Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Gregor
"My children had such a great time learning Piano from Aaron! We are excited for our next lessons."
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Review by Bjoern
"Francis has been just fantastic as my first ever singing teacher. He completely made me feel at ease, provided me with material to practice in between les
sons, and is just a genuinely nice guy to be around. He provided good and intuitive help to improve my singing, and I fell I have improved lightyears in just a few weeks."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by MASON
"IT WAS A GREAT EXPERANCE"
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Rachel
"Patrick knows everything...very knowledgeable!!! Thanks for getting me right!"
Asheville, NC teacher:
Review by Monika
"My daughter took piano lessons with Vlada for 5 years--I specifically searched for a Russian teacher because I knew about their exacting hand placement an
d methods. Emma was years ahead of other students. When we moved, the pianist for the Milwaukee ballet agreed to give her lessons after hearing her audition (she didn't take students but was Russian so I begged). Totally wonderful experience--my daughter learned alot and progressed well beyond her peers. When we went to competitions, kids who were 12 were playing what my daughter played at 7. I could see the difference Vlada's tutelage had made and so could the judges"
Madison, WI teacher:
Review by Steve
"This guy is amazing! Actually cares about his clients and wants you to succeed. Very patient and will explain things in a different way to help you unde
rstand. Highly recommend!"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Edward
"Rachel is a patient and understanding teacher who is willing to work with you at your own pace. That being said, she also pushed me to read music at a pac
e faster than I thought I was capable. My overall experience with Rachel has positive so far and would recommend her."
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Deborah
"Tony is truly one in a million! He is an incredibly talented musician and an amazingly effective teacher. He has been teaching my 11 year old daughter wee
kly for the last three years. His approach is very methodical and he has helped her advance in skills each month. She has built her self confidence along with her ability to the point when she can comfortably read music and pick up any songbook and play.
He is a patient, gentle and kind and my daughter looks forward to each session and practices on her own nearly every day. It has been a great experience and we look forward to continuing to work with Tony for years to come. We could not have found a more perfect teacher."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Mariana
"Aimee is wonderful! The best singing instruction I have ever had, by far. Since day 1 she has been helping me to work on my singing technique by doing ex
ercises that have strengthen my voice. Also, Aimee is a teacher during and after the lesson. One of the things I appreciate most about here is that after every lesson she takes the time to prepare a sheet for me to practice, and whenever I pick a song I want to learn for the following week, she does research and preparation on it, so by the time the lesson comes, she has always great pointers and suggestions for me. Looking forward to many more lessons!"
Travis is a music educator that enjoys teaching and performing. He has a lot of patience and feels proud that all of his students can say they have excelled at their instrument throughout the duration of his instruction. With much experience teaching students of all ages,needs and skill levels he focuses specifically on the most important skills and concepts a student needs to be able to play proficiently and musically. This is accomplished through the use of proper technique and providing clear information of the fundamentals.
Travis has been involved in numerous playing situations thro
ughout his schooled training. Studying under great industry professionals has helped him to be well versed in all styles of music and make him a well rounded player and an exceptional teacher. He has performed in a number of different groups that include many diverse styles of music and has performed, toured and recorded with various artist in the mid-west and on the west coast. Now, settled in Arizona, he enjoys teaching at Blackbird Music and Art Center where he gives private lessons Monday through Saturday. He has dedicated his time to teaching piano and drum lessons, along with any other percussion instrument. In his teachings he improves the students technique and creativity while introducing many important concepts that have influenced modern music as we know it. He continues playing with various artist and is involved in many community events.
"I love to meet the needs of my student to enhance their growth through music." -Travis
*** Lesson Details *** Piano students will focus specifically on the most important skills and concepts they need to be able to play proficiently and musically. This will be through the use of proper technique and providing clear explanation of music theory. Scales, progression, harmonizing, improvising and sight reading will all be demonstrated and explained thoroughly. Also creative exercises to help the students build chops and play parts that they can call their own will be encouraged.
Drum lessons will improve the students technique and creativity while introducing many diverse styles. I will introduce (or reinforce) the rudiments and how they might be applied to any beats or fills. Linear patterns and four way coordination patterns will be applied for developing good coordination skills and ambidextrous discipline. Styles will be covered to grasp a feel of straight 8th and 16th note patterns. Blues shuffle and swing rhythms will be covered so that the student can get a feel of grooves that are based on triplets. Students can also learn about music and rhythms from all over the world. (Latin, Jamaican, Afro Cuban etc...) After the basis of various rhythmic concepts are applied then we can reach into the field of playing over the bar line, playing in odd meters, and soloing.
Lessons with me will focus on the following: ï¶ Students of all ages and skill levels ï¶ Improve your technique and creativity ï¶ Play in any style of music you are interested ï¶ Drum set and hand percussion ï¶ Learn through fun exercises
â¢ Understanding rhythm â¢ Rudiments â¢ Sight reading â¢ Stick control â¢ Accent and rebounds â¢ Double bass â¢ Soloing â¢ Studio drumming
*** Studio Equipment *** Studio Upright Piano, Hammer weighted Digital Piano, Â Drum practice pads, Drum kits, Congs, Other percussionÂ instrumentsÂ .
*** Travel Equipment *** Practice pads. A full library of exercises and instructional materials. Books, videos, laptop...
*** Specialties *** Drums, Percussion, Piano, Music Theory, Voice and Ear training Drum set, Snare Drum, Concert Snare, Hand Drums.
I try to meet the needs of my student in the styles they are interested in. I will use the proper teaching methods to help them to become efficient in styling of there choice.
Lesley W. March 20, 2013
Piano Verified Student
Working with Take Lessons is easy and convenient
My son and I had a positive experience with both Take Lessons and the instructor, Travis Bloom.
MarlysG January 11, 2012
Great! Patient with questions being asked of him.
Lessons are to the point and fast moving. He is willing to review the past lessons for confirmation of students doubts or questions.
JessicaB March 17, 2011
Knowledgeable and helpful
He is responsive to our needs, patient, energetic, and positive. He makes lessons enjoyable and engaging for our 9-year-old son.
My name is Andrew, and I've been a musician nearly my entire life. I have a Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from Arizona State University, but my background goes far beyond classical music. My performance experiences range from playing violin in my high school symphony orchestra to playing lead guitar in a Santana cover band, and just about everything in between! As a teacher, you can expect me to be positive and encouraging. My biggest goal is to inspire you and help you discover a similar passion for music as I've developed over the years.
*** Lesson Details *** While
I do expect students to practice consistently, I always do my best to tailor the lesson plans to their wants as well as their needs so practice is both fun and challenging. For students pursuing classical music, I'll typically start them in a book and reading sheet music, but for just about anything else, the lesson plans will be more customized to the taste of my students and will not require music reading ability in most cases. After the first few months, my students can expect to have a solid understanding of music, their instrument, and what steps to take to reach their long term goals.
*** Studio Equipment *** My studio includes a full drum set, electric piano, as well as several guitars and a bass guitar. I would prefer that the student brings his or her own guitar or bass. I always have spare books and music in case the student forgets to bring their own.
*** Travel Equipment *** I travel with my own guitar and bass guitar, but for piano and drum lessons, the student will need their own instrument and a quiet area to get the most from the lessons.
*** Specialties *** While I have a degree in classical guitar, I have several years of experience with blues and classic rock, specifically on the electric guitar and drums. Aside from those, I enjoy all genres of music and have plenty of musical experience outside of the aforementioned genres.
Avery D. October 20, 2015
In home Verified Student
Avery really enjoyed her first lesson. Thanks Andrew!
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.
Kathryn has taken violin lessons since she was 5 for a total of 14 years and has taken lessons from various prominent teachers in the Vegas and St. George area. Kathryn graduated from Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts under the Music Academy where she was pushed by talented peers and faculty to grow as a musican. During her senior year she was her school's Sterling Scholar in Music, won the opportunity to play the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, and got superior ratings at various music festivals throughout the state. Kathryn has recently studied for a
year at Dixie State University in music and plans to transfer to ASU soon to continue her degree.
During her junior year of high school, Kathryn began teaching violin lessons to students at Vista Charter School. Since then, she developed her own independent studio and through her first year of college taught private lesson at The Music Store where she gained a full-size studio.
Gabby June 10, 2016
In home Verified Student
Our first experience was great, I expect even more great things in the weeks to come.
Kathy August 12, 2015
Kathryn is amazing! She taught my daughter for a few years and is so good. She is talented, kind, patient, and a fantastic teacher! Violin lessons with Kathryn were a weekly highlight for my daughter. I highly recommend Kathryn!!
Cathi August 11, 2015
Kathryn taught my children in home as well as a chosen location. Kathryn was always prepared and interacted well with my children. She would challenge my children with their music. They learned from your many talents. Thank you Kathryn for all of your patience and sweet kindness. We were sad that you moved away but we are excited for you to be close to your family again.
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