Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Krithi
"Very nice intro"
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Samadi
"Cory is so helpful!
I am one of those people who have consistently said their whole life, "I want to learn how to play ______(this or that instrument) so
meday! Maybe when I have more time..." Well in my case I decided to go with flute and finally went for it. At first I wasn't sure how long I would be able to stick with trying to learn an instrument but with Cory's help and guidance I feel a great sense of fulfillment and accomplishment after every lesson. I am always a little nervous since I have had no prior experience in music let alone flute, but I am always impressed with Cory's patience. Her teaching style is very hands on and she provides you with many useful tips and tricks to help you learn not only how to handle and play your instrument but also explains the applicable music theory as you go along. One of the best things about her lessons is that when I have a particular problem with playing the flute she will help me find the root cause of the problem and gives advice to help address and fix what I may be doing wrong. It's always been super helpful. I never feel discouraged with her as an instructor. She is also very flexible with scheduling which really helps since my job sometimes can inhibit my ability to attend lessons. I highly recommend Cory as an instructor."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Jessica
"Thank you Stephen!
Stephen was our son's first drum teacher and the experience was wonderful! He was very patient with Max, helped us pick and set up Max
's first drum set, and provided extra material. We will miss Stephen as he has decided to move to Dallas. Best wishes to you Stephen and thank you for all your time!"
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Chinelo
Carter is a great teacher! I love how he gives a worksheet to follow by that helps to understand everything. He's easygoing and awesome!
I love his guitar collection! I can't wait for my next lesson!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Jonathan
Paul is patient and truly took interest in me getting better at the guitar. He would check up on practicing after the lesson and was always
available for any questions.
Pauls a great teacher. I highly recommend him for lessons."
Chicago, IL teacher:
Review by Cliff
I chose John because of his extensive experience as a professional musician and recommend him highly if you are looking for a great
instructor. If his patience with this 44 year old starting musician is any indication, I'm certain he's good with anyone at any age!"
Washington, DC teacher:
Review by Jeanine
Great teacher. Gears lessons towards individual desires of students, while still adding some of his own suggested material. Encouraging, ea
sy to learn from, spends extra time with student when needed and time allows."
Albuquerque, NM teacher:
Review by blue jazz
I have played for over 30 years. Three and half years ago I selected David after careful consideration of advanced instructors. My experi
ence with David has exceeded my expectations. My preliminary goals were met earlier than anticipated and David has been instrumental in reinforcing my knowledge and skills while leveraging my potential as a player. The ability to take lessons online through Skype has made this as convenient and comfortable while never compromising what occurs face to face. I highly recommend David F."
Nashville, TN teacher:
Review by Karen
"Highly recommend this music teacher
Our family has been working with Melissa through her Musikgarten Beginning Keyboard and Around the World Program and
couldn't be happier. Melissa knows how to motivate children and keep them focused on the task at hand in an enjoyable way. She patiently corrects and guides as she teaches without oversimplifying or dumbing down the curriculum. Melissa sets high expectations and confidently encourages my child when he deems a particular task to difficult to attempt. She is a good communicator as well as flexible. She graciously accommodated the class schedule to the various participating children's school schedules. Melissa is a delight to work with and a joy to be around!"
Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 9 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.
Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl
simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.
Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach's The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die ZauberflÃ¶te and Juno in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi's Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody's Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.
Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.
Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.
*** Lesson Details *** Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard
*** Travel Equipment *** I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.
Hi, my name is Zak! Music is a beautiful thing. It has the so much power. It can be used to send a message, move and inspire people. Music can impact emotions, it is a beautiful and powerful thing!
Music, and teaching have always been a big passion in my life. The ability to take knowledge of a subject that you have, and show, share, and shape someone and pass on that knowledge to them. It is an amazing feeling. I am a passionate, and caring instructor. My teaching style is encouraging, motivating, and educational. I fully believe that you can do anything you set your mind to, and I use th
at by showing my students that I believe in them.
I use a curriculum that was taught to me, and has been used in schools and universities. This curriculum fits all age groups and skill levels. Starting with Rock, moving to Funk, ending with Jazz. When drumming playing with music, learning improvisation, and playing by ear is important. I also focus on this, having students learn their favorite songs, and learn to play with new music as well. This keeps students interested, and adds a fun personal element to their lessons. I also have implemented use of a teaching app, so while practicing if students have a question they can ask me right then so to not forget, and I can give feedback. It also has a practice tracker tool. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
I look forward to meeting you, and helping you reach your music goals!
~ Zaky N.
Levi M. August 21, 2016
In home Verified Student
My son is 10 years old and has zero experience with music but wanted to give drumming a try. Zaky was perfect- encouraging, fun, and friendly. Zaky is a clear teacher who stealthily sneaks in terms and concepts while the kids are hands on. I'd absolutely recommend him for any age student!
ADAM PRALEIKAS February 22, 2016
In home Verified Student
Pragya B G. March 15, 2015
In home Verified Student
I am currently pursuing my Bachelor Degree at Northern Kentucky University for Music Education. Besides teaching lessons to students in my home and in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, I also am the Percussion Director at Goshen High School as well as the front ensemble caption head at Beechwood High School. For my playing experiences, I am playing marimba for INov8, which is a WGI open class ensemble. I also frequently perform with Kincaid Regional Theater playing percussion for their musical productions as well as performing on multiple ensembles at NKU such as their symphonic
winds ensemble, philharmonic orchestra, percussion ensemble and steel drum band. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Keith L. June 1, 2015
In home Verified Student
Garrette has been extremely thorough and patient with me. He is teaching me how to drum well past my prime years and has been absolutely wonderful. He has given me great tips on how to work on areas that i have struggled with. I would definitely recommend Garrette for anyone wanting to learn drumming.
Chris M. May 9, 2015
In home Verified Student
My son adores Garrette, after just one lesson. He is a very knowledgeable, respectful and inspiring young man. I feel like I not only lucked in to finding a great percussion teacher but also a role model for my very impressionable 12 year old. Garrette is highly recommended.
Keith L. May 5, 2015
In home Verified Student
Garrette was great at explaining everything especially since i have no musical background. I love the fact that we are starting from the beginning and i am learning how to read music before playing.
"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching." Rodney Stucky
"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van
One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if
given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Learning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
Eric S. January 14, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Great first day!
Holly January 13, 2016
In home Verified Student
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
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