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Jonathan H.

36 Reviews
Warminster, PA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan H.

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Learn and understand what makes music pleasing to the ear... apply basic fundamentals to more advanced theory to improve your playing on any instrument! Must have knowledge of your instrument, with the exception of the instruments listed as subjects that I teach (piano or electric/acoustic guitar/bass)!

About Jonathan

Covid vaccinated!! I started my musical education in a children'€™s choir at age 6. When I turned 8 years old, I began piano lessons. I started violin at 9 and trombone at 10. After studying numerous instruments I am now proficient on the piano, electric/acoustic bass, and guitar. Having co

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Charlie J.
So far so good! Jonathan is patient and good at explaining concepts
Valli
Great teacher and very patient. My kids have been learning Piano with Mr. Jonathan for almost a year now and they love it. They always keep looking forward to the next class. I would recommend Jonathan for anyone who is interested in Music.
Phil
My son was 6 years old when he started piano with Jon. Jon has encouraged him, motivated him and taught him everything he knows. My son really enjoys piano and has learned so much from Jon in a few short months. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher.
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Faith W.

3 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance from Temple University, Boyer College of Music
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Faith W.

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I have a Bachelors degree in Music History. I have tutored students in level 1 & 2 music theory including composition and aural skills. My lessons are primarily focused on training for AP Music Theory exams.

About Faith

I have performed throughout Europe and North America as an orchestral and solo musician, and my favorite part of touring is meeting people from different places and trying new foods! I currently hold a long-term piccolo/3rd flute substitute position with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orches

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Felice
Faith is fantastic! Just in a few lessons, I've improved my tone and worked on my weak vibrato and she even did research on helping me decide on a new flute. She is super professional, fun, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!!
Sara
Amazing teacher, great experience working with her. Particularly skilled over the virtual format with an amazing ear for sound and ability to provide direction.
Victoria
I like how Ms. Wasson takes the time to thoroughly explain each piece that we learn such as the history of the composer and the music theory involved in each piece. She is also a very patient teacher who answers all of my questions and helps me work through any parts of the lesson that I find difficult.
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Vince T.

19 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 12 to 86
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Graduate Grant from The University of the Arts
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Vince T.

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Music Theory is essential for every well-rounded musician. A musician should know why something sounds good. Simple theory includes note names, reading music, melody, and rhythm. Complex theory includes how extended chord structures relate to each other, Serialism, and harmonization.

Vince first encountered music theory when he began playing trumpet and reading music. He learned the basics; notes, scales, triads, key signatures, and time signatures. Later (especially when he first studied guitar and piano), Vince studied intervals, exotic scales, and chord progressions. At college and graduate school, he formally studied advanced music theory as applied to tonal harmony, twentieth century music, and jazz.

Often, theories are built upon other theories and thus support each other. Vince teaches the basics up to more advanced theoretical concepts - to any musician regardless of instrument - how they can be successfully applied in practice.

About Vince

Vince privately teaches trumpet, guitar, electric bass guitar, arranging, composition, music theory, ear training, and improvisation to students of all ages and levels. “Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese, WXPN’s The Key). Vinc

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Andrew B.

18 Reviews
Feasterville Trevose, PA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Associate of Arts from Musicians Institute
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Andrew B.

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Andrew is a graduate of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music. He specializes in reading rhythm, melodic and harmonic intervals, as well as music composition.

About Andrew

Andrew is available to teach lessons at his recording studio located in Feasterville. Andrew is a graduate of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California. Andrew spends his time teaching, recording, and playing music for local artists/bands. While in Los Angeles

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Mike
Wish there were more stars. Andrew is the most patient and gifted teacher. He’s been teaching our son since he he was two years old and we’ve stuck with him for almost 6 years. Highly recommend Andrew to anyone who wants to learn the drums.
Dana S.
Helpful, considerate, knowledgeable, and flexible.
annie
Andrew is teaching my daughter snare drum for marching band tryouts in the spring. The first lesson was excellent and she looks forward to working with Andrew in more lessons.
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Eloy O.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Eloy O.

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1) Basic fundamentals of harmony
2) Intervals, How we get the chords from any scale and their functionality.
3)Secondary Dominants.
4)Tritone substitution.
5) Consonance and Dissonance.
6) time signarures

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About Eloy

I have been teaching Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar and Music Theory for more than 10 years. I started to play the guitar when I was 12 years old, at the age of 14 I begun to study music at the Conservatory and I graduated as guitar teacher in 2011. In 2012 I released a solo album, it calls "Burn

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David
Eloy is very good at adapting lessons to my level of knowledge and interests. He is very patient and his method of teaching is very efficient.
Joe Sullivan
Eloy is great! He is very talented and his lessons include a combination of theory and practice. He has put in extra time and has gone out of his way to tailor his lessons for my interests.
Ross
Eloy is a very advanced player. He is super nice and SUPER patient. I understand everything he is doing right out of the box for me. I have been playing on and off for about 5 years. I love to play lead. He starts me out with scales. The back bone of lead. He knows exactly where to start. I have had a really positive time with him and actually booked many many more lessons with him. I HIGHLY recommend Eloy for lessons. Thank you Eloy!!
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Ricardo P.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
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Ricardo P.

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Learn everything you need to understand the theory behind all western music. Learn how to read music, learn harmony and how to build any chord, scales, arranging, scoring, jazz theory, classical theory. Learn what makes different styles sound different and how to be authentic with each style.

About Ricardo

I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years l

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Ollie M.
Clear instruction, patient with the process, and encouraging when I get it right. A good lesson. I finally figure this jazz thing out!
Mark
I like the direction that we are headed!
Ollie M.
Quickly figured out what I needed and began working on the plans to move me forward. Felt like I learned a lot in the initial lesson and am looking forward to the ones to follow.

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"Kevin is very good he explains what he wants from my granddaughter and she is very comfortable with him. He has patients with her and works very well
She is learning a lot and really enjoys and looks forward to her lessons."
Cierra
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin M.
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"Trevor was very engaging and taught the fundamentals of music theory very well!"
Richard
Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor P.
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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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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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"Music Theory made easy. Cole helped everything make sense"
Scott J.
Took Music Theory lessons from Russell P.
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"I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student."
Justin
Took Music Theory lessons from Frankie P.
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"Man o' man. This brother right here is the truth. I was one of his very first students. I'm talkin' Rockman and Headphones playing over Satriani or Malmstein you name it he was playin' it and teaching not only technique but theory as well. I love you my brother. Big Young'n (Justin Parker)"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Mandel L.
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"James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays."
Tom
Took Music Theory lessons from James G.
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"I have been studying with Jim for almost two years now. He has a great structure to his studying that creates an organized and focused outcome. He is very personable and can take on any types of students. Jim makes a comfortable environment for any student to enjoy learning and to have a great instructor as well. Highly Recommend!!"
Ryan P.
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills."
Hadassah
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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