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Kris S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Psychology from University of Connecticut
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kris S.

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Learn to play Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more!

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2020 Update: all lessons are taught over Skype or Zoom. Check the remote lessons demo video in my profile to get a sense of what it's like! Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover

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Jason
I feel so lucky to have discovered Kris on TakeLessons. Every lesson begins with him checking in on my progress in a variety of different areas and every lesson ends with notes of our session and different areas for me to practice before our next session. There's always a great mix of homework types that Kris lets you explore in a way that is organic and fun for how you want to learn. He will work with YOU to help find the lessons that inspire you to keep practicing and staying engaged. We also spend a decent amount of time on music theory and composition, so I feel like I'm actually learning the instrument and not just following patterns. Lastly, Kris has a high level of empathy and is great at encouraging his students. He always makes me feel good about the progress I'm making while still challenging me to be better. I can't recommend Kris enough.
Hershey
Kris is great .. always positive and upbeat. Clearly is masterful at understanding music theory and its applications to the piano. Working at a rapid pace and after just 3 lessons, I feel like I understand the piano. I would say that my understanding of some music theory (as a guitarist) helps me keep up with Kris, but he is a great listener and pauses when necessary.
Nicole
Amazing instructor. I've come so far from working with him.
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Laurel S.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Laurel S.

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Receive a quality education on a broad range of skills, from a professional performer. You'll learn many different styles of music from classical to contemporary, as well as music reading, playing by ear, chords, and theory. If your focus is classical repertoire, I have the knowledge to truly refine your technique and guide you to excellence in artistic expression.

About Laurel

I'm fully vaccinated and offering in-person lessons starting this summer! Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and experienced private teacher, and I would love to help you unlock your musical abilities. I believe in a personalized approach to teaching, based on building a relations

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Joseph
I've always had an interest in music, but never had any formal training. Laurel's tutelage has taken me from an absolute novice who could barely plink out a few notes to being able to read and play along with sheet music. She's employs a very collaborative style of teaching wherein we work together to identify the kinds of music I want to play, and make regularly progress towards reaching my goals. It's been a fantastic experience.
Kevin
I decided to wait until middle age to begin taking piano lessons so that my brain would be as resistant as possible to learning.

I'm glad I found a teacher as patient, friendly and knowledgable as Laurel. I've been taking lessons with her for almost a year. She tailors the sessions to my spooky interests and encourages me to push my abilities.

When we began I had barely touched a piano in my life. Now I'm able to read sheet music, recognize relative pitches and play a list of my favorite songs with independent hand movement.

I'd recommend Laurel to anyone who wants to learn piano regardless of age or skill level.
Ritu
Laurel has been my kid's piano teacher for a little over four years now. My kids absolutely love her, and I think that is what makes the difference because I want my kids to enjoy taking lessons. Laurel is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes sure students learn both reading music and playing by ear. My kids have come a long way with reading music and playing the piano, and I think a big reason is because of Laurel.
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Troy W.

68 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English, Ancient Egyptian
  • B. Mus. in Composition from The New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 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 Ri

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Troy is an absolutely magical teacher and mentor. He not only provides caring, personalized instruction that goes far beyond the traditional fundamentals, he really takes the time to push me in ways that I find enjoyable and rewarding. I feel as though my lessons are dynamic and varied enough to keep me always engaged and looking forward to that next session. Best of all, Troy is that special type of guru that really gives you that added incentive to go the extra mile...I never feel a guilt or pressure to be at a certain level or practice a certain amount, I just feel this desire to impress Troy during my next lessons. Awesome stuff - very special guy! Looking forward to a lifetime of learning with Troy!
Mo B.
A great person and respectul man. I would highly recommend him for anyone that needs coaching with speech techniques etc.
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Alexander H.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alexander H.

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Each person has his / her own way of learning. I individualize all of my teachings. Incidentally, I assure my students that when learning piano it’s not about if I make a mistake, it’s about how many mistakes. That’s the fun of music.
I grew up in Greece for twenty years. I currently live with my family in USA (my 2 children begged me to teach them) I speak fluently several languages. I have a degree in high school English and music. I’ve taught elementary schools, high school English and Able in College (special needs). While I have had the fortune of teaching a five year old who within one month was playing 30 pages Mozart, November Rain and Jazz, I’m thrilled with my students who needed special attention: Down syndrome, ADHD, autism, Asperger, anxiety disorder, made-lung’s deformity, panic attacks, etc.

About Alexander

I grew up in Greece for 20 years. I got a degree in English and music. All of this experiences have enriched me with understanding different learning styles and fostering my student’s potential. I believe in inspiration, motivation and strategy. In addition, in school I was not a strong stude

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Steven B.

38 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Associate - Music from Southwestern
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Steven B.

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Steven B is a professional teacher of piano, guitar, and voice! Some of his students take lessons on two instruments. For over 30 years, Steven B is one of the very best piano teachers. He combines methods of reading music, playing by ear, and improvisation... And this work wonders for his piano students. They play with confidence, feeling, and wonderful interpretation. Students may learn classical, jazz, pop, blues, as well as other genres. Steven is likely the only teacher out there who uses his recording studio in producing recordings to aid his piano students in the learning process. Steven teaches ages 7 on up! He makes it fun learning the piano for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. With Steven B, prepare to learn and have a lot of fun!

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About Steven

Steven B, Instructor PIANO - GUITAR - VOICE For over 30 years, Steven B has been successfully teaching hundreds of students on piano, guitar, and voice. He has over 60,000 hours experience as a teacher, musician, and performer. He teaches all styles, ages and skill levels. Beginners are most certa

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Jackie H.
Steven is a great guitar teacher. He is very patient, but thorough. He is very good at explaining things. I look forward to my lesson every week.
Justina U.
Mr. Steve is a great blessing to my Child. My son has learnt a lot from his piano lessons and now plays piano in church.
Natalie S.
Awesome!
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Benjamin D.

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Starting at $50
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Benjamin D.

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I am a personable piano teacher, who is adept at making conservatory-style piano study accessible to the broader public. I'm more than happy to take on beginners or more advanced students, and have a wholistic approach to piano learning, including a study of music theory, sight-reading, and musicianship/musicality. As a pianist who has performed recitals much of my life, is studying for his graduate degree in piano at the Juilliard School of Music, and has taught for many years both privately and collegiately, I have experience and knowledge to help take your piano and performance skills to the next level, in preparation for your own recital, competition, ABRSM examination, college audition, and more.

Hope to meet you soon and begin your piano adventure together!

About Benjamin

With a heart for reaching others through the art of music, pianist Benjamin Dominguez is a dedicated musician, performing artist, and pedagogue. Having studied the piano for over two-thirds of his life, Benjamin continues to cultivate the passion that he received from his many teachers and endeavor

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Otley is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Wonderful first session. So nice to begin lessons again. Ed was very professional and enthusiastic."
Christine
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ed D.
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"You really can't find a better instructor. Motivating, patient, well-measured approach to students. Thank you, Michael!"
Cristina
Took Classical Piano lessons from Michael N.
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"Ms. Sun is one of three most patient and caring teachers we have ever met. Ms. Sun is very detailed and compassionate with our children and easy to work with. There is not enough good things to say."
Erica
Took Classical Piano lessons from Celine K.
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"Andrew is a fantastic teacher - patient, very knowledgeable and professional. I was shocked by how quickly I was able to progress from a complete beginner to being able to play full pieces. I was nervous but Andrew put my mind at ease and have me confidence with the instrument. He’s very attentive to students needs. Can’t recommend enough!"
Alina
Took Classical Piano lessons from Andrew H.
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"let me just say i was so impressed by Katarina, she is very good. I had another piano teacher but Katarina really impressed me. She is excellent. I am all about the teaching as a parent so i really love the way she thought my daughter. highly recommend."
Iliana
Took Classical Piano lessons from Katarina B.
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""I am very fortunate to have found Maria. I went through 3 other instructors, all claiming to have their own patented method of teaching piano, but all of them left me frustrated and without clear direction. Maria understands the necessary path. She enlightens and inspires me every week with the timeless beauty of piano. With her by my side, I believe I can realize my dream.""
Ricardo
Took Classical Piano lessons from Maria P.
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"Fawn is so gifted and an amazing teacher. My daughter also enjoyed lessons and looked forward to them!"
Cindy
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Laurel accompanied me in a fiendishly difficult piece with less than a week to prepare. She was terrific, both as an accompanist and coach."
Sharon
Took Classical Piano lessons from Laurel S.
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"My kids thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Ed (both guitar and piano). Lessons started with my 7yo and when his brother turned 4yo, he started as well."
Michael
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ed D.
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"Kessa is a very professional and talented piano teacher. My son loves going to lessons and we love hearing him practice such pretty music. We're impressed with Kessa's ability to explain confusing concepts and to encourage my son when he is having a tough time. She's done so well with transitioning to Zoom lessons during the pandemic and we love being able to have lessons from home. I recommend Mefford Music Studio to anyone who asks!"
Marissa
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kessa M.
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