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Matthew B.

4 Reviews
Exton, PA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1996
  • B.S. Music Education from Pennsylvania State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Awarded Jazz Award from University Of The Arts
  • Teaching since 2008
  • MM - Jazz Studies from The 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
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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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
  • Awarded Double-Platinum Award from Sony Germany
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Cello Performance, Postgraduate Assistantship Program from Moscow State Conservatory
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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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Jessica
Nazar has a wonderful ability to relate to people. He has excellent skill and enthusiasm, making our son WANT to learn. We highly recommend him...
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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Vasiliy was more than wonderful with my son with his piano lesson. he brought out the joy of music with him. My 8 year old is more than excited to practice and continue to learn with Vasiliy. When i asked my son if he enjoyed his lesson he was glowing and stated " he so nice mommy" We feel very blessed to have found him."
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"Wanted to share an update after multiple lessons - Scott is a virtuoso teacher - he has some many techniques and tricks for helping a person learn to sing - he's also able to start anyone signing right off the bat - not just learning scales or technique - it's so much more fun to learn while you are singing at the same time."
John
Took Singing lessons from Scott M.
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"Jill is kind, professional, and attentive. She made sure my son was comfortable and engaged during the entire lesson."
Jaden
Took Violin lessons from Jill Z.
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"I just love the fact of how patient you are with Andy thank you so much"
Ricardo
Took Trumpet lessons from Jennifer W.
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"Milena really knows her stuff. She’s very consistent and really focused on teaching. If you follow her instructions you will improve. Thank you for the lessons Milena! I promise I will get better at practicing!"
Bryce
Took Violin lessons from Milena A.
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"Liza is an amazing teacher! My fiance bought me singing lessons for my birthday with Liza and I was a complete beginner. She made me feel so comfortable and made our lessons so much fun. I feel like I learned so much and improved in only 5 lessons. I would absolutely recommend her - she is very talented and knowledgeable. Thank you Liza!"
Alyssa
Took Singing lessons from Liza M.
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"Great introductory lesson, patient and obviously passionate about his craft and sharing it with others. A true teacher, much more than just teaching music was shared."
DJ
Took Tuba lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Passionate & Reliable

Casey has been an amazing drum teacher. He understands my style of music and motivates me to become a better performer. I've improved lightyears since taking lessons fro him. He always has a positive attitude and is extremely reliable and punctual, which can be very rare in the music industry. I am so happy I met Casey!"
Izzy
Took Drum lessons from Casey C.
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"Ricardo is an amazing teacher! He is very professional and yet very kind and patient and has a tremendous understanding of music."
David
Took Singing lessons from Ricardo P.
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"He's amazing and works well with me according to my level in singing."
Nora
Took Singing lessons from Blake C.
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