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Peekskill Music Composition Instructors

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Delicous Music Performance
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alan W.
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I have known Ivan for many years and have heard him perform many times in many different venues. He is full of talent and knowledge, his repertoire is huge, and his music is soulful and full of feeling. He is truly and profoundly passionate about music (composition, performance, teaching). He is reliable, personable, charming, and aiming to please. Highly recommended!

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David First
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Beth F.
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Lessons with David were great. I've been playing for more than 10 years but haven't progressed much beyond looking up tabs on the internet and playing along to the songs I like. In just a few lessons, David helped me see the fretboard as a whole and play scales and chord patterns up and down the neck. As a result, my playing is freer and I have greater comfort in moving around on the fretboard and staying in key. It was exactly what i was hoping to learn! I'd recommend David without hesitation. He works hard to understand where your playing level is at and tailors his instruction to push you to the next level.

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Broderson Music Studios
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanne M.
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I took piano lessons from Gary for years and his program is fantastic. I learned to play the piano through songs that I loved, which made me want to continue with lessons as a kid. I am in college now and I still play the piano. Also, his rockonamerica program was a wonderful experience. I got to play rock music in a band with other kids my age. It was way cooler than any piano recital. I would definitely recommend taking music lessons with Gary; his lessons were a lot of fun and years later I still retain what I learned.

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Jimi Durso
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon M.
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Jimi is an amazing teacher. His versatility and depth of knowledge, not only of guitar, but of music theory make his style of instruction completely tailored to the interests of student. Jimi is a musician in his heart and his passion for music is tempered only by his intense humanity. There are no drills, there's no yelling. There's only an immersion in music and true scaffolding of skills. Additionally, you'll find yourself laughing and learning all the same in a way that breeds a true life long love of playing. My lessons with Jimi added a dimension to my life in knowing and understanding music that is truly like a 6th sense. He enablers me to shear the world in ways I never would have otherwise. Anyone would be well served to take lessons with him--or just to talk about music with him.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sarah T.
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Sean is a wonderful teacher and a great guy. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking music lessons.

Arts in CT
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Scarlett A.
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Barbara is an excellent music instructor. I have had 3 sessions so far and feel like I have learned so much from her. I can't wait to see how much more I will improve in the next 3 sessions. I'm glad I signed up for singing lessons at the Alexander Music Studio!

Continuo Music At Home
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Colette G.
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Barb's Continuo Home Music Lessons provided home lessons to my son. Not only was the instructor very talented, but they knew exactly how to interact with a young person to keep his interest throughout the lesson and encouraged practicing beyond the lesson. Barb is always prompt and goes out of her way to accomodate scheduling issues.

Joshua Shneider Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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I’ve been getting Music Composition lessons from Joshua for a few months now and it’s been a great experience. He’s a very patient and knowledgeable teacher and has given me valuable information and direction. Each lesson has been insightful and thorough and never feels like you’re being rushed at the end. I highly recommend Joshua for anyone looking to expand their musical horizons and I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.

Kino Lee Music
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
PS L.
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Kino is really patient with me, and her space is really clean, bright and large, highly recommend her for piano lessons.

Christopher Buchenholz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian S.
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I began working with Chris around four years ago, as a freshman in college seeking a specific higher music education--I have been a musician my entire life, and desire education on a conservatory level, but do not actually want to attend conservatory. I have found that most music teachers of any kind have their specific way of teaching, usually a combination of traditionalism and their personal methodology. This doesn't work for everyone, and in my opinion, is often the reason why most kids don't stick with piano lessons. In my case, Chris and I had coincidentally similar experiences learning music--we both have strong ears that we could use to "cheat" as it were. I wanted to dig deeper into theory and find someone who understood how I heard and thought without judgment so that they could help me advance--Chris was exactly that person. We started ear training lessons regularly at my apartment and have not stopped since! He is such a pleasure to be around, extremely knowledgable without forcing anything on you, and extremely perceptive which makes him a fantastic personalized teacher. I am truly lucky to have met him, and would recommend him to any music student from a beginner to a seasoned pro looking to brush up and stay on their toes!

James Hart
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bill D.
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We hired James to play instrumental guitar for our mom’s 100th birthday party. Frankly… he was great! On the day of the event he arrived on time, set up quickly, and got right to work. He played a wide variety of music throughout the afternoon including music from the 1940’s, exactly as we had requested. In addition to being a gifted musician, James was professional, competent and gracious to all of our guests. He was a pleasure to work with. James, thanks so much for a job well done!

R.A.M. MUSIC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
VIBHU T.
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I have been taking Piano lessons with Robert for the past month and a half. I started as a complete beginner and I've really enjoyed my lessons. Robert is an excellent teacher who provides a structured method to learning while also keeping you motivated throughout. I'm already able to play a few songs and I'm looking forward to getting better!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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My 13 year-old daughter has been taking Songwriting and Lyrics Immersion with Zoe for a year, and has loved every minute of it. She has also learned a lot from Zoe, and it shows in the songs she writes. She has been writing songs in one form or another for the past 7 years, but in the last year the wording has improved dramatically, and she is also putting music to them. I’m very impressed that Zoe was able to get her to write a happy song, unlike her usual sad heart wrenching ones. I will add that my daughter has also been taking private lessons (guitar and voice) with Zoe since she focuses on pop music singing rather than the usual theater or opera styles I was able to find, and I have noticed a great improvement in her skills this past year. Thanks Zoe!

Amy P.
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I had a great lesson with Jim. By the end of the first class I'd been able to try a few different types of saxophones and just about play notes on each of them, despite never having even held a Saxophone prior to that. He had a very relaxed style and even took the time to suggest music to listen to once the class had finished. I'd definitely recommend classes with him to friends or anyone else wanting to learn.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Berna K.
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Both my son and daughter are taking music lessons with Furuya Sisters. They are very professional, patient, attentive teachers with effective teaching methods.

Adam Kromelow
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Allegra L.
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Adam is an incredibly patient and motivational teacher who easily adapts to whatever style of learning and music work best for you. I'm very interested in music theory, and have found Adam not only knowledgeable about any of the questions I have, but also able to relay the concepts in memorable, easy-to-learn ways. His lessons are well-paced, and I always leave excited to go home and start practicing. Would highly recommend Adam as an instructor!

Harry D'Agostino
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Catina B.
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Harry is a great teacher. I began taking ukulele lessons with him a couple of months ago and I am surprised by my own progress. He is patient and offers several different approaches to learning the instrument. I look forward to my weekly lesson with him. I have never played an instrument before, and Harry has been encouraging since the first moment. It is clear that he is passionate about music and teaching others the joy of playing!

Ken Robinson Woodwinds
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Do not hesitate to work with Ken, he is a wonderful teacher! My 14-year old son has been taking alto sax lessons with Ken for over a year and will be entering high school in September. I can see Ken being a long-term fixture during my son's high school years. Ken is incredibly talented and loves to share his knowledge and experience with his students. He does it very well. He is VERY easy to work with and he has a great sense of humor, which my son loves. My son very much enjoys his lessons. In working with my son, Ken has upped my son's "game" in so many ways and I can't wait to see what the future holds musically for him. Ken came highly recommended to me and for good reason. He opens up new worlds and new doors for his students. He is very invested in his students' lessons and wants the best for them. If you have the opportunity to work with Ken, take it.

Sarah Goldstone
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Sarah is an incredible piano teacher. She has taught my children for several years and they have progressed steadily and enjoy playing. She is methodical and extremely organized, teaches music theory so that the kids have a solid music foundation, provides information on books to order or purchases them for us, and is herself an extremely talented musician. The kids enjoy being able to listen to her demonstrate pieces with ease. Sarah is also a lovely person, warm, friendly, and makes the children feel comfortable. I could not recommend her more highly.

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Tom I.
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I've been with Mike for many years and have learned a lot from his lessons. Every lesson I learn something new that has helped me become better at making songs. From his lessons I've become a better musician.

Murphy's Music
5.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeanneen N.
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The customer service was outstanding each time we went there, my husband loved his teacher and he had a great time at his lesson. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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