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Holly T.

18 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks American Sign Language, Spanish
  • B.A. Music Education from Seattle Pacific University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Holly T.

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I have been teaching piano in the Seattle area for close to ten years. I have worked with young beginners to intermediate and some advanced students. My methods are eclectic and I often draw from the Kodaly Method for beginners. I encourage my students to sing along while they play to reinforce learning, accessing multiple neural pathways.

I teach my students to read music and play with feeling and heart. I instill a love of music in my students by creating musical moments in them and expose them to a wide variety of genres and styles. Students will learn basic technique, theory, improvisation, and performance etiquette, all while having fun!

About Holly

I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for over 16 years. Previously employed at The West Side Music Academy in 2003-2006, I realized my passion for individual instruction early in my career. I studied Music Education under D

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Jennifer
Very happy with my lessons. She is an excellent teacher.
Jennifer
Lesson went well. I am very happy.
Tarani
Excellent first lesson. Holly makes piano and voice feel less intimidating. I feel confident and excited for more.
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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaching since 2000
  • AAAS digital/analog audio engineering from Shoreline Comm. College
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Brett R.

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Structured to reading sheet music and ear training. Includes music theory chord progressions and modal types. Time signature and rhythm is heavily taught, as well. Styles can include everything from Classical to Pop, Ragtime to Rock n' Roll!

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT ARE OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments th

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Ben G.

19 Reviews
Kenmore, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Associates of Arts and Sciences from Tacoma Community College
  • Teaching since 2008
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Ben G.

19 Reviews
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I teach pianists up to the advanced level, roughly.

About Ben

I have been teaching French Horn, piano and composition privately for about eleven years, mainly in Snohomish and King counties. I have also coached horn players in local school bands during this time, as well as helping students with learning disabilities. There are many difficulties that studen

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Jennifer H.
Ben is fantastic and is helping me rediscover a lost love in playing the piano. I couldn’t be happier with him as an adult learner.
Lyric & Harmony B.
Ben was kind and reassuring at all times and also very knowledgeable and helpful with the technical help we needed. The kids felt very at ease with the way he gave instruction and I felt very confident that they are going to really learn from him.
Janie J.
Great teacher even with a language barrier.
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Jonathan G.

6 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan G.

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I have taught piano, both privately and as part of "Class Piano" for over twenty years. I teach students at the beginning and intermediate levels.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
Auburn, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, French, German
  • Awarded Encouragement Award from Metropolitan Opera National Council
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
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Here are the core things that I focus on in Piano lessons.

Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing.

Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience.

Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable

About Rachelle

I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective and way to express their feelings through music. I help my students embrace their artistry while learning. I hav

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Thank you for teaching me so well about piano.
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Very easy to navigate the online experience and the "teaching" of the lesson didn't skip a beat.
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Isaac W.

Bothell, WA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from University of Washington
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Isaac W.

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Piano is the basis of western music, the foundation for music theory, and a vital analogy for all other instruments. Every musician and singer benefits from studying piano, and every individual can find satisfaction in creating music from this beautiful instrument.

I emphasize physical relaxation technique, curiosity-driven exploration, and a comprehensive understanding of music through piano performance. It's ridiculously fun, and a challenge at every level. I specialize in ear training and songwriting/arranging, because that's the source of my own delight. Your enthusiasm is the fuel for progress, and I love finding ways to channel your interests into the love of piano.

My 3-camera technique allows you to see what's happening from a variety of angles, translating my actions over Zoom like you're in the room with me. Let's make time to play together.

About Isaac

CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Mercer Island, WA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Mercer Island is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Seriously would recommend Ian to anybody who is looking for a fun , passionate and very laid back teacher. A lot of respect to the work and music . He is very flexible and understanding , I have a very last minute schedule and he always arranged for both of us to be able to meet. Pays a lot of attention to the students goal. In only a few lessons I was able to Understand , notes, chords and why a chord is based a certain why and what not . I know play some of my favorite songs .I never wanted to learn to read music as I thought of it as boring . He is the only teacher that made me want to practice and practice and enjoy breaking down a music sheet . I will continue studying with him . Hope you get to enjoy it as much as I do"
Jean Francois
Took Piano lessons from Ian S.
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"If you're looking for someone with patience for a beginner I highly recommend Rina! She is very talented on an array of instruments! My 7 year old just loves her and is excited to go to their piano lesson."
Anthony
Took Piano lessons from Rina M.
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"Ginni was quick to evaluate where I was having difficulty with the music I am learning. Ginni suggested exercises that will ultimately improve my overall learning.
I really liked Ginni offering the music theory related to the piece I am learning and music scores in general.
Very quick, but valuable lesson."
James
Took Piano lessons from Ginni A.
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"Cheryl- Is a fantastic teacher! She has been teaching my 8 year old piano for over 6 months now and I could not be more pleased. She is very good with kids. He is loving learning and she makes each lesson fun and keeps him motivated. I absolutely recommend her for lessons."
Suzanne Shows
Took Piano lessons from Cheryl (Cher) O.
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"My first lesson was great. Mr. Paul was very patient and judged my skill level before making a lesson plan. Initially I was nervous, because I have never taken lessons before, but that quickly went away. I can definitely tell that he knows his stuff when it comes to teaching. He a great teacher and conversationalist."
Lorenzo
Took Piano lessons from Paul M.
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"Glynis is able to not only quickly assess where a student is at in his or her skill level, but also where that will fit with what the student's goals are for music education. She easily and smoothly integrates both practice and theory into the lesson while incorporating fun at the same time!"
Jenner
Took Piano lessons from Glynis D.
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"Ruthy was awesome! I highly recommend her"
Sheila
Took Piano lessons from Ruthy W.
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"I'm a returning student after 40 years, convinced I no longer knew how to sight read and had no sense of rhythm. Christina selected exactly the right material to start me off with! The perfect combination of keyboard familiarity, progression thru different keys (I, IV, V etc in key of C, B etc), what 'resolved' sounded like, music time (4/4, 6/8), the cues for volume + tone. She tuned up my mind as well as my ear - I couldn't be more thrilled!"
Diane Kramer
Took Piano lessons from Christina E.
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"Jeremiah Brewer is a top notch instructor. He really cares that his students understand the material he uses. He's also the kind of teacher that really invests into each person he mentors. If you're looking to really improve on your craft then Jeremiah is the teacher for you."
Joshua
Took Piano lessons from Jeremiah B.
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"My first lesson and experience with the teacher was impressive. She listened to my goals and adjusted the lesson accordingly. She also seems to be organized and has a system in place."
Yasmina
Took Piano lessons from Hanaa H.
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