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By Patty N. - Houston Piano Teacher

Teaching Houston piano lessons has been more rewarding to me than any previous experience I have had. I used to live in a VERY small town in Kansas. My students wanted to learn piano, but that was pretty much as far as they could go. There weren’t events or contests, and opportunities to take their learned skills to play along with others were few and far between.

In Houston, the opportunities for my piano students are endless. There are piano classes at school, community groups for musicians, and even opportunities to play within their churches. Some of my proudest moments are when my students walk into their Houston piano lessons and tell me about a time when they played one of their songs for a friend, or that their family was in town and they were able to show them what they had learned.

I highly recommend that up-and-coming musicians and music teachers to take on some students of their own. From this experience, I have been able to hone in on my own music skills along with my students, as well as expand my contacts with people in the music industry and school districts. It is a very rewarding and humbling experience when someone calls or emails me to ask for lessons, advice, or even a performance because of the work I have put in with another student. The hard work and dedication you put in to your Houston piano lessons will open doors to opportunities which would not be available to you without this experience.

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Aleena W.

Houston, TX

Certified to teach Music Theory

Currently perform traditional classical music, jazz and blues standards.

About Aleena

I've been teaching private lessons since 2010 and have loved helping my students learn to sight read, perform and acquire new skills and self confidence. I studied privately and then earned a Masters in Fine Art in 2004. I'm an encouraging, flexible and light-hearted individual and my teaching style includes enjoyment, skill and appreciation.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I encourage anyone to learn and play any genre they desire. I was trained in classical music which I find is a wonderful springboard to any type of music.
I incorporate basics that all students will benefi
t from and then direct them towards their goal and them help them enjoy! enjoy! enjoy!!!!!!
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Tangy J. September 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aleena is an amazing piano instructor.. She has truly been a blessing to me abd my daughter's life and teaching her how to play all types of music including classical music and her favorite song, "Fur Elise!" Aleena goes over and beyond to make sure her students are the "best of the best" and will not let them settle for anything less than that! I would recommend her to anyone who has a desire or passion for playing the piano and who loves the general aspect of music.. Aleena is patient, understanding, caring to all of her students and is always willing to help them reach their ultimate goals! Thanks so much for being an inspiration to me and my daughter and for helping her to create her musical path and finding a creative niche that she enjoys and wishes to pursue!
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Tim R. September 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aleena is a wonderful teacher! She is knowledgeable, patient, and fun! Our daughter loves her and so do we! She is the best!
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Mrs. C. August 20, 2014
Piano · In home
We were more than happy with Aleena's instruction and highly recommend her.
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Aleena W.

Aleena W.

Houston, TX 77009
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Steve A.

Houston, TX

I teach piano to students ages 15 to 100, with a special emphasis on proper technique, music theory, and appropriate interpretation according to composer, period, and piece. Musicianship is a constant focus, as are conservation of movement, positioning, and finger technique

About Steve

I am certified in Music Education by the State Board for Educator Certification and have 35 years experience working in individualized education. I am currently accepting a small number of students for piano, ear-training, sight-reading, and/or music theory lessons. We will discuss what you need and develop an individual plan for you based on your goals. I accept students from age 15 through adult.

Classical piano training for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students.
Ear training, including relative pitch, interval recognition, and sight-reading.
Music theory training from beginn
ing music reading through four-part harmonic dictation.
Preparation for music theory exams, including AP courses and the AP exam.

Upon request I can provide references from students who have found my approach to be greatly beneficial to them. I look forward to working with you.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are held either in my home studio in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston or via Skype. Each lesson lasts approximately 45 minutes, depending upon when we reach a good stopping point.

My only requirement is that you have access to a piano or electronic keyboard on a daily basis in order that you may practice. I require three hours' advance notice of cancellation in order for you to avoid having to pay for a missed lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai upright studio piano

*** Specialties ***
Kodaly Concept
Adult beginner/intermediate students
Technique exercises and development
Musicianship, including period-appropriate interpretation and expression
Music theory
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Tyler S. May 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have only had one lesson thus far, but it was really a great experience. I've had many vocal coaches throughout the years, but it is obvious Mr. Allen knows what he's doing. I hadn't had a voice lesson in almost 8 months and he put me immediately at ease, and we jumped right into vocalizing and songs. Loved it and looking forward to more!
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Barbara B. August 10, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I have taken lessons from Steve since the beginning of 2014. I took lessons when I was a little girl and had not played much since then. Steve has taken the time to get to know my capabilities, interests and reasons for coming back to the piano. Although he uses standard piano instruction books, he has been able to structure lessons and take home assignments that fit me. I especially like his focus on music theory, technique and how the notes and chords in the piece come together to create the piece. I have a busy schedule and Steve is organized and flexible when I am not able to come to class due to travel. He puts the onus on me to practice which is entirely appropriate for an adult coming back to piano. I would recommend Steve for instruction, particularly for self-motivated adults.
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Steve A.

Steve A.

Houston, TX 77006
(2)
starting at
$50 / 45-min
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Troy W.

Houston, TX

I have been teaching this subject for over 13 years. The main curriculum for beginners is Alfred's Basic Piano Library. There are three beginner levels (beginner, late, adult) and one will be selected after the first meeting. For non-beginning students, the course of study will be developed based on past experience, current abilities, and goals. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is a part of subsequent lessons. Music is not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summ
er Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students.

Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, voice, piano, literature, and history for over ten years. Students who have studied with him come from a wide range of backgrounds with different goals. Those who have continued with musical studies in college have consistently placed out of at least the first two semesters of music theory and achieved advanced placement in their chosen fields of study. Those who chose a different path continue to benefit from the education and training they received from taking music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
There is no "standard formula" to lessons. Each student has their own unique background, needs, and goals. Lessons tend to be somewhat casual but are structured in such a way as to meet the unique requirements of the student.

To accomplish your goals, there are a few requirements and basic expectations that the student and parent must meet.
The first is practice. Students are expected to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. This, above all else, is essential to progress. It is also expected that a parent will attend lessons for students who are too young to drive themselves here. It's important for a parent to guide the student's practice time (particularly for younger students) to ensure that the most is gained from it. This is why I ask that a parent observe lessons.
Each student or parent should bring to each lesson a notebook, pencils (with erasers). The notebook will be used to record notes about each lesson, homework, practice advice, etc. Pencils (not pens...nobody's perfect!) are used by composers to record their creations and performers to mark their music. Both of these essential practices are subject to changing thought and must be open to change. So no ink, please!

Performers: It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons and will be a large focus for all non-readers. Lessons are not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Note: Voice students must be at least 16 years of age.

Composers: Just as with performers, it is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either written, notated, or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the studio space is also inhabited by two lovely cats. Do consider this when signing up for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha DGX-650 weighted 88 keys full sized keyboard
area for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Main area is in classical music and media scoring with secondary focus on musical theatre vocal performance and composing/arranging.
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Cindy P. June 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
great first lesson, went over what to expect. :)
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Rivan B. June 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Only my first lesson but I enjoyed it and am excited for the rest. Troy is very knowledgeable and very patient and down-to-earth.
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Lamont D. June 16, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
The voice is very technical but yet very vaguely understood in terms of what one should do to obtain what needs to occur, in order to produce what is expected, and Troy understands how to interpret what is needed in order to produce what should occur.
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Troy W.

Troy W.

Houston, TX 77006
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$40 / 30-min
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Shengyuan Z.

Houston, TX

About Shengyuan

Dear Friends:    I am Shengyuan Z., besides being a nice guy, I am also a dedicated classical pianist. I currently hold a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and I am currently working on my Master of Music in Chamber Music and Piano Accompanying degree at Rice University Shepherd School of Music. I give solo recitals, perform chamber music with friends and also accompany both instrumentalists and vocalists. I have a huge passion and love to music making and I have even more dedication to teaching and sharing music with people around me. Expec
t to have a wonderful journey in the world of classical music with me as your guide!  

*** Lesson Details ***
When it comes to teaching, I had 8 years of successful teaching
experience on both teaching private studio and teaching in music school.
I taught people from age 4 to 84. I love to watch children grow up in
the joy of music, and I also love to show the world of sublime classical
music to adults. My plan for teaching is well thought out and I truly
believe one will not go far without a rock solid foundation. Students
will learn how to read music quickly and precisely, playing with superb
technique and learning comprehensive music theory right from the first
lesson. I have students passing ABRSM examination piano grade 8 and
music theory grade 6, many of them have chances to perform in major
school events and some of them entered music emphasized middle
school/high school and pass auditions to study with internationally
renounced piano professors.    I am a very easy going and caring
person but when it comes to the amount of time students need to spend on
quality practicing, there is no compromise. Practice makes perfect and
also makes the world better! My success as a teacher is measured by your
success as my students. World is boring without music and cats and I am
looking forward to work with you!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have a piano at home and have a metronome, pencil and a notebook. Of course, the music that they need to have for piano lesson.

*** Specialties ***
My specialty is in classical piano music and music theory. In my teaching, students will start with basic method books such as Suzuki, Alfreds and John Thompson. But the key to a successful learning experience is about student-instructor relation more than anything else. I will help students to build a solid foundation starting with the first lesson and making themselves independent is the goal of my teaching.
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Shengyuan Z.

Shengyuan Z.

Houston, TX 77025
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Rebecca L.

Houston, TX

Rather than music being just a definition term, music has a broader meaning that many people don't realize. I believe music itself is not the only thing people can learn from lessons alone, but the ability to concentrate, develop characteristics such as patience, and dedication. That being, music teaches very important life skills to carry. Being in the music industry, I've aspired that teaching is not always expecting perfect results in terms of performance, but the perfectionist results of having integrity, in addition to having a genuine passion for music itself.

About Rebecca

Hi! My name is Rebecca and I can't wait to meet you! I started learning the piano when I was 5, violin and viola when I was 7, and have taught all these instruments since I was in middle school (over 10 years!). I love helping my students achieve their goals and fulfill their passion.
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I received my bachelor's degree in music performance at Rice University, and I am currently back at Rice for master's degree.

I grew up in Taiwan, and I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese. I would love to help anyone learning a second language and tell you more about the culture!

I look forward to helping
you reach your goals!
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Rebecca L. December 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Rebecca is a very excellent teacher with a lot of patience! As an older women learning a new instrument, it is often hard to find a suitable teacher. However, Rebecca is very flexible and is very knowledge explanations, which is a big plus. I've even played simple songs for my friends and family! Also, she is a very sweet and nice girl! Love her!
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Rebecca L.

Rebecca L.

Houston, TX 77005
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starting at
$40 / 30-min

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