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Carolyn M.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Michael
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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Eugene H.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Tchaikovsky Conservatory Kiev, Ukraine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eugene H.

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About Eugene

Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjo

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Sarah C.
Mr. Eugene is an excellent instructor. He is informative, positive, and able to accurately assess the needs of the student. We didn't miss a beat with the virtual lesson, I felt it was as good if not better than any face to face lesson. We would highly recommend Mr. Eugene for violin (or piano), his extensive music knowledge and experience added an invaluable foundation to the instruction. Thank you!
Kas R.
Excellent Teacher

I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time.
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Eugene is the best piano teacher I have ever had! He doesn't just know how the teach piano but music as well! I'm so glad that I chose him!
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Asuka U.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese, French(Intermidiate)
  • Voice performance, music theory and piano from Queens college, University of North Texas
  • Awarded Prize, Finalist and Opera Scholarship from 1st Prize YAMAHA Kitakantou Electric Piano Competittion,The Opera Idol Competition,Lincoln Center, New York ,The Hariclea Darclee Voice Competition, Romania,The Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition, New York, Queens College, The Savannah Voice Festival, Georgia
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Asuka U.

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Trained at perfect pitch course at YAMAHA institute in Japan. Many competition experiences. A winner of Electric Piano Competition at YAMAHA Electric Piano Festival.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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thank you so much for the class.
Poppy S.
My daughter is loving her lessons with Asuka!
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Jared G.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Diploma from Desert Mountain Higschool
  • Teaching since 1999
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Jared G.

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Beginner to intermediate Classical, Jazz, and pop Piano

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar almost 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a son

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Nicholas K.
Tremendous🤟
Scott
Great teacher! He caught numerous hindrances to my technique immediately and I love that he incorporated theory from the beginning.
Gerard O.
I am 4 or 5 lessons in with Jared and I am truly and entirely thrilled with the progress I am seeing and the depth of guitar knowledge I have gained. Jared has a way of teaching that not only allows for actually playing right away but learning the foundations of knowing the guitar and music. I can see that this allows for not just playing "songs" but making music of my own. This is the freedom of "knowing" the guitar.
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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. My 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 music from different music periods and styles. 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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Juned
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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Maria S.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King

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Anthony C.
Maria was teaching my daughter opera, she learned a lot and we'll seek her out again to continue. She is an expert in her field. My daughter loved her and everyone she encountered in the music industry wanted to learn how she learned this and how she learned that when we told them they said she had a good teacher. We'll be back Maria. Thanks for all you've shown her.
Ava
My daughter’s first lesson was great!
Stephanie L.
I LOVED my first lesson with Maria! She is so great! I am really looking forward to working with her over the next few weeks!

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is $70. 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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"Eulis, is very patient and knowledgeable. He explain everything very clear so you understand and makes it fun. I really love when I have my piano lessons because i leave feeling like I've learned something new. Highly recommended."
Taylor
Took Piano lessons from Eulis K.
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"I've had several piano teachers over the years. Isaiah is by far the best. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable."
Jenny
Took Piano lessons from Isaiah S.
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"Ms. Katarina has been teaching my daughters for over 2 years. She's great! She's extremely flexible, very reasonably priced, and most importantly my kids love her. She has lots of patient. Not only does she teach the piano, she finds creative ways to teach through games, stories, and even through singing for the kids to remember. One time, on a cruise my 8 year old was having long conversation with the musical director about her favorite composers. It was pretty impressive because she knew where they lived, habits, if they were blind, if they could read, and even how many kids some of them had. Yes, she impressed him!"
Gloria Choy
Took Piano lessons from Katarina B.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Ruth for over 2 years and she loves it! Ruth is very open to working on songs she likes. Not only does she learn to read the music, but really seems to understand the theory behind the music. I highly recommend Ruth. She is an exceptional teacher!"
Veronica B.
Took Piano lessons from Ruth R.
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"Laurel has been a kind and wonderful teacher to my daughter who has been taking piano lessons from her for 3 years now. Laurel is an accomplished expert in many different genres of music, and an expert in music theory. My daughter has learned a tremendous amount from her in a short period of time and has become quite accomplished as a pianist and musician, and disciplined in her practice because she really enjoys music and has been greatly inspired by Laurel."
Pam Porcaro
Took Piano lessons from Laurel S.
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"My daughter is very happy being with Ms. Anastassia, she is very polite and patient with her. Very happy with her service."
Baani
Took Piano lessons from Anastassia K.
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"Bright, nice and patient"
Sam
Took Piano lessons from Jordan M.
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"Dora is one of the most talented, passionate and kindhearted teachers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only is she absolutely wonderful with children, she teaches them in a way that they learn effectively. Anybody who is able to book an appointment with Dora will be lucky."
Irina
Took Piano lessons from Dora H.
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"My daughter Makaila loved her first lesson. She wants to even extend it to 45mins. Matthew was awesome. Had my daughter playing and reading music in 20 mins. Extremely pleasant and very upbeat."
Makaila
Took Piano lessons from Matthew G.
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Piano Lessons Near You

The piano is arguably the best instrument to start off your journey as a musician, whether you’re a jazz lover, classical enthusiast, or pop fanatic. Taking piano lessons near you will be invaluable if you hope to someday branch out to other instruments, or write your own songs. This is because when you learn piano, you gain a deep understanding of music theory, sheet music, chords, and much more. 

Although it’s one of the most popular instruments to learn, the piano is very unique. This acoustic, stringed instrument was created in Italy in the 1700s. How does it produce the beautiful sounds we know and love today? When you press one of the keys, a padded hammer strikes its corresponding metal string within the piano. This vibration is transmitted to a soundboard and when you let

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off the key, a “damper” stops the vibration. 

The piano is also unique in the sense that it can play the melody of a song and its accompaniment simultaneously. The standard piano can play 88 different notes, and since it produces the widest range of tones out of all musical instruments, it’s no wonder millions of people choose to learn piano in the US alone. 

Reasons to Take Piano Classes 

Playing the piano is not just an enjoyable hobby. In fact, the benefits of learning to play this instrument cannot be overstated! Whether you’re interested in piano classes for kids, or beginner piano lessons for adults, check out the variety of physical and mental benefits for students of all ages, below. 

Beginner Piano Lessons for Kids 

If you’re considering starting your child off with piano lessons as soon as possible, science has good news for you. A 2018 study suggests that piano practice can help young children better process language. Hearing different pitches and tones helped participants in the study parse spoken words. 

Additionally, a study titled “The Effects of Musical Training on Structural Brain Development” showed increased brain matter in children after 15 months of piano instruction. Piano lessons helped improve their motor skills, cognitive performance, and listening skills. 

Private Piano Lessons for Adults 

Piano classes for adults can help build patience, discipline, and concentration skills, which are all beneficial in other parts of life. A study by the University of Kansas Medical Center shows that practicing an instrument can even slow down the aging process. The study of adults ranging from ages 60 to 83 revealed that those who played music regularly had better memory and cognitive flexibility. 

So even if you’ve never played an instrument before, it’s never too late to start. With a few years of private piano lessons under your belt, the opportunities are endless. You can start a band with friends, perform at local venues, further your training at the university level, teach other aspiring players, or pursue a career as a professional pianist. Who knows? You might even be the next Mozart in training!

Topics You’ll Learn in Piano Lessons for Adults & Kids

It's no surprise that students learn faster when taking one-on-one piano lessons. It simply cannot be compared to watching video tutorials on YouTube. Personalized lessons provide students with the attention and feedback they need to become great pianists. 

When working with a TakeLessons piano teacher, lessons are always tailored to your individual needs. The topics you’ll cover will vary depending on your skill level, age, and interests. For more information, here are some examples of the topics you’ll learn at each level. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Piano Lessons

Beginning students can have many different end goals when learning the piano. You may simply desire to learn your spouse’s favorite love song, or you may hope to eventually go pro. Either way, you’ll likely cover the following topics in beginner lessons with a piano teacher near you. 

  • Proper piano posture and finger placement
  • An introduction to music theory
  • Basic notes and rhythm 
  • Ear training 
  • How to play simple melodies

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Piano Lessons

Once you’ve made it to the intermediate level, staying motivated is easy as you begin to learn some more well-known songs. Many teachers implement an increasing level of difficulty in intermediate piano classes, in order to steadily challenge the student. Here are some of the topics you might study at this level.

  • How to play scales and chords
  • Reading chord charts
  • Reading more advanced music
  • Using both hands at the piano
  • Combining melodies and chords

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Piano Lessons

We understand that advanced pianists typically have professional goals, so our teachers are equipped to counsel you on how to nail that upcoming audition or increase your chances of landing more gigs. As an advanced piano student, you’ll learn about:

  • The circle of fifths
  • Piano modes
  • How to play with greater speed and accuracy
  • Advanced techniques from different musical genres 
  • Performance and audition prep

It’s important to remember that lesson topics will also vary depending on your age. If you’re signing up your toddler for kids piano lessons, keep in mind that their instructor will likely start out very slow, and progression may take longer than expected as their dexterity continues to develop.

How long will it take to learn piano? This depends on how often the student is able to practice, as well as the frequency of lessons. However, a dedicated student who practices daily will typically take at least 3 years to reach a more advanced level of playing. 

Finding Piano Teachers Near You

Once you’re ready to sign up for piano classes near you, choosing a teacher can feel overwhelming. At TakeLessons, we make the process of finding the right teacher easy. Our instructors are background-checked, trained, and qualified - simply search for a piano teacher near you in our directory and browse through the variety of profiles.

A quick look at our piano teachers’ diverse array of experience, accolades, and reviews from current students will help you make your choice. Have a unique schedule? Consider lessons with one of our online piano teachers, and you’ll have many more options to choose from, no matter where you live. 

In addition to vetted and top-rated piano teachers near you, we also have a dedicated staff of Student Counselors if you need additional assistance. Our staff can help you choose the right time, place, and lesson length for your unique needs. All you have to do is show up for lessons, ready to learn. So what are you waiting for? Take your first lesson today and start becoming the pianist you’ve always dreamed of being! 

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Can Labeling Your Piano Keys Help You Learn Faster?

Struggling to remember which key is which on the piano? One common learning strategy is to label the keys. Read on as St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares her thoughts on the method...   Can labeled piano keys help you learn faster? This is a highly controversial topic and hotly debated in the music education world. Having come from a high-pressure, formal music college, at the beginning of my teaching career I disliked the idea of any labeling for any age, either on the …

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