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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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A free-reed musical instrument, like the various accordions and the harmonica. It has a bellows, and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows, unlike accordion buttons, which travel perpendicularly to the bellows. Always starting with basics the student will learn how to hold the instrument, notes, chords, reading, and playing songs.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Darren S.

19 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $120
  • Speaks Mandarin (Chinese) 中文, Cantonese (Chinese) 广东话, Thai ภาษาไทย, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Darren S.

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Students can expect a teacher that addresses every single aspect of learning orchestral upright bass: from honing bow technique, to left-hand formation and fingering choices, to reading musical notation, interpreting music and learning rhythm.

My goal is to help students develop a technical foundation on the bass for playing just about any kind of music that they are interested in, and to support students with practicing tips for areas in their playing where they want to improve. My specialty is symphony orchestra training, so I primarily use both the Essential Elements for Strings books and Suzuki Bass School series at the beginning, and then later as students make progress, I begin to introduce standard orchestral repertoire, sonatas, and concertos written for the bass. I have been teaching since August 2016 and so far I have helped students get into All-States, ensembles at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and Berklee College of Music, Districts/Regional ...

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Darren is one of the leading private teachers for double bass lessons in Greater Boston and specializes in audition preparation for music festivals, colleges, and youth orchestra programs. Darren focuses on improving his students' playing ability by focusing on their technique, phrasing, tone, an

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Caroline
Darren is great. He has been teaching my daughter the upright bass for over three years (since she started). She has progressed quickly under his guidance and is now the principal bass for her orchestra,. Darren is very encouraging, and yet he also challenges his students to keep improving. Darren has taught my daughter in person at our house, but since March 2020 she has taken virtual lessons. Darren is totally comfortable in this format, so we'll likely stick with the virtual lessons for good. Overall Darren is just a great teacher. I highly recommend him!
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I have been with Darren for something around 5 ish years and I improved beyond my dreams from when I started. With him I was able to rise orchestra levels, improve my technique drastically and even do districts! (For context I'm a freshman in high school now) Darren is my favorite bass teacher I've had and I am doing all states with him in the fall, hopefully. He's helped me with everything from auditions to grinding on orchestra pieces to starting jazz for the advanced jazz band. If you're looking for a teacher who will cater to your individual needs and listen to you and what you want to learn all the while seriously improving your bass, Darren's the one for you!
Justin
Darren is a fantastic instructor, adept at teaching newcomers and more experienced players alike. There is no aspect of the art of bass playing that he cannot offer assistance in strengthening. For every hurdle I have encountered, he has devised an exercise that helps me get over it. He is particularly skilled at diagnosing the reason why a particular piece, passage, technique, or sound on the instrument is not quite there and then offering the precise advice on how to get it to the next level. I could not recommend him highly enough
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Benjamin K.

146 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, French
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Benjamin K.

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With a bachelors degree in biology, I have studied a large majority of the natural sciences. I taught high school biology at Tippecanoe Valley High School and had the privilege to inspire the next generation of scientific minds. I currently tutor several college students in their more advanced classes, as well as high school students.

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I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am the

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Jaime F.
Great knowledge after 1st lesson. Looking forward to more.
Richard P.
Singing is not easy to teach, but Ben is patient as can be. I've only had two lessons with him but I am excited for many more. Would definitely recommend!
Adam
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B. Silvia Z.

3 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Awarded Excellent Leadership Award from Tianjin Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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B. Silvia Z.

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I really like sharing music with people. No matter which level you are, I believe that everyone could create beautiful music! I met students from 5 years old to adults in the past years. What are you waiting for? Let's do it together!

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Hi, nice to meet you here. I am a master's student from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I study the violin for 18 years. I have 4 years of violin teaching experience which students from 5 years old to adults. I always could make knowledge easier to understand for everyone. I like communicating and s

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Emelise
Silvia is an amazing teacher, she's kind and patient.
Yuwen
Brilliant teacher! Enjoying each lesson with the teach. Learning a lot of stuff and improvement a lot !
Vic. H
Baoqi is a great teacher! She is very patient to give me suggestions when I had any problems. She taught me since I started. Her methods are always easy to understand. I believe you will like her!
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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Russian
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Vasiliy M.

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I teach general piano lessons since 2010.With every new student our mutual journey into the world of music begins from the very basic stage; we begin with discussing student's proper sitting position at the instrument,basic introduction sessions on the general buildup of the instrument, its keyboard layout, and proceed, gradually, to the notation symbols on the music staff introduction to the student. Through the diligent preliminary talk we will discuss various aspects of interest that my students have developed in relation to playing piano, so we could plan and design our future lessons according to an initial discussion. My job and responsibility will be to make an intelligent assessment of my students' natural abilities for the given subject of study, to create vigorous learning atmosphere during our meetings, and to give my students professional instructions to the best of my humble abilities, for the benefits of their musical , aesthetic, and personal development. I will ...

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Hello, I am Vasiliy M, Boston University School of Music Alumnus (DMA in Composition). We dwell in Boston since Fall 2002; before that time , we lived in New York, where I studied Composition at Mannes College, The New School For Music. I received both BM, and MM degrees from Mannes in 199

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Peter T.
Vasiliy is an excellent teacher and a very pleasant and knowledgeable person .
I had a fine session..
Brianna
Mr. Vasiliy Medved is the kindest, warmest and most understanding piano teacher! All of my children adore him as do my husband and myself. I am so happy we found him!
Nika
Vasiliy is very good with our 5yo daughter. He is patient and kind with her, while giving her a strong foundation of technique.
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Philip O.

11 Reviews
Lexington, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 3 to 18
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma
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Philip O.

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Professional orchestral and chamber ensemble violinist and experienced teacher offering private instruction to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you or your child are interested in picking up the violin for the first time or are an advanced violinist preparing for music conservatory auditions, I am happy to help.

About Philip

Philip has held positions as a member or freelancer with various professional symphony orchestras around the country including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, and many others. He has also performed in hundreds of publ

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Niranjana
Philip is an excellent teacher and gave me very heloful pointers on my technique. I am an advanced player and have performed semi-professionally several times but hadn't learned proper technique in the past.

I plan to continue with him regularly to improve my technique and skill level.
Kennadi S.
Philip was so friendly and patient, and made my 7 year old very comfortable with her first lesson. He really knew how to speak on her level and his instruction was very positive and motivating. My daughter left the lesson very excited to start practicing what he showed her, and we can't wait till the next lesson!
Yeo S.
Very helpful person to work with, understanding of my student's transportation difficulties and great about rescheduling. The girl likes him and is learning.
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"Beatrice is a great teacher! She taught me how to thread a sewing machine and how to do a bobin. Next week I have a double lesson. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to sew."
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"My 7yr old has been going to Siddharth sir since 1yr now. Under Siddharth's sir guidance my son has really excelled in chess, he also took part in a chess competition and won through all the rounds in his age group and got his 1st trophy. Siddharth sir has helped him through learning the game further and building his strategies, he is really patient with him and prepared him well for the next stage."
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