Class Details

  • Intermediate, Advanced
  • 5 Students
  • 10+
  • 45 mins.

Class Objectives

The basics of reading music

Understanding rhythm

How to increase your dexterity

Requirements

A reliable internet connection

A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

A built-in or external webcam

Description

Many of the best musicians are able to sing while they play the piano, and now you can too! These online piano classes will help you sight read music so you’re able to sing while playing. You’ll also learn tips for getting your fingers to move with agility while you play the piano. If you like songwriting while practicing your skills, this is the class for you!

Teachers

To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
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Phillip F.
I am a pianist and singer who started learning to play the piano at age 6, and I love teaching all students of all experience levels. Professionally, I have worked with different theater and opera companies as a lead actor and as a musician. I have also worked in many different church positions as a musician and singer. I have many years of teaching experience with piano at all experience levels.

I teach how to read music, understand the theory behind the music, and the technique needed in a patient atmosphere at the pace of the student. I also teach you how the piano works and the different types of pianos as well as the history of keyboards used for different classical music. The lessons are geared toward the goals of the student no matter what level is desired. I can't wait to work with you!
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Loretta M.
I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. I have been teaching for over ten years now. Working with students both in person and online has been amazing. With online lessons I am able to work with students who love the convenience of being at home and in person I can show students what it is like to really grow! I love my students of all ages, and can only hope to show others how amazing music can be. I have worked with a handful of students with special needs and am comfortable teaching in a non-traditional style. I am currently preparing to complete my certification in music therapy. Those who can do teach, and those who can teach totally do!
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Jessie M.
As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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Sabrina P.
I have been teaching students for six years. People aren't intimidated when I am around and I believe students benefit greatly when they are comfortable with the teacher and can feel natural around them. The teaching process is most successful when the students share their ideas, disagreements, goals; when they are challenged and test their abilities. I can't wait to work with you!
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Luis M.
I am a hard working tutor that will bring the joy of the subject to our sessions of tutoring. I have taught several students in many fields including but not limited to: Spanish, Piano (beginner-intermediate), Vocal Development etc. I am very friendly and personable, but also professional. When students come to me with problems, I will do whatever it takes to bring them to the solution. My motto is, a problem is just another opportunity for you to do your best.

Reviews

11 Reviews
Very patient, very knowledgeable about what to expect with changing male voice. We're coming back for more!
JONAH T.
Jun 29, 2015
Jessie is awesome
Erik N.
Jul 10, 2015
Jessie is awesome! As nervous as I was for my first lesson, she instantly put me at ease, put me through the paces of warm-up exercises, and I can't wait until next week!
Christina H.
Jul 30, 2015
Jessie is really great. She's patient, positive, and really good with teens! We only just started with her but we're off to a great start!
Brigitte B.
Aug 10, 2015
Jessie is a very pleasant person. She teaches with a great ease and makes learning so much easier. I highly recommend her!
Anu K.
Feb 7, 2016
Very pleasant, and knowledgeable teacher.
Edna S.
Apr 8, 2016
My daughter in 3rd grade really enjoyed this lesson! Jessie was very nice and kind and Kira even had the opportunity to sign in the first session. These lessons are super convenient for parents that are tired of traveling in the car to non-stop places during the day. Would definitely recommend Ms. Jessie.
Kira D.
Apr 20, 2016
Jessie was very easy to work with. I learned a lot and it was an enjoyable experience.
Kat
May 11, 2016
Jessie is great! This is my first time taking vocal lessons and wasn't sure what to expect. I'm enjoying the experience so far. She makes me feel comfortable and learning a lot from warm ups we practice. Her knowledge with singing and music is inspiring and she's informative, down to earth, and has a great personality. I know I will reach my goals and can see myself develop a nice voice that will sound great with my lessons with Jessie. She is the kind of instructor I was looking for and look forward to the results.
Melissa A.
Jun 1, 2016
Jessie..is very sweet and wonderful with children. I would highly recommend her!
Julia D.
Jun 16, 2016
Jessie is a delight and a very patient teacher. I am older and need things explained sometimes more than once. She was patient and kind. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her.
Adrienne A.
Dec 2, 2016