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Ian S.

38 Reviews
Jersey City, NJ
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ian S.

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I have been playing piano for 30 years, and teaching it for nearly 10 years. I have experience teaching all ages, as young as 3 years old. You will learn all of the skills, techniques, and theory required to become a great piano player in any genre!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has

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Xiaoqi
Ian is fantastic teacher. He was so patient with my toddler daughter. And when she became fuzzy during the class, Ian could be so creative to always come out with a way to calm her down and redirect her attention to other musical things. I would love him to be my daughter’s music teacher for as long as possible if I did not have to move.
laura R.
Ian is very knowledgeable and is great in explaining theory and great in demonstrating so you can understand.
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Ellen S.

3 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Piano Performance and Philosophy from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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Ellen S.

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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor studying piano performance and philosophy, with a strong interest in piano pedagogy of all levels. In pursuing these two degrees, I believe in a well-rounded musical education that includes story-telling, connecting music to relevant history and literature, and developing an emotive connection to music beyond just the technical in ways that are fun and engaging, especially in the beginning stages of learning.

That being said, I also emphasize the importance of having a solid foundation that allows for the capability to progress further. With teaching technique to beginners, I focus on fun exercises and activities that are easy for both the students and parents to understand and practice at home. Additionally, I believe that music theory is an essential building block to understanding how to read music effectively, so I begin every lesson with a short music theory lesson on basic harmony exercises that teach ...

About Ellen

I am an undergraduate senior at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor studying piano performance and philosophy. I have strong passions for critical thinking, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and contemporary music. I recently won first place in the Camerata Artists International Virtuoso II Competi

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Marcus
Ellen is a skilled and knowledgeable teacher!
Iva
Ellen is very thorough in her teaching method, while being super encouraging and patient! She incorporates elements of music theory, technique, and musicality naturally throughout the lesson. On top of that, I also like her ability to customize her teaching approach to help me accomplish my goals!
Bridget
Ellen is great at teaching both my daughter and myself. Very friendly, personable and understands the piano and classical repertoire at a high level. She’s really helped me with my fundamentals and music theory. My daughter (who is much better than I) mainly studies classical music with her and I love to hear her progress. Ellen is warm and accommodating and I’d recommend her to anyone!
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Xiaoming T.

4 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Xiaoming T.

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I started to learn piano when I was very young, I totally understand the hard period on practicing piano. But my philosophy is: play the music and enjoy it! I will use my special method to help you to play any levels piece steadily.

About Xiaoming

Hi, there! My name is Shawn(Xiaoming) and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2010 and have loved to helping my students to gain their goals and enjoy music. I went to Mahattan School of Music and earned a M.M. degree in music performance in 2015. And now, I'm a D.M.A

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Jonathan E.
At first I was very apprehensive with the online format as never tried that before, but needn't as XiaoMing was an excellent teacher. Helped me to translate passages in simple Chinese for me to make in my presentation. Corrected me on my tones which I needed. A clever guy who is flexible to do Business Chinese or Conversational Chinese. Recommended.
Elizabeth Yang
Gorgeous teacher! After study with Xiaoming, my son just fall in love with piano. His class is very planned every time, always feeling the class is so quick! Highly recomanded!
Nancy
Mr.Tian is a wonderful singer and wise vocal teacher! His teaching inspired me in many ways, he always can figure out my technique issue. He is also master in piano impro accompany, really enjoy working with him!

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Lisa A.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Honored Lifetime Member from Wellington Who's Who of Executive and Professionals
  • Teaching since 1997
  • BA Vocal Music Education from Capital University
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Lisa A.

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Lisa teaches all areas of music: Technic, Theory, Reading, Counting, Ear Training, Composition, etc. When you take lessons from Lisa, her goal is more than teaching you how to play or sing a song. She gives you the tools needed to play ANY song. She teaches what few others teach. She teaches you how to BE a musician. She gives you the tools & techniques necessary to pursue any musical desire you wish to achieve, professionally & personally.

About Lisa

Lisa Abrams has a Vocal Music Education Degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. She graduated in 1997 and has been teaching professionally, both in schools and privately, since that time. She has taught General Music grades K-8 in the Parochial School System. She has been the Music Dir

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Tyler
My lessons are great! She is incredibly knowledgeable in both experience, and the literature aspect of the piano instrument and I plan on keeping my lessons with her as long as I can.
Lorraine D.
going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be
Sean P.
Good lesson
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Ellysa R.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ellysa R.

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As a classically-trained pop pianist of 19 years, I love teaching my students the language of music. Whether you want to learn basics, expand your classical technique, or learn how to play your favorite pop songs, I'm ready to take your self-expression to the next level! I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, you'll learn basic music theory as well as piano etiquette, and even a few songs! As we go on, we will also incorporate ear training and more complex pieces, selected based on your personal goals. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conse

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Olivia Z.
Very friendly personality. Great energy.
Briana Z.
Cecil C.
Have been learning from Ellysa for for several weeks and look forward to it every time! Proud of myself and can't wait to try the songbooks she recommended!

Kevin T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Music Composition from California State University of Northridge
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Kevin T.

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My goal as Piano teacher is to encourage, inspire, and challenge each one of my students. I bring my passion and love for the instrument into every lesson. I enjoy teaching many different styles ranging from jazz, classical, and pop. I also received my Bachelors Degree in Music Composition from Cal State Northridge.
Learning to play music has been my biggest blessing in life, and my goal is to share this wonderful world with my students.

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for Music"
-Sergei Rachmaninov

About Kevin

My name is Kevin Thomas and I love teaching anything that has to do with the piano. Music is my passion, and I want nothing more than to share this amazing world of music with my students. I have experience in many different styles and love to make advanced concepts very simple to understand. I hav

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"As an adult trying to get back into playing piano it was hard for me to find the right fit with a piano teacher. Sophia displays a perfect balance of encouragement, intelligence, and professionalism in our lessons. Her hours are flexible, and she has so much to offer and talk about with whatever is I want to learn. Thank you Sophia!"
Doug R.
Took Piano lessons from Sophia T.
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Excellent experience! Skills, professionalism, communication, and reliability are second to none!"
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Took Piano lessons from Beverly M.
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"He was very patient with my kids. Over all great instructor!"
Reyna
Took Piano lessons from Lorenzo E.
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"Ian is a wonderful teacher! I have been taking lessons with Ian for two months, and am very happy with his instruction and my progress. He has been particularly helpful in clarifying music theory concepts (to someone with no real musical training) and then translating those concepts to playing and practicing. I highly recommend him!"
Kevin
Took Piano lessons from Ian S.
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"Our first lesson was Great!!!!
Yvonne called to tell me she likes Mr. Paul and she has homework."
Yvonne
Took Piano lessons from Paul W.
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"Anna is an amazing piano teacher !! She is very patient and very knowledgeable in her field. I noticed progress from the very first lesson I took. I truly highly recommend her. She is the best."
Alla
Took Piano lessons from Anna M.
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"I've had a few lessons with James, and thus far my experience has been excellent! He is a great instructor and will go at your pace. He is also flexible with your schedule and will work with you in case something comes up! I would highly recommend James to all from beginner to expert level students."
Helena
Took Piano lessons from James P.
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"Mr. Brian is an awesome mentor!! I highly recommend him! I have been studying with him for almost 4 years now and he keeps inspiring me. I did not like my previous piano teacher; all she did was yelling at me for playing bad. :( I am so lucky that I got switched to Mr. Brian. I have gotten a deeper understanding of music theory, composers' historical backgrounds and most importantly, piano technique. He has helped me with arm movement/weight transfer on the keyboard. Over these years with him, I have also heard Mr. Brian's performances in the city. I feel so proud and lucky to have him as my wonderful teacher! He is definitely someone whom I can look up to!"
Kelly
Took Piano lessons from Brian L.
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"Andree-Ann does a great job relating to your comfort level and adjusting her technique in teaching to keep you engaged and constantly learning. She understands that an individual will play great while practicing alone but then freeze up a little when you have an audience watching you play. lol She is easy to talk to and explain what you are struggling in. She will push you of you want pushed and relax if you need a little more time. I would highly recommend her for any level of artist."
JT
Took Piano lessons from Andree-Ann D.
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"Great!

Asuka is very patient. I am a beginner piano student and want to learn because it will help me with my vocal training. Her corrections and suggestions are very helpful! She seems to really enjoy teaching."
Sandra
Took Piano lessons from Asuka U.
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