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Fantastic Piano Teacher As adults, how many times have we said "I used to play the piano"? I wanted to play the piano again, but was unable to find a teacher who met my needs as an adult learner. Then I found Bulent Guneralp. He answered my inquiry in a timely manner. We set up the first lesson and then I looked forward to the second lesson. I am now taking piano lessons almost weekly. Aside from his technical expertise, I think that one of the greatest things he gives his students is hope. I'm playing again, I'm practicing again. Sitting at the piano has become both challenging and fun, not a chore. Maybe because I am a teacher (of a different subject), I can recognize good teaching. Bulent is a fantastic music educator because he is neither too easy, nor too critical. He is pleasant, inspiring and meticulous. Most of all, I am hopeful about taking piano lessons again.
I have been taking classical guitar lessons from Bertrand for a few weeks and am pleased with the progress. Bertrand has a contagious music philosophy and a knack for intertwining genres. He emphasizes music theory beyond the guitar and is constantly interested in the structural foundations of the pieces I play.
Well, I have only had a couple of lessons with Otis but he is so layed back in his teaching style, I was instantly comfortable. Otis is very patient and encouraging. He has a lot of experience, he has played and written music for many years. He has also had his songs produced as well. He is well known in his community.
A perfect match for my 15 year old daughter taking singing lessons. Amanda's knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm are contagious. She has fostered my daughter's confidence and developed her singing skills. I highly recommend Amanda. You become part of her singing family and she gives more than 100% of herself each lesson. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
After just a few lessons, my singing has improved and I can play simples songs on the keyboard.
David has been teaching me guitar for a little over a month now. I have already seen great advances in my technique, rhythm, and understanding of music. I have been playing guitar for 9 years off and on, and I have never had professional lessons. I can say that after a month with David, I am playing better than I ever have and believe that my guitar playing skills will continue to progress rapidly with David's help. His teaching technique is very casual and fun, almost conversational, and his insights are spot on. He is exactly what I hoped for in an instructor when I started looking at guitar lessons and I would highly recommend him for anyone who loves guitar, regardless of their skill level. He is a 'must hire' professional!
Emily is a creative and skilled teacher that is able to transform singing lessons into a fun experience. Very good at providing individually tailored lessons, she does not burden students with unnecessary structure. Emily connects well with male and female students across all age groups. I can recommend Emily to everyone that is interested in improving/perfecting his/her singing skills.
I am an adult who has played the guitar for most of my life without ever having taken any lessons. Tristan has been an amazing resource helping me build a much deeper understanding of what I play, teaching me new ways to play, and helping me (finally!) to read music. His patience and understanding makes him an excellent teacher and mentor.
I'm in my 80s and am taking jazz lessons from Joyce. She is a friend as well as a teacher. She shares her enthusiasm for music and teaches not just about playing the piano but also about the composers and the ways of personalizing my playing. Taking lessons from her has been a wonderful experience for me. I would recommend her to all age groups as she is so attuned to each person she is teaching. She's a special person.
Our two sons (a tenor and a bass) took voice lessons with Thomas Fallon while in high school. Tom has a great approach to teaching proper technique and providing a solid understanding of vocal music. Our sons made great strides in becoming confident singers and had a lot of fun doing so. Tom has just a wonderful collection of experiences to drawn on when teaching and an amazing selection of songs to teach from. Our sons' musical backgrounds are so much richer owing to the variety they pursued with Tom -- from broadway showtunes, to opera, to sacred music, and, last but never least, Irish folk songs. Each hour went by quickly and was never a chore. As parents we enjoyed watching their progress and we also appreciated that Tom was always willing to accommodate the crazy schedules of two busy teens. Our connection with Tom has lasted well beyond the days of voice lessons. We continue to enjoy seeing him at local musical performances and events.
Carmen is an amazing artist and an exceptional teacher. I really enjoy our online sessions. I can say that, by far, he is the best piano teacher I've had since I started taking online lessons. Carmen understands that no student is the same and is able to quickly set up a plan to bring your playing to the next level. I would highly recommend Carmen, He is a joy to work with.
She is the best! I am a cardiologist at Boston and our lessons during my lunch breaks are my sessions of meditation. The questionnaire (5 questions) that she gave me after our first meeting was brilliant. She understands me perfectly and she creates the greatest repertoire for me. After 6 months, I can say that we worked on anatomy, breathing techniques, singing quality, expanding my range, learning my voice and discovering my true voice with my favorite songs. Her professionalism put music to another level for me. I am having small gigs and enjoying being on stage!
I can't recommend Jacob highly enough. Not only is he a super nice guy, but he is an excellent teacher. He is patient, dedicated, and very talented. He really listened to what I wanted to get out of lessons, and catered his lesson plans to my desires and goals. He even put together some really helpful videos for me (on his own time)! so I could continue learning at my own pace. Jacob is also very flexible with scheduling. I couldn't be happier with my choice to higher him!
I've been taking lessons with Kamilla for almost a year now. She is a great teacher! Always positive and patient, she pays attention to every detail. I can definitely feel the improvement :)
We weren’t sure our 6 year old son was ready to start piano lessons but we thought we would try it. Liana is so professional and treats him like a little grown up. As a result, he acts like a little adult with her and focuses on what she asks of him. In three months, he has learned the notes on the treble and bass clef, is learning the values of the notes and actually tinkers around at home with creating songs. I recommend giving Liana an opportunity to show you what she’s capable of teaching. To top it off, she is a very nice and kind woman.
I took piano lessons with KK Music and Productions for a year, and in that year I saw the most progress. This took a lot of patience on Keyhan's part. He helped me to be more proficient technically, along with explore the musicality of multiple genres. We always made good use of our time-- I felt consistant movement forward and felt closer to my goals each day. Keyhan was also very organized, which helped in creating effiecent practice routines in the lessons and outside of the lessons. KK Productions helped me become a better musician all around-- truly a unique and personal experience. I couldn't have asked for more.
Christine is a wonderful teacher. She teaches my 7 years old son piano. He has a lot of fun with her while making progress.
As a pop/jazz singer myself, I undertook weekly private lessons with Jordan at the New England Conservatory in the Spring 2018 Semester. It is sometimes hard to find both an excellent teacher and singer, yet Jordan excels in both areas. He is able to pinpoint exactly what you aren’t doing correctly and show you the right technique to be able to reach the high notes with confidence. If I ever didn’t understand the right method the first time, he would effortlessly find another way to explain the right technique until I finally understood how to implement it into my singing. He is the master of getting rid of bad habits with innovative voice exercises and I always felt like I improved after every lesson. I feel privileged to have studied with him during my studies at the conservatory and I highly recommend him without hesitation.
Trevor has a very broad musical experience to draw from and knows how to pace his teaching based off of my skill level/previous experience. The lessons and assignments are challenging but productive and fun. On top of that, he's friendly, easy-going, and flexible with scheduling. Would recommend!
Always great lessons! Christyn knows what she's doing, and is always there to help! Very friendly and helpful and she is easy to get along with.
I’ve been learning guitar on my own for a while now but working with Devon has already made me get better so much quicker. He knows just about every type of music so he makes it easy to learn whatever songs you like. It’s clear he’s got a masters degree I music but he’s such a nonjudgmental and chill teacher. Recommended if you want to learn guitar, bass, ukulele or how to make electronic music.