Lindsey Reiker

Lindsey R.

Hanover, PA

About Lindsey R.

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Lindsey teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: September 2007
Last sign in: Today

Overview

***CURRENT TIME SLOT AVAILABILITY: 2:00 and 2:30 ONLY

If you need another time slot, please send me a message first and I can let you know if I expect any openings in the near future.***


Join me for piano lessons in my home on Fridays on a baby grand piano! There is seating inside and outside, and there is plenty of on-street parking. There are also four friendly cats who enjoy listening during lessons!



What you will need:

An instrument to practice on - either an acoustic piano or a keyboard with weighted keys at home. **Please do not schedule lessons unless you have an instrument.**

Sheet music - students can purchase it through me or from a store or online. We can talk about what kinds of music you like to play or want to learn to play once you sign up for lessons.

Usually for either a beginner adult or child, I recommend the Alfred piano series, along with a technique book to strengthen the fingers, and a fun piece ... something the student specifically wants to learn or be challenged with.

FAQs:

How often are lessons?
Once a week for half an hour is ideal, especially for beginners. Please book lessons on a "recurring schedule," not "pay as you go," which, the way the system is set up, will not reserve your time slot.

How often will I have to practice?
For 6 and 7 year olds, generally 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. For everyone else, at least a half an hour a day will give you the most progress!

What do you specialize in?
My strongest abilities are in classical music, because that is what I have the most experience in, but I can also teach the fundamentals of playing pop and rock music, and good performance, accompaniment, and practice habits.

What happens if I can't come to my scheduled lesson?
Email me, text me, call me and we can see if another time will work. Keep in mind that I only teach on Fridays and your time slot is reserved for just for you. It may be difficult to find another opening, so plan on attending! Missed lessons will still be charged regardless of whether you can make it or not, so it's best to be there!
The cost of lessons not only reserves your spot, but allows me to maintain an effective studio, which includes planning lessons for each individual student, finding and planning music, maintenance of my piano, costs for recitals, and costs of association memberships. Regular attendance is in everyone's best interest :)

What happens if I need to discontinue lessons but already paid for the lessons?
Contact TakeLessons and they will handle that for you.

Photos and Videos

In which I introduce myself :) Updates! I have 30-35 students now, I teach at one Music & Arts location and at Kramer's Piano Shop.

Experience

Piano Teacher

Jul 2014 - Present
Music and Arts

I teach piano lessons at Music Arts locations in Hagerstown and Frederick. I have approximately 25 students between the ages of 6 and 17 at the present!

Accompanist

Sep 2002 - Present
York College and Elsewhere

After graduation, I was hired by York College as an accompanist for undergraduate musicians - I accompanied recitals, lessons, the opera, and musicals.

In addition, I have also accompanied musicals in the community, including Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, and Legally Blonde.

Education

BA in Music

Sep 2002 - Dec 2006
York College of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Sep 2002 - Dec 2006
York College of Pennsylvania

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Lindsey R.

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Joey B. Jan 10, 2016
Piano · In home
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My daughter, Joey, ABSOLUTELY LOVES HER LESSONS WITH LINDSEY!
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Jeanette Aug 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Lindsey is a great teacher! My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is progressing beautifully. She is a treasure and we are so glad we found her!
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Wanda Jul 31, 2015
Piano · In studio
I am happy to share my experience as a very satisfied piano student of Lindsey's! She is so patient and helpful while I'm learning. With her level of skill, she is teaching me more than just notes, like my form, timing and so much more. She uses a variety of music which keeps me interested and challenged. I highly recommend Lindsey as a teacher to both young, not so young, beginner or some skill as she will make all ages and levels feel at ease while they will truly be taught to play the piano! An awesome teacher!
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Anna L. Jul 31, 2015
Piano · In studio
Lindsey is an incredible pianist in her own right and a marvelous music educator. She's dedicated to the musical growth and enjoyment of her students and goes to great lengths to make piano lessons a fun and challenging experience. Can't recommend her highly enough!
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