Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Corinne
"Al is an awesome teacher.
When I was looking for a drumming teacher for my son, I looked at several of the teachers' profiles. I thought that Al's profil
e was the best fit for my son who had no experience in drumming, and my son has learned so much from Al. Al is a wonderful teacher and very patient. He adjusts to the likes and needs of his students. I like that Al is a professional musician/performer and brings that experience to the table too."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Dede
"Love of Music
Had my first lesson with Alex and it was great. He started out showing me what the different symbols mean and the notes. I am so glad he is
teaching me how to read music, its very important. Its all very basic now but feel with knowledge of the basics it will help me understand future lessons easilyâ¦..looking forward to my next lessonâ¦..in the meantime, drawing the Cleff, Notes and Staffs to be sure I understand, per his instructionsâ¦Love it!"
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Pragya B
Cincinnati, OH teacher:
Review by Douglas
Robin makes learning easy. Very nice lady with a great original teaching ethic."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Janna
"making progress with my child fast.
Excellent teacher! Glad we chose Udell. He does well with my daughter.."
Cleveland, OH teacher:
Review by rita
"Easy to sign up and Great customer service
My 12 yr old decided he wanted drums for Christmas and we knew that would include getting him lessons. Finding
Christian through Take lessons was indeed lucky for my son. If you are looking for a teacher who is calm, level headed, knowledgeable and very easy to contact at anytime then Christian is who you are looking for. He has several students and they all come out happy and feeling good about their lessons. My son, even when not feeling great insist that he attend his drum lessons. compliments to the instructor."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Mika
"Best piano teacher I've ever had
I took piano lessons with Mario when I was 10-15 years old until I moved out of state. Before Mario, I had 2 other piano
teachers and this is what I always tell people: I learned nothing from the first one (she only lasted one or two lessons), I learned my foundations from my second teacher (who I was with from ages 4-10), and I learned my musicality from Mario.
Mario is incredibly passionate about music and passes it onto his students. Since I had already learned basics (i.e. I already knew how to read music), I didn't know what to expect. However, I never could have reached the levels of technical mastery, emotional connection, and style I have without him.
I took 1 hour lessons once a week with Mario for almost 5 years. At that time, we (his students) were not performing in recitals. Instead, Mario prepared us for an annual audition for the American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers, of which I am the recipient of multiple awards.
I am so grateful for the time I spent as his student!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Richard
"Andrew gets you excited about learning guitar
I really wanted to start learning an instrument and Andrew has thus far been an amazing teacher. He's fun t
o work with and as serious as you need him to be. He is very good at explaining how everything works and how to get things done. His relaxed, hands on teaching style makes the learning fun and progressive. Don't be fooled he is very adept at what he does. He can decipher exactly what notes are playing when he listens to a song. You will learn if you try and even if you cant find the time its still a wonderful experience, I would recommend anyone who wants to learn guitar at their own pace to shoot for this great teacher and cheerful personality."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Amy
Whatever you need in the six string, guitar arena - Marc delivers! From rock to classical; from insights on music theory to quick and easy/
just play around the camp fire type chords. Whatever level of interest you have, genre or style you want to play, Marc is the teacher you are looking for!"
I am very lucky to be able to share my passion for playing the flute with others for a living! It is so fun to hear how students grow with each lesson! I have taught beginning-advanced private flute lessons for 10+ years from children just starting out in band and adult beginners wanting to cross off an item on their bucket list! It is never too late to start, and can actually be very good for improving your breathing!
In 2009 I graduated from the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana with my Master's in Flute Performance. Prior to that I attended Florida State University and earned my
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.
Bio I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. At the age of 12 I started taking flute lessons with Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Throughout high school, I played in Sarasota’s youth orchestra program and was a winner of the Young Artist Competition. With lots of hard work, I also won first chair flute in All-State multiple times.
With a solid foundation in flute playing, I went on to study with Eva Amsler at Florida State University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in flute performance. I had a lot of wonderful playing opportunities here and as an undergraduate was playing in the top orchestra. During my time at FSU I was a proud member of the “world renown” Marching CHIEFS, where I served as section leader to 50 plus flutes! One of my favorite and more unique ensembles I participated in was the Andean ensemble, Aconcagua, where I played the zampona (panpipes) and the quena (Andean flute).
After undergrad, I decided to go abroad for graduate school earning my Master’s at a small conservatory in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland called the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. I studied under Italian flutists, Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola. I also had many opportunities to pursue my love of travelling and work on my foreign language skills! Although, I could use some more practice… would love to find some Italian and German students to brush up my skills!
After heading home to the States I began my freelance career substituting in various orchestras in Florida including the Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. I now live in Acworth, Georgia where I teach privately and freelance. In addition to music, I love spending time with my family, friends, my husband, Vance, and our adorable kitties (Ron & Harry) and dog (Leia). I also enjoy reading, hiking, baking, organizing, and cleaning!
*** Specialties *** I specialize in flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition prep.
Jessica L. October 22, 2016
Online Verified Student
A'shya R. September 15, 2016
Online Verified Student
excellent and talented teacher
MacKenzie L. September 9, 2016
In home Verified Student
My granddaughter McKenzie was new to high school band. She was a little nervous about learning to play the flute and the life of a new high schooler at the same time. Kelly set her fears aside and was very patient with her. We feel blessed to have such a good teacher. The waiting area in her home is very comfortable
I have been a professional performance coach and actor in Hollywood for the past 11 years. As co owner of K&A Theatricals, I coach and inspire the next generation of performers for stage and screen. My company, K&A Theatricals, is a performance arts company dedicated to educating and inspiring performers of all ages, including adults. Our lessons are offered both in person and via Skype. We provide instruction in all areas from comedy to drama, musical theater and straight stage. We are committed to producing our own cabarets, musicals, and cutting edge dramas as we are performance based. We
believe you learn best by doing! In addition to expert coaching, we at times, share the stage with our students and give them the chance to shine with us in Broadway Cabarets and Musicals. With over 10 years of real-life experience as a working actor in Los Angeles and NYC, I have a wealth of knowledge in performing plus, almost more importantly, the business of acting. One wanting to become a professional performer must always keep in mind, acting is a business and an investment! Passion for the arts fills me, and I treasure the opportunity to spread that joy to all searching for solid coaching and instruction. Feel free to contact me at anytime. Just keep singing, just keep singing.
Paris R. April 30, 2016
In studio Verified Student
This is my third lesson with Mr Kraft and I have already learned so much! Great teacher!
Brian A. April 24, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Keith is a great teacher. Look forward to the future sessions
Makenzie B. December 11, 2015
Broadway Singing ·
In studio Verified Student
Keith has been great, he is very knowledgeable and has an amazing personality! We are really enjoying our lessons with him and look forward to many more.
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