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Adam R.

Watchung, NJ 07069

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I teach all levels of piano. Hour sessions are available but count as two 30 minute sessions back to back.

About Adam

I love working with students of all ages and levels in person and online. I've worked with professionals on TV, Broadway, MTV as well as students 3 years old to 97 just studying for fun.

Adam runs successful teaching studios in New York City, Watchung, New Jersey, and online.

*** Lesson Details ***
30 minute singing lessons - Typically do 10 to 12 minutes of warmup and the rest of the time is devoted to practical application of technique to your songs, as well as, performance aspects. I also offer hour lessons.

30 minute acting lessons - Typically work on monologues or scenes that I or they provide. We can also work on sides provides for auditions for TV, film, & stage. I also offer hour lessons.

30 minute reading coaching - Typically work on our alphabet, the different sounds, sight words, and reading a book of choice.

I also offer hour lessons

30 minute voice/speech session - Typically work improving your voice through various exercises and strategies. I also offer hour lessons

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use my Macbook Pro to record lessons and distribute them to students via a free Dropbox account. IN PERSON LESSONS ONLY.
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May 29, 2019
Carolina M.
Really fun working with Adam. Loved my first lesson and I am looking forward to the next one!!!
May 29, 2019
Henrie
Fun start to my accent reduction class with Adam.
May 24, 2019
John
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Adam R.

Watchung, NJ

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Brenda B.

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Whether you are just beginning or are looking to come back to the piano, together we can develop your skills so you can learn to read music and play piano!

About Brenda

Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different

teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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September 27, 2019
Jim
Very helpful for me as a novice!
April 30, 2019
Camilla
Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!
March 26, 2019
Xu Y.
Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!

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Brenda B.

Wayne, NJ

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Janet P.

Larchmont, NY 10538

(6)

Private Classical Piano Teacher

I specialize in Classical and Pop music and typically use various method books with supplemental sheet music customized to my student's needs and desires. I also use both grand piano and studio piano for playing duets at each lesson which students really enjoy.

About Janet

My goal is your success! Great outcomes are the result of teaching methods that combine traditional and innovative techniques which are fun and easy. Everyone succeeds and I personally guarantee my program!!
*Bio... Founder/Instructor of school specializing in piano and piano keyboards. It was founded in 1990 by Janet P., Alumna of The Juilliard School and a music teacher for over thirty years. Ms. P is an active member of NYSSMA (NY State School Music Association) and MENC (The National Association for Music Education) and has been involved with various charitable scholarship award programs, including youth organizations such as “Songcatchers” and has presented numerous charitable concerts. She has performed and arranged music for her Jazz group – "The Hi Lite Trio" throughout Westchester County, NY. Ms. P. offers private lessons with

a variety of performance opportunities - workshops, and four concerts each year including an annual Community Outreach Concert.
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September 26, 2019
Bev
Learning to play the piano was a lifelong dream of mine. I’ve been taking lessons from Janet now for five years. As an “adult” student starting from scratch, I was concerned that I would never really be able to understand music or become truly competent. When I look back to where I started from and how far I’ve come, I’m amazed. Janet is truly a genius at teaching. She makes difficult concepts easy to understand. And she truly understands the challenges of the adult learner. But learning is always enjoyable, never stressful. I look forward to my lessons and even my at-home practicing sessions. It’s become a kind of therapy for me! I would recommend Janet and the Fine Arts Music School to any who is serious about learning to play the piano.
Bev - Mamaroneck, NY
January 17, 2019
Ashley C.
Janet has been an amazing resource for our family. Her patience and ability to work with young kids is exceptional.
April 29, 2018
Enoch/Wendy
I am an adult who learned piano for 2 years when I was little before quitting. I wanted to regain my skills and Janet has been helping me do that. She’s fantastic, kind, flexible and encouraging! She reminded me to enjoy the music while at the same time challenging me to improve my skills to the next level I couldn’t be more excited !!

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Janet P.

Larchmont, NY

(6)

Kris S.

Ridgewood, NY 11385

(6)

Private Classical Piano Teacher

Learn to play Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more!

About Kris

Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this.

When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover all sides of musicianship, with a focus on building creative ability. Your classes will be varied and fun, from useful music theory to piano exercises designed to build strength and coordination. We'll play a wide range of pieces from classical works to rock, from bebop jazz to indie pop, breaking the music down to learn why and how it works. And we'll work together to help develop your sense of rhythm, melody, and harmony so that you can sit down and truly express yourself in impromptu jam, join a group, write a song, or to feel comfortable learning on your own.

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July 23, 2019
Caleb
I had an excellent experience with Kris. He challenged me but also understood my specific circumstances and pace. He was flexible with scheduling and helped me greatly improve my piano playing in a short amount of time. We worked on arranged music and songwriting. I’d recommend Kris for all levels!
April 12, 2019
Margaret Ford
Kris is welcoming and encouraging. He knows a lot and seems to be able to explain it in a way I can understand.
March 8, 2019
John B.
Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!

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Kris S.

Ridgewood, NY

(6)

Michael N.

New York, NY 10025

(5)

Private Classical Piano Teacher

I am a concert pianist with a passion for teaching. From a boarding arts secondary school to prestigious conservatories in both the US and Europe, I have honed my craft, and developed a love for sharing my passion with others. I have taught students at the Yale School of Music and at the Eastman School of Music in the United States. Additionally, I have taught a private studio for a year in Brussels, Belgium and given masterclasses at universities and schools across the Americas. My goal as a teacher is to instill my own love for music in my students.

About Michael

I am a concert pianist with a passion for teaching. From a boarding arts secondary school to prestigious conservatories in both the US and Europe, I have honed my craft, and developed a love for sharing my passion with others. I studied with some of the best teachers in the world at Eastman, the Yale School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, in addition to having attended some of the greatest festivals in the world to study with other great pianists and pedagogues. Teaching has always come naturally to me and has felt like a natural extension of my abilities as a performer. I believe it is a necessity to spread what I have learned through teaching.

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January 23, 2019
Marius P.
Patient and nice with children
December 12, 2018
Oliver
Michael knows what he's doing and makes great suggestions on how to be better. A great teacher!
October 17, 2017
Isabelle
Michael adapted himself very quickly to 'what' I wanted to play and 'how' I needed to learn taking into account my little experience. He is very positive and motivating.

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Michael N.

New York, NY

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Liudmila I.

Trenton, NJ 08618

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I have St.Petersburg Conservatory Master of Music (Diploma with Honor) My teaching experience began after Conservatory. I teach piano at the Music School for gifted children. I teach harp at Hight special music school of the St.Petersburg Conservatory. During 20 years I teach piano and harp at my home studio. My mission is to nurture creativity, perseverance, focus, musicianship and the limitless potential of every student. I 'm looking piano and harp student of all ages.

About Liudmila

I am a very experienced harpist, holding over 20 years of experience. I have performed in over 4,000 concerts and have had the privilege of performing as the Principal Harpist at St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. I also hold a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.

1988-1992 St.Petersburg Conservatory Symphony Orchestra SPb, Russia
St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra SPb, Russia
1992-1998 Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera House SPb, Russia
1999-2017 The St.Petersburg Chamber Opera SPb, Russia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1988-1992 Music School for gifted children, piano
1992- 1994 High special music schoo

l of the St.Petersburg State Conservatory
1995-present Private Instruction in Harp, Piano
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July 7, 2019
Barb
I am having so much fun! She is patient and very kind!
April 10, 2019
Diva S.
My daughter had a first lesson yesterday and was very comfortable. She enjoyed the lesson
March 2, 2019
Barb
Love her!!

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Liudmila I.

Trenton, NJ

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Santiago B.

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Private Classical Piano Teacher

I started teaching piano when I was 18, and I always found it deeply rewarding. Through all these years I’ve taught both professional and amateur musicians, and both children and adults. I teach private lessons in New York City, and via Skype. I don’t teach any preconceived method or approach, I like to work according to the interests, needs, and abilities of each student.

I teach piano, both classical and jazz, and other topics that you can find at any conservatory, or music school auditions: Composition, Ear Training, Harmony, Counterpoint, Rhythmic Training.

I’ve been lucky enough to have studied with many great teachers around the world. Some of them, such as John Bloomfield, Edna Golandsky and the late Sophia Rosoff, known all over the world for their teaching abilities and considered as some of the top pedagogues of the piano in the last decades.

About Santiago

I hold a master on jazz performance from the Prins Claus Conservatorium (Netherlands), and I've studied classical music for over 15 years with some of the best pedagogues in the world (Edna Golandsky, Sophia Rosoff, John Bloomfield, Paul Komen). The thesis of my Masters was based on healthy piano playing, and how to play and teach it to avoid fatigue, pain and injuries. This is a serious issue that most unexperienced piano teachers have no idea about, and many experienced either. I'm easy going, and enjoy my time with children. They usually have a lot of fun at the lessons, and we can always learn to improvise, to compose, and to play classical repertoire, jazz, children songs or pop music.

As a pianist I've worked for Cunard Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

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Santiago B.

Brooklyn, NY

Adolovni A.

New York, NY 10025


Private Classical Piano Teacher

I am a graduate of The Juilliard School (M.S. in Piano) and the University of the Philippines (M.M, B.M., TDM all in Piano). I am a very experienced teacher having taught at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, the 92nd St. Y School of Music, the Usdan Center for the Arts (a day camp on Long Island, New York) among others, and privately. I was a visiting expert in Piano at a university in Northeast Thailand for three years. I have performed widely.
I expect my students to practice daily.

About Adolovni

Hi! You may call me Lovni.

I am a very experienced teacher of all ages and levels having taught at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, the 92nd St. Y School of Music, the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (a summer day camp on Long Island, NY), and Hunter College of CUNY Department of Continuing Education, among others, and I have conducted master classes at universities and schools of music in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Nepal, Brunei, and the Philippines. I have given a pre-concert lecture and a lecture-recital in Chiang Mai and Singapore. For six years, I was a visiting expert in piano at a university in northeast Thailand.

I have also performed for school children two times at the Singapore International School in Hong Kong.
Privately, I ha

ve taught pupils as young as five years of age.

I am also a concert pianist having performed recitals in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

I earned the M.S degree in Piano from The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center on the John D. Rockefeller 3rd tuition scholarship awarded by the school and the M.M. and B.M. degrees and the Teacher’s Diploma in Music, all majoring in Piano, from the University of the Philippines. I also attended the Ph.D. program in Piano Performance at New York University and while there, taught piano and keyboard studies and was elected by the music faculty to the national honor society of Pi Kappa Lambda.

At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India, I launched the ‘Year of Chopin in India 2010’ with ‘Tribute from Asia’ in the city of Pune and gave the inaugural concerts in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore. The celebration committee included the Embassies of France and Belgium, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, societies, and music schools.
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Adolovni A.

New York, NY

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David
"Julia is an amazing teacher, she makes every lesson easy to grasp by breaking down difficult exercises and concepts, also she notices mistakes quickly and
doesn't hesitate to help you through them. I've taken three classical piano classes so far and am very pleased with my instructor and the results in my playing."
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Chi N.
"Ronald is an excellent teacher. My daughter LOVED her lessons with him."
Samuel
"A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesso
n very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

Juan"
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Michelle
"Sylvia is doing a great job with my 5 year old son. She is patient but no nonsense in her approach. She is very good at breaking the concepts down to a
child's level. She has been coming to my home to give the lessons and is always on time. She has been flexible when I have needed to move the appointment time. We are quite pleased."
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Klara
"When I began taking piano lessons with Ruth, I had some elementary experience playing instruments years ago. I am an older adult student and although I h
esitated initially to start learning again, I am very happy that I did start taking piano with Ruth. She understands exactly my strong and weak points and suggests better ways for me to practice. She is patient, tactful and encouraging and helps me working on my technique. I've been enjoying my classes with Ruth immensely. And I've been enjoying listening to her playing as well. Any time, at the end of our class, I ask her to play a different piece for me, she does it beautifully. I can highly recommend Ruth for children and adults alike."
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Niraj
""Mrs. Luba" has come to be one of the most positive role models in our daughter's life. Over the last two years, Luba has instilled in our daughter (now
aged 8) a deep appreciation and love for music and an understanding of the importance of setting goals.

In addition to her obvious rich musical knowledge, Luba is enthusiastic, caring, warm and understands how to teach. She has worked with my daughter on troublesome topics and knows when and how to challenge her. She makes each and every lesson fun while creating a real sense of accomplishment. Rather than simply plow through songs, Luba also works with her on piano technique and music fundamentals that will hasten her development, particularly as she advances. Finally, Luba is always extremely accommodating and cognizant of our hectic schedule. Our daughter recently scored "Outstanding" in the 2014 Music Educators Association Annual Audition, thanks in no small measure to Luba.

We are absolutely thrilled to have found Luba for our daughter's piano instruction and hope to continue our long relationship together."
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Dennis
"Katarina was great. Her graduate schedule is the only reason I stopped has
Bing her as a teacher."
Vladimir
"Both of my children took piano lessons with Dr. Alex. He is a patient instructor who puts the needs of his students first. I like his demeanor with the ki
ds as well. Dr. Alex is always in high demand, yet he is flexible and easy to work with."
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Billy
"Ruth is one of the most talented instructors I have ever had the privilege to learn under. As a young adult, I have been through a handful of classical p
iano teachers, and it's easy to say that Ruth is the best. If your want a musical instructor who is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also patient and kind, then Ruth is your person!"
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