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Kathryn O.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
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  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathryn O.

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Conservatory trained and vast experience teaching children and beginners. Fun and relaxed setting while nurturing a natural technique

About Kathryn

I am fully vaccinated and teaching in person. Depending on circumstances I am sometimes able to teach in my students' homes anywhere close to a subway line. A and 1 are most accessible. I've enjoyed teaching all levels snd ages for the past 30 years including people with special needs such as aut

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Colm
Kathryn comes with two important strengths. First, she is a working professional, with excellent technique and musicality from real world experience. Secondly, she is patient with students like me who are still figuring it out. Those two things make for a great teacher.
Amanda Testa-Oerth
Kathryn has helped me in my musical journey for a very long time! Over the 15 years I have worked with Kathryn she has been a teacher, life coach, and now musical colleague. Kathryn's teaching style is always warm and very informative. She builds confidence on something I did well, then gives me recommendations on how to improve either a technical skill or with musicality of the piece we are working on. After every lesson, I come out feeling improved and more confident than when I went in. Kathryn has guided me in both classical and musical theater pieces as well as introduced me some very interesting contemporary songs that I have greatly enjoyed. With her guidance and instruction, I have grown into a musician that is confident in my own abilities for preforming and a caring instructor to my own students. I highly recommend studying with Kathryn if you have the chance. It is a fantastic learning experience every class!
CJ
Kathryn is brilliant and exceptional. If I could give her more stars I would. She is an amazing teacher no matter what age or evel you are from beginner to pro.
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Kessa M.

6 Reviews
Peekskill, NY
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • 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 lessons

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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.
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Joel N.

Westwood, NJ
Starting at $54
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joel N.

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I have been passionately studying piano for 10 years and teaching it privately for 4 years, along with some class piano teaching experience. Teaching is a great passion of mine, and my ultimate goal is to guide students to be creative and appreciative of music at the piano.

I use a number of resources within my lessons. For children and most teenagers, I use the Faber Piano Adventures as a primary method book. I will also make use of their supplemental books for sight reading and music theory. For adults (and some teenagers), I use the Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course (the Adult All-In-One Course book). After the completion of 2 or 3 method book levels, I will begin to introduce repertoire by the select composers of all musical periods and styles.

About Joel

Joel is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, having received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. In addition to his intensive studies in teaching music of all areas––general, choral, & instrumental––and all levels, Joel completed a minor in Piano Pedagogy as well. He

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Linda C.

27 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Linda C.

27 Reviews
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I am a Bronx native professional opera-singer that has been studying singing for 10 years and playing piano since the age of 7. I have been teaching both voice and beginner to intermediate piano to all ages for five years throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. My voice and piano lessons focus on developing a healthy technique, learning how to sight read, music theory, breathing exercises, acting, and having fun. I teach all genres and can help with audition preparation. My credits include getting students into competitive music schools including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Talent Unlimited High School.

About Linda

Audiences throughout the U.S. have heard Ecuadorian and Puerto-Rican Mezzo-Soprano Linda Collazo at venues including Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lincoln Center, the United Palace Theater, and Repertorio Español, as well as in theaters throughout Europe. Described as having a voice that is �

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Kelvin Javier Rojas
Linda is very dedicated teacher. I felt that she really listened to my voice and quickly charted a path forward to develop my technique, musicality, and most importantly a self awareness of pitch in my body.
Mark V
I've been learning piano with Linda for a few weeks now and I feel I have a greater understanding for music theory already! She has an immense passion for music and easily translates it into her lessons.
She Is very patient and will work at your pace; a trait I did not find in my previous teachers. I absolutely recommend you at least sign up for her free consultation - you have nothing lose!
Sara
Linda is a great voice teacher who is very kind and engaging. I have learned a lot from her about how to use my voice, technique, and am improving every week as a singer. Our lessons are fun and I feel respected as a non-binary student. Linda creates a warm and welcoming space for everyone to feel comfortable as they learn about their voice.
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Joshua F.

56 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

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I utilize a variety of different training methodologies that will maximize the amount of information retained by the student.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Patrick
Josh was very professional and my son, who can be off-standish, absolutely loved working with him! looking forward to watching his skills grow.
Judith
Great Piano instructor. Selected great pieces for my son to practice with. Really appreciate the flexibility and the teaching style!
AARUSH
Excellent coach. Trained well. My son learn a lot from class and has been using his new moves at home. He loved the chess.
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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Emil V.

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Classical music is the foundation for everything else!

I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pian

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Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Suffern is $82. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Sandra is amazing! I had no experience playing piano before, and she is extremely helpful and patient. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in piano lessons!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Sandra M.
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"I received classical piano lessons from Dr. Backus for almost two years before college. In those two years, I grew so much in my playing and in my love for music. Dr. Backus has a deep passion for music and her students. In my lessons, Dr. Backus incorporated extensive knowledge about music history, theory and technique. Our goal was to build knowledge and technique so that I could freely create and make a beautiful sound with each piece. After taking lessons from her, I LOVE the piano. Dr. Backus taught me how to express music from my heart, and it was a privilege to learn from her and know her. I would highly recommend her for piano lessons!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"After learning the piano as a child I decided to take up lessons again and started working with Fawn about 16 months ago. What can I say… She’s fantastic! Fawn is a highly accomplished, talented pianist and an excellent teacher who is passionate about her instrument. She has exceptional musical knowledge and uses effective, intuitive teaching methods. Over the last 16 months I have focused on theory, technique and sound production and I’m now playing things I wouldn’t have dreamed of playing a year ago which is testament to Fawn's expertise, professionalism and patience. Lessons are well structured, fun and punctuated with the right level of humor making them thoroughly enjoyable.
Fawn is always willing to go that extra mile for her students and gave me some hugely helpful advice when buying a new piano (even coming to the shop with me and calling in some discount favors). It’s paid off as I’m now the proud owner of an absolutely lovely instrument. Fawn is a true professional who I can’t recommend highly enough."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Lisa has been a fantastic teacher for our daughter. She is encouraging and supportive, but at the same time has high standards, which is exactly what we were looking for. We particularly enjoy the performance classes she holds at her studio (paused during the pandemic), where we regularly get to hear how well all her students play and the students can encourage each other. We definitely highly recommend her!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Lisa F.
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"My 9 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Katarina for the past 3 months. She really enjoys the lessons with Katarina and has learned a lot! Katarina works very well with my daughter and is very pleasant, patient and thorough with her lessons.

Katarina is always on time and very flexible with scheduling which I truly appreciate considering my work and my other children's activities.

We have had a great experience with Katarina and would highly recommend her!"
Michelle
Took Classical Piano lessons from Katarina B.
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"Fawn is a wonderful teacher. Both my sons enjoy taking lessons from her. She is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. She is detail oriented and very thorough, yet she makes learning interesting and fun. Highly recommend!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Absolutely wonderful experience! Livia exceeded all my expectations. I would recommend Livia for piano to anyone regardless of their familiarity with classical music."
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"Fawn is so gifted and an amazing teacher. My daughter also enjoyed lessons and looked forward to them!"
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