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Celine K.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Celine K.

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I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I have been teaching professionally for 17 years. It is important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson.

About Celine

I love to teach students of all ages and abilities. I believe that learning music should be fun and enjoyable. It is my mission to guide and provide appropriate tools to educate musicians who will always have a lifelong passion. I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with st

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Zi S.
Celine is an excellent piano teacher, she is kind and full of positive energy. My son has been learning piano from Celine for over a year now, he started from 0 and improved so much! Celine focused on teaching basics - finger positions, etc. My son enjoys her class very much, he has developed a great interest in piano and built a firm foundation in piano skill. Highly recommended!
Zi S.
Celine is an excellent piano teacher, she is kind and full of positive energy. My son has been taking piano with Celine for over a year. He started from 0 and improved so much! Celine focused on teaching basics to my son - finger positions and etc. My son enjoys Celine's class very much, he has developed a great interest and firm foundation in piano, thanks to Celine. Highly recommended!
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Alla B.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alla B.

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I have been a music teacher for over 20 years and teach students from age 5 and up for both piano and voice. I am a certified ABRSM instructor and I have prepared many students for ABRSM exams both Practical and Theory through Level 8 in both singing and piano performance. I have also prepared many students for the NFMC Annual Festivals. Many of my students have become performing artists, won talent shows, received music awards with distinction, performed in Broadway shows and other plays internationally, and many were awarded college scholarships for music. I’d like to believe I inspire a love for music through my own passion for it. Taking lessons should be fun but we must also agree that it takes hard work and dedication to become a talented musician.

About Alla

Hello, my name is Alla . Age of 5 I was start taking piano classes, which I don’t likes ,bc all my friends played outside while I’m supposed to practice piano. Only patience of my teacher,her crazy love of music give me such a privilege opportunity to play and feel music. My goal is present mus

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Rakhi B.
Ms. Alla has been such an amazing teacher for my son. In the past, I had to change multiple teachers as I found it challenging to keep my 11 year old son engaged and motivated to focus on his piano skills. Having found Ms. Alla, she provided Armaan the discipline he needed to stay on the course. Ms. Alla is a wonderful person and I love how she puts her heart and soul into her students and her teaching. I'm so excited to have found her for my son and I hope he can successfully pass the ABRSM Grade 1 exam under Ms. Alla's direction.
Saral
Ms. Alla is teaching my elder son classical piano for about two years now. She is the finest teacher my son can get. She does not only focus on piano lessons but also the aesthetics like seating posture, hand position etc. I will highly recommend Ms. Alla if anyone is interested to learn serious piano with strong foundation. Her teachings will stay for life.
Innetta
Teacher provides clear details on the lesson. Even though it is online Alla gained the confidence in my child to continue with learning music, and looking forward for every lesson!There is a specific part of a lesson provides on theory and actually understanding musical
Notes and another part is playing which helped my daughter to work out her kinks .
Alla’s personality helps to feel warm and want to learn more. She brings fun to the virtual learning and continues to teach all important things for my 8 year old. My daughter is learning more now than she did in person with a group! I highly recommend Alla for your next virtual music learning experience . It is very important to have balanced the lesson to cover notes , theory , and technical and I feel Alla provides that every time for my child at each lesson with so much fun, and ease!
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Shannon B.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Gerogia Southern University
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Shannon B.

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I use many different methods to teach note reading, good technique and performance proficiency. I also customize lessons to help individuals reach their goals such as learning to play with a jazz band, play for a church or to play favorite hits. And of course I teach students how to excel in the classics.

About Shannon

Music is my passion, my hobby, my career and my gift. I have been performing since age 7 and teaching for the last 25 years. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in music and love to share my knowledge and experience with all ages and aptitudes - even special needs. My approach to teaching is

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Marius
So far 1 lesson and Shannon made my tween feel very easy (he is a bit shy to play in front of people) and motivated. We are looking forward to more lessons!
Evie S.
My daughter’s first lesson with Shannon was fantastic! Shannon has such a warm personality that immediately put us all at ease. She is so patient, kind and knowledgable. She had many tips and tricks to help my daughter learn. My daughter left the lesson eager to practice what she learned, and eager to go to her next lesson. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome!
Danni D.
very patient. my 6yr old had a good time
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Albertina M.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • entrepreneurship from UAB
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Albertina M.

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I have 15 plus years of experience with playing the piano seeing how I have been playing since I was five years old. Piano lessons with me are very pleasant for students because I am very youthful, optimistic and easy to work with while still maintaining the task at hand

About Albertina

Greetings! My name is Tina I am a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying business marketing. When I am not in school my escape is always helping others. I love being able to help with my musical abilities and talents on the piano. I have been playing the piano since I was 5 year

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Gregory M.
She’s a fantastic teacher. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Wade B.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts w/Concentration in Jazz Studies from University of Indianapolis
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Wade B.

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I have a fluid teaching approach based on my REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE with an emphasis on improving technique, musicianship and a “truth is love approach” to ensure musical improvement within the first two weeks of lessons! I sincerely believe creating music should be a joyful & fulfilling experience and one that will be a positive change in someone’s life (as it has been for mine). I teach all genres of music on multiple instruments and specialize in audition preparation, real-life gig preparation and musical mastery. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations, while having a good time doing something that they love.

About Wade

I am a GRAMMY Nominated educator, trumpeter, guitarist, bassist, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer/arranger, drummer and recording artist. I graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Arts with a concentration in Jazz Studies and the University of Cincinnati College Conserva

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Wade is great at challenging you to become a better musician and is able to explain theory in relatable ways that allow me to remember through association. Easy to schedule and work with as well, he is a great communicator and flexible with lessons. 13/10 recommend!!
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Scott C.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Scott C.

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How do great musicians do it? Not with a fancy degree. Alot of people have one of those and they're still not winning any Grammys! We all know great musicians have talent and circumstances that most people don’t have. But we can all develop the talent we do have and change our circumstances to become better. And the most important thing I know is that great musicians enjoy music! Not the kind of joy you get from annihilating a carton of ice cream. I mean the kind of joy you get from being alive. The good and the bad. Great musicians live for music. The point is to have a connection with music, play from the heart. That’s how you’ll enjoy it. My goal is to help you understand how to connect with music. The biggest obstacle for most people is their own understanding of how to listen to and feel music the way great musicians do. You don’t get that from books or college degrees. You get it from asking hard questions. Why doesn’t this sound good? What am I doing wrong? How do I fix this? ...

About Scott

I consider myself to be a professional amateur musician. I teach and play for the love of music, and just happen to be good enough to make a living at it. But first and foremost my goal has always been to figure out how music works and get better at it. I’m still working on that goal. Understandin

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Liz
I’m so grateful to have found Scott for my piano teacher 7+ years ago and can’t say enough good things about him as my teacher. He is simply the best in my eyes. I had 10+ years of lessons as a child, so a decent knowledge and background. I purchased a piano in my 30’s and still had many old music books and dabbled in that for many years. I found Scott in my 50’s when I realized i needed a professional to help guide me to grow and improve. What I was trying to do on my own wasn’t cutting it. And grown and improved I have and continue to do so. From learning fake books (I had no clue what these were and was very intimidated by them), the importance and benefit of a metronome, endless theory and more! He helped me realize that I knew more than I thought I knew and how to apply that. He’s very good at helping you figure some things out on your own if he knows that is in your realm to do so. And no more classical music for me…unless I want to of course, but it’s been great learning 12 bar blues, jazz songs, rock songs, some improvising and the ability to change and embellish sheet music to your liking. I look forward to my lessons, look forward to practicing and would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting to learn piano from the beginning or to expand your current piano skills. When things return to normal, I look forward to having in-home lessons. When we switched to Skype due to the pandemic, I felt like I had a sense of normalcy still getting to see Scott weekly and continuing my lessons. As I said at the beginning, I’m very grateful for knowing him and having him as my teacher.
Whitney
Scott is the best! He's been teaching my 14-year-old daughter since she was about 7, and he has been the perfect fit for her musical interests. He has limitless patience and an immense ability to engage and guide students in a very personalized way. My daughter's interests expanded to include music theory, and Scott's vast expertise in that area allowed him to engage her on a whole new level, and to bring improvisation using her favorite musical pieces into her weekly lessons. I've seen her grow so much as a musician, and Scott has really helped to instill in her an appreciation of the process as well as a love of music as a whole. We are so grateful we found Scott--we couldn't be happier! (Also, while my daughter usually sees Scott in person, we did have virtual lessons for about 18 months during the pandemic. The experience continued to be thoroughly enjoyable and very productive!)
Dave
Hooking up with Scott more than six years ago was one of the seminal events of my life. His insights to my needs and boundless patience with a minimally talented “older” student have buoyed my confidence and drive more times than I care to admit.

We met through a mutual friend at a performance of a well-known saxophonist in a small club in a Chicago suburb. After talking for a few minutes, we agreed to give each other try as teacher and student. I had taken lessons decades earlier, along with my young daughter, from a traditional neighborhood piano teacher. Other things got in the way of that pursuit. Past 60 when I met Scott, I decided to get serious about learning by ear, improvising and playing jazz standards, Broadway tunes and the Great American Songbook. As dedicated and as disciplined as I am, this has not been an easy process for me. Scott continually reminds me of the truth of that statement, and from him it comes across as a positive, re-enforcing statement of encouragement.

One of the things I enjoy about our weekly sessions is that Scott urges me to think through problems or aspects of what I’m working on that I don’t quite understand, don’t fully grasp. He doesn’t lay it all out for me ahead of time, which would cause me, the student, to rely on the teacher for all the answers, thereby slowing my learning.

I know Scott’s overall approach is working for me, and it will too with students of any age. My wife was a brilliant elementary-school teacher for more than 40 years. She often listens in during my lessons, and we later talk about Scott’s methods and clear communication. She thinks a lot of Scott as a teacher, and that’s an endorsement she doesn’t dispense lightly.

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"Dan is an excellent instructor. My half hr per week under his guidance helps me develop good practice routines; learn music history, & theory. I don't even have to tell him what I've struggled with during my practice sessions (at home) Dan identifies those obstacles and provides tools for improvement. Quite an impressive pro in my estimation. Just what I need to continue my musical journey. Pretty nice guy also."
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"Honiball has been a pleasure to work with. His teaching style is very versatile and he has not been afraid to push me to work harder at piano. In addition to this, there’s been no lack of communication and he’s been eager to help with any request I may have. Honiball has been an overall great instructor thus far."
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Took Piano lessons from Honiball J.
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"For a first-time lesson. She was very good at going slow and making sure he understood what she was talking about."
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"Very good with children. I could tell my son was really listening and engaged with what she was trying to teach him."
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"Ms Abigail is an excellent instructor."
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"Howard Richman is a Master. Not only of Piano, Music Theory, Composition, and performance. Howard is a Master of Human Emotion. Howard is extremely intuitive. You will find him to adapt your lessons to your particular needs and desires and if you are open to the idea - he may just give you the Cosmic Short cuts to unlock your true potential. Sound Hyperbolic? Howard is the Master who removes blocks. And that sometimes brings up emotions in we mere mortals! Within a year of studying with Howard... He built my Musical confidence to the level of having one of my songs licensed by ABC for the show Cougartown! I'm grateful to have Howard as a friend and Master!"
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