. I am very passionate about music and look forward to teaching you! I am a violinist and violist, currently attending Saint Mary's University as an undergraduate student. I have played music all my life and have a lot of experience and knowledge to offer my students. I ha

Jade S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jade S.

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I want to help you reach your musical goals on cello whether it be solo, chamber, orchestral or other! I teach through the Suzuki Method along with additional materials for advanced students. It is important to be a well rounded musician, so I will work on technique, musicality and performance with students.

About Jade

I am a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music doing a double major in Music Education and Cello Performance studying with Alan Rafferty. I have been studying cello for eight years, though I started my musical journey on piano with Mary Craig Powell. I have taught st

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I've been talking lessons with Mike for about 5 years. He is both a great teacher and person. He combines a high level of skill and teaching ability with unmatched enthusiasm. His lessons are a combination of practice on the pad and on the kit, culminating in learning to play songs. Learning a new instrument is not easy, but this approach works and is very rewarding( as well as fun). Mike is also very friendly, fun, and energetic. To summarize, you WILL NOT regret choosing Mike. He is great teacher, and is someone who you or your child can become friends with. I will never regret having Mike as my drum teacher."
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"Awesome instructor!! knows his stuff and conveys well! I would strongly recommend Mandel to any guitarist looking to move up to the next level."
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Took Guitar lessons from Mandel L.
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"I had my first lesson with Omar and he was great! It's my first time to play any string instrument, but since I do have some experience with music, he tailored the lesson time to me. He was also enthusiastic about the music/songs I wanted to learn and I left my first lesson feeling excited to continue practicing."
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Took Ukulele lessons from Omar W.
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