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Holly T.

20 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music Education from Seattle Pacific University
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Holly T.

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I have been helping and preparing musicians for performance for close to ten years. I have worked with pop singers, dancers, rock musicians, and musical theater actors.

I like to film or voice record performers so that the student walks away with something to work with. I help with stage presence, announcing, diction, dynamics, blocking, and overall polishing.

About Holly

I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for over 16 years. Previously employed at The West Side Music Academy in 2003-2006, I realized my passion for individual instruction early in my career. I studied Music Education under D

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Michael
Holly is the best!

I came to her in 2020 as an absolute novice after hearing about her through a friend. I had no idea where to start and Holly was such a great instructor for a total beginner like me. She is smart and encouraging and always has great direction for me to improve my ability. She's really helped me find my own singing voice and inspires me to continue even when my lessons with her have to end. I've learned so much from her. Even outside of music instruction, Holly is a great person and a joy to be around!!

Looking back at how I've improved over the last year and half, I know I wouldn't have been able to do it without Holly.
Bhavya
First impressions: Holly is an amazing teacher. She was patient, kind and said all the right things. I really enjoyed my first lesson and look forward to working with her again
Jennifer
Very happy with my lessons. She is an excellent teacher.
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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brett R.

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Many years of live stage performance and studio session recording. Primarily focused on teaching mic technique, gear and equipt. troubleshooting and instrument care, such as tuning/intonation/re-stringing and drum head mounting/tuning

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT ARE OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments th

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Vanessa P.

23 Reviews
Lynnwood, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Music!
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Boston (MA) University School of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vanessa P.

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You CAN Sing those Great Songs with Full Voiced Power, Ease and Beauty and learn to "Perform" them with ease and professional mastery!

"Classical" Singing is simply using the real
voice that you came here with in the natural way that it was meant to function before we got in our own way and could no longer remember how to sing and speak freely. As I stated in my upcoming book, "All God's Chillun' Got A Voice", "No, you have not lost your voice, its just the PRODUCTION that got a little messed up!" That is fixable! All we have to do is to understand how the system works, and then adjust our actions accordingly. It works every time. Perfectly executed vocal techniques that have been proven time after time, and that have stood the tests of time WILL bring you the same successes and joys that they have been bringing other singers for eons. Successful Singers don't have to "be born with" some super duper vocal apparatus that is somehow magically better than everybody else's; they ...

About Vanessa

Become the masterful Singer that you really ARE! Learn to bring out the natural beauty and power of your Voice, and to match your own unique personality and vocal qualities to complementing repertoire in order to show your voice and talents in their best light. We'll develop the repertoire that fit

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Suzie
Very interesting with Vanessa and she showed me that I was not tone deaf... learned a lot in just one short hour.
Kayla P.
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Totally enjoyed my lessons
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Isaac W.

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Bothell, WA
Starting at $70
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Isaac W.

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The power of music comes from our capacity to share it. We call it performance, whether alone with a loved one on a beach or surrounded by screaming fans.

To effectively share music involves sharing ourselves with it. When we offer ourselves as conduits for music's beauty, our body becomes a prism uniquely refracting its experience to others. No two performances are identical, and no two performers are alike.

My job is to help you craft techniques for different situations, different performance applications, and particular moments within them. If you're playing at a coffee shop tonight and an online benefit concert the next, I'll help you translate yourself as an artist through whatever medium you choose.

My experience ranges from musical theatre to jazz to rock n' roll to acoustic folk and beyond, from intimate venues to enormous halls, and from vocal performance to piano to guitar to drums and more.

Let's play together.

About Isaac

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Bill P.
Isaac was great and very patiently explained everything I needed to do to get started on my guitar.
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Jared G.

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

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I can help you to develop a strong commanding Stage Presence. When you hit the stage pull everybody's attention to you! I can help you rock a room from 10 people to 10,000

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar for over 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 s

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Daniel G.
I've had 5 lessons with Jared so far and had to get more! I have been learning a lot while also having fun!
Marshall S.
My son was very excited for his first lesson. Good instructor.
Dave F.
Jared has a great understanding of guitar theory, technique and teaches with a good balance of both. Lessons are fun I am learning a lot.
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Phillip Z.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • I am currently in a doctorate program, my primary emphasis is classical guitar performance. from Arizona State University
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Phillip Z.

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All my students have multiple opportunities to perform throughout the year. I generally put on a Christmas student recital and a student recital just before summer break. In addition to these 'concerts', I offer performance classes once every other month where students get together and do a variety of activities which may include playing for each other, jamming, performing as duos and trios, or taking a lesson in front of the group. We have fun and all learn a lot at the same time!

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Tim L.
We're off to a great start!
Rhea
Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.

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"Quite Simply The Best.

With all of the music teachers in LA and the world, it is difficult to choose the best. With Fawn, I believe 100% that I have found the best. She is well educated, well rounded and versed in all the musical styles, up on the latest musical trends, yet knows the composers, songwriters and vocalists of yesteryears. She is passionate, fun, compassionate, patient, loving, kind and has a college degree from the 2 top music schools in the world. She has a thorough understanding of music theory, performance, voice, piano and the many ins and outs of the music industry. She is able to teach her students the theory behind the songs they are learning to play, sing, write and record. She is great at sharing the musical journey with her students, guiding them with honesty, tender care and knowledge. My daughter has grown leaps and bounds with Fawn and absolutely loves her. She’s helped change her voice into her authentic voice, taught her how to get over stage fright, how to turn her poems into song lyrics and how to produce her own vocals in the recording studio. She is quite simply, the best."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"Chris is one of the most talented musicians I know! Also a great motivator! Definitely recommend learning music from this pro!"
Luke
Took Music Performance lessons from Chris S.
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"Chau is a excellent instructor she did teach me the small things that you can do with your voice to improve the quality of your voice which helped me. At age 60 she was able to teach a old dog a few new tricks hey it can happen miracles do happen in the future I hope to continue to use her as a instructor. Thank you for the healing lessons because music does heal your soul"
Wayne Crocker
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Jeffery is able to provide an excellent perspective on what it takes to perform in an organic and musical way in front of large crowds, as he has a ton of experience doing so. I highly recommend taking lessons from Jeffery, it is a wonderful experience."
Boyce
Took Music Performance lessons from Jeffery M.
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"Zaid is an amazing teacher! He definitely knows what he’s talking about and he can help you build your confidence, which will ultimately increase you skill in ministry. I reccomend him 100%"
Amber
Took Music Performance lessons from Zaid D.
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"Greg is a true craftsman and consummate performer. I can’t think of a better Bass Player I’ve had the pleasure to work with."
Bill
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"I have had the pleasure of playing in very complex musical collaborations with Suzan G. a couple of times recently and am thrilled to find out that she is a teacher with Takelessons. I am a TL music teacher, and having seen her live and in person and discussed the theory of the music we are performing, I can highly recommend her.

Suzan is thoroughly knowledgable about music theory and composition and movement. Her piano skills are excellent especially when seen in the arena of jazz improve composition on the fly with a group of professionals. She can sight read complicated charts and sing beautifully at the same time, for songs she has never done, and these are the challenges that true musicians thrive upon.

As a TL teacher of children also, I can see that Suzan is very family friendly and cheerful, kind and helpful. All good signs of an excellent teacher! Your Kids will love her.

Way to go, Suzan, and keep up the great work!"
Jane Y. (Ridgefield, WA)
Took Music Performance lessons from Suzan G.
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"Wendy was the best instructor ever. Always very humble, sweet & honest. She truly teaches from the heart and genuinely wants one to do better than the lesson before. She knows what she is talking about and explains thouroughly what needs to be worked on. She not only corrects you but praises you when you have achieved something great. You will always have her support & knowledge that will take you a long way."
Jessica
Took Music Performance lessons from Wendy P.
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"I am a classical singer and have had the pleasure to work with Brent as my accompanist for the past 10 years. Brent is a very proficient and insightful musician. In addition to being quickly adaptable to all types of music, he brings a depth of understanding to any given piece that is both historically insightful and poetic. He is very happy to share his insights about musical personalities and their historical context which gives the music a greater richness. He also brings that to bear in working through the poetic ideas of the pieces we've worked on. This has been one of the best aspects of working with Brent and I hope others get to enjoy this collaboration too."
Limari
Took Music Performance lessons from Brent B.
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"Hiii there I’ve been in lessons with mrs chau for about a month now and boy I can say I’ve heard some dramatic changes in my voice since the first time I’ve seen her !! I’ve gotten way better in singing with mrs chau it’s honestly amazing how she can help you make ur voice go from bad too good !! I’ve improved so much with chau and she is very honest and super sweet!! I recommend having mrs chau as your teacher if your interested in voice lessons!!"
Ava
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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