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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 ensuring 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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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 R
ochester, NY, to pursue my degree of Master of Music Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying under James Thompson.
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Alex M.

Alex M.

Rochester, NY 14605
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$30 / 30-min
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Andrew O.

Rochester, NY

About Andrew

Hello! My name is Andrew. I've been playing bass for 12 years now, and I am about to graduate from the Eastman School of Music. I started on both upright and electric, jazz and classical at the same time, focusing on classical performance in college. I also play a variety of styles, and write my own music. In my spare time, I'm an avid car and watch enthusiast, and spend quite bit of time at Roc Boxing gym.
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Andrew O.

Andrew O.

Rochester, NY 14604
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$30 / 30-min
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Matt Q.

Rochester, NY

About Matt

I've had the pleasure of teaching for nearly twenty five years now with a focus on rock, blues, jazz, metal and country styles of playing. Through the years I have seen many students blossom into incredible players, some of which have chosen a similar career as myself in music and performance.

My entire philosophy revolves around the individual. I don't have a global lesson schedule that everyone must adhere to. Instead I take it upon myself to interact and consult with the student to really get down to what would motivate them to want to learn no matter how abstract the idea may end u
p becoming.

If something is not fun then chances are we just won't be interested. Many instructors fall into the trap of just showing song after song without really giving any indication of how things work and why certain chords go together.
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Greg July 1, 2015
Blues Guitar · In studio
Matt is a superb teacher. He customizes the whole learning process to better suit your style, your talents, your frustration threshold & your personality.
He's a guitar COACH! He makes things fun.

I have seen him be this way with other students as well as me.
In four years he has gotten me to do things with a guitar that I never thought I would be able to do.

I have been a "teacher" for over 35 years. I've been on all ends of the spectrum.
Hopefully I can do my job as well as he does.
He is totally positive.
I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Andrew July 1, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I became fascinated with guitar at 18, and in college I saw some musicians sitting around and asked if they knew how to play the Freebird solo. They all quickly turned to a gentleman named Jesse, who tore up that solo...on my acoustic! Yes, behind the back and all! lol. But rather humbly , Jesse said if I want to get serious about it, who better to learn from than the man that taught him, Matt Quistorf.

Matt is a very modest and humble talent. He oozes musical talent from every cell, but is the most patient, flexible, and understanding teacher you could ask for. He caters lessons to what best fits your learning style, so that you are fast-tracked to improvement. The lessons are always exciting and often mind-blowing. Additionally, he is an outstanding drummer, so you will have opportunity to put what you learn to the test in an actual "band" feel.

Even if you don't live in Rochester, NY, be sure to take advantage of his video lessons.

This is one of the few investments without risk!

Thanks Matt!
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Matt Q.

Rochester, NY 14616
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Daniel N.

Rochester, NY

About Daniel

From prior experience, I'm confident that I can have you playing a wonderful short piece of music in one lesson! My main philosophy is that we learn together in an environment where the student feels comfortable to push their boundaries and enjoy themselves in the process. I always try to encourage the student to think for themselves and spur on any ideas they have.

I value the learning of notation but don't think it's necessary for everyone to learn. I also like to expose the student to many different styles of music and open their ears to the rich world of music that exists around us.


I specialize in classical guitar instruction but can teach many styles if required. I've been teaching students and coaching ensembles at the Eastman School of Music for 2 years, and I've had almost 10 years of experience in teaching many styles of guitar playing, from beginners to advanced.
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Jeremy July 18, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home
Dan's continually helped me to be a more musical musician on and off the guitar.

His aptitude for analysing a players technique and prescribing the appropriate repertoire that caters to the wants of the individual whilst developing them is rare indeed.

Dan's more than a guitar teacher he's a technician, under his guidance my tone, time, technique and more have improved so, so very much.

Check him out, have a lesson. You're welcome.
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Daniel N.

Rochester, NY 14604
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$25 / 30-min
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Ann M.

Honeoye Falls, NY

About Ann

Ann M. has been teaching private lessons since 1997 and is currently available to teach you how to play piano, or rekindle a long ago skill ! Ann has helped students get to Wynton Marsalis' Essentially Ellington Festival for high school jazz bands, where her pianists performed on the Lincoln Center stages. She has prepped 100's of students thru auditions, or choral accompaniments, and dovetails well into local schools' music programs.

As a seasoned professional working with children, teens and adults, Ann looks forward to meeting you and helping your brain make new connections.....playin
g piano is fantastic for the brain at any age! Her teaching style is energetic and informed, but low stress and encouraging. Lots of rhythm games and music reading, but learning to confidently play with no music in front of you, also.
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Mark July 22, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Ann is very friendly, enthusiastic and enjoyable for the kids to work with. She is adept at a variety of styles and flexible in understanding the busy lives everyone has. She regularly exposes her students to interesting stories about music, informs them of opportunities in the area for concerts, workshops, etc. and really understands the life values that learning music provides. You won't find a more positive person!
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Sydney July 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Ann is a gift and a treasure! She has been teaching my teen for the past 8 years.
Ann is a dedicated teacher of music history, theory, composition, ear training, and improve; to name a few. She engages students with a genuine curiosity and interest in understanding what motivates them. She commits to continuous learning for herself as well as her students; no two lessons are ever the same as she introduces students to a variety of techniques and performers. Ann is passionate about the role music plays in brain development and enjoys sharing the application of research and literature. She LOVES to help students advance music to mastery. Ann has the unique ability to include life skills into her training with contagious excitement. She ROCKS!
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Julie July 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
We’ve been working with Ann for over a year and she’s wonderful! Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for music is contagious! Ann takes the time to invest in the whole family through sharing articles, community events, website links, and video sound clips of your child’s progress. Ann takes a holistic and personal approach to teaching and makes meaningful connections that reach far beyond the keyboard. Our experience has been top notch!
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Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
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