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Angela H.

67 Reviews
Saint Charles, MO
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, German
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Lindenwood University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Angela H.

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I started playing piano at age seven when my mother enrolled me in lessons. I have been playing ever since, and I absolutely love it. I began teaching private piano lessons in 2003, and have taught many thousands of lessons since that time. I have experience accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists, as well as playing as a soloist in various piano competitions and recitals.

In my piano lessons I use the Faber's fabulous Piano Adventures series. In my opinion, they are the best books on the market, emphasizing reading by intervals as opposed to memorizing note names. This method minimizes student frustration while also decreasing the amount of time it takes a student to read a new song. Piano Adventures also focuses on developing sight reading and ear training skills, something most developing musicians don't study until college-level music courses.

I prefer to introduce students to the great composers as early as possible, starting with short etudes and then ...

About Angela

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (3 to 93) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my home

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Maggie
She is incredible!
Maggie
She connected with my daughter immediately. Her teaching was playful, fun, and smart. We are looking forward to the next lesson.
Michael
Angela is the most inspiring teacher I've ever had. Aside from having played the violin for a year prior, I was a complete adult beginner on piano. My passion is Baroque-era keyboard works, and Angela immediately got me started on Bach Prelude No. 2 from 12 Little Preludes. Within 12 lessons, I was able to play the entire piece with ease. Before starting with Angela, If you would have told me that in under 12 weeks I'd be playing Bach, I'd have called you crazy. Angela's strong suit is that she is confident that you can play any piece you put your mind to, regardless of experience, while inspiring and motivating you to do so.

Aside from technique, each lesson was equivalent to a college course in music theory. She understands that technique is only half of playing an instrument and the importance of knowing the reason each note falls where it does. This may sound overwhelming, but Angela never gives you more than you can handle, while challenging you to improve at a rapid pace. It was an extremely gratifying experience and I am thrilled at the progress that I made in under a year.

Kwame S.

3 Reviews
Belleville, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Degree & Certification Associates of Arts in Recording Technology from Southwestern Illinois College
  • Teaches Beginner
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Kwame S.

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Want to sharpen your musical talents and find your path as a musician. I can help you achieve the goal you have set for yourself and also push you to be better. I have five years of teaching music to ages ranging from five to fifty and over twenty years being a musician. My teaching method is specialized to meet the demand and attention needed to provide each individual student with the necessary tools to master their craft. With my lessons, students will learn sight reading, ear training, essential elements of music theory and other handy tools that equip the student for greatness.

About Kwame

Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a sin

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Henry W.
This was my son's first piano lesson so we didn't know what to expect. Kwame was great with my son. He was both patient and encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. My son is excited for his next lesson!
Deanna
I was very pleased with my lessons. I learned a lot and Kwame was very patient and helpful. I like the progression of the lessons and feel like at this rate I will be where I want to be vocally in no time at all.
Isabelle
Kwame is a great instructor!! He is knowledgeable about the craft he teaches and is great at explaining things in a comprehensible manner. My daughter is young, and his teaching method provided her with the skills and confidence to learn you how play. She went from not liking to play as much to not being able to stay away from a piano.
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Daniela K.

29 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniela K.

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I have been teaching for more then 20 years and my main goal is to develop deep love and appreciation for music.

About Daniela

Hi ! My name is Daniela and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching piano and theory since 1994 and have loved helping my students discover the beautiful world of music. Seeing my students grow into well rounded and educated people that love art, are able to recognize different styles

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Farrah S.
Daniela was great at helping my daughter feel more comfortable during her first lesson. She was very knowledgeable and gave really good advice to take home and work on.
Vidita S.
Daniela was very patient with my child. My daughter was a little nervous but Daniela made her comfortable and boosted her confidence.
Tammy F.
Daniela is wonderful and our lessons are always fun. She lets me play pieces that I enjoy plus introduces me to new music that she believes I will also enjoy. She allows me to play freely but will correct my mistakes (wrong fingering :). But this only make me a better player and learning a new piece easier. As an adult learner I cannot say enough good things about her and her style. I really enjoy my lessons with her and I highly recommend her.

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Rachael F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachael F.

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My goal is to inspire students to create and share music that reflects their unique interests and voice, while providing a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. We will work on theory, sight-reading, ear training, and whatever interests YOU to help you reach your goals.

About Rachael

Hi! My name is Rachael, and I've been teaching piano, drums, guitar, and ukulele throughout San Diego County since 2016. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston where I was a piano major with a focus on contemporary writing and production. After graduating in 2012, my wo

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Andrew Z.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Awarded First Place from Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition (Yamaha Senior category)
  • Music + Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College
  • Teaching since 2017
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Andrew Z.

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Hi! My name is Andrew and I have been playing classical piano for 14 years. In this time, I have had the honor of performing with symphony orchestras; qualifying for international competitions; and learning from wonderful teachers who fostered my love for classical music. While in high school, I studied at the Colburn Music Academy, a pre-college program in Los Angeles where I took lessons in piano, music theory, music history, and presentational skills. I also taught piano to students from beginning to advanced levels. Currently, I attend Pomona College, a liberal arts college in Southern California, where I continue to study piano and other subjects.

My goal in teaching piano is to introduce others to piano, encourage them to love music, and give them the tools to help express themselves through the piano. I believe in patience and respecting my students, and I will always give constructive feedback.

Aside from piano, I teach music theory from the basics to more advanced, AP and ...

About Andrew

Hi! My name is Andrew and I have been playing classical piano for 14 years. In this time, I have had the honor of performing with symphony orchestras; qualifying for international competitions; and learning from wonderful teachers who fostered my love for classical music. While in high school, I st

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Atalia M.

115 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, German
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Redlands
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Atalia M.

115 Reviews
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Online Classical Piano Teacher

In my piano lessons, we focus on reading music and theory, while playing songs tailored to the student's interest and working on correct posture and technique.

About Atalia

Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard. My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique a

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Elliot
Our 7-yo loves her weekly singing classes. In her words, "best teacher ever"!
Kelvin J.
Has good energy.Very friendly

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in Columbia, IL

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Columbia is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $160 per hour.
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"Mr. Cooper is an experienced teacher. He teaches piano, violin & vocal from basic to advance level. My son has been taking piano classes from him for the past 3+ years. He loves to go to Mr. Cooper's classes. The foremost quality in Mr. Cooper is that he seeks perfection and tries to imbibe the same in his students. He encourages all his students to perform their best and is extremely patient in dealing with his students. Mr. Cooper lets me sit in my son's lessons and I got my 101 on classical music with these sessons. I can appreciate what my son plays and also now able to appreciate classical music in general.
Mr. Cooper encourages all his students to participate in IMA annual contests and puts a lot of effort in preparing his students for the same."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Farobag C.
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"I love Ms.Emma. She is such a wonderful piano teacher."
Angela
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emma M.
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"Kristen took the time to evaluate where my son was at in his musical journey and immediately altered her teaching plan to fit his level of knowledge. I'm very impressed with her style of teaching and hope to continue with her for a long time."
Ethan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kristin H.
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"He is a good teacher. We like him."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Shahin M.
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"Grace is a really patient instructor! She was a blast to work with :)"
Alex
Took Classical Piano lessons from Grace T.
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"For someone like me, who had very little knowledge of music, Haydn was amazing. She really walked me through everything and we started from the basics. All of a sudden I could really see my improvement coming to fruition. She is awesome!!"
Noah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Haydn M.
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"Marie is a great piano teacher, I have been with her since Oct. 2018. She is very patient and works with me to learn new things to continue to grow in my piano playing. I have always wanted to play and started learning at 60 years old. She helps me improve with each new song."
Michelle
Took Classical Piano lessons from Marie H.
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"Nancy is very pAtient an adaptive to y daughter’s pace of learning; love her style!"
Julia
Took Classical Piano lessons from Nancy H.
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"I played piano for 13 years, from ages 5 to 18, and then just stopped when I went away to college. I had aptitude for the instrument but did not have the discipline to sit down and practice. Fast forward 17 years, and I get intimidated just looking at a piano! I realized if I ever wanted to play again I'd have to find an instructor. It was so easy to find Evelyn via Red Pelican Music, and I started classes right away. It was a little frustrating to start from square one, but I know I really had to (I'd forgotten so much!). Evelyn was always encouraging and knew exactly what I needed to hear and learn. She also knew just when to introduce actual classical pieces instead of having me focus on the beginner books with short pieces and music theory. I love working with her and have made so much progress in the <6 months we have been working together. I would highly recommend her to any beginner or to someone re-starting as a beginner. And, of course, she's a highly accomplished pianist, so any skilled pianists looking for instruction would benefit from her teaching."
Anahita
Took Classical Piano lessons from Evelyn L.
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"From the moment I had my phone interview with Paul, I knew he was the right instructor for my son. We met for a trial lesson and sure enough he was exactly what we were looking for. My 12 yr. old has just excelerated in his music reading skills that I could not teach him on my own having started him on the keyboard myself since he was seven but was not successful. Paul is not afraid to stretch him and communicate to him in a way that he pleasantly receives along with weaving music history teaching continuously throughout the lesson. Right out of the gate his technique was addressed and the foundation was set up front and my son has an obvious, beautiful, step above, touch. Very grateful!"
Carrie
Took Classical Piano lessons from Paul J.
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