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Joshua A.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 1st Place Winner: Texas State University Composition Competition from Texas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua A.

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Piano lessons are structured with a focus on what the student needs. We begin with a foundation of scales, note reading, and ear training, to give the student the versatility to go in any musical direction they like, and make them a well rounded musician. The book I usually begin in for piano is "Adventures in piano".

About Joshua

Joshua has been a musician for over seventeen years and has been teaching for nine. He is an award winning composer, critical thinker, and an straight-forward teacher. Joshua has a high standards for his students and himself. Joshua has studied Suzuki method under Dr. Paula Bird for four years and

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Sue R.
It’s been a while since I last played, so I wanted to start at the basics. He has found a few things that I need to knock a lot of rust off of - exactly why I wanted to start from basics. If I don’t quite grasp an instruction - he’s patient and tries from a different angle to get the point across. I enjoy the lessons.
Matthew F.
Josh is an excellent teacher who focuses on developing ALL of a musician's skills. This is not simply a rote progression through the Suzuki books, but he includes ear training, improvisation, sight reading, as well as making sure the lessons particular pieces are supposed to teach are actually being taught. He does all of this in a relaxed manner designed to set the student at ease. He is also available to talk outside the studio if you have questions about anything, including how to change your strings. The only reason I am not taking lessons with Josh anymore is I am leaving the state for work. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Hope
Josh is an amazing teacher who is in it for the right reasons. He didn't just teach fiddle, but talked with me about my personal goals, and personalized his teaching style to help me reach them. A perfect fit for any late-learners.

André C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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André C.

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I have been teaching piano for beginners for several years. I'm a very dedicated teacher, listener and I want to motivate my students to know, learn and listen better and better. First of all, I'm interested in knowing the student's goals and work from there.

About André

I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, bo

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Mimi D.

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Starting at $30
  • Masters Degree from Brooklyn College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Finalist from Naumberg International Viola Competition
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Mimi D.

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I teach and encourage students to play music and songs they love !!!
All music styles. Any and all music genres.
From very beginner students to very advanced. All levels All ages.
I can also teach you how to write your own original songs and melodies.

About Mimi

Mimi is a world class musician. She has been teaching Viola, Violin, Composition and Improvisation techniques for over 25 years. Mimi studied personally for several years with Itzhak Perlman, the great, legendary, violin concert soloist. Mimi toured with Barbra Streisand and also recorded

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Paula D.
Mimi really helped educate and inspire and encourage me in my songwriting today, She is truly a gifted teacher and most definitely several points above average!:)
Amy H.
This was a first lesson with the Erhu, and Mimi was very patient with my level of knowledge. It took us a moment to figure out how to get the video sorted out but she was very calm and easy to learn from, patient, and kind as well as very clear in her instruction as to what I could work on in-between lessons.
Paula D.
Mimi was very patient and encouraging. She helped me understand some aspects of music theory that I was having difficulty with, Definitely several points above average!:)

Joseph B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor and Master Of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
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Joseph B.

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Would you like to study with a Concert Pianist / Composer with graduate degrees from the renowned Juilliard School?

If you do, than why not with a winner and laureate of multiple international competitions such as the International Canada Recording Competition, Beethoven International Competition (Austria, Vienna), The New York Philharmonic Competition and others? If you find a teacher who successfully competed in the field, why not one who also had been respected enough to be invited to judge it? I served as judge on competition juries for the National Teachers Association and many other competitions.

Should you get a teacher who is In high demand as a master teacher, lecturer and educator at many music festivals such as Utah Music Festival, Milwaukee Music Festival and others around the world? Requested for knowledge and expression as an editor of professional music publications at Oxford University in the two volume compendium of music knowledge and history with ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Jull

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Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Ron
Joseph shared his composition at the bedside of a dying man. Everyone listened and stopped crying for a moment. We were transported from the terrible tragedy into his world of beautiful music. His compassion and sensitivity of spirit touched us. When he teaches this gift to others, the world becomes a better place.
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Mary S.

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Starting at $24
  • Music Performance, Piano from North Central University
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2007
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Mary S.

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I started taking piano lessons in 8th grade, because my little sister started taking lessons and I didn’t want her to be able to do something I could not! My motivation quickly changed as I began to love the piano and the music I found I could make come from it. Not only did I enjoy the challenges and rewards that came from learning the piano, but the habits of hard work and persistence that I formed along the way have paid off in every part of my life. I graduated with a BA in Music Performance in 2010 from North Central University.

I believe music has incredible educational value, but I also believe that it should be enjoyable. Every student is different and has a different purpose for wanting to learn music. Developing a love for the instrument you play is just as important as developing the technical skills to play it. I do my best as a teacher to learn what it is that students enjoy most about playing and incorporate those aspects into lessons.

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About Mary

I began taking piano lessons on a whim in middle school, but it didn't take long before I realized I was completely in love with music. I enjoy playing and teaching many types of music, from classical to rock to hymns and church music. I learned to play by ear at the same time I learned to sight r

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Olivia K.
Mary S is fantastic!
Grant P.
The first lesson went extremely well. Mary was very supportive and affirming. I made progress! I look forward to further lessons. Online methodology worked well as we were working across country.
Samuel
She was very patient took the time to give me excellent lessons. I learned a lot and was very pleased with her professional approach to teaching.
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Catherine W.

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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Catherine W.

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Only beginner and intermediate level.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
Teba
My two oldest children (one more advanced in piano than the other) began taking lessons with Catherine just this year. They have both shown significant improvement and love her as an instructor. They also look forward to practicing in between lessons. We could not be happier.
Naoko
Great artist and a teacher. My 6 year old enjoys her lessons and I love her down to earth vibe.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons

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 $27 and $175 per hour.
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Alfred uses technology and creativity to keep my daughter interested and engaged in her lessons. She looks forward to practice time!"
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"I am an older student just starting beginner piano lessons online. Phillip was wonderful! He explained everything and moved at a pace that I could keep up with. I can't wait until my next lesson."
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"He was experienced and very caring for my daughter to feel comfortable.
It was a first piano lesson for my 7 year old and she bragged about how she enjoyed the class. I am so glad that we found him!"
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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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