Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Claire
"Professional, Effective, and Challenging Lessons
Wendy is probably the most professional and talented voice teacher I have worked with in my time singing
. She was able to quickly diagnose and help me begin to address difficulties I was having, but was also very proactive in helping me find repetoire that I enjoyed and that meshed well with my voice and my musical interests. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mechanics of singing, as well as the interpretation of song, and really challenged me to think through my singing in a way I hadn't before. Thanks!"
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Michael
"I have been using your advice every time I practice. Again, I am extremely grateful for the advice you have given me: I have improved more in these last f
ew days than in the weeks of practicing before our lesson. I was looking for a male vocal coach who had experience, and that is exactly what I needed!
Thank you for your time, Michael Zhitnitsky"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by James
I'm so happy to have Vasily as my son's piano teacher. He's very kind and knowledgeable. One quick and important thing I notice about t
his teacher, He always pays attention to all the details and make sure that the student fully understands the concepts. He's very patient and will not rush through things just because time is up.. Special thanks to Musiclessons for giving the opportunity to meet this excellent teacher..."
Boston, MA teacher:
Review by Robin
"Mikaela is a fantastic clarinet instructor!
Happening across Takelessons.com while in search of a good clarinet teacher for our daughter, was by far the
easiest and most rewarding. We feel grateful to have been so lucky.
Mikaela has been EXCELLENT in every sense of the word. She comes on time to our home for every lesson. She takes her time with our daughter and teaches in a way that makes our daughter look forward to each lesson. Mikaela is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument and what she is teaching, and it shows each and every time she teaches. The very first lesson, Mikaela let us know that our daughters instrument was not working properly (we didn't have a clue). She knew exactly what was wrong with it, and we had it fixed by the next lesson. Her communication with our daughter and with us is the best it could possibly be. We are so happy and fortunate to have found the perfect match for our 12 year old clarinet player. Our daughter was recently complimented by her music teacher at school, and was very excited to hear how well she is progressing."
San Jose, CA teacher:
Review by Elin
"Elaina has been the perfect instructor for our 11-year-old daughter. She is young enough to relate to a pre-teen but mature enough to have many years unde
r her belt of professional instruction. Our daughter has enjoyed working on the pop songs she likes to sing around the house, and as a mother I'm pleased that Elaina is teaching her the classic building blocks to mastering a healthy voice.
We highly recommend Elaina. She is professional, on time, organized, easy-going and fun."
Ann Arbor, MI teacher:
Review by Matthew
"Danielle is the greatest! Any student would be lucky to have her. She has years of expertise and she uses every bit of it to make us better. I'm extremely
happy that I signed on with her. I have improved tremendously."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Jordan
"Great Groove. So many styles.
I've had the chance to work with Stephen a number of times and I am always impressed with how comfortable he is in such a r
ange of musical settings. This is particularly evident if you get to see him perform with his band Todo Mundo (that every one should check out). I can't list all the styles they borrow from but I can tell you the feel is always spot on - thanks to Stephen."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Isabel
"Voice Lessons are ALWAYS Fun!
I first met Kelsey at a house show. I was interested in her singing style and when I learned that she offered voice lessons
I was eager to try them out. A couple months later we met up for the first time and started the process. I had never taken voice lessons but Kelsey remained patient and encouraging. Since then I have grown not only vocally but in singing technique as well. I have learned quite a bit and I find myself sporadically laughing from the many jokes or comments that Kelsey says which makes lessons fun.
I would definitely recommend Kelsey Pray to anyone wanting to stretch their vocal abilities and have fun while doing it."
Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a S
enior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she conducted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.
*** Lesson Details *** Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns
*** Travel Equipment *** I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.
*** Specialties *** The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
Stacey H. January 25, 2015
In home Verified Student
My son's review of her is, "She is the best teacher ever!"
Renee is very knowledgeable, but also has the God given gift of teaching. She truly pulls the best out of my son. His diligence and focus are growing, right along side of his piano skills. We could not recommend her more highly.
Rita T. March 6, 2014 Verified Student
We are thankful to have chosen the Take Lessons teacher that we have. We are pleased with her service and professionalism.
Brandon H. June 17, 2013
Ms.Harvey is a great music teacher
Ms. Harvey is the best music teacher i ever had.
She breaks down how to play the key board vary easy and simple .
Ms. Harvey Challenges you to the next level and a sweet and kind Teacher. She also Taught me Music Theory .It was a breezy for me she broke each note down and how to read music. As a student she is the best music Teacher I ever had.
I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.
I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and m
usical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.
I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.
*** Specialties *** I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.
RUTH B. May 22, 2015
In home Verified Student
Very satisfied with the first day lessons. It was as expected. Thank you.
Robin S. September 17, 2014
In home Verified Student
I have 3 kids who take lessons from Victor. The kids have very different personalities and abilities. Victor adjusts his teaching style to each child and they have each improved dramatically. Victor is flexible and easy to work with. All three love him.
Hello! Some people say they have done something all of their life; I have been making beats since I was born. Often times, when the pots and pans were dirty, I would use the table as a drum and my family's heads as the cymbals! At the age of 4 I received my first drum set and from there it has been an exciting journey.
For the majority of my education I was home schooled, which allowed me to spend a lot more time with my instruments than most kids do. I have always been a bit unconventional in the way I take on challenges, and this carried into my drum lessons. I began taking lessons at a
ge 7 and for the next ten years my instructor was a primarily jazz drummer and pianist who inspired me to explore many styles of music. The experience gained through playing with other people over the last ten years has been invaluable, working with groups ranging from church praise teams and cover bands to blues/rock artists and musical drama accompaniment. I have also learned to play guitar by trial and error and currently am taking on piano, MIDI programming and music theory.
All this adds up to being able to work well with people and students and finding ways of connecting with them so that they get the most out of my teaching. Thanks for reading! Hope to meet you soon!
*** Lesson Details *** I enjoy playing and thinking of drums as musical instruments as opposed to just playing beats and fills. My goal with teaching is to pass that passion on to students and help them become the best musicians they can be. That being said, each student is unique and their passion comes to life in a different way; I want to help you find yours! There are many ways that a subject or concept can be approached, and I frequently switch tactics if the one I was using isn't clicking with a student. My lessons are fairly laid back, but students will take away new things from every one of them. Progress, while greatly depending on how much practice, time and effort are put into the lessons, will surface quickly and flourish as lessons continue.
The majority of my drum lessons are taught with the book Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman. It covers a very wide variety of drumming styles that will challenge students and provide fun explorations into new concepts.
*** Studio Equipment *** Home: separate part of home, acoustic drum set, congas, cajon, other percussion instruments, computer with Ableton Live and Lightworks Pro, mics, Tascam 1800 recording interface, keyboard, guitars and amps, seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** I would provide any outside teaching materials or examples, and would expect students to provide instrument, computer or other equipment necessary for them to effectively learn and practice.
*** Specialties *** I most often play and teach pop/rock drumming and worship music but can also range into reggae, dance, blues, jazz, Latin and a bit into several other foreign styles.
Teaching music in my passion! I obtained my B.A. in Music Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2006. I am licensed as a PK-12 Music Educator, an active member of the Ohio Music Educator's Association and have performed with the Central State University Chorus, Mount Vernon Nazarene University Collegians Choir and Opera Workshop and most recently, the Columbus Symphony Chorus. I have an extensive knowledge of vocal techniques and Kodaly and Suzuki teaching methods. I am available to teach beginning and intermediate piano, beginning woodwinds, and voice at all levels.
Kerry attended Wright State University for two (2) years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and the Samba school in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.
Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallen
das), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, he is performing Musicals at Sinclair College, jazz bands, as well as Church music in the area.
Kerry has been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
James M. May 26, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.
Samantha C. April 23, 2015
Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!
Kerry K. December 10, 2014
Kerry has given private percussion lessons to my 12 year old daughter for 8 months. She enjoys lessons and I have seen improvements in her performance. Kerry has been communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.
Surf the web with your uke with this must-bookmark list from music teacher Willy M....
When you start learning how to play the ukulele, you first learn a few simple chords, but it isnt very long before you want to start learning more complex chords to play more advanced songs. So, to make this transition easier, I am going to present the top 10 websites I have found that will help you learn new ukulele chords. These websites are ones that I have found to be particularly helpful to my stu …
Top 10 Websites for Learning Ukulele Chords
Surf the web with your uke with this must-bookmark list from music teacher Willy M....
When you start learning how to play the ukulele, you first learn a few simple chords, but it isnt very long before you want to start learning more complex chords to play more advanced songs. So, to make this transition easier, I am going to present the top 10 websites I have found that will help you learn new ukulele chords. These websites are ones that I have found to be particularly helpful to my stu
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