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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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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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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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Kelly P. May 17, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My son has really enjoyed his lessons with Mitch and he thinks Mitch is a great teacher. "He keeps it challenging and you learn different things each time" (building on past material). Mitch has also encouraged my son when he has thought out of the box, such as designing his own rhythms or drumming on various surfaces such as buckets. He meets my son where he is at and encourages him to grow from there.

As a parent, I have found Mitch to be extremely professional. He is prompt, or if on the rare occasion is running late, he calls to let us know. He is flexible with scheduling and very easy to work with. It has been a wonderful experience for us so far, and my son is really enjoying his lessons.
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Mitchel B.

Mitchel B.

Toledo, OH 43604
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Carrie A.

Monclova, OH

About Carrie

I've been teaching and performing professionally for over 10 years. I have my BA in music and business. I have had some amazing experiences along the way. I've worked with world renowned vocal coaches, sang at Carnegie Hall, and played on various cds to raise money/awareness for charity projects. I'm grateful for all of this, but I love working with students on their music most of all. It delights me to see a student have an "aha" moment where they realize that they have what it takes to be great. I'd love to work with you, but if I don't I hope you reach your goals and have fun doin
g it ! ~ Carrie Jo ~

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher but you will definitely learn a lot. I just believe if it starts to not be fun, what's the point? Music isn't just about perfect theory and note placement it's about enjoyment. That's why I tailor make every lesson specifically based on my student's goals. I have students that like a more traditional approach so I use standard method books with them. I also have students that want to learn how to play by ear so we use a less traditional method and I teach them chord structures and how to move around easily on their instrument. My favorite thing to teach is vocal lessons but I love teaching piano and guitar also.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in a separate music room in the home with an 88 key weighted keyboard. Guitars and amps. Student should bring own guitar. No pets. Waiting room out front for parents. Pull to the back of Freedom Point's Parking Lot to find me !

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I've performed at Carnegie Hall and I've had the opportunity to work with world renowned vocal coaches. I offer that as well as techniques that I've developed to help you reach your goals quickly and with great skill !
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Gretchen K. June 12, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Carrie is awesome! What I am looking to get out of the lessons she is totally going to give me. My first lesson was super positive and I can't wait to go back next week!
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Mary S. June 27, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Carrie has done an amazing job with my 5 year old. I recommend her talent, knowledge, and patients.
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Kelly L. June 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Carrie is a wonderful instructor with my teenage daughter. She has the right teaching skills to push her when needed and has her always reaching for more. Her variety of instructing skills is what makes her great. She makes the lessons fun, beneficial and full of challenges. I would recommend her to everyone. My daughter has been going to her for almost 1 full year now and the difference is amazing. Besides her singing her confidence with stage and performing has exceeded my expectations. Thank you Carrie!!!
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Carrie A.

Carrie A.

Monclova, OH 43542
(6)
starting at
$25 / 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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Nicholas L.

Perrysburg, OH

About Nicholas

Hello eager students! My name is Nick and I have been recording and performing in the Toledo area for 12 years. In that time I have put out five studio records including: Strydir Lee, Careless and Free, Acoustics Volume 1, Electric Money Burns, and Phony Cosmic Clues. I have played on a number of local stages here in Toledo and gained a large following on stages in Chicago, Cincinnati and Detroit. I was even lucky enough to perform live on the Mitch Albom radio show! Over the years students and friends have come to me to learn how to play guitar or bass and how to write their own music.
So not only will I give you professional lessons but I'll also allow you to record in my studio with me so you can create your own masterpiece! What I can teach is an understanding of music that allows you to create your own and show it to the world.

*** Lesson Details ***
For all you out there who are worried about getting started, come to me! I am a very laid back person who loves sharing his talents with people who really want to learn. We will discuss styles YOU like and the music YOU like and try to focus our time together in what kind of musician YOU want to be. Of course we will learn chords, patterns, notes, scales, key signatures, time and tempos but we will try to adapt them to whatever it is you are trying to accomplish. Throughout the lessons you will be able to record at anytime you desire. This helps in so many ways because students will be able to listen to themselves and hear what they need to work on. They will be able to take CD's of themselves home to play along with and to show their family and friends.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio equipment includes: Peavey Bass and Fender amp, Fender Strat, Gibson SG, Crate Half Stack amp, Boss GT, Behringer preamp and effects, Marin acoustic, Fender 12 string acoustic, Harmonica and Harmonica holder, Vegas Pro 8, Waves Mercury, Wurlitzer organ, Ensoniq Keyboard, Roland V Drums, Condenser and Dynamic mics, Korg D 12 Multitrack Recorder, Lambda Interface, Mackie Studio Monitors, Mach Five software, pedals, headphones, chords and all the other necessities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide: acoustic guitars six string and twelve, electric guitars and amps, bass guitar and amp, and recording gear. I expect the student to have their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
The style that I specialize in is acoustic guitar and composing. My methods are a little different then most because I would have the student in my studio and we would work out songs together including: chord changes, tempo, measures, time signature, key, and strumming patterns. Then, through recording, I would show them how to layer multiple guitar, bass, drums, piano or vocal parts. Essentially they would be learning not just chords and scales but how instruments work together in a well composed piece of music. They would be able to build songs from the ground up and realize how great their music can be. As a singer, I would help them find their voice and build their confidence by working out melodies and dynamics.
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Robin P. June 13, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
He puts the lesson into simplified terms and helps me focus on one thing at a time. He's an amazing teacher and has a great personality.
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PhilS June 22, 2011
great helper for a newbie

Nick has made the learning environment very relaxed and casual. He is very encouraging and positive about my progress. I enjoy my time there and his teaching of songs I want to learn.
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MelissaE April 10, 2011
Nicholas has been a fantastic teacher and I am constantly learning new things in every lesson. He is very patient and is willing to go over things several times to help me completely understand what I'm doing. He is a great instructor with a ton of knowledge.
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Nicholas L.

Nicholas L.

Perrysburg, OH 43551
(5)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Chy B.

Bowling Green, OH

About Chy

Hello, my name is Chy! I've been teaching private voice lessons since 2011. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Voice Performance in 2013 and a Masters degree in Opera Performance in 2015, both from Wichita State University. While fulfilling my Masters, I was one of four Graduate Teaching Assistants in the voice department. Currently, I am pursuing a post-masters performance certificate at Bowling Green State University in Opera performance. In addition to teaching, I am an active performer with professional experience. I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of singing styles rangin
g from pop, musical theater, opera, sacred and jazz. I am a firm believer that there is no right or wrong way to sing, but rather efficient and less efficient ways to produce sound. I am here to help you accomplish your goals whether singing is a hobby, professional goal, or a way to pass time in the shower. I look forward to working with you!
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Jennifer V. June 18, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
From a vocal coaching and teaching perspective I can truly say Chy is a real Gem. Open to new experiences, thinking outside the box, and talented in any musical genre you can think of Chy can lead any Singer with a dream and a passion on his enthusiasm alone. As a professional I recommend Chy Billings 100 percent. Give him a try, you won't regret it. Jen Vanella Artist, Educator, and advocate.
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Chy B.

Chy B.

Bowling Green, OH 43402
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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