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These Piano teachers are highly rated by students in the Passaic area, including Whitestone, Ridgewood, Princeton Junction, Westfield and Woodside.

Gio A.

New York, NY 10034

(21)

Private Piano Teacher

I studied piano at the University of Central Florida and can teach classical piano, music notation, sight reading, harmonic theory, scales, arpeggios, chord progressions, and improvisation. I'm happy to share my skills and expertise with novice players of all ages.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

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I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far!

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I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)
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August 30, 2019
ramon
I am learning consistently and step by step.
August 14, 2019
Tom E.
He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient.
July 29, 2019
Maryan
Gio was really encouraging and I look forward to continuing lessons with him!

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Gio A.

New York, NY

(21)

Matthew G.

Ridgewood, NY 11385

(33)

Private Piano Teacher

Learn to play current Top 40, jazz, blues, classical. Whatever your musical dreams, we will construct a lesson plan to make them a reality through delight-directed study. If you love the music you are playing, you will not only practice and improve, but will look forward to your time at the instrument.

About Matthew

Hello! My name is Matthew and I am offering piano and voice lessons in your home or my studio. All lessons focused on student's goals and interests. Learn to sight read, play the blues, sing a show tune! I have been working professionally in the performing arts and have 20 years of experience working with all ages, from children to adults, and all levels, from beginners to professionals. I am always thrilled to help a young person uncover their musical ability, guide the experienced musician to further their proficiency, or provide the hobbyist with a fun, creative environment to explore the music they've always loved.

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June 7, 2019
Andrew B.
I have been taking music lessons on and off for many years now and it's easy to say that Matthew has been the best! He is super knowledgeable and very easy to work with.

I learned a lot from him and would highly recommend him as a teacher.
October 24, 2018
Sammy
So excited to get started! Had a terrific first lesson
August 13, 2018
David A.
I absolutely love my lessons with Matthew. He is very patient, clear, and really evaluates each student to know what they need to focus on. Definitely would recommend Matthew to any new students

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Matthew G.

Ridgewood, NY

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Kris S.

Ridgewood, NY 11385

(6)

Private Piano Teacher

When you take piano lessons with me, we'll cover music theory to piano exercises designed to build strength and coordination. We’ll play a wide range of pieces from beautiful classical pieces to your favorite pop music. We’ll break the music down and figure out how it was composed and why 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 rock band, or write a hit song.

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)

Enmanuel A.

Whitestone, NY 11357

(1)

Private Piano Teacher

Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For classical piano and popular piano.

About Enmanuel

Hi my name is Enmanuel I'm a Experienced teacher for 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced in piano,guitar,violoncello,violin,viola,flute,saxophone etc.. for students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For all the instruments offered.

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August 23, 2017
Carol
The best teacher I've had in a long time great teacher!!!

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Enmanuel A.

Whitestone, NY

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Judith O.

New York, NY 10025


Private Piano Teacher

I am an extremely versatile piano teacher with over 30 years of experience. My Russian-based training in both piano and ballet enables me to understand and teach a relaxed, coordinated approach to the instrument. If you have technical problems or limitations, I'm a great troubleshooter! I emphasize reading, as this is the skill that makes it possible for you to enjoy playing the piano for the rest of your life. I have developed my own curriculum for students as young as four, but I enjoy helping students of all ages conquer their fear of reading. I'm a serious teacher with an irrepressible sense of humor.

About Judith

I am an extremely versatile piano teacher with over 30 years of experience. My Russian-based training in both piano and ballet enables me to understand and teach a relaxed, coordinated physical approach to the instrument. If you have technical problems or limitations, I'm a great troubleshooter! I emphasize reading, as this is the skill that will make it possible for you to enjoy playing the piano for the rest of your life. I have developed my own curriculum for very young students, and I enjoy helping students of all ages conquer their fear of reading.
I am a very serious teacher with an irrepressible sense of humor.

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Judith O.

New York, NY

Santiago B.

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Private 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

Maiya H.

Brooklyn, NY 11217


Private Piano Teacher

I believe that the most effective teaching approach involves a positive and engaging environment with the aim of increasing a child's sense of confidence and autonomy with the skills as we work through their difficulties. This 'friend approach' promotes an environment in which children feel safe asking questions and expressing confusion in our sessions, which allows us to work together and develop tactics that allow the child to better handle these struggles independently in the future. I have seen my students flourish in both the lesson environment and at home as we have worked to learn and improve problem solving skills and passion in their music.

About Maiya

I have worked with children for years in a multitude of environments; in childcare, as a music teacher, and as a private tutor. This range of experience has given me the perfect tools to assist children with tackling the many obstacles faced both with school work and in music lessons. I believe that the most effective teaching approach involves a positive and engaging environment with the aim of increasing a child's sense of confidence and autonomy with the subjects as we work through their concerns. This 'friend approach' promotes an environment in which children feel safe asking questions and expressing confusion in our sessions, which allows us to work together and develop tactics that allow the child to better handle these struggles independently in the future. I have seen my students flourish in both the school environment and at hom

e as we have worked to learn and improve problem solving skills, whether it be regarding their school work or their music.
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Maiya H.

Brooklyn, NY

Rachel J.

New York, NY 10023

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Private Piano Teacher

I am a classically trained pianist with a solid foundation in music theory, specializing in teaching the beginning student. Lessons are built to develop technique and artistry in a supportive and creative atmosphere. I focus on both the how and the why of music, ensuring that my students grow to appreciate the beauty and complexities of this universal language. Children and adults welcome!

About Rachel

I'm a professional actor, singer, musician, and dancer, and I've been living and performing in New York for 4 years now. I began teaching piano to beginning students in Texas well over a decade ago, and find such joy in guiding students to discovery. I trained in classical piano for over 11 years, and the skills and habits I developed during that time have impacted me to this day. I believe that music is one of the most beautiful gifts we can give to each other, and this is the core of why I teach.

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Anissa
"Grace is very nice and very patience with her student. She teaches very well and make it fun to learn."
Kat
"Mr. Ray always challenged my child to be ready for his next lesson! I believe he is one of the best! My son in 5 months was very well advanced over studen
ts who had played for a couple of years. #best"
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Claudia Morales
"Ms Melody is a professional piano teacher with great dedication and ability to work with children. In 2016, Ms Melody taught my then, 6 year old son. It w
as his first attempt at playing piano and Ms Melody was patient and at the same time held him accountable for practicing at home. My son played four pieces at the Spring recital. He felt accomplished and proud. It was under Ms Melody guidance that he developed love for playing piano.
Ms Melody Spring Recital was so professionally done. She takes her job very seriously and as a mom, I appreciate her effort and energy in teaching my son.
Thank you Ms Melody!"
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"Excellant kid friendly instructor

My five year old son has been taking piano lessons with Ruth for the past few months. She makes the lessons fun and is
very patient. He enjoys his lessons and is very excited about his piano classes. I highly recommend her."
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Nick
"great patience with the little ones. You can tell she is used to working with them. Also kept his attention which is difficult."
Becky
"It has been a joy and a blessing to have Nancy as a piano teacher for my two children over the past 6 years! She has given them not only a sound, well-ro
unded piano education, but she has also gone above and beyond by truly caring about each of them and giving of her very self for their benefit. She has taken the time to listen, to investigate, and to find ways to encourage each of them to overcome challenges and to grow in their unique styles and talents. She has used a multi-faceted approach with my children, simultaneously building their knowledge of music theory, ability to sight-read, and understanding of varying kinds of music (including but not limited to: classical, jazz, show tunes, popular music, hymns, praise/worship)... all the while fanning the flames of each child's God-given passions and talents. (For example, she has helped them develop their compositional and improvisational skills as well.) I am very thankful for the role Nancy has played in my children's lives! I know absolutely that having her as a piano teacher has had a profound positive impact on their musical journeys."
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Alden
"Great instructor!"
Sarina Boweman
"Maria’s has been an amazing with our kids. The work she puts in to the lessons and the recitals is significantly more than what our friends get for their
lessons. Highly recommend! She’s worth it."
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Brooke
"I love how she teaches me how to play any song I would like to learn to play and overall I have had a great experience"

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