Taryn Klusewitz

Taryn K.

Baltimore, MD

Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for over 10 years and work with all ages and skill levels. I am a piano performance major with a strong focus on classical music. Because I believe that music should be fun as well as challenging, during my lessons I try to incorporate classical music while also focusing on music that accommodates to the interests of the individual.
I believe that strong technique and basic musical knowledge are both important in creating well rounded musicians. With that in mind, I incorporate technical exercises, such as scale work, as well as music theory into my lessons.
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Taryn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2005

I am a University of Hawaii Piano Performance Major with a training emphasis in classical piano. I have taken multiple AMEB piano examinations, as well as performed in various recitals, culminating in an undergraduate music certification. I have been playing for 20 years, working with a variety of musical and performance styles, including individual performance, accompaniment, and musical collaboration. These experiences have given me the skills to tackle and communicate musical themes and ideas to students with a range of learning styles and needs, from beginning to advanced, classical to leisure.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is very dependent upon the need of the individual student. I believe that each person learns differently, and different people require unique methods of communication (visual, aural, descriptive), as well as structure of classes. In addition, I understand that students are hoping to gain different things from learning any instrument. Given this, I really try to cater to what a student wants, and how they learn best. However, I also believe that no student can learn and advance without an understanding of theory and development of technique. I generally use the Piano Adventures curriculum with my beginning students, however for intermediate and advanced students, I prefer to allow more freedom in the pieces that are learned. While studying with me, you can expect to develop technique through the study of classical music, gain an advanced understanding of music theory, and develop the ability to not only play well, but to perform well too!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright Yamaha piano in common area w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the piano or keyboard for practicing. The students should be responsible for getting the proper music books necessary for teaching.

*** Specialties ***
The genre I am most experience with is classical music.

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Piano Teacer, Voice teacher
Jan 2012 - Present

I teach piano to students of all experience levels and all ages. I also teach voice lessons at a beginner level.


Bachelor of Music in Piano Performace
Sep 2006 - Mar 2011
University of Hawaii at Manoa


Limited Proficiency

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11 Reviews

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Paul Apr 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Piano lesson was great

Matt Jan 12, 2018
Singing · In studio

Great for beginner!

wendy J. Dec 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

Taryn is an excellent instructor who was very patient and kind to my daughter some years back. It was exciting having my daughter show me what she learned on the piano in a short period of time.

Aliyah Mar 31, 2016
Piano · In studio

Excellent. My daughter loves her lessons. We are very happy.

Louis M. Jan 29, 2016
Piano · In home

Very nice and not rushing too teach me. I felt very relax at my lesson.

Louis M. Jan 29, 2016
Piano · In home

Very nice and not rushing too teach me. I felt very relax at my lesson.

Abdo W. Oct 21, 2015
Piano · In home

It is very good. Taryn is very patient and immediately defines the weaknesses and difficulties. Besides that she is talented.

Abdo W. Oct 21, 2015
Piano · In home

It is very good. Taryn is very patient and immediately defines the weaknesses and difficulties. Besides that she is talented.

Kelly B. Jan 20, 2015
Piano · In home

I had wanted my children to take piano lessons for years and am very glad to have found Taryn. She provides superb instruction . My children enjoy their lessons with Taryn immensely and always look forward to them each week. My husband and I are amazed at how quickly they have progressed.

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Matt K. Sep 16, 2014
Piano · In studio

Taryn has done a great job teaching our 5.5 year old boy who loves music, but has lots of energy. She is patient and persistent with great teaching skills. She has been flexible with timing when we needed it. She uses the Faber and Faber My First Piano Adventure which is an excellent set of books for the pre-reader and early reader and also very affordable. We appreciate Taryn setting our son's musical foundation.

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Dane W. Jan 28, 2013

Taryn is responsive to my objectives and brings creativity to the task.

I'm a guitarist with 35 years of semi-pro and professional experience, with the ability to sub on simple keyboards parts. I chose Taryn from the available group of piano teachers because of her classical training. Her background is important because my goal is to acquire correct technique and become proficient at sightreading. Taryn understands that an adult student, especially one with previous performing experience, brings a perspective that's different from a child's, or from an adult with no previous experience. She communicates well and is appropriately flexible when required, but firm in her adherence to teaching the fundamentals that will help me accomplish my goals.

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