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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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A trumpet is a musical instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family. They are played by blowing air through almost-closed lips (called the player's embouchure), producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. I begin teaching from the beginning with the very basics of breathing, embouchure, fingerings, reading, notes, rhythms, songs, scales, theory and improvisation.

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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Tommy C.

2 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Brass Performance from Boston University
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Tommy C.

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My approach in teaching is firmly grounded in developing a healthy and self-driven practice culture in my students. As a practicing teacher, I strive tirelessly to lead by example. I ensure my students feel empowered after each lesson and hold them accountable to commit to their own daily grinds. For working with a new student, my typical process is to begin with the end in mind. According to the particular needs and expectations of the student, we discuss attainable and measurable goals for a given period of time. Especially during times of difficulty, I encourage my students to follow their curiosity and guard their motivation as we share the journey of music making together.

About Tommy

As a strong believer in the life-changing power of music, my teaching is driven by my purpose to serve and empower students of all backgrounds to realize their full potential and to leave a positive impact on the lives of others. Currently a doctoral candidate in brass performance at Boston Universi

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Kerry
During the last 6 months, Tommy has been a wonderfully patient, kind, and knowledgeable teacher to my 12 year-old son. He focused on my son's particular needs and provided lessons he put together to focus on areas to improve his skills. Moreover, Tommy is a talented musician, with the skill and experience to teach any level of trombone. I am very glad I chose Tommy to mentor my son in trombone.
Arnaud
During my time with Tommy, he has helped me improve in many areas. I feel that I learn and improve every lesson. Tommy is committed to teaching and points things out where I can improve upon. While teaching, Tommy uses many analogies that help me better understand what I'm doing wrong and how I can fix it.
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Katie M.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Katie M.

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As a trumpet player, I feel confident instructing beginners and advanced students on this instrument. I tailor my lessons to students individual needs, using many different respected trumpet methods to meet the challenges of the individual players.

About Katie

Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Central Washington University and a Masters in Trumpet Performance from Rutgers University at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her principal teachers include David Krauss; Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Matthew Muckey of the

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Michelle
My daughter had her first lesson with Katie today. Katie is an excellent teacher; she knows how to motivate the students and how to get the best out of them. She is very kind, knowledgeable, and teaches very efficiently. My daughter loved her, improved a lot, and is looking forward to her next lesson.
Jo-Ann D.
Katie is wonderful. I enjoy all my lessons.
She is so patient and I have learned so much.
I am looking forward to more lessons.
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Michael D.
The best teacher! Very thorough and patient and friendly!! Highly recommend her she gave me very many helpful recommendations and techniques which as a beginner has already improved my playing ten fold! Thanks Katie!
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Adam R.

88 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded 1st Chair Tenor 1 from PA State Chorus
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Adam R.

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I have been playing trumpet since 2nd grade. I am comfortable teaching beginner students both in person and online. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun. Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online. *** Lesson Detai

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Kellyanne B.
Great first meeting, looking forward to my next class ..
Dane R.
Very informative, looking forward to the next class
Andrew W.
Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)
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Randall K.

68 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Randall K.

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Students begin with the Rubank method and add in Arban's. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of scales, ear training, sight reading, and music theory. Along with this we have fun playing the music student enjoys.

About Randall

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My studen

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Mariam
Great teachings
Ricardo B.
Helpful and funny.
Lucky Best
I'm a 52 year-old with no music background and today was my first virtual alto sax lesson with Randall. I must admit that I was very intimidated at first and didn't think that I would be able to get the most out of this virtual learning experience. However, Randall made me very comfortable and quickly got me relaxed as if he were right there with me in my living room. We began by him showing me the do's and don'ts of putting my horn together (especially the mouthpiece), fingering, and creating the sound I wanted. I was impressed because he taught me about 5 to 6 notes in this initial session. To be honest I didn't even think that I would've been able to get a note out but I did. Although I didn't want my first saxophone lesson to be virtual, I can confidently say that I will continue my sessions with Randall and highly recommend his services.
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Roy S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Master of Music in music education and composition from University of Michigan
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roy S.

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I have played professionally for several years and I studied with Armando Ghitala and Chales Pagnard. I teach basic, classical, and jazz. I can help you increase your range and endurance, and I can teach you to transpose as you are playing. All ages and ability levels are welcome to take lessons with me.

About Roy

I am a very experienced piano, brass, and composition teacher of all ages and styles. I tailor my instruction to each individual student and I make learning fun! If you want to learn how to play the piano, I will teach you. If you would like to learn to play a brass instrument, I will teach you. If

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Christine
Excellent piano teacher. My daughter loves to play piano and she is very encouraged by Roy's teaching personality.

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"The best teacher ever ....I have learn so much ^-^"
Alexis
Took Trumpet lessons from Troy S.
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"Holly is wonderful and funny!
You can feel her positive energy, she makes you feel at ease. She is also knowledgeable and professional.
My 12 years old had a great first lesson and looking forward to the next one!"
Tobia
Took Trumpet lessons from Holly S.
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"With over 25 years of experience as an elementary school band director, Vincent works well with students of all ages from beginners to professional levels. I studied Jazz improv with Vincent for many years. He has a vast knowledge of music theory (melodic and harmonic concepts).

Vincent is one of the top Jazz Trumpeter’s in the world. He is a virtuoso Jazz soloist and a very strong lead Trumpeter as well. He is also well versed in the world of classical music. Vincent toured worldwide with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Buddy Rich Big Band, and Horace Silver. Vincent is currently touring with Renaissance (a progressive rock band), and frequently plays in horn sections for a multitude of rock bands. He is one of the most consistent and reliable musicians I’ve ever known.

Vincent is a very reputable musician with a great sense of humor. He plays with so many different bands and always bringing his incredible playing level to every gig. Vincent has recorded and produced several of his own CDs as a leader, and has performed on many recordings for several decades. With this vast background Vincent, he is able to teach various genres (jazz improvisation, rock, classical, and Brazilian concepts).

I strongly recommend Vincent as an instructor for “Take Lessons”. Don’t miss this opportunity to study with this incredible musician!
Review by Trombonist, Bob Ferrel, a professional musician for 40+ years."
Bob
Took Trumpet lessons from Vincent C.
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"Wonderful teacher. Very patient and fun."
Jane
Took Trumpet lessons from Jennifer W.
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"Beckie is amazing! My daughter is taking trumpet lessons with her and it has been extremely beneficial and a wonderful experience overall. I would recommend Beckie wholeheartedly!"
Angela
Took Trumpet lessons from Beckie E.
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"I took lessons with Bobby for several years throughout middle school and high school and he was by far the best trumpet teacher I've ever had. He is an extremely devoted and hardworking individual and is very passionate about his teachings and music.
He always had a solid lesson plan each week, teaching me technical skills along with improvisation and music theory. What stood out most was his animated and enthusiastic personality, which made me look forward to lessons each week. He taught using a very Socratic method, guiding me along much of the complications of music theory and allowed me to gain my own understanding of musical concepts.

Bobby was easy to communicate with and very willing to help expand my playing in whatever interest I had at the time. I highly recommend lessons with him."
Ben
Took Trumpet lessons from Bobby S.
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"I completely stumbled onto lessons with Bobby through GS Music. It was the best piece of serendipity ever!
Bobby is one of the rare musicians who is both great at his instrument and also great at teaching. Most lessons started off with a review of the pieces from the previous lesson, areas to improve, followed by new exercises. Bobby was never limited to one technical manual and had numerous exercises and pieces of music at his finger tips to always inspire me. When my motivation was lacking regarding Clarke exercises Bobby even transcribed a few pieces I had chosen that the music did not exist for (Black Eyed Peas on trumpet!!!). Bobby was always on time (early) and completely prepared for the lesson. He knew the hangups with playing the trumpet and how to fix them.
What was even more amazing was I was able to sit in on the lesson before me that Bobby taught to a school aged kid. Bobby was completely adaptive and able to enthuse a kid who was clearly 1/4 my age!

I give Bobby my highest recommendation... something I rarely do."
Dustin
Took Trumpet lessons from Bobby S.
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"Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!"
Gil
Took Trumpet lessons from Bill D.
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"Ethan is a top notch trumpet instructor. He has been teaching my 15 yo son for almost a year. He is patient, punctual, prepared and skilled at teaching. He has encouraged my son to improvise, which is very much outside of his comfort zone so this is no small feat. Ethan is able to do this because he connects well with my son, he models playing and plays alongside my son with his trombone, and creates a lesson environment in which his students feel safe to try new things. I appreciate the skills Ethan has as I am a teacher myself, but especially as a parent."
Jill
Took Trumpet lessons from Ethan R.
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"Mike is a very experienced and generous teacher. He has professional performing experience in all kinds of ensembles and styles from quintets to orchestras and from classical to jazz. He is an outstanding jazz musician and a good arranger and adapts pieces to make them playable for students of all ages and levels of ability. And Mike understands and values students of ALL abilities, including those with special needs. He taught music to students with disabilities in a New York school providing all kids a meaninful and challenging musical experience. I've done many gigs with Mike for many years and I have also been a student of his, although he would never say I was. We practice together weekly, regardless of where we are living, and I learn something every time we meet that helps me be a better player. Mike will make you a better player too!"
David Bach
Took Trumpet lessons from Michael H.
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