Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
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Review by Sophie
"Sophie LOVES training with Jon. He is wonderful and has helped Sophie see, and reach, her full potential.
Thanks so Much Jon!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Mike
"Gets kids, keeps it interesting
Tristan is teaching my 10 yr old piano and my 12 year old saxophone. He comes to our house and has been totally reliable.
He very quickly had a good read on each of them and pushes them appropriately hard while varying things up enough to keep things interesting and fun. We've been very pleased."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Donna
"Will is a highly knowledgeable and relatable instructor
With Willâs patience and easy instruction I am slowly learning the instrument that I love. Will
is always prepared for our session with hand outs and a lesson plan. I appreciate that he is willing to take our lesson in a different direction then originally planned depending on my progression. His style is very laid back while still having expectations of your development which is nice because this pushes me to do the work. I highly recommend Will as your instructor."
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Barbara
"Favorite music teacher.
I grew up playing the piano since age 3, fell out of love with the practice 10 years ago. One reason I stopped was the rigid u
nfocused direction I'd get from most teachers but Whitney's lessons are adaptive and help me increase my skill steadily and happily. Sometimes after lessons, we get into discussions about practice strategy, music theory, and she's always been open-minded towards all the different pieces I'd bring in to try. I especially appreciate that she's quick to catch and correct my mechanical flaws in a focused manner with the drills she'd pick out. Since practicing with Whitney, I've been able to work towards my previous level at the pace I prefer and recommend any students who'd enjoy more of an intuitive teacher."
Dallas, TX teacher:
Review by Taylor
"Very patient with children and teenager's. Covers a wide of styles. From classical to rock. Able to identify how a student learns and use their innate ab
ilities to help them understand difficult concepts"
Atlanta, GA teacher:
Review by nicole
"Vanessa is awesome! I hadn't gone on an audition for musical theater in a long time and she helped get prepped and ready to go in just a week! I left my m
ost recent lesson feeling very confident and ready to get back into singing! Thanks Vanessa!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Hal
"Aldrin is an excellent teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and shows that knowledge in many ways. He is very patient and does not make me feel pressure
d. I am thrilled that he will be the person to give me my future lessons. His explanations of what we are doing are clear and concise. Cannot wait for the next lesson. As a matter of fact, my wife who listened in, will most likely take keyboard lessons from Aldrin as well."
Miami, FL teacher:
Review by Krystle
"Jessica is an exceptional teacher. We have had 3 lessons so far and she has been very encouraging. I highly recommend her."
Pittsburgh, PA teacher:
Review by Pray
"Howard Richman is a Master. Not only of Piano, Music Theory, Composition, and performance. Howard is a Master of Human Emotion. Howard is extremely intuit
ive. You will find him to adapt your lessons to your particular needs and desires and if you are open to the idea - he may just give you the Cosmic Short cuts to unlock your true potential. Sound Hyperbolic? Howard is the Master who removes blocks. And that sometimes brings up emotions in we mere mortals! Within a year of studying with Howard... He built my Musical confidence to the level of having one of my songs licensed by ABC for the show Cougartown! I'm grateful to have Howard as a friend and Master!"
Creativity, skill and love of music are the key elements that I work to encourage in every student. Over the years my teaching has evolved and I find it gratifying to take people far beyond their own expectations while helping them achieve their goals. I believe everyone is musical and just needs the right key to tap into their own creativity.
For beginners it's important to study with an excellent teacher. Setting a solid and creative foundation makes all the difference! For advanced players studying with a great artist takes you greater artistry.
Weekly private lessons focus on te
chnical skills in either piano, voice (or a combination of both) and a strong musical foundation. Theory and Ear Training are fundamentals that are embedded in this approach to developing a complete musician and artist.
I have over 20 years experience working with students as young as 3 and old as 85! Often multiple generations in a family study together making for a rich family experience.
Performance opportunities: Recitals, Concerts Cabarets and Musicals are a part of developing into a musician and singer and enhancing a love of music that will last a lifetime!
*** Lesson Details *** Piano - Classical, Jazz, Blues and Improvisation. Current students are beginners to professional musicians and music teachers.
Voice – I am an accomplished vocal coach and songwriter and currently work with a wide variety of singers from young beginners to professionals who look to develop through ear training, singing and songwriting. In a unique way I guide people to become better performers and musicians through the combination of voice, piano and composition.
I work with students as young as 3 or 4 and into their 80’s. It’s important to begin with an excellent teacher from the start to set a good foundation and to have the ability to develop as quickly and thoroughly as possible. I enjoy working with beginners as well as accomplished musicians. I also believe that music is one of the great joys of life and that lessons should be FUN!
Besides a wide variety of performance opportunities through my Family to Family Concerts, I also offer my students the curriculum and exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a gold standard music curriculum.. The ABRSM is accredited in over 100 countries worldwide and exams are offered twice per year in all instruments and voice.
*** Studio Equipment *** Lesson room with grand piano, vocal mics, recording equipment. Parents can sit in on lessons and waiting area available, parking on street. No pets.
*** Travel Equipment *** They will need a piano or keyboard
*** Specialties *** A message from Robert: Hello, I am a master teacher focusing on the classical repertoire along with a very creative approach to improvisation and composition. I help students to achieve their interests of music rather than focusing on teaching one particular method. Classes are tailored to the student and constantly evolving. This has led me to work in a variety of mediums and styles including Jazz, improvisation, rock and blues. This approach also enhances an understanding and love of classical music. I also guide my students in the curriculum and exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. (ABRSM) Exams are offered twice per year. I have also found it inspiring to work with people with disabilities and help them find a way to express themselves musically. I give lectures and workshops in the area and around the country on improvisation and creativity along with concerts of my own music. I also work with a number of students in vocal coaching and accompanying. New this year are seminars in songwriting for adults and children. Groups of 4-5 collaborate on new songs. Film and video composition coming soon!
Scott M. July 17, 2015
In home Verified Student
Wonderful instructor! Knowledgable, patient, and truly loves teaching. Best of all - the lessons are fun! I highly recommend him.
Colleen B. June 9, 2015
In studio Verified Student
My son is 4 and Robert is very good at interacting with him. He was able to promote his interest in music. Completely recommend!
Eszter B. November 4, 2014
In home Verified Student
We LOOOOVE Mr. Robert! It's always a fun time, he is very patient, funny and truly an awesome teacher!
Lyric Baritone, Orlando S., holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, respectively. Orlando serves as the Director of Music and Chancel Choir conductor at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church which was founded in 1773 during the advent of our nationâs history.
In addition to his work as a conductor, Orlando is also a highly-respected and sought studio teacher of voice and piano. He maintains an active voice and piano studio in the Baltimore area having successfully taught hundreds of students. Orlando holds
memberships with the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and teaches students in five different locations.
Orlando is a versatile artist with performance experience in opera, chamber music, art song, oratorio, musical theater, pop and jazz. He has completed concerts with the Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore, UMBC Camerata, Vocal Arts and New Music Ensembles including performances of works by W.A. Mozart, G.F Handel, Beethoven, Herbert Brun, Christian Wolff, Verdi, Donizetti and John Rutter at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore among others.
He currently lives in the Baltimore suburbs with his wife, violinist, Meg Mizumoto and their two dogs, Dice and Billie.
*** Lesson Details *** It's been my experience that an austere and tense environment causes austere and tense singing which is the exact opposite of what we're trying to accomplish together.
Voice and piano lessons are a partnership between the singer and the teacher: we both have a part in you or your child's progress and success. Singing and playing both require a positive attitude, a willingness to try new things and adequate preparation. That's what I hope to see from my students when they enter the studio and I will give the same energy and preparation in return.
After a few months in the studio, you or your child can expect to have a better understanding of how the voice works and tools and techniques employed by myself and the professionals responsible for my education and technique.
Furthermore, piano is fun! Singing is fun! Otherwise, we wouldn't do it...without getting paid for it at least, right? I have many individualistic goals planned for each lesson, but generally if you've had a good time, found some energy and learned something about either music or yourself, we've had a successful lesson. Everything else is a bonus for me. My students' experiences with me speak volumes and their successes in music and otherwise even moreso.
My three promises to you as a student:
1) I guarantee that you will have fun during the time you're with me! I know lessons can be intimidating and stressful, but they have to be fun and that's part of my job.
2) I promise that I will never ask you to do something that will harm your voice.
3) I stand behind my education and experiences: I've learned music from the best in the field and you will get nothing less than that from me during a lesson.
My three expectations of you:
1) Come willing to try new and different things in a low pressure environment. I don't bite...I swear.
2) Come prepared to sing and/or play. Why? If you want to sing or play piano, you have to sing or play. Relatively simple, right?
3) Come prepared to make mistakes because no performance is perfect by any standard. No lesson is perfect either and no lesson should be. Lessons are your opportunity to make mistakes without being judged, so make mistakes, commit to not making the same ones the next time and enjoy and appreciate the praise and feedback you get along the way. Singing is a journey that cannot be completed in a few one hour sessions, so I hope and expect that you won't treat it that way.
Now let's make beautiful music together!
*** Studio Equipment *** Acoustic Piano Multiple Music Stands Free Wi-Fi Quality Playback Interface On-Demand Sheet Music Access Comfortable Seating Area
*** Specialties *** Voice, Beginning Piano, Singing, opera Voice, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Ear Training, Sight Singing, Sight Reading, Speaking Voice, Songwriting Bel Canto, Old World Technique, Belting, Broadway, Opera, Oratorio, Art Song, Sacred Music, R&B, Jazz, Beginning Piano
Leena A. June 19, 2015
In studio Verified Student
OJ is a great instructor! He taught me so much about techniques and my vocal range. I was able to greatly improve my singing through lessons with him.
Kimberleigh R. July 2, 2014
In studio Verified Student
I have only received 3 lessons so far and all have been a wonderful experience. I am not a professional singer nor have I ever had any lessons singing. I simply just want to learn 1 song to sing to my future husband. OJ has made every lesson fun while I am learning and I know in time I will reach my goal.
Jeanette B. March 6, 2014 Verified Student
Fun, Easy to Work with
This teacher has an easy, fun loving spirit. I have learned important tips to improve my singing, such as, to name a few, where to place my tongue, the importance of enunciation, and scaling from high to low notes without breaking. I would recommend him as a teacher.
I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservatory (Masters). I can teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether its a certain style, genre, technique or song.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method book a
ppropriate to their skill level. Aside from that we'll also spend time learning songs and pieces of the students choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your instrument in no time at all
*** Travel Equipment *** Will provide sheet music and exercises. My students should have a working instrument as well as any method book or sheet music we are working on.
*** Specialties *** I teach all styles and genres
Debbie G. April 18, 2015
In home Verified Student
We are so happy that he shared his talent with us. He gave my son beneficial skills to practice and assessed what he would work on during our next lesson. Thank you for connecting us.
RichardW June 28, 2012
Patient, knowledgeable teacher. Very helpful in helping me attain my goals.
NormanE1 February 29, 2012
Nathan is a great teacher. I had always wanted to learn the bass guitar and had zero experience. He has a great feeling for music and teaches it very well. I really have enjoyed my lessons.
I have an acoustic upright piano in my home, seating inside and outside, and there is plenty of on street parking. There are also four friendly cats who enjoy listening during lessons!
Students need either an acoustic piano at their home or a weighted keyboard. Students are responsible for purchasing their own sheet music, whether through me or from a store or online. We can talk about what kind of music you like to play or want to learn to play and go from there.
Usually for either a beginner adult or child, I recommend the Alfred piano ser
ies, along with a technique book to strengthen and limber up the fingers, and a fun piece ... something you specifically want to learn or challenge yourself with.
My strongest abilities are in classical music, because that is what I have the most experience in, but I can also teach you the fundamentals of playing pop and rock music, and good performance, accompaniment, and practice habits.
Wanda July 31, 2015
I am happy to share my experience as a very satisfied piano student of Lindsey's! She is so patient and helpful while I'm learning. With her level of skill, she is teaching me more than just notes, like my form, timing and so much more. She uses a variety of music which keeps me interested and challenged. I highly recommend Lindsey as a teacher to both young, not so young, beginner or some skill as she will make all ages and levels feel at ease while they will truly be taught to play the piano! An awesome teacher!
Anna L. July 31, 2015
Lindsey is an incredible pianist in her own right and a marvelous music educator. She's dedicated to the musical growth and enjoyment of her students and goes to great lengths to make piano lessons a fun and challenging experience. Can't recommend her highly enough!
My name is Patrick and I am a 25 year old male with a passion for music - especially playing and teaching music. I find myself wanting to share this passion with others in hopes that I may be able to instill the same drive to play music in someone else.
I am here for you! I want my students to learn what they want to learn - that means - feel free to bring in your own music that you want to learn. I look forward to starting a journey into the wonderful world of music with you!
JUDY S. June 4, 2015
Patrick has been playing guitar since he was a young boy and has grown into a fantastic guitar player ! All of his students will have lots of fun while learning to play guitar like a rock star ! His experience and great personality will make him your choice for a teacher. He is highly recommended by this writer.
JUDY S. June 4, 2015
Patrick has been playing guitar since he was a young boy and has grown into a fantastic guitar player! All of his students will have lots of fun while learning to play guitar like a real rock star ! You will be amazed at your results after your lessons with Patrick ! Schedule a lesson today !
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