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Nancy H.

11 Reviews
Aurora, OH
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nancy H.

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Music theory should just be a part of learning how to play the piano. Learning music is like learning a new language. Music theory explains everything from how to read music to harmony, chords, rhythm, melody and much, much more. As you advance it helps you to understand all types of music and why it sounds the way it does.

About Nancy

Playing the piano and loving music has been at the center of my life. Aside from the happiness and fun it can bring, learning an instrument also teaches discipline and confidence which carry over into everything. I enjoy teaching both children and adults. As I teacher I am patient and encoura

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Cynthia
Fantastic first lesson. Was put at ease immediately!
Kate M.
Miss Nancy was great!
Beth R.
What a wonderful piano teacher Nancy is! I am in my 50's and learning for the first time. Nancy made me comfortable, explains everything very well and I quickly learned how I needed to place my fingers and where my body should be sitting to play my best. By the time I was finished, I had an understanding of what and where the piano keys were and was capable of playing a simple song. I left with a great feeling of accomplishment. I am eager to continue and learn more!
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Kelly J.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sign Language, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor in Science of Music and Arts from Chatham University
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Kelly J.

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I can teach all major and minor, chords, triads, circle of fifths, accidential, compositions, cadences and etc...

About Kelly

Kelly has been teaching private lessons since June 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home , at her home studio and online. Kelly received Music trainings at Community College of Allegheny Campus and Chatham University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in where she received a degre

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Tiana Henry
Kelly is great with children! She is a mom also and that helps with trust and she knows how to add fun to the lessons.
Selena A
My 9yo daughter has been in Ms Kelly J.'s virtual piano class for a couple of weeks and she enjoys it! Kelly J. is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. It's easy for my daughter to learn at her own pace while being challenged at the same time. We're looking forward to more classes with Ms. Kelly in the weeks to come.
George
Great Teacher!
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Lauren V.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Coolest Teacher from Student Body
  • Teaching since 2007
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Lauren V.

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A must for every musician! I love teaching music theory because of how important it is. Once you understand the basics, your appreciation for music will only grow!

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Daniel G.
Lauren has all of the qualities you could ever want in a singing teacher. I highly recommend going with her if you’re looking for a patient, kind, talented, adaptable teacher, who takes pride in making a significant impact on maximizing your development and confidence as a singer.
Mary M.
Lauren is the perfect teacher for me - patient and knowledgeable. She knows how to break it down for me. I feel so lucky to have found her.
Janelle
Lauren is great at explaining concepts!! She was super sweet and made lessons fun. I feel much more confident in my singing abilities after my lessons with her! No more strain in my voice!
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor of Music from SUNY Purchase
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Jonathan S.

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Music has many different elements that comprise it. These include but are not limited to: pitch, pulse, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, arrangement, timbre/color, expressive qualities (dynamics and articulation), and form or structure. From these basic building blocks, all theoretical material that can be studied has come to be. This material when understood and employed can further your growth as a musician exponentially, and can assist you in writing music, sight-reading, as well as virtually any creative activity involving music.

I have spent half my life learning about the science and the math behind music (why music sounds the way it does, and how to write music to emulate thoughts, feelings, and intellectual ideas). THIS is music theory... to understand how music works on paper, and have the ability to integrate that knowledge into our own musical work. Theory can be applied in ones study of music, and in writing original compositions. It is incredibly useful in playing any ...

About Jonathan

Hi, I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga—professional musician and educator based out of New York City. My 30,000+ hours of experience within music is expressed through my 9 years of conservatory training, which includes Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees, and my work as a trumpe

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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stephanie K.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Southern Oregon University
  • Awarded Gold Star Nomination - Rookie Teacher from Highline Schools Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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stephanie K.

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I hold a bachelors degree in Music Education. I have just completed my Masters in Music Education degree and am eager to build up a woodwind studio again! Clarinet is my primary instrument and can teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students. I also can teach beginning and intermediate sax and flute. I strive to create experiences with my students where instant success is being achieved in each lesson. I love to incorporate fun and variation in my teaching, no two lessons are the same!! Its never to late to begin learning an instrument, all ages and abilities are welcome!

About stephanie

Stephanie Kuborssy was born and raised in Mountain View, California. Stephanie graduated from Southern Oregon University in June of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Instruction and a Minor in Environmental Studies and Policy. While maintaining a 3.83/4.00 GPA, Stephanie participated in the N

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Anne
great lesson! Than you
Connor
Stephanie is a phenomenal teacher and connected instantly with Connor. It's a match made in heaven.
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Laz H.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Russian, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Associate of Arts from Broward College
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Laz H.

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For students interested in studying music scientifically and understanding the words used in musical dialogue.

About Laz

Hey there! I am a guitarist/musician from West Davie with over a decade of experience performing with bands of various genres. Having studied classical guitar at FIU's School of Music, I am experienced in teaching classical guitar, music theory and/or sight-singing. My goal is to enable students to

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"Devin is so personable and easy-going! He was prepared for our lessons and helped me better understand the material. He's the best!"
Vanessa
Took Music Theory lessons from Devin A.
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"Jon knew right away what I needed... Jon drew out cords and progression for me to study. He also advised me how to prolong my sequences and progressions. Fun learning environment..."
Willabe
Took Music Theory lessons from Jon A.
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"David is not only a delightful person, he's also an excellent piano teacher. I'm a piano teacher myself yet I needed some help with improvisation--my weakest link. He patiently walked me through adding chords and harmony to a melody. I learned a lot of new ideas, such as leaving out the emotive third interval...that's better utilized in the right hand. He demonstrated how to take a familiar classical piece, namely Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca, and play it completely by ear. His musicianship is lovely and he is patient and thorough in his explanations. His knowledge of music theory is complete and sound. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to start or continue music lessons. He is truly passionate about music and his profession."
Allie
Took Music Theory lessons from David H.
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"This guy's great!!

Eric is wonderful! He's great at explaining things, VERY patient and has a lot of fun while teaching. Best music teacher I've had so far!"
Angelique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Great teacher. Much better than my theory teachers at Kennesaw State. If it wasn't for Maria I would have never gotten an A or even passed Music Theory or Aural Skills. I plan to start working with her in the fall to help me test out of Group Piano."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Maria S.
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"Such a great instructor. Helps out immensely with breath control, extremely, patient and flexible. Works with your schedule and extremely passionate about the job. Great great knowledge base recommend to everyone."
Zaki Syed
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!"
Conor
Took Music Theory lessons from Shelley M.
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"Vasily is a knowledgable and patient teacher and a creative artist."
Daisy
Took Music Theory lessons from Vasiliy M.
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"Thanks Rosita for your patience, for your cares and effort on making us better singers. Although some of us in the Church quire had no idea of what correct singing was u helped us excel and move forward in knowledge of musical notes, pitch ranges, tuning, proper breathing, diet and all that good stuff about singing. I can only describe u as an AWESOME teacher!!! Love u bunch your friend and student always
Marichuy! :-);-)"
Maria D. Aburto
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"Fantastic all around. Deep knowledge and excellent teaching skills. He is also a truly kind and caring person too. He made it easy for me to understand concepts that were always lost on me in the past. It was the best money I have ever spent to get my skills and knowledge where I need them to be. I highly recommend Shon as both a theory and instrument (guitar/piano) instructor. Definitely the best option if you want to take you or your child's playing to the next level."
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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