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Mimi D.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mimi D.

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I make Ear training and music theory fun and meaningful to the music you are playing. I teach music theory for all music instruments, styles and music genres.
We will explore all you need to know to improve your music playing and make sure you will pass any music theory tests.
I will tutor you and help you get high marks in music theory.
You will have lots of fun increasing your understanding of the fundamentals of music and how to apply them to improving greatly your performance skills and test results.

About Mimi

Mimi is a world class musician. She has been teaching Viola, Violin, Composition and Improvisation techniques for over 25 years. Mimi studied personally for several years with Itzhak Perlman, the great, legendary, violin concert soloist. Mimi toured with Barbra Streisand and also recorded

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Paula D.
Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring songwriting teacher, and I am learning a lot and gaining self-confidence from working with her. Most definitely several points above average!
Paula D.
Mimi really helped educate and inspire and encourage me in my songwriting today, She is truly a gifted teacher and most definitely several points above average!:)
Amy H.
This was a first lesson with the Erhu, and Mimi was very patient with my level of knowledge. It took us a moment to figure out how to get the video sorted out but she was very calm and easy to learn from, patient, and kind as well as very clear in her instruction as to what I could work on in-between lessons.
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Roberta M.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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Roberta M.

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I teach beginning theory through more advanced students, focusing on classical music.

About Roberta

Flutist, Roberta M., is equally at home playing classical and new music. I Care If You Listen has extolled her “lush, full tones… even among the best professionals, not many flute players sound so compelling in a lower register.” Praising her “extreme adventurousness,” New York Concert Review said

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Jim H.
Roberta was patient and was obviously an experienced teacher. I teach and I understand what it takes to put a lesson together so that the student gets the most out of it, while pushing the student to do better, but not too much to discourage them from moving forward. She hits that sweet spot! I would recommend her to anyone who was serious about learning.
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she has got a very lovely and cheerful personality.It made me really want to practice more piano even though i haven't played it for months.
Susan W.
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Robert M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert M.

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About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time

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Wolf L.
Patient and knowledgeable, good teacher! First lesson went great, I feel I have learned a lot already.
Margaret
Robert has been teaching my 11-year old son electric guitar for the last few months and has done a brilliant job. My son loves his lessons and is inspired to practice and learn more. Robert works with my son's song choices and is amazingly patient and supportive. He is also an outstanding mentor for a young musician!
Bob
Robert is amazing! He is remarkably patient, encouraging, thoughtful, and generous. He is also quick to think of all kinds of fixes to advance your progress. He wears his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, and his lessons are always fun. I would recommend him with great enthusiasm for any stringed instrument!
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Naomi R.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor of Music, Performance from Ball State University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Naomi R.

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As a music performance major, I have studied music theory throughout my studies, including at the graduate level. During my undergraduate studies, I served as a music tutor and became certified through the rigorous, student-centered training provided by my university.

I believe musicians of all fields should have at the very least a basic understanding of music theory and how it comes into play regarding music performance, analysis, history, and even enjoyment. A basic understanding of music theory can enhance each individual’s appreciation for classical music.

My graduate degree and extensive teaching background have prepared me to teach you, regardless of your goals for learning music theory!

About Naomi

I am a performer and teacher, specializing in cello and English as a Second Language. I graduated with a bachelor and master degree in music performance (cello) from Ball State University (Indiana). While a student, I had a multitude of teaching experiences ranging from music theory, music history,

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Michael B.
Naomi has always been an excellent teacher for me. Patient, gives good tips and emailed lesson goals every week. I would recommend her to anyone.
Michael B.
Great as ever. Naomi is a better teacher than I've ever had before (in 2 years of violin
Erica
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Jaxon W.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 4th Prize, Sierra International Guitar Competition from Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and Competition
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jaxon W.

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If you're looking to learn more theory, whether just for theory's sake, on the guitar, or on any other instrument, I can help. I have a master's degree in music and have tutored music majors at the university level before. I know a lot about Classical Theory, Jazz Theory, Blues, Rock, and Pop as well.

About Jaxon

*See further below for lesson details!* Jaxon the Guitarist: I have a Doctorate in classical guitar from USC's renowned Thornton School of Music. I have been playing the guitar for 25 years and teaching for 17. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I w

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Jay
Jaxon is awesome! He teaches at my level, is patient and very knowledgeable. His techniques and feedback is always useful and helping me improve. He provides written feedback and lesson plans that keep me on track and moving forward. I highly recommend.
Rio
Great start! Learned a lot!
Jay
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Kris S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Psychology from University of Connecticut
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kris S.

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Learn chord structures, progressions, scales, and how music works. Expand your music tool box!

About Kris

Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover all sides of musicianship, with a focus on building creative ability. Your classes will be varied and fun, from useful music theory to piano exe

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Diane
Lessons are nicely structured and individually tailored. I wanted to learn more about music theory for songwriting and this has been a great experience so far.
Caleb
I had an excellent experience with Kris. He challenged me but also understood my specific circumstances and pace. He was flexible with scheduling and helped me greatly improve my piano playing in a short amount of time. We worked on arranged music and songwriting. I’d recommend Kris for all levels!
Margaret Ford
Kris is welcoming and encouraging. He knows a lot and seems to be able to explain it in a way I can understand.

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Average Cost of Online Music Theory Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$52 average
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"Adam Tune is very prepared all the time. He is patient, passionate, and very qualified to teach us all we need to know about the subject. He teaches in a way that makes his students want to know more because his lessons are fun and interesting. Needless to say, he is very respectful and and encouraging.
He has helped me with Music Theory, Music Technology... and Hearthstone! :)

I would definitely recommend him."
- Michelle
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"First lesson. David was on time and professional. He tutored my son and answered all questions asked."
- Nathaniel
Took Music Theory lessons from David N
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Mike bares all the marks of a GREAT teacher. He knew what I wanted before I even realized that's where I truly was heading. Not only have I gained what I am seeking, but he has brought me further than I even dreamed for myself. There's no better feeling than playing the way you've dreamed. On top of being a great teacher, he not only is a kind soul, funny, and a good listener but he truly cares about your growth and what you want to learn. He is hands down an amazing teacher."
- Travis
Took Music Theory lessons from Michael M.
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"I started taking guitar lessons for the first time 10 months ago and am thankful I found such a great teacher in Ahmad. His positive attitude and love of music helps me stay engaged and lessons are productive and fun.

One of the great things about Ahmad is he listens to you and adjusts lesson content based on the feedback you provide. His ability to listen allows Ahmad to deliver a personalized lesson plan that incorporates your goals and gets you excited about what you are working on.

Ahmad also has taught me techniques to prevent and address minor aches that come up while learning to play. He takes this seriously and shows you how to prevent and resolve any issues that come up.

Overall, taking lessons from Ahmad has been a very positive experience. I look forward to continuing working with him to get better."
- Shawn
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I had taken piano lessons as a child but never learned music theory. Claire has patiently taught me about theory in a way that makes sense to me. She listens to my questions and tailors our lessons to aspects that I want to learn. Plus, she is in a band and is super cool! Great teacher!!"
- Geri
Took Music Theory lessons from Claire C.
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"Edwin is seriously the best! You will not regret learning music from this professional musician!"
- Matt
Took Music Theory lessons from Edwin I.
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"I studied music theory with Brad my senior year of high school, and it was the best decision I could have made! Brad fully prepared me for college-level theory at a conservatory, and I have excelled as a performer because of the great theory background Brad provided me with. He knows music theory inside and out, and he is able to adapt his teaching skills for any student. Thanks for all your help, Brad!

-Sarah Barrett, Hartt School of Music"
- Sarah
Took Music Theory lessons from Brad R.
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"Ms. Kuborssy sure does know her stuff when it comes to music! She's not only professional and talented but also a great teacher. She's very patient with beginners but also knows how to push those that really have the potential to do something great. If you have a chance, definitely study with Ms. K!!!"
- Trevor
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie D.
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"10 stars! Randall is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Recommend!"
- Michael
Took Music Theory lessons from Randall K.
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"Jim explains music theory in such an easy to understand way. He goes step by step from the beginning. At every lesson we would review what I learned in previous lesson. I have taken music theory at mercer county college and I have to say that I learned more from Jim than I did in a whole semester. I highly recommend him."
- Edna
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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