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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
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Emil V.

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Theory is essential if you want to understand what you're doing!

I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pian

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Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.
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Dan B.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan B.

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From note reading through writing a symphonic score or a movie soundtrack.

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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Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
Susan B.
Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.
Nicola H.
Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.
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David S.

12 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
Kailie
David was/is a great guitar teacher ! I came to him with some knowledge on how to strum but he completely transformed my technique... making it easier & better to play! I’m looking forward to continuing my lessons with him & improving my guitar skill!! I Highly recommend David !
Jay
Very grateful to have found David on this site and add to the chorus of great reviews. I have entered the world of music through the bass guitar with David's instruction and am already hooked. Bass is a fascinating (and challenging) instrument so I appreciate working with a professional who caters to beginners. I am looking forward to exploring more about music with each lesson and gaining more confidence playing this instrument. Thanks David!
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Juan C.

10 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Spanish
  • Associate's degree in art from Miami Dade College
  • Teaching since 1996
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Juan C.

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About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with mu

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Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!
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Linda C.

29 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Linda C.

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I am a Bronx native professional opera-singer that has been studying singing for 10 years and playing piano since the age of 7. I have been teaching both voice and beginner to intermediate piano to all ages for five years throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. My voice and piano lessons focus on developing a healthy technique, learning how to sight read, music theory, breathing exercises, acting, and having fun. I teach all genres and can help with audition preparation. My credits include getting students into competitive music schools including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Talent Unlimited High School.

About Linda

Audiences throughout the U.S. have heard Ecuadorian and Puerto-Rican Mezzo-Soprano Linda at venues including Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lincoln Center, the United Palace Theater, and Repertorio Español, as well as in theaters throughout Europe. Described as having a voice that is “elasti

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Chrissy
Linda was very affirming and positive in her feedback. She encouraged me to experiment freely during the lesson.
Ava
My experience with Linda was great! I’ve only had one lesson with her but she was patient and understanding even though I was super nervous. She pushed me to do more and I’ve become more confident. I look forward to continue working with her :)
Kelvin Javier Rojas
Linda is very dedicated teacher. I felt that she really listened to my voice and quickly charted a path forward to develop my technique, musicality, and most importantly a self awareness of pitch in my body.
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Gabrielle L.

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Montvale, NJ
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Gabrielle L.

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I offer lessons in understanding the building blocks of music. I can teach the basics of notation to post-tonal theory. We can go over scales, keys, intervals, chords, chord function, and beyond! If you're in need of music theory tutoring for school/ college or for the AP Music Theory exam, I've got you!

About Gabrielle

Gabrielle Liriano is a Dominican-American contemporary classical music composer as well as a songwriter, bassoonist, and teacher based in the NYC Metro Area. Her pieces have been performed at the University of Pennsylvania, at Berklee College of Music, Montclair State University and more. Her music

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Paulina
"Gaby is a wonderful musician! By working with her, I have learned so much about songwriting and musical composition. During our sessions, we covered topics such as piano, vocals, recording, melody, etc. Our sessions have made me a more confident singer and writer. She truly cares about her students and works hard to deliver the best results. She encouraged me as a teacher and helped me to finish and record my first demo. After working with her, I am even more inspired to create music and sing! Overall, she is a an excellent teacher and a genuinely kind person!!!"

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Westwood is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening."
Todd
Took Music Theory lessons from Shawn G.
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"I had such a great first lesson with stephanie I learned a lot and had fun and am excited to continue taking lessons with her!!"
Bella
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Jillian's really smart and nice

I started taking lessons with Jillian around when i started high school a couple years ago. I play french horn in school, and I'm considering studying music in college, so I definitely needed to know more music theory. I play guitar too, so we started studying songwriting, too, so that I can write some songs with my band. Jillian's so nice, and really smart, so she makes it really easy to learn! I really like classes with her."
Eugene
Took Music Theory lessons from Jillian V.
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"Upbeat beautiful positive sweet person who loves what she does."
Wendy
Took Music Theory lessons from Sue D.
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"Jerry has an excellent talent for a wide range of aptitudes. The soundtracks he composes can really connect people with the imagery they seen in the videos. It moves you and really can play into setting the overall tone of your project. You can see his drive and passion for perfection in everything he does."
Trampas
Took Music Theory lessons from Jerry M.
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"Greg helped me onto the path of speaking the language of music and why it matters. Music theory is not daunting if someone can show you how to apply it correctly. Greg has decades of experience and application. Let him help you!"
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Greg C.
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"Really enjoyed my lessons and learned a lot. Would recommend!"
Kacey
Took Music Theory lessons from Grady T.
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"Megan has truly changed our lives. She nurtured my daughter’s love of music into produced albums, a love of music theory and just hours and hours of bliss. Megan is an artist and treats kids as fellow artists — she has a gift with both music and teaching. I could go on and on! Our whole family feels lucky to know her."
Katherine
Took Music Theory lessons from Megan W.
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"Working with Emily at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy this past summer showed me her excellent teaching, leadership, and musicianship. I was able to attend multiple concerts in which Emily performed incredible music on a variety of wind instruments, as well as learn about the music theory class she was teaching on pop music. In the class she analyzed the music of artists such as Rihanna, Sia, and Lady Gaga, giving value to all types of music and relating to the high school students with music they enjoy. Emily is an inspiring musician, teacher, and friend who I would trust in any situation."
Adam
Took Music Theory lessons from Emily P.
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