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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL
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Susan H.

New York, NY
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Ian S.

Jersey City, NJ
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Kelvin L. Bolingbrook, IL

Subjects Taught

Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Archery, Asian Cooking, Audition Prep, Banjo, Cello, Chinese, Christian Gospel, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Drawing, DSLR Video, Ear Training, English, Fiddle, Fishing, Floral Arrangement, Golf, Guitar, Mandolin, Mixed Martial Arts, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oil Painting, Photography, Piano, Running, SEO, Songwriting, Tennis, Video Production, Viola, Violin, Watercolor Painting, Web Analytics, Web Design

About Me

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....

*** Lesson Details ***
I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

*** Studio Equipment ***
In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...

Susan H. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Basic Math, Chinese, Finance, International Business, Language, Mandarin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Vocabulary

About Me

Hello everyone! I am a young, energetic yet patient piano teacher residing in NYC. I am currently enrolled in a piano advancement education program at The Juilliard School Evening Division with Dr. Julie Jordan, who is a graduate of The Juilliard School, MSM, UCLA, and Dominican University of San Rafael, Dr. Jordan has earned her DMA, MFA, MM, BM magna cum laude. Dr. Jordan has been teaching for 25 years at The Juilliard School Evening Division where she is on the Piano Faculty. Dr. Julie Jordan has developed a considerable following as both pianist and pedagogue and is known for her masterclasses in New York as well as abroad.

My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the resources they need to play at their desired levels, and to have fun doing so! I hope that when my students sit down to play piano on their own, they are able to enjoy music on their own. I also hope to build the appropriate foundations for all my students, so that in the future they are able to pick up a piece of music at any point in time and continue to play and enjoy it at the same time.

I have been playing classical music for 20 years. From age 14 until 19, I studied classical piano with one of the most highly regarded teachers in New Jersey- Yining Wang. Mr. Wang was also the President of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, in addition to being the recipient of Genia Robiner Pedagogy Award of excellence, presented by the Piano Teachers Society of America, and Distinguished Pedagogy Award of Outstanding Teaching by the Cecilian Music Club.

In my short 5 years of apprenticeship with Mr. Wang, I received five consecutive years of High Honor Audition Awards from the New Jersey Music Association, and placed first place in the solo Westminster Music College Piano competition. In high school, I played in school plays including "Joseph", "Music Man", "Grease", "Oliver" and participated in the percussion ensemble (that really helped my rhythm!). I've also played solo piano for our orchestra, marching band, for our symphony band, and even accompanied our choir to Montreal for a National competition.

At the University of Illinois, I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Finance but with a secondary concentration in Music Theory & Piano Performance, where my passion resides. It is where I've maintained my classical theory and technique as well as develop skills in composition and improvisation.

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I have a lot of experience with children as well as adults. For children and adolescent piano students, I begin with the time-proven Alfred's Piano Method for classical piano (it's what I started with!), but adjust according to the student's skill and personality. For adults, we will work together to develop the best method for learning. Depending on the individual and interest, I am also capable of teaching music theory to those curious minds! You may also choose from some of areas I specialize in:

Ear Training

Sight Reading

Rhythm Studies

Music Theory

Scales and Improvisation

Oh, did I mention I have perfect pitch? It basically means I can tell which note my laundry dryer hums at. If you'd ALSO like to know which note your dryer humms, we would be an amazing match! :)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated studio room for music with weighted keyboard, guitars and amps, with a nice sitting area for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha piano weighted keyboard. I would expect a student to have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, pop, rock, musicals

Ian S. Jersey City, NJ

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Chinese, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Country Guitar, Guitar, Mandarin, Meditation, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a teacher at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 25 years experience in guitar and piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written and recorded over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.

Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Governor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.

The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.

You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion

*** Travel Equipment ***
Note: Although I do not have a car, I live just outside of Manhattan, and therefore have reliable transportation methods to travel to students who are in NYC. I would expect the student to provide whatever instrument he/she is learning.

*** 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 pop, rock, jazz, blues, folk, and classical music. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.

Kan W.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Tammy Y.

Brooklyn, NY
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Sicong M.

Ames, IA
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Kan W. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Subjects Taught

Chinese, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

“The concertmaster, Kan, handled her difficult solos with disarming ease.” -Mark Swed
Music Critic
October 23, 2008 LA Times

Acclaimed by the LA Times as a soloist Kan has been a concertmaster in various orchestras, as Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and MJD International Symphony Orchestra, she has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians, including Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav L. Rostropovich, Lang Lang, Yundi Li, and Josep Carreras among others. Kan earned Bachelor’s Degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, where she studied with Professor Ding Zhi Nuo. Currently, she is the concertmaster of Azusa Pacific University Orchestra, and a student of Artist Certificate Programme under Professor Charles Stegeman on full scholarship.

She received her bachelor's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied under Professor Ding Zhi Nuo. To further pursue her music career, Kan came to study in the United States on full scholarship at Azusa Pacific University, where she received the Artist Certificate Program Diploma in 2010. Meanwhile, she served as concertmaster for the Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra. Kan studied under professor Charles Stegeman, and recently obtained her Music Performance masters.

*** Lesson Details ***
First, I need to talk to my students about their goals. Not only for the adult, teacher also need to know what kids want to know about music. They are interested in it sometimes, they just don't know. Second, I will let them know, interests is just the first step. If you want to learn, you have to pay! Pay your patient, and your endeavor. I will teach in some specific ways to motive students to approach the goals. for example: listen, singing, playing, reading is the process to make the students catch the goal faster without lost their interests! So involve more activities in the lessons is very important! Also, serious technique practice is necessary. As I mentioned before, not only interests, if you want to learn , you have to pay. Once you catch your goal, you will feel happy that the teacher has been pushed you for some boring finger exercise.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I don't have piano at home, but I can go to students' home to teach. For violin students, they should have their whole instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki style, classical, contemporary, modern music

Tammy Y. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Arrangement and Composition, Chinese, Classical Piano, English, Logic Pro Software, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013, armed with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

Over the years, I have had several private students ranging from children as young as four years old, to teenagers and adults. I have been told that I am very bubbly and friendly (yay!), which explains why most of my students are children. Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them! I am also familiar with Logic Pro and Garageband, so I can teach you to record yourself on those programs!

Sicong M. Ames, IA

Subjects Taught

Chinese

About Me

As a private tutor,I instructed students from pre-school to high school level. As a Chinese teacher, I've taught 8th graders in China.I have also been a Chinese teaching assistant,conducting weekly Chinese practice lab sessions for a year in Drake University. I love the Chinese language and I also love to share my knowledge of the Chinese language and culture with others.

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