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Veronica B.

18 Reviews
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  • Awarded Best Teacher of 2015 from Private company
  • Keyboard and music composition from Stony Brook University, NY
  • Teaching since 1991
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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'! .. Being a piano protege as a child myself, I have been teaching piano, organ, and flute for over 25 years since, and I currently have students that range from children to adults. While you are learning to play the piano, you will be playing popular, classical, hym

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Dianne
My granddaughter likes her very much. She is kind and patient. Thank you Veronica
Michael *.
Veronica was fantastic. Very straightforward approach easy to comprehend. First lesson and I’m hooked. Thanks Veronica
Samyra
Day one.She is Very good teacher.
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
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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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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Stephanie Q.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • BA from Eastman School of Music
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship winner from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Jonathan G.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts from Richmond Magazine
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance plus a minor in Jazz Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University
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Jonathan G.

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Jazz plus Rock and Church organ styles.

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in

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Kwesi A.
Jonathan is very very patient and has all the skills to train everyone. I will recommend to everyone who needs to know, study and enjoy the excitement in playing piano, guitar and singing .
Daniel
He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.
Ami K.
My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.
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Holly L.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Student Success Scholarship from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Holly L.

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I can help students become more familiar with organ technique, as well as basics, switching from piano to organ. Piano and organ are not as similar as people think. Organ is a fascinating instrument and you will learn how to play hymns for a church setting, as well as be familiar with liturgy.

About Holly

I have been playing piano for 15 years, and taught two students while I was still in high school. I took a break from teaching for a few years, but recently started teaching again, while finishing up college. I am introverted, but I bond well with kids and will treat them well. I also offer flute,

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Jeff
As I am an older adult piano student with many years of experience playing organ and digital keyboard, including publicly and for hire, I was uncertain which way to go when I decided to add piano (and ultimately jazz piano) to my repertoire. After considering a number of options (online teaching programs, books, YouTube videos, and various instructors), I decided to employ Holly's vast musical expertise. I was impressed that she had a proposed lesson plan right off the bat, and she convinced me that starting with classical music may be the way to morph my way into jazz piano. I knew as a fact that many jazz musicians had their start that way. Holly has been very patient with my learning the whole new way of playing that a piano entails (no more relying on the built-in bells and whistles of an arranger keyboard). I would recommend Holly for adult students as well as children. She knows her stuff. And if she gets mad if I don't play something right the first time, she sure doesn't show it (mainly because she DOESN'T get mad at all). But my biggest recommendation comes that she is darn passionate about what she does.
Leroy
Holly is an incredible pianist and teacher. Always patient and understanding. She always has the answer to questions I have and can explain it clearly. I would recommend Holly to anyone looking to learn piano the correct way.
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Mark M.

24 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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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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William
Mark is very encouraging, has high expectations, and keeps me challenged to improve my practice regime.
Kannan C.
Yesterday was my son's first lesson with Mr.Mummert, he really enjoyed learning from him.

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The average cost of 60-minute organ lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $150 per hour.
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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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"Mark is an excellent educator whose instruction was always appropriate for my level, yet pushed me to greater heights. He provided me with the tools I needed to continue to develop as a musician and to build up my skills quickly. A loving, caring person, Mark cares about the whole student and I count the time spent with him as some of the best investment I've made in myself."
Adam
Took Organ lessons from Mark M.
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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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"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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"Judy is a very patient teacher. Makes starting out learning, her approach is easy to understand."
William
Took Organ lessons from Judy F.
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"Mark has been my teacher and mentor for over half of my life, and I could never have asked for a better teacher. He gave me tools to succeed in private study and as a professional musician. He taught me to practice well and inspired my career path. Mark has an incredible capacity to identify his students' weaknesses and turn them into strengths. He will expect much of you and you will be better for it."
Valerie
Took Organ lessons from Mark M.
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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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"Great experience....awesome teacher, highly recommended"
Randy
Took Organ lessons from Glenda J.
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"Mr. Rossi is a great piano and organ instructor. I have been taking piano/organ lessons with him since September 2020 and feel that I have learned a lot since. I especially like his focus on analyzing musical pieces and sight-reading from their.

He is a very patient and kind teacher, and every weekly lesson finishes off on a positive note, pun intended. I would ultimately like to play some of Bach's wonderful organ solo pieces and I'm confident Mr. Rossi can get me there."
Juan Garcia
Took Organ lessons from James R.
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"Excellent experience! Patient, Knowledgeable, tailors the session to exactly what I need; also good at not losing sight of what I need to work on and what is to come."
David
Took Organ lessons from Chuck M.
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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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