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Popular Music Teachers Near Bethel

Joan R.

Patterson, NY
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Peter B.

Stratford, CT
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Michael A.

New Fairfield, CT
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Joan R. Patterson, NY

About Joan

I am very passionate about music and spend many hours everyday playing the piano and teaching. My love for music began at a very young age. I remember playing with the glockenspiel and toy organ as a young child. I started playing the piano by ear and then later studied formally in college and received my degree. I studied piano at Concordia College and The Westchester Conservatory of Music. I teach all styles of piano, Classical, Pop, Rock, Broadway, or Jazz. I am patient, friendly and know how to make learning music fun. I offer piano and keyboard lessons to ages 5 and up, beginners to advanced.

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I use curriculum from many different publishers and match it to my students interest. Students will learn music that inspires them. However there is also work that ...

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Marlene V. October 10, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mrs. Joan is amazing! I really recommend her!
Peter B. Stratford, CT

About Peter

I am energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils. I am an expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter and then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely, always keen on building a strong relationship with my students. Most of my students read and play simple music after 4-5 classes of active instruction.

I posses an extensive classical music and music pedagogy training. All my musical knowledge and expertise was attained in Eastern Europe. I play and teach piano, upright bass, bass guitar and a range of other instruments. Over the years I taught basic piano, the beginner violin, viola, cello and a variety of school instruments such as recorder and xylophone. I ...

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Ralia B. October 24, 2014
Viola · Online
Verified Student
Very understanding teacher. My 13 year old thinks he is awesome. He said he's going to help my son learn to play Star Wars.
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Marc R. September 22, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Was very impressed with Peter's methods, demeanor, patience with my 9 year-old daughter, who is a beginner at piano. She had some experience at reading music, and Peter was adept at recognizing this and 'pushing the envelope' a bit with her and she responded enthusiastically. She left every lesson with a smile on her face.
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Nick S. July 8, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Peter is a great teacher I have been going to him for about a year and I have learned so much! Thank you Peter
Michael A. New Fairfield, CT

About Michael

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Jazz/Modern rock and Pop Music. Working professionally in these areas help with being familiar with material.

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Michael A. August 18, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Morgan M.
Thank you for teaching me how to play the guitar. I learned how to play a song and it was really fun because I had no experience at all.
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Michael A. August 14, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jackie L
Thank you so much for teaching me different things on the guitar. I loved learning that Greenday song in just one lesson. I enjoyed playing with you. It was really fun and a worth while experience for me.
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Michael A. August 13, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Joey Y.
Thank you for teaching me how to play the guitar. It is a great skill that I now have and will cherish for the rest of my life. I have many great memories at your studio. All the laughs and the great jams and good times. I'm no "Mel Bay" but I can read music which is an extremely useful skill you taught me. I play in a guitar club at school and I am one of the best because I know my scales, keys and the right way to use them. I will never stop playing because you showed me how much fun it is. I am so grateful for that. Stay in touch. Overall just THANK YOU!

John A.

New Milford, CT
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Jeff F.

New Fairfield, CT
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Nancy Marie G.

New Fairfield, CT
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John A. New Milford, CT

About John

I think it's easier to learn the piano if you are having fun, and that means playing music that you like.

You can always choose what you will play in lessons, and lessons are designed around your preferences, and move at a pace comfortable to you.

I'€™m not a disciplinarian in any way. I have had the complete classical conservatory experience, yet that doesn't mean I expect that of you in any way, especially kids.

For children, the best start involves games and immediate playing to give the child a taste of the real joy of making music. Reading exercises have their place, but not at the very beginning.

I want you to play a song you know and enjoy your first lesson, and I can easily help you do that.

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Janet S. July 23, 2014
Piano · In home
John's biggest strengths are his patience, understanding and seeming endless facility with music. I read music but not fast enough to allow me to play good pieces, so John translates everything into physical movements. This makes it very easy to play interesting music, which makes me want to play more. I think he has shown me how learn, how to refine things so they are satisfying. I highly recommend him as a teacher, for beginners or advanced.
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Heather S. July 22, 2014
Piano · In home
My son is six years old and has been taking piano lessons with John for six months. John is a unique and engaging teacher. His extensive knowledge of music and skill at the keyboard were apparent from the beginning. He can easily demonstrate a multitude of songs and then teach them on the spot. My son is excited to play a "whole song," be it Sponge Bob or Beethoven. John's teach-by-numbers technique appeals to my son's love of numbers and patterns yet he is also quickly learning how to read sheet music. John really is skilled at disguising a lesson on technique or theory as a game. He is goofy while at the same time encouraging and supportive of my son. He keeps it light, fun, and skill appropriate. Since he comes to our home, I also appreciate John's focus on the lesson - he arrives and departs in a timely manner. I highly recommend John as a piano teacher.
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Ray S. July 22, 2014
Piano · In home
John is a fantastic piano teacher! In typical fashion, I was classically trained for many years as a child, dropped piano for ~30 years, and then re-started at around 40, again with a classical instructor. After a year or so I began working with John, who was a real breath of fresh air. First the first time in my life I began to truly understand the instrument, music theory, and composition; all while having a lot more fun. We've worked on a wide variety of music - pop, classical, blues, etc. - great for me as I get bored easily. John is incredibly patient - I am no great talent and often have weeks where I barely practice, but he takes it completely in stride. In addition to being a great instructor, John is an incredibly talented pianist in his own right - sort of like taking golf lessons from Phil Mickelson. He has also worked with two of my daughters, who prefer him to any other instructors they've had.
Jeff F. New Fairfield, CT

About Jeff

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When I travel, they're expected to have an instrument, amp (if necessary) and note book.

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Having taught for so long I rely on my own experience as a musician, using my extensive knowledge of music theory and the guitar as an instrument to impart a heightened awareness and love of performance and the rewards of a disciplined and focused practice habit to my students. Whether a student wants to learn rock, blues, jazz, pop, folk or other genres, I give them key insights and the right approach to achieve his/her goal in the minimum amount of time. Practice is essential to growth.

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georgina S. October 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My son has been taking lessons with Jeff for a year now and can honestly say he is one of the best teachers he has had. He not only teaches my son to play songs, but also teaches him how to read notes, the theory and history of music. My son enjoys and looks forward to meeting with Jeff for his lessons every week. And I extremely happy and thrilled to have found him.
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Joe R. September 27, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I've been taking lessons with Jeff for over 6 years. He is the most knowledgeable instructor I've ever met and is fluent all music styles with an in depth understanding of music theory. Our lessons are always fun, entertaining and educational. We always mix music theory with any songs we are trying to figure out and Jeff always wants you to leave with having learned something new, not just how to play a song.
I really value the time I spent in Jeff's lessons and would recommend him to anyone interested in pursuing guitar lessons.
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Daniel H. September 14, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Jeff is a great guitar teacher! He is very knowledgeable and I really enjoy my lessons. I have been playing guitar for more than 30 years and I have tried different teachers. Until I met Jeff, I could not find a teacher that could assess my knowledge and add to it. Jeff is the only guitar teacher that was able to understand where I was at and provide insights and improvements right away. Other teachers all focused on what they wanted to teach, not what I needed to learn. If you are an experience guitar player and want to improve, Jeff is the guy. My lessons cover multiple styles but mostly rock, blues, and jazz.

Jeff always has something new for me that is interesting & fun. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
Nancy Marie G. New Fairfield, CT

About Nancy Marie

Nancy Marie was born and raised in Mount Vernon, NY. Nancy Marie is a versatile, seasoned vocalist; whether swinging a standard or belting some classic Aretha, her smooth sultry tone allows her to reach across the the many genre borders.

Over the many years and venues, Nancy Marie has shared the stage with some of the finest musicians from NYC to the Florida Keys!

Nancy Marie has been fortunate enough to share her knowledge and experience with her students along the way.

Her commitment to professionalism is a testament to her continued success.

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