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MaryAnn B.

7 Reviews
Troy, NY
Starting at $50
  • Music Education from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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MaryAnn B.

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I began playing piano at the age of 3 1/2 by ear, listening to music of the 1960s such as The Beatles and Broadway musicals. When I was 15, I started 2 years of classical lessons, and, because my ear was so well developed, was given the opportunity to learn Fur Elise by Beethoven at my second lesson. I had begun teaching the piece to myself after hearing it played on a movie soundtrack. I began my studies at Berklee College of Music in 1979, taking jazz piano and vocal lessons, as well as classes in ear training, theory, and arranging, along with various ensembles and labs. Following my years at Berklee, I played in a number of different bands and had a record produced on which I wrote and sang 4 songs, arranged background vocals, and played piano. This recording received Northeast regional airplay and was one of the highlights of my musical career. I have been teaching piano in the Capital District of New York since 1997, with students ranging in age from 4 to 71, and of various ...

About MaryAnn

I have over 50 years of playing experience and have been teaching piano to beginners and intermediate players in the Capital District since 1997. I look forward to hearing from you to start or enhance your musical experience.

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Ben
I took lessons with Mary Ann Barker for many years. I have learned many pieces with her, including Beethoven’s Für Elise and Piano Man by Billy Joel. She is a great teacher and I highly recommend taking lessons with her for anyone interested in learning piano.
Jing
My 2 10 years old boys have been studying piano for over 3 years. MaryAnn is a great teacher and fabulous with kids
Christine
I am 61 years old, work full-time and have limited time for practicing. I have had 2 previous piano teachers who do not compare to Mary Ann’s level of thoroughness and patience, and ability to diagnose an issue I am having, offering an easy fix, making learning to read music much easier. Most times, it’s a matter of slowing down, setting the metronome to a slower speed. She does not rush me. I “show up” and she encourages and teaches me to have fun.

Paul M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul M.

20 Reviews
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Students will learn basic piano skills such as hand placement, note reading, note values, pedal use, major and minor scales, expressions, etudes, pieces, memory work, music history, performance techniques, and most of all to have fun learning the piano. I will expect students to have a minimum 67 note keyboard with sustain pedal, or a good piano to use for personal practice time. Each student should spend at least 20-30 minutes daily to start. They must purchase the recommended books.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conc

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Roisin *.
He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Associates Degree in Jazz Theory and Composition from Mannes Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
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I play piano and electronic keyboard. My musical background is in jazz, pop, rock, blues, and folk music. I am not a classical pianist.
When teaching piano/keyboard, I teach primarily playing by ear, and chord theory, although I do also teach the fundamentals of reading notes.
With electronic keyboards, I teach students to become familiar with and utilize the features of their keyboard; I also teach improvisation.
As with guitar, I adapt my lessons to meet the interests, attention span, and learning styles of my students.
Students tend to enjoy taking lessons with me, because I make lessons, and music, personal and enjoyable!

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tut

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Rhonda C.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1970
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Rhonda C.

6 Reviews
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Have you ever wished you could play more than just the notes that were written?
I love to teach new beginners as well as those who already have a good foundation but would like to learn the "frills" and "runs" and all the pretty chords that go along with embellishing simple songs so they sound very impressive! This will take your playing songs you enjoy to a whole new level. It can make the simplest song sound beautiful and leave people wondering how or where you got all those "extra" notes!

One trait sets me apart from the traditional teaching methods, is that I like to teach my students how to play songs YOU enjoy. Once the basics are covered and you feel comfortable with the keyboard and note reading, I like to teach what "YOU" want to learn. Lesson books are good and have a place in learning the skills of playing the piano, but if you are anything like me, when I first started learning, I wanted more than just the lesson songs. I had music I loved, and that's what I wanted ...

About Rhonda

I love people and music and the two go superbly well together. I've been teaching piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, harmonica and even some accordion ever since I was 15 years old, which to date has been over 45 years of sharing my skills and knowledge and passing on what I’ve learned to others, yo

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Cody
Rhonda probably the best teacher I have ever had! for the many years that she taught me the violin, guitar, and trombone. she was always patient especially from the time I was young all the way till I was an “adult” preparing me for concerts and solo acts. Rhonda is a master of all and if you told her that you wanted to be the best triangle player or the best trumpet player she would make it happen. If there was an instrument that she has never used that you wanted to learn she would indefinitely buy it, become a master within the week and begin to teach you. She truly is the most genuine and talented person I have ever had the pleasure to work with!
Craig
I was very pleased at the progress of my first lesson. Rhonda is very patient and goes above and beyond to make this a great experience. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
Emma
I began taking violin lessons from Rhonda at age 5 and eventually added guitar, mandolin, and an occasional vocal opportunity:) I learned so much from her over the years (approx 4) including proper technique, patience, & self discipline. I continue to be active in music & vocal performance in the community at age 18. Rhonda is a great teacher and person!
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Morgan W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music from Musicians Institute
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Morgan W.

3 Reviews
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Lessons with me are like playing a video game that trains you to be good at music. Seriously. Every exercise we do will generate a score, and you can practice between lessons in order to “beat your high score” during the next one. Ask me anything!

About Morgan

Morgan W. is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, voice, ukulele, piano), vocalist/lyricist, audio engineer, composer, and improvisor. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Musicians Institute with a Minor Degree in Audio Engineering, and is a skilled operator of music software programs such a

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Erik G.
He is very kind with my son, and interested on the challenge to teach my son with autism and a very lack atention.
JD
Morgan worked with me to better understand how to work with composers to score films, and he even ended up scoring one of my passion projects. His depth of knowledge is outstanding, and has helped me create stronger connections with professionals in the music industry. If you work with Morgan, whatever level you're at, you won't be disappointed.
Chuck
Morgan started teaching my daughter beginner piano back in 2016 when she was 5 years old. A funny thing happened about a year into lessons. My wife and I had taken a video of our daughter playing the piano and we showed it to some friends. Turns out these friends know someone on the board of the Juilliard School, and when this person saw the video they reached out to my wife and I and said that they were going to recommend our daughter to a colleague of theirs at the Colburn School here in Los Angeles. So now my daughter is enrolled in a world-class performing arts school lol. Granted, my daughter is very enthusiastic about music and she puts the time in, but Morgan steers the ship in a great way. We're super grateful for this dude.
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Rina M.

70 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and the language of music, French
  • Awarded Top Teacher from TakeLessons
  • M.M. Master of Music from Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America
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Rina M.

70 Reviews
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Learn piano from rudiments to ragtime, Bach to Broadway, classics and more. Start at the beginning and progress at your own pace. Read notes, play chords, study finger aerobics...from technique to musicianship, enjoy playing music on your own terms.

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 s

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Eleni
We feel very fortunate to have Rina M. as our daughter’s music instructor, for oboe and guitar. Our daughter’s musical ability and knowledge has grown exponentially, and her music teacher at school has praised her understanding of music / music theory, most of which she learned since working with Mrs. Rina. We are so happy to have found TakeLessons, as this is how we were introduced to Mrs. Rina. She is very special to us, and we highly recommend her!
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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Rensselaer, NY

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Rensselaer is $72. 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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"My son love his first piano class. Good beginning!"
Bill
Took Piano lessons from Rina M.
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"Excellent! Very caring and great with kids!"
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"Victoria has been perfect with our 6 year old girl. Our daughter is picking up the basics quickly. Victoria’s patience is much appreciated. It is hard for our child to sit still for the whole 45 min session but Victoria has been amazing with her!"
Jason
Took Piano lessons from Victoria C.
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"DeAnna is very professional, knowledgable and and excellent music teacher."
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Took Piano lessons from DeAnna H.
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"First lesson went well. My daughter enjoyed herself and had fun. Looking forward to the next lesson"
Saniya
Took Piano lessons from Julie L.
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"Jonathan is knowledgeable, patient, and I would recommend him as a teacher for anybody of any age."
Maxine
Took Piano lessons from Jonathan H.
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"Very patient & helpful."
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Took Piano lessons from Rhonda S.
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"Scott is thoughtful, helpful, and professional. He is funny, knowledgeable, and experienced. I am 67 and just learning to read music and play the piano, and I am enjoying the challenge, and Scott's teaching and helpful hints. Give Scott a try."
John J.
Took Piano lessons from Scott W.
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"she is was great with my girls. very friendly and fun. they loved her and loved the lesson and are really motivated to learn which is all I wanted for them. they got homework which is fun to do for them and they even got to write a song at the end of the lesson. so far everything is great and we really like Priscilla."
Lexie
Took Piano lessons from Priscilla D.
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