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Popular Piano Teachers Near Sammamish

Zarni d.

Seattle, WA
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Nathaniel H.

Federal Way, WA
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Rebecca P.

Seattle, WA
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Zarni d. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hello!
My name is Zarni and I am a recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Music Education and Songwriting. During my time at Berklee I received two scholarships, The Korg Endowed for Early Childhood Education and the Scott Benson Scholarship, the highest award given for Songwriting. Most recently I won Most Promising Music Educator Award in the Choral department, an award given by the Dean of the Berklee College of Music.
I am just as passionate about writing, listening to, learning and analyzing the popular music that you listen to!
I have taught in several different environments. I taught for two years at the West End Boys and Girls Club (an after school program for teens ages 10-18) as a vocal and piano teacher. I also started a songwriting program for students that were interested in writing. We rapped together, played pop tunes together, learned how to sing harmonies together and I became a tutor to many of these students wanting to learn songs that they loved. I was also the Berklee Summer Day Sessions Vocal instructor where I had a different group of vocalists every week and we prepared for a final performance. I have also traveled abroad to Cyprus (near Greece) to write, direct and choreograph a musical for students to help them with English language skills through music. Along with teaching, I am also an active writer and performer. I have been featured on several television series (WSKG TV, Newschannel34, Music Closet TV and the Steve Katsos Show) as well as performed on tour along the East coast (Chicago, NY, Philadelphia, Boston) as well as abroad in South Africa and Cyprus.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students have always had the opportunity to offer ideas on which songs they wanted to learn. I like to give my vocalists instruction on how to breathe properly, how to use the voice in various ways while always being healthy, and of course the important aspects of performance. I am an experienced performer but I know how intimidating it can be when you first get up in front of an audience. I have seen so many of my students become terrific performers using some basic techniques to understand how simple fixes can transform an entire performance. For my students that just love to play piano and sing, I make my lessons fun by making sure that my students always appreciate the music they are playing or singing. Lessons are a team work where the student says what they want to learn, I provide honest and patient feedback while teaching and I introduce new things and songs sometimes when the student seems ready to explore music in other ways! use a variety of method books (Hanon, Bastien, Belwin) for beginning students and a variety of pieces from different repertoire (Classical, Jazz, Pop) for more experienced students. I am classically trained in both voice and piano but I love singing and teaching all styles of music. I do expect that my students practice for their lessons, but also encourage students to explore on their instrument playing any style of music that they choose. I will always be there to help students make a connection between what they already know from listening to music and new musical concepts and techniques.
I work well with out going and shy students because I understand that music is easy in many ways but also difficult in other ways and I take a compassionate and caring approach to each of my students as we explore music together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard, small recording studio with speakers and audio tech mics, can record her vocal students nice clean space seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard, mic and some recording equipment including laptop, Audiobox USB, Audiotech Mic, Logic

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical, Pop, Jazz for piano and voice and all styles for Songwriting. I also have plenty of experience with stage performance both theatrical and contemporary.

Nathaniel H. Federal Way, WA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

*** Specialties ***
Classical Piano & Theory

Rebecca P. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Piano

About Me

I have been teaching piano for almost 20 years. I played piano and keyboards in a band for several years, and I have been playing piano and singing at church for over nine years. I can help you learn the proper technique and musical skills for any kind of playing in the future, with more advanced teaching for classical piano. I can also teach chord playing for students that want to quickly learn their favorite songs. I'll even help you learn how to sing along!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a lot of fun at my lessons, but I emphasize the importance of practice. For beginning students, I like to use the Alfred's Basic Piano Library (that teaches piano playing and note reading), which I supplement with fun games, history projects and music journal topics to ensure my students get a well-rounded music education while enjoying what they are doing. I also host a yearly recital (which is also for online students) so my students will all get a chance to show off their skills! I create a custom curriculum for my more advanced students.

*** Equipment/Books ***
I will supply the curriculum for local students at their cost. I choose the curriculum for online students to order on the Internet. The student must have a suitable keyboard or piano.

Nicole S.

Seattle, WA
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Brett R.

Seattle, WA
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Rian D.

Seattle, WA
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Nicole S. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Trumpet

About Me

I believe music is for everyone, and every student I have will see my enthusiasm for making and learning music. Piano was the instrument that started my musical journey, and I would love to help you start yours! If you are a non-musician seeking to enter the musical world, I have trained with fantastic teachers, and am eager to share that knowledge with you.
I am currently completing my Master of Music degree in Brass Performance (Trumpet) at the University of Washington with a teaching certificate with endorsements for General, Instrumental and Choral music. My primary teachers are David Gordon (principal trumpet of the Seattle Symphony), Allen Vizzutti (internationally acclaimed trumpet star), and Dr. Kathryn Aducci (Baroque trumpet specialist). I actively perform and practice so I can be a role model for my students (whether they play piano, trumpet, or want to study music theory/performance). I have taken auditions, extensively studied piano and music theory, and performed in almost every ensemble that has trumpet. I have performed in Baroque trumpet ensembles, brass ensembles, brass quintets, jazz bands, and drum and bugle corps (Santa Clara Vanguard), wind ensembles, symphony orchestras, and as a soloist with choirs.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a laid back approach to the material we use in lessons, and I like to keep a timeline in mind as to what is to be accomplished by when. All music books contain some value, and if you have 1 or some, we will use existing materials as long as we can to limit the cost of materials. If you have no books, and are a true beginner, we will find the book that most interests you, and go from there. As lessons continue we will check our timeline to ensure we have worked towards your goals. As goals are reached, or not reached, we can asses what needs to change, what is working, and how effective your practice time has been. Each student is unique, and each student's learning pace is unique. I want you to see improvement, and enjoy the music making process. All of my teaching is based on those goals. Twice a year I host a recital for my students under the age of 18, in order for them to gain experience performing for an audience. This has been a wonderful instructional tool for them, and the parents also love it!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Chairs, music stands, and at least one electronic keyboard (a grand piano can be made available under certain circumstances).

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their instrument, their music and any other materials deemed necessary.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.*
I have a great deal of experience with performance anxiety and coping mechanisms. I have worked in masterclasses with Bill Williams (former Acting Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony) on this material.

Brett R. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Drum, Elementary Math, Geometry, Guitar, History, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Ukulele

About Me

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND
ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and
experienced musician available for instruction offering the following:

# In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone
recognition

# Introduction to performance skills with instruments that include:

Guitar - electric & acoustic
Drum Kit and percussion rhythms
Piano/Keyboard

# Group lessons or private instruction, depending on personal preferences and age
groups

Personal
experience includes:

1) 15 years of GUITAR: professional performance
and composition. Styles include rock, folk, blues, chord
progressions, and alternate tuning.

2) 15 years of DRUMS and PERCUSSION: Latin, swing, blues, as well as rock, funk, punk, and reduced top forty beats.

3) 15 years of PIANO: which utilize
several years of personal instruction in classical, popular, and some ragtime,
in addition to an intimate knowledge of Piano Proficiency (scales & modes,
chord structures & inversions, common chord progressions, intervals, circle
of 5th, and finger exercises)

4) 2 years of MUSIC THEORY and COMPOSITION at college level.

Lessons will include additional materials to the primary instrument such as sheet music for
sight reading, rhythm patterns, tabletures, and chord charts.

***Above all, I encourage students to select those pieces, tunes, or songs that have appealed to them the most; perhaps even inspiring them to learn a musical instrument in the first place. Adaptations are a common and enjoyable part of the teaching process.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect efforts, on my part, to steer learning into areas of the students particular interest as well as conventional genres such as classical, popular, folk, blues, etc...

Moreover, I rely on ear training as a strong complement to written music theory and sight-reading; often using recorded music samples or simple patterns on a piano.

I try to balance method-type published lesson books with beginner, intermediate, or original composition sheet music to specifically selected pieces.

Ideally, with a reasonable practice schedule each week, full comprehension of the written music grand staff and an ear to catch a false note will become second nature. By then, more opportunities to learn actual pieces and styles become greater, having got the initial learning curve under the students belt.

*** Studio Equipment ***
*snare drum
*electronic keyboard/piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
lesson material/music media samples can be provided for copy
student would have own instrument

*** Specialties ***
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Music Theory
finger picking styles and chord progressions - guitar
lead and rhythm patterns - electric guitar
latin, blues, rock, jazz styles - drum kit & percussion
classical & popular tunes - piano/keyboard

Rian D. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

A native of West Seattle, Rian took his first piano lessons at the age of seven. His middle school music teacher recognized Rian’s musical talent and gave him his first public performance opportunity during the school’s annual musical. Rian would go on to play piano for the middle school productions for 3 more years. As Rian progressed into high school his talent increased as well. As a freshman in high school Rian successfully tried-out for the award winning JFK High School Jazz Band and soon took over as the primary pianist. While performing at a high school jazz band festival he was singularly awarded the “Best Rhythm Section” award, a prize usually given to a band’s entire rhythm section. Rian concluded his high school musical career with a trip to the Washington Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble Competition (WMEA) after achieving a 1+ Superior rating for Solo Piano Performance.

Pursuing his passion for music, Rian attended Washington State University (WSU) and studied under the tutelage of Julliard alums Jeffrey and Karen Savage. During his time at WSU, he expanded his boundaries and became accomplished in his study of classical piano, earning gold medals in multiple years at Musicfest Northwest. In addition, Rian performed as a soloist with the Washington-Idaho Symphony as a winner in their Young Artist Competition. Prior to his senior year at WSU, Rian received the Presser Scholarship. The Presser scholarship is a nationally funded scholarship awarded by each University to only one student each year. The Presser Scholarship represents the highest level of academic achievement in the United States.

Following graduation from WSU in 2010, Rian began teaching piano and working as a freelance musician in Seattle. Rian joined the staff of the Ballard Academy of Music and Dance as a piano instructor in addition to working as an accompanist for several local churches, high schools and music schools.

Rian’s passion for playing, teaching, and learning about music has taken him throughout the Pacific Northwest and parts of the east coast of the United States. Besides his work as an accompanist and teacher, he also maintains an active presence in the Seattle music community, frequently volunteering at local events and serving as Secretary of the Seattle Music Teachers Association. As an educator, Rian understands the value of continued learning and has conducted independent study with Randy Halbersadt, jazz professor from Cornish College of the Arts, as well as studying classical technique privately under World-Renowned Pianist-Teacher Peter Mack.

Rian became a Licensed Simply Music Teacher in 2013.

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