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Robin O.

5 Reviews
Lee, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Robin O.

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I have had songs licensed to PBS for their RoadTrip Nation DVD series. Topics covered include song structure, lyrics, locking words into rhythms, creating hooks, writing exercises.

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*** Travel Equipment *** I tell students what they need to buy and they do, although I will pick up books that they then pay me for. *** Specialties *** Piedmont blues, delta bottleneck blues, folk, beginning guitar introduction to Adobe Suite, color correction in Photoshop, Photoshop for pr

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Tanya
As a beginner & my first lesson was today , Robin was very helpful and had so much to share. I feel confident in her ability & knowledge to help me in learning to play the guitar .
William
I loved my teacher. Very professional and fun! I will not be continuing my lessons due to time restraints.
Greg
Really worked to help me learn what I wanted to learn
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Jaki N.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded #9 on the Dance Club Chart from Billboard
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Jaki N.

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Do you struggle finding your voice, understanding the current songwriting landscape, or pitching?

Touted as a "prolific singer and songwriter" by edm.com with 2 Top 10 Billboard Charting songs, and over 15 million streams to my name, I have the experience and knowledge to teach you whatever you're looking to learn. I specialize in Pop, Dance, and Rock, for beginner through advanced students. I can't wait to help you with whatever it is you want to know!

I'll teach you the fundamentals such as song structure and recording technique while we work on your songs. I can teach you how to put together a demo, and even get it to the finish line of release, whether you want to be featured, or you want another artist to release it.

In addition to my 2 Top Ten's on Billboard, I've been in the press everywhere from Billboard to LA Weekly, I have had songs featured in film & TV, including the #1 2020 film "Infamous" starring Bella Thorne and the MTV show "Are You The One". I have toured all ...

About Jaki

I have been teaching since 2013, and meanwhile my songs have been Top 10 on the Billboard Dance Charts twice, they have been streamed over 15 million times, and they've been featured in films and TV, including MTV's "Are You The One?" and Bella Thorne's 2020 #1 film "Infamous". Most recently, I was

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Nancy
Jackie is an amazing piano instructor! She teaches both of my little girls and they we’re learning super fast with her. Her enthusiasm and passion are amazing! She kept the lessons very engaging and fun with a little add on of challenge for which we really loved. We were and still are super sad to have missed her with her move back to the East. My girls still ask for her and wonder when she will be back to the west. She is a great person and instructor. I highly recommend her. She is a keeper.
Christine
Jaki brought live music into our home. It was a magical experience!

Covid had me searching for activities for my 3 children. Finding a piano was my first step. Finding Jaki was easy, because my dear friend referred her to me.

A truly Transformative experience. We dove right in, meeting w Jaki twice a week. My kids took a liking to Jaki straight away. Only about a year of training my children play music beautifully from Moonlight Sonata, Cello Suite No. 1 to Still by Dre.

Let’s talk professionalism and worth ethic. Jaki is an extraordinary music teacher. She supersedes our expectations every time, and never fails. She’s amazing w kids!
Grace
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Rachel S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • MM Voice Performance from Rice University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rachel S.

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Talks on specificity, help with chord progressions and an honest objective opinion

About Rachel

Rachel Sigman is a lyric soprano who bracingly locates the heart and soul of every character she embodies. Her roles run the gamut, in both style and character. They range in scope and tone from uproarious comedy to searing drama, all deftly infused with life. Her innate artistry and incisive techni

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Jennifer L.
Rachel was so professional and warm! She helped me feel less nervous, answered my millions of questions, explained some technical things that really helped, and made everything fun The lesson passed in a heartbeat - and considering how nervous I was, that's amazing!
Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk
Rachel is beyond amazing! She is a talented teacher, a gifted and highly trained singer and one of the most patient, supportive and insightful intructors with whom I have had the joy of working. What makes Rachel special, on top of all the traits I have already detailed, is that she seems to have an intuitive understanding of my neeeds as a pupil and provides the perfect amount of encouragement, training and guidance for a beginner, as I am. I have now worked X2 per week with Rachel over the past year and my singing experience with her has been life-changing. She is also prompt, respectful and funny! Thank you, Rachel!
Selita
Rachel is a great teacher. She has patience when working with Selita and Ariana two sister's. Rachel has what it takes when teaching Elementary Children.
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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
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Dennis B.

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I encourage all students to try writing music or at least coming up with their own basic ideas. I will then work with the student's ideas to help them learn how to develop an initial idea into a large more complete musical form. If the student is able to write more complete songs I will coach them in techniques to improve the structure, harmony and melody of their work. I try to demonstrate ways that they can improve their writing without simply rewriting their ideas for them. For all of this I draw on my many years of experience as a composer. I try to guide the student towards developing a process of writing music that works for them. My main goal is to help them to grow into their own musical voice rather than to simply do what I suggest.

About Dennis

Note, Due to a death in my family I will not be able to accept any new students for the rest of January. But if anyone is interested in starting lessons with me I should be free in February. I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years o

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Alayne A.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Latin, German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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Alayne A.

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I teach songwriting in popular and sacred/contemporary Christian genres. I am presently helping 2 students with their Christian originals.

About Alayne

I have been teaching and performing for over 35 years in my home studio in the Orlando area. I teach technique, all styles/genres, stage presence, mic technique, audition, & demo CD prep,and sight-singing, to ages 7 on up. I gear the lessons to the individual students' goals and needs. I have and ha

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Autumn J.
I had a wonderful time! She’s a great voice teacher! I highly recommend her.
Jaylene
Alayne was an absolutely amazing vocal instructor! I needed her to help me prepare for an audition and she helped me immensely! She is able to explain things in a way that is very easy to grasp, she truly improves the way you sing. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor!
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Dee F.

59 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Montana State University
  • Teaching since 1983
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Dee F.

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I write currently for film and television, published composer. Over 35 years experience as a songwriter and composer. Have won awards for songwriting; have songs in library of Fervor Records, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona. Currently teach Craft of Songwriting classes at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. I have written over 500 pieces of music including: vocal songs, instrumental pieces (piano, guitar, violin, mandolin, solos; string quartets, Classical, Jazz pieces for solo instruments); liturgical music, choral octavos, Bluegrass songs. I have produced 6 studio albums of original music and have a web site of songs, etc. Learn all you need to know in writing, recording, and producing songs. Graduate work in composition and theory. Have fun learning and progressing quickly in lessons with me!

About Dee

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from Univers

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Reesa
I have been taking lessons for over a year with Dee. I started with mandolin and then switched to piano. Dee is very knowledgeable about both instruments and is an extremely patient and approachable teacher. I’m an older student so I really appreciate her patience and ability to challenge me at the right level. I’ve tried other teachers that were either too rigid or too unstructured and Dee is neither. I highly recommend Dee as a music instructor, she clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge about how to teach.
Mike O.
Very patient and understanding person. At my age of 62 and trying to learn the bass along with the challenges of issues brought by life, these sessions have become therapeutic in nature....
Mike O.
Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week.

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"Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!"
Jeff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!"
Paula
Took Songwriting lessons from Chrissy S.
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"Gary is extremely knowledgable and a great communicator of complex musical ideas and concepts. He has a way of breaking things down into "easy to understand" bite size pieces. This allows anyone to comprehend and master the rules of music in a third of the time other teachers have taken to teach the same information. He is professional, personable and an all around great teacher .
He has taught my daughter as well. We study songwriting together.
I highly recommend Gary!"
Steve S
Took Songwriting lessons from Gary R.
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"Indigo is an awesome teacher!"
Geoff
Took Songwriting lessons from Indigo S.
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"Thanks Moriah . I have been writing contemporary christian, gospel and kids songs for five years, I needed some help improving my lyric writing and song structure getting my songs from good songs to great songs in today's styles. I hate to say this because she has been so patient and so good I fear she might get over booked now. I think she deserves the compliment . I have worked with many others and so far I think she is the best. She has helped me take one of my song to the next level I am hopeful to get pitched to a ccm artist. I plan on staying with her. I think she really knows her stuff."
David
Took Songwriting lessons from Moriah D.
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"Brendon is amazing! He's very professional and encouraging. He's actually inspired me to pursue songwriting as a career!"
Patrice
Took Songwriting lessons from Brendon R.
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"Great Teacher

I've learned a lot about playing guitar, songwriting, recording, and singing from Omar and taking lessons with him definitely has helped me become a better musician. The lessons are interesting, fun, and really helpful. Great teacher."
Bair
Took Songwriting lessons from Omar W.
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"Having worked with Greg over the course of several years now, I have the deepest respect for his teaching ability. As a performer with over 25 years of experience, I find it a rare and special talent for someone as gifted as Greg is (as an artist) to be as humble and willing to listen as he most certainly is. He promotes a learning atmosphere of safety while also ensuring excellence is produced by students. His grasp on musical theory is second to none, and his skill as a seasoned guitarist ensures that what is being taught by him is both credible and of the highest standards.
I am privileged to know Greg personally as well as professionally, and I can vouch (once again) for his humility, skill, professionalism, credibility as a working artist, integrity, and work ethic. His heart is to watch the lights go on in his students and his passion in doing so serve to distinguish him as one of th"
Kelly
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Marwan has put a lot of effort both in and out of our lesson slot to make these sessions a great learning experience for our 14 year old daughter. His weekly recap emails are terrific, too."
Kate
Took Songwriting lessons from Marwan S.
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"Matt is the best instructor I’ve had . He’s great at explaining things at your level . It’s honestly like hanging out with a friend that is super talented."
Mark
Took Songwriting lessons from Matt B.
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