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Valerie N.

Biddeford, ME

I like to tailor my teaching style to my student's needs, so you can progress at your rate, with your kind of music. I can teach pop or classical, whichever you prefer. What's important is your having fun and making progress.

Your goals are my goals. Whether you want to learn to play from music or by ear, it's up to you.

I like to explain the relevance of theory to the music at hand, and how it can help further understanding of the piece, even making it easier and more fun to play.

About Valerie

I like to tailor my teaching style to my student's needs, so you can progress at your rate, with your kind of music. I can teach pop or classical, whichever you prefer. What's important is your having fun and making progress.

*** Specialties ***
Although my favorite is classical music, I'm very happy to work with whatever genre suits you. I also like to include a reasonable amount of theory, if you'd like. I do try to explain the relevance of theory to the music at hand, and how it can help further understanding of the piece, often making it easier and more fun to play.
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Valerie N.

Valerie N.

Biddeford, ME 04005
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Angelika K.

Gorham, ME

About Angelika

Musical Background
My goal as a piano teacher is to help every student understand and learn to appreciate the language of Music. Every student is unique and therefore receives a personalized piano education. No two student learn exactly the same way at precisely the same speed! Therefore treating students as individuals is very important to me. With time students will discover what music means to them personally. The impact and influence of music on people is precious in many different ways. Piano lessons are a lifetime investment and its rewards and benefits will help enrich your life.

I
am a classically trained pianist from Germany, where I acquired a Piano Teaching Certification. Thanks to my wonderful piano teacher who was both a concert pianists and college-level music professor I now can share my love for music with others. I have taken college-level piano classes in music theory and group instruction. Also, to further my education, I am studying various piano pedagogy material in order to be of even better service to my students.

My teaching background consists of four years of experience in teaching not only piano, but also tutoring Math, Latin and German, which greatly contributed to the expansion and deepening of my teaching skills. Most importantly, after moving to the US several years ago, I founded the Musical Moonlight Piano Studio, which is now celebrating its two-year anniversary. Watching a student succeed is the highest reward a teacher can receive and I am looking forward to see you become a member of the studio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Although no lesson is exactly the same and every student is approached differently, the basic structure usually resembles the following:

1. Warm-up fingers by technical exercises
2. Review homework, work through it, correct mistakes, improve performance, etc.
3. Introduce new pieces, new material (e.g. theory)

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Studio Equipment includes (but is not limited to):
- a piano
- metronome
- a variety of music

Before you start piano lessons, you will need to have a functioning piano and an honest desire to learn to play :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
- piano literature
- metronome
- any necessary additional material

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching piano. Although most of my experience is from teaching children and teenagers, adults are most welcome as well. I am fully convinced that it is never too late to start learning how to play an instrument!
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Crystal H. December 28, 2014
German · Online
Verified Student
Very good PowerPoint, stresses proper pronunciation and practice. Highly recommended.
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Kori P. October 30, 2014
Piano · In home
If you want the best, then schedule a lesson with Angelika. I am an adult who wanted to learn more about piano but also in understanding music in general. So far, I have learned many techniques that make quite a difference in the way a piece sounds and in how much enjoyment I (and anyone who may be listening!) get from playing it. Angelika explains things very well and has the patience sometimes needed when learning something new…or in becoming better at it. Go ahead, do it for yourself (or those you love). You will not be disappointed!
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galina Y. March 18, 2014
Piano
piano teacher

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXELLENT PIANO TEACHER???
GIVE ANGELIKA A CALL AND YOU'LL BE VERY GLAD YOU DID. SHE IS A GREAT TEACHER. MY 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER LIKES HER PIANO LESSONS A LOT.
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Angelika K.

Angelika K.

Gorham, ME 04038
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Paul B.

Portland, ME

I've been teaching piano now for 15 years. My goal is for the student to learn to play by feel in addition to reading music. A standard lesson would consist of some playing in books and going over some music theory followed by playing by feel. This would include blues,jazz, and rock grooves. My approach is creative and customized to the prospective student. The student needs to enjoy learning the piano. A happy student is a successful one.

About Paul

I am a musician who has played in many bands. My primary instrument is piano and voice. I also play rhythm guitar. My current group is a "Who" tribute band, performing a complete history of the rock group, The Who. Please check out our website magicbustour.com
I play by ear but also read music. If you are looking for an old school, rigid, teacher who only has students only follow books, then you should look elsewhere. If you want to be able to play or sing with feel and learn music theory with some reading in a comfortable working studio then contact me.

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Petro
f upright piano
- Mackie PA system
- Guild F15 acoustic guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
-Roland Midi 2
- Guild F-15 acoustic guitar

*** Specialties ***
Patient, creative, flexible and fun.
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Tammy Richard June 2, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
The first lesson was great. Paul was patient, knowledgeable, and fun. He met with myself for a lesson and with my Grand Daughter who is 5 years old. She had a good time, and is looking forwarding to our her next lesson.
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Liza H. May 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Paul is patient and encouraging. It's been a fun experience and I'm really glad I signed up with lessons from him!
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Mikey H. March 10, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Simply put Paul just knows how to reach his students and help them reach their potential in finding their voice. He made lessons fun and challenging without putting to much pressure on you. Every lesson I took I felt very comfortable and motivated to learn with his approach. If you want to learn to sing Paul is your guy!!!!
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Paul B.

Paul B.

Portland, ME 04102
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Micah M.

Gorham, ME

About Micah

Hi and welcome to my page! I'll get straight to the point and provide you with a little bit of information about myself:

I'm a professional musician and music educator, by trade, and fluent in Spanish. I'm a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, earning my bachelor's degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in jazz studies, and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earning my master's degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging. I've performed with many well-known artists from around the world, and in many different musical settings, from performing a solo w
ith the Portland Symphony Orchestra at Merrill Auditorium to premiering original jazz compositions in New York City. I love to play the trumpet in all styles. Currently, I teach a number of subjects at the University of Southern Maine, freelance around New England, and write/arrange music for my groups and many others.

In 2011, I traveled to Colombia with a jazz quintet, and loved the experience so much that I decided to learn Spanish. I taught myself some, studying from books, using various programs, and taking language classes at UMass until I had enough fluency to speak with my Colombian friends. After committing to the idea of a daily regimen of "distanced immersion" and speaking only Spanish with native-speakers for hours at a time, I gained a comfortable fluency. Since then, I've returned to Colombia 6 times, each time giving masterclasses and performances. I've also visited Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. Every new experience gives me even more vernacular vocabulary and cultural context.

Music Lessons:

I have a great deal of experience in this field and can provide substantial education for all levels, particularly in the fields of Trumpet, Jazz, Composition/Arranging, and Theory. I also teach beginner guitar and piano lessons. My first objective is to learn about you; what style(s) of music you are interested in, what level you are at, what level you ultimately wish to achieve, and what the best approach method will be. Then, I design each lesson around you, tailoring the subjects and assignments to meet your specific needs, so that you can maximize your potential for success. In addition to musical guidance, I provide my students with a comprehensive understanding of the business of promoting yourself. In today's competitive marketplace, interpersonal and business skills are a crucial part of the tools that each musician needs to ensure that their career will be successful.

Spanish Lessons:

One word: Immersion. I am a recent student of Spanish, learning from scratch. If anybody knows what it feels like to be perplexed by a foreign language and unfamiliar grammar, it's me. So I can help guide you through the early stages of learning a second language by speaking to you exclusively in Spanish, utilizing simple grammar, gestures, and pictures to create strong word associations in your mind. By combining a healthy mix of speaking, listening, and writing, maximum progress can be achieved! And once the ball gets rolling, we will begin using increasingly more complex vocabulary, sentence structure, and concepts, identifying each as we go. Before long, you will have a strong foundation in this beautiful language, which you can use for the rest of your life! It continues to amaze me at how many opportunities there are to speak Spanish, even in our own country! I am so happy that I've become a Spanish speaker, and I hope that you will too!

If you think you might be interested in learning any of the above subjects, please don't hesitate to contact me now!
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Micah M.

Micah M.

Gorham, ME 04038
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Benjamin G.

Sanford, ME

I can teach anything lower than the Royal Conservatory of Toronto's grade rating of 7 (much harder than most piano method book grade levels) without any preparation and have played a handful of diploma level pieces in the "classical" idiom, which are considered the hardest difficulty pieces.
In the jazz idiom, I know many of the exercises of Charlie Banacos as well as an Abersold method. I have studied jazz extensively throughout most of my life and my main influences are Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis.

About Benjamin

I studied jazz performance & classical music at USM and studied jazz piano with Charlie Banacos.
I have been teaching since I was 15 years old through the state's Gifted program and qualified for both gifted in fine arts as well as the general IQ requirement.
I currently have students ranging from the age of 4 to 78 years old, most of which are in the range of 6-17 years old. I have undergone background checks with Tune Town music in Wells, ME. since I started working there 6 years ago.

I have had great success with many students resulting in some deciding on music as a career and going
off to college specifically for piano.

I have had experience teaching people with special needs ranging from autism to ADD, and also sometimes with what I consider great success. (Achieved fundamental music literacy and one such student progressed into the 3rd level John Thompson book after 2 years.)

Currently I teach at Tune Town in Wells, ME. as well as privately in Sanford, ME. And perform in the greater Portland area.
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J M. November 3, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I can't rate Ben with 5 stars because he has been the only teacher my daughter has had. I would recommend Ben. He is great with her, she is learning and enjoying playing the piano. Kudos to Ben!!!
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J M. September 1, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Friendly, knowledgeable instructor. Would recommend him as an instructor
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Benjamin G.

Benjamin G.

Sanford, ME 04073
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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