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Farobag C.

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  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Awarded 2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or Literature from FEZANA
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Farobag C.

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Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
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Great experience!
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Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Roberta M.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Performance from City University of New York Graduate Center
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Roberta M.

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I teach beginning piano at my home studio where I have an upright piano.

About Roberta

Flutist, Roberta M., is equally at home playing classical and new music. I Care If You Listen has extolled her “lush, full tones… even among the best professionals, not many flute players sound so compelling in a lower register.” Praising her “extreme adventurousness,” New York Concert Rev

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In person would be better, but at least there is less travel.
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Very helpful and engaging. Looking forward to future sessions
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Emil V.

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  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emil V.

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I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pian

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Jeffrey
Emil is not only a wonderful piano teacher, but a real mentor who passes on the ability to train one's mind for many of life's challenging endeavors.
Shoshana
I started taking piano lessons with Emil a few weeks ago, and I am really enjoying my lessons. Emil is an excellent instructor, and I have learned a lot from him already. Emil is also very kind and interesting and enjoyable to work with - I highly recommend Emil to anyone who is looking to take piano lessons (he is a talented musician who is capable of teaching all levels)!
Zahra
Emil is a great teacher! He has a great sense of humor and makes sure you play with accuracy and musicality! I love my lessons with him!!!
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DeAnna H.

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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Artist Diploma from Mozarteum Academy of Music
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DeAnna H.

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I have been teaching all levels of piano for many years, from beginners to advanced and professional. I hold a Doctorate in Piano Performance, an Artist Diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Austria, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I am especially strong in teaching technique, sightreading, and repertoire. I have also had extensive Suzuki teacher training. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events including CM.

About DeAnna

Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to te

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Although I stopped my piano lessons a while ago due to some personal issue, I really enjoyed my learning process with DeAnna. She organized her lessons very well and made me progressing every week. She's a really good teacher. Love her!
Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
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Carolyn M.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Carolyn M.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Theat

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Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Victoria C.

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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 18; Female: 7 and up
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Victoria C.

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Hello, and welcome to my music studio!

If you are a beginner, I recommend you start with 30 minute weekly lessons. More advanced students often choose to have 45 minute or 60 minute lessons, depending on their goals.

I have been teaching piano for 6 years and I specialize in the elementary and intermediate levels of the instrument. I have taught piano students ranging from 5 - 65 years of age and have also worked with students with learning disabilities. My piano lessons are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests. Once my piano students learn their fundamentals, we explore music the student shows interest in. Students will learn how to construct a personal practice routine, will learn basic music theory, will frequently sight-read, and much more.

A little about me: I began private piano lessons at age 5 and continued lessons until age 16. I began teaching piano privately during my undergraduate studies and currently teach online and in-person music lessons in the

About Victoria

Hello and welcome to my online music studio! My name is Victoria and I am a professional piano and French horn teacher based in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. I completed my graduate studies in Horn Performance from the Catholic University of America and have over 20 years of piano

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Victoria has been a really great music teacher for our daughter. We highly recommend her!

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Learning Basic Piano Chords Online

As you already know, when you press a piano key, it makes a sound. But did you know that when you press more than one key at a time, it is called a chord? As a beginner, you are likely to notice that the keys of a piano or keyboard have an assortment of black and white keys. You also probably don’t know what they mean or what they do – besides make noise.

Learning how chords work is a necessary part of learning how to read and play sheet music. Songs are written in keys, and they have a key signature that helps to identify the root note. Before diving too deep into the chords, it is best to get a better foundation about what chords are and how they work within the piano playing dynamic.

What Are Piano Chords?

A chord is created when more than one note is played at once. The combination of notes for the chord can be made from two, three, or more notes pressed at one time. Every chord on the piano contains a root note. The root note is the note that the chord is named after and includes one or more of the additional notes.

The most common type of chord for a keyboard or piano is called a triad – a three-note chord. The triad contains a root note and two other notes, most often the notes that produce the intervals a third and fifth above the root.

One way to get the triad’s basic shape is to place your thumb and fingers on the keys (one each). Pushing down with the thumb, middle finger, and pinky create the chord. The thumb is likely your root note in most circumstances.

Piano Keys: Intervals and Notes

The distance that exists between piano notes is called an interval. The interval determines how the notes sound when they are played together. Intervals can be measured in half-steps and whole-steps. Half-steps are the distance from one key to the next key directly to the right or the left. A whole-step is the distance of two half-steps. The common interval used in the piano chords is a “major third,” which is the distance of two whole-step intervals or four half-steps.

You might have noticed that the piano keys follow a pattern. In most lessons, finding middle C is the start of navigating the notes of the piano. The pattern of the black keys follow a pattern of two black keys close together and a group of three black keys close together. This repeats across the piano or keyboard.

Each of the white keys is assigned a letter A, B, C, D, E, F, or G. The black keys are either sharp or flat.

The sharp (#) notes are the black keys that are located to the right of the white note key. The flat (b) notes are the black keys that are located to the left of the white note key.

How Major and Minor Chords Are Produced

For a major chord, you begin with the root note of your choosing. From this note, count up two whole-steps. That creates your “third.” From this note, count up three half-steps, which becomes your “fifth.” When playing these three piano keys together, you produce a major triad. The major triad is described as a happy sound and is used in almost every rock and pop song.

Minor chords are made by choosing your root note and counting three half-steps up to the third. From the third, count two whole-steps to find your fifth. Many of the rock and pop songs out there today use a mixture of major and minor piano chords.

Why You Need an Online Instructor to Learn Piano Chords

Learning the piano can be tough. It can be even tougher if you haven’t had any experience with the piano in the past. That’s okay, though, because we have online instructors who know their way around keyboards and pianos (some even won awards). For beginners, our instructors start slow, teaching the basics of note tones and reading music. Gaining these foundations is essential for learning the different chords.

TakeLessons.com has expert teachers who guide their students in every step of the learning process. Lessons are personally tailored to the student and customized to ensure maximum take-away. The lessons are also 100% guaranteed – if you aren’t satisfied, you can get your unused balance refunded.

How to Find the Right Online Piano Instructor

Finding the right online instructor to teach you the piano keys and piano chords can be done online in under three minutes. If you still need help finding the right instructor, you can call our student counselors at 877-231-8505.

The TakeLessons.com online piano instructors meet the criteria that we have established for all of our instructors. You can meet your instructor online or in-person, depending on your search criteria. Our goal is to provide students with their best instructor match.

How You Know Your Instructor is Good

Learning virtually can be difficult for both instructor and student. Still, those really passionate about their craft will find ways around the hurdles. Like our instructors, good piano teachers make learning the piano fun. Even when there are complicated concepts to learn, the right instructor can make it not seem so difficult.

Even online, instructors can adapt to the individual learning styles of each of their students. That is why we love offering online lessons. Our instructors offer a variety of techniques that make learning more accommodating for all kinds of learners.

Good instructors choose music that matches the level of skill that their student possesses. If you have only mastered hot cross buns, you probably shouldn’t be asked to take on a cheeky rock anthem that is full of major piano chords. You just aren’t ready for that. Instructors should set you up for success, not for failure.

A great piano teacher loves the piano and playing music with it. If they don’t, then they shouldn’t be instructing others to play it. In addition to their love of piano, they also love to teach. A piano teacher who has a knack for teaching in an online classroom is even better for those who need the extra attention (beginners).

Why Learn Piano Chords Online?

We are busy people. We have jobs, families, pets, and other responsibilities that come before our hobbies or learning a new skill. TakeLessons.com makes it easy for you to take time out of your day to have your piano lesson. Learning chords on your own can seem impossible. Having a teacher available to answer your questions and teach you the basics of the piano can be priceless. We know that, which is why we offer the services that we have.

Simply learning through a tutorial video is not the same as being able to ask questions in real-time. You will have questions, and your online instructor will have answers. We don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity of getting taught by experts. We offer affordable hourly rates and plans for getting the online instruction you need for various interests.

So what are you waiting on? Ready to learn how to play piano chords? Considering hitting the piano keys and making beautiful music? Rest assured that TakeLessons.com is ready to make your piano playing dreams come true. Don’t wait, or you might never make that first step to fulfilling your musical dreams. Call or go online today to start your online lessons – satisfaction guaranteed!

Average Cost of Online Piano Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is $72. 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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