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Christina B.

Lancaster, PA

About Christina

I began piano at age 6 under Suzuki-certified instructor Cindy Wittenburg. I loved everything about it - even practicing scales! After nine years, I took a break from piano and took up drums. While I loved drumming, upon my entry to Millersville University, I decided my number one love was still the ivories. I began learning under Dr. Anita Renfroe, graduating with a B.A. in Music Business & Technology. Although no longer in classes, I still teach myself piano works as well as write new pieces.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching philosophy is: Enjoy your time while learning something valua
ble! My teaching style is informal and relaxed, but I expect discipline and practicing on the end of the student. I love the excitement my students get from seeing progress, and if you're willing to work a little, progress is a guaranteed reward!

If you're someone who has never touched a keyboard in their life, after 4-6 months you can expect to be able to understand note values, read simple rhythms, sightread simple works, play pieces with two hands, among many other valuable skill sets. Late beginner to intermediate students can expect to be playing early advanced pieces within this time frame, as well as understanding more advanced concepts and techniques.

I utilize the Kodaly solfege method as I was taught at Millersville University, because I have found it invaluable in learning pieces. As a beginner, you will learn note values, rhythms, sight-reading, how to sing while playing, musical vocabulary, basic music history, theory relative to the piece you are learning, scales, arpeggios, proper performance technique, and much more! I frequently request a simple composition from the student to increase creativity and understanding of the instrument, and try to hold a recital bi-yearly for the students to show off their improvements!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I either provide the books and the parents reimburse me, or I tell the parents what to purchase. expect the student to provide either a piano or keyboard, a proper bench and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, Rock, Pop
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Teddy August 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is kind , calm, encouraging and patient with both my little boys ( ages 6 and 8) and fun too!
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GABRIEL July 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
my boys loved her and seemed to stay focused the whole time!!
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David S. June 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I believe Christina has me off to a good start and I look forward to my next lesson after a ton of practice on the drills she set set up for me.
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Christina B.

Christina B.

Lancaster, PA 17603
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Susan R.

Camp Hill, PA

About Susan

I have over six years of teaching piano to children and adults, from beginner to intermediate levels. I also have over eight semesters of piano, as well as a minor in music. I occasionally play the piano for special music in church. I use what ever method I find suitable to the student. I also occasionally allow the student to pick his or her own music. For children, particularly younger ones, I use different things for incentives, such as stickers and lollipops. I worked in daycare for twenty two years, so I have experience with children from ages three to twelve.
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Susan R.

Susan R.

Camp Hill, PA 17011
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$25 / 30-min
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Amber R.

Carlisle, PA

About Amber

I began taking piano lessons at a young age and continued with them through my freshman year of college. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and five years of experience teaching private piano lessons. My degree and experience with elementary aged children have prepared me to be able to tailor lessons to my students' individual needs, explain concepts in creative ways, and adjust the pace of lessons as needed. Playing piano is something that I really enjoy, so I love having the opportunity to give students the skills they need to enjoy it, too!

*** Lesson Details ***
I try t
o create a learning environment that's fun and laid back while still maintaining reasonable expectations for my students. I love seeing my students succeed, so I do my best to give them all the tools they need to do so! Faber & Faber's Piano Adventures books are my preference for students. I want students to have fun and enjoy what they play, so I also like to include songs from whatever category my students' are most interested in, such as popular, jazz, musical theater, etc. After 6 months of taking lessons with me, students will have a firm grasp on all basic piano concepts (such as finger numbers, note names, the staff, and time signatures) and will have the ability to sight read beginning piano pieces. Whether you want to play professionally or just learn a new skill, I want to instruct students in a way that encourages them to love music and have fun along the way!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open floor plan- Living/Dining area. Piano. Seating for parents. Street parking available.
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Lydia M. August 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She did a very good job keeping my daughter's interest while still being flexible and allowing my younger children to play.
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Melinda S. July 1, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Her teaching style is great. I have no issues, its been great! Absolutely recommend!
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Renee S. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We just love Amber as our piano teacher! My 8 year old daughter has had lessons for a few months now with Amber. Amber is so easy going and really strives to make learning fun. My daughter actually enjoys practicing now and doesn't dread lessons, as she has in the past. She has a special gift - thanks Amber!!!
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Amber R.

Carlisle, PA 17013
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$15 / 30-min
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Robert C.

Elizabethtown, PA

About Robert

Hello! My name is Robert! I am a senior at Elizabethtown College working towards my Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration Horn Performance. I have been playing horn for 13 years and I also have many years of playing experience in piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice. With all of these instruments I have experience playing in various ensembles, professional and non professional. While I have not been teaching for very long I have 4 years of training and experience in making music and creating creative music experiences with students of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities. I also ha
ve 4 years of training and experience working with students with disabilities. In lessons I am friendly and welcoming and each lesson will be individually tailored to each student to not only make them the best musician they can be, but to also make each lesson a fun and engaging experience. I look forward to helping each student reach their goals and create an enriching musical experience.
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Robert C.

Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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$20 / 30-min
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Jamie G.

Hershey, PA

About Jamie

I have been teaching and playing out since 1997. Able to teach all styles of music.
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Jamie G.

Jamie G.

Hershey, PA 17033
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$20 / 30-min

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