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Ivan S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Chaldean
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ivan S.

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Learn the skills needed to overcome stage fright and mind blanks while performing!

About Ivan

Hello, thank you so much for checking out my page! My name is Ivan. I’ve been playing piano for over 20 years and I’ve been teaching for the past 10, and I’m so excited to be able to share my knowledge of music with you. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a trained professional, Iļæ½

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Amy
Ivan is an energetic, patient teacher to my boys. He took 1 reluctant student and helped him enjoy the piano and look forward to his lessons.
Kevin O.
Ivan is the best, he really worked with my daughter and she enjoys her lessons a lot. She's learned a lot in a short period of time. Ivan is very effective with the online format we chose to use during the pandemic. Couldn't be happier.
Nick
Best piano teacher ever!
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Cory H.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Percussion from Varsity Vocals
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Cory H.

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Learn about and get feedback on stage presence, learn about the music industry, learn the industry lingo, learn about phrasing and breathing, and learn to read sheet music.

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I’m also an experienced actor; I can help build confidence in you

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Ryan L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Winner of New Works Play Festival from Full Circle Players
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Ryan L.

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Perform like a pro! In addition to teaching the formal aspects of performing (rhythm, harmony, tempo etc.) I will teaching students how to successfully prepare and execute performances.

About Ryan

Ryan M. Luévano (he/him) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, composer, conductor, professor of music and theatre critic in the greater Los Angeles area. He’s served as music director for Santa Ana College, The Colony Theatre, The Sierra Madre Playhouse and the Burbank Community Theater.

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James Mayuga
Ryan was such an amazing human being. Would highly recommend him!
James P.
Marvelous instructor for an old student (76). Apparently if you can teach young students, you are best equipped to handle the older students.
Jonelle Pickett
Excellent at giving pointers and exercises to help students improve sound quality. Patient, positive and personable.
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Yekaterina K.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Preforming Pianist from Music College of Semey, Kazakhstan
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Yekaterina K.

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Students can expect to learn tips and tricks on how to prepare for concerts, time and practice management leading to the concert and how to manage performance anxiety or "stage fright".
Breathing and visualization techniques will also be discussed.

About Yekaterina

Learn from a performing concert pianist, an international educator, and an expert in pedagogical expertise on subjects including effective practising, piano technique, repertoire, teaching the piano, sight-reading, healthy practice structuring and more. Yekaterina was born and raised in Soviet U

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Brendan
Yekaterina is fantastic! She is very talented and makes learning piano fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to become a great piano player!
Leah English
She's always very clear with instructions and takes time to explain things to you when you need help. She is also very patient when you need help understanding grammar and learning to pronounce things correctly.
Sabrina
Yekaterina can hear and point out a wrong note in a chord without even seeing what I am playing. Her hearing ability is very impressive. Apart from that she is very structured, and and gives very clear instructions on what needs to be done in every peice. She types it all in a chat after every lesson, so one knows exactly what to do to from lesson to lesson, and keep track on what has been hapenning and the progress.
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Jillian V.

70 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor's of Science, Music Therapy, Classical Voice, Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz
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Jillian V.

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Take your artistic knowledge and learn how to put it on the stage or behind the camera. Learn simple techniques related to on-stage personality, presence, honesty, and vulnerability.

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I find

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Julie
If 5 stars is for Best instructor ever than Jillian is the winner! When I first started, I was so afraid of singing off pitch that I was afraid to sing! Jillian has helped me to gain confidence for singing from my heart, expressing emotion. I do not even worry about pitch anymore. All of Jillian's students are so lucky like me to have Jillian for support and guidance to make our dreams a reality!
Madeline P.
Great with my 8 year old daughter!
Jacquelyn W.
I ADORE Jillian! She is so sweet and encouraging. When my schedule is crazy she does everything in her power to accommodate me. It is clear that she knows what she is doing. After trying to teach myself guitar for YEARS, with the way she explains things, I am already further along after just 3 lessons. She also has a gorgeous voice! I can't wait to continue learning from her!
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Rachel E.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Musical Theatre BFA from University of Michigan
  • Awarded Winner Non-classical voice from The Los Angeles Spotlight Awards
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Rachel E.

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Take lessons with a Broadway veteran!

I've been teaching private voice and acting coaching for over 5 years and LOVE seeing my students improve! I am a working singer/actor, and writer/musician in NYC, but I love teaching so much that I do it even while I'm working on projects!

A little bit about me:
I graduated from University of Michigan's musical theatre program (one of the top musical theatre programs in the world!) and went straight into playing Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAID at Chicago Shakespeare theatre, and then directly on to playing the lead in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway for several years! I also recently returned from China, where I played Scarlett O'Hara in the musical version of GONE WITH THE WIND!

I've trained in all kinds of different techniques and currently have all different types of students and voices in my studio! I teach all levels and ages, from beginners to professionals, and a wide variety of different of styles (Broadway, opera, pop, ...

About Rachel

Take lessons with a Broadway veteran! I've been teaching private voice and acting coaching for over 7 years and LOVE seeing my students improve! I am a working singer/actor, and writer/musician in NYC, but I love teaching so much that I do it even while I'm working on projects! A little bit a

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Gen
Rachel is a talented actress and singer. She is also a great teacher!
I really enjoy our lessons and i am a bit shy when it comes to singing, but she really helps make you feel comfortable. She has many different tools in her kit to help bring your voice out and understand how to use your body. I appreciate her candid approach and that she doesn't butter me up, she gives great constructive feedback that you can work with. Not only the technical aspects, but the artistry of the craft as well.
I definitely feel like i've gained a deeper understanding of how to sing properly and am more confident as a result. Highly recommend her, you wont be disappointed.
Ruidi
Rachel is such a great teacher. She explained everything so clearly and vividly. I have zero background or knowledge in singing but I feel I learned a lot just in the first class! And she is so kind and patient. It's such a good experience to work with her!
My Daughter is very happy with her lessons, great learning experience, but also a lot of fun.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music performance teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream music performance teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Music Performance Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online music performance lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $300 per hour.
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$39 average
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$55 average
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$70 average

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"If you want results, choose Fawn as your coach. It's that simple."
DJ
Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"Once I trusth on my voice, performing was not a problem anymore
I recovered confidance after surgery of my vocal cords"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Rodolfo G.
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"I have worked with Ms. Christine for over six years, and she has been an invaluable member of our school. Christine is an excellent music teacher. She is aware of a variety of approaches to teaching music, and is constantly broadening her musical talents. She has worked to create interdisciplinary experiences as well, by integrating song, instrumentals, and dance with literature, through performances for the school.

She enjoys children and brings wonderful excitement to their music experience. She creates relevant lesson plans and incorporates movement and other modalities into her music lessons. If you walk into a music lesson, students are moving and making music! They are engaged!

I highly recommend Ms. Christine."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Christine G.
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"I've rehearsed and performed with Vandi Enzor in a chamber setting per the requirements of her graduate voice degree. I accompanied her on guitar as she sang; the specific piece was the Seven Popular Spanish songs by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Vandi is professional, patient, hard working, receptive, and musical. Her great command of her instrument is evident, and more than that she has genuine joy in what she does. Collaborating with her was a pleasure, and I can't recommend her enough for musical instruction. A true professional."
Jeremy
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"Amazing teacher with a gift for connecting with children and fostering a love of music."
Haruna
Took Music Performance lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Greg is a true craftsman and consummate performer. I can’t think of a better Bass Player I’ve had the pleasure to work with."
Bill
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"Maryann Graham is the best teacher and best friend I can possibly have! šŸ˜šŸ˜ I highly recommend her to anyone. She's super sweet and is a great teacher and helper. I've known her for 10 years. I absolutely love her. She's my teacher and bestie."
Autumn
Took Music Performance lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"Paul is a wonderful person and very competent. He does a great job and gives his best effort. I recommend him."
Alan
Took Music Performance lessons from Paul M.
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"Fawn is the best at what she does. She's a true pro. I leave each lesson feeling like I can master my career. Her innovative and out side the box teaching style is unbeatable."
Danny
Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"I was 16 years old when I first started with Coren, She has helped me to get an amazing sound out of my voice! I sang every thing in my Nostrils! and my Adam's apple up in my Brain! I started out singing with my church choir, then my church band. My music director said I Should Take some lessons. He gave me Corens number and I set up a lesson for the following Thursday.

I got to the lesson and I was shaking. I've always been an Actor and I've always had this mental block about my voice. But After talking to her, Within the first 5 minutes she had already had me laughing and relaxing in my chair. She not only showed me how to use my vocals, she explained (In Detail) why and what was making my voice tighten up in the first place. She understood everything that my vocal cords were doing.

I would certainly say that Coren goes the extra mile when it comes to training the voice. And she has one of the biggest hearts on this planet! There were many lessons I had with her where I would Just be in tears because I had a mental block about my voice. But Coren would not let me stay there. She Believed in me and she got me out of my mental patterns.

I owe a lot to this women and I couldn't be more Grateful that I have the opportunity to study under her!"
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Took Music Performance lessons from Coren Z.
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Online Viola Classes

The viola is a four-stringed instrument in the violin family. Though it may look similar to the violin, the viola is slightly larger and has a lower, more resonant sound. And some say that the viola is actually more challenging to play than the violin.

While violists often cover accompaniment parts or fill in the harmonies in chamber music, the viola sound is a very important sound in the ensemble. Violists play an essential role in the orchestra, and therefore, they must know this instrument in and out.

Whether you are eager to pick up the viola for the first time or want to improve your viola playing skills, turn to TakeLessons. We offer online viola classes for students of any age and music level. Our one-on-one teachers will help you lea

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rn viola online and improve your musicality at your own pace.

Why Take Viola Lessons Online

Taking a class and learning a skill does not need to be a hassle. Instead of signing up for in-person instruction, why not take an online course? With our online classes, you do not have to worry about finding time to drive to and from class to meet with your instructor. But rather, you can log on from wherever you have internet access. Our virtual classes provide you with the freedom and flexibility to learn whenever is most convenient for you.

Our online viola classes are easy and stress-free. Start by choosing an instructor who has a schedule that aligns with your preferences. You can find teachers who can teach in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings and during any day of the week. Once you find one with a suitable schedule, you can connect via your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. Our online lessons let you decide where and when you want to learn, making it easier than ever to master your viola skills.

The Benefits of Viola Lessons Online

Here at TakeLessons, we understand the importance of private instruction. We know that students learn at different speeds and require individual attention, and that’s why our teachers provide one-on-one instruction for every student.

When you learn the viola online with us, your teacher will assess your needs and help you work toward your music goals. Whether you need to brush up on your sight-reading skills or want to master a challenging new piece of music, your private instructor will provide you with the tools to exceed. No matter what you would like to focus on, our online viola classes can help.

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Ready to find the ideal viola instructor? Browse our inventory of certified viola instructors until you find your perfect match. Read each one’s profile, learn about their experience and expertise, review student feedback, and check their availability. You can even start a conversation with them in advance to ensure they’re a good fit.

Sign up for viola lessons online with TakeLessons today, and you will be ready to shine in the orchestra in no time.

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