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Nashville Venues for Piano Performances

By Julie L. - Nashville Piano Teacher

Nashville, Tennessee has been called “Music City” since WSM-AM announcer David Cobb coined the phrase in 1950. Although Nashville is typically associated with Country music, the truth is that you can hear just about any style of music here. There are many opportunities for anyone taking piano lessons in Nashville to get out and see a variety of live shows, or even perform for an audience.

With 58 official Live Music Venues (each marked a sign in the shape of a large guitar pick), many of the live music acts you will hear feature a pianist or keyboard player. You’ll find Blues at BB King's Blues Club on Second Avenue, and hear live Salsa music while learning to dance Cuban style downstairs in the same building. F. Scott’s Restaurant is a great place to groove to a
jazz trio while enjoying a gourmet dinner or “the Piano Man” will play and sing your requests at Maggiano’s Little Italy.

TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center) features Tony Bennett in concert, Les Miserables, or Shrek the Musical. At the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, visiting classical pianists, violinists, percussionists, and singers can be heard. Free tickets for students are provided through the Classroom Classics program. Country music abounds at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and of course Second Fiddle where you can hear live country music 7 days a week on Lower Broadway. You can find excellent music just about anywhere in Nashville, from artists like Lady Gaga and Keith Urban playing downtown at the Bridgestone Arena, to singer-songwriters at the Bluebird Cafe, to showcases at smaller venues like 12th and Porter, or even undiscovered talent serenading passers-by on the sidewalk down Broadway.

Living here in the midst of so much talent can be intimidating, but we all have to start somewhere. As a teacher of music theory, singing and piano lessons in Nashville, I encourage my students to do what they love, follow their musical passions, and work diligently. I love teaching piano lessons in Nashville because there are so many opportunities for me and my students to be inspired by amazing musical performances and to perform in the greater Nashville area. For pianists, singers, or simply music lovers, Nashville is truly “Music City.”
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Dani E. Nashville, TN

Typically, we'll work from an instructional book such as the Bastien series to help build basic theory and technique and then start adding in songs of your choice to build your repertoire. We can also work on any original material you might be interested in creating.

About Dani

Hi! I'm a singer/songwriter who recently relocated to Nashville from Brooklyn, NY. I just got off the road from singing backing vocals for Miley Cyrus on the Bangerz World Tour and am looking forward to picking up with my students again and hopefully working with some new ones! I've been teaching since 2006 in addition to writing and performing my original music as well as singing backing vocals for various artists such as Amos Lee, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, and more. *** Lesson Details *** I hold a B.F.A. in Vocal Performance from The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NYC and teach beginning, hobbyist singers all the way through to working, professional singers. The most important thing I like to work on with voice students, is helping you to find your own distinct ...

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j G. June 3, 2013
Piano
dani brought a fun atmosphere to learning piano

dani taught my two children for more than two years. my third child started taking lessons with her after he turned six. she taught them to enjoy music. she made it fun and was open to them experimenting and creating their own music while teaching them technique. she was always supportive and patient with my kids. they love her and miss her.
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Lauren B. June 2, 2013
Piano
"Awesome" Teacher

Dani taught my 10-year-old daughter piano for 2 years. She supremely professional, thorough, and most importantly fun. My daughter couldn't wait for her weekly lessons. As she says, Dani is "awesome." Dani was able to deftly make the lessons educational but also lively. My daughter still loves to play, practices without being asked, and reads music well. I credit that to Dani's focus, patience and enthusiasm. She always showed up smiling, and to my daughter's delight also had stickers for her lesson book after each class. I cannot recommend her enough, and am sad that we don't live in the same city so my daughter can continue her lessons with her. A wonderful teacher.
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tina S. May 31, 2013
Piano
Great with Kids - Professional & Reliable!

Dani was our piano teacher in nyc - we miss her so much, Nashville is lucky to have her! We have 2 kids, 8 & 9 years old, and they enjoyed having lessons with Dani very much. Always reliable & professional, Dani has a special way with children. She makes them & their music feel important and she never talks down to them. She also knows how to motivate, encourage & celebrate them. We highly recommend Dani as a piano teacher.
Logan C. Nashville, TN

All Ages, All Skill Levels. The Best instrument for young kids!

About Logan

I am a music lover, educator, and songwriter. I have been playing music since I was very young and it has consistently brought joy into my life. I have been teaching since 2007, specifically to share the joy i find in music. I teach because I think everyone is capable of making great music, and I want to help you figure out how. I grew up in California and have toured extensively throughout the western US. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I earned my degree in Guitar Performance in 3 years. Since then I've been teaching, writing, and playing non stop. *** Lesson Details *** My Students get a very individualized experience. I want to help you play the music you love or want to create. We start playing songs as soon as possible, because it provides a context ...

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Ashley D. March 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Logan has so much patience with my 7-going-on-17 year old daughter!
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Aaron A. February 21, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons with Logan now for about two months and I am really happy with the approach he has taken in teaching me guitar. I have been a self-taught guitar player for about 8 years but had hit a brick wall with my playing. Logan is teaching me a lot of fundamentals that I missed when I originally taught myself how to play and is stretching me as a player. I'm learning at a faster rate than ever and I wish I wouldn't have waited so long to take lessons. He is patient and communicates very well and I always leave the lesson with material to practice at home. I have already recommended him to friends and definitely recommend him for both beginner guitar players and experienced players as well.
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Khiana R. January 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My review does not stem from Logan as a teacher. He has been a good teacher, but my review is in regard to his professionalism. My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Logan since August 2014. I decided to choose Logan as a my daughter's piano teacher because he was budget friendly and had great reviews. I decided to have her take lessons in his home. Everything was excellent until this past month. We started with 1 hour lessons on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.

In November, I asked if we could change her lessons to 30 minutes and if it would be ok to change her time from 5:00-5:30. I informed him 3 weeks in advance of the change. He told me that schedule would be fine. I could not change the schedule online and this is my first time using Takelessons so I did not know how to change the schedule. After talking to Takelessons, this was something that had to be changed by the instructor.

I purchased 5 (30 minute) lessons and told him that the 30 minute lessons would begin after Thanksgiving. She used 3 lessons during December, and he took 2 weeks off to go out of town. During the month of December, I never received any notification of nonpayment, so I figured everything was fine. When we returned after Christmas break, I arrived at his home to be told that Takelessons had canceled our time slot and another student had taken our spot. He asked me if we could come the next day at the same time. I was a little upset, but I understood and agreed. I came the next day at the same time, and he was not home. His roommate tried contacting him and leaving a voice mail. He was at another lesson. I left him a message with my contact information asking him to contact me. I never heard back from Logan.

A few days later, I emailed him and texted him about the missed lessons. He apologized and offered to give me an extra lesson. I had to contact him to see what would be a good day to reschedule her lessons. I asked if Thursdays were ok. He told me he'd get back with me about the time. I contacted him again to see, and he said 7pm on Thursdays. I agreed, but then I asked if we could do 7:15 because my daughter has a previous lesson that ends at 7 and could not make his lesson at that time.

We had her 4th lesson at 7:15 the following Thursday. The next week he canceled because he told me he was sick with a fever. I said no problem. Then I receive a text from him saying I'll be 5-10 minutes late. I asked if that message was meant for me. He told me no. I was under the assumption that he was on his way to a lesson and wasn't sick at all. He made a mistake by sending me the wrong message.

For yesterday's lesson, we were running a little bit late and arrived at his home at 7:20. We knocked several times and waited, but no one was home. I had been stood up and inconvenienced 3 times in the same month. I do not live very close, and it was a waste of my time and gas. I called him, there was no answer.

As we were leaving, I called twice to see if I could reach him, and then he finally picked up. I told him we were waiting for him for my daughter's 7:15 lesson. He said he was on his way to another lesson. He said the lesson was supposed to be at 7 and I said no, we agreed to 7:15. He said he waited until 7:20 and decided to leave. I asked why didn't he call before leaving. He then made the claim that I had not made any payment for any of my daughter's lessons. I was furious, and I informed him that I had proof that I paid him. He was being rude, and I was angry so I decided to end the conversation and mentioned that I would contact Takelessons to settle the matter.

I sent him a text message with a screenshot to show my proof of payment and my contact with him about the schedule change, and he responded back by saying, "I do not appreciate the harrassment or defamation, please cease contact with me and contact me through our contractor." I have been nothing but professional with him, and I feel as though I did not deserve that response.

I have been inconvenienced many times, and I feel as though he has not tried to alleviate the situation. He has not been sympathetic even though my daughter has been a faithful student. I feel as though since he believed I had not made any payments, he had been disregarding our lessons. I told him if he had concerns about payment, he should have taken the situation up with me and talked to me instead of avoiding me.

After talking to Take Lessons, if the schedule had been changed by the instructor, the instructor would have been paid for his lessons, and I would not have lost my time slot. This whole situation would have been avoided if he had changed my daughter's lesson time on Takelessons. I feel as though he should take responsibility for the error and apologize the inconvenience. I have always been honest with him, and I have been understanding up to this point. I am trying to leave an honest review of my experience.

I am very unhappy and disappointed with how Logan has handled this whole situation, and I would not recommend him as a piano teacher because he has been very unprofessional. I think he needs to do a better job scheduling his lessons and have better communication with his students.
Dustin B. Nashville, TN

Professional piano lessons for electric or acoustic.

No matter what age, learning piano is a wonderful instrument to an introduction to music, as it sounds great from the start and is easy to start playing songs, and creating music while having tons of fun.
Learn: Beginner to advanced techniques, how to play comfortably, scales, playing exercises, fundamentals of music, genres such as Classical, Jazz, Rock and R&B, learn Improvisation, performance techniques, stage presence, and much more.

As with all the lessons I teach, being comfortable in the lesson and with your craft is crucial for making great music! Lesson are customized for each students needs and goals preparing a plan that is enjoyable, fun and motivating.

About Dustin

Education Experience: Private Lessons - 22 years Public and Magnet Schools - 7 years I've tutored 100’s of students from ages 4 to 58. Teaching primarily saxophone I've also tutored on Clarinet, Flute, piano, guitar, bass, percussion, tuba, trumpet and voice. I also give instruction in music theory, improvisation, arranging, composition, engraving, music notation, and general studio operations from recording to engineering. I have given lessons privately and under many school and magnet programs from Iowa, Miami and currently the Nashville school systems. I hold a Degree from the highly accredited University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida, and have also taken courses at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls Iowa in classical performance and education. Professional ...

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J C M. March 22, 2015
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
This is my second lesson with Dustin. Dustin is a knowledgeable cool young man with a keen ear for for the saxophone tones. I've learned something at both lessons. I plan to continue to learn from Dustin. I would recommend Dustin to anyone who wants to learn how play the saxophone. J.C.
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Matt M. March 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Don't let the saxophone fool you, Dustin is a top notch voice coach. He has been a professional musician his whole life so he has a deep rooted understanding of music theory. He seems to be a natural teacher too, who is dedicated to helping his students learn and grow. He was able to figure out where I was at quickly and start at my level. Highly recommended!!
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Duany Pantoja P. October 29, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Dustin Rocks! I recommend Dustin 100% awesome teacher, always on time and never rushes the session.
RaShelle M. Nashville, TN

About RaShelle

From the age of 4, RaShelle composed music and played piano by ear, dreaming of the day when she would be able to hear her pieces played by full string orchestras and symphony orchestras. In high school, she began studying classical piano performance with Mrs. Patricia Randolph, graduate of Eastman School of Music. During her studies with Mrs. Randolph, she received “rating one” in 2003 and 2004 for her piano performances at the Nebraska Music Guild Competition. Later in college while studying jazz and tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, RaShelle was inspired to pursue her passion for both electronic and acoustic composition. Upon returning to the United States, she studied electronic composition with Dr. Charles Nichols at the University of Montana, and acoustic composition with Dr. ...

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Dylan S. May 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great with kids

My 4 year old daughter expressed an interest in playing the piano but neither my wife or I know how to play. I'm very pleased we found RaShelle. She's patient, positive and enthusiastic. Our daughter looks forward to each lesson, which is more than I could have hoped for. And, she's learning a lot.

What impresses me most is that RaShelle is also helping her learn to sing in key while she plays. My daughter is only 4 and already knows how to do things that I can't. That's pretty exciting.
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Dee F. February 26, 2013
Piano
Enthusiastic Teacher!

RaShelle has a God-given musical talent and it shows in her enthusiasm for music - not only in piano, but guitar and singing, as well.

RaShelle's love for music~ is evident in the way that she teaches and inspires you as a student to want to excel to the same level of excellence.

I strongly recommend this young woman as a teacher.

DeeDee
Brianne A. Nashville, TN

My first lesson with a student is a meet and greet where I get to pick their brain about passions, interests and goals. From there, I put together a custom lesson plan to make sure they succeed and keep interest in whatever those goals may be.

But most importantly, I take very seriously the role of instilling confidence in my students. Creative confidence spills over into all pools of life and is not only something I recognize, but take pride in being involved with.

Can't wait to meet you and start the journey!

About Brianne

I am a working artist/songwriter with placements on Nickelodeon, NBC, Rockband, international radio airplay and was featured on "This Sing Off" 2014 Holiday Special with Timothy's Gift (video below). I graduated from Belmont University in 2009 with a BA in Commercial Voice-emphasis in music business. I am currently the co-owner of The Recording Republic here in Nashville, TN where my partner and I write/produce music and help develop artists. I have been teaching voice, piano, theory, performance and songwriting on and off for the past 5 years and love every second of it. I Can't wait to meet you and see what goals we can reach together! *** Lesson Details *** The most important things I focus on in my lessons are positivity and building confidence. The confidence learned ...

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Doug F. October 24, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Brianne is working with my 11 year old daughter on basic vocal training. Brianne is an excellent instructor and vocalist. She has challenged my daughter and yet maintains a very positive attitude. We are thrilled with the lessons and plan to continue with Brianne.
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Evan D. November 23, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Highly recommend Brianne!

I started taking piano lessons with Brianne a little over two months ago, and I have seen a huge improvement in my performance and confidence. Brianne is very professional and experienced, and she knows exactly what she's talking about. My favorite thing about the lessons is that she is takes time to get to know her students to find out exactly what their goals are and what they hope to get out of the lessons. I came in with some piano experience and an idea of what I wanted, and she was able to customize my lessons so that they perfectly fit me. Brianne is very encouraging and wants you to succeed. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from her!
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kyle L. November 22, 2013
Piano
I've learned soo much in such a short time

i've always wanted to learn how to play the piano but I never could find the right teacher. Brianne has really helped me find my place as a budding piano player. She is very thorough and makes learning fun. She creates such a calm atmosphere with no judgment and i really enjoy that. Another thing that separates her from the other teachers i've had is that she doesn't teach based on her agenda she teaches me what i want to know. I can't wait fro my next lesson!
Ross R. Nashville, TN

This is my main instrument for teaching. The greatest melodic percussion instrument in the world. There is a lot I can show you about this magnificent beast, in all styles and formats.

About Ross

As a graduate of University of Memphis (Bachelor of Music, composition/percussion, 1983), I have since been a professional musician for over thirty years, performing in 49 out of 50 United States, Canada, U.K., Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, and on over 100 nationally released recordings. I believe everyone has music inside that needs to be nurtured and shared, so I began teaching contemporary keyboard lessons privately in upstate New York starting in 2010. In 2012 I was invited to be the main keyboard teacher at the Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock NY, whose namesake was the original founder of the School of Rock franchise, and within the first year helped to quadruple the student body, while guiding them through learning the demanding music of Yes, Queen, and Frank Zappa. Now ...

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Edward F. March 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor, I highly recommend!!

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