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Susanna S.

176 Reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $36
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, Viola Performance from State University of New York at Purchase
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Susanna S.

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I've been teaching viola for over 27 years and my students have gone on to play in youth orchestras, community orchestras, attend PMEA and ASTA events or go to college as a music major. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to improve your playing skills and as time goes on you'll be able to play at a more advanced level. I specialize in Traditional Classical violin, typically use Essential Elements 2000, Samuel Applebaum methods, Suzuki methods, Barbara Barber books and traditional scales and etude books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Susanna

Students in Pittsburgh, PA: I am fully vaccinated and so is my family. I am offering in person lessons in my home if you are fully vaccinated. If you are under 12 years old, you must wear a mask and I will wear a mask too. Susanna S. has over 27 years of teaching experience on violin, viola and

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Alpha G.
Susanna is an excellent instructor! I've been with her for a year as an adult beginner and learned a great deal. She is patient and supportive -- exactly what you need in an instructor. She also has a great sense of humor lined with kindness, which helps when you create some truly tragic notes on your violin.
Betsy
Susanna was a very kind, patient, and successful instructor while working with my 7-year-old son!
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Laura M.

40 Reviews
Warrendale, PA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BFA in Music/ Teaching (piano), from Conservatory Superior of Music, Madrid (Spain)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laura M.

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Do you want to play classical piano music: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven? You are in the right place!

I choose and adapt songs according to the age, interests, goals, and skills of the students. I also use the songs to teach different musical concepts: intervals, progressions, scales, chords. Every student is different, so I don't use any specific method.

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About Laura

I am a pianist, a songwriter, and a keyboard player and backup singer for a prog-rock band, and also a music teacher. I've been teaching music for a long time. Why? Because I love music and I love to teach. My mission statement: get you to enjoy music while learning. The best moments on my wo

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Holly B.
Laura is an excellent instructor and she has made my lessons productive and fun!
Aisha
Laura had such a welcoming presence and didn’t make me feel bad about my voice at all, she made me feel way more confident. I am a beginner and I noticed an instant change in my voice, a good change. Laura also introduced me to a new part of my voice I didn’t know existed so I would definitely recommend her to anyone I meet.
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John S.

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Carnegie, PA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor’s in Piano Performance from Duquesne University
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John S.

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I am an active performer in the greater Pittsburgh area and have over 10 years of teaching experience with students of all levels and age groups. I hold both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance from Duquesne University and also have completed substantial coursework in piano pedagogy. I tailor my lessons to the needs and goals of my students while providing a solid foundation in technique and musicianship.

About John

I am an active performer in the greater Pittsburgh area and have over 10 years of teaching experience. I hold both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in piano performance from Duquesne University and also I have completed substantial course work in piano pedagogy. My lessons are tailored to the n

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Timothy
John was welcoming, attentive to my needs as a student, knowledgeable, insightful, and encouraging.
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Erica G.

13 Reviews
Cranberry Township, PA
Starting at $19
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Lamar University
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Erica G.

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I have been teaching and performing on the French horn for 15+ years. My students have ranged in age from 10 years old to 60 years old! I have worked with students on many different skill levels and have seen much growth in those students. My lessons are centered around building a routine that will further your musical journey while having as much fun as possible!

About Erica

My name is Erica Guidroz. I am a French horn and Trumpet teacher in the North hills of Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this position, I taught in Fort Worth ISD in Texas as the Head Band Director at Stripling Middle School for two years and at Young Men's Leadership Academy for two years. At both schools,

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Alex
amazing teacher made me want to learn more.
Casey
Harvey
Made such a huge contribution to my son’s confidence. He had wanted to play trumpet for almost a year now and Erica met him where he was skill level wise and helped him build on that.
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Gregory V.

34 Reviews
South Park, PA
Starting at $37
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District
  • B.A. Music Composition, Credits toward M.A. Music Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa
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Gregory V.

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Every guitarist must know the blues, It's the simplest yet often hardest genres to play! I’ll break it down for you!

About Gregory

Los Angeles native currently looking for New Students who are excited about taking that first step and beyond! The most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams! Empathic & motivating instructor bringing out the best in you and quite possibly the unexpected! I teach Voice, Gui

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MaiLan
Gregory is amazing. He works well with both kids and adults. He is very professional and we couldn't recommend a better instructor.
Luke
Greg is a great teacher. Made me feel comfortable in my first lesson.
Harmony
Gregory is a great instructor! He makes lessons fun and engaging for my 7 year old son. I’m impressed with how much he’s taught him! My son looks forward to his weekly lessons.
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Laura M.

Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded 2nd prize winner from Corpus Christi International Concerto Competition
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Laura is thrilled to join the TakeLessons community and share her love of music with students of all ages and levels! She is certified to teach Suzuki Violin, books 1-4 and, as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has helped many adults prepare for College and Orchestral auditions around

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"Sally is very patient and never rushes but encourages. Not sure what she does but she has pushed Misa to her learning potential at age 3 and a half, 4, 5, and now starting at 6. Having moved 1-2 hours away even if the lessons have decreased because of the distance we feel Sally is worth driving for. Thank you."
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Took Piano lessons from Sally S.
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"I signed up for voice lessons with Zelda because, as an experienced singer, I was in a rut and needed a refresh. The technical aspects of lessons, like the warm-ups and the voice measurement have been fun and helpful and the coaching for goals I can set and homework I can do are exactly what I need!"
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"Aaron has a lot of experience and is willing and excited to share it with his students."
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"Dora is the most wonderful teacher. She has such a natural way of connecting to my kids and their individual needs. My children really respond to her direction and guidance. I would recommend Dora to anyone looking for quality piano or voice lessons. Many of my friends take lessons from Dora as well and they all say the same! She has become part of our friend circle. We love Dora!!"
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Took Singing lessons from Dora H.
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"Natasha, is phenomenal! She is amazing at teaching my daughter to sing from a very beginner, to someone able to be comfortable with her voice. She is so kind and encouraging to my once quiet daughter. Natasha has been instrumental in my daughter’s confidence, and has become an important mentor as well as friend!"
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Took Singing lessons from Natasha B.
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