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Michael V.

Orem, UT

I focus on finding and working on the strength of the student, in addition to teaching the traditional classical method. Some students are good at composing. Others are good at sight reading. Whatever the student is good at, I find it! I teach everything that can be played on the piano: classical, jazz, composing, arranging, improvising, chord reading, sight reading, music theory, etc.

About Michael

Hi! I'm Mike, or Michael if I'm in trouble :)

I am trained to teach in all areas at an advanced level: classical, jazz, pop, chord reading, sight reading, accompanying, improvisation, composing, arranging, and even know how to play for comedy clubs. I also love singing!

I have taught piano lessons, both private and group, for over 12 years as well as choir at the high school level and mallet percussion. I have accompanied many instrumentalists, singers, choirs, congregations, and duets. I have performed at comedy clubs, churches, talent shows, recitals, community events, restaurants, a
nd parties.

I love finding the STRENGTH in the student and instructing them accordingly so that they find the most joy in music. I have found that some students are better at reading music, and others are better at composing, and still others are better at using their ear. My students love to practice and have lessons because I bring the best out of them. This is my goal and passion!
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Michael V.

Michael V.

Orem, UT 84058
starting at
$20 / 30-min

Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Caitlin

I am a life-long musician and active performer that moved to Salt Lake City in the summer of 2015 from Chicago, IL. I've been playing music since age 5 and have variously studied piano, cello, and percussion. As a double major in Anthropology and Music at Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), I am drawn to music as a creative cultural phenomenon that resonates between all people and it is for this reason that I love to share, teach, and learn music with others. As I build a studio here in SLC I am excited to share my love of cello and piano and my commitment to making music fun as I work to buil
d students into life-long musicians.

My primary instrument is the cello and I have performance experience as a soloist, as well as orchestral and chamber musician. Upon arriving in Chicago in 2010, I served as Principal Cellist with the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra for two years and took gigs as a classical and improvisational chamber musician throughout the city. In addition to my private studio, I was the primary cello instructor at Musical Chairs Studio, Inc. and Ortegan School of Music in Chicago.

I am also a percussionist and teacher with Salt Lake City's Samba Fogo, an afro-Brazilian music and cultural organization. I have studied Brazilian music with some of the major musicians and scholars in the field at California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California. My training in percussion has brought an entirely new perspective to my musical practice that highlights rhythmic fluency and precision as a foundational element for both left and right hand stringed instrument technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am excited to offer lessons to people of all ages and ability levels and have experience teaching within and beyond the Suzuki Method approach.

Lessons are tailored to each student’s experience, individual needs, and most importantly, their goals! Lesson plans will combine interactive rhythmic, singing and listening exercises away from the instrument with music theory and technique-building exercises. The aim is to cultivate musicians with strong rhythmic, aural, and technical foundations and great problem solving skills that will open many doors as you or your child grow into your talent.

I aim to develop well-rounded musicians and performers by focusing on these 5 teaching priorities:
1. Balanced posture of body including instrument and bow hold
2. Balanced tone production or "tonalization"
3. A system of "perfect" or excellent intonation
4. Artistic musicianship in performance
5. Learning notes and bowings to new pieces

While learning notes and bowings is lowest on the priority list; it must be taught first! Fun listening games aid in the development of aural memory as I help students acquire listening skills that will stay with them for years to come and allow them learn to play any tune they can imagine. Once my students can do the note choosing on their own we are free to focus on the other teaching priorities during lesson time.

I also focus on teaching my students how to practice efficiently and use excellent problem solving skills! We want to get the MOST improvement with the LEAST amount of practice time. I like to combine practice at the instrument with games and exercises that can be done away from the instrument to give each student a degree of flexibility for those busy weeks when it's hard to find time to sit down and play. Students leave each lesson with a detailed practice plan that breaks down the difficult question of "what" and "how" to practice into a clear, concise checklist of familiar exercises. Students will also have suggested YouTube videos to watch some of the best musicians of all time and learn from their mastery of technique and musicality!

*** Additional Information***

I also have experience with extended and amplified cello techniques using loop and distortion pedals to layer and explore the variety and versatility of the cello.

*** Travel Equipment ***
2015 Subaru Forester that will get me to your lesson with all my instruments and any other equipment each and every time!

I travel to lessons with a music stand, metronome, and all teaching materials that would be present at a lesson taught in my home or studio.


Tara A October 5, 2016
Cello · In home
Caitlin is a committed teacher and life-long learner. Having experienced Caitlin's passion for music through her riveting performances and devoted teaching, I cannot recommend her more. She is a sensitive, communicative and passionate teacher and musician, and one of the best teachers you will find.

From first hand experience of observing her teaching, she masterfully matches the energy of her students. She is able to effectively direct and keep their focus, while fueling their enthusiasm through encouragement. She takes the time to tailor each lesson for each individual, helping them (for example) notate the melody of the Star Wars theme. She's a trained and experience pedagogue, and has attended Suzuki and other teacher trainings.

Caitlin's dedication to her own musical learning is impressive-- she attends and teaches workshops for percussion often, and is actively involved in the SLC music and arts community.
Anna C. September 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Caitlin is absolutely amazing!! My 6 year old is super excited to attend every lesson with her. She is the best instructor we've had. She knows how to encourage her students and help them fall in love with the instrument. We enjoy her friendliness and professionalism. Also she is great at working with special needs kids. Thanks Caitlin for all you do!! I highly recommend her.
Richard June 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Really expected better communication for a teacher no-show. My daughter liked you and practiced all week. She was so disappointed. The worst part was you didn't answer texts, phone calls, or message board on this app. I would normally assume that something happened and wait for explanation but I haven't heard a thing in 4 days and you appear to have logged into your takelessons account. Maybe you are avoiding the issue for some reason. Sorry, but we can't work this way. My best wishes for your future endeavors.
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Caitlin A.

Caitlin A.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Zach H.

Spanish Fork, UT

I do NOT want to be that boring piano teacher from the ward that only cares that you learn how to play notes on a page. I want to be that person who instills a love for music for their lifetime. I can make music more fun for those who might be a bit stubborn, or show a student who's already learned to read to also create and explore.

About Zach

Music is my life, and actually find it sad whenever I hear someone say "music is just an ordinary, everyday thing, just like the car or the weather. I enjoy it, but I don't care to think it has special importance in my life." I don't think music is just another subject someone can study, it's a way of connecting to the world that you can share with others, or call your own. It brings a purpose into your life. We want to provide every possible avenue for an aspiring musician. With the wide variety of students and instruments, we can create an ensemble they can be a part of to play the music th
ey love.
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Zach H.

Zach H.

Spanish Fork, UT 84660
starting at
$15 / 30-min

Richard W.

Provo, UT

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, 5 being fairly basic, and 5 fairly proficient.


Annabelle October 13, 2016
Classical Piano · Online
Verified Student
Richard is a great teacher. He really helps me improve my listening skills. I would recommend him to anyone.
Miles W. September 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He loved it!
Yusuf May 4, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Online lesson worked well. Son is more motivated now to practice. Looking forward to the next.
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Richard W.

Richard W.

Provo, UT 84606
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Michelle F.

Springville, UT

Lessons at Aspire Piano Studio incorporate technique, music theory, musicality, and practice and performance tips.
Michelle Hylton (Fitzhugh) is a classical pianist located in Springville, Utah. She has accompanied people and played solos in church and collegiate concerts, as well as judged at the Juab Piano Festival in Utah. She obtained an Associate’s of Science in Music at Snow College in 2016 and continues improving her own skills as well as teaching others.

About Michelle

Michelle Fitzhugh is a classical pianist located in Springville, Utah. She has accompanied people and played solos in church and collegiate concerts, as well as judged at the Juab Piano Festival in Utah. She obtained an Associate’s of Science in Music at Snow College in 2016.
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Michelle F.

Michelle F.

Springville, UT 84663
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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