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Melissa A.

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Lebanon, TN
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelor's of Music, cum laud from Vanderbilt University
  • Awarded Robin Nell Dickerson Award from Vanderbilt University
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Melissa A.

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Whether you want to learn to fingerpick Blackbird by the Beatles or strum basic chords to play your favorite songs, in our lessons you will learn everything from the anatomy of the guitar, how to hold it, to tips and tricks to build up calluses. Learning guitar can be challenging because of the initial learning curve (it can really hurt your fingers!), but in your first lesson, you will be strumming chords, within a couple of weeks (or faster!) you will be ready to play four-chord songs.

Your lessons will be customized to whatever your goals are, whether that be singing while playing guitar, performing, or writing songs.

About Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa, and above all, I want my students to love music. Whether you have been singing for years, or you are just trying it out, I will help customize your lessons so that you can learn exactly what it is you are interested in. My students will learn proper breathing, posture, vo

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Hannah
I have learned so much from Melissa, not only about improving my singing and learning how to use my air better, but I have also grown so much more confident in performing I have auditioned and gotten roles in my school musicals!
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Keats R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Undergraduate Cello Performance from Southeastern University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Keats R.

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For someone who is starting out with music theory, it can be tough with remembering key signatures, identifying intervals and chords! While there’s more than those topics mentioned above, Music theory can be thought of the mathematics for classical music. Personally almost finished with my undergraduate theory courses, I have studied undergraduate music theory a few years.

About Keats

Hello! I am currently a graduate college student in Athens, Ohio, at Ohio University. I graduated from Southeastern University this past May (2021). I primarily began my studies in piano before taking cello lessons a few years later. I am a teacher that usually teaches classical but can also teach o

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Carolyn
Keats is a skilled and perceptive teacher. I am dealing with many beginner issues and he always has multiple suggestions and ways of explaining how to accomplish the techniques I am working to master.
I am an accomplished flutist but just love the cello so decided to take lessons. He truly seems to enjoy sharing his knowledge.
I feel so fortunate to have found Keats because he really cares about me as an individual although I am truly old enough to be his grandmother. Outside of our lessons, he has sent me links to recordings, a new bow which I have purchased and am thrilled with, and various other cello-related matters of interest to a beginning cellist.
He does not insist that there's only one way to do things and has studied with a variety of teachers himself. He comes from a musical family so is very knowledgeable about classical music. A true musician who understands the love of music.
Lastly, I want to recommend Keats because he has a very gentle, kind manner and praises my work when it is good. He encourages me through frustrations and sets reasonable goals at each lesson.
I am also a music teacher and would recommend him for a student of any age. I know that the relationship that develops between teacher and student is crucial to a student's progress, and Keats is a real and caring person in the lesson, not some drill instructor. I think he would be fabulous with children and certainly relates very well to adults. Give him a try!
Richard
Keats teaches my son online as we live in a different country. We’ve been very pleased with Keats. Here are some words from my son:

I am grateful for Mr. Keats as my piano teacher. He does an excellent job at teaching any style of music that I want to cover; he especially does well at explaining and is super understanding for teaching at whatever pace that you s
JANICE
Very patient. Explained everything very well as I had forgotten most of the piano taken years ago. Reviewed everything to start teaching at my level. Gave some good tips and apps to help me study.
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Anna K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2021
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Anna K.

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I have been singing since childhood, and songwriting and performing for the last decade! My experience with performance, years of private lessons and my IVA (Institute for Vocal Advancement) certification have helped me tremendously to become the kind of expressive singer I want to be. I've tried a lot of different techniques, at times feeling very frustrated and stuck, but IVA's focus on using unfinished sounds to help shape the underdeveloped parts of the voice has been life changing. I'd like to share what I've learned.

I also know how hard it can be to be vulnerable in front of others and find joy in music, especially after traumatic or discouraging experiences performing. As a sensitive person who has been through it myself, I'm very passionate about helping singers reconnect with music in a way that serves them by providing a holistic teaching method. I start with a foundation of empathy and trust, getting to know my students as individuals, and then work with the voice using ...

About Anna

I have been singing since childhood, and songwriting and performing for the last decade! My experience with performance, years of private lessons and my IVA (Institute for Vocal Advancement) certification have helped me tremendously to become the kind of expressive singer I want to be. I've tried a

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John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, spanish, French
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
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John L.

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Love to teach beginners and intermediate students.
I teach all uke students how to read, theory, songs and how to understand playing the instrument solo or in a group setting.
Uke is capable of doing anything, all one has to do is apply oneself and music can come flowing out of the instrument.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Jason F.

25 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
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Jason F.

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Modern guitar music is often filled with heavy effects that mask the natural tone of the instrument.
A well played acoustic guitar can blend into any musical environment. Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, and Metal, or any cutural/ world musc. And yet, it's an instrument which needs no accompaniment.
Make your guitar sing by learning good technique, creative rhythmic picking and strumming, and unique chord voicings. Develop sight reading, improvisation, and composition. Within just a few lessons, you can expect results in learning a song of your choice, and understanding the songwriting choices made by your favorite artists.

About Jason

Hi, I'm Jason. I've been teaching and performing as a full time career for 23 years. During that time, I've developed a diverse, flexible approach to teaching that is customized to the needs and interests of each of my students. I'll help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred lear

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Jeegar P.
Jason is a fantastic teacher and really easy to work with. We focused on fundamentals and understanding the fret board. This was a new approach for me as he weeded out bad habits and taught me proper form. It took a month or so, but when i was able to develop an ease with the fret board and spacial awareness with my strumming hand, I was able to navigate the guitar with so much more confidence.

Highly recommend working with Jason as he is patient and wants you to become a strong musician instead of learning a few songs really well. Also, he is upbeat and provides good feedback so you continue to develop and grow.
Brenden
I've been going to Jason for a few months now and I have significantly improved my playing ability and increased my music knowledge. Lessons are tailored to what I want to learn and there has been noticeable improvement even over a short period of time.
Tanna
He is really patient and kind, and he got playing songs in days.
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Danielle J.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Danielle J.

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I have taught many students the art of capturing a crowd. Its all in your personal magic! Let me teach you.

About Danielle

I began studying at Queens College at 6 years old and was a recital pianist by the age of 12. I studied the Music Theory lessons on Saturdays, piano lessons on Thursdays and voice lessons on Saturday afternoons, my life was filled with music. I completed my first demo at the age of 13 and starte

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Samantha
My daughter had a lot of fun with her lessons and has her homework to do. Thank you for your help and patience!
Jerel F.
Danielle is personable, listens well, and has great ideas - I can't wait for our next lesson!
KIMESHA C.
Having an amazing time and learning to love my voice

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"Always a pleasure working with Eric, usually see big improvements every few weeks when we get something to click! 11/10. Would recommend."
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Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Tim’s a great instructor. He’s very encouraging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"So happy I found Laima!

I recently started taking piano lessons again after not playing for about 24 years since I was a child. I wasn't sure how it was going to be trying to re-learn after forgetting everything and if I would even enjoy it. I have to say I am so happy that Take Lessons recommended Laima to me and am so glad I decided to do it! I am very impressed with Laima's teaching techniques. She makes every lesson very engaging and fun, and I find myself learning quickly because I am really enjoying it and because of her exceptional teaching style. Laima is kind, energetic and an amazingly skilled piano player, singer and teacher. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn. I had a lot of music classes and lessons as a child, and she is the best teacher I've ever had by far."
Samantha
Took Piano lessons from Laima M.
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"My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !"
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Took Saxophone lessons from Emily P.
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Halle
Took Singing lessons from Rachel H.
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"I have been learning from Fawn or almost a year now and I really enjoy our lessons. Fawn is very kind, interesting, charismatic and very fun. She has helped me learn a lot in a year's time, so I feel very ready to start performing. I know she will guide me through this process and I am looking forward to it."
Natalie Berens
Took Singing lessons from Fawn A.
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"I came to Andrea as a fellow professional musician and sound engineer, I wanted to improve my reading and take my improvisation to the next level. Man, was I in for a treat! Great guy, amazing player and outstanding teacher. I could not recommend him enough!"
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Luca is the real deal. Stoked I found a vocal coach that understands modern singing techniques."
Parker
Took Singing lessons from Luca C.
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"Great teacher, took time to make sure I was doing everything very well before I left my first lesson."
Karthik
Took Cello lessons from Jessica G.
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"Mary Elizabeth has helped me gain confidence in my singing. She has made me feel like my goals are attainable if I am just willing to work hard. I feel like I have improved so much after working with her as a teacher."
Anna
Took Vocal Training lessons from Mary Elizabeth D.
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