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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Rochester, NY
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Joseph B.

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The fine art of writing and essay is a pleasure once it is understood. As a published writer with books on Amazon, Barns and Noble and many other fine retailers, I can help to improve your skills. My degree work in the Professional Writing program was received at the University of Southern California. I am fluent in several languages, which adds to the cultural perception of diverse backgrounds. Early studies during my high school years were spent in earning university credits at the University of Rochester in the Russian Literature department and my work for different publication such as the Gannet papers produced a following of readership. Articles and my music criticism are archived on line.
If in person, we usually meet at Panera or Starbucks during the day. Working online is more flexible. Whatever your challenge or goal, I am happy to help you achieve it in a relaxed, and positive lesson.

I look forward to working with you!

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Susan T.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students Male: 13 to 90; Female: 10 to 90
  • Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Susan T.

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I learned producing, arranging and composition during my 30+ professional musician career, a must for any artist or musician wanting to produce their own music and get it out to the globe. Best to "Ask a Question" via email to get our process started.

About Susan B.

After 30+ years of professional musicianship spanning across two continents (North America and Europe) with original published songs available digitally (on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) and two CDs on the market (a third containing jazz standards/originals mastered) I retired from "performing" in

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Raymond F.
The best instructor I had an experience with by far.
Bianca
Fantastic and patient with kids
Fiona
My daughter has been under the wonderful care of Ms. Taylor for over 2 years now and she has learned and grown tremendously under her care. From not knowing how to read notes or any finger placements, to reading notes and switching things up ( different tempos) while playing the piano on her own.

Ms. Taylor pays attention to detail and is very easy going that makes it easy for my daughter to learn. She is very compassionate. She has also taught her breathing techniques along with voice training. She keeps her grounded and motivated. My daughter has a passion for music and is in the best possible hands. She is very flexible and accommodating!

Thank you so much for everything you do to help her flourish!!

We LOVE and APPRECIATE YOU!!
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Jessica L.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded First place, Concerto Competition from The New Texas Symphony Orchestra
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jessica L.

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I am a professional cellist with a graduate degree in music and extensive performing and teaching experience. I look forward to working with you or your child to help accomplish your goals and have fun making music! Lessons are tailored to each students needs and abilities, and I have vast experience working with students of all ages and abilities, from elementary students to college students. I teach online and in-person lessons.

I can provide private lessons for beginner-intermediate level violin and viola students who are in elementary-middle school. I also provide beginner-advanced cello lessons for students of all ages.

About Jessica

Jessica L. is a professional teacher and cellist with a Master of Music in Cello Performance and a Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a Texas teaching certificate in music education. As

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My daughter started taking online violin class in May 2021 and her progress and motivation to play this instrument has been fantastic. My daughter never play the violin and she wanted to try it and having a teacher that is caring and patient like Jessica has made help my daughter to have a great learning experience with this wonderful music instrument. Thank you, Jessica!!
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Kaitlyn L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Middle School, High School, College
  • Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from Auburn University
  • Teaches students Male: 12 to 30; Female: 12 and up
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Kaitlyn L.

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I am currently a second year PhD student and research adjunct in Chemical Engineering at The City College of New York. I have 4 years of experience as a teaching assistant, 2 years of which overlapped with experience as a private tutor. While in high school, I was enrolled in advanced placement courses, all of which remain virtually the same in content except for the offerings of Physics I completed in 2016. As an instructor, I bring a creative, patient, and interdisciplinary attitude to the table. In addition to being highly skilled in the areas of math, science, coding, and engineering, I am also happy to mentor students through the college admissions process (both undergraduate and graduate) by providing help with personal statements, standardized exam preparation, and interview skills.

About Kaitlyn

I am Chemical Engineering PhD student and research adjunct at The City College of New York where I investigate the chemistry underpinning strategies for mitigating smog-causing emissions. While completing my undergraduate degree, I helped write the online learning module for Organic Chemistry for En

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Mark S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Mark S.

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With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.

For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, Mark offers coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
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Chris S.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Piano Performance and Studio Recording from Greenville College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chris S.

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Hi there! My name is Chris. I teach music to people just like you and I help people achieve their musical dreams!

I can teach you how to improve your technique, build your confidence, and ultimately build a career in music!

These are lessons for students of all ages and all skill levels. Your lessons will focus on what you want to learn. Whatever it is that gets you excited about music, that is what we will focus on!

This is more than just lessons. This is a mentorship with a professional musician that can take your skills to the next level. Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned pro, we will set clear goals and get to work on accomplishing them together!

About Chris

Hi there! My name is Chris. I teach music to people just like you and I help people achieve their musical dreams! I teach how to play piano by ear by teaching the system that professional musicians use to learn songs quickly. You can be one of those people who hears a song on the radio once an

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Angela L.
Chris is a stellar piano teacher. He figures out student's level very quickly and starts from there.
Jason
Chirs is an awesome teacher. definitely looking forward to the next class.
bruce
Chris found out quickly what my experience was and what my goals were. Were working toward that. Thanks Chris.

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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Matthew for a few months now. She really enjoys his teaching style....she learns about valuable skills and theory and also has fun at every lesson. Matthew is very encouraging about her progress and keeps her motivated to practice to sharpen her skills. He's also very flexible with scheduling which is great for us because of school, commuting etc. Matthew is very friendly and knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher."
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"My 5-year-old daughter's first lesson with Bonnie was professional and kid friendly. I can't wait to see how she progresses with Bonnie's instruction!"
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Took Piano lessons from Bonnie P.
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Took Singing lessons from Aldrin E.
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"Ben is patient, very good at explaining techniques, and great at getting you down to basic. He was also very helpful in working with my hectic schedule. I highly recommend him."
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Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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Took Trumpet lessons from David R.
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"Jordan was incredibly helpful to me with learning guitar!!! He is very patient and down to earth, which makes it easier to relax and make mistakes (which is bound to happen) He is very encouraging and highly skilled at what he does, and also how he teaches! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn guitar efficiently and effectively."
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Took Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Sandra is amazing! I had no experience playing piano before, and she is extremely helpful and patient. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in piano lessons!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Sandra M.
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"Mary Ann was very helpful and patient when teaching me how to play the guitar for the first time. She is also very funny so don’t worry about getting bored! I already know that she is an excellent guitar teacher ."
Belinda
Took Guitar lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"Melissa is great. She is very relaxed and has a wonderful way of encouraging me to sing better. The lesson is the quickest 30 minutes of my week!"
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Took Singing lessons from Melissa F.
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I have been wanting to learn how to play the ukulele for the past two years, but I have been too shy to take lessons because I was scared I would be judged. I finally got the courage to put all my fears aside. I am extremely glad I did, and I was so happy to find Steve as my music teacher. He is very down to earth and never judges. He is very understanding and teaches me at my level. When he sees me getting nervous, he always tells me ," Relax, this is fun.' He makes me feel very comfortable. I'm not scared to ask him questions, or to learn from him. He is always giving me compliments on how I am improving. I believe he is the best music teacher ever, and I wouldn't ask for anyone else!!"
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Took Ukulele lessons from Steve G.
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