Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Melissa
"Can't wait for the next lesson every week!
Fantastic teaching methods and high vibing energy. Makes learning fun and encourages students to push there
limits and grow to be the very best they are capable of."
Orlando, FL teacher:
Review by Michael
"Worth every penny
Charles is absolutely amazing. He helped me achieve goals I have been struggling with all my life in just a few lessons. Charles is ext
remely passionate and an expert at his craft. Charles is patient and has so much kindness in his heart.
I was reluctant at first because of the price..but I can honestly say Charles is absolutely worth every penny"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by vasu
"Fun and Inspiring
Adrian's teaching style has helped me to understand the music pieces in an intuitive way. His ability to breakdown a complex concept in
to simple ones makes the learning fun and natural. Adrain makes the lessons interesting by discussing the music piece in length and also by sharing the music history behind it. He lets the student decide the pace of learning, but at the same time nudges him to take the next step. I will recommend Adrian to anyone who is interested in learning music."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Alexa
"Best voice teacher ever!
I have had so much fun working with Josh this year in voice lessons! He creates such a positive, energetic, and nonjudgemental a
tmosphere, and I look forward to lessons every week. He is always so thoughtful in his feedback, and has been able to work with me on achieving my personal singing goals. I have been so lucky to be Josh's student and anyone who takes lessons from him will not be disappointed!"
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Libby
"Perfect Drum Teacher for a 6 year-old!
Mike is simply the perfect drum teacher for our high energy 6 year-old son! He has taken the time to get to know A
nnan and understand how to best teach him. As a result, he is able to push our kid to challenge himself, while still making it so fun that he doesn't want the lesson to end. Mike is also very organized, which makes it easy for the parents to understand what your child is supposed to be practicing throughout the week. He also gives exercises for practice that the kids actually want to do. As a result, Annan practices on his own and is often trying to push himself to do even a little more so that he can impress Mike at this next lesson. If you have a young son who is interested in drums, I can't think of a better teacher than Mike!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Marie-Adele
"Roberta is the best!
Roberta is a super intelligent and adaptable teacher who is especially skilled at pacing her lessons and breaking things down into d
igestible bits for the ultra-beginner player. She is the best!"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Jada
"Even a kid can pick this up
Tim was a super awesome guitar teacher! Not only did he teach me a lot of riffs but was also a super nice guy. I recommend hi
m to anyone trying to further their talent with guitar!!"
Portland, OR teacher:
Review by Yolanda
"Best Vocal Teacher Ever!!
Ms tina is an excellent vocal coach, her ability to cover the most important aspects of vocal instruction is very impressive. M
y experience with her has been extremely beneficial. I had been singing 5 plus years and after taking vocal lessons with Ms.Tina I realized I was singing the wrong way and damaging my vocal cords. After working with Ms tina for a little over 1 month I was able to identify correct breathing tecniques, pronunciation, as well as being able to stay on key. Ms tina is extremely professional, patient, reliable and very passionate about helping her student's reach their goals and aspirations in music. Any direction that my signing career goes, I would love to keep her as a vocal coach!"
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Kayla
"Jen is simply the best-better than all the rest!!!
My grandaughter Kayla has been taking singing lessons with Jen for almost a year now. Prior to Jen, Ka
yla had one lesson with another teacher but it was not a good match. Kayla needed someone who would critique her in a positive way and make her strive to do better in all aspects of what she learns. Jen has this capability of taking something negative the student is doing and make the student feel positive about it. I know sounds impossible, but I witnessed it myself. My grandaughter loves going to her lessons and she is learning so much more than just singing techniques. Jen has opened a whole new world to my grandaughter. She talks about now writing her own music, learning Italian,etc. She even tried out for a school play and got a part; something I know she would not have been comfortable doing if not for Jen. So, if you want an atmosphere of learning in kindness, an enthusiastic teacher that makes you feel special as you learn your craft, never makes you feel self conscious of yourself as you learn and most of all the ability to let the student know they truely are special she's the one. She's a teacher you'll remember with a warm smile everytime you open your mouth to sing."
I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to
become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Preparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.
*** Lesson Details *** I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.
*** Travel Equipment *** Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.
*** Specialties *** Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"
Aimee K. January 22, 2016
In home Verified Student
Initially impressed with Charles video displaying his prowess with the guitar. Even further impressed with his patience with my over eager 9 yr. Old on her first lesson. And he is a local talent!
Paul B. January 10, 2016
In home Verified Student
Very comfortable. Has great ability to adapt to individual growth rate.
June Lessons available!! Only want a few lessons or to get a jump start on the next school year???? June is the perfect month with the option of performing at the end of the month even if you have only had a few lessons! The studio closes for the month of July and reopens in August.
I grew up with music surrounding me. Both my parents play many instruments and they have passed that love on to me and my brothers. I started singing as a toddler and piano and flute came soon after. I love to teach, am patient and help my students to achieve their best. I create an environment for my students t
o feel safe expressing themselves, making mistakes,laughing and honing their musical language.
In my voice lessons I teach solid technique focusing on bringing out the beauty of each individual's voice giving them the tools to be able to sing musically. I've been told by students that they have learned more from me in 2 lessons then they have working with prior teachers for years.
I earned my BM in Vocal Performance from the distinguished Eastman School of Music. I have earned the Bravo!Scholar and Howard Hanson award as well as first place in the Schubert Club vocal competition. I continue my studies with acclaimed Mezzo-soprano Gail Dubinbaum in Phoenix and I am a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
I've sung all over the united states as well as in Germany and Italy. I performed the role of Frasquita in Phoenix Opera's production of Carmen as well as La Fata Azzurra in "La Bella Dormente nel Bosco" and as Sister Constance in "Dialogues des Carmelites" of which I was acclaimed by reviewers to have "revealed a luminous voice, and sang with ease and spontaneity." I have been a soloist with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Eastman Collegium. This past December I was a featured soloist with the Phoenix Symphony and returned to the Phoenix Opera to perform The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute as well as worked with the Ohio Light Opera performing the lead roles of Hannah Glawari in "The Merry Widow" and Madame Pompadour in "Madame Pompadour."
I'm equally comfortable with musical theater and have played leading roles in many productions including Marian in "The Music Man," Laurie in Oklahoma, Margy in "State Fair," Rapunzel in "Into the Woods," and Mrs. Gardiner in the premier production of "Pride and Prejudice."
My students have advanced in the Classical Singer National Competition, Arizona Fiesta Chorus Competition, Hot Pipes Competition, and have been accepted to and attended summer programs at distinguished music schools including Westminster College and Eastman School of Music. They also perform with local theaters including Copperstar Theater, Moezart Productions, EVCT and more.
*** Lesson Details *** Every vocal student will have different talents and struggles and will be at different levels so, I structure my lessons for the individual. However, with every student I focus on teaching correct breathing and healthy vocal use to enhance the natural beauty of the voice.
Overall I have a laid back, humorous personality. I work to help the student achieve their goals whether its to be able to sing better in the shower or to become a professional musician. I offer 2 recitals per year to perform at and often form duets/trio's out of my students. I also offer studio classes for my singers who desire to have more performing experience with immediate encouraging feedback and for my more advanced singers I offer Master classes with guest artists to perform at and attend.
*** Studio Equipment *** Music room w/ piano, books, mirror, and seating for parents. Parents can observe if the student is comfortable with that but, I do not allow parents to comment on the student's singing of performance during the lesson.
*** Travel Equipment *** If they are a voice student they will need a piano, and they will need to purchase their own music and if possible purchase a recording device to record lessons and technique exercises. If they are a flute student, they will need to provide the music, and the instrument. If they are a piano student, obviously they would need a piano and would provide their own music based on my suggestion.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Opera, Operetta, Broadway, and jazz. I also teach pop, rock and country. On the piano and flute I teach classical and contemporary. I do not teach jazz piano or flute.
Dylan September 15, 2016
In home Verified Student
Anna-Lisa is great! She works hard to keep my 11 year old son on task with just enough positive reinforcement and redirection. He really likes her and enjoys the one-on-one attention he gets.
Tomo J. August 7, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Very energetic and enthusiastic! Recommend!
Amy K. May 15, 2015
In home Verified Student
My daughter learned a lot from Anna-Lisa. She built up her self confidence in singing in front of others. She even helped my daughter prepare for her singing audition for the school talent show. She is patient and very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend her!
Hi! my name is Ryan. I have been playing for over 13 years and am happy to help you get started playing guitar. I love teaching beginners of all ages out of my studio in Mesa!
Rick April 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
In home Verified Student
Ryan is very encouraging, patient and detailed. First session he showed a lot of patience and really took the time to teach me everything I needed to know as a beginner.
Courtney July 31, 2015
Ryan is just fabulous. Not only does he teach all sorts of styles of guitar, he also teaches drums and ukelele. He teaches good technique and great theory on the guitar and shows great patience. He never gets frustrated and is always understanding. When I've written songs, he's helped me figure out the missing piece to the song, whether it was a chord or particular melody or riff. As a music teacher myself, I can say Ryan is a fabulous teacher.
Michelle July 22, 2015
My son is 11 years old and never played before. He has really been enjoying his lessons with Ryan.
Samantha is a Masters student at Arizona State University as a full scholarship recipient studying with Dr. Elizabeth Buck.
At ASU, Samantha performs with the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra. She won the 2015 ASU Concert of Soloists Competition, and performed the Martin Ballade with the ASU Symphony Orchestra. Samantha graduated summa cum laude from Purchase Conservatory of Music where she studied with Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in NYC. At Purchase, she performed with the Symphony Orchestra as principal flute, working with notable conductor
s such as George Manahan and singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant.
Samantha has attended the Jim Walker Masterclass, Marina Piccinini Masterclass, Interharmony Music Festival, the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, and New York Summer Music Festival where she had the privilege of working with renowned flutists such as Marina Piccinini, Linda Chesis, Brad Garner, Jeffrey Khaner, Robert Langevin, and Jim Walker.
Renee September 19, 2016
Samantha is an excellent teacher! I've gained so much from her lessons!
Sarah L. September 18, 2016
Samamth is the best flute teacher in the world👍
Leonardo K. September 18, 2016
Samantha is an excellent teacher. When I started, I had trouble making any sound on the flute but she taught me embouchure and a bunch of fingerings. It's too bad I moved away, or I would still be taking lessons with her!
Hullo! I'm Frances and I've been teaching private voice lessons since 2008. In the past my students have been cast in roles in high school and community theater, they have participated in Regional Choir, and auditioned successfully for collegiate music programs.
I received my training at Belmont University, graduating in 2008 with a degree in Classical Vocal Performance. After teaching privately and auditioning for a few years I realized I wanted to return to school so I could be better equipped to teach. I spent two years at ASU refining my own voice while experiencing new teaching techni
ques. I finished my advanced degree in May, 2016 and now have a Master of Music: Vocal Performance and Pedagogy.
I believe in a relaxed atmosphere for lessons and that if you're not having fun overall then something needs to change. Strengthening the voice through proper, healthy technique will be challenging but should also be enjoyable.
Emily November 10, 2016
I was preparing to audition for ASU's Music Therapy program. After working with Francis for a semester, having had no prior private voice instruction, I passed my audition! She's great to work with, pushes you to be the best that you can be,and knows her stuff! I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a voice teacher.
Julie November 10, 2016
Frances is one of the most qualified voice teachers in the greater Phoenix valley. You can stop considering any other voice teacher options right now. In addition to being an impressive and award-winning singer in both operatic and musical theatre genres, she is an excellent pedagogue who has studied the anatomy and physiology of the human voice with qualified professors at ASU. Her application of both her experience and knowledge is immensely helpful and her teaching is clear, direct, friendly, and focused. As someone who has worked with vocal professors at numerous universities on the east coast, vocal coaches on touring Broadway shows, as a choir director, and as a chorus master of operas, believe me when I say that Frances is one of the best and most qualified voice teachers I've encountered. It can be unhealthy to study with someone less qualified and experienced as Frances is. She's also wonderfully grounded, non-pretentious, and has a great sense of humor. She has my highest recommendation as a voice teacher (not something I've said before in my 17+ years of being a professional musician.) Choosing to study voice with her will be one of the best and healthiest choices you can make for your voice.
Bailey November 10, 2016
Frances knew my voice way better than I did. She is trained to know how to build your vocals and is always looking for your techniques to be refined. A solid singing technique enables you to sing through your entire range in an easy and relaxed manner, with power, flexibility and a consistent tone. She knows just how to make that happen! She stresses your breathing and support constantly and explains the anatomy of your voice clearly. She can help you place your voice correctly by helping you individually understand exactly what to do. She is truly the most amazing teacher and I am honored to be her student.
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