I have been playing piano for 30 years, and teaching it for nearly 10 years. I have experience teaching all ages, as young as 3 years old. You will learn all of the skills, techniques, and theory required to become a great piano player in any genre!
A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written, recorded, and produced over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.
Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Gove
rnor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.
*** Lesson Details *** I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.
The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.
You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion
*** Specialties *** I specialize in pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, fingerstyle (guitar), etc. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.
Ian is fantastic teacher. He was so patient with my toddler daughter. And when she became fuzzy during the class, Ian could be so creative to always come out with a way to calm her down and redirect her attention to other musical things. I would love him to be my daughter’s music teacher for as long as possible if I did not have to move.
October 12, 2019
Ian is very knowledgeable and is great in explaining theory and great in demonstrating so you can understand.
I have been playing classical piano since age 3 and teaching for 10 years. I believe it is very important to understand the theory that goes along with what you are playing, so I include some theory in all of my lessons. I love teaching piano and I hope to share the joy of music with others.
Glynis has been reading music since before she knew how to read words. Her mother started teaching her piano lessons at age 3, and she started taking voice lessons at age 7. She learned from an early age to practice every day. She has taught all levels and ages of piano and voice for many years. Glynis specializes in jazz voice, but has a very strong classical and musical theatre background. She is an arranger, composer, educator, and singer. She received her AA in Professional Music from SWCC (school for music vocations), her BA in Jazz Studies: Vocal Performance at CSU Sacramento, and her Masters in Jazz Studies: Vocal Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSU Long Beach. She teaches college and high school vocal jazz ensembles as well as many private students in many areas of music. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching philosoph
y is to have a safe, positive, fun, and effective learning environment for all of my students. I believe it is important to be a well rounded musician, therefore I love my students to have a solid understanding of what they are doing. I strongly encourage all of my students to learn theory along with piano or voice, so they understand what they are doing. Each student is unique, therefore each student has a different lesson plan. I do expect that my students will practice during the week in order to grow, since this helps them reach their goals. I do let students pick most their own repertoire, since it is very important for them to be motivated and enjoy their assignments during the week. I can teach from early Baroque music to modern day and everything in between. Music is expression, therefore I believe it is very important for my students to love what they are working on.
*** Studio Equipment *** Lessons are in my house with my upright Yamaha piano.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can bring a keyboard, but it is necessary to have a piano or keyboard at home to pracitce on if you are a piano student.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in jazz voice, with a strong background in classical and musical theatre. I also specialize in piano, music theory, songwriting and arranging.
- naming notes on the keyboard - basic finger coordination with both hands - reading music notation in bass and treble clef - repertoire
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader. Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure. He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.
*** Lesson Details *** I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context. My own curriculum is supplemented by the following: Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method
*** Studio Equipment *** Hardman baby grand acoustic piano OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard Crate TX50D guitar amplifer
*** Specialties *** - Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel. - I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz. - With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
Learn music that has stood the test of time in a relaxed environment. I will let you know what you are doing right and show you small changes that will make a HUGE difference in your performance of the classics.
Does your piano sit silently collecting dust? Did you take piano lessons when you were a kid, but don't remember how to play? Would you like to play your favorite songs, but aren't sure how? Would you like to see your child beam with pride while playing a song with no help? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, book with me today! I can't wait to help you or your child reach your musical goals!
Julie is invested in her student's success and individual piano goals. I came to her as an adult wanting lessons and she has been wonderful helping me make progress on the piano.
August 1, 2017
Alexis really likes her piano lessons even though she gets fustrated. She looking forward to her next 5 lessons with you Julie B. She really likes you.
April 6, 2016
I loved my first lesson!! As a beginner I was a little nervous walking in but Julie made me comfortable and didn't overwhelm me with too much. I actually learned more than I expected and can't wait for my second lesson!!!
Do you want to have fun and learn how to play the piano? Well, you can have both! As an experienced piano teacher of 10 plus years, I can help you get started learning the basics of piano playing, or help you learn more advance playing & technic. I offer lessons that are customized for each student's individual needs. I can help you learn to play your favorite song while teaching the building blocks of piano playing, like sight reading, playing by ear, theory, chords, and more! My goals for you is find joy in music and piano playing! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I have been playing the piano for over twenty years. I began at the early age of seven years old. Because piano has played such a vital role in my life, I believe it is a responsibility of mine to pass on such a delightful gift of piano playing to those who would like to make it a part of their life too.
I have spent over ten years teaching piano in different areas. This includes a piano lab for a private school, a music studio, and at my home. Throughout the past ten-plus years, I’ve had the privilege to teach over 250 students. I have had over a dozen large recitals with crowds each time of over 150 people.
Not only do I have piano experience, but I also have studied the art of teaching by earning my bachelor of science in elementary education.
My passion is music and being able to teach others to play the piano. I love seeing
the progress of students and the light that comes from learning their favorite piece. I love to make it fun & exciting for students to learn.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your piano playing journey!
Flexible, patient, friendly! A very good first meeting!!
April 5, 2019
Great teacher very concerning and attentive. Gives 100%
To student. Would recommend.
February 27, 2019
She is an awesome piano teacher! My 6 year old daughter loves going to her lessons! After only one year of lessons she prepared my daughter for her first music festival where she earned superior on her performance! Thanks again Mrs. Wolf! Wish we could take you with us when we move!!!
I believe in taking time to really hone a student’s skills and abilities in playing an instrument like the piano. Anyone at any age can learn. The piano is a great instrument to learn how to read music as well. I have experience in private and classroom teaching for the past 20 years.
About CHRISTINA J
I am a vocalist with a background in classical and opera. I am a graduate of both L.I.U C.W. Post and New England Conservatory's Opera programs, where I acquired my Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Music. I have had many performances with Long Island Lyric Opera, DiCapo Opera Theater in NYC as well as the Boston Symphony. Aside from my experience as a performer, I have taught voice and beginner piano privately for the past 22 years. I work as a public school music teacher and have for the past 15 years in NY and the last 10 years I have served as the choir director in the district's high school. I have conducted well over 40 concerts; some of which were performances at Carnegie Hall, Trinity Church, The Cathedral of the Incarnation and even the White House! My students have performed for many different audiences including g
overnment officials and dignitaries. Many of my private and public school students have gone on to pursue careers in opera and on broadway. I know with my background as a performer and my teaching abilities, I am able to achieve results so long as you are able to put the work in!
I come from a varied background, having studied and performed in classical, musical theater, pop, rock and roll, and contemporary Christian styles for over 10 years. Whatever your interests as a pianist, I am here to help guide you through your musical journey.
I am a singer, pianist, guitarist, and woodwind player. I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Music, concentrating in Music Education (vocal emphasis) and Composition.
I have been performing on stage for over 10 years in a variety of styles, from classical to pop to rock and roll. My varied interests and backgrounds in musical genres means that I am available to help you understand your musical interests better and apply techniques and stylistic choices to make your music sound the best that it can.
Hi there! I'm Arianna and I have been playing as well as learning piano for the past 16 years. I've been teaching for about 5 years now. I work with kids from the age range of 5 to 17, beginner and immediate levels. I am good with children and know how to connect with them on a level that they (hopefully) would be comfortable with me. I was a little girl once, learning an instrument I had never touched before, so I know what it's like to be in that position which is what helps me be able to understand the children and teach them in ways they don't feel too pressured.
Hey there! I have been teaching for about 5 years now with roughly 16 years of playing as well as learning piano. I work great with kids because I understand them and take time to get to know them as well as make them feel comfortable around me and not feel pressured or bored during lessons.
"Mr. Jae has a serious approach to his teaching style. He stresses doing little things well that will make you a better player."
"Maestro Fawn is amazing. She inspired my daughter beyond belief and was so knowledgeable and passionate about Music. I am a teacher too, and one day hope
my students will feel about me the way my daughter feels about her. Thank you Maestro Fawn! We love our lessons with you!"
"My daughters and I took lessons from Daniela between 1998 and 2009, 11 years. Daniela taught my youngest daughter through high school, preparing her with
excellent skills, technique, and theory to enter into music conservatory. Daniela is gifted, energetic, and passionate in bringing out the best in each student to the best of his/her ability. Her professionalism, passion and high standards are reflected in each lesson and recital as well as in her choice of repertoire. I can say with the utmost confidence that a better teacher would be very difficult to find."
"Christina is great! We love her. We are so happy that she is teaching us. My six year old and I are both taking lessons from her."
"DoYeon is an extremely personable teacher who communicates in a way that makes learning piano both understandable, obtainable, and fun! She's very patient
and inventive when it comes to trying new things to help students succeed. She challenged me while also helping me overcome any troubles I had along the way. I highly recommend her as a piano instructor!"
"Kids loved their first lesson with Melanie!!! Looking forward to many more lessons!!!"
"Our first lesson for my daughter was a very positive experience! Luba was very patient and walked her through proper posture, hand position and rhythm. My
daughter was very excited to do it again. Great teacher!"
"Gary has been fantastic to work with. He is patient and very knowledgeable, and my skills have improved quickly by learning with him. Highly recommended."