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Sharon W.

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Norristown, PA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Sharon W.

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I teach students who have no prior music training or who have taken a break from lessons and want to progress in their ability to play piano.

About Sharon

Learn to love playing the piano from the inside out--by understanding the fundamentals so you can create and recreate music for personal enjoyment and to share with others. Joining children, youth, and adults in developing your musical talents and gifts is my privelege. I teach beginner-intermediat

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Jeff
Sharon is an amazing teacher! Talented, kind, funny, and patient! I can't wait for my next lesson.
Benjamin L.
Helped me step up my playing

I had been teaching myself piano for many years when I reached a point where I was not improving and realized I needed a teacher. Sharon helped me work on my weaknesses as a musician and had a good eye for pieces that helped me build on my strengths. We always had fun working together, and she was always good about working around my busy schedule.
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Sharon is doing a great job, she is well organized and knows what she's doing. I am pleased that she gives my daughter concrete feedbck and lessons to practice at home. The only problem is my daughter could use a little more practice time with her.
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Rachel B.

Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $40
  • Vocal Performance from Boston Conservatory
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rachel B.

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I have been teaching beginner and intermediate piano lessons for almost 10 years! In our lessons together, we will focus on technique, music theory, sight reading, and musicality. Whether you are new to playing piano, or have spent a few years getting to know the instrument, I will meet you where you are and work with you to find the best path to piano fluency! I like to work out of Fabor lesson books and supplement them with scale and technique books. Though I favor Faber books, I believe that different methods work for different students and will adjust my approach according to your goals. I look forward to meeting you!

About Rachel

Hi, there! My name is Rachel and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2013 and have loved helping my students hone in on their technique, play repertoire fluently, and enjoy playing music they love. I went to Temple University and earned a degree in vocal performance i

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Valerie B.

49 Reviews
Wilmington, DE
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BS in Music Education, K-12 from West Chester Universtity, West Chester, PA
  • Teaching since 1997
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Valerie B.

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My approach is fun, simple, and easy to understand. I focus on getting a strong foundation and excellent first experience with music. The child will be given a lesson and theory book to work from, but will also be encouraged to play music they personally like. This keeps the child motivated to play and adds an element of fun! These songs can then be used in our recitals, for auditions, or put in their personal repertoire book.

About Valerie

Hi there! My name is Valerie. I'm a certified music teacher that loves to see a person grow in their love and ability for music. With 20+ years of teaching privately, experience teaching publicly in elementary school music classrooms, enjoying several years as a certified Kindermusik (preschool

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Alexander M.
Valerie is an excellent piano teacher. As an adult, I worked an obvious challenging schedule. She was extremely flexible and I always appreciated it! Valerie is very passionate about teaching piano and she is an incredibly talented and fun teacher! 10/10 would recommend!
Lisa A.
Valerie has been helping our daughter for several months with singing, music theory and piano. A very well-rounded, supportive and upbeat instructor. My daughter looks forward to seeing her every week.
Barb
Valorie is a wonderful teacher!!! She’s very up beat and keeps the lesson moving. Very committed to teaching, and to your child learning. Highly recommended!

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Stephen M.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $36
  • Awarded Student Assessment Records from The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music, vocal performance from Georgia State University
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Stephen M.

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I like to teach each lesson, for both voice and piano, by spending equal time on ear-training/sight-reading (sight-singing), music theory, technique, and repertoire.

When I teach ear-training to pianists, we do a lot of count-clapping and tonal memory drills. Count-clapping is a way to develop rhythmic accuracy. The act of speaking (counting) while clapping a rhythm activates more of the senses and therefore leaves a stronger impression on the brain, very similar to teaching reading comprehension by getting students to read aloud. Tonal memory is nothing more than developing a pianist’s listening abilities so they can quickly memorize what they’ve heard and recreate it on their instrument. I don’t teach pianists to play by ear, however, but I’ve always had great respect for musicians who have this ability.

Now, piano technique means different things to different pianists. I’m sure as I grow as a musician my thoughts will change, but after 10 years of teaching piano, here’s my ...

About Stephen

Accomplished voice and piano professional with nine years’ experience cultivating high-achieving, talented music students and preparing them for ABRSM exams, National Piano Guild Auditions, NFMC Jr. festivals, twice-a-year recitals, and numerous local competitions. Experienced in creating fun, eng

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Eleanor G.
Unique approach which works well for the littlest ones ... the idea is to keep them interested in the Music and in the instrument so they WANT to “play” but they’re really practicing all week on their own. Great dude ...
Apharnashri Srikanth
My son Rohan has been learning Piano lessons from Mr. Stephen Mccool for about 4 years. Stephen has vast musical experience and is an excellent teacher. He's been really helping my son shape his music and his musicality with technique work and working on pieces that he really enjoy. He goes above and beyond on his musicality. He helps and support my son when he makes a bad move and he helps my son figure out what the pieces mean to him and what they could mean to my son in a way that focuses on the music. Even through the pandemic and completing lessons virtually, he delivered excellently without any delays. My son always looks forward to this piano classes. Stephen is fair but firm with students and I highly recommend him for any student who wants to learn piano. Thank you Stephen for your continuing efforts to present music as a logical, creative, fun, understandable art!
Keaton
I really enjoyed my lessons with Stephen. I'm an adult with some musical experience from college and high school, but not much. He brought a level of energy to our lessons that made them engaging and motivating. He came prepared with lesson goals, but also was flexible enough to work on specific things and songs that I wanted to study. Working with Stephen has given me tools to effectively use my voice and to feel more confident in reading music. After our 10 lessons I have significant improvement in both range and ability. I started without being able to sight-read very well, and now I feel much more confident.
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Amy W.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from Northwestern College (now Northwestern University) in Roseville, MN
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Amy W.

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I have many years of experience teaching students of all ages and ability levels. More of my background is explained in my biography section of this website.

About Amy

As I child I had an early interest in music, dancing and creative things. I took piano lessons and excelled at my chosen instrument, the flute, in band at school. I continued with my music training at Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mu

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Josie
Very nice instructor!
My 10 year old daughter enjoyed her first lesson!
Candy
Amy is very helpful & instructive -- and, thankfully, very patient with this student.
Payton
Very nice instructor. Professional and knowledgeable of subject material. My daughter can be easily intimidated and my daughter said she felt very comfortable with Amy.
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Setsuko H.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Vocal Performance from City College of New York
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Setsuko H.

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for visiting my page! My name is Setsuko!

The big thing about my lesson is that I can customize your lesson based on your passion and interest :)
I will listen to you deeply, understand your goal and tailor a fun and inspirational lesson just for you!

After each lesson, I promise that you will feel so empowered being able to play piano better and understanding the piano technique as well as music theory.

I can break the music theory down and explain them in a way you will get it right away!

I can teach you to play any genre of music such as pop, classical and jazz piano:)

Do you want to play your favorite pop songs ?
Do you want to play beautiful classical pieces ?
Do you want to learn jazz and be able to improvise ?

Please message me about what you want to learn, your passion and goal!

I am very looking forward to working with you!
Thank you very much.

Setsuko

About Setsuko

My name is Setsuko Hata. I am a music teacher for all ages. I teach singing, piano, songwriting, music theory and Japanese! I am originally from Osaka Japan and moved to the USA in 2011. My lessons are always tailored to each student's unique interests and passion. I love to help empower st

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Setsuko is such a positive person who brings an amazing energy with her presence. She is perfect for teaching!

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Philadelphia is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Elisa was very patient with our three-year-old and made it a fun experience for him!"
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"Tammy is patient and pleasant. She builds a good relationship with her students. Tammy is an excellent motivator."
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Took Piano lessons from Tammy S.
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"Gabbi is wonderfully patient with our twin 4yo toddlers whom at first were anything but interested in playing an instrument. But now they sit and follow her directions. It's been a real advantage for me to have her come to our home because it can be quite challenging to have to get two kids to music class! Now my husband even gets a lesson from Gabbi weekly and he's been loving it!"
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Took Piano lessons from Gabbi C.
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"Jim is my first piano teacher ever. I was so lucky to connect with him through a friend. I admit I didn’t know a note from nothing!
I have learned to read music, amazing statement coming from me. I have always wanted to learn to read music and play the piano, guitar, or some instrument.
When I retired I decided to take piano lessons to fulfill my wish and to learn something new.
Jim is so patient and understanding, I don’t believe another teacher would have been able to keep be going.
He knows exactly what my bad habits are and is trying to help me break them with great suggestions! For one,
I like to look at the keys while playing.
If you want to learn to play piano, Jim is your man!"
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As part of my goal in life is that when I turned 60 I wanted to have something creative that would enrich and fulfill the latter years of my life. Having watched my aging father play piano was an image I have always appreciated. My father had been my piano teacher as a child and I was ready to get back into piano. I found Robert Hitz, my piano teacher, through TakeLesson.com. I have been taking piano lessons with Robert now for 10 months. Takelessons.com really made it easy to find Robert who was only 5 miles from my home.

It has been the best 10 months that was totally unexpected. What I didn’t experience as a child, that I do now, is I have a genuine love of music that feels inherently inside me. My father and son are both musicians and I now realize I must have a natural instinct for music and a love I never knew.

Robert has made the experience absolutely wonderful with his natural gift for teaching and making you feel totally at ease when you feel totally illiterate and lacking confidence. While I learned piano as a child, I totally lost the ability to read music or remember any scales, chords or composition.

Here is what’s great about Robert. You learn everything you need to learn, but in an unconventional style. He has taught me everything from chord progressions, scales, reading music and being able to totally improvise my own piano compositions. From understanding the basics, he has enabled me to just sit at the piano and make beautiful music that I create. My husband has been in total support and awe of how far I have come in the short 10 month time.

I work full-time and truly have little time to practice. Again, Robert has a total appreciation for the busy life of his students and works around the fact that you may come back each week with having had little to no time to practice the prior lesson. One of the best parts of my lesson is when Robert “drives” and I get to play along improvising to his music. He picks a scale and we just play together. I call it doodling on the piano and it is really awesome to feel so free to just listen and play along making beautiful music together. I walk out of every lesson feeling so elated and motivated knowing I am getting better and better. Practicing is pure pleasure and dramatically reduces the stresses of life and work.

I have a new appreciation for listening to music. I’m an avid power walker and now I listen to piano music while I walk. We fill our home with music and the stress levels just take a nose dive as soon as we put the music on. Listening to the intricacies of music has given me a total peace of mind that was unexpected and a true gift.

Robert has a great following of talented and gifted piano and voice students of all ages (children, teens, college students and adults up into their 80’s). We have been to several of his student concerts. One of my favorite venues is the Cabaret in Germanos Restaurant in Little Italy. Great food, great music and so much fun to get to meet and listen to all of Robert’s students. Robert creates concerts all year round with his students either at his home or in around town. Such a great way to meet new and really interesting people that are different from your usual crowd of friends.

If you are considering taking piano or voice lessons, go for it and meet Robert for yourself. I can’t say enough how great he is as a teacher and now a friend.


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I had a teacher before, very nice lady but her way of teaching was not like the way Jerry teach, the way he explains the theory and the practice it is very easy and fun. really I am enjoying my classes"
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Took Piano lessons from Jerry S.
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"My kid had a wonderful learning time with Ryan. We like the new thing he brought to the kid, about his understanding of the music, the style of the composers and the skills deal with some certain notes. We can't wait until the next lesson."
Anthony B
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"Rachel is an awesome teacher. Very warm and fun to work with!"
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Piano Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia has a rich musical history and is home to one of the nation’s top five orchestras and the Philly Pop. The city’s arts and culture make it an ideal place to be when thinking about learning how to play an instrument like the piano. Piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world and is often used in orchestras as well as for accompaniment, composing, and rehearsal. The versatility of the piano will allow you to explore almost any genre of music, including jazz, classical, pop, rock and R&B.

The piano is a common instrument to start out on, but it’s essential to begin with the right foundation. Nearly all self-taught pianists never advance beyond an early-intermediate stage; that is why it is so important to get attention and feedback from a qualif

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