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About Brandi B.

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Stone Mountain, GA
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In Piano, we focus on you learning the instrument and how to play it.

Basic reading is important so we do learn to read, and practice reading. (For example we go up to Alfred's Piano Book II; then switch focus)
We also focus on:
Chords
Improvisation
& Playing what you hear/ playing by ear

Actual materials and books I use:

Alfred d'Auberge Book One
Alfred's Basic Piano Library Book Level 2
The Secrets to Playing Piano by Ear, by Jermaine Griggs
+ other hand out materials

*Note: Students are not required to purchase any materials.

Any capable young child who can read, or adult can pick up these materials and learn on their own, but there are great advantages of having a teacher. Such as; bypassing unnecessary information, multi-dementional learning ( hands on, audio, visual), not to mention strategic planning by someone who understands your goals and cares about your progress.

I feel when my students win, I win. And I take personal joy and responsibility ...

About Brandi
My name is Brandi, I have been singing since the age of 3, and writing music, recording and producing since the age of 12. As a teenager I began playing piano and guitar as well. I am a college graduate of Jazz Studies; with a focus in Music Business, and Music Production and Engineer and was a vocal principle at Berklee College of Music; I attended Cuyahoga Community College, and Berklee College of Music. During my years of college I've studied, musical arranging, ear training, breathwork, songwriting, and many private musical lessons and more. Post college I have taken vocal mastery classes in Atlanta, GA.

As a musician/singer I have performed in front of as many as 3,000 people, I recently had a full page feature in a magazine, as well as had FM Radio rotation for a song I wrote, sang and produced, and sold music on iTunes.

*** Lesson Details ***
What a student may expect from this teacher:
Within 3-6 months students shall a have a good grasp on the foundation of their instrument/ craft; have a controlled sound; be playing/ singing what he/she hears; stronger, more defined tone; be able to play through/ sing through at least one song; have expanded range; confidence; and of course tackling personal goals set within the lessons.

My Goal is to facilitate bringing out what greatness already lies within and to assist in that growth, as well as teaching new information and the how to apply. I am not very strict on notation, as far as reading music (Piano and Voice). Lessons with me will more consist of the meatier portion of music how to use the instrument, developing the sound, understanding chord structures, playing/ singing what you hear, techniques and how to put it all together musically. However I will go through musical notation and reading chords, but it will not be a focus. (If you desire to play/ sing classically, I may not be the best teacher for you.)

For MUSIC PRODUCTION: Producing musical tracks and recording artist is the root and the focus. The curriculum is sculpted from LOGIC PRO X, REASON and PRO TOOLS software (subject to change). Students learn how to create what he/she hears and how to format it all together; Students learn how to track and record/ mix in the most professionally used software; Mixing and Mastering shall be touched upon as well.

When it comes to teaching and application of knowledge for each student I am serious about his or her growth; I don't want anyone wasting their money or time, so practice and dedication is necessary.

*** Studio Equipment ***
88 Length Keyboard with hundreds of sounds
Studio Mics
Teaching white board
Music Software

*** Specialties ***
Pop/Rock, R&B/ Soul, Christian, Hip-Hop, Country, Folk; By Ear& Reading
Pro-Tools, Garage Band, Reason, Logic Pro X
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Murphy O. January 21, 2016
· Singing · In studio
100 stars! Perfect! Excellent! Anyone looking for singing lessons, I highly recommend!
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Cynthia A. October 1, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Brandi was a great instructor! I enjoyed how patient she was with me and I liked how thorough she was in the material. Unfortunately I am relocating and unable to continue but I would highly recommend her to other aspiring pianist!
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Jasmine S. August 2, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Today was my first day with Brandi and I was completely wowed. I liked how she gave me some terms before going into the actual lesson. I feel like I learned a lot already and is one step closer to becoming a superstar!!!
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About Teri H.

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North Bend, WA

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With a background in Suzuki method and Masters degree in music composition, I use my own method and curriculum that aim to give a thorough understanding of how music works and sounds as well as training the memory of songs and exercises, technique, and improvisation.

About Teri
I'm a professional composer, teacher, and pianist - and I like to keep active doing all three throughout my community. On July 31, 2013 TakeLessons featured me on Seattle King 5's morning TV news program - I taught a miniature lesson and discussed the impact of piano lessons on the brain. My piano and composition lessons are very in-depth, but also very flexible. Because of my thorough knowledge and experience with music, I can teach all ages, skill levels, and an array of important subjects - including piano, ear-training, music theory, improvisation, composition, creativity, music history, ethnomusicology, and percussion. I cater to each student's interests as well as incorporate many of these subjects into my piano lessons so that every student gains a thorough understanding of music and becomes a well-rounded musician.

I started ta
king Suzuki piano lessons when I was 5 and quickly fell in love with the piano. Since the Suzuki method incorporates such thorough ear-training and the ability to play without sheet music, I quickly began to explore my creative side and was improvising on the piano by age 7. Naturally, this led to composition! Music was flowing through me, and I was able to both improvise and compose my inspirations on the piano. I entered and placed in the Reflections state composition contest each year. Throughout my youth, I was also very involved with the band (played trumpet), dance, drama and attended many symphonies, ballets, plays and operas - giving me a well-rounded artistic upbringing.

I pursued my passion and earned a Bachelor's degree in music composition from Mills College, followed by a Master's degree in music composition from the renowned California Institute of the Arts. My thorough education has taught me to compose for any instrument or ensemble as well as compose for film, dance, and theater. It has also taught me to understand the piano in-depth, along with theory and ear-training. Since graduating in 2006, I have scored several films, received commissions to compose for ensembles and musicians, and taught both composition and piano lessons. I also created an ensemble named SIRËoNa that I composed for, managed, and performed piano, percussion, and indigenous flutes in, and I was interviewed and featured on NPR along with local radio stations and newspapers. I have produced two CD's. Most recently, I composed a score for a silent film, premiering live with the Seattle Jazz Ensemble as part of the moisture festival in Seattle.

Do you want to learn to sit at any piano and simply play what you feel? Or turn that tune running through your head into a song that you or others can perform? Or to master every detail of a piece of music so that you can express it exactly as the composer intended? I can teach you! I encourage all ages and backgrounds to explore their creative musical passions and discover the endless possibilities of piano performance and music composition!

*** Lesson Details ***
When teaching piano, I take a similar approach to the Suzuki method. But instead of teaching from the Suzuki books, I teach my own composed exercises and pieces that I believe are more fun and accessible to today's student of any age! I create MP3 recordings of each exercise and have students listen to and memorize the exercises in their own time.This is a very important aspect of my lessons that thoroughly develops the ear - giving the student the ability to play the exercise from memory and to deeply understand the connection between their actions and the resulting sound.

I develop my exercises to progress each student through an increasing degree of technique difficulty and musical parameters - such as rhythm, melody, chords, harmony, key and range. Beginning exercises will isolate a specific musical parameter to bring thorough understanding of its possibilities, while advanced exercises and pieces will work on coordinating multiple parameters and techniques at the same time. Within 6 months, a beginner piano student will have tackled and perfected simple yet fun exercises that incorporate each major musical parameter, as well as develop correct posture and finger technique, and have developed some ear training and basic music theory skills. I also have my students do creative exercises, which develop more thorough ear training and the ability to eventually improvise and compose on the piano. More advanced piano students will perfect their ability to interpret and express each piece of music that they play and will receive thorough ear training, music theory lessons, and develop their creative abilities through piano improvisation and composition. Once they have tackled the fundamentals, intermediate and advanced piano students will learn the classics as well.

Along with piano lessons, I'm also highly qualified to teach music composition - including beginning to advanced composition, music theory, composing for any instrument or ensemble, Sibelius computer notation program, film scoring, and orchestration.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private room, desk, professional digital piano - 88 keys fully weighted, piano bench. 2 professional cameras and iMac computer for online lessons. Percussion instruments for young students. Sibelius for composition students... Parents can sit in.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own piano or keyboard when having a lesson in their home.

*** Specialties ***
Piano, Composition, Suzuki method, Classical, Contemporary, Ear Training, Memory Training, Piano Improvisation, Music Theory, Piano Ergonomics, In-depth Holistic Approach, Music History, Rhythm and Percussion. Success in teaching ages 3 and up, all backgrounds and ages.
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Sebastian August 4, 2018
· Piano · In home
My son has just started taking lessons with Teri and he is making good progress and is learning a lot in just a short time.
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Steve May 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
I chose Teri because when I looked at her profile, it screamed "TEACHER!" I've only had one lesson but I am pretty sure my instinct was on-point. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Christopher February 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My son always enjoys his lessons with Teri. He likes her method of teaching and her flexibility with what they work on during a given lesson.
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About Timothy H.

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Washington, DC

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We concentrate on developing proper technique including posture and fingering, scales and strengthening exercises, beginning to intermediate theory, musicality and knowledge of repertoire in various genres

About Timothy
I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. With over 15 years of experience, in both piano and voice, I've had to opportunity to perform, both domestically and internationally, with such great acts as Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and many others. I served as lead singer, pianist, and co-songwriter for a number of independent bands covering numerous genres including, but not limited to, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, and A Capella.

Since moving to Washington DC, I've immersed myself within the local music community playing a handful of group and solo acts. I currently maintain a home music studio well equipped with musical instruments and music technology. I'm constantly practicing, writing, and recording to improve myself as an artist.

My teaching style
is unique and individualized to each student. I set personalized goals to make every lesson a success, and I push my students to get the most out of themselves just like I do myself. I'm always enthusiastic and humor driven to create a personable learning environment for students of any age. Music is my life, and I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to share my greatest passion with the hope that my students, too, will fall in love with music!

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson environment is laid back and stress-free. I like my students to feel inspired and encouraged as they begin or continue their music education. I introduce fun and innovative ways to build students' musicianship and creativity while retaining classical methods to develop strong technique and proper performance and practice habits.

For beginners, we'll be exploring the basics of either piano, or voice, while focusing on proper technique, basic theory, and a solid skill set. Within 3-6 months, my students are able to read music and understand the language of it.

For intermediate-advanced, we'll focus on building musicianship and skill sets by furthering studies in music theory, varying styles of repertoire, proper techniques that will greatly improve your piano and/or voice abilities, songwriting, improvisation, and live performance skills.

I ask that my students come prepared to every lesson with the motivation and commitment to learn something new each week! Lessons are a fun and creative way to discover yourself as an artist and a person, so let's get started!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai CN25 Upright Electric Piano, 13" MacBook Pro and iPad mini (Apple), A-Audio Elite HD Headsphones, BeatsStudio Studio Headphones (beats by dr. dre) and G900DX Studio Headphones (Gear One).
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Ayanna B. April 3, 2019
· Piano · In studio
The first lesson went well and my daughter found it fun and easy
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Marlaina W. March 26, 2019
· Singing · Online
Tim had my daughter engaged, smiling, and trying her best on the first lesson. He is a perfect balance of “chill and have fun” with “let’s get this done.” We couldn’t be happier.
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Dirk M. October 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Very educational for a complete beginner. Made me feel at ease.
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About Nancy C.

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Mount Juliet, TN

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My goal is to have my students prepared for what ever level they wish to go with their music. Some want to play for enjoyment only and others wish to take piano/music in college.

About Nancy
I have been teaching for over 30 years. I love to teach students of all ages. My education is classical in nature and this is how I approach my lessons, but I also mix in current music that is of interest to each particular student. I have also been a church musician for over 40 years. I studied with the Dr. Perkins, Head of the Music Department at Eastern Montana College, now Montana State University, Billings. I have also studied with Dr. Peggy Daugherty, a concert level pianist. I have a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Valley City State University in North Dakota..
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Kareodd F. May 29, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She creates welcoming atmosphere and my son learn and communicate freely. Way of her teaching motivated him.
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Tracy Z. February 19, 2019
· Piano · Online
This is first time for my daughter to do online piano lesson.
I feel this is good way to continue lesson too.
She is very nice teacher.
Also after every lesson she always send me email tell me what she need to pay attention and what she need to practice more.
I really like this. So i can know more about how she doing on her lesson.
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Judy January 3, 2019
· Piano · Online
I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever piano lesson with Nancy! She communicates well and is very patient. I'm already looking forward to next week's lesson. Thanks, Nancy!
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About Emil V.

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Bronx, NY

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I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil
I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my piano teachers were Blanche Abram and Morton Estrin.

After graduating from Hofstra, I moved into Manhattan and continued my piano studies with Elena Wolkonsky at the Juilliard School. I also took a few lessons from Adam Aleksander, concert pianist, in Miami. So all together, I took lessons for 20 years with six different teachers!

I started teaching piano when I was 18 years old and taught all throughout college. After enjoying a successful career in data processing for 22 years, I decided to go back to teaching piano in 2003.

I thoro
ughly enjoy what I am doing. It's a pleasure to pass on to my students everything that my great teachers taught me.
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Travis October 31, 2018
· Classical Piano · Online
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
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Celia October 26, 2016
· Classical Piano · In studio
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.
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LIYANG S. June 11, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Great teacher! Patient and nice to the kid beginner.
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About Samira D.

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Woodland, CA

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I teach beginning piano as well!

About Samira
Hi there! I'm Samira and I would love to be considered as your next teacher! :)

I'm a graduate of the Natomas Charter School Performing and Fine Arts Academy with a focus on pop/jazz voice, and I am currently a music/psychology major at American River College. I've been taking private vocal lessons since I was 10 years old and piano lessons since I was 4, so I've been into music for a while. In my musical career thus far, I have performed in multiple musicals, hosted a jazz gig downtown, traveled and competed in a vocal jazz ensemble, vocal directed a musical, and won awards for my work in the vocal jazz field, including Outstanding Musicianship at multiple jazz festivals. I currently teach at Musictown Studio, a gorgeous facility with private music lesson rooms with tons of resources available. If this sounds like anything you are int
erested in, please let me know! I look forward to hearing from you.
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Sarah March 12, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Samira teaches my 11 year old daughter in voice. She is very professional and a pleasure to work with. What's more, my daughter ADORES her. She is sweet and funny and my daughter enjoys each lesson with her. A fantastic teacher.
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Tilly March 8, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Samira gives our 6 year old daughter piano lessons. She is very fun, enthusiastic, and sweet, as well as being very knowledgeable about piano. Our daughter absolutely loves going to piano lessons and is learning so much.
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About Jingci L.

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New York, NY

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In my teaching philosophy, I always teach students to understand the music better throughout the historical concepts. To let them enhance their understanding of the connection between music and life. I also stress that to be a good musician or artist, you have to learn how to be a good human being first. Because, people’s personality or character could reflect in their music as always. 1. To train the basic fundamental techniques 2. To learn the different style of the music throughout Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern music. 3. To train the performance mode 4. To learn how to "practice"

About Jingci
Piano Competition Awards:

2019 Grand Prix London International Music Competition, First Place Winner, London

2018 III Future Star International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize Winner, Young Master Division, New York

2018 North International Music Competition, 1st Prize winner, Solo Piano XI, Sweden

2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, New York
Young Artist, 1 st Prize Winner;
Senior Piano Duo, 1 st Prize Winner

2015 23th American Open Music Competition, Oakland, CA
Young Artist, 1st Place;
Bach advanced, 3rd place
Beethoven Sonata advanced 1st Place;
The HIGHEST PERFORMING ARTS AWARD: OUTSTANDING DIAMOND AWARD

2014 MTNA Piano competition, Young Artist, Honorable Mention, Columbus OH

2013 OhioMTA GRAVES PIANO COMPETITION Senior solo, 1st Place; Adult Duet, 2nd Place

2013 Women i
n Music Columbus Music Audition, 3rd place

2012 National Teacher Association State Competition, senior division, Honorable Mention

2011 CCTV Piano and Violin Competitions in Beijing, China, Semi-finalist

2011 Asian Young Artist Piano Competition, 3rd Prize

2009 Schumann International Piano Competition, Asia Pacific Division, 2nd Prize

2009 Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Wiesbaden Vorrunde China, Certificate

2008 The 14th Oberlin International Young Artist Piano Competition, Finalist

2009 Asian Open Piano Competition in Hong Kong, 2nd Prize in the Chinese Work Category

2009 Asian Open Piano Competition in Hong Kong, 3rd Prize in Junior Division

2007 The 6th Asian Youth Music Competition in Singapore, Finalist

2005 TOYAMA Asian Youth Music Competition, 2nd Prize

2005 National Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition, Preliminary in Tianjin, 1st Prize in

JINGCI, native of Tianjin, China, is currently pursuing her Professional Studies Diploma (PDPL) at the Mannes School of Music of the New School under the guidance of Bulgarian-American pianist Pavlina Dokovska. She is the recipient of President’s Scholarship, Supplemental Scholarship for Graduate Student and Schoenberg Pianist Scholarship.

Most recently, Jingci won the first prize winner of The 2018 North International Music Competition in Sweden, and Third prize winner of The III Future Star International Piano Competition in New York.

In summer 2018, Jingci won the first prize of Young Artist and Senior Piano Duo Divisions of 2018 Golden Classical Music Award Competition. Meanwhile, she has been invited to perform the winner’s recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as her debut on October and November, 2018. Also, on this coming December, Jingci is participating the Closing Ceremony of “2018 Mannes Sounds Festival” as a featured artist at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

Jingci has been appeared multiple times as a soloist at the Mannes Sounds Festival and Mannes Piano Cantabile concert series at the premiere venues in New York City, concerts including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Ernst C. Stiefel Hall at arnold Hall ,Steinway and Sons Hall in NY, German Consulate General NYC, Bohemian National Hall, the Metropolitan Club, etc.

Jingci received Bachelor of Music Degree with cum laude from the Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, May of 2016. The Capital University awarded her with the Global Ambassador award Full Scholarships and twice-winning outstanding keyboard department student. During her years in Ohio, Jingci has performed Mozart Piano Concerto K.466 with Capital University Orchestra under the baton of Grammy Award nominee conductor, William Boggs and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Barry E. Kopetz. She has been featured soloist multiple times at the “Now Festival” for commissioning new music with Orchestra and Symphonic Band. As well as the Lancaster Mostly American Festival.

Jingci is a prize winner of many national and international competitions. She received the First Prize of the Young Artist, Advanced Baroque and Advanced Beethoven Categories in the “23rd American International Music Open Competition” in Oakland, California.

Academic Awards&Scholarships:

President’s Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2018-2020

Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2016-2018

Schoenberg Pianist Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2017-2020

Supplemental Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music2016-2020

The Perrini Award, Outstanding Sophomore Music Major, Capital U. 2014

The Kenneth R. Keller Award, Outstanding Freshman Music Major, 2013

The Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award, Capital University, 2013

Global Music Ambassador -Full Scholarship, Capital University, 2012-2016
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Sally April 13, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Ms. Liu is so kind and patient. Great to know her and study with her.
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Olivier March 19, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Very good teacher. Very attentive, focused and patient. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Devon February 18, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I am an adult beginner! From Jingci's lesson, I learned how to read music and practiced a lot of basic techniques. I can't wait to learn new pieces ! Thank you, Jingci!
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About Andra O.

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Piano can be fun! Low stress with maximum confidence is the goal. My students never experience performance anxiety because we use a non-threatening performance model that stresses preparation and relaxation. Children and teens frequently take years and lessons and still can't play for family when asked. We eliminate that by making sure that a fun and rewarding repertoire is easily accessed and ready to play.

About Andra
Andra received her early training in Pedagogy and Performance from the Bloomer Conservatory in Dallas under the tutelage of Dr. Ione Summer Bloomer. After studying at Texas Tech and raising her two sons with her husband, she owned, taught and served as artistic director at Clear Lake Camerata. At her studio she taught piano with an emphasis on non-stress, fun-filled, multidiscipline performance, to students age 3 to 95. Andra taught grades K-6 at St Mary's School in League City and was Music Liturgist and choral director at St Mary's Church. She directed the Children's Christmas Choirs at St Bernadette Catholic Church and served as a principal pianist there through 2002, where she was honored to play for an exhibition of the relics of St Therese and Bishop Joseph Fiorenza. Andra is a past member of BAMTA, NMTA, TMTA and National Asso
ciation of Pastoral Musicians. She holds Virtus, Children First certification from the Galveston Houston Archdiocese. In 2019 she became a faculty member of the Jet-Pac, a performing arts school in Houston.
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San Pedro, CA

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I compose music for all types of genres so I can teach you anything from Bach to Jazz! I have taught for over 13 years and played since I was a child. I have a Bachelor's in Music with an emphasis in Composition, flexible with all the different styles of learning! Can teach piano and guitar from beginner to advanced.

About Ryan
Hello! My name is Ryan and I have taught piano and guitar for about 13 years, I have worked with all types of students and any ages, from 5 - 85! I can teach any genre and am flexible with scheduling. I teach lessons out of my San Pedro music studio and also do in-home and online music lessons, please feel free to ask me any questions!
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The piano is an instrument that will never go out of style. The various forms of electronic keyboards, however, have seen waves of popularity, as technology advances and exciting new features are added to new models. While some keyboardists are content to stay horizontal, a handful of musical trailblazers have been known to work their magic on that most interesting hybrid of instruments – the keytar. Whether you’re new to learning keyboard, or a seasoned expert, the keytar can be a fun inst
How to Play Beethoven’s "Fur Elise": One Teacher's Tips
As a musician, one of the best parts of playing music is adding your own spin to the notes and markings on the page. Here, Seattle teacher Amber A. explains her interpretation of Beethoven’s "Fur Elise", an ever-popular piece for piano students: Fur Elise, one of the most beloved piano pieces by Beethoven is often a favorite of many piano students. There are a few different performances of this piano music available on the Internet. My favorite performance is the one played by Ivo Pogorelich.
How to Safely Store or Move a Piano | Caring For Your Piano
When you own a piano, moving takes a bit more planning. Should you hire a professional, or do it yourself? Here, Helendale, CA teacher Sylvia S. shares what to keep in mind to make sure your instrument stays safe and sound...   Many years ago, when my family relocated, the expertise for moving our household grand piano was delegated to professional furniture movers. Three piano legs and the pedals console were removed and wrapped in blankets. The moving parts for the body, including

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