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About Robert H.

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Pikesville, MD

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About Robert
Creativity, skill and love of music are the key elements that I work to encourage in every student. Over the years my teaching has evolved and I find it gratifying to take people far beyond their own expectations while helping them achieve their goals. I believe everyone is musical and just needs the right key to tap into their own creativity.

For beginners it's important to study with an excellent teacher. Setting a solid and creative foundation makes all the difference!
For advanced players studying with a great artist takes you greater artistry.

Weekly private lessons focus on te
chnical skills in either piano, voice (or a combination of both) and a strong musical foundation. Theory and Ear Training are fundamentals that are embedded in this approach to developing a complete musician and artist.

I have over 20 years experience working with students as young as 3 and old as 85! Often multiple generations in a family study together making for a rich family experience.

Performance opportunities: Recitals, Concerts Cabarets and Musicals are a part of developing into a musician and singer and enhancing a love of music that will last a lifetime!

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano - Classical, Jazz, Blues and Improvisation. Current students are beginners to professional musicians and music teachers.

Voice – I am an accomplished vocal coach and songwriter and currently work with a wide variety of singers from young beginners to professionals who look to develop through ear training, singing and songwriting. In a unique way I guide people to become better performers and musicians through the combination of voice, piano and composition.

I work with students as young as 3 or 4 and into their 80’s. It’s important to begin with an excellent teacher from the start to set a good foundation and to have the ability to develop as quickly and thoroughly as possible. I enjoy working with beginners as well as accomplished musicians. I also believe that music is one of the great joys of life and that lessons should be FUN!

Besides a wide variety of performance opportunities through my Family to Family Concerts, I also offer my students the curriculum and exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a gold standard music curriculum.. The ABRSM is accredited in over 100 countries worldwide and exams are offered twice per year in all instruments and voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson room with grand piano, vocal mics, recording equipment. Parents can sit in on lessons and waiting area available, parking on street. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They will need a piano or keyboard

*** Specialties ***
A message from Robert: Hello, I am a master teacher focusing on the classical repertoire along with a very creative approach to improvisation and composition. I help students to achieve their interests of music rather than focusing on teaching one particular method. Classes are tailored to the student and constantly evolving. This has led me to work in a variety of mediums and styles including Jazz, improvisation, rock and blues. This approach also enhances an understanding and love of classical music.
I also guide my students in the curriculum and exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. (ABRSM) Exams are offered twice per year.
I have also found it inspiring to work with people with disabilities and help them find a way to express themselves musically. I give lectures and workshops in the area and around the country on improvisation and creativity along with concerts of my own music.
I also work with a number of students in vocal coaching and accompanying.
New this year are seminars in songwriting for adults and children. Groups of 4-5 collaborate on new songs. Film and video composition coming soon!
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Jamaal G. February 13, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Best Instructor ever!!!!!!!!
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Kaira J. January 19, 2017
Verified Student · Music Performance · In home
I really enjoyed my singing session with Robert. I had so much fun during my session, and felt confident for my audition. He is definitely a teacher who knows what he is doing and will make sure you learn while having fun. This definitely will not be my last session.
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Elliot September 28, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Robert H.

Robert H.

Pikesville, MD 21208
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About Nikita B.

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Owings Mills, MD

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About Nikita
Hello everyone!
Music is my passion and I love to teach and play violin. I've been teaching violin for 8 years as well as playing concerts around the world including Germany, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania and throughout USA as a soloist and chamber musician.
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Naomi January 5, 2017
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Nikita is great! He is patient and kind and clearly very knowledgeable about the violin!
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Jonathan P. August 26, 2016
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Quite a good first lesson. The time went by too quickly. Nikita was patient yet I know that in the 30 minutes I had I made progress. Looking forward to next time!
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Anna August 13, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Nikita is an incredible teacher. He has taught me so much about control, elevating my playing greatly. He will always have more ways for you to improve, as he is very particular, yet he will continually make you excited about the violin and love what you are doing. Being under the instruction of Nikita has prepared me for college and has brought me closer to my future life as a musician. I would recommend him as a teacher to ANYBODY.
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Nikita B.

Nikita B.

Owings Mills, MD 21117
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$35 / 30-min

About Lindsey R.

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Hanover, PA
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About Lindsey
***CURRENT TIME SLOT AVAILABILITY FOR IN-HOME LESSONS: 1:30 and 2:00 ONLY

If you need another time slot, please send me a message first and I can let you know if I expect any openings in the near future.***

Join me for piano lessons in my home on Fridays on a baby grand piano! There is seating inside and outside, and there is plenty of on-street parking. There are also four friendly cats who enjoy listening during lessons!

Or join me for online lessons!

What you will need:

An instrument to practice on - either an acoustic piano or a keyboard with weighted keys at home. **Plea
se do not schedule lessons unless you have an instrument.**

Sheet music - students can purchase it through me or from a store or online. We can talk about what kinds of music you like to play or want to learn to play once you sign up for lessons.

FAQs:

How often are lessons?
Once a week for half an hour is ideal, especially for beginners. Please book lessons on a "recurring schedule," not "pay as you go," which, the way the system is set up, will not reserve your time slot.

How often will I have to practice?
For 6 and 7 year olds, generally 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. For everyone else, at least a half an hour a day will give you the most progress!

What do you specialize in?
My strongest abilities are in classical music, because that is what I have the most experience in, but I can also teach the fundamentals of playing pop and rock music, and good performance, accompaniment, and practice habits.

What happens if I can't come to my scheduled lesson?
Email me, text me, call me and we can see if another time will work. Keep in mind that I only teach on Fridays and your time slot is reserved for just for you. It may be difficult to find another opening, so plan on attending! Missed lessons will still be charged regardless of whether you can make it or not, so it's best to be there!
The cost of lessons not only reserves your spot, but allows me to maintain an effective studio, which includes planning lessons for each individual student, finding and planning music, maintenance of my piano, costs for recitals, and costs of association memberships. Regular attendance is in everyone's best interest :)

What happens if I need to discontinue lessons but already paid for the lessons?
Contact TakeLessons and they will handle that for you.
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Tania February 16, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My son started piano lessons with Lindsey two years ago as a teenager and she continues to keep him motivated. Lindsey has the keen ability to relate to him and offers flexibility and understanding for his demanding school and extracurricular schedule. Lindsey is truly a gifted piano teacher. Her musical skill and constructive method of teaching creates a positive learning environment and keeps him engaged. He looks forward to his lesson each week!
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Joey B. January 10, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
My daughter, Joey, ABSOLUTELY LOVES HER LESSONS WITH LINDSEY!
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Jeanette August 10, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Lindsey is a great teacher! My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is progressing beautifully. She is a treasure and we are so glad we found her!
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Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

Hanover, PA 17331
(5)
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$20 / 30-min

About Klodina K.

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Lutherville Timonium, MD

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About Klodina
I am an active, professional flautist, having earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in flute performance. For the last 20 years I have been very involved in the music community throughout the world having worked with a multitude of orchestras and chamber groups, done recordings, and held solo concerts in Europe, Africa, and the United States. This has enriched my teaching since with my strong background I have a better understanding of the necessary techniques and skills when sharing them with my students.

I teach students of all ages from beginner to advanced. With years of experi
ence I have developed the ability to adjust my lessons for students of different levels and create a learning environment that is fun yet challenging and full of growth. Having played a variety of genres I encourage my students to choose pieces that speak to them while also working on developing their techniques through shorter exercises. My goal is to help my students achieve their goals and surprise themselves going way beyond, because I truly believe there is no limit. With practice, determination, and inspiring lessons my students can reach heights they would never have imagined before.

Teaching Methods:
For beginners I usually work with the Rubank methods book as well as songs that students love to play. I often use flashcards to facilitate with site-reading and slowly introduce all the musical symbols. I adapt different techniques to meet the needs of each student. For intermediate and advanced students I prefer using scales, etudes (exercises), sonatas, concertos and solo pieces of their preference. I especially enjoy playing duets with my students, one of their favorite ways of practicing, as it combines our talents in order to create something beautiful. Through regular practice and mentorship I teach my students to become independent and confident performers as they perform solo, as part of a band, or in competitions. There is no greater joy than being able to teach my students and help them better perform and understand the music they are sharing with others. My goal has always been to be a facilitator of my students' journeys to success and to see them fall in love with the flute just like I did at a very young age.

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During my lessons I often use a tuner and metronome to help students play on tune and keep the tempo if needed. Additionally, I occasionally use a recording device so students can become more aware of their sound and can learn to self-correct. It is also a great way to hear improvement over time.
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Yolande Schuurs June 26, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Klodina was an extremely thorough teacher, who allowed the student some flexibility in choosing songs and exercises to improve student enjoyment. She also encouraged hard work at home so that lessons could demonstrate progress in my flute playing. There was a technical focus (scales, transitions, arpeggios) to make sure that I could go to the sheet music and play it with ease. Klodina was always a friendly, kind, passionate teacher, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their musical ability.
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Alexandra June 25, 2016
· Flute · In home
I am 13 years old. I have taken lessons with Ms. Klodina for a few months now. I learn more with her in an hour than I do all week in band. She has really helped me improve my sound and she is very nice. She is a really good teacher.
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Shabi Y. May 25, 2016
Verified Student · Flute · In studio
She is great
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Klodina K.

Klodina K.

Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
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$30 / 30-min

About Susan S.

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Owings Mills, MD

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Acting – I have taught all kinds of acting, including Audition Skills, Shakespeare, Stage, Film & TV, Dramatic, Comedic, whatever. I also have quite a bit of experience performing in all those arenas. I have a relationship with one of the best management agencies in the area, so my students get fast-tracked with her.

Voice – Anyone can sing. If you want to and have always thought you couldn't, you will be delighted when I prove you wrong. Training for the voice is pretty much the same, whatever style you are interested in. Then I'll coach you in your chosen style and we'll pick songs y
ou like.

Singing beautifully is not enough. I can't tell you how many times I heard in grad school "beautiful voices are a dime a dozen." I will teach you how to OWN the song. That's what keeps people coming back.

Speaking – Every public speaker I know has lost their voice at some point, but not from talking too much. It's because they don't know how to use their voice properly. Learn that, and you need never lose your voice to over-use. That's easy to teach.

Writing – I have been a professional writer and editor for over eight years, with many books, articles, posts, newsletters, etc. to my name. I use – and teach – practical grammar, not just correct grammar. I can also help you make your words more powerful.
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Patricia October 27, 2016
· Acting · In studio
Susan is a very educated acted teacher, she has helped me trumendously with my acting and is very kind! I couldn't ask for a better acting teacher!
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Cristal M. September 21, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · In studio
She's a great teacher my daughter was shy at first and once she started understanding everything she felt confident and loved the class.
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Patricia September 8, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · In studio
She is very educated in the acting field and I know I will learn a lot from her!
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Susan S.

Susan S.

Owings Mills, MD 21117
(11)
starting at
$60 / 60-min

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