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Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether it's working with beginners or more experienced students, I specialize in musical theory and composition and have learned numerous techniques and practice skills since I started at the age of five. I promise you that you will improve and you will enjoy the music you make.
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Edward delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2014

Hello all! Welcome to my TakeLessons page! My name is Edward Porter and I play piano, trumpet, and a little bit of guitar. I am a private music lessons teacher for ages 5 and older and I teach piano, trumpet, and musical theory. If you want to meet for lessons or have any questions, just message me and I'll answer back in no time.

About me
Teaches: Beginnier to Advanced piano, Beginnier to Advanced Trumpet, Beginnier music theory.

Experience: Taught trumpet, music theory, and marching techniques as a volunteer teacher for The Roots of Music for three years. Started playing piano, trumpet, and guitar at the age of five. Assistant coach for a FURY youth league basketball team for two years.

Education: Finished music minor and is going for a bachelor's degree in music at Tulane University.

Languages: English (first language), a bit of Spanish.

Awards: Received two gold medals for piano and three gold medals for trumpet from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). High school band received two gold medals from the New York State School Music Association and played in Carnegie Hall.

Musical groups: Award winning high school concert band, Tulane pepband (Soundwave), Tulane University Marching Band, The Roots of Music.

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Tulane University Marching Band

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Soundwave pep band
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42 Reviews

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Colin Dec 11, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Colin learned a lot!

Carl Dec 11, 2018
Trumpet · Online

easy going fun to learn

Miles Dec 5, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Great instruction, our son enjoys the lessons. Had to use facetime, but that was no issue.

Evelio Dec 3, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Robbie G. Nov 3, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Great instructor! I learned a lot of scales! I learned scales that I didn't even know! I went from Beginner to Better.

Lori Oct 30, 2018
Trumpet · Online

shanti K. Oct 27, 2018
Piano · Online


Question why is there only a 5 star option... why not 1,000,000,000,000,000 star option

shanti K. Oct 20, 2018
· Online

AmAzInG LeSson

A lot of fun🤩😆👍😁🎹🎼

Ryan Oct 15, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Edward was great! however the Connectivity through the site was a major problem, I will try other methods in the future.

Nicholas Oct 10, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Great 1st lesson. Edward was patient and works well with kids! He asks questions to engage and to identify goals.

Robbie G. Oct 6, 2018
Trumpet · Online

I loved the lesson! He taught me really cool things! If you have him, I promise he will make you better at playing an instrument!

kim hall Oct 3, 2018
Trumpet · Online


Robbie G. Sep 22, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Thanks! I had a great time! I loved the challenges! I'll do my homework and when I come back, you will be suprised!

Angelo Sep 17, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Great instructor! Plan to continue

Tim Sep 17, 2018
Piano · Online

Great teacher! Patiently takes his time to help students achieve their goals!

Robbie G. Sep 8, 2018
Trumpet · Online

really nice!

Charles B. Sep 7, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Just completed our first lesson with Eddie. I was amazed at how well the online lesson went. He was a good teacher and was really funny. Our son was very nervous at first but by the end of the lesson he was chuckling and laughing and actually could make a decent sound out of that trumpet.

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shanti K. Sep 1, 2018
Piano · Online

Amazing lesson

Sarah Aug 21, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Really nice and is a good teacher

Phillina T. Aug 4, 2018
Trumpet · Online

kim hall Jun 14, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Weird people

Allison M. Jun 4, 2018
Trumpet · Online

We started online trumpet lessons with Edward about a month or so ago. My son was auditioning for Symphonic band and he made it with self determination, persistence without resistance AND EDWARD guidance and availability to see this through. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU!!!
Steven mom

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shanti K. Jun 2, 2018
Piano · Online

This is my first lesson with Edward and he is great!!!!!!!
He went through stuff I didn't know so that was really helpful!!!!!!!!! :)

Luis May 31, 2018
Trumpet · Online

My son is excited to work extra hard thanks to Edward's challenges

Evelio May 31, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Steven M. May 10, 2018
Trumpet · Online

My son is preparing for an audition. He felt like a few more lessons with Edward will help him succeed.
My son said Edward is cool and funny!
Thank you Edward!

luke M. May 5, 2018
Piano · Online

Edward is polite and accommodating

Janai H. Apr 21, 2018
Classical Piano · Online

Edward was thorough in his check on what I already knew how to do in regards to piano technique. He asked me for my input in my learning, which is always nice. I have quite a few songs I want to learn and master and I think he can help me do it. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

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Danae Apr 11, 2018
Trumpet · Online

kim hall Apr 5, 2018
Trumpet · Online

if they had 50 stars all of them would be filled. Nice and understanding

Sabrina Mar 23, 2018
Trumpet · Online

kim hall Mar 8, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Understanding and very nice 50 stars

Orlando Mar 1, 2018
Trumpet · Online

kept echoeing and buffering

kim hall Feb 16, 2018
Trumpet · Online

He was very descriptive and nice. He was also understanding.

Noah Feb 4, 2018
Trumpet · Online

We are very pleased and excited with Edward. He's a patient teacher and most importantly, my grandson enjoys him. He looks forward to his lesson each week! Couldn't be happier with choosing Edward as our instructor.

AJ Jan 29, 2018
Trumpet · In home

I really like him and how he teaches. After just one class, I've noticed an improvement.

Lindsay Jan 24, 2018
Trumpet · Online

My 16-year-old grandson has had 2 lessons with Edward now. He's enjoying them so much and is the envy of his brother and sisters! Edward is patient with him, which is a good thing because Noah is extremely shy. But Edward has my grandson coming out of his shell :) I'm very pleased to have chosen Edward as our instructor.

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Analissa B. Jan 24, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Edward taught me how to hit good notes on the bugle within 30 minutes. He shows that he really wants to help you and is very knowledgeable on different ways to teach his students.

Madhavi K. Nov 1, 2017
Trumpet · Online

He is very kind and I like working with him.

Danae Sep 27, 2017
Trumpet · Online


Donovan Sep 6, 2017
Trumpet · Online

My son enjoyed his lesson and wanted to show us what he had learned. Happy that he is enjoying playing again!

Natalia Aug 6, 2017
Piano · In home

Great guy, good with kids. The lessons were very effective and my son showed much improvement. Very affordable and well worth.

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