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Popular Piano Teachers Near Hilton

John M.

Rochester, NY
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Jacob D.

Rochester, NY
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Megan S.

Rochester, NY
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John M. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Organ, Piano

About Me

John is an Organist, Harpsichordist, and Pianist just completed a Master's degree at the Eastman School of Music in the organ studio of William Porter. He graduated from Eastman with a Bachelor of Music in Organ and Historical Keyboards in 2011 as a student of David Higgs. At Eastman, he has also studied the pedal clavichord and piano technique with Ulrika Davidsson.

As an instructor, John firmly believes that private, one on one music instruction should be tailored to each individual student. His pedagogical approach is different for each student. Everyone learns differently. There is just not one way to learn to play an instrument. At the first lesson there will be a discussion on the students goals and interests and different methods of teaching will be discussed with the student (and parents) to decide what the best step forward will be.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are different for each student. The way a lesson is conducted depends on many circumstances. Depending on the goals and age of the student, one can expect lessons to guide a student to achieve the goals which will be discussed in the first few lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baldwin Grand Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano for Piano Lessons
Organ for Organ Lessons
Music Theory Lessons or Tutoring: Staff Paper and Pencils

*** Specialties ***
Piano: Depending on the Age, Ability, Personality, and Ear, I have used "Adventures in Piano," the Alfred Method, and the Thompson Method. I supplement all of these books with pieces and exercises that the students express interest in.

Jacob D. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Composition, Didgeridoo, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.

Megan S. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I have been a lifelong music student, learning piano from a young age and moving on to french horn, voice, guitar, mandolin, and percussion. As a piano teacher with five years of teaching experience for beginner to intermediate students I chose to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Music followed by a Masters degree in Music Therapy. I enjoy helping people of all ages and levels of skill follow their dream to learn a musical instrument. In my free time I learn to sing and play my favorite songs on guitar and improvise and write music with my friends.

*** Lesson Details ***
As your music teacher it is my job to help you realize your goals in learning music. Depending on what pace you would like to go or what end result you would like to achieve, we will work together to develop the arc of our lessons. I like to have fun while learning and have lots of creative ways to get though the frustrating or tricky parts.

For beginners, I like to start with the Alfred Piano Series, using the books as a guide to learn how to read music, keep a steady rhythm, and navigate music theory. With practice, after 3 months a student will be confident in these basic skills. After 6 months the student will be playing full-length songs using their music.

When a student moves into the intermediate stages, we can choose pieces from composers that focus on technique and expression, exploring a new range of musical skills. Together we can begin to work on improvising, ear training and sight-reading.

Students that are interested in Song-writing and have intermediate skills on their instrument of choice can learn from my experience of writing many original songs in a variety of styles including folk, ballad, children's, R&B and pop.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide materials such as educational manipulative's (flashcards, visuals, etc.), a metronome, standard quality recording equipment, some music books (available on a loan basis if necessary), and necessary bookkeeping devices.

Students are expected to provide a working, tuned instrument and a lesson notebook.

*** Specialties ***
Alfred Piano Library, classical methods and genres, some experience in the Orff method, adaptive techniques

Andrew G.

Fairport, NY
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Keith S.

Fairport, NY
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Yunjin Audrey K.

Rochester, NY
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Andrew G. Fairport, NY

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Andrew is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music. He recently appeared as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus with Empire Lyric Theater and as Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance with Mercury Opera. He completed his Masters of Music at the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he was a member of the Knoxville Opera studio and performed Count Ceprano in Knoxville Operas performance of Rigoletto. With the University of Tennessee Opera Theater his roles included: Leporello (Don Giovanni), Reverend Hale (The Crucible), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), and George Jones (Street Scene). He is a graduate of Brigham Young University Idaho where he appeared on stage in, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ephigenie en Tauride, and Fiddler on the Roof. He participated in the Oberlin in Italy program and received the Encouragement Award at the Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana district Metropolitan Opera auditions. Andrew is also an experienced pianist. From the age of seven until he was nineteen he studied piano privately and has been an accompanist for small groups and large ensembles.
Andrew has taught voice and piano lessons for nine years and loves working with each of his students to help them achieve their goals. From classical technique to belting Andrew can coach any level of singer. His piano skills greatly aid in teaching voice, but allow him to instruct pianists in a structured and thorough manner. He has a beautiful wife and two sons.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is structured to achieve the goals set mutually by the instructor and the student. I want each lesson to be educational and focused but also fun and inspiring. All lessons center on the needs of each student individually. You can feel confident that you will master basic skills that will further your individual goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large Family room, separate: piano, couch for parents, bookshelf

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must have a piano or full sized electronic keyboard.

Keith S. Fairport, NY

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

I have a master's degree in musical education. My main instrument is guitar, and I have played in rock groups, studied classical guitar with a student of Pepe Romero, and am a solid blues player. Receiving my NYS teaching certificate has allowed me to teach band and lessons in public and private schools for twelve years. I have taught most band instruments in these settings, as well as a beginning guitar class and a guitar ensemble. In my younger years, and while in college studying music, I have developed great piano skills as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will cater to your musical taste while teaching technique and theory. You will be led through the skills of noted reading, chord fingerings, scale shapes and their application, while learning music you like in a structured lesson. I keep things laid back and humorous as lessons should be something to look forward to, not another chore.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finished basement: guitars, chairs, stands, amps

Living room: piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide my own instrument, if I have the particular one, staff paper for writing anything down.

They would provide their instrument, any lesson books, instrument supplies (reeds, oils, etc.) and a stand (if at their house).

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: beg to adv
Piano and sax: beg to inter

I am a guitarist who specializes in rock and blues. I have classical guitar training at the college level. I have taught band methods for the past 10 years.

Yunjin Audrey K. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Winner of the Mu Phi International Fraternity Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), James Madison University’s concerto competition and Eastman Concerto Competition, Soprano Yunjin Audrey has made appearances on the opera, concert and recital stage. Concert solo appearances include a performance of Messiaen’s Poémes pour Mi with the Eastman Philharmonia and a performance with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus as soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at Kodak Hall. In October of 2013, Ms. Yunjin made her debut at Carnegie Hall performing songs of Nikolai Medtner.

On the opera stage, Ms. Yunjin has appeared as Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto at Eastman and has performed lead roles in many main productions and scenes including Cosi Fan Tutte, Dido and Aeneas, Don Giovanni, The Rake's Progress, Der Rosenkavalier, Merry Widow, Mireille and Street Scene to name a few. Ms. Yunjin was featured on the album A Thousand Burnt Offerings released in South Korea in April 2013 with a South American tour slated for 2014.

Ms. Yunjin has collaborated with composer Arlene Elizabeth Sierra, culminating in a performance of her composition Hearing Things in a guest lecture recital. Ms. Yunjin has performed in master classes with Maestro Gildo DiNunzio from Metropolitan Opera, Martina Arroyo, Kevin Kennedy, Peter Mark, Wieland Mueller, Sharon Chirstman, Rick Chirstman, and Fabiana Bravo and holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. Ms. Yunjin currently resides in Rochester, NY where she regularly performs and teaches throughout central New York.

*** Lesson Details ***
I always start with warm ups for both piano and voice students. I believe musicians are like delicate athletes, who use their fingers/vocal cords to make beautiful sound out of an instrument or a body. It is important to understand to warm up before practice/lesson for their own benefits to keep techniques fresh and healthy.

(For Piano students, scales, little warm up style finger exercises/for voice students, easy scales and vowel exercises, stretching registers)

Then, we tackle the fun stuff (more traditional practices) and after that, I encourage students to bring me or play/sing for me what they love. I love working something different with student who also has passion for different genres of music like light jazz, gospel, pop..etc. I value my students' opinion and encourage them to explore other things to develop themselves as unique, creative musicians.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano or Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
I start with traditional classic music trainings. Basic theories, ear trainings, aural skills with all of my students.

I believe Basic understanding of music is important to everyone.
I specialize mainly in classical, however I am open to anything students want to learn.

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