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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 years. The main curriculum for beginners is Alfred's Basic Piano Library. There are three beginner levels (beginner, late, adult) and one will be selected after the first meeting. For non-beginning students, the course of study will be developed based on past experience, current abilities, and goals. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is a part of subsequent lessons. Music is not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

About Troy
Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students.

Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, voice, piano, literature, and history for over ten
years. Students who have studied with him come from a wide range of backgrounds with different goals. Those who have continued with musical studies in college have consistently placed out of at least the first two semesters of music theory and achieved advanced placement in their chosen fields of study. Those who chose a different path continue to benefit from the education and training they received from taking music lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
There is no "standard formula" to lessons. Each student has their own unique background, needs, and goals. Lessons tend to be somewhat casual but are structured in such a way as to meet the unique requirements of the student.

To accomplish your goals, there are a few requirements and basic expectations that the student and parent must meet.
The first is practice. Students are expected to practice daily for at least the length of their lesson time. This, above all else, is essential to progress. It is also expected that a parent will attend lessons for students who are too young to drive themselves here. It's important for a parent to guide the student's practice time (particularly for younger students) to ensure that the most is gained from it. This is why I ask that a parent observe lessons.
Each student or parent should bring to each lesson a notebook, pencils (with erasers). The notebook will be used to record notes about each lesson, homework, practice advice, etc. Pencils (not pens...nobody's perfect!) are used by composers to record their creations and performers to mark their music. Both of these essential practices are subject to changing thought and must be open to change. So no ink, please!

Performers: It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons and will be a large focus for all non-readers. Lessons are not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Note: Voice students must be at least 16 years of age.

Composers: Just as with performers, it is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson. However, learning to read is required for subsequent lessons. Many young composers have great ideas but can only hear them in their heads or play them on an instrument. Lessons will allow you to obtain the skills to write them down with greater speed, accuracy, and clarity. More advance students will also include exploring a wider range of harmonic languages, advanced notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and aural skills. Students should come to the first lesson with examples of their work, either written, notated, or recorded in a digital format. They should be prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• To reschedule a lesson, more than one day notice is required.

• Make up lessons must be scheduled before the next regular lesson.

• A make up lesson cannot be scheduled in place of a regular lesson.

• If, for any reason, two 30-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 30-minute lessons, not one 60 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• If, for any reason, two 45-minute lessons are scheduled one right after the other, they will be charged as two 45-minute lessons, not one 90 minute lesson which is a different rate.

• the studio space is also inhabited by two lovely cats. Do consider this when signing up for lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha DGX-650 weighted 88 keys full sized keyboard
area for parents to sit and observe lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Main area is in classical music and media scoring with secondary focus on musical theatre vocal performance and composing/arranging.
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Peter W. August 12, 2017
· Singing · In home
Very tutor easy to follow and knowledgable
However, location was said to be 2.7 miles from me, it is actually 21 miles...... beware and double check!!
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Angelika July 17, 2017
· Opera Voice · In studio
So far, I look forward to each lesson! Troy is very kind, yet very helpful and has helped me target on my personal goals with opera while also learning more each time! I highly recommend him. It doesn't matter if you have no experience in voice or only experience in voice ( as my experience is theatre and musical theatre), he is patient in helping you achieve the goals set. I cannot wait to continue lessons with him!
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Jonathan May 2, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Troy is a rare talent in the Houston area. He's well qualified, very detailed, and has a great sense of humor. Troy has been teaching me for 6 months and I have come so far. I'll go sing karaoke anytime! Thank you Troy!
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About Josh L.

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Indianapolis, IN

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I studied classical piano for 15 years so I enjoy teaching aspiring pianists to reach their full potential.

About Josh
I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Music, specifically voice.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for 16 years, and contemporary keyboard for 7 of those. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional recording a
rtist I frequently take trips to Nashville for co-writing, recording, and meeting with record labels. I have written with well-known writers like Mia Fieldes from Hillsong, Tony Wood from Provident Label Group, Stu G from Delirious?, and Jon Steingard from Hawk Nelson. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic songwriters.

My personal passion is contemporary music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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David P. April 12, 2018
· Songwriting · Online
great lesson. Excellent instructor
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Benjamin January 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Josh is awesome. Great guy and amazing teacher!
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Hadley S. October 25, 2017
· Singing · In home
Josh was amazing! My daughter was nervous and he found a way to connect with her and help her feel comfortable using her voice
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About Amber W.

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Schenectady, NY
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Experienced Music teacher of 8 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 their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber
I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction.
I love working with my students. Watching them succeed at what they do is what makes my day great. I always love to have a fun atmosphere around me and enjoy every minute it. Music is great for self expression a great Escape or an easy pass-time. It's nothing that should be stressful, but the opposite and that is what my lessons aim to do. Provide an educational, but fun and expressive learning experience to carry with you or your child throughout your lives.
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Tyrese P. November 3, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Amber is nice. I can tell she has a lot of knowledge and i can tell she cares for her students.She is very easy to approach with questions or concerns. I cant wait for my next lesson
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Kitty December 5, 2016
· Piano · In studio
So far, so good !!
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Greg H. December 1, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Amber is really patient with a new student. I'm glad to be her student.
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About Mimi D.

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Tulsa, OK
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I help students play music they love and build their music playing confidence and enjoyment. I also encourage students to write their own inspired music or play contemporary songs they love.
My students have fun and feel great satisfaction in playing music.

About Mimi
Mimi is a world class musician. She has been teaching Viola, Violin, Composition and Improvisation techniques for over 25 years.

Mimi studied personally for several years with Itzhak Perlman, the great, legendary, violin concert soloist.

Mimi toured with Barbra Streisand and also recorded movie scores in Los Angeles. In New York City she has played in The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, and debuted as a soloist at Carnegie Hall.

Mimi also played in The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as principal violist, The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and The San Francisco Symphony.

Mimi has also recorded and released 5 CD's featuring her as a soloist.
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Gail B. September 6, 2018
· Violin · In home
Excellent instruction, patient and kind
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Robin June 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
A++ instructor. If you are looking for that unique combination of world class violinist AND masterfully experienced at teaching the violin, then Mimi is for you. I've progressed rapidly in eight months of weekly instruction from a complete beginner playing his first notes through Suzuki Book II. Mimi is FUN to work with -- patient, encouraging and inspiring. She truly loves to teach and it shows.
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About Mitsha W.

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I have taught beginner/intermediate piano for 17 years. As a certified public-school teacher, I am trained to truly assess the strengths and weakness of my students. Once identified, I will be able to cater to my students learning style. So, if you are interested in individualized learning that will give you an in depth understanding of sight reading, music theory, and ear training to make you a successful pianist, please schedule your first lesson with me!

About Mitsha
I am public-school teacher who has taught math and music for over 15 years. Prior to my years of teaching, I played, sang and studied music from a very young age. While in high school I played to role of section leader in both the marching and concert band. In those formative years I would regularly perform as keyboardist for the jazz band and the schools chorus. I also participated in Broward Youth Symphony Orchestra and was yearly excepted and played with All County Bands.
Growing in my musical knowledge I later began to study vocal performance at the college level. Recorded and preformed as backup vocalist for many renowned Gospel artists such as Byron Cage, Vernon William and Papa San. Along with reggae artist Bankie Banks and Jr. Jazz. I also did work as session singer for several recording artists while continually performing at var
ious churches and concerts in South Florida.
I am flexible enough to perform and teacher various styles of music including jazz, classical, rock, gospel, R&B and musical theatre.
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About Jordan B.

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Athens, GA
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I have been playing piano since I was four years old, and I completely fell in love with it. The more I began to play, the more my passion for piano grew. I gave up lessons after nine years because I fully believed that I had reached my limit in lessons and wanted to begin teaching myself the rest of the way. I am currently a Sophomore at UGA, and if my location is chosen we get to work in the practice rooms here on campus that are soundproof. My goal is to teach beginners of all ages the basics of learning to read the music, the chords, and basic finger exercises. I want to share my passion and inspire others to love the instrument that I do. If you think you are too old to start learning piano, my dad was forty-five years old when I started to teach him! For children under the age of ten years old, I recommend between 30 and 45 minutes per lesson due to their short attention span, and that I don't want them to view piano as a chore that they must do. For adults I recommend anywhere ...

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My name is Jordan Barker and I a student at UGA currently majoring in Advertising and minoring in studio art. I have been playing piano since I was four years old and haven't stopped since. I taught my dad how to play piano, and I have experience teaching other children as well. I work well with people of all ages! Learning an instrument at a younger age is one of the best things that anyone can do, because it helps develop self-discipline and patience skills and is scientifically proven to improve your math and science skills! I can attest to this because math has always been my favorite subject, and my best classes. Since music is it's own language, it also helps you absorb new languages in the future. Of course I still am open to teaching adults! My dad was just forty-five years young when he decided he wanted to learn how to play pian
o, He started learning a few years back and now he can play Claire De Lune, which is an extremely difficult song to learn. My goal is to help teach you the notes and symbols first, and how to count all the beats in the measures. While learning beginning songs I will also be teaching chords as well ( depending on younger children, I may wait to teach them chords until I feel they have fully grasped the subject ). I require that your own books be purchased, but I will let you know which books are best, and you can buy them used off of Amazon! It is extremely important to me that you gain a passion for piano, and have the skills to learn and practice on your own. I know that with free lessons online it seems ridiculous to pay someone to teach you piano, but no one can beat a personal connection that will inspire you to play for the rest of your life. I am open to any questions, so please feel free to message me :)
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About Emily C.

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Bloomington, IN

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I have nearly a decade of experience teaching piano students of all ages, and particularly enjoy working with beginners! I work with students on developing the musical fundamentals that will let them explore any genre they're interested in, whether they dream of playing Beethoven sonatas, keys in a rock band, or hymns at their church.

About Emily
Hello, I'm Emily Cook, and I'd love to help you on your musical journey!

I have years of experience teaching clarinet and piano lessons to students of all ages and backgrounds, from children beginning band programs and adults picking up a new hobby to serious students working to embark on a career as music performers and educators themselves. I also enjoy working with children and adults with special needs, including students on the autism spectrum.

I perform as principal clarinetist of the Akron Symphony, and have also performed with the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Hartford, and Richmond, VA. I also serve as the artistic director of Kamratōn, a chamber ensemble dedicated to women-created and women-curated new music. I’ve played with jazz-fusion ensemble the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective at venues in Pittsburgh and New York C
ity, and I enjoy performing as an improvisor. I’ve also worked as a church pianist, and enjoy teaching all genres of piano performance.
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I have over 20 years of teaching both privately and in the public school systems around the country. I have a piano performance degree as well as degrees in music theory and orchestral conducting. I have my doctorate from the University of South Carolina where I was a regular performer and conductor. In my lessons, you will learn not only the proper way to develop you skills and take them to a higher level, you will also get a solid background in music theory. I also schedule performances with students on a regular basis.

About Matthew
I am a piano teacher with over 20 years of teaching and performing. I have degrees in piano performance, music theory and orchestral conducting. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and teaching them the love and passion of making music. I my lessons, you will learn the music of the classics as well as the theory that will help you understand music and take your performances to the next level.
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About Rachel 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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Robin September 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!
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Malcolm August 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
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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Mark August 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Rachel is patient and kind. Great tutor!
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