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Pei-Hsuan L.

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  • Speaks Mandarin/Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master/ Piano Performance from Johns Hopkins University
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Pei-Hsuan L.

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Hello all!

I am a professional musician with a master's degree in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Johns Hopkins University (Peabody Institute of Music).

My goal with each student is to specialize each lesson to each student's needs and give students the tools to be able to play the music they enjoy. Lessons take place online or in person. All ages are welcome. I can teach lessons in either English or Mandarin Chinese.

feel free to message me with any questions you might have :)

About Pei-Hsuan

Hello all! My name is Pei-Hsuan, I also go by Tiana as well. I was born in Taiwan. I am a professional musician with a master's degree in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Johns Hopkins University (Peabody Institute of Music). I am the recipient of the 2018 Clara Ascherfeld Award in A

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Claire X.
My 4 years old daughter loves Pei-Hsuan! I highly recommend her!

Pei-Hsuan understands how to engage kids and get them interested in music and piano. She tailors the lesson to fit kids’ short attention span and keep them focused.

Pei-Hsuan is encouraging and patient. My daughter is a sensitive girl with a big ego. Pei-Hsuan recognizes her improvement and points out her mistakes in a positive way.

My daughter just completed her first recital. I’m so proud of her and I feel so lucky to have Pei-Hsuan as her teacher.
Esther
Pei-Hsuan is such a down to earth teacher. She loves her students, and has so much passion when it comes to teaching. She has an excellent pair of ears, and her technique is flawless. I have learned so much from her... not just a teacher, but also a friend!
Fang
I have known Tiana personally for a few years now and she is one of the most kind-hearted person I know and is willing to help at each opportunity. She is also an excellent pianist with total command of the instrument and is highly experienced collaborating with different musicians. With all the above qualities, I am sure she will be a great piano teacher for any student who is lucky to have her.
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Kiah B.

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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Southern Virginia University
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Kiah B.

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I believe that each student learns differently. There are limitless ways to learn music.

About Kiah

I've been playing music for more than a decade and the thing that has really stuck out to me that I would say is the most important is this: Never stop practicing. Some people are naturally gifted and pick up skills very easily. Some people aren't quite so lucky. The thing though is that being natu

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Nemi
I was very nervous when I first started singing lessons, thinking I'm too old for this. Kiah made me feel comfortable and encouraged me to practice, and I could see results from her guidance very quickly. She's friendly and very adaptable, and I wish I could continue my lessons with her!
Anand Vadivel
Ms. Bryner is an absolutely awesome piano teacher. She is highly talented and is wonderful in teaching Piano to young children. She is very friendly and engages naturally with the kids.

My daughter always looks forward to learning from her.

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Nina
Kiah is super! She knows so much, is super friendly, and really warm. I worked with her as a fellow teacher at a music school in Washington state, and I often asked her for advice. She taught me many techniques and gave me advice that I implemented in classes with my students. I also learned from her myself. I saw her students advance really quickly; it was impressive. I can only recommend her! Best of luck in Florida, Kiah!

Kathryn Z.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Case Western Reserve University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kathryn Z.

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My lesson plans are customized for each student to address their unique needs and goals. In addition to playing the songs you want to play, you'll gain a strong foundation in music theory, note reading, ear training, and much more. For interested students, I also assist in audition and performance preparation. I want my students to have fun while learning music!

About Kathryn

I have a Bachelor's degree in music, specifically voice. I've studied both voice and piano for over 12 years, and have been performing for over a decade in a variety of settings. As a voice teacher, I believe that every voice is unique. My students establish a foundation of healthy singing techniq

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Sean
I have been seeing Kathryn for vocal training for the past 9 months and could not be more happy with my lessons. It is easy to tell that Kathryn cares deeply about the growth of her students. Not only is she a talented teacher/musician, her warm personality creates a safe, playful atmosphere. Highly recommend!
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Thomas H.

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  • Business Management from Cardiff University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Thomas H.

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I am a classically trained pianist with 10 years of experience.

Learn your favorite pieces and learn to love the piano.

I have a relaxed teaching style that breaks down the basics of the piano and makes lessons fun.

It can all seem so daunting, but it's really all about three things: notes, fingers & timing. Once you know those you're on your way, and what you know you'll never forget.

About Thomas

I’m a Brit living in America. I’m a classically trained pianist who has been playing for 30 years and teaching for 10. My lessons are tailored for each student, based on their skills and their learning objectives. Above all, they’re laid back and fun – you don’t learn much of anything when

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Thomas is kind, patient and funny. My son is really enjoying his lessons, and that’s the best part! I highly recommend him!
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Alex L.

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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex L.

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The basic approach provides a series of exercises and music from simple to the more sophisticated, along with hints and tips for their completion.

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Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills. Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion. Student must have own instrument and desire to learn! *** L

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Ilona
Soooo Smart! So much fun! Really, I couldn’t have felt more at ease and excited for the next one!
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We really enjoyed our first lesson with Alex
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Robert S.

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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Robert S.

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It is my experience that no matter what kind of music you end up playing a solid classical piano background is invaluable. I was privately trained in classical piano from the ages 5 - 17 in Los Angeles, California. My teachers were Mary Brady, Mae Gilbert Reese and Jeane Weiss. I graduated from Ha

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Lynn W.
He is very patient.
Tennessee O.
Really enjoyable lesson. Very pleased.
Moriya B.
Stop wasting your time - take Robert.

I only had the pleasure of taking piano lessons with Robert for two months since I got into Harvard and had to move to the East Coast, but I can confidently attest that he is a phenomenal teacher. To begin with, Robert brings to the table not only his classical training but also an open, creative, out-of-the-box approach. He is extremely knowledgeable and seasons lessons with fantastic facts about composers and pieces which makes everything a lot more interesting and memorable. lessons are versatile and designed to develop several key skills simultaneously. I never really played the piano before but after only two months with Robert I could read notes, develop my technique and actually play two beautiful pieces! If you are looking for a well-rounded, brilliant, cool teacher - search no more.

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Beginner Piano Songs Anyone Can Learn

Whether you’re interested in leading a jazz band, perfecting the execution of classical works by yourself, or just goofing off with your friends and family members, piano is one of the most versatile and rewarding musical instruments you can learn.

You’ll have to spend a lot of time with scales, exercises, and learning sheet music and music theory. But let’s face it – we all want to learn how to play real songs.

You’re not going to master Liszt’s La Campanella in your first week as a piano player, but there are some impressive songs that you can learn within your first few piano lessons.

Let’s take a look!

What to Look for in Beginner Piano Songs

Beginner piano songs meet these criteria:

  • Few jumps. “Hard” piano songs usually earn their designation because of dexterity requirements; in other words, your fingers and hand have to make big jumps across the keyboard. Easy beginner songs have fewer and smaller jumps to deal with.
  • A reasonable tempo. The faster the song, the harder it is to play – for the most part. Starting with something slow and steady is ideal if you want to learn.
  • Repetitive sections. Repetitive sections make it easy to practice and memorize a song. If there are dozens of sections to learn and many rhythmically distinct patterns, you’ll likely have issues learning it.
  • Easy left and right hand coordination. The piano requires you to coordinate your left and right hands, sometimes forcing them to play entirely different rhythms. This is akin to patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time; it’s difficult for the inexperienced to pull off. Beginner songs have fewer coordination demands.
  • Basic chords and structures. Great beginner songs also introduce you to familiar chords, structures, and patterns that will follow you throughout your piano learning journey.

Beginner Piano Songs to Master

When you’re ready to play through some full-length songs, these are some of the first tunes to try.

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Sarah Josepha Hale)

Why overcomplicate things? Anyone, even with no musical knowledge, can probably sit down at a piano and play Mary Had a Little Lamb after a few minutes of experimentation. It’s not going to impress anybody and it’s not going to push your skills to the next level, but it can prove to you that you can be a piano player.

Give it a try.

Chopsticks (Euphemia Allen/Arthur de Lulli)

The next level up is Chopsticks, a very iconic piano song that anyone can instantly recognize – even if they don’t know the name. Set in 3/4 time, this waltz can be learned in the span of a few minutes, and it sounds more complex than it truly is.

Heart and Soul (Hoagy Carmichael)

You’ve likely seen and heard this song played a hundred times in your life, both from live piano players and on TV shows and movies, but have you tried playing it yourself?

Traditionally, this song is played with two people, with one person focusing on the lower, bouncing part and the other focusing on the higher, clearer melody. If you become skilled enough, you might be able to master playing both parts at the same time – all alone.

This is also a great song to learn early because it teaches you a common chord progression (I-vi-IV-V), which you can use in a number of other songs, including more advanced ones.

Fur Elise (Beethoven)

If you hear someone play this song masterfully, you might believe it took them a year to learn. The song itself sounds complex because of the graceful melody and the interaction between high and low parts. But realistically, it’s not hard to get the hang of it.

This song also has a flexible tempo, allowing you some wiggle room if you make a mistake or lose your place.

Imagine (John Lennon)

Commonly cited as one of the best songs ever written, Imagine continues to permeate pop culture. The song begins with a heavy piano introduction, and the piano music that follows grounds the song.

The chord progression in Imagine is straightforward, only requiring a few different chord structures, and you don’t need to have much dexterity developed – even in the most challenging sections. If you practice it consistently, you should be able to get the hang of it in the span of a day.

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Recognizable in a variety of different contexts, including weddings, Christmastime, and even pop songs, there are few pieces of music that have been as inescapable as Canon in D.

There are several arrangements you could try here, ranging from ridiculously easy to still-kind-of-easy. Your left hand will be playing the same part over and over throughout the entire piece, while the right hand’s role gets progressively more complex as the piece goes on.

If you’re struggling with coordinating your left and right hands, this song functions as a fantastic exercise.

Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)

This simple, slow tune is loved by millions of people, and it doesn’t require any fancy finger work. In it, you’ll learn how to play arpeggiated chords and you’ll get familiar with some of the most common chords in standard pop music.

The only obstacle you might face is that the chords change frequently throughout the song, and it might be hard to memorize.

Let It Be (The Beatles)

One of the most famous and moving songs in the Beatles’ repertoire, Let It Be is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Most of the song relies on the same 4 chords, flipping the progression slightly when it moves from verse to chorus. And while the introduction makes the song seem like an intermediate-to-expert-level piece, it should be well within your capabilities even as a newcomer.

Clocks (Coldplay)

In the mood for something newer? Try Clocks by Coldplay. This song features one of the most recognizable piano intros of the 2000s and it sounds challenging – but in reality, it’s very approachable. There are only 3 main chords to learn, and the pattern repeats itself over and over.

Learning the rest of the song is more of a challenge, but it’s still something even an amateur can handle.

Developing Beyond Beginner Piano Songs

Just practicing these beginner piano songs will eventually turn you into a better player. But if you want to take the next step and become an intermediate piano player, you’ll likely need a little help. You’ll need to challenge yourself with more advanced songs and exercises, and more importantly, you’ll need to consider taking online piano lessons.

Through online piano lessons, you’ll work one-on-one with an expert piano instructor. You’ll learn more about how to read and play music and get introduced to a variety of songs that can turn you into a more impressive pianist. It all starts with your first lesson – and for that, we offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee!

Average Cost of Online Piano Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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