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Nicholas M.

16 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • AA Degree in Music from West Valley College
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Nicholas M.

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Piano Lessons may include the following...

+ Piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

About Nicholas

Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio. What to expect in a voice lesson: Vocal warm-ups Technique and style development Selected songs to practice You may record the lessons with your own phone, microphone, etc. As a private instructor, Nicholas

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Guan Q.
experienced teacher for singing. And he is very patient and nice.
Ashok
Nicholas has been teaching my daughter vocal lessons for about 11 months and he’s fantastic!

She’s improved so much in 10 months! He’s awesome and delivers results! My daughter enjoys her lessons with him and she’s just 9 years old and has developed so much due to his mentor ship. My daughter also has an aptitude for singing and tends to catch on to his instructions quickly.
ZHIBO Z.
Nicholas is a really patient teacher in the first class.
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Shahin M.

9 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shahin M.

9 Reviews
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I love teaching piano. In my eight years of experience, I've learned several piano methods, and I've developed my own approach which balances playing, listening, and analyzing music. My students have told me they appreciate me for my clear, simple way of explaining things, my enthusiasm, and the personal attention I give to each student. My primary goal is to train well-rounded musicians, and offer the benefits that entails, such as discipline, critical-thinking, and creativity.

About Shahin

I love teaching piano. I've taught for eight years, working with children and adults of all levels of experience. My students have said they appreciate my patience, enthusiasm, and careful plan for each lesson to achieve new skills and understanding. Each lesson is accompanied by written exercis

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Ya S.
He is a good teacher. We like him.
Nancy C.
Shahin has been great with my two boys! (Ages 5 and 7 when they started). He's very patient and keeps them on task - and has really helped bring out their love of music! All my younger son wants to do all day is play the piano now!
Max A.
patient ,kind good with the kids

Concetta A.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Masters from Columbia University Teachers College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Concetta A.

35 Reviews
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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Beginner classical piano for all ages. Class involves piano performance as well as basic music theory and music reading skills.

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

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Jim
My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!
katherine
Concetta is a super knowledgable and supportive teacher! She adjusts her teaching to student interests and needs. She teaches in a lovely space and if you are super lucky you will meet her adorable dog, pepper <3. I highly recommend her!
Micaela
Hire Concetta, especially to support a beginning violin player! She is warm, professional and very adept at finding your child's musical strengths and then identifying material to help them access and enjoy the music and instrument. AKA GOOD TIMES for all and excited to continue...as it should be. Thank you Concetta for your expertise and flexibility with schedule. Keri-Ann

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Jessica C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessica C.

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I've been teaching for over 20 years. I am a member of MTNA, OMTA, and OMTA East, actively pursue new pedagogical research, advocate for PASK, and collaborate with living composers and music publishers. I have adjudicated, presented, and chaired events as a member of the TMTA. In addition, I have devoted time to working in diverse arenas to enhance accessibility of music, including a music group for stroke patients. My students have premiered the works of contemporary composers, performed beautifully in adjudicated events, learn to speak music conversationally and naturally. I studied piano from a young age, continued to study piano performance in college, and performed with the Giocoso Trio in Tucson, AZ. The most effective lessons are tailored to you: your interests, your abilities, and your goals. While I am classically trained, I embrace a versatile teaching style. I've been told that I have a gentle presence, and a soothing approach. My specialization is in establishing strong, ...

About Jessica

My students have premiered the works of contemporary composers, performed beautifully in adjudicated events, learn to speak music conversationally and naturally. I studied piano from a young age, continued to study piano performance in college, and performed with the Giocoso Trio in Tucson, AZ.

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John
Jessica is amazing! Her love of music is obvious, and infectious. She's also incredibly patient, and tailors her lessons to her students' ability. I swear I'm practically tone deaf, but I've learned so much more under her than my previous teachers!
Anne
Jessica is a sensitive musician and an insightful teacher. Highly recommended!

Anne B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Anne B.

2 Reviews
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I advocate for student centered learning as well as engagement through play and exploration. Your typical 30 minute lesson would include: Creative movement and stretching, rhythm games, working on repertoire in a variety of unique ways, playing and listening by ear, and learning and putting into practice different music theory concepts. My primary goal is to find what you love to play and work our lessons around that. If you don't enjoy the music you are playing, there is no motivation to practice!
I have been teaching lessons for 5 years and welcome any beginner to intermediate students.

About Anne

I am a current elementary music teacher who is also a professional pianist, singer, and clarinet player. I graduated from Goshen College with a bachelors in Music Education. Students can expect to love lessons and improve immensely in technical skills as well as aural skills (playing by ear). Bei

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Nicole
Anne is an amazing music teacher! My daughter has never really been into instruments or music until Anne came along. My daughter has been taking ukulele lessons online with Anne and it has been a very positive experience! She is very positive, encouraging, and patient and if my daughter is struggling, she has a lot of tricks up her sleeve to offer support! I think the highlight so far was when she taught my daughter to play happy birthday to her eight year old cousin! We HIGHLY recommend her!
Jody
My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Anne for 5 years. She is an exceptional teacher - patient, fun, and encouraging. She guides improvement through questioning the student and allowing the student to make some choices. Anne makes sure skills are introduced, practiced, and then reviewed repeatedly so understanding and good habits are established and built upon. My daughter is showing continual progress and is becoming more skilled and confident in her playing. Great instructor!
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Jodi-Ann R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jodi-Ann R.

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Jodi-Ann is an expert piano instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. She has her Masters in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy and Bachelors in Piano Performance.

Jodi-Ann's students have various musical backgrounds and develop into confident performers, competition winners, music majors, singers, collaborators, and piano teachers as well. Her approach is deeply rooted in technique, musical expression, relaxation, and gently balancing each lesson to create continuous and exciting progress. She meets the needs of her students based on their skill set, learning style, schedule, and musical goals. She develops transfer students by filling any gaps in their prior training, and providing lessons to enhance their weaknesses and continue to build on their strengths.

You will develop all of the tools needed to pursue any avenue of music that you'd like, whether you want to play pop, classical, blues, jazz, romantic, ambient, rock, r&b or any other style at home or in ...

About Jodi-Ann

Jodi-Ann is calm, patient, and loving person who enjoys looking on the bright side of every situation. She practices mindfulness and meditation daily. She loves to take care of those in need and is always a source of support and comfort to her family and friends. As an instructor, Jodi-Ann place

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in Santa Cruz, CA

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Santa Cruz is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
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"Gabe is one of the most patient people I’ve ever met. He has worked with our three sons for years. I would highly recommend him. He does a great job and is extremely patient."
Lisa
Took Classical Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Ezra has challenged my 13-year-old son over the last 2 years! We are so pleased with the progress our son has made with a variety of piano pieces - classical as well as "popular." He has kept our son actively playing and progressing impressively with his piano skills! He communicates with parents frequently, and he connects and understands how to tap into a student's potential! We have been impressed with his teachings! Highly recommend him!"
Doreen
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ezra D.
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"Miss Malda is fantastic! Our daughter has only had a few lessons but we have already seen a huge improvement. We highly recommend Miss Malda!"
Jacqueline
Took Classical Piano lessons from Malda K.
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"Yoon Jae took my requests very much to heart and outlined a system of study which would help me get to the next level. He is very thorough, caring and professional. Also very pleasant to talk to. I highly recommend this excellent teacher!"
saleena
Took Classical Piano lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"I love her she is my favorite piano teacher"
Bryan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Sabrina P.
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"Thanks Ryan for making the lesson totally fun and relevant to my present level!"
Mary A.
Took Classical Piano lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"Tamari Witkin is not only an incredible musician, but is one of only a few teachers who is deeply committed to making sure that any student she takes under her wing will fledge comfortably and competently. Tamari has a keen sense of exactly what is needed to help a particular student overcome a particular pianistic impediment to learning to play the piano. Moreover, she brims with such enthusiasm that it all becomes so much fun studying with her that one cannot help but feel like and sound like they are becoming a pianist.
I highly recommend anyone at any level of piano playing to study with Tamari,
NOW!!!!"
Jonathan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Troy is a really patient instructor. I started these lessons as an adult with no prior musical training. I am enjoying the lessons and despite the fact that I never quite have enough time to practice as I should, sometimes even only having the lesson time with him, I still feel I made some progress. I also enjoy the discussions we have on music theory. I am trained as a scientist and when I read theory I have parse it through my own way of thinking about things. I find that Troy is a really good teacher and able to communicate in a manner that is easy to understand. I highly recommend him!"
Ilinca
Took Classical Piano lessons from Troy W.
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""As a teacher myself, I appreciate Emil's commitment to seeing his students progress and his obvious love for the piano and its literature.""
Neil
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emil V.
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"DoYeon is an extremely personable teacher who communicates in a way that makes learning piano both understandable, obtainable, and fun! She's very patient and inventive when it comes to trying new things to help students succeed. She challenged me while also helping me overcome any troubles I had along the way. I highly recommend her as a piano instructor!"
Kristen
Took Classical Piano lessons from DoYeon K.
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