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Melody C.

27 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Piano Performance, Associate of Arts, president's list from Valencia College
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Melody C.

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I am currently teaching most piano lessons online. I am also available for a few in-person lessons in my home studio, if certain safety precautions are followed... more about that at the end of this section.

Whether your lessons are online or in person, a typical lesson with me will include things like this:

-The student plays what they have practiced, and we work on any difficult areas and techniques for playing better.

-I introduce new lesson material, asking questions to make sure my student understands.

-We work on music theory, sight reading, good posture, and helpful practice techniques.

-I expect my students to practice every day, just as I do. It is the only way to become proficient.

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For online lessons, you may use the online platform provided by TakeLessons, or we can use Zoom. Most of my students are using Zoom.

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About Melody

My name is Melody Cook. I began learning to play the piano when I was five. My mother had a piano and some books. I loved the piano and I mostly taught myself. As an adult, I finally received professional musical instruction when I studied music at Valencia college and the University of Central

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Alexandra
Melody is wonderful. She keeps it great fun for my 10-year old all while teaching great technique and theory. Thanks!!
Rachel L.
My daughter is turning to 6 and this is her first time to learn Piano. I feel my daughter has learn so much in just 30 minutes. I'd highly recommend Melody to anyone who is looking for an online piano teacher.
Rudy
Melody is awesome! She was able to answer my myriad of questions at my first lesson and still had time to teach me new things that have really helped me. She was very personable, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I have no doubt she is going to help me become the best piano player I can be.
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Will F.

21 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Will F.

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About Will

Will Fletcher Instruction has been going strong since 2009. New students starting this year are doing great along w all the older, more musically advanced students. I want you to play music. I don't care how we get there as long as on your specific instrument you want to learn, you are making music.

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Jeff A.
If you are looking for a teacher who can sharpen all your skills Will is your guy. As an older student learning to sing and arrange covers that suite my style I could not ask for a better teacher. Be smart go with Will
Jeff A.
Always the best
Kevin S.
Exactly what I need - authentic, informal, and no b.s.
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Cody B.

6 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded SPBGMA Band Competition - 1st Place from SPBGMA
  • Teaching since 2013
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Chad C.
Growing up and taking music classes I have always struggled with grasping the concept of music and instruments. Currently a college student with a busy schedule, Cody has helped me accomplish a lot with the time I have been taking lessons with him. Coming from never being able to grasp music to starting to play some songs and understanding theory more, progress has really shown. Learning from Cody will give you a fun, patient, and an exciting environment that will keep you wanting to learn more. Cody is extremely talented, very nice, and makes music easy! I would suggest if anyone would want to learn from the best, learn from Cody!
Chad C.
After years of music classes taken in school, i have really struggled to grasp the concept of learning instruments and the basic fundamentals of music. Currently a college student with a busy schedule, Cody has really changed me from a person who always wanted to play the fiddle to actually accomplishing my goals of playing songs and understanding theory and the instrument more. I would 100% recommend anyone who wants to learn to play the fiddle to reach out and give it a shot. Cody is a phenomenal musician that can play tunes that will make your jaw drop. You will learn from the best teacher who is very kind and considerate of being a beginner and helping you accomplish your goals!
Peggy H.
I learned a lot of basics in my very first lesson ever, and am excited to continue to learn with Cody. He's confident, calm and friendly and gave me more information than I thought I'd get in one quick lesson. I look forward to next week!
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Clarice C.

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Knoxville, TN
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Clarice C.

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With 15 years of teaching experience and over 20 years performance experience, I have dedicated my entire life to the violin and finding innovative, creative, and effective ways of teaching and learning. In my studio, students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds are welcome! I have experience teaching beginners (both child and adult) all the way to students at the university level. I strive to create lessons and materials that cater to the uniqueness of each student and their goals. A love of music and the instrument will always be at the forefront of the learning experience!

About Clarice

Violinist and teacher Clarice Collins has established herself as a highly respected pedagogue and versatile musician of the 21st century, with a repertoire spanning music across genres and periods. A graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied with acclaimed professor Danwen Jiang, she r

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Brian
Ms. Clarice is an all-star teacher and a extremely talented violinist. I had the honor of working with Clarice as an undergrad student at Arizona State University. Clarice was the teaching assistant for Danwen Jiang's Violin Studio. Clarice helped shape me to the violinist I am today, she helped instill a confidence in me I did not have before. She helped bring out passion to my playing in my performances. Clarice has a vast knowledge of violin pedagogy, technique, repertoire and music theory. Ms. Clarice loves each of her students and it shows through her character, you can tell she truly loves what she does and has a passion for teaching music. I am happy to call her not only my former but my friend as well. if you are looking for a teacher who makes learning fun and pushes you to greatness, then I highly recommend working with Clarice Collins!
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Merit Prize from Guild of Temple Musicians
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 68; Female: 5 to 85
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

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I can help you develop your confidence in 'putting a song across' to an audience (even if it's just an audience of 1!) by getting into the MEANING of the song, its place in the narrative of the show, play or Musical, and how to convey that meaning through a variety of techniques and types of musical inflection. I also help you find your pitch and your own unique voice.

About Tamari (Tamara)

Hi, there! I'm TamarI and I can't wait to meet you! We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feedback-teaching--once you learn a concept or skill, teach it, as soon as you p

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Janet Booth
I've done Silver Sneakers full-body workout sessions with Tamari. She brings her cheery, delightful and upbeat personality to her classes. She inspires and leads, without being pushy. Her technical training combines with her creativity to keep class interesting and engaging. I always enjoy her choice of music, too. (No wonder, because she's an accomplished musician, too.) I highly recommend her as a fitness teacher!!
Lise
I have had a wonderful experience studying piano with Tamari. She is an enthusiastic teacher making the lesson not only rewarding but also joyful. We had to go virtual because of Covid-19 and Tamari spent a lot of time getting all of us familiarized with virtual lessons. She is very dedicated, patient, caring, has a warm personality and she really enjoys teaching.
Ralph
Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
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Colton D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Mentorship from Society of Composers and Lyricist
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Colton D.

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Experienced NYU Film Scoring Professor that specializes in contemporary media composition.
Here you will be able to learn a wide range of compositional styles and techniques, from classical film composition to making interactive music for video games.
All ages are welcome, as the only requirement is that you have a computer and are willing to learn new material!
Not only will you learn the fundamentals of music theory, composition, and orchestration, you will also learn about the technologies needed to have a successful career as a film composer.
We will be creating a lot of new music together and within two weeks you will have a professional sounding track that you can be proud of and share!

About Colton

I am a Composer and Pianist based in New York City. My background as a classical and jazz trained pianist, music director, and music administrator contribute to my understanding of the collaborative nature of music-making. I work with a wide variety of media, like film, video games, and dance. I bel

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"Matt is patient with beginning students. I am trying to learn Chinese which is difficult but he helps make it sound so easy. His teaching methods are exceptional."
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