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Alexander A.

25 Reviews
Tacoma, WA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexander A.

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As a composer and performer, I always encourage players to understand the fundamentals of music…music theory. There are many misconceptions about music theory: it’s too hard, it’s no fun, no one needs it - all wrong! The principals of music are simple, fascinating, and incredibly useful. Whether you took music classes in college or are just getting started with your first instrument, I can help you change the way you look at music. At first, the language of music seems strange and unfamiliar. That’s because it is! But when you take it one step at a time – one foot in front of the other – the meaning behind all the chords and scales becomes clear.

The first thing to learn about music theory is that your ear already knows it. Theory simply describes and gives definition to what your ear already hears. It’s like studying a language. By studying how nouns and verbs work we have a more powerful command of our language. The same is true for music.

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About Alexander

My name is Alex, and my passion is teaching music. I offer clients a unique learning experience with customized lesson plans and personalized attention to fit your exact goals and needs. These aren’t just words to me…they are a commitment I make to everyone that I have the pleasure of working wit

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Goudjor
Good afternoon sir, my name is Goudjor messanvi Chris& I just read about you but I'm just starting my guitar lesson & I think your explanation is far better & please can we chart so I can be your student? Thank.
Andrew
Great instructor ! He knows to shift focus towards what you need to work on. As soon as the instructions are given or the questions he asks you feel relief because the energy is going towards what you already feel you need to work on and not just moving on to the next lesson. The tailored lessons make for a low pressure learning environment to fit your needs. As long as your consistant with receiving his lessons you will get where you want to be with your talents and be jammin out soon.
Sandy F.
Very knowledgeable, tailored the lesson to my level and very open to anything that I want to learn.

Kareem K.

13 Reviews
Tacoma, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Bachelors Degree in Music from Cornish College of the Arts
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Kareem K.

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About Kareem

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem K is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. Growing up in the northwest with its vibrant music scene allowed Kareem the opportunity to study with, listen to and perform with world

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Michael S.
Kareem is superb. Under his tutelage I am certain I will advance quickly from my current skill set. I'm more convinced than ever that I can become a real musician. His assignments require the commitment that I am willing to invest. I hope I will live up to his expectations.
Jacqueline
My granddaughter is 6 years old and this is her first professional piano teacher. Kareem is ensuring that she has the basics down before she continues. She enjoys the lessons, and is excited when lesson day comes.
Aarti M.
My daughter absolutely loves Mr. K!! He is very patient and takes his time to always answer ANY questions she has. She loves taking piano due to him being so awesome!! If you are looking for a great teacher for your little one there is no need to look any further!!
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Jessica H.

7 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessica H.

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Composer and teacher looking for eager theory students of all ages! Lessons are developed according to student’s interests and goals and can include analysis of pieces, composition, sight-singing, and more. Beginning students are given personalized worksheets while more advanced students work out of the Laitz music theory textbook. I teach four-part writing, figured bass, analysis, counterpoint, and post-tonal theory as well as how to translate those skills into other areas of music.

About Jessica

Expect fun and relaxed lessons with an emphasis from the beginning of establishing a love and appreciation for music while developing and polishing technique! Hello! My name is Jessi H. and I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s of Music in Theory and Com

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Jan
Jessica is great. Very patient and very interested in my goals.
Elodie (.
Jessi has been very patient and helpful with my young daughter (and me)! She makes learning violin accessible and fun!
Chee Wei
Jessy was very knowledgeable and give me useful feedbacks and ideas on my playing. I was constantly being challenged in developing my skills and musicality and continuously growing. I would recommend her for any adult beginner like me.

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Nevena K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from University of MIami Frost School of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
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Nevena K.

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Music theory is the essence of learning to play a musical instrument and music.

About Nevena

In the last 16 years, I have been working as a private music instructor in Europe and in the US. I have 23 years of rich experience not only in teaching, but also in playing and performing various musical genres and instruments (piano, double bass, accordion, percussion) in numerous ensembles. In

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Alejandro
Great and inspiring teacher! I've learned so much in little time, would recommend .
Mr. Eddie
We would like to express our gratitude for all your kindness and time spent with our daughter. She made her first music steps with you and now she can get rid of the piano.
She enjoyed working with you while your teaching methods help her be able to play complex songs.
We recommend teacher Nevena without reservation to everyone who would passionately like to dive into music.

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Christian C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded Bickford Award Competition from American Guitar Society
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Christian C.

5 Reviews
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Learn how to read music, identify chord progression, analyze form and ear training.

About Christian

Christian C. is a guitarist native of Los Angeles. He began playing guitar for over twelve years and has been publicly performing in clubs and recital halls since the age of fifteen. Christian began studying music professionally at Fullerton Community College before receiving his BM from California

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Isador A.
I really appreciated the very detailed start to my lessons. I call tell Mr. Christian is a quality teacher.
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Dong K L.
He is a good teacher for kid. He is a good communicator and have a patience to young kid.
Lauren B.
Last year, I had the opportunity to study with Christian at CSU Northridge. Christian is one of the finest musicians I have come across in the years that I have been playing music. Not only does he have impressive skills with the guitar, he also has knowledge in the history of the guitar and music theory. When he was studying at CSUN, I was able to have some lessons with Christian on a baroque piece that was giving me trouble. First, I'd like to mention how patient he was with me when I was frustrated and lost in the music. Also, I was surprised at how much he knew about the music as he explained what was going on in the piece and why. Oh... did I mention that I had some AWESOME results after ONE lesson??? Do yourself the favor and check this guy out!

Chris S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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Chris S.

10 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

Many may know the saying that music is the universal language of mankind, but most people probably don't know just how much music can function similar to a language. Knowing music theory gives you the opportunity to "translate" between musical "dialects." Perhaps you know guitar, but have trouble communicating to your bass player the progressions you play with a capo. Or a keyboardist that has hit a wall in trying to make sense of the timing your drummer is trying to get you to hit. Music theory gives you the foundational building blocks to speak the same musical language, regardless of your instrument. I like to take a simplistic approach to music theory that helps even brand new musicians quickly gain a solid understanding of the subject.

About Chris

A short history of my experience with music and education: The first instrument I learned to play was the guitar in 2001. I played the guitar on the worship team at FBC of Midway in Plant City, FL from 2001 to 2005. I began teaching private music lessons in 2003. I played bass guitar in

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Duran H.
CHRIS was awesome!!! My first lesson was with a guitar that I’d had for years, he fixed the guitar so that I would have something to practice on, whilst he fixed the guitar he didn’t forget why he was there and went over notes and chords etc, After fixing my guitar we had time to go over the gchord and I pretty much had it as he was walking out the door. I’m very pleased!!!
Adam C.
Chris is a wonderful instructor. I took music recording lessons from him and it was very informative and relaxed.
Travis
Chris is very knowledgeable, patient, and very thorough! I have had an amazing experience and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar or improve their skills.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Bellevue, WA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Bellevue is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$52 average
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"Tamari is very knowledgeable to music theory, and she is able to turn the deep theory into plain and fun language that children can easily understand. She is also very patient and nice. Our kid is really enjoying her class."
- Joanna
Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Adam tutored me in music theory. He is incredibly smart, patient, and his teaching is really easy to understand. I really enjoyed learning from him!"
- Julia
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"By far the best teacher I have ever had. Paul makes lessons engaging, and his wealth of knowledge never comes off as elitist. He explains complicated theory in a practical way for anyone to understand. If I wasn't leaving Chicago I would have signed up for ten more lessons. Ask him about the own music he makes with his band. He's a super talented guy!!!"
- Reid
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul W.
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"I had started taking gigs with new bands but I was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was friendly and super knowledgeable and I felt like it all clicked all of a sudden. I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I keep taking lessons with him because I keep learning great tips about performance and theory. He's also really funny. Kellen's awesome!"
- Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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"David really listens! Not only to what I want and need, but to where I am and to when I'm being too ambitious. I look forward to the rest of our lessons; I know I'm going to learn a lot."
- Diane
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"The first lesson was extraordinary the teacher is very good"
- Annmarie
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul B.
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"Excellent first lesson -Ronald is very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. Looking forward to progressing in theory with him!! Would highly recommend!!"
- Linda
Took Music Theory lessons from Ronald A.
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"Amazing she’s perfect. Learned all I need to know. Can’t wait for future lessons to get so much better. Truly greatful"
- Megan
Took Music Theory lessons from Summer L.
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"Gifted teacher with amazing skill and knowledge

Our experience with Nick was outstanding. Nick gave our son multiple years of guitar lessons, as well as music theory and composition instruction. This was while our student was in a charter high school for music, and playing for hours a day. Yet, Nick's lessons were the ones he looked forward to the most. Nick treated him not only like a valued student but also as a capable musician. Guitar was not our son's first instrument, yet Nick never forgot that he needed to learn some things as a beginner and others by building on skills of an already playing musician. The individualization was the best we have seen in any music teacher. Nick was able to take him far very quickly too. And, they had a great time. The in-person lessons and Skype lessons were at an equally high level. Each lesson was personalized to our student's needs at that moment in time. Nick respected his needs in school to be working on a specific composition or learning a specific skill or even the need to be flexible with traveling. Our student has gone on to play his own music, as well as covers, at large and small venues in multiple states. He still uses the warm-ups Nick gave him to keep his speed up. Thanks Nick!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Nick B.
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"I play in a rock band that wanted to add some Sinatra type jazz songs to our repertoire. I was tasked to play bass with which I had very little experience. I decided to take some lessons with Gary to learn a little jazz theory and technique. He was a wonderful teacher. He focused in on exactly what I needed quickly and pointed me toward resources that I could use to improve. Despite my limited abilities, Gary was always patient and displayed good humor. When I needed him to write a bass line for me quickly so that I could take it on vacation, he made the time to make sure that I had what I needed. I enjoyed our lessons and recommend him highly. Gary is a teacher who truly cares about his students."
- Steven
Took Music Theory lessons from Gary R.
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