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Matthew B.

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Exton, PA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
  • B.S. Music Education from Pennsylvania State University
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Matthew B.

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With 20+ years of teaching, I have worked with students with all levels of piano playing experience and helped them improve their performance and musicianship. I hold both Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I have specialized in online instruction for the last five years, working with students from all over the world including China, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
My instructional focus is centered on providing a firm musical foundation upon which students can explore various performance styles. Additionally, students develop sight-reading and improvisational skill sets through study of music theory and ear training.

About Matthew

I am a professional music teacher and pianist. I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science in Music Education with a primary concentration in Piano. While teaching high school (AP Music Theory, Music Technology I, II, III, and Chorus), I earned my Masters of Science in Music

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Adam
I never knew you could take piano lessons online! Dr. B made it so easy to learn. He is a great teacher.
Joshua
My teenage son wanted to take music lessons to have another activity to add to his college applications. We knew Dr. B. previously and know he is a good teacher. My son has greatly enjoyed studying with him and said he wants to continue playing piano for fun when he goes to college.
Marcie
I had never studied online before and thought it would be weird for piano. It was not weird, it was amazing. Dr. B. uses several cameras so I can see his face and his hands on the keyboard. It is just like being there in person.

Sandy E.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded Jazz Award from University Of The Arts
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Sandy E.

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Learn from a full time professional bassist!
Bass guitar technique
Learning songs!
Groove concepts
Improvisation
Soloing
Unique exercises
Sight reading
Stylistic playing (various genres)

About Sandy

Sandy Eldred is an internationally acclaimed bassist, improviser, recording artist, composer, and music educator currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Eldred is known for his inventiveness and command across music genres. He is proud to be represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble. Eld

Benjamin K.

11 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Benjamin K.

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Learn how to write songs of all shapes and sizes, from the 2 minute pop song, to the 13 minute symphony

About Benjamin

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been compos

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Brian
Great. Knowledgable teacher
William
Seemed a little disorganized. It might have been part of the "getting to know me" process and what I wanted to accomplish. The hour went by very fast!
Frederick
I have taken lessons from Benjamin, and found him to be an excellent teacher. If you are looking for someone to teach you bass, or guitar you can't find a more patient teacher. I would recommend him to anyone seeking lessons.

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Sloane L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sloane L.

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Sloane has been teaching students to love and learn the violin, viola, piano, and saxophone for over thirty years. She holds a Master's degree in music education and has experience teaching children and adults of all ages. She believes that each student is unique and adapts her teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles to help each student achieve their full potential. Sloane's students not only learn to excel on their instrument but they also learn music theory.

About Sloane

I currently teach private lessons to children and adults of all ages. I have taught in public and private schools from elementary to high school orchestra and band. I hold a BS in Music Therapy and an MS in Music Education. In my first teaching experience the school I was in did not have an i

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Sergej R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks English, Dutch, Russian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Double-Platinum Award from Sony Germany
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Sergej R.

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Hey there!

I am a double-platinum award winning music-producer, songwriter, artist and musician from Germany.

I started playing the guitar when I was 12 years old and since then I was able to gain a lot of experiences on stage, in the studio and as a teacher!
I played in a band for many years, I write my own songs and I produce bands and solo artists.

In 2015 I’ve graduated from the well known ArtEZ University of Music in the Netherlands with a Bachelors of Music degree.
During my studies I’ve covered a lot of subjects e.g.: music theory, music history, music production, music management and also „how to teach music“!

After my studies I’ve worked for several years as a music-producer and achieved a double-platinum award for my work.

As you can see, I’ve got a lot of different qualities and I would love to share my knowledge with you!
Moreover I’m experienced in online-teaching and I have worked with several age groups already!

The most important thing is that I ...

About Sergej

Hey there! I am a double-platinum award winning music-producer, songwriter, artist and musician from Germany. I started playing the guitar when I was 12 years old and since then I was able to gain a lot of experiences on stage, in the studio and as a teacher! I played in a band for many years, I

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Joe
Sergej is a versatile guitar teacher and he helped me to reach the next level within a couple of months! Thanks Sergej! I'm looking forward to see you next week! :)
Evgenij
Sergej is a great and experienced guitar teacher! I like his holistic approach and would definitely recommend him! I am enjoying his lessons since a couple of months and I'm glad that he's teaching me.
Jasmin
Sergej is an awesome guitar teacher! I chose Sergej as my teacher as he is very experienced on different levels. From the first lesson on I knew that he had a clear picture in mind with a lesson plan tailored to my needs and profile. His lessons are highly structured, with a fun finger warm up, listening activities (through him, I learnt how important those are for my personal development and goals) and plenty of time to work on songs that I always wanted to play! His approach is holistic and the feedback I get is always super constructive; plus he has lots of tips on hand that help reaching my goals faster! I have taken lessons at schools before but none of them was as good as the experience with Sergej! Not to forget: Sergej's has such a friendly and calm personality - I would highly recommend him as a teacher!
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Nazar D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Russian, Polish, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nazar D.

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Cello is famous for its deep and warm sound, probably the widest range from low to high register. It is used for solo, chamber music, ensembles, chamber and symphony orchestras.
But the most important cello can change your mind and fulfill your soul like no other instruments !

About Nazar

My name is Nazar, Concert Soloist and Orchestra Performer, Experience Long Time Teacher. Master Graduate from Moscow State Conservatory and postgraduate assistant ship program 1990-97 plus over 20 years of teaching experience with different age students. My teaching philosophy is to teach good tech

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Kelvin
I've been working with Nazar since 1998. Not only does he know his stuff and makes his teaching personal to your needs, but he also has a way to make you feel successful even when you are struggling. you always feel better about your playing when you leave than when you got to his studio. He recognizes your learning style and what you want to accomplish, then builds his teaching around that.

If you are looking for a cello teacher (and yes, he also teaches piano and other instruments) I'd say put your time and money into Nazar and you, you will feel it is one of your best investments

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"Loved Joshua.
He has helped me immensely in just a matter of 3 weeks. I look forward to improving based on his suggestions and we can then start our classes back up.

Thanks again Joshua :)."
Rutvij
Took Singing lessons from Joshua A.
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"Love her! She is wonderful and knowledgeable. She is so much fun, she will made my lesson the absolute best part of my day. I learned such great techniques from Michele in a short of amount of time that will forever make me a thousand times better of a singer. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend:"
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Took Singing lessons from Michele M.
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"Thank you for not only being the best piano teacher I ever had but also helping me in so many other ways on the path of self-discovery. You changed my life. I will always be grateful for my three "Russian" years!"
Celia
Took Classical Piano lessons from Maria P.
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"Aiden has been a great guitar teacher and has helped me improve considerably over my first few months with him. I've spent the last 20 years sort of knowing how to play guitar, but I was self taught and never really could figure out how to progress beyond a few chords. Aiden has provided me with the structure I need to get continually better. He has been especially attentive and helpful at correcting and improving my technique. He's always willing to work on what I find interesting or come up with something to guide me. I also really appreciate his laid-back teaching style."
Ryan
Took Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Hanna works very well with kids. My 7 year old loves her instantly. Her voice is so beautiful. We are very happy to find her."
Lily
Took Singing lessons from Hannah W.
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"Frisos is an excellent teacher. I like his approach to develop technique early in the development of the student. Our daughter has improved a lot since we started with him."
Javier
Took Saxophone lessons from Frixos P.
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"My daughter had her first lesson with Heather tonight and she thought she was awesome. Heather is very positive and she excited to have more lesson in the future."
Skyler
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Heather M. L.
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"David, in just a few short weeks has been able to unlock potential I'm not sure I knew or believed I had. He is a professional, extremely knowledgeable and personable as well. I am excited more and more after each lesson for what the future holds."
Michael
Took Singing lessons from Dr. Dave Y.
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"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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Took Drum lessons from David P.
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"If I could give 10,000 stars I would! Daniel is an amazing, ( incredibly patient), fun, great teacher! He is charasmatic and is able to make everything fun so you never feel like you're bored! He is so kind, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn guitar!"
Caroline
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel G.
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Music Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The list of great musicians from Philadelphia is a long one: Will Smith, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Boyz II Men, Pink, The Roots, Eve, as well as rock, soul and jazz legends Chubby Checker, Patti LaBelle and Billie Holiday. Any city in the world would be hard-pressed to match the musical accomplishments of Philadelphia. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Musical theory and technique are acquired through long hours of practice with a teacher who has the experience and the training to hear what you need to work on and to extend your range and abilities. These teachers are abundant in Philadelphia, but you have to know how to reach them.

TakeLessons is the way to connect with the most talented musical teachers in the Philadelphia area. Lessons are customized to fit each student's needs and interests. A large range of lessons are available, from voice to guitar, bass, percussion, piano and more!

Use our search function to find results for instructors in Philadelphia and surrounding cities such as Springfield, Lansdowne, Ardmore, Drexel Hill and Darby. If you are not ready to book online, our student counselors will help to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. There is no risk, as your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. In order to be the best, you have to learn from the best. Begin your legendary career today!

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