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About Teri H.

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With a background in Suzuki method and Masters degree in music composition, I use my own method and curriculum that aim to give a thorough understanding of how music works and sounds as well as training the memory of songs and exercises, technique, and improvisation.

About Teri
I'm a professional composer, teacher, and pianist - and I like to keep active doing all three throughout my community. On July 31, 2013 TakeLessons featured me on Seattle King 5's morning TV news program - I taught a miniature lesson and discussed the impact of piano lessons on the brain. My piano and composition lessons are very in-depth, but also very flexible. Because of my thorough knowledge and experience with music, I can teach all ages, skill levels, and an array of important subjects - including piano, ear-training, music theory, improvisation, composition, creativity, music history, ethnomusicology, and percussion. I cater to each student's interests as well as incorporate many of these subjects into my piano lessons so that every student gains a thorough understanding of music and becomes a well-rounded musician.

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king Suzuki piano lessons when I was 5 and quickly fell in love with the piano. Since the Suzuki method incorporates such thorough ear-training and the ability to play without sheet music, I quickly began to explore my creative side and was improvising on the piano by age 7. Naturally, this led to composition! Music was flowing through me, and I was able to both improvise and compose my inspirations on the piano. I entered and placed in the Reflections state composition contest each year. Throughout my youth, I was also very involved with the band (played trumpet), dance, drama and attended many symphonies, ballets, plays and operas - giving me a well-rounded artistic upbringing.

I pursued my passion and earned a Bachelor's degree in music composition from Mills College, followed by a Master's degree in music composition from the renowned California Institute of the Arts. My thorough education has taught me to compose for any instrument or ensemble as well as compose for film, dance, and theater. It has also taught me to understand the piano in-depth, along with theory and ear-training. Since graduating in 2006, I have scored several films, received commissions to compose for ensembles and musicians, and taught both composition and piano lessons. I also created an ensemble named SIRËoNa that I composed for, managed, and performed piano, percussion, and indigenous flutes in, and I was interviewed and featured on NPR along with local radio stations and newspapers. I have produced two CD's. Most recently, I composed a score for a silent film, premiering live with the Seattle Jazz Ensemble as part of the moisture festival in Seattle.

Do you want to learn to sit at any piano and simply play what you feel? Or turn that tune running through your head into a song that you or others can perform? Or to master every detail of a piece of music so that you can express it exactly as the composer intended? I can teach you! I encourage all ages and backgrounds to explore their creative musical passions and discover the endless possibilities of piano performance and music composition!

*** Lesson Details ***
When teaching piano, I take a similar approach to the Suzuki method. But instead of teaching from the Suzuki books, I teach my own composed exercises and pieces that I believe are more fun and accessible to today's student of any age! I create MP3 recordings of each exercise and have students listen to and memorize the exercises in their own time.This is a very important aspect of my lessons that thoroughly develops the ear - giving the student the ability to play the exercise from memory and to deeply understand the connection between their actions and the resulting sound.

I develop my exercises to progress each student through an increasing degree of technique difficulty and musical parameters - such as rhythm, melody, chords, harmony, key and range. Beginning exercises will isolate a specific musical parameter to bring thorough understanding of its possibilities, while advanced exercises and pieces will work on coordinating multiple parameters and techniques at the same time. Within 6 months, a beginner piano student will have tackled and perfected simple yet fun exercises that incorporate each major musical parameter, as well as develop correct posture and finger technique, and have developed some ear training and basic music theory skills. I also have my students do creative exercises, which develop more thorough ear training and the ability to eventually improvise and compose on the piano. More advanced piano students will perfect their ability to interpret and express each piece of music that they play and will receive thorough ear training, music theory lessons, and develop their creative abilities through piano improvisation and composition. Once they have tackled the fundamentals, intermediate and advanced piano students will learn the classics as well.

Along with piano lessons, I'm also highly qualified to teach music composition - including beginning to advanced composition, music theory, composing for any instrument or ensemble, Sibelius computer notation program, film scoring, and orchestration.

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Private room, desk, professional digital piano - 88 keys fully weighted, piano bench. 2 professional cameras and iMac computer for online lessons. Percussion instruments for young students. Sibelius for composition students... Parents can sit in.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own piano or keyboard when having a lesson in their home.

*** Specialties ***
Piano, Composition, Suzuki method, Classical, Contemporary, Ear Training, Memory Training, Piano Improvisation, Music Theory, Piano Ergonomics, In-depth Holistic Approach, Music History, Rhythm and Percussion. Success in teaching ages 3 and up, all backgrounds and ages.
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Steve May 10, 2018
· Piano · In home
I chose Teri because when I looked at her profile, it screamed "TEACHER!" I've only had one lesson but I am pretty sure my instinct was on-point. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Christopher February 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My son always enjoys his lessons with Teri. He likes her method of teaching and her flexibility with what they work on during a given lesson.
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yigong L. April 29, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Terri is very nice with my boys, especially patient with my younger son Jon who has just learnt Piano for about half-one year. Terri taught the intro music theory, how to train ears and finger skills, which Jon really enjoys. And Terri kindly email us music sheet and practice recordings after every lession, which are very helpful for kids to practice. Although we have to change schedule, we miss her!
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About Richard W.

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I played piano for Brigham Young University's Dance Department for 7 years - sight reading or playing without any music for Ballet and Modern Dance classes. I think sight reading is one of the best piano skills to have because you can play whatever you want in a fraction of the time. So my goal is to get students there. Most people aren't looking to become concert pianists, and my goal isn't that. It's to help them play well enough to really enjoy it and be very satisfied with their progress.

About Richard
My goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well)

I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I was a ballet pianist at Brigham Young University for several years where all I did was sightread binders full of ballet/classical music. I play for choirs, church congregations, jazz bands, or musical jam sessions all the time, and I couldn't do that at all if I didn't learn how to sight read well.
I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my best to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.

Concerning my musical background, I've played, arranged, and composed piano for choirs, bands, jazz combos, singers. I've been in bands all my life, and have composed for jazz bands, choirs, and orchestras at BYU and in Eastern Europe. I also play about 10 different instruments. I won two Student Emmys in Hollywood for my compositions to BYU's animations in 2010 & 2014.

I am currently writing music for video games.
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Glover T. May 24, 2018
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Rachel M. May 16, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Richard is an awesome teacher who worked with my daughter to help her learn. Although she is not taking lesson for much longer, we are grateful for all the effort he put into the lessons. Thanks so much for everything!
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Loralee March 15, 2018
· Piano · Online
I am really enjoying my lessons with Richard so far. He is very knowledgable and his tips have been super helpful. Definitely recommend!
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About Michael N.

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I am a concert pianist with a passion for teaching. From a boarding arts secondary school to prestigious conservatories in both the US and Europe, I have honed my craft, and developed a love for sharing my passion with others. I have taught students at the Yale School of Music and at the Eastman School of Music in the United States. Additionally, I have taught a private studio for a year in Brussels, Belgium and given masterclasses at universities and schools across the Americas. My goal as a teacher is to instill my own love for music in my students.

About Michael
I am a concert pianist with a passion for teaching. From a boarding arts secondary school to prestigious conservatories in both the US and Europe, I have honed my craft, and developed a love for sharing my passion with others. I studied with some of the best teachers in the world at Eastman, the Yale School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, in addition to having attended some of the greatest festivals in the world to study with other great pianists and pedagogues. Teaching has always come naturally to me and has felt like a natural extension of my abilities as a performer. I believe it is a necessity to spread what I have learned through teaching.
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Isabelle October 17, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Michael adapted himself very quickly to 'what' I wanted to play and 'how' I needed to learn taking into account my little experience. He is very positive and motivating.
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Elisa October 14, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Michael is a great teacher! I studied with him while he was teaching at Yale. He is a very attentive and careful instructor and generous with his time. He has a profound understanding of music and is very competent also in technical aspects of practicing. I absolutely recommend him!
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Cristina October 14, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
You really can't find a better instructor. Motivating, patient, well-measured approach to students. Thank you, Michael!
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About Maggie M.

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Norman, OK

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I love sharing my passion for music with my students. I am an active performing singer/songwriter/musician and share my real life experience with my students.

About Maggie
I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelors of Music, specifically piano.

Piano and voice students can expect to improve week to week. I can help any student to play/sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano and contemporary keyboard for 20+ years. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional recording artist I frequently take trips to LA and Nashville for co-writing, recording, and taking meetings. I have written with well-known writers. I love to mentor students who want to become effective,
dynamic songwriters.

My personal passion is contemporary music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Cindy January 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Maggie is very patient and has helped keep my 12 year old engaged in piano when there are so many other distractions in his life. She really knows how to connect with your student and helps teach in the best way for them to be successful. I strongly recommend Maggie as a music teacher.
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Christie December 29, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Maggie has been a blessing! She inspires her students to not only chase their musical dreams but also to be a better person. She is a talented teacher that students of all ages will enjoy learning from. My daughter loves her lessons with Maggie who has also become an outstanding role model for her. We very much recommend her.
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About Austin K.

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These lessons will focus on building up technical strengths and knowledge, while also balancing out focus with Music Theory. We will build the students abilities to comprehend music through structure, and classical studies.

About Austin
I love teaching others, and I love music. So what better to do with my time than to spread the knowledge and joy with others who are interested. Music is fun, relaxing, and exciting all at the same time. I've been teaching for 6+ years with several different types of students, and have studied with a professor at Stetson's University of Music, while also networking with several longtime instructors to learn how too better convey the information being taught. So if you're enthusiastic and excited about music lets take the journey together and pursue your aspirations further!
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Jaylen B. May 19, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Austin is patience, kind and very caring. He teaches at your individual level. My grandson love his lessons and look forward to them. That is an amazing accomplishment. Thank you Austin!!! You are doing a wonderful job.
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Shirley May 9, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In home
My grandson loved his lesson.
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Rachel March 24, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Definitely has a great understanding of guitar and is easy to understand. Professional and patient, always ready to answer questions.
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About Elizabeth W.

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Franklin, PA

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Giving people the tools to create music is truely my passion! I started playing the piano at a very young age, and I see great value in teaching people an instrument. In 2009 I started offering lessons locally and now I am looking to expand my business online. I specialize in beginner/intermediate piano lessons and I have had experience working with special needs kids.

About Elizabeth
I have been playing the piano for 30 years. Music is my passion! I have worked with worship teams as the pianist /keyboardist at various churches for almost 20 years, 9 of those years I was the music/worship director. I have worked with a traveling group of musicians, teaching music theory, musical performance, song writing, and basic instruction on an instrument. We recorded six albums of original music during my time with the group. I went on to teach on my own, focusing on music theory, and piano to elementary, jr. high, sr. high, and college aged students. I began teaching piano in 2009 and it quickly became the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had. I have taught kids as young as 5, and while I especially enjoy working with beginner students, I have enjoyed working with the intermediate students who have come my way as well. I also ha
ve experience working with kids who have special needs, including those who are on the Autism spectrum.
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Margo May 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Elizabeth is a wonderful piano teacher! She has a kind and encouraging style which my daughter truly appreciates. Elizabeth is willing to customize her instruction for the needs and wishes of her students. Its been a great experience having Elizabeth teach my daughter and I highly recommend her!
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Kara April 9, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Elizabeth is an excellent piano teacher. She challenges, encourages and teaches my 15 year old daughter with a kind and positive demeanor. She is always willing to go the extra mile and help my daughter with songs she is working on outside of her lesson plan. She is passionate about music and cares about her students. I highly recommend Elizabeth.
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Sheila April 8, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Elizabeth is teaching all three of my children to play piano. She offers unwavering patience and enthusiasm with them at each lesson. They feel comfortable and remain interested in learning. As a result, they gain confidence and an appreciation for music. I highly recommend her!
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About Katherine M.

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I'm a mother of 4 and I love kids! I taught piano to children for 10 years then quit so I could have a family. I've missed it and decided to start up my studio again. I start children on the Alfred Method which consists of a Lesson Book, Theory Book and Activity and Ear Training book. The books compliment each other well so that there are also coloring activities as well as learning the notes, fingerings, etc. I like to reward kids with stickers when they do well and sometimes use a goody box as incentive. I like to make lessons fun for the kids.

About Katherine
I've been playing the piano since I was big enough to touch the keys. I grew up in a fun, loving, musical family and music has always been my life and my passion. I have 4 kids, ages 4, 5, 13 an 17! I love working with children and exploring their gifts and talents to help them be as musical as they can be. I like to have fun in lessons and reward children as they excel in music, whether it's on piano or oboe.

I teach year round and am very flexible when it comes to vacations, holidays, etc. It's great for kids to start lessons over the summer so they can dedicate more time to learning the instrument.

I've been playing oboe in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic since 2000 and just completed my first year of Instructor of Oboe at Oklahoma City University. I graduated from OCU with a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance and a minor in Pi
ano Performance. I was a church pianist/organist for years and started teaching piano to children in 2000 through the OCU Performing Arts Academy. I went on to form my own piano studio. I love working with children because I love kids and I enjoy helping a child to learn to play such a beautiful instrument.
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Amie May 9, 2018
· Oboe · In studio
Katherine teaches in a very relaxed environment, gives great feedback, and is an excellent player herself. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, taking lessons from her is sure to be beneficial!!
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Jeanie May 6, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
She is amazing and very talented! Wants her students to do well and is very creative in her approach. Does a great job with my kids!
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rex May 2, 2018
· Piano · In studio
initially it was difficult getting a suitable schedule to meet our needs time wise.When we eventually agreed on a time frame its been very fruitful and I'm really impressed.
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I started taking piano in kindergarten, began placing at regional and state competitions around age 10, and went to nationals in high school for classical piano. I enjoy composing, teaching, and yes... even practicing! I graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in music. I've been teaching and playing piano professionally for almost 14 years.
Playing piano is about being creative and having fun, and believe it or not, every person is capable of learning to play this beautiful instrument. I love working with each individual student to maximize his/her success!
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I'm so excited you want to learn! Learning new things is one of the most fulfilling things in the world. I've been playing piano since kindergarten and have been teaching for almost 14 years (and started teaching special needs students about 6 years ago).
I've also been acting since I was 12. I earned a bachelor's of arts degree in acting (technically called Performance Studies) and have acted in many plays, musicals, films, comedy sketches, and even a couple of standup routines.

I firmly believe anyone can learn! One of the most fun things about teaching is learning each individual student's style of learning, challenges, and strengths. If you're willing to work hard and have a lot of fun, I'm the teacher for you!

- Ms. Emily
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My students gain a well-rounded perspective of music and a deep understanding of the instrument from studying all areas of piano including theory, history, and technique. I take care to craft lessons to meet individual needs, learning styles, and interests. Together, we set personal goals with regards to piano performance and utilize a the vast resources of repertoire to achieve them in lessons and through learning how to practice effectively.

About Erin
I am an enthusiastic piano instructor with over eight years experience teaching beginning through intermediate students. I currently run a studio out of my home in Peachtree City, GA but am happy to travel to your location.

I began teaching piano at an early age after graduating from a Piano Pedagogy course. I furthered my education by taking a college level music theory course where I gained invaluable knowledge related to the theoretical underpinnings of musical notation. I have related teaching experience in the arts and was a dance and music & movement instructor for six years. To support my professional teaching goals I have also taken courses in child development at the collegiate level.

To stay up to date on current pedagogical methodologies, I maintain a membership to a local chapter of the Georgia Music Teachers Association.
This also allows my students to take part in an annual judging festival called Federation if this aligns with their performance goals.

I love crafting individual objectives and paths for piano education with all my students. Their goals become my goals and I strive to use all the pedagogical tools available to help them reach a rewarding level of experience with the piano. Practice is a large responsibility and undertaking by the student but I am here to coach you through proper ways to manage your time and give you exercises to help you see improvement in your playing each week.
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