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Arts in CT
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Scarlett A.
Verified review

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!

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Hali B.
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Kazuko is wonderful and our flute lessons are now the highlight of my daughters week.

Joshua Shneider Music
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
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I've been taking saxophone lessons with Josh for about a month now and I've been very happy with the experience. I had never played before and Josh has been great about teaching me the basics at a good pace. He is very nice and professional. Definitely recommend!

Fraser M.
Verified review

Highly recommend Jim - enthusiastic, knowledgable and patient teacher of the Saxophone. I am thoroughly enjoying my lessons.

Aakash Mittal Music
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Joel Jean M.
Verified review

We contacted Aakash Mittal about clarinet lessons for our son after he gave a presentation at our son's 5th grade instrumental music class. We’re very glad we did. Our son improved quickly during the three years he took lessons from Aakash. He received music awards at Centennial Middle School, twice auditioned into CU Boulder’s Middle School Honor Band, made first clarinet at CU’s Middle School Band Camp, and auditioned into Boulder High’s Wind Ensemble. To cap his time with Aakash, he gave his own clarinet recital, including three duets with Aakash, as well as the 3rd movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with piano accompaniment. More importantly, the process that led to these accomplishments was genuinely enjoyable. Our son started off with a half-hour lesson each week, and liked it so much that he quickly moved to an hour lesson. Aakash has an excellent teaching style. After our son played a piece, Aakash would ask what he thought went well, and what needed work. Aakash rarely had negative criticism and focused on what elements would improve a piece, and in getting students to honestly evaluate themselves. As our son gained skill and confidence, they got down to brass tacks more quickly—but still without him ever feeling guilty or chastised. Aakash’s primary instrument is the saxophone, but he thoroughly understands the clarinet. Lessons included instrument-specific tasks like fine pitch control, breathing, alternate fingerings, tonguing, and embouchure, as well as broader topics of playing exact rhythm, tempo changes, pitch, dynamics, and phrasing. Most importantly, he understands that, as time-consuming as these components are, they are ultimately “just” technical elements. After our son mastered them for a hard piece, they’d then work on exploiting them to play music that swoops and soars and comes from the heart. And though Aakash’s favorite style is pretty hyperactive jazz, he is comfortable with a wide range of musical styles. Our son played the MapleStory video game for years, and Aakash helped him learn transcriptions of several songs from the game. For one recital, our son found several Legend of Zelda transcriptions—evoking exclamations from other students like “We can play game music for a recital? I didn’t know that!” As our son’s taste gravitated toward classical music, Aakash was right there with him. Aakash was especially good at helping our son work on challenging pieces. Our son is always choosing music that seems a little (or sometimes, a lot) beyond his level. For example, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto is really a virtuoso recital piece. They took the 3rd movement one section at a time, sometimes playing very slowly to get the rhythms and notes right. Aakash had him try to play along with a full orchestra recording (where it was clear that playing at full tempo makes the piece exponentially more difficult.) Okay, that didn’t work, so they concentrated on getting it right at a slightly more relaxed tempo. Eventually, we brought in a friend of Aakash’s on piano, and the three of them worked on how to coordinate and figure out who was in charge of the rhythm. It made an exhilarating finale to our son’s solo recital. Aside from his skills as a teacher, Aakash is also quite practical. He knew that his own concert schedule affected his teaching schedule, so was good about trying to make up missed classes during the week, and was flexible when our own schedule interfered with lessons. We’re also impressed with his ambition—he knows that great musicians don’t sit around waiting to be “discovered”, but actively promote themselves and make things happen. We have seen him playing live with various people many times, and have enjoyed the variety of musical styles and partners. (Especially when he plays with electric violin. Hint, hint!) We enjoyed our three years with Aakash, and had mixed feelings about him leaving for India—happy for him, but sad that we were losing a great teacher. We can whole-heartedly recommend him for just about anything he’s trying to do.

Laura's Music Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Faith K.
Verified review

Laura has given me saxophone lessons for many years. I find her approach very helpful to me, and she also takes into consideration what I am working on. She gives me lessons on Skype or in person, and we play a lot during the lesson, utilizing the theme of the current lesson. For example, if I was working on a blues in every key, she would have me review the blues structure, then play the head and solo on it in a few keys. If she was demonstrating how to deal with two chord changes with common chord tones, she would have me play the tune with that in mind as I solo on it. Rhythmically we are working on Brazilian rhythms currently, so she is having me work on some bossas using the specific samba or bossa rhythm during my solo. I start with vocally doing the rhythm, and then do it on the sax using one note, and then do it with the chord scale, eventually doing a solo in the rhythm I am trying to master at the time.I take away a lot every time I have a lesson, and enjoy working on the assignments she gives me.

Julie Pacheco
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chana W.
Verified review

I think Julie is an awesome teacher. I'm in my 20's and was looking for someone to teach me the saxophone. I was a total beginner, and Julie was so patient from the beginning. During each lesson, Julie taught me new things while enforcing the ideas she taught the previous lessons so that I would work on perfecting one skill while learning a new one, which encouraged me to continue practicing and working on the skills. Overall, I think Julie is a wonderful amd talented teacher that really knows how to teach each student on their own level, and I'm so grateful to have taken lessons with her.

Daniel Dorrance
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie W.
Verified review

As an adult student of the flute I cannot recommend Daniel’s teaching more. I have studied with him for just under two years and my progress on the flute has been amazing. Our lessons are focused and fun and because of his knowledge and expertise I feel confident he is guiding me in the right direction. Having his studio in mid-town Manhattan has also been a plus for me as it has been convenient from where I live. He is also a very talented musician! I highly recommend Daniel

Helene's Notes
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
Verified review

Helene was my piano teacher from kindergarten through high school. She taught me how to read, understand, play and love music. Furthermore, my early -and in-depth- start with piano prepared me for years of trumpet in various advanced bands. Although I am not currently taking lessons, I still sit down to play piano whenever I get the chance. I'll play anything from Bach to Beethoven to Josh Groban to new and classic Disney - really anything I'm in the mood for. Helene's teaching has made me proficient enough in piano and music in general such that I can truly enjoy playing. Thanks Helene!!

Emily Wespiser, Flutist
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan R.
Verified review

Emily has been my flute teacher for the past two and half years and I have improved by leaps and bounds! I am an adult student who has had to unlearn old and bad habits and Emily has been very patient, as well as skilled, in teaching me proper technique and musical expression. From the moment my lesson starts, Emily is all in, listening and watching closely; she continually demonstrates how to interpret music and how to practice. We work on breathing and difficult passages as well. She has also helped build my confidence in performing. Overall, I've had a great experience with Emily; she is a terrific teacher and I highly recommend her.

Kelly Bran
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Myla K.
Verified review

My 9-year old niece has been taking flute lessons with Kelly for about three years now and we couldn't be happier! Kelly is kind, patient and motivating and my niece looks forward to lessons every week. Not to mention she had progressed so much since she first started and has had the opportunity to play in a few recitals that Kelly organizes for her students. Kelly is a very detailed teacher and takes the time to go over every facet of flute playing, ranging from technique to musical expressivity. My niece is so inspired and absolutely loves Kelly-I cannot recommend Kelly highly enough!!

  • 12 years in business
Larry D.
Verified review

Mitzy was a great flute teacher. She worked with me not only to build my understanding of technique, but also of music and the unique ways I learn.

Mark's Music Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Portia A.
Verified review

Mark has been providing piano lessons to my son (now 8) for over a year now. Mark is amazing, he is excellent with my son; patient, friendly, but a very strong teacher. We love to hear my son practice at home and are amazed at his advancement, we have recommended Mark to our friends who are very thankful to us and will continue to do so to anyone looking for a friendly, very accommodating, excellent musician to teach their young child the art and love of playing piano!

About

I began my first flute lessons a few months after I picked up the flute to join my hometown’s middle school band program. Now, over thirteen years later, I can reflect and appreciate that it was incredibly helpful and instrumental to my development to take flute lessons with a specialized teacher outside of the band room setting. I have been lucky to have taught both privately in Fairfield County, Connecticut and publicly in the Ithaca City School District as a music graduate of Ithaca College, and I am delighted to be offering lessons in the New York City area. I provide a tailored approach to each and every child, adolescent, and adult. Everyone's first lesson is free! To schedule your first lesson and to inquire about rates and lesson policies, please contact me.

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I give my students support and encouragement as they learn all about music and musical styles. If they would like to, they have the opportunity to play in seasonal recitals and also at retirement communities.

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I am a flutist with experience in academic music, christian music, world music and Venezuelan folk music. I have 17 years of experience as a flute teacher, workshop leader and wind instructor. I have an ability to work effectively as a part of a team or individually. I have great communication skills in terms of languages including Spanish and fluent in English.

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I give piano and/or flute lessons to children or teenagers who would have had no experience or with two years or less of experience playing.

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I offer flute lessons for all ages, levels, and styles of music. I am a classically trained flutist. I am a graduate of the Juilliard School. I perform throughout New York City as a freelance orchestral and chamber musician.

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Martin Sather is a professional saxophonist offering private lessons in Westchester County and Southwestern Connecticut. Martin has 15 years of teaching experience and is an in-demand performer within the Tri-State area.

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I really like to challenge my students and to create little games to help them progress. I personally believe that pushing people to do their best requires not only hard work, but some level of fun.

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Hello! I'm attending at Mannes College of Music in flute performance. I have been performing in flute for many years. I teach students to enjoy and understand music! I hope to meet you soon.

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