Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Jessica
"She will go out of her way to help you and even offers additional help. What teacher does that this days. She is professional and has lots of experience,
and is excellent at what she does."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Matt
Stephen is a great teacher, actor, and singer, in addition to being a wonderful guy. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in any of
his varied services."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Sean
"We just met Kathryn and both my son and myself thought she was great. We both feel confident she may be the one! More to come at a later day!"
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Anthony
"Rina is great----she challenges me, is encouraging and helps me bring my personal life into my music. I am an older adult complete beginner and Rina works
very well with me. She has also provided recommended resources for finding special sheet music and other music tools. I am in the very early stages but already see improvement in my ability vs. what I tried to do on my own."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Heidi
"Chandrika is a very skilled, fun and patient cello instructor. She knows how to adapt to each student's music goals."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Joel
"Great teacher, really flexible!
Thomas is a great teacher. He is very flexible, and let's me work on the things I want to work on, while still providing
me with material to strengthen my fundamentals."
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Deanna
My daughter, now age 7, has been taking piano lessons with Jenny for 9 months now. She is progressing quickly. Jenny is patient with her,
even when my daughter is not interested and squirming around in her seat. She has given her a broad amount of knowledge, both theory and practical, and my daughter flourishes (when she wants to)! Jenny has tried to make it more fun for my daughter to keep her interest by creating easy versions of songs that my daughter will enjoy playing and singing. This has made a world of difference to my daughter. Even though my daughter dislikes practicing, I can see that she is progressing and enjoys playing when she learns how to properly play a song."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by John
"He is Awesome!"
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Melissa
"Susanna is an amazing string teacher! With a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon in viola performance and 20 years of teaching in public schools, Susann
a is an expert teacher and player. She is great with both children and adults, and she is in a great location. I highly recommend Susanna as both a viola and violin teacher."
I have been playing the piano for 7 years, but have been involved in the musical institution for much longer than that. I am currently pursuing my bachelors in classical piano performance from California State University of Dominguez Hills, with not much longer to go. I have also been shaping minds young and old in piano technique and music theory for the last three years. And, I believe I am an ideal teacher for anyone just starting out, to those who are trying to continue from where they left off.
*** Lesson Details *** My first and foremost goal is to inspire a student to want to learn
and thrive in their instrument. If I can do this, my job along with theirs, becomes that much easier. I try and do this by heavily incorporating the music that they identify the most with, while strengthening their technique with a classical foundation. And, introduce a well rounded set of incentives for each of their accomplishments.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide sheet music and books, I expect the student to provide the instrument they would like to take lessons on.
*** Specialties *** Classical, Contemporary, Popular Song
Johnathan white January 29, 2016
Absolutely great/professional individual Ryan is. Thank you for inspiring my son and contributing to his future artistic abilities. You're amazing!!
Madison S. February 17, 2015
In home Verified Student
Very professional, always on time. Really highly recommended !!!!!
Madison S. January 16, 2014
Piano Verified Student
He is very professional and really motivate my son who has in few lessons learn already one song.
Knowing that you are looking for a instructor to teach you music puts a smile on my face. You see, music has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Some of my first memories are of me accompanying my father at home with his rehearsals or just singing together to have fun as a family. I believe music is a gift that unites people together bringing out our deepest emotions that words cannot express. At the age of 5 I received an organ and from that point on I embarked on a long life journey to indulge and learn more about music. In elementary, junior high and high school I was involved in an
y subject dealing with music. I joined school choirs, orchestras, bands, marching bands, jazz bands, musicals you name it. While enjoying all school music activities I was selected to join in honor county and state orchestras and choirs. In junior high and high school I was selected to play for the Junior Pacific Symphony Orchestra, received scholarships to music summer camps, and was selected musician of the year. In college my quest continued with the Orange Coast College Orchestra, Praise Symphony Orchestra, Vanguard University Orchestra as well as guitar ensembles and college choir groups. I've also taken private lessons from Dr. Art David (Julliard graduate) in stand up bass as well as David Black (Pacific Symphony Orchestra) and classical guitar with Richard Glenn and David Murray. I've been teaching now for 15 years in guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, stand up bass,cello, piano and voice ranging from 5 yr old to 65 yr old. My styles of music range from classical, jazz, rock, blues and contemporary. At this point I'm enjoying playing and singing in my church choir and worship team as well as teaching my two kids the joys of music. I hope you truly enjoy the joy of learning music whether it be through me or another teacher.
*** Lesson Details *** As a teacher I require all students to set time aside to practice. For without it, it is only wasting your time, your money and my time. I don't expect a total dedication to it but I do want to see some effort put into it. A little practice can go a long way and the more you do it, the faster you will progress and the more you will enjoy it. We will first start off with what you want out of music and the level you are at and go from there. Student can bring their own music either thru tabs, music sheet or just by ear but one thing I do expect is a student to learn how to read music notation. We will go thru the regular warm up exercises, material practiced during the week and any new music for the following week. Correct techniques in how to hold your instrument or voice procedures will be addressed. Music theory will also be part of the lesson as well as ear training. At the end of either 3 to 6 months you will have learned the basics of music and will be playing songs for you or someone else to enjoy. I will make it a total relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere but some dedication has to put on the students' part.
*** Studio Equipment *** Dedicated music room, guitar both classical and electric, piano, cello, upright bass and electric bass guitar
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own instrument. I can also provide music stand, small amplifier if needed and music material for the first few lesson until student provides for him/her self. Student must have own instrument.
*** Specialties *** My way of teaching would have to be that they must learn how to read music while learning how to play an instrument.
Zuhayr A. February 6, 2016
In home Verified Student
It was a great lesson. We are happy with the tutor. Thanks
Mary L. February 2, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I am so grateful for finding Omar. I am learning so much about my voice and am improving continuously ! I look forward to more lessons
Reggie L. January 13, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Instructor is knowledgeable and courteous.
He answered and demonstrated all of my questions. I enjoyed my lesson thoroughly.
*** Specialties *** Hi, there! My name is John M and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students build a solid foundation and understanding of music, as well as developing their skills to become well rounded musicians. I also help my students learn to enjoy practicing and performing. I went to the University of Redlands and earned a degree in Music Composition in 2014. I'm a fun and friendly person and my teaching style is constructed in a way that will appeal to visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners. I am very interested in Kod
aly's method of inner hearing and music literacy. I also use warm ups that will help my students develop proper playing techniques, and I teach my students how to play with expression, and emotion. I strive to teach at the best of my ability, work hard, and share my love for music with others. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Kate January 21, 2016
Sweetheart! Very nice to work with.
Inez H. December 22, 2015
In home Verified Student
Johnny is very personable, knowledgable, patient and a pleasure. He is very welcome in our home.
Linda K. November 28, 2015
In home Verified Student
Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills.
Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion. Student must have own instrument and desire to learn!
*** Lesson Details *** I believe many of my students enjoy my class and are able to achieve a higher skill level because I make it a point to personally motivate them. I give them personalized goals to reach and/or tailored practice techniques.Based on response, I may offer words of encouragement or
tips such as how to ease sore muscles or an alternative way to execute a technique they are finding extra difficult.
I make it a point to not just teach music grammar and/or fundamentals of music, but to include the importance of the sound of music strategies to enhance their skill development.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha Clavinova, piano Classical guitar "Takamine" Accordion "Gullietti"
*** Specialties *** Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional Russian School all styles and genres. Levels: beginner through advanced!
Diane D. September 28, 2015
Online Verified Student
Alex gives accordion class to my daughter and guitar classes to my other daughter. We are in Texas and we do it through Skype. Alex is cool with kids, motivates them, genuinely wants to understand what motivates them and what kind of music they like. For the first time in years, no more fighting about daily practice! My kids are happy wth the classes and motivated. Great teacher!
Ellen S. July 3, 2015
Online Verified Student
Alex is an excellent teacher. While he is a very accomplished musician he communicates in ways I can understand as a beginner. He quickly identifies areas I need to work on and both shows and tells me how to do that. He encourages questions as well as creativity that builds on the basics. He makes good use of the lesson time and is very encouraging. I can easily take what I learn in the lesson and practice it on my own. I look forward to my next lesson!
Celine V. June 1, 2014
Classical Guitar ·
Best classical guitar teacher ever! Alex is a very easy-going, super friendly and straightforward teacher. He has an amazing ability to make complicated guitar techniques into very easy tasks. I surprised how much I learned just from his first lesson and how much I improved in a week. I would recommend any student regardless your age and level to study with him. You will get your money worth.
Hello there! My name is Ralph and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I'm a mixed genre musician with over thirteen years of experience both on and off the stage. I offer seven instruments for musical instruction including the guitar, bass, vocals, and the piano. In terms of nonmusical instruction I offer basic martial arts to promote self-discipline and exercise. I also offer good-old fashion exercise routines that can be easily followed.
I grew up as a decorated Boy Scout and Venture Scout learning to survive on my in the wild and how to thrive. I draw my teaching curriculum and ad
vice to my students from what I've learned over the years. During each lesson I change and adapt my teaching techniques in order to better help my students gain confidence in their chosen discipline. For more information on what I offer or just information on me in general feel free to contact me at anytime! So go on ahead and click the green button, I hope to hear from you soon.
Cheyenne November 16, 2015
I have little to no experience with guitar, but Ralph makes it very easy to get started and I began learning technique and chords right away. He clearly has a passion for music, but also experience in teaching others to play. He's not only compassionate and understanding for the difficulties you face as a beginner, but is also ready to challenge you and keep you motivated when learning gets frustrating. You'll progress quickly with him as your teacher.
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