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Susan G.

Falls Church, VA

I've been teaching piano for over 25 years and have taught students from 4 to 70. I try to show each student how to analyze the music to find patterns that make learning notes and rhythms easier.
I also emphasize strategies for practicing that make learning new material a quicker and more efficient process.

About Susan

I was a piano major at UNI and received a B.A. in English with a minor in music. I taught music for several years in Iowa and Pennsylvania. I have an M.A. in Reading, which has been invaluable in analyzing learning styles and teaching to each student's strengths. I have been teaching piano for over twenty five years and I'm also active in church music. *** Lesson Details *** I focus on learning the foundations of music as well as the technical skills needed to play piano. I gear the instruction towards finding patterns that make a piece more than a collection of notes and, thus, easier to learn. I've used various curriculum: Alfred, Bastien, Faber, etc. and try to supplement materials with music that is appealing to the individual student. I am very flexible with scheduling and try ...

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Nila H. April 9, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Attentive Instructon

I am an adult student and have taken lessons in the past and am starting again. I have enjoyed the personal and attentive instruction given. Susan sits right by the piano and watches every movement. Teachers I have had in the past have not done this. She provides supplemental material that I need. She is always very friendly, kind, patient and has a great deal of professional knowledge. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Josi H. November 14, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Confidently instills a love for piano!

I could not have asked for a better first piano teacher for my five year old! Miss Susan challenges Hailey just enough to keep her focused but not overwhelmed. Miss Susan has a calm, confident way of teaching that would put any child at ease and ready to learn! We are less than a month into lessons and Hailey will go to the piano at home, without any prompting, and play through her lesson book. The combination of a smart little girl and a good teacher have started a love for piano playing !
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Miles H.

Falls Church, VA

I not only focus on reading, technique and theory but how these subjects relate to the music you listen to.

I believe music is a language and is understood best in context of of what music you enjoy on a daily basis, that way you can play along.

I like to structure my lessons around the student, focusing on their goals and aspirations.

About Miles

Miles was born in Bogota, Colombia, but raised in Annapolis, MD. Early in life, he began to take classical piano lessons, but after 9 years, guitar became his instrument of choice (though he still has a fond appreciation for the piano). He then went on to graduate from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music. His time at Berklee has enabled Miles to play in venues all around the Boston/Cambridge area. He has been teaching around NOVA/DC for 3 years. Miles does his best to make lessons incorporate the music you enjoy listening to in conjunction with the necessary theory and technique to do so. Fun Fact: Two of his guitars are custom built by himself. He often provides students assistance in maintenance of their instrument. "Musical training is ...

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Marty F. February 2, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I'm a beginning guitar student and have just started taking guitar lessons from Miles. He's very knowledgable, patient, and kind. I haven't quite made "friends" with those strings yet, but with Miles' help, I know I will.
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Carolee A. June 22, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've been taking guitar lessons from Miles for almost two years. He is very patient, flexible, and supportive and really knows his stuff. :) I highly recommend him.
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Amber H. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Miles is fantastic!

Miles is great at working with my 11 year old on both what she wants to learn and what she needs to learn; he ensures the right balance of theory and contemporary music to keep her interested. We move a lot and have had other piano teachers over the last several years, but Miles is top notch. His calm demeanor and endless patience is much appreciated in this house! Hope he continues to teach my daughter for years to come.
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Emily G.

Fairfax, VA

Classical, Contemporary, Pop + Songwriting and Music Theory

About Emily

I have my Associate's Degree in Music from Northern Virginia Community College, and am finishing my Bachelor's in Keyboard Studies from George Mason University with plans to pursue Piano Pedagogy at the Graduate level. I have enjoyed teaching professionally for the past 5 years, and am excited to share my knowledge of composition, theory, history, classical and pop piano studies. It's my turn to share these skills with you! It is my goal to enrich my students' lives with the wonderful and always exciting world of music. The goals of my studio are: -To develop musicianship skills through exposure to many different genres of music from all over the world, while incorporating history, theory, practice skills, and solo repertoire. -To encourage creativity and performance in a ...

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Sara F. March 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Emily does a great job communicating with my 6 year old daughter at a level she can understand. What I like most about Emily is that she doesn't get stuck on one thing. If she tries an exercise or technique that my daughter doesn't get, she moves onto something else until she finds what works for my daughter. Great teacher!
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Angela B. December 5, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Emily is an awesome piano teacher! She motivates yet does not intimidate. She helps lay a strong foundation in theory which will help the student as they grow and even play other instruments. She has been very accommodating with scheduling when a conflict occurs. The spring recital this year was a highlight for our family and a confidence booster for our child.
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Htet htet A. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Emily has been wonderful for my 6 year old daughter who tends to fidget, play truant, and all around a hard to teach kid. Somehow she's able to keep her on task and improving in both playing and reading notes. She made lessons fun and engaging while keeping things on track of the lesson plans. Definitely, Emily made a difference for my child and we are grateful to her for being such a good teacher.
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Yingran T.

Reston, VA

I have been teaching Piano in an individual or a group format since 2008 when I was still in college.

I offer best-in-class piano learning experience to various age ranges, ethnic groups, and skill levels (from the very beginning to the most advanced).

Special curriculum includes (but not limited to): Music Theory, Sight Reading and Ear Training, Technical Skill Practicing, Classical Music Repertoire, and Pop Music Repertoire

Teaching philosophy: I believe music teaching is not just about transferring of skills, but more importantly, it is about making students enjoy the learning process and preparing them for a lifetime of music making, critical listening, and appreciation.

About Yingran

Composer and pianist Yingran T. began her music studies with piano lessons at age six. She made her solo recital debut in her native Beijing at the age of twelve and as a young student was a frequent prizewinner in local events. Ms. T. received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of China in 2010. A desire for more advanced training led her to Baltimore’s Peabody Institute, from which she received a Masters degree in music composition in 2014. While at Peabody she continued to pursue training in solo piano as well. Notable teachers include Dr. Jiayin Shen and Dr. Geoffrey Wright. An experienced teacher in both China and the United States, Ms. T. has taught in both classroom and individual lesson settings. She currently balances her varied interests in music as

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Emily S.

Falls Church, VA

I've been teaching piano for nearly ten years. Focusing on piano performance and music theory, I equip beginner and intermediate students with skills like sight reading and improvisation, in classical and contemporary styles.

I have used Faber, Bastien, Alfred, and Thompson curricula, but depending on the interests of the student, I sometimes take material from the popular or worship genres. While most students are interested in reading sheet music, many like working with lead sheets (which emphasize chords rather than individual notes) as well.

About Emily

I have been teaching for nearly a decade, and over that time I've worked with students from a broad range of ages and backgrounds. Last year I graduated with two degrees from George Mason University: a B.A. in English, along with a B.F.A. in Art and Visual Technology. While I am no stranger to classroom settings, I enjoy being able to tailor method and material to meet the specific needs of an individual student. For some, I have provided supplementary instruction to help them keep up in school, for others I have used my own stand-alone curriculum. Whatever the subject or situation, I look forward to sharing a bit of what I know and love with you or your kid.

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Lavanya N. April 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my first class with Emily. She is very clear in explaning! Looking forward for more classes with her.

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