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Did you know that famed jazz musician Arthur Tatum, singer Crystal Bowersox and R&B artist Lyfe Jennings came from a little town called Toledo, Ohio. Though known for its manufacturing industry, the fourth most populous city in Ohio has also produced a number of talented musicians over the years. However, we believe that Glass City still has more plenty of music talent to offer. Believe it or not, with the right attitude, hard work, skill and practice you could be one of Toledo’s next big musicians.

However, before you start a career in music, we suggest that you first take the time to brush up on your skills. Of course one great way to do so is by enrolling yourself in our Toledo music lessons with one of our certified TakeLessons music teachers? Our music classes allow you to learn how to play the guitar, bass, drums, violin and the piano as well as many other instruments. In addition, we also offer dance and singing lessons. Furthermore, our Toledo music lessons feature advanced courses on music theory, performance, songwriting and even music recording. This way, we know that you’ll have the resources necessary to develop a solid background in music that’ll help you kick-start your career. And with the help of our passionate and friendly instructors, you’ll be a budding artist in no time.

So if you want to learn how to play in one of our Toledo music lessons, give TakeLessons a call at 877-231-8505. Our student counselors will be happy to assist you in booking your first music lesson. We even offer a 100% money back guarantee so if you don’t like your first experience with us we’ll gladly refund the amount you paid. So let the TakeLessons team bring out the talented musician in you, sign up and join in on one of our music lessons today!

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James R.

Toledo, OH

About James

Having grown up with music (my Dad was a drummer in the Navy and in several local dance bands), it’s difficult to believe I have been able to make a living doing something I have enjoyed all my life. Starting, obviously on the drums, I was involved at an early age in a marching drum and baton corp that played in numerous parades throughout the summer months. I played tenor drum and ended up playing glockenspiel, learning the two songs “Five Foot Two” and “Ain’t She Sweet.” Shortly after that I began learning to play the organ. I started out at a local music store learning things like “Alle
y Cat” and “Whispering,” and after a few years moving on to lessons from a local Church Organist and my career blossomed from there.

In high school I was involved in several vocal and instrumental ensembles, including Choir, Handbells, and a select smaller vocal ensemble. During this time I was cast in several musicals including “Brigadoon” and as Ali Hakim in “Oklahoma”.

Going on to college, I majored in voice with a minor in organ. During this time, I was involved in all aspects of Opera Workshop where the class would totally produce several operas from beginning to end including costumes, scenery, and of course, singing. One of the roles I had the chance to perform was the Page in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Other opportunities in Choral Ensembles gave me the opportunity for the Baritone Solo in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Mass in G” as well as part of the Opera Chorus in the college’s major opera productions with the Faculty as lead roles.

Once I had graduated from College I got my first job as a Church Music Director, which included being the Organist, Choir Director, and Teaching General Music in grades 1-8. It was busy, but it was great fun as well. We had a great music program established in the school as well as Choirs that could handle anything from Beethoven to Randall Thompson. Many of my former students went on in High School to become major leads in their High School Musicals. One of my students was the director of music at a church in a nearby state, and another, even though he went the rout of Computer Business, has developed his skills as organist to play in a major cathedral in a state south of here.

Music has afforded me many opportunities for travel as well, having sung with groups in Spain, Italy, and most recently in Ireland, where I was invited to play an organ improvisation at the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin during one of their services!

Learning your craft well, which I will be here to help you do, can afford you many pleasures you will not soon forget.

*** Lesson Details ***
In voice instruction, I will focus on the basics of vocal production... breathing, support, focus. Help will be given in areas that need the most attention. Repertoire depends on what area or style of singing is desired.

Beginning Piano will take the students through knowing the keyboard, the note names, hand position, and an emphasis on proper fingering. Little ones will begin with John Thompson's "Teaching Little Fingers to Play." Older students and adults will be working with the Alfred Method books.

As Organ students, we will go through the basics and beyond, using the Harold Gleason Method of Organ Playing.

The lesson time is where new elements are taught. The time you spend practicing at home is the best time to develop those elements. If you use that time wisely, after 3-6 months you will begin to see how things start to fit together and will be able to apply what you have learned to the music you are performing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Choir room w/ piano and seating for parents

or organ in sanctuary

*** Specialties ***
In Organ, I am versed in both Church(Classical) style and Popular style.
In voice, which was my major instrument in college, I studied opera a little but mostly worked in lyric singing. I have done some work in theater as well.
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Kris K. December 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My child looks forward to her singing lessons. James has instilled confidence in my child's ability to sing. He is a patient and caring instructor.
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James R.

Toledo, OH 43612
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Bethany R.

Napoleon, OH

About Bethany

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education as well as seven years of private teaching experience. My students are all different, so each lesson is different!
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Anna M. December 28, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter takes lessons with Bethany and loves them. Bethany makes the lessons fun while teaching technical aspects of singing. My daughter has Asperger's and sometimes has a hard time with new people. She warmed up instantly to Bethany, which tells me a lot about her character in general. Not only is she a great teacher, she's a great person. I highly recommend!
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Riley D. December 3, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Bethany is so knowledgeable she made my 6year old daughter feel so comfortable. She acted like she had known her not that it was a first time meeting. My daughter is so excited to go back!!
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Rose Dennis November 4, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Bethany is such an excellent teacher/tutor! She is so positive and encouraging to my daughter. She gives her good feedback and guidance to help my daughter achieve her goals. She makes learning fun and enjoyable. I am so glad we found Bethany. If you are looking for a 5 Star Instructor, look no further. Bethany is the best!
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Bethany R.

Maumee, OH 43537
(6)
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$20 / 30-min
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Sam M.

Toledo, OH

About Sam

I have a Bachelors Degree from The University of Toledo in Music Education and am 6 credits shy of a Masters Degree from Bowling Green State University in Music Performance. I have been involved in opera, musical theater, large choral works and church music. I've always pushed myself to be proficient in multiple styles of music to accommodate different opportunities I've been presented with.
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Dave December 7, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Sam is terrific! He is able to make his voice students feel comfortable and has a good teaching style. I highly recommend him.
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brenda L. December 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Sam is a wonderful instructor. He really takes time out to teach my Daughter how to sing the proper way.
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Chris K. December 5, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Sam is the man! He has a positive approach to his lessons and they have helped me gain confidence and have made me grow exponentially as a singer. Not only that, but he is very comfortable to work and is genuinely a nice guy! You won't be disappointed if you choose to work with him!
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Sam M.

Sam M.

Toledo, OH 43623
(5)
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Elizabeth H.

Perrysburg, OH

About Elizabeth

Let's make some music! I am a 26 year old professional musician with lots of teaching experience. I have a BA in Musical Theater, and a minor in Theater from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and I have my Masters in Music from Bowling Green State University. I have experience teaching many styles of singing from Musical Theater to Jazz to Pop to Classical. I have taught all ages from 7 years old to 80! Whether you are looking to learn the basics of singing or piano, learning how to read music, or you are already a seasoned musician wanting to hone your craft, I am the teacher for you!
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Myra M. October 8, 2015
Vocal Training
Elizabeth Hood was my voice student for two years as she pursued her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at BGSU from 2013 - 2015. She is very musically astute, loves to be challenged, very skilled with foreign languages, and possesses a wonderful voice! Her voice is stunningly beautiful and easy, especially in the coloratura repertoire. She sang the role of The Queen of the Night from Mozart's Die Zauberflote in Germany last summer and literally brought down the house. She has wonderful command of her instrument and I know her to be an experienced and devoted voice teacher. It's my pleasure to recommend her teaching skills in voice. Myra Merritt, Professor of Voice, BGSU
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Brian September 12, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Liz is an amazing teacher, she understands the voice in a way I've never encountered. She is very professional, and I made concert choir at my school! She really helped, thanks so much Liz! And she is pretty.
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Elizabeth H.

Perrysburg, OH 43551
(2)
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$20 / 30-min
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David B.

Toledo, OH

About David

I have been playing the guitar since 1996. My musical specialities range from jazz to rock to classical guitar.
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David B.

David B.

Toledo, OH 43614
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$18 / 30-min

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