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Veronica B.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Keyboard and music composition from Stony Brook University, NY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Veronica B.

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You can learn to play on a pipe organ or electronic organ or your choice. Being a Church organist and choir director since age 16 , I can help you to read the Hymnals and understand the liturgical services of many different denominations. You can also learn how to play popular music using all the sounds available on the keyboards and foot pedals.

About Veronica

Hello, potential piano proteges'! **SALE**I am also offering a half-off sale on Skype online lessons now. You get a full one hour lesson for the same price as 30 minutes in-home lesson!... Being a piano protege as a child myself, I have been teaching piano, organ, and flute for over 25 years since,

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Natalie V.
Love Veronica. She’s very encouraging!! Absolutely loved my first lesson.
Amy R.
Veronica was patient while we figured out the logistics of distance learning and gave me homework to challenge me.
She is personable, and someone I would be friends with outside of the professional relationship we share.
Emaan B.
Veronica is such a sweetheart and my daughter had so much fun with her. She can't wait for her next class!
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Mike S.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1976
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Mike S.

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I teach how to play with soul!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of

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Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
Leo F.
Leo loved jamming out with Michael! We can’t wait until next week. Leo was super focused and he normally has a difficult time listening, but Michael was great.
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Laura P.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laura P.

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Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both a personal process of body awareness and harnessing mental energy, and as an interpersonal process of exploring the dynamic between student and teacher. To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic organ skills if they devote ten minutes a day to it. To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher. To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey.

About Laura

Laura has been teaching private lessons and classes since 2009 and is currently teaching in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. Laura has helped students begin new musical journeys, whether at age five or age fifty-five, and encourages seekers of all ages to approach the power of music in

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Emily
Laura is a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable in all things music. She’s “a wealth of knowledge,” according to her colleagues. Laura is kind, patient, and has worked especially well with anxious adult students, like me. She is also calm and gives excellent advice for improving my voice, I leave her lessons feeling encouraged. I am fortunate to have found her!
Esther K.
Laura's been absolutely great with our children (now 10 and 11). She tailors her teaching style to each one, interacting with them at their level, engaging them, and pushing their music forward -- both their practical skills and their understanding of music itself -- in a manner that seems fun and personal. One of my children just asked what I was doing, and when told and asked if he had anything to say about Laura he replied:
"She is very nice and she is funny and she is a very good teacher"
Evelyn O.
She was great! I think she's going to be a wonderful fit for our daughter, who is excited to return!
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Mark M.

18 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor of Music, Organ Performance from Temple University, Esther Boyer College of Music
  • Teaching since 1990
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Mark M.

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I teach both baroque and modern technique on a tracker action instrument, which is then applicable to modern instruments. My teaching style is rooted in developing a technique that is centered, focused, and free. Beginning organ students should have reached an intermediate level of piano performance and be tall enough to sit comfortably on a lowered organ bench with feet touching the pedals without flexing.

About Mark

I am an active performer eager to teach organ, piano, voice, and provide collaborative keyboard accompaniment to vocalists. I teach youth and adults. Private lessons are given at my church in Worcester or online through the TakeLessons platform. I also teach in-home piano lessons. My students have

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Michele
Mark's lessons are valuable. And I am finding the lessons very helpful
Tucker A.
Mark is a wonderful instructor! He is very knowledgeable, as well as very kind and encouraging.
Neal
Mark is an excellent instructor. I am 26 and started piano with no experience about a month ago. Just with five lessons I have made great progress and am very happy with it. Mark is very friendly and easy to talk to. Due to his experience he has methods and techniques that greatly help me improve my skills. Every lesson with him takes my skills in piano to a next level.
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Stephanie Q.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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Stephanie Q.

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Organ is a good skill to have, especially if you play piano and wish to learn how to adapt your current technique to sound like a professional organist. Check my piano listing to learn about my background/ experience. Your tuition includes participation in my monthlyu master class Saturday mornings. If you are online, you may Skype in and perform or observe.

About Stephanie

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music T

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Shannon
I am an adult beginner violinist. When I first met Stephanie, I had barely touched a violin, but I was determined to learn how to play it. With her help and patience, I am progressing through the Suzuki method as well as doing ear training and music theory. Stephanie is an excellent musician as well as instructor! Her method of teaching keeps the students engaged, encouraged and excited about learning music from all sides of it.
Naomi G.
I strongly recommend Ms. Quinn. She is amazing. I love a teacher who is passionate about what she does and Ms. Quinn has motivated me to love the violin and work harder to improve. She is slightly strict but very patience and kind, always pushing you to work hard and do your best. I learned to play violin a few years ago as a beginner and stopped playing for a few years. I was nervous to begin online violin lessons considering that I learn better face to face. However, Ms. Quinn has done an amazing job at teaching me, I have been taking lessons with her for a year now and have learned so much I didn’t know before which has also grown my love for violin.
Hui F.
Stephanie helped my younger one prepare for competition. She was highly skillful, supportive yet strict. Initially, my girl was a bit nervous to work with Stephanie because of her high reputation. Stephanie was very kind and fun, using metaphors to help my 10-year old understand the music. She not only helped my child overcome barriers to master the music piece but also shared much practical advice for competition. We did not expect this but my 10-year old won the first prize and was invited to perform in Carnegie Hall New York. Highly recommend Stephanie!!!
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Laurel S.

32 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Laurel S.

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Experience the awesome power of the King of Instruments! No prior keyboard playing skills are necessary.

About Laurel

Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and lifelong student of music, and I would love to help you or your child unlock your musical abilities. Complete beginners, intermediate or advanced students, even working professional performers - no matter where you are on your musical journey,

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Nisa ..
Laurel is a great teacher. My kids are loving piano. She makes it interesting for them while also making sure they learn. They’re learning to read music as well as play and have fun.
carrie
Great teacher!
Oliver S.
Thank you for a fabulous first lesson! He can’t weit for next week

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing organ teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream organ teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Organ Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute organ lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $37 and $100 per hour.
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"Great first lesson. I can tell Judy is very experienced and an excellent teacher. She has a lot of patience."
Frank
Took Organ lessons from Judy F.
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"Dee,at the very beginning has a special way of making my 12 year old comfortable and be herself, and learn. She has made every minute count and yet,made the time pass by so quickly.
The very first day,Angel,my 12 year old daughter said "Mom--I like her"---plus,look at her qualifications ---and you will know that we found a rare gem in her!"
Angel
Took Organ lessons from Dee F.
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"Glenda was very knowledgeable and experienced. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Can’t wait for the next lesson."
Chanda
Took Organ lessons from Glenda J.
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"Mark is awesome, he is a great teacher and friend. He has a serious manner to music and has been very patient in teaching.
Mark makes me feel comfortable to learn and is always challenging me to be better."
Sanghee
Took Organ lessons from Mark M.
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"I am a beginning organ student and just learning the beauty of the sounds this wonderful instrument creates. Levi has helped me interpret hymns for church playing in a way I never before thought of or felt. He already has me playing half the hymns I play in church with the pedals. He pushes me “just right” to help me accomplish more than I would think possible. I highly recommend investing your future piano or organ abilities with Levi’s expert and thoughtful tutoring."
David
Took Organ lessons from Levi C.
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"Mark is a treasure. After our daughter’s very first organ lesson, she adopted better practice techniques and keener musical interpretation skills. Mark is witty, kind, personable, generous, and of course talented. He is a role model both as a musician and as a person. A. also started taking voice lessons with Mark, and her growth both as a singer and as an organist has been exponential as a result. We count ourselves fortunate to know Mark, and we are grateful that he is our daughter’s teacher."
Heather
Took Organ lessons from Mark M.
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"Barbara is wonderful! She was patient and thorough. I LOVED my lesson."
Teresa
Took Organ lessons from Barbara D.
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"Mark's lessons are valuable. And I am finding the lessons very helpful"
Michele
Took Organ lessons from Mark M.
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"Mike is extemely knowledgeable about chords and fingering, which is what I wanted."
Joanne
Took Organ lessons from Mike S.
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"Excellent teacher, very patient."
Rita
Took Organ lessons from James R.
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Private Organ Lessons Near You

The organ is an instrument with one or several keyboards that produces music using either pipe divisions or electronic means, depending on the type of organ. The first organs date back to almost 300 years B.C.E. The water organ, invented by Ctesibius of Alexandria was played at games and races throughout the ancient Roman and Greek civilizations — not a far cry from the electric organs played at stadiums and fields in our modern world! 

During the Medieval Period, organ music spread throughout the Byzantine Empire, still being played primarily at secular events, such as competitions and in imperial courts. As organ music moved into Western Europe, it quickly became incorporated into liturgical music of the Catholic Church. Today, organ music can be found almost everywhere people gather: in theaters, sporting events, traditional concert halls, rock concerts, and, of course, in churches. 

The organ is often referred to as the king of all instruments because it possesses an impressive range and is capable of producing sounds so enormous they might be considered glorious (in church music) or monstrous (in an old horror movie). There are a variety of different types of organs including the cathedral, pipe, church, orchestral, theater, and electric organ. Organ designs can include up to seven keyboards, and they're all capable of producing different ranges of pitch and volume. Whichever type of organ you choose to play, learning to play the organ will be both fun and rewarding. 

Why Learn to Play Organ? 

If you already know how to play the piano, learning to play organ is easy! Organs, especially large cathedral style organs, can look like complex, challenging instruments, but at their most basic level, they're all about keyboarding. If you're already comfortable playing piano, you'll find it much easier to navigate the multiple keyboards and pedals on an organ. 

Playing organ also provides many professional opportunities for aspiring musicians. Since the instrument is largely used in public arenas, there are several positions for organists throughout today's cities. By learning to play organ, you'll be able to land gigs in churches, local theaters, concert halls, and sporting events. 

The Best Way to Learn Organ and What You'll Study in Organ Classes

Although you can find plenty of free organ classes online, studying with a private tutor is by far the best way to learn organ. A private instructor will customize organ lessons to your individual abilities and interests. For example, course content differs greatly for someone focused on worship music, rather than baroque pieces. Teaching styles and methods are also vastly different in organ lessons for children than in organ classes for adults. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Organ Lessons

If you have little to no experience playing organ, then beginner lessons are for you. Many organ teachers recommend that beginner organ students start out learning by first taking piano lessons, which enables students to become acquainted with the keyboard and get comfortable reading music. For these students, learning to play organ is all about learning organ technique. If you've had no previous musical experience, however, don't worry; you can still learn to play the organ. Just be sure your organ tutor accepts students who do not already play the piano. Beginner lessons might cover some of the following topics:

  • Proper posture and hand position
  • Organ anatomy and operation
  • 12 major scales
  • Simple organ songs
  • Musical notation and music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Organ Classes

Students familiar with the basics of playing organ are ready for intermediate lessons. You'll build upon your basic knowledge and learn new skills to widen the variety of organ music you're able to play. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Harmonic and melodic minor scales
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Chord progressions
  • Rhythm patterns
  • Pedal exercises

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Organ Lessons

In advanced lessons, students learn to hone their organ playing skills. While improving your sight-reading ability, you'll acquire new techniques and gain confidence in developing your own personal style. What you'll learn in advanced lessons is highly dependent on your individual interests, but your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics: 

  • Baroque and modern techniques
  • Practice different styles like classical, contemporary, rock, gospel, and hymnals
  • Organ shouts
  • Squabbling
  • Audition coaching and performance preparation

The Fast Way to Find a Private Organ Teacher

With TakeLessons, finding a private organ tutor is easy! A quick search will direct you to teachers who offer private organ lessons both in person and online. The cost of organ classes varies, but most teachers charge a time-based rate. Before selecting your tutor, we recommend reading several teacher profiles and reviews left by other students like you. Also, be sure the organ teacher you choose is familiar with the same type of organ you'll be playing and the style of music you're interested in learning. With private organ lessons, you'll be on your way to rocking stadiums and moving congregations in no time!

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There are many reasons why a music student may find themselves learning to play piano on a keyboard rather than on a baby grand: cost, space, or simply lack of access, for example. Versatility on a range of keyboard instruments is also an extremely useful string for any pianist to have to their bow, and can lead to greater practice and public performance opportunities, and even excellent opportunities to earn a little money on the side. The organ, although not the most prevalent or popular musi …

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