Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Barbara
"John is the most patient teacher I have ever had. He gave me praise for the smallest accomplishments I made. He is extremely knowledgeable in guitar and I
thoroughly enjoyed my lessons. I would highly recommend him as a teacher."
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Kevin
"Very professional, kind instructor with straightforward advice and feedback."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Chrissy
"I just had my first lesson with Katrina and I ALREADY know she's an amazing teacher, approachable, very knowledgable, and does an excellent job balancing
explaining WHY I'm doing something, HOW to do it, and then DOING it. I'm excited to continue workings with her and got lucky to have found the right person the first time."
Gainesville, FL teacher:
Review by Christine
"Patient and encouraging
I'm always impressed with how Jessica is patient with our 7 year old daughter and still is able to draw her out and motivate her
when she is tired from school. Jessica always finds creative ways to be inspirational. Both my husband and I drive 15 miles to be able to have Jessica teach our little girl. We think she is worth it. She has been flexible and always tried her best to work within our schedule and has even driven out to our house to cover a lesson when things didn't work out in the schedule."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Cameron
"Aleksis has been the best teacher (in any subject) that I've ever had! He's very calm and patient, but also stays focused on teaching. Every time I have
a question he has a good answer, proving to me that he is very knowledgeable.
Most importantly the results of his instruction have been excellent. I've made more progress under his tutelage in two months than I've made over a couple of years on my own.
An excellent teacher and very affable, I can only think of good things to write about Mr. Aleksis!"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Steven
"Professional, fun, well-worth-it
Colton has provided excellent Tuba lessons for my 6th grader playing music for the first time. He is responsive to stude
nt needs and moves at a just right pace. He is friendly and fun. He addresses what my son is needing to practice for school and then takes it to the next level. He covers not only the skills for playing the tuba but also etiquette of instrument care, being in an ensemble, and music theory. He's easy to schedule with. Highly recommended."
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Sterling
"I am Desiree' Grandfather, and I must say in these past couple months, I have witnessed a true piano master instructor at work. Nancy, is very thorough,
patient, friendly and non-threatening. She skillfully applies just the right amount of pressure to get the desired results; even the environment is conducive for music. I was just an observer but if I had to rate Nancy, from 1-10 (1 being the lowest), she would receive a Resounding 10."
Detroit, MI teacher:
Review by Jared
"Phenomenal instructor. I would absolutely recommend for anyone who wants to learn music, literature, poetry, composition, music instruction, philosophy, o
r even just different types of coffee. Dr. Thomé is an incredible mentor, instructor, and friend."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Donna
"I have always wanted to play the guitar but felt too intimidated. A friend told me about TakeLessons and I chose Marcin because he seemed to have a lot of
different experiences with music.
Marcin was extremely professional and nice and made me feel at ease. He made it easy to ask questions and explained things really well for me. I took five lessons with him (I've been traveling and haven't been back yet) and was able to play a few songs. What I really like was Marcin's enthusiasm, which, for me, is really encouraging. He was interested in my goals and kept them in mind with each lessons. I could tell that he was preparing each lesson just for me and based on my progress and I felt that I could be honest with what I was doing. Totally recommend Marcin for lesson!"
My name is Heather R., I'm a voice, guitar, songwriting and audio technology teacher, experienced in teaching students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of learning. I specialize in blues, rock, jazz and folk.
I am a professional musician in the Austin area, while working on my Master's Degree in Acoustics at UT.
In the past I've won awards for my songwriting including first place in the blues category of the 2009 West Coast Songwriter's Competition and Honorable Mention in the Berklee College of Music Songs for the Social Change Contest, also in 2009. I gra
duated from the Berklee College of Music in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music. Ever since I've been working as a music teacher, performer, audio engineer and songwriter.
I know a lot about the music business and the music world. I want to help you obtain your musical goals and find the pro musician within! Mostly I want to help you build your self-confidence and develop your musical craft!
I truly believe anyone can obtain their musical dreams, it just takes hard work, dedication and the right guidance.
*** Lesson Details *** I set up a list of goals that a student wants to achieve over the course of several weeks. I make sure these goals are challenging for the student, while being realistically obtainable. These goals can vary from learning the chords to a particular song, learning the solo of a song, getting ready for an upcoming audition, mastering a scale or mode, anything!
I like to break things down into digestible chunks for the student. I never want a student to feel overwhelmed or discouraged.
While working on these goals I simultaneously slip in technique and music theory. I don't like to beat a student over the head with theory, but I do think it's important to learn and be exposed to it while you're working on your goals. Theory can be a very powerful tool for a musician. Whether it's as elementary as knowing what a twelve bar blues is or as advanced as tonal counterpoint, knowledge is power!
I’m going to push you in a positive way to work hard everyday to achieve your goals. I want you to feel the satisfaction of working hard, making progress, achieving your goals and being proud of yourself for what you've accomplished!
I won’t tolerate laziness. I will always be honest with you as to where you are with your progress. Unfortunately there are no shortcuts in learning. You've got to put the work in. It will pay off, I promise!
*** Studio Equipment *** Online Lessons Only
In my studio: -Piano -Guitar -Recording Software
*** Travel Equipment *** I email all materials either in PDF of Mp3 format. I expect all students to be responsible for their lesson materials.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in blues, jazz, Latin, musical theater, pop and rock n' roll. I have a huge background in classic rock and have been the leader singer in several rock and pop rock bands over the years. I also frequently perform solo acoustic blues and studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Unfortunately I don't teach classical, metal, or hip hop. Any other genre I'm good to go!
I am also an expert in music theory and am a working audio engineer. When I teach I like to explain the methodology behind a subject, so a student can understand it completely and not just have a general sense of it. Things click in a student's mind when they understand where something came from and why it is the way it is. Whether I'm teaching voice, guitar, piano, bass, songwriting, engineering, performing, or theory, this method of teaching has always worked very well for me.
Kenia May 14, 2014
I tried singing today and it went great I have another Singing Lesson Tomorrow !
Nelly March 6, 2014
Thanks Heather for the notes and lesson pattern.I will practice a lot as u said.
Garnet March 6, 2014
Heather was really good with me. She took out enough time to explain the things people normally don't, or don't even know about, and she actually told me a lot I hadn't known before. She also explained it in a way that I understood easily, and we practiced it. So, I'm definitely going to use what she'd told me, and hopefully I get to work with her again. She's excellent!
Susanna has studied piano since the age of 5, and has been fortunate to study with the late Professor Danielle Martin at the University of Texas. Susanna has her Bachelor's Degree in music for the University of Texas and has taught piano and voice since 2004. She enjoys working with people and uses her patience and perceptiveness to communicate music to others. Susanna is a church musician and was a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Singers and also attended Berklee College of Music studying jazz and popular music.
*** Lesson Details *** As a person I am laid-back, I take the s
ame attitude toward teaching, however I am strict when it comes to getting work done & getting it done well. For piano I use the Alfred series. After 3-6 months I would want my student to have learned the basics of rhythm & note identification. For singers breathing technique as well.
*** Studio Equipment *** Roland wieghted 88 key full size electric piano
*** Specialties *** classical, pop, r&b
Irinat July 7, 2011
Great Voice Instructor!
I have been taking lessons with Susanna for close to 6 months and she has been a great teacher. I feel a lot more confident in my singing ability and I look forward to each lesson. I learn something new everytime. I am completely new to singing and she makes sure that you are comfortable in the environment and caters to your needs and what you would like to work on.
ZaibM May 3, 2011
Great instructor. She actually shows interest in her students and I love that about her. I've learned so much after a short period of time.
Trang(Cecile)N October 21, 2010
The piano lesson is for my daughter Laetitia. I never stayed with her when she had her piano class so I can't make any comment on Susanna.So far my daughter is still interested on playing piano and she practice is every day with fun. Susanna told my husband that she will buy some new music book for her so I guess Laetitia really enjoy her piano class.
K'Shae, aka Kiki Shakespaere- T., was raised in Chatsworth located in the San Fernando Valley of California. She has studied music vocal performance at Southern Utah University with an emphasis in opera and musical theatre. When she was about five years old she began performing music; and since then, has received training from some of the world's finest instructors.
Some of K'Shae's vocal accomplishments include competing and winning first place in the musical theater/classical divisions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in 2005 and 2009 Las Vegas chapter;
singing the National Anthem, by invitation, at the Paradise Bowl and Soprano Soloist for Messiah with the Orchestra of Southern Utah and Southwest Symphony Orchestra.
K'Shae has been in numerous theater and opera productions as well as directed and music directed shows. Her roles include: The voice of the Dragon in Shrek the Musical as well as Mama Ogre, Mrs. Crosby in The Goodbye Girl, The Ark ; Jekyll & Hyde; Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Narrator); Quilters (Sarah); Pippin (Fastrada); Nunsense (Sister Hubert), Into The Woods (Witch); A Funny thing Happened On The Way ToThe Forum (Lycus); vocal performance as Audrey II the plant in Little Shop of Horrors, the First Lady in Mozart's Magic Flute, Nella in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica. She has music directed SGMT's production of Little Shop of Horrors, Kids in the Rounds' productions Seussical (summer 2011) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (summer 2012). In summer of 2011, K'Shae was accepted into the Redwoods Opera workshop where she received professional training in opera performance. She was the Assistant Director for SUU's production of the Mikado underneath the direction of Peter Sham. Kiki is also a member of Firestarter Entertainment's Soprano Sisters and One Voice, two professional national touring singing groups based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Students will receive training in musical theater, classical & opera, pop, and jazz music genres. The choice is yours! You will have the ability to learn and achieve correct vocal technique as well as express emotion through song. Audition prep is also available. Come and find your vocal power with K'Shae.
*** Lesson Details *** -Warm-ups designed & catered for each individual student that will aide in voice development
-Maximize your vocal ability whether beginner or professional any age, any style
-Performance coaching available.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano mic sound system/Cd player outlet for iPad, iPhone, or tablet computer for online access.
Jan F. July 29, 2015
Online Verified Student
Ms K'Shea is a fabulous teacher! Very clear in her explanations, patient and encouraging. She is the best!
Nitin S. May 23, 2015
Vocal Training ·
I take vocal training for my two children and I must say that K'Shae is brilliant. She is not just a teacher, but very attentive and gets the best out of my children. She has received many vocal accomplishments and is a good teacher to take training under. Her passion and enthusiasm towards music is very visible. Her lessons are not just for money and rather a service.
My kids are doing very well and they have achieved correct vocal techniques. Best music teacher we have had.
Hanna W. May 22, 2015
What a great person!
Kiki is not just a singing teacher she is a wonderful person. We noticed her love for music since our very first meeting when we contacted her for our extremely shy, 10-year-old daughter. Her attitude is simply amazing and she has been able to create a friendly relationship with our daughter, who now is eager to attend her lessons. Kiki has helped our girl a lot, not only from a “vocal” point of view but also gave her a lot more self-confidence. So glad we met this angel.
Kathleen has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons at her home, or at your home. Kathleen has helped students excel, master, achieve, and confidently complete student goals. Kathleen received a Bachelor in Music and Masters in Education at Schreiner University in 2011/12. As an expert in Music and Educational Courses, Kathleen looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Kathleen's teaching philosophy compassionately encourages individual students to achieve set goals with patience, dedication, practice and incorporate unique learnin
g styles that match student. She is passionate about teaching, making it fun, applicable and desirable to keep learning.
Abigail H. June 10, 2015
Cake Decorating ·
In studio Verified Student
Thank you again, Kathleen
Diane H. June 10, 2015
Cake Decorating ·
In studio Verified Student
Excellent instructor. Kathleen was knowledgable and open to any and all questions. Great lesson planning.
Hey! I'm a graduate from the music department of Abilene Christian University. I have much experience in performing guitar, including Rock, Metal, Pop, Jazz, Blues, and Classical styles of music. I like to personalize my lessons for every student depending on their musical tastes and interests. My personal favorite styles of music are Rock, Metal, and Classical.
Steve July 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
John did a super job working with our 11 year old son. He made it fun and customized it to meet the needs and desire of my son. John was recommended by a music professor at a university and I was glad we used him.
Cassie July 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
John is a great guitar instructor! He is patient, prepared, knowledgeable, and flexible. My daughter loved learning from him! I would recommend him to anyone!
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