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Loretta M.

62 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded Community Honor from Bethune School of Excellence
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Loretta M.

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Piano lessons definitely involve theory, but are structured around the genre of music set by the student's goals. Music theory is taught around a repertoire that the student builds throughout the piano program so that they build a portfolio from which they can pay. Then performance ad versatility become the second focus.

About Loretta

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I

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She is worth your time and money investment. Very efficient and effective in her feedback. You see improvements in your singing and talking voice relatively quickly.
Lyla N.
She's really nice and very easy to talk to. I was honestly really scared to start online lessons since I've never done them before, and I'm always nervous to meet new people, but she broke the ice easily.
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Laura D.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Italian, German, Romanian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Laura D.

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Laura holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree from the Catholic University of America. She has been playing piano since the age of 5 and often accompanies her voice students and choirs. Most recently Laura taught piano and voice at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD and is excited to now be teaching out of her home studio in Denver.

About Laura

Hi, I’m Laura, and I want to tell you right now, you CAN sing and you SHOULD sing. From birth until death, the voice is our primary vehicle for expression. When you take a voice lesson, you are learning more than just good vocal technique (though that’s important). You’re learning about yourself an

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Patient and precise with teaching and clarifying. Great 1st lesson!
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Henri B.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Henri B.

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I've been teaching Piano for over 5 years and my students have gone on to successfully play, perform, and understand the instrument. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to lay the groundwork for everything there is to know about the most important part of the piano, THE KEYS! So if you are an absolute beginner and this is the first time you have ever set eyes on a piano, or you have worked with one before and just looking for some reminders, you are DEFINITELY in the right place! You will have a blast while learning all the piano basics! As time goes on you'll be able to play songs, read/understand music notation/theory, play with both hands, improve your technique, and enjoy the instrument to it's fullest potential. I specialize in all styles, including classical and contemporary, typically use several method books, and have a 66 key Casio available for use during our lessons. Students are also encouraged to have access to either a piano or keyboard outside of lessons, and

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Mason B.
Henri was great!
Dominic
Henry was great with my son's first lesson!
Zoe
We appreciate his patience! My 7 year old daughter has a lot of fun and follows along with him no problem.
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Jameson T.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Drammy Award - Best Young Performer from Portland Drammy Award Commitee
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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Number one is we always have fun, though we do a lot of hard work too! Lessons are split between technical/theoretical music study, and live performance practice. Emphasis is on gaining skills in coordination and dexterity, understanding the theory behind compositions, and finding individual expression with each piece. Technique exercises follow the Dozen A Day series; Lessons, Sight-Reading, and Theory from Faber & Faber; skills are applied to a performance song of the students' choosing. Students generally select a song at their level in either Classical, Jazz or Contemporary style. All students are required to practice at least 5 mins a day, every day. Each performance piece is later performed live in concert.

About Jameson

Jameson is a recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon, and holds a BA in Theater Arts, Music and Business. As a vocalist, Jameson sings regularly in a wide variety of styles. He has studied the Alexander Method, Body Mapping, Singing by Speaki

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excellent teacher
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Jill W.

17 Reviews
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  • Visual Communications from Brigham Young University Idaho
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jill W.

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As a music teacher of over 10 years I take a fun but structured approach to learning the piano. I've taught all ages and I individually work with each student to help them learn the music that they want to and reach the goals that they set for themselves. I work with each student to help mold their learning experience specifically to them. We will typically start with exercises and music theory and then move to music, but am willing to adapt to what each student is wanting and needing. I will send written individual feedback after the lesson to help remind the student of what we are working on. I hope to have the chance to share my love of music with you!

About Jill

I am a harpist, pianist, arranger, composer, performer and lover of music. With over 12 years of experience teaching both piano and harp lessons. Although I graduated from Brigham Young University in Idaho with a Bachelors in visual communication, I have continued to stretch my skills as musician a

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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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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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Phinneas S.
My son is always engaged during his lessons and happy to practice during the week! So happy. And it is very easy to communicate with Tammy. She is very engaging.
Niko
BEST TEACHER EVER !!!!!! I already did one class with her and she is soooo funny and friendly she is so supportive!!!!!
Loran
She was very easy to work with. And Lola had learned very quickly with Tammy.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Ms. Hanaa had been teaching my 3 boys piano and guitar for the last 3 years. Even though the boys were so young when they started, she managed to make them love music lessons! She is so patient and compassionate, knows how to make it fun and enjoyable. She is experienced and knowledgeable in her field and we highly recommend her."
Eman
Took Piano lessons from Hanaa H.
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"Edwin is a patient, creative excellent teacher

Edwin took his time and talent and taught this senior to play
the harmonium first and is now teaching me the correct and
creative way to play the piano. This teacher is a 10 plus in his
ability to teach. So grateful for all the time I have been able to
devote to learning. Look forward to many more lessons."
DEBRAH
Took Piano lessons from Edwin I.
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"I'm enjoying my lessons with Annie very much. My lessons are usually in home but until the stay at home restrictions are lifted the online lessons are working out much better than I had anticipated."
JANICE
Took Piano lessons from Annie A.
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"My 6 year old granddaughter has been taking piano lessons from Alexander K. since for about 4 months now. I chose Alexander as a result of the number of years he has been teaching piano lessons to young kids. He is doing a great job teaching her. He is very patience with her inquisitive mind and leads her at her pace. She likes his teaching skills and has learned a lot in this short time. I am very impressed with the progress she has made. I plan to continue the lessons for as long as possible. Thanks Alexander for the great job you are doing with my granddaughter!"
Gloria
Took Piano lessons from Alexander K.
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"I'm a first time piano student at a ripe golden age that thought I wouldn't have to learn to read notes...haha! I was apprehensive about taking piano lessons at this stage of life. Lana is the best...she is patient, challenging, supportive, and makes learning fun. She starts you off with songs you enjoy playing and builds to a variety. I've only been playing for a short time and I already have a great mix of popular songs and now moving into classical. She even made learning notes fun with an app she found. You learn and play at your own pace. I've seen her interact with young and old and am impressed with her aptitude of working with each person at their unique skill level. I love learning piano from Lana and I would recommend her to people and children of all ages."
Gigi
Took Piano lessons from Lana G.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson. Grace is a great instructor. Thank you!"
Mikayla
Took Piano lessons from Grace C.
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"She did a great job teaching!"
Mamie
Took Piano lessons from Tanisha H.
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"We went with online piano lessons at the moment due to COVID, but I was nervous about the format as the lessons are for my five-year-old daughter, so I was concerned the additional technology would be an impediment. Dr. Merkel was wonderful. He was friendly and encouraging to my daughter, ensuring she knew she could ask any questions she might have at any point. He absolutely made the technology work for us, and my daughter learned more than I would have thought possible in 30 minutes. She is counting down to her next lesson!"
Adeline
Took Piano lessons from Joseph M.
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"Seth has done such a great job teaching my daughters piano that I started taking lessons from him too!"
Sean
Took Piano lessons from Seth D.
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"Today was my daugther's first lesson. She loved it! I had to peep around the corner twice because I thought it was Aldrin playing the notes. Looking forward to future lessons!"
Blair
Took Piano lessons from Aldrin E.
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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 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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