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Kevin T.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $190
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
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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 MIU, 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 busine

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Catherine
So I usually don’t leave reviews. But God has used Kevin to help improve my skills in keyboard playing. In less than 3 months with and average of an hour lesson a week. I went from only feeling comfortable in playing in 2 scales to playing in 5 of the 7 scales. Also I didn’t realize how bad my rhythm was but once Kevin began working with me I made major improvements. I’ve also learned to play fundamental chord progressions on the major scale. Kevin listens to what you want to accomplish and works alongside you to accomplish this. He is also kind and very well skilled. Needless to say God has used Kevin to help me and will continue to use him to help me. So what are you waiting for? Please book worth every penny
Cordelia B.
I have been taking singing lessons from Kevin for 5 weeks. He appears to possess a legitimate love for music as well as the understanding that I am looking for someone who can teach me the fundamental elements of music. I don’t just want someone to tell me how to rearrange a song. I am looking for someone who will offer me the “how to” from the bottom up. I suspect I am one of his more difficult students. I am older, never done anything musical but have always wanted to sing without frightening people off. He is patient, an excellent communicator and seems to understand my quest. I always enjoy my hour with him and walk away wishing I could afford more lessons. I highly recommend you give him a shot.
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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
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Francesca V.

109 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
  • 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 array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Tara Romano
Francesca explains the underlying emotional blockages that are holding you back as an individual, from using your voice, and teaches you how to clear those blockages. One lesson has been life changing.
Lisa
Francesca is AMAZING. As an adult beginner, I was very intimidated to start singing lessons, but Francesca put me at ease and has been extraordinary--she is equal parts brilliant singing teacher and life coach (it turns out that singing is a metaphor for life!), and I have been having the time of my life with her. She is warm and encouraging and funny while at the same time offering incisive critique. I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Aleisa
Francesca is an extraordinarily knowledgeable instructor with clear guidance and such a joy to learn from. Provided plenty of resources and truly understands my goals and how to reach them. Highly recommend!
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Douglas O.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded Winner Of Sponsor The Bands Contest from Blues Review Magazine
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Douglas O.

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The study of music performance includes perfecting your skills as a musician with exercises that improve one's muscular sensitivity and agility. The student will also hone his or her stagecraft and ability to work in a group or band environment.

About Douglas

Originally from New York City, I started playing drums when I was 10 years old and studied with studio/Broadway drummer Roger Mancuso. After graduating from Ohio University, I studied and was managed by the famous studio drummer/author Gary Chester. As a full-time working musician I have played on m

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Malcolm
Doug has been great with our 9 year old son!
Gayle
Great lessons. Works well with my daughter. She is having a great time learning from Douglas.
Sebastian
My son is three lessons in with Doug. He has enjoyed them. Doug explains things to him, jokes around with him, and keeps the lessons fun. He understands that my son is a beginner and focuses the lessons accordingly. We are pleased with the instruction.
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Ivan S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Chaldean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Piano Performance from Oakland University
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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, thank you so much for checking out my page! My name is Ivan. I’ve been playing piano for over 20 years and I’ve been teaching for the past 10, and I’m so excited to be able to share my knowledge of music with you. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a trained professional, I�

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Amy
Ivan is an energetic, patient teacher to my boys. He took 1 reluctant student and helped him enjoy the piano and look forward to his lessons.
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!
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Roseann T.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks english, english
  • Masters in Music Therapy / New York State Certified Music Teacher from New York University
  • Teaching since 1970
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Roseann T.

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I teach all levels of piano. ear training, music theory, music performance. I teach old fashioned classical music, as well as playing by chords (usually preferred by adult beginners) but also will incorporate
playing by chords with classical training, because it enhances knowledge of music theory. I've developed my own task analysis for learning chord piano, which means I break it down into steps. I focus on keeping the student's enthusiasm and focus on assessing and providing a positive and successful outcome from the first lesson.

About Roseann

I have been teaching piano for almost 40 years. I have a NY state music teachers license, a masters in music therapy from NYU, and a bachelors in Music Education and AFFA certification. I try to keep the student self-motivated by using music that the student likes, as well as covering the basics. I

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Christina Pope
Roseann is a very kind, patient, professional person. Receiving instructions from her was a pleasant experience. She encouraged me to embrace my natural gift to sing that did not realize I had. My life will never be the same. The best part of meeting her is knowing that not only did she inspire me to keep at and move forward in confidence doing more for Jesus but knowing that I inspired her to do more for Him as well. Anyone who receives instruction from her will be blessed tremendously by the gift of teaching and her gift of discernment that work together to hone in on your needs to help you achieve any desired goal(s).
Dan
Great instructor!
Andrew A.
Ms. Roseann T. is doing an excellent job teaching my daughters' Amanda and August piano. She explains the fundamentals of piano in a practical manor that the girls understand. We look forward to many more lessons from Ms. Roseann T. Thank so much!

Andrew Armstrong (Father of Amanda and August).
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Dan B.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan B.

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I revel in teaching all styles & levels and revel even more in making the universal connections that tie across all musical genre and levels.
From Beethoven to Beatles to Blues and beyond - music moves
in the same pathways and it gives me great satisfaction to expose my students to this connections.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Alex
I'm sort of blown away by how far I've come through my lessons with Dan. To the point where I take for granted what my fingers can now do on the piano. Any goal I had, whether it was in improvisation, composition, performance, or theory, Dan had a plan for how to get me there. And now I'm there and its genuinely exactly what I wanted. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Randy Beringer
For the past 5 years, I've had the pleasure of taking lessons from Dan. The experience has been truly life changing. I took piano lessons as a kid (5-18), and stopped as an adult. I tried to pick it up here and there, but ultimately it never stuck.

Taking lessons with Dan changed all of that. My love for music and piano has never been higher in my life. I have developed a passion for many styles, including blues, classical and improvisation. Dan's ability to break down big concepts, like improvisation, to bite size pieces is incredible. I've had teachers in the past teach improvisation as "sit down at the piano, relax and just play." That simply doesn't work. Dan's structured approach results in substantial progress, which in turn, makes me enjoy the piano that much more. My only regret is that I didn't record myself more when I first started with him. The progress I've made over the past 5 years with Dan has been amazing.

I cannot recommend Dan enough for piano lessons.
Randy Beringer
For the past 5 years, I've had the pleasure of taking lessons from Dan. The experience has been truly life changing. I took piano lessons as a kid (5-18), and stopped as an adult. I tried to pick it up here and there, but ultimately it never stuck.

Taking lessons with Dan changed all of that. My love for music and piano has never been higher in my life. I have developed a passion for many styles, including blues, classical and improvisation. Dan's ability to break down big concepts, like improvisation, to bite size pieces is incredible. I've had teachers in the past teach improvisation as "sit down at the piano, relax and just play." That simply doesn't work. Dan's structured approach results in substantial progress, which in turn, makes me enjoy the piano that much more. My only regret is that I didn't record myself more when I first started with him. The progress I've made over the past 5 years with Dan has been amazing.

I cannot recommend Dan enough for piano lessons.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music performance teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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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 online music performance lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $300 per hour.
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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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"Chau is a excellent instructor she did teach me the small things that you can do with your voice to improve the quality of your voice which helped me. At age 60 she was able to teach a old dog a few new tricks hey it can happen miracles do happen in the future I hope to continue to use her as a instructor. Thank you for the healing lessons because music does heal your soul"
Wayne Crocker
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Amanda is very attentive and thorough."
James (JW)
Took Music Performance lessons from Amanda M.
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"Chau is absolutely amazing with my daughter! Learning notes can be challenging and she always finds a great way to help her understand and makes it fun. Also, a very clean and safe environment."
Amber
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Zaid is an amazing teacher! He definitely knows what he’s talking about and he can help you build your confidence, which will ultimately increase you skill in ministry. I reccomend him 100%"
Amber
Took Music Performance lessons from Zaid D.
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"Amazing teacher, really great at connecting with kids and fostering a love of music and skill."
Edward
Took Music Performance lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Performing has being my main issue
Have more confidance since Rodolfo has made improve my technique
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Max
Took Music Performance lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"My husband and I are grateful and thankful for Ms. Karen Peterson to teach both of our daughters. She is very responsible and punctual. She is very caring and knowledgeable in music. My oldest daughter said that," She is the Best Teacher she ever had." Thank you Ms. Peterson !"
Monaliza
Took Music Performance lessons from Karen P.
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"Marissa has been great in developing me as a singer and a musician. She's really easy to talk to and really knows what shes talking about! I can tell I'm getting better after each lesson! Marissa makes music fun!!!"
Kevin
Took Music Performance lessons from Marissa V.
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"My 11yr old daughter is loving the experience of learning from Katie. Katie is talented, patient and is providing great direction for my daughter."
Monica R.
Took Music Performance lessons from Katie P.
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Online Viola Classes

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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rn viola online and improve your musicality at your own pace.

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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