Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Kristy
"Fantastic teacher! No regrets.
My almost 15 year old son, Braden has been taking weekly lessons from Jordan since the beginning of this school year and h
as learned so much in these few short months! He came to Jordan knowing how to read music and with 3 years of middle school band (trumpet) experience but knowing nothing about how to play guitar. He spends 30 minutes a week with Jordan. In that 30 minutes weekly, Jordan has taught him how to not only play the instrument but also how to do so for the specific purpose Braden is wanting to learn it - leading worship in youth group and someday maybe "big church". Jordan is very good at not only teaching but he always encourages Braden and gives him positive feedback and affirmation. However, at the same time, when he sees that Braden hasn't quite picked up on something or needs some tweaking or correcting, he doesn't hesitate to kindly do so.
We have a very complicated family schedule. Braden plays baseball, is in choir at school, and we are very involved in church as well as other family things. Jordan has been very flexible with us when we have had to occasionally move our lesson at times for various reasons. Very professional.
NOTE: Jordan truly has been a God-send. Braden loves playing guitar and all that Jordan has taught him. However, as awesome as Jordan is, he is NOT a miracle worker. Braden puts in a lot of time on his own practicing all that he learns during his lessons. You must be willing and committed to doing your "homework" in order to get the most out of your time with Jordan.
And most importantly, Braden would say, "He's cool." ;)"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Paul
"Thnak You Eric
Learning new things in life can be difficult and is never an easy journey. Eric has given me the motivation and confidence to not only lea
rn how to play the guitar but to love and appreciate music more than I've ever had. Thank you Eric for giving me the opportunity to play music for my kids. Thank You!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Mary
"Great lessons with Naara, I'm excited each time we practice
Naara is a great teacher, has taught me the techniques of singing, I truly appreciate her and
would easily recommend her to another student."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Michael
It was a pleasure working with Troy. He is very passionate and cares about the student's progress. He really knows his stuff!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Athena
"Best Guitar Teacher Ever
Gio is a very patient & fun teacher. He begins the lessons by asking you what you want to learn, where you're coming from and ho
w you'd like to proceed, how much time you have to practice and tailors his lessons and recommendations to what you can do, without ever making you feel guilty for being out of practice and if you're busy like me, that's much appreciated.
On top of all this, he has a positive attitude, a love and passion for music and a great heart.
I am learning how to read read/play classical & blues style & I am learning the essentials of finger picking."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Andrea
"Great teacher and musician
We had some difficulty locating a clarinet teacher for our 10 year old daughter and did not love relying on the internet but D
imitry was quite a find. He has been fabulous in every aspect and our daughter has progressed beautifully and loves the clarinet. He is a true professional and a great musician. We recommend him highly with no reservations."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Deborah
"Really encouraging teacher
It has been a real pleasure to have Phillip as a teacher. He is so positive and so encouraging. Although we've only just begun
, Phillip has provided a good foundation (and the encouragement) to continue to experiment and improve my skills. Thank you, Phillip. I've really had fun working with you! (The next comment has nothing to do with Phillip, but I do find Skype lessons a bit awkward. But that's just me!)"
rogress that we continued the lessons via Skype. Learning the piano helped him improve in school and has become his favorite extracurricular activity. Jamila is very patient and she creates engaging lessons. Whenever we plan to visit family in Florida, we will definitely schedule a lesson since he miss his favorite teacher."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Lalah
"Fawn is an investment in my future, money spent well
Fawn takes you on an unexpected fun, whirlwind of learning when you take lessons with her. Canât r
ead the notes? No problem, sheâs got you. Vocal problems? Oh yeah, she fixes that too. Trouble in the studio? Voice off pitch? Need mic technique? Weak on piano? Sight singing? Canât play the blues? Canât play classical? Need to learn how to write a song? Canât find a hook for your song? Donât worry, Fawn to the rescue! Seriously, is there nothing this woman canât do? I soak up her wisdom like a sponge. Iâm currently working in the studio with her on my debut album and we are half-way finished. It is sounding ah-may-zing! I am learning so much from this studio wiz. Having her in my life the past 3 years has been the right choice and an investment in my future. Hereâs to another successful year with Fawn on my team."
Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 9 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.
Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl
simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.
Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach's The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die ZauberflÃ¶te and Juno in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi's Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody's Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.
Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.
Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.
*** Lesson Details *** Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.
Patti July 11, 2016
Online Verified Student
Just had our first lesson! Stacey is wonderful - she really listens and offers helpful advice. Looking forward to more.
Madison B. April 12, 2016
In studio Verified Student
The lessons were for my daughter and we were thrilled with Stacey. She went above and beyond.
Bob R. March 7, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Stacey created an environment that was extremely conducive to learning. She is not only very knowledgeable but she presents information in an easy and relaxing manner. Being a novice I did not feel overwhelmed or intimidated by what she asked of me. Very quickly she was able to discern where to take the lesson that instilled the greatest confidence and yet focused on the most immediate opportunities for moving forward. She’s fun, enthusiastic, and informative and made an hour lesson seem like fifteen minutes. I look forward to working with her in the future. I would strongly recommend her.
It is my experience that if you can speak, you can sing. In these lessons I combine my knowledge of vocal pedagogy as well as extensive personal study of the voice with my background in yoga in order to provide you with a well rounded education of the voice as a full body instrument. Your lesson will be tailored to you and your goals. Whether you are interested in classical music, pop or anything in between, this technique applies to you. It is my true joy to guide students in the discovery of their voice. I look forward to helping you do just that. Click the green but
ton to get started!!
All the Best, Jenna
Holden February 20, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great first lesson! Jenna is extremely knowledgable and helpful, can't wait to keep learning from her!
Reese January 31, 2016
In studio Verified Student
My daughter really enjoyed Jenna's style and the lesson--she didn't want to stop!
Harry Crocker January 29, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I had my first singing lesson with Jenna yesterday, and it was an exciting experience. I had not sung in over 30 years and was concerned about what condition my voice was in. Jenna was very encouraging and understanding . She had a tremendous knowledge of the music that I wanted to sing
"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching." Rodney Stucky
"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van
One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if
given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Learning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
Eric S. January 14, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great first day!
Holly January 13, 2016
In home Verified Student
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
I have been teaching private lessons for 15 years. I taught mostly beginning students in 5th grade and then continued with them as they progressed through high school. I also have taught adult students who were new or returning to the cello. In addition to private cello lessons, I also direct an after school string orchestra comprised of all beginning students. The students play violin, viola, and cello. I have also coached ensembles and sectionals for middle school and high school string orchestra students. I love music and I have found my calling to be teaching others to also love and
appreciate music. I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels to find ways to help them learn and enjoy playing music.
Lindsey July 22, 2016
In home Verified Student
Wonderful and progressive !
Erin May 21, 2016
Chrissy was always very professional, and lessons were productive and fun! She was a very supportive instructor, always tailoring lessons to my individual needs.
Antonia May 17, 2016
I loved taking lessons from Chrissy! She was my favorite teacher I've had! We would have fun even while she corrected my form and taught me new pieces. She was hard on me, made sure I practiced and generally made me a much better player. She charged less than most teachers and taught more than any other teacher I've had. I would strongly recommend her for any cello student looking for a great teacher!
I have a Bachelor of Music and Music Education from Wright State University. I have a current teaching license for the state of Ohio. I have played violin since the age of 9. I played all through high school and college as well as a community orchestra until 2014. I participated in the Cincinnati Boychoir for five years. During that time, I traveled to many venues performing with this world class choir. I also participated in the Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus. I am currently working to complete my Masters degree in Music Education which I should complete by summer of 2017. I curre
ntly teach a variety of instruments including violin, piano and voice.
Jennie Armour June 23, 2016
Kyle is a great teacher. My grandson Franklin has trouble with paying attention, but Kyle was great when it comes to keeping him focused and interested. He has been with Kyle for close to a year now, and even though he is only 8 years old, he has learned a lot! I would highly recommend taking lessons with Kyle. He makes both grandparents and students happy and, my grandson looks forward to lessons every week with him.
Brian June 10, 2016
Kyle does a fantastic job understanding the needs of the student and is able to relate to them in a way that helps them to learn.
Holly June 8, 2016
Kyle is extremely gifted at what he does. He has a natural way about him with the students he teaches. He always makes learning enjoyable for them, which allows them to feel comfortable working with him and they take to this approach very well. Kyle is very passionate about what he does and always has the best interests of each student in mind and at heart. He will do whatever is necessary to help them learn and grow as musicians and as individuals. Kyle is absolutely, without a doubt, a true 5 star teacher!
As a pianist, there are many skills to develop through your practice regimen. Reading the grand staff means you need to be proficient in understanding both bass and treble clef, simultaneously! You need to develop independence between your left and right hands while playing and you also need to have an understanding of music theory, voice leading and harmony. One challenge that is both fun and practical to learn is coordination of your hands while playing. Here are some great exercises that can …
Tips for Beginners: Piano Hand Coordination Exercises
As a pianist, there are many skills to develop through your practice regimen. Reading the grand staff means you need to be proficient in understanding both bass and treble clef, simultaneously! You need to develop independence between your left and right hands while playing and you also need to have an understanding of music theory, voice leading and harmony. One challenge that is both fun and practical to learn is coordination of your hands while playing. Here are some great exercises that can
5 Popular Holiday Songs That Will Get Everyone Singing
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In-Person, Online, or DIY: Whats the Best Way to Learn Violin?
Before you begin your violin lessons, you'll need to make a decision about the type and location of the lessons. Here are some helpful tips from Brooklyn, NY teacher Julie P...
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Am I Too Old to Learn to Sing? A Voice Teacher's Advice
There is one question that gets asked above all the rest, one thing that everyone wants to know: can I still learn to sing at 20, 30, 40... and even beyond that?
At 24, is a professional singing career out of reach? Can you get as famous as Lady Gaga, or any other famous singer? For the hobbyists out there, is it even worth taking lessons at 52 years old... if you've always self-proclaimed yourself as "tone deaf"? Read on as voice teacher Douglas W. answers the commonly asked question.
Practice Tips: Vocal Warm-Ups & Technique
Structuring your vocal warm-ups and practice between lessons can make a huge impact on your success. Here, Bloomfield, NJ teacher Zachary B. shares some helpful tips...
In my experience, many students make progress during a lesson and often return to the next lesson with the new skills forgotten. Merely practicing songs, without specific structure usually leads to singing the song repeatedly. While this does familiarize you with the song, it does not help you improve from a technical stan