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MaryAnn B.

7 Reviews
Troy, NY
Starting at $50
  • Music Education from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1997
  • 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.

Richard G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
  • Teaches Advanced
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Richard G.

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Guitar In The Modern Context -

Various lessons available focused on the guitar as an extension of the player. Emphasis on tone and style, over technique - it's not how many notes you can play, it's what you do with them.

About Richard

I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love. Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Profession

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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa
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Daniel M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel M.

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In my 17 years playing the saxophone, I've performed in all sorts of places and styles - orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, rock concerts, musical pits, you name it! I've taught beginners, college students, and even retirees.

I've studied classical and jazz music at Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, and Baldwin Wallace Universities with James Houlik, Mike Tomaro, and others. I have studied composition, music theory, and music history, too. After all, there's more to learning an instrument than just knowing which fingers to press down!

I can help you improve your skills and style whether you're just starting out on the sax or fine-tuning your college auditions!

About Daniel

Hi! My name's Dan, and I'm a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, teacher, and avid learner of pretty much everything! I just received my Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, adding to my Master's in Music from Duquesne University (also in Pittsburgh),

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Tim
I really appreciated the time and patience Daniel had, I'm a total beginner and he made my first saxophone lesson great his music background was fantastic. Thanks for the lesson!
Xin
Dan is an incredible saxophone teacher and he helped me a lot. In the quartet, he helped me how to listen to the other group members’ parts and then I can really fit into the group. For my solo piece, he gave me a lot of helpful comments, which helped me make my music sound beautifully. What he does all the time is helping me be aware of everything, and growing to be more professional!

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Kathryn Z.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Case Western Reserve University
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kathryn Z.

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My lesson plans cater to the interests and needs of each individual student. I have a curriculum that emphasizes proper breathing and vocal techniques, as well as mindful body awareness. I teach in multiple genres of voice, and aim to instill good vocal technique for healthy singing in any genre! My curriculum also includes ear training and sight-reading skills, as I believe that reading sheet music is beneficial. For interested students, I also teach performance and audition skills.

About Kathryn

I have a Bachelor's degree in music, specifically voice. I've studied both voice and piano for over 12 years, and have been performing for over a decade in a variety of settings. As a voice teacher, I believe that every voice is unique. My students establish a foundation of healthy singing techniq

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Sean
I have been seeing Kathryn for vocal training for the past 9 months and could not be more happy with my lessons. It is easy to tell that Kathryn cares deeply about the growth of her students. Not only is she a talented teacher/musician, her warm personality creates a safe, playful atmosphere. Highly recommend!
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Haley B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Music Education from Chapman University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Haley B.

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I am a trumpet player of 11 years, and recently completed my bachelor's in Music Education. I'm a well rounded musician and look forward to helping in all styles of music, including, classical, jazz, brassband, and marching band. These lessons will also include foundational skills such as reading, music theory, and music history. I want you to help decide what to work on! What are your goals for you trumpet performance? Let's figure out and start working!

About Haley

Hi! I'm Haley, and I recently graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor's in Music Education. I have formalized education in music theory, music history, trumpet performance, conducting, and ear training. I'm a beginning educator with a love of sharing music. I've played in wind bands, orch

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Helen L.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Helen L.

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I like to make piano lessons fun and interesting to students. I teach beginners at any age. We can start from "Hot Cross Buns" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," or any other beginner song you are interested in learning.

I have an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am very passionate about helping children to learn, especially in piano. I have been practicing piano for more than ten years and continue to play to improve and have more fun.

If you would like to learn a song, please let me know ahead of time so we can be prepared for the lesson. After purchasing lessons, you can send me the title, composer and/or the sheet music.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to piano lessons with you!

About Helen

I have a passion in teaching children and love sharing my piano skills with students. I have taught young children in Eastern Suffolk Learning Center and Stony Brook Child Care Services. We can start from the beginning with "Hot Cross Buns," or any beginner song you would like to learn. I l

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Tyra
First class went great. Helen is very good with kids.

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"Zhana is an excellent teacher with plenty of patience.

Having had other violin teachers I can tell that Zhana contoured her teaching specifically for me. She is a wonderful teacher with plenty of encouragement and at the same time does not allow me to take it too easy on myself. Just what I need."
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Took Violin lessons from Zhana G.
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"Stephen was informative, patient, and very punctual. He made the effort to explain things thoroughly and gave me leeway to work on my skills at my own pace."
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"I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Frankie P.
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"Excellent first lesson! I’m so excited to continue my lessons with Paul!"
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Took Singing lessons from Paul W.
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My 10 year old son has about 5 lessons under his belt now. The lessons are fun, focused, and strategically improving his skills. I am very impressed with how the lessons are paced and the amount of material that is covered. Michael is super kid-friendly and is patient. The homework is consistent and appropriate."
Ellen
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback."
Jackie L Micklewright
Took Ukulele lessons from Eric C.
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"One of the best teachers I've experienced!! She is very kind and pushes you to do your best!!"
Emily Tsao
Took Singing lessons from Tanisha H.
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"My boy loves her. Bethany is very friendly and positive, made my son feel comfortable and confident."
Daxton
Took Classical Piano lessons from Bethany R.
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"Marty is a fantastic piano instructor for beginner and intermediate levels. I started taking piano lessons for the first time as an adult and Marty has the technical and inspirational skills to keep you motivated along the way. I would definitely recommend her!"
Nicole
Took Piano lessons from Marty W.
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