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Music Lessons in Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City’s music scene is all about the blues, rock and punk. On top of that, the city also hosts an assortment of indie rock and horrorcore groups. Although what best characterizes this city’s music industry is its Twilight Concert series, which is an annual event that showcases local bands and performers. The event has been going on for over 23 years and during 2010 the Twilight Concert attendance peaked at over 40,000 making it a critical launch-pad for beginning and budding artists.

Now if you want to perform at SLC’s Twilight Concert series it would be a good idea that you have a solid foundation in music prior to hitting the stage. With that in mind, we suggest that you enroll in our Salt Lake City music lessons with one of our certified TakeLessons music teachers. Our music courses cover a wide variety of instruments ranging from the guitar to piano, drums, violin and a whole lot more. We also offer singing and dance lessons. In addition, we offer music theory, recording, performance, and songwriting lessons for those students who wish to take their musical background to the next level.

To top it all off, our Salt Lake City music lessons are fully personalized. This means you get to determine the place, time and teacher for your lesson. We also have student counselors standing by to help make your booking experience simple and convenient. So don’t wait! If you’re a beginner or an experienced musician, let the TakeLessons team help bring out the talent in you. Sign up and join in on one of our Salt Lake City music lessons today!

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Kristen R.

North Salt Lake, UT

About Kristen

Hi! My name is Kristen and I am a 25 year old singer who loves music. I started my music career at the early age of 8 and haven't stopped singing since. Originally from Monterey, CA I grew up singing with my family. It has always been one of my favorite past times to sing with my dad. My family is one of the most important things to me, followed closely by music! Having been both an instrumentalist and vocalist, I feel it is important to not only know how to sing, but to be able to read music and understand what you are singing. After graduating with a music degree from BYU-I, I feel I ha
ve the tools to teach these and more.
Through my years as a musician, I have come to appreciate many different kinds of music ranging anywhere from Broadway to opera to Jazz, etc. I feel this gives me the ability to cater to my student's individual goals as musicians. One of my goals as a teacher is to help you to learn to sing what you love while giving you the correct foundation to build on. Music is supposed to be fun!
I believe self confidence is extremely important as a vocalist. "Stage fright" is common thing that holds us back from reaching our full potential. Singing with confidence makes you feel great, and sound even better. Sometimes it is all that's missing from a potentially amazing singer. I have helped many students overcome this road block and emerge filled with confidence and self assurance.

*** Lesson Details ***
Did you know that people can hear a smile in your voice? Smiling while singing actually produces a different sound that is pleasant to the ear. I want this experience to be fun for my students. That said, however, I believe self discipline is a very important aspect of music. I will encourage students to practice regularly and come prepared to learn. I will usually request that students bring a recording device so they can take home our lessons and practice. This also allows you to hear how you sound during lessons and reproduce(or improve) that at home.
During my lessons, we will cover topics ranging from improving your technical skills, basic singing principles, ear training, sight-reading, to theoretical knowledge. We will also discuss voice maintenance. That said, I feel it's important to get out of the lessons what you want, so I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor each lesson to the student.
All in all, I am a patient, fun-loving teacher who will work hard to bring out the very best in all my students. I will neither push too hard nor be too lenient as we strive to reach the goals we have set together.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano and music books provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide some music for the student. I would prefer that the student have access to a piano and bring a tape recorder and notebook to each lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Although I was classically trained and studied opera in college, my younger singing experience largely involved musical theatre. I have always been told I am a natural on stage. I strive to instill that confidence into my students because confidence really is half the battle.
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Lindsay S. October 27, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristen is amazing! She has a beautiful voice and she is a great teacher! She is willing to work with you at your own pace and has excellent exercises for you to practice at home. She has great suggestions for different songs to sing that will help you reach your full potential. I would HIGHLY recommend Kristen for your singing teacher!
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Marsha M. March 7, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
amazing with confidence

Kristen Has a amazing way of making anyone feel at home and at peace. My daughter loves singing lessons and I truly believe that my daughter has gained confidence as well. This was the best gift I could have given my daughter.

Kristen we appreciate and recommend her
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Carolyn T. November 19, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent voice lesson teacher

Kristen was an excellent voice teacher for two of my daughters. She helped boost their confidence and willingness to share their singing talents by increasing their knowledge and abilities. She instructed them on how to harmonize and encouraged them to stretch themselves with different music. Kristen provided a fun and easy atmosphere for voice lessons. I would highly recommend her!
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Kristen R.

Kristen R.

North Salt Lake, UT 84054
(14)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Eric S.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Eric

I am by trade a musician who specializes in drums and drum education. I have played as a professional musician in the Salt Lake City, UT, and greater Los Angeles, CA, areas. My project involvement ranges from hip hop, metal, jazz, funk, blues, indie, reggae/ska, rock, pop, fusion, singer/songwriter, and electronica.

I instruct private lessons and workshop sessions to students of all ages, including those with varying levels of experience. I have also expanded my knowledge base by being included on tracks and albums of many professionally recorded albums.

I am a graduate of the Musicians
Institute college of contemporary music in Hollywood, CA, with a performance degree for drums and percussion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is the biggest thing you need to know about taking lessons from me: IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!! lesson pace, curriculum, and progress, all revolve around YOU. Each individual is different, and is attracted to the drums for different reasons, with different goals in mind. I customize your lessons based on what YOU want to learn, how quickly YOU learn, and what YOUR goals are. Here are some generic things that I focus on:
-Good habit building
-Technique
-Positive reinforcement
-How to effectively practice
-Goal attainment
-Time keeping
-Styles [music genres]
-Making lessons FUN, yet INFORMATIVE

*** Studio Equipment ***
teaching studio detached from the house with a few drum kits w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
PROVIDED: material, spare sticks, drum keys, music books, practice pad.
NEED: drum kit, practice pad, metronome, sticks.

*** Specialties ***
Good habit building, technique, positive reinforcement, how to effectively practice, goal attainment, time keeping ---

Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Blues, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Country/Western, Electronica
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Travis J. December 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I have had a handful of lessons, only, but recognize that Eric is a very good instructor. His instruction is geared around me and my pace and provides relevant material to help me along the journey of learning a new instrument.
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Bobbie M. November 25, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My 10 year old daughter has been taking drum lessons from Eric for almost 1 year now, she absolutely loves it, and looks forward to going every week. Eric makes her lessons fun and easy for her to understand, she has progressed so much. I would definitely recommend Eric to anyone.
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Michelle T. July 9, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is my son's drum instructor. He just barely turned 7, and struggles with focus and attention. To help him with this, I thought learning to read music and play an instrument would be quite beneficial. We first tried violin: He cried every time driving to lessons, so that ended fast. Then I thought piano, in our home. That idea didn't work either. Now we are with Eric, and my little guy is progressing. He likes Eric, which is (more than) half the battle.
Eric really does customize his lessons based on progress. He's great with my son, and makes it fun for him. He encourages him to practice at home every day, and pays close attention to the progress he makes each week. Eric also pays close attention to form, such as foot placement on the pedals, and obviously where his little hands should be, and remain, while playing.
Alex now is able to read (beginning) sheet music, and is working on his coordination, too. As his mom, I really believe this has turned out very well! We've been in lessons now for almost 2 months, which is much longer than violin and piano lasted. I can already tell my son will stay with it.
It's exciting for me to see the progress he's making. Each week, he seems to be more focused and stays on task. Of course he still has a ways to go for his age. But again, Eric is really patient, kind, supportive and wonderful with Alex.
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Eric S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Richard W.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Richard

I began playing music at the age of six. I started with the piano and saxophone but found my true passion, by age eight, in the guitar. I took private lessons from a great teacher for the first seven consecutive years of my study and further developed my knowledge and skills through self-directed study. I received my Undergraduate degree in Music Theory from the University of Utah. The pursuit of this degree allowed me to study many different musical aspects, including: composition, music history, ear training, sight reading and music technology, along with classical and jazz guitar studies. O
ver the years, through my education and practice, I have learned a great deal, not just about the guitar, but also ways to teach music and engage students in their pursuit of musical knowledge.

I played in my first music group when I was 17 and started composing and arranging music at that time. I have performed at numerous events and venues, eventually touring in the western U.S. I have a true passion for music and I love sharing this passion and teaching others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back instructor and teach in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. I offer private and small group lessons to students ages 6 and up. I like to joke around but I do expect my students to take their instrument seriously. Students are expected to practice the techniques and music outside of lesson time. I allow students to learn music they are interested in and teach them scales, chords, popular tunes and important performance techniques. Typically, after three months, a student will be able to play more proficient by themselves and in a group. He/she will be more confident about his/her guitar playing ability and overall music knowledge. For most students, after six months of regular lessons, they are able to begin composing simple pieces and have a good understanding of music composition.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I will teach in my living room, I have a piano, plenty of room for a parent to sit in on a lesson and a very comfortable environment.

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy approaching any instrument from a theoretical base. This allows the student to understand the fundamentals of music and helps them explore the instrument of their choice to the fullest extent.
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Brian B. November 23, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Rich is an excellent guitar & music teacher

Starting to study music and learn the guitar in my late 40's was pretty tough. After trying a community education class, and a different private instructor, I found Rich here on Take Lessons. After the first lesson I knew that I was going to learn a lot from him, and that I would enjoy the journey.

Rich is very knowledgeable about music, and he takes the time to teach it in a connected and practical way. As he says in his bio, he is laid back, but that does not mean that he is not serious about music and about teaching. For me his teaching approach is perfect, as he blends a deep understanding of all aspects of music with learning, and enjoying, the guitar.

My previous experience was focused mostly on learning chords, songs, and how to read tablature. On my own I discovered the Hal Leonard Method beginner book series, and started to teach myself to read music from it.

As I started my lessons with Rich he immediately did 3 things that impressed me. First he assessed what I knew, and what my goals were. He reviewed my progress in the Hal Leonard book and encouraged me to keep using it, making some key observations and suggestions during the first lesson that immediately helped me. And the most impressive thing was that he started teaching music theory from the very first lesson, showing me scales, introducing the Circle of Fifths, and demonstrating the application of understanding the principles, patterns, and theory. This made me very hungry to learn.

I don't want to just learn how to play songs on the guitar, rather I want to learn to make music with this instrument. That is what Rich is teaching. And his approach is very comfortable and fun. He adapted himself to my learning style and my needs from the beginning, and I can see myself continuing to learn from him for many years.
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Richard W.

Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Caitlin

I am a life-long musician and active performer that moved to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015 from Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. As I build a studio here in SLC I am excited to share my love of cello and piano and my commitment to making music fun as I work to buil
d students into life-long musicians.

My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Upon arriving in Chicago in 2010, I served as Principal Cellist with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and took gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. I recently completed a set of improvisatory sketches for amplified cello and loop station that integrate classical techniques with rhythmic and percussive elements. In addition to building a private studio I was the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. (Lincoln Square) and Ortegan School of Music (Ravenswood).

I am also a percussionist with Salt Lake's own Samba Fogo, an afro-Brazilian inspired percussion ensemble. I have study Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am excited to offer lessons to people of all ages and ability levels and have experience teaching within and beyond the Suzuki Method. Lessons are tailored to each student’s experience, individual needs, and most importantly, their goals! Lesson plans will combine interactive rhythmic, singing and listening exercises away from the instrument with music theory and technique-building exercises. The aim is to cultivate musicians with strong rhythmic, aural, and technical foundations that will open many doors as you or your child grow into your talent.

I aim to develop well-rounded musicians and performers by focusing on these 5 teaching priorities:
1. Balanced posture of body including instrument and bow hold
2. Balanced tone production or "tonalization"
3. A system of "perfect" or excellent intonation
4. Artistic musicianship in performance
5. Learning notes and bowings to new pieces

While learning notes and bowings is lowest on the priority list; it must be taught first! Fun listening games aid in the development of aural memory as I help students acquire listening skills that will stay with them for years to come and allow them learn to play any tune they can imagine. Once my students can do the note choosing on their own we are free to focus on the other teaching priorities during lesson time.

I also focus on teaching my students how to practice EFFICIENTLY. We want to get the most improvement with the least amount of practice time. I like to combine practice at the instrument with games and exercises that can be done away from the instrument to give each student a degree of flexibility for those busy weeks when it's hard to find time to sit down and play. Students leave each lesson with a detailed practice plan that breaks down the difficult question of "what" and "how" to practice into a clear, concise checklist of familiar exercises. Students will also have suggested YouTube videos to watch some of the best musicians of all time and learn from their mastery of technique and musicality!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Practice and recording space at The Sound Space in Chicago, IL

Basic instrumental recording and mixing equipment to record audition CDs for summer programs, festivals, or college auditions.

Experience with extended cello techniques and amplified cello techniques using loop and distortion pedals to layer and explore the variety and versatility of the cello.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2011 VW Jetta Sportwagen: a reliable and roomy car that will get me to your lesson with all my instruments and any other equipment each and every time!

I travel to lessons with a music stand, metronome, and all teaching materials that would be present at a lesson taught in my home or studio.
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Wanying W. April 9, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
I took some in-home lessons. Caitlin is an excellent teacher! She always came up with effective ways to help me with my problem areas. I so agree with a review above--she made learning cello so approachable!
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Magdalena B. November 15, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is a wonderful teacher. My daughter is always excited about the classes. She is very well organized and has a great lesson plan for young children. She is very patient and I highly recommend her.
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Teresa Z. October 13, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Caitlin is an experienced, enthusiastic teacher. She is always ready with a variety of methods, exercises and suggestions that make learning cello fun and approachable. I give her an A+ and would recommend her for other adult learners.
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Caitlin A.

Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kait K.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Kait

Kait K. has been teaching singers of all ages and abilities since 1997. She has taught in public schools, colleges and universities and privately in San Diego & Los Angeles, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. She has owned and operated The Performer Studio (a school and performance venue for singers) since 1997 and most recently, Salt Lake Singers Academy.

As a teacher, Kait's focus with each student is to help them really understand both the anatomy and health of their vocal instrument and to help them tap into their very best sound in an engaging and fun way...

Kait: "Every singer has stumbl
ing blocks. It is my passion to help them identify those, understand them and then...shatter them. Singers are complex people with complex instruments, and no matter what our expertise level, the DESIRE to sing is something to be protected and nurtured. I value honesty, discipline and detail work in the singing studio. I find those three things, meshed always with a genuine sense of FUN, are the keys to helping singers unlock and develop what makes them unique artists with something to say."

Professionally as a singer, Kait has headlined her own blues band, sung in several cover bands and also performed as a featured lead vocalist alongside John Lee Hooker Jr. (Blues Grammy artist nominee) on his western tour of the U.S. Kait was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the band Light Vizion and co-produced the band's debut album "Looking For An Angel" and can be heard as the solo vocalist on the album "True North" by Tristan Moore. She is currently a freelance vocalist in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has sung lead and solo in a large variety of venues, including Capitol Theatre, Abravanel Hall, Rose Wagner (Jeanne Wagner Stage) and several local clubs and restaurants as well as festivals and outdoor concerts including the annual Scarecrow Festival and the Brown Bag Concert Series and Furry Fiesta Fundraiser! While in Los Angeles, Kait performed in numerous clubs and blues music venues, including The Brown Derby, The Blue Cafe and BB Kings in Hollywood. She has also worked as a professional singer for several years in the Los Angeles Music Industry where she performed in several bands and worked as an in demand "session" singer (someone people hire to come in and quickly record vocals for various professional and experimental projects).

Kait's own education as a singing performer includes a B.F.A. from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from San Diego State University plus 5 years post-grad study in Los Angeles training in voice with world master voice teacher, Edward Sayegh.

In 2004 Kait returned to her roots in Salt Lake City, UT to continue both her singing and teaching career. She continues to write, arrange and record as a freelance singer, and has appeared as the featured vocalist with groups like Children's Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury as well as other local blues and rock bands.

Kait: "My goal with each student is to help them to become the very best they can be as singing performers. But in addition, I aim to lift their spirit during the time they spend here, so that when they leave for the day, after the work they've done, they feel better, more inspired, more empowered and more confident and driven than they did when they arrived at my door. Teaching and watching my students evolve as both artists and people is thrilling! I have the honor of watching them find themselves through music while they build truly lifelong friendships with the performing peers they meet in the classes and performances they participate in here...they end up finding some of their 'kindred spirits' in life here, and that is something that is priceless as an artist."
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Joann K. August 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter loves Kait she is having so much fun and loves to go to her lessons. She is amazing.
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Holly D. June 26, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She is really good! My granddaughter really enjoyed her lessons with her! Absolutely recommend!
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Kresta March 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I loved how easy she is to work with and enjoyed the lesson.
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Kait K.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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