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About Valerie B.

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About Valerie
Hi there! My name is Valerie. I'm a certified music teacher that loves to see a person grow in their love and ability for music. With 19 years of teaching privately, experience teaching publicly in elementary school music classrooms, enjoying several years as a Kindermusik (preschool music) teacher, and a school year teaching with VSA arts of Delaware (teaching music to those with disabilities), I find it thrilling to see a person of any age & background grow and blossom in their passion for music!

Though I enjoy and have experience at teaching all ages from children to adults, I specialize in teaching ages 5-19. I would describe myself as a preschool/elementary/middle school music teacher that teaches privately. ;) My studio is filled with many smiles, stickers for every accomplishment, and a treasure box of cool prizes for tho
se who are practicing regularly and did a great job in their lesson. Lessons are a time where children can feel like music really is fun and enjoyable to learn and experience!

In addition to being a teacher, I am also a singer/songwriter, and performed for 6 years at local coffee shops and outdoor events within Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. I am also a member of a local professional caroling group called Yuletide Singers which performs seasonally in places like Longwood Gardens and corporate functions. My history for performing stretches back, though, to my years as a puppeteer/children's performer, touring with a team doing school assemblies and evening family performances. I'm always excited to bring my understanding and experience with performance to my students!

**And, with excitement, I must add that TakeLessons named me "Teacher of the Week" on October 4, 2010! What a great honor! Thank you TakeLessons!!**

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Our time spent together will be filled with many smiles & laughs because that is probably why you want to take lessons -- because it makes you feel wonderful inside!

Within 3-6 months, we'll begin discovering how to read music and understand the language of it. We'll learn how to play/sing some of your favorite songs and learn some that you might not know. We'll discover what you really want to learn and achieve through taking lessons, and we'll work toward those goals!

For the intermediate piano student, we will begin understanding basic Music Theory and scales and will even take a look at how chord symbols work. Soon, you'll be learning how to accompany yourself and others as you sing! For singers, we'll learn about vocal techniques, breathing, getting your best vocal sound and discovering how to take a song to its potential! We'll also learn performance techniques, how to work with a microphone, have a great stage presence in front of a live audience and begin learning how to read music and even get familiar with the piano keyboard! For all my students, it's a journey that is exciting, unique to each individual, and one we will embark on together!

Because music is a performing art, I coordinate two music recitals each school year for students who are interested. This is an optional event, but is encouraged as part of the learning experience. It is usually held at a local firehall and presented in a low-stress and fun way with refreshments that follow!

*My studio is in a safe, family-friendly home & smoke-free environment. We also having a loving canine member in our family... a Yellow Labrador Retriever named Maximus. He is energetic and friendly. You may or may not see him since the entrance to my studio is through our back door, off the main house.

So! What do you say? Shall we START THE MUSIC? :)

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Lessons are enjoyed in a dedicated music room; keyboard (full-size with weighted keys and sustain pedal)

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I specialize in music education for all children, including ones with special needs. I feel it is so important for a child to start out with a fun and wonderful experience with music and performing. My approach is simple and fun and understandable for the young mind.

For my more intermediate students, I enjoy taking them to the next level of understanding in their instrument as well as music theory.

Because music is a performing art, I coordinate two music recitals each year for students who are interested. This is an optional event and presented in a low-stress and fun way!
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jason July 9, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Valerie is great. I would recommend her to anyone looking for singing instruction.
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Nancy G. April 11, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Valerie was perfect for me! She was very patient and explained everything very well to,being my very first lesson ever! I definitely give her a big thumbs up!!! ūüĎć
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Zoe February 1, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My daughter loves taking classes with Valerie it's the most excited I've seen her about any activity she has tried. Very happy!
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Valerie B.

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About Christian S.

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Christian S.

Christian S.

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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About David P.

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Wynnewood, PA
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I teach children, adolescents , and adults. I have also worked with special needs populations for many years in a variety of settings. I am very patient adept and compassionate. I am also very skilled at my instrument as I studied music at the University Level. My goals are to combine my experience teaching special education with my experience studying and teaching music performance. I am very enthusiastic about teaching students at advanced levels as well. I teach piano and drumset. I teach various styles of music and hope to engender my students' love for music and the arts. I consider myself a mentor, a Music Therapist, and an educator.
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Jenifer April 5, 2017
· Piano · Online
David explains things in a manner that I could easily understand. He was calm, patient, and respectful of skill level.
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J M. June 16, 2015
· Drum · In home
Awesome teacher! Not just a great drummer, but patient and articulate. He was really able to help me understand and execute in ways I never could before. Seems like he would also be great with kids...super patient and encouraging!
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Janna R. April 1, 2015
· Drum · In studio
David is a very skilled drummer and a very enthusiastic teacher. In lessons, he seems to like to split time between practicing rudiments and learning to play different rhythms on the set. He is also exceptionally patient and supportive with my 9-year-old, highly distractible daughter. David is very positive, pointing out things that are going well and interesting rhythms that they discover. I am really glad we found David--he is an excellent teacher and I love watching my daughter learn so much about music!
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David P.

Wynnewood, PA 19096
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About Rob S.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Rob Schwartz is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a degree in jazz studies. Rob has performed throughout the United States and in China with jazz and rock bands such as TV Mike and the Scarecrows, Jenna Mammina, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, San Francisco’s Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Amos Payne, The Attachments, Otto Mobile and the Moaners, and the jazz trio Beep.

Rob is experienced playing many different styles on the drum set and has studied classical snare drum technique. At Oberlin, he had the privilege of studying with renowned jazz drummer Billy Hart and classical percussionist Michael Rosen. From January 2007 to March 2008, Rob studied Brazilian percussion with Jorge Alabê while drumming for Jorge’s bateria, Samba Rio. He also immersed himself in Brazilian percussion during three months in Rio de Janeiro.


Given his diverse musical background informed by a decade of professional experience, Rob can teach many styles‚ÄĒrock, pop, jazz, samba, Afro-Cuban, reggae. He has 10 years of experience teaching students ranging from young children to adults. From July 2013 to March 2015, Rob taught at the Wilmington School of Rock, and currently he teaches at the Chestnut Hill Music Academy in addition to his work at South Philly Drum Lessons.

Music is one of Rob’s highest pleasures in life. It’s not only about enjoying the music itself, but also appreciating the process of learning and improving. Rob enjoys teaching what he’s learned and watching his students grow as musicians.
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Trish D. January 14, 2015
· Drum · In studio
The perfect mix of teaching! Rob incorporates technical skill while capturing the students attention by teaching the music they love! My son has been taking lessons with rob for 8 months now and the improvement is obvious. My son came to Rob with 4 years of drum lesson experience and Rob was able to jump right in and get the best out of my son. Rob has also helped my son with percussion other than drum set to help him prepare for orchestra experiences. In addition, Rob is patient, organized and very experienced!!!!
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Rob S.

Rob S.

Philadelphia, PA 19148
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About Michael J.

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Philadelphia, PA

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I am a professional trumpet player, singer, arranger and educator based in West Philadelphia. Born into a musical family in Peoria, IL, I began playing cello at the age of two, but eventually was drawn to jazz trumpet and voice, while having a keen sense of music theory and piano. I studied music at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University. While at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, I was awarded a FIPSE grant to travel to Brazil and study traditional samba music. While there, I worked as a clinician at Faculdade Cantareira in Brasilia. After CCM, I received my Masters in Jazz Studies from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Victor Goines (tenor saxophonist for Jazz at Lincoln Center) and Brad Mason (Current Musical Director for Blood, Sweat and Tears), during which, I was selected to perform as the “jazz tru
mpet‚ÄĚ chair in part of Disney‚Äôs highly selective All American College Band.

After graduate school, I moved to the city of Chicago proper. For 3 years, I played trumpet and sang jazz standards most Thursday evenings at the famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, one of Chicago’s oldest jazz clubs. In addition to that, I helped start The Syndicate, my hip-hop brass band that offers a blend of funk, R&B and jazz. I also played with other groups such as Four Star Brass Band, and J-Livi and the Party, which released an album in July of 2016 called “Come and Share My Life," whom I still play with.

In addition to playing trumpet, I also am an accomplished classical singer, presently predominantly performing with the Crossing, a Grammy Nominated professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally. This 17-18 season, I'm singing with Consprirare, Apollo‚Äôs Fire, The Crossing, Vocal Arts Ensemble (Cincinnati), Variant 6, Madison Choral Project, ekmeles (NYC), and Choral Arts Philadelphia. Recently, I made my debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Chris Deviney‚Äôs ‚ÄúPat Metheney Concerto.‚ÄĚ

I love teaching. I go into every lesson with the belief that the student is there to learn; if they weren't interested in learning, they wouldn't be there. Because I have always had diverse musical interests, I create a stress-free atmosphere for my students by allowing them to pursue whatever avenues of music interest them. My degrees may be in Jazz Studies and Performance, but I have extensive experience with Classical and Popular music; I provide a unique perspective and enthusiasm to every student.
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Kyle November 19, 2017
· Vocal Training · In home
Mike is a kind, warm, knowledgeable teacher. His expertise in various vocal styles is what I love the most. He can comfortably teach and sing opera, musical theater, pop, and jazz. I love working with Mike!
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Patrick November 17, 2017
· Music Performance · In studio
Mike is an incredible performer and a very thoughtful musician. I have performed with him several times and he always holds himself and others to a very high standard. I got better by singing with him! I know he takes teaching very seriously and I can say from personal experience that my musicianship improved just by being around him.
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Josh November 17, 2017
· Trumpet ·
Mike is an extremely gifted musician and is extremely passionate about his many gifts. If you are looking to improve as a musician, Mike can help you get to where you want to go. As a trumpet player, he is fantastic and can assist any student improve in any number of ways.
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Michael J.

Michael J.

Philadelphia, PA 19143
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About Brian D.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Over the last 8 years, I've taught students of all ages to play classical, pop, jazz, rock, and their own compositions. I start with the basics of music, get them playing songs and eventually writing, recording and performing their own music!

I like to keep lessons fun, engaging, and practical. Serious commitment to studying music is a wonderful thing, and I believe fostering curiosity and passion is the first step to developing a life long skill.
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Brian D.

Brian D.

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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About Mengjiao L.

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Violinist Mengjiao Li received her Master degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University with awarded full scholarship.
Mengjiao was the second prize winner of the Mozart International Violin Competition in 2006. She won the Chamber Music Competition in Meadowmount Music Festival. In addition, Mengjiao was also awarded the first prize of the Concerto Competition of the University of Delaware (UD) in her freshman year. As a soloist, Mengjiao has performed in various concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friedberg Hall, China National Centre for the Performing Arts, Forbidden City Concert Hall and Goldsail Concert Hall; Performing with distinguished musicians such as Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Sarah Chang, Joshua bell, Janine Jansen and others. Mengjiao has also solo
performed with orchestras including the Peabody Conductor Orchestra, UD Symphony Orchestra and China Youth Symphony. In 2012, She was invited to perform as a soloist by many top-rated violin programs in US. As a sectional orchestral player, she has been playing in orchestras for more than 14 years, including Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Conductor Orchestra, New World Symphony, Symphony No.1, UD Symphony Orchestra, Academy Orchestra (AACA) of the Aspen Music Festival, and National Music Symphony Orchestra. Mengjiao has served as the assistant concertmaster for Peabody Symphony Orchestra and also served as the concertmaster for UD Symphony Orchestra, National Music Symphony Orchestra and Youth Symphony in China for 3 years. Mengjiao has been featured in a number of violin educational video recordings professionally released in China.
Mengjiao started teaching since 2006. In the meantime, many of her students have achieved their goals and admitted to their dream school. Mengjiao has been a member of the violin faculty at the Violin Paradise music school since 2008. In 2016 - 2017, Mengjiao was invited in two consecutive years as a guest violin faculty to give lessons for the ‚ÄúLittle Master‚ÄĚ of the Master Players Festival and School (MPF) in America. Mengjiao is currently an professional level violin instructor both at University of Delaware Community School and Tatnall School.

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Olivia January 28, 2017
· Violin · In studio
MJ is terrific! She was on time, very enthusiastic and very patient. Olivia had a wonderful first lesson!
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Olivia January 28, 2017
· Violin · In studio
MJ was on time, very personable and very patient. Olivia had a great first lesson!
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Ilene G. August 24, 2016
· Violin · In studio
MJ is patient, extremely knowledgeable and humorous. I'm very comfortable and at ease with her. I look forward to my next lesson!
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Mengjiao L.

Newark, DE 19716
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About Kirsty C.

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Lansdale, PA

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I graduated from Immaculata University and have a Bachelors degree, majoring in Music Education and Music Therapy with a concentration in Flute Performance. I am currently a very active member of the Music Ministry group at my church. I sing for Sunday services and I play flute for weddings and church services. For the past several years I have given lessons to children beginning to learn piano and voice in addition to flute instruction! I am also a substitute teacher in the NP school district. I also teacher with my church's Youth Religious program. I have six children of my own and have found great enjoyment in fostering their love and appreciation for music.
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Tonmoy B. November 30, 2017
· Flute · In studio
very good.. She appreciated what I already knew, and corrected me honestly. This in turn helped in open up to her and accept her teaching and instructions better. Gave me practice material, and gave me some very sound advice.
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Celia A. October 14, 2017
· Flute · In home
Kirsty is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. A great combination for selecting her as a teacher, since I am adult with zero music experience. She is providing an excellent foundation and a fun learning experience as well.
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Esther October 20, 2016
· Flute · In studio
She is very sweet, patient, flexible teacher :)!!
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Kirsty C.

Lansdale, PA 19446
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I graduated with an MFA in music performance and literature from Mills College in Oakland. I'm interested in the wild and strange unexplored corners of musical practice (but I can totally teach you how to play anything you want). I've been teaching guitar for over a decade now, and electronic production for a little less than that. Hit me up!
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ada A.

Philadelphia, PA 19139
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About Amy N.

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Newark, DE

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Music is my life's purpose and I am committed to helping anyone and everyone I can to reach their musical potential. Whether that is as a hobby, an experience or fulfilling their own life's purpose.

From 2013-2015 I taught group music classes through Soli Encore in Orange County, CA, in violin, guitar and K-2 creative music (Orff-based instruction with singing, xylophone, hand percussion and flutophone). The last two years of that position I managed the entire program including hiring teachers, writing curriculum, and teaching classes myself. I had also consistently held private violin, viola, and guitar students. In both violin and viola I saw my students move up chairs in their orchestras and excel in local, district and state honor orchestras. I sent students to great schools for music like Orange County School of the Arts and Ne
w England Conservatory.

As for my performance career, I have committed to always being a member of an orchestra, band or performing group of some sort because it's my passion and I endeavor to teach from personal experience. Over my last ten years in SoCal I performed with several groups including the Blackbird Music Project, Montage Orchestra and Symphony Irvine. My last year concluded my position as Principal viola of the Dana Point Symphony for four seasons. I was in two bands during my college years. With Galanis I was a part of several Western U.S. tours that took us through California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Montana. I have had the privilege of working with artists such as violinist Anne Marie Calhoun, Jimmy Hopper, Andy Grammer and Stevie Nicks. Some of the larger productions I have been a part of include appearances on TV shows like Melrose Place and the Bachelorette, and performances for former President G.W. Bush and at the Governor's Ball for the Academy Awards.

My performance career continues to grow here on the East Coast, where I have lived since August 2015. I have been a member of the McLean Orchestra and have been added to rosters for the Alexandria Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic and Washington Sinfonietta. I currently hold a Bachelor's of Music in Viola Performance from Azusa Pacific University where I studied with Robert Becker, founder of the American String Quartet with a BM and MM in Viola Performance from Juilliard. I am now enrolled as a graduate assistant for my Master's of Music in Viola Performance at the University of Delaware.

When I'm not making music I'm running far, studying nutrition, cooking or spending time with my beloved friends and family!
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Melissa August 7, 2017
· Violin · In home
Amy is a wonderfully gifted teacher! My teen daughter loves her teaching style and encouraging personality. Amy has a knack for understanding a student's strengths and weaknesses and guiding them to reaching their potential. We highly recommend her!
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Amy N.

Newark, DE 19711
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Be the next great jazz guitarist with these tips from guitar teacher Zachary A.... To quote the late Frank Zappa, ¬ďJazz is not dead, it just smells funny¬Ē. Jazz may not be as big and popular as it once was but if you learn how to play jazz you will be set up to successfully play any genre of music. The great jazz musicians all have numerous things in common, things that set them apart from the crowd and make them legendary. In this article, I will be going over ten of those most import
How to Write Lyrics: Steps to Success for Any Musical Style
Interested in learning how to write lyrics and songs? Here, New Jersey guitar teacher Matthew H. explains an easy 3-step process to follow...  Songwriting is not easy; just ask any composer or lyricist. While the musical composition is highly important (making sure the melody is catchy without sounding too trite), having a strong, relatable message to go along with a great tune is just as, if not more, important. Here are some tips on how to write lyrics for a good song. 1) What is the
Teach Yourself Violin in 8 Easy Steps
It takes years of determination, focus, and practice to master the violin. Many people start their musical education using a qualified instructor, but maybe you want to try to teach yourself violin. This is a huge undertaking with great potential for learning the wrong way of holding the violin, standing incorrectly, or practicing imperfect fingerings. However, if you want to understand the basics of learning your instrument before taking violin lessons with a teacher, here are a few introductor

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