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Hannah R.

8 Reviews
Norfolk, VA
Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner
  • B.A. Music-Vocal Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Hannah R.

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Would you like to learn the basics of rhythm, sight singing, and the foundations of music? Then music theory is a place you should begin! You will learn to read music the same way that you read a book, sound out rhythms like you would sound out letters, and understand form the way you understand a paragraph!

About Hannah

I am a professional singer, a signed singer/songwriter with Destiny Music Records, and a worship leader at my congregation, where I also teach my students! In addition, I am the residential Music Director for Rich Theatre in Virginia Beach. I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in vocal p

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soul
Very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive. She knows her craft and I cannot wait to improve my voice.
Jess
Very patient and clearly explained processes for a newbie like me
Chanakya S.
My first lesson was awesome. She didn't rush and took time to explain a lot if techniques which are required to be an amazing singing voice. I am lucky to have a very professional and knowledgable teacher like her.

Simeon K.

8 Reviews
Chesapeake, VA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Awarded 1st Prize from ODU Classical Competition
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Simeon K.

8 Reviews
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AP theory exam or college level theory

About Simeon

Degrees held: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - MM, PD Oberlin College and Conservatory - BM I teach private piano lessons, music theory classes, and accompanying. Students of all ages/levels are welcome. My teaching method primarily focuses on the process of learning music. Students

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Toni
Simeon is awesome! My 8-year-old son connected with him in seconds and enjoys every lesson. Looking forward to many, many years of lessons with Simeon!
Gabriel
It was a lot of fun! I highly recommend Simeon!
Nikolas K.
He is best instructor ever.My son likes his teacher and enjoys every lesson.Simeon is high rank professional
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Cara Isadora M.

61 Reviews
Norfolk, VA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German, Latin, Hebrew, Czech
  • B.A.A.S. from Lamar University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Cara Isadora M.

61 Reviews
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I teach music theory

About Cara Isadora

Hi there! My name is Cara. I am an award winning vocalist and experienced performer who loves to teach singing. My goal is to demystify vocal technique for students and help them “find their voice" pretty quickly with patience and care in a safe and friendly environment. In a relaxed, positive, and

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Estevan
I wrote the review below because I was mad at her for personal reasons... Shes actually a great teacher. Sorry Cara
Estevan
DO NOT! I REPEAT DO NOT take opera vocal lessons from her. She learned from someone who cant even sing. She actually believes falsetto is unhealthy and I spent years avoiding the best part of my voice due to her misinformation. Any look at vocal pedagogy will confirm that falsetto is indeed a healthy voice mechanism used to develop a strong voice especially in tenors and she has chosen to be willfully ignorant due to either bad teaching or just not caring. Wolf in sheep's clothing people. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Becca
She's a wonderful teacher! Very caring and patient but to the point. She knows her stuff!

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Lauren V.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • BA in Vocal Perforamce from McNally Smith College of Music
  • Awarded Coolest Teacher from Student Body
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Lauren V.

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A must for every musician! I love teaching music theory because of how important it is. Once you understand the basics, your appreciation for music will only grow!

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!
Eden K.
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson
Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.

Christopher M.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher M.

47 Reviews
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Learn how music works and take the mystery out of music! The different scales, chords, modes and arpeggios. How the are made, how they work together and how they are all related! Learn how to super impose over any chord and what scale is right for every chord! Unlock your instrument and take out the guess work so you are free to create!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to

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Dianna S.
I was apprehensive in the beginning for my first in person ukulele lesson. I didn’t want to feel stupid or be a slow learner. But Chris Immediately made me feel comfortable and by the end of the lesson I felt I had made a friend. He is so knowledgeable and walked me through at my pace. After watching endless hours of YouTube ukulele videos, I finally understood the concepts with Chris’s help. Can’t wait till my next lesson with him.
Laura R.
Amazing teacher! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve with their instrument. Lessons are fun and based on what you want to learn. I'm lucky to have him as a teacher!
Chad G.
Amazing recorded thee session so I could go back and look over on it!
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Benjamin G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benjamin G.

2 Reviews
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music theory

About Benjamin

I studied jazz performance & classical music at USM and studied jazz piano with Charlie Banacos. I have been teaching since I was 15 through the state's Gifted program and qualified for both gifted in fine arts as well as the general requirement. I have had great success with many students resu

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J M.
I can't rate Ben with 5 stars because he has been the only teacher my daughter has had. I would recommend Ben. He is great with her, she is learning and enjoying playing the piano. Kudos to Ben!!!
J M.
Friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Would recommend him as an instructor

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Portsmouth, VA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Portsmouth is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Before attending Berklee College of Music, I had zero formal music theory training. In addition to that disadvantage, I've also struggled with a learning disability my whole life. Because of all this, once classes started, I quickly realized I was in way over my head, and requested a tutor to help- which is when I met Eli! After our first session, it was clear that "knowledgeable" or "helpful" are really understatements when describing his level of expertise. What Eli is, is brilliant- he knows music theory like the front and backs of his hands, and is able to COMMUNICATE it to you in a clear and easy way. Not only did I learn more effectively with Eli's help, but my music theory professor nominated me for the music theory spring scholarship award, and I won! I never would have gotten as far as I did in my music theory studies without his help; I truly admire his intelligence. And lastly, but certainly not least-ly, he is an absolute PLEASURE to work with- I didn't just get a great tutor, but I got a great friend too! Please do yourself a favor and work with Eli, I can promise you you won't be disappointed!"
Taylor Brown
Took Music Theory lessons from Eli S.
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"Dave is awesome!

Dave pretty much saved me in Music Theory. I was really struggling to grasp chord progressions and melodies, Dave walked me through everything step by step until I got it. I highly recommend dave as an instructor, he'll get you through it!"
David
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Jimmy teach music not just guitar. He teaches common senses ways to make it easy to understand and retain. He is an excellent teacher"
James
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but generally only Cowboy chords.

Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him"
Patrick
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Jon is a superb music teacher for adult beginners. He's very encouraging, patient, and knowledgeable. His big smile paired with his easy going personality is very inviting, and his ability to meet his student where they are and keep the lesson on track is where he shined in our session(s). By the end of our first session I had specific goals and recommendations on how to make progress for where I'm at it my practice. I'd highly recommend John to anyone looking to pick up music."
Steve
Took Music Theory lessons from Jon S.
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"Adam is a wonderful tutor and help. He’s patient with those he is teaching & he looks for ways to teach and demonstrate the material in a whitty, impactful manner. He knows everything there is to know about music theory and much more, and a lot of my success in passing all four levels of music theory points back to this guy!"
Lauren
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"One of the best teacher I have ever had!!

I highly recommend him! He is one of the best!!!!!"
Rozbeh
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come."
May
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
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"Been learning the basics of music theory and its really helping me understand better for playing claronet!"
Sorab
Took Music Theory lessons from Wes C.
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"Steph is very knowledgeable about singing and music. She has a wonderful personality that is very encouraging to her students. I strongly suggest that you take lessons with her!!!!"
Carson
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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