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Poughkeepsie Music Lessons

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar, the piano, the drums, the violin, or any other instrument of your choice and become extremely talented? Perhaps you’d like to sing to your heart’s content and get the audience all hyped up with your immaculate singing. Maybe you want to write a song that will be remembered forever. Or perhaps you’d like to dance like pop sensation Michael Jackson or the Jabbawockeez.

These may be lofty wishes, however what’s great about this type of wishful thinking and your dreams of musical is that they can be realized by surrounding yourself with people who want to help you achieve your dreams. So if you want to become a musician, singer, composer, dancer or artist that would make the people of Poughkeepsie proud, why not enroll in our Poughkeepsie music lessons? When you take music classes with us, you get to not only explore music as an art and a science but also as an experience of utmost convenience to you. You see, you do not need to go far to receive comprehensive music lessons because they are now offered in your area. Regardless of what your current skill level may be our Poughkeepsie music lessons cater to all levels of student including beginner, intermediate and advanced as well as all kinds of music lessons such as voice, piano and guitar.

Make TakeLessons your partner in your musical adventure. TakeLessons is a BBB-accredited business offering quality full-service singing and music lessons to students in over 2,800 cities throughout the United States So if you want to make sure you’re on the right path to realizing your dream of becoming a skilled musician, remember to trust only a music lessons provider that has a positive reputation and proven track record of success. So sign up for our Poughkeepsie music lessons today, we’re here to help and can’t wait to get you started!

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Ben B.

Wappingers Falls, NY

About Ben

Hello, Music has always been a part of my life. I've studied music at Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz (Where I completed my Bachelor's Degree) I've been teaching music since 2010. For the past few years I've been very fortunate to travel the world performing music. I have performed in 45 of the U.S. States and 25 different countries across 5 continents.

My goal is for the student to have and understanding of the music and perform it effortlessly. Most of all, help share with them the joy and happiness that music has given me over the years.
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Eric W. March 31, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben is top of the line. Great attitude, good with kids and adults! Highly recommend.
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Steve S. March 11, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Ben's bass playing is experienced and versatile, much like the way he teaches. Since he's fluent in multiple genres - from rock to jazz to ska and more - he's able to incorporate a student's specific musical interests into their lesson and tailor the learning especially to them, which always makes his lessons interesting and exciting.
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Joe H. February 6, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
Lessons with Ben have helped me, a guitarist first and foremost, to be able to hang on Bass in a professional capacity. His music philosophy has helped me to approach my own playing with a more focused mind. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
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Ben B.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Chris D.

Poughkeepsie, NY

About Chris

Chris D. is a professional drum instructor located in the Dutchess County area. He has been playing drums and percussion for 26 years, and has taught in the Dutchess county area for 12 years. In 2008 Chris founded and built a lesson and recording studio in Poughkeepsie designed specifically for drummers.

Private Lessons: I teach many styles of music such as Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Funk, R&B and more. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced drummer, I have a lot of valuable knowledge to share. I will teach you vital exercises, rudiments and coordination to build up your technique,
whether it's on a marching snare or on the drum set. You will learn how to read and write drum notation as well as how to transcribe your favorite songs. In my studio I'll show you how to use all the latest hardware and online media to help you get the most out of each practice session. While studying under me, you will receive individualized lessons utilizing the latest technology and time proven traditional methods.

All Ages: I teach all ages and skill levels, from the drum pad to the drum set. No matter how young the student, learning to play an instrument and read music is invaluable to their education.

-I help my younger students prepare for middle school and high school level orchestra as well as preparation for NYSSMA. I also prepare my students for college music auditions and solo pieces.

-With my adult students I help them schedule music into their busy lives. There is no reason to put off playing an instrument if it's something you always wanted to do. A lot of my adult students commute to New York City and work long hours. So whether you work full-time, have a busy college schedule or commute to work, I'll help you build a practice schedule around your busy life. There is no reason to put off playing an instrument because you don't think you have the time.

All Skill Levels:

- With my beginner students I teach them the proper control they need to progress with the least amount of frustration. They will learn to read notation which will help me to guide them through all the techniques and exercises to follow. Most importantly, they will have fun while learning to play drums the correct way.

-With my advanced students you will learn more complex music theory (such as polyrhythms and odd time signatures). We will cover many of the different styles of music, as well as the techniques which make them unique. We will work on your speed and precision so you can play along to those songs that were always beyond your ability. I'll help you gain independence with each limb in order to maximize your playing potential. Most importantly I will show you how to enjoy your time behind the drum set, which will help you get the most out of each practice session.

Why Take Lessons: There is so much more to taking a drum lesson than just learning how to play a beat in a song. I will instruct and guide you weekly to help you build a solid foundation and progress at your own speed. Some of my top students have taken lessons with me for close to 9 years and they are able to play things that they never imagined possible. If you’re ready to put in the time and study hard, I will teach you the information and techniques to become your best.

If you’re ready for fun and professional drum instruction, then contact me to get started.
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Paul G. May 7, 2015
Drum · In home
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Each and every lesson I learn more and more from Chris. Great Instructor
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Chris D.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(1)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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James H.

Highland, NY

About James

Take lessons to learn guitar, music theory, reading music, and many other musical skills. I specialize in solo guitar, improvisation, finger-style guitar, arranging, music theory and knowledge of various styles of music. Beginners are more than welcome, as are intermediate and advanced players, of all ages.
Skype lessons are also available!
Learn to play rock, jazz, blues, Latin, Brazilian, Classical, pop, reggae, folk, pop, metal, really anything!
Music should be fun to play and learn, which is the focus of my teaching method. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY New Paltz, and h
ave performed at venues around the Hudson Valley and NYC.
I look forward to meeting and helping you to become a better musician!
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James H.

James H.

Highland, NY 12528
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Michael H.

Kingston, NY

About Michael

Since earning his Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from SUNY New Paltz, Michael Hollis has been teaching both privately and in studios throughout the Hudson Valley. Michael is the founder of the Hudson Valley Music Collective of private instructors that is set to debut later this year, bringing together a wonderful mix of musicians. What separates Michael from all of the other guitar instructors? Its his willingness to teach any genre or skill level and his myriad of performing experiences that help add a "real life" factor to his approach.
Music is all about FUN! If you're not h
aving fun, you're doing it wrong! Its for this reason that Michael shapes each individuals lessons to best meet their needs and desires.
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Zena July 15, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I took mandolin lessons from Michael. He also taught me a lot of music theory and also how to improvise. I really enjoyed my lessons, because I was able to tell Michael what I was interested in learning, and that was what we focused on. He is himself a very talented musician and his teaching style is easy to understand. As an adult student, all of these aspects of teaching are very important.
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Joe July 15, 2015
Michael Hollis is anot extreemly talented musician. He is proficient in many styles and extreemly knowledgeable about his instrument and music in general. His outgoing personality and dedication to his work make him a great music teacher. Would recommend him to anyone who beginnersaid as well as more experienced players wishing to further their skills
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Michael H.

Michael H.

Kingston, NY 12401
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Brett M.

Wappingers Falls, NY

About Brett

Learn from a full-time guitarist, composer, author, and teacher. You can be confident that you'll get the most effective one-on-one guitar instruction available. A bit about me:

- Degree from Berklee College of Music
- 12 years of private instruction experience
- Over 25,000 lessons taught
- Instrumental recording artist
- Soundtrack composer for video games
- Guitar instructional author of books and audio courses, including the popular "Unleash Your Speed: How to Shred on Guitar"

Breakthroughs guaranteed!
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Elie August 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I've been a bass player for many many years and starting focusing on guitar a few years ago. I had a good theoretical background but lacked the knowledge and technique to apply it to the guitar.
Brett was able to teach me all the guitar specific techniques and take my playing to the next level by showing me how to apply my theory knowledge to the fretboard.

I have now been taking lessons for a year and a half and have yet to have one I did not greatly benefit from!
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Dennis August 1, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I've been taking lessons with Brett for over a year now and it's been a <b>fantastic</b> experience. My journey started, however, long before our first meeting.<br />

Over two years ago I decided it was time to up my game and increase my understanding of music theory and music in general. In order to accomplish this I felt I needed a teacher, but not just any teacher. I had a few strict requirements in mind. First, I wanted someone who had a degree in music. Brett's a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Check. As a bass player I wanted a guitarist for a teacher. To me, being able to ask questions and talk to someone who understands the interaction between bass and guitar is key. Brett's a pro guitarist and an accomplished musician. Check again. I also wanted someone who understood the music I listened to and played and was also versed in other styles of music. Again, check.<br />

Brett met and surpassed everything I wanted in a teacher. And to top if off, he's one cool dude. My only regret is not starting sooner.<br />

- Dennis D.
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Gary J August 1, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Great teacher with abundance of knowledge about music theory. He presents himself in a very professional manner and his teaching skills are impeccable. It appears that Brett can teach any level of guitar with ease. I have been taking lesson for approximately 3 months and am learning at a pace that makes me want to join a band.
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Brett M.

Brett M.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(7)
starting at
$34 / 30-min

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