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About Isaac L.

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New York, NY

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For my beginning students I help get them acquainted with the piano and the music that they would like to study.
For my more advanced students I focus primarily on improvisational concepts and playing in group settings.
As with all of my students I have a strong emphasis on developing their ears and follow a sound-before-symbol approach.

About Isaac
My Values
As I’ve developed my teaching style over the last ten years, I’ve found myself zeroing in on a few key qualities I want to cultivate in my students and in my self including great ears, a high proficiency on the instrument, and a strong and interactive sense of musicality. At the center of my practice is a devotion to personal growth and discovery. For myself, I find this by teaching in a variety of contexts from teaching in classrooms at a private school to sharing volunteer masterclasses around the world. No matter the context it is my goal to share with my students and those who will listen the lessons I have learned through music and to help them uncover their own. As such I am constantly striving to inspire personal connections to the music and a stronger sense of community

My experience
I have consistently taught priva
te lessons to bass players, pianists, and other instrumentalists since 2010. I have also had the opportunity to teach over a dozen jazz clinics, including two separate visits to the annual Panama Jazz Festival to teach and perform. At Berklee I studied music pedagogy and continue to research pedagogy on my own time. Recently through a teacher training program I have participated in workshops learning the basics of Suzuki, Kodály, and Orff Shulwerk methods. I currently teach music classes part time at a Manhattan private school and part time in an El Sistema based after school strings program.

My students have gone on to win statewide competitions such as positions in the All State jazz band and orchestra. Some have participated in music festivals around the country such as the Newport Jazz Festival and others have continued on to study at the collegiate level at schools including McGill University and Northwestern University.
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Greg A. June 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Isaac is an excellent teacher and is highly recommended. His method is not centered on drills, music reading or repetition, but rather on getting an understanding of how the notes, chords work together. In so doing, the student gets a great understanding of theory and it opens the door to improvisation. In addition he's very patient with folks such as myself who don't come to class with a deep understanding of music theory.
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Victoria Danberg January 27, 2016
· Upright Bass · In home
I have just begun lessons with Isaac. He is an excellent teacher; attuned to my needs, very good at explaining things, patient, very good at getting me to understand what I need to know. I look forward to learning upright bass with him!
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About Yoon Jae L.

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New York, NY
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I am a certified Steinway education partner with over 14 years of teaching experience. I specialize in teaching students who already play the instrument and wish to get a more in-depth experience with piano literature by learning new repertoire and building technique. For all my students, I emphasize the importance of practicing efficiently while developing critical listening skills. I am very patient and encouraging and I also teach adult beginners.

About Yoon Jae
I am a highly-skilled professional musician certified as a certified Steinway education partner with over 14 years of teaching experience. I offer lessons in classical piano, violin, viola, conducting, arranging/orchestration as well as private tutoring in ear training and theory.

My main instrument is piano and I specialize in teaching students who already play the instrument and wish to get a more in-depth experience with piano literature by learning new repertoire and developing their technique. I also teach adult beginners and young beginners whose parents have a dedicated commitment to having their children make music an integral part of their education. For all my students, I emphasize the importance of practicing efficiently and developing critical listening skills. This encourages consistent improvement and whatever your perso
nal piano goals and skill levels are, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more. I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of your desire to play the piano better. In addition to piano, I teach beginner and intermediate violin and viola students.

I encourage all my students to perform once or twice a year but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level.

I am available and willing to travel to your home for an extra fee as long as public transportation is available.
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saleena September 13, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Yoon Jae took my requests very much to heart and outlined a system of study which would help me get to the next level. He is very thorough, caring and professional. Also very pleasant to talk to. I highly recommend this excellent teacher!
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Carol L. August 19, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Yoon Jae is a great instructor. He teaches me the proper way to practice and correct my bad habits. He is very patient and professional.
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Grant May 6, 2017
· Violin · In home
I'm so glad I ended up with Yoon Jae for my very first violin lesson. He took me through the first steps - as basic as holding the violin - really carefully and not at all condescendingly, even though I'm an adult who never even learned to read music. In fact, he couldn't have been more patient. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn violin in a supportive atmosphere!
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About Julie B.

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Loves Park, IL

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I keep a relaxed environment to help students remain calm and able to focus on the task at hand. Being able to enjoy learning is crucial to helping skills come more easily.
Students will play songs they have been practicing, learn new songs, and do a theory or technique activity, often as a game.
Student work their way through method books and are encouraged to bring in music they want to learn.
Recital preparation is a major theme during the 6 weeks leading up to a recital.

About Julie
Does your piano sit silently collecting dust? Did you take piano lessons when you were a kid, but don't remember how to play? Would you like to play your favorite songs, but aren't sure how? Would you like to see your child beam with pride while playing a song with no help?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, book with me today! I can't wait to help you or your child reach your musical goals!
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Megan February 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Julie is invested in her student's success and individual piano goals. I came to her as an adult wanting lessons and she has been wonderful helping me make progress on the piano.
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Alexis W. August 1, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Alexis really likes her piano lessons even though she gets fustrated. She looking forward to her next 5 lessons with you Julie B. She really likes you.
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Payton April 6, 2016
· Piano · In studio
I loved my first lesson!! As a beginner I was a little nervous walking in but Julie made me comfortable and didn't overwhelm me with too much. I actually learned more than I expected and can't wait for my second lesson!!!
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About Sharon H.

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Poway, CA
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Piano has so many challenges for beginners so I emphasize the basics early. A student wants to be able to continue advancing independently and needs to have a proper foundation of theory in order to do that.
Students may have talents in playing by ear and may have interest in making their own compositions, I am a teacher who will encourage these ambitions. Not forgetting, again, to continue pressing the study of theory.
Knowing how to hone in on a student's learning style has helped me keep individuals moving forward and keep the instruction exciting!
I love music and just want others to get to express themselves and find the joy in it that I do.

About Sharon
Music has been a central pulse to my entire life. I started taking piano lessons at age 5 and picked up the clarinet in elementary school. By the end of middle school I was writing songs on the piano and guitar and trying to get anyone I knew to play in a band with me.
In High School I finally did manage to play in a band that would play shows in the Greater Rochester Area in New York State. Once I hit age 18, I packed my bags and moved to San Diego where I continued working on my craft and started my new life.
I never stopped playing music, writing songs, and trying to find people to collaborate with. By the time I started my career as a hairstylist, I knew that I had to share my love and passion for music with others and endeavored to build a student schedule.
My first students, as an adult, were my future in-laws. Mother, father and si
ster in-law learned piano, guitar and music theory with me. My late father in-law had a left leg amputation and was blind. We taped rice on the back of the guitar neck so he would have a tactile reference to his frets. It felt so good to bring a dream of his to life and to prove to naysayers that anyone can play, even if the challenges are far greater than average.
Within a year, I had enough referrals to fill 2 days of the week with students. I have held 3 recitals and plan on having a holiday recital this year.
I will never stop sharing music with others and look forward to meeting any new students granted via this platform.
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Dorothy August 8, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Excellent teacher! I haven't played my ukulele in years, she helped tune it and teached me a few more cords. I have guitar and piano lessons with her. She has lots of patience and encouragement when teaching. I highly recommend!!
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Keoni July 5, 2017
· Piano · In home
She's great! She's helped me learn about music and I highly recommend her. She's nice and great at answering any music question. She's an 11/10
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Sharon H.

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About Xavier S.

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Bowling Green, OH
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I have 13 years of teaching experience. The lessons are molded to what you want to accomplish, and I will push you to make that happen. My own goals with each student is that they play with proper technique, understand music theory, read sheet music, are able to sight read, develop their ears, appreciate different genres of music, and most important of all, that they play from the heart. I specialize in classical music but I believe that this is the basis of all types of music and through this I can teach you any genre. I always tell my students that I can't do all the magic myself, they have to put forth the effort too. You get out of it what you put in it. I always want to have a good time and hope that you can join me in it! Please contact me with any questions.

About Xavier
I am a professional pianist, piano teacher, vocal coach and organist. I am originally from Puerto Rico, were I got my Bachelors in Music Performance with a specialization in piano from the Conservatory of Music in P.R. and have two Masters of Music from Eastern Michigan University, in Piano Perfomance, and The University of Michigan, in Collaborative Piano.

My philosophy has always been to ask the student what he/she wants to accomplish with their piano studies and then come up with a plan to accomplish this. Pair that with my teachings of proper technique and becoming a well rounded musician which includes: sheet music reading, music theory, sight reading, ear training and playing from the heart and you have the perfect formula for success. But the secret ingredient is always the effort that you put in to get better, without that yo
u will not get better.

As a pianist I do a lot of freelance work with singers and instrumentalists. Working with them for their concerts/recitals, competitions and recordings. I work also with middle/high school students as the choir accompanist for the Bowling Green City Schools in Ohio. I perform my organist duties at Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania, OH.

I have a small private studio that I teach from home and looking to expand it with online lessons and with you. I look forward to working with you and helping you accomplish your musical goals whether that is in classical or any other genre, I am here for you.
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Gerald M. June 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
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Kim May 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
I'm a 50+ adult who took years of lessons as a kid and am now returning to piano. Xavier is patient, pleasant, selects appropriate music, works on both technique as well as musicality, and is great fun.
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Julie May 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Mr Suarez has been teaching my 9 year old for just over 2 months. My son was excited about piano before we started, but now he loves it even more. He practices every single day without being told. Mr Suarez is patient, kind and teaches supportively with humor. He pushes just enough to make my son want to be better, without making him feel bad about his performance, should he be struggling. I highly recommend Mr. Suarez.
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About Chenhui L.

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I practiced piano since 4 years old. I passed YAMAHA certification exams. I played for my church services since 10 years old. I participated several wedding playing, performance and church celebrations. I am dedicated, easy going, patience and friendly.

About Chenhui
Hi, my name is Maria. I have been practiced belly dance for 14 years.

When I first started to learn belly dance in 2005, I knew nothing about belly dance. I told myself to find out the true self and unity within bofy movement, mind focus and spiritual peaceful. I believe belly dancing can triger the best part of oneself for a woman.

Please feel free to contact me. Hopefully you will enjoy belly dance as I do!
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Chenhui L.

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About Perry G.

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San Diego, CA

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Music is a part of everyone. Yes, that means YOU!

Too many people say they "wish" they knew how to play an instrument, as if it wasn't up to them. As if those skills fell out of the sky and landed on people luckier than them. Well they don't.

The ability to play is a skill that YOU CAN LEARN. Music Theory is knowledge that YOU CAN LEARN. You want to learn these things, and I want to help you!

I've taught private and group piano classes in San Diego for 2 years, and it truly has become my passion. I'm constantly looking for more opportunities to grow and spread the joy of music to those who seek it.

My ultimate goal as an instructor is to inspire confidence and provide my students with the foundational tools necessary to be musicians in their own right. I want to leave you with the drive, curiosity, and tools to continue learning on your own, if and when our relationship comes to an end.

Lets get started! I look forward to meeting you!

About Perry
A little about me:

I grew up in Portland Oregon and attended Oregon State University, majoring in Economics with a minor in Music.

I moved down to San Diego in 2017 seeking a change in scenery. I absolutely love it down here, and have been fortunate to surround myself with great people.

For two years now I have been teaching private lessons and group classes at a local music center, and really enjoy the work that I do. With students of all ages, I'm comfortable in any setting and can adapt to handle any students' specific needs.

I'm easy going, I'm a self-proclaimed goofball, and I like to joke around and have fun! I honestly believe that's what makes my teaching style so effective.

But make no mistake; when it comes to teaching I'll be as real as you want me to be. I want to take your curiosity for music and turn it into knowledge
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Let's get started!
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Kevin July 10, 2019
· Piano · In home
Perry is a great teacher. My son never used to want to play, but now can’t wait to show me what he’s learned after each lesson. Will teach you everything you need to know and, more importantly will teach you how to love the piano. Highly recommend.
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Matthew July 10, 2019
· Piano · In home
Great teacher! Perry teaches piano for my 5 yr. old son Ethan. He loves it. I like his approach to teaching, and his patience. Highly recommend.
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Luke July 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Went from zero to hero on piano! One of the best teachers I’ve had on piano — ever!
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About Tyler R.

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I specialize in teaching beginner piano, I which I can aid in posture, technique, and isolating various coordinations to maximize in smooth sailing for piano.

About Tyler
I am a violin player for 11 years with vast experience in the music world. I am currently a student at Temple University, studying for my degree in Music Therapy. Music is a passion and I greatly embrace it.

I tend to make music lessons fun for everyone and teaching is something I love! I provide proper feedback and ensure growth in students.

I have participated in many orchestras from grade school up to university. I participated in a music string camp at Florida State University in 2014.

Temple University has another orchestra in which I joined in 2018 called Owlchestra, a community orchestra that performs a concert at the end of term. I greatly enjoy the group and we bond musically and as friends.

I am based in classical music training, but I have small exposure to bluegrass, klezmer and jazz.
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About Mark S.

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Bowie, MD

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Do you want to do music? but you don't wanna read it I will teach you how to play by hearing. I have being teaching piano for 3 years now, I have 8 studetns presently and 13 who can play on their own any song just by hearing, so come join the trend. Thank you.

About Mark
I am a vocalist, pianist, and a drummer I have being and played in Different Bands in Africa and America. I have being into professional music for like 8 years now and can play any song just by hearing.
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Mark S.

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About Matthew M.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Let's think outside of the box! In my 4 years of teaching music, students have performed contemporary, jazz, classical, hip hop, garage band, and many more. together, we will work to build a solid technical foundation to support a wide range of styles. My goal is to give every student the skills to express music however they seem fit. We will learn sight-reading, rhythm, music theory, ear training, and a variety of other skills. I also specialize in music arranging and production. Send me a message and we can see if we're a good fit. Looking forward to hearing from you!

About Matthew
As a Music Educator, Music Director, and a Music Education coordinator, my passion lies in helping people access and perform music. I believe correct and healthy technique unlocks a world of musicality. I also know learning music is at its best when the process is fun and progress can be felt every lesson.

Students will improve week to week in both their playing and their comprehensive understanding of music. With an emphasis placed on ear training, theory, and sight-reading, students will find themselves quickly excelling in the areas of their choice. I teach students of all ages and levels. Whether you're touching the instrument for the first time, or have played for years, I will help us create a curriculum and a goal plan to effectively make music.

Additionally, I have a background in early childhood musical development and believ
e structured fun and play are the key to long term musical success. If you are a parent interested in your child learning and sticking with an instrument, I can give you the skills and tools to have a musical home for a lifetime.

Your musical goals are the most important to me and I can't wait to talk more and see what we can do together!
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Matthew M.

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