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Mark M.

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

About Mark

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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Steve K.

14 Reviews
Vernon Rockville, CT
Starting at $35
  • Two Bachelors of Music (Vocal performance) and (Music Theory) from Southern Methodist University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1993
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Steve K.

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I teach a well structures journey into learning this wonderful expressive and fun instrument. All aspects of the rudiments of the instruments are covered and beginning students will follow their progress through a method book and several additions to learn the musical language and the instrument.

About Steve

I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the

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Kathleen
Steve is an excellent voice instructor. Very knowledgeable. Extremely talented and has a great ability to teach and demonstrate exercises to expand voice range, hold notes, and sing on key! I would definitely recommend Steve for voice instruction!
Samuel C.
Very good at visualizing the skills for singing. Helped me immensely, I could not recommend Steve enough
Suzanne
Steve is an excellent musician and gifted teacher. He is intuitive and nurtures individual talent.
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Kendra E.

19 Reviews
East Hartford, CT
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kendra E.

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I have been teaching saxophone for 15+ years. I enjoy teaching people of all ages, both children and adults, of all levels. I believe in teaching a strong core of music fundamentals but also in finding what makes music special to each student. Lessons should be fun and engaging. I have several students audition into regional bands, and select school ensembles every year. But we also make sure to play some pop tunes and top 40.

About Kendra

Now accepting vaccinated students for in person lessons. Happy to teach virtual lessons for unvaccinated students. I am a musician with an equal passion for performing and teaching. I have taught ages 8-80 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I believe in the importance of teaching a strong c

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Jeff B.
Diagnosed my instrument problem and I was able to fix it in the first 5 minutes. Looking forward to working with Kendra weekly
Davis
Kendra knows exactly how to push a student to improve while always being positive which makes the process perfect as a student tries to improve their capabilities over time.
Francesca B.
Great lesson! thank you!
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Tim M.

11 Reviews
Manchester, CT
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim M.

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It starts with where the student is and where they want to go. A personalized approach that involves the student some say in how we get there.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Ferlyn F.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks French, American Sign Language, Spanish, English, English
  • Awarded 1st Place at Autumn Splash - Talent Competition from CSU, Los Angeles - ASI, Inc.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ferlyn F.

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Accompaniment by Ferlyn!

My History of Accompaniment & Arrangements:
Many of my accompaniments, compositions, sound productions and songwriting techniques are used in a several performances and a few video amateur productions. I have been mostly self-taught and trained through private music lessons. Arrangements and accompaniment techniques for guitar, piano, orchestral and symphonies are readily available for learning.

My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.

With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True Inner Dancer."

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About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to ligh

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Jeannie W.
Really patient and encouraging! I'm a beginner when it comes to dance / choreo but she was still very supportive and positive. You'll have a lot of fun taking a lesson with her!
Cece
Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.
Dominique N.
Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism.
I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother.
Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine.
I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick.
Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following:
“Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)”
This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is.
This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers.
But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.
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Sara G.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2018
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Sara G.

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I have a BA in Humanities which I completed through a combination of film, literature, and language courses. I have written creatively in a variety of forms including narrative, poetic and short film. I have studied and written on works from a variety of cultures and have presented/published my work with film and language. I have an MA in teaching English as a second language and am therefore experienced working with students of all ages. I am looking forward to exploring the inspiring world of creative writing with you!

About Sara

A university English teacher right in your living room! I am a lifelong language learner who wants to help others express themselves effectively in English. A little about me: - I have a Masters degree in teaching English as a second language - I have online and on the ground teaching experie

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Brandon M.
My son’s lessons with Sara have been awesome! He’s very shy and reserved but she has made him feel comfortable. I have no idea what she said to him during their first interaction but it made him more confident in his work. My son has mentioned that she’s pleasant to work with. He also wanted me to mention that she challenges him and helps him think. Thank you Sara!
Kumara
Sara is an excellent teacher!! She is really helping my daughter improve her grammar and writing skills.
Delores
Sara is by far one of the best teachers we have had for our son. She is knowledgeable and worked with us to meet the specific needs of our son. Our son has had a great learning time with her so far. She's phenomenal!

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"Taking classes with Darius was tons of fun. Helped me through a few problems with a monologue I needed to learn and helped add another layer to it that I didn't even think of. I definitely recommend taking one of his classes as it'll help you reach into whatever piece you're working on and draw out something new for your character work and overall understanding of the play/film/show. if you're wondering whether you should do it or not, I say, take the class! In the long run, you'll be grateful for the help."
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"Sara was amazing, absolutely love her for my daughter aged 10. She is kind, nurturing, focus and great with children. I'm considering using her for myself too."
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