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Mark M.

28 Reviews
Worcester, MA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German, English
  • Bachelor of Music, Organ Performance from Temple University, Esther Boyer College of Music
  • Teaching since 1990
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Mark M.

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I teach both baroque and modern technique on a tracker action instrument, which is then applicable to modern instruments. My teaching style is rooted in developing a technique that is centered, focused, and free. Beginning organ students should have reached an intermediate level of piano performance and be tall enough to sit comfortably on a lowered organ bench with feet touching the pedals without flexing.

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I am an active performer eager to teach organ, piano, voice, and provide collaborative keyboard accompaniment to vocalists. I teach youth and adults. Private lessons are given at my church in Worcester or online through the TakeLessons platform. I also teach in-home piano lessons. My students have g

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Michele
I have been taking organ lessons with Mark Mummert since May, 2020. He is an excellent teacher. I am an accompanist at a small church. I started as a pianist but there is a greater need in our community for organists. Mark has been so valuable in improving my organ playing. He has emphasized organ fundamentals as well as technique. I am impressed as to how much we have accomplished with virtual lessons.
Jo Anna Savage
It is obvious that Mark M. is a well seasoned teacher who doesn't waste time so that a great deal of material can be explained and demonstrated. I am happy to have found someone who can guide me for many years and understands the demands on a church organist.
Lily
Lily enjoys her lessons and I can already see an improvement in both skill and confidence after only 3 lessons. Thank you!
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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
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Jimi Z.

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All levels. Embouchee focused on with sound production first month with cutting edge Method Books utilized.

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*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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Rakeen
Some people might fare better with this instructor. More chatting than instructing. Usually telling stories trying to sell himself and talk about how great he is. Delusional ideas about your relationship. Accusatory. Takes things personally. Burns bridges. Claims to be a vocal therapist but doesn't do any vocal therapy. Can provide bad advice and medical information.
Jim
This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
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Thelge P.

North Grafton, MA
Starting at $125
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches High School, College
  • Teaching since 2008
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Thelge P.

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Experienced college professor of 7 years, specializing in Probability and Statistics. All high school and college students are welcome. Especially students who are preparing for SAT/ GRE. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!

About Thelge

At the college I have taught a variety of courses ranging from Calculus, Statistics, and Probability at the undergraduate and graduate level. My objectives as a statistics educator are: (1) to teach students about statistical tools and how to use them correctly, (2) to expose students to the struct

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Kasey P.

Whitinsville, MA
Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Kasey P.

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Learn how to make buttercream frosting! Learn how to frost and completely decorate all kinds of cakes and cupcakes. Basic designs, bordering, icing roses and flowers, handwriting, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

About Kasey

My name is Kasey, located in Massachusetts. Since I was young, I wanted to be a baker. I went to a vocational high school and graduated with a culinary arts trade. I have been decorating cakes since I was 15, half of my life. Cake decorating is an art. It is something that requires a lot of practice

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Jonathan W.

Millis, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA - Piano Performance; BA - Composition from University of Hartford - Hartt School
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Jonathan W.

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Music is all about you. My piano lessons are dedicated to you, refining your abilities, sharpening your ears, and incorporating enhanced levels of creativity. With a background also in composition I have a wide experience in not only performing but writing music, which gets me in close and personal to the inner workings. I have a wide range of knowledge in history and repertoire to engage students outside the realm of normal and often overplayed repertoire.

Especially during major world events, the need for art and mediums where humans can express their emotion are of vital importance. "Practice makes proficiency” - this is true for music as well as life. Mistakes are inevitable but it is mistakes that allow us to grow and achieve greater things. I will patiently and effectively work with you to refine the mistakes and achieve proficiency in your journey through music.

I am extremely personable and am an excellent listener. I graduated from the Hartt School and went to the New

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Jonathan Weir graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hartt School of Music with a degree in Piano Performance and Composition. Jonathan has been playing Classical Piano since a young age and has studied under Maggie Francis, piano faculty at the Hartt School. The discovery of Classical Piano also led hi

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Ray T.

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Franklin, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Ray T.

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I've been playing guitar and piano since I was little. I've been playing professionally since I was 16 and can cover many styles of music. Berklee College of Music graduate.
I really love teaching and try to incorporate new techniques and technologies into my lesson. It comes down to getting to know you and making the lessons relevant to you.

About Ray

I've been a professional keyboard player for over 30 years. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, I'm able to teach music from many different perspectives. I like to get to know my students and tailor their lesson to their interests and goals. I can competently teach Pop, Jazz, Classical, Ear T

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Alisa
Mr. Tarantola has taught my three kids to play piano and to read music. Their confidence in their music abilities has grown over the years as they continue to learn. The skills they learned with Mr. Tarantola has helped them in school music, band and in learning new instruments such as drum set and clarinet. Mr. Tarantola has the ability and personality to teach all ages including new beginners such as I - who began lessons in my 40's. Highly recommend!

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"Josh is very professional and serious about teaching chess. He teaches my 9 year old daughter and she is learning fast. I asked him to make sure my daughter states the rules before each move and he does a great job at that. He is very nice and we feel very comfortable with him. He doesn't joke around or waste time. I like that especially when dealing with kids. We will continue our classes with him. My daughter will take a few mins to get started and he starts the time when she's ready."
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"What a great find for me! I loved our first lesson! Amy was so patient. I would highly, highly recommend her!

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Christy
Took Crocheting lessons from Amy N.
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"I was having issues modifying patterns. Vena helped me understand how pattern making works and how to resolve my issues. She is knowledgeable and a natural teacher. What could have been complicated and difficult to learn was easy and straightforward. I highly recommend her as a teacher."
Kathy
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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"Karl was just great. Soft spoken yet very clear about the culture and mechanics of the game.
I have a much better understanding of both."
Patsy
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Well prepared, thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Good amount of knowledge and skills to digest in our 30 minute session. Looking forward to our next lesson."
Sarah
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Mrs. Seinn is very patient and tailors the lessons dependent upon your skill level. I started learning from the very first class and created my very first mask. I highly recommend Mrs. Seinn for sewing lessons and I will definitely be a repeat student."
Kizzy
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"I have to update my review now that I've had a bunch of lessons with Amy. People who can do something well and also teach well are rare and Amy is one of those. Before I started with her, I had been doing crochet using YouTube and had taken a couple of local classes. I was pulling things out and starting over frequently because i'd realize i didn't understand/had totally missed something, which was getting frustrating. Even in the live classes the teachers were nice and skilled but they didn't take the time to make sure we understood certain fundamental facts about crochet and what we were doing, focusing more on just getting it done. Amy makes a point of expressing the basic things one needs to know about the stitches we are doing, as much as helping me get the final result.

I looked up online lessons because the quarantine had started and I had purchased a sweater pattern that I really wanted to make, and thought i should be able to accomplish. Many people on Ravelry had complained about the pattern's shortcomings -- some had given up on it, though the people that did complete it, had great results - over 95 people posted pictures of their results, though some aren't quite like the advertised picture. I really wanted to make that sweater though, so I thought it was time to get some real lessons, and found Amy. The way she talked me through the pattern and other patterns, I totally got how to look at patterns and think about them. She lets you know her thought process so you can think it through yourself. Now, when i rip something out to do something over, it's not because i don't know what i'm doing so much as i now know what i'm trying to accomplish. The sweater is almost done and btw, looks just like the picture!! I've realized that it's a great idea to tell Amy whatever i'm thinking and she will give the best advice. Oh, and from the first lesson, she got me getting straight edges easily (now, it makes so much sense but at the time it seemed like a fluke whenever i had a straight edge!)"
Scarlet
Took Crocheting lessons from Amy N.
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"Lily is an incredible teacher! I went from barely knowing how to thread a bobbin to completing my first lined jacket in a little over 4 months! Lily is patient, kind, and has great attention to detail and teaching style. Lily will introduce you to everything from basics to complex techniques with ease."
Violet
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Kelly was great to work with...she gave several suggestions to help me with some fitting problems I was having....great source of information!!"
Susan
Took Sewing lessons from Kelly N.
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""Ms. Erin's crochet instructions are so easy to follow", according to my 11 year-old daughter.
She is so excited in finishing the scarf project that she learned during their first lesson. She loves that Ms. Erin seems to have new crochet patterns to show and not having to do the same thing over and over each lesson. She is looking forward to making circles next week 😉. Thank you, Ms. Erin!"
Melissa
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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