Students are raving about their Music instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
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!
All are welcome! Even if you have no experience whatsoever, I'm positive you will love learning and playing. So grab the guitar that's gathering dust at home, or the one you have been eyeing at your local music shop. Whether you are looking to learn new scales, chords, key techniques for playing, or just want to jam out- I can get you where you want to be.
There's no time like the present to get started on your musical adventure!!
*** Lesson Details *** First Lesson: 2 Songs
Second Lesson: 2 songs, revisit last 2 songs, intro to theory
Third Lesson: revisit last 4 songs, revisit
theory and creative writing
Fourth Lesson: chord progression and alternate chords, revisit theory
Fifth Lesson: Rhythmic Patterns , chord alternations, intro into circle of fifths
Sixth Lesson: Song writing,
*Note* this is just an outline - lessons are tailored to every student.
If you are more into learning songs and jamming, just let me know. I'm more than excited to jam out!
*** Studio Equipment *** Music studio at home, music/practice rooms available at college.
*** Travel Equipment *** I have amps and an extra guitar. I would want my students to have an instrument of their own to practice with at home.
*** Specialties *** My training is based in classical guitar, yet my styles have varied greatly over the years- From modern tapping, to heavy metal... even some folk and Renaissance!
Lataha S. May 7, 2015
I have never touched a guitar before, but always imagined myself learning to play so this was excited to begin. Neco is very professional and his lessons were very easy to follow, even with me being busy with other things like (work.) I still am nervous but he is encouraging and even when Its something simple he answers questions with alot of patience. His teaching style is fun and I appreciate it and plan to really continue with my learning!
Gabrielle F. January 23, 2015
In home Verified Student
This is our first experience with guitar lessons and this online tool (takelessons.com). We love everything, so far! As for Necovelli, we couldn't be happier with his teaching methods, professional demeanor, positive attitude, and overall experience. My son has progressed through his initial lessons with confidence and is modeling Neco's great attitude. I started at 30 minutes per lesson and it just isn't enough time to get through all the curriculum - so we just increased to 1-hour lessons. We are very happy and would recommend both Neco and this site to anyone thinking of signing up!
My musical career started at age 3 when my parents placed a pair of drum sticks in my hands. I started playing drums in church and then progressed to play in middle school where I was part of the jazz band and orchestra. With some very early lessons, I begin to blossom into a skillful drummer. I then continued to play in bands in high school and, in addition, became a member of the Milford Mill Academy Marching Band. In my sophomore year, I became the section leader of the drum line where I played & mastered the snare drum. I have 2 degrees in music theory from Deer Park Magnet school and Morg
an State University. I have performed with many bands from all different musical genres such as gospel, funk, pop, jazz, blues, rock, Latin, reggae, and R&B. In 2004 I became the only drumming instructor at The Psalms of David School Of Music. In 2011 I started and became the principle of the New Antioch Baptist Church School of Music. I have recorded with a variety of musical artists and currently plays full time at the New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown. In 2012, I recorded my first DVD entitled, "P.'s Time 2 Groove". Throughout the last 24 years of my drumming career, I still have the passion and fun as if it were day 1. Within the last 14 years, I have taken that same passion for playing and have transferred that energy into all of my students. I welcome all students any age, any skill level. Hope to have you as a new student very soon!
*** Lesson Details *** My students will quickly learn the basics of drumming, including: stick control, technique, rhythms, drum fills, and licks. It does not matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer. The same time and effort will be exercised. We will have a fun and meaningful time playing, both by ear and by reading music. These lessons will really be hands on using teaching methods such as music books, DVD’s, and playing of my own. Students will have a great time also studying music theory, learning how to assemble the drum set, learning the parts of the drums, how to tune the drums, and how to accompany other musical instruments. After 3 to 6 months taking lessons, all students will be well on their way to a very successful musical career having had such fun and learning to play all different styles of music. My motto: Lets play Good, get Better, and be our Best!
*** Studio Equipment *** Finished basement: (2) drum sets, small studio, recording equipment, seating for students & guest.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will bring snare and sticks. For the more advance lesson drum kit if one not provided. For the beginners sticks snare and if they already have a drum kit that is fine too.
Alvin A. June 16, 2015
In studio Verified Student
This is only my 4th week and I have already decided to continue taking lessons from Murray. His skill, knowledge, teaching style, and enthusiasm has inspired me to practice for SEVERAL hours a week. Murray has not just simply gone through the lesson plan, but has given me some very good suggestions on how to practice more efficiently and gain comfort with new material. I see progress and I look forward to more in the upcoming months.
Ethan A. June 6, 2015
In home Verified Student
Murray was awesome! His talent captured our son's eyes and interest. Murray was hands on from the beginning to the end of his lessons. We look forward to our upcoming sessions. Very pleased!!!
Noah S. June 3, 2015
In studio Verified Student
He loved his first lesson and hasn't stopped with the sticks since. He can't wait for the next lesson.
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.
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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