Speaks English, German
Teaching since 1982
Awarded Fulbright/ITT Award to Austria 1984 from Institute of International Education
Private Piano Teacher
I have been teaching all levels of piano for many years, from beginners to advanced and professional. I hold a Doctorate in Piano Performance, an Artist Diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Austria, and a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I am especially strong in teaching technique, sightreading, and repertoire. I have also had extensive Suzuki teacher training. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events including CM.
Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to te
Teaches students Male: 6 to 65; Female: 5 to 65
Piano teacher and piano performer from Music school and Music College in Russia
Private Piano Teacher
Learn piano fast from an expert teacher with 30+ years experience! I have been teaching the piano for 30 years. My lessons are fun and interesting. My student can chose the songs they want to play. I explain the material in an easy way to understand for all levels and ages.
Learn piano fast from an expert teacher with 30+ years experience !!! I am originally from Russia. I have been teaching piano for 11 years in Russia, and 20 years in the United States. The way my lessons stands out is travel to my students. I teach my students at the comfort of their home. Also, I t
Teaching since 2015
Artist Diploma in French Horn Performance from The Catholic University of America
Teaches students Male: 7 to 18; Female: 7 and up
Private Piano Teacher
Hello, and welcome to my music studio!
If you are a beginner, I recommend you start with 30 minute weekly lessons. More advanced students often choose to have 45 minute or 60 minute lessons, depending on their goals.
I have been teaching piano for 6 years and I specialize in the elementary and intermediate levels of the instrument. I have taught piano students ranging from 5 - 65 years of age and have also worked with students with learning disabilities. My piano lessons are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests. Once my piano students learn their fundamentals, we explore music the student shows interest in. Students will learn how to construct a personal practice routine, will learn basic music theory, will frequently sight-read, and much more.
A little about me: I began private piano lessons at age 5 and continued lessons until age 16. I began teaching piano privately during my undergraduate studies and currently teach online and in-person music lessons in the
Hello and welcome to my online music studio! My name is Victoria and I am a professional piano and French horn teacher based in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. I completed my graduate studies in Horn Performance from the Catholic University of America and have over 20 years of piano
Teaches students 8 and up
Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
Teaching since 2003
Private Piano Teacher
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!
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
Teaches students 7 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Bachelor of Art in Music from Sonoma State University
Private Piano Teacher
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.
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
Teaching since 1999
Teaches students 5 and up
Private Piano Teacher
I teach beginning piano at my home studio where I have an upright piano.
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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
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.
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Piano pedals are levers which alter the sound of the piano in a variety of different ways. The three types of pedals most pianos have are, from right to left: a sustain pedal, a sostenuto pedal, and a soft pedal. Note: Some digital keyboards may only have one - the sustain pedal - which you can plug into the keyboard. As you get more comfortable at the piano, you may start to wonder about these three pedals at the bottom. What do the pedals on a piano do? You'll find the answers in t …
By Nadia B.
The history of women’s rights and fight for equality has been a long road. It is still a long road, but thanks to female leaders of the past and present, women have a stronger say now than ever before. As we head into March – known as Women’s History Month – I invite us all to consider the female pianists who paved the way for women in this field of music. The prima donna While the piano had become a household instrument by the 1800s and any gentile young lady would be expected to …
By Alison Chiang
Bored of the same routine when you sit down at the keys? Try out these piano practice tips from New York, NY teacher Nadia B... Practicing piano can be challenging and sometimes laborious as you aim to improve, learn, and break down hard passages. While learning piano does require time and effort, it should also be fun and engaging. The following piano practice tips will ensure that your practice time is both productive and fun. 1. Pick music you enjoy One of the best ways to make pia …
By Suzy S.