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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2001
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Vasiliy M.

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I teach general piano lessons since 2010.With every new student our mutual journey into the world of music begins from the very basic stage; we begin with discussing student's proper sitting position at the instrument,basic introduction sessions on the general buildup of the instrument, its keyboard layout, and proceed, gradually, to the notation symbols on the music staff introduction to the student. Through the diligent preliminary talk we will discuss various aspects of interest that my students have developed in relation to playing piano, so we could plan and design our future lessons according to an initial discussion. My job and responsibility will be to make an intelligent assessment of my students' natural abilities for the given subject of study, to create vigorous learning atmosphere during our meetings, and to give my students professional instructions to the best of my humble abilities, for the benefits of their musical , aesthetic, and personal development. I will ...

About Vasiliy

Hello, I am Vasiliy M, Boston University School of Music Alumnus (DMA in Composition). We dwell in Boston since Fall 2002; before that time , we lived in New York, where I studied Composition at Mannes College, The New School For Music. I received both BM, and MM degrees from Mannes in 199

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Peter T.
Vasiliy is an excellent teacher and a very pleasant and knowledgeable person .
I had a fine session..
Brianna
Mr. Vasiliy Medved is the kindest, warmest and most understanding piano teacher! All of my children adore him as do my husband and myself. I am so happy we found him!
Nika
Vasiliy is very good with our 5yo daughter. He is patient and kind with her, while giving her a strong foundation of technique.
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Stephen B.

5 Reviews
Newton Highlands, MA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen B.

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Hello,
I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring.
I teach Piano, Analysis of scores, Film Scoring, Ear Training, Conducting and Photography.

I provide a fun and enjoyable class for students of all ages.

Styles I teach include: Film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, basic composition, posture, emotion, etc.)
30 minute classes are online only.

About Stephen

Hello, I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. I teach Piano, Analysis of scores, Film Scoring, Ear Training, Conducting and Photography. I provide a fun and enjoyable class for students of all ages. Styles I teach include: Film scores,

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Jake
Stephen's a great instructor both from a technical and personable perspective.

He's got a cornucopia of musical knowledge that's evident from how speaks to how he teaches. If you like any film score, chances are he knows how to play it.

Speaking as a beginner, I can say he's been very patient and knows a bunch of exercises and books to learn everything thing from theory to practical pieces to finger exercises.

He provides constructive guidance on what you're doing wrong, and I'm happy to see myself improve under his tutorage. (oh and if you're a sci-fi fan, you'll have a lot in common with him)
Saelle D.
Great ., very nice person
Rahul
Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen D.

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Piano:
A great instrument to learn if a basic and well laid out instrument suits you best. The notes are easy to find and with my method it will be easy to learn so you will playing songs in no time. I always start from the very beginning and only move on when the student feels confident about the lesson. Learning to play piano is a lot of fun and very rewarding. I will teach you the basics of finger technique, notes, music notation, reading music, rhythms, songs, theory, etc. Piano and all instruments will bring much joy to your life.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Jeremy H.

Chelsea, MA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Doctorate Molecular Biology Cell Biology and Biochemistry from Boston University
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jeremy H.

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I am a husband, father, biocellular chemist, musician/recording artist, teacher, and performer in various genre. Piano was my first learned instrument (~30 years playing experience). Teaching music supplements all that is natural, perfect and me. I look forward to helping students learn technique and build confidence for when they may decide to perform or produce new music.

My standard teaching session aims directly at the common essentials of music and provides a combination of 1) chord and scale training, 2) an emphasis on contrasting rhythms and dynamics that give rise to genre and most common-day song structure, and 3) teaching students to play new songs (the student can request songs they would like to learn; I have demo materials and recommendations to assist). Using this trifecta approach, I have successfully taught learners with a broad variance of prior knowledge and aspiration to accomplish their goals. Together, my methods ensure that each student receives translatable

About Jeremy

I am a passionate musician since I have been learning and performing in varying capacities since early childhood. I first learned to sing and be involved with music from church. Naturally, I struggled with seeing meaning or purpose of formal training from my earliest and limited opportunities. Ho

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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Awarded Max Winkler Music Scholarship from Belwin Mills Music Publishing
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Jimi Z.

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Learn Pop and Rock Piano in cutting edge approach learning chords, melody, reading. Lots of Jamming to live music is encouraged.

About Jimi

*****SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19 FOR NEW STUDENTS WANTING TO STUDY IN PERSON AT THE ASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS MUSIC STUDIO: We are excited to announce the return of in person lessons for those students wanting them. Because of the evolving changes that the Corona Virus gives us progressively

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Rakeen
Some people might fare better with this instructor. More chatting than instructing. Usually telling stories trying to sell himself and talk about how great he is. Delusional ideas about your relationship. Accusatory. Takes things personally. Burns bridges. Claims to be a vocal therapist but doesn't do any vocal therapy. Can provide bad advice and medical information.
Jim
This was my first piano lesson in 50 years. It was everything I hoped it would be... intellectual, fun, relaxed... and it filled me with hope that I could finally make something out of a musical instrument I left in the dust so many years ago. Jimi is wonderful to talk with and work with. This was beyond my expectations.
Dan G.
I’m 80 years old and play sax in a Senior band. I signed up for several lessons with Jimi Z. to improve my tone and breathing. I think Jimi did a great job with me, and I recommend Jimi for sax lessons. Dan Ginsberg
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Ray T.

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Franklin, MA
Starting at $38
  • BA Film Scoring and Synthesis from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ray T.

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I've been playing piano since I was 5 years old. I've been playing professionally since I was 16 and can cover many styles of music. Berklee College of Music graduate.
I really love teaching and try to incorporate new techniques and technologies into my lesson. It comes down to getting to know you and making the lessons relevant to you.

About Ray

I've been a professional keyboard player for over 30 years. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, I'm able to teach music from many different perspectives. I like to get to know my students and tailor their lesson to their interests and goals. I can competently teach Pop, Jazz, Classical, Ear T

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Alisa
Mr. Tarantola has taught my three kids to play piano and to read music. Their confidence in their music abilities has grown over the years as they continue to learn. The skills they learned with Mr. Tarantola has helped them in school music, band and in learning new instruments such as drum set and clarinet. Mr. Tarantola has the ability and personality to teach all ages including new beginners such as I - who began lessons in my 40's. Highly recommend!

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"Troy is an outstanding teacher with a passion for music that translates through his teaching.

I have been working with Troy for about 4 months now and I have been making progress at an incredible speed. He is very meticulous in his teachings in the best way and he doesn't let you get away with technical errors without correcting them. He is truly passionate about music and teaching it and will go to any length for his student as long as they are willing to do the same. He always has great insight to the pieces you learn, even at the beginner level, so you don't just learn how to play a song, but you learn where it came from and what it may have been intended for. He doesn't just teach you what keys to play and when, but he constantly encourages you to bring emotion and character to your playing as well, which can be difficult to do with beginner pieces but somehow he had me playing the simplest of songs with feelings and style behind them. He is very patient with his students and constantly encouraging and uplifting. He will not let a lesson go by without giving you positive feedback, even if you come to a lesson completely unprepared because you haven't practiced since you last saw him.

I would highly recommend Troy to anyone that is interested in learning music the right way. He is a quality music professional and will do everything in his power to give you the best education you can receive.

(Note: The only reason I rated teaching environment "Good" instead of "Excellent" is because he has cats so if you have allergies, it might not be the best fit for you.)"
Andrea
Took Piano lessons from Troy W.
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"Updating my previous review. After 5 sessions, Randy has been able to give me the exact kind of tips and techniques I was hoping for from a teacher; with much more to come I'm sure. For several decades I had neglected any music skills I may have had as a child - even steering clear of a piano or keyboard for fear of someone asking me to sit down and play. I'm confident those fears are waning and will be gone in short order under Randy's lead."
Dennis
Took Piano lessons from Randy L.
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"Great instructor. Always a pleasure to go to class."
Brian
Took Piano lessons from Rob S.
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"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!"
Alexander
Took Piano lessons from Valerie B.
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"Most I've learned sitting at the piano in one day. Loved it!"
Ronald
Took Piano lessons from Wes C.
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"Zach has been great with my daughter!"
Megan Smith
Took Piano lessons from Zack D.
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"My 6 year-old daughter had her first piano lesson with Jill and loved it! She is so kind and made the learning experience really fun."
Samantha
Took Piano lessons from Jill Z.
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"Karen is very knowledgeable and understanding with a young student!!"
Elaina
Took Piano lessons from Karen A M.
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"An inspirational and positive teacher

I have known Fawn since I was 6 years old. She came in replacing my other piano teacher who was very mean. I was Fawn her until age 19. She had me playing high level classical concerto pieces with in 4 years, with me being able to read and do them on my own. My family and I adore her. She is a wonderful, compassionate and inspiring person. She not only taught me piano, but songwriting on guitar and piano and gave me voice lessons-I even went into her recording studio and recorded the songs I wrote, that was a lot of fun! She also gave my father voice lessons. We all enjoyed her and considered her part of our family and still do, even though none of us take lessons any more. I have started teaching piano privately while going through college. Fawn taught me how to do that and how to be a good teacher. I admire her very much. She was part of my Bat Mitzvah and one of the people I chose to light a candle. I was thrilled when she was on the Billboard charts with Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey. She works harder than any one I know.

Today, I enjoy piano, voice and songwriting because of this wonderful person. She is so easy to talk to, always positive and is very thorough with music theory, sight reading and playing. She, herself has one of the most heartfelt touches on the piano that I have ever heard. I HIGHLY recommend her as a music coach. You will never regret taking lessons with Fawn."
annie
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Shannon tailors her teaching approach and lessons to the student. I am an older student who had limited music knowledge. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience that is fulfilling a deferred and delayed childhood experience!"
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Took Piano lessons from Shannon S.
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