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William P.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $26
  • Speaks english, spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Performance in Vocal Music Contemporary Studies from Valley Forge Christian College
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William P.

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If you want to learn how to begin playing the piano, I am you man. I focus on scales, selections, and cadences to help you learn the beginnings of piano playing. I can take you through simple four part melodies with pedals, playing from a lead sheet, and even a bit of transposition. A small amount of music theory will be involved in your lessons.

About William

Hello everyone. My journey into teaching has opened up so many doors for me and has made me a better instructor. I have been participating in music programs from the age of 3. Music is my passion. I have learned many instruments along the way, and I have pressed through to achieve not only my acade

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Omari B.
William is an excellent instructor I’m very excited to continue my lessons
Seth F.
I saw a marked improvement in just my first lesson. William has been courteous, professional, and knowledgeable throughout my experience so far. I can’t wait to continue my lessons with him!

Mimi D.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Masters Degree from Brooklyn College
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Mimi D.

46 Reviews
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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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Edwin B.
Great rhythm training teacher.
Amy H.
Mimi is helping me learn how to play the Erhu. Her assessment of my existing knowlege of music theory was very spot on and she is a patient and skilled instructor, even online, which I thought might be difficult. She is encouraging and able to help me understand how to best learn and practice the instrument. I highly recommend her!
Paula D.
Mimi is a true inspiration and very good to work with and learn from My songwriting has improved significantly from working with her. Definitely several points above average!:)
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Summer L.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.M. Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2009
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Summer L.

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Our lessons will be both encouraging and productive, but most importantly, will foster a love and understanding of music. Curriculum is individualized based on the student’s musical interests. Students will learn songs they love to play while also developing proper technique and important musical skills like sight-reading, a solid understanding of rhythm, music theory, and ear training. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and gain a well-rounded music education, regardless of age or musical background.

About Summer

I believe that the most important aspect of teaching music is creating a positive and individualized learning environment while simultaneously teaching the necessary technique and knowledge to play your instrument both successfully and confidently.   Above all, our lessons will focus on reaching

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Julia F.
My daughter, Julia, is a beginner, and she loves Summer, and really appreciates Summer's teaching style!! Julia will definitely continue her online lessons. Summer is an empathetic, caring, super talented "rock star" instructor!!!
Jo-Anne B.
She was very good and really knew what she was doing and explained things very well!
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Rachel Z.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 18; Female: 5 and up
  • Marketing & Management from Wartburg College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rachel Z.

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Teaching others music education is my passion! Each lesson is tailored to the individual student based on his/her age, skill level, and musical interests.

About Rachel

Teaching others music education is my passion! Each lesson is tailored to the individual student based on his/her age, skill level, and musical interests. Students usually begin with a common course book such as Alfred or Faber series including studies in the following areas: Repertoire, Technic, S

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Ethan &.
Rachel was wonderful with our son! (4 & 7)
Laurie
My daughter loves Rachel! She has a great rapport with kids.
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Catherine W.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
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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.
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Howard R.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B. A. Degree - music department - piano performance from UCLA
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Howard R.

43 Reviews
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Every problem has a solution. Let me help you find it. My specialty is narrowing down the exact root issue that the student is having, which seems like an obstacle and to offer practical solutions to solve this issue. This allows for the student to reach their goals. Please see all the subject specialties. In addition, I can specifically help you with the following styles: classical, rock, jazz, blues, gospel, country, r&b, pop, reggae, folk, broadway, 50s, new age, funk, techno.

About Howard

I enjoy working with complete beginners as well as seasoned professionals. I teach classical and popular styles. I specialize in teaching learning how to learn, sight-reading, technique, improvisation, chord-reading, songwriting. One of my specialties is to help you break through your most stubborn

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James S.
Excellent lesson. Thank you!
Oz B.
Howard is very caring and detailed oriented. He really knows how to inspire and encourage children to learn piano. He makes it challenging and fun!
Edward
Howard's approach is patient while at the same time he actually leads my son forward - not just listening to what he practiced that week. Howard does not make the weekly lesson a "test" but rather a session to work together and my son enjoys the lessons instead of worrying if he prepared enough.

We moved from Los Angeles so we chose to transition from lessons in Howard's house to weekly lessons online - it continues to work beautifully.

Howard can accommodate any style of student - I know because I took lessons from Howard myself until my work built up too much to continue.

I recommend Howard without any reservation.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing piano teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream piano teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

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 $179 per hour.
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$56 average
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"My 13 year old daughter had a great first lesson with Summer. She felt encouraged and supported as she entered into the world of music through the piano."
Anna
Took Piano lessons from Summer L.
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"James helps each student feel comfortable with the level they are at while challenging them to reach higher. He is kind, personable, and highly professional. We are so thankful to have him as our daughter's piano teacher!"
Melissa
Took Piano lessons from James V.
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"Steven is very patient with my 5 year old and very good at explaining things at his level."
Theresa
Took Piano lessons from Steven B.
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"Kelly was very patient with a pretty bad pianist haha"
Henry
Took Piano lessons from Kelly A.
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"Great teacher. Makes it so much fun!!"
Linda
Took Piano lessons from Josh L.
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"Amazing teacher. My son is a beginner and he loves going for his piano lessons."
Leah
Took Piano lessons from Jean B.
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"A great teacher, Elizabeth always makes sure that her student understands a concept and will come up with explanations and tools to help a student better grasp it. She is patient, and explains things in very easy to understand while also making the lessons enjoyable and lighthearted."
Melissa
Took Piano lessons from Elizabeth W.
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"Norman is a great teacher. Not only is he able to teach how to play piano, but he also teaches enough theory to understand the music."
Paul
Took Piano lessons from Norman T.
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"I wanted to put in a VERY HIGH review for Mandolyn. She was a great
teacher and really got me excited about learning the piano. I will greatly
miss working with her; however, I'm sure she will continue to excel at her
profession."
Bryan
Took Piano lessons from Mandolyn B.
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"Very patient with her students. Takes the time to teach and even reteach a lesson when the student is having difficulty. Very flexible with fitting us in for our lessons when we have to make a change."
Alexander
Took Piano lessons from Carol K.
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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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