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Carolyn B.

Cary, NC

I teach piano students of all ages and tailor the curriculum to fit each student. Whether you want to learn the basics, a specific piece, prepare for a recital/competition, or just be able to play for your own enjoyment, our lessons will fit your goals.

About Carolyn

I am a pianist and theorist who is enthusiastic about helping you learn more about music! I have a Bachelors of Music Performance from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Music Theory from Bowling Green State University. Music is one of my passions, a passion I would love to share with you!

I have experience with classical, classic, jazz, and Broadway music, among other genres. My performance and scholarly studies were primarily classical, but not limited to classical music.

Whether you pursue performance, scholarship, a greater appreciation of music, or simply a fun experience
, I will help you reach your goals! None of these is exclusive, as all of them should be fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I prefer to teach in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where the student can ask questions and offer opinions without fear. I am a patient and encouraging teacher, though I do expect students to prepare for lessons and improve over time. Lessons and curricula are tailored to the individual, depending on the student's goals. Should those goals change over the course of his/her study, the curriculum and lesson format will reflect that change. I believe in a well-rounded education, incorporating not only memorization or sight-reading (for example), but the underlying theories and relevant historical information. Most importantly, I will endeavor to make lessons enjoyable as well as educational for all involved!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide sight-reading/singing materials, handouts, and copies of music. I expect the student to provide his/her own instrument, textbook, and staff paper.

*** Specialties ***
Music Theory/Aural Skills: tonal through post-tonal theory, including counterpoint, part-writing, Roman numeral analysis, set theory; tonal and atonal sight singing (with solfege, numbers, and European letter names), rhythmic and melodic dictation, chord series

Piano: primarily tonal music (Baroque through Romantic), sight-reading, show tunes, popular songs
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Sandy W. January 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It was a very nice first lesson.
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Victoria B. January 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent piano teacher!! Very patient, kind, reliable and communicates very well with my 10 yo son. She is so enthusiastic and has really gotten my son interested in music, despite that he is very shy. I have been impressed with how quickly my son has learned to play the piano in just a few months. We have been so thrilled with Carolyn that our other two children are to start lessons this month!!
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Abie E. November 16, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Carolyn B. is an excellent piano teacher

Carolyn B. has been teaching my 6yr old daughter for a year. Carolyn has a very engaging style of teaching that works extremely well for kids. She has a tested ability to skillfully refocus kid's attention by injecting fun into the lesson and reassuring the kid that "they can". She's extremely patient, is always pleasant is good at easing a child into stepping up their ability and confidence. From the start, I signed up my daughter for 1-hour lessons, unsure if she will focus. I'm amazed at how Carolyn keeps her engegaed through the hour. My daughter's skills and interest in piano continues to grow. I strongly recommend Carolyn B. to teach piano.
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Carolyn B.

Carolyn B.

Cary, NC 27513
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Maria V.

Durham, NC

TEACHING
As a performer, soloist and active chamber musician, and as a pedagogue, I provide private lessons to any individual interested in the art of music, education, and the good times. My teaching welcomes individuals from the youngest to college students. My primary instrument is the Viola, and simultaneously I focus on the instruction of the Violin, and the early and beginning studies of the piano. I have great experience as master class teacher, sectional leader, group teaching, and individual or one-in-one pioneer.

*** Lesson Details ***
METHODOLOGIES
About the teaching methods used, I basically like to approach the beginner student through the methods of Suzuki, which is a very efficient and didactic method most pedagogues uses today. This one is a clear method that demands from the student and it simultaneous engages the interaction and participation of their parents, family, friends, and their community as well. In other occasions, it is most common that I would ...

About Maria

BIOGRAPHY
Violist Maria F. V. began her music studies at the Carabobo Music Conservatory where she played in the Infantile & Youth Orchestras, and in the Carabobo Symphony Orchestra. She then transcended her studies to the Simon Bolivar Music Conservatory and into the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. She has performed with different other orchestras such Venezuela Youth National Orchestra, New Jersey Youth Orchestra, Peru National Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Symphony Orchestra, and Latin-American Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Eduardo Salazar, Joshua Dos Sa
ntos, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado.

She holds a BM Performance degree from University of Kentucky, and a MM Performance degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro where she worked as Teacher Assistant under Scott Rawls. She has attended several music festivals within the United States and Internationally such as: Cincinnati Conservatory Music Festival, Cleveland Institute of Music Viola Workshop, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Orford Music Center in Canada, Parma Conservatory-Italy, Musica en Compostela in Spain, and many others. Back at home in Venezuela she is considered founder of el Sistema’s Carabobo Music Conservatory. Her Major teachers include Santiago Garmendia, Margaret Karp, John Graham, and Scott Rawls.

TEACHING
As a performer, soloist and active chamber musician, and as a pedagogue, I provide private lessons to any individual interested in the art of music, education, and the good times. My teaching welcomes individuals from the youngest to college students. My primary instrument is the Viola, and simultaneously I focus on the instruction of the Violin, and the early and beginning studies of the piano. I have great experience as master class teacher, sectional leader, group teaching, and individual or one-in-one pioneer.

THE OUTCOMES
Apart from the academic outcomes the student will obtain at lessons, my intentions as a teacher and artist is to incorporate and welcome the student in the fantastic music world and literature. One of the many purposes of music is the idea of the student developing a sense of responsibility along with following tasks in a didactic and dynamic manner. I love bringing and promoting the idea and the philosophy of enthusing and inculcating a leadership position of the student in the family, and building most importantly a harmonic and artistic environment among their relatives and into their homes. I love to program and propose little student recitals in where the student will have the opportunity in performing the pieces worked throughout the teaching sessions in a little concert for their friends and family. Every student loves the fun in which they get from these opportunities and from their performance experiences. I do believe that the learning and instruction of music is an important influential factor in participating and in the development of many other abilities and skills; in the expansion and promotion of creativity, the adoption of a more discipline attitude for other arts, it helps to easier approach other academic courses, and to focus on developing the tools and creativity to participate at their schools and anywhere else.

*** Lesson Details ***
METHODOLOGIES
About the teaching methods used, I basically like to approach the beginner student through the methods of Suzuki, which is a very efficient and didactic method most pedagogues uses today. This one is a clear method that demands from the student and it simultaneous engages the interaction and participation of their parents, family, friends, and their community as well. In other occasions, it is most common that I would also incorporate a new student to my studio-transfer students-, who would have used other materials and methods with his/her previous instructor. In this case I would continue using his/her methods to examine the level and content learned and practiced. Then, it is in later lessons where we might establish and suggest other good methods and books to which the student might be ready to switch or scale up to.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Books, Stands, Metronomes, Chairs, Tuning & repair equipment, and more.

*** Specialties ***
Viola, Violin. Chamber, private, solo, & orchestra.
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Angelia G. December 23, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She's very willing to help with new students. She's very patient and a great instructor. Recommend!
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Angelia G. November 24, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She was absolutely amazing, she made it very easy to learn an I will continue lessons with her
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Srini K. January 5, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Maria is an excellent instructor. Unfortunately distance and time did not work for us.
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Maria V.

Durham, NC 27713
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Cyril M.

Durham, NC

- Teach basic lessons of piano
- Teach how to read music
-Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques.
-Helping students' class work, performances, projects and assignments.
-Prepare students for performances, exams, or
assessments.
-Organize performance groups and direct their
rehearsals.

About Cyril

Passionate pianist proficient in performing and teaching classic piano. Responsible and motivated, with a drive for excellence. Twenty two year highly
educated in the best Cuban Music conservatories. Five years of teaching experience.
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mom April 10, 2016
Piano · In home
She was great with 5 yo and adult. Very patient, kind, and full of good tips. Definitely will use her again when 5 year old is a little bit more interested in weekly lessons.
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tosin April 10, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Cyril is wonderful with our kids. She is patient and takes great care to make sure they understand what she's teaching them and at the same time, listens to them. She meets each of our children at their own level and I would certainly recommend her as an instructor b
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Jason April 10, 2016
Piano · In studio
Excellent instructor - I have learned an incredible amount of information in a short period of time. A true joy learning.
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Cyril M.

Cyril M.

Durham, NC 27707
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Victoria K.

Raleigh, NC

A basic lesson begins with a few minutes of warm-ups followed by songs progressing from the lesson book being used, one or two songs the student likes from whatever genre he/she enjoys playing, and we end with a sight read. My lessons include some music theory and note reading/writing, and at times a brief bit of history behind each composer and/or composition. This helps the student better comprehend music in order to make song writing and performing simpler.
For children under 9, in particular, some of these lesson aspects are relaxed. Regardless of student age, my goal as an educator is to make these lessons as fun as possible for you or your child while progressing at your own comfortable pace. Retention is far more difficult when you're not enjoying what you're learning. Remember that patience is a virtue--you can't rush excellence!

About Victoria

I've been teaching piano since 2012 and have been playing since 2000, although my first instrument was the clarinet, which I began learning in 1996. I assisted the high school director in leading the band class whenever he was absent or otherwise occupied. I've got two years' college courses in piano and music theory, one bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies, many courses in sociology with an award of excellence from the department of sociology from Valdosta State, and finally a degree in Visual Communications with concentration on photography from Savannah College of Art and
Design.

Here's a neat factoid about my piano background:
To quote a passage from Leon Fleischer's book...

"There's a genealogy of pianists and their teachers, like the 'begat's' in the Bible. Beethoven taught Carl Czerny, who became famous for his exercises for improving piano technique. Czerny taught a whole roster of notable students, including Franz Liszt and Theodor Leschetizky. Leschetizky, a brilliant teacher, taught Paderewski, the phenomenally popular virtuoso of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He taught the young Artur Schnabel. And Schnabel, of course, taught me. So in the family tree of teacher-student relationships, I am in a line going back to Beethoven."

Leon Fleischer taught Barbara Bartholomy, who in turn taught me; therefore we're also in a line going back to Beethoven and so are my students. Isn't that wonderful?

However, Fleisher explained that Leschetizky taught many, many students and so there are very many students in a line going back to Beethoven. Like I tell my students, it doesn't matter, you'll have to practice to improve, anyway!

I look forward to helping you!
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Ryan C. February 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Fantastic time and great instructions
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Maryam A. February 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was our pleasure to meeting you and thank you for your warm welcoming, my daughter was very happy for learning piano. When she met her dad, she told him about the class and invited him to come and watch her playing. She is looking forward for the next class.
As mom, I judge by reading my daughter, and I think we found the best teacher in town.
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Victoria K.

Victoria K.

Raleigh, NC 27613
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Amy A.

Raleigh, NC

we will explore your talents and get into a style that fits you from whatever level you rare starting from

About Amy

I am open minded to those willing to learn. I find strengths and weakness in each student and improve to reach goals they have and what i have for them.
I have an AA in the arts and a BAS in marketing and operate my own photography business now for 5 years.
Im very social outgoing and personable, I bring out your best traits while making sure my clients are comfortable

website: www.amyalvarezphotography.com
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Amy A.

Amy A.

Raleigh, NC 27609
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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