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Valerie B.

50 Reviews
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  • BS in Music Education, K-12 from West Chester Universtity, West Chester, PA
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Valerie B.

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My approach is fun, simple, and easy to understand. I focus on getting a strong foundation and excellent first experience with music. The child will be given a lesson and theory book to work from, but will also be encouraged to play music they personally like. This keeps the child motivated to play and adds an element of fun! These songs can then be used in our recitals, for auditions, or put in their personal repertoire book.

About Valerie

Hi there! My name is Valerie. I'm a certified music teacher that loves to see a person grow in their love and ability for music. With 20+ years of teaching privately, experience teaching publicly in elementary school music classrooms, enjoying several years as a certified Kindermusik (preschool m

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Matthew
Beyond thrilled after both our boys’ first lessons. Valerie is so gifted with teaching children. Could also easily imagine her relaxed demeanor working well for adult learners, too.
Alexander M.
Valerie is an excellent piano teacher. As an adult, I worked an obvious challenging schedule. She was extremely flexible and I always appreciated it! Valerie is very passionate about teaching piano and she is an incredibly talented and fun teacher! 10/10 would recommend!
Lisa A.
Valerie has been helping our daughter for several months with singing, music theory and piano. A very well-rounded, supportive and upbeat instructor. My daughter looks forward to seeing her every week.
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
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Jordan M.

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Learn piano in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced piano teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, music reading, chords, scales, common practices, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Jeremy P.

11 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Sonoma State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy P.

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Beginning piano lessons will focus on basic musicianship, including note reading, rhythm reading, basic chords and scales, technique, and classical repertoire. More advanced lessons will cover techniques for improvisation.

About Jeremy

I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands around the midwest. In 2004, I transferred f

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Ivy
Aloha! I am a student from Hawaii! Wow, my words are not enough to express how awesome Jeremy is as a teacher. What a wonderful person he is, he is so friendly and patient. It is extremely difficult for me to learn anything but he make it super easy. It’s also really cool that he has an online option so I can learn anywhere. I must say, I am very proud of myself and how much I’ve accomplished through his teachings. I highly recommend Jeremy and you will not regret it! Amazing teacher and I am grateful. Thank you Jeremy and please don’t ever stop teaching! Mahalo!
Michelle C.
Great teacher. Takes time to answer questions Very thorough
Emily
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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Voice performance, music theory and piano from Queens college, University of North Texas
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Asuka U.

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Trained at perfect pitch course at YAMAHA institute in Japan. Many competition experiences. A winner of Electric Piano Competition at YAMAHA Electric Piano Festival.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ‚Äč“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
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Dan B.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
  • Teaching since 1997
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Dan B.

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All styles and levels, from Twinkle to Toccata and from Beethoven to Blues and beyond.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
Susan B.
Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.
Nicola H.
Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1981
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Farobag C.

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Suzuki pedagogy employed for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"We are very pleased with Evan and how quickly our daughter is progressing. He’s very patient and easy to work with. Highly recommend!"
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Took Piano lessons from Evan P.
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"Andrew is very knowledgable about the piano, and is quite engaging to work with. He is creative about finding songs that I like to work on."
Kim
Took Piano lessons from Andrew P.
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"My 8 year old daughter started taking piano lessons from Nicole a few months ago. Nicole is such a caring and inspiring teacher. My daughter loves to go to piano lessons and adores Nicole. It's so great to see how much she loves taking piano lessons and how much she has learned in such a short time!"
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Took Piano lessons from Nicole O.
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"Our first session with Sean went very well. My kids are looking forward to the next session!"
Christian
Took Piano lessons from Sean L.
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"Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone."
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Took Piano lessons from Jenny J.
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"Milton is very friendly and fun. My son enjoys learning piano with him because he is extremely patient and he shows that he loves teaching piano."
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Took Piano lessons from Milton J.
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"Gfire pushes you, from the beginning, to do things the right way and I like that. She is better than the previous piano teacher I had...."
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"Esther has taught both piano and guitar to my two sons during the past five years. She is wonderful! Esther individualizes her teaching to each child in a way that reaches the child's playing ability to amazing level. I can highly recommend Esther to anyone seeking a highly skilled music tutor."
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Piano Lessons Near You

The piano is unique in the sense that it can play the melody of a song and its accompaniment simultaneously. The standard piano can play 88 different notes, and since it produces the widest range of tones out of all musical instruments, it’s no wonder millions of people choose to learn piano in the US alone.

The piano is a versatile instrument that makes it exciting for musicians of all ages to learn. Maybe you want to see your child master Mozart’s most famous pieces, or perhaps you’re looking to brush up on your jazz piano skills. Whatever it is you’re interested in, our private piano lessons can help. Here at TakeLessons, we pride ourselves on offering piano lessons to students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Read on to find out how you can find a piano tutor near

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Beginner Piano Lessons for Kids

You’ve probably heard the saying, “kids are like sponges.” Well, there does seem to be some truth to it, as children tend to absorb information and pick up on skills far quicker than adults. Because of this, it’s a good idea to get your child interested in music as soon as possible. The sooner they get involved, the sooner they will understand it.

But that’s not the only reason you should look into piano lessons for kids near you. You see, science has good news for you. A 2018 study suggests that piano practice can help young children better process language. Hearing different pitches and tones helped participants in the study parse spoken words.

Additionally, a study titled “The Effects of Musical Training on Structural Brain Development” showed increased brain matter in children after 15 months of piano instruction. Piano lessons helped improve their motor skills, cognitive performance, and listening skills.

Not to mention, playing the piano opens up opportunities for children to engage with other musicians and build their confidence. Maybe your little one will show interest in joining a band or trying out for a talent show! The possibilities are endless when kids start their musical journeys early on in life.

Private Piano Lessons for Adults

Learning to play the piano isn’t just good for kids. Adults can benefit from daily practice, too. Studies show that piano classes for adults can help build patience, discipline, and concentration skills, which are all beneficial in other parts of life. A study by the University of Kansas Medical Center shows that practicing an instrument can even slow down the aging process. The study of adults ranging from ages 60 to 83 revealed that those who played music regularly had better memory and cognitive flexibility.

So even if you’ve never played an instrument before, it’s never too late to start. With a few years of private piano lessons under your belt, the opportunities are endless. You can start a band with friends, perform at local venues, further your training at the university level, teach other aspiring players, or pursue a career as a professional pianist. Who knows? You might even be the next Mozart in training!

Topics You’ll Learn in Piano Lessons for Adults & Kids

It's no surprise that students learn faster when taking one-on-one piano lessons. It simply cannot be compared to watching video tutorials on YouTube. Personalized lessons provide students with the attention and feedback they need to become great pianists.

When working with a TakeLessons piano teacher, lessons are always tailored to your individual needs. For example, perhaps you’re already familiar with the basic foundations of the piano and are interested in challenging yourself with more difficult music. Alternatively, you might be looking to get involved in a certain genre of music like classical or rock. Whatever your goals are, your piano teacher will customize your lesson plans to accommodate your interests.

And perhaps one of the best parts about taking piano lessons is that your piano tutor is entirely dedicated to your success. You will receive their undivided attention and the tools you need to master this instrument in no time.

Sample Curriculum for Piano Lessons for Beginners

You’ll likely cover the following topics in piano lessons for beginners:

  • Proper piano posture and finger placement
  • An introduction to music theory
  • Basic notes and rhythm
  • Ear training
  • How to play simple melodies

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Piano Lessons

Here are some of the topics you might study at this level.

  • How to play scales and chords
  • Reading chord charts
  • Reading more advanced music
  • Using both hands at the piano
  • Combining melodies and chords

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Piano Lessons

As an advanced piano student, you’ll learn about:

  • The circle of fifths
  • Piano modes
  • How to play with greater speed and accuracy
  • Advanced techniques from different musical genres
  • Performance and audition prep

It’s important to remember that lesson topics will also vary depending on your age. If you’re signing up your toddler for kids piano lessons, keep in mind that their instructor will likely start out very slow, and progression may take longer than expected as their dexterity continues to develop.

How long will it take to learn piano? This depends on how often the student is able to practice, as well as the frequency of lessons. However, a dedicated student who practices daily will typically take at least 3 years to reach a more advanced level of playing.

Finding Piano Tutor Near You

We make it easy to find a private piano teacher near you when you sign up for piano lessons with us. A quick look at our piano teachers’ diverse array of experience, accolades, and reviews from current students will help you make your choice. We also strive to make your piano lessons as convenient as possible. Have a unique schedule or prefer to learn online? Our piano tutors and lessons are flexible and can easily accommodate your needs with our in-person and online sessions.

There’s never been a better time to take piano lessons near you! Sign up with us today, and be sure to take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all new students on their first lessons.

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