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Ethan R.
San Diego, California
Why do I teach piano? Because it has been the greatest source of enjoyment, rejuvenation, and continued growth throughout my life, and I want to share that with everyone I can. Why should you or your child take piano lessons with me? Because I offer highly specialized lessons to each student, dependent on their needs and goals so that you too can benefit from a life filled with music. I offer lessons in many styles and supply all students with practical musical knowledge that will lead to full understanding and appreciation. For young beginner students, students can expect to learn piano basics (note names, chords, etc.) and musical fundamentals, soon moving into learning full songs.
About Ethan R.

MUSIC LESSONS: Whether I am playing salsa, solo classical piano, in a jazz ensemble, or a concert band, I am ALWAYS having fun doing what I love, and I want you to have the same experience. After moving to Philadelphia ten years ago to study at Temple University, where I received my Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, I have had many great opportunities to play all types of music with all types of people. While my passions are in jazz music, composing, and arranging, my varied experience helps me pass on the fundamentals necessary to becoming a great musician while also adapting to your goals, needs, and musical preferences. *** Lesson Details *** I aim for students to leave each lesson eager to practice and explore, and to come back with questions and stories of their progress. To that end, I work hard to tailor lessons to every individuals interests and goals. Sometimes this means arranging, transcribing a recording, or even composing something new for my students. Additionally, in each lesson, I balance technical skills, ear training, and music theory to assure that each student walks away a complete musician, all structured around your musical goals. *** Travel Equipment *** The student must provide their own instrument and assigned method books. I will provide a music stand if necessary, and other useful instructional tools (metronome, tuner, etc.) *** Specialties *** I specialize teaching "late starters" (teens and adults new to piano) fundamentals in music in a fun and exciting way that will have you playing the music you love quickly. MATH: I use my years of classroom teaching and Master's degree in math education as experience to help guide you to the success you are seeking. I am able to tailor sessions to your specific needs with a few key points in mind: - helping you catch-up, while also preparing you for what is ahead - balancing practice with conceptual knowledge and application - using research-based techniques to maximize your learning I am a patient teacher, and well-equipped to explain tough topics in multiple ways. I like to use visuals and objects with simple examples to help my students really understand a concept before we try harder material. Total understanding and confidence is my goal for you. My personal interests in mathematics are problem solving, puzzles, and combinatorics (think "How many different outfits can I make with all the clothes in my closet?"). If you're looking for an addicting puzzle to try, I suggest KenKen to all my students.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2008

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M.A. in Secondary Education

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He is the best instuctor ever

Posted Oct 8, 2019
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Great communication. He has been great at getting my ADHD kid to focus for his sessions.

Posted Sep 17, 2019
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We (me and my 6 year old daughter) have taken piano lessons for more than 1 year now, and it has been amazing experience for both of us. He is very knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic music teacher. We had no experience to start with, but now both of us are comfortable with the instrument and the music notes. He is very flexible with his teaching style to accomodate personal preferences and levels. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn piano.

Posted May 9, 2017
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Math Teacher/Tutor
Sep 2012 - Present
School District of Philadelphia/Art of Problem Solving Academy
I started tutoring math in Philadelphia public school with the AmeriCorps program City Year right after finishing my undergraduate degree. Soon teaching math became my second passion, and I worked my way to classroom teaching in 2015. Over the past 7 years I have taught and tutored students from 5th to 12th grade, including Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Currently my primary teaching assignment is 5th grade enrichment classes at Art of Problem Solving Academy.
Music Instructor
Jun 2012 - Present
Stokes Forest Music Camp
Every June I head over to Stokes Forest Music Camp in Branchville, NJ to take part in two weeks of music immersion. While I'm there I teach music theory classes, lead a brass ensemble, teach lessons, and have tons of fun. It's a great opportunity to collaborate with other music educators - I always come back with new teaching tools to try with my students. If you are a middle school or early high school student who loves nature and wants to take your playing to the next level, Stokes is the place for you.
M.A. in Secondary Education
Jun 2015 - Aug 2019
Drexel University
Jazz Performance: Trombone
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Temple University
PA Certified Teacher
Dec 2015
Drexel University/State of PA
Eagle Scout
Aug 2007
Boy Scouts of America

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$68
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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