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Daniel M.

2 Reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University
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Daniel M.

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In my 17 years playing the saxophone, I've performed in all sorts of places and styles - orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, rock concerts, musical pits, you name it! I've taught beginners, college students, and even retirees.

I've studied classical and jazz music at Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and Baldwin Wallace Universities with James Houlik, Mike Tomaro, and others. I have studied composition, music theory, and music history, too. After all, there's more to learning an instrument than just knowing which fingers to press down!

I can help you improve your skills and style whether you're just starting out on the sax or fine-tuning your college auditions!

About Daniel

Hi! My name's Dan, and I'm a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, teacher, and avid learner of pretty much everything! I just received my Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, adding to my Master's in Music from Duquesne University (also in Pittsburgh),

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Tim
I really appreciated the time and patience Daniel had, I'm a total beginner and he made my first saxophone lesson great his music background was fantastic. Thanks for the lesson!
Xin
Dan is an incredible saxophone teacher and he helped me a lot. In the quartet, he helped me how to listen to the other group members’ parts and then I can really fit into the group. For my solo piece, he gave me a lot of helpful comments, which helped me make my music sound beautifully. What he does all the time is helping me be aware of everything, and growing to be more professional!
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Laura M.

30 Reviews
Warrendale, PA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BFA in Music/ Teaching (piano), from Conservatory Superior of Music, Madrid (Spain)
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Laura M.

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Do you want to compose your own music? Join me!

I composed my first music when I was 7, without stopping since then. I have one album and several singles recorded. During my piano degree, I studied composition, harmony, and accompaniment.

About Laura

I am a pianist, songwriter, and keyboard player and backup singer for a prog-rock band and also a music teacher. I've been teaching music for a long time. Why? Because I love music and I love to teach. My mission statement: get you to enjoy music while learning. The best moments on my work ar

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Judith K.
Laura is a wonderful teacher. I learn so much each lesson, and its fun at the same time!
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Laurie
Laura is kind patient and understanding. I look forward to working with her and I had a lot of fun. Stress free!!!
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Susanna S.

171 Reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $36
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Sword of Honor from Sigma Alpha Iota
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching viola for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and cello in private lessons, small groups, large groups and school orchestra settings grades 2 -12. Additionally, Susanna has worked with adult students of all ages and all levels. Currently, she runs her own studio and is teac

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Crystal
Susanna is an amazing instructor who takes the time with her students to truly get an appreciation of the instrument they are learning. Susanna offers any student patience, understanding and a wealth of knowledge to gain confidence in playing. Highly recommend for any Violin, Viola, or Cello students.
Izz
Absolute BEST music teacher EVER! If patience is a virtue, you will never meet a more virtuous person.

I’ve been taking Viola lesson with Susanna for over four years…including various breaks for health issues (two strokes, carpal tunnel surgery)…and Susanna always knows where to restart lessons.

You can stop looking for a strings teacher now, because you’ve just found the best there is!
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Jonathan G.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance plus a minor in Jazz Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jonathan G.

27 Reviews
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Jazz plus Rock and Church organ styles.

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in

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Kwesi A.
Jonathan is very very patient and has all the skills to train everyone. I will recommend to everyone who needs to know, study and enjoy the excitement in playing piano, guitar and singing .
Daniel
He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.
Ami K.
My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.

Perry N.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University
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Perry N.

5 Reviews
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Open Tunings, Fingerpicking Solfeggio, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Scales and Modes, Left and Right Hand Technique, Blues Progressions, Jazz Standards the Parlor American Classical Repertoire, and the works of Davey Graham, John Rebourn, John Fahey, Stefan Grossman, Phil Keaggy, Leo Kottke, etc .

About Perry

Hello! My name is Perry and I am a professional classical, flamenco and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Wa

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Lydia P.
My 10 year girl loved it!
Darrell D.
Great personality and knowledge of music, really makes the lessons very personalized, fun and interesting. Definitely a good choice!!
vishal
Perry takes the time to explain flamenco and related styles deeply and thoroughly. He also provides detailed micro-scale feedback on hand/arm placement, orientation, range and which muscle groups to engage. But more than the technical, he has an awesome vibe and makes learning guitar quite an enjoyable experience.
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Jay P.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jay P.

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Hello there! My name is J and music has been a part of my life since I was a young kid. I learned to play the piano when I was 8 and never stopped learning since. Eventually, I taught myself how to play the guitar and a whole new world of music opened up for me and I would love to share my knowledge with you in a fun, energetic and creative way. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Jay

Hello Students/Parents, My name is Jay and I have been playing the piano since Elementary school and the guitar since High School. A piano upbringing instilled in me the core basics of music and music theory. Which eventually led me to teaching myself the guitar; which led to writing my own song

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wendy
Enjoying my lessons and relaxed learning.
Shamayeeta R.
Patient and very detailed. Very easy to follow.
D Brian
I really like Jay’s style. He gave me a lot of foundational information that will help me to remember and to learn the chords and how to keep things moving forward. I am looking forward to practicing every day what I learned today… And then my next lesson with Jay.

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"I’m an adult learner and was overwhelmed with the idea of jumping back into piano lessons after a long stint away and not a lot of foundation to start from. I enlisted the help of Gabriel and found his patience, encouragement and thoughtful teaching style put me right at ease! After a few lessons I was on my way and managed to stumble my way through a big chunk of a complicated song I had been wanting to learn! During this uncertain time in history where we are all self-isolating to protect ourselves and each other, I think there is no better time than to pick up where I left off and start my lessons again. I’ll be resuming online lessons with Gabriel again and encourage you to do the same! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂"
Paris
Took Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"I have been doing lessons with Andrea now for about 6 weeks now. I have attempted to learn guitar multiple times throughout my life and have never made substantial progress. With Andrea's instruction I have made drastic improvement and my the confidence I have in my playing has also increased. Andrea makes the lessons enjoyable, relevant, and has an acute awareness of where your at in your learning journey and how to get you to the next level quickly. It's been a VERY positive experience thus far. I look forward to many more lessons with him."
Justin
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"every lesson i learn a lot more about techniques and i can hear a differene in the sound i make and it is staritng to sound like music."
Michael
Took Saxophone lessons from Fernando P.
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"Great first session. Looking forward to next time."
Shelley
Took Guitar lessons from Jeremie W.
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"Very thorough and caring"
Lincoln
Took Piano lessons from Karen A M.
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"she`s a really great teacher

Arly has really helped me. I have seen improvement before I started taking lessons and to now. She`s professional, supportive, and sweet. I wish I couldve spent more time with her because she really helped me find a way to make my voice pop."
Kutura
Took Singing lessons from Arlys A.
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"Diane is amazing! Very kind-hearted and patient. I had a wonderful first lesson and am looking forward to learning more!"
Tatiana
Took Violin lessons from Diane G.
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"He has been teaching me for a while now. I have waited to post my review until I was confident on giving the correct review. I am an adult and I work, so I have limited time that I can allocate to practicing guitar. I really like his way of teaching because he is to the point, very efficient and knows where I am and what I need. He is able to measure the right amount of challenges for me to practice for next lesson. I manage a department and manage more than 40 people at my work and being so, I am very demanding when it comes to judging people. And I am very happy that I have him as my instructor. I believe he is able to guide me to develop my skills and knowledge efficiently. And on top of that, he is a great guy!! I strongly recommend him!"
Kentaro
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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"Jeremy challenged me and helped me reach a level of playing that I didn't think was possible for myself. He was not only encouraging, but patient as well, and allowed me to work at my own pace and around my busy schedule. Although very intelligent and skilled in his area of practice, he still allowed room for my own creativity. I highly recommend Jeremy for anyone who is eager to learn and looking for an excellent instructor."
Stephanie
Took Euphonium lessons from Jeremy S.
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"Great teacher. Very patient and observant. He tells you where your strengths and weaknesses are and develops a plan to assist you in overcoming your weaknesses. My left hand is weak but the more I practice on the assignments the more I become confident in my success."
Gloria
Took Piano lessons from Charles S.
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