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Sylvia P.

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Mascoutah, IL
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Sylvia P.

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Piano shouldn't be boring, it shouldn't just be Bach, and it shouldn't be endless, pointless exercises.

Piano should be fun, interesting, and practical. Theory, scales, and exercises should be helpful, practical, and directly tied into pieces a student is learning, and each student should get the opportunity to work on pieces they're interested in, not just keep to standard repertoire only.

I tailor piano lessons to each student, their goals, and their musical tastes. While I use the Faber Piano Adventures curriculum, students are always welcome to bring in extra pieces to work on or ask for help finding something specific. Every student will learn the basics of sight reading, playing by ear, improvising, and harmonizing--then work more on whatever they are interested in.

As a professional pianist, I will teach practical skills that can actually earn my students money when they get advanced enough, such as reading lead sheets, playing with the timing of a piece, and accompanying

About Sylvia

Hi! I'm Sylvia--I play piano, violin, and viola professionally, and guitar, flute, and clarinet amateurly. I'm in school to become a music therapist, since I've seen how powerful music can be in treating a huge variety of illnesses, both physical and mental. My teaching core values are: -praise

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Gloria
She really focuses on encouraging students when they perform well, motivating you to work harder. She’s very patient when explaining things and makes sure you understand it before moving on. Overall a great teacher!
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Dennis U.

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About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as y

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Luther B.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read and write music.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Aroun

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Stefanie B.
At 48 years old, I decided to embark on the life-long desire for vocal lessons. Mr. Blackwell works with me at my pace, as an amateur with a busy professional and home life, and supports me wherever I am in a given lesson. After 8 months of singing together, I have so much more confidence and enjoyment out of singing and like another reviewer said, he makes me feel like I could perform one day (beyond the kitchen, car and shower!).
Hadassah
Mr. Blackwell is very kind and is an amazing teacher. He takes time to help me understand music especially the theory sections. He is not just a music teacher but he is an excellent mentor.
Paul
Luther has been very helpful at teaching me the basics while also making sure we move at a pace in which I am comfortable before jumping into any new exercises. I look forward to having him as a teacher for a long time.
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Julia V.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1987
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Julia V.

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For 'classic' Broadway show tunes check out "The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology" published by Hal Leonard. Bring sheet music to start with from your favorite Broadway musicals and movie songs - found in music stores or on-line. Both of these styles benefit from the strong tone and great delivery of a classical singing technique.
I recommend adults take 45" - 1 hour lessons weekly for skill building.

About Julia

I have a Master’s in Opera Performance from the Boston and New England Conservatories and graduated from Vocal Performance programs at Boston University and Western Washington University. I have sung professionally with Boston Lyric Opera, Children’s Theater Companies, churches and synagogue and

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Eduardo
Julia is a superb, sensitive coach, who knows how to help her students connect with their audiences through body language, voice tone, and word selection and emphasis. She gives one the confidence to be at his or her best when in front of the audience. She has helped me with every critically important speech I have delivered during the last 5 years. I look forward to working with Julia again on my next audience-facing event.
Mike
Julia is a great voice teacher. She goes beyond exercises and posture and talks about presentation, mood, musicianship, connecting with an audience. One of her expressions is "Reach for the joy!" I am an old guy and have been playing various instruments forever but never studied voice. Her lessons are always inspiring and have given me not just technique, but truly a new outlook on life.
Lauren
I began taking lessons with Julia back in March 2020 and I am still continuing lessons with her. I am training in classical/opera and musical theater performance. I have been singing since a very young age and no teacher has taught me what Julia has taught me. She has pointed out in detail how I am singing and where to properly sing using different vocal techniques. Julia will break down step by step, body posture, breathing, and vocal placement when developing and learning vocal skills and techniques. Techniques that I was never properly taught or aware of. With her incredible ear, instructions and teaching, I have felt such a large improvement in my singing capability in a course of year and as helped me achieve my goals and build confidence whenever I have the opportunity to perform. Julia is absolutely talented and I am so grateful she is my teacher. I highly recommend for any aspiring classical, musical or opera singer to take lessons with her.
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Asuka U.

60 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks French(Intermediate), English, Japanese
  • Voice performance, music theory and piano from Queens college, University of North Texas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Asuka U.

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10 years teaching experience in various style of music(Classical, Pop, Rock, Broadway). Accompanied for students' auditions.
Specializing in sight singing in fixed do style.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Grace
Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
Lin
Lin enjoyed the first lesson very much and is now all excited for more lessons to come!
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Zac P.

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Starting at $45
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Zac P.

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Start off on the right track with a patient and passionate teacher!
I grew up steeped in music, with a music studio in the basement, playing guitar and singing with my family since I could walk. Took piano lessons at 10, picked up the guitar and singing at age 16 and have continued to expand upon my performing and recording knowledge since. I've has taught in esteemed music schools across the Portland, OR metro area, and studied guitar, voice, piano, and music theory at the college level and am starting a music therapy degree at Pacific University in the fall of 2021. I have been teaching music since 2017.

I enjoy being a warm and supportive coach for others. Learning a new skill is hard! It takes patience and encouragement to foster an environment for growth. I'm the perfect teacher to foster creativity and expression. Open to all ages, I'm experienced with working with people of all ages. I've taught in preschools and with

About Zac

Start off on the right track with a patient and passionate teacher! Zac loves creating a supportive and fun learning environment, encouraging students to find a joy for self-expression and a love for music. Offering in-person lessons in our studio in Milwaukie, Oregon (masks required) or virtua

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Took Dance lessons from Gina B.
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Took Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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