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Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221


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Your piano lessons will be fun, with a good, solid classical background in technique, instilled with music theory, including learning key signatures and scales. I can teach some special need people. Please ask for more information regarding your special needs.

About R. ROBIN

*** Specialties ***
Hi, I'm Robin and have been teaching voice, piano and music theory/composition for many years. I have had a professional career in singing, songwriting and performing, beginning at a very early age. I welcome new students and love bringing out the best in every individual. I also specialize in vocal audition preparation, bringing the student to a higher level of performance, ready to impress and make a great presentation when auditioning. I've had several students audition for The Voice and America's Got Talent, as well as, numerous local productions. Below I'll go over a few things I consider very important with a few of the subjects I teach.

For voice lessons, I specialize in teaching what the student has a desire to learn, together with great technique that will last a lifetime. I emphasize breath and diaphragm

control, flexibility and range extension.

For piano lessons, I combine great technique with a lot of music theory. For piano lessons, I do require the student having 24-hour access to a piano or keyboard. It's nice to have an 88-key, weighted key digital piano or keyboard. If you don't have an 88-key instrument, you want to strive for that. I prefer the student own a 'real' piano, if possible.

When it comes to composition/music theory, I love making it easy to learn, so it is never overwhelming. Learning theory properly can open up a whole world of songwriting. Having a heavy background in composition, I love the creativity that can happen utilizing the tools of music theory.

I can teach students with some special needs. Please use the tool "Ask A Question" to correspond with me more about this. Also, I do have 45-minute slots available, it may just not be reflected in my schedule, as the calendar doesn't allow me to show 15-minute time increments. If you have any questions about my schedule, please just shoot me the question and we'll talk about it!

My home studio is a fun, relaxed atmosphere and even though I focus heavily on technique, we're always going to have FUN learning and enjoy what we're accomplishing! Please keep in mind that when you schedule with me, I can only hold a time slot for one week for you. Also, if you are under 18 years old, you MUST have an adult sign up and pay for lessons for you. Thanks and I so look forward to meeting you!

May 23, 2019
Robin is very good. Our lesson was fun, relaxed and productive. Very knowledgeable.
February 12, 2019
Robin was excellent. Highly recommend.
April 2, 2018
Bobbi L.
Robin is a wonderful instructor! From the first singing lesson, she was very welcoming and helps you feel at ease. She has taught me a lot and I continue to learn and progress through her thorough, down to earth instruction. Each lesson with her continues to be a positive, fun, and, encouraging experience. I highly recommend!

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Cuyahoga Falls, OH


Udell H.

Cleveland, OH 44105


Private Piano Teacher

I have been a pianist for over 40 years. I play and teach classical, popular, and gospel music. I have been teaching piano for over twenty years. Students I have taught have gone on to become teachers themselves. With my method of teaching, the student will be able to play after the first lesson.

I also teach organ and voice, along with theory

About Udell

I have love and a great passion for music. I have been a musician for over 30 years, I have been a private instructor in piano, organ and voice for 10 years. I have trained and arranged music for several choirs and musicians. I have been music administrator for the church I attend for 12 years. I have instructed children's music classes at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Rehabilitation Hospital. I have toured with choirs, soloist, and musicians in the United States and Canada. I play for weddings and am currently on staff as a musician at a Funeral Home.

I am a graduate of Evans Academy of Music in Buffalo, New York. I have studied music at Cuyahoga Community College.

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I have great patience in teaching. The piano and organ lessons start with music theory which is studied each lesson. The lessons develop into

learning scales, techniques, developing skills, learning to play songs. The singing lessons start with vocal scales and breathing exercises. Diction, pronunciation, and tone quality are perfected.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio is at a church with separate music rooms for training. Each room has a piano and organ inside and seating is available.

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I start with description of notes, meaning of symbols, measures, lines, spaces, learning to read notes, how chords are formed, teach scales and chords, introductory theory, simple sheet music of popular songs. My genres are mainly popular music, jazz, and gospel.

August 3, 2019
Gideon I.
It was a great introductory class
January 12, 2019
Matthew H.
Wonderful experience...
September 28, 2018
Ronald J.
Excellent teacher. Patient, kind and very informative. glad to have met him.

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Udell H.

Cleveland, OH


Rhonda H.

Euclid, OH 44123


Private Piano Teacher

Teaching beginners to love the piano/keyboard. Teaching basic finger positions, scales, key patterns, chords and ear training.

About Rhonda

I am a Cleveland native who knows first hand what awesome impact music can make. I started singing at two with my dad. I attended Rainey Institute and then got accepted to Cleveland School of the Arts, where I majored in vocal music and minored in drama. For the last 15 years, I have had the honor of exploring the world of music with pre-k to adult students. I have enjoyed creating arts curriculum for schools and summer camp programs. I am a living witness that the world of MUSIC can change a life. I look forward to sharing this world with future students and creating opportunities through music for them to SHINE!

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I tailor the music curriculum to each student. I want each student to develop their musical skills by improving breathing for vocalist, perfecting sight reading for pianist, overcoming shyness, master

ing stage presence, memorizing music pieces, learning theory, and above all having FUN. I want each student to SHINE!
Students are offered performing opportunities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Shore Center Studio includes a keyboard in a private music classroom. Seating is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a piano or keyboard for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor make the sessions to the students.
I specialize in the genre of gospel and inspirational music.

January 20, 2013
Tiffany W.
excellent voice teacher

Ms Rhonda Harrell is an excellent teacher that I would definitely recommend. She encourages you to work hard to bring out the best in you. My daughter and I see this as a wonderful experience.

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Rhonda H.

Cleveland, OH


Dan G.

Aurora, OH 44202

Private Piano Teacher

Dan plays keyboards with local bands.

About Dan

Dan has been playing piano and trumpet for over 30 years, and plays for weddings, equity and community theaters, and local jazz bands. In college, he played trumpet in the Ohio State University Jazz Band (Tom Battenberg, Director).

He is a private piano and trumpet instructor and is currently principal trumpet with the Solon Philharmonic Orchestra.

He plays keyboards with local bands and enjoys accompanying his wife Lisa (Soprano with the Blossom Festival Chorus and the Chagrin Valley Choral Union) on piano.

As a wedding trumpeter, he has played with some of the best organists in Northeast Ohio, as well as in some of the most beautiful churches in the area.


Benge 7X B-Flat
Holton Collegiate Cornet
Benge 4P Piccolo
Yamaha Flugelhorn

Baldwin Acrosonic acoustic piano
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Dan G.

Aurora, OH

Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH 44138


Private Piano Teacher

I've been teaching keyboard and music theory for almost 40 years and my students have learned to express themselves through music. My students have performed in recitals and in professional bands. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read and play piano music and as time goes on you'll be able to improvise and compose their own music!. I specialize in jazz and pop, typically use the Faber or Bastien books for beginners and the John Thompson books for more proficient students.

About Carey

Carey has been teaching private lessons since 1976 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, and online. Carey has helped students become proficient in different styles of music (rock, pop, jazz and classical), increased their confidence and self esteem , improved ability to improvise and achieve a greater understanding of music theory.
Carey received his training at The Ohio State University in 1976 where he received a Bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. As an expert in his field, Carey looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Carey's teaching style is patience with a good amount of humor!


August 7, 2019
Good instructions. I learned today
January 3, 2019
Patrick R.
Carey was on time and provided easy instruction for my 12 year son. Excited to see what's in store for the up coming lessons.
September 26, 2018
Joan S.
very patient with an adult beginner.

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Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH


Ruben H.

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Classically trained Jazz pianist, with focus on solo, combo, and big band performance.
Lessons are available for all skill levels, be it your first time at the piano, returning, or avid player wanting to brush up on some skills.

About Ruben

Born in Stuttgart, Germany and raised in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Ruben Helmstädter was born into a musical family. His mother a violinist for the Stuttgart Philharmonic and his father being a singer as well as a music manager for his step-mother, who is a popular Upright Bass Comedian. Ruben grew up with music surrounding him all his life, learning mainly piano, bassoon, as well as singing with choirs from a very young age. When he grew up he decided to try for a more realistic approach and went to pursue a degree for Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart. Not feeling fulfilled by this, he decided to drop it and made a lifestyle change to pursue music. While trying to plan for studies in America, He began studying in Vienna, Austria at the University for Music and Performing Arts being accepted into their ‘Sound Master’ program


Ruben wanted the ‘American Dream’ and left the program in Vienna & his life in Europe to study, live, work, and experience The United States of America first hand.

He now lives in San Marino with his wife, performing with multiple groups around Los Angeles and Southern California. Ruben plays Jazz Piano and Electric Bass for groups like The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Big Band, Chet Happens, Jazzadena, along with his own Jazz Combos. He sings classically regularly with the combined choirs of The Donald Brinegar Singers & JPL Chorus as a Bass, continues to play bassoon with The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Concert Band, performs with his wife as her piano accompanist, as well as assisting with musicals for the Young Artists Theatre Company for the past 5 years.

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Nancy H.

Aurora, OH 44202


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Above all I want students to enjoy learning the piano. Most people start because they love a certain type of music or wish they could just sit down and enjoy playing. My goal is to make that happen. I teach all ages, beginners and intermediate levels. I think that lessons for children need alot of variety so that they can learn from games, singing, clapping, movement and playing the piano. Of course, singing, clapping, movement and playing the piano are what we all need but without the stickers at the end of your lesson!

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 encouraging. Lessons should be interesting and fun but also focused on my teaching you the foundations of playing and practicing.

While my background is primarily in classical music, I really enjoy exposing my students to all types of music as they learn the piano. I play the piano, harp and harpsichord and have performed in everything from solo recitals throughout the United States, music festivals and freelance work with the New York Philharmonic to musicals on broadway.


July 9, 2019
Julia H.
Nancy is very pAtient an adaptive to y daughter’s pace of learning; love her style!
March 21, 2019
It was a pleasure to have a teacher who inspired my daughter to progress with her piano playing as quickly as she did. I would highly recommend Ms Haber for any young piano student.
March 20, 2019
I’m an older adult who has wanted to take piano lessons for some time. After 6 weeks of lessons with Nancy I am playing easy songs , tentatively, but none the less, I am playing and know piano keys and also reading music notes and understanding. She is extremely patient, funny and my time goes by very quickly. Highly recommend getting in touch with her.

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Nancy H.

Aurora, OH


Alexander K.

Solon, OH 44139


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Whether you are a beginner, an experienced amateur, or a future professional, I can guide you toward your goals. From finding notes on the keyboard to mastering your technique and artistry, we will work on all aspects of learning the piano. I enjoy teaching both classical and popular piano, and I always encourage my students to work on the type of music they can relate to.

About Alexander

I have a Doctoral degree in music and about 10 years of teaching experience. I studied piano at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia - a place well known for its excellence in performance and teaching. I teach both classical and popular piano to students of all ages and skill levels. I can adjust my teaching style (and how demanding I am) based on your current situation and goals. In addition to piano, I can teach you the basics of music theory, songwriting, and music production.


July 10, 2019
Dr. Kostritsa has been a wonderful teacher for my daughters. They have made excellent progress with him over the last two years. His flexibility in allowing my older daughter to select some of her own music really helped with motivation. It's also inspiring that he composes and performs his own music as well.
July 2, 2019
Both of my children took piano lessons with Dr. Alex. He is a patient instructor who puts the needs of his students first. I like his demeanor with the kids as well. Dr. Alex is always in high demand, yet he is flexible and easy to work with.
June 26, 2019
My son has been taking lessons with Alex for over five years. They have developed a fabulous rapport and mutual respect. Alex challenges my son and helps to further his skill level and technique. He provides support and suggestions when choosing new pieces to play. Alex is flexible with regards to accommodating schedule changes and make up lessons. We couldn’t be more impressed with Alex as a piano teacher and mentor for our son and we are thankful that he shares his time and talents with young piano students.

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Alexander K.

Solon, OH

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The biggest compliment I can give Miss Cindy is that when I ask my son how his class went, he says "fun"!! He practices everyday . . . without prompting. He's always eager to play for anyone who'll listen. He really enjoys the piano and he especially enjoys taking lessons with Miss Cindy. If you're trying to find you're child's passion, Cindy's Music School is a good place to start."
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d is especially shy, and she warmed right up to him. We are really looking forward to Chris coming for weekly lessons."

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