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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Vasiliy M.

34 Reviews
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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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

I worked at Piano Playtime where I taught twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults. In the past, I scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the

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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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Ian B.

24 Reviews
Boston, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Nominated for Best Blues Band (as member of Sugaray Rayford Band) from 41st Blues Music Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ian B.

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Piano is a fun instrument to play for all ages and can easily fit into any style of music. In my piano lessons, you can expect to learn songs, healthy technique, sightreading, and ear training. For online students, my technology set up allows you to view the keys I press on my keyboard in real time, so you'll have a visual guide. Please use the "Ask a Question" feature or book lessons to get started. Looking forward to working with you!

About Ian

Hi, my name is Ian and I offer online musicians lessons to people of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. I have been performing and teaching for over 10 years, and am passionate about sharing the joy of music with others! I hold a Masters degree from New England Conservatory and have performed wi

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Jing Q.
My son is in 10th grade and has been studying Saxophone with Ian for almost 4 years. Ian is great on teaching, nice to student, always responsive to questions. Highly recommended.
Yuka O.
Me and my 12-year-old son started saxophone two years ago together. Ian had a great guide to us who had never played the instrument. My growth is slow due to age issues, (of course satisfied) but my son's growth was great. My son now has a great deal of confidence as a jazz player, and he was able to work on other things positively too. We met Ian then became more into music and jazz. He is patient and will tell you until we can do. Ian is mainly jazz, but he is also very familiar with brass band and classical saxophone too. He is a working musician who do live performance, gig, and compose in various places. He loves music from the heart, his solo is so beatuiful. Ian's lessons has changed our life. We really grateful for giving us his time.
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Kristin M.

34 Reviews
Wellesley Hills, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded YOUNG ARTIST from MTNA
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Kristin M.

34 Reviews
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We will focus on fundamentals, and have fun in the process!

About Kristin

Private Music Lessons and Music Therapy: Piano, Flute, Adaptive lessons, Music therapy Drake University: B.M. Music Education and Performance Saint Mary of the Woods College: MT-BC Music Therapy Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor My greatest joy is in sharing what I've learned, and

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Greta W.
Both my daughters (ages 6 and 8) are taking piano lessons with Kristin. She is a great teacher: patient, encouraging, listens to the kids, and makes sure they enjoy the lessons. We hope to have lessons with her for the long run and highly recommend her for a positive music experience.
Meredith
Kristin was such a wonderful teacher for our young daughter, Margaret! We had to move out-of-state and are struggling to find someone who can fill Kristin's shoes!
Anna W.
My daughter loves going to her. She is in tune with a pace that works well for my daughter.
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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
Ashland, MA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jimi Z.

17 Reviews
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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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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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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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"Michael is an engaging instructor with an ability to break down difficult concepts into understandable examples and explanations. I studied piano as a child and wanted to relearn as an adult, so while my foundation didn’t perfectly fit either a beginner or intermediate skill level, Michael readily adapted his pedagogy to it and helped me identify areas for improvement. I highly recommend him for students of any musical background or skill level."
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"Maggie has been great. My 5-yr old daughter is very high energy, and I was skeptical that anyone would be able to administer 30 mins of piano lessons to her, but Maggie has easily done so since day one. She's very encouraging and teaches through positive reinforcement. She's very efficient with the time. She packs a lot into a 30 minute lesson. She's punctual, and she was very flexible when I saw how much my daughter was enjoying the lessons and I wanted to increase their frequency. I highly recommend Maggie."
Thomas
Took Piano lessons from Maggie Z.
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"Lessons with Christine helped me to find my voice. Breathing and voice placement are now my best friends. Thank you for your patience, Christine!"
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Took Piano lessons from Christine G.
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"Mrs. Bonnie is a wonderful Pianist and teacher. Her methods of teaching has allowed my child with short term memory deficit and ADHD be successful in her goal to play the piano. She is very passionate about her teaching, and it shows in each lesson. As a beginner in piano, she has been able to keep her interest by helping her play songs that she likes and listens to on the radio. This means a lot to my daughter. If you are looking for a piano teacher I highly recommend Mrs. Bonnie."
Pennie
Took Piano lessons from Bonnie P.
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Suzan is an excellent teacher with vast experience. She is always positive and willing to go at a pace that is comfortable for me, while encouraging me to stretch! Thank you so much, Suzan!"
Michele
Took Piano lessons from Suzan G.
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"My girl was 3 years old when she started taking lessons with Zarina, the lessons included introducing the different notes and rhythms , through stories and a full body movement that was perfect for my 3years concentration span.
My daughter fell in love with Zarina and piano lessons which made her want to continue with piano lessons after Zarina moved ."
Nettayah
Took Piano lessons from Zarina N.
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"Christina really listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and catered her instruction for that. She was also very encouraging and made me feel good about what I had learned on my own before starting lessons with her."
Meira
Took Piano lessons from Christina B.
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"So lucky to have found him

Me and my 2 daughters have been taking piano lessons with Peter for 2 years now and we are so happy to have him as a teacher.

My girls started from knowing nothing and now they are performing classical pieces in recitals, workshops and master classes...they really like their lessons with Peter as he takes a very laid back approach while making sure they are progressing.
I think this to be a very important thing to engage children, since some piano teachers can come across as too serious and make learning music a tedious thing for kids.

As for me, after studying piano for 6 years a while back, I have been learning more advanced pieces now, including some of his original compositions (the most difficult stuff so far!)
On top of that, Peter started me studying music theory, and that has helped me tremendously in understanding what I'm playing.

I was also very impressed with the level of performance of his other students at this past recital, some of them composing and performing their own pieces at a very young age.

So if you are looking to learn music (piano, voice, composition) I could not recommend Peter enough!"
Lilia
Took Piano lessons from Peter D.
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"great teacher. explains very clearly and move from one topic to another smoothly"
Carl
Took Piano lessons from John C.
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"Kelvin is a wonderful instructor! He is very patient, personable, and seems very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend Kelvin!"
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Took Piano lessons from Kelvin L.
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