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William R.

3 Reviews
Poulsbo, WA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music with Distinction from Indiana University
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William R.

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I love to teach students of any level from beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, in the first few lessons you will learn how to put the clarinet together, how to put the reed on the mouthpiece, and be able to play a simple melody. I like to use the Klose Method book, and simple solos including music from film scores like Star Wars. Advanced players can work on clarinet technique and repertoire including orchestral excerpts and major solo literature. I look forward to meeting you!

About William

I am a skilled clarinetist who has had great training, and the professional career to back it up, but I am also a kind, supportive teacher who wants to work with a student in the way they need to be worked with. Whether your ambitions are modest, you want a career in music, or somewhere in between

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Fred
I studied clarinet with William Rappaport when I was a graduate
student in music education at Georgia State University. He may be the
most deeply musical person I have ever known. My sense was that,
though he was a performer of the absolute highest caliber, he was
equally passionate about teaching.
When I initially contacted Bill to schedule lessons, I explained that
I was visually impaired. I wanted to share this information with him
upfront in the event that he had questions or concerns about teaching
me. I remember him saying clearly, “I am aware of the possibilities.”
That was all I needed to hear to feel comfortable entering his studio.
Bill encouraged me to take on any challenge in the clarinet
literature that interested me. He used every possible metaphor he
could think of to communicate ideas that were more easily accessed if
you could simply look at the printed page. He was always warm and
friendly, but focused, never wasting one second of our time together.
Following my work with Bill, I attended The University of Michigan
where, though I was a music education doctoral student, I was
instantly welcomed into one of the clarinet studios. Bill’s creative
work with me played an enormous role in making that happen. Now, I am
a community college professor, teaching a variety of classes including
a studio class for instrumental music students. I often find myself
using the same examples Bill employed with me to help my current
students. I am profoundly grateful for his unyielding commitment to my
growth when I was a student of his.
Diane
I’ve played clarinet for over 30 years, and was a clarinet major in college. I started studying with Mr. Rappaport after I was out of college for several years and had moved to Atlanta, where Mr. Rappaport was playing in the Atlanta Symphony. I found him to be the best teacher I had ever studied with. His ability to help me understand the musical phrase, no matter what style of music I was working on, was amazing. I studied standard clarinet etudes, orchestral literature, and clarinet solo repertoire with Mr. Rappaport. He had the same mild, yet persistent approach with me on everything we worked on – always working to get me to play it to the best of my ability.
One thing I had always feared having to play some day was the opening solo to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. A former teacher had been unable to help me with it. So, when a band I was playing with scheduled the piece and told me to get ready to play the solo, I was traumatized and contacted Mr. Rappaport for help. He worked with me and not only got me playing the opening glissando, but helped me to have a better understanding of the other jazzy spots in the piece. So now I can say I’ve performed that piece about 20 times, and the fear is gone! Thanks, Mr. Rappaport!
Regardless of your level of playing, I think you will find Mr. Rappaport to be an outstanding teacher!
Kim
Mr. Rappaport was my clarinet professor and mentor in college and has continued to be an inspiration to me both as a teacher and as one of the finest clarinetist I know, both in the classical realm and in the jazz and swing styles.

Anyone who has ever heard me play has always complimented me on my clarinet tone. I can honestly say that my clarinet tone is the direct result of Mr. Rappaport's methods and his gentle but very stringent guidelines. If you are looking for someone to take you or your child to the highest standard of musicianship, look no further. I highly recommend lessons with Mr. Rappaport. Kim C.
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Jared G.

5 Reviews
Everett, WA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 11 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jared G.

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All styles of guitar. Specializing in Rock. From very beginner to advanced shred. Using Popular songs from throughout the history of rock, from Chuck Berry to AC/DC to Ozzy to Nirvana and everything in between as etude studies to teach technique, theory, and scale theory.
Most importantly getting the students playing songs they enjoy within the first lessons and doing it properly with flawless technique and learning the theory behind it as well

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar almost 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a so

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Gerard O.
I am 4 or 5 lessons in with Jared and I am truly and entirely thrilled with the progress I am seeing and the depth of guitar knowledge I have gained. Jared has a way of teaching that not only allows for actually playing right away but learning the foundations of knowing the guitar and music. I can see that this allows for not just playing "songs" but making music of my own. This is the freedom of "knowing" the guitar.
Alex
Headline: Jared is amazing teacher.
Jared has excellent knowledge of music foundations and music theory.
Knows styles and genres, knows not only how to play but create too... And how this style was born.
He helps to build habit to do things right - I'm talking about technique - or, in other words - how to use your hands!
Same time he's extremely patient.

I'd like to recommend Jared for everyone who want's to learn play guitar (don't look at your age), his teaching approach works great, because he is teaching you and adjust classes for you.
Tom
Jared is real patient and easy to learn from, he keeps things simple and makes sure you understand.
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Laleh A.

4 Reviews
Bothell, WA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Persian
  • Piano Education from The Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Laleh A.

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In 20 years of my piano teaching experince with 5 to 45 years old students, I tried to make it enjoyable and avoiding boredom with my special technics.
Whatever my students goals are, I combine it with music theory, oral, scales and sight reading to improve their skills in achieving those goals.
My main goal is to create for my students the sense of connection to the world of music.

About Laleh

I have been teaching piano for more than 20 years, have played in multiple concerts, and have had the pleasure of teaching many talented students. What I do want to tell you is what I love about teaching piano and how I work with my students. What gets me excited is when my student and I have be

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Vdya G.
Laleh is an amazing teacher. My 10 year old has improved so much and is more connected to her music since starting classes with Laleh. The pieces that Laleh chooses for her has given her so much joy and confidence and she is blossoming into a fantastic musician. My 5 year old is enamored of Laleh and in just a few classes I have seen so much progress. Laleh is fantastic and anyone who has her as their teacher is really lucky.
Wes
Laleh is a GREAT teacher. We're so happy with how our first lesson went. My son is shy/slow to warm up to new people and after his lesson he was all smiles letting us know everything he learned. :)
Bindu P.
Laleh is a wonderful teacher. What I love about her is her sincerity and her passion for her craft. My daughter liked the piano before, but she now absolutely loves it. I credit her learning and growth as an artist, all to Laleh, the best teacher we could have found. Thank you Laleh!

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Natalie R.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Education-Instrumental Music Education K-12 from University of Tennessee
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Natalie R.

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From absolute beginner to advanced

Solo Repertoire
Orchestral Repertoire
Etudes
Scales
Music Theory

About Natalie

Certified Instrumental Music K-12 MS/HS Band Director Masters in Music Education BA in Music Performance (French Horn) International orchestral experience, Prague Czech Republic

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Kris G.
Natalie was very insightful and patient at my son's first lesson. She has a lot of enthusiasm and that transferred to my son.
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Evan
Natalie was very nice and kept my son on track!
Good start 😁
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Brendon R.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • MM, Composition from Yale School of Music
  • Awarded Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP Foundation
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Brendon R.

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Composition:
My goal is to help you understand the music you really want to write, and help you communicate that music as clearly as possible to its intended performers and audience.

Arrangement:
We'll look at how instruments work, individually and together. Lots of listening, lots of score study.

About Brendon

I am a composer, guitarist, arranger, engraver, and songwriter located in Brooklyn. I have taught extensively for the past ten years in a variety of settings, including teaching private guitar lessons at Saint David's School in Manhattan, teaching private composition lessons and TA'ing two electro

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Robert S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Robert S.

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About Robert

It is my experience that no matter what kind of music you end up playing a solid classical piano background is invaluable. I was privately trained in classical piano from the ages 5 - 17 in Los Angeles, California. My teachers were Mary Brady, Mae Gilbert Reese and Jeane Weiss. I graduated from Ha

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Lynn W.
He is very patient.
Tennessee O.
Really enjoyable lesson. Very pleased.
Moriya B.
Stop wasting your time - take Robert.

I only had the pleasure of taking piano lessons with Robert for two months since I got into Harvard and had to move to the East Coast, but I can confidently attest that he is a phenomenal teacher. To begin with, Robert brings to the table not only his classical training but also an open, creative, out-of-the-box approach. He is extremely knowledgeable and seasons lessons with fantastic facts about composers and pieces which makes everything a lot more interesting and memorable. lessons are versatile and designed to develop several key skills simultaneously. I never really played the piano before but after only two months with Robert I could read notes, develop my technique and actually play two beautiful pieces! If you are looking for a well-rounded, brilliant, cool teacher - search no more.

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"Leanna lets you decide how you want to approach your learning and practice. She is a really good teacher. She takes it slow, helps you if you get stuck on something and is very patient. She helped me learn both a classical solo and a pop song. She was great!"
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"Teresa has been a perfect fit right from the start! My ten year old daughter has been taking piano lessons with Teresa for almost a year and I love that she always looks forward to her weekly lesson. Teresa is so wonderful and we feel so blessed to have found an instructor that makes our daughter feel encouraged and excited about learning an instrument. Since taking lessons with Teresa, our daughter’s love for music has drastically increased along with her ability to play the piano."
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Took Piano lessons from Teresa Y.
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I've been taking singing lessons with Donna for about 4 months. I'm a middle-aged guy who took up guitar a few years ago and realized that in order to be a well rounded musician I had to be able to sing. Before I started I was a complete disaster - really no ability to match a pitch with my voice, and very little vocal control. I have made huge progress through working with Donna. She just 'knows what to do' as a vocal teacher. Perhaps as important, her friendly and supportive attitude makes what could be very tense and humiliating (trying to sing when you can't!) into a fun and satisfying experience."
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"Rae was great with my kids - very positive! Awesome person and teacher!"
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Took Piano lessons from Rae A.
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"Ben has been instructing my 2 kids (now aged 11 and 9) in-home for at least 5 years. We started off with piano for the first few years but then switched to a combination of piano and acoustic guitar (half a session dedicated to each instrument).

He is patient, kind, and highly knowledgeable. I clearly see the upward trajectory in my kids' musical capabilities. One of my kids can be difficult to deal with, especially when he is tired, but Ben would mold his approach to the lesson on the spot to keep my kid engaged (e.g., instead of continuing the lesson on the actual piano, he'd switch to a fun music-oriented game)."
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Took Piano lessons from Ben R.
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