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Music Lessons in Toledo, OH

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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Mitchel B.

Toledo, OH

About Mitchel

Hello Students and Parents,

I have been playing several instruments since I was very young, and am excited to share my passion for music with you! I have recently graduated from the Michigan State University College of Music, currently teach music at several public schools, and play in local ensembles.

I have been very fortunate to tour the United States as a drummer with multiple ensembles including The Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps, the Michigan State University Percussion Studio, and the Plymouth Canton Educational Park Drumline.

I love all genres of music. Sometimes I feel that I h
ave no choice but to blast my favorite hip-hop or electronic tunes while on the go. Other days, I immerse myself in the exploration of technique and emotion while perfecting some of Beethoven's late piano compositions.

I spend much of my personal time on artistic ventures such as practicing, performing, drawing, playing poi, and going to concerts. The truth is, music is such a diverse art form that the inspirations and opportunities are endless.

Thanks for checking out my page! I hope that we can start making music together soon.

*** Lesson Details ***
We'll take our first lesson easy with a discussion of your musical goals. I'll want to know things about you such as:
Why are you interested in music lessons?
What music do you like to listen to and what music do you want to play?
Do you have any past experience? Or is this a fresh start?
Do you know of any strengths and weaknesses?

After this, we will begin a regiment that is as personalized as possible. My goal is for you to reach your goals while having fun and working hard. My teachers have always told me that you will take from your lessons what you put into your lessons. I am just as happy teaching the laid back hobby musician, as I am coaching the next Mozart who practices nonstop.

My teaching style comes from a variety of influences. I used to be the student of Drum Corps instructors who had the highest standards for commitment and discipline. Now, I myself work with many special needs students who are exploring art as an emotional outlet, rather than a way of getting a trophy. All in all, I will always do my best to insure that you are on the right path towards reaching your goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can provide an 88 key Casio with stand, pedal, and chair, as well as drum pads and sticks, worksheets and texts. Students must provide any other instruments they wish to study.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an 88 key Casio with stand, pedal, and chair, as well as drum pads and sticks, worksheets and texts. Students must provide any other instruments they wish to study.

*** Specialties ***
Classical and Popular Percussion and Piano
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Tammy C. July 6, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mitch is an incredible teacher. We couldn't be happier with the amount our daughter has learned since beginning her lessons. Mitch works hard to vary the styles of music and incorporates our daughter's interests when choosing music to play. Our daughter is challenged and supported with each piece of music, she is constantly learning new skills and building upon what was taught in previous lessons. She is excited for her lessons each week and sad when it's time for Mitch to go. We couldn't have asked for a better piano teacher!
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Sarah B. November 20, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mitchel has been doing a wonderful job teaching my 8-year-old daughter the beginning basics of piano.
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Bridget F. September 9, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Mitchell has been a wonderful drum teacher for my two boys. He's very knowledgeable and able to break down concepts well for children. He's responsible and timely with scheduling. He's been a delight to work with!
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Mitchel B.

Mitchel B.

Toledo, OH 43604
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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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.

James R.

Toledo, OH 43612
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Bethany R.

Napoleon, OH

About Bethany

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education as well as six and half years of private teaching experience. My students are all different, so each lesson is different!
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Jeremiah L. August 5, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
She teaches in the way my teenage daughter understands, she is very knowledgeable with a great personality.
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Bethany R.

Bethany R.

Maumee, OH 43537
(1)
starting at
$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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Sarah July 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Sam is such a great teacher! He helped build my confidence in my voice: I never used to sing in public, but now I can perform without fear. I highly recommend Sam!
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Sam M.

Sam M.

Toledo, OH 43623
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Kate M.

Toledo, OH

About Kate

Kate is a classically trained mezzo soprano and successful opera singer who loves to teach others how to sing! She is currently available to teach lessons at her home studio or in your own home. Kate has helped students develop a solid singing technique, build confidence in their performance, emotionally connect to their music, and cultivate a lifelong love of singing and music.

Kate received her training at Northwestern University in 2012 where she received a MM in Vocal Performance and Literature. Kate also holds a BM in Vocal Performance from
Capital University. As a professional opera
singer, Kate brings her real-life performance experience to the table and cannot wait to help you reach your own musical goals! Kate's teaching style is fun, energetic, and motivational.
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Kate M.

Kate M.

Toledo, OH 43604
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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