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Lori H.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lori H.

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With more than 35 years professional experience both performing and teaching, I understand what it takes to become comfortable and confident at the keyboard while having fun along the way. Every student has unique goals and abilities and I love matching their special talents to the methods and techniques that will help them feel successful and develop their love and appreciation for music.

About Lori

I have been a working professional pianist and instructor for 35+ years. After graduating from DU Magna Cum Laude with my degree in Piano Performance I began working professionally in the Denver area. I have performed as soloist with the Denver Symphony (now the Colorado Symphony), worked as primary

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Mark B.
She’s great
Eric Bybee
The first lesson - went very well. Looking forward to many more to come.
TANYA A.
Lori is wonderful! Knowledgeable, informative, excellent at coaching, and very personable. Learning with her is a delight.
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Matthew M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matthew M.

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I welcome pianists and singers of ALL ages and ALL levels! I studied classical piano at Juilliard for 12 years, AND I received a Golden Ticket on American Idol last year for my singing and pop songwriting.

Additionally, I teach composition, so any of you interested in any of these topics, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! I can't wait to work together.

About Matthew

At the age of 10, Matthew M. was accepted into Juilliard’s Pre-College Division, where he studied for eight years, graduating with the faculty award. Soon after, Matthew was accepted into Juilliard, where he completed his undergraduate studies and was awarded academic honors in 2017. He has won

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Vasyl
Matthew is awesome teacher! He has wonderful attitude and has been very patient with me.
Bryan M.
Very helpful
Seth R.
Great first lesson. I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship
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Ruth F.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian
  • Awarded Winner of Butler University Concerto Competition . from Butler University
  • Master's Degree in Music and Piano Performance from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
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Ruth F.

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I bring more than thirty years of experience in teaching piano to students of every age and level. All lessons are tailored to each student's level and comprehension. I use a comprehensive approach to teaching piano incorporating technique development, learning of theory, piano performance and sight reading. In my lessons, I select and combine classical music from different music periods. I also help students who want to obtain certificates from Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) or Trinity College London (TCL) to excel in these examinations.

About Ruth

I have played piano since I was six years old, when my parents enrolled me in my first music classes. I continued my music education while going to elementary, middle, and high school. Ultimately, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Music from Butler University, located in Indianapolis, Indiana

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I am an adult learner, and Ruth did an excellent job at improving my playing. She brought out the musicality in all the pieces I was learning. Ruth is also friendly and approachable, making the entire learning process very enjoyable. I highly recommend taking lessons with her.
Vida
Ruth taught our 2 kids for about 5years. W. She is a great teacher, pleasant and patient. she holds her students to a very high standards whiles encouraging them to be successful.
Joshua W.
Ruth has been a wonderful teacher! I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is looking to just start piano all the way to advanced. She is extremely encouraging and a brilliant pianist.
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Ivan S.

8 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Chaldean, Arabic
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ivan S.

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Piano lessons are an excellent way to engage all parts of your brain while having fun.

My lessons include: note reading, technique, music theory, ear training, and musicianship.

Although I can teach a variety of genres, my specialty is in classical music.

About Ivan

Hello! My name is Ivan. I am a classically trained pianist. I have been playing the piano for 17 years and have been teaching for 5 years. I like to give my students the opportunity to not only progress in skill, but also enjoy what they are learning! My lessons focus on 5 things: - note rea

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Kevin O.
Ivan is the best, he really worked with my daughter and she enjoys her lessons a lot. She's learned a lot in a short period of time. Ivan is very effective with the online format we chose to use during the pandemic. Couldn't be happier.
Nick
Best piano teacher ever!
Gerardo
I would like to highly recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher for children. Ivan is a gifted piano teacher. He is very well-respected in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan. This community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher of his caliber to teach in this area.

Ivan is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each one. Although he is one of the best music teachers in the zone, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges, and I certainly believe I have received excellent service for my money.

It is my great pleasure to recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher. I am tremendously grateful to him for everything he has taught my daughter.
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Leon C.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Piano performance and instrumental education. from American Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Leon C.

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My career of teaching and performing spans over 50 years, Experience has shown me the importance of providing a fun and positive atmosphere of discovery. An environment without judgement or expectation is ideal for learning and performing.

About Leon

I am a professional pianist and teacher formally trained at the American Conservatory of music with majors in piano and instrumental education. My career in teaching and performing spans over 50 years, and my experience is varied. I have taught in my home, online, and in colleges. As a performer, I

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Elias
Great teacher!! Very patient and professional in his approach to the lesson. Recommend him to all who would like to take piano lessons. You will learn a lot.
Robyn Strohacker
Our lessons with Leon have been amazing, his methods of teaching my 9yr old granddaughter has improved her learning experience immensely! He has even helped me help her. I'm looking forward to his teaching her for many more years to come
Jennifer
Leon is a great piano teacher! He is very diverse in his approach, and enjoys teaching using different methods. This includes scales, clusters and pitch matching. He also plays accompaniments to enhance the sounds. He really enjoys teaching and takes a lot of time explaining dynamics and note reading.
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Paul M.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, spanish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Paul M.

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My goal as a teacher is to make students successful in their goals. I work with a variety of people; some of them study music for personal enjoyment and others for their musical career. Everyone responds differently to music, that is why I prepare special lessons for each student. It is important that my students enjoy what they are playing and for that reason I have a variety of repertoire that they can choose from.
From a lot of experience with beginner piano students, both young and adults, I have been able to find a regimen of piano teaching that combines time efficiency with fun. As the lessons continue, I slowly add new tools to each weekly lesson that are exiting and interesting. While working with intermediate to advanced students, I have had coached them to apply and get accepted into some of the top Universities and Conservatories in the country. My students, beginner intermediate and advanced levels, have been awarded for their performances and activities in schools and ...

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Paul M is an American born, New York-based Piano teacher, Vocal coach, Pianist, Composer and Artist. As an educator, Paul is part of The Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum, College Music Society and Music Teachers National. He has been an Adjunct-instructor at New York University (NYU). Paul also conducts

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Romina
Real great and patient teacher
Anges K.
Paul is best teacher ever!!! Absolutely amazing with young children.
Noah K.
Paul is amazing. My son loves him. Thank you Paul.
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"Ms Hannah is wonderful! My son really enjoys having her as a teacher. She's pushed him to try new pieces of classical music that are challenging, but ones he recognizes and enjoys. Her love for music and the arts shines through and her students pick up on it. Thank you, Ms Hannah!"
Sara
Took Classical Piano lessons from Hannah R.
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"Maestro Fawn is amazing. She inspired my daughter beyond belief and was so knowledgeable and passionate about Music. I am a teacher too, and one day hope my students will feel about me the way my daughter feels about her. Thank you Maestro Fawn! We love our lessons with you!"
Maliksha
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Very friendly and professional.
Step by step detailed instructions for young age beginner."
Delon
Took Classical Piano lessons from Dan H.
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"Learning piano has been an amazing experience because Bill tries his best to pass his musical passion down to me. He doesn't take the boring route of learning piece by piece as many other teachers often do, but he focused strongly on musicality, style, and interpretation.

This makes practice and learning more engaging instead of becoming a mindless chore."
Erin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Bill L.
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"My son warmed up to him very quickly - it said true they say kids know it cause me being the mother I felt the compassion and warmth Gabe had and so did my little one. We have been taking classes With someone else prior where I had to drive and go and this has been so much easier for us busy moms who can stay at home and continue the work while our child is learning- Gabe is so patient and has this calm demeanor and that is so natural that kids pick up and feel comfortable- to teach kids you have to have a certain personality and Gabe sure does. I trust him so much and feel comfortable while he is teaching my son and I’m in the office downstairs- I immediately felt comfortable with him teaching my son and being in my home which is not easy to feel with just anyone- he truly cares and I have never seen him look at his watch just to get out but rather leaving the child with enough to learn and practice and that alone comes from his quality of care and compassion that he takes pride in to make sure these kids learn. I think my son learned much quicker then the previous teacher I took him too. He is made for this and I would
Recommend him in a heart beat!!"
Naila
Took Classical Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Hi Miss Sylvia was so patient jazalynn just loved her first session looking forward to the next"
Jazaylnn
Took Classical Piano lessons from Sylvia W.
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"Glynis, has been a great teacher for my daughter Sophia. Sophia caught on quickly and really enjoys her lessons. Glynis is very calm and explains lesson well for her to understand.. She also enjoys hearing Glynis sing the tunes of the songs. It's been a joy having her as her teacher."
Linda
Took Classical Piano lessons from Glynis D.
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"Our 7 yo daughter have had Niki as her piano teacher for the last 2 years. It has been a great experience. Our daughter looks forward to every class. Motivation to practice on a daily basis is always a challenge at this young age, but Niki has instilled in our daughter a passion for piano. I love to hear my daughter practice her songs every day and go to her classes well prepared and motivated. This is something achieved only by an excellent teacher!

I am happy to give Niki my strongest recommendations!"
Per
Took Classical Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"I enjoyed Professor Yoon Jae's lessons fully. As an amateur pianist, I was able to study under Yoon Jae privately for a semester and learn things I wished to learn about. Yoon Jae understands how to teach and tutor to his students needs which varies among musicians at all levels. I believe his knowledge and experience can greatly benefit those who wish to continue learning a musical instrument as a hobby as well as for those studying musical performance."
Robin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Yoon Jae L.
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"I had an instructor prior to him for nearly a year. I hired JR because after that time I didn’t even learn how to read music. I learned more today from JR than the entire time I had my previous instructor. JR is detailed and patient for an old, inexperienced fart like me. Thank you, JR!"
James
Took Classical Piano lessons from John G.
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Private Classical Piano Lessons

Want to learn classical piano songs by timeless composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Debussy? Similar to the way an expert in English literature tries to understand the meaning of Shakespeare's sonnets, classical pianists develop a deep appreciation for the compositions and genius of legendary composers. 

Rather than embellishing deliberately written works of art, classical pianists focus on musical interpretation, attempting to interpret a composer's original intent. In this way, classical pianists are stewards of music, giving new generations of audiences the ongoing chance to appreciate these brilliant works of art.

But classical piano lessons aren't just limited to music from the classical period. As a student, you’ll get to learn music from the Baroque, Romanti

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c, Impressionistic, and modern eras written by composers from all over the world.

Classical piano students also gain a solid understanding of music theory while strengthening their technique and training their muscle memory. So if studying piano concertos, sonatas, and etudes intrigues you, keep reading to find out how you can get started. 

Why Learn Classical Piano?

Playing the piano has all sorts of mental and physical benefits, but playing classical piano specifically has a host of its own. Classical music has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, make babies smarter, improve sleep, and relieve pain.

In addition to all this, classical music is an excellent starting point to learning other musical genres. At first, it might seem daunting, but don't be intimidated. As a beginner, you'll ease your way into the music, gradually progressing to more challenging pieces. Once you're well-trained, it'll be simple to transition into other styles of piano.

Topics You'll Study When You Learn to Play Classical Piano

The best way to learn to play classical piano is with a private tutor. Unlike teaching yourself or taking group lessons, you'll receive immediate feedback and your teacher's undivided attention. As a result, you'll stay motivated and overcome challenges more quickly. 

Plus, private lessons are completely customized to the student's needs and goals. In both classical piano lessons for kids and classical piano lessons for adults, students will learn at a pace that's comfortable for them.

Sample Curriculum in Classical Piano for Beginners

Classical piano for beginners is perfect for anyone with little or no musical experience. Becoming a skilled pianist requires a strong music theory foundation, so at this level, you’ll focus on songs and exercises that will help you understand notation. Your piano teacher may choose to cover the following topics:

  • The parts of the piano
  • Proper posture, bench height, and distance from keyboard
  • Reading musical notation
  • Chords and scales
  • Basic fingering for the right and left hands

Sample Curriculum in Intermediate Classical Piano Lessons

With a strong foundation learned in beginner lessons, intermediate students continue on to practicing more complicated techniques. You'll improve your playing with exercises to strengthen your hands, while also practicing more challenging music. Your piano teacher might cover some of the following topics at this stage:

  • Arpeggio exercises
  • Parallel set exercises
  • Learning to read and play dynamics - Legato - Staccato - Glissando

  • Tremolo, trills, and grace notes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Classical Piano Lessons

In advanced lessons, students have the opportunity to experiment with new techniques, while honing and perfecting their skills. Subjects covered at this level depend greatly on the student's specific interests, challenges, and musical pursuits. Your classical piano instructor might cover the following topics:

  • Improvisation and embellishment
  • Composition
  • Transposition
  • Practicing with the pedals
  • Audition coaching/performance preparation

How to Find Classical Piano Teachers Near You

When you're ready to begin classical piano classes, you'll need to find a qualified and experienced teacher. A simple search here at TakeLessons will direct you to hundreds of classical piano teachers near you who offer lessons in-person and online to students of all ages. 

Before choosing your classical piano teacher, we recommend reading through the comments and reviews left by others students to help you decide. You can also call our friendly team of Student Counselors for some extra assistance. 

Whether you aspire to play in famous concert halls or simply for your friends and family, you'll be well on your way to achieving your musical dreams with a private teacher.

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From a beginner piano player to a more advanced pianist, we can ALL benefit from working on our technique.  It is and should be, a continual process that is consistent and regular.  Technique is how we execute the notes on the page with our fingers, our hands, and our whole body.  It is important to note that if you want to improve your playing ability, then work on the proper technique of your body and hand position and include it in your daily practice routine to develop good habits and lon …

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