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Private Classical Piano Teacher

I have an enormous respect and love for classical music. I am proud to come from a long line of classical teachers reaching back to Beethoven and Haydn. This musical genealogy informs my teaching. Students choosing to receive a classical piano education will be taught pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Satie and many other composers of classical music.

About Lisa

Lisa is a music educator with over 30 years of experience. She attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she studied music theory and performance under Bert Braud and Ellis Marsalis. She studied music and psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. She has resided in Tampa, Florida since 1991 where she has performed in a variety of venues including "One Enchanted Evening" VIP reception and a benefit for Berkeley Preparatory School. Lisa served as an accompanist for Encore Theatre in 1999 working with Greta Aldene and has accompanied instrumentalists at district contest festivals. She has also had the privilege of serving as an adjudicator for the Bayridge District Festival for several years. An active member of Music Teachers National Association since 19

98, Lisa is a pianist and composer who also maintains a studio. She has been hired to play the piano for many occasions including weddings, private parties and company parties since 1983. She also has a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and utilized music in her work as a psychotherapist. Lisa has a goal to instill the love of music in all her students through an individualized student-centered approach.

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I instruct children as well as adults ranging from beginning to advanced levels in the art of playing the piano. I teach various styles of music including standard classical repertoire and popular pieces. Through a creative, fun and individualized approach to teaching, my students also learn ear training, sight reading, music theory, piano technique and music history as it pertains to the pieces they are currently learning. After one month, beginning students can expect to have learned how to play one piece of music of their choosing and one piece of music chosen by me. After a few months of studying with me, they can expect to have gained basic music reading skills.

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Steinway Baby Grand Piano, 76 key Casio keyboard, Dell All In One 20" desktop, music software and music theory games

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I specialize in teaching classical and popular repertoire. I have taught other styles as well as improvisation. I utilize a student centered approach structuring lessons to suit each student's individual goals.
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August 21, 2019
Janet R.
Lisa was fun and I really appreciated that she was down to earth and attempted to make me feel comfortable. She gives great compliments that encourage you to keep trying.
May 7, 2018
Rita
My son has been taking piano lessons with Lisa for more than 6 months. Lisa is a great teacher. She is very patient and knowledgeable. She's able to correct my son's problems. I've seen tremendous growth and improvement on him since he's been studying piano with Lisa. Lisa is also very willing to work with us on scheduling issues as well. I would definitely recommend her.
December 24, 2016
Melissa W.
she's very good

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Lisa F.

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Experienced piano teacher of 9 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skills. I specialize in technique, typically use piano adventures books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: a piano, metronome, etc.

About Rachel

Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have been teaching lessons professionally for over 10 years now. My primary instruments are voice and piano, and I also teach music theory/ear training/musicianship skills. I earned my degree in vocal performance from James Madison University, where I taught lessons to non-music majors as well as tutored general music for the student population. I also hold a masters degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. I would describe my teaching style as fun and relaxed, with a strong emphasis on healthy technique. I believe that all students should have a strong technical foundation, and that begins on day one. Genres I teach include classical, musical theatre, pop, and accompanying skills for pianists. I can also help with audition prep on both instruments. I look forward to meeting with

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September 23, 2019
Sheri T.
Rachel very good. She listen to my concerns, and address them. Very professional.
March 2, 2019
ML
Rachel provides instructions that are understandable, and that you can use to improve your technical skills and make true progress. She has also change my approach to piano practising. I believe I enjoy practising more and with greater efficiency. She is very talented, also has a great personality, bubbly and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Rachel!
February 27, 2019
Christina E.
Rachel is a fantastic and knowledgeable instructor. My daughter first started with piano lessons and is now taking voice lessons as well. My daughter loves going to lessons with Rachel and looks forward to it every week. My daughter has learned so much. I highly recommend Rachel.

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Rachel S.

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I've played piano since I was 5 years old. Playing piano has greatly influenced my life, as I went to college for piano and composition. I love the piano and I love teaching piano. I teach all levels of piano with an emphasis on performance technique, practice technique, theory, and creativity. I encourage students to explore their own musical feelings and voice. I teach all genres of piano- not only Classical. If a student wants to learn to accompany or write their own music, I can help! If a student is interested in traditional Irish piano accompaniment, I can teach that!

About Connor

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I studied abroad in Ireland for a summer and learned traditional Irish music. I've been playing piano and composing since I was a young child, and picked up folk instruments along the way. Folk music has been a constant source of joy in my life, and I am continually learning more about it. Music is what gets me out of bed in the morning!

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October 13, 2019
Norman S.
excellent lesson
August 11, 2019
Paul M.
Outstanding first lesson, great instructor! Looking forward to weekly lessons.
April 29, 2019
Marissa A
Connor is an excellent teacher. I worked with her via Skype for over a year. I played accordion as a child and wanted to get back into it as an adult. She helped me build my confidence and my proficiency around playing the accordion. She went through a lesson book that I purchased on my own previously. She arranged music for me so I could play more contemporary songs that my 3yo daughter would recognize. She worked with my schedule. She has a lovely personality. She is very encouraging. She is amazingly talented in music. And I couldn't recommend a better teacher. I wish you all the best, Connor! Thank you for everything!

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Lets have some fun learning the piano shall we?

When you come into my music studio, we keep things simple, enjoyable and definitely a lot of fun (Isn't that some of the reason you signed up for the lesson anyway, right!?)

I have been in public music education for 10 years and a musician for a lot longer. I will teach not only the music notes but how to express your self through "sound exploration".

I get exited just talking about it!

Interested?...Get ready!

About Joshua

I graduated from Tennessee  State University with a Bachelors of Music, concentration music education. I receive my Masters of Education and Education Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. I have spent the past 10 years teaching instrumental and vocal music in middle and elementary public school. Alongside music education, I studied saxophone under professional saxophonist,  Jimmy Bowland. I  have had the opportunity to travel aboard, performing with the "Nashville Aces" at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Umbria, Italy in 2007 and even meet the great Sonny Rollins.

From 2008 to 2010 I performed saxophone within the stage band of "Alvin Moore Entertainment" stage production company and  which produced recorded stage play, "A Mother's Prayer" featuring Johnny Gill, Robin Givens, Shirley Murdock and Jermaine Crawford​​​​​​ which h

as aired  numerous times on B.E.T. as well as stages in and around the southeast. 

Since 2013 I have been performing  within the funk band,  "Function with a C", playing various weddings, corporate gathering and other social events and have recorded our band album, "F6" in 2016. Currently I am working on my album entitled "Sacred Spaces" and building recording studio.

Currently I am band leader and lead Saxophonist within the instrumental group "Sacred Spaces"...returning to the place that bring you back to life" and building my own recording studio.

Music is Life.. 
 I find music not only something to be played and enjoyed, but a means to open my "hearing" to people and places. I believe everything makes music, however not everyone hears it. It is through this medium, that one "Hears" better. I have also learned that when I learn or study music, I am also learn and study life. As a teacher, I like to share these "life music" nuggets with my students when they pop during lesson.  While I do not consider my self a counselor or life coach, I  believe that good teachers care not only teach the subject but also tie it in to the bigger picture. 

 My desire is that all student i teach learn, grow and be inspired by music.  Music has the power to  inspire creativity, empower confidence, breaking down barriers and building connections.  As a musician and music instructor, my hope is that any student I teach would be able to experience all of these qualities.
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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, jazz fundamentals, rock/pop, recording, composition, & live performance. I'm fairly well versed in many other genres, so I can easily meet your preferences across the board. Cultivate a deeper relationship with your instrument & unlock your potential! :)

About Jonathan

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, jazz fundamentals, rock/pop, recording, composition, & live performance. I'm fairly well versed in many other genres, so I can easily meet your preferences across the board. Cultivate a deeper relationship with your instrument & unlock your potential! :)

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August 15, 2019
Keever
Jonathan is OUTSTANDING! He is effective, very patient and our son is enjoying music lessons . I highly recommend him to work with young children.
April 24, 2019
Bobby
My son is enjoying
March 30, 2019
Jeff
Jonathan is a very good and knowledgeable instructor. He is patient and works well with me as i am a novice for bass guitar. I look forward to his assistance in my bass journey!

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Michele G.

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I love to teach students of all ages and levels who are eager to learn and wish to grow in their music. Using a wide variety of musical genres, I work with the pianist in three different areas. 1) Muscle use, for greater facility and to support tone color. 2) Reading skills, as I have a unique way of applying theory directly to the pianist's music to support the structure of the piece. This allows the pianist freedom to interpret their music their way. 3) Interpretation, to discover the poetry of the music and support the music's energy through performance. All as a means to guide the student to become their own best teacher.

About Michele

I've been teaching piano for 26 years and my students have gone on to develop a love of music with life long skills that have brought them to the stage & recording studios, awards in the Musical Theater Industry, conservatories and sharing their music on a daily basis with confidence and joy! Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand how to read and comprehend music in much the same way you read a book and as time goes on you'll be able to use these skills to fuel a large repertoire in any style of music. I specialize in Classical, Pop, Broadway and New Music, typically use Faber&Faber Books for beginning pianists, and on to the Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus and Main Stream Repertoire to support each style of music and have the following tools available for your lessons: Books, Worksheets, Charts and more! I love

working with eager students of all ages and experience levels, including those who have years under their belt and would like to improve their skills and I can't wait to meet you!
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March 11, 2019
margaret
I was recommended by a friend to have Michele as a piano teacher. I was recently retired and available to follow my dreams of playing the piano. Michele more than filled my expectations as I found enjoyment playing classical and favorite tunes.
She is wonderful!
March 10, 2019
Amy
Michele is more than a fantastic musician, although she is that as well. She has a deep understanding and love of music which is demonstrated in her teaching, her composing and her playing. What sets her truly head and shoulder above all the teachers I’ve had, several as a child and three as an adult, is her ability to tailor lessons to deepen knowledge. She is very attuned to her student and will adapt her teaching techniques if a student doesn’t learn well initially. She is comfortable with a wide range of musical styles from classical and jazz to pop and even throws in a rap beat when called for. Michele would be an excellent teacher for any student, young, mature, beginner to advanced because she has both a gift for music and a gift for teaching and connecting with students.
March 6, 2019
edie
Michele is a sensitive fun loving player and composer who also brings so much kindness and understanding to her students. I know because I was one of them along with my kids. She's passionate and serious without being stuffy!
We love her.
Edie Brickell.

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Teaching students from beginner level to grade 8 ABRSM level.

About Shannon

I can teach both classical and pop piano songs!

Hold ATCL Piano recital diploma
- Currently preparing for LTCL Piano recital diploma
- Over 10 years of part time piano teacher
- Previous piano accompanist and Soprano member in college Choir
- Currently a postgraduate student at a Ivy League university
- Can teach in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

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Shannon L.

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Private Classical Piano Teacher

Have Fun with Piano Lessons! I teach all ages, levels, all styles with a relaxed easy technic!
Play by ear or note reading!
A lineage of teaching that goes back to Claudio Arrau and Beethoven!
I have been teaching for 25 years all levels and all styles.
Songwriting, performance, technic, theory and more!

About Jeanie

I Love teaching piano to students of All Ages and Styles! Lessons with me are fun and rewarding! I teach all styles and levels with a wide variety of methods:
chords, by ear, note reading, easy technic, songwriting.
I come from a teaching lineage that goes back to Liszt and Beethoven!
My students stay with me for a minimum of 5 years!!
Experience fun and joy at the piano!!

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Joan
"Miss Marie

I worked with Marie for a few years before she moved away from Florida. We worked on piano and voice. She was patient and encouraging. I am in
my 60s and she had no issue with that. She always said that music is for everyone. If she lived closer I would still be studying with her."
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Morgan
"My son and daughter have been taking piano, songwriting and voice lessons with Fawn for several years. Fawn is an accomplished musician who gives lessons
out of her warm, welcoming and fun lit recording studio. Fawn has a kind and casual approach to teaching, however it is also strict. Fawn expects immediate results, which is great because it pushes students to be their best. Fawn is patient and enthusiastic and has allowed my son to develop a beautiful talent on the piano that I believe wouldn't have happened in a more traditional, strict setting. It has really worked for him. When Fawn does a Talent Share (her version of a recital), it is always inspiring and beautiful to see. Fawn has a special talent of meeting each student where they are and lovingly encouraging them to embrace whatever music inspires them. It is awesome."
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Alicia , M
"Niki is an excellent teacher ! She makes sure her students are enjoying her class and what they are learning while they master new concepts I highly rec
ommend her."
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Bren
"Patient and supportive. I feel I could learn to play any composition with her tutelage."
Jonathan
"I took lessons with Joseph for two years at the end of high school and credit him with my decision to pursue a career in Music Education. He is an extrao
rdinary teacher who transformed my playing. I was pushed to work harder, inspired by his playing, and taught new skills in our lessons. Joseph also impressed me with his willingness to go above and beyond in his efforts to find me pieces of music that I would enjoy and which suited my style of playing. I am now a piano teacher myself and try to exemplify some of the same qualities in my teaching that I saw in his. I highly recommend him to the pianist of any age and level of experience!"
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Julia
"Absolutely unique teacher. Very inspiring and mind changing. Opened a new world for me and many others. Highly recommended."
Per
"Our 7 yo daughter have had Niki as her piano teacher for the last 2 years. It has been a great experience. Our daughter looks forward to every class. Moti
vation to practice on a daily basis is always a challenge at this young age, but Niki has instilled in our daughter a passion for piano. I love to hear my daughter practice her songs every day and go to her classes well prepared and motivated. This is something achieved only by an excellent teacher!

I am happy to give Niki my strongest recommendations!"
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Seamus
"I took lessons from Alex as an adult. He's great. And I was impressed watching him work with younger students. They really respond well to Alex."
Julie
"I received classical piano lessons from Dr. Backus for almost two years before college. In those two years, I grew so much in my playing and in my love fo
r music. Dr. Backus has a deep passion for music and her students. In my lessons, Dr. Backus incorporated extensive knowledge about music history, theory and technique. Our goal was to build knowledge and technique so that I could freely create and make a beautiful sound with each piece. After taking lessons from her, I LOVE the piano. Dr. Backus taught me how to express music from my heart, and it was a privilege to learn from her and know her. I would highly recommend her for piano lessons!"
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