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Lydia H.

Croton, OH

She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age.

About Lydia

Lydia started her musical journey at age 8 with piano and later adding harp when she was 12. She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano and harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age.

Currently Lydia is a full-time professional harpist and music teacher maintaining a studio of 40 students. Lydia has performed well over 800 times in Colu
mbus and the surrounding areas and has recorded 3 CDs of her beautiful music. She is the principal harpist for the Cardinal Health Chamber Orchestra and also plays with the orchestra at Northwest Bible Church.

Lydia enjoys sharing the gift of music with others and seeing their joy from being able play for themselves.

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12 years experience

2 optional recitals per year (Spring and Winter)

Ages 4 through adult

Weekly lessons
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Joseph June 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thanks Lydia!
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Joseph June 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Thanks Lydia!
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James S. November 17, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson was great. She helped me gain a lot of confidence as to whether or not I could learn to play. Can't wait until my next lesson
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Lydia H.

Lydia H.

Croton, OH 43013
(15)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Bradley A.

Westerville, OH

I have a special passion and love for teaching children. I love to encourage, praise, joke with, challenge, and hold accountable my students of all ages. I enjoy beginning students and watching them blossom through the years, advancing in technique and artistry.

About Bradley

Brad has specialized in Vocal Performance developing talent and technique for the likes of Miss Ohio 2001, Touring Professionals, Karaoke Singers, and Conservatory Students. He has a large range of interest and ability in the Musical and Theatrical Arts and has performed with Cantari Singers, Columbus Light Opera, Weathervane Playhouse, and toured in Italy, Germany, Wales, England, France, Austria, Switzerland. He has given Masterclasses in vocal technique to his Alma Mater and German Diction in Sevilla, Spain. He's as comfortable playing Captain Von Trapp as Charlie Brown. He has appeared a
s a World Premiere Vocalist, Phantom of the Opera, 1st Trumpet with the select OSU Repetoire Band, and in International Competition.

He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University. His passion for music extends from intense listening to creative expression. He is ready to share his Love of the Performing Arts with his next students.
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Jason July 10, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic instructor.
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Charles V. July 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable on techniques and exercises to improve performance and vocal health. I had a very pleasant experience working with Brad as he helped me develop ways to strengthen and preserve my voice while I work through a demanding professional performance schedule. I look forward to working with him again.
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Manjuan D June 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
My son has been learning piano with Mr. Allen for about two months. My son loves his piano class. Mr. Allen is very patient and encouraging with kids. He knows how to correct kids' mistakes without hurting their feelings and challenge them properly so they can make progress. He understands kids' mind very well. We were very glad that we chose Mr. Allen as our piano teacher.
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Bradley A.

Bradley A.

Columbus, OH 43235
(16)
starting at
$25 / 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
Verified Student
Very professional and nice teacher!
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Maria S. October 27, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
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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.

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
Verified Student
Amy is kind, organized, and has a diligent, positive approach.
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Amy C.

Columbus, OH 43202
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Sara Marie B.

Powell, OH

My students take lessons on my 6'6" Kawai grand piano! I have been playing piano since I was 2 1/2yo and teaching since 1992. I teach Suzuki piano and traditional piano -- even my Suzuki students learn to read music.

I teach both ear training and reading music, as well as all of the finite elements of loving to play piano music such as tone, touch, articulation, dynamics, performance, and more. I include fun exercises, use proven books and methods, and teach in a positive and encouraging way.

I use technology in my lessons, such as iPad apps that provide full orchestration while you play the melody -- it's really awesome, and gives you that "full sound" feeling! In addition, if you have other musical interests (jazz, etc.), we can easily transition into those.

Looking forward to working with you!

About Sara Marie

Sara Marie Brenner has been teaching since 1992. She began teaching private piano lessons in her parents' living room on the grand piano she now has in her home today. As a talented child musician, her parents gave up their home for 30-40 hours each week as Mrs. Brenner grew her studio to 60-70 weekly students during her high school years.

Following high school, Mrs. Brenner launched, grew, operated and later sold a music lessons company that employed dozens of teachers. She taught lessons herself, trained teachers, wrote curriculum, and also tutored academic subjects. After selling the com
pany in 2012, Mrs. Brenner began a home music and academics studio.

In 2015, Mrs. Brenner took time off from teaching to focus on her MBA and family business. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and induction into the Delta Mu Delta business honor society at Liberty University. Now, she is completing a post-masters degree as an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction, secondary education, with a music endorsement at Liberty University. After truly missing teaching and feeling called to resume working with students, she has re-opened her music and academics studio, and is building her clientele once again. Teaching has been Mrs. Brenner's life's work, and what she loves to do.

Mrs. Brenner tutors various subjects, as well. Her interest in helping some of her students led her to earn a certificate in teaching students with reading difficulties from The University of London (England), in conjunction with Dyslexia International. Today, she tutors students in a variety subjects, including math, English, reading, writing, language arts, history, government, speech, and more. Mrs. Brenner has worked with dyslexic, autistic, homeschooled and gifted students, and welcomes them all to her studio.

Mrs. Brenner has earned Kodaly 1 certification at the Capital University Conservatory of Music, and has trained in Suzuki piano with Mary Craig Powell through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. From ages 3-8, Mrs. Brenner began her piano studies in a strictly Suzuki-based piano studio. From ages 8-19, she studied with Professor JoAnn Hopper at Ohio Wesleyan University, then Dr. Gren at The Ohio State University. She has accompanied for countless soloists, choirs, musicals and stage productions, including in schools, churches and with professional orchestras.
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Katherine W. October 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
I am so glad we found such a great teacher for my 5 year old girl! I loved her lesson and so did Ava. Ava had such a good time that she kept practicing once she got home. It was a fun filled lesson and she loved it! We are so lucky to have found Mrs. Brenner! Looking forward to many months ahead!
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Sara Marie B.

Powell, OH 43065
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$30 / 30-min

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