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Strong instrumental playing begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music and the simple act of making a sound from the instrument. Students learn to play music by ear first, and are later introduced to music notation. More advanced lessons emphasize sight-reading, expression, and improvisation.

Thomas has studied piano for 15 years, and continues to play regularly. His education has included courses specifically on musical instruction methodologies, and he has been trained as a pianist at the collegiate level.

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Piano, woodwinds, trumpet, composition
Chords, sight-reading, theory, jazz, classical, and pop

No one ever regrets learning an instrument… yet many grow old wishing they had taken music lessons! A talent they’ll be able to develop their entire life, your children will thank you for giving them the chance to learn music. And bonus points for you: after just a couple years, you’ll have free entertainment every Christmas!

Or maybe YOU’RE the one that wishes to learn! It is never too late to begin learning an instrument. Everybody has the ability, and if you’re determined and interested, there’s nothing stopping us from achieving this very special goal. (Interested in learning to compose? Scroll to the bottom to learn more.)

Everybody learns differently, and everybody likes different things. Whether it’s improvising or singing alon
gside a song you love or reading through a classical concerto, I’ll help prepare you or your child to tackle a wide variety of styles, without missing out on any of the basics that turn good players into phenomenal musicians. We all know it’s not about being the best. It’s about having fun, and playing music well is definitely fun. Music lessons include:

1. Building a really strong foundation so it's easy to interpret or understand any part, and to play it with the right amount of practice.

2. Learning to sight-read music, so you can play it well as soon as possible.

3. Learning how to improvise (make-up) music, learn music by ear, and to understand and create chords, which lets you play music in different ways.

4. Play different styles from classical to jazz to popular music.

5. Learning how to practice efficiently so you can learn music as fast as possible.

6. Composing our own original music.

Practice makes perfect! Learning an instrument helps build self-confidence and discipline. If your child’s bored, distracted, or just needs a constructive hobby, music is a great place to get them interested in something that will help them feel better about themselves, and the effects will be felt across everything else they do, through better studying habits to a more patient, diligent work ethic.

It’s also relaxing! Stressed about work? Need an escape? Everybody has the power to learn an instrument. Seriously, there’s no such thing as “talent.” Just start lessons and get practicing! It really is that simple, and I’ll guide you through every step of the way.

I have a diverse background teaching students of all ages, from 3-year-olds to retirees alike, customizing what we learn to the individual student. We’ll learn how to read music just as easily as you read words; improvise and compose music of our own; and feel good playing any style: classical, jazz, rock, and all. My experience as a working musician in films, musical theater, and pop music, as well as classical concert music, allows me to appreciate and teach styles that many other instructors overlook, and I know full well that learning an instrument is not about becoming a professional; it’s about being able to connect to others or oneself through music… and also to just have fun! There’s no need to learn music we don’t like! It’s not about stuffing Beethoven into your kids’ ears… we just want to make music, be that Beethoven or Billy Joel.

Learning an instrument is one of those few skills that will genuinely last you your whole life. I don’t want to sugarcoat it: it takes time to learn an instrument. It takes practice, and sometimes it’s frustrating. But the results are well worth it.

Now get out there and make some music! But start by signing up for lessons. I can’t wait to get started!

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“What’s that chord?” “Why does all my music sound the same?” “How do I fix this voicing?” “I just can’t get it out of my head!” …sound familiar? You’ve probably hit a rut. Or maybe you’re just starting out. Either way, you want your music to sound new, exciting, and to come out exactly how you hear it in your head. Yes… you CAN learn to compose music, you CAN learn to be more creative, and you CAN learn to share your sound with the world.

Film music, classical, jazz… whatever your interest, all music comes from the same place, and by learning a handful of basic concepts, you can apply these to whatever style you’re trying to write. Learning to emulate another musician involves knowing what they’re doing. Learning to create a groundbreaking sound requires that you know what’s already been done, and how to achieve it. Step by step, we’ll work our way there.

We’ll learn how to write cool, interesting chord progressions, how to write beautiful melodies, and how to voice chords. We’ll learn how to control the mood of our music, from making it sound relaxed to adding tension wherever we want. Maybe you’re trying to write for an orchestra, or just a small band. By learning the basics, you can then easily break away from what’s been done and come up with something truly new… the goal of any aspiring composer!
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Sylvie K. May 8, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Thomas was very patient
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Brendan January 14, 2018
· Piano · Online
Thomas is a great piano teacher who is incredibly professional, patient and helpful. He is fantastic at noticing deficiencies in your playing and is able to get you to fix them without ever being overbearing or too harsh. He's incredibly patient, knowledgeable and incredibly flexible in his schedule. There were times when I had to change my lesson times and he always made sure to find time for us to get our lesson in. Thomas offers the best lessons for the best price! Whether you're a casual player or looking to help improve your chops, Thomas should be your first choice.
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Kathrin January 12, 2018
· Flute · Online
I've just picked up flute after (literally) 50 years and been taking lessons with Thomas for several months. Lessons are enjoyable, and Thomas has taken great pains to gear them toward my goals for learning. Every lesson includes technique, musicality, and theory, with the theory taught through practical application rather than just as an abstraction. He also gives me guidance on how to practice, which was one of my key goals for taking lessons. I was concerned about whether I could find someone who understood how to teach adults - and am very pleased that I succeeded!
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About Sandra M.

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Miami Beach, FL
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Lessons are structured according to the level and age of the student. I believe that teacher's approach must be flexible and according to the student's need, their personal goals and development.
Apart from introduction and building of pianistical skills and musical understanding - theory and ear training, sight reading, I also try to introduce repertoire from different epoques and genres which helps student broaden their knowledge.

About Sandra
I have been teaching piano and theory since year 2000. Apart from teaching privately, I served in music elementary, middle and high schools in Belgrade. Residing in Miami from June 2015, I served in Miami Fine Arts Academy, Music Works and Allegro.
Bachelor Degree in Piano from Belgrade University of Arts in 1997 and Master of Music in 2003.
Piano Performance Diploma Program from Longy School of Music, Massachusetts in 2002.
I am passionate about teaching and helping my students achieve their goals, whether they are at beginning or advanced level. My methods are flexible and am always looking for a fresh approach from which the student can benefit the most.
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Atilla E. March 22, 2018
· Piano · In home
My daughter loves Sandra. She is a great piano teacher.
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Alita E. December 7, 2017
· Piano · In home
Very nice person. Good instructor. Very enthusiastic. Showed up on time.
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Alexandra April 24, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great first lesson for our daughter. Looking forward to many more.
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About Amelia H.

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Lemont, IL

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I teach functional piano skills.
-Two octaves , 24 keys
-Arpeggios, 24 keys
-Chord progressions
-Beginner-Intermediate repertoire

About Amelia
Find your voice, nail that audition and learn techniques that will help you become the best performer you can be! Gain all of these skills in a relaxed, judgement-free zone. Let’s sing!

I studied Vocal Performance and Choral Music at Northern Illinois University ('18), I am active in Chicagoland area as a church cantor and teacher. I am also a freelance performing artist, writing songs on the piano, playing various venues across the Chicagoland area.
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James E. January 19, 2018
· Voice Acting · In studio
Throughout each lesson, I learned something new about myself. She was very patient, informative, and always had good things to say about you and your acting/voice skills. She helped awaken my creative theatre mind again and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend taking her if you want a good experience in learning or enhancing your acting/voice skills!
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Jennifer R. November 21, 2017
· Audition Prep · In studio
My daughter, Jadelynn took lessons with Amelia to help her get ready for an audition with AMDA. Amelia was professional and extremely helpful. Jadelynn was very confidant after the prep classes and felt that her audition went very well. So it did, we just got the call that she was accepted and awarded two scholarships.
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About Gary K.

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Rochester, NY
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Whether you are a parent looking for piano lessons for your child/children, or an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am fully committed to helping you achieve your goals at the piano, no matter what they are. I have been teaching since 2008 and have extensively experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. Many of my students have studied with me for years and have consistently participated in various talent shows, festivals, and competitions.

About Gary
Hello! My name is Gary. I have been teaching piano since 2008 and am looking to expand my studio outside of my current locale, where I teach around 40 students. I received my Master of Music degree in Performance and Literation at the Eastman School of Music, and my Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music at the same school.

For parents researching piano lessons for your child / children, please know that the beginning stages of learning are crucial to cultivating good habits and fundamentals down the road. I am fully committed to making sure that your child do just that. Parental involvement is not only welcomed but strongly encouraged - feel free to sit in on your child's lessons!

If you are an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am a very detail-oriented teacher, and will patiently answer whatever questions you might have
. I understand full well that adult students have many other obligations, and I am happy to work around them as long as you are willing to learn.
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Margaret B. April 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
G.ary makes me feel very comfortable playing and makes me feel I will be able to accomplish my goals.
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Christian D. February 2, 2017
· Piano · Online
I have known Gary for a while now, but only recently started taking lessons with him. He is very helpful and professional for every lesson. He answers all my questions and has suggested materials for me to practice in order to improve my playing. I have already learned a lot from the few lessons we have had. I enjoy our lessons and look forward to our next one!
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About Lia M.

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Philadelphia, PA
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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!

About Lia
I'm a touring vocalist, piano player, and songwriter with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, and am currently teaching both beginner and intermediate students. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun.

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), tour occasionally, 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 10 miles of me), or online. I can easily accommodate to teach in my own home as well. I work with singers, piano players, & songwriters of all different ages, with a variety of musical goals.
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Tony August 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 July 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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Hello, and thank you for taking time to view my profile. My name is Michael, and I am a classically trained pianist currently studying English and Music at UNC Chapel Hill. I have taught piano lessons since my sophomore year of high school. I studied under a Juilliard trained professor from the ages of 12-18. I specialize in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

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Hello, and thank you for taking time to view my profile. My name is Michael, and I am a classically trained pianist currently studying English and Music at UNC Chapel Hill. I have taught piano lessons since my sophomore year of high school. I studied under a Juilliard trained professor from the ages of 12-18. I write music and poetry, and working to get both published. I love working with children, and believe that the key is inspiring passion and lighting the spark that will lead them to become the very best pianist they can be.
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About Betsy P.

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Glen Allen, VA

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Hi! I first started taking piano lessons when I was 5. I've always loved music, even at a very young age. I have a B.A. in Music Performance, 6 years of teaching experience, and nearly 30 years of playing practice. And I love teaching piano! I've taught students of all ages (beginning preschoolers, advanced high schoolers, and everything in between). Most of my students play a mixture of lesson books, classical pieces, and radio hits, and enjoy performing their pieces at our recitals.

About Betsy
I started playing the piano when I was 5 and competed in piano competitions for many years growing up. I continued with lessons through high school and majored in music in college. I taught piano for about six years in Virginia Beach, through 2 music studios and on my own, and recently moved to the Glen Allen area. The majority of my students were in elementary and middle school. I have also taught high school students, adults, and preschoolers.

Because I like to play all sorts of music, I teach it all, too. I'm classically trained, but I've taught pop songs, rock ballads, Bach, Debussy, Chopin, you name it! Depending on the student's individual needs and wishes, I can teach Faber & Faber, Alfred, Wunderkeys, and supplement with popular songs, technique, theory books, and everything else! I've had students who want to work more on cho
rds to play along with church groups, holiday songs for parties, and those who just want to learn their favorite songs on the radio. My students have performed recitals at churches, the mall, and retirement homes.

I have all of the books and skill needed to teach piano, and I hope you're excited to get started. I try to make sure that we have fun in lessons while learning new skills and pieces. Let me know if you have any questions!

"Ms. Betsy provided superb, structured piano instruction to my daughter, who was initially, less than enthusiastic about learning to play the piano. With Ms. Betsy’s patient and persistent encouragement, Elena learned the foundations of music theory and how to apply the principles of musicianship. In addition, Ms. Betsy coordinated opportunities that included a duet I played with my daughter. I would recommend Ms. Betsy to anyone searching for a dedicated, caring and qualified piano teacher."
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Kristen August 29, 2018
· Piano · In home
Betsy taught piano to both of my daughters starting at ages 3 and 4 for several years. We LOVED Ms. Betsy! She was patient, firm, and thorough. She worked with them to build confidence and provided opportunity for them to perform in front of groups. Moreover, they had FUN during lessons and developed a real love for the piano. My daughters' musical abilities now with piano and other instruments are certainly due to the foundations she built with them. Thank you, Ms. Betsy!!
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About Rachel W.

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Richmond, VA
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I have been giving lessons since 2006, and I have seen music enrich the lives of many in countless ways. Whether you are looking for a new hobbie, a new passion, or for something to keep your kids engaged and busy, learning an instrument has endless benefits both long term and short.
I will make a personalized lesson plan based on 2 big questions: why do you want to take lessons? Where do you want to be at the end of it?
Lets go from there.

About Rachel
I have been playing the piano and the trombone since childhood. Growing up in a musical family, music has always played a big part in my life. I was active in school bands in addition to taking private lessons throughout grade school. In high school I was a member of Tri-M (a musical honor society), qualified for district band through audition, and was ranked in the top 10% of trombone players in the state of Virginia. Throughout my education I developed a working knowledge of brass instruments, music theory, a variety of playing styles, and much more.

After high school, I pursued and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, while continuing my musical career, playing in bands offered by the school as well as in the Richmond area. I am currently active with the ACCA Temple Shiners in their German band
, The Sauerkrauts, 100% of whose proceeds go to benefit children in Shriner-owned hospitals.

I have been giving private lessons since 2006, and have a deep passion for musical education. I feel learning to play an instrument enriches life in a way few other things can.
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Robin September 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Rachel was patient and had a great sense of humor! It immediately put me at ease. Would definitely recommend!
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Malcolm August 31, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Rachel was very kind and helpful. I just started learning, and she was patient with me despite this. Would highly recommend for a beginner.
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Mark August 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Rachel is patient and kind. Great tutor!
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Richmond, VA 23220
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About Anastasia G.

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Hello everyone!
My name is Anastasia, and here is a little information about myself.
I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Moscow Musical College. Following college, I enrolled at Russian State University for Humanities and received Master's Degree in European Cultural Theory and History. I have been teaching piano since 1993 (as private instructor), and been working as a journalist and editor (for Russian magazines) for more than 10 years.
I moved to Richmond about 7 years ago, and looking forward to meet my new students (and friends!). My lessons are designed to meet specific needs of each student.

About Anastasia
Hello everyone!
My name is Anastasia, and here is a little information about myself.

I received my Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Moscow Musical College. Following college, I enrolled at Russian State University for Humanities and received Master's Degree in European Cultural Theory and History. I have been teaching piano since 1993 (as private instructor), and been working as a journalist and editor (for Russian magazines) for more than 10 years.
I moved to Richmond about 7 years ago, and looking forward to meet my new students (and friends!). My lessons are designed to meet specific needs of each student.
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Richmond, VA 23236
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