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Melanie C.

Avon, IN

About Melanie

I can't wait to work with you!
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Amy April 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Melanie is very excited to share her love of music with students. Melanie stays engaged with the musical community and looks for opportunities to perform. She is a sensitive performer. She is Christian.
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Scott April 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
I shared with Melanie that I already new how to read music, both bass and treble clef. I ask her to help me with improv. I wanted to be able to play the blues in any key. We started from the basics and worked our way towards my goal. She is an excelent and very talented musician.
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Stan April 17, 2016
Melanie Conley is an excellent musician with a wide variety of musical experiences. My first contact with Melanie was as her high school band director at Pike High School. She graduated high school as the most outstanding music student in her Senior class. She was talented in several styles of music not only as a pianist but also with multiple band instruments. More recently I have had contact with Melanie as a guest pianist for my local church and have had several conversations with her about her teaching experiences. I feel sure she will be an excellent person for motivating any student wanting to learn to become a fine pianist....
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Melanie C.

Melanie C.

Avon, IN 46123
(5)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Elizabeth E.

Indianapolis, IN

About Elizabeth

Currently teaching in Indianapolis!

I have taught private piano lessons to students ages 5 to adult since 2011. I'm a member of the Indianapolis Piano Teachers Association and also work frequently as an accompanist for middle and high school band students competing in solo competitions. I studied piano privately for 15 years, including as a student at the Jacobs School of Music at IU and at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado.

I structure my lessons according to students' individual interests and strengths, while building a strong foundation in piano technique and music th
eory. With beginning and intermediate students I typically use the Piano Adventures series of books, which I supplement with music in a variety of styles ranging from authentic classical repertoire to jazz. Whatever your experience or goals, we'€™ll work together to come up with a plan that works for you.

I'm a patient, encouraging teacher and we have fun during lessons. I also expect my students to practice daily at home so that they can make steady progress.

PLEASE NOTE: Students need to have a piano, whether acoustic or digital, to practice on at home. This is necessary in order for students to progress and to develop good piano technique. If you prefer to purchase an electric piano, look for one with touch-sensitive, weighted keys, which will mimic the feel of an acoustic piano. If you do not have a piano, I'm happy to offer advice on finding one!
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Myles P. February 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Elizabeth did a great job making my son feel comfortable and introducing him to the basic concepts of the piano. Unfortunately, he was hesitant and not willing to participate in this lesson. My husband and I look forward to the next lesson and his willingness and enthusiasm to participate with Elizabeth.
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Brian Hart January 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Elizabeth is a great piano teacher. Very patient and encouraging.
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Laura D. December 31, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Elizabeth evaluated where I was at and listened to my ideas. She gave me some great things to practice to improve my technique. She is a very nice person and a great teacher!
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Elizabeth E.

Elizabeth E.

Indianapolis, IN 46220
(20)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jay E.

Indianapolis, IN

About Jay

My musical journey began the with piano at the age of seven. I took regular lesson all the way through high school, eventually performing works such as Gershwin Etudes, Chopin Waltzes, Debussy Arabesques, and Beethoven Piano Sonatas. My trumpet performing started in 1993 and continues, having earned two degrees in trumpet performance, and performed with groups such as the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and Lone Star Wind Orchestra.

I have been teaching privately for 13 years, most recently having a studio of around 50 students in the Dallas area, where my students have performed at even
ts such as the state solo and ensemble contest in Austin, and it groups such as the Texas All State Band, and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra to name a few. I now continue my private lesson instruction in Indianapolis. I have learned to adjust my teaching technique to match each individual, whether it be the music difficulty, learning pace, or musical genre preference. I have taught trumpet students of all ages and abilities, as well as beginning and intermediate piano and french horn. I look forward to helping you make beautiful music on your instrument!

My teaching philosophy

Private lessons are a one on one experience that give students guidance on their specific musical needs. Rather than only working on pieces for un upcoming audition or competition, I emphasize working on a variety of repertoire that will improve all aspects of one’s musicianship. Lessons are not a weekly practice or coaching session, but rather a time for me to help students with what they have already been practicing. More specifically, I help with embouchure formation, tone production, note reading, practice technique, musical phrasing, breathing, performance anxiety, rhythm, music theory, bad habits, or anything that will help the student make better music in the long term. I also frequently provide musical examples and inspiration by playing for my students.

Lesson Policies

Students are required to practice a minimum of fifteen to forty-five minutes per day (depending on the student’s age), six days per week.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own lesson materials, such as books, valve oil, metronome, etc. Piano students must also have a well maintained piano to practice on. High quality electric keyboards with 88 keys, weighted and touch sensitive, are acceptable.

I have a 24-hour lesson rescheduling policy. If a student fails to provide notice via phone, text or email at least 24 hours prior to the starting time of the lesson, or misses a lesson unannounced, they will be charged for the full lesson cost. If adequate notification is given, the lesson will be made up at a later date. Lessons MAY NOT BE MISSED WITHOUT MAKEUP. I do, however, allow students to miss lessons without makeup during the months of December and August (up to two lessons each month) and July (no limit), and one lesson for spring break.

With rare exception, all of my students take weekly lessons. Students who keep a regular, weekly schedule improve at a far better pace than those who miss frequently.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clavinova keyboard with weighted keys

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide no equipment

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, jazz, and commercial, having experience in all three areas. I teach a lot of ear training and music theory regardless of the instrument.
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Butch W. April 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Listened to my comments of my progress on my own and then advised ways to improve. Not over selling and understood what my goals were in playing.
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Layla T. February 13, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 4 year old is very happy with Mr. Jay. She looks forward to her piano lessons and lights up when it is time to start :)
He is very patient with her and that encourages her to practice and get better.
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Sophie V. January 15, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My daughter is actually excited about practicing!
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Jay E.

Jay E.

Indianapolis, IN 46220
(5)
starting at
$31 / 30-min
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Miriam V.

Indianapolis, IN

About Miriam

I have taught private piano lessons to all ages and levels for more than forty years. I teach sightreading, rhythm, musical expression and music theory. I enjoy sharing my love of music with my students. I am a patient teacher and I consider the individuality and goals of each student. I was a church organist and accompanist for many years.
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Sophie July 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Today was the first lesson ever for my six year old daughter. Miriam was very welcoming and patient and made her feel comfortable and successful.
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Mike June 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Miriam V. is a great piano teacher. My 11 years old son takes lesson from her for almost two years now. She is very professional and good at what she does. She is very patient with my son. My son loves her. His piano skill has been improved a lot since she taught him.
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Paul June 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
I've been studying with Ms. Vessels for 21/2 yrs. now. My success has been amazing during this time.
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Miriam V.

Miriam V.

Indianapolis, IN 46229
(4)
starting at
$21 / 30-min
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Regina H.

Indianapolis, IN

About Regina

Hi, there! My name is Regina and I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students learn new instruments, transition from one instrument to another, prepare for contests and auditions, and coach chamber ensembles. I studied at Valparaiso University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2011 with my primary instrument being Violin and secondary was Viola. I continued on to graduate school and received my M.A. from Valpo as well. I am currently a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis as a violinist. I look forward to meeting and playing music with
you!
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Violet R. June 12, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She was able to keep my daughter engaged and was very flexible with keeping up with my daughter's youthful personality.
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Lily M. March 5, 2016
Viola · In home
Verified Student
Regina was great! She was very patient with Lily(a beginner ).Can't wait for our next class.
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Hanlin C. January 24, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Regina is a great teacher with patience and encouragment, she really knows her staff and quickly figured out what I was not doing right.I like her class
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Regina H.

Regina H.

Indianapolis, IN 46201
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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