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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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 students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance from The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
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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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Neguine N.

13 Reviews
Arlington, MA
Starting at $77
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Neguine N.

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I am offering a music and healing service for all ages/individuals (mental illness, elderly folks, children with special needs, cancer patients, pregnant women, etc) I will offer relaxing, comforting, musical experiences in which you may listen or participate in. The objective of this service is to create a safe space for self-expression and/or relaxation. I have a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy. I am skilled and have had experience working with all sorts of populations and am currently preparing for my board certification exam.

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Neguine has been teaching private lessons since March of 2016 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and her apartment in Arlington, MA. Neguine has helped students accomplish new skills in vocal training, guitar, songwriting, and works with all kinds of individuals such as indivi

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Lamont B.
Neguine is a great teacher she's patient and very understanding I have my second class with her coming up and I can't wait
Sohan
Neguine was great. Patient and easy-going. My son enjoyed the lesson and looks forward to the next one.
Matthew
Neguine teaches piano to my two children, ages 8 and 6, and she’s been wonderful. She comes to our house and immediately the house is a calm friendly place to learn music. She’s patient with my kids who love piano but are still little, and she has a good sense of humor when they want to try something a little quirky. They also have been making great strides with sightreading, and their eagerness to learn more has only increased. Neguine also does not rush the kids: If a child needs to repeat part of a lesson for another week as she is good about making sure kids reinforce what they’re learning, which is something I appreciate, and my kids have learned to appreciate that too. I highly recommend her!
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Benjamin K.

146 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German, French
  • Bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.

About Benjamin

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!

About B. Silvia

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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Chase R.

13 Reviews
Brookline, MA
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  • Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Chase R.

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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, how to play their favorite songs, how to create their own music, and how to read both tablature and sheet music.

About Chase

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I playe

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Sam
Chase and I worked together doing online lessons for guitar for a number of months. Chase is an incredible instructor. He helped me understand how to analyze and replicate my music tastes in a super effective way. His teachings on improvisation definitely brought out the best in my playing. I would highly recommend learning from Chase, whether you are a beginner or expert.
Nichole Coyne
Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons.
Declan D.
My son is 7 and really seems to like Chase. He came well prepared and finally someone has started to teach him some rock songs .

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