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Robert H.

Pikesville, MD

About Robert

Creativity, skill and love of music are the key elements that I work to encourage in every student. Over the years my teaching has evolved and I find it gratifying to take people far beyond their own expectations while helping them achieve their goals. I believe everyone is musical and just needs the right key to tap into their own creativity.

For beginners it's important to study with an excellent teacher. Setting a solid and creative foundation makes all the difference!
For advanced players studying with a great artist takes you greater artistry.

Weekly private lessons focus on te
chnical skills in either piano, voice (or a combination of both) and a strong musical foundation. Theory and Ear Training are fundamentals that are embedded in this approach to developing a complete musician and artist.

I have over 20 years experience working with students as young as 3 and old as 85! Often multiple generations in a family study together making for a rich family experience.

Performance opportunities: Recitals, Concerts Cabarets and Musicals are a part of developing into a musician and singer and enhancing a love of music that will last a lifetime!

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano - Classical, Jazz, Blues and Improvisation. Current students are beginners to professional musicians and music teachers.

Voice – I am an accomplished vocal coach and songwriter and currently work with a wide variety of singers from young beginners to professionals who look to develop through ear training, singing and songwriting. In a unique way I guide people to become better performers and musicians through the combination of voice, piano and composition.

I work with students as young as 3 or 4 and into their 80’s. It’s important to begin with an excellent teacher from the start to set a good foundation and to have the ability to develop as quickly and thoroughly as possible. I enjoy working with beginners as well as accomplished musicians. I also believe that music is one of the great joys of life and that lessons should be FUN!

Besides a wide variety of performance opportunities through my Family to Family Concerts, I also offer my students the curriculum and exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a gold standard music curriculum.. The ABRSM is accredited in over 100 countries worldwide and exams are offered twice per year in all instruments and voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson room with grand piano, vocal mics, recording equipment. Parents can sit in on lessons and waiting area available, parking on street. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They will need a piano or keyboard

*** Specialties ***
A message from Robert: Hello, I am a master teacher focusing on the classical repertoire along with a very creative approach to improvisation and composition. I help students to achieve their interests of music rather than focusing on teaching one particular method. Classes are tailored to the student and constantly evolving. This has led me to work in a variety of mediums and styles including Jazz, improvisation, rock and blues. This approach also enhances an understanding and love of classical music.
I also guide my students in the curriculum and exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. (ABRSM) Exams are offered twice per year.
I have also found it inspiring to work with people with disabilities and help them find a way to express themselves musically. I give lectures and workshops in the area and around the country on improvisation and creativity along with concerts of my own music.
I also work with a number of students in vocal coaching and accompanying.
New this year are seminars in songwriting for adults and children. Groups of 4-5 collaborate on new songs. Film and video composition coming soon!
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Bryan M. November 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have never had such a magical experience with solo singing and voice lessons. Today was nothing but perfect. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!
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Lydia W. November 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter liked her first lesson with Mr. Robert very much. He was very nice to her and made her comfortable. She is looking for to her next lesson.
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Lauri November 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Piano Review for Robert Hitz
As part of my goal in life is that when I turned 60 I wanted to have something creative that would enrich and fulfill the latter years of my life. Having watched my aging father play piano was an image I have always appreciated. My father had been my piano teacher as a child and I was ready to get back into piano. I found Robert Hitz, my piano teacher, through TakeLesson.com. I have been taking piano lessons with Robert now for 10 months. Takelessons.com really made it easy to find Robert who was only 5 miles from my home.

It has been the best 10 months that was totally unexpected. What I didn’t experience as a child, that I do now, is I have a genuine love of music that feels inherently inside me. My father and son are both musicians and I now realize I must have a natural instinct for music and a love I never knew.

Robert has made the experience absolutely wonderful with his natural gift for teaching and making you feel totally at ease when you feel totally illiterate and lacking confidence. While I learned piano as a child, I totally lost the ability to read music or remember any scales, chords or composition.

Here is what’s great about Robert. You learn everything you need to learn, but in an unconventional style. He has taught me everything from chord progressions, scales, reading music and being able to totally improvise my own piano compositions. From understanding the basics, he has enabled me to just sit at the piano and make beautiful music that I create. My husband has been in total support and awe of how far I have come in the short 10 month time.

I work full-time and truly have little time to practice. Again, Robert has a total appreciation for the busy life of his students and works around the fact that you may come back each week with having had little to no time to practice the prior lesson. One of the best parts of my lesson is when Robert “drives” and I get to play along improvising to his music. He picks a scale and we just play together. I call it doodling on the piano and it is really awesome to feel so free to just listen and play along making beautiful music together. I walk out of every lesson feeling so elated and motivated knowing I am getting better and better. Practicing is pure pleasure and dramatically reduces the stresses of life and work.

I have a new appreciation for listening to music. I’m an avid power walker and now I listen to piano music while I walk. We fill our home with music and the stress levels just take a nose dive as soon as we put the music on. Listening to the intricacies of music has given me a total peace of mind that was unexpected and a true gift.

Robert has a great following of talented and gifted piano and voice students of all ages (children, teens, college students and adults up into their 80’s). We have been to several of his student concerts. One of my favorite venues is the Cabaret in Germanos Restaurant in Little Italy. Great food, great music and so much fun to get to meet and listen to all of Robert’s students. Robert creates concerts all year round with his students either at his home or in around town. Such a great way to meet new and really interesting people that are different from your usual crowd of friends.

If you are considering taking piano or voice lessons, go for it and meet Robert for yourself. I can’t say enough how great he is as a teacher and now a friend.


Lauri P. Kane, MPH, ScD
Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS
Administrator, Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Spa
1 Reservoir Circle, Suite 201
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-602-3322 office
410-530-0808 cell
Lauri@DrDeanKane.com
WWW.DrDeanKane.com
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Robert H.

Robert H.

Pikesville, MD 21208
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starting at
$35 / 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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Lydia M. August 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She did a very good job keeping my daughter's interest while still being flexible and allowing my younger children to play.
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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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Amber R.

Amber R.

Carlisle, PA 17013
(6)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Lindsey R.

Hanover, PA

About Lindsey

Join me for piano lessons in my home on Fridays on a baby grand piano! There is seating inside and outside, and there is plenty of on-street parking. There are also four friendly cats who enjoy listening during lessons!

If you're further south, I teach in a studio at Kramer's Piano Shop in New Midway, Maryland, on Thursdays. You can see the available times in the column to the right of this profile.

What you will need:

An instrument to practice on - either an acoustic piano or a keyboard with weighted keys at home. Please do not schedule lessons unless you have an instrument.

Shee
t music - students can purchase it through me or from a store or online. We can talk about what kinds of music you like to play or want to learn to play once you sign up for lessons.

Usually for either a beginner adult or child, I recommend the Alfred piano series, along with a technique book to strengthen and limber up the fingers, and a fun piece ... something the student specifically wants to learn or be challenged with.

FAQs:

How often are lessons?
Once a week for half an hour is ideal, especially for beginners.

How often will I have to practice?
For 6 and 7 year olds, generally 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. For everyone else, at least a half an hour a day will give you the most progress!

What do you specialize in?
My strongest abilities are in classical music, because that is what I have the most experience in, but I can also teach the fundamentals of playing pop and rock music, and good performance, accompaniment, and practice habits.

What happens if I can't come to my scheduled lesson?
Email me, text me, call me, or cancel the lesson through your TakeLessons profile. TakeLessons will notify me immediately. Your payment will then be applied to the following scheduled lesson.
If you do not notify me, then I will mark the lesson as "missed" instead of "canceled" and you will still be charged for it.
As long as you're coming to most lessons and not missing too many, a canceled lesson here or there with notice is not a problem.
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Reviews

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Joey B. January 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter, Joey, ABSOLUTELY LOVES HER LESSONS WITH LINDSEY!
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Jeanette August 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Lindsey is a great teacher! My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is progressing beautifully. She is a treasure and we are so glad we found her!
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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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Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

Hanover, PA 17331
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD

About Susan

Acting – I have taught all kinds of acting, including Audition Skills, Shakespeare, Stage, Film & TV, Dramatic, Comedic, whatever. I also have quite a bit of experience performing in all those arenas.

Voice – Anyone can sing. I you want to and have always thought you couldn't, you will be delighted when I prove you wrong. If you're a serious singer, no matter what kind of singing you want to do, you should train classically. It's just the best way to train those delicate muscles.
I am an excellent coach, at any level. I will teach you how to OWN the song. That's what keeps people coming b
ack. However, as an instructor, I am better with beginners.

Speaking – Ever lost your voice because you were talking too much? Every professional speaker I know of has. YOU DON'T HAVE TO. It's simply a matter of knowing the correct way to produce the sound. That's easy for me to teach.

Writing – I have been a professional writer and editor for over eight years; I have books, articles, posts, newsletters, etc. published. The point of grammar is to facilitate communication, NOT to be right. I can teach you practical grammar, not just correct grammar. I can show you how to make your words flow and be easily read. If there are typos in here, please understand you should never proofread your own work.

Nutrition/Alternative Medicine – I have been in this field for over 25 years. I am certified as a Sports Massage Therapist and most of my experience is in that area, but over the years, I have garnered quite a bit of usable knowledge.

Meditation – There is no one right way to meditate. You don't even have to be still to meditate, although it's a good place to start. We'll find a way(s) that's right for you.
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Alex S. December 10, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In home
Verified Student
I loved how she taught me so much in just one session. She gave me more confidence but she was still a reality check for me.
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Laura McManus November 7, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Verified Student
My son has done very well in his lessons with Susan. She's easy to work to, varies the content to keep it interesting, and overall a wonderful teacher.
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Olivia P. September 18, 2015
Essay Writing · In studio
Verified Student
I really like it. She is very easy to talk to. She is very practical and flexible with schedule.
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Susan S.

Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD 21117
(6)
starting at
$60 / 60-min
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Rich S.

Littlestown, PA

About Rich

Hello!! My name is Rich and I am the owner of First Class Drumming (FCD).
I am a Vic Firth Independent Drum Instructor. I have studied many styles of drumming extensively. I am from Baltimore Maryland where I became the drummer for such bands as "Shelley's Emeralds", "Lite-N-Easy" and "The Grand Junction Band". I have been playing drums for over sixty years. As the son of a Master Musician, Tuba and Bass player John Spicer I was fortunate to be around some of the very best musicians at a very young age. My approach to teaching drums includes fundamental music theory, reading music, rudime
ntal exercises, or learning to play by ear if you so desire. We can learn Rock to Jazz to Latin, Funk and almost anything in between.
Whether you desire to fulfill a life long desire to play drums or simply are ready to go to the next level, First Class Drumming is the place to go! I look forward to hearing from you soon and start having fun learning to play drums!.
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Scott November 3, 2015
Well-rounded teacher with mulitple strengths ready to advise and instruct musicians from beginning enthused to professional performers.
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Ted November 3, 2015
Drum
I have known Rich for over 40 years and he is very skilled at his craft. He is of good moral character and committed to anything he attempts. He is a talented musician and a highly skilled drummer
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Keith November 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Rich ... good friend, great guy and wonderful drummer! all I can say is go and you will be glad you did! Keith Thibodeaux
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Rich S.

Rich S.

Littlestown, PA 17340
(17)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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