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MaryAnn B.

7 Reviews
Troy, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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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.
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Chris C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Jazz Piano Performance from McGill University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Chris C.

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My approach to teaching involves developing a comprehensive understanding of what one is doing while playing, rather than just learning a couple of songs, or relying solely on your muscle memory, you will be able to explain what you are doing from a theoretical standpoint.

Without getting too heavy with the use of technical terms, I will teach you to see the underlying threads that apply to all styles of music and encourage you to begin making these types of connections yourself.
This is an important skill to develop early so that as you progress you can begin to teach yourself develop your own unique stylistic approaches to music!

After studying at Laguardia High school for the Performing Arts, I attended McGill University in Montreal where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Jazz Piano Performance.

If you study with me you will be able to expand your knowledge of:
-Music Theory
-Harmony
-Piano technique
-Ear Training
-Sight Reading
-Composition
-Improvisation

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About Chris

Born and raised in downtown Manhattan, I have studied music for over 15 years now. When I was about 8 years old I started studying classical piano, and to be perfectly honest, it was like pulling teeth to get me to play. The repetitious nature of learning classical etude after etude wore down upon

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Chris is an excellent teacher and a great guy. He’s really attentive and makes sure to tailor each lesson to the needs of the student. Would highly recommend!
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Chris is excellent
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Laura W.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
  • B.A. in Music, Vocal Performance from Point Loma University
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Laura W.

20 Reviews
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Alfred method used. I teach Beginners to Intermediate level.

About Laura

I teach voice, piano and guitar. My Music Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University is in Vocal Performance. I love what I do. I teach children through adults. I have lots of experience in worship leading for church if that is of interest. *** Lesson Details *** I am easy-going, but I expect

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Reid M.
Very easy to work with, patient and knowledegable
John B.
Laura took time to learn about my 5 year old son & ask questions in order to connect before just jumping into the guitar lesson.
Shauna
My son is having a wonderful experience taking lessons online with Laura. She has an exceptional knowledge of music and is able to share this knowledge in a way that is easily understood. I value her positive feedback, timeliness, and consistency. She takes interest in the student and works to draw out their passion for playing the instrument. As a parent, I would highly recommend hiring Laura.

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Charis B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • B.S. Music Education from David Lipscomb College
  • Awarded Bachelor Of Science from David Lipscomb College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Charis B.

6 Reviews
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learning to play and having fun along the way. I want you to explore all that playing as to offer

About Charis

I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works

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Alexa B.
Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.
Darla Mills
excellent lesson
Olivia H.
The lesson would have been better if I were not so nervous and played better.
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Natasha T.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Natasha T.

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Currently pursuing my second masters degree in opera coaching at UT Austin. Received my first masters degree at the Peabody Conservatory, majoring in Vocal Accompanying with a Bachelor's of Music in classical Piano Performance. Experienced teacher of 8 years, specializing in beginner/intermediate level. All ages are welcome! I will specialize each lesson to each student's needs and will build a strong foundation of note reading, theory and sight-reading! I have access to studios at UT Austin and am usually very flexible with my time. With Covid I am currently offering virtual lessons, hopefully picking up in person in 2021. Let's get started!

About Natasha

Hi! My name is Natasha and I have been teaching piano to beginner students of all ages for 8 years. and I am currently pursuing my second masters degree at UT Austin in Opera Coaching and just finished my first masters at the Peabody Conservatory pursuing a degree in Vocal Accompanying/Collaborativ

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Jennifer M.
I’ve spent a lot of my life struggling through basic piano, and I had no idea why it was so challenging for me! In my very first lesson with Natasha, she helped me overcome obstacles I was completely unaware of. She is a skilled musician with a natural instinct for teaching. She is patient, kind, and extremely thorough.
David
Natasha was a wonderful piano teacher for my daughter! She was always thoughtful and came up with useful practice techniques that helped her improve very quickly. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Jennifer
Natasha is a wonderful piano teacher to my son. I love how much she wants my son to grow within each lesson. She focuses on scales for his technique and is very organized in terms of setting goals for each piece my son has for the week. Highly recommend her for any level of piano, especially for beginners!
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Brianna S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music - Liberal Arts Track from North Central College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brianna S.

28 Reviews
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The piano is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments, and I want to help you achieve every musical goal you have with it. We will go over note recognition, scales. rhythm, technique, performance and more!

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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Megan
Super kind and patient while I stumbled my way thru the basics
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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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Schenectady, NY

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Schenectady is $71. 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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$42 average
45 min
$57 average
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"My daughter has been with her for 9 moths, and she loves it. Rachel is a wonderful professional! I would really recommend her."
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Took Piano lessons from Rachel S.
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"LIa is the right fit for my high school student. My daughter has been taking classic piano lessons since 4 years old. She has been looking for an instructor who will allow her to develop her creative side.

Lia customizes her lessons and has reignited my daughters love of piano.

Thanks, Lia."
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Took Piano lessons from Lia M.
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"Emily is an awesome piano teacher! She motivates yet does not intimidate. She helps lay a strong foundation in theory which will help the student as they grow and even play other instruments. She has been very accommodating with scheduling when a conflict occurs. The spring recital this year was a highlight for our family and a confidence booster for our child."
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"Very interactive and kind"
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"Mr Phillip is awesome! He takes the time to build a relationship and connect with my grandchild. He is a foundational teacher and doesn't take shortcuts. He also works hard and is dedicated professional."
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Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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"Great first lesson. I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship"
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Took Piano lessons from Matthew M.
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"Very intuitive and delightful to learn with. He is very open to sharing new tips. So far, the best teacher I have had."
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"Mr. Kelvin is very professional. He is teaching my 3 kids with different approach uniquely designed on their age level. My kids love him and they enjoy every lesson."
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