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Vasiliy M.

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Boston, MA
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  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Russian
  • DMA in Composition from Boston University
  • 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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Karen D.

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

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Bass Guitar:
Also called Electric Bass puts down the foundation in the band or orchestra. Besides learning notes, chords, finger exercise and theory the student will also learn how to play with a pick or their fingers and incorporate plucking, slapping, popping, and strumming techniques.

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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Maya M.

Cambridge, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maya M.

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I meet you where you are at as a student and go from there. I like to teach methodically, building on new skills each lesson as building blocks towards bigger goals. I assign brief, targeted technical exercises as a venue to work on foundational technical skills, and incorporate these skills as much as possible into musical application. The ultimate goal is to play music and have fun, so technical practice will always be in service of playing the music you want to play. We will look at theory concepts when relevant. I will also incorporate my perspectives on tone, style, ensemble skills, practice skills, and real-world gigging.

I tailor lesson plans based on your musical background, if any, and your goals. I think of lessons as collaborative, working together to figure out what works best for you. I studied academically, and I also grew up playing in punk bands in basements, so I can offer advice and exercises from multiple perspectives. I use both approaches to music fluidly in ...

About Maya

Maya studied upright bass performance at Berklee College of Music, where she earned a Berklee Merit Scholarship and the Bass Department Outstanding Performer Award and Scholarship. She played with the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, with a highlight performance of Lord of the Rings Symphony

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Eric B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded State Winner Battle of the Bands from Cheggs Battle of the Bands
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Eric B.

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Learn the practical application of music theory on the bass by studying songs. You will begin to understand how bass lines are written. After learning shapes and patterns you will be on your way to writing your own bass lines and jamming on your favorite songs.

About Eric

Music isn't just a career choice: it is a way of life. I have been playing music since I was a toddler; everything I have learned about life has been through music. I believe that self-expression is important to being confident with yourself. I look forward to sharing my passion for music and tea

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Shannon A.
Really enjoyed my personalized lessons with Eric! He helped me with finding the rhythm in some of my original songs. He is very encouraging and affirming.
Sam
Great instructor; always prepared and patient. He works towards my goals always.
Ben
Eric is the real deal as a guitar teacher. I personally play the guitar myself, but as any parent knows when it comes to teaching your own child there is going to be some resistance no matter what! Lol. Eric is very well educated in music and has the rapport to teach beginners as well as advanced students. My son looks forward to his time with Eric and considers him a friend as well! In closing, if your looking for an instructor that has a solid music background that can channel that knowledge into your child or self, look no further!
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Christian R.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Music, Audio Engineering, Culinary Arts, and Photography from TCC, OSU, NYIP
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  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Christian R.

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I've been teaching bass since 2009.
Some of my favorite bassists are Flea from RHCP's, Les from Primus, Cliff Burton from Metallica, Victor Wooten, John Deacon from Queen, and many more.
I use Fender, Ibanez, Flea bass, Tech 21 SansAmp, JBL, and Ampeg.
There is not just one book that will give you everything you need so I teach from a number of books by different companies like Alfred, KJOS, Hal Leonard, song books, to individual pieces from music notes. I also create, print, and email custom lessons created on a program in my Mac.
It usually takes around 2 - 3 months for beginner to start catching on and be able to play well. It really depends on how much the student practices. Some people catch on faster because they are naturals and others have to work a little harder. It's my goal to help each student become the musician they desire to be. My philosophy is to teach my students to be smart musicians. What I mean by that is, it does you no good if you can play a song but ...

About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from taki

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Wilma M.
I enjoyed learning from Christian today. I am 70 years old and did not feel out of place. He made me comfortable and he is very knowledgeable about how to go about teaching. He was very polite and patient with me and was able to go over things and explain professionally in a manner that did not insult my intelligence. He seems dedicated to teaching and does it very well .
I highly recommend this man to anyone that wants to learn how to play the Piano.
Wade J.
Christian has been top-notch in every way I could hope for. His communication prior to and after the lesson has been stellar, taking time to prep me then follow up with thorough, well written tips and details. (It's clear that he values the student's time as much as his own, and seeks to make the experience individualized and worthwhile for those he teaches.) The lesson itself was spot-on, being well balanced in both fun and degree of challenge. Feel very fortunate to have found him!
Cayden
Christian easily connects with my teenage son. He is professional while at the same time relaxed and easy-going. He stresses the importance of learning the basics but there is no high pressure. He strives to teach music that is interesting to my son and that challenges him. He does a great job of explaining things. We are happy we chose Christian as our teacher.
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Matt L.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks American
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor in Music from West Chester University
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Matt L.

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We will play whatever the student would like to learn! I use the Hal Leonard Bass Method with students to give them a solid understanding of the fundamentals of bass guitar playing. I encourage my students to always find new songs that they would like to learn so we can go over them together.

About Matt

I attended West Chester University from 2011-2015 and graduated with my bachleor's in music education. I performed in the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz ensembles, various trumpet ensembles, and a brass quintet. One of my trumpet ensembles made it to the semifinals in the Nationa

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He explains everything to you. If you need help or if you don't get it he makes sure you know it before you move on.

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"I have been very lucky to have had Vlad as my first bass instructor, in 5 lessons I have progressed from not being able to play the bass at all to now having completely learned one song and beginning to learn others. Something I appreciate very much about Vlad's instruction is his emphasis on learning theory of the instrument instead of just memorizing songs, giving me the skills I need to eventually play songs and teach myself independently. He also definitely makes the most of each lesson and has often gone over our allotted time to make sure I fully understand what we're learning. If you're ready to really learn and work hard, Vlad is the teacher for you!"
Etta Hanlon
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Vladislav B.
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"I am very satisfied with the teaching methods and vast musical knowledge of Greg. I recommend him to anyone at any level of learning how to play bass guitar."
W. David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Rick is a wonderful teacher. I already have some previous music experience, so he is working with me at my level instead of starting me from the beginning. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher."
Leonard Sgarlata
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rick P.
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"Greg was a wonderful and patient teacher with my son who started at Gregs' business Capital Fret at 11 years of age & continued for a few years ,my son learned his love and knowledge of guitar ,both bass a acoustic, and drums through Greg's teachings, Greg recognized my sons' strengths and creativity with guitar and helped direct him in many ways towards my sons'continuing love of music and drums I don't believe my son would have thrived as well with another teacher"
Cheryl
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Great teacher and great lesson. He comes prepared with exercises. Book him for lessons and you won’t be disappointed!"
Brendon
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Great first lesson, will definitely be back!"
Andrew
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"He is a very patient teacher and really goes the extra mile when it comes to explaining things I'm having trouble with."
Adolfo
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Shawn G.
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"Akos is the man! He helped me progress so quickly, and knew exactly what was holding my playing back. If you are serious about getting better, take a lesson with him."
Julian
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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"If you are looking for someone to teach bass by reading of sheet music, stop now and get back some of your precocious tim.

Matt teaches how you how to play by ear. I have yet to see a chord chart or any sheet music. He emphasizes timing, counting and not getting in the way of the train. if you want to become a musician who can sit in with others, have a good time playing, be ready for the stage, this is the place."
John
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Greg is an exceptional teacher of all ages. He has an infectious enthusiasm for teaching aspiring musicians from beginner to accomplished."
Hank
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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