I can help beginning students on piano learn the basics.
Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups. Thomas taught over 600 online and local private music lessons in 2016.
Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania
and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.
He is a current adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.
Thomas will happily work with students on the autism spectrum or students with ADD.
*** Lesson Details *** My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.
I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.
For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.
My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
May 26, 2019
April 28, 2019
Fabulous! What a great teacher! And SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about all kinds of music! THANKS! looking forward to all my lessons!
From day 1 you will be able to play with both hands. I use the metod called "Easiest Piano Course, Complete" (by: John Thompsons)
About Raymond (Remi)
I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist. I am a qualified multilingual Music Instructor. I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, bands and as classical guitar soloist I have given numerous recitals and concerts. I have worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institutes teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time I have been teaching classical and popular guitar at all levels and ages at several other music schools. I wrote two guitar methods "MELODIC GUITAR" for beginners from 7 years of age and up, which has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and Spanish languages and "MELODIC GUITAR 2" which has been tr
anslated from Papiamentu into English. Although my music background is classical, I play and teach popular music, which I appreciate. Just to mention a few famous guitarists who's styles appeal to me: Carlos Santana, George Benson, Paco de Lucia, Julian Bream. I also teach electrical and acoustic guitar, bass-guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, Venezuelan & PR cuatro, songwriting and music theory. Music is an International language; a way to express inner feelings! And Teaching it, is my passion!
*** Lesson Details *** Studying with me will be more than moments of instruction and learning. In addition to acquiring musical knowledge and technical skills, each class is really a musical experience. The dynamic during class is focused on making music and in having fun, developing new technical skills and reaching your goals! The Students will be constantly experimenting with various aspects of music: the Melody, Harmony, and Rhythm. I will be at all moments musically accompanying the student, developing his or her musical hearing pitch, musical aesthetic values, creativity, and artistic expression. I offer quality Music Lessons!
*** Studio Equipment *** A Studio equipped with comfortable chairs, desk, keyboards, guitars, white board, music stands, amplifier, Parents can sit in on lessons
*** Specialties *** Classial, Popular and Latin Music
**Cancellations** All lessons must be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, without exception
Remi is a great instructor! Just did my first lesson and I can’t wait to continue :)
October 1, 2019
July 28, 2019
Remi is outstanding teacher and mentor who has help me not just on my mechanics but also in my understanding of music and how to move from simple lyrics to create a musical peace. He style of teaching is both technical and creative to keep you entratain while you are developing the necessary skills to become a better musician. Simply a Master
For beginners: we will focus on learning the keyboard, note/sightreading, scales, arpeggios and simple etudes (Burgmuller, Czerny, Kabalevsky) and beginning repertoire.
Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a countertenor, composer, and teacher!
I studied Music Composition and Voice at American River College and CSU: Northridge, where I got my BM. I studied composition and jazz piano/improv with Joe Gilman, piano with Heidi VanRegenmorter and Gayle Kowalski, and voice with Art LaPierre, Catherine Fagiolo, Erica Davis and Dennis Parnell.
I have also sung various opera and musical theatre roles, both in Sacramento and LA. Recent roles include: Elviro in Handel's Serse (CSU: Northridge), Don Octave in P.D.Q. Bach's The Stoned Guest with Independent Opera, and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd.
My teaching style is empathetic--my goal is to help you express your creativity and expand your musicianship and technique. I am very flexible with scheduling and encouraging of my students' succes-- no matter their lev
My experience with Andrew was great ! He was awaiting to receive us.
January 14, 2016
He is very patient and good with children.
September 2, 2015
I have played the piano in my younger years, and not playing it for a long time made me forget on how to read music sheets. It actually made me forget how awesome and fun it is to play the piano. And after a while, I decided I needed to get back on track. So, I checked out the list of instructors close to my home, and I found Andy. And yes, I made the right decision! HE IS THE BEST!!! I was so happy having him to teach and help me read music sheets and to play the piano again. He is funny and awesome! He makes it fun and easy for me to understand the lesson! He gives you pointers and he knows how to boost my self-esteem! I love the claps! <clap clap clap>. I cannot wait to do a gazillion more lessons with him! If you want to learn and have fun learning the piano, he is the one for you! Cheers to Andy! :)
I've been teaching piano and keyboard for over ten years. I've developed a unique, project-based to help the student understand and develop the skills necessary for piano and keyboard in today's world. I teach the fundamentals of music theory and technique first, and then allow the student to choose specific areas of focus. In classical training, I focus on developing music from the standard Western European repertoire, particularly Baroque through Romantic period music.
Hi, I'm Aaron, and I'm here to help you achieve your personal musical goals. In 1999 I received a degree in music composition, and I've been composing, performing, directing, producing, and of course teaching ever since. I believe every student is unique, with individual strengths and challenges, and with quality instruction and perseverance every student can use their strengths to perform the music they desire. I look forward to helping you get started!
I had a great experience learning from Aaron. I was a brand new piano player with no knowledge of the instrument or music in general. Aaron was very patient and diligent in teaching me how to set a musical foundation. If you have the pleasure of working with him you will see why he is so highly rated.
May 29, 2019
Boys loved the first lesson!
December 20, 2018
Aaron is a patient teacher , which to me is one of the most important qualities any teacher can possess.
Students will learn techniques and skills essential to playing piano as well as improve their musicality in various classical styles.
As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my private students, I am the vocal coach and accompanist for the Sacramento City College Music Department, Choral Academy Coordinator and accompanist for the Sacramento Children's Chorus, and accompanist for Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento. I also am co-founder and artistic director of the Empire Arts Collective Pop Choir.
Lessons are taught at the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy. Please note that while piano lessons are offered for students as young as 5, voice lessons are not offered until students are at least 13.
15 years ago, I started learning the piano and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am currently a doctoral student at Wheaton Graduate School and hope to teach others the joy of playing the piano in my free time.
I have a passion for a wide variety of styles of music. For several years, I played professionally for weddings, shows, and musicals. I have led worship for churches in Michigan and Connecticut. At Yale, I was president of an organization called Yale Musical Cure, in which I played piano in hospitals, hospices, and charity concerts. While at Yale, I also studied theory, piano, sight-singing, and composition.
My teaching style varies from student to student. Music is a wonderfully diverse subject and every student has his own aspirations. I will do my best to cater each lesson to the student's goals and interests whether that is classical piano method, rock, jazz, folk, country, pop or anything in ...
15 years ago, I started learning to play piano and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I enjoy teaching piano and sharing the love of music to students of all ages and abilities.
I have a passion for a wide variety of styles of music. For several years, I played piano professionally for weddings, shows, and musicals. I have led worship for many churches in Michigan and Connecticut. During my time at Yale, I led an organization called Yale Musical Cure, in which I coordinated and played piano concerts at hospitals, hospices, and benefit concerts. At Yale, I also gained teaching experience, and have loved teaching students ever since. During my time in Chicago for grad school, I regularly taught weekly lessons for 15 students of all ages and held annual recitals. In my ther
apy practice now, I love working with children at all developmental levels and with all abilities, gifts, and needs.
My teaching style varies from student to student. Music is a wonderfully diverse subject and every student has her or his own aspirations. I will do my best to cater each lesson to the student's goals and interests, whether that is classical, rock, jazz, folk, country, pop or anything in between.
Lessons will vary significantly from student to student. Not only does every student have different goals in mind, they all learn differently as well. I do my best to customize my lessons for each student's goals and needs. A typical piano lesson may involve music-reading, chord studies, technical work, scale practice, theory, and of course learning songs!
I am a flexible teacher and am excited to teach students to truly understand music and enjoy playing the piano. Please reach out if you have any questions or interest in taking lessons.
I teach in my lessons: repertoire (classical, pop, rock, blues, etc), music theory, sight reading, and ear training. Lessons are one hour long Monday through Friday, NOT Saturday and Sunday. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced are welcome. I am willing to do music theory lessons via skype, not piano lessons though.
I am a professional classically trained pianist with a Bachelors degree in music from California State University of Sacramento. I have studied classical piano for 20 years and have been teaching for 10 years. I am also involved with other musical projects, such as playing in rock bands across California or doing session work. I am currently endorsed by Kurzweil Music Systems and Dave Smith Instruments.
I teach piano students of all levels from age 5 and up. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence (that would include technique/exercises), to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on student preference. Some of the musical styles I regularly teach include: Classical, Pop, Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative, and Blues. Though playing popular music is fun, I find that learning tec
hnique is essential to improve the ability of playing and also learning music theory gives a well rounded experience to all students playing music. I look forward to meeting you and giving you fun-filled and informative lessons! Skylar T.
Learning to read music, play piano chords, scales, accompaniments, different styles, entire songs, and pieces can feel overwhelming to the beginner. I like to teach in a fun and relaxed way, but also challenging to do your best and believe in yourself. I know that with the right approach every person can learn and improve their skills!
From my years of experience, each student is unique and learns differently. I like to work with people from all walks of life who have decided to take on learning how to play piano for the joy and numerous benefits it provides. I have worked with children that have challenges such as ASD, ADHD, and emotional issues and find them to be some of the best students.
My priority is to make learning piano a fun but challenging activity that you can benefit from. i like to create a learning space where you feel safe to explore and challenge yourself.
Lorraine has played classical piano since she was 4 years old. She earned her Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of Puerto Rico. She has studied under wonderful teachers in the continental U.S. and has taught in Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and traditional schools as well as private lessons. She has also played in numerous musical groups and recently joined a Salsa Orchestra. She loves to teach music in a relaxed but challenging way to bring out the best in each of her students. She is also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and loves to incorporate body awareness into her musical teaching.
"excellent, patient with the twins. they seem to be learning a little more each session. they are very comfortable with him. my husband and i really apprec
iate his professionalism when teaching especially when one of them can be very talkative and sometimes wanting to veer of lesson plan. we think he's Awesome. D. Fenwick"
"I've studied music mainly for voice for 40 years, but wanted to learn more about classical music and music composition. Phillip is an amazing teacher! H
e helped me understand music in a way no other teacher has been able to get through to me. Highly recommended! And his studio is such an extremely comfortable and inviting learning environment. A definite must try!"
"We've been taking piano lessons since January 2016 and we're very happy with Fawn. She is so experienced and knowledgeable and I have nothing but complime
nts for her. We all love her!"
"Awesome teacher. Friendly and approachable. Very patient with my hyper, energetic 6 year old son. Great teaching style."
"His lessons are engaging. I have not played piano for almost a decade, but I am learning fast, and he reignited my love of music again."
"My 9 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Katarina for the past 3 months. She really enjoys the lessons with Katarina and has learned a lot! Kat
arina works very well with my daughter and is very pleasant, patient and thorough with her lessons.
Katarina is always on time and very flexible with scheduling which I truly appreciate considering my work and my other children's activities.
We have had a great experience with Katarina and would highly recommend her!"
"I had an instructor prior to him for nearly a year. I hired JR because after that time I didn’t even learn how to read music. I learned more today from JR
than the entire time I had my previous instructor. JR is detailed and patient for an old, inexperienced fart like me. Thank you, JR!"
"Natasha is very passionate about music, and sharing that passion with others through teaching. She is very supportive and will adjust the lesson to your s
kill level. I look forward to learning more from her!"