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Popular Music Theory Teachers in Lake Placid, NY

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Kierstyn S.

(5)
Music Theory
Starting at $25
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  • Background Checked
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music (Composition) from Arizona State University
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Kierstyn S.

(5)

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Private Music Theory Teacher

Basic theory methods include scales, intervals, non-chord tones, 1st through 3rd species counterpoint, basic voice leading, building blocks of form, etc.

Intermediate theory methods include 4th and 5th species counterpoint, part writing and voice leading including modulations, leading tone chords, secondary dominants, and form of inventions and fugues.

Advanced theory includes set theory, part writing with modulation to distantly related keys, analyzing atonal music, German, Italian, and French augmented sixth chords.

Only beginning and partial intermediate theory is needed to exceed on the AP test.

About Kierstyn

Kierstyn St. John is a pianist, composer, arranger and improviser who possesses an impressive repertoire of more than 500 memorized songs in every genre from classical to jazz to contemporary/pop. Kierstyn is also a talented improviser-- which she can do for hours on end in both classical and jazz

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July 20, 2018
Peter
Kierstyn is very knowledgeable and very easy to understand and work with.
September 13, 2017
Jacob
Very well trained piano teacher. Was able to teach the kids in a meaningful way that hooked them on learning the piano.
September 9, 2017
Jacob
Kierstyn had the incredibly unique ability to teach me every single song I wanted to learn while still teaching a range of classical, jazz, and pop fundamentals all along the way. I couldn't recommend her more.
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Rebekah A.

(14)
Music Theory
Starting at $20
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Awarded Dean's List from College of the Ozarks
  • Music Theory and Composition from College of the Ozarks
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Rebekah A.

(14)

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I have taken several upper division classes in theory and feel confident in teaching beginner, intermediate, and many advanced topics.
I love theory and I have received all high marks in all of my college theory classes. I teach the topic until you feel comfortable to execute the homework by yourself.

About Rebekah

A graduate from College of the Ozarks, Rebekah earned her Music Theory and Composition Degree in May of 2018 and her Piano Pedagogy Certificate in the Fall of 2017. Since 2012, Rebekah has taught many students of all age groups. Her favorite part about teaching students of any age, is watching

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December 9, 2019
Andrew L.
She is unable to fully explain musical concepts. She plays to demonstrate these concepts very seldom. This lesson was the best so far, since she allowed me to play what I wanted to work on, but she seems to lack the ear to quickly understand each part. Her advice is limited in scope and usually vague.
August 23, 2019
Bill
Rebekah was a wonderful instructor. She made my daughter feel immediately comfortable and her teaching led to rapid improvement in her playing.
November 27, 2018
Vivian E.
This only the first few lessons we've had with Rebekah, but I've seen a marked change in the way my daughter is playing piano. She seems enthusiastic and directed as I haven't seen her been before and she has been taking piano from two other teachers in the course of five years. Thank you Rebekah!
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Tom S.

(17)
Music Theory
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • BM in Piano/Choral Education from Northern Arizona Universiuty
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Do you have a hard time understanding music theory? Does reading sheet music confuse you? Do you feel inadequate when talking music to your musician friends? WIth me, I will help you understand note reading, chords, scales, key signatures, etc! I have come up with a number of processes for understanding music theory!

About Tom

I have had a varied background growing up, from being an Eagle Scout, to holding a black belt in Judo.  Growing up in Arizona and being the youngest of three boys from a very musical family, I found classical music and it became my passion. I began with piano at age 9, while also sang in many chur

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August 1, 2019
Denise
Tom is a very patient teacher who is supportive yet instructive in his feedback. As a novice I have very much appreciated his ability to see what I need as we move through the lessons. As an educator with over 35 years of experience, I appreciate his ability to connect with me, the student. My lessons have improved my ability and my confidence. Thanks, Tom! See you for another set of lessons
April 26, 2019
jia L.
Tom was my 7-year-old son's piano teacher, he also taught him music theory, he is very professional, also very nice and accommodating, would definitely recommend!
December 24, 2018
Brandon
This man is friendly, nice and patient and he's smart, even talented at his job and works good & hard with students to make sure that they sound the way that they want to.He will never let anyone down and will not make fun of you but only wants to help students accomplish their goals.I recommend taking classes with this man, he's really great.

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving Lake Placid, NY

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Heather R.

(1)
Music Theory
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • M.F.A.-Musical Performance (Collaborative Piano) from Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Students will have their current knowledge of music theory reinforced while also learning more advanced theory as they progress.

About Heather

As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my p

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May 3, 2019
MIchael
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Heather was flexible and understanding. She even played something for me. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Brianna S.

(28)
Music Theory
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music - Liberal Arts Track from North Central College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Music Theory spans so many different sub categories, and I'm here to help you with all of them: Basic theory, Advanced,Chord Analysis, Notation, Chord Progression, Note Identification, etc.

About Brianna

Hi, I'm Bri! I'm a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Music (Emphasis in Composition and Percussion) and a minor in History. I absolutely love music, every single aspect of it. I love to make music a part of everybody's lives who want and need it. I want to help you with your musical ne

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September 6, 2019
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September 22, 2017
Megan
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
June 27, 2017
Glory
Brianna was a great teacher for my child.
She was encouraging and positive. She
tailored lessons to fit the range, talent and
interest of the student.
I would recommend her strongly.
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David S.

(7)
Music Theory
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Online Music Theory Teacher

My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I am a bass player first, not a guitarist who also teaches bass. Students will learn technique, theory and groove from a teacher who understands that as bass players, we are in a unique position. Since bass is both a harmony and rhythm instrument we have the opportunity to develop into leaders in

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August 8, 2019
Chris H.
David went over basic music theory and rhythm with me, and corrected some technique issues. He explained things clearly and when we put some of it into practice in the final minutes I saw instant results. Absolutely excited to do my homework and for my next lesson.
July 10, 2019
Robert F.
As a beginning, self-taught bass player of four months, I wanted to find a teacher who could analyze and critique my playing. I scheduled five lessons with David over a time period of three months. David was instrumental in analyzing and critiquing bad techniques and habits I acquired. He very thoroughly emphasized proper fretting technique and finger positioning; exercises were given that helped me obtain full tonal quality and efficient fretboard navigation skills. We also reviewed basic theory, scale modes, rhythmic weight, pentatonics and arpeggios; seminal knowledge for the beginner.

A technical type player, David has excellent playing skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of theory and its practical application. He is a good listener and showed a genuine interest in helping me achieve my goals. I definitely can see an improvement in my playing skills....playing more confidently and efficiently.

Highly recommended.......
November 19, 2018
Ben
David has really tailored our lessons for what I was interested in doing. We are working on technique, musicianship and jazz. He was able to assess quickly where I was at with my skill set and pin point ideas and exercises to help me improve. I'm eager to keep on studying with him!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Lake Placid, NY

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Lake Placid is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $240 per hour.
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$53 average
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"Eric is an awesome teacher! Hes helping me get ready for my NYU audition for a masters program and so far he was able to teach me things I struggled learning dor the longest time. Definitely would recommend him!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
- Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit."
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"I have been taking flute lessons for over a year with Heidi and totally love her. She is so patient and understanding. My husband and I are also taking Heidi's Music Theory on-line class which is amazing. We are learning so much. My performance on my flute has improved dramatically since starting my lessons with Heidi. She has so many innovative ideas in regards to teaching. Her compassion for music is very contagious. No matter what the age of the student I feel that Heidi will meet the student where they are and help them grow into the musician they desire to be."
- Kelly M.
Took Music Theory lessons from Heidi S.
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"Music Theory and Music Performance

Ms. Wilma's enthusiasm for life and music shines through in her instrumental playing and teaching style. She shows a strong proficiency in many music genres and can teach different kinds of musical instruments.

She's reliable, experienced, professional, and easy to be around. One of her main strengths is her ability to convey musical thoughts in a way that is meaningful, constructive and easily understood.
I really enjoyed how she have enriched my ability to think about musical concepts, discuss theories in music, and listen to different types of music."
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"Daniel is very helpful, nice and knowledgeable. He taught me how to read music and do chord analysis. Always very clear."
- Keith
Took Music Theory lessons from Daniel G.
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"Great first lesson"
- Chris
Took Music Theory lessons from Damien S.
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"Michelle is so sweet and knowledgable! She is extremely patient and helpful and makes learning even the most difficult concepts a fun experience."
- Alyssa
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle R.
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"Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come."
- May
Took Music Theory lessons from Rebecca S.
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"Awesome teacher. Answers every question and explains all concepts thoroughly."
- Spencer
Took Music Theory lessons from Joel M.
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