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Popular Hip Hop & Rap Teachers Serving Rensselaer

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About Jonathan B.

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State College, PA

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There aren't too many schools for rapping that I know of. I learned the way most people learn: on the streets of the city they live in. I've listened heavily to records across Hip-Hop history and I practice MCing regularly as part of my work as a song improviser. I combine techniques from Classical Poetry to modern vocabulary to raise the ceiling on what is possible for an MC.

Things you can expect in rap lessons from me...

-Freestyle: we'll build your confidence and toolset for off-the-top rhyming
-Verse-writing: I'll examine your verses and teach you to refine the writing and delivery to help you reach your audience
-Music Theory: most rappers don't even consider this, but I emphasize understanding music and knowing how to improve your technique and writing through deep understanding of poetry and music theory
-Career Advice: I make sure you get the most bang for your buck when you study rap with me

About Jonathan
I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn how to open up and knuckle down at the same time!

I am currently a full-time YouTube Creator, sidelining in cover bands and a solo act. Teaching is a big part of what I do online so I see my work as a private teacher as 'research' for the lessons I create. Although I'm firmly grounded in a classical music training, there's nothing you can ask about that I won't try to figure out. My favorite thing about teaching is using unexpected questions to develop new ideas that I then integrate into my original compositions. Check out my intro to the B
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Recently I've had several articles published by the TakeLessons Blog. Check out my most recent post here.
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Glenn August 29, 2019
· Music Therapy · Online
Very patient but also good at pushing the boundaries
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Jett O. January 31, 2019
· Violin · Online
Our son just finished his first lesson with Jonathan and he is all smiles.
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Rachel December 18, 2018
· Violin · In home
Jonathan has been terrific as a violin instructor for my 8 year old son.
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About David G.

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Redlands, CA
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I believe that music can truly heal the soul. Growing up I come from a family that loves music, and I embraced it cherish it as a pure element. I am studying for my Master's in Education and have a background teaching and coaching sports, as well as giving music lessons. I am finger-printed backgrounded checked to educate pre-school age and K-12 children and have a long history doing so. I have worked professionally with children in every age group including age 2, and adults of elderly age. I also have worked with those with ADHD, post stroke, type 1 diabetes ect so I am very comfortable and sympathetic to adjustments whenever necessary. I'm a yoga instructor, and have a very easy going vibe, though I am surprisingly organized and believe in always finding creative techniques to surpass our goals sooner than thought possible. I know whatever your goals are we can work to get you there, and I will always be here for support during and after private lessons with me.

About David
I'm a loving and caring RYT 500 Yoga Instructor and Massage Spa Owner and Licensed Therapist trained by NSEW and instructing at Tranquility Community Health, and the Bergey Spine Institute for Orthopedic Spine Surgery as a rehabilitation yoga instructor. I grew up a professional child actor, model, and television singer within SAG. I first started teaching yoga as part of the curriculum when I was a sports coach for Amazing Athletes. After I achieved my BA in Psychology, I started working on my current program, Dr. Edd; after I had achieved my Masters of Education becoming a high school drama teacher, while being a professional guitar instructor and vocal coach through Musika, teaching a wide array of clients ages 3-80. Also a part-time bartender for Party Staff Catering, as well as substitute teacher, I enjoy the variety of individuals.
I enjoy health and became a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist and Loveologist. Owning my own business, David Gramling Yoga and Crafts, I like to customize lessons to best help whatever the needs are. I love to be present and helpful as I truly want to do service for others. I will become an attorney in the future for non-profit organizations.
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Taryam A. September 3, 2018
· Yoga · Online
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Ken C. June 30, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great first lesson, Davis is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions.
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Toni June 22, 2017
· Yoga · In home
David was AMAZING! And our team thoroughly enjoyed the session. I understand that I was charged incorrectly so he was not paid right for this service. I hope that you do take care of him since I did ask to verify if the price was correct when I initially requested the service.
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David G.

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About Bernard M.

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Duluth, GA
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We can make you sound like a star!!!! RAP, HIPHOP, TRAP, R&B, DANCE & POP are our specialties. We can help you like the styles of Future, Migos, Rick Ross, Eminem, Cardi B, down to Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Usher etc. We can make turn up music, we can make relaxing music, we can make songs with verses that include a lot of wordplay, complex bars and we can make music that make people move.

About Bernard
I have over 15 years of experience in the music industry. I have written over 1000's songs. I have worked with all types of artists from the beginning stages to the expert level. I work hard on helping all of my clients achieve their goals no matter how hard it might be.
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Nicholas A. April 27, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
Bernard is terrific
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Anne April 12, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
My first lesson was awesome - so excited about the rest.
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Andrew March 29, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
Bernard is the man!! Not only is he super chill and easy to work with, but he helped me with all aspects of my music. When I started working with him I was very new to rapping and only had lyrics (not even written to a beat). He helped me with my flow, rhythm, writing to a beat, voice, breathing and his creativity was apparent from day 1. Can’t say enough about how much he helped me develop as an artist.
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Bernard M.

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About Blake P.

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Rochester, NY

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Probably seems a bit far-fetched, but I am a highly studied rapper who runs my own hip-hop collective.

I write rhymes, produce beats, and bring my conservatory style academic learning to hip-hop. If you want to learn the culture, the rhyme schemes, the science to making hip-hop music if you will, I'm your guy.

It won't be some abstract "na man that don't feel right" type of vague, get you no where lesson. It will be very concrete, defined lessons, to give you the freedom to write dope rhymes and say them in a variety of different styles/feels/and grooves.

About Blake
Hello there!

I'm 25 and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Jazz Guitar performance. I currently work full-time as a freelance musician, I play in wedding/corporate bands, jazz groups, hip-hop bands, funk bands, pop bands, original music projects, and I also run a hip-hop/jazz group. I'm a funny, easy-going guy and I want lessons to be fun and inspiring. With that being said I definitely like to set and accomplish realistic goals with my students, cause why not be the best you can be, right?

My teaching style follows the "Music is Easy" mantra. Basically, I look at it as my job to take the intimidation factor out of music, and let it be what it should be, FUN! It's not to say we won't be learning theory, or getting our skills together, but it is to say that we'll be taking all the fancy lingo and breaking it dow
n for you in concrete practical ways.

In terms of what I teach that really runs the gambit, I teach most styles of contemporary guitar playing, and additionally can teach voice as well. I also have taken extensive marketing classes at the University of Rochester, which means that I can offer some key advise on music business and marketing strategies for your band. I also run my own booking agency, so if you want to talk shop on how to get gigs, which avenues of gigs make the most bread, and other things of that nature, I'm your guy as well!

Hope to hear from you and start some fun learning together!
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Matthew June 14, 2019
· Singing · In home
Blake is a great instructor. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed right away. He went at the pace I needed (glacial) and encouraged me every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Max March 12, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Blake is a seasoned musician with experience in just about every genre imaginable. Whether it's technique, harmony, theory or aural skills, he can explain any seemingly difficult idea in a concise, logical way. With all the knowledge of a conservatory trained guitarist and gigging musician, he's a down to earth teacher who simply loves music and is passionate about sharing it with his students.
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Michael March 11, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Blake is a dedicated teacher who helped me improve right away! I wasn't at all sure what I wanted (or needed) to work on next but he picked up right away what was best for me. So grateful to have worked with him.
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Blake P.

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About Blake W.

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Over half a million fans, over 2,000 concerts, and counting, +30 albums, I have learned what it takes to not only speak from the heart but also perform from the soul. There is no "one technique". Each individual has their own superpower and I help bring that out of them.

About Blake
Today we have access to a mega-powerful tool that can bring our ideas from text to the big screen in a matter of weeks. To go from a photo to a billboard. A group chats to a leading production team. A voice memo to a hit song. Today, everyone can be heard in high definition, seen in 4k, and shared on any Online Platform or Big Screen, thanks to an incredible technological advance called the smartphone. You wanna be part of the success stories? Then let me show you all the right tools to use today and how to use them to their maximum potential. Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker (short, feature, documentary), Vlogger, content provider or even business owner. Let me show you how easy it is to turn your smartphone from a simple communication tool to an intergalactic spacecraft that can transport your dreams into reality on the go.
To be mobile. Film in Cinematic quality anywhere. Forget the office, you have a whole factory in your pocket.

I have been nominated over 20 times and have won 5 awards internationally, and I have been recognized by the ACS (Australian Cinematographer Society) for my skills in filmmaking. I have also been recognized by AFI and AACTA for being one of the leading filmmakers who has been using mobile technology to its full potential.
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Silvana July 5, 2019
· Filmmaking · In studio
Blake is an incredible and inspiring teacher. His classes on filmmaking give you practical tips on how to become a filmmaker and most important on how to start TODAY. He motivates you to get active while giving you the right tools to turn your plans into actions.
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Lorenzo VJAIRONE July 4, 2019
· Filmmaking · Online
Passion.
Incredible passion and many, many tricks from a professional actor and sound designer with experience in directing, editing and color grading.
From the script untill the post production and special effects Blake can help in every phase of filmmaking, anything that you must follow to create a movie.
Recommended.
No doubt: 5 stars.
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Arthur L.C. July 4, 2019
· Filmmaking · In home
Blake is a very dedicated filmmaker, he has experimented a lot...and you can feel it because he's teaching is simple and clear. He's very prepared, ofcourse, but you know: many pro out there are also well "prepared".. you could go to cinema schools and find some teachers and they are probably prepared. NOW fact is Blake is not a normal teacher who is teaching you what he knows just because he's prepared to do that. Blake is an hyper-active and truly passionate filmmaker who's able to transfer enthusiasm together with notions..studying filmmaking with him has been more like diving into the deep waters of filmmaking and storytelling...not just fontal lesson on theory and technical stuff..he didn't fed students with tons of notions "do this, do that, shutter speed, iso, how to slo-mo, fps and blabla" ... we went out, hands on, we started to shoot...also people who never shot before. I got inspired to do more.. to go out and try and make mistakes and shoot and shoot more..believing in my vision, in my ideas.. so much that I started to get my sh..t done! After few months I started to get my first payed video-jobs too..now I don't want to say that this happened like magically after his course, of course you need to push yourself, but lemme say: if there is one person I owe my motivation to is absolutely Blake. He shared his knowledge with me, he inspired me to realize my own experience. Also after the course, he has been available for questions when I needed back-up on things I was not sure about..and this is really nice ((and in my experience not common at all ;)) Thumb up!!
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About Shaleya H.

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In this lesson student will learn the basics of Hip Hop & Rap. Students will learn about the culture and how to create/write raps.

About Shaleya
I am a skilled professional with over 20 plus years of teaching and training experience in different fields and industries. I have experience in teaching English and training others in Document Management, Time Management, Business Operations, Organization, Software, Planning and cooking. I graduated from Nicholls State University with a degree in General Studies and University of Phoenix with a Bachelors of Business.

My personal passion is teaching and educating others so they can reach their full potential. I strongly believe that each person has the capability to perfect whatever their heart desire when putting in the time and effort.
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Pauly July 17, 2019
· Cooking · Online
Very patient and knowledgeable. She was able to observe my learning style and adjust to give me the best chance of retaining the skills.
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Marquest July 15, 2019
· English · Online
very well prepared and easy to navigate. The material was very helpful.
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About Kerina K.

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✨8 years of songwriting experience. (ALL GENRES)✨(All ages/gender welcome)
If you're dreaming of your songs being broadcasted on all platforms, contact me so we can bring that dream to life!

I'm a female MC that cherishes the craft, of epic poetry in fluid motion. I am the multidimensional artist.
Jay-Z: The billionaire lyrical genius HIMSELF called me personally, to give me praise on my musical talent. Once you're my student, I will thoroughly teach you to incorporate metaphors, storylines and hidden knowledge while songwriting. Drowned in underlying messages and deeper meanings, epiphanies and proverbs. I will show you how to reinvent perspective constantly. I will expand your musical horizons, with refreshing material and process. I want to help you grow into the best and most creative version of yourself! Book today, Namaste 💚

About Kerina
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I hope you're having a wonderful day so far. As an artist, everyday I am searching for new inspiration and new ideas, because beauty is everywhere. I break down barriers, that allow my upmost creativity and imagination to run rampant. Without limits, in it's healthiest form. I spend hours putting pen to paper. I spend my free time, listening to instrumentals and recording lyrics.

Students can expect to be able to produce multidimensional material and a variety of composition. Experience an in depth explanation of rythme and how to write according to emotion and beat. I teach the art of creation based on soundwaves, and fluid motion. I can teach you how to write your own song from scratch just based off of the beat!
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Kerina K.

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About Juma S.

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Keller, TX

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I have been rapping for ten plus years have charted on Itunes at 12# with Chris rivers and Sadat X and have recorded with multiple multi platinum rappers. I wish to pass what I have learned on. Not only about the art of rap or its history but about the industry as well. I can give you some insights on record deals (ive signed a few not all of them so good) . I would love to meet you.

About Juma
I am an award winning artist who has worked with multiple multi platinum artist, as well as rubbed shoulders with some of the most accomplished musicians in Dallas Fortworth. I have charted on the Itunes chart at 12#.

I want to connect with my students. I think the industry is about who you know and thus networking and learning about what individuals need and expect is paramount. I would also love to talk about the contract side of the rapgame. as the business is the thing that will make you or break you. The music world is a long game not a short one and those who don't stretch before the race starts will cramp up.

I am best suited for beginers who want to learn how to rap and those who are working on their first projects. There seems to be a art to ordering an album and placement of vocals that makes or breaks it for people.

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y favorite artists? Notorious B.I.G.,Big Daddy Kane, Eminem,Ludacris,2pac,AZ,Kool G Raps,Loose Ends
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Ryan August 31, 2019
· Hip Hop & Rap · Online
What I noticed immediatly about Juma was his clear passion for the art form, and his enthusiasm not only as a writer but as a teacher excites me to continue working with him. See you next week Juma
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About Nicholas R.

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I am an experienced rap/hip hop artist manager, samples of work are available upon request. I am first and foremost a writer and will teach you a step by step process of both writing and rhyming.

About Nicholas
I have a unique teaching style that I perfected during my 10 years with New York City public schools with a focus on building comfortable relationships that ensure students the best learning experience. I teach from a variety of perspectives in order to give students a realistic well rounded view of historical events and societal issues.
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Nicholas R.

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About Casey M.

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Newport, MI
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I am a HIP-HOP HEAD and it is my passion!! I would love to teach someone how to compose, write, and spit! That is truly my dream!!

About Casey
Hey guys my name is Casey Morrison. I am a sound engineer, recording specialist, and producer. I have been making music since I was 5 yeares old and play a multitude of instruments. After growing up with a love of music I decided to pursue a degree in Audio Science. I graduated with my Bachelors in Audio Science from The Art Insitutes in Novi Michigan and since then I have been pursuing my dreams as a musician. I have come to realize through experience that to become a professional at mixing, mastering, and production you do not need a 4 year degree. That is why I have decided to try and spread my knowledge through lessons to try and help the next generation of music lovers that want to make a career out of Post-Production.
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Casey M.

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