Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Ford
"Jared's lessons have greatly improved my sight reading and overall general knowledge of music. I like how he plays along with me and is always supportive
and patient. Highly recommend him, a great teacher for kids."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Ha
"If you have been looking for a great drum teacher, Michael is your last stop! He has the ability to communicate with the students and parents and make dr
umming fun. His students response to him very well and enjoy going to weekly lesson. My son started with Michael when he entered 6th grade and is now a Junior playing for Marina HS Marching Band, Drum line, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. If you have the time and sit in a lesson with your children, you will soon realize that your money is well spent...not a wasted minute in that 1/2 hour lesson."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Bonnie
"Piano is so rewarding!
Marty has helped me tremendously with understanding music theory and helping me advance my playing! As an older student, I need a
different approach from kids; and Marty has worked hard to give me that training! I love taking lessons!"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by John
Great teacher! I started with Ayme with no musical skills whatsoever. I wanted to learn the guitar to challenge myself. 10 lessons down the
line I am comfortably strumming away and very happy my progress. Great teacher to learn from; she knows her stuff!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Erica
"Sara is an awesome instructor!
My daughter is 9 and wanted to start guitar and voice lessons. Sarah has been fantastic at making this process fun and tru
ly effective,) My daughter already has learned so much and I'm so thankful for Sarah!"
Modesto, CA teacher:
Review by Matthew
"Very pleased with Mitch
Mitch teaches piano to our 6 year old daughter. We have no complaints at all. He is very professional, reliable, and friendly. We
really like how he combines voice training with the piano. Each lesson, he makes new and exciting with challenging material. He always provides positive feedback. We have been very pleased with Mitch and his teaching style. We would highly recommend him."
Toledo, OH teacher:
Review by Tayler
"Professional, talented, encouraging and friendly
I have taken lessons from Jack and have worked with him as a musician. Not only is he incredibly talente
d at what he does, he is also extremely professional, knows his stuff, and is encouraging in growing your skill and confidence. I would highly recommend Jack for his teaching skills and say that if you wish to learn and grow in the craft as well as your passion for music, he is the best!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Gabby
"Katie, Came to my home in Atlantic Highlands and was very supportive of my daughter. She gave her materiel to practice and taught her how to read music.
A lot was accomplished in a half hour. We look forward to her next lesson."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Diana
"Michael was very patient with my daughter and explained things to her using examples she could relate to and understand. She knocked it out of the park i
n her school performance thanks to Mike! She has been taking lessons for over a year and out of many activities she has tried, this is one she wants to keep taking lessons for."
A graduate of the prestigious GSTEP teaching excellence program at UNT, Patricia has many years of experience with students of all skill levels and musical styles. Awarded a full three year Teaching Fellowship she taught a private studio of 12-16 students per semester at UNT, the equivalent of a full-time faculty teaching load. In the larger DFW community she presently teaches vocal students at the Junior High and High School levels in Keller and HEB ISDs and at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, resident school of the famous Texas Boys Choir and the Singing Girls of Texas. Her students have
won spots in All-Region and TMEA All-State Choirs, top ratings at solo and ensemble contests, been admitted to music performance, music education and music therapy degree programs at TWU, UNT and TCU as well as performing in local bands and musical theater productions.
Patricia holds three degrees: Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (UT Austin), Master of Music in Voice Performance (UT Austin) and Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance (UNT). Her professional association memberships include: the Texas Music Educators Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society and the National Opera Association. Patricia is a polished professional singer who has performed in a variety of venues in the United States and Europe. She has studied with mezzo-soprano Inci Bashar (Turkish National Opera), helden-tenor William Lewis (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala), bass Nikita Storojev (Bolshoi Opera, La Scala) and sung under the baton of conductors such as Graeme Jenkins (Dallas Opera, Vienna State Opera), Stephen Dubberly (UNT Opera), Keith Clark (Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra) and Clinton Smith (Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera). Recent solo performances have included: concert performances of “I Dreamed a Dream” and Éponine’s death scene from Les Misérables (Schönberg and Boublil), Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Four Sacred Songs (Dvorak), the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) and Alcina (Handel) and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Mozart). Upcoming engagements include an invitation to participate as a solo concert artist in the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy in the summer of 2015.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room w/ electronic keyboard, laptop, and seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own copies of music. Student should provide their own copy of any music or books necessary. Student should provide a piano or keyboard for lessons involving music (not necessary for speech).
*** Specialties *** I enjoy teaching all styles, from pop and rock, jazz and blues to Broadway and classical voice. As a performer I specialize in classical/operatic singing including choral styles.
Jordan D. November 22, 2014
In studio Verified Student
She knows what she is talking about. She has helped me see how to sing in a whole new perspective. I recommend her for anybody in the Denton area.
Shayleigh W. June 27, 2014
Broadway Singing ·
In studio Verified Student
She's really incredible. It is abundantly clear in her work her depth of knowledge and experience. The lessons are always enjoyable and I've already learned so much in just a few lessons.
Paris N. March 9, 2014
Singing Verified Student
Best singing teacher I had.
Patricia is the best singing teacher I have had. She's very patient and makes concepts easy to understand.
Guitarist/ Singer/Composer/Arranger/Music Producer, Andy S., is an experienced, well-versed musician in many disciplines of music. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies from the prestigious University of North Texas and Masters in Jazz Arranging/Composition from the University of North Texas. He has also been an educator of the art since 1993 and performing for over 25 years. He is Professor of guitar/voice/bass and Director of SFA State University's contemporary ensembles as well as their arranger.
As an Arranger/Composer/Producer:
Andy has written
, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, University of North Texas’s One O’clock lab band in Spring of 2010.
As a Performer:
Andy is accomplished in jazz, classical, rock, r&b as well as well other styles of music. He has performed regularly with several jazz and original groups around the DFW area. He also has performed with and co-produced for recording artists from the Nashville, Miami and Washington D.C. areas. He also currently holds a position at First United Methodist Grapevine as guitarist, singer and part time arranger.
Service: Andy also strongly believes that service to humanity is of the utmost importance. He has performed for and been a part of many worth while causes such as the Dallas Life Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, Food For Hunger Organizations, Medi Send, as well as Habitat for Humanity.
Austin H. August 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Steven B. July 20, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
Andrew is down to earth, but amazing when it comes to understanding music and communicating it well. I look forward to each lesson.
Frank C. May 18, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Very good instructor, very patient and understanding with my nine year old daughter. She loves him and my wife and I are very pleased with him. Very flexible with the schedule.
I specialize in teaching beginning guitar students. The curriculum is customized for the student in regards to their goals and learning pace. Lessons with me are always fun and you learn the songs and techniques that YOU want to learn. All major styles are taught including Classic and Modern Rock, Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Progressive, Pop Top 40, etc. Acoustic, Electric & Classical guitars available for the student to use during the 30 or 45 minute lesson. All lessons are taught in my home studio in the Lake Worth, TX area. This is a safe, quiet, non-smoking, Christian environme
nt that fosters creative learning while giving the student the best chance for reaching their musical goals!
Keegan T. December 2, 2014
Matt is a wonderful teacher who has helped me grow with my guitar. He's patient and very relaxed which definitely helps me. I would recommend him to everyone, beginner or expert!
Eryn F. December 1, 2014
Matt mixes in real songs with lessons that build early skills for someone just starting out. He also plays amazingly well and shows us how good I can be if I stick with it. Great time.
Matthew V. December 1, 2014
Matt is awesome! I've been learning from him for over 2 years and I couldn't have reached my goals without his knowledge. He is great at all styles and teaches me the things I want to learn!
Music is what I breathe every day of my life! I grew up in Oklahoma in an average-sized city. Starting in 1st grade I pursued taking private piano lessons. Unlike most kids, I continued classical piano study throughout middle school and high school. In 2nd grade, the year after starting piano lessons, I pursued taking private trumpet lessons with the trumpet professor at the university in my city. Around age 9 I started private drum-set lessons, and age 14 picked up the acoustic guitar later followed by electric guitar. I just wanted to play ALL the instruments. After my 2nd year of high schoo
l, I decided to pursue independent study with an online accredited school, mainly for the reason of greater personal music study through the university. My trumpet professor asked if I’d like to participate in the university jazz ensemble on a weekly basis while I was still in high school. Studying independently allowed me to attend rehearsals and other college music classes that would later count as concurrent hours towards my college degree plan. Not having to "technically" GO to school, I got super involved with my church's worship teams, filling positions of drummer, acoustic guitarist, electric guitarist, and pianist for various teams.
I applied for the University of Oklahoma as a trumpet performance major in the Fall of 2010, and after receiving a very great scholarship studied there for 3 years. Upon entering my fourth year of my undergrad at OU, I decided to transfer to the University of North Texas in pursuit of the prestigious jazz lab bands. Fall 2013 was my first semester at UNT and I graduated with a classical music performance bachelor's degree in December 2014.
Studying music at a higher level, especially with such great professors that OU and UNT have to offer, has opened my mind to all the incredible ways music can be created, received, enjoyed, performed, and flirted with. These years of study starting all the way back to when I was 7 year old have not only honed my skills, techniques, and musicality, but also strengthened my passion, excited my spirits, and caused me to want to share music and its joys to every human being alive. I want to instill in every student I teach that music is a beautiful art that doesn't have to be scary or tedious, but allows the individual to express their thoughts and feelings in ways that are safe, fun, and extremely productive! I will demonstrate to students how music can be and is loads of fun!
*** Lesson Details *** Music, but specifically the trumpet, should be in no way frustrating or tedious. My teaching style is a style that is beneficial to all students, regardless of age. I believe it is crucial for teachers to practice patience with students, as music is a challenge to master. The teaching environment is very easy-going, fun, creative, yet progressive. I base teaching techniques, materials, and also style on the personality and talent of that particular student, although ALL students are treated with positive attitudes and an understanding manner. I see exactly what students need to hear/do in order to progress at an exponential rate. I make lessons fun for them. I see how students respond to what’s happening and how they’re getting the material, and I focus in on a certain method that guarantees they get and understand my teachings. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the trumpet as just a hobby or plan to intently study and play professionally in the future, I am confident I can get you to your goal! Do you have a specific goal in mind? Tell me! I’d love to help you out!
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to have their own B-flat horn, mouthpiece, and valve oil. Books are to be purchased upon request.
*** Specialties *** I teach all-around trumpet skills: improvement of sound production and tone, increased technical skill (broader range, cleaner tonguing, easier flexibility, fluency, agility), sight-readability and readability, musicality and phrasing techniques, jazz, classical, pop, orchestral, and GREAT tunes!
len M. December 12, 2013
I am an older non-musician in a household full of multi-talented musicians. I finally decided that I needed to at least receive some education in music performance and music theory just to keep up with my family. Jonathan has been the perfect instuctor for that! Not only has he explained the concepts of music theory in a logical and easy to understand way - he has made it challenging and exciting! I have begun trumpet lessons and I am progressing far faster than I thought possible. What a great instructor! I no longer consider myself a "non-musician."
william M. November 19, 2013
I'm a trumpet beginner. I've tried taking lessons before but really went nowhere and it was a horrible experience. Jonathan has been very patient as he has moved me quickly and effectively through the basics of trumpet to where I now have a sense of pride in what I can do! I almost didn't give him a try but his experience and friendly picture convinced me to try it again. I'm so glad I did! I can't recommend this instructor more highly!
Andrew B. November 19, 2013
Great experience as a beginner
Jonathan is doing a great job teaching me from no knowledge at all. He's given me great exercises to increase my playing ability and is very patient when I don't understand or can't figure out how to play the notes.
Music is soothing to the soul. It can calm us when anxious. It can teach young children focus, concentration and improve fine motor skills. I feel classical piano is a basic foundation to learn many instruments and types of music. I include theory and ear training with piano lessons. My goal is to try and turn on the student's love for music so that he or she wants to spend time at the piano at home improving skills.
Dedrick A. June 8, 2015
Marilyn is extremely patient and understanding. The best personality, super nice and open ideas and suggestion with the student and parents! Would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing piano instructor!
Jaci P. May 28, 2015
In home Verified Student
I have completed my first month of lessons with Marilyn and I AM learning to play the piano!! Marilyn's knowledge, technique, personality, perseverance, and kindness are attributes which are so conducive to a pleasant learning experience.
Elizabeth H. August 25, 2014
I have had many piano teachers in the past and Ms. Marilyn is my favorite by far. She is patient, understanding, and she takes time to explain what I have questions on. I would recommend her for students of any age. She really is a wonderful teacher :)
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