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Carolyn M.

45 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2011
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
  • 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 Thea

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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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Jeremy P.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jeremy P.

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Beginning piano lessons will focus on basic musicianship, including note reading, rhythm reading, basic chords and scales, technique, and classical repertoire. More advanced lessons will cover techniques for improvisation.

About Jeremy

I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands around the midwest. In 2004, I transferred

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Asuka U.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese, French(Intermidiate)
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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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 ‚Äč“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence and voice

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Grace
Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
Lin
Lin enjoyed the first lesson very much and is now all excited for more lessons to come!
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Summer L.

49 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • B.M. Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music
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Summer L.

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We will work together to develop your musicianship and make learning music fun, regardless of age or musical background. Lessons will be at your pace, tailored to your interests, and, perhaps most importantly, will foster a love and understanding of music.

Students will learn songs they love to play — from any genre — while also developing important skills such as learning how to practice, note reading, rhythm, playing by ear, and technique, as well as songwriting, composing, improvisation, and music theory.

About Summer

My primary goal as a teacher is to make music lessons a positive, life-enriching experience for my students. Above all, our lessons will focus on reaching your musical potential and goals. Lesson curriculum will cover the practical skills you need in order to develop musical fluency, creativity

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Ivie Gregory
Summer is an amazing piano teacher. Her positive, encouraging and professional demeanor is like no other. She teaches 3 of my children piano:ages 14, 10, & 8 & she caters to each of their individual personalities, abilities and learning styles. I am amazed at how far each of them have come in just a year. It is so nice to see each of them sit down at the piano and just relax and have fun playing a tune. She has instilled a confidence in them that carries over into every aspect of their life. We are so grateful that the kids have fallen in love with piano, but I completely attribute that love to Summer’s style of teaching. Having a teacher that is so positive and encouraging is such a blessing.
thierry
My daughter is so happy with her lessons from Summer. She does a great job individualizing the curriculum, and even making the more monotonous parts engaging. Highly recommend.
Carolyn
I have always wanted to learn to play the piano. At the age of 50 I decided it was a perfect time! I picked Summer and it was the best choice I ever made!! She is such a great , patient teacher. She explains every thing so thoroughly that I had no problems understanding her! I caught on and achieved my goal of playing my favorite song, "Claire De lune" and more, I may not sound like a concert pianist, but I am proud of my accomplishment. It never would have happened with out such a fabulous teacher!
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Roberta M.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Performance from City University of New York Graduate Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 Review said

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Very helpful and engaging. Looking forward to future sessions
Jim H.
In person is much better.
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Yoon Jae L.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yoon Jae L.

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I am a certified Steinway education partner with over 17 years of teaching experience.

As a professional musician, I love sharing my passion of making music with others. Whether you are totally new to piano or a seasoned player wishing to brush up your skills, I can help you develop a more in-depth experience with piano. During lessons I emphasize skills such as correct note-reading, attention to details in the music, developing proper technique, critical thinking and listening, creative problem-solving, efficient practice, and exploring new repertoire. To encourage growth and consistent improvement, I recommend all my students to perform once or twice a year in my student recitals at Steinway Hall but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level.

I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of my students. All I ask for is a commitment to make music an integral part of your life. Whatever your skill level and personal goals may be, I will help you ...

About Yoon Jae

Yoon Jae enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, arranger, pianist, and artrepreneur. As Founder & Artistic Director of Ensemble 212, Mr. L has built one of today’s finest ensembles based in New York. They have received critical acclaim for their innovative programming of works by living comp

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Douglas T.
Yoon Jae is a fantastic teacher.
Mark B.
Yoon Jae is an excellent, patient teacher. I am a beginner and he is helping me develop a solid foundation that should allow me to develop my skills. Excellent!
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"Our daughter has been learning the piano under Fawn's tutelage for more than five years. Fawn not only has kept her on track with a well-designed curriculum, but also makes if fun and interesting. Our daughter looks forward to her time with Fawn and enjoys her lessons. Fawn works to find music that she likes along with the classics. It has been a great experience and we're looking forward to another year of learning. Thank you, Fawn!"
Don K.
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"This was my first time taking piano lesson and I felt Adam was patient in his delivery of instruction pursuant to explaining the basic or foundations of piano."
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Took Piano lessons from Adam R.
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"David gives me expert instruction in all aspects of my piano playing. He pays careful attention to my abilities and is sensitive in communicating advice. Because of his patience and his precision, I am thoroughly enjoying my piano progress. For anyone looking for great piano instruction, I highly recommend David!"
Meg
Took Piano lessons from David B.
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"Julie is a fantastic teacher - makes learning fun and fast - very encouraging and makes the lesson enjoyable as well as educational! A rare and talented teacher who is able to convey sometimes difficult concepts in a very easy to understand and comprehend manner! I have never been so motivated and excited to learn something and I eagerly look forward to my lessons each week with Julie!"
Billie Bowman
Took Piano lessons from Julie L.
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"He is a gift working with kids. He put them at ease right away and they now like to continue play piano."
Ethan
Took Piano lessons from Enoch W.
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"She is patient to teach my son to understand music and piano."
Jian
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"Anna Petkova is a wonderful piano teacher. She is talented and patient, and she encourages, challenges, and supports her students as they learn, grow, and improve. Highly recommended!"
Richard
Took Piano lessons from Anna P.
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"When you first meet Tony you sense immediately his passion and love for music; this comes through in his teaching style and attitude. Our 2 daughters (ages 13 and 11) have been taking lessons from Tony for about 3 months and we are definitely seeing improvements in their abilities. He has a knack for challenging them without them really knowing that's what he's doing--he pushes (gently) on them to reach their potential. Our girls enjoy taking lessons from Tony and look forward to seeing him each week, they practice without being asked (most days) and look forward to learning more interesting and challenging music. I would absolutely recommend Tony as an instructor for children or adults."
Christa
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"Two lessons in, I can officially confirm that Keith is an AMAZING teacher (and person to boot).

My piano background was a little questionable beforehand (primarily self-taught via YouTube), but having someone as talented and encouraging as Keith tailoring a lesson plan specifically for me has already exponentially improved my technique. Your search for a teacher ends here. Five stars. :)"
Brian
Took Piano lessons from Keith J.
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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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