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Kessa M.

6 Reviews
Peekskill, NY
Starting at $25
  • BM Piano Performance from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kessa M.

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I have been teaching piano almost as long as I have been performing, coming up on 10 years. To date, I have taught lessons to over 100 different students ranging in age from 5 to 70, and ranging in skill from complete beginner to college piano performance major. I can teach students of any level and help them overcome any problem, whether that is a technical problem, interpretative problem, or having pain during playing.

Not every student is going to think I’m the best fit for them. I expect consistent practice, completion of assignments, and attention to detail in music. I have had many trial lessons that don’t pan out because the student or parent thinks my expectations are too high for them. Make no mistake; I expect a lot, but I also care deeply about music and have great understanding and sympathy for those who genuinely try. Whether your goal is to learn to read music, improve rhythm, learn to play the great classical repertoire, or simply have a good time learning the ...

About Kessa

I received my BM in piano performance from Brigham Young University, studying under Dr. Richard Anderson and Dr. Irene Peery-Fox. While there, I studied pedagogy from master teachers Dr. Irene Peery-Fox and Dr. Jared Pierce, who taught me both how to run a studio and how to manage individual lessons

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Robert P.
Excellent. Nothing gets by her; very helpful.
Caleb
I had the opportunity to work with Kessa when we were both in undergrad and I was trying to decide whether or not to become a music major. I was feeling pretty discouraged with my current piano teacher at the school and talked with Kessa since we had a class together and I knew she was a piano major. I had a few lessons with her and she gave me so many helpful ideas about how to approach my pieces and improve my practice habits. She was very kind and didn’t make me feel bad at all, but still pushed me hard in those lessons because she believed in me. Even though I ended up deciding not to go into music after all, I still value those few lessons I had with her and recommend her to everyone at any level.
Marissa
Kessa is a very professional and talented piano teacher. My son loves going to lessons and we love hearing him practice such pretty music. We're impressed with Kessa's ability to explain confusing concepts and to encourage my son when he is having a tough time. She's done so well with transitioning to Zoom lessons during the pandemic and we love being able to have lessons from home.
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Eric S.

Cold Spring, NY
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
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Eric S.

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I offer music lessons in the lower Hudson Valley region as well as remotely via Skype or FaceTime.

I have decades of experience working with students of all ages and levels and I often prepare students for recitals and NYSMMA competitions. I do not use a cookie-cutter method for instruction. Lessons are tailored to meet the specific needs of each student and taught in a comfortable and friendly teaching environment.

I specialize in teaching:

* beginners students (ages 6 and up)
* basic classical repertoire
* music theory
* jazz & blues improvisation

Not sure? Try one lesson and see if you like it.
PS. I also give drum lessons!

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundati

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Dr. Jason T.

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Campbell Hall, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Elizabeth Voitle Tucker Honorary Award from Brooklyn / Queens Conservatory of Music
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Dr. Jason T.

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Winner of several awards and competitions, pianist Jason Thomas has been recognized locally and internationally for his warm playing and personality.

Jason is based in New York, receiving his Bachelors and Masters from Manhattan School of Music (MSM), and is currently finishing the last semester of his Doctoral Studies from MSM.

Jason's extensive teaching career includes giving Piano Lectures at notable schools, including Rutgers University, giving master classes for advanced students at MSM, as well as helping students prepare for auditions to various schools. Jason welcomes all levels from absolute beginner to professional.

About Dr. Jason

Dr. Jason Thomas is a wonderful person who loves teaching and has been doing so since he was a teenager. Jason is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Classical Piano Performance. He is currently finishing his Doctoral studies

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Steven W.
Excellent instructor and very patient with students.
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Gary G.

Briarcliff Manor, NY
Starting at $100
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1972
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gary G.

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My student-centered approach means students feel important. Students have my full attention without distraction. My studio is well equipped with Steinway grand piano and full set of teaching aids. The studio is large enough to social distance and all precautions are taken including the following of CDC protocols.
My experience is wide and deep. As a piano teacher of all levels for decades, I am able to easily assess your current skills and create a plan for us that will keep you motivated.
As a teacher of children for decades, I am sensitive to the psychology of children. I am empathetic and understand how important it is to build trust and how easily that trust can slip away if not respected.
I am a virtuoso. I can be viewed on youtube and continue to create videos of major works. I am not all talk. I walk the walk.
I have a multi-dimensional approach. Ear training, repertoire, analysis, technique, theory and problem solving are all part of it.
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About Gary

Hi! I am a cool piano teacher who will put you at ease! I'm fed up with the fact that everyone is bragging in their bios so I'll be brief. Let's just say I have a masters degree from Juilliard, am an international prizewinner, have my own youtube channel where I'm constantly producing new vide

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Justin W.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German (Deutsch), English
  • Associate of Arts (Music) from Brevard Community College
  • Teaching since 2007
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Justin W.

34 Reviews
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Learn proper technique, how to read sheet music, how to play scales and chords, music theory, and more!

About Justin

Justin W. is a professional performer, composer, and educator based in Rockledge, Florida. Justin received his Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice from the University of North Florida and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville. He has performed alongside the Loui

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Eamon H.
Great first lesson in-person.
Jay M.
As a 63-year old I was concerned it would tough for me to learn. I'm sure I don't retain and absorb like a 12-year old but I AM LEARNING TO PLAY. Justin is very patient and accommodating and I am inspired to practice weekly. Most of all I'm having fun.
Beverly
Lucas loved Justin. Too bad he moved. We wish him and his family the best.
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Austin B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Austin B.

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I have been teaching private piano lessons in the East Valley for the past 6 years. I have experience with both the very young and very wise; brand new beginners and those with prior experience. Our goals are to develop a long lasting connection with piano by learning to set goals, problem solve, and build good practice habits. We will balance our study between theory, technic and artistry to become performers. I primarily teach classical piano, but am happy to branch out to pop and jazz with students after we have a strong foundation built up.

About Austin

Austin studied Horn Performance at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL. He was able to study from members of both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well the Lyric Opera of Chicago. During his time there he performed in many orchestras and chamber groups, including the Chicago Symph

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Central Valley is $83. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"I miss Amber's piano lessons, which I discontinued only because our schedules no longer meshed. She made learning fun, gave me helpful memory tricks, and accommodated my needs as a beginning student, even though I am an adult. I was satisfied with my progress and long to take more lessons. Being able to play even simple pieces gave me great joy and added another dimension to my life. She has my recommendation."
Kitty
Took Classical Piano lessons from Amber W.
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"Having a strong musical background (20+ years), I was stoked when my boyfriend told me he wanted to improve his piano playing. Let me rephrase that--LEARN how to play piano. He had bought a piano three years earlier and never played it.

He had NO natural musically ability, barely being able to hold a beat let alone understand time and key.

He started lessons in Berkeley for three months and didn't seem to improve, then we found Fawn and signed up for lessons, even though I was skeptical about it being online. Within a month of playing, he was understanding the foundation of music, improv, ect., and Fawn REALLY pushed him. 15 months later he has a solid playing and reading ability, even though his work only allows him 1-2 hours a week of practice. Fawn is teaching both the fundamentals plus improve, scales, etc. that really push him to be a better piano player. She encourages him to chose pieces he loves as well. Soon they will start songwriting. I am thoroughly impressed."
Ingrid F.
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Gabriel has been our Piano teacher for years and we are so happy we found him! He is great with kids and my kids have been improved so much with him !"
Sandra
Took Classical Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"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 for 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!"
Julie
Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"Incredible piano teacher for my son - my son could sight read music in 3months - he loves Fawn and her teaching style and that has led to him taking responsibility to practice so he can be "awesome for her." We love Fawn, she's da bomb!"
L.M.
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn has a great way of explaining things that keep the process simple, yet effective. I had two other piano instructors before I started taking lessons from Fawn, and neither were nearly as good. Fawn is the only piano teacher I've had that kept the whole learning process fun. I was able to learn a lot from her in such a short period of time. She makes the process enjoyable and addresses blocks and helps you break through them. Because of her, I'm playing at a super high level now. Every once in awhile I will call her to come in for help on an issue right before a performance. I would definitely recommend contacting her and setting up an appointment!"
Ilonka Adams
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Fawn adapts her teaching to match the interests and motivations of the student. Having given up in my youth, I have no desire to go through the process again. I just wanted to play beautiful pieces. It's been daunting and slow and you get out of it what you put in, but thanks to Fawn's unerring skill, patience, support, compassion, expertise and sense of humor - I do believe it's happening and in a short amount of time. Great teacher!"
Eric
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have been studying with Emil for four years and my piano playing has improved tremendously! Emil's knowledge and patience make my lessons a joy."
Irwin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emil V.
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"Susan is a great match for my level of piano knowledge. She is excited as I am to perfect my desire to execute my ability to play my cherished pieces, to perfection."
Patricia
Took Classical Piano lessons from Susan M.
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"Fawn has improved my playing from intermediate to what I boldly claim to be almost expert! She brushed up my technique and instilled in me a solid practice routine, which is one of the real secrets to becoming a good player! I love playing piano, Fawn makes it all joy, even the hard work!"
Conrad
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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