John Nolan Music Lessons

John Nolan Music Lessons

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I am a certified music teacher. I currently have 25 students from ages 4 to 70 years old. I am professional, dependable and will always call, e-mail or text ahead of time to confirm scheduled lessons. I am very organized and structured in my lessons. I have two cases of learning materials that I use in my lessons for young children to ensure a positive and happy learning experience. I enjoy teaching and watching students become successful in their musical endeavors.

Teaching music is my greatest passion. I enjoy watching my students become successful on their musical journey. I also enjoy learning how to improve my teaching and performance skills. I gain great joy from observing my students perform on stage and growing in their musical endeavors and abilities.


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Hired 1 time
1 employee
Serves San Antonio , TX
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Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience

Able to read music

Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Pop, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

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    Greg C.

    We have had John teaching our son Blake for two years now. Blake began playing the classical guitar when he turned 7 years old. He has since moved on to the electric guitar and really enjoys playing Rock and Roll. What is important to me is the fact that he didnt just learn to play by ear or by tabs. He learned to read music. He could move to the keyboard and play if he wanted, but his sister began playing this year at the age of six and has now graduated to playing her favorite song Let It Go. John is very patient with the children and very thorough with his teaching. If you are looking for someone to work with your kids to teach them music, he is a very good choice. He shows up on time and gives the kids just the right amount of work for their attention span. His enjoyment of music is very apparent and it shows every time he works with the kids.
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    February 05, 2019


    Ashley W.

    Mr. Nolan is a wonderful instructor! He has a true gift for working with children. He uses a holistic approach to create interest and keep the children engaged using singing, games, puppets, and small percussion instruments to help with learning rhythms and tones. He encourages parent participation and listens to the goals and desires of parents and students. I highly recommend him .
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    February 05, 2019


    Michael W.

    If music is anything, it is a rolling stone. It starts slow and continuously picks up speed. I have been working with Mr. Nolan for the past 7-8 years and I have enjoyed each and every lesson. He is one of the reasons why I loved playing guitar. At the beginning I was taught how to play simple melodies, but as the years progressed I was on stages all over San Antonio performing hits like The Boys are Back in Town, Dont Fear the Reaper, and much, much more. Mr. Nolan combines the traditional musical learning patterns with modern songs and techniques. He helps each student realize their potential as a musician by tailoring to their strengths and weaknesses He is truly, one of the bests.
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    February 05, 2019


    Charlie L.

    John is a great piano instructor. Our son is hyper active and because of that most of the time he is not concentrate very long. John is very patient and kind. He has good teaching methodology. He knows how to guide my son stay in focus and become more interest on playing piano. We are very glad to have John as our son instructor. He is awesome.
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    February 05, 2019


    Daniela N.

    Mr. Nolan is a very talented musician. He is also a wonderful teacher to my two young kids. He has a lot of patience with our kids. He also has many teaching aids like puppets, toys, and shells. These teaching aids help the children to relate to the songs much better. He teaches them to sing first, then music instruments. It helps them to appreciate music much better. I am glad that he is my childrens music teacher.
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    February 05, 2019


    Kimberly T.

    The best teacher for my kids. You will be very happy! He is wonderful and has taught my family so much.
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    February 05, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I offer a very personalized and customized lesson for each student to meet their particular needs or wants. I am a professional and flexible instructor.  I work well with students and can make students musically successful in their endeavors.

    I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and 25 years of teaching experience in music and also special education. I practice playing music on the guitar and piano daily. I constantly read music literature on music education. I am always learning and improving my teaching methods.

    I charge $25 for a 30 minute lesson. 

    I followed my heart and have always had a great passion for music, sometimes it can be very challenging to make a living at what you enjoy the most.

    I have worked with all types of students from 4 to 70 years of age.  

    The cheapest priced teacher is not always the best instructor. Review your teacher 's credentials and recommendations.  A great teacher is not always an excellent performer. Many great performers do not know the first thing about teaching. Observe your teacher in how he or she instructs and what the teacher does when the student can't understand the instructions. Does the instructor offer alternative ways of learning a particular skill?

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