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Maria O.

Brewster, NY
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The KIng's College
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1982
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Maria O.

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Experienced violin, viola and 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 reading, theory and performance skills. I specialize in classical music. I use a variety of methods and literature all dependent on personal need and style of each student.

About Maria

Maria O has been teaching piano lessons since she was in high school. There were enough children in the neighborhood who inspired her to teach piano. She took up BS degree in Music Education, and her main interest was teaching private violin and piano lessons. Her usual clients really varies a g

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Kessa M.

6 Reviews
Peekskill, NY
Starting at $25
  • BM Piano Performance from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Kessa M.

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I have been teaching piano almost as long as I have been performing, coming up on 10 years. To date, I have taught lessons to over 100 different students ranging in age from 5 to 70, and ranging in skill from complete beginner to college piano performance major. I can teach students of any level and help them overcome any problem, whether that is a technical problem, interpretative problem, or having pain during playing.

Not every student is going to think I’m the best fit for them. I expect consistent practice, completion of assignments, and attention to detail in music. I have had many trial lessons that don’t pan out because the student or parent thinks my expectations are too high for them. Make no mistake; I expect a lot, but I also care deeply about music and have great understanding and sympathy for those who genuinely try. Whether your goal is to learn to read music, improve rhythm, learn to play the great classical repertoire, or simply have a good time learning the ...

About Kessa

I received my BM in piano performance from Brigham Young University, studying under Dr. Richard Anderson and Dr. Irene Peery-Fox. While there, I studied pedagogy from master teachers Dr. Irene Peery-Fox and Dr. Jared Pierce, who taught me both how to run a studio and how to manage individual lesson

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Robert P.
Excellent. Nothing gets by her; very helpful.
Caleb
I had the opportunity to work with Kessa when we were both in undergrad and I was trying to decide whether or not to become a music major. I was feeling pretty discouraged with my current piano teacher at the school and talked with Kessa since we had a class together and I knew she was a piano major. I had a few lessons with her and she gave me so many helpful ideas about how to approach my pieces and improve my practice habits. She was very kind and didn’t make me feel bad at all, but still pushed me hard in those lessons because she believed in me. Even though I ended up deciding not to go into music after all, I still value those few lessons I had with her and recommend her to everyone at any level.
Marissa
Kessa is a very professional and talented piano teacher. My son loves going to lessons and we love hearing him practice such pretty music. We're impressed with Kessa's ability to explain confusing concepts and to encourage my son when he is having a tough time. She's done so well with transitioning to Zoom lessons during the pandemic and we love being able to have lessons from home.

Jason J.

10 Reviews
Valhalla, NY
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jason J.

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About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

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Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
ralph H.
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.

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Francisca M.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Bachelor of Music (Majors in Performance and Composition) from The University of Western Sydney, Australia
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Francisca M.

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Music Theory is covered for all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. My suggestions for beginner kids ages 5-9

Lisa Ng series of "Theory made Easy" this book is great! it combines puzzle solving, note reading, stickers and is a fun way to introduce kids to music theory.

For the student that has had some theory experience, The "Master your Theory" series is great. by Charles S. Peters and Paul Yoder book1-6

Similarly, Alfred's Basic Piano for adults has theory combined in the piano books for those who start at a later stage.

About Francisca

Hi there, my name is Francisca! I graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Sydney Australia with (High Class Honors) and Majored in Music Performance (voice major) and Sub Majors in Composition and Theatre. I am a very passionate and dedicated voice and piano instru

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Alicia
I love Francisca’s patience, openness and expertise with vocals and playing the keys. I enjoyed our lively and very down to earth session and learning about breath and vocal health. She gave me tips since I lived in a Nevada which is a very dry place and ways I could improve my vocals in that climate.
I recommend anyone who is looking for a straightforward approach to technique to get lessons from Francisca! She is amazing!
Stacey
What a wonderful experience it was to work with this instructor. Her own experiences and talent far surpasses anything I had expected to experience in an online session.
She has an ability to help me find my voice and I am truly grateful to work with someone with her patience and ability to adapt to my level of learning. She is wonderful for any age group and extremely accommodating to make time for lessons.
I would recommend everyone to give her a try and would guarantee you will not be disappointed!
Jenny
I’ve had such a great time doing virtual lessons with Francisca! It is always so scary and nerve-racking to start with a new instructor, but I immediately felt at ease. Her energy is welcoming and calming, and What I admire most is that she can feel when I’m not emotionally in the song but instead in my head. Thank you for pushing me to break through these vocal cord cobwebs and get these pipes polished!
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Karena C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks spanish, English
  • Flute Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaching since 2018
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Karena C.

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Karena's teaching style lies between analytical problem solving and imaginative music making. She is always eager to pass on the information she has learned from the teachers she has worked with and applies them in creative ways with her students. Phrasing is always first and she helps students problem solve the technical side to enable the music to come alive. While having a deep knowledge of the physicality of playing, she is sensitive in gauging what kind of approach each student needs and what will help them grow most effectively.

About Karena

I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students to help them discover the beauty of music making and achieve their individual goals. I graduated from Jacobs School of Music with a degree in classical flute performance. Under the private tutelage of Kathryn Lukas, soloist a

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Jabari H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor's of Science in Music & Chemical Engineering (Double-major) from MIT
  • Teaching since 2020
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Jabari H.

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More than technique, I will teach you how to connect with people. Music is the art of communication. Being able to reach someone's heart, to feel what they feel, and to play what they feel is far more powerful than being able to play 16th notes at 160 Beats Per Minute.

Having played Jazz Guitar for 15+ years, graduated with a Music (Classical Composition) double-major from MIT, and performed at restaurants & large events such as Super Bowl Live, I will teach you the fundamentals to play any type of music you desire. I specialize in music improvisation and will show you how to learn songs quickly by ear. Also, I will show you what it takes to deliver a great performance for your audience.

Ultimately, my focus is on serving you. That means helping you become who you want to be and helping you express your true self through music. Together, we'll figure out what works best for you and what learning style helps you grow the fastest. And we'll have a lot of fun along the way!

About Jabari

I am a Jazz Guitarist and have played/performed for 15+ years. While I work professionally as a Software Developer, music is my passion. My love for music began at age 14 when my best friend from high school decided to start playing guitar. He and the rest of our group of friends took Rock music le

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"Larry says I am an advanced student now. Wow! Coming from him is such a compliment, even to himself. He has taught me so much. He knows it, and he teaches me "how to get it". Thank you Larry; God bless you!"
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Took Piano lessons from Larry P.
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"Olivier gives clear instructions that really have helped my playing."
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"I immediately felt at ease with Remi and I think positive things will now start to happen!!!!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from bernard M.
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"Victor was on time and very friendly. My daughter happily jumped right into playing.

The best review I can give is that this morning after the lesson, unbidden, she picked up her cello and practiced for the few minutes she had between breakfast and leaving for the bus. That is inspiration. What could be better that that?!"
Mary
Took Cello lessons from Victor M.
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"Naomi is an amazing teacher! She is very knowledgeable and is skilled at effectively transferring that knowledge to students. She is kind, approachable and very reliable. I can't wait for more of my lessons with Naomi :)"
Zoe
Took Cello lessons from Naomi R.
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"Even with a bit of technical difficulties it was a good lesson. We are enjoying working with Ms. Rachelle"
Randy
Took Singing lessons from Rachelle M.
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"Amy is kind, organized, and has a diligent, positive approach."
Samantha
Took Piano lessons from Amy C.
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"Dave is an awesome instructor! He is very knowledgable and gives me everything I need to have productive practice sessions. He also explains the material really well. The lessons are super chill which makes them fun and I have been improving quickly."
Emily
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Dave B.
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"Greg is an amazing instructor and is helping me master a song for a pageant I have to do. He is patient and works well with all levels of learners, whether it be an amateur, picking up a guitar for the first time, or a pro wanting to learn a few new tricks. He is an amazing teacher and I definitely recommend him."
Caitlin
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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