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Popular Piano Teachers Near Hillsborough

Ruth F.

Princeton, NJ
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Michael M.

Pennington, NJ
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Rina M.

Westfield, NJ
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Ruth F. Princeton, NJ

I bring more than thirty years of experience in teaching piano to students of every age and level. All lessons are tailored to each student's level and comprehension. I use a comprehensive approach to teaching piano incorporating technique development, learning of theory, piano performance and sight reading. In my lessons, I select and combine music from different music periods and styles.

About Ruth

I have played piano since I was six years old, when my parents enrolled me in my first music classes. I continued my music education while going to elementary, middle, and high school. Ultimately, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Music from Butler University, located in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Music has been one of my greatest passions since I was a little girl, and teaching it is my favorite way to share my love of music. I teach students of all ages and skill levels from early beginners to experienced piano players who want to bring their performance to a higher level.

I emphasize piano technique, musicianship, performance skills and music history. But I also use piano lessons to help my students develop life skills, such as concentration, focus, ...

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Tejal T. August 13, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Ruth is fantastic teacher. My 7 year old daughter is learning Piano from her since last one year and we are so happy to see her progressing constantly well. She makes sure that my daughter understands her music (notes) well and she is clear on her concepts.
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Tamara B. August 1, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 8 year old son has been taking piano lessons from Ruth for about 6 month now. She is wonderful with him. They do as much giggling as they do playing the piano but he is learning so much! My son will likely never be a spectacular pianist but he will learn to love music and playing for his own enjoyment from Ruth. She is giving him a tremendous gift that could last the rest of his life.
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S P. August 10, 2013
Piano
Excellant kid friendly instructor

My five year old son has been taking piano lessons with Ruth for the past few months. She makes the lessons fun and is very patient. He enjoys his lessons and is very excited about his piano classes. I highly recommend her.
Michael M. Pennington, NJ

Regarding my methods of instructing piano students, I use the Middle
C method for players regardless of playing level. Those who are more
advanced use triads as well. My overall goal as a teacher is to work
with my students and give them the skills that are necessary to play
music that they enjoy. Instructional materials include either Faber,
Bastien, and/or Alfred Publications. A writing tablet compliments
presented lesson material too.
My instruction correlates with the age, the musical background, and
the public/private school music curriculum of the student. Each
lesson is a special musical vignette in the sense that it is a unique
learning time for the student. It is important for the student to be
motivated by the material that they are given and to have a full
understanding of the concept(s) that were taught in the lesson. Above
all other reasons, it is most important for the student to enjoy
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About Michael

Born and raised in New Jersey, I have been involved with music for many years. The instruments that I play include Trumpet, French Horn, Handbells, Organ, Voice, and Piano. I received my formal education at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, which is where I earned a B.A. degree with Honors in Music. In order to obtain my Honors, I chose to develop elementary lessons on Chinese folk music. In my Junior year of college, I performed a dual media recital in both Voice and Piano, and for my Senior year recital, I focused on giving a Vocal performance. These recitals demonstrated the musical talent and techniques that I had developed throughout my experience at college. In addition to my musical experiences in college, I have also learned about various pedagogical approaches through both ...

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Mahua S. September 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter and I have started taking piano lessons about 3 months back and we are happy to say that our experience learning with Mike has been excellent. He has so much experience which he is able to use to help out novices like us who are just starting to learn. His patience and good humor is what we need the most at this stage. He helps us relax and encourages us to try again and again until we get the hang of it. He sets the pace according to our pace of learning and this helps us stay positive and motivated.

We recommend Mike to all prospective students. I am sure everyone would benefit from lessons with him. We are sure to learn from him for a long time to come if we manage not to overcome his patience.
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Mahua S. June 26, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Michael has been very patient and helpful. He is very knowledgeable and my daughter and husband both love to attend the music classes. We were very lucky to find such a great teacher near our home.
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Faith F. June 20, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking piano lessons with Mike for 2 years. He introduced me to new types of music and was always looking for pieces he thought I would enjoy. I learned a great deal of technique and skills as well as music theory to help me in my musical future. I appreciate all the time you spent with me. Thank you for the past two years.
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Rina M. Westfield, NJ

Learn piano from rudiments to ragtime, Bach to Broadway, classics and more. Start at the beginning and progress at your own pace. Read notes, play chords, study finger aerobics...from technique to musicianship, enjoy performing music on your own.

About Rina

I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice strategies, music notation, theory, rhythm and phrasing, while adapting teaching approaches to match the needs of each student. I share a love of music with my students and it gives me great pride to hear each student develop their own musical voice.

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My goal is to help students of varying ages and abilities succeed musically. Dedicated, experienced, encouraging, and sensitive to student moods, I am a multi-instrumentalist who can instruct you in acoustic guitar, ...

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Anthony B. November 20, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rina is great----she challenges me, is encouraging and helps me bring my personal life into my music. I am an older adult complete beginner and Rina works very well with me. She has also provided recommended resources for finding special sheet music and other music tools. I am in the very early stages but already see improvement in my ability vs. what I tried to do on my own.
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Marcela T. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
Wonderful!

Rina, has been great, she has helped me prepare for auditions for school. She sends an overview of what we did in class. She reminds me of exercises and practice to do. Over all I'm very happy with her. And I gladly recommend her.
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Michelle C. April 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Learned so much.

Rina is such a great teacher, Gia has learned so much since she started coming to Rina. Rina teaches from her heart, and my daughter loves coming every week. She turned down going surf fishing with her father, not to miss a week with Rina. I highly recommend Rina for a Piano teacher, she is the best.....

Amanda R.

Fairless Hills, PA
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Inbal B.

Princeton, NJ
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Alexandra P.

Princeton, NJ
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Amanda R. Fairless Hills, PA

Students will learn the following:

Care and Maintenance
Proper piano edict
Correct Fingerings
All major and minor scales
Beginning and Intermediate Theory

About Amanda

Amanda is a 2013 graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance. Graduating Cum Laude, Amanda has had a variety of experiences that allow her to adjust to the learning style of each student. Amanda has held several internships with The Bristol Riverside Theatre, Foundations Community Partnership and The Berks Childrens Classical Choir. Teaching elementary and middle school aged children is where Amanda excels. Teaching experiences include student teaching at Hamburg Middle School, specializing in the Acoustic Guitar, and Cumru Elementary School. Amanda is a trained Soprano and has performed with The Reading Pop symphony, The Trenton Community Singers and Princeton ProMusica starting in September 2013.

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Kathryn H. April 30, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Highly engaging music teacher for children

Amanda R has been coming to my home to teach my daughters, ages 6 and 8, piano and music theory (reading music, etc) for several months now. We are very pleased with her. After a series of private and group lessons with other highly qualified teachers, we finally found all we were looking for with Amanda. She is well-spoken, well-educated and very professional both in person and in email or phone communication. She engages the children from the first moment and is very patient with them. They trust her and enjoy working with her. Amanda was able to quickly see what the girls already knew and where their knowledge had gaps, and to tailor lessons to their abilities and interests. The practice she assigns during the week is very reasonable/not overwhelming. the girls show a very good improvement in their music skills! I would recommend Amanda to any family looking for a music teacher for their children. She clearly has a passion and gift for working with kids!
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George W. April 20, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
A very good teacher

I think miss Ramus should get a 5 star rating because she teaches at a pace my daughter is comfortable with, and if there's trouble she'll be helpful and quick to fix it, also she takes teaching the guitar seriously but is very nice to my daughter, one last reason why I think that she should get a five star rating is because she's a great teacher! She is an expert at what she teaches and is always on time she not only teaches you guitar she teaches you basic music notes and sight reading to help you play better, I hope you see why I think that she should get a five star rating.
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Lily B. April 3, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Amanda has been teaching my 9 yr old daughter, Kaylee, for about 6 months now and it's amazing to see how much she has learned and progressed!! Kaylee looks forward to her lessons with Amanda every week and really enjoys playing. Amanda has been a great teacher, she is very professional and yet makes the lessons fun and relaxed so the students feel comfortable. We couldn't have picked a better match for our daughter.
Inbal B. Princeton, NJ

I love teaching and enjoy it very much. I love to share my knowledge and to spread the wonderful language f music among us. Another reason I love to teach is like the Sages said, the good teacher is he who studies from his students. I always try to learn from my students.

My approach to teaching piano is that the piano is first of all the student's friend, and not just an instrument we try to master. From my experience, I find that every student is special and I always try to find the right approach and method for each student. There is no one "right method". Adults learn different than kids, for example.

About inbal

Hello. my name is Inbal and I am very happy to introduce my self, hoping we get the chance to work together.

I am a musician. For many years I teach piano and music theory.
I enjoy it very much:) I love to share my knowledge.
Like the Sages said, the good teacher is he who studies from his students, so I always try to learn something from my students.
I've graduated the high academy for music in Jerusalem in 2010. I've also graduated MA in musicology at the Hebrew university in 2012. Beside playing classic music I love to improvise and sing, accompany myself and jam with other musicians.

My approach to teaching piano is that the piano is first of all the student's friend, and not just an instrument we try to master. From my experience, I find that every student ...

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Kelly L. November 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Inbal came to our home to teach our 7 and 9 year old boys. She was always reliable, consistent and very patient. She is so nice and perfect for teaching children. She sought out piano songs they would enjoy learning. Inbal would also send them video clips from the internet to engage them in interesting songs and expose them to multiple instruments. She's a gem.
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Lois S. October 31, 2014
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I had studied classical piano for about 8 years as a child, but hadn't had a lesson in more than 50 years, and had only played very sporadically since then.

Inbal, in just a few lessons has given me a really start at getting back up to snuff.
Alexandra P. Princeton, NJ

About Alexandra

Music has always been a very significant part of my life. I began taking piano lessons at age seven and grew up listening to and playing classical music. As I started to grow older, the piano began to become such a large part of my identity and a way for me to express my emotions and creativity.

I currently hold a BM in performance with a concentration in pedagogy from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Not only did I have the opportunity to grow as a performer, but I also gained wonderful teaching experience through piano pedagogy classes and practicums where I worked with several students of various age groups.

After graduating, I soon obtained many students and began teaching on a daily basis. This fall, I will be attending Westminster Choir College to work towards a ...

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