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Cody B.

8 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $45
  • Awarded SPBGMA Band Competition - 1st Place from SPBGMA
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cody B.

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Want to learn bluegrass, old-time, western swing, country or Irish fiddling? With 18 years playing fiddle and 10 years teaching, I have the experience to help a beginner gain basic skills or an advanced student analyze bowing patterns, moving double stops, backup and improvisational skills and ideas and more. From the student who is picking up the fiddle for the first time to the fiddler who’s been playing their whole life, I hope to inspire a love for traditional fiddle music and culture.

About Cody

I was first inspired to play the fiddle by my grandfather, Tom Smith. Many of my cousins started learning traditional instruments around the same time and we had a lot of fun jamming at family gatherings and at music festivals in our home state of Indiana. In 2015 I was proud to carry the family tra

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Becky
Really great at getting into the kind of help I need to learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians
Matt
I was basically a beginner approximately 6-7 months ago. I’ve been taking lessons online with Cody every week this whole time. I honestly can’t believe how far we’ve progressed. Cody is a real professional with an immense amount of talent! 100% highly recommend!
Chad C.
Growing up and taking music classes I have always struggled with grasping the concept of music and instruments. Currently a college student with a busy schedule, Cody has helped me accomplish a lot with the time I have been taking lessons with him. Coming from never being able to grasp music to starting to play some songs and understanding theory more, progress has really shown. Learning from Cody will give you a fun, patient, and an exciting environment that will keep you wanting to learn more. Cody is extremely talented, very nice, and makes music easy! I would suggest if anyone would want to learn from the best, learn from Cody!
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Maria P.

34 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Maria P.

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Get ready for a truly rich and rewarding experience. Maria studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Viktor Merzhanov. She is a 4th-generation pupil of Franz Liszt and 6th-generation of Beethoven. She was one of the fortunate few (Garrick Ohlsson among them) to study with Roberto Eyzaguirre, who was a student and friend of Claudio Arrau, one of the 20th-century's greatest pianists. Arrau studied with Martin Krause, who was one of Franz Liszt's final pupils. Liszt was taught by Carl Czerny. And Beethoven was Czerny's teacher. Through this great lineage, learn an incredible technique that will enable you to play the music of your dreams!

About Maria

Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Thir

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Melody C.
I am gaining a lot from my lessons with Maria. She is helping me to play more musically, to really listen and feel the music. She is also helping me to learn technically how to achieve the musical expression I desire.
Evan
I have enjoyed my lessons from Maria immensely. After just a few lessons I have noticed significant improvements in my overall technique and comfort while playing. Her feedback during lessons has been amazing, not just shallow compliments but solid criticism that most teachers would avoid.
Irwin ..
Maria is the best all-around music teacher I've ever head. She combines deep musicality, technical precision, rigor, and warmth. In just a handful of lessons, she's helped me find a level of ease and expression that I've never experienced with any other teacher.
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Melody C.

29 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Piano Performance, Associate of Arts, president's list from Valencia College
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Melody C.

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I teach online or in-person piano lessons from my home studio on my beautiful Steinway baby grand piano.

A typical lesson with me will look something like this:

-The student plays what they have practiced, and we work on any difficult areas and techniques for playing better.

-I introduce new lesson material, asking questions to make sure my student understands.

-We work on music theory, sight reading, good posture, and helpful practice techniques.

-I expect my students to practice every day, just as I do. It is the only way to become proficient.

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For online lessons, you may use the online platform provided by TakeLessons, or we can use Zoom. Most of my students are using Zoom.

You will need to order lesson books before your first lesson. After you sign up, we will discuss which books to order. I usually use Alfred's Basic Piano Library lesson and theory books as a starting point for lessons.

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About Melody

My name is Melody Cook. I began learning to play the piano when I was five. My mother had a piano and some books. I loved the piano and I mostly taught myself. As an adult, I finally received professional musical instruction when I studied music at Valencia college and the University of Central

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Marvin
Melody has been a gift. Under her encouragement, patience and knowledge, my 8 year old has flourished and has a new found appreciation for music. 5 stars isn't enough.
Arzo
Melody is an awesome piano instructor. I am an adult beginner and I have been taking online piano lessons with her for almost a year now. She is always patient and kind and she has helped me learn so much. It is also convenient that the lessons can be held online. I look forward to many more lessons with Melody and would definitely recommend her!
Alexandra
Melody is wonderful. She keeps it great fun for my 10-year old all while teaching great technique and theory. Thanks!!
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Will F.

21 Reviews
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Will F.

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About Will

Will Fletcher Instruction has been going strong since 2009. New students starting this year are doing great along w all the older, more musically advanced students. I want you to play music. I don't care how we get there as long as on your specific instrument you want to learn, you are making music.

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Jeff A.
If you are looking for a teacher who can sharpen all your skills Will is your guy. As an older student learning to sing and arrange covers that suite my style I could not ask for a better teacher. Be smart go with Will
Jeff A.
Always the best
Kevin S.
Exactly what I need - authentic, informal, and no b.s.
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Clarice C.

1 Review
Knoxville, TN
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 3 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Clarice C.

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With 15 years of teaching experience and over 20 years performance experience, I have dedicated my entire life to the violin and finding innovative, creative, and effective ways of teaching and learning. In my studio, students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds are welcome! I have experience teaching beginners (both child and adult) all the way to students at the university level. I strive to create lessons and materials that cater to the uniqueness of each student and their goals. A love of music and the instrument will always be at the forefront of the learning experience!

About Clarice

Violinist and teacher Clarice Collins has established herself as a highly respected pedagogue and versatile musician of the 21st century, with a repertoire spanning music across genres and periods. A graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied with acclaimed professor Danwen Jiang, she r

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Brian
Ms. Clarice is an all-star teacher and a extremely talented violinist. I had the honor of working with Clarice as an undergrad student at Arizona State University. Clarice was the teaching assistant for Danwen Jiang's Violin Studio. Clarice helped shape me to the violinist I am today, she helped instill a confidence in me I did not have before. She helped bring out passion to my playing in my performances. Clarice has a vast knowledge of violin pedagogy, technique, repertoire and music theory. Ms. Clarice loves each of her students and it shows through her character, you can tell she truly loves what she does and has a passion for teaching music. I am happy to call her not only my former but my friend as well. if you are looking for a teacher who makes learning fun and pushes you to greatness, then I highly recommend working with Clarice Collins!
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Ilona M.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Polish
  • Awarded Piano Teacher from National Piano Guild
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Ilona M.

18 Reviews
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Any level K-12, critical reading for main ideas

About Ilona

When I work on any subject I always amend to the student's request adhering to all guidelines and ensure I meet my student's and his/her parents expectations on this and make my student achieve the best grade possible because that is my objective. That is my promise to my students. I am ex

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Adriana L.
I am finally learning how to play the violin and read music. Ilona is a great teacher, very patient and friendly.
Viviana
Very detailed oriented, and professional
Bryce G.
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.

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"Will has a great way of guiding the team to not only work together but dial in what's working and phase out what's not. He's patient, encouraging, and most importantly honest. It's clear he loves the form and working with others to find what works for their team."
Joachim
Took Improv Acting lessons from William C.
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Jana
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"I am compelled to write a raving review about Haley Shea. I am 55 years old and started working with her one-year ago to nail down punctuation and grammar in order to write a blog about nutrition and resistance exercise. Haley is patient and has a pleasant demeanor that strongly motivated me to want to learn the material. Currently, I look forward to each and every lesson.

Around December of last year, I discovered that my heart was not into blog writing. I sent Haley an email and explained my feelings and that I was actually passionate about screenwriting. She wrote back and I discovered this was right (or write) up her alley. Truth be told, as a nine year-old I used to write and direct 8 mm movies with my neighborhood friends as actors and dreamed one day of becoming a writer, producer and director. But like all other dreams this one was derailed.

Haley had me write a couple scene samples. She sent them back to me and was quite pleased with my neophyte attempt. I told her about a sci-fi television project that I wast interested in and after many months of her encouragement and my persistence I finished the first draft.

After some revisions, I watched her perform a table read by Skype utilizing the skills of her improvisation students. I loved watching their reaction as they each read their part. It is very gratifying watching some one become the character you created. It was intended to be funny and campy. There were times the actors seemed to have trouble containing their laughter. Overall their reaction was positive.

At this juncture, Haley is helping me with query letters and obtaining input from other professionals in her inner circle. She is also seeking input from other writers.

The most important thing is I enjoy screenwriting no matter what happens. Haley has helped me love what I'm doing and it is not chore but sweet ride.

I'm greatful for her guidance,
Paul Skinner"
Paul
Took Screenwriting lessons from Haley Shea B.
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"Heather is an excellent teacher. She was always very patient and enthusiastic while teaching. I felt like I learned something or improved after each lesson. She really gets her knowledge through to the student. I enjoyed every minute of the lessons."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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Took Acting lessons from Kristin H.
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"David is a really nice dude and he helps a lot. I would suggest him."
Finney
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Jordan was the best!!"
Lucy
Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Adam was wonderful with my 8 yr old son. He had such patience with him and really knew how to get down to his level. My son really enjoyed his first lesson and we cant wait to see the progress every week!"
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Took Acting lessons from Adam R.
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Took Ballet lessons from Maria F.
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"Jennifer is amazing. The best Instructer ever. She has taught me so much and I can see myself being more comfortable when I am acting."
Yarlin
Took Film Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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