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Jonathan G.

8 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1987
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Jonathan G.

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I have taught this subject at the college level. I emphasize theory in all of my studio teaching (piano, violin, viola).

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Adam
I've been taking piano lessons with Jonathan for over a month now and I've been very pleased with his teaching. He's extremely knowledgeable and skilled, but what I appreciate most is his enthusiasm during lessons. He keeps the lessons fun, even when the subject matter is difficult. On top of this, he's just a cool, nice guy who I've enjoyed getting to know.
Brandon
Working with Johnathan has been a joy.

It was my purpose setting out to study music in general, not just to study an instrument but to use the instrument as a means of approaching music in the abstract. I set out to study music’s mechanics and theoretical foundations.

Jonathan is very knowledgeable and very meticulous. He has a precise and analytical sort of mind, and very strong foundations in his classical training.

To have a wealth of knowledge in one's subject is not enough, one also has to know how to teach (which is a whole skillset of its own). It is clear Jonathan is an experienced teacher. I have never felt rushed with Jonathan, he is very generous with his time. He provides ample resources for study outside of our sessions, and is quick to respond to emails. He has lent me books, sent me links to videos, and provided me with plenty of homework.

Jonathan has also been very accommodating in allowing me to have some authority in planning lessons and exploring my own interests. Particularly I wanted to study modal music and found a folk song in the Locrian Mode. We took a break from the Suzuki work we had been doing and he helped me transcribe the song and practice.

I could not recommend Jonathan enough, I am switching focus from violin to piano for the time being and will be employing him as my piano tutor, and I’m very much considering taking spanish lessons under his tutelage as well.
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
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Brett R.

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Lessons will include basic theories on chord progressions and modal options. Moreover, a fundamental ability to read and write music will be achieved early on.

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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Mason L.

1 Review
Seattle, WA
Starting at $28
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Composition Contest Winner from Portland Percussion Group
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mason L.

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Understanding music theory helps musicians in various roles communicate their ideas with their peers. As a performer, composer, and a music theory scholar, I'll guide you through concepts about rhythm, melody and harmony, form, and more.

About Mason

***Please contact me before purchasing lessons, thanks!*** Hey there, my name is Mason and I'm a musician and educator based in Seattle, WA. I've been teaching private lessons since 2011 and I've had success teaching at private music studios, public schools, and in my own home. I'm currently avai

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Brandon
Mason is an incredible performer, teacher, and musician. He is wonderfully talented at breaking down advanced drum and keyboard techniques in ways that players of any skill level will understand. Furthermore, he has a terrific ear for dynamics, musicality, musicianship, and composition. I'd highly recommend him!
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Vanessa P.

23 Reviews
Lynnwood, WA
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  • Speaks English, Music!
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Vanessa P.

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A basic understanding of how the theory of music works; i.e., scales and how they are made up, key signatures and why, basic music notation, and chords and how they are constructed will equip you so that you can write your own songs down! Great composers of the past understood the basics of the structure of music, and therefore were able to compose great works even from an early age. As the ancient writers have shown us, an understanding of the workings of the musical scale can lead to a greater understanding of Creation itself!! Let's dig in!

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.
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Totally enjoyed my lessons
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Isaac W.

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

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Music is the language of emotion. Just as children learn to speak their native language before they can read, many of us understand music's ability to move us without having studied it. But music theory teaches us how to read, write, and create with that language, just as learning letters, words, sentence-building, and grammar allow us to communicate fluently with words—and appreciate the nuances of our language even more.

Some music theory students feel daunted by how mathematical music theory is. But it's the same as anything; driving a car, when you look closely, is about physics; gardening can be explained through chemistry; the miracle of our ecosystem can be interpreted through biology; and music, for all its emotional depth, is built on soundwaves. Those invisible forces can be understood through mathematics. My job is to help you maintain your connection to the passion of music itself, the sensations it provokes, while speaking it like a language and building it like an ...

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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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Rachelle M.

30 Reviews
Auburn, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's of Music in Music History from University of North Texas
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Rachelle M.

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I can help you learn the basics (chord progressions and scales) to advanced analysis techniques ( Schenkerian and 12 Tone).

About Rachelle

* *I require that my in-person voice students show proof of vaccination, or we will conduct lessons online.** I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective

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"AMAZING!

I met Dave in my music theory class at Ex'pression college. He's the reason why I'm making music today. I went from not knowing a thing about music theory or a piano to creating chord progressions, understanding modes, intervals, modal interchange, and how to read sheet music. He's extremely patient, professional, and easy to get along with. His passion for music and teaching is infectious, I highly recommend!!!"
Jerry
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"She is amazing I’ve been a student of hers for a year and I have learned so much from her! I’m sad to be leaving her but she has taught me a lot. I would definitely recommend her."
Grace
Took Music Theory lessons from Maureen K.
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"Paul rules. I came in looking for music theory lessons but we've grounded everything we've done in guitar technique. He's very flexible and willing to meet you wherever you're at. He's very supportive and excited and I've learned a lot in just 2 lessons."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul W.
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"Very patient with me. I'm not the fastest learner, so Michelle's delicate and meticulous approach was very effective."
Jose
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"This guy's great!!

Eric is wonderful! He's great at explaining things, VERY patient and has a lot of fun while teaching. Best music teacher I've had so far!"
Angelique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Music Theory made easy. Cole helped everything make sense"
Scott J.
Took Music Theory lessons from Russell P.
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"Adam explains things in a way that makes you think critically about the subject and gives logical ways to work through theory problems. HES THE BEST IMSTRUCTOR EVER! I would not have passed theory without him"
Sarah
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Billy is a great teacher! He really knows a lot about Theory and he really helped me in detail with how to get something right. I would recommend Billy for any teaching job, he's really great! Thanks Billy! :)"
Misia
Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"Adam has been my music theory teacher for the better part of a year and a half or so. He's patient, kind, and makes sure you both are on the same page before moving forward. He is one of the best teachers I've had as a resource to come to when I need help."
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"So easy even this old timer can get it

Tim is an excellent, patient and caring instructor. I am a brand new guitar owner from a rural area in North Dakota. I was looking for a guitar teacher but all required a 30-60 minute drive. I found Tim through the Betterfly website and have taken several lessons through Skype. It has been a great experience that I would recommend to anyone from beginner on up"
Christine
Took Music Theory lessons from Tim B.
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