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Ivan S.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks Arabic, English, Chaldean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ivan S.

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Learn music theory and develop aural skills for melody and chord recognition!

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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Hayden M.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Trombone Performance from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2015
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Hayden M.

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The goal of my music theory lessons is to help students understand the mechanics of music. From the basics of reading music, to analyzing Bach chorales, and the Lydian Chromatic Concept, I can take students through a range of topics. Lessons will be tailored to each student's interests and needs.

About Hayden

My name is Hayden and I am a professional trombonist, educator, cruise agent, composer, and arranger in South Florida. I love performing and I love sharing my passion with you. I currently work both as a freelance musician and as an entertainment specialist for a major cruise music agency. I also to

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Amy
Hayden meets weekly with our 13 year old son for trombone lessons. He shows patience as he learns the material and works with him to keep trying until he gets it and gives him actionable items to work on between sessions. Hayden also does a nice job engaging our son by providing music to learn that is interesting to him and even has gone so far as to compose trombone music of songs that are interesting to our kid. He has been an excellent teacher and we plan to continue our weekly lessons with Hayden.
David
I want to once again write a testimonial for Hayden Maple. Had is a gifted musician and instructor. He has worked at my pace, been accomodating during an illness and travel of mine. and he has understood my goals and tailored his teacher towards them. I encourage anyone seeking an instructor to give Hayden a shot.
David
Hayden is pleasant, well-informed and motivating. He is a good teacher and shares his tips on how to improve. I will be signing up for more lessons! I am actually making music with Hayden's help.
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Victoria G.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victoria G.

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Beginners can learn the basics of music theory, such as reading notes, rhythms, chords, and time signatures. Intermediate and advanced students can learn to analyze chords and scales within classical and jazz harmony, as well as compositional techniques involving form, instrumentation, and timbre.

About Victoria

Victoria has been playing the French horn since 2008 and the piano since 2001. She is currently majoring in horn performance and jazz French horn at the University of Illinois. She studies under Bernhard Scully, a horn player who has played in the world-renowned Canadian Brass, and Jim Pugh, a tromb

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Frank C.
On one occasion, she was 15 minutes late. Tonight she just didnt show up. No phone calls, no texts, no email, no nothing, just no show.
Stacy
Victoria is very knowledgeable and was very engaged throughout the lesson. She asked good questions to assess my goals and playing level, and tailored the lesson appropriately. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Mia
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Spiros S.

30 Reviews
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  • Speaks Greek, English, Swedish, Swedish.
  • Music Theory from Athens Conservatory,
  • Awarded Alekos Papadopulos - Audio (Five of five stars; Title of the Month) July 16, 1996 from Audio
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Spiros S.

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I am looking forward to meeting you and having you as my student!

My experience as a teacher, performer and recording artist guarantee your progress !

Music Theory combined with Guitar,Bass lessons,sight reading,scales,modes,and how to use them when you improvise.

About Spiros

Hello and welcome to my lessons! I teach Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki ,Ukulele and Music Theory lessons and classes and I also teach Modern Greek language! All of my students find my lessons very pleasant and informative, they benefit greatly from them, and it makes me happy to watch them progre

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Christina A.
My daughters and I take lessons with Spiros and are learning a lot! He is very friendly and makes learning fun.
Wayne
Great work with my 6th grader!
Flexibility when needed to accommodate schedule changes. Builds an excellent relationship and keeps him motivated.
Anthony K.
Does exactly what he says he will in a straight forward and fun manner.
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Roseann T.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks english, english
  • Masters in Music Therapy / New York State Certified Music Teacher from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roseann T.

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I have studied music theory extensively at New York University and have had the honor to have studied with some famous professors there.

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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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!

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Maxine M.
Skillful and professional instructor.

Roseann has a very pleasant personality and makes learning the guitar enjoyable and exciting for my six year old daughter. She gives clear and concise instructions that my daughter can understand and follow on her own while practicing at home. I would highly recommend Roesann to anyone interested in learning the guitar.
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Clint B.

5 Reviews
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  • Awarded Morton Feldman Award from Brooklyn College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Clint B.

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I will patiently open up the world and wonder of music theory to you.

About Clint

I have over eighteen years of experience teaching music, and have an MA in Music Composition. I have had my music performed all over the country and Europe. I currently teach at a music school with an expertise in preparing students for the ABRSM exams. My schedule at the school is completely booked

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Kilun
Clint teaches me how to assimilate music into my soul. His proficiency is so excellent that he can figure out immediately what I have to fix while playing a piece. He also helps me with his skill as a composer teaching better harmony of notes in a melody. His teaching is very friendly and helpful. I suggest learning from him to anyone who wants to improve one's piano skills.
Rachael Collard
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Michael P.
Clint is both an amazing teacher and person. I've been taking lessons with him for the past six months, and throughout he's been patient, understanding, and an effective teacher. He keeps lessons both interesting and challenging enough to motivate me to practice as well grow me as a pianist. He is also easy to work with in general and an overall great guy. I can't recommend him more!

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The average cost of 60-minute online music theory lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $300 per hour.
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"Marcelo is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I `ve been taking theory classes with him and it is great. He has a very good methodology and will make everything very clear."
Jason MIller
Took Music Theory lessons from Marcelo M.
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"I start Berklee School of Music next Monday and I feel s much better for having start with Molly first. She has so much materials and resources that make learning a breeze. This is probably my 3rd or 4th review about her as a teacher but shes just that awesome!!!!"
Ginger
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"I had been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for years and for my B-day my girlfriend bought me some lessons. She couldn't have picked a better place to buy the lessons from.
Ahmad makes you feel comfortable and really understands the way that people learn and how to teach in the most effective way. The guitar is a tough instrument to learn and you want to learn from someone knowledgeable and patient and that's exactly what Ahmad is."
Aiden
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for 3 years and could not ask for a better teacher. He makes my interest grow and has a wealth of knowledge and the patience to share it. He challenges me regularly. I only wish I had found him sooner as previous instructors never had the flexibility or patience that Jimmy has.
Learning in such a relaxed environment has worked very well for me. My son has since started lessons with Jimmy as well and it has become a great experience for both of us."
Tim
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Adam has been a great teacher so far. He is really engaging with my 10 yr old. The material is dense but he breaks it down into easy to understand bites. We really enjoy these lessons."
Jennifer
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Honestly I couldn't have picked a better teacher. Above all else, Christian really takes the time to help you understand what he's teaching and how to apply it to your own playing. I've been playing guitar for 10 years now and before I started taking lessons from him, I never knew how much I didn't know. Every lesson is fun and engaging and definitely well worth the rate. Bar none."
Justin Kirschbaum
Took Music Theory lessons from Christian L.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"Been learning the basics of music theory and its really helping me understand better for playing claronet!"
Sorab
Took Music Theory lessons from Wes C.
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"Thanks Rosita for your patience, for your cares and effort on making us better singers. Although some of us in the Church quire had no idea of what correct singing was u helped us excel and move forward in knowledge of musical notes, pitch ranges, tuning, proper breathing, diet and all that good stuff about singing. I can only describe u as an AWESOME teacher!!! Love u bunch your friend and student always
Marichuy! :-);-)"
Maria D. Aburto
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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Music Theory Class Online

Music theory is the study of music concepts, which explores principles, methods, and processes. This subject analyzes how musicians approach creating music, taking into account a variety of aspects, from music notation to tuning systems. It focuses on a wide range of music fundamentals, including pitch, scales, dynamics, texture, among others.

While anyone can pick up and learn how to play an instrument, studying music theory can help a musician further explore the music world and develop a greater understanding and appreciation for their instrument. Because there are so many pieces to learning music theory, sometimes it’s best to turn to the experts for guidance. Here at TakeLessons, we feature certified instructors who specialize in teaching

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music theory. When you sign up for our music theory online lessons, you will receive the tools you need to master all things music.

The Benefits of Music Theory Lessons Online

Sometimes when you’re learning a subject in a group setting, you may find the class is moving at a pace that isn’t suitable for you. Or maybe you want to spend more time focusing on certain topics. Whatever the case, you may find it beneficial to sign up for classes with an online music theory tutor. With a private instructor teacher working with you one on one, you can learn at a speed that works best for you. You can also ask all the questions you have and focus on whatever most interests you.

Your private teacher will assess where you are in your music studies, inquire about your goals, and provide the appropriate exercises. Whether you want to ace your next music theory exam or apply music fundamentals to your own music, your tutor will help you achieve it all.

Why Learn Music Theory Online

Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? You already have a packed schedule, and the thought of driving to a classroom and meeting with a teacher in person can feel like a daunting task. You’re not alone! Many students and instructors feel the same way, and that’s why online learning is becoming more popular than ever. The beauty of taking an online course is that you can log on and start learning wherever works for you, whether that’s your home office or living room. Thanks to these virtual classes, you no longer need to face rush hour traffic or drive across town.

At TakeLessons, we provide flexible and convenient music theory lessons online. You get to decide where and when you want to learn. As long as you have internet access and a smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera, you can meet with your instructor virtually anywhere.

Find an Online Music Theory Tutor Today

When you sign up for a music theory class online, you have the freedom to choose your preferred instructor. Simply browse through each certified tutor’s profile until you find one that suits your preferences and schedule. It’s never been a better time to explore music theory!

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Are you in a practice rut? Mix things up with these ear training exercises and music theory games for kids and beyond, compiled by music teacher Alicia B...   It's no secret that professional athletes have to train rigorously to reach the top of the medal podium. The path of music is similar, and you'd be surprised how your training is no different! Learning to play an instrument takes dedicated practice, mental stamina, and an organized plan for success. But don't worry -- it doesn' …

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