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Karen D.

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

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Lute:
Any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back enclosing a hollow cavity, usually with a sound hole or opening in the body. The lute is plucked or strummed with one hand while the other hand "frets" (presses down) the strings on the neck's fingerboard. By pressing the strings on different places of the fingerboard, the player can produce higher or lower notes like on a guitar or other stringed instrument.
Lute has it's own musical notation and is fun to learn. I will teach you how to read, pluck and play beautiful songs that will inspire you and others.

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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Philip O.

11 Reviews
Lexington, MA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Master of Music in Violin Performance from University of Oklahoma
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.
Good choice
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Sabrina Jacqui L.

8 Reviews
Wilmington, MA
Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 10 to 50
  • Awarded Producer's Choice Award from Metropolitan Fashion Week Los Angeles
  • Teaching since 2009
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Sabrina Jacqui L.

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Lessons I offer:
-how to set up and use machine
-sewing basics, tips and tricks
-how to read and use a store-bought pattern + completion of project
-assisting with existing pattern + completion of project
*Please note: I am NOT offering pattern-drafting lessons.

All beginner lessons come with a list of necessary supplies for sewing success. Intermediate+ can request this list!

***IMPORTANT***: I have a strict policy in which I require a brief video chat meet-up prior to any in-person lesson. Thank you for your understanding.

About Sabrina Jacqui

I first learned how to sew from a wonderful woman teaching in-home sewing lessons. Her one on one lessons helped catapult me into the skilled sewer I am today. I've been sewing for about 16 years now. I started my namesake brand in 2009 where I designed and created every item by hand (pattern-dra

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Danielle B.
I only took a couple of lessons from Sabrina, just to enhance a few sewing skills, but she was great. Very knowledgeable!
Jess H.
She cancelled on my tree minutes before our session. I didn't have time to hire someone new. This has ruined my holiday. I stayed home to finish a sewing project and now can't because it's too late to hire someone new. It's too late to fly back home. This sucks. I better get my money back.
Mirabelle
Sabrina taught my daughter in-home, she was always on time despite the distance and was very patient and respectful. We have a few other children and she was extremely welcoming to the little ones looking in on the lesson. She taught my daughter how to use a store-bought pattern and some sewing basics.
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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Russian
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vasiliy M.

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I earned MM in Jazz Performance, Bass Guitar Major, in 1993, and play/teach lessons for Bass Guitar since that time. My prospective students will receive rigorous training in both Bass Guitar performance and musicianship focused on the specifics of the subject of study. The level that we would begin lessons with will depend on the student's abilities and potentials. We will strive to create professional and friendly working atmosphere, and will begin lessons with careful assessment of the student's performing abilities; we will also set our goals, based on both individual expectations of students and on professional experience of the instructor. My teaching philosophy lies on three aspects; on patience with people; on love for the subject of teaching/study; and on rigorous training, offered to people, for their benefit and general musical development.

About Vasiliy

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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James W.

Fremont, NH
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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James W.

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Interested in learning guitar for the first time, or have been playing for a while and want to develop your skills? When I teach guitar, I try to focus as much as possible on the student's goals as a musician, so we can get you playing songs you enjoy in only a few lessons. I also encourage students to try learning by ear as much as possible to improve their skills and be able to apply it to their own music. If you're interested in taking lessons with me, be sure to reach out and don't be afraid to ask questions!

About James

I'm James, and I'm willing to help you pursue your future musical endeavors! Over the course of my life I have about 13 years of musical experience, as I grew up in a very musical family. I have been teaching music lessons privately for about 2 years. I have also been volunteering at a local communi

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Jeremy H.

Chelsea, MA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Doctorate Molecular Biology Cell Biology and Biochemistry from Boston University
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jeremy H.

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I am a husband, father, biocellular chemist, musician/recording artist, teacher, and performer in various genre. Piano was my first learned instrument (~30 years playing experience). Teaching music supplements all that is natural, perfect and me. I look forward to helping students learn technique and build confidence for when they may decide to perform or produce new music.

My standard teaching session aims directly at the common essentials of music and provides a combination of 1) chord and scale training, 2) an emphasis on contrasting rhythms and dynamics that give rise to genre and most common-day song structure, and 3) teaching students to play new songs (the student can request songs they would like to learn; I have demo materials and recommendations to assist). Using this trifecta approach, I have successfully taught learners with a broad variance of prior knowledge and aspiration to accomplish their goals. Together, my methods ensure that each student receives translatable

About Jeremy

I am a passionate musician since I have been learning and performing in varying capacities since early childhood. I first learned to sing and be involved with music from church. Naturally, I struggled with seeing meaning or purpose of formal training from my earliest and limited opportunities. Ho

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"Autumn is a wonderful, talented violinist and instructor. She teaches my 14 years old daughter and does a wonderful job of instilling good violin practice in her life. Autumn is also a great role model for my child. Autumn is always on time, never misses lessons, and uses the lesson time purposefully. Online lessons are no problem for her because she is skilled and pays close attention to my child during lessons. We love Autumn and hope to remain with her for many years to come."
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Took Violin lessons from Autumn D.
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"Zach is an amazing guy. His young age inspired my son (8 years old), and he relates more to his younger students being closer in age to them. He explains everything in great detail that's easy to understand, and has a genuine love of music. He will have you playing from your very first lesson!"
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Took Flamenco Guitar lessons from Zachary D.
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"I wouldn't be where I am now if it weren't for Miss Fawn. She has helped me grow so much as a musician. Miss Fawn encouraged and helped me get into Berklee College Of Music and I will be forever grateful."
Laney
Took Jazz Voice lessons from Fawn A.
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"Tammy is patient and pleasant. She builds a good relationship with her students. Tammy is an excellent motivator."
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Took Piano lessons from Tammy S.
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"Heather is amazing!! I've had a couple of voice teachers in the past and she is by far the best!! She individually tailors her lessons to my interests and goals. She is also very encouraging and patient. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to enhance themselves musically."
Erica
Took Singing lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Extremely happy with Melody! She knows how to make little ones focus and work with joy and enthusiasms, on the theory and practice. All the time on time, those 45 minutes are 100% happy and learning time. Thank you!"
Amandine
Took Piano lessons from Melody C.
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"Katie loves taking lessons with Mr. Mike. She practices because she wants to show him what she learned at home. No pressure, just fun, and she is thriving.
I am so happy we found Mr. Mike!"
Katharine
Took Piano lessons from Michael W.
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"David provided instant feedback and is very knowledgeable."
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Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"Molly is patient, clear, and nice! She makes singing relaxed yet structured at the same time. Great way to build technique and have fun at the same time. I enjoyed every lesson that I had."
Kenneth
Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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