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Kessa M.

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Peekskill, NY
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Piano Performance from Brigham Young University
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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. I started teaching beginners when I was just a teenager, and as I learned more about pedagogy and about piano myself, I branched into teaching more advanced students. 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.

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
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Teaching since 1990
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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 $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Elizabeth Voitle Tucker Honorary Award from Brooklyn / Queens Conservatory of Music
  • Masters of Music from Manhattan School 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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Excellent instructor and very patient with students.
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Gary G.

Briarcliff Manor, NY
Starting at $100
  • Speaks
  • 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.
I have a multi-domain ...

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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Stacy R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Stacy R.

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I love music and want to pass that on to my students! Each student is different and my approach to teaching is flexible to accommodate the wants and needs of the student. With younger children, I focus on building a strong foundation of theory, technique and listening skills while building a passion for approaching the piano with their unique ear and creativity. They will be given a lesson plan with song, technic, performance and theory books. Older students and adults often want a different approach. I work with the older student in determining a lesson plan that fits their goals, teaching them to sing and play at the same time, read chord charts, theory and to teach them how to develop an approach to achieving their personal goals.

About Stacy

Hello! I am a professional, working musician and teacher. I love to share my passion for music with others and find their unique talents and creativity. I have over 20 years of experience teaching children and adults not only music, but songwriting and theater work . I taught in the New York Public

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Jessica B
Stacy is such an awesome teacher, she has worked with both of my kids, teaching piano. She understands children and students each have a different learning style, and she then adapts to each person's needs and makes them learn music in their own approach. I think this makes her a remarkable teacher that ensures a students success!
Sally Taryono
Stacy is an amazing teacher. My son has been taking piano lessons with Stacy for almost 3 months and I've been amazed at how much he has learnt already. He gets distracted easily and she is good at redirecting him back. He loves taking lessons with her and looks forward to each class. He said she explains learning new things in a fun way. I'm so grateful to have found Stacy for my son and wished my son had started with her earlier.
Nicolette
Stacy is a very engaging instructor and keeps my kids excited about practicing and learning piano.

Stacy is patient and nurturing and is very good at motivating her students to try the best they can.

My children look forward to their lessons with her every week.
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John B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded Koldofsky Graduate Scholarship in Accompanying from University of Sourpthern California
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John B.

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30 years experience teaching at all levels
Classical Training with a BM, MM and DMA degree
Continuing Lecturer in Collaborative Arts
University of California Santa Barabara since 2005

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,

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Jose G.
Meeting John was great, very friendly and professional and to the point, which is my cap of tea and he suggested to get a weighted keys piano to strengthen my fingers, I’m looking into one
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
Lawrence
John is a fantastic instructor. He has a love for educating others on musical expression and he is a wellspring of musical knowledge. He provides a depth to the piano that I wouldn't have noticed if I taught myself how to play.

John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.

For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.

Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.

Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
Kenny
John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Central Valley is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"I've been taking lessons with Kristin for the past 3 weeks now. I used to play as a child, and I'm just getting back into playing now after several years. Finding a teacher that was the right fit was important to me. Kristin is awesome! I felt comfortable right away. She's super patient, knowledgable, and took the time to understand my goals. Highly recommend her :-)"
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"Ozzie was very knowledgeable and patient with my 12 year old son. In my son’s words “Ozzie is awesome in every way”. He was very inspiring."
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"Fawn has a clever way of teaching each student the same important basics and more but as individuals. As she says, she "teaches to the personality." Whatever it is she does, it works great! From beginners to the big shots, she teaches all levels! Before you know it, you've shot all the way up to the big stuff in note reading without much effort! It's like BAM!! You're sight reading like nobody's business! It's truly incredible. The results Fawn get are amazing."
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"Marsha is very knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend her to any person looking to expand there piano skill. -Robert"
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"Mrs. Maria was so kind and patient.

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