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Lyle R.

26 Reviews
Sun Prairie, WI
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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I cannot learn something without wanting to immediately begin sharing what I know. That's what inspired me to begin teaching, and it continues to drive me today.

Music Theory is a field of study which enables performers and composers to better understand the "nuts and bolts" of their craft. It can be exciting, and I intend to make it so by applying the concepts we discuss to real musical examples in all genres.

If you do not live nearby, we can learn together through online chat via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout. I have openings during early daytime CST, which means if you're in the UK or Europe and you're an English speaker, I would be happy to schedule you.

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student

Abdulrahman A.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Batchelor Music in jazz performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Abdulrahman A.

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My biggest passion is exploring harmony. I believe my goal as a teacher is to give students the tools to create their own masterpieces.
Being a theorist, I make it my mission to explore and learn everyday. I am a student to! Get ready to dive deep into the ocean of harmony; from understanding the DNA behind all scales, modes, and cells and how they connect to understanding music and creating your own.
Beginners : Intro to learning how to read music, study of the interval, study of the chromatic scale, major scale, and minor scale, as well as triads and how they interact to create your own songs!
Intermediate: Study of the secondary dominant, harmonic analysis, study of all seventh chords and their inversions/motion, 4-part harmony and counterpoint.
Advanced: Dig deep with me into the realm of the harmonic and melodic minor scales, which create realms of modulations and redefining the coloring of your music. Exploring A-Tonality and Tonality; I will expose to you endless ...

About Abdulrahman

Hello! I am a trombonist, educator, composer, and theorist. I fell in love with music at the age of 10 years old! Since then it has remained my passion. My trombone studies existed under the wing of Weston Sprott as well as Damien Austin; two trombonist in the Metropolitan Opera. Now, I am a grad

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excellent...
Sam
Amazing teacher, has incredible talent at teaching and playing music. I know that he will be able to help me to be the best musician I can be. He did all the right techniques to get good and it shows in his playing. Overall great teacher and a great guy, really cares about the growth of the student.
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Michelle K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Susan Slaughter Solo Competition from Women's Brass Conference
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michelle K.

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About Michelle

Michelle recently completed her Masters in Trumpet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. Following graduation, she attended the Aspen Music Festival where she studied with Tom Hooten, Stuart Stephenson, Raymond Mase and David Krauss. She also had extensive study with the Americ

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Amy
Michelle is awesome!! She is uniquely great at identifying the areas of your playing that can be improved and prescribing exactly the right exercises to correct them. I've been taking lessons with her for a little over a month after playing for about 5 years and I already feel like I've improved. You can really tell that she's an expert. Not to mention, she is very fun and nice. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone!!
Gary B.
Just had my first lesson with Michelle and I am delighted to have her as a teacher. She is knowledgeable and organized. I like how she starts with the basics including breathing and buzzing before progressing on to other things. I appreciate her warm personalty and patience since I am coming back to the trumpet after a long hiatus I am looking forward to the next lesson!
Bryan
You will not find a more qualified trumpet instructor in the Asheville area. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to the table along with a positive and encouraging attitude. Michelle is qualified by her BM in trumpet performance from DePaul University and her MM in Instrumental performance and Literature from the renown Eastman School of Music. Students will enjoy taking lessons from her and will excel in their musical studies!

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Angela H.

69 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Angela H.

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When I took my first music theory course as a freshman in college, I was blown away. Theory is about so much more than being able to read the notes on the page - it's about figuring out what makes music work. What is it about this passage that moves me to tears? Why does this note, in this circumstance, sound so jarring? What does the listener expect at this point in the music? Music theory can answer these questions and more.

With a Master's degree in Music Theory from Washington University in Saint Louis, as well as two years' experience teaching freshman music theory at the college level, I'm the theory teacher you want. Whether your theory goals involve learning to read music, chord analysis, or phrase analysis and beyond, I've got the education, experience, and know-how to help you reach them.

About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and music theory. I've been teaching music for most of my life at this point, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels. My favorite, though, is watching long-term students grow and mature as musicians over the course of several

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Beth
She is a great teacher with a lot of patience for this woman who always wanted to learn how to sing! I'm sure it isn't easy teaching online because of this time in our life, but she makes it fun!
Maggie
She is incredible!
Maggie
She connected with my daughter immediately. Her teaching was playful, fun, and smart. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
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Claire G.

56 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master of Music from California State University Fullerton
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Claire G.

56 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

I recently received my Doctorate in instrumental performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

I have the experience of teaching private lessons in Music Theory. I was the teaching assistant at my university and a music mentor in middle schools and high schools.

I will focus my teaching on your needs. I have taught complete beginners and more advanced students. The more music theory you know, the better the performer you will be.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons since 2010, taugh

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Claire is amazing! She’s got the gift of making one want to learn!
Ori K.
she's amazing!

Ben Z.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, German
  • Business Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Teaching since 2003
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Ben Z.

17 Reviews
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I teach music theory as integrated with the activity of playing music.
Learning "how and why" things work together is an essential undertaking to deepen your understanding of music you listen to and play, accelerating your ability to improvise, compose and write original music, and communicate effectively in the language of music. This type of lesson can be customized to fit your specific goals and is not instrument specific.

About Ben

Ben Z. has been helping people achieve their goals in guitar and music since 2001, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, Ben combines traditional teaching methods with ear training and improvisation to create well rounded experience for the studen

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Zoe W.
Great guy! Really easy-going and knows what he is doing. 10yr old daughter can’t wait for the next lesson!
Greg
Ben was really chill, and even though I had no experience at all, he was patient. His style is super easy to follow, and he encouraged me to really enjoy it.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Madison, WI

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Madison is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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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"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Tim B.
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"Working with Eli was amazing. He's a great teacher and he moved through the material at just the speed I needed. I improved greatly over the semesters I spent working with him. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
Mason
Took Music Theory lessons from Eli S.
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"Billy is the absolute best! Transcribing rhythms and ear training analysis have always been my weaknesses when it comes to music theory knowledge and finding the right exercises and techniques to improve has always been quite a difficult process to achieve. However, within just a few tutoring lessons from Billy, I started to build a better understanding of music theory as a whole. In every tutoring lesson, Billy was patient, knowledgeable and friendly which quickly benefited my musicality and strengthened my overall friendship and love with music. Thank you Billy!"
Ros
Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"Very inspiring. Antonella helped me realize just how much I needed to learn. She did this in a very encouraging way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson"
Jim
Took Music Theory lessons from Antonella D.
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"Man o' man. This brother right here is the truth. I was one of his very first students. I'm talkin' Rockman and Headphones playing over Satriani or Malmstein you name it he was playin' it and teaching not only technique but theory as well. I love you my brother. Big Young'n (Justin Parker)"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Mandel L.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"Without Jeremy, I never would've gotten my Master's Degree. As I was preparing for my comprehensive exams in music performance, I had five pieces ranging from Medieval all the way through 20th century that had to be studied and analyzed for the music theory section of my exam. Jeremy was able to help me (and my entire study group) by teaching us in a knowledgeable, yet approachable way. He has a great deal of patience and a very kind demeanor. I wish I had encountered a teacher like him while in my undergrad music studies. He simplified so many of the concepts and ideas of music theory which really helped me to understand the analysis process and gave me full confidence when taking my comprehensive exams. He never made me feel stupid when asking questions and even when he had to explain the same concept over and over (which that happened often) he never lost his patience. He is so incredibly knowledgeable as a musician and such a delightfully kind person."
Christy
Took Music Theory lessons from Jeremy M.
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"Amanda taught me a music theory lesson, and she was very patient and understanding as I worked through the theory. I have not found the same level of understanding in other instructors as I have in Amanda. Thank you Amanda!"
Blair
Took Music Theory lessons from Amanda D.
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"I have been studying with Jim for almost two years now. He has a great structure to his studying that creates an organized and focused outcome. He is very personable and can take on any types of students. Jim makes a comfortable environment for any student to enjoy learning and to have a great instructor as well. Highly Recommend!!"
Ryan P.
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"I start Berklee School of Music next Monday and I feel s much better for having start with Molly first. She has so much materials and resources that make learning a breeze. This is probably my 3rd or 4th review about her as a teacher but shes just that awesome!!!!"
Ginger
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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