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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
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Emil V.

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Theory is essential if you want to understand what you're doing!

I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pia

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Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.
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Chris B.

4 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from New York University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris B.

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I have a Bachelor's in Music performance, for which I received extensive theory education. I also have been applying that knowledge for decades through transcription, arrangement, and musical direction for various groups.

About Chris

I'm a bass player, educator, composer, arranger and band leader living in Brooklyn, NY, and am active in a diverse group of projects that include polka, jazz, classical, and commercial music. I've been teaching double bass and electric bass for 20 years, and have recently added synth bass to my le

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Tyrel L.
Chris is very knowledgeable and a great teacher.I have had only 3 lessons with him and I can already see an improvement in my playing and technique. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Alex S.
He's very knowledgeable and able to adapt to the student's needs. I highly recommend him.
Andy O.
Chris is really knowledgeable and a great teacher. I’m excited to get to work with him on an instrument I’ve always wanted to play.

Emily P.

13 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • B.M. Music Education from Ithaca College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emily P.

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Music theory is the backbone of music itself, and as a subject is one of the most important areas of study within music. In tandem with correlated principles of ear training, I aim to arm my students with the skills needed to deliver a well-informed and musically-interesting performance.

About Emily

Woodwind instrumentalist Emily performs regularly in a range of styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, Afrobeat, Third Stream, and musical theater. Emily holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory with concentrations in saxophone, clarinet, and flute perform

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Peter F.
A great first lesson. Hoping it continues.
Lucia F.
Emily is warm, energetic, very professional and talented.
We love her!!
Cassel
My daughter had the most wonderful first lesson I could have hoped for! Thank you for making her education enjoyable.. it already left her wanting to come back !

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John G.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associate in Arts in Music from San Diego Mesa College
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John G.

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High School and College Level Music Theory for all instrumentalists, Song Writers and Arrangers

About John

I am a 38 year old professional musician, and music and tennis Instructor. I teach Trumpet, French Horn, singing and tennis. I have 25 years experience playing trumpet, French Horn and Singing and play in several groups around the San Diego area including: Filarmonica Portuguesa Uniao De San Di

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Penelope M.
John really does well with Penny and Julie.
Julie M.
Kids loved him.
Max M.
John works with 12 year old Max very nicely.
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Jesus G.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesus G.

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Online Music Theory Teacher

I teach the music theory that will help you to understand, memorize, and play the music better, and to start composing your own music.

About Jesus

Jesus has more than 20 years experience teaching piano and 10 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from

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Tereza M.
Great teacher! Knowledgeable and patient
Carly S.
My daughters and I have been taking lessons with Jesus for over 6 months now. I have been absolutely thrilled with Jesus’s lessons for both me and my two daughters. We have learned A LOT about the etiquette and technique of piano - including how to read music and properly position ourselves/our hands when playing. It’s not just about the music - it’s about how music transforms us and has the power to bring so much joy! Jesus is a very patient and caring teacher. I truly enjoy having him in our home and the girls are always excited for their lessons.

During this COVID crisis, Jesus has done his absolute best to teach us through Zoom lessons. He is always flexible, easy to talk to and fun to work with.

I would HIGHLY recommend Jesus to anyone looking for a dedicated and exceptionally trained teacher, who is always on time and excited to watch you succeed.

Thank you, Jesus!!! We adore you!!
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Earl C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Associate in Business Management from Prince George's Community College
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Earl C.

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Online Music Theory Teacher

You will learn chord progressions, optional voicings, scales, the circle of fifths, the number system, the cage system, soloing techniques, etc.

About Earl

This International guitarist is now offering online music lessons. With more than forty years of experience, he has performed with many well-known artists including grammy-nominated celebrities and others such as Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, EU, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Mya, Syleena Johnso

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Gray Williams
Great learning experience with Eric.
David
I can't say enough good things about Earl's instruction. He's extremely knowledgeable and talented and yet responsive, inspiring, and kind. Rather than applying a narrow and rigid approach to teaching, lessons are built around my abilities and interests and he has taught me new ways of looking at music and playing guitar. I feel very fortunate to be one of his students.
Kevin P.
Great experience! Looking forward to more.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Irvington, NY

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Irvington is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Smart attentive teacher and cheerful motivator. Best of all, she seamlessly customizes the lesson for a learner's own goals. I look forward to many more lessons with Rachel."
Ted
Took Music Theory lessons from Rachel P.
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"Taking lessons with Carolina had helped me to improve enormously. She is a great one teaching and advising about almost anything. Flexible and comprehensive. I strongly recommend her."
Paulina Muñoz
Took Music Theory lessons from Carolina M.
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"Edwin is seriously the best! You will not regret learning music from this professional musician!"
Matt
Took Music Theory lessons from Edwin I.
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"I start Berklee School of Music next Monday and I feel s much better for having start with Molly first. She has so much materials and resources that make learning a breeze. This is probably my 3rd or 4th review about her as a teacher but shes just that awesome!!!!"
Ginger
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"I was a music student at Azusa Pacific University and Adam Tune helped me with Music Theory for two semesters. He is very knowledgeable of the subject, and has a clear, friendly, and logical teaching approach that makes the experience fun. He can explain topics and concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
He is also very knowledgeable in music composition, arranging, and in the use of Logic Pro software that he could use while teaching theory."
Gilbert
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"I now love music theory!"
Alex
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but generally only Cowboy chords.

Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him"
Patrick
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Roberto is a an excellent music teacher with invaluable knowledge and years of teaching experience. I have had the opportunity to study with him at 2 separate different periods in my music career/life—years ago, at a music college first, and more recently I've had the opportunity to reconnect with him and continue furthering my music knowledge with his great help over online classes. He has been very helpful, very patient, and I can highly recommend him as a great music teacher to anyone, at any level."
Quique Escamilla
Took Music Theory lessons from Roberto S.
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"Rebecca has GREAT PATIENCE. Best teacher I've ever studied with and I can't wait for our next lesson. Just from one lesson, my music theory skills have vastly improved."
Richie G.
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
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"Jonathan was great! He captured my son's attention and taught him the critically important basics.
Thank you!"
Julian
Took Music Theory lessons from Jonathan H.
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