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Michael R.

Albany, NY

About Michael

As a recent graduate of the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, I have been a performing classical pianist for nearly 20 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Piano Performance, and have had the great advantage of studying with many of today's top classical musicians, including Steven Lubin, Stephanie Brown, Paul Ostrovsky, Julia Lichten, and Stuart Isacoff. I've won many top prizes in competitions and have performed extensively throughout New York State. I'm very lucky to have had the opportunity to perform for the Governor, and both NYS Senators.

Having taught music since the age of 15,
I am also an experienced and motivated teacher. Nothing excites me more than sharing my love and knowledge of music with others. Whether you are looking to boost your NYSSMA score, and compete in competitions, or are just starting out, I can tailor lessons to your specific level and musical interests. Being in my 20's, I have a great rapport with children, and adults alike.
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Natalya Tafen January 25, 2016
Piano · In home
I have three kids 5,7 and 15 years old who take Mike's lessons. They all have done a great progress since we started his lessons. He is really involved in their progress of building skills. I am very happy with him.
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Jacky July 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Mike is the best. He sees the potential in his students and gets them to reach a little farther than they thought possible. He is great with children and very patient.
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C. Mojica July 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Michael has been a wonderful teacher for our 2 daughters, who both earned "Outstanding" scores at
NYSSMA this Spring. He is a fabulous pianist and a wonderful teacher. Highly recommended!
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Michael R.

Michael R.

Albany, NY 12203
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Hikaru I.

Albany, NY

About Hikaru

はじめまして!My name is Hikaru. I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and this is my eighth year living in NY so it feels like my second home now. I'm currently pursuing my Master's degrees at SUNY Albany for Language Education and Communication and completed my Bachelor's Degrees in Music Department, Music Performance and Political Science. I LOVE to teach languages and also the enjoyment in devoting your time to music! Excited to hear from you!
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Matt D. November 10, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Amazing teacher. She really helped me further my studies in the Japanese language. I can't wait for additional lessons.
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Ronan F. September 17, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ronan loved his first lesson and really likes his instructor, Hikaru.
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Markis P. September 4, 2015
Japanese · In studio
Verified Student
Hikaru is a great teacher! She's very knowledgeable and engaging. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!
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Hikaru I.

Hikaru I.

Albany, NY 12222
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$20 / 30-min
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Polina D.

Schenectady, NY

About Polina

I am an experienced classical pianist with honorable degrees obtained from the most prestigious musical institutions in the world - State Academy of Music (Russian conservatory of music) located in Minsk, Belarus, as well as The College of Saint-Rose, Albany, New York, Unites States. Piano has been my main area of concentration since I was five years old, so I consider myself to be a top professional in the music field.

I really enjoy working with highly motivated students and welcome various ages and levels. I have worked both with professional musicians and beginner level music enthusias
ts. As a teacher and piano soloist, I have worked in various countries including Russia, Italy, France and the United States. My international teaching experience has been showing wonderful results, and I am proud of my students winning the highest places in the international auditions, competitions and festivals worldwide.

My thoroughly developed teaching method is built on the best combination of Russian and European traditions in music education, and it is intended to build and advance skills in reading, technique, theory, to enrich music appreciation by exploring compositions of variety of styles and genres, to discover the internal abilities and approach to an instrument, and master performing techniques.
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Kate January 17, 2016
Classical Piano · Online
As an adult beginner I was quite apprehensive about taking lessons. However, Polina has been such a good teacher for me.
She is patient and always full of encouragement. That is so important.
We do lessons online which is surprisingly effective and very convenient for both of us.
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Josh December 22, 2015
Classical Piano · Online
I am very pleased that I have selected Polina to be my piano coach, and I look forward to continue my progress in the upcoming year!
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Chris December 22, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
My daughter studied piano with Polina for several years. She developed her ear and her technique substantially under Polina's guidance. Polina helped select pieces that challenged my daughter and suited her playing style, while retaining her love of music. No issues with setting lesson times or scheduling, and communication was easy.
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Polina D.

Schenectady, NY 12309
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$35 / 30-min
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Kasa D.

Albany, NY

About Kasa

I set up a tutorial class in 2013, which offers private tutorial class for students who want to learn piano, calligraphy and cucurbit flute. I give lessons during my school break. I made schedules for each student, wrote tests for them, and at the end of their class there would be study report-back performance, where students' parents could come to see the show and would get to know what their children have learned from me and how it came out. I got 100% positive feedback from their parents.
I used to be a Chinese and calligraphy instructor of American high school students. I launched and coo
rdinated calligraphy/painting contests, and coordinated and regulated performances of the arts.
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Phil P. November 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Du is quite a proficient teacher. I'm an adult who has no previous experience with the piano and she really makes it seem that this is an undertaking that I can handle. She is patient and is able to clearly communicate lesson concepts. I look forward to continuing lessons and hopefully making progress in piano training.
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Kasa D.

Albany, NY 12203
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$25 / 30-min
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Kelly M.

East Greenbush, NY

About Kelly

Offering beginner plectrum guitar lessons for children - tailored to the age, experience, and musical interests of each student. I have played guitar for nine years and mandolin for nineteen years, studying with master musician Lou Martin. My teaching approach includes a combination of guitar playing basics: explanation of the structure of the instrument, note reading, emphasis on correct technique for both hands, and exercises and songs adapted to the individual young player. I am excited to help students learn this wonderful instrument.
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Kelly M.

Kelly M.

East Greenbush, NY 12061
starting at
$18 / 30-min

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