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Valerie N. Biddeford, ME

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 *** I specialize in classical music, with a reasonable amount of music theory included. 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.

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 ...

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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
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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.
Brian C. Portland, ME

About Brian

I have been playing guitar for 30 years. I am a state certified K-12 music teacher with over 7 years experience teaching guitar privately and in the classroom. I teach not only children but also adults of any level - beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Students can learn acoustic or electric guitar, and fingerstyle or pick playing. Styles taught include classical, rock and pop, blues, jazz, folk and country. Sight-reading, music theory, and learning by ear are skills all students will develop. "I like Mr. C. because he always cheers me up if I do something wrong on guitar. He helps you through step by step." -- Aaron, age 9 "I would emphasize your patience with me and your ability to simplify coursework." -- Fedja, age 37 "Excellent teacher with lots of patience. Kick-started me

Paul B. Portland, ME

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 *** -Petrof 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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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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Ashley S. January 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is a great teacher--friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about music. He teaches in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Since beginning lessons my voice has improved immensely. Paul is also very flexible and is an all-around superb instructor.
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Joe M. November 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I believe it is difficult for people to take singing lessons because when you sing, you are a little vulnerable or even embarrassed at first. Paul makes the whole experience comfortable right from the start. I also have learned a few things within the first couple lessons already. I would recommend Paul to anyone who is thinking about learning more about their own voice and how to unlock your voice's potential.
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 with 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 ...

Warren M. South Portland, ME

About Warren

Learning to play the piano should be fun. My piano lessons are structured specifically to meet each student's need, according to their musical interests. Improve your skills as I take the lessons to the comfort of your home, whether you live in Portland ME, Westbrook ME, South Portland ME, Gorham ME, or the other neighboring communities. In these lessons you will learn: Proper posture and playing technique to avoid injury How to read and interpret a sheet of music Chords, and how they function in the different scales How to play songs from a recording by ear How to understand the unique elements that separate genres and styles Whether you are interested in learning; pop, gospel, jazz, rock, funk, classical or just some old traditional hymns, I can help you to achieve ...

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