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Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC

I have been teaching piano for almost 20 years. I have taught classical, blues, jazz, country and gospel styles. I am well versed in traditional methods of piano study, but I also have a great deal of success in helping classically trained students learn how to play rock, blues and jazz styles.

About Willy

Willy has been teaching music for more than a decade, carrying on the tradition he learned when his father taught him piano as a youth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in music from Earlham College in historic Richmond, IN (the birthplace of recorded jazz, and home of 30s era Genette Records).

As a sound technician Willy gained valuable experience working at the world famous Tarry Town Music Hall near Sleepy Hollow, NY, where he worked with top notch touring bands like Blues Traveler, the Indigo Girls, Paul Shaffer, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the late, great Levon Helm. He al
so worked with A-list actors such as Stanley Tucci, James Cahn, Kevin Bacon and Keanu Reeves.

While living in Austin, TX, Willy was a member of the American Federation of Musicians alongside greats like Los Lonely Boys, George Straight, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.

As a father of four young children, Willy teaches in a family friendly environment. At the SIW events, he has taught elementary students as well as adults all the way up to 86 years old! Willy is a background checked teacher and would love to pass on his knowledge of music to you and your family!
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Karina April 20, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Every thing seems to be going great. Karina seems to be motivated and excited about class every week and learning much more than she has in past lessons with other teachers
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Charles T. August 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson. A lot of enthusiasm from Willy, good information, and a lot to work on! Loved it!
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Trevor R. November 25, 2014
Mandolin · In studio
I wasn't really taking mandolin, but fiddle in the Stringed Instrument Workshop, but I loved it. Willy is a great teacher. I especially enjoyed the SIW, with my kids. It was a lot of fun to learn musical techniques with lots of people of different skill levels. I'm not the best musician, but Willy makes you feel like you can participate even if you don't understand all of the theory.

The Stringed Instrument Workshop last year was really fun because almost everyone in the group won some different musical freebies from different music stores nearby. We had a cookout and a concert, and both of my children were able to perform in front of the class. Willy set up a stage, lights and a sound system for us all to feel like we were stars! It was such a fun time, and we even had hotdogs and marshmallows!

I loved the Stringed Instrument Workshop so much, I had him teach my kids private lessons too, and they love it.
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Willy M.

Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC 27127
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$25 / 30-min
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Robert R.

Winston Salem, NC

Learning Piano by Learning to Read Music

Emphasis on Posture, Hand and Finger Control at the Keyboard, Controlled Relaxation

Classical and Popular Styles

About Robert

Both my mom and dad were musicians and taught private lessons at home, so I grew up wanting to be a part of the music making. Now I am a university music educator who performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative pianist. I hold piano performance degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Yale. In addition, I've studied chamber music at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau (France) and vocal accompanying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. I perform as a church musician, choral accompanist, and recital pianist in traditional and more modern styles. I'm active as a collaborative artist in c
ompetitions, auditions, and recordings. In the past three years I've been studying ballroom dancing for fun and as an extension of my interest in experiencing music from the standpoint of total body movement. It's been a game-changer for sure!

*** Lesson Details ***
I favor an easygoing approach to lessons as a joint venture (and Adventure) between the student and me. I enjoy encouraging students and responding to their individual needs and levels of accomplishment. I have taught beginners of every age as well as more experienced pianists. For beginners I aim to establish a comfortable relationship with the instrument so that they can feel at ease in playing in high and low registers and everywhere in between. For more advanced players the goal is to connect good technique with their own innate musical skill. Students at all levels will work on their music-reading and sight-reading skills. If your dream is to learn to play piano, I can help you to get started. If you already play, I can help you to prepare for auditions and recitals and, in short, to reach the next level. Let's roll!

*** Studio Equipment ***
six foot grand in living room seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
For many years I taught young children from the Frances Clark "Music Tree" series. With more intermediate and advanced students I used the Alfred Series as well as volumes by James and Jane Bastien. I also enjoy teaching and coaching students in the art of accompanying, particularly in choral music and vocal art songs. This is a specialty of mine, as I have made my living as a collaborative pianist. In recent years I have studied more popular genres that include piano arrangements of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Rodgers, and many other American composers. While I shy away from teaching these to young students (even of high school or college age), I do occasionally teach contemporary arrangements of hymn tunes (Mark Hayes, Larry Shackley, and others) to students who show promise in handling modern genres, which of course require no small amount of technique and discipline.
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Lucy January 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Highly skilled, positive, and kind!
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Brena' N. April 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Robert is a great teacher! He was very patient with me and designed the lessons to accommodate my needs as an adult beginner.
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DEVILA T. May 7, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
So far my daughter has good experience advancing in the piano leasson. Looking forward for her to learn more and get some mastery.

Piano teacher is very patient and communicates very well with my daughter. We don't have any chance for her to perform using her piano skills yet but may be in the future.
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Robert R.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
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starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Heather E.

Kernersville, NC

I would love to help you learn to play piano! I specialize in beginner students and pop styles. I use the Piano Adventures curriculum to give an introduction to classical piano and teach how to read music. I also use chord charts and demonstration to teach pop/keyboard style playing. This is a great way to learn how to jam or play something you love from the radio. I look forward to meeting you!

About Heather

Hi! My name is Heather and I am looking forward to working with you! I have taught lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students learn and have fun. I went to the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. I'm a caring, dedicated person and my teaching style is kind and methodical. I am excited about helping you achieve your goals!
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Makenzie May 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kenzie was so excited when she got home. She really enjoyed the lesson and thinks Miss Heather sings better than Mary Poppins! WOW! Kenzie wants to learn to sing just like her. What a great experience. Thanks.
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Leila April 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson for my 10 year old daughter! She is excited to continue.
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Landon Alison April 18, 2016
Piano · Online
She is a great teacher and I am very excited to continue taking classes with Heather
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Heather E.

Kernersville, NC 27284
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$25 / 30-min
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Jason M.

Thomasville, NC

Learn the foundations of playing the piano and making great sounding music. This will include general music theory, reading music, playing single, two, three, and four octave scales both single and double handed. You will also learn to play chords and the different inversions in all their intricacies, and much more. Let's get started playing great music today!

About Jason

I first began teaching when I was in undergraduate school as a music major. I was a teaching assistant for an introduction to music theory class. It was always encouraging for me to see people grow in their understanding of music and to apply that knowledge in a meaningful way. From that point on, I sought for further opportunities to teach others the wonders of music and how it could transform their life in such a meaningful way. This led me to work at a piano store near to the college as a beginner piano instructor and teaching guitar, bass guitar, and piano on my own through private instruc
tion.

I've always saw teaching as an opportunity to share with others what was given to me in a judgment free way. I also know for myself that people learn in different ways and at a different pace. Because of that, I always take each student from where they're at and help them to grow in a way that is most natural for them. This helps the learning process become really enjoyable, which often results in retaining what we learn.

As for me, I began playing guitar at the ripe old age of 13. Later on, I picked up other instruments as well. I currently play for two different bands and take great pride and joy in doing so. I am also a lifelong learner and to continue to grow in my studies of music. It is my belief that as long as we are alive, it is an opportunity to grow. Won't you therefore join with me as we grow together in this journey of understanding.
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Barbara January 25, 2016
In studio
One of the lasting joys of life is being able to sit down in your living room alone and play your guitar or keyboard. And you can play for the rest of your life. Now that is a bargain. Jason Menagio can help you make that dream come true with his passion for playing and teaching. Once you get that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that accompanies learning to play music, just like a hole in one on the golf course, no one can take it away. I have taught for 50 years and recognize in Jason a unique ability to not only teach the fundamentals, understand the psychology behind it, but also to feel the passion of music. That sets him apart.
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Bert January 19, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been playing music with Jason at Community Bible Church since 2015. He has a big heart for music and is a pleasure to work with.

He is a consummate professional and would be a great music teacher. I would highly recommend him for lessons!
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Jason M. January 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
Jason is a great instructor and really helped me to understand chord shapes and how to apply them to the songs I wanted to play. I would highly recommend him to others who want to learn guitar and grow to be a better musician.
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Jason M.

Thomasville, NC 27360
(5)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Peter R.

Greensboro, NC

I have vast experience with both Suzuki and traditional methods and utilize a student-centered approach based on each student's age, level, and specific musical interests,abilities and goals.. Learning piano requires patience,discipline and above all a feeling of enjouyment any time a student sits down at a piano or keyboard, or comes to a lesson. I pride myself on my ability to establish a good rapport with all my students and am happy to work on pieces or songs of their choosing.

About Peter

I recently relocated to Greensboro.

For the last two decades, I have had the privilege of teaching piano at two of the largest and most successful community music schools in the Southeast: the Columbia Arts Academy, based in Columbia, SC, and the Jan Williams School of Music and Theatre, based in Brentwood, TN, just outside of Nashville.

During my years as a piano teacher in community music schools, I have successfully instructed and interacted with a student population representing a vast range of ages, aptitudes, attitudes, races, ethnicities and countries of origin. My retention numbe
rs have been excellent, and I have prepared hundreds of students for recitals. I have taught and performed extensively across the wide spectrum of music, including classical, jazz and popular music, with a particular expertise in jazz, blues and rock music.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have
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Gargi April 7, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
I am an adult with no prior knowledge of music or experience with any musical instrument; however, Pete's classes have really made me believe in myself. He has a great deal of passion and knowledge and is ever so patient that one never feels inhibited during the learning process. I am thoroughly enjoying my classes, and the thought of an evening class is what keeps me going during my packed schedule at work
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Melissa Morris March 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Peter was very patient, taking time to explain everything and did not rush me. I felt very at ease and he met me at my level but was willing to help me reach a little if that was what I wanted. He was very clear on what I needed to work on for the next week. He went over everything to make sure I understood and knew that he was available for any questions.
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Peter R.

Peter R.

Greensboro, NC 27408
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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