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MyMusicExpert.com LLC
MyMusicExpert.com LLC

MyMusicExpert.com LLC

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Introduction: I have a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music. One of many testimonies: "Doug is a fun, high-energy, and technically-expert piano and voice instructor. My son is in musical theater and Doug helps him take his performance songs from good to great. I started piano lessons later in life and Doug has the patience even when I don’t! We recommend Doug to all those looking for excellent, entertaining piano and voice instruction. ---Kay S., Florida" I strive to support my students to where they feel as comfortable with the technology that I use, as they do with their instructor. For this reason, I offer free tech support to make sure that you have your mobile device (tablet, smart phone) or computer set up and running smoothly if needed. I love watching the students grow and start performing on their own in the real world. When they do, I continue to support them, even if they are past students, by sharing their social media feeds through my own.

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Matthew h.

Singing Lessons

Doug is an awesome teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and his passion for music comes through in his teaching style. I started with singing lessons, then expanded into music theory and songwriting as well. I have recommended Doug to several friends and would recommend to anyone (from beginner to expert).
MyMusicExpert.com LLC's reply
Thanks Matt! I truly appreciate it! :)
Aug 17, 2020
Rebecca G.

Piano Lessons

I have been taking piano lessons with Doug for about a month now, and it has been just a lovely experience working with him so far! Doug is an extremely effective teacher, as his style is both educational and fun. His friendly and jovial personality is uplifting and encouraging, and I leave each lesson feeling positive and inspired. Thank you, Doug, for making my reintroduction to piano lessons such an enjoyable experience so far, and I look forward to developing my skills further with you in the future! ~ Rebecca Goldstein
MyMusicExpert.com LLC's reply
Thank you for your kind words, Rebecca! I truly appreciate it! :)
Sep 24, 2020
Clare J.

I am learning such a lot from Doug! We cover a lot of ground in the 30minute sessions, and as long as I practice practice practice (!) the progress has been great. Structured, with a curriculum that is tweaked to suit my particular strengths and weaknesses, and a lot of fun too! I’m already hearing a richer tone, more accurate pitch, and improved enunciation. I’m especially enjoying trying different genres and styles that would normally be out of my comfort zone; I’m also learning more about music theory so that can communicate better with musicians about what and how to perform - it’s exactly what I hoped to achieve when I was introduced to Doug's lessons.
MyMusicExpert.com LLC's reply
Thank you for your awesome review, Clare! I truly appreciate it! :)
Aug 16, 2020
Christie B.

Singing Lessons

I’ve only completed one lesson so far but I’m feeling very excited and hopeful. I love Doug’s energy and professionalism. He has the technical expertise to back him up along with a passionate and friendly spunk that translates wonderfully through his teaching. I’m really looking forward to working with him and improving my singing!
MyMusicExpert.com LLC's reply
Thank you for the awesome review, Christie! I truly appreciate it! 😃
Mar 17, 2020
Joseph o.

Singing Lessons

Okok Okok Where do I start?! First of all. Doug is an awesome person! He has a great personality and very fun as well! Thumbtack only allowed three options for me out of the five to choose of how I would describe Doug and his services but I would like to add the last two with his Punctuality and Value!! He knows what he is talking about and have a lot of experience, knowledge, and of course talents/skills to get you where you need to be. Doug is also very real and honest about your progress and what you need to work on. He tells you and helps you on what you NEED TO HEAR not what you WANT TO HEAR! But at the same time, he knows that you’re a human being as well so he is also very open minded, supportive, and understanding in whatever circumstances you may have or experience. I have only been with him for alittle over a month and I am learning ALOT from him and I can see little by little progression in my musician growth through Doug’s help, honesty, and support!! I have a long way to go but I know Doug will get me where I want and NEED to be ;) Yes! Hire Doug and let him be your instructor!!
MyMusicExpert.com LLC's reply
Thank you for your kind words, Joseph! I truly appreciate it! :)
Aug 12, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is $50/half-hour lessons, or $100/full one-hour lessons. I do offer sales sometimes on my month-to-month subscriptions. Check the website at MyMusicExpert.com for current offers.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I assess each new student's musical skill set in their 1st lesson, and prescribe a logical set of lesson plans that will fill in any areas of missing knowledge/skills, and then I move them forward to their own success in music to reach their goals, whatever they may be.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm the owner, and I have a Bachelors Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I studied three majors while there: Music Education, Songwriting/Composition, and Music Synthesis (synthesizers, midi, computers, home studio recording, and electronic music). I studied piano for 10 years growing up, and voice for 6 years at Berklee! You are hiring a highly qualified individual in me! 😀

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