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About Priscilla D.

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Silver Spring, MD

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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email and call shortly after. Briefly discussing and establishing the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students should achieve by the end of a period is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during class. lessons include: physical warm ups, breathing exercises, vocal exercises and technical work, solfeggio (sight-singing), ear training, repertoire musical coaching , speech coaching, preparation for auditions and performances.

About Priscilla
I strive to create a friendly learning experience to each of my students that is personalized to their needs no matter the age or background. I believe You got to be versatile with people's learning style and capabilities so that they may enjoy learning to make music and art.

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Services include theory, technique, composition, sight readin ( music lessons ) , and performing amongst others.
I have an easy-going, yet structured approach that allows each student to achieve results effectively at his or her own pace.

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Instruments and sheet music

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Metronome and notebook

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My main goal is to present students with simplified ways to learn about music and the arts and have them flourish in their medium of choice. I am blessed to have the ab
ility to bring out the best in my students through my attention to detail, professionalism, and efficiency.
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corey October 20, 2016
· Guitar · In home
From her 7 year old student: She is a great guitar teacher. I love the songs she is teaching me.
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Lexie T. September 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
she is was great with my girls. very friendly and fun. they loved her and loved the lesson and are really motivated to learn which is all I wanted for them. they got homework which is fun to do for them and they even got to write a song at the end of the lesson. so far everything is great and we really like Priscilla.
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Dy'Najah H. September 16, 2016
· Piano · In home
She was delightful and funny. We just love her.
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About Ruth R.

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Arvada, CO

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As a piano teacher, I am very open to students' musical goals and assist them in working toward them step by step. I work with what motivates my students to learn. I am very patient and teach my students to be patient with the process so that learning music can become a life-long pursuit.

Schedule: Each student is assigned a designated lesson time each week (half-hour, 45 min, or hour slots). Students are expected to be punctual to ensure full lesson time.

Materials: Students will need lesson books and must have them ready for each lesson. The preferred methods to start are Piano Adventures by Faber, All-in-one course by Alfred or Bastien Piano Basics. Please provide a folder or binder to hold additional sheet music, assignment sheets, theory papers, etc. Links to order piano books, sheet music or music theory flashcards will be sent to students prior to their first lesson and may be ordered via Amazon online.

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About Ruth
I have been teaching private piano lessons for 11 years, beginning in 2006. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from Millikin University where I studied vocal performance, piano, and music education. I am also a professional vocalist and perform at local churches. I look forward to working with you and sharing the joys of music!
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Andrew March 30, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
Ruth was patient and kind, but also managed to teach my son something new in just half an hour.
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Rochelle August 29, 2018
· Piano · In studio
We love Ruth. My daughter is learning and we are really happy with the lessons. We would recommend Ruth and think she is a wonderful teacher.
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Amanda August 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ruth is wonderful. She is very flexible in making sure we get our scheduled lesson. She is alway so patient and kind to my son. My son is loving piano and it makes us so happy! It all has to do with the instructor, for sure!
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About Lorenzo E.

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Chula Vista, CA

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Making a piano lesson efficient and fun is what I can do best. With a Berklee College of Music degree I have had the pleasure of studying with some absolutely crazy and amazing musicians, which have helped me shape the way I play and teach. Interested in composing, ear training, improvisation, and music theory too? I've got you covered!

About Lorenzo
I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate with a degree in Film Scoring, I have over 15 years of piano experience; having played with some really great musicians! Being a full time composer, I will help you not only learn how to read and play music, I can teach you the basics of how to write your own music, may it be simple piano pieces to orchestral scores!

In my opinion, playing piano is one of the most exhilarating instruments to play; you'll be able to understand music theory better, easier to learn other instruments, and learn how to play any song to your liking. The possibilities are just endless.
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Conrad April 11, 2019
· Piano · In home
I have been looking to pick up piano again after a long break. I found Lorenzo and he has helped me brush up
on my technique and has made playing fun again. Lorenzo is patient but keeps challenging my abilities and has made me greatly improve my skills. I would highly recommend Lorenzo as a piano teacher to anyone!
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Nancy April 3, 2019
· Piano · In home
Lorenzo is an incredible teacher. My 7 year old has been taking lessons with him for a little over a year. Although she is very shy, she quickly warmed up to him. He is a natural, especially with children. He is very professional, patient and motivating. She always looks forward to her next lesson with "Mr. Lorenzo".
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Betty April 3, 2019
· Piano · In home
Lorenzo is a wonderful teacher that is patient and has a great personality. I highly recommend him!
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Lorenzo E.

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About Elizabeth H.

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Winterset, IA
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I offer lessons for all skill levels in a laid-back atmosphere.

About Elizabeth
I teach piano, flute, organ, and piccolo. I have 35 years experience in making music, as well as five teaching private music lessons to students of all ages and experience levels.
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Elizabeth H.

Winterset, IA 50273
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About Ryan I.

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Seattle, WA

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Hi there! I've been playing piano since I was four, and teaching for over a decade!
In that time, I've run into a lot of former piano students who've been burned out on the instrument; people who don't play anymore because they didn't like the way lessons were structured, or didn't love what they were playing. I've made it my mission to reverse this trend by crafting lessons for my students centered around giving you the skills and techniques you need to get started playing the music you love. I've taught everything from classical showstoppers to movie themes to music from video games and anime. It's all about what kind of music you're in to!

For those looking for a more serious approach, I've helped prepare students of all ages for auditions, college or high school music programs, and even gigs as professional musicians. Let me know what your goals are and what you're hoping to achieve on the instrument, and I'll create a lesson plan to fit your needs!

About Ryan
In addition to being a piano, drum, and music software teacher for over a decade, I also work as a composer and sound designer for video games. As someone who had a lot of great teachers growing up, I think it's important to emphasize the fun in learning an instrument, instead of only focusing on technical skills or music theory (though those are big too).

There's no point in taking lessons if you don't like what you're learning. To that end, my specialty is in creating a lesson plan that revolves around getting you the skills you need to perform the music you want to play. Here are just a few examples of the kinds of pieces I've helped students learn in the past:

-I've taught students a ton of Hollywood's best movie scores on piano; everything from Pirates of the Caribbean to The Avengers. Even The Exorcist, if you're down to get scar
y!

-I've helped students learn the ins and outs of ear training by teaching them how to play their favorite anime theme songs from memory alone.

-Like classical or jazz? I've shown people how to shred on everything from Chopin to Count Basie.

-Video game nerd (like me)? There are a ton of amazing soundtracks in games, and I've taught many students how to play songs from Zelda, Halo, and Final Fantasy, as well as indie games like Undertale and Journey.

-Want to be that guy/girl that can bang out awesome Karaoke jams at parties? I've taught people to play hits by Lady Gaga, Journey, 21 Pilots, and many more.

I've worked with kids and adults from beginner to advanced, so no matter what your age, background or skill level, I'd love to meet you and chat about what you want to get out of learning music.
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Lukas December 13, 2017
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Avery/Connor December 8, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Ryan was a pleasure to meet and I really think he is a perfect fit for my kiddos. He is funny and super knowledgeable; all while keeping my boys engaged and on task. They can't wait for their next lesson.
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Diana September 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I avoided the piano after I experienced a bad teacher when I was young, but Ryan made me excited to learn again. He is fun and encouraging, patient with my learning style, and makes me feel accomplished with everything I achieve. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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About PJ G.

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Clive, IA

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I’ve been playing piano professionally for 10 years. I specialize in pop, rock, blues, r&b, and country. Knowing how to play piano competently can be an invaluable tool for writing and recording your own music. You’ll learn music theory while learning how to play your favorite songs. If you are looking to expand your knowledge in the studio as well, I have a degree in recording engineering, and can cover a variety of topics including sound design, MIDI, mic placement, synthesis, EQ, compression, delays, reverb, and more.

About PJ
Hello! My name is PJ. I was born and raised in Central Florida, and I’ve spent the last 3 years in Central Iowa with my partner Libby, and our lovely and talented 4 year old daughter, Janie Rose.

I have been a professional musician for almost 20 years, four of which I spent playing trumpet, guitar, bass, and singing in the US Marine Corp Band. For the last decade, I have made my living as a multi-instrumentalist and singer, entertaining thousands on stages across the country and around the world. Currently, I am the Entertainment Director at Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in West Des Moines. Libby and I also have a private entertainment company called Epic Event Entertainment that provides live music for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, etc.

Each lesson plan is customized to cater to each student’s individual needs and goals. Howe
ver some concepts apply to all students. Beginners will develop a solid foundation in basic musical concepts, including, but not limited to, how to read music, the circle of fifths, scales, chords, articulation, posture and breathing. Intermediate students will learn and employ advanced music theory concepts, modes, better sight reading, and improvisation.
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Stacey February 19, 2019
· Guitar · In home
My daughter said that PJ made her lesson fun and can’t wait for next week!
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Clive, IA 50325
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About Daniel Roy B.

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Minneapolis, MN
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Experienced outcall and in-studio Christian male teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons generally based on John Schaum music book series, consisting of increasing practice proficiency in notation reading, applying best fingering, chords recognition applicable to transposing, and more.

About Daniel Roy
I am a considerately patient Christian teacher with students who are attentive and obediently responsive to my Bible-motivated musicology directives and suggestions during lesson times, and feel comfortable with female students having bound-back-or-up hair (not hanging loose) with decent armwear, full-length legwear and non-open-toe footwear year-round.
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About Fred H.

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Orange, CA

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I can show you how all those scales you were forced to learn as a kid actually connect to real playing skills! We'll focus on rep YOU want to do to keep you inspired. You'll love being able to play AND you'll love the journey!

About Fred
I can help you find the joy in learning music! Gone are the days of the old, crusty, strict piano teacher with a ruler. I'm here to show you that the dream you have of playing piano, singing, drums, or producing is completely within your grasp. You just have to take a leap of faith.

I have spent my life living and breathing music. I began singing in middle school in choir and in college, have sung in Segerstrom Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Greek Theater all under the batons of well known maestros!

My father started teaching me piano as a kid, but I really dove into it in college, where I joined a band that is still together. We play reggae, and I can play almost any style, just ask!

I've always had a rhythm in my soul, but I started playing drums for my high school choir, after which I joined my school's
drum corps. My background in those hard corps basis (see what I did there?) has helped me develop a unique and tasteful style. I can show you the ropes and you'll be playing your favorite covers in no time!

Production is a very special skill to learn and I would recommend at least a little bit of it for ANY musician! Learning about song structure can help anyone appreciate music more and even make their own! A big part of modern producing is assembling previously created parts into your own creation. If you've ever been listening to the latest club beat and felt yourself hearing other ways the producer might have timed out the samples or rhythms... then you have the SPARK!

Music is the most important thing that makes us human and gives us our identity, confidence, and purpose. I hope you'll let me help you find that side of yourself!
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About Tom F.

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Lawndale, CA
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Currently on my third year as a Double Major in Piano Performance and Music Composition at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. All ages welcome!

My profound love, passion and patience in my piano lessons are staples to what makes my piano lessons unique. For every piano lesson, I will not only make sure that you will learn and get the most out of our lessons, but that I am able to effectively teach, cater, and customize your lessons according to what you are inspired to do! Your goals and needs will be highly valued and respected, so I will also make sure that I am able answer any questions you may have along the way in the best way possible-- from establishing proper foundations in understanding music, reading music, and to even interpretation, and allowing your own individual artistry to grow!

Not only will you be able to play piano 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 ...

About Tom
I am a professional classical pianist, singer, arranger and composer located in Los Angeles, CA. I am also 2 years from graduating the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Music, with concentrations in both Piano Performance and Music Composition.

My life has regularly revolved around music since the early age of 7, following until High School I became immensely active in almost all the High School ensembles and programs offered. Ranging from Jazz Band, to Marching Band, to Symphony Orchestra, I gained familiarity with a wide array of instruments other than piano, which include the Bb Clarinet, Cello, Viola, and Guitar. In 2017, I also successfully earned the Certificate of Merit for Piano (Advanced Level), where I received Branch Honors for excellent marks on my playing of memorized solo piano repertoire, sight reading, th
e ear-training test, and the music theory test.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. Having studied classical piano for 10 years, and composition for 7 of those, I am confident in teaching from both a professional and personal perspective. At the Conservatory I currently attend, I enjoy finding ways to improve teaching students because I believe each student not only deserves effective teaching, but an open environment to feel free to ask questions-- as it is essential to learning. I am committed to making sure every student of mine is able to achieve their musical goals, expand their knowledge of music, and grow as a pianist.

At the current moment, I am heavily involved in the following CSULB Ensembles: 49er chorus, Concert Band, and the New Music Ensemble. Along with these ensembles, I am continuing to study many solo repertoire for classical piano by famous composers such as Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, and Bartók. I am additionally an MTNA Certified Collegiate Member in District 3: California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Collegiate Chapter.

My personal passion is Classical and Pop, but I firmly believe that all styles rely on a well-rounded and cultivated foundation. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Tom F.

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