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Rosalind H.

21 Reviews
Downingtown, PA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, I can sing in Italian, German or French.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts from Drexel University
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Rosalind H.

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Having attended Westminster Choir College and taken music theory based classes in highschool, I have had experience with everything from basic theory to music analysis to ear training and more. I have taken practical theory classes and music history/world music classes which have contributed to my understanding of the patterns in and characteristics of a wide variety of musical genres. At Drexel University, as a music therapy masters student, I was expected to improvise and transpose at a moments notice. These experiences have convinced me that it is in the musician's best interests to have a strong foundation of theory knowledge, and I emphasize theory approaches to understanding music in voice, and particularly piano lessons, as I believe this will help the student to better predict and understand an underlying musical structure to a song, helping with his or her reading fluency.

About Rosalind

Hello! My name is Rosalind and I believing in teaching music lessons that go the extra mile. Students and parents can expect excellence in customer service that goes beyond their weekly lessons. How are lessons with me different? -Convenient Locations in Downingtown, Coatesville, West Ches

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Linda A.
I had a great experience! Loved every minute of it. Rosalind in easy to work with and made me feel at ease right from the beginning!
loved it and looking forward to the next lesson
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Rosalind was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly. She made it easy to understand.
Sarah P.
Rosalind quickly pinpointed problem areas and gave excellent instruction on how to work to improve by giving great explanations of what was happening with the voice and why. Highly recommend.
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Dominic S.

2 Reviews
Coatesville, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaching since 1990
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Dominic S.

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I teach music theory while integrating the concepts into current pieces we are working on.

About Dominic

Music Lessons should be fun! I have been playing music all my life. I share my love of music with my students and tailor each lesson to their specific needs. I also teach music composition. If you ever had that idea for a song, I'll teach you how to develop it.

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Kim K.
Dominic is a fantastic teacher. He makes the lesson so enjoyable, that I don't want it to end. It is the fastest hour of my life. He's extremely talented & professional but still personable all at the same time.
Joanne F.
Very helpful; took time to find out where I am and what I need. Lessons are immediately applicable to Sunday work. He has "patient ears".
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Vince T.

19 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Graduate Grant from The University of the Arts
  • Teaches students 12 to 86
  • Masters of Music from The University of the Arts
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Vince T.

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Music Theory is essential for every well-rounded musician. A musician should know why something sounds good. Simple theory includes note names, reading music, melody, and rhythm. Complex theory includes how extended chord structures relate to each other, Serialism, and harmonization.

Vince first encountered music theory when he began playing trumpet and reading music. He learned the basics; notes, scales, triads, key signatures, and time signatures. Later (especially when he first studied guitar and piano), Vince studied intervals, exotic scales, and chord progressions. At college and graduate school, he formally studied advanced music theory as applied to tonal harmony, twentieth century music, and jazz.

Often, theories are built upon other theories and thus support each other. Vince teaches the basics up to more advanced theoretical concepts - to any musician regardless of instrument - how they can be successfully applied in practice.

About Vince

Vince privately teaches trumpet, guitar, electric bass guitar, arranging, composition, music theory, ear training, and improvisation to students of all ages and levels. “Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese, WXPN’s The Key). Vinc

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Faith W.

3 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded NSO Concerto Competition from Irish National Symphony Orchestra
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Faith W.

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I have a Bachelors degree in Music History. I have tutored students in level 1 & 2 music theory including composition and aural skills. My lessons are primarily focused on training for AP Music Theory exams.

About Faith

I have performed throughout Europe and North America as an orchestral and solo musician, and my favorite part of touring is meeting people from different places and trying new foods! I currently hold a long-term piccolo/3rd flute substitute position with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orches

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Felice
Faith is fantastic! Just in a few lessons, I've improved my tone and worked on my weak vibrato and she even did research on helping me decide on a new flute. She is super professional, fun, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!!
Sara
Amazing teacher, great experience working with her. Particularly skilled over the virtual format with an amazing ear for sound and ability to provide direction.
Victoria
I like how Ms. Wasson takes the time to thoroughly explain each piece that we learn such as the history of the composer and the music theory involved in each piece. She is also a very patient teacher who answers all of my questions and helps me work through any parts of the lesson that I find difficult.
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Samantha D.

11 Reviews
Reading, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Samantha D.

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How to apply theory in all instruments. Song writing and through better technique in each instrument.

About Samantha

Samantha started taking piano lessons at age 3 from her mother, who was also a music teacher. She played piano continuously through school, and also learned to play clarinet, guitar, flute, trumpet and sax, often playing different instruments in her school's band. She also learned the violin and cel

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Wonderful!

Samantha D. is wonderful. My kids play so well for only 1 year'sworth of lessons. I would highly recommend her to anyone! I am blownaway by the music that comes out of the Piano from a 7 and 11 year old.My 11 year old signed up for her first music competition at school. Ifyou told me one year ago I would have girls playing a piano, I would notbelieve you. I truly thought they would quit after a couple of months.Not the case. They are musically talented and still love it. Thanks toSamantha D! They are now thriving in the in-school music program.Thank you, TakeLessons, for filtering out the best teachers. When achild has a small window of interest, you have to grab it the rightway...the wrong teacher would not have given me these results.
PatK
My granddaughter, Katelynn, enjoys her trumpet lessons with Samantha. Samantha is caring, seems to enjoy teaching & has patience; which is needed since Katelynn needs a little extra attention learning things
MaureenC
Highly Recommend her!

My daughters (10, & 6) have only had three lessons with Samantha! They love it. Her nature is kind and welcoming. She can tell how much they can handle so doesn't overwhelm them with too much theory or pieces to play. She strikes a nice balance. My 10 year old started composing her own song when she became bord with the beginner book! Samantha has added to this excitement and changed her teaching style to match my daughters learning style. My daughter was beaming! Samantha has taught her how to take the next pieces of theory and add it to her song. She also ordered music my daughter enjoys like Selena Gomez. My 6 year old is excited every week and doesn't want to be late. My husband and I thought this would be just another thing to start and quit. So far they are going strong!
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Monika C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Polish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Monika C.

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Monika offers tutoring sessions in music theory for aspiring music students who are entering college, and students who are already enrolled in first or second year collegiate level theory courses.

About Monika

Monika is a soprano studying classical vocal performance at DePaul University and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or online over Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype with a high-quality microphone and camera so the student can have the best video and audio experience. Monika has been sin

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Robert
Monika will teach you the basics of pitch, control, tone, and other cornerstones of a good singing voice. No stone is left unturned, and Monika expertly covers everything from warm-ups and singing exercises to singing career tips. She will push you further with advanced techniques perfect for beginners all the way up to advanced performers. Gain an extra octave, master the difficult high notes, correct bad habits, learn how to work in a band and top performance tips. She is the BEST! Thanks Monika!!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in West Chester, PA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in West Chester is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"Great first lesson! My son enjoyed it. Thank you."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Keith J.
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Took Music Theory lessons from Gleb V.
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"Steph is very knowledgeable about singing and music. She has a wonderful personality that is very encouraging to her students. I strongly suggest that you take lessons with her!!!!"
Carson
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for 3 years and could not ask for a better teacher. He makes my interest grow and has a wealth of knowledge and the patience to share it. He challenges me regularly. I only wish I had found him sooner as previous instructors never had the flexibility or patience that Jimmy has.
Learning in such a relaxed environment has worked very well for me. My son has since started lessons with Jimmy as well and it has become a great experience for both of us."
Tim
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Upbeat beautiful positive sweet person who loves what she does."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Sue D.
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"Thanks Rosita for your patience, for your cares and effort on making us better singers. Although some of us in the Church quire had no idea of what correct singing was u helped us excel and move forward in knowledge of musical notes, pitch ranges, tuning, proper breathing, diet and all that good stuff about singing. I can only describe u as an AWESOME teacher!!! Love u bunch your friend and student always
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Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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Took Music Theory lessons from James W.
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"Makala is easy to work with. She makes music so easy to understand and she approaches lessons in funny and focused way that keeps them enjoyable while staying on-track. She also has an encyclopedic knowledge of music across a surprisingly extensive range of styles. Every time I see her I learn of a new artist that I love. Highly recommend Makala!"
Rebecca
Took Music Theory lessons from Makala W.
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"Music theory has always fascinated me but I could never quite get the hang of it. Zack explains things clearly and works thoroughly to make sure you understand each topic and how it works before moving on. I recommend him to all of my music friends, and if you're reading this I recommend him to you,
too! You won't regret it, he's worth every penny."
Ginnie
Took Music Theory lessons from Zack D.
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"I've been taking lessons with David for more than 2 years, he's amazing... he's very knowledgeable, patient, knows how to explain difficult concepts and can adapt to a broad range of topics, covering different areas that I'm interested on, including music theory, songwriting, guitar and bass, and music production.

David is both a professional musician and an experienced instructor, and you can tell the difference that makes in every class.

We started with at-home classes, but switched to online during the pandemic and that's working pretty good for me to.

I'd recommend David to anyone looking to learn a new instrument, get better at it or expand their music knowledge in general."
Mariano
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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