Hi there! I'm Esther, a professional pianist and violinist. I graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelor's of Music, specializing in Piano Performance.
Piano and violin students can expect to improve week by week in their technique and musical ability as they attend lessons and practice regularly. Each student is unique in musical background and goals. I get to know each student personally and create a personalized lesson plan for each student, so that they can achieve their musical goals and have FUN while doing it!
I teach a well-rounded music curriculum, focusing on basic skills such as note-reading, instrument technique, sight-reading, ear training, and learning a variety of repertoire. My students can expect to grow in foundational music technique and performance, so that they can play in a variety of settings with freedom, confidence, and expression.
I teach piano students of all ages and experience levels. I studied piano for 16 years and have been teaching piano professionally for 10 years. I can teach students to read music and play styles from classical to pop, as well as to play contemporary music using chord charts. I always take the goals and preferences of the student into consideration when choosing repertoire and making lesson plans.
I also teach violin students of all ages and experience levels. I studied violin for 10 years and have been teaching violin professionally for 5+ years. I can teach students to read music and play styles from classical to pop, as well as to improvise using chord charts. I always take the goals and preferences of the student into consideration when choosing repertoire and making lesson plans.
I also have many years of orchestral performance experience, ensemble performance experience (playing piano and violin), and have been a part of a church worship band for over 10 years. I love helping students learn not only how to be a great musician personally, but also to develop the skills to partner with other musicians to make meaningful music!
I look forward to meeting you and helping you have FUN as you become a better musician!
Teaching since 2010
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Esther is the best piano instructor one can ever ask for. She is very patient and takes the time to make sure your child captures and understands everything. I would recommend Esther to anyone and everyone!
Ms. Esther is a great teacher! She was very patient and explained everything very clearly to me so that I could understand. I’ve had multiple piano teachers, but she was the first one that helped me really progress in playing piano and understand music theory. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a piano teacher.Show More
Esther is passionate and knowledgeable about music and she does an incredible job of sharing that passion and knowledge with her students. She instructed my two young boys in a music class along with 6 other young students. She was always prepared and taught the class a variety of musical instruments and the history behind each of them. She instilled a love for music and instruments, into my boys. We were sad to have her move so far away but the knowledge she passed along to my boys, is priceless. We highly recommend Mrs. Esther!Show More
We were so glad to have Mrs. Esther for our daughters first music class. We loved her and so did our daughter! She is patient, kind, sweet and very knowledgeable in her instruction and we definitely recommend her. We wish she was back in South Florida for we are still searching for a piano teacher for our daughter. 🎶Show More
Esther Nistor Music Studio
o Founded private music studio o Teach violin & piano to students of all ages o Develop & teach Early Childhood Music classes for children ages 3-5 o Prepare & update studio documents & policies
Sheridan Hills Christian School, Hollywood, FL
o Prepared and updated music program documents o Coordinated scheduling of lessons, recitals, and workshops; prepared calendar of events o Created budget, managed bookkeeping, and maintained financial records o Developed curriculum, including repertoire, theory, music history, aural skills, technique o Taught students of various ages K-12: repertoire, music theory, music history, aural skills, technique
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN
o Assisted group music classes of up to 20 preschool-age children, 3-5 years old o Utilized songs, games, and group & individual play to teach important musical concepts, such as ear training, tonality, musical form, dynamics, tempo, and more. o Prepared teaching material, set up crafts, and encouraged & maintained a safe and fun classroom environment
Academy of Music, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
o Taught private piano and violin lessons to students of all ages and levels o Organized & facilitated a studio recital each semester
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL
o Collaborated with advanced-level vocalists and instrumentalists o Prepared accompaniment music to play with vocalists and instrumentalists in weekly private lessons o Prepared and practiced regularly with vocalists and instrumentalists, culminating in performances to audiences of 100+ attenders
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, IL
o Graded assignments, quizzes, and tests for professor o Tutored students in ear training & music theory on a weekly basis o Taught university-level class sessions in aural skills & music theory
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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