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These Piano teachers are highly rated by students in the West Falls area, including Lake View, Depew, North Evans, Lancaster and North Collins.

Antonella D.

Getzville, NY 14068

(13)

Private Piano Teacher

I've been teaching music and piano performance for over 20 years and my students have gone on to win international competitions and be major in piano performance at college and Universities. I have recording experience with very young children and adults. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play professionally and record your pieces and as time goes on you'll be able to build up your own digital repertoire. I specialize in piano performance and music Theory/musicology, typically use the Suzuki Method for very young beginners and Musilanguage books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Antonella

I have an extensive training in "training" musicians: it doesn't matter if you are young or old, beginner or advanced, I will bring you to the next level.
I am a pianist and a music theorist, I am a dedicated and successful teacher. I hold degrees from Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Italy, Accademia Puccininana, I have a Master in piano performance and am working through my PhD in Music Theory. As you can see, I love to learn.
My lessons will take you where you are and bring you a step further. I'll explain you in detail how to reach your goals faster.
Sometimes you'll need to work on your own way to learn, on yourself. I'll be always there to help you!
Why you should have lesson with me?
Simply because I am among the best teachers in the world and I love the idea to reach more students through this medium. And you'll have fun for su

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August 15, 2018
Kevin
My daughter has been training with Antonella for years and she does wonderful with kids. She loves music and has a passion that will help her students learn music and have fun while doing it
November 30, 2017
AT
Antonella is an AMAZING teacher. I am an older adult student, with no music theory or background. She is very patient, accommodating, and uses very useful analogies that help me visualize what to do in a way that helps me learn and remember. My own weakness is in making time to diligently practice. I look forward to each lesson, and give her my highest recommendation.
August 13, 2017
Angela
Our experience with Antonella has been wonderful. She has high standards but is also extremely patient with young students. My daughter has learned beautiful technique but more importantly, she has expanded her mind, improved her sense of discipline and commitment and learned to play piano with a feel for the music. Working with Antonella is fantastic for the student and their parent/guardian. It's a joint effort. I highly recommend Antonella

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Antonella D.

Getzville, NY

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Timothy H.

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Private Piano Teacher

We concentrate on developing proper technique including posture and fingering, scales and strengthening exercises, beginning to intermediate theory, musicality and knowledge of repertoire in various genres

About Timothy

I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. With over 15 years of experience, in both piano and voice, I've had to opportunity to perform, both domestically and internationally, with such great acts as Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and many others. I served as lead singer, pianist, and co-songwriter for a number of independent bands covering numerous genres including, but not limited to, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, and A Capella.

Since moving to Washington DC, I've immersed myself within the local music community playing a handful of group and solo acts. I currently maintain a home music studio well equipped with musical instruments and music technology. I'm constantly practicing, writing, and recording to improve myself as an artist.

My teaching style

is unique and individualized to each student. I set personalized goals to make every lesson a success, and I push my students to get the most out of themselves just like I do myself. I'm always enthusiastic and humor driven to create a personable learning environment for students of any age. Music is my life, and I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to share my greatest passion with the hope that my students, too, will fall in love with music!

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My lesson environment is laid back and stress-free. I like my students to feel inspired and encouraged as they begin or continue their music education. I introduce fun and innovative ways to build students' musicianship and creativity while retaining classical methods to develop strong technique and proper performance and practice habits.

For beginners, we'll be exploring the basics of either piano, or voice, while focusing on proper technique, basic theory, and a solid skill set. Within 3-6 months, my students are able to read music and understand the language of it.

For intermediate-advanced, we'll focus on building musicianship and skill sets by furthering studies in music theory, varying styles of repertoire, proper techniques that will greatly improve your piano and/or voice abilities, songwriting, improvisation, and live performance skills.

I ask that my students come prepared to every lesson with the motivation and commitment to learn something new each week! Lessons are a fun and creative way to discover yourself as an artist and a person, so let's get started!!

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Kawai CN25 Upright Electric Piano, 13" MacBook Pro and iPad mini (Apple), A-Audio Elite HD Headsphones, BeatsStudio Studio Headphones (beats by dr. dre) and G900DX Studio Headphones (Gear One).
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October 8, 2019
carolyn
Timothy was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. Already learning new things and excited for lesson #2
August 6, 2019
Nick S.
I have been taking lessons from Tim for both piano and voice for over a year. Tim is a fantastic instructor, combining both piano and voice in every lesson. I have many years of classical voice training, and continuing my training with Tim has been incredibly fun because he challenges me with new styles and techniques. I was self-taught on piano, and Tim has done a great job teaching me at my level of experience.
August 1, 2019
Harsh B.
Awesome Guy! Great Teacher!

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Timothy H.

Online

(32)
Private Piano Teacher

I LOVE teaching piano, and all the elements that come along with learning this instrument. Whether you want a solid classical training or you'd like to build on the basics to play with lead sheets, we'll have a blast going through the paces, learning to make this instrument fun!

About Lola

I have more than 30 years of musical experience. I’ve taught guitar, piano, bass, and theater in private schools, art schools and I’m currently teaching at Classic Axe Guitar Gallery in Gainesville, VA. I’ve taught over 250 students in all levels of experience, tailoring each lesson to fit each student, covering all genres, so that learning their instrument is fun. It’s been exciting to see some of them become music majors, some of them become performers, and some using their skills and gifts to teach others. I love teaching and sharing my musical knowledge with people of ALL ages. I believe anyone can learn music, with the right approach and encouragement. Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching my students accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible.

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September 30, 2019
Mina Saremi
Great Lessons! Really fun & keep you motivated. Lola is an awesome teacher!
January 11, 2019
Barb C.
Lola and I connected right away, and she takes the time to get to know me and my goals. We had a very successful first lesson, and look forward to more!
November 23, 2018
Gary
Very excited about her lesson plan.

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Lola M.

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Daniel G.

Buffalo, NY 14214

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I have privately instructed over 30 students in beginner-level piano skills. I can help you master the basics of the instrument, acquire a basic technique, and how to read music if necessary. Once these fundamentals are solid, we can cover piano repertoire from a wide variety of styles (jazz, classical, rock, pop, international, etc.), and maybe even some of your favorite music and pieces! If the student wishes, I can supplement my teaching with music theory.

My biggest priority in teaching is to help you reach your specific goals and address your needs. Every student has their own objectives and learns at their own pace, and my job is to ensure that you get exactly what you want out of the lessons. Your goals are my foremost interest, and I can help you achieve them!

I am available for both in-person and online teaching. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

About Daniel

I teach piano, composition, music theory, and ear training to students at every level of musical experience (including those who cannot read music). To date I have taught over 100 music students in private, online and classroom settings.

My biggest priority in teaching is to help you reach your specific goals and address your needs! Every student has their own objectives and learns at their own pace, and my job is to ensure that you get exactly what you want out of the lessons. Whether you’re looking to master piano basics, learn your favorite songs or pieces, write your own music, prepare for a theory exam, strengthen your theory skills, or improve your ear, I can help you achieve your goals!

I am available for both in-person and online teaching. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

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r Piano - I have privately instructed over 30 students in beginner-level piano skills. I can help you master the basics of the instrument, acquire a basic technique, and learn how to read music if necessary. Once the fundamentals are in place, we can cover piano repertoire from a wide variety of styles (jazz, classical, rock, pop, international, etc.), and maybe even learn some of your favorite music and pieces! If you wish, I can supplement lessons with music theory.

Composition and Arrangement - To date I have helped my students write over 20 compositions of widely varying styles and characters. I can help you perfect the art of writing melody, harmony, accompaniment, counterpoint, forms, lyrics, songs, orchestration, or film music! I will provide feedback on your work, as well as instructive musical examples from the past.

Music Theory - I I have taught music theory for 4 years to over 50 students. I can teach you everything from music theory fundamentals (key signatures, scales, major/minor chords, chord analysis) to some of the most advanced topics in undergraduate and graduate musical studies (form, part-writing, counterpoint, advanced harmonic analysis, Schenkerian analysis).

Ear Training - I have taught ear training for 3 years to over 50 students. I am very experienced in assisting students in recognizing and notating everything from single notes and chords to complex passages of music. I have many useful learning materials and know effective methods for achieving aural recognition.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, please do not hesitate to contact me!
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July 10, 2019
Athina
I have been attending online classes of arranging with Daniel for several months now and all I can say is that he has helped me greatly in progressing towards achieving my musical goals. Not only is he very clever and knowledgeable, but he can also adjust his teaching pace with the student's needs. The material he provided was excellent both from a quality point of view and from an organizational aspect. Overall, Daniel has been a great teacher for me and I am very happy I have found him. Thank you very much Daniel!
June 9, 2019
Lynn
Daniel is very knowledgeable and my young one has learned a lot from him. Thanks Daniel!
April 25, 2019
Miles

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Daniel G.

Buffalo, NY

(7)
Private Piano Teacher

Elizabeth has been teaching piano for over 18 years and is currently available for online piano/keyboard lessons. She enjoys teaching all ages and has a positive, patient, encouraging approach that helps students build confidence as they learn. She uses method books along with letting the student pick music they like for a fun, well rounded lesson including harmonization, ear training, sight reading, improvisation, etc. She believes music brings joy into one's life and the joy should be shared.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a professional piano teacher and has taught piano/keyboard lessons for 20 years to children ages 5 and up and to adults of all ages. She is a graduate of Columbia College and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Arts Administration. She started playing piano at age 7 and had many years of formal classic and pop piano lessons. She's taught piano at a music studio for over 13 years and had a waiting list. She has been an accompanist for several groups including various college and high school choral groups and vocalists.

Liz loves teaching all ages whether children or adults. She loves teaching beginners/newbies and watching them progress and find creative expression through music. She wants to inspire and bring out each student's best in a fun, positive, supportive, and patient atmosphere. She hopes to help bring st

udents the love and joy of playing the piano that she has always had .
Lessons are online from the comfort of your own home.

Please email teacher for other lesson time availability if needed.

Teaching Style
I tailor lessons to meet each individual's needs and learning styles/abilities. I use method books along with popular music methods and let the student pick music they like to go along with it. Lessons include harmonization, ear training, transposing, improvisation, and multi-sensory learning. I believe in positive encouragement, patience and a supportive environment to help build student's confidence as they learn.
Also, I specialize in helping students that are especially nervous about taking lessons. The studio I taught at often recommended me for students that were afraid, more sensitive or shy with lessons.
I believe teachers should always be learning as well. I study, research, attend seminars and look for new ways and methods to improve lessons and grow as a teacher.
Would love to help bring the joy of making your own music in the moment to you!
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November 13, 2015
Marko
Elizabeth is a great teacher with many years of experience. I am learning faster than I imagined I could! Her teaching methods are far superior to other ones I have tried in the past. The piano is a wonderful instrument of which I plan to master very soon with Elizabeth's great help. I recommend anyone interested in learning to play the piano to take lessons from Elizabeth. Many Thanks!

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Elizabeth R.

Online

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Private Piano Teacher

Whether you're tackling singer-songwriting, accompaniment, pop/rock, jazz/funk/r&b, or even classical exercises, I can help you. I've studied piano/voice/guitar long enough to know what each kind of instrumentalist/vocalist needs. I'm well versed in a overview of all genres and styles, as well as specialized areas of study. As a writer, I'm also very familiar with coaching instrumentalists geared towards composition and arranging. If you're looking to improve your skills, I can help!

About Jake

I want to teach the material that excites students. After a handful of really crummy experiences with teachers who wanted me to learn a specific way, I stumbled across a music school in Philadelphia and a college in Boston that really got the principle of teaching what students are drawn to. Bruce Springsteen wrote, "we learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school." Although I don't agree with that on all occasions, there is something so special about hearing something that makes you tick and going, "ok let me listen to that again, and now let me figure out HOW I can do that myself." As a teacher, I'm flexible, focused, and also love to have fun with music. It's something that makes us excited and alive; there's no use in pursuing something you love if you don't equally enjoy the process of getting great at

it. So let's find what makes YOU excited about music, and let's figure out out to make you great at it.
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October 13, 2019
Simon
An amazing first lesson!
March 10, 2017
Aaron R.
Jake is knowledgeable and a great singing teacher.

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Jake O.

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Brandi B.

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You will learn how to play and identify notes on the keyboard, read sheet music, learn rhythmic values, play chords, and so much more. The piano is a very diverse instrument. It is a great tool to teach a student about music in general. In addition to learning how to play the piano, you will lean many basic music theory concepts.

About Brandi

My name is Brandi and I am ready to become your music teacher! Playing the guitar has been my passion for 13 years and counting. As a part of the talented music program throughout my high school years, I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I attended Southeastern Louisiana University for music performance and focused on the classical guitar as my primary instrument. I have played many gigs ranging from open mic nights, accompanying a choir, classical guitar ensembles consisting of up to 12 people, and my solo recitals. I also play the electric guitar, ukulele and the piano, with recently expanding interests for electronic music and synthesis.

My goal since graduation has been to make teaching lessons my full time occupation. Building up a studio certainly doesn't happen overnight so I have come here to expand my ava

ilability to the internet! As your instructor, I can help you to learn any and all of the things that you want to accomplish on the guitar even if you are a complete beginner. Don't wait to create - we can progress together!
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October 20, 2019
Stephanie
September 19, 2019
Emily L.
Great feedback from the concert! Now Brandi's been working with me on basic classical - reading two or three lines at a time and going up and down the neck of the guitar with just the sheet music! No Tab Charts!! For me this has always been extremely hard, and probably the hardest musical skill for me overall is reading multiple lines simultaneously. Not great yet but - in quite a short time - have come Much farther than I was and am finally figuring out how to do it. Brandi has been super encouraging and patient and explains every step along the way when I get stuck - even multiple times if needed :)! Playing my normal rock or jazzy stuff with a lot more ease and "know-how" than before. She makes being pushed to your limits not only productive but also enjoyable.
August 17, 2019
Emily L.
I have a concert gig coming up in the span of a week playing guitar with a big band orchestra doing jazz or band arrangements of various popular songs including a big band arrangement of Play That Funky Music from the 70's. In other words not the easiest stuff to be playing :)! First lesson with Brandi and she cleared up all the trouble spots, tricky rythms and chord changes easily in an hour. She explains musical complexities clearly, knows what she's doing and at the same time makes it easy to understand and execute. I had read about her background in classical and knew she had to be good but was genuinely impressed with how well she understood jazz and funk styles better than I do. ( And I'm 28, have been playing since age 12 and performing publicly in multiple settings since 13) Great personality, a lot of fun to work with, and incredibly knowledgeable! Absolutely recommend!

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Brandi B.

Online

(26)
Private Piano Teacher

As an experienced piano teacher specializing in beginning and intermediate students, I welcome students of all ages. Lessons are designed with students' goals in mind. A good foundation is important, so I make sure that we cover everything from proper technique, music theory, sight-reading, performance skills and more! Participation in recitals and festivals is optional. I look forward to working with you!

About Laurie

I am a professional trombonist and pianist and have three degrees from the University of Michigan, including a D.M.A. in Trombone Performance. I have taught piano since I was 16 and have accompanied singers and instrumentalists in concerts. For many years, I was a trombonist in the Sarasota Orchestra and previously was Assistant Professor of Trombone at Miami University.

I have started many students on trombone and tuba, as well as piano.
Students will find me to be encouraging, yet demanding. I cater to different learning styles and strive to learn how each student learns best.

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July 12, 2019
Rob
Laurie was an excellent teacher for my middle-school tuba player. She was very patient and encouraging. She was very knowledgeable on the details of playing the instrument.
January 11, 2018
Maggie
I loved my first lesson with Laurie! She taught me more in one hour than I could have imagined - and in a sweet and caring way!

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