Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Susan
I started taking lessons with Tim last summer after taking a long break from playing piano. I am really enjoying my lessons and I'm learni
ng more than I ever have from another teacher. He is very patient and structured in his teaching and also pushes me to my full potential. He also allows me to work on a mixture of pieces from popular songs that I like to classical music. I would highly recommend him."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Bram
Ayme was a great teacher. I started lessons with her when I was 9 now I am 16 and kind of a shredder. She is really patient, encouraging a
nd has a great sense of humor. I learned a lot about music theory and soloing without even noticing. When I moved on to other teachers, I realized what a great foundation she gave me, I was way ahead of the other students and sometimes a little ahead of the teacher. Lol. She knows a lot about different kinds of music, which was really cool. I learned blues, some rockabilly, and even a Metallica song while I was studying with her. She makes learning really fun!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Tom
"I enjoyed learning from Ruby. She has been so kind and she has a wondeful skill."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by armen
"Verry good person,verry good teacher,paisont and caring.verry professional"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Tomoko
"Quick improvement with her wonderful note
I have been taking Tiffini's singing lesson through Skype for a year. I, myself, amazed with my quick improveme
nt of my singing skills. For an adult student, her notes are great resource for my practice. I enjoyed so much working with her. Thank you Tiffini!"
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Katy
"Playing piano after 2 lessons
I am learning how to read notes and understanding how music is written along with timing and playing. I am very happy to be
able to sit at my piano which I never played before and actually play simple songs using both hands after two sessions. Thank you!!"
Detroit, MI teacher:
Review by Robby
"Amazing Voice Teacher!
Peter really opened up my voice and really helped me grow into my voice as a singer. It was night and day and his technique is eas
y to learn and adapt. He works with your voice and helps it become better overall and is really supportive. I'm grateful for what I learned from him and I still use his techniques everyday!"
New York, NY teacher:
Peter Van D.
Review by Steven
"Kudo's to Steve!
I just wanted to give kudos to Steve F. I took lessons from him nearly 20 years ago in Ohio and knew at that time his talent and passion
for music would be admired by many for years to come. In fact, Steve was such a great instructor I couldn't find a replacement as positive and willing to teach as Steve. He has a special talent and I'm very happy so many have an opportunity to learn from such a great guitarist.
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by A'Jay
As a student/client of over 15 years, I have experienced the instructor to always be exceptional. He listens to his clients/students
and works to ensure that their needs are being met and that they are satisfied with the services they receive. Distance isn't a barrier and never has been one! Kenneth has been able to accommodate my recording and instructional needs while I've traveled all over the country! Having a dependable instructor/service provider has been the key to our long standing business relationship and I would recommend Kenneth to anyone needing the awesome services his company provides."
I am dedicated to helping you to feel comfortable singing, performing and even auditioning. Teaching healthy techniques to free up your voice and give you the confidence to sing what you want.
I have recently finished a Master's of Music degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in vocal performance. I have taught private and group voice lessons since 2011, and have developed effective ways of communicating to students. I am trained to help students get to know their voices and how to use them effectively.
I have performed major operatic roles for BYU, and am currently performing with t
he Utah Opera Chorus in Salt Lake City. I have performed in many venues and in front of hundreds of people. My background in performance allows me to teach my students necessary techniques to conquer stage fright and enjoy singing in front of people.
*** Lesson Details *** My first priority is making the student feel comfortable, we will move only as fast as the student wants to move. We will start by setting some goals- what the student is hoping to get out of voice lessons. Be it "learn how to sing/speak better" or to prepare for up-coming auditions, I will keep your goals in mind when teaching.
Learning how to sing can be a slow process, but after 3-6 months of studying, you will be able to notice many improvements in your vocal tone, breath management, overall posture and self confidence. Remember that, with any type of study, the more consistently you practice, the more consistent your progress.
Students will be asked to find or purchase their own music (average of $10-$30). Please let me know if this is going to be an issue, there are sometimes free publications online that we can look into.
Also, if you do not find the time you were hoping for on my availability calendar go ahead and contact me, we can discuss the options!
Lastly, I do have cats. While I keep my studio space cleaned and dusted please be aware if you are concerned about allergies!
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano, CD player, music stand, music reference books
*** Travel Equipment *** When teaching out of my home I can provide a piano, music stand and CD player as well as books to reference. When teaching at student's home I would like them to provide a piano or keyboard. However, I can bring reference books, CD player, and a travelling keyboard if necessary. Students must buy or find their own music- I am happy to assist in finding the least expensive option.
*** Specialties *** I believe that classical voice training is a solid foundation to build any voice style upon, from opera to musical theater and jazz. I work on techniques that fit the students goals and individual vocal needs as well as acting and performance techniques, including how to read and interpret music notation, audition preparation, and proper vocal care. My goal is to help the student gain confidence though singing and performing- any age, any style.
Gerardo B. October 10, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Melissa is very knowledgeable, and, more important, knows how to explain things so they are easily understood.
She uses times judiciously and is very friendly and patient.
I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Misha Biggs December 3, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I had an amazing time at my lesson with Melissa. She helped me see that my goals were possible. She is happy, talented and knowledgeable.
Jessica A. November 4, 2013
Singing Verified Student
Melissa is wonderful! I was nervous to take lessons, and she made me feel comfortable. She is very friendly and very complimentary of what I am doing well, even if I'm doing other things poorly. I would recommend her to anyone, especially those who are shy about getting started.
I am an easy-going teacher who is passionate about music, and I want to help my students discover the joy of making their own music. I studied in the style of the French School of Flute with Jane Wadsworth, who studied with Julius Baker and a professor at Julliard.
*** Lesson Details *** I focus on bringing out a full range of musical skills to lead to technical excellence and great performance.
*** Studio Equipment *** In my studio I have the following equipment: -two flutes -music stand -metronome -tuner -music books -piano
*** Specialties *** Band- I specialize in helpi
ng students who are participating in school band programs.
Performance- I work to help students become comfortable with performing.
Technical Proficiency- Through use of scales, etudes, and exercises, I help students learn to play their best.
Grace D. August 26, 2016
In studio Verified Student
My goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well)
I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I was a ballet pianist at Brigham Young University for
several years where all I did was sightread binders full of ballet/classical music. I play for choirs, church congregations, jazz bands, or musical jam sessions all the time, and I couldn't do that at all if I didn't learn how to sight read well. I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my best to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.
Concerning my musical background, I've played, arranged, and composed piano for choirs, bands, jazz combos, singers. I've been in bands all my life, and have composed for jazz bands, choirs, and orchestras at BYU and in Eastern Europe. I also play about 10 different instruments, 5 being fairly basic, and 5 fairly proficient.
Annabelle October 13, 2016
Classical Piano ·
Online Verified Student
Richard is a great teacher. He really helps me improve my listening skills. I would recommend him to anyone.
Miles W. September 5, 2016
In studio Verified Student
He loved it!
Yusuf May 4, 2016
Online Verified Student
Online lesson worked well. Son is more motivated now to practice. Looking forward to the next.
Hey! My name is Kyle. I'm a college student attending Brigham Young University in Provo. I love learning and getting to experience lots of different things! My favorite thing is music and for that reason I entered BYU as a music major originally, but I am now studying as a neuroscience major with the vision of becoming a surgeon later on (but music is still my #1 favorite hobby!). I lived for a couple years in Guadalajara, Mexico as a Christian missionary and so I'm also bilingual and very familiar with Mexican culture. I started working as a private tutor in September 2011 and I have had lots
of opportunities to work with youth while I've been in various leadership positions! I love teaching and I'm excited to get to know each of you!
Rebecca August 14, 2016
Kyle has been patient and kind as he has worked with my daughter in math and science, often explaining things many different ways until she is able to understand. I highly recommend him.
Sara W. August 13, 2016
Kyle helped me a lot with a Physical Science class I was taking where the chemistry section was killing me! He's very patient when you don't understand a concept right away, and he comes up with new ways to explain a concept to give you another chance at understanding. And he definitely knows his stuff! He's the best!
Cierra Herring September 4, 2016
Music Performance ·
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 September 1, 2016
Music Performance ·
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
Vania September 1, 2016
Antonio is a great teacher! He is very patience and is always willing to help me improve my guitar skills. He has great passion for music and of course for the guitar. I'm very glad I was able to find Antonio because I have learned guitar concepts in English and Spanish!
When youre first starting to look for a violin brand, it's important to find a compromise between affordability and good quality. Its not always smart to buy the cheapest model available, as not only is this likely to produce a poor sound and hamper any incentive to practice or progress, but it's likely to lose a lot of value on the resale market - it's worth bearing in mind that student models will be resold at some later date, whether you're moving onto something better, or to another instru …
What Are the Best Violin Brands for Beginners?
When youre first starting to look for a violin brand, it's important to find a compromise between affordability and good quality. Its not always smart to buy the cheapest model available, as not only is this likely to produce a poor sound and hamper any incentive to practice or progress, but it's likely to lose a lot of value on the resale market - it's worth bearing in mind that student models will be resold at some later date, whether you're moving onto something better, or to another instru
Kids' Piano Lessons: How Often Should My Child Practice?
Wondering how to best provide support and encouragement for your kids' piano lessons, particularly when it comes to practicing? Here's some great advice from Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L...
When it comes to kids' piano lessons, how often should a student be practicing? This is a common question that I've often received over the years. Parents find the best instructors for their children, invest time and resources in their music education, but aren't sure quite what to d
5 Hard Songs to Sing - and the Exercises to Master Them
Ask any experienced vocalist for a list of what they consider to be hard songs to sing, and they can probably provide you with five or six examples without much thought. However, there are as many examples as there are different voices, and every individual singer will have individual vocal hurdles to overcome with their repertoire.
On the other hand, it is possible to identify a few examples across a few genres where a majority will agree that, yes, those are hard songs to sing. Here are five
How to Play Ukulele: 4 Fingerpicking Patterns for Ukes
Looking to get a new sound out of your ukulele? Music teacher Willy M. shares four fingerpicking patterns that will take your uke sound to the next level...
Its pretty amazing what the human hand can do when you think about it. Because of our opposable thumbs, weve been able to go all the way to the moon and back. But one thing that many folks learning how to play ukulele don't know is that they can use their fingers to pick out beautiful patterns that will make their songs more memorable t
What is Flamenco Guitar? Terms and Techniques You Need to Know
Falling in love with the sounds of flamenco guitar is easy, and this music is fun to learn to play too. Guitar teacher David W. is here to help you learn the basic terms and techniques you'll learn...
Some folks get interested in flamenco through its virtuosic guitar playing, rhythmic dancing and colorful dresses, or the expressive nature of Gypsy singing. For guitarists of other styles, playing flamenco is among the most respected styles in the world thanks to its sound, tonality, and te