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Debbie T.

Houston, TX

I have had my own Piano Studio for both group piano classes and individual lessons with elementary age beginners, transfer students and adults. In the Public School settings, I have had access to keyboards to use as instruction in general music classes.

About Debbie

Having been a public school teacher, as well as a private and group piano instructor, I've observed how differently students "digest" information, and piano lessons are a great way to make use of different learning styles. I emphasize knowing HOW to practice before you leave so you'll be successful at home, and you are welcome to contact me with problems during the week so you don't lose a week in progressing with your lessons. I've had students send a video of a tricky section to ask for alternative fingering, and photos to clarify how they are reading something!! I also perform with an or
chestra and want to feel proficient among my peers, so I really know how it feels to make a mistake in front of everyone. I am here to help you feel proud of your progress.
My primary teaching objective is to have fun as I assist you on this wonderful journey into music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I truly have fun making and teaching music. We celebrate all successes. Even the overcoming of the smallest "hiccups"!
There are games to make my students secure with the many concepts of music reading. I encourage improvisation and ensemble playing. We can add rhythm tracks to "jazz" up our scales and finger builders. Students can accompany with chords or melodic harmonies. I assign exercises to build finger flexibility, strength, fluidity and independence; Pencil work to master theory and reading skills; Pieces that contain the ideas we are focused upon; and pieces to add to your repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
At my Home Studio,You will be playing on my 5'1" Knabe grand piano! I also have electronic keyboards. On occasion you may find yourself playing on my marimba - a definite pitch percussion instrument - like a giant xylophone. We often rehearse our rhythms on my variety of world drums! There are chairs available for guests.
Also, I share my home with my pet cats - so if you are allergic, I'd be happy to consider coming to your home for your lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
An electronic keyboard with full-sized keys or a tuned piano must be available along with a proper height stool, bench or chair. A music stand for the books and good lighting is also needed. The family must agree that the 'lesson space' deserves to be quiet with no distractions. I can also bring one of my keyboards to use for duets, accompanying and improvising. Should there be another student (or potential student) in the home, they can use the extra keyboard with headphones for guided practice and creativity. Percussion students - primarily- mallets, would be better served at my home using my marimba. However, those who have bell kits could be taught in their home, with the possibility of using my marimba as an incentive.

*** Specialties ***
I am fortunate to have an extensive collection of piano method books and solos that I make available as part of my lending library. From it I can reinforce a concept or reward an accomplishment with an "oldie, but goodie" from John Thompson or Schaum, without having to charge the parents for another piece. For my beginning piano students of elementary school age, I have used the Robert Pace, Bastien, Faber & Faber and Schaum series. With adults, I invite them into the decision depending on what their experience is and what they would like to be able to perform one year from now. With transfer students, I have asked them to play their favorites from the lesson books they own, (and I ask them to evaluate their proficiency)- then we discuss where to go from there. Often it is positive to stay at the same level but use different literature so they can become comfortable with my style of explanations and expectations. This encourages a relationship where the student feels like they do know what they were taught and 'cements' those skills as a foundation for our moving forward together. I have a CD player handy for the books that include recorded tracks to go along with a learned piece.
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David L. July 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I started taking piano lessons from Debbie three months ago. I have some previous experience as a violinist, but none with piano. With her guidance, I've gotten so much farther than I would have on my own! She's a professional music teacher, and it shows - she regularly gives me tips to improve musicality of a piece, or background on the composer. She's easygoing but always encourages you to try to go further. So glad to be learning from Debbie!
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Madison V. July 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms. Debbie is so patient and sweet. She works at the students pace and makes the lesson really fun! :)
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Mindy T. June 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son is 7 and this is his first time learning piano. We have been searching for the best piano teacher that works well with children. From reading many excellent reviews, we gave Ms. Debbie a try. And we are so glad that we have made the right choice. My son has been with Ms. Debbie for 2 months and I can see that he starts to like piano now. Ms. Debbie is very patient with my boy and always make it fun and interesting for him at every lesson. Thank you so much, Ms. Debbie.
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Debbie T.

Debbie T.

Houston, TX 77070
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$29 / 30-min
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Jennifer G.

Spring, TX

Twenty years of experience working with students of all levels and ages has shaped me into the teacher I am today. Although I do tailor my sessions to suit the individual student, here are some expectations you can have of me.
Beginning students up to age 11 typically begin with the Bastien method. This curriculum is great at introducing interval recognition. I supplement this with fun pieces from Alfred, where students can strengthen sight reading skills. Flashcards are also used as reinforcement.
Older kids and adults will begin with Alfred's adult course and progress quickly into independent playing.

For all ages - After the student has reached a level of more independent playing, the student/parent will help select the direction in which we progress.Classical music, composition, and popular music are just a few of the possibilities!

All lesson books and materials are provided by me and are included in the cost of lessons. Students are welcome to provide additional pieces

About Jennifer

I have been teaching piano to students of all ages since 1992, both to individual students and groups. I taught with the Music Learning Center of Michigan. I have been a music teacher and choir director for a number of years as well. For eight years I have played the organ and piano for Church worship.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music should be appreciated and enjoyed. Lessons should be fun without sacrificing quality. This is the approach I offer to students. I focus on teaching independence through music theory and sight reading. Performance is an important part of learning so I provide two
recitals every year- one for Christmas and another in the spring, at the end of the school year.
My schedule only allows for weekly lessons. Requests for every other week cannot be accepted.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate room dedicated to teaching with upright piano.
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Guen F. July 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She was wonderful!!! She is such a great teacher and my daughter cannot wait to go back next week. That makes me excited as a parent that my child is excited about music.
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Charles Chen June 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Jennifer is a great piano teacher.
She could influence very young kids easily and get them interested in learning from her. Both my 7 years old son and my 3 years old daughter are fighting for the piano seat when she's teaching my son.
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Charlene P. May 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This was my first time ever taking Piano lessons. Jennifer made me feel comfortable and eager to learn more. I actually played a song...it wasn't perfect but I tried. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and the possibilities for the future. Thank you Jennifer!!
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Jennifer G.

Jennifer G.

Spring, TX 77379
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$30 / 30-min
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Leni B.

Magnolia, TX

The object is to learn to plat the piano with total control and a beautiful sound.

About Leni

BA in Music, composition and conducting from Hunter College (City University of New York)
Diploma from the Conservatoire de Fontainebleau, France
Studied with Louise Talma, Jacques Louis Monod, Nadia Boulanger

Lessons are about learning to make music, not endless scales and arpeggios which so often lead to pain and injury. Tone production, sight reading, and age appropriate theory and interpretation are strong elements from the beginning.

An overwhelming percentage of young, enthusiastic and talented children are discouraged early and give up the piano because they do not make rapid p
rogress and therefore do not enjoy their lessons. Music is one of life's great joys. It should be fun. For the intermediate, and even the advanced, student, it is critical that much more attention be paid to the musicality of the playing and the understanding of the music. This leads to more beautiful playing and greater enjoyment.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed for the needs of the individual student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
7' KAWAI concert grand
Basic video recording capability

*** Travel Equipment ***
Basic video recording capability

*** Specialties ***
Concentration on interpretation, Theory, Solfege and ear training, and non injurious piano technique.
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Matthew F. May 13, 2016
Classical Piano · Online
Verified Student
After being away from the piano for years, not to mention piano lessons, I learned a great deal in my first lesson with Leni. He teaches a fundamental technique new to me so I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Karen M. February 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Leni is very patient with me and he takes much of his own time seeing to it that I know the correct hand movements to play the piano properly. I sincerely appreciate all that he does to make me into a "maestro" in the long term!
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Jonathan H. October 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Leni is an inspiration of how one should approach teaching music. He avoids common issues that discourage others from learning. Leni doesn't drill you through endless exercises, or force you to play pieces such as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for months at a time. Rather, he will teach you simpler, but still beautiful, pieces that teach you the fundamentals more effectively than endless drills. I was somewhat nervous because I have arthritis in my hands, but the non-injurious technique that Leni teaches is intended to be as soft on the hands as possible, and not utilize the fingers, which will cause fatigue and injury.

Leni also has a very clear concept of student potential, and will introduce things to you that seem mind-boggling, but by the end of the lesson, you will have accomplished things you couldn't have imagined possible. He does not stick to an ironclad curriculum that he has developed, and will design a plan based on each individual student. His flexibility, faith in his students, realistic approach, and teaching abilities will help you progress rapidly.
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Leni B.

Leni B.

Magnolia, TX 77354
(10)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Armand B.

Cypress, TX

Patience and love for music it's been clearly shown through my work. My students love the fact that I can play for them what I teach and demonstrate to them the skill they would like to acquire

About Armand

Degreed musician. I am a teacher and a performer. Very patient and have taught at every level and age imaginable.
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Armand B.

Armand B.

Cypress, TX 77429
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$30 / 30-min
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Janet F.

Spring, TX

"Quality begins with the Teacher"

A piano, voice instructor and performer for over 30 years experience. She has currently relocated to Spring Texas from South Carolina and will begin taking students in August for the 2016-2017 calendar year. Make sure and register now for the fall, so you do not lose a position. Mrs. Flye is a member of the Music Teachers Association (MTA), the Cypress Creek Music Teachers’ Association (CCMTA) and The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).

All piano students will be taken through an excellent series of books, including theory, sight reading, technique, and memorization. All honor students beginning with third grade will perform in the Music Teachers' Association Competition. They will be required to play pieces from different stylistic periods.

About Janet

JANET FLYE'S BIOGRAPHY: "Quality begins with the teacher" A native of Jacksonville, FL. Janet Flye began her piano studies at the age of 5. Her classical training began with Mrs.Joy Warren who was a student of Dr. Leo Podolski. She began her University piano studies with Dr. Roger Cushman, Professor of Piano at Stetson University, Her vocal studies began with Mrs. Mollie Rich, Professor of Voice at Stetson University. After receiving her (BME) degree at Stetson University in piano and voice. She did further vocal study under Jane Rolandi, Opera Singer and Professor of voice at Converse Col
lege. She is a member of the Music Teachers Association (MTA), the Cypress Creek Music Teachers’ Association (CCMTA) and The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).Her studio is open to students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced students preparing for competitions and auditions. She believes in leading the pupil step by step; and no detail left undone.

Janet S. Flye
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Rocio May 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Janet was such a wonderful, patient and caring teacher. She helped my daughter re-find her love for piano. We miss her greatly since we moved away. We can't wait until we come back/.
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Rocio May 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Mrs. Janet was amazing. She really helped my daughter by pushing her to her limits. Without her my daughter would not be doing so well in school choir. Her lessons greatly improved my daughters skill.
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Linda May 4, 2016
Piano · In studio
Mrs. Janet Flye is an accomplished pianist! Her knowledge and appreciation for music is remarkable and she is dedicated to always giving her very best in her music. She is patient and caring and loves to work with children who are serious about learning how to play and master the piano! I highly recommend her as a music/piano instructor!
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Janet F.

Janet F.

Spring, TX 77379
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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