Lia Menaker

Lia M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I currently teach beginner piano to various ages and skill level, and will tailor the lessons in creative and fun ways to meet your needs!
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About

Lia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 70 and special needs

Teaching since:
2016

*Background check documents available upon request*

I'm a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, and am currently teaching voice and piano to nearly 20 students, of all ages and backgrounds. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun. I love to gear lessons towards the specific strengths and goals of each student.

While obtaining my Bachelor's degree, I took regular voice lessons from one of the leading vocal pedagogy experts in the world: Mary Saunders Barton. I also studied various aspects of music and performance, such as the art of auditioning, and music theory. I have spent many years performing in professional, regional musical theater productions, and am happy to work on auditions with my students. Currently, I play gigs regularly in my local area (Philadelphia) and write and record regularly. My songs have been licensed for national/international TV (E!, MTV, PBS, Netflix, and more).

I typically teach my clients either in their own homes (if within 12 miles of me), or online. I can easily accommodate to teach in my own home as well. I have also had background checks completed for the various schools I teach with, and am happy show them to you upon request.

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Experience

Piano and Voice Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
Holy Child School at Rosemont

Teaching voice and piano lessons to children and teens after school.

Voice Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
Mobile Music

Providing voice lessons to children and teens in the greater Philadelphia area.

Piano and Voice Teacher
Nov 2017 - Present
In-Home Music Teachers

Providing piano and voice lessons to children, teens, and adults in the Philadelphia area.

Independent Voice Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Self-Employed

Providing voice lessons to children, teens, and adults online, in-home, or in my own home studio.

Independent Vocalist/Singer Songwriter
Sep 2008 - Present
Self-Employed

Performing at venues locally and around the country, including theatres, restaurants, and retirement and assisted living communities.

Education

Musical Theatre
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Pennsylvania State University

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Jan 2013

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Actors' Equity Association
Jul 2011

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Photos & Videos

Hi from your future voice/piano teacher!
Music video for my latest single.
Performance on 'Musical Theatre Spotlight', as part of a WPSU-TV broadcast.
Photo by Lia M.

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3 Reviews

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Sue Feb 24, 2019
Piano · In home

LIa is the right fit for my high school student. My daughter has been taking classic piano lessons since 4 years old. She has been looking for an instructor who will allow her to develop her creative side.

Lia customizes her lessons and has reignited my daughters love of piano.

Thanks, Lia.

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Tony Aug 1, 2018
Singing · In home

Both of my daughters love to sing. We signed up for lessons so they could learn their favorite pop songs; one of my daughters also took piano. They've learned how to hit notes easier and how to properly warm up; Lia is great at finding fun ways to keep them engaged while also still learning. The combination of piano and voice for my youngest has been really valuable. I highly recommend Lia for your lessons!

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Nadine Jul 19, 2018
Piano · In home

Lia has been a wonderful and nurturing teacher. She spent time getting to know my children and tailors lessons to keep them engaged and having fun!

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