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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks French(Intermediate), English, Japanese
  • 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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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

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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.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Gujarati, French, Music
  • Awarded 2004 Excellence in Performing Arts or Literature from FEZANA
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy employed for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, 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 literature as w

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Jim
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.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Roberta M.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1999
  • 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 Rev

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Ridhimaa M.
Very helpful and engaging. Looking forward to future sessions
Jim H.
In person is much better.
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DeAnna H.

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Starting at $95
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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.
Ian
Deanna was great! Nice, patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I learned basic technique which already has me feeling more comfortable. I'm looking forward to progressing and confident I've made the right choice.
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Celine K.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Honor Student from George Mason University
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Celine K.

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I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I have been teaching professionally for 17 years. It is important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson.

About Celine

I love to teach students of all ages and abilities. I believe that learning music should be fun and enjoyable. It is my mission to guide and provide appropriate tools to educate musicians who will always have a lifelong passion. I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with st

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Brian Nguyen
I started with Celine for piano, but then we started doing half piano and half singing lessons.

Celine and I went through a piano lessons book. It was very helpful learning how to learn a song. I got used to reading notes and how to practice. I came from being self taught through youtube and playing by ear for around a year or 2, but I never learned the traditional and more classical way. I really learned a lot from that.

Singing was more exciting because I grew at a pretty fast rate. Celine is really knowledgable about the different ways a person can use their voice and selecting out warm ups to help the growth of a specific singing technique. My voice got stronger and more stable. My head voice is more natural. My singing background was just doing it for fun since I was a kid.

Me and Celine both like kpop and korean music so I sang those as well as some English and Japanese songs. So pretty flexible there. She was able to give me really good recommendations for songs to sing based on my voice.
Michael
Celine is very helpful and has been very supportive in finding songs that fit my current range but also challenge me!
Tod
Awesome experience!
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Austin K.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Top 10 Instructors of 2021 from Lessons.com
  • Guitar from Music & Arts
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Austin K.

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Every student is not the same. Lesson books assume that they are. So in lessons with me I make sure we aren't afraid to put the book down and just focus on what is important. You learning at your pace, and achieving the goals you want to achieve! No book can personally adjust a lesson plan to accommodate how you're feeling, the right teacher can!

About Austin

I have been playing piano, guitar and ukulele since 2004. Since 2004 I've tutored others in music, including a high school piano class. Starting in 2017 I began teaching professionally. I evaluate how each student learns best. Set goals with them, and create a curriculum that is fun, exciting, an

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Benjamin
My son really enjoyed his piano lesson with Austin.
Sarah
Excellent and “on point” with intuitive abilities to instruct each student!
Matthew
We received our first lesson with Austin and look. Forward to many more. He connected very well with our son’s learning abilities and seems to love what he does!

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Average Cost of 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 $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Mr. Kelvin is very professional. He is teaching my 3 kids with different approach uniquely designed on their age level. My kids love him and they enjoy every lesson."
Lorela
Took Piano lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Excellent lessons! Ian teaches fun songs that engage kids but also about technique & theory in a very casual and relaxed manner. Highly recommended!"
Vera
Took Piano lessons from Ian S.
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"My first lesson was great. She helped me gain a lot of confidence as to whether or not I could learn to play. Can't wait until my next lesson"
James
Took Piano lessons from Lydia H.
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"Seriously the best instructor ever. Rhonda is patient and kind and can connect with you where ever you are in your progression. I started lessons with enthusiasm but some fears of failure, the enthusiasm has been supported well and the fears slowly forgotten because there's always something to practice and be excited about.
When I took some time off from lessons, and returned, just after one lesson my passion resumed again, after seeing Rhonda. I feel like I can ask her about anything.
I'm super glad I signed up for lessons. ~"
Megan
Took Piano lessons from Rhonda S.
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"She was really knowledgable and kind!"
Elaine
Took Piano lessons from Lauren F.
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"Kristin does a beautiful job teaching piano and singing to my daughters. The two go hand in hand and she does a great job combining both. On a personal note, she has a beautiful, generous heart and gives my girls little prizes when they do very well."
Amanda
Took Piano lessons from Kristin A.
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"I absolutely loved my 1st lesson."
Anna
Took Piano lessons from Steve P.
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"Work well with children! Appears to be patient! Very welcoming!"
Jordan
Took Piano lessons from Marsha K.
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"Mr. Michaelson is the best teacher I've met at Portland.

I do appreciate Chuck for his professional piano lessons and kind. My son enjoyed his lessons sooooooo much and, loves piano more from then on. He is really a great musician and responsible teacher I've ever met at Portland. His patience and style of teaching are sunshine to my son's piano life."
JIA
Took Piano lessons from Chuck M.
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"Great music teacher

Tanisha is a great music teacher. She is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and motivating. She adjusted my lessons to fit my skills and I've seen vast improvement in my piano playing and singing. Highly recommend Tanisha for a music teacher."
Andre
Took Piano lessons from Tanisha H.
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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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Ready for the holidays? Here, Brooklyn, NY teacher Liz T. shares her top picks for Christmas songs for piano to perform for your friends and family...   The holidays are approaching fast, and there’s no better way to spread some holiday cheer than by playing some good 'ol Christmas songs for piano! In fact, there are many Christmas carols out there that were written specifically for the piano. Playing these songs at the holidays will improve your sight reading and ear training. Some of …

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Studies show, time after time, that music lessons in early childhood are essential for creating neural pathways for brain development.  They also give children a head start on creativity and self-expression.  Music was likely our first language as human beings, and it still provokes a very primal response in us - anybody from anywhere in the world can listen to a song and know what emotion it is trying to convey. If you ask an adult if they took piano lessons as a child, many will say yes.   …

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When is the Right Time to Start Piano Lessons?

Ask any musician when to start piano lessons, and you're likely to hear something along the lines of "right now!" Learning to play the piano improves dexterity, relieves stress, and improves your brain's power and elasticity throughout your life. Whether you start at 4, 14, or 64, there's plenty to learn and love about playing piano, but some benefits are of greater interest to different age groups. If you're a mom hoping that your child will be the next Mozart, a teen looking to broaden …

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