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Will D.

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Stratford, CT
Starting at $125
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded Young Artists Competition, NYC from Artists International
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Will D.

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Experienced teacher of 40 years, with a strong background in classical piano. I have been fortunate to have studied with three superb piano teachers throughout my life, and have learned from each how to relate to students and encourage a deeper knowledge of the repertoire, as well as solid practicing and performance technique. I am not intimidating at all and I meet each student where she/he happens to be on the musical journey.

About Will

I'm a professional pianist/ accompanist with over 40 years experience as a teacher and performer. I enjoy helping students progress and increase their ability, as well as their musicianship. If you give time to practicing, the piano will give back much more, and become a rich part of your life.

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Suzanne
I have known Will for many years. He is an incredibly talented musician and an excellent teacher. I worked with Will in a number of musical shows and projects in our area and started classical piano with him when I was 30. In a very short period of time, I was playing with confidence and went on to write, record, and release two full-length original pop albums using piano as a main source of instrumentation! Will is highly recommended!
Ellen
Will Duchon is an excellent piano teacher. He not only teaches technique with great clarity, but most importantly, he possesses the wonderful ability to convey a deep sense of musicality to his students. He does this with patience and passion, with a focus on the joy of musical learning rather than simply the pieces themselves. He knows how to balance challenge with fun, while gently encouraging and motivating his students every step of the way. I highly recommend Will without hesitation!
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Ed D.

8 Reviews
Meriden, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spanish
  • Awarded Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Connecticut State University
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
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Ed D.

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About Ed

*** Travel Equipment *** Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric. I travel with a laptop/portable studio. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.

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Ryan
Solid guy with diverse chops. I can learn a lot from his instruction.
Itati S.
I took 5 lessons with Ed, very great instructor. I learned a lot in those few lessons. He helped with with my pitch and with my accent that I had to prepare for an audition. With his help I was accepted into my high school’s A cappella group “Madrigals” and overall I would recommend. We made it work and tried to make the best out of the situation. Great experience:)
Michael Y.
My kids thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Ed (both guitar and piano). Lessons started with my 7yo and when his brother turned 4yo, he started as well.
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Edward P.

80 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Edward P.

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Whether it's working with beginners or more experienced students, I specialize in musical theory and composition and have learned numerous techniques and practice skills since I started at the age of five. I promise you that you will improve and you will enjoy the music you make.

About Edward

Hello all! Welcome to my TakeLessons page! My name is Edward P. and I play piano, trumpet, and a little bit of guitar. I am a private music lessons teacher for ages 5 and older and I teach piano, trumpet, and musical theory. If you want to meet for lessons or have any questions, just message me and

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Alexander K.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Alexander K.

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Playing the piano is always exciting and yet challenging. I have been playing the piano for over 30 years. I customize each lesson to the student's needs, goals and music style. I am classically trained but I am versed in most genres of music and it my passion to share my joy of music with each and every student that I meet. I guarantee results and you will achieve success if you signup with me.

About Alexander

Hello there my name is Alexander. Thank for taking the time to read my bio. I have been playing the piano for over 35 years. I have been teaching piano for over 20 years. In addition to teaching piano I am elementary school music teacher for over 18 years. I currently teach students as young as 5 an

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Daveion & Angel R.
Alex, is really great working with kids. He is very patient and he makes learning the piano fun and interesting. He relates to our children on their level. We have a special needs kid and he understands her needs. He has been very helpful in choosing an instrument for the kids to practice on at home. The first lesson was great! Our kids are excited to return for the next lesson.
Antonio T.
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Wahid
This was our first lesson and it went really well. Alexander is an excellent piano player and teacher. My son was very comfortable in Alexander's home setting and learned a lot.
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $33
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • MM Piano; Composition; Comparative Literature Music in Film from Indiana University Jacob's School of Music
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Tamari (Tamara) W.

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Piano class is an exciting and informative introduction to piano and music skills for beginning to intermediate level music students in grades Kindergarten through Adult. The goal of the course is not only to develop a solid musical foundation in piano which will greatly assist in the future pursuit of any musical instrument in any style, but most importantly to instill in the student an understanding of how music is put together and thereby yield a sense of appreciation and mastery, even of little accomplishments, which build upon one another to greater accomplishments.

Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic piano repertoire. Class size varies from 2 to 3 students (with the possibility of expansion) with group activities as well as one-on-one instruction. I have found that a group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginning to intermediate level students because they are ...

About Tamari (Tamara)

Hi, there! I'm TamarI and I can't wait to meet you! We all learn in different ways; some are more visual; others, auditory; some, kinesthetic--I combine a number of different modalities in my teaching, including direct feedback-teaching--once you learn a concept or skill, teach it, as soon as you p

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Janet Booth
I've done Silver Sneakers full-body workout sessions with Tamari. She brings her cheery, delightful and upbeat personality to her classes. She inspires and leads, without being pushy. Her technical training combines with her creativity to keep class interesting and engaging. I always enjoy her choice of music, too. (No wonder, because she's an accomplished musician, too.) I highly recommend her as a fitness teacher!!
Lise
I have had a wonderful experience studying piano with Tamari. She is an enthusiastic teacher making the lesson not only rewarding but also joyful. We had to go virtual because of Covid-19 and Tamari spent a lot of time getting all of us familiarized with virtual lessons. She is very dedicated, patient, caring, has a warm personality and she really enjoys teaching.
Ralph
Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
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Angie K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Angie K.

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Hi, I've been teaching piano lessons for beginners-intermediate for 5 years. With me, not only will you develop a solid foundation of music theory, technique, and even sight-reading skills-- you'll have fun while you do it! My number one priority is ensuring that you enjoy the journey. After all, what's the point of pursuit if you burn out on endless Hanon drills or Suzuki methods after a couple of months? What works for you is what works for us, and that's my guarantee.

About Angie

Hello, I'm Angie! I began my musical journey at the age of 7. I have studied classical piano for 12 years, and violin for 8. In addition, I studied both areas at the University of Texas at Austin, and was a member of the university orchestra. I have taught beginner-intermediate piano and violin stud

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Derby is $82. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"I have been taking piano lessons from Celine and not only is she gifted, but she is encouraging and makes me at ease. Because of her teaching style I see myself achieving my dreams and she will help you get there! I totally recommend her to people who not only want to learn classical piano but also voice too!"
Kathlyn
Took Classical Piano lessons from Celine K.
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"Niki has been teaching our son for a year since he was 6. He has learned so much in the last year- she does a great job of starting with the basics- sight reading, music theory, fingering. Her quiet way keeps him calm but also pushes him to learn. Most of all, he really enjoys the piano and looks forward to lessons!"
Kate
Took Classical Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"It has been such a pleasure working with Kathleen! She is prompt and professional, and at the same time gentle and super encouraging. To see my child enjoying practicing and making music for the first time has been like parenting gold. I recommend Kathleen without hesitation. She is an absolute treasure!"
Katie C.
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kathleen L.
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"I love learning piano with Kimberly and I always look forward to her lessons. I thought piano would be really hard but she explains things really easily and I always feel I can ask any question and get an easily explained answer. Would reccomend her to anyone who is looking to learn piano and get a fun teacher."
Sariah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kimberley E.
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"I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor."
Chuck
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emil V.
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"I am so happy to have found Rina. My 11 year old has been going to Rina for over 4 years and my 8 year old for 2. Rina is so patient and calm and she's been able to keep my kids engaged for the past year and a half via virtual classes. Both my kids progressed with their skills of playing piano beautifully. My oldest often sits down and plays and tries to figure out tunes and melodies by ear.
I have recommended and will continue recommend Rina to anyone looking to start their kids with a musical instrument."
Anya
Took Classical Piano lessons from Rina M.
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"Jane is great, my grand daughter loved the lesson and really likes her teacher!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Jane H.
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"I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Donna
Took Classical Piano lessons from Joseph B.
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"Ruth taught our 2 kids for about 5years. W. She is a great teacher, pleasant and patient. she holds her students to a very high standards whiles encouraging them to be successful."
Vida
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ruth F.
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"I have been learning classical piano and classical voice from Troy. He is very patient, accommodates to changes in schedule and is very polite. I highly recommend him. The improvement on my piano skills are beyond my expectations and couldn’t be happier."
Antonio
Took Classical Piano lessons from Troy W.
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