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Kristie S.

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I currently have openings in my studio for private students! I would love to share my love of music and of the piano with you and your family.

About Kristie

Kristie is a professional musician based in Las Vegas, with a strong background in both teaching and performing music. She has over ten years of experience teaching music lessons to students of all ages and levels. Kristie is accepting new students for weekly 40-minute lessons.

*** Kristie's Teaching Background ***
Kristie graduated summa cum laude and with Honors with a Bachelor of Music in harp and piano performance from the University of Arizona in 2004, where she studied with Dr. Paula Fan, Regents Professor of Piano and principal pianist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Kristie was honored as the Outstanding Senior of her undergraduate class. She is now a doctoral candidate at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

As a doctoral candidate at Indiana University, Kristie has the background and capability to teach beg

inning to advanced students. With a doctoral minor field in music theory, Kristie provides students with a thorough understanding of how music actually works.

Kristie also teaches improvisation and playing from lead sheets.

*** Ten Great Reasons to Join Kristie's Music Studio ***
1. Kristie loves to really get to know her students, so that she can tailor lessons to fit each student's particular goals and interests.
2. One of Kristie's foremost priorities as a teacher is to help her students learn to teach themselves. Independent learning skills are valuable in all areas of life, particularly schoolwork.
3. Kristie seeks a balance between challenging her students and cultivating creativity.
4. As a professional musician with over fifteen years of experience, Kristie has the capability to take those students who are serious about playing music from the absolute beginning to the advanced collegiate level.
5. Kristie is a nationally award-winning musician known for her impeccable technique, beautiful tone, and precise rhythm. She is committed to imparting these qualities to her students.
6. Kristie uses her strong background in music theory to help her students understand how music is put together, from the simplest concepts of key and meter to complex theories of phrasing.
7. Kristie teaches a range of musical skills, including improvisation and composition.
8. Kristie has been privileged to study with wonderful, internationally respected teachers. She loves to learn and is active in the musical community, both online and locally. This allows her to continually add to her knowledge of the piano and her teaching skills.
9. Kristie encourages all her students to have fun playing music!
10. Kristie's piano studio is a nurturing environment where students of all ages and all levels feel safe, welcome and supported in their musical journey.

*** Getting Started ***
At the first lesson, Kristie will get to know you and ask questions about your goals and interests, so that she can tailor the lessons to fit your needs.

If you are a brand-new beginner, Kristie will start with an introduction to music and get you going with several fun pieces to go home and practice.

If you are a transfer student or if you already play another instrument or sing, it is helpful to bring any previous or current music books and to be prepared to play a couple of pieces. These pieces do not necessarily need to be memorized or performance-ready; the idea is to give Kristie an idea of what you already know and where you would like to grow.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginning piano students, Kristie uses the Faber method.

Lessons typically include music theory. Students will be given clear assignments to practice and complete.

Depending on the student's level, background, and interests, piano lessons may also include:
Scales, arpeggios, or études (technical development)
Improvisation and playing from lead sheets (for pop or jazz music)
Composition (learning how to create and notate your own music)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai baby grand piano
Lyon and Healy harps

*** Special Needs ***
Please inquire, as this is on a case by case basis.
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July 30, 2019
Lisa
Kristie taught my son harp for 1.5 years before he left for college. He absolutely loved Kristie. She is patient, and makes the lessons interesting and engaging. She allows students to choose from a selection of music so that they learn how to play something they like. She encourages experimentation and engagement. My son wanted to learn the harp because it was interesting, not because he wanted to be a world class performer. Kristie really got that and made the lessons something he looked forward to every week. And she herself was a world class performer so if that's what you're looking for in a teacher, she can deliver that to. Kristie is a super teacher; my son still keeps in touch with her and says lessons with Kristie were one of the highlights of high school.
July 22, 2019
Derek
I was nervous walking into my first piano lesson, as I was COMPLETELY out of my element, though I knew that I had a passion to start learning. Kristie made me feel at home and reassured me that this was normal. She is extremely informative, and not only teaches you what you need to know, but explains WHY things are the way they are- which further developed my love for the music. Also, I have noticed that she is good at knowing where to start. She saw that I was picking it up quickly, so advanced quickly to challenge me more. Loved every lesson so far, and look forward to the future ones as well!!!!
October 17, 2014
Christina P.
We've had the best first time lessons experience with Kristie. She is knowledgeable, patient and extremely flexible. I especially appreciate the way she is able to reign in my seven year old's often wandering attention span. I look forward to continuing to work with Kristie in the future.

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Darrell V.

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Piano and electronic keyboard

About Darrell

Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to

) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Whatever level they are at when I start with them, I guide their efforts into bringing the students up to a certain level of comprehension regarding the mathematical aspects of music and how it relates to their instruments. This understanding of theoretical principles of sound allows the students to play any style of music they wish, no matter how their tastes may change throughout their lives.

Curriculum Gradation:
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Reading/Writing notation
Tone development
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Music theory
Playing by ear
Improvisational techniques
Finding your signature style
Expression/Lyricism
Composition/Arrangement
Project Management
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October 12, 2019
Aviv C.
Good instructor
September 13, 2019
Frank S.
Darrell helped me a lot to get a handle on my Ableton rig. I needed to set up midi tracks, locate presets to create cool sounds from plugins. Then I needed to export the audio of a couple of those tracks to import into a separate Pro Tools project. Lot of progress, thanks Darrell! -- Frank S
June 18, 2019
Natalie Watson
Absolutely loved the lesson and loved Darrell. He made me feel very comfortable and made the lesson fun. I learned a lot and really am looking forward to the next ones. Very excited to be embarking on this new venture in my life.

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Rachel S.

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I have been teaching music for over 5 years and I love working with beginning and intermediate piano players and horn players of all levels. I realize that each student is unique and always approach individual lessons with my student's particular goals in mind. I have a basic curriculum that I use in order to build a solid musical foundation for my students, but I am open to working on whatever kind of music or repertoire that they may enjoy. It is always exciting to me when a student learns a new skill that helps them in their musical expression or achieves a goal (such as playing a song they really enjoy) that gives them a little extra fulfillment in life.

About Rachel

I am a freelance horn player with a passion for teaching both horn and piano. I have a Bachelor's of Music from The University of Arizona and a Master's of Music from California State University Long Beach.

I have been teaching privately and in group settings for over 5 years and really enjoy getting to pass on the knowledge and musicianship that I have received from my teachers on to the next generation.

I teach using a base curriculum but also love to work on pieces that students want to play outside of their main course.

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Rachel S.

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These lessons are intended to provide personalized attention to each student’s goals as a musician. You can choose the music you would like to learn and I will create technical exercises best suited for you. Whether your goals are performing, writing, preparing for an audition, or just for fun, I will match my lesson plans to your specific needs.

About Patrick

I have been playing music for 14 years and performed in prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Strathmore Mansion. I grew up classically trained then learned to play in a variety of genres such as Jazz, R&B/Soul, Pop, Blues, Funk, and more. I also play the violin, guitar, ukulele, and I sing while writing/producing my own music. I will be attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music under a scholarship to study Music Production/Engineering and continue to excel in piano.

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Patrick R.

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I only teach Beginning Piano. This is for anyone who would like to learn how to read music and learn basic piano skills. This goes great along side my voice class/

About Norman

I am a profesional operatic Bass from San Jose California and now living in Wilmington DE. While I was in California, I sung with many opera companies around the Bay Area.
Singing has been my number one passion but teaching comes in at a close second. I love seeing my students grow and watching the transformation they make while studying with me. I been teaching since 2012 and all my students have gone off to do amazing things. I hope you choose me to be your voice/piano teacher and I look forward to meeting you!

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September 6, 2018
Mary S.
Norman is an amazing opera instructor and really brings it to my level as a beginner! Amazing experience!

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Evren T.

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Over 10 years of teaching experience, Piano is my favorite instrument to teach among others like, Guitar and Ukulele. I believe we really learn the music in a right way with notation, and theory and that is the best way in the music education. It also gave us knowledge to play all keyboard instruments, synthesizers and makes everything easier for the students who likes to record and produce music at their home studio. I have great collection of books, songs that I am ready to share with you. Let's learn and have some real fun.

About Evren

I am a professional guitarist, composer and songwriter. I completed my education at Los Angeles Music College, and UCLA Film Scoring. I extended my studies with a 6 times Emmy award winner composer, and conductor for over 3 years privately in Hollywood, which provided me work for television, and independent films as a musician and a composer.

Music is my passion. I teach guitar students all different ages and levels. I worked professionally as a guitar and bass player for 2 decades, touring, and recording with artists all over the world. I have great and fun material for both guitar and bass guitar students which fits their levels perfectly. I also teach the Ukulele, and it has been one of the most fun experiences for me to connect with students working on Ukulele. I believe anyone can play the Uke.

Studying orchestration require me to

learn and improve my Piano skills whole a lot. I teach Piano now almost 10 years and have excellent books, and other material to learn the Piano in a fun way. I teach all ages, and specifically focus on beginner and intermediate levels since I also have taught Piano group classes last 5 years to same level students that are children and teenagers.

Since I have amazing opportunities to compose music for film and network TV shows, I got requests from students to teach them recording software, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and Garage Band as well as sample libraries. I can help you get better and faster on recording DAW.

I am open to work with anyone on any styles. Some of my favorites genres are: Classical, Jazz, Funk, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Rock, Blues, Film Music and World Music. I look forward to meeting you, and be a part of your musical journey.
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January 19, 2019
KrisLee
Mr. Evern is an excellent teacher: thoughtful and accommodating (to each child's temperament, abilities, interest and goals) which is most important to me as a parent. My kids are not "naturally" inclined to music and did not exhibit any "natural" talent, and they were skeptical about their ability to learn. But Mr. Evern was encouraging, funny, and fun - and this made all the difference. My children (each with his own very different traits) have taken acoustic guitar, uekelele, and piano with Mr. Evern, and they both love him. As a (non-music) teacher myself, I appreciate his pedagogical methods which take into account the context of each situation. As a parent, I appreciate his encouraging nature.
January 19, 2019
KrisLee
Mr. Evern is an excellent teacher: thoughtful and accommodating (to each child's temperament, abilities, interest and goals) which is most important to me as a parent. My kids are not "naturally" inclined to music and did not exhibit any "natural" talent, and they were skeptical about their ability to learn. But Mr. Evern was encouraging, funny, and fun - and this made all the difference. My children (each with his own very different traits) have taken acoustic guitar, uekelele, and piano with Mr. Evern, and they both love him. As a (non-music) teacher myself, I appreciate his pedagogical methods which take into account the context of each situation. As a parent, I appreciate his encouraging nature.
January 16, 2019
Erim
Evren is the best teacher ever. He taught me a lot on bass and he produced songs I wrote. He worked on these songs in ProTools and Logic and had a very strong command of these software platforms.

I learned a lot about bass from Evren, from jazz to funk and rock. He helped me improve my playing tremendously. I recommend him to everyone!

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Merav E.

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Hello! I am a professional opera singer and pianist who loves teaching. Whether you are finally finding the time to take those piano lessons you always wanted or whether you just want to brush up on your technique I am here for you. lessons are tailored made to suite each student's goals and needs. Want to play the piano while having fun and making some great music? Let's get started!

About Merav

Hello, and welcome to my profile! I invite you to read and listen to my materials here. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. I am always available to chat as you make your decision about your next voice teacher!

Originally from Israel with Artist Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor degree in Voice Performance from The Buchmann-Mehtah School of Music in Tel Aviv. I've been enjoying teaching for the past few years, giving private voice lessons and helping my students reaching their goals. I've worked and learned from some of the best singers and teachers out there including Mark Oswald, Ana María Martínez, Barbara Bonney, Mary Schiller and Sandra Lopez. My favorite music to perform is contemporary music and so I've collaborated and premiered pieces by numerous living composers. I also love sin

ging bel-canto and baroque music.
New and cool projects are what I love the most! and I hope to inspire for a creative use of your voice.

Our first lesson will be all about getting to know you and your needs. We will start with some breathing and vocal exercises that you can also do on your own in between lessons. It is especially important for me to know what are your expectations and goals for the short and long term. I will tailor our lessons according to your goals and interest.

I believe that with good technique you can be in charge of your own instrument which is crucial for any style of singing. That’s why my prime goal is to help my students build a good base of technique that will allow them to approach any musical genre they'll ever wish to.

In our lessons we will work on the strength and flexibility of the muscular system we need to engage while we are singing. I will give you unique exercises to strengthen the different registers of your voice. We will work on coordination and make sure you have as many tools on hand as possible.
I will concentrate in our lessons on the musical genre/s of your choice. We will learn the specific style, the different trends that are out there right now and I will help you develop your unique signature. Looking forward to working with you!

Looking forward to start a new journey with you!
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October 18, 2019
Leslie S.
After several years of being out of practice, I was very nervous to start lessons again. Merav has been wonderful... we are bringing my voice back to life! I feel more confident with every lesson. My favorite part is the vocal exercises which really polish all the fine details. I look forward to many more. I'm lucky to have found her!
February 20, 2019
Brian
Thanks Merav!!
February 20, 2019
Alexis
Merav is truly gifted at explaining difficult concepts. She helped me so much in our last lesson that I had to continue. She’s the best!

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Merav E.

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What are you interested in? Popular music? Classical? Theory? Or everything together?
After 8 years of experience in teaching piano among other theorical subjects, students from all different ages and levels, I am pretty sure we would have an amazing time, while learning not only how to play the piano, but also aiming to improve your whole knowledge about Music Appreciation, Harmony and History of Music.

About Gabriel

I am Gabriel Palansc, Brazilian and I have been teaching piano and accompanying singers for 8 years.

I’ve got my Bachelor degree in Piano Perfomance from Belas Artes - Curitiba and my double masters degree in Collaborative and Solo Piano Perfomance from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I have taught students from all different ages and styles. My methodology includes Music Theory, History of Music and Body relaxing exercises, which are extremely important to prevent muscle injuries, such as tendinites, the most common problem in pianists.

My music approach is different for every student, therefore you can choose the styles you want to learn, such as Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz and also you are more than welcome to blend these.

During the class, you will he encouraged to do some sight-reading exercises and take notes in class about

strategies of studying.

I have been a classical pianist for 17 years, however I’m very eclectic, which is a quality we need to embrace in order to become a musician.

Fee free to e-mail or phone me in case you would like any kind of information.
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"Ben is my kids’ first instructor. They have come along a long way just in 5 classes. I feel like my kiddos are in good hands. I would recommend Mr. Ben to
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Hannah
"I took lessons with JunZhao (Ryan) because I wanted to strengthen my technical piano skills and also learn more music theory. He was a great teacher, and
taught me a lot about how to make playing the piano feel effortless. Not only was he knowledgeable on the technique, but also on the musicality perspective of playing, and the theoretical side of playing. I would definitely recommend Ryan as a piano teacher for players of any level, but especially beginning and intermediate level pianists."
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Lori
"My daughter started piano lessons with Fawn at three years of age. She is now six years old and not only playing but reading music as well. I’ve also noti
ced my daughter booking more jobs in television and print because of the confidence she has acquired by playing in Fawn's Talent Share's. She is amazing with kids and I highly recommend her! Fawn is the best!"
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Audrey
"I have played the piano for over 50 years and studied under several teachers. Rachel is the best teacher. She is very good at exploring new techniques an
d is very encouraging and supportive. This "old dog" is learning many new valuable tricks that has enabled me to go to a higher playing level. Thanks much to Rachel!"
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Cindy
"Fawn is so gifted and an amazing teacher. My daughter also enjoyed lessons and looked forward to them!"
Saha Reddy
"Great teacher.Knows very well how to teach to our rather shy daughter."
Sharlin
"Richard has a good attitude in teaching music."

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