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Kelvin L.

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"Experienced piano teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical piano skills. I specialize classical, jazz and contemporary music typically use Hal Leonard books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
Anh H.

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Gary K.

Rochester, NY 14618

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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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Gary K.

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David W.

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I am very passionate about teaching piano. I tailor my lessons to meet your needs. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. I look forward to helping you meet your goals.

About David

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I believe the most important aspect of teaching music is creating a positive environment where the student feels confident and relaxed. My curriculum is put together from a variety of methods and aspects of music education. I'm a dedicated piano teacher who believes that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.

I want to help you discover your talents by incorporating scales, sight reading, music theory, and improvisation skills. I'll lay out a weekly practice plan for you that is tailored to your level of experience. I want to help you meet your goals.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

As my students grow as musicians, it is my hope and desire that they will discover a love for music, giving them an appreciation of the arts for years to come.



Questions? To learn more, please click the “Ask a Question” button on my profile to send me a message about lessons or scheduling!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha DGX-520 88-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard. An internal webcam on my laptop as well as an external Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, for multiple views.
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August 2, 2018
Joseph S.
David is a knowledgeable, prepared, timely and tech-savvy instructor. He uses a split screen on the video calls so that you can see his hand placement while conversing with him at the same time. I found this most helpful as a "true beginner" because I frequently needed to refer to his hand placement.

I was also fortunate that the time for our classes worked well for me, even though I am learning from overseas.

I look forward to continued lessons.
July 25, 2018
Kevin
Personable, patient, good explanations of what he asked me to do. Readily picked up when I wasn't getting it and explained another way until I did. I am an adult learner with Parkinson's and his teaching style meshed with my limitations perfectly. I took to internet learning easily so it was a "win" for me.
July 15, 2018
Jennifer
I have played woodwinds for years, and plucked away at piano a little here and there. So, my education is pretty much a mishmosh. David was excellent at meeting me where I am in my education and planning out how to close the gaps in what I know as I progress forward. I've only had one lesson and learned quite a lot! Very much looking forward to continuing with David.

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David W.

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I have been giving lessons since 2006, and I have seen music enrich the lives of many in countless ways. Whether you are looking for a new hobbie, a new passion, or for something to keep your kids engaged and busy, learning an instrument has endless benefits both long term and short.
I will make a personalized lesson plan based on 2 big questions: why do you want to take lessons? Where do you want to be at the end of it?
Lets go from there.

About Rachel

I have been playing the piano and the trombone since childhood. Growing up in a musical family, music has always played a big part in my life. I was active in school bands in addition to taking private lessons throughout grade school. In high school I was a member of Tri-M (a musical honor society), qualified for district band through audition, and was ranked in the top 10% of trombone players in the state of Virginia. Throughout my education I developed a working knowledge of brass instruments, music theory, a variety of playing styles, and much more.

After high school, I pursued and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, while continuing my musical career, playing in bands offered by the school as well as in the Richmond area. I am currently active with the ACCA Temple Shiners in their German band

, The Sauerkrauts, 100% of whose proceeds go to benefit children in Shriner-owned hospitals.

I have been giving private lessons since 2006, and have a deep passion for musical education. I feel learning to play an instrument enriches life in a way few other things can.
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January 11, 2019
Genisis T.
My daughter first class she is 6 1/2 yr old & autistic. My daughter was able to feel comfortable with teacher so far & its starting with basic piano lessons & she is looking 4ward to her next class . Thanks
September 5, 2018
Robin
Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!
August 31, 2018
Malcolm
Rachel was very kind and helpful. I just started learning, and she was patient with me despite this. Would highly recommend for a beginner.

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Jocelyn S.

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As the owner of my own music studio, my company's motto is, “unlocking the keys to exceptional music.” I strive to help each student person achieve musical excellence by teaching you to love music as much as I do. I have been in the arts for over 35 years with the majority of that in music. My musical background includes clarinet, self-taught flute, piano, vocals, guitar, and songwriting. I have performed in choruses, solo performances and in bands. I have been teaching for over 16 years. Let’s start a new wonderful musical journey together.

About Jocelyn

Tutoring: I have been teaching for over 17 years. I hold a BS in Cellular Biology for UGA: a MSM from Troy University, and PhD from the University of Alabama @ Birmingham. I look forward to helping you with all your tutoring needs.

Music: Piano, Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory: As the owner of Louise Catherine Music Studio (LCMS), my company's motto is, “unlocking the keys to exceptional music.” I strive to help each student person achieve musical excellence by teaching you to love music as much as I do. I have been in the arts for over 35 years with the majority of that in music. My musical background includes clarinet, self-taught flute, piano, vocals, guitar, and songwriting. I have performed in choruses, solo performances and in bands. I have been teaching for over 16 years. Let’s start a new wonderful musical journey t

ogether.
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June 28, 2019
Sophie Grace
Jocelyn is an excellent teacher. She was always responsive and flexible. She made learning fun every time we met. She was always in a chipper mood and made me feel like my priority was to be a better teacher
June 6, 2019
Tom
I was unsure if I wanted to go back to school. I was unsatisfied at my job and I didn't know what to do next. Jocelyn was great in that she listened to me but allowed me to make up my own mind. She had a lot of experience as a student and as an educator. She helped me to pick the right program, school, and prepare me for the GRE. i'm now enrolled in a program I love and I look forward to graduating and going into my new career.

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Ifadara P.

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I have 14 years of classical piano training in music theory and performance. Whether it is a hobby or a career choice, I want to help you achieve your goals. I have extensive knowledge in beginner piano ranging from the fundamentals of sight reading to playing beginner repertoire. My piano teaching consist of music theory, sight reading, ear training, techniques, and repertoire to develop your musical abilities. Let's begin your exciting journey through the world of music now!

About Ifadara

I am a professional pianist. I have 2 years of teaching experience along with 7 years of performance experience.
I teach piano to students ages 8 – 35. Beginner piano students will learn about basic techniques and music theory along with how to apply these elements to understanding and playing music. Students can expect to see improvement in their technique each week.
I have been classically trained in piano for 14+ years. Through my teachings, I can help my students excel in sight reading through various exercises. Rudimentary knowledge of music theory such as, scales, chords, ear training and beginner level repertoire will be provided and/or recommended to my students.
My philosophy is to become the best pianist you can be by having fun while learning music. As a pianist, I love playing other genres of music as well. However, I belie

ve in learning the basics of music theory to create a solid foundation in playing every genre of music. As your teacher, I would help you each step of the way to reach your goal and become a better pianist.
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Justin L.

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Want to learn beginning chord structures, music theory and chord progressions? I'd love to help! Understanding begging piano is the foundation to any musician, singer or producer, let me help you reach your full musical potential by teaching you music fundamentals via piano. All lessons are in Four Horsemen Studios.

About Justin

Hi! I’m Justin Labosco and I love to sing, perform and write songs. For more than 15 years I’ve been honing my craft of musicianship and studying with the best vocal instructors in the United States. If you're looking for help singing Rock, Pop or Hip-Hop, Id love to help you! All lessons take place in the beautiful Four Horsemen recording studio, so we can accomplish anything in a lesson from vocal workouts to demoing and recording your new songs!

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Zack H.

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My name is Zachary Hernandez, I am an LA-based jazz pianist, composer, and teacher. I have been playing piano for over 16 years and specialize in classical, jazz, and pop. I am currently working as a church accompanist at a variety of churches in the LA area. In addition to piano performance, I am a skilled composer who has written for a variety of films/TV shows, including the Netflix/DreamWorks original show "Harvey Street Kids" and the DHX Media Web Series "Subway Surfers: The Animated Series."

I owe most of my accomplishments to the many teachers that have helped me along the way. I have learned so much from their combined 100+ years of expertise, and I aim to apply those same principals to every student of mine, no matter their level of ability. Be it in classical, jazz, rock, or pop, there is always more to be learned. I help students with a wide variety of objectives including piano technique, interpretation, composition, and improvisation. I am here to help my students ...

About Zack

Hi! My name is Zack Hernandez, I am an LA-based piano teacher, and I am currently available to teach privately at your home. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and Music Industry.

I have been playing piano for over 16 years and specialize in classical, jazz, and pop. I am currently working as a church accompanist at a variety of churches in the LA area. My teaching style is both fun and informative; I cover a wide variety of objectives including piano technique, interpretation, composition, and improvisation. Ultimately, instruction is geared towards whatever my student is interested in learning at whichever pace they choose to learn. I look forward to working with you soon!

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