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I hired Dominic Sbrega to teach my son how to play upright bass. I am a very thorough researcher, so I called conductors of local orchestras and bands to try to find the best teacher for my son. I was surprised that Dom’s name came up so frequently, given that he was still in high school. However, even at his young age, he had a great local and national reputation. As a result, I decided to give Dom a chance. Though my son was studying classical music, he was also interested in jazz. Dom was adept at teaching both. Dom was extremely patient and always very clear in his instructions. Dom’s lessons managed to be both demanding yet fun. My son adored him, enjoying every second of his lessons. I could not imagine a better bass teacher.
Brian has been a great teacher and I look forward to continuing my lessons. I am a 34 year old beginner with some music experience in my past. Brian has taken what I know and used it as building blocks in my lessons. I really like that he incorporates music theory in the lesson because it helps me understand the why behind the cords and notes. Brian is a great choice for any adults looking to pick up a guitar.
From the moment I met Bethany, I knew it was a match made in heaven. I had never sung for anyone outside my immediate family and friends, so I was very nervous. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed and before I knew it, I was knee deep in my first voice lesson and loving it. I had so much fun and learned a lot that I didn't know in just one half-hour lesson. I look forward to many more voice lessons with Bethany and signed up for the next month already. She has great communication, honesty and a wonderful spirit. So happy I chose to take lessons with her!
Piano lessons with Nancy Ney Colby ("Nanci") not only gave me new ways to improve my playing and understanding of music but it gave me renewed inspiration to keep practicing on my own. Her ability to tune into what would be most helpful to me was remarkable. Her patience and gentle instruction, hands on when needed, opened exciting practice techniques that made an immediate difference. I recommend her highly for you will not just benefit from her teaching methods, you will also benefit from her welcoming, inviting and warm presence as she helps you improve your playing while enjoying the process of learning and getting better at the same time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning her piano teaching. Tom P 415-453-1447
I had played guitar many years ago, but was self-taught and never made the progress I had hoped to make. Deciding to start playing again, I found David nearby my residence, who was very accommodating about lesson time and location. My first lesson with David convinced me that he was very knowledgeable and able to adapt to whatever skill level and style of playing I had. My tastes span rock to jazz, and David is versatile in the entire spectrum. Further, he is very personable and was a pleasure to interact with. I highly recommend David for anyone seeking instruction at any level.
I provide individualized music therapy sessions and adaptive lessons. I believe that each individual should be seen as a whole- health comes from one's physical state as well as their emotional, cognitive, and social states. I like to go in to a first session with no prejudgments or expectations of the client's identity. This allows me to meet each person where they are in the moment and use music to meet their needs as they come up. Using creativity and flexibility in addition to structured sessions and set goals and objectives lets music therapy clients reach their full potential and experience a higher quality of life.
Even though I have only been with Owen for about a month he is a great person and always brings a smile to each lesson. He is friendly with everyone and is easy to get to know him. He is the second guitar teacher I have had since I have been in the STRIVE U college program and I like him better then the other guitar teacher I found online last summer. Owen has been teaching me how to write songs and play more on my guitar, We have been just doing chords and no lyrics yet but can already see some change in the song writing skills. We just started learning down with the sickness on guitar a couple weeks ago. I like doing song writing one half and playing guitar the other half. I would love to learn how to play more songs on my guitar and learn harder chords slowly as it is hard for my fingers to stretch on the guitar on certain chords and I would like to be challenged a bit and have my hands be challenged as well. being in this music program for lessons is a lot of fun and I am glad I tried it out.
I offer basic guitar lessons -- chords, tuning, solos, tips and tricks as well as guitar setups, restorations and renovations.
I am an exemplary piano teacher who can teach any age or ability level student but also trains piano teachers how to teach more effectively. I am able to teach any style of music and am available for consultations.
Offering lessons in all woodwinds, piano, guitar, drums, and all forms of music theory and composition. Whether you're a jazz or classical musician, you're in the right place to further your interest or career in music!
I want my students to enjoy music, and explore their interests and strengths. I am not rigid or stuck to a particular method book, because each person is different and unique. I also travel to my students' homes, which makes your life that much easier!
Students have the opportunity to study music, including piano, music theory, and organ, from beginning through advanced.
I provide private piano lessons for ages eight to adult. I also do weddings, private parties, and funerals. I also offer audition preparation and digital rehearsal recordings. I don't teach guitar!
Reasonable rates for 45 minutes to an hour guitar lessons! Call for info!
Jacqui has worked with my daughters for a few years. They have grown tremendously during this time and they wouldn't trade their weekly visit with her for anything. Jacqui makes the learning fun.