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Dan B.

14 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan B.

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All styles and levels, from Twinkle to Toccata and from Beethoven to Blues and beyond.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Mark D.
Excellent teacher
Courtland A.
Dan was an awesome instructor - even after our first lesson I came away with a ton of actionable ways to practice and improve my playing.
Jack B.
I started my mission to learn how to play piano with zero prior knowledge or experience with Dan and I could not be more happy with my results thus far. Dan is an expert piano player there is no question about that. But more impressive is his ability to teach, having no prior exposure to piano lessons Dan was extremely helpful in introducing me to new topics and ideas that have helped me to improve as a piano player. He works based off of your own goals and is dedicated to teaching what you want to learn as well as what is necessary to learn in order to meet your goals. He is very flexible in scheduling lessons which is huge for me having a job who's schedule changes regularly. I will continue to take lessons from Dan in the future and highly recommend from my experience for anyone just getting into piano although I know he works with much more talented and experienced students as well.
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Kathryn Z.

45 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, French, German, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kathryn Z.

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Reading of music and basic piano technique are emphasized, incorporating aspects of music theory and musicality.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Kathryn has been teaching my 13 year old both voice and guitar. My daughter is just starting out in both and is learning a lot. Kathryn is friendly and has been so great at working with us when my daughter was sick or when we're needing to reschedule. She's been having lessons for a little over a month and her experience has been great. We're looking forward to continuing lessons.
Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
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Gabrielius A.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Lithuanian, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Gabrielius A.

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I bring to teaching piano an unrivalled Juilliard education, international performing and recording career, and 18 years of experience teaching students of various levels. In teaching, I see myself as my students' partner dedicated to helping them realize their full potential as budding musicians and performers. I am encouraging, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible in teaching adults and children of intermediate and advanced levels. I love finding the right individual approach with each of my students, so that they stay motivated and inspired while growing in their musical understanding and mastery.

I strongly believe that a chief tool enabling progress in all aspects of musicianship is focused listening, and see my role as a teacher to guide students in developing power and sensitivity of aural perception through concrete steps and activities. I'm deliberate in selecting and assigning a repertoire that challenges students with appropriate techniques and allows them to ...

About Gabrielius

I am currently accepting new students ages 7 and up. Why settle for piano lessons with a guitarist who also teaches drums and viola? This being NYC, start or continue your piano lessons with an actively performing and recording classical pianist with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees

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Lila
Gabrielius is infinitely patient, highly skilled as a teacher and pianist, and has the rare ability to correct while encouraging improvement. I have had 4 lessons with him so far, and already am playing far better than I could have imagined.
I recommend Gabrielius highly to anyone interested in learning to play the piano either for personal pleasure or even performance.
Sarah
Gabrielius is a wonderful piano teacher to our daughter. He is professional, reliable, an amazing musician. We are very happy to have found him on TakeLessons.
Cristian S.
Gabrielius teaches calmly with lots of patience, and the results are fantastic. I've seen tremendous improvement just after a few weeks, and I find his way of teaching focuses on the things that will have the most impact on your playing. He's not a teacher that will drill you endlessly, but will find easier and more organic ways to learn and love the pieces you play. I'm excited to continue my lessons, and I'm falling more and more in love with playing, practicing, learning and listening to piano.
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Matthew K.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew K.

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Students can expect to discover or re-discover their love for music and and their own natural musical inclinations. Many students report an increased sense of joy and possibility in their own lives. Curriculum depends on level of student, but is focused on being able to play favorite songs, develop comfort and ease in playing style, and accessing creativity and originality in approach. After 3 to 6 months working with me, most students can feel comfortable calling themselves a musician!

About Matthew

I have been playing professionally for over 30 years and have taught for over 10. I am proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, ukelele, as well as lead and harmony vocals and songwriting. My focus is on developing your musical intuition through ear training, and accessing the music within. I have a

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Paul
I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend.
Sami
Matt is an awesome instructor. Unlike a traditional guitar teacher, Matt understands what his students want to play, making lessons much more interesting and making practicing much easier. I've had a few lessons with Matt and have learned more in those lessons that I could have ever learned by myself. Highly recommend.
Diana
Just had my first piano lesson with Matthew today. He is a truly great artist and instructor who will teach you not just about the playing technique but about the music theory/history behind it. Would definitely recommend!
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Patricia B.

5 Reviews
South Orange, NJ
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Romanian, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Some Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 1974
  • BS in Music Ed; MS in Music Ed from College of Saint Rose
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Patricia B.

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Piano lessons from ages 5 to adults. Playing piano at any level can be Fun. I'll show you how.

About Patricia

Private piano teacher for 40 years. New Jersey Permanent Teaching Certification. BS in Music Education. MS in Elementary Education. Full time 4th grade teacher. Substitute, all elementary grades. Public school piano teacher. Concert pianist. Accompanist. Excellent references. Several of my

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Luis
As an educator Patricia is top notch. I have worked with her on many occasions and have always admired her attention to detail and her commitment to establishing first rate performances from her students. After many years of teaching she has not lost her joyous spirit and excitement for the ARTS!
Students are lucky to have you!
Brava, Patricia
John (George) R.
Great first lesson for my son and me.
Michael
I know Patricia as senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in her work as guest organist, teacher and choir director for 13 years. Patricia is a true professional with tremendous capacities and teaching abilities. She is an outstanding organist with the gift to bring the best out of people as choir director. She works well with diverse communities from different backgrounds. She is an amazing teacher combining compassion with true passion for beauty and excellence. Patricia is a rare gift to us all!

Sincerely,
Rev. Michael Granzen, Ph.D.
Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Kathryn O.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
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  • Speaks
  • Masters in Piano Accompaniment from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaching since 1992
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Kathryn O.

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Conservatory trained and vast experience teaching children and beginners. Fun and relaxed setting while nurturing a natural technique

About Kathryn

In addition to teaching piano for the past 30 years I am also a vocal coach, rehearsal pianist and performer. Previous/Current engagements include New York City Opera, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Weil Concert Hall, Zankel Hall Metropolitan Museum of Art. Teaching and working with

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Colm
Kathryn comes with two important strengths. First, she is a working professional, with excellent technique and musicality from real world experience. Secondly, she is patient with students like me who are still figuring it out. Those two things make for a great teacher.
Amanda Testa-Oerth
Kathryn has helped me in my musical journey for a very long time! Over the 15 years I have worked with Kathryn she has been a teacher, life coach, and now musical colleague. Kathryn's teaching style is always warm and very informative. She builds confidence on something I did well, then gives me recommendations on how to improve either a technical skill or with musicality of the piece we are working on. After every lesson, I come out feeling improved and more confident than when I went in. Kathryn has guided me in both classical and musical theater pieces as well as introduced me some very interesting contemporary songs that I have greatly enjoyed. With her guidance and instruction, I have grown into a musician that is confident in my own abilities for preforming and a caring instructor to my own students. I highly recommend studying with Kathryn if you have the chance. It is a fantastic learning experience every class!
CJ
Kathryn is brilliant and exceptional. If I could give her more stars I would. She is an amazing teacher no matter what age or evel you are from beginner to pro.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in South Orange, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in South Orange is $71. 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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"Mr Gabriel was excellent , extremely helpful and understanding. I can not wait for my son's next lesson where hopefully he will be in a better mood :)"
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Took Piano lessons from Gabriel H.
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"Hi! Lori is a fabulous piano teacher. Friendly and informative. I am a college level student and she really helped me understand special scales and modes.
Thanks Lori!
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Took Piano lessons from Lori H.
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"Nice, professional and very good with children. My son loves her. The best piano teacher ever!!!"
Gosia
Took Piano lessons from Adrianne B.
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"Fawn is a great teacher. She is patient (especially because English is not my first language). I learn a lot with her. I really recommend her class. I look forward to more classes with Fawn! Fawn is a special teacher"
Tess Garcia
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Jess is a very patient teacher who knows how to be strict on the right things. He has a great deal of skill and knowledge of music and music theory. He actively encourages his students to play what they enjoy playing so that lessons and practice do not become a chore but rather something they enjoy and look forward to. He lets students determine their goals and work towards thing they want to do and play. But he also make sure those students stay on their goals and put in the work and practice needed to reach those goals. He is a great teacher, from beginning students to advanced students in multiple instruments."
Melissa Medina
Took Piano lessons from Jesse M.
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"Kristin is a wonder, gentle teacher who practices patience and positive reinforcement. My daughter loved her lessons with Kristin and looked forward to seeing her."
Erin
Took Piano lessons from Kristin A.
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"Jesus Garcia is a great piano teacher.

My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Mr. Garcia for 1 year and I can notice a great improvement in her musicality and technique. Now she is able to play piano with confidence and joyfulness, now she really loves to play her favorite music in piano! Mr. Garcia is very professional and serious piano teacher, but at the same time he makes the lesson fun and very interesting for my daughter."
Rogelia
Took Piano lessons from Jesus G.
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"Great teacher, very engaging with my kids (9 and 6) who jumped right back into lessons after months off due to the pandemic."
Max
Took Piano lessons from Valerie B.
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"First lesson so far. Very kind and patient with my 4 year old daughter."
Ariana
Took Piano lessons from Carol K.
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"Morgan has done an outstanding job tutoring our 13 year old this year on the piano! He’s trusting, reliable and consistent with his lessons and philosophies. Our son connects with him personally and also has learned a tremendous amount in a short time! We’re looking forward to him advancing in piano and then moving onto guitar. Morgan is brilliant in both arenas and a pleasure to have in our home. Highly recommended!"
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Took Piano lessons from Morgan W.
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