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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH

About Victor

I received my Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2010, studying under Dr. Roberta Gary. I have completed all the coursework for the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance. I will receive the degree in late 2014 or early 2015 after performing one more solo recital.

I began playing the piano at the age of 5, later moving to the organ at 9. I have held a church job since then, working in multiple different denominations and settings. I have a strong background of piano, accompanying, theory, sacred liturgy, and m
usical performance. I enjoy studying and listening to many genres of music as well as performing them. I am very interested in historically informed performance and understanding different techniques as they are related to the composition style of different time periods.

I enjoy working with students of all ages. Regardless of your ability, age, or experience, I will work with you. We can work out a plan for lesson times, intensity of practice and work, and tailor the lesson to the right pace for you.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons tend to be tailored to the needs of individual students. I am not as much a fan of a strict curriculum that I use on each student. For beginners, one can expect to be given method books to get them moving in the right direction. As one advances, we eventually move on to repertoire. I take an approach to lessons that emphasizes total body awareness and high level mental awareness. The most important thing anyone can learn in music is that it isn't just about the right notes; it isn't about the right rhythm. It is about the complete musicianship and the complete awareness needed to truly understand and perform a work of music. In order to make this approach work, my strictness as a teacher varies depending on the level of devotion the student is willing to put forth. After six months with me as a teacher, expect to notice changes in the way you see music and comprehend your technique at the keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to purchase their own music. For beginners with method books, I have these available to the students to purchase from me.

*** Specialties ***
I am very highly trained in performance practices of the Baroque era, especially on the organ. I am also very specialized in body movement and efficient keyboard technique. I also have a lot of experience in the Romantic repertoire of the piano. Lastly, I am also well trained as an accompanist on both the organ and the piano.
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Lisa O. April 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor is an amazing teacher and we have loved working with him for many years now. He taught all 3 of my boys at all different levels and they all progressed very well in piano. He has also served as accompanist for my son who plays the trumpet. I highly recommend Victor as an amazing teacher for all levels who truly wants to help the kids learn.
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Dennis W. March 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Victor is gifted in teaching. I feel that playing the piano and teaching the piano are two separate gifts. Victor is gifted with both abilities. If you are hesitating because your not sure whom you would like to choose, choose Victor you will not be sorry.
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Caroline January 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Victor was great with my five year old daughter. He is very personable and patient. My daughter enjoyed the lesson and is practicing every day!
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Victor K.

Cincinnati, OH 45249
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Kate U.

Mason, OH

About Kate

I started teaching piano lessons privately while I was a student at the University of Texas. My students range from 5 to 14 years old, introductory to intermediate playing levels.

I have an extensive background in music theory including classical piano training, contemporary guitar, years of choir, and personal voice coaching.

I have a special ability to work with young and inexperienced students. I am the perfect teacher for a student that is just being introduced to the world of piano. I am also a great teacher for those students who have a light background but are just starting to be
re-introduced to the piano.
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Sean April 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Our seven year old is easily frustrated and distracted. Kate has been able to keep her on task. Our seven year old has learned much.
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Marty April 17, 2016
Piano · In studio
Kate has been teaching both of my boys (8 and 9) for about 18 months and really does a great job with them. She's very patient, and yet gets on them (in a nice way!) if they don't practice like they should. They have really learned a lot from her and respond well to her instruction. I'd highly recommend her for any young beginners.
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Alicia F. September 25, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We just love kate! She is teaching my 6 year old son, and after 5 lessons he can already play some simple songs and has learned so much. I'm so amazed at how much she has been able to teach him in such a short amount of time! She is fun and professional and my son is crazy about her! She is flexible and dependable and we are very happy with our decision to go with her. We have a younger son who just turned 4 so we opted for the in home teacher so we wouldn't have to figure out how to occupy him or keep him quiet at a conservatory while his big brother had his lesson. It is working out great! Thanks Kate! Looking forward to many more lessons with you :)
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Kate U.

Mason, OH 45040
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B.J. J.

Cincinnati, OH

About B.J.

I hold an MBA in Music Management from the William Paterson University of New Jersey and a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of Louisville, School of Music. I began teaching music directly out of high school with helping out at area marching band camps. I like to encourage my students to develop not only a competency for their instruments, but more importantly a lifelong passion and appreciation for the arts. I've found that each student has varying levels, needs and desires to their individual approach to learning. I emphasize and encourage my students to celebrate the small wins along t
heir own personal journey in the music.
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John September 3, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
I was playing sax for 25-30 years, self taught and had maybe a couple months of formal lessons in total. I was in my mid 40's and a friend introduced me to B.J I started bari sax lessons with him and loved it. I was finally learning the right way. When your doing somethng wrong for 25-30 years, it's hard to correct and break old habits.. B.J. had a tremendous amount of patience with this older student, who was married, three kids and working 60 hours weeks, crazy hours. He was flexible and understanding. Hearing B.J. play inspired me to finally start those lessons. Some players can play but are not as adept at teaching someone else what they know. That is certainly NOT the case with B.J. I know I improved musically and thank him for that!
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Lee September 2, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
BJ is very professional, patient and "in tune" with different learning styles of individuals and finds creative ways to approach the many aspects of music.
I highly recommend Mr. Jansen, for all levels of performance and music theory.
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B.J. J.

Cincinnati, OH 45241
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Ching H.

Cincinnati, OH

About Ching

Ching is a very experienced piano instructor. She has 10 years of teaching experience. She designs the lesson depends on each student’s demand to make sure everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy learning. Her students have achieved top places in national competitions and high levels for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

Ching received her Master Degree of Piano from College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, with full scholarship and a position of teaching and accompany assistant. She also earned her undergraduate degree of Piano Performance and Musi
c Education. Besides, she has won first place in the National Arts Music Competition. Ching immerses herself not only in classical music, but also in opera and theater music. Her performance in Taiwan, Japan, China, and the United States are highly praised.

*** Introduction of Program ***
Ching's Piano Studio provide In-Studio and In-Home Piano Lessons for students of any age. Ching combines Piano instructions with basics of Music Theory. You will learn to read, write and properly interpret music along with studying piano. A variety of different styles such as classical/traditional, rock, jazz, christian, and blues are all available. Piano instruction is offered as a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson. Ching is able to teach in both English and Chinese.

Music is part of life.
Never too early to begin, never too late to start!

***Beginner Program ***
Is your child too young to start learning music, sing and play piano? Am I too old to start learning the piano? Not necessarily! Piano lessons for beginners of all ages will typically focus on a variety of exemplary method books. Ching will use these books to introduce note-reading, music theory, and technique. Don't hesitate to have the first piano lesson.

*** Intermediate and Advanced Program ***
Piano lessons for intermediate advanced students will focus on polishing technique, expanding repertoire, studying theory, and musical refinement. Ching is a talented and qualified conert pianist and piano instructor. She can help you achieve your goals, whether it be preparing for competitions, or for auditions to pursue music at the college level.

***Adult Program***
No matter what is your goal is, Ching will help you achieve them in a encouraging and friendly environment. A variety of different styles such as classical/traditional, rock, jazz, christian, and blues are all available in Ching 's Piano Studio. It is never too late to have your first piano lesson with Ching!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright piano
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Ziqiang February 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is a great piano teacher. Can't wait to get back to class!
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Ethan M. January 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Just had the first piano lessons for our 3 young children with Ching. She was wonderful! The children were eager to show off what they learned after their first lessons. We are looking forward to future lessons with her.
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Tera Fitzer January 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ching is awesome! She encouraged me and challenged me right off the bat. I can see that this will be a dynamic learning experience. I am so excited to learn to play!!
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Ching H.

Ching H.

Cincinnati, OH 45209
(8)
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$25 / 30-min
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Todd T.

Cincinnati, OH

About Todd

About Guitar Lessons With Todd

"Todd is a very gifted and motivated guitarist with an uncommon aptitude for teaching."
Rodney Stucky

"Todd is passionate about teaching, and dedicates himself to this with utmost energy and purpose. He is always extremely successful in producing a high level of achievement with every student." Jeffrey Van

One of the most important duties of a competent instructor is teaching students how to practice. This is just as true for the rank beginner as it is for the advanced student, or even professional. Everyone can learn to play music and play it well if
given competent instruction. Learning to play well is learning about the mind and body, and how to use it to one's potential. As the awareness of the self is refined, not only is the playing improved, but the potential for greatness is elevated. Learning to perform music with security and confidence is fun!
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Eric S. January 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first day!
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Holly January 13, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Todd was great to start from the very beginning with me. I have no experience at all with the guitar but his confidence in his teaching and in me is encouraging.
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Todd T.

Todd T.

Cincinnati, OH 45202
(2)
starting at
$45 / 60-min

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