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Rhonda F.

Rochester, NY

About Rhonda

I started taking piano lessons in the first grade from a teacher who graduated from Eastman School of Music. I later won a scholarship to Eastman School of Music as a classical pianist. I have been teaching for 40 years and have performed in Europe and won First Place Piano Competition in New York with 200 of the best pianists in the nation performing. I wanted to quit in the 5th grade but my mother told me I was to young to make that decision for myself and she would not hear of it!
Music is now like the air that I breathe. I cannot live without it! Thanks mom for being smarter than me. Play
ing the piano should be fun at any cost. I let students play many styles of music until they find the style that calls them.
For young children I recommend the parent sit in with the lesson so the parent can help with the practicing at home. They need the extra support when starting piano lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are and should be a fun experience. I teach bits and pieces of college theory to students so they can play the whole keyboard and not just in the middle. Its nice to get students young before they develops bad habits. Piano keys should be played with the fingers and not moving the wrists. Bad habits are hard to break. My children students play like a pro, even if it is only one piece.
Through me, kids learn to love music.
I start lessons at age 4 years old to 99. Please call today to book lessons!

"Learn a little but learn it well" ~Ben Franklin

*** Specialties ***
Traditional Classical and theory. I also get students ready for competitions and scholarships. I will teach any style that will ignite the flame in your child or an adult to love music!
I specialize in children.
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Rhonda F. April 27, 2014
Fabulous Piano Teacher

I took lessons for 5 years and I play better than I ever dreamed. I enjoyed the lessons and understood the teaching with ease. Expect to have great lessons with your head spinning with tons of information after each lesson from this gifted teacher. Very enjoyable and rewarding experience to say the least. I never again found such a great teacher since taking with Rhonda. I was heartbroken when she moved.
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Rhonda F.

Rochester, NY 14623
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Christian D.

Spencerport, NY

About Christian

Christian D. has been playing saxophone for seventeen years. Growing up in Rochester, N.Y, he attended Churchville-Chili High School and attempted to take every music class his school had to offer. He was always very involved in his school’s music program. He took private lessons with Mr. Terry Bacon (a graduate from Eastman School of Music) for eight years before going to college. He completed his BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at SUNY Fredonia. There he studied classical with Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and jazz with Bruce Johnstone.

 At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everythin
g the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Christian recently completed his MM in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studied with Bob Malach, Joel Weiskopf, Walt Weiskopf, Allen Farnham, and Nathan Eklund. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school.
During his time at school he has played with numerous artists, including Conrad Herwig, Dave Douglas, Kurt Elling, Steve Wilson, and Steve Davis. He plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

Christian has been in many elite bands since the start of his career as a musician. He has participated in the Roberts Wesleyan Honors Band, Hochstein School of Music Junior Wind Symphony, All-County Band, and New York Area All State band, as well as performing as a soloist for the All-County orchestra his junior year in high school.
Christian has received many awards to merit his efforts in music. Some of these include the Eastman Award given to high school juniors who plan to major in music and who excel above others in school. He also received a $200 scholarship for his jazz-playing ability from the Independence Jazz reunion.
At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo, in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Now that his BM is completed, Christian is pursuing his Masters in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studies with Bob Malach and Joel Weiskopf. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school. When he is home he plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.

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I like to cater my lessons to the students' wants and needs. I suggest various exercises to study in effort to make each student reach their fullest potential. I push each and every one of my students, regardless of their goals as a musician.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Selmer Series III Soprano
Selmer C** Mouthpiece with Vandoren Java 4s
Selmer Mark VI Alto
Vintage Berg Larsen with Rico Jazz Select 2H
Selmer Reference Tenor
Vintage Otto Link with Rico Jazz Select 3S
Buffett E11 Clarinet
Brad Behn Mouthpiece with Vandoren 3.5
Armstrong Flute
Casio Privia Piano
MacBook Pro
Zoom Recorder
Various method books and music

*** Specialties ***
Woodwind Doubling
Jazz
Classical
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Jennifer July 15, 2015
Tuba · Online
Verified Student
We only had our first lesson, but it was great! He was talented, knowledgeable and patient with my 12 year old. Looking forward to learning more!
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Jacey M. July 14, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Christian is an amazing teacher!
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Alexander M. July 10, 2015
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
This is my son's first time taking online lessons and he loves them! Christian is always on time, motivating and great at his craft. I find my son practicing more than ever to be sure he's ready for the next lesson. I can already hear improvement in his playing after 3 lessons. Christian please keep up the great work...you ARE making a difference!
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Christian D.

Romulus, NY 14541
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Daniel N.

Rochester, NY

About Daniel

From prior experience, I'm confident that I can have you playing a wonderful short piece of music in one lesson! My main philosophy is that we learn together in an environment where the student feels comfortable to push their boundaries and enjoy themselves in the process. I always try to encourage the student to think for themselves and spur on any ideas they have.

I value the learning of notation but don't think it's necessary for everyone to learn. I also like to expose the student to many different styles of music and open their ears to the rich world of music that exists around us.


I specialize in classical guitar instruction but can teach many styles if required. I've been teaching students and coaching ensembles at the Eastman School of Music for 2 years, and I've had almost 10 years of experience in teaching many styles of guitar playing, from beginners to advanced.
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Jeremy July 18, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home
Dan's continually helped me to be a more musical musician on and off the guitar.

His aptitude for analysing a players technique and prescribing the appropriate repertoire that caters to the wants of the individual whilst developing them is rare indeed.

Dan's more than a guitar teacher he's a technician, under his guidance my tone, time, technique and more have improved so, so very much.

Check him out, have a lesson. You're welcome.
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Daniel N.

Rochester, NY 14604
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ann M.

Honeoye Falls, NY

About Ann

Ann M. has been teaching private lessons since 1997 and is currently available to teach you how to play piano, or rekindle a long ago skill ! Ann has helped students get to Wynton Marsalis' Essentially Ellington Festival for high school jazz bands, where her pianists performed on the Lincoln Center stages. She has prepped 100's of students thru auditions, or choral accompaniments, and dovetails well into local schools' music programs.

As a seasoned professional working with children, teens and adults, Ann looks forward to meeting you and helping your brain make new connections.....playin
g piano is fantastic for the brain at any age! Her teaching style is energetic and informed, but low stress and encouraging. Lots of rhythm games and music reading, but learning to confidently play with no music in front of you, also.
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Mark July 22, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Ann is very friendly, enthusiastic and enjoyable for the kids to work with. She is adept at a variety of styles and flexible in understanding the busy lives everyone has. She regularly exposes her students to interesting stories about music, informs them of opportunities in the area for concerts, workshops, etc. and really understands the life values that learning music provides. You won't find a more positive person!
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Sydney July 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Ann is a gift and a treasure! She has been teaching my teen for the past 8 years.
Ann is a dedicated teacher of music history, theory, composition, ear training, and improve; to name a few. She engages students with a genuine curiosity and interest in understanding what motivates them. She commits to continuous learning for herself as well as her students; no two lessons are ever the same as she introduces students to a variety of techniques and performers. Ann is passionate about the role music plays in brain development and enjoys sharing the application of research and literature. She LOVES to help students advance music to mastery. Ann has the unique ability to include life skills into her training with contagious excitement. She ROCKS!
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Julie July 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
We’ve been working with Ann for over a year and she’s wonderful! Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for music is contagious! Ann takes the time to invest in the whole family through sharing articles, community events, website links, and video sound clips of your child’s progress. Ann takes a holistic and personal approach to teaching and makes meaningful connections that reach far beyond the keyboard. Our experience has been top notch!
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Ann M.

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
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Beverly T.

Farmington, NY

About Beverly

I believe in inspiring long term results in students through constructive feedback and a healthy and strong technique to serve as a solid foundation for any musical style. I enjoy sharing my love of music and watching students progress in both their musical development as well as their appreciation for music.

I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University. I have experience teaching voice as well as advanced sight singing to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences pr
ivately and in group settings. In addition, I have played the piano for over ten years.

I am an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, and I go out of my way to ensure that my students receive the tools they need to take their abilities to the next level and achieve their goals. For me, the focus is entirely on the student and what I need to do to help their development.
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Sydney August 24, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I was sooo nervous at first because I just didn't know what to expect from private voice lessons. Beverly made me feel comfortable! I was never afraid to make a mistake because the way she corrected me was in a loving way. Corrections were not a bad thing in her class. Corrections were a great thing and it helped me to become a better singer. I have improved in my confidence and technique because of the training style of Beverly. I will always recommend her! She is GREAT!
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Steven August 24, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Beverly was a great help in improving my vocal range. She gave clear instruction and very helpful feedback. She's kind and encouraging, she's knowledgeable and effective!
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Beverly T.

Beverly T.

Farmington, NY 14425
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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