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Chialing P.

11 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Chialing P.

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About Chialing

I offer piano and cello lessons for all levels and ages in both English or Chinese. My teaching philosophy is to help students set up a good foundation and practice routine. My lessons are engaging and tailored to individual's needs. After each lesson, you will also get practice notes. I am a

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Elia
Chialing is a truly amazing teacher! I am studying cello with her after taking nearly 10 years off from touching my cello. Chialing is extremely patient and always has advice on how to practice and better understand the cello. I feel very comfortable learning from Chialing and feel even more excited about learning music after each lesson.
Lili Z.
Chialing came to our home for piano lessons for our two girls. They took to her immediately. She is skilled at dealing with young children and extremely warm. Her lessons are tailored to each child's ability. They get excited to practice what they have learned after she leaves.
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David S.

9 Reviews
Rutherford, NJ
Starting at $30
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- if you know your theory, you know the best way to express your idea without having to think about it
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as wel

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Kim
David has been immensely helpful in getting me on my way to understanding timing and getting me through some of my mental blocks. In 2 months with David, I feel like I understand more about music than I ever have. His explanations are clear and that makes all the difference in the world for me. He has an abundance of patience, knowledge, and a passion for music. I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm closer than I've ever been...All thanks to David.
Lucas
David was very patient and thorough with the introductory lesson. He corrected some basic habits my son had and had him sounding better in 10 minutes.

He also had practical recommendations for daily practice.

I highly recommend David.
Chris H.
David went over basic music theory and rhythm with me, and corrected some technique issues. He explained things clearly and when we put some of it into practice in the final minutes I saw instant results. Absolutely excited to do my homework and for my next lesson.
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Jorge R.

2 Reviews
Elmhurst, NY
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Education, BA from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Jorge R.

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Want to learn how music works behind the scenes? Music theory is the study of what makes up music from a note by note basis. Many topics of music branch under music theory, from reading music and rhythms, understanding basic chords and chord progression, to arranging and composing piano solos, orchestral works, or jazz reharmonization. I have studied music theory intensively and can teach it from a pure beginner's standpoint to an advanced collegiate level.

About Jorge

I have over 10 years of experience on the Clarinet and other reed instruments. I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and have studied classical clarinet as well as saxophone under various professors at the college. I also

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Kevin
Jorge was a great teacher, he started me off learning clarinet. Very kind, postitve and knew all of his stuff. Would definitely recommend as a teacher.
Holly
Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on.

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Joanna K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joanna K.

3 Reviews
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I will begin where you are and teach you what you need to learn to meet the goals you desire. I have taught music theory for 8 years and have experience with 4 years of college level theory.

About Joanna

I create individualized plans for each of my students based on their experience, willingness to put work in, age, and goals for themselves. I make lessons fun and also educational. My background as both a music therapist and music teacher enables me to provide help for students of all ability level

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Marisa M.
Joanna is very patient and knowledgeable!
Janet
Joanna is a caring and patient teacher. She was able to meet my needs as an adult learner in a supportive and non patronizing way. She is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic.
Jonathan
Jodie has been my violin teacher for years now, and she is truly a technical reference point for me. She is a teacher of teachers and a caring mentor!
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Mya B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mya B.

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Mya is an experienced music composer graduated from UCLA with a degree in Music composition and violin.

About Mya

I'm an experienced Italian teacher, music composer and violinist - I was born and raised in Italy and I graduated from the Italian Conservatory "G. Verdi" with a violin and music composition and music technology diploma - then a Master Degree in Italian Literature and History. I've been teaching It

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Richard L.
Maya is awesome! She's really easy and fun to work with, patient and really, really knows her stuff. I am an actor and she gave me exactly what I needed for my current project, and I plan to work with her more to develop accurate dialects/accents. Thrilled with her work!
Janai H.
Mya is a good teacher. I hate we had technical issues. Overall it was a good lesson and I learned a lot
Haaris
Very skilled and talented. I learned a lot from my first violin lesson!

Tim W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tim W.

3 Reviews
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From understanding the basis of cadences through the cycle of fifths, to learning about chord substitutions and guide-tones for jazz, a strong knowledge of music theory is important for the composer, improvisor, and performer alike.

About Tim

I earned my master’s degree in jazz studies from The University of the Arts. As adjunct professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, I teach double bass, bass guitar, jazz improvisation, and directs small-group jazz combos. Additionally, I am an adjudicator (judge) for high school jazz band festiv

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Dawn
Tim is a terrific instructor. He balances moving my technical skills and theory knowledge ever forward with encouragement to just have fun playing electric bass. Tim is methodical yet lighthearted in his approach to teaching which works well with how I learn. I appreciate that Tim is a continual student himself even though he performs at a top level professionally. I look forward to each lesson I have!
Sophia A.
Tim is a wonderful teacher. He's very knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher.
Joshua
Awesome lesson and excited to learn the bass guitar!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Valley Cottage, NY

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Valley Cottage is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$53 average
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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"Great first lesson! My son enjoyed it. Thank you."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Keith J.
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"Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"Adam is a wonderful tutor and help. He’s patient with those he is teaching & he looks for ways to teach and demonstrate the material in a whitty, impactful manner. He knows everything there is to know about music theory and much more, and a lot of my success in passing all four levels of music theory points back to this guy!"
Lauren
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!"
Hannah
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
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"Ahmad is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly. He breaks up lessons into short but consumable modules while at the same time giving something concrete to start playing and get going from the word go whether you are a beginner or not. I've been going to him for several months now and would highly recommend Ahmad for his guitar teaching skills!"
Emma
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Steph is very knowledgeable about singing and music. She has a wonderful personality that is very encouraging to her students. I strongly suggest that you take lessons with her!!!!"
Carson
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities."
Matthew
Took Music Theory lessons from Jenny J.
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