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Grady T.

24 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Performance Degree from New York University
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Grady T.

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Focusing on a holistic approach of what you want to express and how to reach the hearts of the audience.

About Grady

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every

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Mert
Grady is an EXCELLENT teacher, patient, kind and capable.
Joel
Grady was patient and a great teacher to our then 5 year-old. We had to discontinue lessons only because we moved.
Maru
Grady is a great teacher! His patience and enthusiasm really have helped me progress in my ear training practice.
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Brian H.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded John Phillip Sousa Award from The Instrumentalist
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Brian H.

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Want to perform on the stage and be amazing? Want to be better at singing or performing in front of an audience? I will show the tips and tricks of the trade for music performers!

About Brian

I am a former band director with 12 years classroom experience. I have taught and performed professionally in the Jackson, TN and Memphis, TN regions for 7 years and have been active as a director, performer, and private instructor in central Florida since 2014. I graduated from the University o

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Huei-Mei
Brian is very passionate about music, and teaches with details. Lessons are organized and informational. Highly recommend!
Cliff
We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
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Kevin T.

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Develop your performance skills as a singer, guitar player, keyboard or piano player, or any musical instrument. Learn stage presence. Learn how to sing and play well at the same time. Learn the skills you need to SHINE!

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busin

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Brian C.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
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Brian C.

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We have weekly jam sessions for all levels. I have a teaching studio where we learn to play as a group with drums, guitar, bass, keyboards & vocals. Students choose songs they want to work on & I coach the band!

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock musi

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Lily Hipp
Brian is the man! I've been casually learning how to play guitar on my own for the last few years, but I have very little actual music theory knowledge and I've definitely picked up some not-so-good habits along the way. Brian has been awesome at filling in the gaps and getting my fundamentals straightened out - I've learned more in just a few lessons with him than I have in years of "noodling".
Edward
Off to a great start - thanks, Brian.
Veronica W.
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Ivan S.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Chaldean, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ivan S.

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Learn the skills needed to overcome stage fright and mind blanks while performing!

About Ivan

Hello! My name is Ivan. I am a classically trained pianist. I have been playing the piano for 17 years and have been teaching for 5 years. I like to give my students the opportunity to not only progress in skill, but also enjoy what they are learning! My lessons focus on 5 things: - note re

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Kevin O.
Ivan is the best, he really worked with my daughter and she enjoys her lessons a lot. She's learned a lot in a short period of time. Ivan is very effective with the online format we chose to use during the pandemic. Couldn't be happier.
Nick
Best piano teacher ever!
Gerardo
I would like to highly recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher for children. Ivan is a gifted piano teacher. He is very well-respected in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan. This community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher of his caliber to teach in this area.

Ivan is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each one. Although he is one of the best music teachers in the zone, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges, and I certainly believe I have received excellent service for my money.

It is my great pleasure to recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher. I am tremendously grateful to him for everything he has taught my daughter.
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Francesca V.

101 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
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Francesca V.

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Francesca has been a music performer for decades. She has performed in front of tens of thousands of people on 4 continents, in the worlds most famous venues for princes and presidents. As an expert in artist development, Francesca is most comfortable on stage.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.

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Is your dream music performance teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Music Performance Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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$70 average

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"Dave is the best Instructor one can have for Trumpet and Jazz Music. A stellar Jazz Musician in my eyes and in my ears. Plain greatness. Language oh my... This cat has it all ! He also provided me with fantastic trumpet/chops exercices. Overall each trumpet lesson was a very inspiring musical experience for me."
Rémy
Took Music Performance lessons from David N.
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"My son is extremely happy with his first lesson with Olivier! Looking forward to many more! Thank you!"
Seth
Took Music Performance lessons from Olivier H.
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"I have been working with Dr. M. in private lessons--she is the real deal AND she knows how to teach. I've studied a lot of things with a lot of people and found that only a good musician who knows how to pass that knowledge on can effectively teach it. Dr. M. is that teacher!"
Ray
Took Music Performance lessons from Melissa M.
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"I am a math/science nerd and do not have much experience in proper singing, less in stage performance. After reading Benjamin's profile, I was very positive that he had the right personality and teaching style suited for me. My guess was correct! I have enjoyed every single of the 10-15 lessons with him and look forward to many more.
Teaching how to sing is much more than just giving instructions and demonstrating correct techniques. Even a YouTube video can do that. You hire a mentor so that he/she can criticize what you are doing wrong and create exercises customized to fix such malpractices. Benjamin has been doing exactly that. Additionally, he has been helping me improve on my stage etiquette, as well as performance skills. His sessions are also thoroughly entertaining, and he puts you under right amount of pressure, allowing you to be motivated without feeling embarrassed.
I started as an amateur singer and planned to pursue singing as a hobby at best, but now I hope to turn singing into an avocation. I am happy to recommend Benjamin to anyone looking for singing and stage performance lessons!"
Tara
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Simply amazing. Best decision I've made in a long time."
Don
Took Music Performance lessons from Shanita J.
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"Jeremy brings knowledgeable talent to his live performances and makes learning music theory fun. I have been fortunate to perform live music with Jeremy on numerous occasions and can state unequivocally that it is a pleasure to work with him."
Jack
Took Music Performance lessons from Jeremy R.
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"She is the best she gives u great pointer you would love her and she is very nice."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"I have worked with Ms. Christine for over six years, and she has been an invaluable member of our school. Christine is an excellent music teacher. She is aware of a variety of approaches to teaching music, and is constantly broadening her musical talents. She has worked to create interdisciplinary experiences as well, by integrating song, instrumentals, and dance with literature, through performances for the school.

She enjoys children and brings wonderful excitement to their music experience. She creates relevant lesson plans and incorporates movement and other modalities into her music lessons. If you walk into a music lesson, students are moving and making music! They are engaged!

I highly recommend Ms. Christine."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Christine G.
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"Bill is a thoughtful teacher, an amazing musician, and a really caring guy

I would highly recommend Bill! He is such a great player and teacher! He has helped enormously with my saxophone playing, clarinet playing, and improvising.

Since my saxophone playing is already fairly advanced. In our lessons on saxophone focus heavily on advanced jazz improvisation topics, like standard tunes, and transcription. He is so knowledgeable on these advanced topics but is really great at showing me the basics so that I can learn at my own level and pace.

On clarinet Bill and I work on more classical studies and instrument technique to get my clarinet playing more on track.

Bill is such a patient and motivating teacher. It is clear that he cares deeply about MY SUCCESS in music. He has helped me feel good about my musical progress and inspired me to work harder!

He has even given me lots of great music business advice, and helped me think about what I want out of music in my life.

Bill is so easy to get along with and is really careful to explain things in a way that I can understand them.

Its been really awesome getting to know and work with him!"
Jason
Took Music Performance lessons from Bill T.
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"Greg is a very talented teacher, who is always patient and is able to explain music theory and music components in ways that are easily understood. I really truly enjoy learning from Him. He’s very knowledgeable, and clearly works hard at his lessons."
Kelly
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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The viola is a four-stringed instrument in the violin family. Though it may look similar to the violin, the viola is slightly larger and has a lower, more resonant sound. And some say that the viola is actually more challenging to play than the violin.

While violists often cover accompaniment parts or fill in the harmonies in chamber music, the viola sound is a very important sound in the ensemble. Violists play an essential role in the orchestra, and therefore, they must know this instrument in and out.

Whether you are eager to pick up the viola for the first time or want to improve your viola playing skills, turn to TakeLessons. We offer online viola classes for students of any age and music level. Our one-on-one teachers will help you lea

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Why Take Viola Lessons Online

Taking a class and learning a skill does not need to be a hassle. Instead of signing up for in-person instruction, why not take an online course? With our online classes, you do not have to worry about finding time to drive to and from class to meet with your instructor. But rather, you can log on from wherever you have internet access. Our virtual classes provide you with the freedom and flexibility to learn whenever is most convenient for you.

Our online viola classes are easy and stress-free. Start by choosing an instructor who has a schedule that aligns with your preferences. You can find teachers who can teach in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings and during any day of the week. Once you find one with a suitable schedule, you can connect via your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. Our online lessons let you decide where and when you want to learn, making it easier than ever to master your viola skills.

The Benefits of Viola Lessons Online

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the importance of private instruction. We know that students learn at different speeds and require individual attention, and that’s why our teachers provide one-on-one instruction for every student.

When you learn the viola online with us, your teacher will assess your needs and help you work toward your music goals. Whether you need to brush up on your sight-reading skills or want to master a challenging new piece of music, your private instructor will provide you with the tools to exceed. No matter what you would like to focus on, our online viola classes can help.

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Ready to find the ideal viola instructor? Browse our inventory of certified viola instructors until you find your perfect match. Read each one’s profile, learn about their experience and expertise, review student feedback, and check their availability. You can even start a conversation with them in advance to ensure they’re a good fit.

Sign up for viola lessons online with TakeLessons today, and you will be ready to shine in the orchestra in no time.

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