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Stephen M.

12 Reviews
Peachtree Corners, GA
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Takelessons Top Teacher from Takelessons.com
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen M.

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I like to teach each lesson, for both voice and piano, by spending equal time on ear-training/sight-reading (sight-singing), music theory, technique, and repertoire.

When I teach ear-training to pianists, we do a lot of count-clapping and tonal memory drills. Count-clapping is a way to develop rhythmic accuracy. The act of speaking (counting) while clapping a rhythm activates more of the senses and therefore leaves a stronger impression on the brain, very similar to teaching reading comprehension by getting students to read aloud. Tonal memory is nothing more than developing a pianist’s listening abilities so they can quickly memorize what they’ve heard and recreate it on their instrument. I don’t teach pianists to play by ear, however, but I’ve always had great respect for musicians who have this ability.

Now, piano technique means different things to different pianists. For me, I firmly agree with the teachings found in Alfred’s Premier Piano Course. This is fairly new ...

About Stephen

Accomplished voice and piano professional with nine years’ experience cultivating high-achieving, talented music students and preparing them for ABRSM exams, National Piano Guild Auditions, NFMC Jr. festivals, twice-a-year recitals, and numerous local competitions. Experienced in creating fun, eng

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Therese
In just a few weeks there is a noticeable difference in my daughters voice and knowledge. So glad we have found a perfect teacher for her.
Shari
My son Burke has taken piano lessons from Stephen McCool for a few years and we think he is AWESOME! He shows a genuine interest in his students, stays serious about what he is teaching but also brings humor in to keep students from feeling stressed. It is clear that it brings him joy to share his love of music with his students. Mr. McCool is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him for students of any age.
Andrew N.
The first lesson was superb. Andrew really enjoyed his first piano class and really liked learning it from Mr. McCool. After class, Andrew was immediately motivated to do his practice. Mr. McCool is very encouraging, he makes the lesson easy going while making his student learned quickly (without pressure). We look forward to the next lessons with him. Leaving the students with their own desire to learn and to love music is indeed very important. He delivers that traits well.
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Wes C.

99 Reviews
Atlanta, GA
Starting at $18
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Physical Education from Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Wes C.

99 Reviews
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I love to help with all of the basics and then go from there with whatever specific genre or technique each student might be interested in! I do not rely on sheet music! I've learned the basics of sheet music in the past, but I've found so much more enjoyment and freedom in learning by ear and memorization and it really helps you to connect with the music and get a feel for it in the long run rather than always having to have a sheet in front of you!

About Wes

Hey guys! My name is Wes and over the last 6-7 years I've absolutely fallen in love with music. It's amazing to me to see that music affects every single human, no matter what specific genre they might prefer. And to be able to pick up and instrument and join in on it is such an incredible exper

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Finn A.
Great first guitar lesson with Wes. He was very patient with my boys, they liked his teaching technique and he's enthusiastic and motivating. Thank you.
Caroline A.
Aaron O.
My son was very reticent to meet a stranger and play piano. Wes very quickly gained his attention and interest
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Tucker, GA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Associates Degree in Jazz Theory and Composition from Mannes Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Linda L.

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I play piano and electronic keyboard. My musical background is in jazz, pop, rock, blues, and folk music. I am not a classical pianist.
When teaching piano/keyboard, I teach primarily playing by ear, and chord theory, although I do also teach the fundamentals of reading notes.
With electronic keyboards, I teach students to become familiar with and utilize the features of their keyboard; I also teach improvisation.
As with guitar, I adapt my lessons to meet the interests, attention span, and learning styles of my students.
Students tend to enjoy taking lessons with me, because I make lessons, and music, personal and enjoyable!

About Linda

*** Travel Equipment *** I do not typically provide any equipment - but I am willing to select and purchase books for the students to learn from (cost of books to be reimbursed by the student/parent) when requested to do so. I am also willing to provide stick-on note-names for the keyboard, for

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Mike B.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Mike B.

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Any genre, any song, all ages, all levels. Teaching for 20 years. I tailor each lesson to the needs/goals of every student.

For beginners, I can write easy versions of your favorite songs for you, while giving you a well balanced music education.

For singers, I can show you how to easily accompany yourself and sound like a pro without reading a note.

For children, I make lessons fun and varied with learning and musical games to keep them excited and engaged.

For classical players wanting to try other styles, I can show you how to improvise and jam in several styles (I went through the transition and I know how it is!)

For everyone, I can teach you the most efficient ways to learn any musical skill based on experience and leading scientific books on learning, while keeping lessons fun!

About Mike

I've studied piano and other instruments for 30 years, have been teaching music for 20, and have been a full time professional musician and music teacher for 11 years. As a musician who was raised on classical piano but has also spent his life playing in bands, jamming, and composing in several ge

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Sarah P.
Hi, Mike! I like the songs you pick for me to learn.
Max F.
Mike was awesome in my first lesson. He knew exactly how to keep pace with my progression...looking forward to #2!

Brittany R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Music from Northwest University
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Brittany R.

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I have 4 objectives with each individual student:
1. Learn their musical goals
2. Set patterns to help student achieve goal
3. Give helpful feedback and track growth
4. Create opportunities to dream bigger

About Brittany

I have been actively singing and performing since I was three years old and playing piano since I was 7. I graduated from Northwest University with a BA in Music in 2018. Most of my musical background began and remained in the church, playing and leading worship teams. I am now leading the wors

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Rianna H.
Met Brittany R for the first time today, she seemed really nice and my daughter enjoyed her lesson.
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Dave M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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Dave M.

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I've been playing piano ever since I was in elementary school, and it's proven a valuable asset as I've continued my career as a musician. No musician can afford not to know piano, let alone how to read and play sheet music, and anyone who wants to pursue music, or just the arts in general always benefits from it.

About Dave

Hi, my name is Dave, and I've been teaching guitar & bass for almost 15 years. Working as a professional musician, I've made the time to teach students of all ages. Teaching has been my passion alongside performing since I first picked up an instrument, and I look forward to meeting and working wit

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Julian
Dave is a great teacher and has helped me for 2 years whenever I have a problem he takes time out of the lesson to help me on a specific instruction. He pushes me to do better but we still go at a place we’re I am comfortable.
Adam
My kids loved Dave and can’t wait for him to come back!
Van
As highly as Dave's previous reviews spoke of him, he still managed to exceed any expectations I had. He was calm, reassuring, and it was immediately apparent just how comfortable he is teaching small children. Dave managed to hold the attention of my 5 year old for the entire lesson, and left my son excited about learning and confident that he can do it! I feel very fortunate to have found such a great teacher for my child.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Decatur, GA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Decatur is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $179 per hour.
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$41 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Ben has a positive appearance that could make people feel welcome. Not just the piano skill but he is also knowledgeable in classical music history. I highly recommend him."
SANG
Took Piano lessons from Ben G.
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"Melody is an inspiring piano teacher. She wasn't only complete the lesson, she makes sure my daughter understood the theory and played correctly.
She adjusted the lesson plan according to the kid's needs. My daughter loves the tools and tricks, she brought in, to help remembering notes.
She really takes pride in teaching music, it shows in the recitals of all her students."
Rose
Took Piano lessons from Melody S.
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"A very helpful and understanding teacher. Throughout the lesson, whenever I would say something he would listen patiently. All in all, great attitude for a teacher, and is willing to change his teaching methods to suit the student. I give him only 4/5 stars because I was looking for a more traditional piano class. I am not a complete beginner at piano so I was looking for a more specialized teacher. However, if I was trying to learn another instrument that he teaches, I would most definitely give him a perfect rating."
Ananda
Took Piano lessons from Jason M.
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"Ben is great if you want your child to love piano. He is a fun teacher and was very patient with my son, who was a bit turned off from music due to prior experiences. He actually wrote songs for my son to play since he needed more time at the beginner level. He was great when my son was nervous at recitals and festivals and had strategies to help him deal with nerves."
Lynn
Took Piano lessons from Ben G.
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"Created a great rapport with the child in the first meeting and has a very friendly approach!"
Ganesh R.
Took Piano lessons from Damien G.
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"Dora is an amazing teacher- she is knowledgeable and patient. My 6 year old daughter looks forward to her lesson each week and is begging to take singing with her as well. I only wish she was my teacher growing up! I am tempted to start lessons again! I have recommended her to several friends who are also very pleased with her teaching abilities."
Sally
Took Piano lessons from Dora H.
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"As an older student returning to piano after many years I needed someone with patience, but also someone who would be willing to push me to give my best. She is just the right combination for my needs. She not only knows her subject very well, but is able to transfer her knowledge and passion for music to her students. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Berthe if you truly want to enjoy learning to play piano with passion."
Janet
Took Piano lessons from Berthe H.
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"Ruth is an awesome instructor. She is very patient and has a unique way of making the lessons fun and relaxed. I am 61 years old and revisiting the piano after not playing for 45 years. Ruth has made the lessons very productive. Each week I feel like I've really progressed! Yea!!"
Tom
Took Piano lessons from Ruth R.
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"Instructor greated is very nicely and my granddaughter really likes her - very important!

We are looking forward to the next sessions and beyond!

Very pleased!"
Genesis
Took Piano lessons from Vashti G.
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"My daughter absolutely ADORES Drew. She makes sure my daughter fully grasps the concept of the piano (for she is all but 5 years old) and is flexible with my busy schedule."
Diamond
Took Piano lessons from Drew A.
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The Inspirational Sounds of Decatur: From Piano to Voice

By Alexandrea L.-Decatur Piano Teacher

Over the years, Atlanta has grown in popularity in the music industry bringing more students, musicians, and producers to our area. As a piano teacher from Decatur, GA, I have the advantage understanding that Atlanta is not just an urban setting. Rather, Atlanta is a small city, nonetheless, that contains suburban towns that surround or are within the Metropolitan area. One of those towns is Decatur. Decatur is a suburban, historical town located within the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.

I love living and teaching piano lessons in Decatur. As a full-time student of Agnes Scott College, a private all girls college in Decatur, I have the advantage of living amongst authentic architecture, historical monuments, and most importantly, the music.

Decatur is a very artsy town. When you look down any street in Decatur you will see music schools or music venues. Musicians from all over the country travel to Georgia to perform in one of Georgia’s most successful venues, which is Eddie’s Attic, located in the heart of Decatur. It was here where artists such as John Mayer and Janelle Monae got their start. It makes me proud to know that I will be graduating from the same place as Alma Mater of Sugarland lead singer, Jennifer Nettles. I absorb all of theses characteristics of Decatur and use it in my artistic endeavors. I am always inspired to think and create outside of the box. I only hope that my students feel the warmth of Decatur and are inspired just as much as I am. What better place to teach music than in a creative town? It is here that my students can learn and discover passions to help them become better singers, pianists, and individuals.

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