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Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH

Students can expect well structured, engaging lessons that explore all aspects of music, from playing piano and learning to read music to improving listening, singing, theory skills, as well as patience and discipline. Lessons build upon one another with simple steps that set the foundation for lifelong musicianship.

About Sylvia

Sylvia grew up in Auburn, AL studying violin and piano, and by 2007 she was teaching her own students. Since then she has continued to train as a teacher, taking pedagogy courses through the Schwob School of Music as well as teaching through their preparatory department. Now an established musician based in Cleveland with a BM in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Wehrs is continuing her education by perusing a MM in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy also through CIM. A certified teacher through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she teaches Suzuki violin a
t The Music Settlement, Laurel School, and violin, viola, and piano at Warren Henry Music School. She has also taught at Aurora School of Music, Strongsville Academy of Music, and the Hellenic Academy and Chisipite School in Harare, Zimbabwe. She also maintains her own private studio of over thirty students in Cleveland and Zimbabwe with ages ranging from two year olds to adults.
Ms. Sylvia performs regularly throughout the Cleveland area with the Akron Symphony, Firelands Symphony, and by herself in a variety of settings, from concert halls to hospitals. During the summers she has participated in Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Inspire Africa, a program that allowed her to share her love of performing and teaching music with the people of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Geoffrey T. January 5, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Sylvia is calm and supportive. I am just restarting my lessons and it can be frustrating. Sylvia is patient and stays with my strengths, while encouraging me to work on the areas that are difficult. Really appreciate her style, so far.
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Nate September 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Seemed to relate well to my son and was very friendly.
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Kylie N. September 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful!
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Sylvia W.

Sylvia W.

Cleveland, OH 44106
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Noel S.

Beachwood, OH

Hello! I've been helping students succeed at performing piano music since 2001. Enjoy performing great compositions right away when we use Bastien's Favorite Classic Melodies. These books allow pianists to practice music from master composers. Fun supplemental materials include music from Blues, Boogie Woogie, Pop & famous Show Tunes.
My advanced piano students launch into an excellent series from Keith Snell which features the best Classical composers' finest solo piano compositions.

About Noel

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A professional music venue hosts spring and fall recitals; Instruction from a paid performer; I hold a Master of Music degree and an Ohio Teaching Certificate!
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As one of my students, you can come to expect a friendly welcome at the beginning of the lesson and then throughout expect our main goal to be helping you make your best music possible. I possess a wealth of knowledge
and skill collected from decades of practice, master classes, winning competitions, earning degrees and performing both in bands and as a solo artist.
I am relaxed and happy, disciplined and product-oriented while at the same time understanding the difference between practicing for improvement and statically repeating the same exercise or passage over and over. We want to make the most of our time during the lesson and your practice sessions by focusing on achieving your goals quickly.
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Noel S.

Noel S.

Beachwood, OH 44122
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$25 / 30-min
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Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH

I've been teaching keyboard and music theory for almost 40 years and my students have learned to express themselves through music. My students have performed in recitals and in professional bands. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read and play piano music and as time goes on you'll be able to improvise and compose their own music!. I specialize in jazz and pop, typically use the Faber or Bastien books for beginners and the John Thompson books for more proficient students.

About Carey

Carey Viton has been teaching private lessons since 1976 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, and online. Carey has helped students become proficient in different styles of music (rock, pop, jazz and classical), increased their confidence and self esteem , improved ability to improvise and achieve a greater understanding of music theory.
Carey Viton received his training at The Ohio State University in 1976 where he received a Bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. As an expert in his field, Carey looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Care
y's teaching style is patience with a good amount of humor!
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Maeve, C. November 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Carey was relaxed and knowledgeable. My kids are excited about what they learned and looking forward to more lessons!
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Reagan B. September 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Really great first lesson!
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Leslie July 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Our son took piano lessons from Carey for 2 years & enjoyed every minute that he interacted with Carey. He stopped taking lessons due to time constraints only. Carey is very gifted musicality and very patient with his students. He definitely works with the student that is in front of him, selecting pieces that are enjoyable for the individual to learn. He even worked with our son on some compositions that our son was writing. I would definitely recommend Carey to anyone who is seeking a piano instructor.
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Carey V.

Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Hannah S.

Willoughby, OH

The purpose of my lessons are to inspire and share my love for the piano.

About Hannah

Hi! I have been studying the piano for 14 years now. I graduated at the top of my class from the Willoughby School of Fine Arts studying under one of the most experienced and educated private piano instructors. I have also studied music theory and piano in Europe. I've performed in concerts, churches, schools, and have been employed as a pianist. I have a passion for teaching and would love to pass on talent for what I love. I plan to inspire and motivate students to reach not only reach their true potential, but to admire the art of music.
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Austin C. January 10, 2017
Piano · In studio
Hannah is a master of her craft. She is a relaxed and motivating instructor. Her passion for piano is clearly evident in her lessons and she always wants you to succeed. I highly recommend Hannah as a piano teacher for anyone who wants to develop their skills and became a great pianist.
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Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Cleveland, OH 44118
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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SooJi L.

Cleveland, OH

Hi! Welcome to my site! My lesson is very creative. I do not use any books - as an instructor, I consider books to be repeating the same information over and over. I let students write down notes during the lesson which is way useful, way more time efficient, when it comes to learning. I also help students to compose simple songs during the lesson, so they are fully engaged in each lesson and be aware of their own progress as well as development.

About SooJi

Hi, there! My name is SooJi and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for seven years as a classical concert pianist, piano/Eurhythmics teacher, and a native Korean/ESL teacher and have loved helping my students progressing to the upper levels of their fields, winning top prizes in local music competitions, and holding their solo recitals. I went to Cleveland Institute of Music and earned Bachelor of Music in piano performance and minor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics in 2017. I'm a funny, enjoyable, talkative, caring, and kind person/teacher and my teaching style is creative, p
roactive, and very detailed. My passion is teaching and share my knowledge................SO.................
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Daijeean-Ace January 22, 2017
Korean · Online
I while ago, I was afraid to even learn a language. I thought I wasn't smart like other people who learn languages and understand them. I soon began to think that maybe, just maybe I could. So I gave it a try, I tried learning on my own and then met and friend who was also learning the same language. We studied and helped eachother but I felt like I just couldn't do it. It was too hard for me, the letters, the grammatical rules. I just couldn't understand. I then thought well maybe I shouldn't be doing this, maybe I should give up. I didn't want to, even though I thought I should. I decided not to, we then began to look for tutors. For a while we couldn't find any but we stumbled across Suji! She replied to my message and said that she could help. She was the only tutor that reached out to us and I highly appreciate her for that. However even after we had found Suji, before we started our actual lessons. I thought, well what if I still don't get it? What if Suji can't really help me? I regret thinking that way, the first day we met Suji and had our first lesson. I walked out of there with so much more information than I already had. She explained so much about the language and the culture, she even gave us some new vocabulary words to study. As time went on we got to know Suji way better, I actually began to realize I know so much more than I did when I was studying alone. I realized that I could actually learn a language and acquire new information and keep it. There are even times where she's taught us so much I actually begin to think I'm fluent haha even though I'm nowhere near that level. I feel that way after almost every lesson. Suji is such a great person, she even discusses money problems with us. Whenever we have a problem she offers to help always! I really have no clue what I would have done without Suji. She's helped me out so much not only with the language but with myself. She became a really good fried & Shes helped me gain confidence as a person and I appreciate her for that. I'm really glad I met the best tutor ever & I can't wait to see what the future holds for us! 사랑해요 감사합니다 ~~
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A'Miracle January 22, 2017
Korean · Online
I believe SooJi is a very talented person. She's very good at teaching and helping me understand Korean. I almost never misunderstand anything she gives us. I have gotten this far in learning Korean because of her. I am very grateful. Without SooJi, I most likely would have quit learning. She is one of the very best teachers I've ever had. I would definitely recommend her to anyone trying to learn Korean. Not only is she a good teacher, but she's also a very friendly person. When you feel like you aren't doing well, she pushes you until you achieve what you need. I'm very glad my friend and I found her.
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Sophia Masters January 21, 2017
Piano · In studio
Excellent with children and I sure just as great with adults. My daughter LOVES and looks forward to her piano lessons with "Ms SooJi" although she is not entirely thrilled with her daily practice at home. SooJi provides excellent tips for helping her with tough spots and is equally challenging and encouraging. She is the best thing that happened for my 7 yr old who tends to want to quit when the going gets rough with anything, and it is a joy to hear how much she has learned in a year! I wish she could stick around long enough to teach my younger one as well. She is reliable and will go out of her way to provide make up lessons if needed. We have lessons in person during the school year and Skype lessons in the summer. I was initially skeptical about the quality of the Skype lessons when she suggested it, however by the end of the summer, I was totally surprised at how much my daughter learned, and I was not disappointed in the quality of the lessons
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SooJi L.

Cleveland, OH 44106
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$30 / 30-min

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

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