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Ivan S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Chaldean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Piano Performance from Oakland University
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Ivan S.

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Learn music theory and develop aural skills for melody and chord recognition!

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, I�

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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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Hayden M.

6 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Trombone Performance from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2015
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Hayden M.

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The goal of my music theory lessons is to help students understand the mechanics of music. From the basics of reading music, to analyzing Bach chorales, and the Lydian Chromatic Concept, I can take students through a range of topics. Lessons will be tailored to each student's interests and needs.

About Hayden

My name is Hayden and I am a professional trombonist, educator, cruise agent, composer, and arranger in South Florida. I love performing and I love sharing my passion with you. I currently work both as a freelance musician and as an entertainment specialist for a major cruise music agency. I also to

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Amy
Hayden meets weekly with our 13 year old son for trombone lessons. He shows patience as he learns the material and works with him to keep trying until he gets it and gives him actionable items to work on between sessions. Hayden also does a nice job engaging our son by providing music to learn that is interesting to him and even has gone so far as to compose trombone music of songs that are interesting to our kid. He has been an excellent teacher and we plan to continue our weekly lessons with Hayden.
David
I want to once again write a testimonial for Hayden Maple. Had is a gifted musician and instructor. He has worked at my pace, been accomodating during an illness and travel of mine. and he has understood my goals and tailored his teacher towards them. I encourage anyone seeking an instructor to give Hayden a shot.
David
Hayden is pleasant, well-informed and motivating. He is a good teacher and shares his tips on how to improve. I will be signing up for more lessons! I am actually making music with Hayden's help.
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Tatiana K.

2 Reviews
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  • Bachelor Degree in “Optical Physics” from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" named after V.I. Ulianov-Lenin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Tatiana K.

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Basics of Scales, Keys, Harmony, Chords and Inversions, Rhythm etc.

About Tatiana

Tatiana is a highly qualified teacher with 10+ years of teaching experience and 25+ years in the classical music profession. Tatiana first started her musical journey at the age of 7, when she came to her first piano lesson, and ever since that auspicious day music has not left her life. She would

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Jay
Tatiana is great! I was a complete beginner when I started lessons with her—couldn’t read music or play anything. Very quickly she got me to the point where I could play fairly difficult pieces really well.
She is really warm and friendly as well
Diana
Tatiana is an amazing teacher! I took piano lessons with her for one year to prepare for my entrance auditions to a music program in college, and she helped me to make an enormous difference in my piano playing technique. She has high standards, and helps you to get better and better without ever being too overbearing. She has a solid lesson plan for each and every lesson, and a bigger picture of what you can achieve within a month or a year. She is amazing at teaching proper piano technique, she is very positive and patient, and gets great results. I recommend her 1000000%!
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Tigran N.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks Armenian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Prizewinner from Union Of Composers Of Armenia
  • Teaching since 1995
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Tigran N.

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Beginning, Intermediate and advanced music theory.
I have been teaching music theory in private schools for 5 years now.
I am starting with basic elements of music theory such as sound, pitch (intervals, major and minor scales), rhythm (beat, tempo, meter etc.), harmony (tonality, chords, triads, inversions), key signatures, diatonic chords, chromatic harmonies, dynamics, articulation and much more...

About Tigran

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conserv

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Very patient, very knowledgeable and
great personality.
Katherine
Tigray was very professional yet friendly. My son really enjoyed his first lesson with him.
Hadria S.
Tigran is a skillful, kind, patient and honest teacher. I’m a beginning adult learner and have been progressing very quickly with his help. Tigran’s teaching is structured and organized while keeping the lessons challenging and interesting enough to want to keep going. I value his time and knowledge. I also intend to continue learning the violin from Tigran for the long term. HIGHLY recommend!
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Kevin T.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $190
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
  • B.A. Songwriting and Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Kevin T.

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Music Theory Lessons

From Beginner to Advanced - All Ages

Well structured lesson plan covering all aspects of music, specifically designed to help you reach your individual goals.

Understand the music theory behind all styles of music: Rock, funk, jazz, country, blues, fusion, folk, R&B, and classical

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MIU, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busine

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Catherine
So I usually don’t leave reviews. But God has used Kevin to help improve my skills in keyboard playing. In less than 3 months with and average of an hour lesson a week. I went from only feeling comfortable in playing in 2 scales to playing in 5 of the 7 scales. Also I didn’t realize how bad my rhythm was but once Kevin began working with me I made major improvements. I’ve also learned to play fundamental chord progressions on the major scale. Kevin listens to what you want to accomplish and works alongside you to accomplish this. He is also kind and very well skilled. Needless to say God has used Kevin to help me and will continue to use him to help me. So what are you waiting for? Please book worth every penny
Cordelia B.
I have been taking singing lessons from Kevin for 5 weeks. He appears to possess a legitimate love for music as well as the understanding that I am looking for someone who can teach me the fundamental elements of music. I don’t just want someone to tell me how to rearrange a song. I am looking for someone who will offer me the “how to” from the bottom up. I suspect I am one of his more difficult students. I am older, never done anything musical but have always wanted to sing without frightening people off. He is patient, an excellent communicator and seems to understand my quest. I always enjoy my hour with him and walk away wishing I could afford more lessons. I highly recommend you give him a shot.
Cory
Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
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Roseann T.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks english, english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Masters in Music Therapy / New York State Certified Music Teacher from New York State Dept. of Education/American Aerobics and Fitness Assn./American Board of Music Therapy
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Roseann T.

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I have studied music theory extensively at New York University and have had the honor to have studied with some famous professors there.

About Roseann

I have been teaching piano for almost 40 years. I have a NY state music teachers license, a masters in music therapy from NYU, and a bachelors in Music Education and AFFA certification. I try to keep the student self-motivated by using music that the student likes, as well as covering the basics. I

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Andrew A.
Ms. Roseann T. is doing an excellent job teaching my daughters' Amanda and August piano. She explains the fundamentals of piano in a practical manor that the girls understand. We look forward to many more lessons from Ms. Roseann T. Thank so much!

Andrew Armstrong (Father of Amanda and August).
Maxine M.
Skillful and professional instructor.

Roseann has a very pleasant personality and makes learning the guitar enjoyable and exciting for my six year old daughter. She gives clear and concise instructions that my daughter can understand and follow on her own while practicing at home. I would highly recommend Roesann to anyone interested in learning the guitar.

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The average cost of 60-minute online music theory lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $300 per hour.
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"I play in a rock band that wanted to add some Sinatra type jazz songs to our repertoire. I was tasked to play bass with which I had very little experience. I decided to take some lessons with Gary to learn a little jazz theory and technique. He was a wonderful teacher. He focused in on exactly what I needed quickly and pointed me toward resources that I could use to improve. Despite my limited abilities, Gary was always patient and displayed good humor. When I needed him to write a bass line for me quickly so that I could take it on vacation, he made the time to make sure that I had what I needed. I enjoyed our lessons and recommend him highly. Gary is a teacher who truly cares about his students."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Gary R.
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"Steve is a fabulous teacher and is so very patient with me. I have learned so much with only three lessons, and can't wait to learn more from him."
Renee
Took Music Theory lessons from Steve P.
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"This tutoring session was probably the best I have ever had. I am taking a Music 101 course in which I am finding myself having trouble with. I took up tutoring with Stephen and he really broke down the steps. Sometimes, I do not understand things the first time when they are explained to me; and reading music happens to be one of them. However, I am very lucky to have Stephen as my tutor who is very patient in explaining the lesson to me. If you want a tutor who is patient and willing to invest time in helping you understand music, I highly recommend that you take Stephen."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen O.
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"Billy is the absolute best! Transcribing rhythms and ear training analysis have always been my weaknesses when it comes to music theory knowledge and finding the right exercises and techniques to improve has always been quite a difficult process to achieve. However, within just a few tutoring lessons from Billy, I started to build a better understanding of music theory as a whole. In every tutoring lesson, Billy was patient, knowledgeable and friendly which quickly benefited my musicality and strengthened my overall friendship and love with music. Thank you Billy!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"Upbeat beautiful positive sweet person who loves what she does."
Wendy
Took Music Theory lessons from Sue D.
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"This guy's great!!

Eric is wonderful! He's great at explaining things, VERY patient and has a lot of fun while teaching. Best music teacher I've had so far!"
Angelique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for 3 years and could not ask for a better teacher. He makes my interest grow and has a wealth of knowledge and the patience to share it. He challenges me regularly. I only wish I had found him sooner as previous instructors never had the flexibility or patience that Jimmy has.
Learning in such a relaxed environment has worked very well for me. My son has since started lessons with Jimmy as well and it has become a great experience for both of us."
Tim
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"I studied music theory with Adam because I needed extra help for college classes, and he was a huge help! There were so many concepts that I knew a little about, but Adam helped fill in the gaps of knowledge and familiarized me with the concepts so well, that I could teach them myself! He is patient, humorous, and a complete joy to take lessons from."
Eric
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Composer here, who studied with Bill. A kind and insightful teacher! Bill was always ready to help with odd requests for pieces I was working or interested in as we went over piano topics, music theory, and ear training. Gave me a great foundation to work with."
Josie
Took Music Theory lessons from Bill T.
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Online Music Theory Lessons

Music Theory Class Online

Music theory is the study of music concepts, which explores principles, methods, and processes. This subject analyzes how musicians approach creating music, taking into account a variety of aspects, from music notation to tuning systems. It focuses on a wide range of music fundamentals, including pitch, scales, dynamics, texture, among others.

While anyone can pick up and learn how to play an instrument, studying music theory can help a musician further explore the music world and develop a greater understanding and appreciation for their instrument. Because there are so many pieces to learning music theory, sometimes it’s best to turn to the experts for guidance. Here at TakeLessons, we feature certified instructors who specialize in teaching

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music theory. When you sign up for our music theory online lessons, you will receive the tools you need to master all things music.

The Benefits of Music Theory Lessons Online

Sometimes when you’re learning a subject in a group setting, you may find the class is moving at a pace that isn’t suitable for you. Or maybe you want to spend more time focusing on certain topics. Whatever the case, you may find it beneficial to sign up for classes with an online music theory tutor. With a private instructor teacher working with you one on one, you can learn at a speed that works best for you. You can also ask all the questions you have and focus on whatever most interests you.

Your private teacher will assess where you are in your music studies, inquire about your goals, and provide the appropriate exercises. Whether you want to ace your next music theory exam or apply music fundamentals to your own music, your tutor will help you achieve it all.

Why Learn Music Theory Online

Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? You already have a packed schedule, and the thought of driving to a classroom and meeting with a teacher in person can feel like a daunting task. You’re not alone! Many students and instructors feel the same way, and that’s why online learning is becoming more popular than ever. The beauty of taking an online course is that you can log on and start learning wherever works for you, whether that’s your home office or living room. Thanks to these virtual classes, you no longer need to face rush hour traffic or drive across town.

At TakeLessons, we provide flexible and convenient music theory lessons online. You get to decide where and when you want to learn. As long as you have internet access and a smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera, you can meet with your instructor virtually anywhere.

Find an Online Music Theory Tutor Today

When you sign up for a music theory class online, you have the freedom to choose your preferred instructor. Simply browse through each certified tutor’s profile until you find one that suits your preferences and schedule. It’s never been a better time to explore music theory!

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