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Popular Piano Teachers Near Butler

Louise C.

West Mifflin, PA
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Desiree S.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Gabrielle E.

Carnegie, PA
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Louise C. West Mifflin, PA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Attended CCAC for music, Alto Soloist in Mozart's Requiem, studied with Bernie Tavis and Thomas Caruso
Carlow College, scholarship for Voice and Piano, studied with Claudia Pinza and Lynn Beckstrom
Released Recordings under CBS label "Make the Right Move" Video airplay on Nite Traks, pre-MTV, 1980's release, Pro Sound Music Magazine interview, Working with songwriters "C.- Manns" and Band named "Eros" concerning release of "The Voice of Melody" recording released for benefit, performed by national recording artist band "Scene 14" who produced Scene 14, at Beechwood Studios, James Carraccio, producer of the Dazz band with famed, award winning song "Whip it". Appeared as opening act for Rod Stewart and Atlanta Rhythm Section in various concert settings.
University of Phoenix and Almeda College for Business, Bachelor of Science Degree, 2002

Teacher of Voice (and Beginner Piano required for voice students) and Voice coaching in Recording studio. Recording objectives through a respectful, forward thinking and motivational style. Set up relevant interviews, speaking engagements, and managing opportunities for teaching and company staff developing Podcast, compact disc and DVD releases.Director of Teachers for WPCC/Internet Radio Station, board of Directors and staff of The Melody Shop, promoting community involvement and culture.
I have several small children now ages 5,6, and 7 and they are amazing...One 6 year old in book 2 and accompanies his older brother! We have recitals coming up in May...You are invited! Come and witness!

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Teacher of Music, Vocal and Recording objectives through a respectful, forward thinking and motivational style. Piano, (Schaum Pre A thru C), Chord and playing styles and chord structures for vocalists. Voice (music theory, music history, language and diction study, vocal and opera literature, vocal pedagogy, conducting, and opera training.
Piano; After 3 to six months if student practices on there own time, they will develop in piano to book A or B, depending on individual ability.
Voice;After 3-6 mos. singers should be able to play and sing 1 or 2 popular tunes! Exciting! also as you progress we will record you on Pro tools 10 and you will receive a CD copy when you are ready for this! (Decision is based on progress of student and my opinion)
Ages 5,6 and 7 who love music have progressed into the second book within a couple months. I always reward with stickers and a juice box!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, recording studio, practice rooms, (if available) before and after lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs Piano or keyboard and isolated, quiet area for lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Piano mostly to sing and play...all ages.
Children to 12 yrs. use Schaum Piano method.
Voice Coaching; Adults/teens only...Contemporary methods for voice control, breathing for duration, no strain/no pain, singing to record (mic techniques) and performing live! Vocal students must learn piano! Record your original music at your lesson...help with copyright...help with most internet promo!

Desiree S. Pittsburgh, PA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

I‚¬Ä¬ôm excited to be a TakeLessons instructor and to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have been a singer and performer for over 20 years and have taught voice and beginning piano for six years.

I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. I continued my studies in New York City in voice, acting and diction.

I continue to be an active performer specializing in musical theater, opera and concert. I began my professional career as an apprentice with the Portland Opera in Oregon. Since then, I have appeared with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and abroad and am a frequent guest vocalist and recitalist.

Recently, I performed with Alia Musica here in Pittsburgh premiering works by local composers and created the role of Pamela in the premiere of TOOWHOPERA by composer Sorrel Hays at the Georgia Music Teachers‚¬Ä¬ô Association Conference in Rome, GA. On the concert stage, I have recently appeared with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga Bach Choir and CreateHere‚¬Ä¬ôs Hops and Opera.

Highlights of my performances include Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with West Bay Opera, Stockton Opera, Opera San José and Pocket Opera, Despina in Così fan tutte with Mission City Opera, Blonde in Abduction from the Seraglio and Yvette in La Rondine with Pocket Opera, Cunegonde in Candide with Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Other roles include Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Abigail in The Crucible, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Madame Herz in The Impresario, Lucy in Threepenny Opera, Monica in The Medium, and Pamina in The Magic Flute.

I was a featured performer in a series of concerts in Europe, South America, and Australia aboard Cunard‚¬Ä¬ôs Vistafjord and Royal Viking Sun.

I was named a world finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a semi-finalist in the Jenny Lind Competition and a regional winner in the MacAllister Competition.

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Whether it is preparing for a competition, an audition or a role for the school play, I enjoy helping students of all ages reach their goals. I structure the curriculum to the individual needs of my students, focusing on healthy vocal technique, musicianship, stage presence, and joy in music.

During your first lesson, you will sing various vocalises to determine how you negotiate the changes in registration, what your vocal range is, and what you have to work on to improve your vocal quality, stamina, and flexibility.

If you do not see an available time, please call Takelessons. I sometimes have availability that is not visible on my calendar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: baby grand, couch, chair, bench, small table, adjoining dining room where parents can wait.

Gabrielle E. Carnegie, PA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

Originally from Baltimore, classical pianist Gabrielle E. studied at Peabody Preparatory with a focus in performance and music theory. Later, she moved to Pittsburgh and received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Duquesne University and her Master's of Music Degree in Music Technology: Composition/Piano. She has won the Spring Piano Competition of the Duquesne Piano Department for three years in a row. She frequently records all periods of repertoire and also many original compositions. She has a strong passion for performing and writing the highest quality of music. If you are considering becoming a professional musician or are just interested in developing a rewarding hobby, she will help you accomplish your musical goals.

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First and foremost I want any potential student to know that I thoroughly enjoy teaching and want to help you explore your hidden talents and reach your fullest potential. With that in mind, the learning environment in my studio is relaxed and fun. I never condescend or put pressure on a student who makes mistakes. I encourage students to try new techniques and make mistakes along the way. I also work very closely with my students to achieve their own personal goals. I know that there are many different types of learners who all have different aspirations and I feel it is my job to ensure that my students are satisfied with their progress. I understand that someone hoping to attend a conservatory will have different needs than a small child. I promise to give nothing less than the highest quality teaching in an environment conducive to learning.

For piano students, I will spend much time on proper technique and making sure the student does not compromise the wrist, fingers, arms, or back which may create discomfort later. In the first 3-6 months a student can expect to learn technique, repertoire, and basic musicianship skills such as sight reading and transposition.

Composition/ Songwriting students will be coached according to what their specific goals and interests are. I incorporate the technical aspects of writing music along with music business which will help students get their music played and recorded.

Music theory students will practice skills such as four part writing, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation, modulation, roman numeral analysis, sight singing, and score analysis.

I do encourage the use of specific curricula but I am always willing to explore something new if you have a preference or have found success with something else. I hope that music will give my students lifelong enjoyment and I encourage you to come make music with me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Aeolian Baby Grand Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect piano students to have their own piano but beginning students can start out on a keyboard if need be. Also, students are responsible for purchasing all books and materials for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I specialize in classical piano in all eras from baroque through twenty-first century music. I also am trained in various compositional styles including baroque through twentieth century harmony as well as jazz, pop, and songwriting.

Lane M.

Meadow Lands, PA
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Cara R.

Homestead, PA
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Patti C.

Murrysville, PA
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Lane M. Meadow Lands, PA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Drum, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I am a part-time music instructor specializing in piano, organ, voice and percussion. I hold a Bachelors Degree from Westminster College in Music Business where I assisted with multiple musicals and school affiliated music groups. I have over 16 years of personal music experience and have studied with some of the nations top musicians. I have been teaching privately and in groups for over 6 years and my students have ranged from age 5 to age 55. I have taught in all genres of music including classical, jazz, blues, rock, gospel and much more. I am a firm believer that anyone with the desire can learn to play and perform music no matter what their background. Let me use my talent and experience to help you achieve whatever musical desire you have.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons conform to each individual student. No one person is the same, so no one person learns in the same manner. I provide a fun, knowledgeable, and open learning environment for all of my students. Depending on the instrument, my curriculum conforms to the student. If you have no prior musical experience with your choice instrument I use the Suzuki Method for Piano (taught to listen and play before learning written notes), Kodaly Method for Vocal (aural, written, and reading), and the Orff Method for Percussion (observe, imitate, experiment, and create). I will work with the student depending on their goals, aspirations, and the time they have to commit to make sure that every lesson is a valuable learning experience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio-has an 88 key weighted keyboard and a drum set, drum pads in a private professional studio room with all the necessary equipment including a sitting areas for parents and entertainment for other children if they'd like to stay for the lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have instruments in home.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical, Baroque, Romantic, Jazz, Blues, and Rock.

Cara R. Homestead, PA

Subjects Taught

Flute, Piano

About Me

My name is Cara R., I'm 24, a college graduate of Grove City College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. Flute was my main instrument, but i also play piano too. I've played flute for 15 years and piano for 10. I've been teaching for two years out of my home, your home, and other music stores, and I absolutely love it. I love music and I love teaching anyone who is interested to learn about it! From the basics to the notes on the staff, to the circle of fifths and complicated theory, i would love to teach all aspects of music. If you're a beginner, or you've been playing for a few years, we can find where you are and get you started right away! I hope you will give me a chance :)

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I would like to use Alfred's Basic Piano Library for the core curriculum, as well as Schaum's Scale Speller. I think it is very important to learn scales from the very beginning because not only do they teach theory, they teach great finger technique. I would also like to do Alfred's Music Theory books too that accompany the lesson books. It's important to learn about the music you are playing, rather than just playing it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ f/w keyboard and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect them to have a piano or a flute at home.

Patti C. Murrysville, PA

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Hi! I am a classically trained pianist originally from Syracuse, NY. I graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where I studied piano under Professor Alec Chien. I also enjoyed playing the French horn and percussion with the Allegheny Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

I have performed numerous piano solo recitals, as a featured pianist with the Allegheny Wind Ensemble, in piano duos, a piano quartet, small instrumental groups and in the pit orchestra for musical productions. I know the skills and technique needed to play as a soloist and in different types of groups. I am eager to share this with aspiring pianists.

I have 4+ years experience teaching private lessons to young children and 3 years experience in teaching fun group EZ play organ classes to senior citizens. My senior year I was also a substitute teacher for beginning class piano at Allegheny College.

So whether you’re looking to study as a serious pianist, just as a hobbyist or somewhere in between, I can guide and teach you along your journey.

I started piano lessons when I was 8 and music has been a part of who I am ever since. My goal as a teacher is to make a students' experience positive and rewarding. I have studied under 3 piano teachers in my life. Each teacher had a positive influence on me personally and musically. I strive to do the same for my students.

I am the strongest and most comfortable working with beginners of all ages. I get great joy out of seeing people realize their dreams or desire to start playing the piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to use the Bastien or Alfred basic piano methods. Students will be engaged and excited with the progress they make. For the younger students 5 and 6 I prefer the Bastien method which includes 2 books: lesson book and theory/technique book. For young students 8 and up both methods include 4 books: lesson, Theory, Technique and Performance/Solo. For adults I use the Alfred's Basic All-in-One Piano Course. Once students are ready I incorporate chord progressions, scales and sight reading into the lessons. Each lesson builds on the concepts and skills learned in prior lessons.

I put great importance on proper technique right from the start. Poor technique can frustrate a student and therefore hinder their enjoyment and sense of accomplishment.

Lessons incorporate things that appeal to different learning styles. For example a visual learner may really enjoy the flashcards to help learn the notes on the staff. For an audible learner I may play a new musical passage for him/her before talking about it. Finally, clapping a rhythm before playing it can really benefit the kinesthetic learner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has a upright piano set up in the living room with a sitting area for parents and for students who are waiting

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I am most experienced in using the Bastien and Alfred method books for piano. For beginner to intermediate students both methods include a lesson book, theory book, technique book and performance/solo book. I specialize in the classical music genre.

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