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About Barry T.

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Piano instruction from beginners through advanced. Developing your playing skills to achieve the levels of performance you aspire to and develop confidence along the way.

About Barry
I have almost 30 years of experience teaching voice, working with choral groups, voice students as well as classroom music instruction. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Music Education as well as a Masters degree in music from an accredited school of music and have been performing both as a soloist and in vocal performance groups since I was a teenager. I bring to the vocal/music studio all of this experience as well as a heart to pass along this experience to others that desire to share the song that is in their heart. If it is your desire to sing, play the keyboard or guitar, please get in touch with me!

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When a student gets started with me , wherever their interest lies, I work to discover where they are on their musical journey, discuss some goals they would like to set for themselves and put a teaching and le
arning plan into motion.

For vocalists my primary goal is to assist anyone who is looking to improve the tonal quality and strength of their singing or speaking voice while reducing vocal tension and voice fatigue.

I facilitate singers of any level, age or style who seek to improve breath support, diction, range, tone quality, and ease of singing. This is achieved through a variety of singing exercises, fun vocal drills and creative singing games that we do in lesson time and with instruction on what to do at home.

For individuals seeking to develop basic musical understandings in theory, keyboard skills and guitar, I endeavor to start with were they are and take them to where they desire to be as a musician; opening up doors of music understanding and performance skills that help them on their musical journey.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard/Piano, Sound system, computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable Keyboard if needed for in home keyboard lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Children's Voice and Vocal Techniques for all ages. Beginning piano and Keyboard basics.
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Jacy B. April 21, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Jacy needs to stay familiar with her keys while on vacation. I found the instructions from Barry to be very helpful, we appreciate his assistance..
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Philip B. March 3, 2017
· Singing · In studio
My first lesson went just fine the teacher is very knowledgeable and I look forward to my next meeting
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Kiesean April 14, 2016
· Singing · In studio
He mad me feel comfortable and we dived right in
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Barry T.

Barry T.

Las Vegas, NV 89146
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About Mark L.

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You will be guided through method books by me and use supplemental materials I create to help you fill voids you may have to reach appropriate levels in your playing. You will get some popular and classical and Baroque training.I have been teaching piano for 8 years. You will be able to use the piano for personal goals as well as critical level demands. I want to be your next instructor.

About Mark
I teach according to your individual needs. I only teach in my own studio. I do not travel anymore. I also have time to teach lessons every other week. You may inquire to me about my availability to teach every other week on Saturdays. I help you become successful on piano, violin, cello, viola, bass, guitar, or bass guitar. I help you learn the instrument and learn to read music with my own ideas using fun worksheets and songs you really like to learn how to play. I fill your voids with activities such as practice techniques, sub-lessons, and ear training. I guide you toward proper posture, tone development, and the ability to keep a steady beat. I help you develop your musical independence by tweaking lessons to help you succeed. I help you have fun learning to read music for your instrument using my materials. I believe talent is not
a factor in learning. Mastering an instrument is the result of effective instruction and step by step guidance toward foundations and skills. I love to teach private lessons because I believe in spreading the word to make the great gift of playing music available to many. It is an inherited right and gift to enjoy a lifetime of personal satisfaction from playing a musical instrument. I love to help students build confidence and make progress. I help them problem solve by going through problems with them. I teach "how to think" and how to become a life long learner of the instrument. I love the challenge of finding ways to help students become successful at every step of the way. I am excited and enthused to be apart of student progress. I am influenced by many 20th Century performers including Van Cliburn, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Yudi Menuhin, Issac Stern and Horowitz among others. I am passionate in my teaching about providing an effective solution to my student's needs. I am pleased to announce my teaching has awarded a cello student a spot at Del Sol music high school for the 2017-2018 school year. this student of mine passed an audition January of 2017 as a result of my teaching. The student worked very hard and followed my instruction very well. Congratulations!! I am also pleased to announce two of my cello students have both passed auditions to play in the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra starting in September 2017. They both auditioned during May 2017. Congratulations to both of you!!! I also had a violin student who passed auditions for LVA (Las Vegas Academy) a couple of years ago. I have no connection to these organizations. These students all worked hard and followed my instruction. I can help you learn as well. Recently with the development of "octave" strings, if you have been split between learning violin, viola, or cello; these strings installed on a violin or viola make the instrument sound like a cello. It is really something. They are tuned an octave below, so they sound very low. A lot of cello music will have to be transcribed for owners of these instruments installed with "octave" strings. Videos can be found on YOU TUBE of these instruments played. They are ordinary violins or violas strung up with thicker strings to sound an octave below.

I am a professional educator who works with both children and adults, and has the patience to help them. I am a performer who has over 30 years of public experience in solo playing as well as ensemble work. I have performed at Nordstrom for nine years, and performed at many private functions. I have performed classical as well as jazz music as part as my performance experience. I have taught private lessons for well over 17 years. I'm sorry, as of Summer 2016 I do not travel to student locations. I teach at my studio. If you are among the many parents who home-school your children, you should consider music lessons for them. There are many benefits of home-schooling, but unfortunately students miss out on specials. Practicing an instrument can make up for that and also teach critical learning habits and personal skills toward learning in general.

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I believe in personalizing your approach to the strangeness of the instrument. You need to learn much about posture, and proper tone production within the first year. Method books are not "how to" books. You need a teacher to guide you toward becoming familiar with the instrument. You also need to learn how to listen to the sounds you make as you play. To develop "musical independence" you need to become musically literate, develop tone production skills, and internalize a steady beat. Rhythm and tone are basic concepts that must be mastered to maximize pleasure in playing your instrument. Learning how to problem solve is another skill I teach so you can help yourself toward progress.
I believe in using the instrument in daily activities such as playing "Happy Birthday" at family get together. Christmas Songs or Hanukkah Songs can bring much joy during December family parties.
A musician in the house brings much joy during holidays and celebrations; and the families are brought closer together. Memories are created and last forever. Playing an instrument is exciting and expresses what can not be said using words. I believe in teaching students based on their strengths, and building upon them. I am excited to help you learn!!

I only teach in my own studio. I do not travel anymore.

You can advance quickly if you are taught to listen to yourself and follow my instruction. I will guide you every step of the way to understand how music making works. Music lessons are fun and enjoyable. I am pleased to guide you through your learning every step of the way. My students in Las Vegas have had much success with my teaching and guidance. I will succeed where others fail. You will reap the benefits of my professional instruction. I bring a wealth of teaching experience, teacher training, and professional playing experience to every lesson. Most music store studio instructors have very little or no teacher training. Playing experience does not make one a helpful teacher. Failure to learn "how to" teach along with not earning any teaching credentials will not make a satisfying music instructor.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand Piano 5'1', Digital Piano 88 Keys, Violin, Viola, Bass Guitars ( 5 String Fretless), electric guitar (Fender), Upright Bass 3/4 Size French/German Bows.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki for string instruments. Thompson, Schaum for piano. Blues, Jazz and " Real Book " for jazz piano as well as Frank Mantooth books for chords. I also create materials to suit individual student needs. Classical Piano Volumes.
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Carla S. February 23, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Absolutely wonderful! This instructor is your biggest cheerleader & teaches at a speed you need.
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Sheryl February 22, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Very professional. Very informative.
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Angelina January 19, 2018
· Violin · In studio
I really appreciate Mark's patience with a 10 year old with no music experience whatsoever! He is really good at what he does.
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Mark L.

Mark L.

Las Vegas, NV 89122
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About Edward E.

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I teach note reading, technique, theory, composition and performance.

About Edward
My name is Edward and I have been playing music most of my life. I was involved in every form of music education that I could find, and took private lessons on guitar and piano for ten years. During this time, I learned that I improved when I performed music that I liked. I attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and received a B.S. in Studio Music in 1996. I then moved to San Diego, CA and started my own business teaching music. The lessons were taught at the students' homes and I incorporated the students' interests in teaching. I have also performed for many years and have written many songs that have been recorded and performed.

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My teaching method is unique; I never teach the same way for everyone. The main objectives I teach include performance, reading, ear training, theory, composition and improvisa
tion. I find that playing examples of music that you like is the best way to improve skills. I will recommend books that best suit your style and level. The main styles include (but not limited to) rock, blues, classical, pop, jazz and country. Please contact me if you have any other questions about my teaching methods.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha 88 key weighted action digital piano with recording features. I also have music stands and amps for guitars. We have a smoke and pet free home. I also have a large collection of sheet music and music books available for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will travel to your home. Clark County, NV

*** Specialties ***
Music, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass
Sight reading, ear training and songwriting
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Gerald October 26, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
At 67 years old I was a little nervous picking up a new instrument. I chose Edward and am glad that I did. He is patient and listens to each request that I make. He's teaching me in a way that is comfortable and to my liking. He goes the extra mile to teach me only songs that I wish to learn along with hints that make it easier. I couldn't ask for a better instructor and would highly recommend Edward. if you choose him, you will be glad that you did.
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Max .. June 15, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Edward has been giving my older son piano lessons for about a year. Now he's started teaching my younger son how to play the guitar. Both boys look forward to his lessons every week. Edward does a great job with both of them. We've been so happy with the job he does- very professional, accommodating to their needs and is a wonderful person. I would give him the highest recommendations!
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Joe D. January 30, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is very patient and I feel that I may learn a lot . I will see as time goes by how it is going . If I feel that it not a match I will let you know.
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Edward E.

Edward E.

Las Vegas, NV 89149
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About Terri M.

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Students can expect to enjoy a positive, supportive and joyful experience learning music theory, technique and skillfulness at the piano. Students will be inspired to achieve their goals and demonstrate their accomplishments in performance. For example; students are encouraged to learn their notes as well as they know their alphabet. When they can say and play the 24 notes of the grand staff in 30 seconds or less, they become a lifetime member of the 30 Second Club with a certificate and medallion award to commemorate this achievement. It's a big deal, so I feature the new members in recital programs. Parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in on lessons.

About Terri
At age nine I began piano and clarinet lessons and continued my music studies throughout high school and into college. I played in numerous solo and ensemble festivals, honor bands, piano recitals, adjudicated piano and soloist competitions, scholarship competitions and numerous concerts. I learned at a very young age that enthusiasm and creativity expressed by my teachers played an integral role in my motivation to succeed. My experience playing in band, orchestra, ensembles and as a soloist, gives me an enhanced ability to convey lessons in harmony either played between hands or in duets/ensembles.
Because I also have a strong background in ballet and ballroom dance, I utilize these talents to reinforce time signature and rhythm lessons. It's amazing to see how my students transfer the rhythm from their feet to their fingertips accurat
ely. This method also helps them visualize and interpret the music in a more satisfying manner.
Music is the centrifugal force in my life which I joyfully extend to my family and students. I am the proud mother of four children who grew up in a musical home; three of them are proficient, award-winning pianists. My students are also award-winning competitors in the Lisa Fiorenza Junior Piano Competition, Las Vegas, NV.
I have enjoyed teaching piano students ranging in age from 3 to 80 years old. Let's Make A Joyful Noise Together!

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Students will be taught: Music Theory, Technique, Ear Training, Memorization and Performance Etiquette.
Methods used:
Alfred's Premier Piano Course for pre-K and early elementary beginners.
Alfred's Piano Basic Library for beginner to intermediate students of elementary to adult age.
Bastien' Invitation to Music Piano Party for pre-K beginners.
Bastien Piano Basics for elementary beginners.
Bastien New Traditions, All In One Piano Course for early elementary beginners.
Faber, My First Piano Adventure for Young Beginners Pre-K
Faber, Piano Adventures Elementary to Adult beginners to late Intermediate level.
After 3 to 6 months of study, beginner students who practice consistently and attend lessons consistently will be able to:
Identify and quantify notes: Quarter note, Half note, Dotted Half Note, Whole note and Eighth notes
Count in three time signatures: 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
Read notes on the Grand Staff
Play in the positions of Middle C, C, G and F
Recognize sharps, flats and dynamic signs
Read music by note names and by melodic and harmonic intervals as well as ear recognition of these intervals.
Triads and Primary Chords may also be introduced in this time period

Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their progress in performance recitals twice a year and encouraged to share their new-found talent in other community venues, such as: school talent shows, local competitions and church ministries.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Formal Piano Parlor: 1943 Steinway & Sons grand piano with pedal extender foot stool for smaller students.

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My experience teaching preschool, preschool ballet and kinder-ballet has strengthened my teaching skills to hold the attention of young imaginative students.
I Introduce students to all genres of music to give them a well-rounded experience.
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Kalyn September 21, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Highly recommend!
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Christian C. March 15, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Terri is great! Very positive, encouraging and my son really likes her. She is a really good teacher and adapts to every student to bring out the best in them.
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Nicholas L. January 8, 2016
· Piano · In home
My whole family loved Ms. Teri on the first day already.
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Terri M.

Terri M.

Las Vegas, NV 89141
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About Cindy Jihyun L.

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Cindy, a solo and chamber pianist, combines her performance experiences with her strong academic understanding of music into her teachings. She offers piano lessons to beginners and advanced level students aiming to study professionally.

Lessons vary according to age, interest and level, but commonly covered areas are as follows:

Technique building
Performance (music pieces)
Sight reading and rhythm
Music theory

About Cindy Jihyun
graduated from Manhattan School of Music. current staff pianist at UNLV/chair of Buschell competition piano ensemble/ faculty at Nevada School of The Arts.

Cindy, as a solo and chamber pianist, combines her performance experiences with her strong academic understanding of music into her teachings.

She started playing piano at age 5 and placed in Korean New Daily Competition at the age of 9. She went on to one of the most prestigious music education course in Korea, through Sunhwa Junior and High School as a piano major. She studied Music Composition at Yonsei University to earn her Bachelor of Music degree and received her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music as an Accompanying Pianist with scholarship and dean's award.

Cindy played at various recitals and chamber music performances at prestigious concert halls in the

US and Korea including the Carnegie Hall, KBS Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center. She performed with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and with Insiem Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011. She has been teaching piano to musicians from kindergarten to graduate school students from her personal private studio and at many conservatories, universities and art middle/high school in NYC and Seoul Korea. She also has been judging for many art schools and piano competitions, such as Joongang Daily News Junior Competition. In addition, she taught music composition, ear training (dictation), and harmonics to her private music composition students. Many of her private students went to prestigious music schools such as Seoul National Univerisity and Manhattan School of Music. Cindy is a Bushell Competition Piano Enmsenble chairman. Also, as a member of National Music Teachers Association, Las Vegas Music Teachers Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs, she is actively involved to important music festivals by performing and judging. Her students have plenty of opportunity to play for competitions, and perform at music festivals and recitals. Every year, many of her students get awards from competitions and receive 'honor's from music festivals. She is an author of "Accompanying Literature for Pianists" 2011 - (Korean, used as a College textbook) 2017 - present: collaborative pianist at UNLV 2016- present: Bushell Competition Piano Ensemble Chairman 2015- present: teaching faculty and Accompanying Staff at Nevad School of Arts 2013-2016 : Teaching faculty at Nevada School of The Arts 2006 - 2011: Taught piano, accompanying piano, and harmonics at various universities and conservatories in Korea: Myunggi Conservatory, Jangwon University, Kyungwon University, Mokwon University. 2002 - 2006: Accompanying, Coaching Staff at Manhattan School of Music (NYC) 2005 - 2006: Piano Teaching Staff at Musika Music School (NYC) 2006-2011: Chief Accompanist, Seoul Grand Opera Chief Accompanist, Seoul Grand Choir 2005: MM at Manhattan School of Music 2001: BM at Yeonsei University Offer lessons to beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. At least once a week. All lessons vary by level, age, time and students' interest. But commonly covered areas are as follows: Piano: Technique, Performance (music pieces), Sight reading, Ear training, and Theory Offer studio student recitals so that students can have performing experiences. Qualified students will also have chances to participate Junior Music Festival, Ensemble Festival and Musicianship Exam. Accompanying piano: Teach accompanying skills such as reading/listening other instruments, cooperating playing, balancing, sounding. classical/ non-classical music Music Performance: chamber music/ voice coaching Composition: Vary by level and purpose of learning. Base on harmonics. For advanced students, focus on good structure and right usage of the style of composition skills. Music Theory: Use various teaching methods depends on student's levels. Classical music accompanying piano chamber music theory/ composition sight reading and ear training vocal coaching See the pricing chart. Prep students preparing for music college/conservatory are subject to different fee schedule. No refund or reschedule for the last minute cancel ( less than 24 hours notice) Anyone with more than 8 absences in a given year will lose his/her spot. Steinway Grand Piano, Kawai Grand Piano, Baldwin Uplight Piano

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Krystal T. November 14, 2017
· Piano · In studio
I have taken lessons from Cindy for two years now. She is great with getting rid of my bad habbits and wrong techniques that my previous teacher did not care to correct. I appreciate her patience and effort very much. I noticed all her other students play very well in recital as well. I only wish I had her as my piano teacher many years earlier.
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Kendal H. June 1, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Cindy is great!! She very patient and kind, which makes my daughter excited to learn more.
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Victoria B. April 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Great teacher very good with my 4 year old kept her motivated
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Cindy Jihyun L.

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Las Vegas, NV 89145
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About Stephen D.

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Performed full time professionally in Las Vegas for the past 20 years in all the major casino lounges. Toured with Legends In Concert,- Europe and Caribbean Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Contributed original music to Independent documentary film.

About Stephen
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance and been performing all styles of music professionally for the past 30 years . Extensive experience in music computer software, electronic keyboards, sequencing, and digital audio editing.
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Diego S. December 2, 2015
· Piano · In home
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Luna S. December 2, 2015
· Piano · In home
I am learning fast
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Kory R. November 9, 2015
· Piano · In home
Stephen has a lot of experience and is able to teach various music styles/genres, as well as music theory. He is patient and professional. Our son no longer dreads piano lessons!
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Las Vegas, NV 89118
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About Michael R.

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I am a guitarist by profession, but I studied piano as part of my conservatory training at UNC School of the Arts. I'm very capable of and would be happy to teach beginner piano.

About Michael
I moved to Las Vegas in August to pursue a doctorate of music in guitar performance. I'm also teaching at UNLV part time, and want to expand my teaching into the local community. I've been teaching for many years now, at universities, music stores and private in-home lessons like I'm offering on this site.

I aim to give my students the skills to pursue whatever they would like on the guitar. I'm a professional classical guitarist, but I got my start playing rock and roll and am comfortable teaching a variety of genres if the student wants to learn a specific style. I feel I am a great teacher for total beginners as well, I make sure the student has a rounded approach and avoids developing bad habits.
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Scarlet October 29, 2017
· Classical Guitar ·
I met fellow classical guitarist, Michael, a few years back. I remembered him for his fun personality, stellar performance, and friendliness. Now that he is my classmate, I've gotten to know him better as a person and guitar player. I can say he is same in personality and friendliness as when I met him a few years ago, and his performances ROCK!
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Tripp October 19, 2017
· Classical Guitar · In studio
I sat in on every lesson Michael gave my daughter, who had not studied guitar before. He uses the time effectively, balancing sight reading, repertoire development, music theory (which he presents in very practical and immediately useful ways), and at all times instilling the technique necessary to sustain rapid progress. My daughter really enjoyed studying with him, and I really enjoyed watching her go from a blank slate to a guitarist you want to listen to. I completely and unreservedly endorse this teacher.
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Michael R.

Las Vegas, NV 89101
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About Aaron G.

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I mainly teach the Alfred method while buttressing my lessons with theory and techniques learned from college; however, I will use whichever method the student is most comfortable with. I like to have fun with it and make sure the student is enjoying his or her time playing and practicing the piano so there is a lasting connection with the instrument.

About Aaron
My goal is to help anyone with a desire to learn.

I have been playing piano for the past 16 years and have had great teachers from whom I've learned great playing, composing, and teaching techniques. I have been playing guitar for 11 years as well. I'm in an alternative rock band, The Perks, based out of Las Vegas, and have experience composing and playing multiple instruments.

I have a thorough understanding of music theory and hope to share what I know with my students.
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Pauline February 13, 2018
· Piano · In home
1st lesson was good; Aaron was great and very patient.
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Christopher S. May 21, 2017
· Piano · In home
Aaron is so patient and engaging!
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Anna April 11, 2017
· Piano · In home
It does seem after three lessons that my daughter is making progress and enjoys Aaron's teaching style. I appreciate that he is flexible when I request to reschedule lessons. I also love his communication skills; he is one of those people around whom you just feel comfortable.
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Aaron G.

Henderson, NV 89012
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About Charles C.

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Thanks for checking out my profile! You have come to the right place! I’m happy to offer my teaching services, backed by over 15 solid years of fulltime teaching and 40 years of professional musical experience.

Every student has a particular way of learning, and I quickly access this and lean instruction towards his or her process. I tailor the lessons so that you will learn with the best possible speed and comprehension. Visual learners can benefit from additional work with paper or with Finale or Sibelius (I teach both programs, BTW). Aural learners benefit from listening to me demonstrate, and from hearing different variations of a given piece. Technical learners benefit from tactile, direct guidance of hand position of motion.

Above all, a love of music is critical to effective teaching. The love for music should be shared between student and teacher. Let me assure you that there is, for me, nothing on this earth as special and personal as music. I do what I do because I love ...

About Charles
I’ve been an active musician for over 40 years. I performed in rock bands from middle school through high school until I started my training at Berklee. After graduating with a degree in composition, I resumed touring with rock and pop bands until my early thirties. For the next ten years I taught privately and released 5 recordings of art music that received enthusiastic reviews both in the USA and in Europe. Three of these recordings were electronic and microtonal in nature, and two were solo piano recordings. Also during this time I became a certified teacher in the State of Connecticut.

After this phase of my life, I took a position as head of the music department at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH. I ran every aspect of the department for 5 years before leaving to focus on my studies in film score music. After completing an 18-month
course with Music for the Media (London) I opened a studio in New Hampshire at the granite Media Center and scored 15 TV episodes and 7 films before moving to Los Angeles for additional opportunities. I’m currently living in Las Vegas, still playing and composing, and still loving the music!
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Charles C.

Henderson, NV 89012
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$42 / 30-min

About Akiko G.

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I have been teaching private piano lessons for over 15 years from the beginners from age 5 to intermediate students. My lessons include: piano technique, theory, ear training and solfege singing. Your lessons will be customized depending on your interests and needs. I am especially good with younger students. In addition to teaching piano, I have taught music/choir from elementary to high school level at public schools. I have a Nevada State Teaching License in K-12 Music and 9th-12th Vocal Music. I have a B.A. in Music Education with Piano Performance and a M.A. in Education. I would love to hear from you!

About Akiko
Hello! I have been playing the piano ever since I was 6 year's old, and have been teaching piano over 15 years. I began teaching piano when I was working on my Bachelor's Degree in Music and also taught vocal music at a local elementary school. After receiving a B.A. and a teaching license, I have taught vocal music at elementary schools and choir at both middle and high schools. Because of this extensive teaching experience at schools, I am good with young children and teens.

Even as a pianist, I strongly believe that ear training and solfege singing play a big role in learning to play piano. In addition to teaching playing technique and artistry, my lessons include music theory, ear training, sight-reading and solfege singing. I specialize in classical music.

I homeschool my daughter, so I am available during the day to especi
ally teach homeschool children and their families. I am fun, organized, very patient, and I am an excellent teacher. I can't wait to hear from you!
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Tami January 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
After only a couple months with Ms Graves, my two teen-aged daughters are successfully playing the piano by actually reading the music! Ms. Graves guides the music choices based on the studen’s interest and the relatively quick success motivates the girls to practice on their own. We couldn’t be happier with our choice in piano instructors. Ms. Graves is encouraging and patient.
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Ron January 13, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Grandson has been taking lessons for about two years. Highly recommend Akiko. She knows how to keep my grandson focused.
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Akiko G.

Las Vegas, NV 89102
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Free Piano Lessons with an Expert Teacher

Learn how to play the piano in these video tutorials from a professional piano teacher!

Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!

Video #1:
Intro to the Piano

Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.

Video #2:
Piano Basics

Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.

Video #3:
Reading Piano Notes

Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.

Video #4:
Time and Key Signatures

Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.

Video #5:
Understanding Rhythm

Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.

 

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