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Ferlyn F.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish, American Sign Language, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 1st Place at Autumn Splash - Talent Competition from CSU, Los Angeles - ASI, Inc.
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Ferlyn F.

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My History of Piano:
I have been teaching piano for 15 years. My 25 years of training is mostly through private lessons and passed down generational methods taught through my mentor, Joann Maybe.

My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.

With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True Inner Dancer."

My Teaching Credits:
Private Piano Lessons

My Training Credits:
Private Piano Lessons - Joann Maybe

My Trained Methods:
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About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to ligh

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Cece
Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.
Dominique N.
Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism.
I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother.
Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine.
I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick.
Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following:
“Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)”
This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is.
This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers.
But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.
Mark
Meets you at your dance level and you move forward from there. Excellent attitude and knowledgeable instructor. Professional and thorough.
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DeAnna H.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded Fulbright/ITT Award to Austria 1984 from Institute of International Education
  • Artist Diploma from Mozarteum Academy of Music
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DeAnna H.

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I have been teaching all levels of piano for many years, from beginners to advanced and professional. I hold a Doctorate in Piano Performance, an Artist Diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Austria, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I am especially strong in teaching technique, sightreading, and repertoire. I have also had extensive Suzuki teacher training. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events including CM.

About DeAnna

Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to te

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Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
Ian
Deanna was great! Nice, patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I learned basic technique which already has me feeling more comfortable. I'm looking forward to progressing and confident I've made the right choice.
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Grant H.

179 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Grant H.

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Hi!

I'm Grant!

And it would be my pleasure to be your music instructor.

About Grant

Hi! I'm Grant! And it would be my pleasure to be your music instructor. I teach all of the fretted string instruments: Guitar | Banjo | Mandolin | Bass | Ukulele I structure my lesson plans specifically around what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. We will go as slow or fa

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thank you for your patience Grant is an awesome instructor
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Jennifer R.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jennifer R.

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Music lessons should be fun, encouraging and full of music that you love. They are an opportunity to learn something new, show your improvement, and receive correction, encouragement and praise. Students and instructors should play together frequently throughout and the time should be balanced with theory, technique and exercises, sight-reading, and performance and seasoned with introductions to a variety of music and styles. I like to encourage students to play because they love to play and to find the music that is an integral part of their soul, then to share that with others through performance. What do you want to do with or gain from your music? We will work toward your goals.

About Jennifer

Music is a huge part of my life and I love sharing that with others. Helping and seeing others discover and develop their talents and find joy in music is something I love. I come from a musical family and have been singing and playing the piano since before I can remember. Flute (and piccolo) le

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Joseph H.
Jennifer was patient and flexible with my Special Needs 11-year old.
Coco
Jennifer is so kind and makes my daughter feel so comfortable. It’s a great learning environment for her and she is excited to practice what she’s learning at home!
Robert H.
Great lesson
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MaryAnn D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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MaryAnn D.

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About MaryAnn

Music is my passion, and I love to share it with others! I have been a musician almost my entire life. I began taking piano lessons in grade school and voice lessons in middle school. I continued to study throughout high school and eventually college. I graduated in music from The Ohio State Uni

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Yumi
Mary Ann is so sweet and she guided me and my mother to most comfortable way to be able to start lesson as we were totally beginner. Plus my mother doesn't speak any English but she selected international song and we could sing for whole class without any problem. Thank you so much, Mary Ann!!!!
Joseph
Very good technically. Very good teaching skills. A pleasure to work with.
James
MaryAnn did a great job keeping my five year old daughter entertained and enjoying her first lesson!
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Alison S.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alison S.

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Fun, friendly and warm teacher of 13 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Alison

I am a professional piano player, singer and teacher well versed in many different teaching styles! I have taught students of all ages and learning styles, including those who are gifted, twice exceptional, have learning differences or special needs. My relationship with my students is most importan

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"Adrianna was quite the delight. Very patient and professional as well as knowledgible and makes you feel very comfortable. I could tell she has the passion. Looking forward to my lessons!"
MARLENE
Took Piano lessons from Adriana S.
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"Molly was very patient and extremely motivating. I am confident I will learn a lot from her."
Carol
Took Piano lessons from Molly M.
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"Young Yoo is an outstanding piano instructor! She is very skilled at teaching and very patient. I am a mature adult learning to read music and play piano. My former teacher would scold me and make me feel as though I was a small child. I was so happy when I found Young Yoo for piano lessons. She is able to give me constructive feedback while still encouraging me. She custom tailors the lessons to match my personal goals. I always feel motivated to practice more and never feel discouraged. I'm so pleased that I have been able to accomplish so much progress with Young's guidance. I cannot say enough good things about her! She's very genuine and a super nice person too!!"
Michelle G.
Took Piano lessons from Young Y.
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"Great patience with seniors and time and attention to the details. And she makes it fun, too."
Rose
Took Piano lessons from Mary W.
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"Scott knows when and how much to challenge you. He’s personable and doesn’t get TOO frustrated with me:-)"
Alisa
Took Piano lessons from Scott K.
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"3 lessons in and I've learned so much! Leanna is a great teacher."
Brandon
Took Piano lessons from Leanna L.
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"My daughter 1st class exceeded her expectation and she is looking forward to her next class"
Sofia
Took Piano lessons from Justin W.
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"Rachel is a great teacher, she always has great songs picked out for me and helps me keep my practices on track"
Andrew
Took Piano lessons from Rachel P.
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"Mark is a great teacher! I like how professional Mark always is and how well he works with my daughter. Marks is very knowledgeable about the material and I couldn't have asked for a more patient teacher than him."
Marjorie
Took Piano lessons from Mark L.
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"My sixteen-year-old has been taking with Ozzie since the fall. His sound is richer and cleaner than it has ever been. Ozzie is very technically oriented. He emphasizes the hand work, finger work, and overall technique. Thaddaeus' playing sounds so much more mature after these months with Ozzie! Thanks, Ozzie!"
Rebekah
Took Piano lessons from Ozzie J.
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