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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2009
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

I provide an all rounded, fun and enjoyable piano class for students of all ages.

You will learn
- Everything from famous classical pieces to your favorite pop tunes! Every student is different, so I adjust my lessons and provide customized material accordingly.
- Technical skills such as scales and arpeggios in fun ways as I incorporate them into songs
- At a higher level, you'll learn how to put your emotions and interpretation into the music
- Music theory is a must for students in order to understand how to read notes. I'll even incorporate some songwriting or composition to develop creativity and originality!

About Tammy

With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :) *I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profi

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Michelle
Tammy is a great teacher and is ready for all questions that I have, I'm looking forward to more lessons with her
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My daughter is loving her lessons with Tammy. We are grateful for her kindness, warmth, and abundant talents in all styles of music for piano. She listens to my daughter to better understand her and her tastes in music while also ensuring that skills and fundamentals are also developed. Tammy is always prompt and dependable as well. I recommend her for students of all ages.

Ivan S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Chaldean, Arabic
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Piano Performance from Oakland University
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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 re

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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.
Lamis
Ivan was an absolutely wonderful Piano teacher to my son, who was 3-4 years old at the time. My son had a peculiar way of learning and appreciating music, and Ivan seamlessly adapted to my son’s learning style, engaged with him in a fun but effective dynamic, and taught him skills beyond my expectations! He’s kind, patient and highly skilled as a teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Shirin
Ivan was the piano teacher for my 3 boys ages 14, 12 and 7 years old for about 2 years. Before Ivan, my kids lost interest in learning and practicing piano. Ivan was able to engage their interest and make them love practicing. He encouraged them to pick music from famous songs or movies which helped to attract their attention. My kids looked at him as a role model. It was a pleasure having him as their piano teacher. He is a great one. It was a big loss for us when he moved out of the state. He is highly recommended.
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Paul M.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Spanish, spanish, Spanish
  • New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Piano Performance. M.A. December 2008. from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 ...

About Paul

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 conduct

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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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Lori H.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance from University of Denver - Lamont School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 primar

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I really enjoyed the lessons. Lori is great and I'm excited to continue with her.
Carrie
Lori is awesome! You won’t be disappointed!
Kathleen
I met Lori at a recent voice competition where she was the designated pianist for my division. She rehearsed patiently, returned texts promptly, and kept a steady, cheerful attitude through two days surrounded by stressed-out singers. As for her playing, she performed challenging repertoire with grace and disciplined understatement that made it clear she was there to help us shine. It's hard for me to overstate just how good an accompanist she is.
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Cindy H.

23 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of Arts In Teaching from University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Cindy H.

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With over 10 years of teaching experience, I am able to prepare students for polished, accurate, playing with an emotional connection. Beginners will learn to read music using method books that are supplemented with authentic classical pieces (as opposed to beginners' versions of popular pieces). Intermediate students will learn classical pieces from all musical eras. We will cover all major and minor scales, arpeggios, sight reading, and aural skills.

About Cindy

Regardless of where your musical interests lie, I can help you improve your skills! Growing up, I fell in love with playing and singing all styles of music! I've delved into classical, jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, reggae, soca, pop and musical theater, and I can teach you how to apply proper technique

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Malia
Excellent first lesson. We are looking forward to future lessons.
Chase J.
I've done online and in-person lessons - either way, she's fantastic and a great teacher! I would recommend her to anyone!
envie S.
shes the best singer in the world
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Daniela K.

29 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniela K.

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I have been teaching for more then 20 years and my main goal is to develop deep love and appreciation for music.

About Daniela

Hi ! My name is Daniela and I can't wait to meet you! I have been teaching piano and theory since 1994 and have loved helping my students discover the beautiful world of music. Seeing my students grow into well rounded and educated people that love art, are able to recognize different styles

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Farrah S.
Daniela was great at helping my daughter feel more comfortable during her first lesson. She was very knowledgeable and gave really good advice to take home and work on.
Vidita S.
Daniela was very patient with my child. My daughter was a little nervous but Daniela made her comfortable and boosted her confidence.
Tammy F.
Daniela is wonderful and our lessons are always fun. She lets me play pieces that I enjoy plus introduces me to new music that she believes I will also enjoy. She allows me to play freely but will correct my mistakes (wrong fingering :). But this only make me a better player and learning a new piece easier. As an adult learner I cannot say enough good things about her and her style. I really enjoy my lessons with her and I highly recommend her.

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $240 per hour.
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"Fawn is a fabulous piano teacher. She is talented, patient and great with children. My 10-year-old son really enjoys working with her. I highly recommend her!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Kids are really enjoying the lessons, and feel like they have already learned a lot!"
Megan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Shahin M.
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"Deborah is amazing! She is kind, patient and has an unbelievable talent for teaching the piano. Her attention to detail is truly appreciated by my daughter and me."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"My experience with Andrew was great ! He was awaiting to receive us."
Naomie Cajou
Took Classical Piano lessons from Andrew L.
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"I appreciate each minute with her. I was stressed by my English which is not perfect and she put me immediately comfortable. And by the lack of knowledge in music bothered me. For her it was not a problem.
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Nadine
Took Classical Piano lessons from Clarissa L.
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"We could not be happier with Marwan! Most importantly, my daughter is thriving with his instruction -- though we like him too :) Marwin brings expansive experience in piano and beyond. For piano, he's got a great balance of being exacting and precise with instructions yet just as flexible as we need him to be if my daughter hasn't been able to practice due to other demands. We like that he doesn't make her feel guilty about that -- but is patient and able to get her on track so she can fulfill her amazing musical potential. We love his in-depth knowledge in a variety of things and he's charming, warm, and humorous to be around. Highly recommended: you'll enjoy meeting and working with him."
Moya
Took Classical Piano lessons from Marwan S.
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"My daugther has been taking piano lessons for about 1 month and it's amazing how fast she's learning, also Ms Linda is so patient as a teacher and my daugther feels so confortable as i do myself while i wait for her class to finish. I highly recomended her. 🤗"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Linda C.
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"Dr. Jordan is so patient and fun to work with. As an adult learner, I was excited to start piano, but apprehensive to start at square one. Dr. Jordan is patient and loves what he does and makes piano an exciting new hobby."
Rachel
Took Classical Piano lessons from Dr. Jordan C.
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"Natasha looks very knowledgeable and she is great with kids she gave my son a private lesson and that's went great she do funny things to make the lesson fun while she gives the information so it will be easy to memorized."
Fadwa
Took Classical Piano lessons from Natasha B.
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"We switched instructors three years ago and we have been so pleased with the boys' progress, not only in their ability but also in their understanding of technique and musicality. Daniela has helped them to advance beyond merely playing correctly to playing with understanding, appreciation, expression, and emotion. She doesn't take her students one song at a time through a book, but she helps the kids select a piece they want to learn to master, and then they work until it is played with perfection."
Diane
Took Classical Piano lessons from Daniela K.
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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, Romantic, 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.