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Ryan S.

31 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $22
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in fine art from The School of the Art Institute Chicago
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ryan S.

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Basic out line of blues guitar approach touching on the I IV V progression and pentatonic scales to play lead lines, solos and melodies. Heavy investigation of note bending, breathing and space. Learning to let the notes "breath" and speak is key to good blues.

About Ryan

Bio as Musician: Ryan was born on Chicago’s South Side and started playing guitar at the age of fourteen. Born with a deep passion for a broad variety of musical styles, Ryan studied with Grammy award winner and jazz giant Frank J. Rumoro at the Chicago Acadamy of Jazz Guitar. Since that time h

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Patrick
Ryan's method and personality really clicked with my son. We definitely picked the right teacher!
Dana M.
Ryan is professional and easy going at the same time. So far so good. I'm excited to keep going.
Shelly S.
Ryan takes his time and tailors my lessons specifically to my level and to the type of music I’d like to play. He covers everything from the basics – like the proper way to hold the pick – to more advanced teachings like music theory. Ryan is flexible, patient, easy going, and he consistently teaches at a pace that I’m comfortable with. He provides take-home practice after every lesson and always has helpful suggestions any time I have questions. What I find incredibly helpful is that at the end of the lesson Ryan will run through the take-home practice on his guitar and let me record it on my phone so it’s easier for me to remember. When I’m ready to practice the next day I just pull up his notes and the video and I’m ready to go!

It’s obvious that Ryan has a passion for music, and it shows in his lessons. I would easily give him my highest recommendation.

Rachel I.

2 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BFA Music Performance - Cello from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Rachel I.

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My teaching style puts a focus on realizing musicality and expression through proper playing technique. Playing for hours shouldn't be hard on your body! I work to make my students comfortable at their instruments so that their musical intentions can shine. I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, and I look forward to meeting some new cellists!

About Rachel

I have a BFA in Cello Performance from UW-Milwaukee. As a student, I worked for the university as a tutor in Music Theory, at the recommendation of my professors. Since relocating to Philadelphia, I have established myself as an educator all over the city. I am the cello instructor at the Baldwin

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Adrianna
It's no surprise that it's hard to learn an instrument as an adult. Apart from a semester of guitar lessons in college, I had no musical training and no understanding of music theory. All I knew was that I loved the sound of a cello, and I was graciously gifted one on my 28th birthday.

I am proud to say that I have been Rachel's cello student for over three years now. Since the beginning, Rachel has made sure that I felt comfortable during our lessons, and she remains reassuring even when I get discouraged with my bow hold or tight fingers.

Rachel has taught me a lot about music theory, but she's mostly taught me how to love my instrument. It has been amazing to see and hear the progress I've made, and she continues to give me more exciting challenges to practice each week. She's been attentive to my learning style and my ever-evolving cello goals, and I've been consistently impressed with how she's been able to keep our lessons interesting and fun over the years.

Rachel and I meet for an hour once a week and I look forward to every lesson! She has been the best instructor, and I look forward to many more lessons to come.
Jennifer
I’m an adult student and Rachael has been my instructor for almost two years now. She’s very knowledgeable and PATIENT! Ive grown so much in the past two years and I’m looking forward to more.

Alexander B.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $84
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alexander B.

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I am happy to introduce myself. My name is Alexander. I graduated from the Curtis Institute of music and was performing all over the world since then with major orchestras, festivals and have collaborated with many great artists.

I was very fortunate to study with many great clarinets from different schools and traditions. I very much look forward to sharing my experience with you and hope to hearing from you soon. I promise to inspire you to work hard and will help you in preparation for your high school, college, music festivals auditions and much more! Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

About Alexander

The multi-award-winning clarinetist Alexander graduated from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied clarinet with Donald Montanaro and chamber music with Pamela Frank, Peter Wiley and Joseph Silverstein. Alexander has won first prizes at the || Moscow Interna

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Graham H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The University of Akron
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded Music Honors Scholarship from The University of Akron
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Graham H.

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You can play what you can hear. I work on developing the student's mental concept of how a particular piece of music sounds. This solid musical thinking translates into a reliable technique. Technique should come naturally and not be overly thought, but I will explain what seems to work for me and analyze the student's playing.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures'. Lessons should include some study of theory or harmony. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

My adult students say I am insightful.

About Graham

I am a musician with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. I studied with Philip Thomson, Laura Silverman, Douglas Hicks, and Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching young children, older adults, and those in between. I am patient and encouraging. Presently, I am available to teach online

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Rj H.
Graham is very patient, knowledgeable, and professional.
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Extremely dedicated, patient and caring teacher.
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Lester F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Spanish, Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lester F.

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About Lester

I am a Classical-Trained Singer hailing from the Southern California area. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the California State University, Long Beach under the instructions of Steven Kronauer. I moved to the Boston Metropolitan area to pursue my Graduate Studies in His

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Jonathan R. Enerva
Lester is one of a kind music teacher who will go to great lengths to find your voice no matter what age you are. He has a technique that enables you to keep on going until you comfortably find your voice. From posture, stands, looks, and the relationship of your diaphragm to your vocal chords, he is THE ULTIMATE MASTER.
Joe
Excellent teacher. Very aware of anatomy and how best to fix issues. Lester really allowed me to find my voice and allowed me to express myself without any strain. Highly recommend!

Chris S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chris S.

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Music is meant to be shared :)

I explain the fundamental concepts of music in a clear and concise manner. Provide the knowledge and materials necessary to achieve any musical level. Teach theory, reading, vocabulary, and technique. Ensure that our students are always having FUN! Each lesson is catered to students interests!

About Chris

Music teacher with over 5 years of experience. I teach students of all ages and different backgrounds. Chris is an active guitarist, performer, arranger and teacher in the Metro Detroit area.

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Viviana G.
I highly recommend Chris as a guitar teacher, especially with young children. His approach is very patient, positive, and visual. He is really good at catering every lesson to fit each individual student needs. Hands on and reliable, Chris will help you learn guitar with fun and a solid method.

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Took Singing lessons from Paul W.
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"Andrew is the best teacher I could possible ask for. He is able to break things down where they are easy to understand and he tailors the lessons perfectly for each student."
Mark
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"If you're considering taking music lessons, now is the time, and Josh is your guy! I've taken music lessons with a number of instructors in the past, and they've each had their own unique approach to both music and teaching. Working with Josh was the first time that I felt like my music education was a collaborative partnership. Josh was open to meshing my prior musical experience with his expertise and teaching style, and allowed me to choose the direction and pace of my progress while providing the structure and support I need as an adult learner. Whether it's online or in-person, I can't recommend studying with Josh highly enough!"
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Took Piano lessons from Joshua F.
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"Where do I start?.. First off, let my say that Cindy is my very first vocal coach..and the search stops with her. The teacher/student chemistry we had was great from the very first lesson. She is great at listening to your concerns and helping you come up with the appropriate solutions. Coming into my 1st lesson, my biggest challenge was with breathiness..and Cindy attacked that right away by teaching me the proper breathing and warm up techniques. I also learned the difference between head voice and chest voice and when it is necessary to use them. I highly recommend Cindy as a vocal coach and I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with her in the future."
Renell
Took Singing lessons from Cindy H.
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"My son had his first lesson today and has already learned so many things! When the lesson ended, he smiled and told me it was so much fun and the teacher was nice. My son is a beginner at clarinet and usually has a hard time with learning new things, but he was able to understand Jason very well.
Jason is friendly, focused, patient, knowledgeable, confident, professional, and cool. He is organized and communicated clearly what we need to work on and what is the upcoming plan. Jason is awesome and exceeded my expectations. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!"
Kelly
Took Clarinet lessons from Jason S.
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"Mr. Gallo is an excellent instructor. He worked with my son to get to know where he was as a student and then created instruction based on that. He also was able to pinpoint what areas my son needed to work on to become a better musician. We are very happy with his methods and plan to continue with Mr. Gallo as my son continues to develop and learn his instrument."
Adria
Took Trumpet lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Mel is incredible and a very thoughtful instructor. He takes the time to make sure you understand the concepts and works with you to make sure you progress in an efficient logical way. He really spends the time with you and you feel like he is as committed to your learning experience as you are. I would recommend him for anyone looking for lessons and I am excited to keep studying the fiddle and violin with him.

-Patrick from Canada"
Patrick
Took Fiddle lessons from Mel P.
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"Great first lesson! I feel enthused and ready to practice!"
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Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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