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Karla is fantastic! She is easy going, friendly, and very patient. I am completely new to violin and, despite that, I feel like I have learned so much! I would highly recommend her.
En-Ting is clearly very passionate about teaching and music! She surpassed every expectation I had! I had a difficult time finding someone enthusiastic about teaching a young child to play the violin... En-Ting was the PERFECT choice. I am so excited my daughter has the chance to learn alongside her!
I've been taking guitar lessons for a couple months now and I've grown exponentially as a guitarist. It's a nice and friendly environment, and they have teachers who actually know what they're doing. I would recommend KC Music to everyone looking to become a better musician.
I have taken fiddle lessons from David during the past few months. He is a patient teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional Irish and American folk music and comfortable teaching style.
Sakinah is a great teacher. She is patient and caring, which are huge qualities when learning violin. Very flexible with scheduling too.
Megan is a wonderful teacher! I had never played a stringed instrument before and she made it very simple to learn. She creates a fun learning environment for my Mandolin lessons!
So far it has been a great way to get back into music instruction. I really am amazed at how affordable the lessons are given the that the instructors are very talented and professionals.
I had the opportunity to have voice lessons with Anya and it was absolutely great! She was flexible enough to work with me via Skype since we weren't located in the same state. Each week there was something new I learned about music and singing in general. Every time we tried something new Anya made sure I had full understanding of it and was very open to questions. I would definitely recommend Anya to anyone who is looking for vocal or music lessons. She's totally the best fit for the job! 😊
Kimberli taught my son piano for 2-1/2 years. He looked forward to every lesson! She had a well-thought out plan every week and kept him engaged. While he learned lessons from a piano book, Kimberli always let him pick a popular song of his own choosing. She would find the music according to his abilities and help him with it. My son needed help with his confidence and Kimberli continually brought that out in him. She makes lessons fun and her students really relate to her!
I have taken a few lessons with Claudia, most recently being this year. These lessons were mostly a refresher course - I'd played for a few years growing up and wanted to get back into it. Claudia was tremendously helpful. With her guidence, I learned how to hold and play the violin. We mostly covered basics such as proper fingering, pizzicato, and bow arm. She even helped me transcribe a favorite Andrew Bird song. I have been watching Claudia play violin for years and can attest to her talent. Claudia is also patient and encouraging. I would recommend her as a teacher for anyone who is starting out or has experience and wants to hone and improve their skill.
My daughter started learning from Alla from the beginning about 2 years ago at the age of 7. Alla comes from a traditional Russian background and knows her stuff. If you are looking for Suzuki method, she is not the teacher for you. She teaches according to how she was taught and believes is correct and while I may not have understood her methods, I have learned to trust them and trust her judgment. For example, she didn't let my daughter touch the bow for months, and even when she did, she didn't allow her to do so unsupervised by her. She focused on the left hand and didn't use tape to learn where the notes are. I felt like some things were hammered for a while and then my daughter would take off on them. When we meet up with an older cousin and she sees where my daughter is after 2 years, she says, "Wow. I didn't do that for a long time." One thing about Alla if you are considering her as a teacher is that she is sometimes gone because she performs around the world. That means there are gaps in teaching throughout the year...usually in the summer. I don't mind this as it gives us a break and also because she stays fresh as a violinist. She is also readily available on Skype to give lessons when she is a away and while this sounds strange to us uninformed folks, she is remarkably able to correct and teach even online. While Alla expects excellence, she is very patient and understands that kids are kids. She has stuck through and motivated my daughter when it got tough. She's very warm and caring...but she does expect you to do things the way she taught you! Alla is very generous and giving. She even came with us to Dan Lawrence Strings in Lee's Summit to pick out an amazing violin that I know we wouldn't have gotten without her there. One thing I would like more of are recitals. We've had 2 over the past 2 years. However, for now, I'm glad for the foundation my daughter is getting and trust there will be more opportunities to perform in the future. Kansas City is lucky to have Alla here as a violin teacher and recognized performer and I hope you will hire her so that she'll have reason to stick around!
Charles is an amazing pianist and also a good teacher! I highly recommend him.
As a beginner, I was nervous to go into a professional lesson, but jake was very perceptive and never made me feel like an inferior. Instead, I got the teaching I needed for my experience level and had a great afternoon!
I have been teaching voice lessons for over a decade. Students learn to control their instruments and use them in a variety of music styles.
I am a native of Austria, the home country of Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert. I started playing the violin at the age of 8 and took violin lessons for over 10 years. For several years, I was a member of the Upper Austrian Symphonic Youth Orchestra. I completed my military service as a violinist at the Gardemusik Vienna. My violin experience also includes chamber music in various settings. I am most familiar with baroque, classical and romantic composers, but I can also introduce you to genuine Austrian folk music. My students get to enjoy playing interesting melodies early on. At the same time, I put an emphasis on exact intonation and technique, which is fundamental to making progress on the instrument. Practicing scales and bowing exercises will eventually pay off. In addition to violin technique, I teach my students the basics of music theory as it fits with their ages and interests.
I love the violin and I love teaching it! I love everyone I work with and sharing time and a passion.
I'm a classically trained pianist. My favorite composers are Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt. Though I play classical music, I enjoy catering my teaching to the interests of the student. I teach beginner and intermediate students, giving solid bases for a continuing musical education.
My goal is to help students find the fun and passion in learning music. I help students understand that music is an incredible way of expressing themselves. Having been classically trained, I believe that fundamentals and technical skills need to be taught and are very important for students to learn and grow. Although, having played fiddle, guitar, mandolin, singing and yodeling as a professional performance musician, I also feel that it is important to show them how to get excited about playing music through the interests of their own heart. I truly believe in learning the skill of listening. Reading is key and is the building block needed to allow the player to be proficient, but my students also learn to find the freedom in music. I believe in teaching ear listening and improvisational skills, along with reading notated music. More often than not, this very important skill is not taught and ignored. This type of training opens the box from confinement, rules and restrictions to being a truly free musician. Students will reach their highest potential by learning music in a way that is fun and applicable to their lives. What is your favorite song? What song do you like singing? Let's learn how to play it! Students can take what they learn and apply it in a more exciting way that keeps them interested and passionate about music. They learn how to express themselves in a musical, creative way.
Students from ages 2 to adult. Montessori, Suzuki, fiddle, improvisation, ensembles, quartets, contest prep, and performance.
I have a masters degree in music performance and I have been teaching music lessons on piano, violin and French horn for three years.
I have obtained multiple achievements on the violin: acceptance into numerous honor orchestras, various high ratings at district and state level solo/ensemble competitions, and many orchestral leadership positions. I have received quality education from multiple professional level instructors.