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Kessa M.

6 Reviews
Peekskill, NY
Starting at $25
  • BM Piano Performance from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Kessa M.

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I have been teaching piano almost as long as I have been performing, coming up on 10 years. I started teaching beginners when I was just a teenager, and as I learned more about pedagogy and about piano myself, I branched into teaching more advanced students. To date, I have taught lessons to over 100 different students ranging in age from 5 to 70, and ranging in skill from complete beginner to college piano performance major.

Not every student is going to think I’m the best fit for them. I expect consistent practice, completion of assignments, and attention to detail in music. I have had many trial lessons that don’t pan out because the student or parent thinks my expectations are too high for them. Make no mistake; I expect a lot, but I also care deeply about music and have great understanding and sympathy for those who genuinely try. Whether your goal is to learn to read music, improve rhythm, learn to play the great classical repertoire, or simply have a good time learning the ...

About Kessa

I received my BM in piano performance from Brigham Young University, studying under Dr. Richard Anderson and Dr. Irene Peery-Fox. While there, I studied pedagogy from master teachers Dr. Irene Peery-Fox and Dr. Jared Pierce, who taught me both how to run a studio and how to manage individual lesson

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Robert P.
Excellent. Nothing gets by her; very helpful.
Caleb
I had the opportunity to work with Kessa when we were both in undergrad and I was trying to decide whether or not to become a music major. I was feeling pretty discouraged with my current piano teacher at the school and talked with Kessa since we had a class together and I knew she was a piano major. I had a few lessons with her and she gave me so many helpful ideas about how to approach my pieces and improve my practice habits. She was very kind and didn’t make me feel bad at all, but still pushed me hard in those lessons because she believed in me. Even though I ended up deciding not to go into music after all, I still value those few lessons I had with her and recommend her to everyone at any level.
Marissa
Kessa is a very professional and talented piano teacher. My son loves going to lessons and we love hearing him practice such pretty music. We're impressed with Kessa's ability to explain confusing concepts and to encourage my son when he is having a tough time. She's done so well with transitioning to Zoom lessons during the pandemic and we love being able to have lessons from home.
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Peter B.

28 Reviews
Trumbull, CT
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Peter B.

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Beginner cello instruction based on custom curriculum. Usually after 2-3 hours of active instructions, most students are able to play simple melodies.

About Peter

I teach Classically trained, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils; experienced in identifying the appropriate resources necessary for a subject matter and ensuring that they are used efficiently and effectively. Most of my studen

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Kim
Peter has not only honed my daughter's previous skills, but introduced techniques and music theory that was completely new to her. Peter has sought out music that will challenge and interest my daughter specifically. We've been very pleased.
Brian
Peter is an extremely patient and knowledgeable teacher; it has been a privilege studying the piano and cello with him for the past 2 months. In that brief time, I have completed 16 of the 17 pieces in the first Suzuki book for cello! I have also enjoyed the piano exercises and repertoire he has assigned, which are technical but melodious. He has a great understanding of theory and technique; he is very personable and encouraging; and he was flexible and accommodating about the times and modes (in person and online) for my lessons. I recommend him wholeheartedly to other adult beginners like me and am grateful to be under his tutelage.
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Peter is exceptional. His instruction is simple, straightforward and progressive
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Eric S.

Cold Spring, NY
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Eric S.

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I teach the basics of drumming (technique, rudiments, four-way coordination and limb independence) as well as any and all styles related to drum set including rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, Latin and much more. See my bio for more information about me. Remote lessons also available via Skype or FaceTime.

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundat

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Eric C.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Scsboa All Southern California, Jazz All-stars from SCSBOA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric C.

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I figure out exactly where you are in your technique and knowledge of music and of the instrument. Then, I start teaching from there! For me, the goal of lessons should be the goal of the student, and I do my best to honor that while pushing my students to surpass those goals.

My ultimate aim, is to provide you with an approach to practicing and performing music, that keeps you wanting to go back to do more.

In my career, I primarily play the tenor and baritone saxophones, but I mostly teach alto, and play soprano sometimes. Additionally, I also play the clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and piccolo. With this experience, I help out a lot of my more advanced saxophone students with doubling on these instruments, so they can be prepared for college and the professional world.

I encourage my advanced Jr. High and High School students to audition for various honor groups throughout California and the country such as SCSBOA, CBDA, JBOA, etc. With my background in these groups, I ...

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Hi there! I'm Eric Croissant, a Music Educator, Instrumentalist, Musical Artist, and Producer that was born and raised in Southern California. I have been teaching music lessons for over 10 years now, with over 5 years experience teaching online through programs such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom

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Faisal
My son was very happy with the lesson and his self-esteem jumped upwards 100% Thank you, Eric!
Jeff P.
Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey
Zac M.
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons.
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Sarah Q.

Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Sarah Q.

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My musical development began when I was five years old. I was a member of the Fox Valley Youth Symphony, and a student at the Lawrence Academy of Music. After majoring in youth development and music at North Central University i started teaching for many of the lovely music schools in Minneapolis and the surrounding cities.

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Sarah C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from Belmont Univeristy
  • Teaches students 6 to 20
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Sarah C.

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Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Folk, Country and Classical. I enjoy teaching them all!

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I am a classically trained vocalist who started singing and playing piano at the age of 7. I have a background in music theater, opera and commercial voice. I studied piano through college and started teaching beginning piano and voice during my summer breaks. I attended Belmont University where I

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Riley A.
Wonderful first visit! Can’t wait to see what else she has to offer! Connected very well with my daughter and we are very excited for our next lesson.
Jenna C.
For almost a year, Sarah has been my piano teacher. She is encouraging, patient, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about my improvement. She never rushes a lesson and always takes the time to fully answer any questions I have. I have recommended her to several of my friends and co-workers, and I will continue to do so. Having a teacher who is just as pleased with my accomplishments as I am is refreshing and appreciated. If you are looking for someone to encourage you and teach you, look no further than Sarah!

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"I would definitely recommend Marvin as a music coach/instructor to anyone. He has vast set of knowledge when it comes to music and its theory and he continues to inspire me as I learn more about music. He incorporates not only his knowledge but also his experiences when teaching guitar and music in general. He is open to new ideas on how to make learning as fun and as interesting as possible, for instance, he starts off with what you know and what you want to know more, in order to create a lesson plan specifically designed to your style and passion.

Marvin has helped me build a strong foundation in music, and I believe that he can also help you accomplish the same goal!"
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Took Christian Gospel lessons from Marvin A.
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"If you're looking for someone with patience for a beginner I highly recommend Rina! She is very talented on an array of instruments! My 7 year old just loves her and is excited to go to their piano lesson."
Anthony
Took Piano lessons from Rina M.
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"Edwin is just so patient and encouraging. If I'm struggling with something, he gives me different exercises to help me with it. He's an awesome instructor and Payton and I are really enjoying our lessons."
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Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Koon is a gentle teacher for my 6-year-old daughter and within a few months, she learned so much about the piano and music. We enjoyed having him as her teacher."
Jeanette
Took Piano lessons from Koon W.
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"Easy to work with, friendly, patient ,and knowledgeable,"
Brittnea
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"Alex is such a wonderful teacher. She's patient, smart, and clear in her direction. She brings so much experience to the table, and shares her knowledge in a no-nonsense, easy to understand way. I would recommend her to all!"
Josh
Took Singing lessons from Alexandra R.
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"My 100% highest recommendation for my piano teacher Mr. James.
He has been very patient and he has provided custom private lessons to strengthen my piano weakness.
My work schedule, is very demanding, but Mr. James always find time to accommodate my lessons.
He is also very encouraging, without putting pressure, which makes me enjoy each lesson. He manner of teaching is very professional and excedes my expectations."
Imelda
Took Piano lessons from James V.
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"really works with you to get you to have the right exercise for your voice"
Shawn
Took Singing lessons from Arlys A.
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Athena has the ability to cut through and get right into what is going to help you the most. She has an innate ability to be able to find out what's holding you back and devising the perfect exercises to break through those barriers."
Suzanne
Took Songwriting lessons from Athena M.
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"First class and it was wonderful!!!!"
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Took Violin lessons from Glenda J.
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