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Music Lessons in Rochester, NY

Rochester New York is home to the Eastman School of Music, one of the greatest music schools in America. Every year thousands of aspiring musicians attend Eastman School of Music in hopes of pursuing a career as one of the country’s premier conductors and musicians. Of course as you would find with many top academic institutions only those who pass a rigorous audition process are accepted.

Due to the their selective enrollment process we suggest that you first gain a solid background in music by enrolling in our Rochester music lessons with our certified music instructors prior to perusing an education at Eastman School of Music. Unlike other music lesson providers, we constantly strive to provide our students with a multidimensional learning experience by equipping every student with a solid foundation in music. We do this by en
suring each student learns proper technique as well as provide a means for students to develop a foundation in music theory if they are interested. Whether you want to learn to sing or play the guitar, piano, or drums our music lesson programs are guaranteed to provide you with an excellent music education for your preferred instrument. In addition, to our wide array of musical instrument lesson programs our Rochester music lessons also include lessons for those looking to pursue music performance and music recording, providing you with a distinct advantage over those who choose to enroll in typical music lessons. Lastly, all of our music instructors are passionate and friendly, so they’ll be sure to help you achieve your musical goals, whether they are instrumental or vocal, in a fun and entertaining way.

If you wish to pursue a career in music or supplement your existing knowledge, let the TakeLessons team help you out. We guarantee that your first session with us will be an exceptional experience and meet your expectations or we will help you find another teacher or provide you with a full refund. So if you’re passionate about music and want to sharpen your skills don’t wait! Sign up for one of our Rochester music lessons today!
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Teresa R. Rochester, NY

About Teresa

After a 20 year professional career as a classical singer living in Europe, I have returned to the United States where I am a Music Director and private vocal instructor and coach. I teach students of all ages both in my home,through Skype, and at student's location. I have taught voice at the Eastman School of Music Community Education Department, Roberts Wesleyan College, and have adjudicated vocal competitions. I have helped students to secure leads in musicals, win competitions, be admitted into music schools and have successful solo careers both here and in Europe. *** Lesson Details *** I love teaching voice. It is wonderful to discover the true voice within someone through lessons. I take the time to really understand my students and their individual needs. I gently ...

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Peter M. April 6, 2014
Speaking Voice
Verified Student
Learned a lot

Teresa is a teriffic teacher and takes a lot of pride in her work. She took her time with me and introduced me to a new way of delivery and breathing that helped with my speed and articulation. Teresa introduced new items to each lesson that made it a constant learning experience. Teresa is not only patient, but pleasant and I will be continuing my lessons with her this summer for my "tune up".
Laudon S. Rochester, NY

About Laudon

When I first heard my dad play "Blackbird," I was hooked. I borrowed my little brother's guitar and started teaching myself from some old Hal Leonard books. There was something so exhilarating about making a piece of wood produce beautiful sounds. Soon I was taking lessons on electric guitar, playing Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. My teacher at the time pushed me toward classical guitar and I starting attending evening classes at the local community college when I was in high school. I fell in love with making music and decided to make it my career. I earned my Bachelor's of Music from Arizona State University, studying under Frank Koonce. During my first few years there, I focused on technique and commissioning new works for the guitar, while exploring the vast repertoire of music ...

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janice V. November 6, 2013
Guitar
Guitar Lessons

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Laudon as a guitar instructor. I have had the privilege of studying with him for a year and have been most impressed by his knowledge of music theory, technique and performance. Laudon has crafted a lesson strategy that ensures that I will reach my personal artistic goals as quickly as possible. He listens carefully to my questions and answers them by using visual references that enhance my understanding of challenging concepts. Not only does Laudon share his expansive knowledge of music in a relaxed, comfortable manner to students of all ages and walks of life, he does so with warmth and humor. It would be impossible to find a better musical mentor and coach. In sci-fi terms, the force is strong with him!
Keith S. Fairport, NY

About Keith

I have a master's degree in musical education. My main instrument is guitar, and I have played in rock groups, studied classical guitar with a student of Pepe Romero, and am a solid blues player. Receiving my NYS teaching certificate has allowed me to teach band and lessons in public and private schools for twelve years. I have taught most band instruments in these settings, as well as a beginning guitar class and a guitar ensemble. In my younger years, and while in college studying music, I have developed great piano skills as well. *** Lesson Details *** I will cater to your musical taste while teaching technique and theory. You will be led through the skills of noted reading, chord fingerings, scale shapes and their application, while learning music you like in a structured ...

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Taylor H. February 13, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
If you want to learn guitar, this is your guy.

As a guitar player with already some years of experience, Keith was able to guide me in a way that others could not. With his friendly attitude and vast knowledge of the instrument, I was immediately hooked on wanting to learn all I could and Keith is gladly accompanying me on the journey. Beginner or advanced this is the teacher for you.
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Mary Kaye K. February 13, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
What a great teacher!

Keith Silliman is a talented musician who meets me where I am at as an adult learner of piano. He is magically able to help me play music rather than just notes.
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Mary Kaye K. September 18, 2012
Verified Student
my piano teacher Keith S. makes learning piano fun.

My piano teacher has a relaxed approach that makes our lessons comfortable. He creates an environment that makes me feel at ease and able to enjoy learning piano. We focus on timing and rhythmn patterns and he will sometimes play the same notes next to me so I can see his hand position and learn when I would change to accommodate my playing the piece. Keith is a wonderful teacher and I appreciate his comments and direction.
Yunjin Audrey K. Rochester, NY

About Yunjin Audrey

The Grand Prize winner of the LaDue Professional Recital Competition, Soprano Yunjin Audrey K has made appearances on the opera, concert and recital stage. On the opera stage, Ms.K has appeared as Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto at Eastman and has performed lead roles in many main productions and scenes including Cosi Fan Tutte as Fiordiligi, Dido and Aeneas as Dido and, also as First Witch, Don Giovanni as Donna Anna, The Rake's Progress as Anne Truelove and Der Rosenkavalier as Sophie, to name a few. Ms. K has performed in master class with Maestro Gildo DiNunzio from the Metropolitan Opera and in October of 2013, made her debut at Carnegie Hall performing songs of Nikolai Medtner. Concert solo appearances include a performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle as soprano ...

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Ione M. April 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very kind, experienced & efficient.
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Alex F. March 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful!!!
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Anita B. January 28, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
EXCELLENT! Teacher

My daughter takes piano lesson with Yunjin and she is extremely happy with her. My daughter is learning well.
Alex M. Rochester, NY

About Alex

At 23 years of age, I feel I have come a long way with my passion for music. From southern Louisiana, I began my involvement in music by taking piano lessons at the age of 5. I began trumpet studies in my school bands starting at the age of 10. I have won numerous music awards and am pursuing a career in orchestral trumpet performance. I love sharing my knowledge with students and inspiring them to become better musicians. I have given trumpet lessons and clinics at various K-12 schools around Louisiana while studying music education at Loyola University New Orleans. I recently moved to Rochester, NY, to pursue my degree of Master of Music Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying under James Thompson.

Christian D. Spencerport, NY

About Christian

Christian D. has been playing saxophone for seventeen years. Growing up in Rochester, N.Y, he attended Churchville-Chili High School and attempted to take every music class his school had to offer. He was always very involved in his school’s music program. He took private lessons with Mr. Terry Bacon (a graduate from Eastman School of Music) for eight years before going to college. He completed his BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at SUNY Fredonia. There he studied classical with Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and jazz with Bruce Johnstone. 
 At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo in addition to his regular course load. He was a ...

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Lindee G. April 15, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Lindee enjoyed her lesson
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Brendan B. April 10, 2015
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
Christian is helping my son get ready for an audition. He is always prompt, my son says he gives good tips and feedback, and he emails me to let me know what he needs to work on and how it's going. We'll stick with it!
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Nathan March 21, 2015
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
We are very glad we have selected Christian, and we are very pleased with the approach he has used to teach our son. Our son is new to the trombone and Christian is very patient and appropriately communicates constructive criticism to build confidence and endurance.

I would recommend Christian for any student that is new to music.

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