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These Piano teachers are highly rated by students in the Maplewood area, including Dobbs Ferry, White Plains, Whitestone, Ridgewood and Princeton Junction.

Vincent C.

Staten Island, NY 10314

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About Vincent

Dr. Vince is a musician, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and a producer.
Vince has three cds out with one in Germany.
Dr. Vince has two master degrees one in music and in education with a PhD in Music
Vince was produced by" Badfingers" Joey Molland, which was the Beatles first band signed to Apple Records. My band VitalpointRocks was also recorded by Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot and is now playing guitar for Guns and Roses I also performed with the Del Vikings, Ben E. King, and many local groups
Vince wrote two instructional books one for guitar and vocal and is currently writing a book he also plans to record more music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Through my methods of teaching a student could excel, learn, and become an accomplish musician at any age. I work within the age group that is, to teach in the level of that student in

stead of above them.I have help students to get into bands and become songwriters. I show students how to practice within 15 minutes and become productive in ideas and have fun in the process all ages could have fun. I am one of those individuals who love to teach music and my reward is when you learn and feel good about your studies in the instrument so my last words to conclude in all of this is “have fun and enjoy the beauty of music.”

I am emphatic about learning music I cover all the grounds in music such as theory the basics to harmony and my favorite songwriting and get you to play what you like
I have worked with all ages and the one thing I know in the beginning is to make that student feel comfortable and to get the attention from that student so they can learn, play, and most importantly have fun with it.
I show students time management in their studies how to practice in such a little time I plan each lesson and if the lesson is not right for that day I quickly go into a second plan. I can always detect if the plan does not go well because there is one thing a teacher must know and that is to teach in the level of the student and not beyond so they can succeed properly and move on to the next level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private teaching studio in a finished basement a whole drum kit, 3 keyboards, has several guitars and a bass for students to use at his home, microphones for voice and plenty of music stands

*** Specialties ***
Teaching bands how to write songs and record as well as instructions on instruments
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April 12, 2017
Frankiegny
I find Vincent to be a very good and patient teacher. He has a nice easy way of teaching.
February 3, 2017
nataliya
My daughter loves the lessons. Dr Vincent is great teacher
February 3, 2017
nataliya
My daughter loves the lessons. Dr Vincent is great teacher

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Vincent C.

Staten Island, NY

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Christina M.

Haskell, NJ 07420

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About Christina

Greetings! My name is Christina and I am a recent Rutgers University graduate with a double major in both music and economics. I have had over 12 years of private training in piano, with additional experience in violin, orchestra, choir and various performance-related events. Over the years I have studied with numerous pianists and incorporated many different methods and techniques that have greatly influenced my own teaching. I have been teaching music lessons to both children and adults since high school, and am comfortable teaching any age. I do believe that a solid foundation in any instrument begins with music theory, and it is something I incorporate little by little into each lesson; however, it is very important to me that the learning process be enjoyable, and I strive to make each lesson as fun, inspiring, and exciting as p

ossible!

*** Lesson Details ***
Curricular rigor is chosen to fit the needs of each individual student, depending on whether the student is preparing for the challenges of a conservatory, or simply learning for recreational needs.
For beginners, I often refer to both the Faber and Music Tree curriculum. However, I am flexible and open to requests from students, since my goal is for students to learn, advance and enjoy the overall experience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home studio--- upright kawai

second studio---travel from home

room for parents to sit

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard provided.
Student is expected to provide a piano

*** Specialties ***
Focus is primarily on Classical Piano and Music Theory.
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September 21, 2016
Lisa V.
I had a great experience for my first lesson with Christina. She is very patient and makes the learning experience very easy. I highly recommend her.
September 16, 2016
Laura S.
My 5 year old daughter left her first piano lesson with Christina excited and motivated to learn how to play!! I couldn't be happier!!
August 19, 2016
Isabella
Christina does a great job and my daughter really looks forward to her lessons!

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Christina M.

Haskell, NJ

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Jennifer H.

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

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My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn theory, music history, and composition.
All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of entering the NJMTA Piano Festival to be adjudicated each year.
I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens.

About Jennifer

I've been playing the piano since I was seven years old. After going to college and studying music education, I started teaching piano and have fallen in love with this job. I love music and I love sharing it with others. I've been teaching piano for over 30 years. My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn proper playing technique, theory, music history, and composition.
All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of entering the NJMTA Piano Festival to be adjudicated each year.
I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens.

Lesson Details
Each lesson from the very beginning includes some technique, whether that is pe

ntascales (5-note scales), full scales and chords, etudes, etc. Then we work on repertoire, learning new songs which challenge the student to expand his/her musicianship skills, with beginners using a lesson book while intermediate and advanced students become familiar with the traditional body of piano literature.
For beginners, theory is taught using accompanying theory books. For more intermediate/advanced students, theory is incorporated into the lesson using the music the student is studying.
Composing can be added into the lesson when the student is ready. The student is guided through the process of writing a song and then enters it into the computer and prints it out for their very own copy. When enough students have completed original compositions, I host a composition recital where students can play their creations.
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March 12, 2019
Cameron F.
Awesome lesson. Jennifer is very knowledgable about her craft and is very patient! So glad we found her!
April 18, 2018
Halvard
I've finished my third lesson with Jennifer, and its a joy. She is very helpful, considerate, and full of knownledge. Tuesdays have become my favorite day of the week. Thank you :)
April 13, 2018
Amy
I'm an adult piano student who's never taken any piano lessons before. I committed myself to 5 lessons with Jennifer to see if we would be the right fit for each other. After about 10 lessons, I can tell you that she is an excellent piano instructor! She is very detail oriented and knows when to challenge you and when to provide more guidance. When you don't understand something, she's very good at explaining it at multiple angles. She jots down notes on problem areas, which helps when you practice. During the lesson, she ensures that you have good foundations, such as hand positioning and other motor skills. She prioritizes a portion of the lesson to important fundamentals, such as scales, chords, and music theory. All the while, she always keeps things interesting through a variety of songs. Overall, she's great at bringing out my strengths and addressing my weaknesses. I feel as if she's fully invested in me to be the best that I can be, so I'm confident that she would do the same for you or your child. Definitely would recommend!

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Jennifer H.

Old Bridge, NJ

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Marcelo M.

New York, NY 10017

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My classes are very flexible when it comes to what the student wants. I can go from just teaching very basic bass playing to advanced harmonic concepts and jazz improvisation. On the first class, I give the student the choice of controlling our lessons materials about what they want to learn. Or the student can choose to let me control our classes, in which I will bring my own materials and ideas in which we should work and will go through the whole academic process of learning music.

About Marcelo

Established New York musician. Berklee College of Music Graduate. Have been teaching for many years and know that each student has their own mindset and we need to work around each person`s goals and interests. I teach mainly pop, rock, blues, jazz, classical, funk, RnB. All ages and levels are welcome.

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Lessons are very relaxed and we will focus on ways to practice and getting the student to learn what he/she wants. Some people just want to come and learn a few tunes, some want to really learn the instrument and practice all the time. It all depends on the individual and I`m more than ready to adapt for each one of my students with the methods I have.
On our first class we will spend some time discussing what are the goals of the student and I will formulate a good plan so we can reach those goals in no time

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I usually have 3 main paths that the student can choose.
1st - Learn the instrument enough so you can play your favorite songs and have fun with friends.
2nd(most requested) - Learn the instrument from scratch. Study technique, repertoire, a little of reading and music theory and learn how to improvise. This will allow the person to have their own tools to study on their own after attending classes with me.
3rd - Usually people who have been playing before like this one. We will go deep in music theory, ear training, reading, improvising and technique. Always leaning challenging tunes that will develop the student skills. This one allows the student to follow a professional path on the future, or maybe go into a music college.

*Location
Classes can take place at my studio or at your own location with an extra fee for transportation.

*Under 18 students
For children under 18 parents are more than welcome to stay for the classes, tell me if there is any specific goal you are looking for or talk about any subject that you might want.

*AUDITION PREP
I also help people to prepare for auditions. For this subject, I will tell you how to get ready for an audition. If you are trying to get in a college I have many contacts around the country and know how most auditions work and can help you with any question there might be. For auditions for orchestras or band we can work on repertoire and behavior to get you ready and all set to get accepted.
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March 19, 2019
Anthony B.
My son just had his first lesson with Marcelo. It went really well. Looking forward to the next lessons.
October 15, 2018
Zion B.
Wonderful!
June 7, 2018
Rafael
Marcelo is great. He is very patient and flexible.
Recommended.

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Marcelo M.

New York, NY

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Elizabeth D.

New York, NY 10016

(17)

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Piano is often considered the quintessential beginner instrument. Do you want to help your child refine their fine motor skills and learn the discipline that comes with musical training while building self-esteem? Are you are an adult who has always wanted to learn how to play the piano but never made time for it? Weekly piano lessons are a fantastic first step to mastering this wonderful instrument!

About Elizabeth

I'm an opera singer with several years of teaching experience and I want to help you reach your musical goals! I have a Master of Music degree in Classical Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.

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October 11, 2019
Shirin A.
May daughters love Elizabeth. She is kind and patient with them since they are total
Beginners. she teaches them the love of the instrument which is all we could ask for
October 11, 2019
Ruschelle Khanna
Elizabeth made me feel completely comfortable. It was a great experience.
July 28, 2019
Conlan
Amazing teacher! Life got busy and I stopped taking lessons but, if I ever had the time to start again, I would go back to Elizabeth!

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Elizabeth D.

New York, NY

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Karen S.

New York, NY 10003

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I teach all styles to all levels and ages I have been doing this for 40 years. I have an excellent track record of students as far as the number of years they study with me. Many of my young students have pursued music in their adult lives.

About Karen

I am a highly experienced teacher of all abilities and ages. In fact, I have been an individual and group class teacher since 1980. Longevity is a big part of my practice, as people choose to study with me for decades. Many youngsters have gone on to be musicians in their adult lives. My lessons are tailored for each and every student. I am quick and creative, yet patient and loving.
Ask one of my current clients for a recommendation!

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Karen S.

New York, NY

Cheyenne M.

Brooklyn, NY 11223


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Because different types of people learn differently, as a piano teacher, I pride myself in being adjustable to each student and their needs to start or further their knowledge of the piano and music theory. I am also well-versed in several different genres or styles of playing such as classical, pop, jazz, Japanese, and playing by ear. I am confident in catering my lessons towards what each person wants to learn at various difficulties.

About Cheyenne

I started playing the piano when I was just 4 years old--though at the time, I practice begrudgingly, music took hold of me ever since. Music is a great way to express oneself and share with others how you feel where words may fail. I am a big believer of art helping to bridge gaps and help communication with those around us.

Because of teachers I've had that were strict when I needed a push, funny, eccentric, and caring when I needed a laugh, and most importantly believed in me, I aspire to provide the same encouragement to others.

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Cheyenne M.

Brooklyn, NY

Aimee S.

Brooklyn, NY 11221

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I teach beginning gospel piano. I studied classical piano and know theory and can teach how to read music, however I teach gospel piano using a mix of playing by ear and understanding basic chord and scale structures. I also spent much of my career as a journalist and writing grants for nonprofits. I love the English language and we can have fun learning words together!

About Aimee

I teach gospel piano and beginner piano, flute, chess and English/ESL.

Use your ears, use your fingers and all the other gifts God gave you to assist during your local worship service. I come from a long line (4 generations) of church musicians. I trained classically on piano and flute - and can teach the basics for both instruments across genres. I have also been a journalist for The Associated Press (gotta have a day job!). And have done grant writing work for nonprofits. I can help you improve your English writing and speaking skills. And I love to play chess (gotta have a hobby!). But when it comes to Gospel - you need a little theory and a lot of heart and soul to develop your musical ear! Come join me at my storefront church or we can meet up online. After you get the scales and common chord structures down, you'll be ready

to go!
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August 9, 2019
Taahir J.
She's awesome! Extremely patient and can teach exactly what you want to know.
June 17, 2019
Juan
She is extremely patient and supportive. Aimee is knowledgeable about a very wide range of music and clearly LOVES teaching.
June 17, 2019
Morgan
Aimee is a wonderful teacher! She is quite knowledgeable and experienced. I appreciated how she tailored the lessons not just to my level but my pace and personality!

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Aimee S.

Brooklyn, NY

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