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Popular Music Teachers Near Portland

Cheri C.

Kittery, ME
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Lincoln A.

Portland, ME
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Angelika K.

Gorham, ME
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Cheri C. Kittery, ME

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Piano

About Me

My love for the piano started at a very young age, I was 5 years old when I had my first lesson and even though my mom thought my hands were too small to play piano, it didn't take me long to prove her wrong. I was classically trained through college and have been part of many musical groups that have helped me expand and deepen my understanding of sonic expression. I am currently the music director for 2 churches in the seacoast area, as well as, belong to an instrumental rock band in the Portland area.
I have been teaching piano since High School and really enjoy being able to bring the magic of music into someones life. The lessons you will receive from me are created specifically for you. Maybe you love Beethoven, or maybe you would rather play the Beetles. Perhaps Lady Gaga is your style, or Jazz is a favorite of yours. With your goals in mind, I create lessons that you will love to learn. My hope is to take you on a musical journey you might never forget.

*** Lesson Details ***
Most of my students use lesson books by Alfred, and I have supplemental books to give the lessons variety. I am a very patient teacher with lots of answers for trouble shooting problem areas. You will learn to read music, along with some music theory, and be able to start playing those favorite songs of yours. You will also learn to use your ear, and be able to get creative with melodies of your own creation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Casio Privia, 88 key digital piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lesson books and tools

*** Specialties ***
Classical is my specialty, but will teach any style the student is looking for.

Lincoln A. Portland, ME

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

I am a professional musician, actively teaching and performing in the Greater Portland music scene. In addition to years of live experience as well as teaching lessons, I have a Master's of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Southern Maine, as well as a BA in Jazz Performance and Composition from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are catered directly to each student as an individual. Of course, the building blocks of music provide a basic foundation for every musician, but beyond that the possibilities are endless. The best way to approach each lesson is from your own perspective of what YOU want to learn. I can assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you get to the point where you can play what you want, when you want. My background in jazz and theory allows me to teach any style, and explain what is happening within the music, rather than just present a sheet of chords or scales. Ear training plays a big role in our lessons, with the goal of you being able to pop in a CD and be playing along with the song within a few bars. Of course, it takes work too! But my job is to make the "work" less like work and more like fun. Looking forward to meeting you, and playing music together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra room for Music: all instruments, amps, seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to students' home, I will bring my guitar, portable speakers w/ iPod hook-up, and any teaching papers I may need. The student is in charge of their own guitar / amp, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy all styles of music, and am capable of teaching all genres at a proficient level. I am primarily a jazz guitarist, and that is my area of expertise as well as what I am most passionate about. My knowledge in jazz gives me a broad knowledge of music theory - i.e. scales, modes, harmony, chord progressions, reading music, etc.

Angelika K. Gorham, ME

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Biology, Cell Biology, Classical Piano, Earth Science, Ear Training, Elementary Math, ESL, Geography, German, Language, Linear Algebra, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Nutrition, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Russian, Science, Spelling, Violin, Vocabulary

About Me

Musical Background
My goal as a piano teacher is to help every student understand and learn to appreciate the language of Music. Every student is unique and therefore receives a personalized piano education. No two student learn exactly the same way at precisely the same speed! Therefore treating students as individuals is very important to me. With time students will discover what music means to them personally. The impact and influence of music on people is precious in many different ways. Piano lessons are a lifetime investment and its rewards and benefits will help enrich your life.

I am a classically trained pianist from Germany, where I acquired a Piano Teaching Certification. Thanks to my wonderful piano teacher who was both a concert pianists and college-level music professor I now can share my love for music with others. I have taken college-level piano classes in music theory and group instruction. Also, to further my education, I am studying various piano pedagogy material in order to be of even better service to my students.

My teaching background consists of four years of experience in teaching not only piano, but also tutoring Math, Latin and German, which greatly contributed to the expansion and deepening of my teaching skills. Most importantly, after moving to the US several years ago, I founded the Musical Moonlight Piano Studio, which is now celebrating its two-year anniversary. Watching a student succeed is the highest reward a teacher can receive and I am looking forward to see you become a member of the studio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Although no lesson is exactly the same and every student is approached differently, the basic structure usually resembles the following:

1. Warm-up fingers by technical exercises
2. Review homework, work through it, correct mistakes, improve performance, etc.
3. Introduce new pieces, new material (e.g. theory)

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Studio Equipment includes (but is not limited to):
- a piano
- metronome
- a variety of music

Before you start piano lessons, you will need to have a functioning piano and an honest desire to learn to play :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
- piano literature
- metronome
- any necessary additional material

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching piano. Although most of my experience is from teaching children and teenagers, adults are most welcome as well. I am fully convinced that it is never too late to start learning how to play an instrument!

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