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Richmond, Virginia is known for its diverse musical contribution to American culture. From Piedmont blues and country to urban and rock, Virginia’s state capital is known in the region for having talents such as Tim Barry, D’Angelo, Lamb of God and the River City Gang. With such a blend of musical talent, it’s no wonder that this college town is one of the best breeding grounds for aspiring and popular musicians.

Like these artists have done, you can also help put your hometown on the map. However, for you to do that you would first have to learn a thing or two about music. Of course, the best way for you to do this is by taking our Richmond music lessons with our certified music instructors. Our instructors will help bring out the best in you whether you want to take up the guitar, drums, piano, violin or even voice. With our talented and professional instructors you can study the techniques you’ll need to perform and play an instrument as well as the theory behind the music you’re playing if you choose to do so. In addition, our friendly music instructors will help make your learning experience fun and entertaining allowing you to quickly excel with any musical endeavor you choose.

If you already know how to play and you just want to brush up on your skills, then our music instructors will also be glad to help you. With our FirstClass ExperienceTM guarantee, our Richmond music lessons ensure that you will have a great experience right in your home town of Virginia. If our lessons don’t meet your expectation we’ll even help you find another teacher or completely refund your purchase. So sign up for our Richmond music lessons here at TakeLessons and become your hometown’s next music star!

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Sandra H.

Henrico, VA

About Sandra

I studied under Mr. Willis Ley at Ley Studio for eighteen years. She was an accompanist for the Heritage School of Dance for twelve years and also played for the School for the Richmond Ballet for One Year. Sandra was trained in contemporary, patriotic and classical music as well as music theory. She has taught children and adults piano both in their homes as well as in her home. She is an accomplished pianist who will give the student a rewarding and fulfilling experience in mastering the keyboard to their fullest potential and play any song for there own enjoyment and for the enjoyment
of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I would work with the student on learning there favorite song. This would be a goal to set for the student for the first three months. They would be taught to do the scale with their right hand. They would learn there sharps and flats and the difference between the two key signatures. They would also learn during the first six months some of the basic terms in music theory. I would set goals, but never overwhelm the student, but work with them according to how much they could take in. They would have weekly assignments. If an assignment is not mastered during that time, then we would review it and carry it to the next week. When one assignment is mastered, then the student would work on the next. This would be a step by step processed. My goal for the student the first six months is to get that child or adult to be able to play their chords in their left hand, octaves and fillings in their right hand and know how to work the pedals. They would understand and know the key signatures and what timing they are playing in. The student would also know some of the basic music terms. Please keep in mind that this depends on how much information that the student can process. With some it could take a little bit longer. With others it would take less time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard ("It's heavy, it was metal inside it!") w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect payment on any music material that I purchase at the Music Store.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Rock, Classical, Patriotic, Standard and Spiritual and also children's music for beginners. I do a wide range of music from the fifties up to today.
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Gail August 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Sandra is a great teacher! We are very happy with her instruction.
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Philip July 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. Sandra made the piano introduction process less stressful and more interesting as possible.
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Hanna T. June 29, 2016
Piano · In home
We love Ms. Sandra she has shown great knowledge and has been very deligent with our daughter. I can already hear and see the growth in the way she plays.
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Sandra H.

Sandra H.

Henrico, VA 23294
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Ja
zz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.

I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.

I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
Electric Piano
Electric Bass
Synthesizers
French Horn
Trumpets

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.
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Don W. September 9, 2016
Organ · Online
Verified Student
Lesson 1 - we are off and running with both of us on the same page. I just need to do my part; practice.
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Jim August 31, 2016
Need an accordion player for a party. Any suggestions or contacts.
Doing Oktoberfest theme. Great gig, pay is good.
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Jazmin I. June 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jazmin loved her lesson with Jonathon, and I am so glad he recognizes her talent and can move her along at the appropriate speed.
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Jonathan G.

Richmond, VA 23225
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starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Joe T.

Richmond, VA

About Joe

Joe Taylor has been teaching private lessons since 2008 and has been playing violin for over 15 years. He is currently available to teach lessons at his studio in Richmond, VA. Joe has helped students learn classical violin, fiddle, and pop techniques while also teaching them ear training, memorization techniques, basic music theory, song writing, composition, and how to practice smartly. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as a musician.

Joe attended The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School Of Music in Washington D.C. where
he received his degrees is in Music Composition and Music Education. He is constantly continuing his education with private study and research as well as private violin instruction. As a young professional in his field, Joe enthusiastically looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Joe's teaching style is flexible, experiential, and FUN!
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Patricia P. March 3, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Joe is a very easy going teacher and makes it easy to schedule lessons. My son says he is a great teacher and makes it interesting.
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Charles P. February 3, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
Verified Student
Great lesson from joe. He's been playing over 15 years and knows his stuff. Excited for the next lesson!
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Calvin N. July 28, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
Great
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Joe T.

Richmond, VA 23220
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Katie G.

Richmond, VA

About Katie

My name is Katie and I would love to teach you how to play violin. I am certified to teach suzuki book 1, but I can also teach other books comfortably. I have played in many Orchestras across the country including Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra, Shenandoah Valley Academy Orchestra, and Pacific Union College Symphony. I have been playing violin since I was 5 years old. My favorite memories were Suzuki camps where I learned how to fiddle, winning a talent show playing Bach Double Concerto, and starring as a guest performer for Eastern Mennonite University's 100th Anniversary celebration. If y
ou are interested in learning to play the violin, give me a shout. I would love to share my love and passion for music with you.
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Kelly H. August 12, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Katie is an excellent violin teacher. I am an adult with a background in music, but a complete beginner on the violin. Katie has done a great job at tailoring lessons towards my personal goals and skill level and I am amazed at the difference in my playing after just a few lessons. I highly recommend Katie as a violin instructor to anyone who is interested in learning to play.
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Katie G.

Katie G.

Richmond, VA 23224
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$35 / 30-min
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Grant L.

Richmond, VA

About Grant

I am currently an undergraduate music student studying classical guitar. My repertoire ranges from music from the Renaissance to modern compositions as well as a large portion of Latin American music. I also enjoy playing folk guitar and arranging popular songs into solo guitar works. If you are looking for a private guitar teacher, send a message and I will respond within twenty-four hours. My setlist is constantly growing and changing so I am always ready to learn requested songs/pieces for each lesson.
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Jonathan June 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Grant was an awesome guy! Our lessons were great and I was always excited and ready for the next lesson. He has an amazing understanding of classical acoustic theory but stills knows how to shred if thats what you want. Grant was an amazing teacher who explained theory well and knew how to bring in application of the theory with a song that made it understandable and enjoyable. If I can't stress this enough Grant is awesome all around and he is an amigo teacher! 10/10
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Grant L.

Grant L.

Richmond, VA 23225
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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