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David L.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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David L.

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A teacher of mine once said if you aim for perfection, you get to be pretty darn good. I like to start with a small amount of material that the student can play very well, and use that to refine the basics. By taking a thorough approach (and playing beautiful music), the entire world of piano and music will slowly and surely open up to the pupil.

In my opinion, tone production and rhythm are the major factors that distinguish a great pianist (and make playing the most satisfying), so this is the major focus of our work. I have a very thorough understanding of proper technique and can prescribe exercises that will strengthen one's weaknesses.

I also have a unique background in that I studied jazz improvisation and classical composition, so I understand the inner workings of the music and can improvise in the styles (jazz, classical, baroque, romantic).

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A teacher of mine once said if you aim for perfection, you get to be pretty darn good. I like to start with a small amount of material that the student can play very well, and use that to refine the basics. By taking a thorough approach (and playing beautiful music), the entire world of piano and m

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Ellen S.

4 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Piano Performance and Philosophy from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 ...

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I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, where I received bachelor's degrees in piano performance and philosophy. I have strong passions for philosophy, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and contemporary music. I recently won first place in the Camerata Artists International V

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Ellen is a generous teacher, who listens to her students wholeheartedly. She supplements her class with a good amount of music theory topics, which complete the learning experience. It was a great pleasure to working with her!
Alice L.
Ellen is a great piano teacher. She has a great music foundation, in both theory and practice. Her lessons are structured. You learn both theory and beautiful piano pieces. She is extremely friendly, patient and encouraging. She has good taste of music and she is very passionate about what she does. She a great musician in addition to being a great instructor.
Marcus
Ellen is a skilled and knowledgeable teacher!

Maria O.

Brewster, NY
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The KIng's College
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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.

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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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Diego R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Wolof, French
  • Jazz Composition and Performance from Amherst College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Diego R.

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Hello there, my name is Diego and I’m a jazz pianist based in Fort Greene. If you’re searching for professional, affordable piano lessons, don’t hesitate to reach out!
• Accessible to students of all ages and experience levels.
• Wide repertoire including jazz, classical, pop, and folk
• Flexible pricing, location, and schedule

I have a degree in Jazz Piano performance from Amherst College, extensive experience working with children and in 1-on-1 education.
No piano required but recommended

About Diego

Hello there, my name is Diego and I’m a jazz pianist based in Bed-Stuy. If you’re searching for professional, affordable piano lessons, don’t hesitate to reach out! • Accessible to students of all ages and experience levels • Wide repertoire including jazz, classical, pop, and folk • Flexible

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Ella
I've worked with Diego throughout our four years studying music together at Amherst College, and he is a fantastic pianist and teacher! One of the friendliest and most helpful people I know -- highly recommend learning from him!
Julie
Diego not only boast mastery of the piano and composition but he's absolutely wonderful with kids!
Nat
My 6 year old absolutely loves Diego! He has great energy, and makes piano so fun. He's dedicated and so encouraging. His great intuition for music also helps. My daughter is learning so much
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Michelle P.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering from Rutgers University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Michelle P.

5 Reviews
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I am very focused and driven to ensure that you further your technique on a weekly basis. I specialize in training beginner/intermediate piano students online. I have experience with performing and composing compositions. I was awarded certificates from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

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Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a math tutor and piano teacher. I also help Russian natives learn English. At Brookdale Community College, I tutored students in a variety of college math courses, ranging from basic algebra up to Calculus 2. As for my piano lessons, my piano students are expected t

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Jonathan E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan E.

6 Reviews
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Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, jazz fundamentals, rock/pop, recording, composition, & live performance. I'm fairly well versed in many other genres, so I can easily meet your preferences across the board. Cultivate a deeper relationship with your instrument & unlock your potential! :)

About Jonathan

Coming from 15+ years' experience learning, interpreting, & performing music; 7+ years recording, & 6+ years teaching, you can expect from me an enjoyable, streamlined lesson to help strengthen your musical understanding & ability to further utilize your love for music. I specialize in classical, j

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Michelle
My two middle school sons absolutely love Jonathan. He is really good at connecting with them and knows how to teach. He is patient, very knowledgeable, and highly professional. We highly recommend Jonathan for anyone wanting to learn how to play an instrument. My boys love what they have learned so far on their guitars.
Christopher - Nicholas L.
He is really good at teaching my 11 and 12 year old kids... They really like Jonathan,!
Tina S.
My son enjoyed lessons with Jonathan. He is very knowledgable and friendly. I recommend him for lessons.

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in Valley Cottage, NY

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Valley Cottage is $77. 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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$62 average
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"It was a great introduction. My grand daughter enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward to the coming weeks"
Sophia-Ellen
Took Classical Piano lessons from Alina V.
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"My son learned so much from Nikita and he is so happy to have him as a teacher. Nikita is an amazing pianist with a lot of skill. He has taught my son for the past five years and has taught him not only how to play the piano, but also music history and theory. He's an amazing teacher and his lessons are well worth the cost."
Roula
Took Classical Piano lessons from Nikita S.
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"Branda is a great teacher for daughter. She is always on time and patience! We love her!"
Judy
Took Classical Piano lessons from Brenda B.
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"My granddaughter who is seven and I am 60 have been taking lesson from Gabriela for several months. He is very patient and does great in helping us understand what he is teaching. We took lessons before from another company and my granddaughter was never excited about going. Now she is excited,she has even put in to be in the talent show at her school. This says a lot for how Gabriel teaches and also makes it enjoyable. I highly recommend him"
Robyn
Took Classical Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Alena is fantastic. She’s flexible and very knowledgeable while still having fun!"
Nathalie
Took Classical Piano lessons from Alena K.
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"I've been learning from Aaron for about 4-5 years now. Hands down the best teacher I've had. He managed to explain the theory behind every piece according to level the student is at and explains it amazingly. In a world where most people just want to learn to play, he ensures that they understand the intrinsic theory behind the pieces. He's helped me with arranging pieces, composing, and learning. Not to mention that he is quite possibly the most versatile person I've met who can do literally anything from writing to music production. Besides piano, he's helped me with being organized and maximizing my productivity. He brings a unique approach to piano and practice that I think has helped me tremendously."
Aadhunik
Took Classical Piano lessons from Aaron S.
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"Knowledgeable and incredibly patient. A wonderful find"
Zavier
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ardalan V.
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"I have been seeing Karen for a couple of years and have to say that of all the instructors I have had, she is the best and most professional. She always has a smile and has always been very flexible with me. She had not minded changing times when issues come up. The recitals are great and she gives students extra assistance with group lessons. When there are events in the community that can help with music skills, she always lets me know. I would highly recommend Karen as your family instructor. The price is reasonable as well."
April
Took Classical Piano lessons from Karen A M.
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"Mike has been very patient and encouragimg. I've returned to piano after about 30 years, and it's been a lot of fun. I even enjoy practicing.
Besides classics, I've also had a chance to do a bit of jazz and ragtime, a welcome expansion"
Tessa
Took Classical Piano lessons from Mike O.
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"Adrienn is a wonderful and extremely qualified teacher! She is a brilliant concert pianist!
My kids really enjoy working with her. She inspires them to play and practice. She is very friendly and patient. We have a lot of fun with her. We love her!
She is the best teacher!"
Rose
Took Classical Piano lessons from Adrienn L.
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