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Paul N.

34 Reviews
Milwaukee, WI
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 2 to 90
  • Teaching since 1996
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Paul N.

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Learn music theory from note reading to chord structures to major/minor keys.

Ear training is also taught with music theory.

About Paul

GREAT ONLINE LESSONS GIVEN ***My goal as a teacher*** I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for th

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Kendice H.
Paul is a very nice and understanding guy who only got to give our child an introductory lesson.
Moses
I'm glad I found Paul on takelessons.com. I was looking for someone to help me take my decent but untrained voice to the next level. Paul is committed to helping me advance toward my goal of being a singer-songwriter. In addition to the exercises we work on to strengthen my voice and gain control, he has given me some strategies to track my progress and improve more quickly. He also encourages me to take risks and go out and sing karaoke. He is caring and authentic and genuinely invested in my growth, and I am becoming a better musician because of it. Thank you, Paul!!
Lorence O.
Paul makes learning fun and he’s very good at what he does!!!
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David B.

6 Reviews
Milwaukee, WI
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Jazz Performance from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David B.

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About David

I have 28 years of experience teaching students of all ages . I'm patient and I love kids. I have a college degree in Jazz studies and did a classical piano recital my senior year in college . I also can play and program synthesizers . For many years I performed playing jazz piano ,being a keyboar

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Josh F.
First lesson I had I knew this was the guy
Taiwo
David is an excellent teacher. He's very committed to making me proficient. He pays attention to my deficiencies and knows exactly where I need to improve. His wealth of experience manifests in his instructional style too. I recommend David any day
Meg
David gives me expert instruction in all aspects of my piano playing. He pays careful attention to my abilities and is sensitive in communicating advice. Because of his patience and his precision, I am thoroughly enjoying my piano progress. For anyone looking for great piano instruction, I highly recommend David!
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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Emil V.

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Theory is essential if you want to understand what you're doing!

I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pia

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Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.

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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Dennis B.

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I teach some music theory as part of the ongoing lessons to almost all students but I encourage those who are interested to study the subject more thoroughly. I use the book 'GETTING MUSIC' which I co-authored (published in 2014) as the textbook for theory study as it provides a strong grounding and understanding of notation, scale construction, interval construction, chord construction and an overview of basic harmony principles and practices.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Michael L.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Rising Star Award from Gigmasters
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Michael L.

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I make learning music theory super fun! I use a really fun and fast approach to getting students playing in no time and more advanced students to the next level. For online lessons I use all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual snip and sketch and ink, lesson and practice follow up videos, and many other awesome tools to enhance the online experience. 26 years experience teaching beginner to university and professional level students.

About Michael

Michael offers a fun and fast approach to getting students up playing and progressing forward in no time. 26 years experience teaching beginner to the professional level. Studio and Online lessons. For online lessons Michael uses all of the latest technology including screen sharing, virtual sn

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Jason S.
For my first lesson, I wasn’t intimidated and it was actually one of the best first time experiences I’ve ever had… I am motivated to start practicing and I cannot wait until the next lesson
Barry
Excellent, easy to work with and very knowledgeable
Justine
Michael is an incredible teacher. My fiance has never played a musical instrument before in his life and I got him a few lessons for his birthday. At first, I wasn't sure how virtual music lessons would go, but Michael is by all accounts, an incredibly engaging, funny, and knowledgeable instructor. My fiance looks forward to his weekly lessons with Michael. In particular, he enjoys learning about the history of this incredible instrument alongside the actual music theory and practical aspects of learning a new instrument.

It has been truly incredible to witness my fiance transform in a few short weeks from someone scared of learning a new instrument to someone who is confident that he can learn a new skill provided he puts in the time and effort to practice and show up! Michael has given him the confidence and the inspiration to make amazing progress as a student.

I highly recommend Michael as an instructor. He really makes the virtual format work and he knows how to introduce beginner musicians to the joys of learning how to express yourself on an instrument.
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Chresten H.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chresten H.

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As a music teacher (Guitar, Piano and Drums) for over 10 years, I understand the fear many students have of music theory - it's a vast and imposing subject! But it doesn't have to be.

I teach all levels of theory in harmony, melodic construction, composition (jazz and contemporary pop/rock/r&b) as well as rhythm. I always ground the concepts we study in real life applications, I don't waste too much time on unnecessarily tedious or vague concepts. I believe music theory should serve a function not just make you sound smart! I love helping students demystify advanced concepts like modes, extended harmony, creating melodies, advanced rhythms, polyrhythms and subdivisions - and I love watching students gain the confidence and appreciation that comes with study of music theory.

If you study with me, you can expect to be challenged to grow every lesson but always supported and never rushed or intimidated by new ideas.

About Chresten

I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens. My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my prima

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Qwincy
Chresten has been an excellent teacher to our daughter! He's very patient and helpful and he always pushes her to try her hardest!
Angela Viscido
Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you.
STEPHAN
Really nice class on topics I was aware of but not particularly experienced at... Chresten was fast but not too fast....he explained things over and over, aive us time to sample it, and then gave us pieces to practice on!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Brookfield, WI

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Brookfield is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Shon Morgan is absolutely the greatest most talented musician and music teacher I have ever had the privilege of learning from and playing music with. I am a drummer/guitarist/vocalist. We did some touring gigs together in our earlier years and he was already amazing back then. He sat down and taught me the circle of fifths off the top of his head in one conversation. I learned so much just playing along side him. So not only is he an amazing player, but he is also very well suited and experienced as a teacher. He is the most knowledgeable musically but patient and kind personally. He plays and teaches multiple instruments and vocals really well but he stands out tremendously on bass guitar! You can not go wrong having Shon Morgan as your teacher, period!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Hi Ms Bethany, this is Sheenu(Gia & Dia's mom). I was just confused after the class coz I had signed them both for singing lessons not theory lessons. But as far as I know you gave a great class on the basics of theory, which was wonderful. Thank you so much for your excellent class. Please let me know if I need to do anything more to change it to singing lessons.
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Gia
Took Music Theory lessons from Bethany R.
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"Jerry has an excellent talent for a wide range of aptitudes. The soundtracks he composes can really connect people with the imagery they seen in the videos. It moves you and really can play into setting the overall tone of your project. You can see his drive and passion for perfection in everything he does."
Trampas
Took Music Theory lessons from Jerry M.
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"She made music theory fun and easy. She is always professional and caring, but most of all she brings the BEST out of me. Thank you for keeping the arts alive."
Nicholas
Took Music Theory lessons from Christine G.
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"Awesome teacher. Answers every question and explains all concepts thoroughly."
Spencer
Took Music Theory lessons from Joel M.
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"Adam is a wonderful tutor and help. He’s patient with those he is teaching & he looks for ways to teach and demonstrate the material in a whitty, impactful manner. He knows everything there is to know about music theory and much more, and a lot of my success in passing all four levels of music theory points back to this guy!"
Lauren
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Jillian's really smart and nice

I started taking lessons with Jillian around when i started high school a couple years ago. I play french horn in school, and I'm considering studying music in college, so I definitely needed to know more music theory. I play guitar too, so we started studying songwriting, too, so that I can write some songs with my band. Jillian's so nice, and really smart, so she makes it really easy to learn! I really like classes with her."
Eugene
Took Music Theory lessons from Jillian V.
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"Great teacher. Much better than my theory teachers at Kennesaw State. If it wasn't for Maria I would have never gotten an A or even passed Music Theory or Aural Skills. I plan to start working with her in the fall to help me test out of Group Piano."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Maria S.
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"David is an exceptional instructor with the ability to help a student resolve problem areas. His teaching methods along with his patience and experience makes him an excellent instructor for beginner and advanced students. I highly recommend David for anyone wanting to learn any instrument along with respective technique and theory."
Sammy
Took Music Theory lessons from David D.
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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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