Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by J
"Stephanie is extraordinary!
I never gave it any thought that it would be possible to learn such a complex instrument via Skype. To find someone as profes
sionally trained as her is very challenging in of itself, but to have someone of her caliber teach my daughter from many miles away in the comfort of our home is truly amazing! Stephanie was very patient, observant, extremely knowledgeable and a talented teacher. It is quite a luxury to have the opportunity to work with her. I'd recommend her highly. If you are hesitant to try her online lessons I would suggest you at least give it a chance; you will be pleasantly surprised."
Asheville, NC teacher:
Review by Suzanne
"Fabulous teacher, motivating, inspiring, skilled and dedicated!
My daughter loves studying with Marti. She is able to teach in a way that is understandab
le while also motivating excellency. In the past we have tried other coaches but they have all been disappointing and teach only a song while playing at the piano. Marti teaches full voice technique while integrating the technique with the pieces they will perform. Couldn't be happier!"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by J.P.
A Salt Lake Gem! Highly qualified instructor and very capable musician! Tons of enthusiasm! Great person skills."
Salt Lake City, UT teacher:
Review by Lauren
"Steve is an excellent teacher
My son is 7 and taking piano lessons for the first time. I expected him to lose interest pretty quickly, but he absolutely
loves it! In large part due to Steve - he is very patient and let's him learn at his own pace...no pressure. He brings songs to play that my son actually knows so he stays more engaged in interested. He really goes the extra mile to show that he cares and to keep it fun. Steve has been very easy for me to work with as well. He is always very flexible and is always on time and very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the piano."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Julie
Rhonda has patience and caring when teacher my daughter. She is an excellent teacher."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Judy
Maybe a bit premature after only one lesson, but after speaking with Robin at length over the phone, and being present during my son's
first lesson, I must say I'm very impressed with her as my son's instructor. She has a vast portfolio of experience in a wide range of music, highly educated, extremely knowledgeable, and good at instruction. I'm especially excited that she incorporates music theory into the lessons. Highly recommended!"
Akron, OH teacher:
R. ROBIN G.
Review by Michael
Daniel is an excellent teacher who patiently covered all of the issues that I needed help with. I have had advanced training in mus
ic, and he helped me more than most of my previous teachers ever did. I would highly recommend him without hesitation!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Michelle
I recommend Ms. Lena for piano lessons. She is skilled at playing and seems very experienced in teaching. I went to her as pretty much a be
ginner and right away she was able to assess and match my speed. Which I am very grateful for .
One thing I learned about piano is that you should practice a lot :) I am so pleased and really made a lot of progress in a short amount of time. My friends and family are impressed ! It is a shiny black piano you will play there."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Evva
I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his p
rofessionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him."
I'm a 27 year old voice teacher, graduating from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. I have been teaching voice for almost 4 years now and I couldn't be happier with my career! I love music, and I love being with children, so being a voice teacher is the best fit for me. I have participated in many theater companies in Rhode Island, most recently appearing as the lead female role in Rhode Island College's "Pippin". I have had ten years of vocal training with several voice teachers, so I know what it is like to be the student. Being a student for so lo
ng, I know what works and is helpful, and what doesn't work. I look forward to my lessons as a teacher, and I know you will look forward to our lessons too!
*** Lesson Details *** I'm a patient, easy going person and I like to make my students feel comfortable. Our lesson will always be FUN! It will also be productive. We will work on areas that the student wants to improve on, and I will offer constructive criticism, all with a positive outlook. I provide recitals for my students several times a year. You will have the chance to show family and friends what you have learned from our lessons!
During lessons, I like to focus on the students strengths', and I will find songs that highlight the students best qualities in their voice. Our lessons will start with warm-ups, and after your voice is ready to go, we will learn and practice songs that I have selected for you with your interests in mind. The songs that I choose will be from my vocal books and I will provide you with copies of the sheet music, and also a CD of the songs so you can practice in between lessons. As our lessons progress, you will be able to sing with a stronger, healthier voice and overall, just sound better!
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a keyboard and I will bring that to our lessons. I will also provide the student with the music we study and a folder to keep it in.
*** Specialties *** I have a lot of experience in musical theater singing. I love many styles of music, so I'm sure after finding out what you are interested in, I could find songs we can work on that you will love to learn and perfect!
Mara-Jade August 26, 2016
Broadway Singing ·
In studio Verified Student
My daughter had a wonderful experience and is excited about her next class
Cathy R. March 10, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Patient, intuitive and fun!!!!
Kai A. March 10, 2016
Online Verified Student
Shayna is the absolute best. we're happy with Shyna my daughter's a beginner but you'd never know it she's patient she's kind she's a very good teacher we're very excited thanks
Danilo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and currently based in Rhode Island. He has maintained an active and successful performing career as a member of the groups David Wax Museum, Debo Band, The Superpowers, Rubblebucket, Full Tang and Watchout Kompa.
Danilo studied classical trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Peter Chapman, Steve Emery) as well as percussion and drums with other esteemed faculty members (Rakalam Bob Moses, Jamey Haddad). In addition to his conservatory
training, Danilo has studied traditional West African drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana.
Danilo has performed at many of the premier venues and festivals throughout North America including: Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Bumbershoot, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montana Folk Festival, Globalfest, SXSW and Luminato.
Education has long been a passion for Danilo and he has been teaching private music lessons as well as instruction in the Boston public schools for years. Danilo teaches all levels and ages. His students value his patience and ability to find an inspiring path to discovery for each individual. Danilo has also shown himself to be very effective in the classroom setting. He has been a general music teacher in the Boston Public School system as well as teaching master classes and clinics at music schools and universities around the country.
In January 2014, Danilo was invited as a guest artist and educator at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul where he taught and performed for young afghan music students.
Danilo considers his success as a performer to be in a direct relationship with the success of his teaching and he aims to spread to the joy of music making and appreciation as wide as possible.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching style is relaxed and supportive while always aiming to increase the knowledge of the student. My strong technical background combined with a deep sense for wide-ranging musical styles allows me to find what inspires a student initially, and use their interests and strengths to lead them to new discovery and technical efficiency.
Private study covers technical aspects of the instrument, including body awareness as well as reading, theory and musical expression and improvisation.
While each individual learns at a different pace, I strive to point out the progress my students have made because I find this recognition of achievement, no matter how small, is essential in a student's continued love of studying music.
*** Studio Equipment *** lessons in dedicated music room with all instruments and equipment; upright piano, drum set and percussion.
Lindsey J. September 9, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Danilo is a great teacher. Very easy going and comfortable to work with.
Katy Zeigler August 6, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Danilo is an excellent teacher! I liked how patient Danilo was at every lesson. Danilo was able to teach well using a variety of different techniques that kept the learning fresh and interesting. I also really liked how he personalized my lessons to songs that I wanted to learn and things I wanted to do. Great experience!
Cynthia O. March 6, 2014 Verified Student
Danilo is the Best
Danilo is enthusiastic and fun. My son likes him very much and is learning a great deal. He enjoys his lessons. I think Danilo is a great match for my son - this is why I drive for one hour to get to the lessons and up to two and a half hours to get back home. (Traffic).
Danilo is a great teacher and very talented musician!! I'm thrilled we found him!
I studied music performance at UMass Dartmouth. I have the tools and resources to teach the students what they need to know in order to teach themselves. In lessons, I focus on what the student wants to learn. I am a big fan of applying relevant elements of music theory in with the music we're learning: it helps to understand the science behind the music. Noticing patterns and learning common terminology will make it easier to learn and play with other musicians.
*** Lesson Details *** I can teach at my house in Attleboro as well as come to you.
*** Studio Equipment *** Kimball baby g
*** Specialties *** Music theory and classical piano. (Classical and pop)
Hannah September 2, 2016
In home Verified Student
My daughter was thrilled with the job Beau did on the first lesson and has a renewed drive to really work at playing. I'm very impressed. Even my younger daughter listened in and said "he's amazing". Looking forward to the next Lesson.
FAITH F. February 19, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great with kids, especially shy ones!
Laura W. July 16, 2015
In home Verified Student
Beau made a great first impression. My first lesson was a lot of fun. He's very knowledgeable and I can't wait for the next one!
Hi! I am a private music instructor offering lessons both in-studio and online. I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music (Summa cum Laude) and I have over 34 years' full-time experience as an instructor.. I also have nearly decades of experience as a professional jazz, rock, and theater musician. My experience has taken me from nightclubs to concert stages, as well as on television, radio, and recording studios. Finally, I am a published author with several titles dedicated to helping musicians becoming the best they can be.
**** MY TEACHING STYLE ****
style is often referred to as laid-back, gentle, informative, and very supportive. My focus is on enrichment, encouragement, and great results. I don't work with “one-size-fits-all” methods. Each lesson is customized to make the most of each student's own unique abilities, limitations, preferences, and interests. Whether students prefer, or do better, with traditional materials, playing/singing along with their favorite recordings, jamming with me, or anything in between, I am more than happy to accommodate and bring out each student’s best!
I teach real music -- students begin playing music they love almost from day-one. For example, many of my piano and guitar students pride themselves on learning to play every song on Beatles One ... playing right along with the CD! Reading, playing by ear, improvisation (jamming), singing while you play ... there are so many ways to play and avenues to explore in music.
**** MY STUDIO ****
My studio is spacious (very spacious – no cubicles here!), well-appointed, and very quiet. Unlike music stores and multi-lesson facilities, there are no other lessons on the premises, no drummer going crazy on the other side of the wall. This means students can concentrate better and learn faster. There is also plenty of room for parents and siblings who may wish to sit in on lessons.
**** STYLES / GENRES ****
I believe that students make the most progress learning music they love and I am very happy to teach every student the style of music he or she loves most.
My most requested genres are: pop, rock, country, blues, film/television, classic rock, jazz, and classical. Some students arrive knowing exactly what they want, but most are happy to explore various styles that interest them in search of the perfect fit. It is not at all uncommon for a student to spend part of their lesson polishing up a Beethoven piece or jazz standard, then finish up playing the chords to “Hotel California” along with the CD. Another student might start off their lesson learning a Taylor Swift hit, then move over to doing some blues improvisation. Variety is a wonderful thing and it is highly encouraged.
**** MY STUDENTS ****
Over the years, I have taught students from four years old to eighty-somethings. I’ve taught absolute beginners (most of my students start from square-one), hobbyists, seasoned professionals, even a Grammy nominee and a Grammy winner! Many of my young students have gone on to perform in school bands / jazz bands and/or professionally. In all cases, they acquire a skill that will last for a lifetime and provide joy, enrichment, and satisfaction.
Do you have a song or two in your heart. Contact me today and I will help you reach your musical goals no matter what they may be!
Willow August 30, 2016
In studio Verified Student
We had a great piano lesson today!!Stan was great with my daughter, she loved the class. Can't wait until next week!!
Diane July 16, 2016
I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano and now I am thoroughly enjoying taking lessons from Stan. He's a very patient instructor who fills me with confidence. I look forward to my lesson every week and the time spent there just flies by so fast. Stan is very interesting and gives me a lot of information to help me understand music historically and in practice. He tailors his lesson to me. A great teacher! Thanks Stan!
Chaitanya C. June 24, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I am a professional, classically trained vocalist in the Boston area who is offering voice, piano, and music theory lessons at a competitive price. I currently attend Bridgewater State University for Music Education and have completed sixty (60) college credits. Email me at email@example.com or text me at (508) 257-1990 to schedule your first lesson today! You can also find me online at www.southshorevoice.webs.com
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