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About Erik F.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Experienced concert pianist, teacher, and music director available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! Classical piano is my greatest passion. I enjoy teaching in all levels, and my work experience has included working with special needs children and teaching adults while an Adjunct Faculty member at New York University’s Steinhardt School. All students have the opportunity to perform in two annual studio recitals for free. Lessons are catered to maximizing the students interests, passions, and strengths. Simply put, my goal is to help each student become the best musician they can be.

About Erik
Pianist, music director, and vocal coach, Erik was born and raised in Eastern Washington state. As a solo pianist, he has been heard all across the northwest and beyond, in cities including Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Prague and Salzburg. Erik has been a guest artist at Whitman College, Portland State University, The Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, California State University Summer Arts, the West Seattle Symphony, and the Gig-Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Erik’s passion for teaching has led him to be an adjudicator for various festivals including the Washington Sonata-Sonatina Festival and the Washington Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Erik most recently served as the Music Director for the National Tour of Kander and Ebb's tim
eless musical Cabaret. This production was on tour from December 2017 through May 2018 all across North America. Broadway.com's review praised the musicianship of the show, "Musical director Erik Flaten's musicians are impressive in their dexterity: At one moment, they are providing rich interpretations of the memorable John Kander score, while perhaps at the next they are playing denizens of the Kit Kat Klub or neighborhood thugs, wastrels and other folks of questionable repute. Flaten and his band are given their own richly deserved moments in the spotlight at the top of Act Two and the music director himself is given the well-earned final bow at the end of the curtain call."

Erik currently resides in Philadelphia, where he coaches and plays for a diverse range of singers. In addition to coaching and playing, Erik works as Music Director for musical theater, manages a private studio, and serves as Artistic Director of the Media Performing Arts Series. Previous successes include performances with mezzo-soprano, Angela Niederloh and baritone, Matthew Hayward in Portland, and a performance of the Grieg piano concerto with the West Seattle Symphony. Upcoming engagements on the East Coast include collaborative work with with soprano, Leah Golub.

Students of Erik have the opportunities to perform in studio recitals and workshops.
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Nathan F. August 2, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Erik made an excellent first impression with our beginner level 9-year-old son. Erik’s knowledge and experience, mixed with his teaching style, seem to be a good fit for him.
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Olivia F. August 2, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson. Erik’s knowledge and experience, mixed with his teaching style seems to be a good fit for our kids.
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Kerin April 29, 2019
· Piano · In studio
As an adult beginner I appreciate the time Erik takes to answer my questions about theory and technical aspects of playing.
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About Allison B.

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Cranford, NJ

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I can teach a wide variety of styles, ranging from classical to theatre, pop and jazz. I take each and every student's unique abilities and ways they learn to work into account with them accordingly to their needs and interests.

About Allison
Multiple Grammy® and Latin Grammy® Nominee, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti has received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for her stunning virtuosity and musicality as soloist and chamber musician. Her performances include the Grammy® Awards Classical Music Tribute to Earl Wild and Lang Lang, the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, the Campeche Festival in Mexico and the VI International Festival of Music at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously a guest soloist with The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, she has also been a guest soloist with The Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, English Sinfonia, European Women’s Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, Denver Symphony, Colonial Symphon
y and Adelphi Orchestra. Solo recitals include critically acclaimed debuts at Merkin Hall in New York and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, her recital debut at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London, and tours throughout the US, Mexico, Europe, Argentina and Japan.

An accomplished collaborative pianist, she has worked with Sir James Galway, John Corigliano, Stephen Paulus, David Maslanka, Carlos Franzetti, Lowell Liebermann, Robert Aldridge, Herschel Garfein, Julius Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Nestor Torres, Ransom Wilson, Eugenia Zukerman, and Robert White, amongst others.

Dr. Brewster Franzetti is the recipient of degrees from Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is currently Director of Chamber Music for the Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
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Allison B.

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About Rebecca B.

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For Rebecca Barritt, the only constant in life has been a passion for music. She began writing songs when she was 6 years old and never stopped, most recently fronting the Victoria-based band Phantom Thieves. As a songwriter, Rebecca is fiercely honest and defiantly vulnerable – never shying away from the beauty, complexities, and hidden fears that come with being alive.

Rebecca has been offering music lessons since 2010. Her warm passion for music – and for people – shines through in her work with her students. She connects with each student to discover their reasons for wanting to learn music. Whether they are beginning with the basics or reaching for new levels of artistry, Rebecca works to help students find their way towards the soulfulness and self-expression that music promises at its best.

About Rebecca
For Rebecca Barritt, the only constant in life has been a passion for music. She began writing songs when she was 6 years old and never stopped, most recently fronting the Victoria-based band Phantom Thieves. As a songwriter, Rebecca is fiercely honest and defiantly vulnerable – never shying away from the beauty, complexities, and hidden fears that come with being alive.

Rebecca has been offering music lessons since 2010. Her warm passion for music – and for people – shines through in her work with her students. She connects with each student to discover their reasons for wanting to learn music. Whether they are beginning with the basics or reaching for new levels of artistry, Rebecca works to help students find their way towards the soulfulness and self-expression that music promises at its best.
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david August 10, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
i’ve taken lessons with rebecca for 3 1/2 years now and it’s been a very positive experience for me. rebecca is very kind and patient, knowledgeable and talented. i’m older than her average student but i’ve seen her work with a wide range of students and instruments. i would recommend her to anyone interested in improving their musical skills.
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Terry July 31, 2018
· Songwriting · In studio
Rebecca is literally the best. She is personalable and friendly and super easy to get along with. I was super nervous about sharing something so personal and intimate as a song I had written from my heart with an ACTUAL professional. But Rebecca was exactly that. A professional. It turns out Rebecca's amazing talents and skills as singer, a musician, and a song writer, are matched only by her ability to share her love and insight with other lovers of music such as myself. I felt almost immediately at ease and confident with her, and after only a few sessions was absolutely amazed how much I had learned about singing, song writing, and, if I'm being perfectly honest, myself; both as a musician and an artist. I was referred to Rebecca from friends, whose children she taught, and they and their parents both absolutely adored her. As a more *ahem* mature student, I was expecting some tips on theory and technique, and figured I'd just try, having strummed and picked away in hiding for many years. I have to say I am absolutely blown away with how much I've learned, and how easy it was with Rebecca's guidance and tutelage. If you love music and want to make your own, Rebecca is who you need to go see.
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Chris July 30, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Rebecca is a fantastic teacher!
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About Ardalan V.

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Indianapolis, IN
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Five reasons why my lessons can be a unique experience, if, and only if:
1- You are looking for a professionally trained performing artist and instructor (with more than 25 years of experience teaching ranging from beginner toddlers at home to advanced musicians in academic studio setting) who is fun to work with.
2- You look for an individualized approach tailored to your musical needs (Piano Technique, sight-singing, Score reading, Theory, Aural skills).
3- You or your child are busy and want to make the best of your time learning or practicing and therefore need a well-disciplined teacher who can match your schedule; I have a strong Time Management & Follow up System for the lessons. (My philosophy specially for beginners : If it is not measurable , it is not done the right way. )
4- You actively and carefully read the details (of education and teaching experience) of instructors profile and ask for reviews because you care enough for your time and money to know the ...

About Ardalan
Five reasons why my lessons can be a unique experience for you.... if, and only if:
1- You are looking for a professionally trained performing artist and instructor (with more than 25 years of experience teaching ranging from beginner toddlers at home to advanced musicians in academic studio setting) who is fun to work with and learn from.
2- You look for an individualized approach tailored to your musical needs (Piano Technique, sight-singing, Score reading, Theory, Aural skills).
3- You or your child are busy and want to make the best of your time learning or practicing and therefore need a well-disciplined teacher who can match your schedule; I have a strong Time Management & Follow up System for the lessons. (My philosophy specially for beginners : If it is not measurable , it is not done the right way. )
4- You actively and
carefully read the details (of education and teaching experience) of instructors profile and ask for reviews because you care enough for your time and money to know the difference between a true performing artist (with Master Degree in Music from the Nation's top-ranked music school) versus another "teacher" who has played in their high-school band, and teaches 10 instruments since last month while working on his BA! (Profile pictures and "statements" can always look good though...!)
5- You prefer to have the flexibility of receiving private (or group) lessons in your own home, or you prefer to receive lessons in a studio setting ( I can offer either one).
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Zavier F. March 31, 2019
· Classical Piano · In home
Knowledgeable and incredibly patient. A wonderful find
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Jonathan Chern December 22, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
While I was at Indiana University, I had the great fortune of studying with Ardalan! He was an incredibly patient teacher who was able to cater to what I needed individually. He was able to impart a great deal of knowledge and I couldn't recommend him enough! Thank you so much for all you have taught me Ardalan.
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Pantea December 22, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I took piano lessons with Ardalan for quite a while. He’s knowledgeable, patient and caring. He is experienced working with both adults and children and modifies his approach to meet each student’s needs. I had a bad experience learning music when I was a child and was reluctant to take lessons as an adult. Ardalan definitely helped me gain that confidence back and feel that I could actually enjoy the music while learning it. Besides his teaching skills, Ardalan is a wonderful artist and anyone who takes a class with him will look forward to each session and learn a lot from him.
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About Michelle P.

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Howell, NJ

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I am very focused and driven to ensure that you further your technique on a weekly basis. I specialize in training beginner/intermediate piano students. I have experience with performing and composing music. I was awarded certificates from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

About Michelle
Hi! My name is Michelle and I math tutor and piano teacher. I also help Russian natives learn English. I am a math tutor at Brookdale Community College. At Brookdale I tutor students in a variety of college math courses, going from basic algebra up to Calculus 3. As for my piano lessons, my piano students are expected to improve on a weekly basis. In my lessons, besides playing compositions, students will also be taught piano theory and technique. I have mentored students of all ages and can customize a lesson accordingly. I have experience with performing and composing music. I am also fluent in Russian and specialize in teaching English to Russian natives. I prepare Russian speakers for the U.S. Citizenship test. Before any of my lessons I ask the student to send me an outline of the topics they would like to go over and I prepare acco
rdingly. This way my time and their time is used efficiently. Please reach out to me with any questions and to set up a lesson!
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Cathrine April 2, 2019
· AP Calculus · In home
I consider Michelle to be one of the best tutors I have had. She helps me understand the material perfectly and is always willing to help me at any time. She helps me see the best in me when it comes to my knowledge on something. I 100% recommend Michelle to everyone!
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Jenni February 20, 2019
· Piano · Online
Michelle is super helpful and accommodating! I have only had two lessons but I can feel myself improving already. I have learned so much in the past two weeks and have eliminated some of my bad habits when playing. I'm super grateful that I was able to find her!
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About Joanna W.

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Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Joanna Woodfield is committed to promoting classical music training in both piano and the harp. She has received training from world-class professionals and is seeking a career of her own in music performance. Her opportunities to perform and tour are nationwide/worldwide. She has been performing classical/gospel music for 14 years.

About Joanna
I am a professional piano/harp performer, composer, collaborative artist, and teacher. I have been performing on the piano for 14 years and the harp for 12 years. Currently, I am studying music (piano emphasis) at The Crown College outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.

I have 3 years of teaching experience and truly enjoy it. My students are expected to log in an adequate amount of hours based on their level. I teach mainly classical and sacred genres. My emphasis begins with a solid classical foundation and the students may build off to other genres if they wish to do so. I am comfortable teaching students of all grades.

My goals for students include: excellence in performance, sight-reading, and knowledge of phrasing, harmonies, and rhythmic structure; a love and passion for music; a foundation that will launch their career/hobby.

I have performed in many concerts, competitions, weddings, and charity benefits across the US and will soon perform worldwide. An opportunity I had last semester included performing as the main harpist/pianist for The Crown College Orchestra. Later this year, I will be participating in the Master Players Series in Delaware.

My passion is to help cultivate a love for classical/sacred music. I hope to instill that love in my students as they learn.
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About Ellen S.

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Ann Arbor, MI

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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 an undergraduate senior at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor studying piano performance and philosophy, with strong passions for critical thinking, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and contemporary music. I recently won top prizes in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival Concerto Competition, the Camerata Artists International Virtuoso II Competition, and the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, where I was able to make my Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall in 2018. I attended the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division in New York City for 10 years, and have been playing chamber music ever since I began there at the age of 7. I also attended the Brearley School for seven years, where I had rigorous academic training in the sciences, humanities, and leadership.

As a musician leading a double li
fe with substantial academic training and work, I truly value learning music alongside a well-rounded education, as I believe that music is the quintessential liberal art. Just on its own, learning to play an instrument requires discipline, focused attention, and hard work. With the combination of a strong education, students can understand not only how to execute what is on the page in front of them, but understand music in context and have the ability to understand what music can communicate to others and themselves. For this reason, I incorporate academic components like music theory, composer biographies, contextual history, philosophy, and literature in ways that are accessible and fun to learn at all ages. I hope to build up students who not only improve their playing, but acquire skill sets that make them smarter and carry over into all aspects of their lives.
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Bridget June 13, 2019
· Piano · In home
Ellen is great at teaching both my daughter and myself. Very friendly, personable and understands the piano and classical repertoire at a high level. She’s really helped me with my fundamentals and music theory. My daughter (who is much better than I) mainly studies classical music with her and I love to hear her progress. Ellen is warm and accommodating and I’d recommend her to anyone!
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About Briana H.

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Berkeley, CA
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I have been playing the piano for over 10 years and have a fresh memory of what it's like to be a piano student. I know what it's like to be in your shoes and I can relate to all the new faces in the world of piano. I'll be focusing on providing a solid foundation in the basics of music theory, note reading, technique, etc. But most importantly, I want to ensure you learn to play what you love, from a variety of different genres! All ages are welcome!

About Briana
I have studied the piano for over 10 years, playing a variety of genres, and have taken part in multiple piano auditions and received 90th percentile scores regarding practical piano playing and music theory. I have experience playing as an accompanist and teaching beginning piano students.

I am an avid believer that a strong foundation in technique, note reading, music theory, etc. can bring you very far in the process of learning piano. And it is exactly these foundational skills that I want to provide to all students. But not only that, I want to ensure that students will learn the skills necessary to eventually learn to play what they love!

As a previous piano student with financial struggles, I understand how difficult it is to want to pursue a passion, but struggling to because learning it was extremely expensive. And so, I want t
o provide lessons at reasonable prices that are lower than over half of other private teachers. In addition, I want to make sure my lessons are accessible to everyone, regardless of where you are, and so I will be teaching through online lessons to beginner/intermediate level students.

All in all, I have faith in everyone being able to learn the piano and I hope that I am able to be a helpful, supportive guide to those of you taking on this musical journey! I look forward to meeting you and helping you strive towards your passion for piano playing!
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Briana H.

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About Cindy R.

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Gallatin, TN

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Want to be able to pick up a piece of music and play it on sight? We'll focus on the basics of reading music so that you'll get closer and closer to that goal every week! I teach reading on both treble and bass clefs, and with most students I also branch out into teaching chord symbols in order for the student to be able to play from lead sheets and chord charts. (Very young children's hands have a little harder time forming chords, so we wait until they're ready.) Most students start transposing (changing the key of a piece to higher or lower) within a year. I have a BMus degree and have taught private piano lessons since I was in college. I've been a church pianist since the age of 12, and a choral accompanist since my college years, so I can work with intermediate (and above) students on the unique challenges related to playing along with others.

About Cindy
When I came home from my second piano lesson, at age 7, my mother tells me that I said, "Mama, when I grow up I want to be a music teacher." And it's true that, in spite of liking a lot of subjects in school, music and playing the piano were always at the forefront of my thoughts. I began playing for church at age 12, having added playing from hymnals to my first love -- classical music. In college I accompanied constantly -- singers and instrumentalists -- and then was tapped to accompany one of the university's choral groups. In the years since graduation, teaching piano has been my prime source of income, but I have accompanied the local high school choral program since the 2000 -- 2001 school year. Along the way I've also tutored high school and college students in Music Theory, as well as an occasional church musician who just w
anted to add some theory knowledge to enhance playing skills. I love the challenge of coming up with ways to explain new concepts to students of all ages.
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Cindy R.

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About Semra A.

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New York, NY
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Throughout my teaching career I've taught about 80 students. All of them had different backgrounds and understanding of playing piano and music in general. My goal is not only to meet student's expectations but also keep them excited and motivated. We usually talk and discuss their desired repertoire in the first lesson. It can be substantial piece, a song or some classical work that they like but might be difficult for them. I can give them all the tips to reach their goals and be able to learn what they love!

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Semra Amiraslan is performing pianist and teacher in New York City. She is a First Prize winner of International competition in Italy and Asia Piano Competition, Kuala Lumpur. She has been awarded with Presidential Scholarship in her home country Azerbaijan. Along with her performing career, she taught at NYU and had over 80 students. Semra completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Manhattan School of Music with Arkady Aronov. During her studies in USA, she won a Second Prize at VIVO competition in New York. She is a graduate student of New York University.
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Semra A.

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