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Debra L. Ambler, PA

In addition to teaching music, I am also an award winning songwriter and trained songwriting instructor through the Nashville Songwriting Association International (NSAI). I work with teens and adults, to write commercial pop songs, both lyrics and music. My students have the opportunity to record their songs, to receive artist development training as performing singer-songwriters, and also to perform their original music.

About Debra

I love teaching and providing a supportive and creative environment where my students have fun learning to make music. I work with students at their own pace to make their musical experience both enjoyable and educational. My students look forward to their lessons, and our time together each week passes by quickly! I'm skilled in playing and teaching classical music as well as theater and pop repertoire for students of all ages. I enjoy working with young students who are beginners, and also with teens or adults who are “coming back” to piano, or learning for the first time. I've developed a Pop-Piano Method based on learning chord structure and music theory for playing by “ear” for students with 2-3 years of piano or other musical instrument. In addition to teaching ...

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Jeanne H. June 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I sought out Debra for help with my speaking voice and soon made, with her help, a surprising discovery - that I can actually sing! Somehow I spent a lifetime believing that I "couldn't carry a tune in a bucket", and made it a point always to sing SOLO - "so low nobody can hear you!"
Debbie set me straight - she taught me the mechanics of singing, and helped me realize I CAN carry a tune - without a bucket! With her cheerful patience and encouragement I feel like I have been given a gift - an ability to sing with confidence and joy, whether in the pew at Church, with the radio in the car, to my grandchildren€¦.now when I sing "unto the Lord" I no longer fear I am simply "making a joyful noise", and am so grateful to have this pleasure at a later stage in my life. I hope to find just the right choir to join to thoroughly enjoy this new-found gift€¦.Thank you, Debra, for being such a great teacher - it has been a delightful experience getting to know you and working with you!
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Erin I. March 1, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Singing Lessons

Debra is a fantastic voice coach for my daughter! She is extremely knowledgeable, caring and patient. She teaches the basics and builds on those fundamental skills. As a result, not only has my daughter's singing voice improved--so has her stage presence, speaking voice and overall poise. I would highly recommend Debra as a singing teacher.
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Sarrah K. January 25, 2014
Speaking Voice
Verified Student
This is an excellent avenue for anyone who wants to improve their speaking voice.

The instructor was outstanding.......great personality. She was personable, professional, knew her subject area and made learning fun. I actually looked forward to meeting with her. In just a few sessions, I can see much awareness and improvement on my part. I am totally satisfied.
David C. Glenside, PA

I do compose music and have many ideas as to what can be done to make a piece more interesting and beautiful.

About David

Having graduated from Westminster Choir College, I have learned many techniques for helping students to understand their voices better. I have taken voice lessons myself since 2002, and still do take them. This gives me the opportunity to learn new and different techniques. As every student is different, there are many different techniques that can help the student to find their voice. One style of teaching that I really feel is important when discussing the voice is the idea of just singing. Often times, as was my experience, when people hear voices they like they will mimic that sound. The problem with that is that the person will start singing with a voice that does not work with their body. That is usually my first goal if they have this particular issue. Many times ...

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Jeff L. December 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor, is able to effectively communicate concepts and put them into practice. Very accommodating for busy schedules.
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David A. November 10, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
David was a great voice teacher! It was my first time taking voice lessons and he made it a very comfortable experience. David helped me to find my voice and then we worked to get the most out of it that we could.
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Owen S. November 2, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
David is a fantastic voice teacher. From the first very lesson, he helped me feel comfortable as I started the the sometimes awkward process of finding my voice. When it comes to technique, he has that rare ability to translate complex ideas and mechanics into simple, easy-to-understand concepts that translate into fast improvement. I have been taking voice lessons with him for just over a year, and the progress I have made in that time is remarkable. Thanks to David, I have truly discovered my voice. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to discover or improve their singing voice. He's fantastic!!
Mike S. Lehighton, PA

We routinely run songwriting workshops in communities all over Pennsylvania. We are affiliated with NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the folks who give out the Grammy's) and have produced over 40 full length CD's for numerous artists.

About Mike

A professional musician and music instructor for over 30 years, Mike has established himself as not only a world class player but also an excellent teacher of all ages and skill levels. He teaches for several area conservatories and hosts master classes on composition, performance, guitar and bass improvisation. Mike now offers lessons in his professional home studio. *** Lesson Details *** Mike's approach is to use the student's own musical tastes to develop an appreciation for the instrument. If you like rock, you learn by playing rock. If you like jazz, you learn by playing jazz. Mike's approach makes it painless to learn to read, train your ear and develop monster chops quickly. *** Studio Equipment *** 1) Recording studio - 1200 square feet - all instruments and seating for ...

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Jeff W. March 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I very much enjoy the time I share and learn with Mike. He has been very patient with my slow learning curve. I have noticed that he caters to a person's strengths, which works for me since I have been slowly learning technique and muscle coordination in respect to playing the violin.

I highly recommend anyone at any age to call upon Mike for instrumental instruction.

To TakeLessons, thank you for offering a system that lets people connect with highly competent instructors.
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Jeff T. June 14, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Mike has been very patient and helpful and takes the time to carefully explain the instruction given. Besides being a great teacher Mike is very personable and that makes the lessons stress free. Taking lessons from an accomplished working musician is the best possible choice.
Thank you Mike for taking me on as a student!
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Dee D. April 14, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Mike is the best!!

I always wanted to learn Violin, but at 26 I thought I'd never get very far. Mike is teaching me Improvisation so that I can jam with my bluegrass friends. After 9 months of lessons with Mike, I am starting to really understand my instrument and am able to jam with my friends! I never thought I would progress this quickly and I know that is all due to the way Mike has taught me and teaching me certain things every week that I can build on and practice at home. I definitely recommend Mike for lessons on any instrument, he is a talented multi-instrumentalist who is interested in all genres of music from classical to country, he is accessible and doesn't make you feel like an idiot when you don't get it right, but he is also tough enough on you that you progress very quickly. He is also interested in teaching you what you want to learn, the right way, so you can get the most out of your musical experience. Playing fiddle is now one of my favorite things to do, I get so much joy out of it, all thanks to Mike and a little hard work!! :)
Desmond M. Horsham, PA

I have more than 10 years songwriting experience

About Desmond

I am currently ABD and will be defending my dissertation shortly to complete my Doctorate in Music degree. I am also certified by the State of New York to teach vocal and instrumental music from K-12. I have more than 10 years of professional international performing and teaching experience. I have had students win awards in music festivals even shortly after working with them. I have worked with ages 5-90 as well as students with special needs. My lessons are planned, thorough and fun. If you are looking for results, I am the teacher for you. I will refer you to another teacher if I can't help you. *** Lesson Details *** My lessons include exercises, repertoire building, sight-reading/music theory and intonation help. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano Keyboard Djembe ...

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Andrea B. May 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He knows exactly what he is doing. He has shown me techniques my past 2 instructors failed to even attempt to show me. I'm not where I want to be but with him I am confident I'm on my way. Whether you're a beginner or advanced there's always room for improvement and Desmond will find it within that session. He is willing to work with you schedule and need I mention very affordable. You won't regret his classes!
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Janine W. December 24, 2013
Singing
Good product with excellent skills.

I've had the opportunity to work with Desmond upon forming his Vocal Ensemble choir, that had a Classical based foundation. As one of the Ensembles’ founding member I sang with the alto line, and found great joy and fulfillment in attending rehearsals.
Within six months of our choirs’ conception we had an enormous repertoire, and was touring, appearing on television, attending interviews with the media, performing in and winning competitions. Needless to say Desmond’s musical skills was a ray of sunlight, which came our way boosting our self confidence, while creating success for the group. I’m happy to have been a part of this group and am pleased to recommend Desmond to anyone who is serious and wants to learn music.
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Nancy R. December 22, 2013
Singing
A nurturing teacher

I have worked with Desmond previously (as an accompanist for one of his choirs). Desmond is a very gentle, kind spirit and I believe he would be a very nurturing teacher for a voice student. He also has the advantage of having a very broad background in different styles of music, from reggae to jazz/pop to classical.
Ricky G. Ambler, PA

Learn the fundamentals of songwriting and start on the path of becoming a successful songwriter. I will help you from start to finish. You'll also have the opportunity to record your original music and take it to the next level. Students find great fulfillment in creating their own original songs and developing their skills as an artist.

About Ricky

Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile. My students call me "Mr. Rick." I teach acoustic guitar lessons for kids and adults, beginners through intermediate. I'm the ideal teacher for those who want to play by "ear" while learning the essentials of chord structure, music theory, rhythm, and proper technique for strumming and playing the instrument. I like making people laugh and having them relax and feel comfortable at our lessons together. I enjoy working with people coming back to guitar, or just starting for fun because they love the guitar! For students who want to play at open mics or in a band, lessons include coaching on performance, and how to pull it all together (including how to properly use the mic and vocal techniques for singing while playing ...

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Vicky P. February 11, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Like taking a Master Class

Rick was a very energetic passionate teacher. A lot of experience and can share very effectively that experience . Great tips and awesome guitar player. The atmosphere was comfortable and lends itself to creativity .
Eric C. Abington, PA

I have been writing songs since the age of 12 and I seek to help other beginner writers. For students interested in songwriting we will use original songs (prefer song to be copyrighted) as our teaching material.

About Eric

Eric was raised in a single parent home in the city of Philadelphia. It was at the age of 12, without prior instruction, that Eric began to play the piano and write songs. Seeing this talent Eric was immediately enrolled into music school to take piano lessons. At his local church Eric eventually became the assistant youth choir director and worship leader. As a songwriter, Eric has shared his music with local artists and has had one of his songs recorded by a local gospel artist. In 2002, Eric enrolled in Millersville University of Pennsylvania as a music major with voice as his primary instrument. Eric quickly became the choral director for the university's Gospel Choir. This afforded him the opportunity to arrange a contemporary version of the school'™s Alma Mata which he still ...

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Stephanie M. October 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Eric is an excellent teacher, music leader and coach. His style of teaching is completely comprehensive. He doesn't simply focus on the mechanics of singing, he stresses that dynamics, expression, reflection and emotion are just as important. Eric is a gifted and patient teacher whose instruction provides the training and tools to help you push beyond what you thought was your best.
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Lauren D. August 17, 2014
Singing · In home
Eric is a phenomenal coach! He's so calm. He doesn't bark at you when you mess up. I am harder on myself than he is. He requires your best. He taught me that there's more that I can do with my voice than I thought I was capable off. I admire his skill, and love for his craft. Just phenomenal!
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Jason L. August 14, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
I have been a student of Eric for years. He truly is the best vocal coach I have ever worked with. As a gospel singer and worship leader that has a wide rang of experience in the music industry including touring as a back up singer for well known gospel artist in the region, singing on multiple albums, facilitating music workshops, and being a leader music ministries, I am no stranger to what good singing is or how to do it. That is what makes Mr. Eric so special! He knowledge of Music theory, instrumentation, and vocal coaching, were able to propel me to an entirely new level of performance. His training has allowed me to hone and perfect my craft. I have truly grown in knowledge and skill as a DIRECT result of his teaching. He techniques for vocal coaching are one of a kind and work not only beginning singers, but seasoned singers as well. He is the best!

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