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Kessa M.

6 Reviews
Peekskill, NY
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • BM Piano Performance from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kessa M.

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I have been teaching piano almost as long as I have been performing, coming up on 10 years. I started teaching beginners when I was just a teenager, and as I learned more about pedagogy and about piano myself, I branched into teaching more advanced students. To date, I have taught lessons to over 100 different students ranging in age from 5 to 70, and ranging in skill from complete beginner to college piano performance major.

Not every student is going to think I’m the best fit for them. I expect consistent practice, completion of assignments, and attention to detail in music. I have had many trial lessons that don’t pan out because the student or parent thinks my expectations are too high for them. Make no mistake; I expect a lot, but I also care deeply about music and have great understanding and sympathy for those who genuinely try. Whether your goal is to learn to read music, improve rhythm, learn to play the great classical repertoire, or simply have a good time learning the ...

About Kessa

I received my BM in piano performance from Brigham Young University, studying under Dr. Richard Anderson and Dr. Irene Peery-Fox. While there, I studied pedagogy from master teachers Dr. Irene Peery-Fox and Dr. Jared Pierce, who taught me both how to run a studio and how to manage individual lessons

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Robert P.
Excellent. Nothing gets by her; very helpful.
Caleb
I had the opportunity to work with Kessa when we were both in undergrad and I was trying to decide whether or not to become a music major. I was feeling pretty discouraged with my current piano teacher at the school and talked with Kessa since we had a class together and I knew she was a piano major. I had a few lessons with her and she gave me so many helpful ideas about how to approach my pieces and improve my practice habits. She was very kind and didn’t make me feel bad at all, but still pushed me hard in those lessons because she believed in me. Even though I ended up deciding not to go into music after all, I still value those few lessons I had with her and recommend her to everyone at any level.
Marissa
Kessa is a very professional and talented piano teacher. My son loves going to lessons and we love hearing him practice such pretty music. We're impressed with Kessa's ability to explain confusing concepts and to encourage my son when he is having a tough time. She's done so well with transitioning to Zoom lessons during the pandemic and we love being able to have lessons from home.
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Eric S.

Cold Spring, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Eric S.

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I offer music lessons in the lower Hudson Valley region as well as remotely via Skype or FaceTime.

I have decades of experience working with students of all ages and levels and I often prepare students for recitals and NYSMMA competitions. I do not use a cookie-cutter method for instruction. Lessons are tailored to meet the specific needs of each student and taught in a comfortable and friendly teaching environment.

I specialize in teaching:

* beginners students (ages 6 and up)
* basic classical repertoire
* music theory
* jazz & blues improvisation

Not sure? Try one lesson and see if you like it.
PS. I also give drum lessons!

About Eric

Eric is a third generation musician from Western New York. A multitalented artist, Eric has worked as a composer, percussionist, pianist, author and educator for most of his life. As a composer, Eric has received four prestigious Meet the Composer grants, a Utah Arts Council grant, NEA Foundati

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Mark S.

7 Reviews
Pound Ridge, NY
Starting at $76
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark S.

7 Reviews
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Piano lessons with me will be geared for people that want to be composers and producers of elaborate and intricate musical compositions. I will personally train students to be creative and not to just recite music. Eventually the goal is to bring students to a point of being able to play solo piano improvisation without any sheet music at all ever and to compose great pieces of music.

About Mark

I'm a prolific composer music producer pianist and vocalist with hundreds of pieces of unreleased music not including hours and hours of unreleased recorded piano jams. I've written hundreds of thousands of notes and melodies. Started piano lessons at the age of 7 and started composing and perform

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Min
Marq is a mad creative genius, and any knowledge that he happens to pass onto you will be highly worthwhile. Marq is also fun to work with and very open to your ideas and feedback.
StevenJewel "CULTURE"
Definitely enjoyed my first session with Mark!! He is very thorough with a fun energy that makes learning feel stress free and natural. I definitely recommend his services to all levels of producers that are looking to get some solid knowledge!
Mike
Mark knows all about music from a-z. I have been teaching myself music for years, and Mark knows right where im at and knew how to help me EQ better, arrange songs better, and helped me focus on my live set up as a performer and an engineer. THANKS MARK!!
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Granville M.

11 Reviews
Mount Vernon, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Granville M.

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Learn classical and contemporary pieces that cater to new piano players. Learn scales and their fingerings. Learn chords, progressions and how to read & recognize chord changes.

About Granville

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Mu

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Elisha
He makes the lessons understandable.
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.
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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emil V.

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I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pian

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Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.
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Jennifer V.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jennifer V.

24 Reviews
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You can expect to learn basic piano and musical chords.

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that learning new and different techniques including warm-ups are of importance when it comes to the art of performing. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them ou

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Marcia
I am learning to speak Spanish with Jennifer. She’s so patient and very thorough. She ensures understanding of the material before moving on. Even her tests are fun. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she’s very caring and kind. I look forward to my classes. 100% recommend!
Ànya-Rose H.
She made our 1st experience amazing! We will sign up with Jennifer again. She is very talented, takes her time with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better voice coach and actor.
Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Yorktown Heights is $72. 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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"Sally has taught piano for over 15 years with her husband Tim. Tim teaches voice and has professional singing experience with San Diego Opera. There teaching style has provided a structured environment with very patient, encouraging tone so the most timid of students will want to learn. Students with learning challenges have done well with their program. Periodic recitals and music competitions are scheduled during the year to showcase each students learning accomplishments. Both Tim and Sally are loving people and would welcome anyone who desires to learn piano, guitar, violin, and voice from their experienced teachers."
Lee
Took Piano lessons from Sally S.
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"She is an excellent teacher. She is very patient with my son."
Peter
Took Piano lessons from Heather P.
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"Gabriel is not just an amazing teacher but an all around great guy.
He really knows his craft and he has a lot of patience (I'm taking lessons gor the first time at 64...)
If you take lessons from Gabriel you will not regret it!"
Mario
Took Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"Rina is an EXCELLENT teacher! She is very patient and knowledgeable which help make her such a great teacher. I regrettably have to move, but I learned so much from Rina that I know I will take with me wherever I go!"
Anthony
Took Piano lessons from Rina M.
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"I was a beginner when I started out on piano 2 years ago. Buzz's knowledge and patience allowed me too actually start playing piano with as live band! I still take piano and I've learned a lot of theory along the way. If you are looking for some one with patience and dedication, Buzz is your man! His cat is pretty cool too!"
Steve M.
Took Piano lessons from Buzz A.
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"Tony has been great with my kids, ages 8 and 10, for learning piano. He is very knowledgeable and makes it fun for them :)"
Megan
Took Piano lessons from Anthony L.
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"Buzz is a good teacher. My son like him."
Jing Li
Took Piano lessons from Buzz A.
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"Great teacher 👩‍🏫
My daughter loves her! 💕"
Lisanne
Took Piano lessons from Eunhyang C.
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"I have been taking piano lessons with Jesse for 3 months now and really like his approach, his musical knowledge, and his ability to get me over the technical problems I am having. His approach is both instructional and fun. Some of the take home material allows me to solidify my knowledge of musical theory while also mastering new techniques. I really like that I get to chose the songs I want to play and I really like it when Jesse plays along on bass, drums or guitar. It really helps me feel the music!"
Keith Jones
Took Piano lessons from Jesse M.
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"I had the good fortune of sending my younger daughter to Ms.Melody for piano lessons.

I don't know where to begin, since she has many qualities!

From a knowledge perspective, she is very technical, articulate and knows her stuff. She has certificates from both ABRSM and Trinity and so is well versed
with the technicalities and syllabi of those exam boards. She is not only a pianist but plays the guitar and is a voice coach.

But where she distinguishes herself is when she is engaged in teaching the children.

She is a good instructor and has the ability to change, adapt and customize lessons to each children's needs. She is friendly, but firm when needed and the kids love her. Her pleasant, friendly demeanor and easily approachable nature endears her to children and adult like. She inspires and instills confidence in children, so music lessons with Ms.Melody are never boring or tiresome for children.

We were sorry to see her move to Michigan but Virginia's loss is Michigan's gain!"
Felix
Took Piano lessons from Melody S.
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