I teach beginning piano and General Music using the keyboard. I also teach using the keyboard for song accompaniment.
I am a professional musician who can give instruction on many musical styles ranging from Classical to Folk Music from several different countries. All ages are welcome! As a student, I was involved for many years as a violist with The Louisville Youth Orchestra, I became a graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Ky. in 1981 majoring in music and theater. I have since performed in a a broad spectrum of musical involvements including accompanying international folk dance troupes, performing Celtic and traditional music at events in several countries, composing music for, and directing several theatrical productions. At the same time I have been involved in educating children in music in several Community Schools throughout the Eastern U.S.. I now reside in Crestwood, Ky, where where I teach and operate a repair shop
out of my home called 'Hewn from the Mountain Music Cafe''. I also perform in the viola section of the Louisville Philharmonia, and have served as as Public Relations Director on the Board of Directors.
*** Lesson Details *** My objective is to encourage enthusiasm and diligence in my students towards Music and the Performing Arts, focusing on self-esteem, presentation, and public performance. For strings, I incorporate sight reading with ear training using various acclaimed methods modeled after the Suzuki method, which I am in the process of obtaining certification. I value the importance of ensemble playing, and will orchestrate many such activities.
The TakeLessons.com program has many advantages because it is a completely interactive data sharing system for Teachers, Students and Parents. I believe it will be well worth your investment.
*** Specialties *** classical, traditional folk, international folk, Israeli folk dance music, popular dance music, others
Very accommodating to my scheduling needs when conflicts arose.
April 19, 2019
Tom is very patient with younger students that get distracted easily. One of my children is very interested in learning Irish folk music and Tom is great about helping him explore his interests in music. I love having lessons in home. It's very convient and allows me to keep my toddler entertained while my other children are doing lessons. Lessons are also affordable. I would definitely recommend Tom!
April 12, 2019
Tom is an excellent harp teacher! He’s guided me in the right directions on my harp journey, expanded my knowledge of folk music, and helped me with my technical skills.
I have over 14 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and levels. Students will learn to read music, music terminology, music theory, technique, and a wide variety of piano repertoire (classical, pop, rock, international music etc.)
*** If you would like to purchase lessons with me and don’t see a time that works for you, feel free to send me a message so I can add you to my wait list. My schedule tends to change often, so I will try to accommodate anyone that is dedicated and serious about taking lessons.
***I can currently only accommodate weekly lessons. Requests for lessons that occur other week will not be accepted.
My interest in music began at the age of seven when I began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, I began playing the flute. I received my Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where I studied flute with Sara Andon. There, I performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During my third year at university, I studied abroad a
t the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.
In 2013, I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where I studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, I performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles. I currently reside in Irvine where I teach private flute and piano lessons and perform with local ensembles.
*** Lesson Details *** My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.
In my studio, students will have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things such as sight reading, music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons.
My three expectations:
1. Come prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)
2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just be sure to learn from those mistakes so that you can take something away from each experience.
3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and even sitting in on the lesson to take notes. This way, you can reinforce what we accomplished during the lesson at home together. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!
*** Required Materials *** Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.
Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.
Learn how to play piano in the comfort of your own home! This easy and fun approach to learning piano online will get you playing the songs you love immediately.
Lessons cover a wide range of topics including: proper technique, music theory - including intervals, scales, chords, harmony, and composition - improvisation, sight-reading and ear training. These fundamentals will give you a better understanding of music and how it works at the piano and have you learning at a fast pace.
Each student has distinct goals, schedules and learning methods. No two students are alike. Lessons incorporate each student's own personality and musical preferences into their lesson plans. Whether you are a beginning or advanced student, we'll make a program together that best suits your needs.
Learning music is like learning a new language. My goal is to get you 'speaking' the language as quickly as possible. I grew up studying music in the traditional format: weekly ...
William is a creative and engaging piano teacher with a passion for all types of music and styles. His 10 years of teaching experience have given him the opportunity to work with a wide range of students with different interests, abilities and objectives. He focuses on developing personalized lesson content and structure that inspires students to push themselves to achieve their musical goals.
William started teaching at the Cuchetti School of Music in Edgewater, Florida, where he also developed and led the piano program for their scholarship students. At Florida State University he was a graduate teaching assistant, teaching private lessons and group classes. After graduation, he taught for two years at New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy, where many of his students received high honors in Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations.
He has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association, frequently presenting his pedagogical research at conferences, founding two student chapters, running the Young Artist division of the Florida MTNA competitions and serving as president of Mid-State Music Teachers Association.
After a classmate brought a keyboard to his elementary school show-and-tell, William became immediately interested in piano. Since then, his piano studies have led him to degrees from Stetson University, as a student of Michael Rickman and Florida State University, as a student of Joel Hastings. Music has brought William to many different parts of the world to study under great teachers and performers. On three occasions, William traveled to France to study at the summer music festival ‘Music at Ambialet’. William also participated in the Dublin International Piano Festival in Ireland, the Prague Piano Festival in Czech Republic, the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy, the Aloha International Piano Festival in Hawaii, and the Portland International Piano Festival in Oregon.
William has received numerous awards for his performances including 1st Place in the 2015 Competitive Festival at Florida State University, playing the music of J.S. Bach. Previous awards include the Gladys Strong Award, prize winner at the Trula Whelan Concerto Competition and recipient of the William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship.
As a jazz musician, William has performed in a number of jazz festivals throughout Florida including the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, the Downtown Music Festival and the Lakeside Jazz Festival, as well as in performances at venues like the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Harris House, The Hub on Canal, Arts on Douglas and SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster. He started jazz studies with Chris Rottmayer at Daytona State College and continued studies at Stetson University as a member of its Jazz Ensemble.
Recently, William has begun to work in popular music bands and is in demand for large productions. As an electronic keyboardist, William works on the accurate reproduction of the iconic sounds of artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Phil Collins, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson and many others. He has performed as a band member for live album shows for The Beatles’ White Album and Abbey Road as well as The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. Recently, he performed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, as a member of The Magnificent 12, recreating the music of the “Yacht Rock” era. During that show, he performed Key Largo, with the composer, Bertie Higgins. William also recorded the keyboard parts at Solar Studio in Orlando, for We Are The World 2019, which has surpassed 250,000 views on YouTube.
Rena has been teaching piano for over 5 years and maintains an active studio of children, teenagers, and adults. She was classically trained at the Manhattan School of Music and continues her studies at the University of Chicago. She creates tailor-made lesson plans for her students to achieve their goals.
Rena received her BA in Music and Economics from the University of Chicago in June of 2019. She has been playing the piano for over eighteen years, ten of which she spent at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. During her undergraduate education, Rena continued to study piano alongside her academic interests in music history and musicology. She has experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults from absolute beginner to advanced levels.
Rena is a native speaker of Russian and English and is happy to provide music lessons in either language. She is also an advanced speaker of Italian, and has used her experience with learning the language and living abroad to teach others with an accessible, yet efficient, curriculum.
Hi! I have a Bachelors in Music Education and have experience teaching many beginning students! I have 3 children and decided to give up regular teaching to be with them. I believe that tone production is the most important area of study. It doesn’t matter what you can play if it doesn’t sound good. I can’t wait to help more students love to “play” on their instruments!
Hello! I started my love of music at a young age with my family playing and singing at family functions. That turned into a wanting to learn how to play the flute and I went up through high school with that instrument. After high school I branched out more into vocal performance. After that I joined a traveling performance group. No not the circus! I joined Drum and Bugle Corp. They taught be how to play the Baritone and I marched a straight Baritone. I then learned the Mellophone and marched that after. Since I had experience with Drum Corp Marching I taught over 10 different marching programs over many different years. I graduated from College with my Bachelors in Music Education and was a music director until I had my children and decided to give up regular teaching. After all of the years I spent honing my craft I decided t
o continue giving lessons. I have the most experience with Flute, but can teach many other instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone/euphonium, piano. I have worked with many different age groups and levels of ability. I am happy to help you learn to have fun and "play" your instrument!
Mrs. Bemus provides a calm nurturing approach to teaching. She saw potential in me, and helped inspire me to become a future educator myself.
January 11, 2018
Kim completed her student teaching in Music Education at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. During her teaching she worked with all instruments Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Trumpet, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba and Percussion. She also assisted with the award winning Wyandotte Marching Chiefs Marching Band Program.
January 11, 2018
Kim is a fantastic instructor! She is experienced, encouraging, and patient with students as they are learning. She helped me prepare for solo and ensemble, and supported me throughout the process. I highly recommend choosing Kim as your instructor.
Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
I have been teaching piano and singing and have 6 wonderful years of experience.I love music with a passion and have been acting, singing and playing piano since I'm a little child. I am a young, friendly and enthusiastic teacher, and want all my students to achieve high results! I teach children in all ages, starting from 6 years old till 100! I graduated in UCD university with a bachelor of music , and have been played and trained by ear since I was 13 years old. I have played live piano by many concerts, choirs and events over the past 7 years. It would be my honor to teach you, and get to know you through a wonderful journey of music! Looking forward! Schedule a lesson with me today! I live in San Leandro
I have been playing the piano since I was five years old, and when I began I didn't particularly like playing. Because of that, I have learned how to make it fun for young aspiring pianists. When we begin, we will of course learn basic technique and simple classical songs, but we will also learn simple arrangements of popular songs that will catch your child's attention. As we progress through the learning process, the student's input will be very important to me. We will learn songs that are important to their growth, and songs that they want to perform. I believe that if the student wants to play the piano, they should learn songs that they want to learn while simultaneously learning correct technique and methods that will help them to eventually learn pieces without the support or help of a teacher.
Hi! My name is Kaitie Chan and I am so excited to hopefully work with you! I have been playing the piano since I was five years old and have been singing for just as long, and have been helping to teach beginner students for the past year. I have two main focuses in teaching - one, learning correct technique and skills that will help you to continue playing piano for the rest of your life, and two, learning songs and pieces that interest you! Once we learn some basic piano pieces, we can branch out to many other skills, including learning how to sing and play the piano at the same time, learning how to write songs, learning how to create mashups, learning jazz piano skills, and many more. I have a highly diversified skill set and would love to help you learn what you want to learn!
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