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Popular Piano Teachers Near Westwood

Sean R.

Jamaica Plain, MA
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David J.

Arlington, MA
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Seychelle D.

Dorchester Center, MA
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Sean R. Jamaica Plain, MA

Subjects Taught

ACT, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, SAT, Singing

About Me

MM, Orchestral Conducting, Cleveland Institute of Music
BA, Music, Harvard University
Studied piano at the Community Music Center of Boston and NEC Preparatory

I teach children as well as adult students, and have a varied background that includes conducting orchestras, singing in and arranging for vocal ensembles, and performing as a solo pianist as well with chamber groups.

I have taught in the Boston Public Schools, and am now expanding my studio of private students. I have a beautiful Steinway grand in my JP studio, and am also happy to give at-home lessons in the Boston area. I am happy to teach any combination of piano, voice and conducting!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that performance is an important part of making music, and that your practice reflect the goal of ultimate being to perform a piece of music you love, competently. As your teacher, I will only see you once or twice a week. During our lesson, I want to teach you how to practice effectively. In a typical lesson, we would warm up together and then work for 10 minutes or so on technical exercises, always at a slow tempo. Then, I would ask you to perform the part of your piece that was assigned, with the music, and at a tempo at which you can play it steadily and without "stuttering," as one of my teachers said. As we work through the piece, I will point out musical details to work on, based upon your priorities. I will give you a clear assignment for each week, and will ask you to be honest with me about your progress, so that I can make the best use of your time in each lesson!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway grand piano, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I will be teaching piano, I expect my student to have a piano. I have a medium Steinway grand piano at my home, and am happy to provide use of it to students.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained using Donald Waxman's technique, which immediately incorporates musicianship into even the most rudimentary training exercises. My major teacher also specialized in group lessons, which can be helpful for younger kids. I have also been trained in Dalcroze, and help kids learn rhythms by employing them in clapped patterns.

David J. Arlington, MA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

Has played viola and violin since 1996
Has played piano since 2006
Concord Carlisle High School
Middlesex Community College - Music Associate's
Umass Boston - Music Bachelor's
Umass Boston - Music Masters (in progress)
25 Year old music grad student. Started teaching in Los Angeles then moved business back home to Boston. Has been teaching piano, violin and viola since 2008.

*** Lesson Details ***
Growing up, my music education was strict and difficult. I try to do just the opposite to accomplish a love and appreciation for music within students. I'm very open to what the student wants to do. I include listening to classics, watching musicals, reading material, theory and whatever else interests the student to progress his knowledge.

*** Specialties ***
* Suzuki method for violin and viola
* Faber and Faber piano method

Seychelle D. Dorchester Center, MA

Subjects Taught

History, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Reading, Saxophone

About Me

I began my love for music at the age of 12 when I joined middle school band to play the saxophone. From then it was “love at first sight,” and I became completely immersed in the fascination of music. By age 18, I had participated in many Honor Bands across the country and furthered my studies in music earning both a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree from Morgan State University. I have performed in Classical, Jazz, and Modern Contemporary atmospheres in both Saxophone and Piano, as well as; teach elementary music in the Baltimore City Public School System and the Boston Public School System. I have a very diverse background, and furthermore; I truly enjoy teaching music to students of all ages and abilities.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson would be tailored to a particular student almost exhibiting a "personal" curriculum for each of my students. I believe in creating standards together with each of my students for the cultivation and success of our lessons. I understand that everyone learns differently, so I believe in creating an atmosphere that will foster and encourage each students ability to process and retain information.
Students should expect an engaging atmosphere from me, where they are able to explore their interests. I considered my teaching methods to be very "comfortable," as to mean; I am not too strict, but also would not consider myself laid back. I also encourage the parents of younger students, to join a lesson or two during each half of our curriculum, to show their support of their children, and also so they may observe my teaching methodology. It is very important to me, that I form a community and develop a relationship with my students and those who lend their support to their interest in music.
New students will gain strong foundations in the fundamentals of music which will include: notation, sight reading, theory, history, and appreciation allowing a chance for students to explore other concepts and styles. For more advanced students, I will continue to build on the foundation set forth prior to their tutelage with me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
can't use studio - bed in room

*** Travel Equipment ***
all students will be required to purchase literature books for their lessons. If travelling to their home, they must have a piano in usable condition, or an equivalent (not a Casio keyboard) Digital Pianos are acceptable.

Home locations must be walking distance to the T as I do not have my own transportation at the moment.

*** Specialties ***
Working with the absolute beginner

Anne M.

Watertown, MA
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Alexandra Z.

Brighton, MA
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Marie-France M.

Hyde Park, MA
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Anne M. Watertown, MA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

"Anne Mironchik is an experienced and supportive teacher, a jazz vocalist, pianist, composer and lyricist with a conservatory degree in jazz voice from Manhattan School of Music and advanced studies with prominent, NYC jazz piano, music theory and songwriting instructors. She is currently living in Watertown, MA attending Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and working toward becoming certified as a speech-language pathologist and vocal therapist."


Thank you for your interest in voice lessons. My music instruction philosophy is based on teaching 5 important things that singers must practice, including articulation, breathing/phrasing, rhythm, tone and a personal connection to the music. I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and received my conservatory degree and additional training in New York City. I can prepare you to audition, perform and have fun singing better at school, at home and at gigs.

With my training I'm receiving in my graduate studies, I am able to help you improve the health and longevity of your voice. I can also work with singers who have challenges due to respiratory difficulties, such as asthma, singers who seek accent reduction, singers who stutter, or those with a speech impediment. Singing is for all, and I look forward to starting lessons with you.

All the best!
Ms. Annie

Alexandra Z. Brighton, MA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

I grew up in a musical home and have been playing piano since the age of four. I have had all sorts of different music teachers in my life and I have always looked to them for inspiration for my own teaching--what would I do differently? What would I do the same?
In my opinion, a teacher is an extremely energetic, charged individual who is entirely focused on the progress of the student. A teacher is inspiring, motivating, and makes learning a fun and enjoyable experience. I strive for this level of excellence in each of my lessons. It is extremely important to me that my students learn at their own pace, while mastering techniques and building a strong foundation.
I teach both piano and guitar, and I am excited to start you off on your musical journey!

I was classically trained on the piano from the age of four. When I was twelve, I decided to expand my musical horizons and pick up the guitar. During high school, I became very serious about my musical studies. I attended 6-week summer workshops at the National Guitar Workshop for guitar and music theory lessons. I also began attending a magnet school program called the Regional Center for the Arts, which I did every day after my normal school day. In 2007, I began my studies at Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2011 as a Bachelor of Music with a degree in Film Scoring.
I have about five years of teaching experience. While I was still in high school, I was giving private piano and guitar lessons on the weekends. I also helped tutor my fellow students at the Regional Center for the Arts. This is when I discovered I loved teaching. During my time at Berklee, I participated in a work/study program at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester. I taught private piano and guitar lessons here, as well as group piano lessons. I also participated in a program called KidsJam, which gave me experience working with very little children (ages 3-5).
It is extremely important that we focus on what YOU want to learn! I can teach many different styles, from classical to classic rock!

*** Lesson Details ***
Our sessions will be laid back and comfortable, yet motivating and challenging. I expect my students to keep a journal of their assignments for each week in order to focus on moving forward with their instrument. I am extremely patient with my students. I understand that learning an instrument takes a lot of time and energy for both the student and the teacher. I understand that every student learns in a different way, and that fact drives me to be the best teacher I can be!
I believe that the most important part of learning an instrument is learning how to read notes and rhythms. In my opinion, this is the foundation of learning an instrument. For that reason, I always start my lessons with some reading. Students are expected to practice outside of our lessons. As we progress in our lessons, students will be working on a couple different songs a week, as well as a little ear training and music theory.
It is extremely important to me that the student is learning what THEY want to be learning, so feel free to bring in any songs you'd like to start playing and we'll see what we can do!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide books but the student must have an instrument to play on.

*** Specialties ***
Beginning/Intermediate Classical Piano,
Beginning/Intermediate Piano (pop, rock, beginning jazz&blues),
Beginning/intermediate guitar (Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classic Rock, Pop),
Beginning/intermediate music theory.

I am also fluent in DAW software, sample libraries, and notation software including:
Garage Band, Audacity, Protools, Logic, Digital Performer, Kontakt, Vienna Ensemble, Reason, Sibelius, and Finale.

Marie-France M. Hyde Park, MA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Music Performance, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I have taught piano and voice most of my adult life. Early on I learned the need to adapt my teaching style to the uniqueness of each student, especially those whose perceptions differ widely from the general populace. I love what I do, helping each student discover and nurture their abilities, no matter what age the student may be.

The Holistic Piano method is especially effective with my Autism-spectrum students, a segment of the population I find particularly rewarding to teach.

The following is a quote from ex-student Karena Krull, author of "Drama Made Easy", and "Rummy Roots."

“Her greatest strength is her ability to find the right direction for each individual. This ability to adapt to the student's needs lends to individual success for student and avoids their frustration. If her current method or communication isn't creating success for a student she will quickly change to another till she finds the right words or method to enable the student to succeed with the least amount of frustration.”

*** Lesson Details ***
I draw on a wide range of materials in The Holistic Piano (and voice) method. The curriculum may be color-based or number-based, we might focus on chord building or sight-reading, or Songwriting, depending on the student's need and desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large Music Room: one grand piano, 2 keyboards, parents can sit in on lesson from living room

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Because each student is an individual, I approach teaching like a coach, custom designing a course of study for each student to meet their individual needs.

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