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Music Lessons in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio’s list of musical talents is practically endless. There’s Christopher Cross, Johnny Bush, Al Dean and Pat Green; a few of which only scratch the surface of San Antonio’s complete musical repertoire. While there are undoubtedly many musicians we believe that your city still has enough room for additional talented musicians. At TakeLessons we believe that students with the right attitude and passion for music can make a career out of it. Are you that person?

If the answer is yes, then we suggest that you maximize your music education so you have what it takes to succeed. To be honest it’s not just about being able to strum a chord or sing a tune. Gaining a solid background in music is often what makes the difference between a successful artist and a “starving” artist. With that in mind, we suggest that you consider taking our San Antonio music lessons with one of our certified TakeLessons music teachers. Our music programs allow you to learn how to play virtually any instrument with proper technique including the violin, guitar, piano, drums, bass and many more. Aside from that, our San Antonio music lessons also have courses in singing and dance as well as songwriting, music performance and music recording. No matter what your musical interest we have the lesson for you. And with our talented instructors guiding and tracking your progress along the way, we guarantee that you’ll have a fun and educational experience.

So, if you think you’re up to the task of becoming one of San Antonio’s best musical talents, then sign up and join in on one of our San Antonio music lessons today. You have nothing to lose and a lifetime of music to gain.

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Julian E.

San Antonio, TX

About Julian

I have been a professional musician for 30 years. I have toured all over the US as well as performed in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. My career has enabled me to do some cool things over the years, including, record on numerous CD's, including a Grammy award winning CD, music videos, video game music and various special events around the US.

Through my experience, I can help you or your child achieve their musical goals using techniques that I have developed over many years of real life performing.

*** Lesson Details ***
I specialize in adult and children's beginner guitar and also ba
ss guitar for all ages and levels.

My approach to teaching is simple, use real life techniques and incorporate simple music theory.

My kids guitar students learn to read music as well as chords and chord charts

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are in my home music studio with a lobby for parents

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Bass Guitar and beginner acoustic/electric guitar for kids and adults
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Dedrick A. August 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Julian is amazing instructor, very patience with my grandson and extremely engaging! I would recommend Julian to anyone looking for music lessons for their child!
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Samuel L. July 6, 2015
Guitar · In home
I just started receiving instruction from Julian. I'm a complete beginner, age 51. I've only had 2 lessons so far, and am comfortable. He's to the point, and makes sure I comprehend something each time I've been to my appointments. He sends my homework to an email account. For all the rockers out there, man, this dude can jam out on bass guitar - I listened to him roll off a few Rush licks the other night.
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Katie July 1, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I was a little put off at first by coming to his house but he has a very professional work area! He is an excellent musician with a wide range of experience. I look forward to working with him.
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Julian E.

Julian E.

San Antonio, TX 78228
(10)
starting at
$15 / 15-min
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Jim B.

San Antonio, TX

About Jim

My name is Jim-B. I am a guitarist and vocalist.
When I am not playing a guitar; I like to shoot video,
record music, hike, workout, read, watch movies,
travel, and hang with my wife and family.

YOU ARE NEVER 'too young' or 'too old' TO LEARN guitar.

I love taking the gift of music - give it on to others – then watch them come alive.

MY FOCUS IS TO TEACH YOU AS MUCH ABOUT MUSIC AS I CAN.

So, I’m HERE for YOU, When YOU are ready TO LEARN.

*** Skills that YOU will Develop ***

We will follow a Guitar lesson plan, use practice journals, show you the basics, and you
can then learn songs of your choice. You will learn the rhythm Guitar standard chords, advanced chords, power chords, barre chords, string techniques, music theory, music dynamics, picking/strumming, and alternate chord positions for sound/variety using transitions with chord progressions. I can teach popular music styles from 1920's to Current hits in your chosen styles and genre. 

****About Me****

I love music - so if you love music - we’ll get along great.

I believe every lesson you take gets you closer to being a guitarist.

I know that every time you pick up the guitar, you improve your talent.

I have promoted many concerts.

I was a music DJ on a radio station and am presently a radio Senior Manager.

I taught myself to play guitar. I have gone to school for music.

I have been a teacher all my life.

I have played guitar and vocals in 3 bands and have played in coffee houses, schools and churches for years. I am college trained in voice, performance, music theory, composition, and have played most instruments. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music & Communications.

I love to learn as much as I love to teach.
I am a web developer.
I am also doing video production.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a tuner, cords, guitar amplifier, on-line computer, and a sitting area if you come with a friend or family. You need to bring your guitar, practice sheets, music journal books, and digital recorder (if you want to record a session).
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Bernice C. September 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jim is very patient and kind. He helps me with different techniques and positions for holding the guitar for my fingers on the harder cords.
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ErnieO March 2, 2012
Fitness Trainer

Jim is a great guy and excellent teacher, but was not up to date on the oldies instrumentals and that was my main profile request. I did learn things from him in other areas that will help me with other songs. Thank you
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JoyceW January 6, 2012
New student

Very patient instructor! Love that he read my student questionnaire and formatted sessions based on my experience (just a little) and likes/dislikes. I can't wait for class each week; definitely recommend Jim to any student.
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Jim B.

San Antonio, TX 78209
(16)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX

About Christopher

-Let's get this quote corrected-
Rule that I learned and live by...
TO BE EARLY IS TO BE ON TIME.
TO BE ON TIME IS TO BE LATE.
TO BE LATE IS TO BE ____.
( I was taught with the word DEAD but I will use IN TROUBLE)
then sentenced to RUNNING LAPS or MANY MANY PUSH UPS.
...but that is marching band or drum corp. Too intense for some.

I have been playing percussion for over 24 years.
Schooled in the performance art of symphonic percussion, marching/drum corp percussion & world percussion.
I am currently the percussion tech at Smithson Valley High School.

Also, I have been performi
ng live on stage and studio work on drum set for the past 17 years. Toured across the states recorded many c.d.'s and have even had songs on movie soundtracks.
Working with 2 reggae bands out of Austin, Tx.

The knowledge I have, about the many voices each percussion instrument has, benefits my students of the percussive arts.
It is very important that percussionist are everywhere loving the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of MUSIC.
Let's work together to achieve your GOALS and BEYOND.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn READING & WRITING of MUSIC. Very Important and easy to learn.
Stick control & Technique.
As well as Timing & Tuning.
The first thing is to LEARN...no worries laughs will be shared as well.

PERCUSSION is FUN ! ! !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs drumsticks or mallets/keyboard instrument if learning mallets.
Practice Pad, music & music stand.
(drum-kit) optional

*** Specialties ***
Marching, Symphonic, jazz, rock, hip-hop, reggae and country
(all styles really)

Much Respect each and every time.
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Katie S. September 4, 2014
Verified Student
very unprofessional. I was not late, but instead went to the wrong apartment. Instead of asking if I was running late or got lost, he sent me a riddle about being late: "To be early is to be one time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is to be in trouble." I'm an adult, I don't need to be told i'm in trouble. Rubbed me the wrong way.
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Joanne S. November 29, 2012
Verified Student
Great with my son...

My son looks forward to his drum lessons. Christopher's approach to teaching skills are opening my son's eyes to techniques for proper drumming which my son is receptiv to. Christopher has great with keeping on track his lessons being scheduled and has been flexible to work around our schedules.
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PaulC1 October 1, 2011
Monday drum lesson

We appreciate the work you've done with Jacob. He is practicing on his own which must mean he enjoys it. Jacob has one more week of drivers ed 10/3 and then we should be able to go back to 4:30. Thanks! Angie Collier
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Christopher S.

Christopher S.

San Antonio, TX 78229
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX

About Cristina

Hello! My name is Cristina and I have been playing drums since I was a child. After graduating high school, I decided to continue to pursue music. For the past 4 years I have been studying Percussion and Drums, first at the University of Houston, and presently, and the University of Texas at San Antonio with plans to finish my Bachelor of Music degree. I specialize in drumset, and percussion instruments such as marimba, snare drum, vibraphone, etc. I also am able to teach marching band percussion and drumline instruments. Along with teaching, I am a gigging musician with great versatility and
experience in many genres of music. Not only am I able to teach basic fundamentals of music such as technique, reading music, styles, etc., I can make learning to be a great musician a very enjoyable process!!

*** Lesson Details ***
My style of teaching is very relaxed and patient. I use real word analogies and use a student's personal interests to help make music easier to understand. I take the time to get to know my students' personalities and interests in order to accommodate their needs. My curriculum would consist of understanding drums/percussion instruments, rhythms/styles/timing, technique, music notation, and performance manners. After 3-6 months of lessons, students will know the basics of what I have listed above. I believe that if you have patience with yourself, that you can achieve any kind of goal. All it takes is a good teacher, faith in yourself, and practice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
2 drumsets, PA

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have various mallets and sticks. I can bring a small drum kit. I expect my students to provide their own mallets and sticks, along with EARPLUGS, and a folder for all of your papers.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Tejano/Folk. Very Familiar with most genres.
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Lisa C. June 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter and I love her! She is very encouraging and patient! My daughter was not comfortable at first, and now she is very confident with her! Definitely recommend!
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Adriana C. March 20, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I was really nervous about taking lessons, as soon as i met Christina she was really nice and patient with me. I am soo happy that i chose her as my Teacher. I will continue my lessons with her and reccomend her to everyone i know!!!
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Jeremy F. May 16, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Cristina is knowledgeable, patient and a great teacher for me. I'm really excited about the progress I've made in just 3 short weeks and I know I want to go as far as I can in drumming.

I'm normally self-conscious and nervous about learning new skills, esp if I feel like I'm not able to be GREAT at it right away. But Cristina put me at ease right away and has helped me to be laid back and patient. That's a big deal.

She's an awesome drummer too.
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Cristina H.

Cristina H.

San Antonio, TX 78250
(9)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ruth V.

San Antonio, TX

About Ruth

Knowledgeable, patient, direct, and experienced teacher of many musical instruments. Performed with Orchestral groups, and chorale groups. Performed on the Carniege Hall stage a few times with a few chorale groups. Studied violin from top performers from the San Antonio Symphony.

***Capable of working with students who have special needs.

I have a passion for the performing arts; every aspect of it. From learning a piece to committing it to memory.

Twelve Benefits of Music Education
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1. Early musical training helps develop b
rain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds.

2. There is also a causal link between music and spatial intelligence (the ability to perceive the world accurately and to form mental pictures of things). This kind of intelligence, by which one can visualize various elements that should go together, is critical to the sort of thinking necessary for everything from solving advanced mathematics problems to being able to pack a book-bag with everything that will be needed for the day.

3. Students of the arts learn to think creatively and to solve problems by imagining various solutions, rejecting outdated rules and assumptions. Questions about the arts do not have only one right answer.

4. Recent studies show that students who study the arts are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. They also achieve higher grades in high school.

5. A study of the arts provides children with an internal glimpse of other cultures and teaches them to be empathetic towards the people of these cultures. This development of compassion and empathy, as opposed to development of greed and a “me first” attitude, provides a bridge across cultural chasms that leads to respect of other races at an early age.

6. Students of music learn craftsmanship as they study how details are put together painstakingly and what constitutes good, as opposed to mediocre, work. These standards, when applied to a student’s own work, demand a new level of excellence and require students to stretch their inner resources.

7. In music, a mistake is a mistake; the instrument is in tune or not, the notes are well played or not, the entrance is made or not. It is only by much hard work that a successful performance is possible. Through music study, students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.

8. Music study enhances teamwork skills and discipline. In order for an orchestra to sound good, all players must work together harmoniously towards a single goal, the performance, and must commit to learning music, attending rehearsals, and practicing.

9. Music provides children with a means of self-expression. Now that there is relative security in the basics of existence, the challenge is to make life meaningful and to reach for a higher stage of development. Everyone needs to be in touch at some time in his life with his core, with what he is and what he feels. Self-esteem is a by-product of this self-expression.

10. Music study develops skills that are necessary in the workplace. It focuses on “doing,” as opposed to observing, and teaches students how to perform, literally, anywhere in the world. Employers are looking for multi-dimensional workers with the sort of flexible and supple intellects that music education helps to create as described above. In the music classroom, students can also learn to better communicate and cooperate with one another.

11. Music performance teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks. A little anxiety is a good thing, and something that will occur often in life. Dealing with it early and often makes it less of a problem later. Risk-taking is essential if a child is to fully develop his or her potential. Music contributes to mental health and can help prevent risky behavior such as teenage drug abuse, which often leads to institutionalization in a teen rehab.

12. An arts education exposes children to the incomparable.
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Dennis August 28, 2015
Singing · In studio
Ruth is very musically capable and shines when it comes to teaching children. I have taken singing lessons from Ruth and always go to her when I have an audition coming up. I have also observed many of her one on one lessons with children/adults and feel confident in her skills as a musician.
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JOHN August 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Ruth is a consummate professional in her methods of instruction and is extremely knowledgeable with music theory and its application in performances. Ruth consistently honing her skills as an instructor and thoroughly enjoys sharing with students her love music. From my experiences, she is very kind and patient. She is also very enthusiastic about the prospect of new students enrolling herself as their instructor. She is classically trained in all aspects of music, a multi-instrumentalist, and a fine instructor who puts herself in the students shoes to determine the best way to assist her pupils.
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Diana August 24, 2015
Singing · In studio
Ruth is an excellent teacher. She has understanding of all age ranges, from young children to adults. She takes time and understands how to get across to each and every one, I loved how she used toys to help my son understand pitch. Ruth is a great teacher I highly recommend her.
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Ruth V.

Ruth V.

San Antonio, TX 78212
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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