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About Jane H.

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Cincinnati, OH

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I am a graduate of Lawrence University with a BA in Music (Piano) and German. I've played piano for more than 20 years, but in college performed more with voice. In college as a BA candidate I was able to take a variety of lessons, including classical piano (my major), jazz piano, classical voice, and jazz voice. One of my favorite projects in college included a recital comprised of all the types of music I love playing and learning about such as a solo piano piece, a few piano duets, a piece where I sang and accompanied myself, a vocal jazz small group, and a few others.

Taking lessons with me I can teach you specifics on classical voice or piano and jazz voice or piano, but we can also work on combining them!

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Lessons with me will be laid-back but focused. Each student will receive an individualized curric
ulum based upon their needs/wants from their lessons. Believe me, I've had some bone-dry teachers in the past, and if you're not having fun and liking what you're doing, you're most likely going to forget the lesson you just had. We're going to learn by having fun and doing what I love most!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room, full-sized live-action keyboard, two chairs and bench, mirror, room for parents wait

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Students need to have a piano or a full-sized keyboard on which to practice or have lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Personally I am interested in many different genres of music (classical voice, jazz voice, classical piano, jazz piano, accompanying), and in college I was able to take many different kinds of lessons to fulfill my needs. As a result, I feel very comfortable teaching others about all sorts of different genres of music.
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Alaina T. October 14, 2015
· Piano · In home
Jane is VERY patient and super fun! Our daughter is a tough cookie, but she absolutely adores Miss Jane and has done her best piano work since starting with her. I highly recommend her! And the ability for lessons to be in the home is just beyond convenient.
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Lily T. September 16, 2015
· Piano · In home
We had our first lesson with Jane last night. Lily is a tough cookie, but Jane handled her REALLY well. Also LOVE having the lesson in our home. With our busy schedules, it's nice being able to keep my daughter in lessons but not have to trek her to a school.

We're looking forward to a long relationship with Jane (hopefully)!
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Annelouise B. January 25, 2014
· Singing ·
This Instructor is like Comfort Food and Exercise. ...!

Ms. Jane H. is the ONLY instructor Ive ever had that has made me feel so comfortable and confident with learning myself in my singing abilities. .. (of which I THOUGHT was minimal to say the least) . I didnt think the talent im learning to grasp and manipulate was in me until I met Jane..
Ive listened to her talent on YouTube, and I know for sure Jane will get me to the big leagues with my gifts..
If your looking for an Instructor that nurtures with fun your latent potential to full blown "Talent"..; Start Here with Lady Jane H..
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Jane H.

Jane H.

Cincinnati, OH 45223
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About Nicole K.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I have traveled around Europe from Finland to Italy with only a travel book. If you are interested in traveling I can help with it. I lived in Europe in youth hostels for several months.

I love music and can teach these subjects to any age group. I am certified in Orff Suzuki. I have ten years experience teaching piano and voice to date in schools and private instruction.
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Nicole K.

Nicole K.

Cincinnati, OH 45216
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$29 / 30-min

About Kate U.

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Mason, OH
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About Kate
I started teaching piano lessons privately while I was a student at the University of Texas. My students range from 5 to 14 years old, introductory to intermediate playing levels.

I have an extensive background in music theory including classical piano training, contemporary guitar, years of choir, and personal voice coaching.

I have a special ability to work with young and inexperienced students. I am the perfect teacher for a student that is just being introduced to the world of piano. I am also a great teacher for those students who have a light background but are just starting to be re-introduced to the piano.
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Scott February 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Both of our kids (8 and 6) have been taking lessons from Kate for several months. Our kids started lessons with no experience and have made great progress in a short amount of time. Kate has a teaching approach that has been well received by our children. Kate ensures the kids remain challenged week to week while still having fun. We are lucky to have found Kate and highly recommend her if you are looking for a great piano teacher.
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Jack June 17, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson! Excellent, engaging and patient teacher. Wonderful experience for my son.
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Annabel May 18, 2016
· Piano · In studio
We've only had one lesson, and already love Kate. She took the time to listen to Annabel and then catered the lesson straight to her needs and personality. Thanks!
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Kate U.

Kate U.

Mason, OH 45040
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About David R.

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Covington, KY
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About David
I'm an experienced brass tutor with almost twenty years teaching experience, and I'm currently accepting students in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
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Tommy June 15, 2018
· Trombone · Online
Great teacher. Listens well and knows how to help.
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Logan June 8, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
Great instructor for my 11 year old. Thanks!
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Robert June 7, 2018
· Trombone · Online
David is great!
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David R.

David R.

Covington, KY 41016
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$20 / 30-min

About Andy V.

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Cincinnati, OH

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About Andy
I am an educator, composer, and performer based in Cincinnati, OH. I have studied piano for 25 years with masters and doctoral degrees in piano and composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Piano students should expect progress in technique, reading, aural skills, and improv/composition. I enjoy teaching a variety of ages and levels from beginners to those that want to major in instrumental performance. I draw out each student's natural creativity, motivation, and strengths so that they develop into a unique and independent musician. The ultimate goal is to teach myself out of a job.

As a composer, I have been commissioned to write pieces for pre-college students across the country, concert pianists, Cincinnati Public Radio, and regional piano competitions. I am also the director of the Creative Co
mmissions project that pairs creative professionals with pre-college music students to collaborate on creating unique and accessible new works.
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Ruchi B. September 28, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Our son absolutely loved learning piano from Andy. We are both lucky and fortunate to get lessons from Andy for our son. Andy has an amazing way to connect with kids, to teach at their level, he paces himself with the child's development, and he has a passion for teaching. Andy is constantly working towards making the learning experience outstanding. Thank you, Andy!
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Andy V.

Cincinnati, OH 45208
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About Andy S.

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West Chester, OH

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I started playing guitar in the late 60s. Started playing professionally for approximately 5 years around 1978. Played music off and on until 1993 when I got involved with my churches worship band. Began teaching around 2008 at Sidekick Studios.

I teach beginners and intermediate students of all types, from 9 yr olds wanting to play Taylor Swift songs to 55 yr old guys wanting to learn blues. I can play and teach a variety of styles including country, pop, rock, blues, folk and introduction to jazz.

I get the most satisfaction when a student latches on to an idea and runs with it, or when a student thinks they can't do something and together we work and accomplish it!

I am going into my TENTH year of teaching and plan on being around a long while!

Also, I am currently playing in an acoustic rock duo and also enjoy playi
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Patrick June 3, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In studio
Our son was a student of Andy's for 5+ years and truly enjoyed his experience with Andy. Andy is a very patient and an inspiring instructor who really knows music and guitar well! Andy was always good about being available for our son during the week if he had questions about his homework or guitar lesson for the week! Andy always praised our son when needed and challenged him in a professional manner to increase his love of the instrument!
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Melanie March 15, 2018
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Andy started teaching Pranav at age 6. Pranav took lessons from Andy for over 8 years. Andy has a wonderful encouraging style. He knows when to be firm and when to be kind. We moved to China, otherwise we would still be there every Saturday :) when we return in the summer, Andy is always on our list of people to visit.
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Andy S.

West Chester, OH 45069
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About Jillissa A.

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West Chester, OH
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As a fellow clarinet pedagogue I have over 8 years of teaching experience and currently teach over 20 students in both the Dayton and Cincinnati area. I have two degrees in clarinet performance, From Cedarville University and Wright State University and also teach through professional music studios in the Cincinnati area.
I specialize in teaching at the public schools during students band hours and work with various band teachers in the Dayton and Cincinnati area to ensure that their clarinet students are receiving the best private music lessons. I welcome new students and even teach students with learning disabilities!
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Jillissa A.

Jillissa A.

West Chester, OH 45069
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About Matt D.

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Cincinnati, OH

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Greetings!

I am Matt Dickey, a violinist and violist who loves teaching. I have been teaching lessons full time for about 8 years now. I work with students who are complete beginners with no musical experience or background all the way through advanced high school students in youth orchestras. I do a lot of professional performing myself and bring that experience to my teaching.

My lessons are tailored to fit your needs as a student. One thing that parents of my students tell me over and over again is how patient I am when helping their child learn to play the violin or viola. When you come to me to learn, I will stay by your side in your journey to learn music.
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Matt D.

Matt D.

Cincinnati, OH 45206
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About Kelly J.

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Cincinnati, OH
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About Kelly
I would love to help you learn to play the flute! In my lessons, we work on scales, notes, reading music, tone quality, and much more. I will help you learn to be a well-rounded musician who can read music fluently and produce beautiful music!

My lessons are a great compliment to school band programs in the area. I am the music teacher and band director at a Catholic school in the Mariemont/Madeira area, and I am happy to help with your school's band curriculum and music. I am also happy to help you prepare for collegiate and honor's bands auditions.

My lesson are also great for the stand-alone musicians who simply want to learn flute for individual fulfillment. We can start with our first lesson being one where you learn how to put your flute together and make those first sounds!
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Annie June 30, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Kelly is a wonderful teacher! She is knowledgable, encouraging and patient. My 11 year-old daughter takes flute lessons from her and she told me recently that, "Mrs James is good teacher because she is fun and encourages me, but also tells me when I make a mistake and how to fix it. I like that she is honest with me and shows me how to get better."
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Jill June 27, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Kelly is a very knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging teacher. She genuinely cares about her students. My shy daughter immediately felt at ease with Kelly and cannot wait until her next lesson. I highly recommend Kelly for anyone looking to learn to play the flute.
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Kelly J.

Cincinnati, OH 45219
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About Zhen W.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I'm a professional pianist that's been practicing for 16 years and am currently studying at University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. I am familiar with a wide variety of teaching and performance styles through working with experts of different schools and ideologies around the world. I am also familiar with piano playing for all difficulties, ranging from professional international competitions to playing for a local church choir. During Summer I am available most of the time and during school time I'm usually available in the afternoons and the full weekend. Any schedule and length of lessons are welcomed. Lessons will be professional, friendly, effective, to-the-point, interesting, and fun!

I hope to work with my students on any and all problems on their piano journey, using many approaches I learned first-hand from c
redited experts of schools around the world. It is my dream and vision that I can become of help for people that has love for music and is going through the same struggles that I once went through as an aspiring musician. My style is "keeping it simple"-- if one can't explain the most complex topics in the simplest words, that person does not understand the subject, as I have been the victim of unfriendly, fancy and over-the-top ineffective teaching for my career, and I seek to make the change and put an end to this in my teaching. It will be my honor to be working with every one of you!
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Zhen W.

Zhen W.

Cincinnati, OH 45219
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$25 / 30-min

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