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Ezra D.

6 Reviews
Ypsilanti, MI
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Finalist from 2nd Annual G. Gershwin International Music Competition
  • Doctor of Music from Indiana University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ezra D.

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Ezra’s mission as a teacher is to foster excellence, nurture talent, and help develop musical literacy at all levels of experience. He has taught music theory and appreciation at Indiana University and Washtenaw Community College, and piano to students of all ages since 2009.

Ezra’s piano students have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings at State and local music competitions including: MMTA Student Achievement Testing, Sonata/Sonatina Festival, the GVSU 20th & 21st Century Music Festival, and the NFMC Gold Cup Program.

Believing that a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Western music is beneficial for all musicians, Ezra structures his lessons to include a mixture of performance, technique, sight-reading, and musicianship skills.

Ezra has the following tools available to use during lessons: beautiful brand new Kawai K-15 piano, artist bench, extensive library of piano sheet music.

About Ezra

Ezra D. has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently teaching lessons at his home studio and online. Ezra has helped students refine their technique, improve their sight-reading, gain confidence performing, and enrich their lives with music. Ezra earned his Doctor of Music Degre

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Laura
Ezra is currently teaching my six year old son and I on the piano. He is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of the piano (eg, history, theory, fundamentals, artistry, technique, etc.). I have played piano in the past, but he is expanding the depths of my understanding of it. Ezra is able to be patient with my son, while still holding him to a certain expectation. His love and appreciation of music is apparent. I would highly recommend him.
Robin
Ezra has been an excellent instructor for my daughter over the past few years. She has grown from a fledgling beginner to a confident young player, gaining skill and confidence as well as an appreciation for music. Ezra balances encouragement with high expectations that help her to improve. I would highly recommend lessons with Ezra to anyone looking to gain proficiency and joy in playing the piano!
Doreen
Ezra has challenged my 13-year-old son over the last 2 years! We are so pleased with the progress our son has made with a variety of piano pieces - classical as well as "popular." He has kept our son actively playing and progressing impressively with his piano skills! He communicates with parents frequently, and he connects and understands how to tap into a student's potential! We have been impressed with his teachings! Highly recommend him!
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Tom N.

23 Reviews
Sterling Heights, MI
Starting at $25
  • Music Theory and Piano from Wayne State Unifersity
  • Teaching since 1963
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tom N.

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I teach from a variety of guitar methods and also help students learn and work out current and classic popular songs that I have written out for them or songs that the student may also suggest. I find that this approach inspires and motivates students while learning the
the fundamentals of the instrument.

About Tom

I have been teaching guitar and piano for many years in the Metro Detroit area. I have also played professionally in many local nightclub and wedding bands as well as having toured with "Bob Seger" as his lead guitarist/writer/vocalist. I have done recording sessions for "Motown" as well as having

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Dave B.
Tom is an excellent teacher. He works great with my daughter. He is very talented and understands music. I highly recommend Tom.
Chris M.
Tom is a super nice guy with a great positive attitude and teaching style to match. He has lots of experience both playing and instructing. Two thumbs up!
Anya
Tom was absolutely fantastic. He seemed to be genuinely interested in my progress and just as excited as I was about me picking up the piano again - over 20 years since I’d last had lessons - which was an excellent motivator. I may have gone home and practices for a few hours. I look forward to continuing my lessons with him.
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Patty S.

5 Reviews
Canton, MI
Starting at $25
  • Speaks thai, english
  • master of business from madonna university
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Patty S.

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Patty started working as a piano teacher when she was studying music bachelor at the university in Thailand (2002-2006). She has over 17 years of experience teaching piano. She was a piano judge for National Federation of Music Clubs (MFMC) ,who rates piano student performances in Michigan. She was also a managing director (Owner) of Music Academy in Westland, Michigan. She has experienced teaching children with special needs, and trained in person-centered planning with children, adults and families.

Patty’s goal, as a piano teacher, is to share her love for music and playing the piano with each student. All lessons are uniquely tailored to fit each student's strengths and weaknesses. Patty is well liked by both students and parents for her infectious enthusiasm when conducting her piano lessons, and dedication in imparting her music skills to her students. Patty makes sure each student feels confident in their abilities and leaves class with a confident smile on their face!

About Patty

Patty started working as a piano teacher when she was studying music bachelor at the university in Thailand (2002-2006). She has over 17 years of experience teaching piano. She was a piano judge for National Federation of Music Clubs (MFMC) ,who rates piano student performances in Michigan. She wa

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Delaney
Patty is so patient and encouraging. Thanks for your flexibility and making our daughter's experience so wonderful.
Nicole
Patty has been wonderful with teaching my daughter piano. My daughter is advancing much faster than I thought she would. Patty is great!
Elin
Cannot wait to go back. Patty is amazing- so patient and efficient and my daughter has not stopped talking about how much more she wants to learn.

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Catherine W.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Catherine W.

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Learning performance is a crucial part of learning an instrument.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Larry B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Morehead State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Larry B.

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I believe that a beautiful sound is the most important thing. Rather than telling you how to get a great sound, I will demonstrate by playing everything back and forth with you. Learning a musical skill is accomplished through trial and error, thus we need to make mistakes in order to improve. I encourage my students not to be afraid of making mistakes. Perfection is not the target - a beautiful sound is the ultimate goal.

About Larry

Hi! My name is Larry, and I really enjoy playing and teaching trumpet. The trumpet has literally taken me around the world playing for over ten years on various cruise lines, visiting beautiful places in Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and North/South America. Since leaving the cruise industry

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Hope
I have been taking lessons with Larry for about two years and I have improved immensely. Larry is very supportive and gives great feedback, he makes the lessons fun and educational. He will let you figure things out on your own but also give helpful instructions to lead you on your way to success. Larry is the reason I went from not being able to play the trumpet to two years later playing a level 4 trumpet NYSSMA solo and getting a 25 out of 28. Taking lessons from Larry was the best thing I could have done to get better at playing the trumpet.
Ginny
Our daughter loves taking lessons from Larry. He has helped her improve her trumpet skills. She is a beginner, and he is very patient and knowledgeable about what she needs to develop into a great musician. Larry is always available and prompt with his lesson times but is also flexible with his schedule for us when needed.
Sarah
I like lessons with Larry. He is patient, and always finds something positive. Trumpet is easier now, and a lot more fun!
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Carolina V.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Guest at Pope's visit to Colombia 2017 from Archdiocese of Bogota Colombia
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Carolina V.

13 Reviews
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You will learn the basics if a good technique and how to be able to play songs on the piano

About Carolina

I'm a native Spanish speaker from Colombia, born and raised. I have a unique background, with advanced degrees in Chemical Engineering and Vocal Performance. I've been teaching Spanish for 6 years, and it has become one of my passions! I really enjoy the journey with my students, progressing from j

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JOHN T.
I made a wise choice in selecting Carolina for Spanish. You will not be disappointed. She has been very patient with me as well.
Jason
I've been working with Liliana Carolina for over a year, and in that time my Spanish conversation skills have increased tremendously! She is a very patient and thorough teacher who has challenged me throughout our classes. I highly recommend her as an instructor.
Oscar
Liliana Carolina has been a wonderful instructor for my 5 year old son. She has taken the time to get to know his learning style and tailors each lesson into one that he truly enjoys. His progress has been fantastic. Her passion for teaching is evident, and these classes are among his favorite activities each week. I can't recommend her enough!

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"Zen is on my Tech staff at CSUSB. He is proficient in everything he does. He is prompt and follows through."
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Took Percussion lessons from Zen R.
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"Very experienced instructor, great with little kids ( mine just turned 6). Lesson was fun with clear instructions that a 6 yr old can understand. And by the third lesson, my daughter is playing short songs!!! Highly recommended!"
Emma
Took Ukulele lessons from Daniel E.
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Took Violin lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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"Sheila is very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter is brand new to the flute and plans to play in her elementary school orchestra. We purchased 5 classes to get her started. Sheila really helped get her set up so she will be more confident when she starts music at school. We hope to take more classed from Sheila in the future."
Isabel
Took Flute lessons from Sheila M.
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"My son loves working with Thomas."
Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from Thomas V.
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"With Ryan's instructions, I am progressing. I've taken private lessons with another instructor before but have not progressed as quickly or learned as much as I have with Ryan."
Bob
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Tom for over 6 years - and loves it! When she started with Tom she was a very new guitarist and now she is a proficient guitar and bass player and continues to learn new techniques and nuances enabling her to pursue a future career in music. She is now in college for music and because of Tom’s music theory lessons, she was able to start at the 2nd year level of music theory at her school. Tom’s style of mixing music theory, performance and fun is what has kept her going, week after week. Tom has also worked with her on writing and recording her music. My favorite lessons have been where Tom has put a group of the kids together to learn and play as a band – giving the kids a performance confidence that they otherwise would never have had. I highly recommend Tom to students of all ages – he is amazing!"
Barbara
Took Guitar lessons from Thomas M.
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"Michele is incredibly kind, talented, and smart! I could not have asked for a better teacher!"
Jake
Took Singing lessons from Michele M.
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"Not just by the book. Is very musical in approach, ear training, theory etc... highly recommended"
Tommy
Took Piano lessons from Katie S.
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"Great ability to help the beginner student understand how to improve"
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Took Trombone lessons from David R.
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