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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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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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Avery K. April 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christina is soft spoken and patient. Our son struggles with self worth due to early childhood trauma and because of this he can't handle the slightest bit of failure. Christina handles his mistakes with encouragement and kindness and is teaching him that failure is normal and acceptable. She is just what he needed!
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Christina B.

Christina B.

Lancaster, PA 17603
(3)
starting at
$27 / 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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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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Cris K. November 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We feel so lucky to have found Amber to teach our son piano lessons. She is very sweet and understanding, and our son really enjoys learning from her. He never complains about practicing, and looks forward to his weekly lesson. I would highly recommend her!
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Amber R.

Carlisle, PA 17013
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$15 / 30-min
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Lindsey R.

Hanover, PA

About Lindsey

I teach lessons out of my home on Fridays.

I have an acoustic upright piano in my home, seating inside and outside, and there is plenty of on street parking. There are also four friendly cats who enjoy listening during lessons!

Students need either an acoustic piano at their home or a weighted keyboard. Students are responsible for purchasing their own sheet music, whether through me or from a store or online. We can talk about what kind of music you like to play or want to learn to play and go from there.

Usually for either a beginner adult or child, I recommend the Alfred piano ser
ies, along with a technique book to strengthen and limber up the fingers, and a fun piece ... something you specifically want to learn or challenge yourself with.

My strongest abilities are in classical music, because that is what I have the most experience in, but I can also teach you the fundamentals of playing pop and rock music, and good performance, accompaniment, and practice habits.
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Wanda July 31, 2015
Piano · In studio
I am happy to share my experience as a very satisfied piano student of Lindsey's! She is so patient and helpful while I'm learning. With her level of skill, she is teaching me more than just notes, like my form, timing and so much more. She uses a variety of music which keeps me interested and challenged. I highly recommend Lindsey as a teacher to both young, not so young, beginner or some skill as she will make all ages and levels feel at ease while they will truly be taught to play the piano! An awesome teacher!
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Anna L. July 31, 2015
Piano · In studio
Lindsey is an incredible pianist in her own right and a marvelous music educator. She's dedicated to the musical growth and enjoyment of her students and goes to great lengths to make piano lessons a fun and challenging experience. Can't recommend her highly enough!
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Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

Hanover, PA 17331
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Dr. Jonathan G.

Lancaster, PA

About Dr. Jonathan

Jonathan began his musical studies at age 7, after falling in love with his first classical music cassette tape given to him the prior year. Jonathan trained as a pianist throughout his childhood, and studied with the venerated Harvey Wedeen at Temple University in Philadelphia through middle and high school. He made his orchestral debut as soloist with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra at age 15, after winning their instrumental competition. Continuing his piano studies into college, where piano was his primary instrument, he completed a bachelors in music at the Eastman School of Music. Durin
g these college years, he played regular outreach concerts as part of a chamber group for a myriad of organizations. He has given solo recitals, accompanied other musicians, and played in chamber groups. He now holds a doctorate in music from the University of Maryland at College Park.

During high school, Jonathan became fascinated by writing his own music, and now holds three degrees from preeminent schools in the field of music composition. His music has been performed by numerous ensembles and musicians, including the Kronos Quartet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Musica Nova, and Knox-Galesburg Symphony. He was recently a featured guest composer at the Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival. His piece for stings, Nightscape, has been a particular audience favorite and performed by orchestras across the US. Jonathan also enjoys doing collaborative and multimedia projects with local choreographers, videographers, and musicians.

As a teacher, Jonathan is exceptionally patient, always engaged with his students’ progress, and actively listens to what his students want from their lessons and in helping them decide on the music they want to play. He takes a very practical and holistic approach to teaching keyboard, and always makes sure to discover the fun in learning. Jonathan strongly believes that all students, no matter where one is in life, possess the ability to achieve success in their lessons – and that his job is to guide them to unlock and discover their potential, to inspire their curiosity, and to help them advance their musical skills on their chosen instrument. Jonathan has also taught courses in theory, aural skills, sight-singing, and composition at the University of Maryland and Ball State University. He has studied music pedagogy, and actively pursues researching about new methods and developments on the learning process.
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Jerry G. June 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We have been very happy with Jonathan. He has been a great instructor for my two children and their very different musical needs.
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Neelam P. February 12, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan is very punctual and he very rarely ever cancels our lessons. Jonathan does a great job teaching my kids and they seem to be taking to his instruction well. As a teacher Jonathan is very patient and he actually seems to care about what he is doing. Jonathan is a great piano teacher!
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Andrew B. October 23, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jonathan teaches our two boys, ages 9 and 7, piano lessons. He's excellent! He comes prepared, he's an accomplished pianist, and the boys love him.
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Dr. Jonathan G.

Dr. Jonathan G.

Lancaster, PA 17603
(3)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Joe R.

Glen Rock, PA

About Joe

Hello! I've been singing since before I can remember and playing instruments for almost as long. I have a passion for music. Whether it's being onstage at York Little Theatre, singing with the church choir in Red Lion, or paying with one of several local and regional bands, I love music and performing. There's no rush like sharing your passion with an audience, and I believe that with practice comes confidence and with confidence comes a great performer. I'll make my schedule/rates as flexible as possible to accommodate anyone who wants to learn! Let's get started!
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Nicole R. November 25, 2014
Joe is a great teacher and a fun person to be around. I have worked with him on several projects and he is very patient, positive, and energetic.
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Rhonda R. November 17, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Joe works very well with my 7 year old son. He has tailored his lessons to my son's interests and abilities, wonderfully!
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Joe R.

Joe R.

Glen Rock, PA 17327
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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