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I can't even explain how great this made me feel. I suddenly felt like I could actually achieve this bucket list dream of mine.
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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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Joe M.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joe M.

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Samba is iconic of Brazil's music and culture.
If you've ever had an inclination to learn to participate in that musical vein now's your chance!

About Joe

I am a professional percussionist and drum instructor based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. I teach both studio and outcall lessons to all ages, covering drumset, steel pan, hand drumming, orchestral percussion, music theory, and piano. Additionally, I am a leader in the samba

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Calla
Joe seems to be a patient and thorough teacher. Happy to start lessons
Riley
My son enjoys his lessons with Joe very much. He’s an encouraging teacher.
Olin
My son loves his drum lessons. Being eight, he naturally has an excess amount of energy and a tendency to chat but Joe has a way of engaging him and keeps him learning. Very positive and supportive as well.
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Jeremy K.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Peter
Jeremy does a great job with our 11yo son, who was furious when he found out I’d booked him acting lessons to help him with a drama he is currently involved in. Today he was smiling and grinning and trying out different voices for fun! Thank you, Jeremy!
Cherilyn
Jennifer DePardo
Jeremy has gone above and beyond to get to know who my son is as a person in order to direct his instruction. Jeremy took the time to research my son's potential high school so as to prepare for the interview and audition process. Most importantly Jeremy has approached his lessons as an opportunity for my son to explore what creative talents he may have as well as giving him a chance to do the things he enjoys most. AND Jeremy gives parents feedback! Real, honest, actionable feedback. I have been very impressed.
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Carolyn M.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolyn M.

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Born and raised on Long Island, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theatre with an emphasis in directing. Her voice currently be heard nationally on the radio in “Pepsi” ads, as well as the new “Don’t Text and Drive” public service announcements. Carolyn most recently narrated 52 episodes for the children's cartoon "Zula Patrol" on PBS.

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Thea

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Michael
Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $120
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand what they are teaching. My name is Russell and I played music professionally for 20 years and have scored music for over 600 TV shows and worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love! Want to learn to compose? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly
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Antonio G.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Antonio G.

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Learn the proper flamenco style for the Spanish guitar as well as classical posture and technique.

About Antonio

SPANISH GUITAR: Flamenco & Classical I give you the resources so you can play ANY genre on the classical/flamenco guitar: *Method combines the discipline of the classical guitar with fundamental flamenco basic technique. *Emphasis on building repertoire with the music you love and a bit

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Brian S.
I’ve only done one lesson but the attention to detail and his music philosophy are exactly what I need right now. Its an incredible style to be learning from an amazing instructor.
Cierra Herring
Love Antonio's Spanish guitar, he is the only flamenco guitarist I have seen perform in the area! He makes his guitar sing:)
Daniel Oliveira
Had the opportunity of listening to Antonio at the Latino Festival in Provo. Brilliant technique and wonderful refreshing music, one of a kind in Utah
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Mark C.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • High School Diploma from Boardman High School, Boardman, Ohio
  • Awarded Best Short Film - "Grand Scheme" from Long Beach Indie International Film Festival
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Mark C.

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Would you like to learn how to set up your audio perfectly for recording your new podcast concept? Let's do it! I'll guide you through the ways to make everything sound professional, so you can be confident in your product.

Mark is an American composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer.

I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old. While still living in Ohio, I was the one and only official guitar teacher for Guitar Center Youngstown through the duration of 2008-2009. In late 2009, after moving to Los Angeles, I continued to teach privately and with several music schools all around the city. I currently live in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA with my wife and two little kids.

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Hi! I'm Mark. I'm an American music teacher, composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. I started teaching private music lessons my senior year of high school, in 2006. Since then I've taught over 100 different students of all ages from 3 years old to 78 years old.

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Maryann
My 14 y/o son took lessons for bass guitar with Mark. Mark was very patient in helping my son learn things that interested him.
Zach G.
My son very much enjoyed his first lesson with Mark
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The average cost of 60-minute performing arts lessons is $83. 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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$61 average
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About Online Performing Arts Lessons

TakeLessons, the nation's leading private lessons provider, offers the convenience of live, online lessons, allowing you to enjoy learning from the comfort of your home, or anywhere that you have an internet connection. Search through our nationwide network of teachers and review online profiles to find the perfect teacher for you.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, a TakeLessons instructor is here to help you learn or enhance your abilities. Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student feedback, and hourly a

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Our live, online teachers work with students of all ages; teaching kids, teenagers, and adults. We guarantee a customized online experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your satisfaction that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.