Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Nicole
"Best in town
Berthe is extremely knowledgeable in music and she has been very patient with me since I'm a beginner with piano. She is very professional a
nd fun at the same time. I would highly recommend Berthe if you want to excel in music."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by rita
"Easy to sign up and Great customer service
My 12 yr old decided he wanted drums for Christmas and we knew that would include getting him lessons. Finding
Christian through Take lessons was indeed lucky for my son. If you are looking for a teacher who is calm, level headed, knowledgeable and very easy to contact at anytime then Christian is who you are looking for. He has several students and they all come out happy and feeling good about their lessons. My son, even when not feeling great insist that he attend his drum lessons. compliments to the instructor."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Mine
"More than just taking a lesson
Some teacher is know how to give you a good lesson on what you choose for, but with Mr. Bo, you will learn beyond that. My
13 years old son is learning piano with Mr. Bo for a month now. He really enjoys the lessons. Moreover, Mr. Bo always give my son a good advise, not only about how to play piano, but also guide you to the right way to learn and he will tell you how to benefit the most out of learning. Thanks to you, Mr. Bo."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Meredith
My daughter, who is 12, learned so much from Gaw. She improved greatly under Gaw's instruction. I highly recommend Gaw for anyone looki
ng for a teacher for their kids, or themselves! She was honest, but kind, and really encouraged my daughter to reach her potential. You will no be disappointed with her."
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Quynh
We feel so lucky to have found Troy as my children's piano teacher. He teaches them all the necessary basic knowledge about piano & mus
ic which none of their teachers ever taught them before. He is very kind & patient, committed, hard working & professional.
Thank you very much Troy!"
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Erika
Whitney recently began giving singing lessons to my 8 year old daughter. She is very patient, approachable, and communicates easily with bo
th of us. She works at my daughter's pace, so she remains challenged and continues to enjoy the lessons. My daughter's confidence has increased and she is less anxious about singing in front of others."
Tulsa, OK teacher:
Review by jason
"Patient, kind and effective teacher
I've had nothing but positive experiences with Robert! We've worked together for over a year and I can say my voice h
as improved as well as secondary benefits like my breathing. What I love about Robert is how he teaches, he helps my confidence, courage and faith in my abilities. In my work I use my voice everyday, often I am speaking in front of a large crowd. The lessons have really helped with speech, volume and enunciation. BTW I do all my lesson with Skype, which I believe is a great way to do it."
Phoenix, AZ teacher:
Review by Alex
"gave confidence and took me to another level
i was always told i could not sing and was hopeless. Bjian was patient and put up with me being out of tune
and out of rhythm most of the time. started with easy stuff, and gradually led me to more complex pieces. he was also receptive in terms of working on specific pieces that i was interested in, off the beaten track. he made recordings of my pieces, and encouraged me to perform in recitals. overall, an awesome experience."
San Diego, CA teacher:
Review by Cole
"I Left My First Session SO EXCITED!!!
I didn't realize so much could be accomplished in an hour, but I left our first lesson with an understanding about
where I'm at with my voice, what is special about my voice, and feeling really excited and encouraged with where my voice can go. Vanessa was VERY patient with me, as I'm very much out of practice, but it took her no time at all to pin point my trouble spots and she quickly had other suggestions if certain exercises didn't work for my voice. After our session, I drove away in my car just beaming and I couldn't stop singing. Can't wait for our next session!"
Tom has a music degree focused in guitar performance and a combined professional teaching and performance career that spans over twenty years.
Tom began teaching in 1994 and still practices today instructing students of all ages on guitar and bass techniques, as well as music theory.
Tom is very laid back and embraces working at the pace that each of his students feels most comfortable. Lessons are about the student’s ambitions. If it is learning their favorite songs or a deep dive into music theory, jazz improvisation or songwriting it can be covered in strides that seem fit to the st
udent. Books can be used for guidance and a custom lesson plan created that will fit specific criteria desired to be achieved by the student. Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you put in, the more you will get out of it!!
Hi! My name is Barry and I have been teaching for over 10 years in the Fairfield County, CT area. I have had success teaching all ages, styles and abilities, from the most gifted to the physically impaired. I grew up listening to a tremendously wide range of music, and have studied classical flute, rock, jazz and classical guitar, and even the japanese shakuhachi, with some of the great minds of the instruments. I graduated high honors from Queens College with a Masters' in composition, and have had works performed by major acts in the contemporary classical scene. In jazz, I have shared the s
tage and recording studio with the likes of Marc Ribot and William Parker; I have quite a bit of experience as a performer that I bring to my teaching. My passion for music is addictive; I have turned the least motivated students into consummate music lovers. My goal is to find a student's personal musical voice so they have the opportunity to discover where THEIR musical passion lies. Whether it be country, rock and roll, or classical, the long term goal is to both teach the student what they love, as well as expand their musical horizons to discover things they may never have thought they would love.
*** Lesson Details *** I teach in a fairly laid back style with an emphasis on technique, theory making the most of your practice time. Starting with a set curriculum, the material moves into more student chosen songs as the lessons progress. The idea is to communicate the connections between music with the goal of expanding the students ear and teaching them to listen; not just in music but in every aspect of life.
*** Studio Equipment *** room in basement piano, drumset, mixer seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** Students should have their own instruments and amplification for electric guitar, music stand and place to take lessons in their home. If they don't, I am knowledgeable of the local music stores and can recommend places to either buy or rent instruments. I provide practice sheets and curriculum.
*** Specialties *** In general, for each instrument I teach I have a cirriculum for the primer/beginning level. Once that level is reached, the direction becomes more student driven; that is if the student responds to classical music (for instance), we will focus on that. As the students interests change, the lesson development changes and the student grows as a musician. That being said, I am primarily a classical pianist, and a jazz/rock guitarist/drummer. While I am a classically trained flautist, much of my gigging and recording experience is with rock bands.
Faith H. October 28, 2013
Piano Verified Student
Very good experience.
Barry has great patience....I enjoy my lessons, but I don't always practice as much as I should so I'm not as good at this as I might otherwise be. He makes the learning experience very worthwhile. It makes me want to stick with it. He definitely gets an A+!!
Rodolfo C. February 11, 2013
Guitar Verified Student
Barry is a great teacher and excelent musician. His studio has a wide range of instruments and the environment is pleasant. I found it easy to learn and I appreciate his patience. He definitely knows his staff and will recomend him to my friends.
FaithH June 10, 2012
Barry has a deep connection to music. He pays attention to detail, and he has lots of patience...very good teacher!
Hello everyone. I have a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Valley Forge Christian College and I have been performing since I was three years old. I play several instruments and have learned the key skills needed to be a successful musician in any genre. With five years teaching experience and a willingness to learn, I have discovered new ways to help my students become better musicians. I can show you the ways to hone your skills through different drills and practice strategies. Also, I can teach you ways to keep your instrument working at top shape by keeping your physical health in
good condition. I want to teach you what you want to know with a little push to expand your abilities. I can also give you great tips ln running, and help you with your biblical studies. I hope to hear from you soon.
Talitha January 20, 2017
Online Verified Student
Rhian A. January 17, 2017
Vocal Training ·
In home Verified Student
My daughter has been taking lessons with Will for just over a year. I am amazed by the progress she has made. The goals she set a year ago were easily attained with Will's guidance and training. In addition, he is incredible flexible, kind and compassionate.
We look forward to the growth we know our daughter will achieve in the coming year working with Will.
Erica P. August 26, 2016
In home Verified Student
William is very pleasant and welcoming. His method of teaching is exactly what I have been looking for. Can't wait for the next lesson.
Hi my name is David and I love and enjoy teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages and I come to your home for lessons. My goal in life is to enrich people's lives with music. The first thing I do is interview the student and find out why they want to play the guitar and what are some of their goals. Then I find out what style of music they would like to learn. I have the student come up with ten songs they would like to learn. I take this information and structure future guitar lessons around the essential elements of these songs. I design each lesson to teach the specific skills requir
ed to learn those songs. I create an organized custom guitar lesson workbook for each of my students at no cost to the student or parent. This way, my students have a weekly organized practice routine and they become successful. Having a teaching degree, (B.A. Music - Conservatory of Music - Concentration: Studio Composition / Master's in Education - M.A.T. / Adolescence Education (Grades 5-12) 3.56 GPA).
I create all of the guitar lessons to meet each students individual needs that include lessons on theory, technique, rhythm, chords, scales, riffs, arpeggio's, songs, and exercises etc. I break down songs into easy digestible parts so students can learn a song in a logical and most manageable way. I use a color coded method to teach that I created that help students not only learn and understand scales and chords but also they are able to see visually how scales and chords are created. I currently teach private guitar lessons and have worked for 12 years in our local schools as a teacher with students K through 12. For 2 years, from 2012 to 2014 I taught an after-school enrichment guitar and songwriting class. I created the curriculum and music workbook specifically for 6 and 7-year old children whom I taught at Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem, NY. In College I won an award for the most Improved Studio Composition Student at Purchase College. I incorporate lessons that I have learned in the classroom as a teacher to help my guitar students learn. I feel the most important thing for my students to learn about music is to have a lot of fun.
James December 28, 2016
In home Verified Student
My son had a great first lesson and knows what to do for practice this week and is excited to continue learning with his next lesson
Carol September 11, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·
Really enjoying the lessons. Dave has tremendous experience and has made the start of this journey for me really easy. Looking forward to continuing my lessons.
Marcus B. September 8, 2016
In home Verified Student
David was very organized, thorough and connected well my son. We are off to a great start.
Ferdy approaches music education from a holistic perspective. He believes that in order to achieve excellence one must strive for growth in all aspects of life, from day-to-day habits to broader thought patterns. For him, the piano is an extension of the player’s personality; to produce the best possible sound one has to explore not only the mechanics of the piano, but also the mechanics of oneself.
Ferdy came to New York in 2003 to attend the Manhattan School of Music after winning the Jakarta Piano Competition in his teens. Three semesters later, he chose to pursue a less conventional app
roach to his musical development and began working as music director for the New York Theatre Ballet, while simultaneously collaborating with playwrights and composers to develop new scores for musical theater workshops. Since 2013, he has been studying piano performance with Zitta Zohar, whose teaching philosophy has been the primary inspiration for his own. Ferdy has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on two continents, appearing at venues such as Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall in New York.
Rachel K July 3, 2016
Classical Piano ·
Ferdy's out-of-box thinking and imagination allows him to be a unique teacher who is tirelessly curious and adventurous--that trait, I find, is rare amongst piano teachers. His unique method caters to all individuals (from a child who is a beginner to an amateur adult who would like to further their interests in general music and piano playing. In addition, he's patient and he's a great listener!
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