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Five stars to Bulent, hands down! I've taken piano and voice lessons from him for over a year and I've never met someone more passionate and genuinely interested in teaching. He takes the pain to really drill down the fundamentals into me. And makes sure I always keep an eye on the basics of technique. I was underconfident and by nature self-critical, but Bulent made me see what I was doing right just as what I was doing wrong. I am now confident in piano and am working towards building that confidence in voice too. More than anything, I value two things about him the most: 1. he gives genuine feedback on performance and that builds trust 2. it's amazing how much attention he pays to every minute detail! He inspires a student to work towards perfection. Unlike many other teachers that I've learnt under, Bulent is not driven by the money or is not constrained by time. This is very unique to him. You can easily tell that he is passionate about teaching and since he gives it his personal best, he brings out the best in the student too. Bulent made me believe in myself and I'd recommend Bulent to anyone who wants to learn music. He's warm, kind, compassionate, extremely wise, and truly genuine. It's rare to find someone so talented to be so down to earth and also passionate about teaching.
As an adult learner with limited spare time (but a desire to become conversational in Spanish) I was looking for a tutor that would keep me accountable and help me progress in the language but also be enjoyable and easy to work with. The format of the lessons are great. While there is new material each lesson we also cover previously learned topics to help keep it fresh in my mind. I also feel as though I'm taught in such a way that the information really makes sense to me....the context is applicable and real life. I came in with a limited knowledge of Spanish but within a short time felt more confident and accomplished. New Way is also very organized and professional from a business standpoint....Gmail calendar invites for the classes keep things structured and I'm send additional material videos and homework to help Advance my learning. I highly recommend Alejandro and New Way!! Overall this has been an excellent time and financial investment for me!
Great teacher. So glad I started taking lessons.
Otis was easy to work with and schedule. I am looking forward to his working with my son on guitar.
Ms. Testa has been teaching my 14 year old daughter, Madeline, for the last year now and she loves it! I have seen so much improvement in her voice and confidence both on and off the stage. Ms. Testa is always a patient, yet firm teacher who comes up with creative and fun ways to instruct Madeline in theory, vocal improvisation, and musical expression. Madeline always enjoys going to her lessons and is even more excited to show what she has learned to our relatives. Ms. Testa has even spent extra time with Madeline before auditions for school and community theater (for no extra cost to us). She truly cares about her students and that is why she is such an excellent music teacher. I highly recommend her to everyone in her area!
I'm having a wonderful experience with the teacher Shane. Lessons are enjoyable and I can see my improvement. After the five weeks with one to one lessons I joined a group of other four students and I can say now it is even more stimulating. Strongly recommended for beginners because classes really help you to learn the basics correctly.
I started my lessons with Grey since last Sep. it has been a few months, and now I can progress on different chords, play a full song and get ready for a recital! Grey has the intuition to tell where you need to improve on and tricks on being a better guitarist! :D He also treats you as a friend, so you will never feel discouraged when you get stuck on any piece of your music.
I have been taking guitar lessons with David since 2010. He's a remarkable instructor. He covers everything from technique to songwriting to theory to you name it. I've learned a great deal from him and it has been fun. You'll have a blast too!
Emily has been helping with singing. First with breath support as I did not have a clear feel for what I should be doing. She has a lot of tools for helping one learn a technique; to help you feel it. If one doesn't work, try another. This is very important since you can't just tell someone how to sing; at least not me. As we continue with lessons, Emily is very aware of things that I do that are not benefitial to singing and works to correct them. Not so easy since I'm on the older side and have many ingrained bad habits.
Guitar lessons for my grandson, are fun. Lots of community involvement!
Tristan is great with my 8 y/o daughter! He has a great learning plan for her, a great teacher.
I've had a few lessons and overall I'm very happy. Thomas was receptive toward my goals, and in just a few months, I can already see myself achieving them! Highly recommended.
Carmen teaches piano in a very down-to-earth way and understands very quickly where you need work and what needs to happen for you to get to where you want to go musically. He's invested the time upfront with his ears to really hear whats going on and should you need to take online lessons from someone, I'd highly recommend him.
Bengisu is a very talented musician and has been a great mentor
Don is a great teacher. He's always very upbeat and easygoing, but he also knows a lot. He's got two pianos and will play along with you which is a blast. He also has thought about his teaching and organizes lessons carefully. His prices are reasonable, so if you like playing the piano---GO FOR IT.
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!
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.
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.
Stephanie is very welcoming and comfortable. She is very encouraging and helpful when it comes to tips and tricks to help you improve and become more confident. She customizes her lesson to fit to your voice and how to better improve it. In my experience Stephanie has helped me be more open and comfortable with my voice. She has helped me reach new goals and be more confident using a broader vocal range.
I have been learning from Akshit for six months now and is an amazing teacher and guitarist to learn from His emphasis on guitar basics really push you to zone of being a professional guitar player