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Music Teachers Brookline MA

Music teachers teach students music basics, piano lessons, guitar lessons, singing lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons and more. See below to find local music teachers in Brookline that give access to instruction in music techniques, music composition, as well as advice and content on finding a music teacher who is a good fit.

Daniel W.
(877) 231-8505
Browne St.
Brookline, MA
Subjects
Songwriting, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
acoustic guitar and electric. Chordal strumming, arpeggiating, soloing. My acoustic style is a mixture of folk and blues, and my electric is rock and blues.
Education
Bp. Connolly H.S. - - 1984-86 (High School diploma received) New York Univ. - Economics - 1987-91 (Bachelor's degree received) N.E. Institute of Art - Audio Production - 2004-05 (Associate degree received)
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Kathryn T.
(877) 231-8505
Park Drive
Boston, MA
Subjects
Fiddle, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
I like to teach a variety of styles of music in my lessons, focusing mostly on what a student wants to learn. Styles/genres taught: Classical, Jazz, Improvisation, Fiddle, World Music, Rock, and Latin. Music Theory: Harmony, Ear Training, Arranging, Composition
Education
Berklee College of Music - Bachelor's in Music, major in Film Scoring - 9/06-5/09 (complete) Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School, New Haven, CT - High School Diploma - 9/01-6/05 (High School diploma received)
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Sonia D.
(877) 231-8505
commonwealth ave.
Allston, MA
Subjects
Viola, Violin
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I use suzuki book for teaching, but incorporate my own learnings and findings through teaching. I'm very good with kids.
Education
boston conservatory - violin performance - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received) boston university - violin performance - 2008-2010 (Master's degree received)
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Laura M.
(877) 231-8505
Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
Subjects
Viola, Violin, Cello
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
Cello; beginner Violin: beg to inter Viola: all levels Healthy playing habits. Methods-Karen Tuttle Coordination, Elements of Suzuki
Education
Boston University - Viola Performance - 9/09-5/11 (not complete) University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Viola Performance - 9/05-5/09 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Chris H.
(877) 231-8505
Washington Street
Brighton, MA
Subjects
Music Performance, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in all areas of drum set and percussion including: - Rock - Funk - Swing/Jazz - Latin - Drum & Bass - Hip-Hop - R&B - Raggae - Classical Percussion. I also have experience teaching from various drum set and notation books.
Education
Bethesda Chevy-Chase - Music - 1999-2003 (High School diploma received) Berklee College of Music - Music - 2005-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Stanislaw W.
(877) 231-8505
Mapleton St.
Brighton, MA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Mandolin, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have several different approaches to teaching. It all depends on the level of the student and comes down to practicality and effective ways of presenting material so it can be remembered, processed and developed further. I use tablature for beginners simply out of practicality. I prefer to move to more hands on approaches with ear-training and note-reading as soon as possible to allow a more universal way of learning instruments and music that allow the student to see beyond the scope of th…
Education
Berklee College of Music - Guitar Performance - 1/2007-5/2010 (Bachelor's degree received) Tufts University - Civil Engineering - 9/2006-5/2007 (not complete)
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Ryan T.
(877) 231-8505
Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Recording, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in Beginning to Intermediate Guitar (acoustic and electric), Music Theory, and Songwriting Techniques. I am also familiar with and prepared to teach beginning Voice and Recording techniques.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Guitar, Music Education - 2008-present (not complete) Mt. Si High School - Gen Ed and Music - 2003-2007 (High School diploma received)
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Ming-Hui L.
(877) 231-8505
Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
Subjects
Cello, Piano
Ages Taught
3 to 60
Specialties
music, Cello, Piano
Education
Stella Matutina Girls' High school in Taiwan - - -1999 Taipei National University of the Arts - Music - -2003 Peabody of Johns Hopkins University - Music - -2005 Boston University - Music - current
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Jonathan B.
(877) 231-8505
Terminal St
Charlestown, MA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
Guitar: beg to inter Rock, jazz, folk, blues. Classical and flamenco can be taught at a beginner's level only.
Education
Brandeis University - Sociology/Music - August 2002 - May 2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Erin M.
(877) 231-8505
Murdock St
Brighton, MA
Subjects
Music Performance, Piano, Songwriting, Singing, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
For voice, I specialize in classical, jazz and rock/pop. For piano, classical, jazz and rock. I am always bringing in new, interesting genres to teach.
Education
Wooster School - - 2001-2005 (High School diploma received) Berklee College of Music - Professional Music - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Finding The Right Teacher

By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

Finding a good teacher is not always easy, at any level. At the beginner level it is important to get on the right foot and as an intermediate player you need to know that your teacher really knows his or her stuff if you want to move forward. What it really comes down to is "Are you getting the right information?".

The big problem when it comes to music instruction is that it is not necessary to have any diplomas or awards in order to set up a teaching practice. Conversely, the best teacher may not have a degree in music, just a phenomenal talent for teaching.

The first thing to understand when finding a good teacher is that the best teachers are not necessarily the best players. And it certainly goes that great players are invariably not the best teachers, possibly because they are far too wrapped up in their own playing to be concerned about anyone else. OK, a generalization but a theory with legs.

So let's assume you are just starting out, an absolute beginner, so what do you do? Well, the first resource I would use is your own personal contacts. You may have a friend or cousin that also took lessons and he or she may be able to recommend someone. Music stores often provide instruction and you can also look in your local paper for private instructors. Even do a Google search. It's actually very easy to find a teacher, but can you count on them to feed you all the right information?

Let's assume you have a short list of teachers in you area. I think it is definitely in your interest to make sure that they are teaching simply because they love to teach. Not because they are waiting for their "big break". This is why I think it is important to find a professional teacher, not an aspiring pop star. So you might ask a series of questions:

  • How long have you been teaching?
  • What teaching qualifications do you have?
  • How many other students do you have?
  • Can you give me the phone numbers of two of your students?

This may seem harsh, but I just think it is so important to get the right person from the start. Why? because as a student you have no idea whether your potential teacher actually knows what they are talking about. So don't be shy to ask.

As an intermediate student you probably need to rely more on word of mouth to get the right teacher to take you forward. In your local neighborhood, especially if you have been playing a while, you are probably already hooked into who the teachers are so it may not be such a problem.

The other issue, aside from musical expertise, is that your teacher and you need to like each other. If you are to be successful studying together this is so important. I remember growing up that I would excel in the subjects where I actually liked my teacher. And of course I dreaded going to class with those teachers I did not like.

I am h...

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