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Joe M.

10 Reviews
Bethlehem, PA
Starting at $48
  • Speaks spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music from Moravian College
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Joe M.

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Develop strong stage presence.

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer. Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa, The Sands Casino............ BA Moravian College, MM Combs College Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College Adjunct Professo

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Robert
Very knowledgeable, easy to converse with. Joe is patient and corrects fundamentals with usefull suggestions.
Mary Ellen
Excellent musician. Joe will be able to take me to the next level of singing.
Karyn G.
Really enjoying my lessons with Joe. He's patient and encouraging. I feel like I'm really learning the basics of music and guitar.
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Pamela S.

5 Reviews
Newtown, PA
Starting at $55
  • Master of Music, Voice from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded The Phyllis Bryn Julson Award for Commitment to and Performance of 20th and 21st Century Music from Peabody Conservatory
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Pamela S.

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I have been teaching voice for more than 15 years. I am on the faculty of two universities, and work with many college and graduate students to prepare them for competitions, auditions, and conservatory admissions. Please see my website for my full teaching credential.

About Pamela

Praised for her "rich dramatics" (The Boston Globe), soprano Pamela S. has earned a reputation for bringing passion, intelligence and style to every performance. Through an international singing career that has included everything from Baroque opera to working with some of some of today's most prom

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Tara S.
Super Nice! Can already feel changes after one class!
Sophia K.
Pamela is great, very professional and welcoming. This was my daughter's first voice lesson ever and she was super excited when it was over. Looking forward to the next lesson. Highly recommended.
Kristian
I have had a vocal coach before meeting Pam, but she absolutely took it to another level. Pamela does a good job with teaching the mechanics of singing, as she pin points which muscles the body is using and how to use them properly when singing. She has a variety of warm ups and stretches to get your voice and body prepared to perform and is very good and pushing you to become your best. If you are a serious singer and would like to take the knowledge of your craft a step further, I would definitely recommend.
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Paul J.

7 Reviews
Easton, PA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, French for musical purposes
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University
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Paul J.

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I can be a great help to musicians who are looking to get feedback for their performance and to be able to get a better idea of how their performance is being received by an audience.

About Paul

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with a minor in music and an emphasis on music theory. I have studied classical piano extensively for over 20 years and jazz piano for over 10 years. I studied jazz improvisation with world-famous jazz guitarist, Ted Dunbar, Rutgers University Mason

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Patrick B.
Abtein
Very passionate about piano and able to convey ideas.. also very good at feeling out what student is seeking to achieve. Definitely recommend Paul if you are wanting to take playing piano as a serious endeavor
Arthur
My experience with this teacher was horrible. Paul has no patience for a child that might not pay attention as much as necessary. He has forgotten what it is to be a child or how to win over a child and make a lesson fun.
My child had one previous lesson with Paul. It is true that she was not following his directions and his frustration was quite obvious.
On my second visit I was appalled by Paul’s behavior. Again my child wouldn’t sit down on the bench correctly. Verbatim this what occurred next, I quote: “This is not going to work out. Get out of my house NOW, NOW!(Screaming, like I was going to prolong this). I have better things to do than waste my time with your daughter. I don’t want to take your money.

It is true that my daughter can be difficult when approached in an authoritarian manner. However, my daughter is not yet six and Paul brought my daughter to tears. Surely this behavior was at best inappropriate and says more about the person Paul is than about my daughter. A simple “ May I have word with you in private” would be a mature way to part company. Not throwing a 6 year out of your house because you are frustrated. I was horribly offended by his manner and attitude. No way to treat a 6 year old.

This man has no patience with young kids. I would stay away from this teacher unless your child has some experience with piano. Definitely not child friendly.
Normally I do not post reviews unless something extraordinary happens This is one of those: extraordinarily bad.
An apology is in order if this poor excuse for a “teacher” has any understanding of the unnecessary hurt he has caused.

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Barbara M.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • B.A. Music from S.U.N.Y Cortland
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Barbara M.

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Experienced in Musical Theater and Performance; Personal attention to bring out student's individual style.

About Barbara

Music has been an integral part of my world, playing a major role in both my personal and professional life. I embrace the chance to be immersed in it, to share my enthusiasm for and expertise in the area of the music education experience, promoting creative development and student performance skil

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Douglas
Barbara is an excellent teacher. She is very encouraging and positive. She makes the process fun by focusing on learning songs and allowing the student to pick the songs the student wants to learn. We focus on the basics--playing the right chords, singing on key and choosing a strumming pattern that fits the song. In the several months we have been working together I have found that I have improved dramatically in all three areas. Previously, on my own I had a great deal of trouble making progress. In addition to learning to play the guitar she has helped me tremendously with singing, which I never thought I could do at all. I have really enjoyed the experience.
David
Excellent teacher!
Joan R.
Great instructor!
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Scott K.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Raymond and Maxine Schirmer Prize in Jazz Performance from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2013
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Scott K.

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No mater your instrument, music theory, composition, improvisation, and confidence are KEY. Let me help u shape your sound, style, and skills.

About Scott

I play upright bass, electric bass, guitar, piano, drums, and sing. I also compose original songs and Jazz music. I am currently completing my Master's at Manhattan School of Music. In NYC I have played at Smoke Jazz club and have done many private and public singer/songwriter gigs singing and play

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Phillip Hsieh
Great instructor, very patient and knowledgable, Perfect for beginning players. Very chill, enjoyable experience.
John Bonacci
I had no clue how to play a bass guitar. I was fortunate thru the college he was teaching at to be honored to have Scott teach me at my beginner level, the basics of bass guitar. His patience with me was much appreciated as again, this was new to me and at the time being 69 years old, I wasn’t a quick learner. After several sessions, I was able to play basic cords, study the notes on the frets thru his lesson plan. I was sad that Scott left the college for NYC, but was very happy for him as he wanted to pursue his masters degree. Thanks to his patience and excellent teaching skills, I was able to continue lessons with another instructor and not embarrass myself as I had minute skills that helped me become a little more than a beginner. I am still going at it and loving every second but it was Scott’s patience and teaching skills that kept the fire lit to continue pursuing my love of the bass guitar. I can’t thank Scott enough and I wish him well with his goal of a master’s degree.
Sal
Scott is a great teacher and an even better friend. His background in music makes him unlike any other instructor. I’d highly recommend him to anyone, at any skill level.
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August H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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August H.

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I perform all genres of music and play with the top professionals in the music industry.

About August

Augie Haas currently lives in New York City where he is a professional trumpeter, composer, and teacher. As one of the most in-demand trumpet players in New York, Augie has worked with artists including Harry Connick, Jr., The Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Gil Evans Pr

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"This was my daughter's first experience with any kind of singing lessons and Cara was patient and helped my daughter feel comfortable. She was able to get on stage for her school talent show feeling good about herself, and that was priceless."
Kelley
Took Music Performance lessons from Cara Isadora M.
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"Shanita Jackson is fabulous singer with an exceptional range. She is a powerful solo act but also works beautifully with an ensemble. A consummate professional and a pleasure to work with, Shanita understands how to interact with her audience and shines in a diversity of vocal styles, from Jazz to Pop and Reggae."
Julie
Took Music Performance lessons from Shanita J.
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"Antonio is a talented musician who kindly plays the guitar for some of my Flamenco dance classes. He also participates in some of Tablado Dance Company performances as a guest artist and it's always a pleasure to share the stage with such an artist!"
Solange
Took Music Performance lessons from Antonio G.
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"My son is extremely happy with his first lesson with Olivier! Looking forward to many more! Thank you!"
Seth
Took Music Performance lessons from Olivier H.
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"Kareem is the man. I first met him while playing in the Pierce College Big Band--which he directs and is a perennial first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. I studied with him for 6 months formally but over the past 2 years through his weekly jam session and mutual gigs he's become a tremendous influence in my life. Whether your a beginner on your axe or an aspiring jazz student of any level he is the instructor for you.
As an improvisor his main influences are Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, and Joshua Redman. For any jazz musician on any instrument he is a master instructor of bebop. His overall playing versatility is solid but his forte is bebop. He is simply a beast of bebop and can aptly guide you along the path of musical enlightenment. Also, like most great jazz musicians his piano chops are excellent."
Ryan
Took Music Performance lessons from Kareem K.
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"Very helpful and informative!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Wendy was the best instructor ever. Always very humble, sweet & honest. She truly teaches from the heart and genuinely wants one to do better than the lesson before. She knows what she is talking about and explains thouroughly what needs to be worked on. She not only corrects you but praises you when you have achieved something great. You will always have her support & knowledge that will take you a long way."
Jessica
Took Music Performance lessons from Wendy P.
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"What makes a great teacher is not only loving what you do, but also loving the people you're teaching. Jordan D. has a big passion for music, and a big heart for equipping people for the musical endeavors ahead of them. He is always encouraging and always positive. Even if I feel like I could have done better, he celebrates me where I am, which has taught me to have more confidence while singing, playing guitar or charango, and even glockenspiel. Thanks Jordan for being a great teacher! -Loren Lemon"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Jordan 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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"Karen’s recitals, showcasing 6 to 12 students each time, always thrill
me. Men, women, boys, & girls of all ages and various degrees of
achievement stand before their audience with confidence. They have
practiced, not only the pieces which they play, but showmanship, not
pushy or cocky, but polite and welcoming. They make eye contact and
smile; some invite the crowd to sing along on the choruses. Even the
1st year students exude confidence.

The crowd returns those smiles, along with cheers and clapping. One
can tell that Karen has kindly and persistently shown and encouraged
each student. If any show fear, she does not chide; she accompanies
them in the performance and nods approval as they continue. I watch
that fear subside. They are then met with handshakes and pats on the
back. Next time, they will be even more eager to share the pieces that
they worked on and not expect criticism.

Karen picks a theme and arranges guitar, piano, and voice selections,
intermingled into a program that leaves a person well entertained and
planning to come back next time. I am not related to any of the
participants and have no obligation to be at the recitals. I love the
music, the talent, and the progress that I see and hear. You, too,
will be glad you came."
Alice
Took Music Performance lessons from Karen R.
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