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These Classical Piano teachers are highly rated by students in the Houghton area, including Alden, Lawtons, Spring Brook, North Collins and Eden.

Rina M.

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Begin with piano basics and advance to more complex material from simple melodies with block chords, broken chords and arpeggios to Pachelbel's Canon in D and Beethoven's Fur Elise. Learn finger agility by practicing the Major and minor scales in parallel and contrary motion. Begin with one octave and advance to a range of four octaves. Add dynamics and phrasing to perfect your performance.

About Rina

I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice strategies, music notation, theory, rhythm and phrasing, while adapting teaching approaches to match the needs of each student. I share a love of music with my students and it gives me great pride to hear each student develop their own musical voice.

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My goal is to help students of varying ages and abilities succeed musically. Dedicated, experienced, encouraging, and sensitive to student moods, I am a multi-instrumentalist who can instruct you in acoustic guitar, classical guitar, piano (classical and popular repertoire

), oboe, and voice. Study music to awaken your aural senses, develop muscle memory, and enhance your intellectual development.

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Piano and bench, keyboard, guitar, guitar stand, music stand, foot stool. Ample seating for parents.

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I am comfortable teaching from a piano or keyboard. I will transport my own guitar and anticipate students will own or rent the instrument they will be studying.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner to advanced music instruction, guitar notes and chords, piano melodies and accompaniment, vocal instruction, musical theater, classical piano and more.
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September 9, 2019
Jeff
Wonderful approach to teaching a beginner.
August 24, 2019
Ron
Rina transformed a septuagenarn with very little vocal experience into a much more confident and capable vocalist...in only five 1hr lessons. I plan to continue with Rina because learning with her is fun and although I have learned a lot I want to absorb more of what she is capable of teaching me.
July 15, 2019
Alex
We feel so lucky to find Ms. Rina to be my son’s Oboe teacher. She is so patient with my son to go through every basic skill. Every class went smoothly and efficiently. This is definitely a very good online instructor experience.

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Rina M.

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Classical music is my life passion and I am happy to introduce to my students the best of its piano compositions in styles from Baroque to contemporary. On the example of the chosen repertoire, we learn to define, compare and analyze the structure, harmony, theory and interpretation of classical compositions. Understanding of what was beyond the notes helps my students to discover the world of classical piano in the full aspect. Under my guidence you will be excited to learn to play more classical music than you ever did!

About Polina

I am an experienced classical pianist with honorable degrees obtained from the most prestigious musical institutions in the world - State Academy of Music (Russian conservatory of music) located in Minsk, Belarus, as well as The College of Saint-Rose, Albany, New York, Unites States. Piano has been my main area of concentration since I was five years old, so I consider myself to be a top professional in the music field.

I really enjoy working with highly motivated students and welcome various ages and levels. I have worked both with professional musicians and beginner level music enthusiasts. As a teacher and piano soloist, I have worked in various countries including Russia, Italy, France and the United States. My international teaching experience has been showing wonderful results, and I am proud of my students winning the highest p

laces in the international auditions, competitions and festivals worldwide.

My thoroughly developed teaching method is built on the best combination of Russian and European traditions in music education, and it is intended to build and advance skills in reading, technique, theory, to enrich music appreciation by exploring compositions of variety of styles and genres, to discover the internal abilities and approach to an instrument, and master performing techniques.
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June 29, 2019
Torry
Polina is so knowledgeable and informative. We jumped right in and she gave me great feedback on a piece I’ve been working on for a while. She is very motivational and I am excited to continue to work with her and improve my technique and ability.
May 7, 2019
Hardy
She is a great teacher ! She is the best!
December 7, 2018
Lily
Polina has been teaching my daughter for a year now and she is just amazing!!! I have also taken vocal lessons from Polina. I can't say enough about how wonderful and helpful she is. She has an impressive background in piano and voice and is a phenomenal teacher. She has a way of getting across exactly what she needs you to do. She is, also, one of the nicest people you will ever meet. We both highly recommend her.

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Polina D.

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I have a big experience teaching students all levels and ages. My goal is to keep the joy of music making for each and every student, but also to make sure you learn and advance after each lesson. I would happily work with you on the music you want, combining it with the specific piano techniques you need to have in order to play the instrument well.

About Kseniya

I have been teaching violin from young children to beginner adults for 10 years. I also teach piano for beginner and intermediate levels.
I believe that the the music potential comes through discipline, self-motivation and passion. As a teacher, my goal is to get to know each of my students and create individually tailored lessons according to my student's needs and goals. I believe that a strong technical foundation is a key in music making - when a student feels comfortable playing the instrument , they find how much they are capable of doing and what a great joy is this music making process. This is why I put a strong emphasis on the technical aspects. They say "practice makes perfect", but in reality only perfect practice makes your playing perfect, in other words, my goal as a teacher, is to give my students all the right tools to

succeed, when after each lesson you feel you improved your playing and gained new skills, even if its a small one.
Lessons are taught using a Traditional method refer to students learning to read music. Whereas the Suzuki Method students learn by ear which I (might) use for very young students age 3-5. For older students I use certain aspects of the Suzuki method but definitely incorporate basic theory and note reading as early as possible.
All students will have the opportunity and are encouraged to perform in recitals.
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July 2, 2018
Franklin B.
Great violin instructor. She is very patient and persistent in helping to achieve the next level in mastering the violin.
June 29, 2018
Samantha
Kseniya is patient, but also pushes my daughter to actually learn how to read music. I'm very pleased after 3 lessons.
May 29, 2018
Triston
My son is 11 and never had a music lesson of any kind before. He had fun learning the basic fundamentals that she is so passionate about.
She is really patient and fun to be around. Great environment for anyone of any age.

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Kseniya K.

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Whether you are a parent looking for piano lessons for your child/children, or an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am fully committed to helping you achieve your goals at the piano, no matter what they are. I have been teaching since 2008 and have extensively experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. Many of my students have studied with me for years and have consistently participated in various talent shows, festivals, and competitions.

About Gary

Hello! My name is Gary. I have been teaching piano since 2008 and am looking to expand my studio outside of my current locale, where I teach around 40 students. I received my Master of Music degree in Performance and Literation at the Eastman School of Music, and my Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music at the same school.

For parents researching piano lessons for your child / children, please know that the beginning stages of learning are crucial to cultivating good habits and fundamentals down the road. I am fully committed to making sure that your child do just that. Parental involvement is not only welcomed but strongly encouraged - feel free to sit in on your child's lessons!

If you are an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am a very detail-oriented teacher, and will patiently answer whatever questions you might have

. I understand full well that adult students have many other obligations, and I am happy to work around them as long as you are willing to learn.
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January 26, 2019
Eliyahu
Gary has been fantastic to work with. He is patient and very knowledgeable, and my skills have improved quickly by learning with him. Highly recommended.
April 4, 2018
Margaret B.
G.ary makes me feel very comfortable playing and makes me feel I will be able to accomplish my goals.
February 2, 2017
Christian D.
I have known Gary for a while now, but only recently started taking lessons with him. He is very helpful and professional for every lesson. He answers all my questions and has suggested materials for me to practice in order to improve my playing. I have already learned a lot from the few lessons we have had. I enjoy our lessons and look forward to our next one!

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Bebé S.

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Want to be able to read music? Interested in being able to sit at a piano and play your favorite pop songs? Want to impress your family and friends with some flashy classical pieces? Well look no further, I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory, sight-reading, ear training, and technique while tailoring to your personal needs and goals. All ages and genres are welcome, my only rule is to have fun, so lets get started.

About Bebé

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Broward College with an Associates Degree in Music Technology and dual -majoring in Vocal Performance. My primary instruments are Voice and Piano, but I also play guitar and trumpet.

All of my students can expect to improve weekly in their technique and skill level. I teach students to release built up tension and apply fundamental techniques by relaxing and enjoying their time practicing or performing. I can help any student to sing or play with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano and voice for 4 years. I can teach students to excel in reading music, sight-reading, ear training, music theory, and performance and technique in not just classical music, but all

genres of music.

As a professional recording artist I frequently take trips to Atlanta and New York for recording and meeting with record labels. I have performed along side bands such as We The Kings, Plaid Brixx, and I have many musical connections such as Jadyn Maria, Katy Perry, Tiyon Christian, D. Smith, and more. I don't only teach my students, I mentor them, create a lasting friendship and help them reach their full potential and level of excellence.

My personal passion is contemporary music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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August 2, 2019
Hani
I am a 60 year old man and so, one can imagine my initial reluctance to take up singing lessons at this age. But after the first 2 sessions with Bebé, I knew I was in the right hands. She is every bit the professional that you can trust to do a great job. I was extremely impressed, not only with her amazing vocal talents, but also with her technical skills, knowledge and experience. Bebé assessed my abilities, and set to work quickly and efficiently, and that's where I feel she truly excels. Bebé was patient, took her time to understand my objectives and capabilities, and pushed me just enough to keep gaining my confidence. I only had 5 lessons at this point, and I can already hear and feel the progress. The classes were fun, but Bebé takes her work very seriously, as any true professional would. I'm looking forward to my next sessions.
April 21, 2019
Catherine
Very patient and very knowledgeable
April 16, 2019
Deontae H.
She was a great instructor! I will work with her again!!

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Gina B.

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I always enjoy helping students reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time!

About Gina

Hello,

After I graduated from Manhattan School of Music, I was recruited by University in Seoul, Korea and taught students as an assistant professor. I have been teaching all level of piano for many years. I have helped students prepare in audition, recital, and competitions.

I always enjoy helping students reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time!

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April 20, 2018
Ethan
Even though I am a novice, she taught me from reading notes to how to appreciate music by explaining very well. But I had to do what I had to do, HW and practice!!!

I will strongly recommend her to anyone.
April 15, 2018
Suuny Han
Honestly, Gina was a strict teacher and great teacher at the same time. I had to practice a lot, but it was really rewarding experience. She is very patient and guided me to understand how profound classical piano is. My playing technique improved significantly.

I would strongly recommend Gina to anyone who wants to improve!

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Gina B.

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I only teach Beginning Piano. This is for anyone who would like to learn how to read music and learn basic piano skills. This goes great along side my voice class/

About Norman

I am a profesional operatic Bass from San Jose California and now living in Wilmington DE. While I was in California, I sung with many opera companies around the Bay Area.
Singing has been my number one passion but teaching comes in at a close second. I love seeing my students grow and watching the transformation they make while studying with me. I been teaching since 2012 and all my students have gone off to do amazing things. I hope you choose me to be your voice/piano teacher and I look forward to meeting you!

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September 6, 2018
Mary S.
Norman is an amazing opera instructor and really brings it to my level as a beginner! Amazing experience!

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Linda B.

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I teach beginners through early advanced levels and have been doing so for 30 years. In my studio you will begin with the basics and when those are solid, you may choose a classical or recreational path or combine the two. The studio curriculum includes various styles and genres of music so you will be getting a well rounded education. Scales, chords and technique are also taught.

About Linda

Hello! Thank you for your interest in Evergreen Piano Studio. I have been teaching piano for over 30 years. Lessons are given in my SE Olympia studio, or online. If you are just beginning or have been playing for awhile, I have a place for you in my studio!

The course curriculum includes note-reading, ear-training, sight-reading, theory, chords/scales, improv and basic composition. Lots of performance opportunities are available as is entry into the annual National Guild Auditions. Understanding that everyone is unique, the curriculum may be customized upon request or need.

Evergreen Piano Studio provides both in studio and online piano lessons through Skype.
If you are interested in online lessons, all you will need for set up is the Skype program downloaded, and a laptop, or (desktop in close proximity of the key

board).
If you need clarification on any of the above, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,
Linda Bates

Member: Music Teachers National Association
Member: Washington Music Teachers Association
Member: Olympia Music Teachers Association
Member: American College of Musicians
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March 20, 2019
Joseph
A positive reinforcer every minute. Linda's teaching and coaching give me hope.
February 27, 2019
Jessica
If your child is interested in learning to play piano and read music, I would definitely recommend Linda Bates. I have truly enjoyed watching my daughter grow through her lessons.
She was only 5 1/2 when she asked to start learning piano, and even though I thought she might be too young, I didn’t want to discourage her. Linda said that as long as she could count from 1-10, knew her left from right and the alphabet through “G” she could start learning piano.
We have had stretches of easy sailing and lots of rough patches. It’s been a great set of life lessons for our family.
Linda tried several different approaches to see what would work best for my daughter. She has a great balance of patience, structure and encouragement. She’ll let my daughter chatter on about (non-piano related) stuff for a minute, and then, gently but firmly, get her back on track.
We have gone to several recitals and enjoyed hearing her other students play. We are consistently impressed.
My daughter has been taking lessons for two years now, and finally loves piano. She sees the benefit of working at something that doesn’t come easy. She practices every day without complaining! (She’s practiced every day for a while now, but there was A LOT of resistance in the beginning, and middle, lol). Now she knows that most people are not just naturally talented, they actually put in time and effort.
I’m sure Linda would be great for any adult too. One of these days I just might have to find out for myself... although my daughter keeps insisting she’s going to teach me!
February 11, 2019
Julia
My friend, whose son received a music scholarship as well as enjoyed his piano lessons highly recommended Linda to me. Linda's great experience and personal methodologies guide students in the shortest way to success and brings an appreciation of music into their lives. No moments during her lessons are wasted on unrelated matters and she always keeps students focused by moving from one activity to another, and by being friendly and encouraging. She is always flexible with her schedule and pleasant to work with. She is a rare instructor who works hard to give students the opportunity to perform in public venues a few times and year (the most favorite moments to my boys), which make children self-confident and proud to demonstrate the fruit of their effort. I have two children who are taking lessons with Linda and they love it: 11 years old (for six years) and 8 years old (for four).
Daily practice at home for my children has turned into a fun habit, and I do not have to be involved much anymore. Linda is a role model for how an instructor should be and I highly recommend her to everyone. I am very thankful to Linda for bringing such an appreciation and joy of music into my sons lives. Our family moved to Portland three months ago, but we are still driving to Olympia once a week for lessons because so far we cannot find another instructor with the same excellent qualities.

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Elisa
"Michael is a great teacher! I studied with him while he was teaching at Yale. He is a very attentive and careful instructor and generous with his time. He
has a profound understanding of music and is very competent also in technical aspects of practicing. I absolutely recommend him!"
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Dan
"Eric knows a wide range of repertoire and we listened to various pieces by different composers and genres to see what music I like. As someone who is very
new to classical music, he prevented piano learning from being too overwhelming. He challenges you so you can reach higher and help you do your best."
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jessica
"Anahit is an amazing piano instructor. She empowers her students to do their best. She has very extensive repertoire that almost seems endless. I would r
ecommend her to anyone of any age that wants to learn how to play the piano. She teaches from the basics to very advanced levels. She is also very comitted to her job, and rarely misses lessons. Her lessons are very profession and private."
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Ruben
"We've been taking piano lessons since January 2016 and we're very happy with Fawn. She is so experienced and knowledgeable and I have nothing but complime
nts for her. She makes learning fun! My wife and I are playing high level songs in a short amount of time and reading music. Thank you Fawn!"
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William Garodnick
"Alina is a wonderful pianist and teacher. She is very inspiring and clear in her instruction. She has a deep understanding of how to interpret music, a
real artist.
Very grateful to have found her."
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Zian
"After learning the piano as a child I decided to take up lessons again and started working with Fawn about 16 months ago. What can I say… She’s fantastic!
Fawn is a highly accomplished, talented pianist and an excellent teacher who is passionate about her instrument. She has exceptional musical knowledge and uses effective, intuitive teaching methods. Over the last 16 months I have focused on theory, technique and sound production and I’m now playing things I wouldn’t have dreamed of playing a year ago which is testament to Fawn's expertise, professionalism and patience. Lessons are well structured, fun and punctuated with the right level of humor making them thoroughly enjoyable.
Fawn is always willing to go that extra mile for her students and gave me some hugely helpful advice when buying a new piano (even coming to the shop with me and calling in some discount favors). It’s paid off as I’m now the proud owner of an absolutely lovely instrument. Fawn is a true professional who I can’t recommend highly enough."
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Elizabeth
"Learning more and more each time.

Great teacher with young kids. Very patient with beginners."
Monica
"My 6 y.o. daughter had lessons with Kseniya for 15 months before we relocated and she has learned a lot from her. From being a newly beginner to being abl
e to play arrangements of famous classical pieces and also some movie songs my daughter was interested to learn. Kseniya also taught her how to read the music and explained a lot of theory rules to her. And I could see , she really enjoyed the lessons for all these months - challenging but fun."
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Lily Mulhall
"So caring and flexible!"

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