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Lauren S.

Pickerington, OH

Music should never simply be a rote-learning process. We develop real artistry. My students learn how to interpret, transform, and create music. From the first lesson, we experiment with various musical "ingredients" and revisit these tools often as we move through a lesson series or repertoire. Students explore a variety of styles and learn to read, compose, and improvise. Students as young as five have created their own theme and variations on a favorite tune with these techniques.

About Lauren

Hello! My name is Lauren Spavelko, and I am excited to bring out the musician in you!

Whether you're searching for yourself or your child, I would love to invite you to my beautiful creative space and help you meet your musical goals.

I focus on developing true artistry with my students and giving them the fundamental tools to be able to play and write various styles of music including classical, musical theater, folk, contemporary, Christian, and more.

We play from the very first lesson and learn other concepts such as music theory, literacy, and technique in subsequent lessons.


My students are involved in school ensembles, church choirs, community choirs, community and children's theater, and district contests. I support and seek out these opportunities according to their interests.

Please send me a note! I can't wait to get started.
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Chuck September 14, 2016
Singing · In home
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Excellent teacher. Had me singing with the first lesson. Lookinf forward to learning more.
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Lauren S.

Lauren S.

Pickerington, OH 43147
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$30 / 30-min
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

I have been playing the piano since I was five years old. My passion for music led me to steadily progress in my studies, and I naturally chose to major in music at Ohio State. To broaden my scope, I earned my degree in Composition while taking piano lessons concurrently from Professor Emeritus George Haddad and Professor Steven Glaser. Rather than focus on one area of piano music, I augmented my repertoire through extensive study of the Baroque through Modern periods. In addition, I accompanied orchestra and band instruments, a youth choir, and even performed the first movement of Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto with my high school’s chamber orchestra.

I am very perceptive of my students’ rate of improvement and level of engagement with the music they’re playing. If they are stuck on something, I am patient to go over the lesson as much as needed. If they feel bored, I will find more challenging music for them. A great incentive to play is that I offer lessons on my ...

About Ben

Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.

Education

BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio St
ate University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad

Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Professor Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich'™s Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers'™ Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU'™s Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.
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Tingyang November 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
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Very professional and nice teacher!
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Maria S. October 27, 2016
Violin · Online
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Jelly S. August 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is a great teacher and my granddaughters are enjoying the lessons
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH 43220
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Amy C.

Columbus, OH

I specialize in teaching beginner-intermediate piano to children. A solid base is SO IMPORTANT if one expects to grow and eventually play more advanced pieces. I believe that every child is unique, and I tailor my teaching approach based on the individual child before me. I have lots of experience with children and understand how to keep young people engaged and active in a lesson. I look forward to meeting you!

About Amy

Are you interested in learning piano, or do you have a child who is? I can't wait to help you turn this desire into reality! My name is Amy, and I am a piano teacher who specializes in teaching children. I descend from a long line of musicians (both my mother and grandmother were piano teachers) and have played piano for 21 years, studying with a private instructor for 13 of those. I received my BFA at Goddard College (’14) and my MFA at Boston University (’16).

Over the past six years I have taught piano to students of all ages and levels in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Boston, Massachusetts, and
now Columbus! As a member of the Ohio Music Teacher’s Association, I can offer your child multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, as well as small group lessons in my studio. Learning an instrument is beneficial for many reasons. Aside from the obvious enjoyment one gets out of playing beautiful music, working at a skill week after week helps children build confidence and grow in all areas of life. I coach my students to take pride in their accomplishments, to exude an air of assurance and poise when sitting at the piano, and to become self-directed learners.

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
One of the wonderful (and obvious) benefits of private instruction is that each student's unique abilities and shortcomings can be brought into clear focus and addressed. I am highly skilled at encouraging students through a careful balance of praise and constructive criticism. I make sure they are aware of (and take pride in) their strengths so that when challenging moments arise, they are motivated to do the work.

I maintain high expectations for my students, constantly reminding them that it's the quality (not the quantity) of their playing that counts. It is much more important to me that a student learns to play one piece well rather than ten pieces poorly. There is no race to the finish line. I believe in taking however much time is necessary to help a child understand a concept—we might spend the majority of a lesson on it if we have to. Learning must be done at the child's own speed. Children benefit enormously from having 100% of my attention during lessons; they will never need to try and "catch up" with other students.

METHOD:
Most method books for young students focus on teaching the child to read notes on a page, and as one can only learn to read music so fast, children are therefore stuck playing songs that keep the hands rooted on or around Middle C. There are so many problems with this method, least of all the fact that it's quite boring. A bigger issue is the lack of focus on technique and playing. Children are naturally musical--they love to sing and dance. Playing piano should be no different. Children can be taught songs using no music at all; rather, they can learn simple melodies by identifying patterns on the piano. This helps train their ear AND frees the child up to focus on technique rather than scrutinizing the notes on the page. My students get to use the entire keyboard almost right away (both black keys and white keys) rather than being crowded around Middle C.

Another issue with the Middle C position is that it creates an awkward twisting inward of the wrists, which breeds tension. The first thing students should learn is how to play with relaxed wrists, not tense ones!! This is one of the building blocks of good piano technique. Keeping kids rooted around Middle C for the first six months of their piano education does not set children up for good technique.

Now, all of this is not to say that I don't teach children to read music--I do. Absolutely! I introduce intervals and guide notes as soon as possible. I think the intervallic approach is super useful, especially when dealing with children who are coached from a young age to look for patterns. Alongside reading music, though, it is important to teach songs that are only for playing.

For beginning students, I like to use the Piano Safari method. These books offer a wonderful blend of rote pieces (for playing, not reading) and reading pieces that use the intervallic approach. These pieces are fun and engaging--some parents complain about how their children won't stop practicing them! Here is a sampling book of other books and materials I may use:

Beginning Students: Tales of a Musical Journey Books 1 + 2, Piano Safari Books 1 + 2, Carl Czerny's The Little Pianist, Bastien Piano Literature Book 1, Royal Conservatory Series Preparatory Books A & B and Book 1

Intermediate Students: Piano Safari Book 3, Bastien Piano Literature Books 2-4, Royal Conservatory Series Books 2-6

Advanced Students: Bastien Piano Literature Books 5-6, Early Advanced Classics to Moderns, Royal Conservatory Series Books 7-10
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Lindy August 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Amy is a wonderful teacher! She is very skilled and experienced, as well as very enthusiastic. My 6 year old son started with her and absolutely loved his lessons, and more importantly grew a love to play. Amy is reliable, flexible, makes the lessons both fun and technical and can tailor to your preferred kind of music.
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Samantha October 2, 2015
Piano · In home
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Amy is kind, organized, and has a diligent, positive approach.
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Amy C.

Columbus, OH 43202
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$25 / 30-min
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Ejiela A.

Columbus, OH

Regardless of the end goal of students and their parents, piano is a useful skill, as it enhances learning in various aspects. Emphasis is on technique, traditional styles, music theory, and ear training. At a certain level a variety of interests can be catered to (pop, improv, etc.). If a student is only interested in traditional classical piano lessons, that, of course, is also an option. The goal is always for the student to enjoy lessons and take pride in their hard work.

About Ejiela

I have played a variety of styles throughout the years including classical, jazz, soul, funk, and more. I graduated with a degree in piano performance (classical) from Capital University in 2015.

Since 2013, I have taught a variety of students from the age of about 5- adult. These students have had varying interest, which I try to cater to in addition to building on fundamentals.
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Laura August 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Ejiela is great with my 10 yo son and 8 yo daughter! Keeps them engaged and appropriately pushes them to do their best. I would recommend her highly!
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Ejiela A.

Columbus, OH 43209
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Fan Z.

Columbus, OH

Welcome!
I serve as piano faculty at Capital University, holding a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance. As a member of MTNA, I have over 10 years of teaching experience and extensive study of Piano Pedagogy at both universities and private studios.
Being a teacher is a valuable learning experience, and I would like to positively impact my students. My teaching philosophy is based on the interdependence of all aspects of an individuals being.

About Fan

Welcome to Fan Zhang Piano!
I am located in Columbus Ohio, teaching at Capital University as Adjunct Piano Faculty, as well as teaching private students of all ages and levels.
I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University, and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Capital University.
As a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), I had extensive study of Piano Pedagogy and over 10 years of professional teaching experiences at both universities and private studios.
I wo
rk with students at a variety of ages, abilities and levels in private lessons, group classes, student recitals and local music programs and competitions. Past students have achieved high scores in various music programs, such as SAT Michigan, Music Development Program, etc..
Please feel free to contact me!
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Xin K. October 16, 2016
Piano · Online
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Kinno September 28, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
How lucky i was to study with Dr.Zhang. It is rare to come across someone so talented and great teacher. I learned so fast, thanks to Dr. Fan for being the best teacher i have ever had.
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Gregory September 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
Fan has been teaching my 9 year old daughter for 3 years now. I'm very happy with her progress and how much she loves taking lessons from Fan. I'm grateful to have found the perfect teacher.
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Fan Z.

Fan Z.

Columbus, OH 43209
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Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!

Video #1: Intro to the Piano

Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.

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Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.

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