Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Auncharee
"Didier is an Amazing Teacher!
My 8 yr old daughter has been taking lessons from Didier for the past 6 months and looks forward to her lessons each week.
He challenges her while still keeping it fun and teaches her songs that interests her. Didier is a wonderful instructor who is very patient, kind, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He is an extremely talented and passionate musician who enjoys teaching and it shows."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Anant
"excellent instructor and a wonderful person
I have been taking music lessons with Daniel since April of 2013 and it has been a great learning experience.
I had no musical background and I started learning Saxophone with Daniel and 7 months later, I am able to play popular songs that he chooses to fit best for enhancing learning curve. He does a great job with reinforcing correct habits from the very beginning and has been very encouraging and has highlighted improvement as we go from class to class. As music learning can be frustratingly slow, the feedback and reassurance he provides definitely helps in keep going back for more.
I wanted to learn guitar and piano with him as well, he encouraged to learn only Piano (for enhancing learning curve for musical theory concepts) and hold guitar for later. Which speaks about how he is genuinely concerned about your learning of music with sound reasoning. So now I take guitar and Piano lessons with him. He is very patient, polite and professional. He is great with students of all ages and easily modifies teaching style as per student needs.
Besides all that he is a great person to talk to. Numerous times we have had great discussions about things outside music.
I would highly recommend Daniel for music lessons to everyone."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Sherri
"Chris is an awesome instructor! I would recommend Chris to anyone who wants to fine-tune their singing skills."
Cincinnati, OH teacher:
Review by Era
"Lena was super friendly. I was hesitant about taking voice lessons because I'm older and I have never had any training - she made me feel comfortable and
confident. She taught me simple exercises and jumped right into the actual lesson!"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Marie
One of my sons has been taking guitar classes and singing classes from Mr. Phil for the last two years and both of my sons have taken his
theater class. Mr. Phil is an excellent teacher, great with kids, lots of fun and a great musician. We have been very happy with his teaching."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Surajit
"My 9 year old son started taking lessons with Jeffrey during his summer break. During this short period he has grown interest in playing piano, who didn't
liked to join any music class! I would give all credit to Jeff who has shown confidence on my son playing. Jeff has provided a strong foundation to take it forward in future. His knowledge of music is vast and his attitude with kids is excellent. It was very sad moment for my son to leave him since my job moved us out of Phoenix! But the interest that Jeff has introduced in him will help to continue his learning...If you're looking for a knowledgeable teacher for your kid(s), you couldn't find a better one. I highly recommend him."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Jeff
"Most of my life I've wanted to learn how to play the guitar so a couple years ago I started teaching myself from online tutorials. With no real structure
and no one to hold me accountable, I had very little success. So 9 months ago I gave Mike a call. I'm a very busy individual but Mike was willing to work around my schedule and fit me in when it was convenient for me. The first few months were fairly difficult because I had developed some bad habits and was still very green. Mike ask me what kind of music I wanted to play, fixed my bad habits, and now he has me playing songs from Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, The Eagles and more. Playing the music that I like has made it fun and motivates me to get better. Mike is an incredible guitar player and instructor! I'm looking forward to what he can teach me over the next few years."
Ogden, UT teacher:
Review by Dani
"Our daughter (6) started taking piano lessons with Meagan a few months ago and we have been very impressed with how things are going. Meagan is prompt, p
olite, patient, and kind. She knows how to explain musical concepts at a basic level for our daughter to make sure she understands and learns the foundations. We highly recommend her!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Mia
"Finding an individual with the credentials or capacity to develop your technique isn't really the difficult part in searching for a teacher. As a twenty-s
omething in the early stages of developing my career, I place a much higher value in being inspired.
Despite having no prior experience with the cello and having little time to practice in between lessons, Ryan does a great job in simplifying the musical concepts and subtly drilling in the key points-- so much so that I can actually hear the improvement with every session. Not only is he very patient and attentive, Ryan also shows an obvious enthusiasm towards his craft that is highly infectious.
The lessons themselves are thorough, but still engaging. Given my hectic lifestyle, I was initially uncertain about committing to a new skill and figured my interest in the cello would waver. I'm still no cello aficionado--however, this first set of lessons has surprisingly heightened that initial interest and convinced me to keep at it.
Bottom Line: If you're looking for a teacher or considering the instrument, I would definitely recommend giving Ryan a shot!"
Doreene has been teaching singers for over 15 years and has been singing, songwriting and performing herself for over 25!
Doreene excels at coaching clients from beginners to advanced singers. No matter the level of experience, her students find freedom in singing and develop confidence in using their instrument.
With Doreene's support and direction, clients from her studio have been given a variety of opportunities to grow their talents:
*Performing in musicals and plays in both high school and community theater (most of them landing lead roles) *She's coached students in and helped
them prepare for recording sessions *Encourages students to study with expert teachers in Performance and Songwriting *Attending specialized summer vocal programs in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City and Nashville.
Whether you want to be on American Idol/The Voice/X-Factor or you just want to sing great in the shower, learn to use your voice in a healthy way that will give you longevity!
*** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is a 1-on-1 private session where we work specifically on your voice and as a team we work together to achieve your individual goals.
1)-You receive 3 - half hour lessons (one a week) 2)-Attendance to our group Master Class which is 90 minutes (one a month)
Practicing to your lesson helps you to strengthen your voice, gain confidence and feel and hear the results that you are looking for, so each student is asked to bring a recording device to their lesson.
What to bring to your first lesson: *Bring a song you are very comfortable with for voice assessment. (CD, MP3 player, minus track or we can use YouTube) *Lyric sheet if necessary *SD memory card other recording device (IPhone, digital recorder)
Trinity N. July 30, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I was beginner singing student and Doreene was a great teacher! Due to scheduling - I am having to discontinue at this time.
abigail M. March 19, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Doreene met with our daughter and made her feel at ease and comfortable from the start. She listened to her sing and made several suggestions that made an immediate difference in her singing. Looking forward to many more sessions with her.
Ray R. December 4, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Doreene is fun to be with and has a lot of knowledge for helping with voice widening exercises. I have noticed improvement in my head voice techniques and am happy to be working with her.
Kevin began studying music at the age of 4, beginning with the piano. Since then, he has learned to play multiple instruments, including bass, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and has cultivated a deep understanding of music theory and music history. Kevin began teaching private lessons in 2011 while studying music at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance in December 2014 and currently maintains a diverse studio of students, teaching multiple instruments to students of all ages and skill levels.
Kevin’s teaching style focuses primarily on broad mus
ical concepts. Students are as diverse as music itself, each with their own interests, goals, and capabilities. Kevin works with each student to determine what they are most interested in learning, and then tailors lesson plans that meet those individual expectations, while also introducing and strengthening fundamental musical concepts. All students, regardless of instrument and personal interest, can expect to learn how to read different types of musical notation, how to play a broad selection of chords and scales, how to read and feel rhythm, and many other important and exciting musical concepts.
Kevin currently offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons at a location of the student’s choosing. He also offers 30, 45, and 60 minute online lessons in two different formats: 1) entirety of lesson in realtime; 2) Half the duration as realtime lesson, half as recorded video lesson.
Kevin regularly performs in Salt Lake City and Park City with The Hot Club of Zion, Electric Cathedral, and Charles Ellsworth. He also spends time as a studio musician and producer.
Tami July 30, 2015
My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Kevin for almost a year. She likes that the lessons are fun, Kevin taught her the Super Mario Brothers theme song, and I like that she is being challenged while also developing an appreciation for all types of music. Even though my daughter is taking guitar lessons, Kevin occasionally incorporates other instruments (piano, mandolin, ukulele) into her lessons. We both love this! Kevin is always on time and comes to each lesson with a planned agenda. He is also great to work with when rescheduling. We hope to continue our lessons with Kevin! He is awesome!
Becky July 30, 2015
Kevin Schultz is an extremely qualified teacher of many instruments. I have taken Mandolin and Piano from him and is able to match his instruction to my way of learning. I have seen him perform with his band Electric Cathedral as well and was
amazed at their talent.
I would highly recommend lessons from Kevin Schultz.
Bruce July 29, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
I have been taking bass guitar lessons from Kevin for over six months now. He was able to teach me the fundamentals of music in a way that allowed me to progress with an understanding of how music works and how it works specifically in playing the bass. I have reached the point where I can start applying that understanding to the playing of songs in context. It makes a huge difference. Highly recommended.
I have been teaching for 15 yrs. and playing for 34 yrs. I absolutely love to watch the learning process take shape. I get a great deal of joy from teaching and witnessing students pass and achieve greatness. When they overcome what seem like insurmountable odds to them and then perform something flawlessly, especially in a live setting, It just does not get any better than this. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my time. I have a strong ability to connect with each individual student and create a personal lesson plan for each and every unique personality. Depending on the person, I wi
ll personally tailor a lesson plan for that individual based on their natural ability, coordination skills, mindset, musicality and overall rhythmic sense. I also try to give each and every student the confidence needed to get up in front of an audience or crowd of people and still perform with elegance and dignity. Just relax and play. That is what it is all about, right, having fun. Let's play.
*** Lesson Details *** I have a professional lesson plan in place. I like to teach from literature and also from feeling and hearing the music. I am very amiable and straight forward with my students. I stress very strongly the importance of a good practice routine. With lots of practice you will become a great drummer. But, fun is what everything is all about. If you do not have fun then I have failed. I have never purposely failed, so Lets Go.
*** Studio Equipment *** Separate from Home, Separate Entrance, Music studio soundproof, Parents and Friends Waiting area with couch and full view through glass window of drum room where lessons take place. Sound can be piped into waiting area or completely muted. Lesson room has two drum sets and state of the art Audio Equipment set up for beautiful sound production and clarity. I also use video playback with studio quality sound to increase learnability. This has been proven to be a very successful tool in the learning process!
*** Travel Equipment *** Sticks, Pad, Snare Drum and Lots of energy! Let's Rock.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Rock, Funk, Punk,Country, Metal. I also teach Jazz, Swing, Latin, Big Band, Afro-Cuban. I focus on three main areas: 1. Reading music 2. Playing with recorded music 3. Rudiments and Stick Control Plus of course proper technique and dynamics. I am also associated with local Middle School and High School Jazz Band and Orchestra Teachers. I can greatly improve your students ability to compete and participate in the Jazz Band, Orchestra or Percussion Classes taught at the Middle to High School level. Let's Swing.
Celeste L. April 18, 2014
As an instructor Brian is patient, consistent and has many angles for reaching students who may be struggling to gain musical concepts. He finds lots of ways for his students to observe professional drummers and opportunities for his students to perform at whatever level they've achieved. The studio is well equipped and comfortable with an great observation area for parents and friends of the student. If you want to learn drumming Brian is the one to contact!
cole A. January 28, 2014
very good teacher
I have been Brians student for 5 years and i am very happy with the way he teaches. he has helped a lot and has made me love drumming! he is a great guy.
glynn A. January 24, 2014
Couldn't be better
My son has been taking drum lessons from Brian for several years.We were looking for a teacher that would teach the important stuff like reading music, basic beats, as well as the fun stuff, learning songs. Brian is everything we were looking for. My son loves to play and enjoys going to lessons. Brian has also provided opportunities for his students to attend workshops & concerts put on by celebrity drummers. If your kids want to learn to play drums, Brian is the guy to teach them.
At the age of 3, I began playing the violin and was taught through the Suzuki Method. Before ever learning to read a note, I learned to play by ear- learning to listen and imitate, much as a child learns to imitate sounds and speak before learning the letters of the alphabet. This ear training, in combination with note reading and other techniques, created the groundwork for the rest of my life as a musician!
The moment that would change my life as a musician came at age 12 while performing with Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. We had the opportunity to perform wit
h violinist Vanessa Mae. I had never seen someone that could inspire so much electric energy and, at the same time, put such tender, heartfelt emotion into every note. A new fire and zeal for music was born in me that I can never forget!
That passion for music has driven me to reach for every performance and training opportunity possible and to help others do the same. In completing my bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at the Jacob's School of Music at Indiana University, I brushed shoulders with mentors who not only shaped me as a performing musician but also as a teacher. Participating in the Suzuki Pedagogy program provided the ultimate hands-on opportunity to teach, alongside other professionals, and mold beginning violinists in their first steps.
I have been teaching privately for the past 10 years, helping beginning through advanced students ranging in age from 4 to 52. It's been unbelievably rewarding watching each student's life change with music. My young beginners love the creative outlet that playing the violin and viola provides. The discipline they develop in learning to play crosses musical boundaries and can be seen in their schoolwork and other daily routines. My adult students love the opportunity to begin the musical journey they had only dreamed of in the past; or, the chance to "dust off" their instruments that they put by the wayside as a child. Equally rewarding is teaching those students with fundamentals already in place to stretch and turn their technique into expressive, musical lines!
I love the opportunity to get to know the unique personalities and styles of EACH of my students and to help them put this qualities into their playing! Let me help you discover the musician waiting to come out in you!...
*** Lesson Details *** I teach 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons. (For students younger than 8 years of age, 30 minute or 45 minute lessons are recommended.) Each of my lessons is taught one-on-one in my in-home studio.
I teach a combination of the Suzuki Method and traditional styles. The Suzuki Method creates a strong technical foundation to build upon while also training the ear to work independently of note reading. I combine this method with a more traditional approach as I feel it important for the student's involvement and enjoyment to play recognizable tunes.
What to expect in a lesson:
Beginners: - Learning to correctly hold the violin/viola and bow with proper position - Learning the names of notes and placement of fingers - Note and rhythm training/reading; key and time signature training - Ear training - Beginning level Suzuki and traditional pieces
Intermediate: - Ensuring that proper positioning and posture is upheld - Scale and rhythm training; key and time signature training - Ear training - Intermediate level Suzuki and traditional pieces - Learning shifting exercises and vibrato
Advanced: - Scale and rhythm training exercises/etudes - Ear training - Advanced level Suzuki pieces and/or traditional and other classical pieces
For the first lesson:
Beginners: Please bring your violin (appropriate for your size), bow, shoulder rest, Suzuki Volume 1 with CD, notepad, and folder.
Intermediate-Advanced: Please bring your violin, bow, shoulder rest, notepad, folder, and your most recently performed/polished piece.
Parental involvement in younger students' lessons and at-home practicing is HIGHLY encouraged! (For those students 8 years of age or younger, parents are REQUIRED to be at every lesson!)
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano, Violin/Viola (for teacher use), music stand, metronome, recording device, laptop
Taiju H. February 6, 2014
Missing her a lot.
When She was in Toronto Canada,
my daughter started violin lesson
The way of her teaching was so attractive
and skilful and patience.She is also
Too bad that we can't find any teacher
like her.But it was such a fortune that
my daughter had learn fundamental basic
We miss her a lot but great fortune for
people who live in Sydney UT.
Daniel B. January 14, 2014
With such attention to detail and a natural ear for music, Nicolle's talent in playing and teaching is beyond compare. Her love and desire to share her passion with others is clear. If you are considering lessons look no further I 100% recommend her.
J.P. L. January 9, 2014
A Salt Lake Gem! Highly qualified instructor and very capable musician! Tons of enthusiasm! Great person skills.
Kait K. has been teaching singers since 1997. She has taught in San Diego & Los Angeles, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. Kait worked as a professional singer for several years in the Los Angeles Music Industry where she performed in several bands and worked as a session singer. She has headlined her own blues band, sung in several cover bands and also sang alongside John Lee Hooker Jr. as a lead vocalist 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 vocal
ist 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. Kait's own education 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 among others.
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 here...they end up finding some of their 'kindred spirits' in life here, and THAT is golden."
Holly D. June 26, 2015
In studio Verified Student
She is really good! My granddaughter really enjoyed her lessons with her! Absolutely recommend!
Kresta March 25, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I loved how easy she is to work with and enjoyed the lesson.
Anna G. December 1, 2014
Kait is a vocal teacher unlike any other. If you live in the Salt Lake Valley, I highly encourage you to take lessons from Kait! Kait will help you achieve your dreams in vocal performance. Not only will she help your voice reach new heights, she will help you become more confident on stage performing. Kait is so wonderful to work with and she is a incredible mentor.
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