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If you really want to learn to sing well, take lessons from Mr. Dave. I studied with him all through high school, and my college professors were so impressed that I knew the basics of singing more than most incoming freshmen. He makes sure to explain everything that is happening with your voice in detail so that you understand exactly what is going on and what you need to do to recreate that perfect sound. Mr. Dave also encourages his students to explore their own voice for themselves and see what techniques and methods work best for each individual singer. He's knowledgeable and passionate about singing, and I highly recommend him to any aspiring singer.
Our daughter (Kivi) started with the recorder in 4th grade, and soon graduated to clarinet. By Middle School, she was taking lessons from a classical teacher who advanced her skills markedly. Upon reaching high school, she was in demand by the jazz band - whose leader persuaded her to take up the saxophone. Kivi loved the sax, and loved jazz, but clarinet remained her first instrument. I thought of the great jazz clarinet players: Pete Fountain at the top of a substantial list. But we could find no one who could teach jazz clarinet. Finally, we attended an event at VanderCook, and one of the presenters gave us Jon's name. Kivi studied with Jon for about two years. I was disappointed with the amount of time Kivi had to spend practicing Jon's lessons - what high schooler has time for anything? Nevertheless, Kivi learned a great deal from Jon, and was the only student to ever perform a clarinet solo in our high school's jazz band history ("Jack the Bear"). Jon was unique in my experience in that he taught what Kivi wanted to learn - rather than imposing a rigid course of instruction. If you are considering private lessons that offer something both valuable and unique, please look no further than Jon Novi.
We've had 2 lessons so far with Bob and my kids really like his teaching style. Looking forward to many more lessons and seeing my kids' musical abilities continue to grow.
My daughter started piano lessons with Stacey just a month ago but she is so excited every week to go. We have been very happy with how Stacey has progressed her - continually adding more difficult pieces to work on to see what she can do. This is our first experience w music lessons of any type and we are really happy with Stacey De & Co! Even my son, who never wants to try anything new, has started asking about taking drum lessons there. We couldn't be happier :)
Rodrigo is very patient and scales his lessons to the age of the participant. I only had 8 days of Spanish and he made me feel that I was capable of speaking the language sufficiently to communicate
Matt is a wonderful teacher! He takes time to learn what kind of musician YOU want to be and what YOUR musical tastes are and develops your lesson plans from there. Some of the things that he has taught me have stuck with me years after his lessons. Highly recommend.
My 6 yrd son took lessons from David O. last year and it was a really great experience. David is great with kids. He is very patient and attentive to the needs of each student and always makes sure to keep it fun.
A master at the guitar and behind the boards, Matt Motto of Black & White Music is your go to guy for anything related to recording or lessons. I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to learn guitar from him and to have him record for me. Anything from price to skill, he's got you covered!
Mrs. Reynolds is an exceptional teacher when it comes to singing. I have been taking lessons from her for ten years now, and have grown immensely with both technically and with a sense of musicality. I respect Mrs. Reynolds not only for her own incredible talent, but also for her ability when teaching to pinpoint exactly what you are doing wrong, whether it's a lack of using your diaphragm or improper formation of a vowel, and be able to help you fix it. Mrs. Reynolds is an impeccable teacher, and I wouldn't wish to be taught by anyone else.
Yuen Yee Richardson has a great space set up for lessons, and is usually flexible with meeting times. Very understanding and patient. She's always cheerful, and has a contagious passion for music and nurturing musical talent.
Our 8-year old has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Rum for a little more than two months, and she's learned so much already. Phil and Rum are lovely people. And we really appreciate the affordable rates they offer. Highly recommended!
More than just a teacher. I took guitar lessons with Paul for eight years. He helped me realize my natural ear for music, and allowed me to figure out what I wanted to learn. Our lessons were always different. Sometimes I would bring in songs that I wanted to learn, and sometimes he would have things he thought I should know how to play, which helped me learn similar songs later on. When I was applying to college and needed to learn how to read music and play jazz guitar, he tailored all of our lessons so that I could learn those techniques quickly and most importantly, efficiently. Paul's personality transcends the teacher-student relationship, which allowed he and I to become very good friends. Paul William is an excellent teacher for whatever you need to learn. You can't go wrong taking lessons from him.
Josefien has great energy and a relaxed, welcoming teaching presence. She also has great availability and flexibility in scheduling.
Hello my name is John I am in my 40s. After talking with Ms David's I automatically knew she was the one that could help me enhance my piano skills, she was very energetic and excited and gave me a lot of pointers over the phone. Being an adult never have took piano lessons I was rather skeptical , but that changed after my first lesson .I love the way she approaches music is very direct and passionate, teaches you at the speed that is very comfortable. I'm really looking forward to my future lessons and recommend her as your future piano teacher
Cristobal has been teaching me Spanish since January and I am truly impressed by how much I've learned so far. Cristobal is awesome!!
I am a big fan of Jeremie's teaching method. This guy is amazing. Our lessons are online but that in no way diminishes their quality. I look forward to each lesson and suspect that will be the case indefinitely. He helped me find a new guitar, gave me some great tips about what to look for in an amp. He's given me innumerable pointers, pieces of music theory, sheet music (including tablature) for songs I'm interested in, and great advice about how to take stock in my progress (especially during times when it seems like I'm not moving forward very much). I don't think I could recommend Jeremie enough. If you get the chance to work with him, do yourself a favor and take it.
My 8 year old daughter has been taking voice and piano lessons with Nicolette for a few months now. My daughter progresses steadily and gains confidence from the constant encouragement. Nicolette is assertive as well as upbeat, providing a positive and nurturing environment. Her distinct technique keeps my daughter focused while enjoying every class. I highly recommend her!
I started out with the voice class. I was not a singer at all! Ms. Hill takes students from wherever they are, and works with them. She is so very encouraging. Learning about music in voice class inspired me to take piano lessons, which was something I thought I'd never do! But again she takes you from where you are. I am an adult learner, venturing completely out of my comfort zone. I am also a retired teacher. Ms. Hill demonstrates all of the best qualities of an educator. She quickly evaluates the needs of her students and individualizes lessons to suit their needs. She does so with both children and adults.
I highly recommend Ms. Rossakoff. My daughter needed a new piano teacher after many years of lessons. Through Thumbtack, we found Ms Rossakoff and have been very happy with our decision to go with her. Best move we ever made. My daughter has made tremendous progress and is happy and confident. All of our family members have noticed the improvement and are equally impressed. She is a very skilled teacher and has proven herself time and again with tips and solutions to pesky problems. Thank you Ms. Rossakoff.
Elizabeth Knox is very dedicated to her students, instructing with a level of detail and determination that inspires those she teaches to practice with the same intensity that she offers to them. Her holistic approach to vocal training can benefit voices of all ranges and skill levels, and I have made definite improvement in problem areas I had been unable to make a breakthrough with before. Lessons are never cut-and-dry-- each visit something new is addressed and worked on, from learning repertoire and refining technique, to stage presence and lessons on how our bodies produce sounds. I'm very thankful to have found her.
I have only had one session with Cristobal so far. However, he seems passionate and very capable of teaching the language. His prices seems very fair and I can't wait to continue!