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Tim H.

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Highland, NY
Starting at $51
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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John D.

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Wingdale, NY
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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John D.

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I have been playing and studying Drum Set for ten years and am a self taught Conga player for more than a year now.

I am well versed in many different styles of music including but not limited to Jazz, Funk, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and some Brazilian music.

I love teaching students new to the Drums and am very confident in my ability to articulate and convey the necessary technical and learning skills which will make students self-sufficient in their own musical ability and studies.

For students who have already become comfortable behind a Drum Set, I offer my own experience in Jazz and Latin Music studies. I can set students who wish to explore or begin their journey into Jazz music on the right path.

About John

Hello! My name is J.J. and I'm very excited to be your Drum teacher! I am 27 years old and have been playing and studying the Drum Set since my junior year of high school in 2011. I have worked in and around Dutchess County, NY since 2016 as a Jazz sideman and as a member of a couple local Fun

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Heidy C.
John is the perfect teacher for our son, who says that he is easygoing, fun, and engaging. Thank you, John!
Brooke L.
I love my drum lessons with J.J.! He not only ensures that I'm practicing the concepts correctly but also that I'm playing in a way that's healthy and sustainable for the long term. You can tell that he's truly passionate about playing drums and it left me wanting to immediately go practice what we had learned after the lesson. An all-around amazing instructor and genuinely friendly and personable guy. Would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn drums!
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Pecos S.

32 Reviews
Red Hook, NY
Starting at $62
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BM Cello Performance from University of Oregon
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

About Pecos

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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Leanna G.

41 Reviews
Lake Katrine, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2013
  • 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 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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Emily B.

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Tivoli, NY
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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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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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April M.

Wappingers Falls, NY
Starting at $36
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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April M.

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I am a unique teacher because I have an emphasis on rock music! I have played in bands of various musical styles before so I have a well-rounded experience in various rock genres. I am open to providing lessons in a variety of ways as well. I can teach online, at my house, or at your house. I’m very inclusive and I will teach people of all ages and experience levels and as a transgender woman myself, I am very accepting of people of all genders.

My focus on my lessons is to meet you where you’re at in terms of skill and what you want to learn whether that be covers of other songs or music theory or how to write your own music.

About April

I’m a punk rock girl with a strong desire to teach others my fantastic drumming skills!! I am a transgender female so I am very inclusive to teaching LGBTQ folks! My philosophy with my drum lessons is to meet my students where they are at and to let my students guide the direction that we go in wi

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"Fawn is a great teacher and a beautiful person. We have used her talent to teach our daughter piano from age 6 through 9. She also teaches voice - she is herself a great performer. Don’t look any further... Fawn has it all"
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Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"From the very first class I have learned something new and useful for my advancement of playing the guitar. Not just cord and scales but the transitions from one cord to another and how various artist use these combinations. Also, tips on how to get the fingers to the more difficult positions on the neck of the guitar."
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Mr. Cummins has been a great teacher for my daughter. He has been able to help her skills improve as evidenced by her rating of 1 and 1C at her UIL competition. She was also accepted into her selected University to play in the band and was awarded a scholarship!"
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Took Clarinet lessons from Benjamin C.
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"Stacey was excellent with my seven-year-old! We are very pleased!"
Maggie
Took Singing lessons from Stacey S.
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"Kevin is a great first time teacher! Kevin is teaching both me and my Dad together. We look forward to every lesson and Kevin is great at giving us music that we want to want to play. Kevin is making guitar really easy to learn!"
Will
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Mary Ann knows her stuff, and makes it fun, and effective!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Susan M.
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