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Maya S.

5 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MM, Violin from The Juilliard School
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Maya S.

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Maya joined the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in 2007. After receiving her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2001, she became a member of the Honolulu Symphony. In Hawaii, she recorded with the prestigious Hawaiian singer Keali’i Reichel on his album Ke’alaokamaile, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005.

A native of Japan, Maya received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts. She attended seminars in Japan and England with the Amadeus Quartet and performed in both countries as a member of the Sunrise String Quartet.

In the United States, Maya studied with Masao Kawasaki on scholarships at the Juilliard School, where she received a master’s degree in 2001. She has also studied with Garrett Fischbach from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yoko Takebe from the New York Philharmonic. She has given solo and chamber music recitals at Lincoln Center in New York and at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. She joined Orpheus

About Maya

Hi! My name is Maya and I was born in Japan. I graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 and have been a violinist of New Jersey Symphony since 2007. Did you just pick up the violin or piano for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audit

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Ron
I’ve been learning Japanese with Maya for months now. She is so fun to study with, and her teaching is easy to follow. I totally recommend her!
Marisol Q.
She like you ! And will return next week.
Gene
Maya has been my daughter’s violin teacher for 5 years. She teaches in both English and Japanese, which expands my daughter's musical knowledge in 2 languages. She is patient and works well with kids. My daughter enjoys learning from Maya.

Ellen S.

6 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ellen S.

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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor studying piano performance and philosophy, with a strong interest in piano pedagogy of all levels. In pursuing these two degrees, I believe in a well-rounded musical education that includes story-telling, connecting music to relevant history and literature, and developing an emotive connection to music beyond just the technical in ways that are fun and engaging, especially in the beginning stages of learning.

That being said, I also emphasize the importance of having a solid foundation that allows for the capability to progress further. With teaching technique to beginners, I focus on fun exercises and activities that are easy for both the students and parents to understand and practice at home. Additionally, I believe that music theory is an essential building block to understanding how to read music effectively, so I begin every lesson with a short music theory lesson on basic harmony exercises that teach ...

About Ellen

I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, where I received bachelor's degrees in piano performance and philosophy. I have strong passions for philosophy, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and contemporary music. I recently won first place in the Camerata Artists International V

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Meghan L.
Ellen is so kind and good at what she does! She is extremely patient, creative, and really makes learning piano an all-around enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend Ellen to anyone looking to improve their piano skills!
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Ellen is a generous teacher, who listens to her students wholeheartedly. She supplements her class with a good amount of music theory topics, which complete the learning experience. It was a great pleasure to working with her!
Alice L.
Ellen is a great piano teacher. She has a great music foundation, in both theory and practice. Her lessons are structured. You learn both theory and beautiful piano pieces. She is extremely friendly, patient and encouraging. She has good taste of music and she is very passionate about what she does. She a great musician in addition to being a great instructor.
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Usman S.

New York, NY
Starting at $59
  • Speaks Urdu, English, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Music (Jazz Studies) from Davidson College
  • Teaching since 2006
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Usman S.

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As a late bloomer to piano I learned how to teach myself the essentials very quickly. I was then able to build on that technique. I can help you learn how to play the songs you want to play or help you with technique. I play professionally and can also provide a unique perspective into the jazz scene. My students say I’m very inspiring!

About Usman

I am a NYC-based professional musician. I attended music school for two years then pursued a professional music career while studying privately. I play all styles of music and am very experienced with jazz. I can teach beginner piano to advanced, and same with drums. I’m new here and very excited t

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Thomas K.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • B.M. Composition from George Mason University
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Thomas K.

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Strong instrumental playing begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music and the simple act of making a sound from the instrument. Students learn to play music by ear first, and are later introduced to music notation. More advanced lessons emphasize sight-reading, expression, and improvisation.

Thomas has studied piano for 15 years, and continues to play regularly. His education has included courses specifically on musical instruction methodologies, and he has been trained as a pianist at the collegiate level.

About Thomas

Piano, woodwinds, trumpet, composition Chords, sight-reading, theory, jazz, classical, and pop No one ever regrets learning an instrument… yet many grow old wishing they had taken music lessons! A talent they’ll be able to develop their entire life, your children will thank you for giving them

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Estefania
So incredibly patient and knowledgeable!
Eric D.
The first lesson was successful. My particular background in piano is unique, and my needs are atypical as well. I thought Thomas assessed my abilities, lack of abilities, and goals well and quickly. He started me on a different perspective on looking at music (reading the staff) that seems very helpful. I'm encouraged.
Armen T.
Excellent teacher!
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Austin K.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar from Music & Arts
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Austin K.

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Every student is not the same. Lesson books assume that they are. So in lessons with me I make sure we aren't afraid to put the book down and just focus on what is important. You learning at your pace, and achieving the goals you want to achieve! No book can personally adjust a lesson plan to accommodate how you're feeling, the right teacher can!

About Austin

I have been playing piano, guitar and ukulele since 2004. Years of experience, and a lot of time to work on playing has made me develop a massive love for music. I started professionally teaching music in 2017. I take pride in my students, and I understand everyone learns differently. That is wh

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Paul M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks English, Spanish, spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Paul M.

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My goal as a teacher is to make students successful in their goals. I work with a variety of people; some of them study music for personal enjoyment and others for their musical career. Everyone responds differently to music, that is why I prepare special lessons for each student. It is important that my students enjoy what they are playing and for that reason I have a variety of repertoire that they can choose from.
From a lot of experience with beginner piano students, both young and adults, I have been able to find a regimen of piano teaching that combines time efficiency with fun. As the lessons continue, I slowly add new tools to each weekly lesson that are exiting and interesting. While working with intermediate to advanced students, I have had coached them to apply and get accepted into some of the top Universities and Conservatories in the country. My students, beginner intermediate and advanced levels, have been awarded for their performances and activities in schools and ...

About Paul

Paul M is an American born, New York-based Piano teacher, Vocal coach, Pianist, Composer and Artist. As an educator, Paul is part of The Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum, College Music Society and Music Teachers National. He has been an Adjunct-instructor at New York University (NYU). Paul also conduct

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Romina
Real great and patient teacher
Anges K.
Paul is best teacher ever!!! Absolutely amazing with young children.
Noah K.
Paul is amazing. My son loves him. Thank you Paul.
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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Plainfield is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Never thought l could to be able to learn a Bach invention before. Now I’m playing it. Very enthusiastic teacher."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Andrew H.
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"Deborah is such a patience instructor! She grasps your level very quickly and goes at your pace, always with proper technique and the fundamentals in mind.
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Jose Merchan
Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"Awesome teacher. Friendly and approachable. Very patient with my hyper, energetic 6 year old son. Great teaching style."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Katarina B.
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"Jihye has helped me improve my piano playing skills and has been very encouraging to improve my piano technique. She has given me suggestions on how to overcome difficulties playing certain parts of a piano piece. Challenges me to excel. I highly recommend."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Jihye L.
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"Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished."
Patricia
Took Classical Piano lessons from Susan M.
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"I love learning piano with Kimberly and I always look forward to her lessons. I thought piano would be really hard but she explains things really easily and I always feel I can ask any question and get an easily explained answer. Would reccomend her to anyone who is looking to learn piano and get a fun teacher."
Sariah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kimberley E.
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"My music teacher Ivan Shapovalov is a person who is not just a talented teaching their subject, but also instills a taste and love to the present classical music in his students. I am very thankful for the fact that I was fortunate to be one of the students of Ivan. He is a consummate master and musician! Thanks to his patience and careful attention to the process of teaching, his music lessons are joyful and easy for students. Ivan is a professional with a capital! I recommend him as a teacher all my friends and colleagues. Even if you are just a beginner musician, together with Ivan at you all must succeed. Ivan, thank you so much!!!"
Anna
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ivan S.
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"Lulu was extremely knowledgeable about the subject she is teaching. She has solid foundation of music and is very creative when it comes teaching students with different background. Lulu was very patient and energetic and she really made the learning experience super fun."
Thomas
Took Classical Piano lessons from Lulu S.
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"Although it has been only 2 months since I started my lessons with Mrs. Heather Lanza, I have witnessed a great difference in my sight reading and my piano playing. She has chosen the textbooks that I just needed, and I think they are of high end rank. In addition, Mrs. Lanza, suggested some supplementary books that I just needed; they have been really useful.

Mrs. Lanza inculcates independence in her students by letting them choose some of their material while assigning them tasks (that will later turn out to be just what they needed).

On a personal level, she is a lady of nice, considerate, understanding and helpful character.

I'm a firm self-study learner; however, I think a good teacher can save the learner a lot of time and effort, and that is what Mrs. Lanza could do well."
Haidar
Took Classical Piano lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Natasha is a knowledgeable and experienced theory instructor and great at helping you warm up and feel comfortable while teaching piano lessons. She is very passionate about her work and I can't wait for my next lesson."
Modena
Took Classical Piano lessons from Natasha B.
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