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I can't even explain how great this made me feel. I suddenly felt like I could actually achieve this bucket list dream of mine.
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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your music lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.
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Jihye L.

144 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
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Jihye L.

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Are you interested in learning Korean?? Love Korean dramas and K-pop? Are you planning on visiting Korea? 안녕하세요! I am a CERTIFIED and experienced Korean language teacher.
If you register for my classes you will learn not only speaking, writing, listening skills but also the culture and manners of Korea. Are you ready to learn "Hangeul"?
Now you know who to contact!!

About Jihye

Hello, future students! My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and the Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts. I have been teaching piano

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Sire Saniyah
Jihye is a great teacher and so far with only a couple lessons I've learned a lot!
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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $300
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kevin T.

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Success Coaching with Kevin Thomas:

Kevin has helped thousands of people overcome their limitations and achieve success and happiness in life! Since 1991 he has been a certified facilitator of Applied Metapsychology International's highly esteemed programs: Ability Enhancement Curriculum (AEC), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Life Stress Reduction (LSR), and Life Coaching (Schema). Kevin holds a Masters Degree, and has helped countless people transform their lives.

Kevin has also had over 30 years of training in Psychology, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Energy Work, Healing, Metaphysics, Clairvoyance, and Personal Development. Kevin's passion, being a very successful musician and songwriter himself, is helping creative artists achieve success, but he also works with people from all areas of life, and has had great success helping others raise their consciousness and achieve their full potential.

Whether you are currently in the depths of despair, suffering from issues such ...

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
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Chrissy S.

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Have you ever wanted to learn this wonderful and very humoristic language and culture? Be it you're just travelling because someone told you that they're making the best cheese in the world (which is true!) or you're moving there because someone got you a job (lucky you!) or you just want to learn another language because you're curious. Let me warn you: It is not a modification of the German language, even though there's a few words that might look similar at first glance, but they're pronounced completely different! So, a small country with a huge culture! Ik hoop, tot ziens!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Caleb M.

82 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Caleb M.

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Over my 20 years of playing trumpet professionally, I have picked up enough trombone to offer quite a lot to trombone students! I believe the fundamentals of all great brass playing are the same, and I can get you off to a fantastic start if you are a beginner or intermediate player :).

About Caleb

Caleb moved from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to Chicago in 2008 to attend DePaul University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance studying under Matt Lee and Tage Larsen. Since then, Caleb has picked up a variety of regular gigs across a wide spectrum of styles, genres, and

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Jacob P.
Caleb is an excellent teacher! He was patient and encouraging with my teenage son who can sometimes get very discouraged when he finds his work challenging. I hope some of Caleb's positive attitude rubs off on him. The improvement in my son's trombone playing after one lesson was impressive..
Jessica ..
Caleb is calm and soft spoken. Just what our son needs.
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan M.

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Learn trombone in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced trombone teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Tour with Grammy award winners The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Posture, breathing, hand position, slide technique, tonguing, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the tuba. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

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The average cost of 60-minute music lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $28 and $300 per hour.
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Maybe you’d just like to try out a new instrument or take your shower singing skills to the next level. You may also be interested in the brain boosting benefits that music classes can provide for both kids and adults. Even better, you may dream of performing on stage someday!

If you’re the parent of aspiring musicians, private music lessons are a great way to build up your children’s confidence. Math, language, and social skills can all be enhanced, just by attending weekly music classes online or in person. As your children develop their musical prowess, they’ll also learn important lessons about setting goals and achieving the

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We recognize that every music student has his or her own unique learning style and set of goals. That’s why we offer a wide selection of teachers who come from diverse musical backgrounds. You can check out teachers’ profiles, read reviews, and pick the perfect teacher for you or your child, all right here on TakeLessons.

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