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Amber A.

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I enjoy working with most of my students, especially those who practice hard. I find all students unique and they response differently to my requests or questions. I feel that very often I need to react spontaneously to their responses. For the beginners I mainly focus on reading musical notes and learning correct rhythmic values. With beginners who haven’t played the piano at all I teach finger exercises written finger numbers only. Then I use Piano Adventures theory, lesson, technique and artistry, performance, and popular music books. Although Alfred’s and Bastien’s methods are well known, I prefer Piano Adventures because they introduce the coordination of right and left hand in more progressive manner. At the beginning the following will be covered.
• Postures at the piano, finger numbers, high and low on the keyboard
• Music alphabet, Intervals
• Musical form, Dynamic marks
• Staff; line notes, space notes
• Time signature, accent mark, legato, staccato
• Basic chords ...

About Amber

I was born and raised in S. Korea. I studied piano performance at Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Iowa and hold DMA in piano performance and pedagogy from University of Iowa. Other than music I hold BS in Computer Science from State University of New York, Albany. I began to play the piano when I was six and won prizes from the local competitions sponsored by Daegu Board of Education and Dague Division of Korean Musicians Association. I performed in major cities in Korea, the US and Europe such as Seoul, Paris, Vienna, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston area. I participated in The Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition during my last year at University of Iowa and was mentioned by the judges as a technically very good pianist. For additional studies I participated in Aspen Music School and Music Festival, Claude Elff

ere's Master Class (Paris, France), Mozarteum Summer School and Music Festival (Salzburg, Austria) and Vienna Music Seminar (Vienna, Austria). I was awarded scholarship when I attended Cleveland Institute of Music and Aspen Music School. My teachers include Jinsook Kim, Donald Walker, Paul Schenly, Gabriel Chodos, Viktor Teuflmayr, Claude Elffere, Anne Epperson, and Vivian Hornik Weilestein.
Previously I was a rehearsal pianist of operas, II pagliacci by Leoncavallo with Daegu Opera, Snatched by the Gods and Broken Strings by Param Vir with University of Iowa Theatre department, and contemporary operas based on the works by Francesca Cavalli with Temple University Opera. Other than operas I worked with Missoula Children’s Theater for the performance of Aladdin. As a collaborative pianist I performed in numerous concerts and performed in master classes of Joseph Silverstein, Steven Isserlis, Julliard Quartet, Isaac Stern and Richard Stoltzman. I have been teaching piano at the university settings (University of Iowa, Temple University and Catholic University of Daegu) or privately for 10+ years. When I was in Seattle I taught at Half Note Music School in Bellevue, WA and was a pianist at St. Columba's Episcopal Church and United Christian Church in Renton, WA. Now in Boston area I have been working as a pianist/organist at First Baptist Church of Wollaston. In between my careers in music I worked as a software engineer as well.
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September 14, 2018
Diane ..
Amber is a very tough teacher, but I think I will learn a lot from her.
December 14, 2017
Ava H.
Amber has done a wonderful job helping my daughter prepare for an upcoming competition.
December 1, 2017
Blake
Amber was on time and very patient with my son (10) with his first lesson. He has a disability and she kept him engaged for 30 minutes which is very hard to do.

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Andrew L.

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For beginners: we will focus on learning the keyboard, note/sightreading, scales, arpeggios and simple etudes (Burgmuller, Czerny, Kabalevsky) and beginning repertoire.

About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a countertenor, composer, and teacher!

I studied Music Composition and Voice at American River College and CSU: Northridge, where I got my BM. I studied composition and jazz piano/improv with Joe Gilman, piano with Heidi VanRegenmorter and Gayle Kowalski, and voice with Art LaPierre, Catherine Fagiolo, Erica Davis and Dennis Parnell.

I have also sung various opera and musical theatre roles, both in Sacramento and LA. Recent roles include: Elviro in Handel's Serse (CSU: Northridge), Don Octave in P.D.Q. Bach's The Stoned Guest with Independent Opera, and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd.

My teaching style is empathetic--my goal is to help you express your creativity and expand your musicianship and technique. I am very flexible with scheduling and encouraging of my students' succes-- no matter their lev

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February 3, 2016
Naomie Cajou
My experience with Andrew was great ! He was awaiting to receive us.
January 14, 2016
Avalon D.
He is very patient and good with children.
September 2, 2015
Peejay Juralbal
I have played the piano in my younger years, and not playing it for a long time made me forget on how to read music sheets. It actually made me forget how awesome and fun it is to play the piano. And after a while, I decided I needed to get back on track. So, I checked out the list of instructors close to my home, and I found Andy. And yes, I made the right decision! HE IS THE BEST!!! I was so happy having him to teach and help me read music sheets and to play the piano again. He is funny and awesome! He makes it fun and easy for me to understand the lesson! He gives you pointers and he knows how to boost my self-esteem! I love the claps! <clap clap clap>. I cannot wait to do a gazillion more lessons with him! If you want to learn and have fun learning the piano, he is the one for you! Cheers to Andy! :)

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Beth B.

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I use a variety of books for each of my students customized to their experience and goals. From theory, scales, and technique, to sight-reading and various repertoire, I ensure a well-rounded foundation for their musicianship.

About Beth

In May 2011, I graduated from Texas Woman's University with my Bachelor's Degree in Music and a minor in Business Management. Music has been my passion since before I started taking piano lessons in third grade, and there was always an innate desire to master the keys. At age fifteen, I taught myself how to play guitar and started writing songs. In 2013, I became a published songwriter when my songs were produced on my church's Christmas Album ("Who Is This King?").

I have been teaching private piano lessons part-time from my home in Colleyville for seven years, and have instructed over 150 students. I have been blessed to be teaching full-time since January 2017, and it has been a dream come true to be able to invest all my time and energy into the precious gifts of my students. My students range from young beginners to intermediate a

nd advanced students, to beginner and moderate adults. Teaching is my greatest passion, whether it's of the classical genre, theory mastery, or equipping a student to use their gifts in worship. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I will be happy to discuss. I believe with you that you'll find just the right instructor to impart to your family!

Favorites:
-Debussy (Clair De Lune or First Arabesque)
-Beethoven
-Bethel Worship Band

My Top Five Strengths: (from Gallup StrengthsFinder)
1. Positivity
2. Maximizer
3. Developer
4. Achiever
5. Arranger
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September 7, 2016
Sara B.
Beth has been great with Sara. Seeing great improvements over a short amount of time.
August 5, 2016
Alyssa J.
My 14 year old daughter really loved Beth. She said that she's very smart, cool, funny, and has a beautiful voice. Very knowledgeable!
July 23, 2016
Lauryn K.
Beth was very supportive and helpful. Lauryn really enjoyed her lesson and is excited to learn more with her.

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Beth B.

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I help students play music they love and build their music playing confidence and enjoyment. I also encourage students to write their own inspired music or play contemporary songs they love.
My students have fun and feel great satisfaction in playing music.

About Mimi

Mimi is a world class musician. She has been teaching Viola, Violin, Composition and Improvisation techniques for over 25 years.

Mimi studied personally for several years with Itzhak Perlman, the great, legendary, violin concert soloist.

Mimi toured with Barbra Streisand and also recorded movie scores in Los Angeles. In New York City she has played in The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, and debuted as a soloist at Carnegie Hall.

Mimi also played in The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as principal violist, The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and The San Francisco Symphony.

Mimi has also recorded and released 5 CD's featuring her as a soloist.

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October 16, 2019
Paula D.
Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring songwriting teacher. She does not merely give me a fish, she teaches me to fish. I wrote one of my best songs while in lessons with her-most definitely several points above average!:)
October 12, 2019
David
We were amazed that our children learned violin online! Mimi was very patient and great with our 7 and 10 year old. We moved along with the violin suzuki book with ease with Mimi's help. Both of our children looked forward to her lessons. We look forward to working with her again.
October 2, 2019
Paula D.
Mimi is a very patient, compassionate, instructive, and inspirational teacher, and I am learning a lot about songwriting from her. Definitely several points above average!:)

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Melissa J.

Kansas City, MO 64106

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.

About Melissa

I have been playing piano for 23 years and cello for 16 years. I love sharing music with others and seeing them grow to love music as well. I am currently a pianist for the KC Ballet’s ROAD program. I have a Bachelors of Music from Lindenwood University. I have been a piano accompanist for 7 years. I taught 5th grade Orchestra Club in the Fort Zumwalt School District and was a substitute teacher for Orchestra classes for 3 years. I have been teaching private lessons for 10 years.

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May 13, 2019
Jinlei
She is a really nice teacher! I’m enjoy the class!
January 28, 2019
Donna
Melissa is fantastic!! Extremely kind and very patient. She’s a great teacher!!!

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Melissa J.

Kansas City, MO

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I like to be encouraging and creative in teaching piano. I'm also going to give out points / fake money to the students who practice , do their music theory homework, etc. And there will be a little store that I create for the students to shop with their earnings.

About Lindsay

I am a elementary school teacher assistant right now and work full time at a elementary school.
I have worked in the past as a preschool teacher for 11 years. I have a degree in elementary education.
I taught piano lessons a long time ago. I taught piano at music shop in ft Myers. I wanted to teach my own private piano lessons. I am very creative . I would love to start teaching piano again very soon. Thanks and have a good day and looking forward to meeting you.

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Lindsay H.

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Having taught for 8+ years, all ages and levels are welcome! Lessons are customized and catered to each student’s goals and needs. Our lessons begin with music theory, followed by our lesson curriculum, and end with performance pieces as well as IMPROVISATION duets! If you are looking for fun but informative lessons, look no further! Let's get started today!

About Maria

I am a professional vocalist, pianist, and guitarist.

Having played many lead roles including Princess Jasmine, Mrs. Lovett, and Peter Pan (to name a few) in my musical theatre journey, I want to teach my students how they can do the same by getting the lead role in their next audition!

Not only have I performed in lead roles, I have also lead worship at several churches, accompanying myself on the acoustic guitar and/or piano/keyboard.

I enjoy playing an array of other instruments as well including the violin, ukulele, mandolin, flute, saxophone, djembe, and whatever else I can get my hands on. (I love music!)

I have sung in Carnegie Hall, and have toured South Africa on a musical service learning opportunity with the elite choir at Mississippi College, Singers. I have performed on stage longer than I can remember, and am

the third generation of piano teachers in my family.

In my classroom (whether online or in-person), students can expect a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere in their lessons where mistakes can be had, but corrections will be made in both a respectful and caring way. I am here to encourage and correct, not to criticize.

All lessons begin with music theory training. Whether you are learning to sing, play the piano or guitar, music theory is the foundation of learning to play all music. The lesson will then go into the lesson curriculum I require for the specific instrument, and will then continue to the student’s performance pieces. Piano lessons have an added bonus at each lesson which includes a time of improvisation with the teacher!

I look forward to teaching and encouraging you along your musical journey that you are sure to love!
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June 4, 2019
Stephanie
Maria is amazing on all levels. She is professional and builds a friendship with your children. Her faith and talent are a 10. I wish we could have kept her in south Mississippi but we know we had to let her go.
May 30, 2019
Tammy
Maria is an amazing teacher who puts a lot of emphasis on building correct vocal technique and making sure singers are using their voice properly and not damaging their voice. She has been trained by the best teachers and has quite an extensive resume with performances in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. As well as touring South Africa. She builds on what she has learned and shares that knowledge with her students. I highly recommend Maria!!!
May 30, 2019
Michelle
My granddaughter just loved Maria, she really connected with her quickly. Maria has a great personality. She is very passionate and really enjoys teaching.

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Maria B.

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Experienced teacher with degree in Music Composition with a certificate of Piano Performance form the University of Miami.

Lessons are customized for the needs and wants of each individual student. I teach any genre/style and can create custom made arrangements of any song for your playing ability. Asides from piano, lessons include instruction in music theory, ear training, improvisation, and some composition. So that you can learn to create music from your own imagination!

About Jose

I am an award winning composer and pianist with a Bachelor in Music Composition for Media with a certificate of Piano Performance form the University of Miami.

I have experience with a wide array of genres and styles when it comes to both piano and composition. For the lessons I focus on creating a curriculum that adapts to the wants and needs of every individual student. I can teach you how to play music in any style, and the basics to write any type of music. For more advanced students I can help you to continue to grow as a musician by finding out what exactly you need to get to the next level.

Currently I work writing the music for various film projects, and write music that is performed across the US and other countries. I look forward to meeting you to figure out how I can be of help!

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Celia
"Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him."
RN
"Fawn is a fabulous piano teacher. She is talented, patient and great with children. My 10-year-old son really enjoys working with her. I highly recommend
her!"
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Sofia
"When I came to Sandra I was one month away from my college piano audition and in need of a miracle. I had to prepare four quite difficult pieces and I had
not taken any piano lessons since I was 12 years old (over 6 years). I knew this sounded very impossible but I went for it anyway. A month later, I got accepted into the Piano Performance program. So basically, Sandra is a miracle worker. She didn't only help me ace these pieces from scratch and learn the proper way and style to play them in, but she also helped me record my audition tapes and let me use her piano for them. She took her own personal time to give me extra help so I could get into this university and she was always supportive and caring too. Not only is she a piano master, but she is also extremely nice so every lesson was very pleasant and enjoyable. My piano skills greatly improved in just a month and I cannot thank her enough for everything she's helped me achieve. So if you are looking for an amazing piano teacher, you just found her! Seriously, look no further, you will not be disappointed."
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Abby. L
"She can give you not only about the notes, she will let you feel the music on piano. You will learn how to interpret music on your way and find your music
style.
She will let you feel not as a teacher and student just like the friend and do something together."
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Alvaro
"Tim is a patient and knowledgeable teacher. Even as an adult student, his encouragement has strengthened my commitment to stay on the path. You can count
me as a very happy student of his."
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Mila
"She has a very good way teaching a new student like me ....she is very comforting and smiling all the time .."
Gill
"Andree-Ann is the best piano teacher I know. Not only she is very qualify for teaching piano (she teaches in the university so she knows what she's talkin
g about) but also her standards for the students are high! She knows both styles on classical and jazz, and is very patient for the beginners too so you definately will have fun in her lessons."
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Mark
"We absolutely love Candida. She seems to be able to connect to my 8 years old which I constantly have to push to practice, so and I cannot ask for more ho
nestly. I'm just happy he's so excited to go to the class. Worth every $ and trust me I just moved in NYC and the lessons are double the price than in NJ."
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James
"I had an instructor prior to him for nearly a year. I hired JR because after that time I didn’t even learn how to read music. I learned more today from JR
than the entire time I had my previous instructor. JR is detailed and patient for an old, inexperienced fart like me. Thank you, JR!"
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