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Ruth F.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian
  • Master's Degree in Music and Piano Performance from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Teaching since 1982
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Ruth F.

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From age seven, I have performed piano at concerts and piano competitions, playing solo, in small groups or with orchestra. Studying piano performance at the School for Talented Children for eleven years and later at music conservatory, I was groomed to perform piano on stage. In short, I have the personal experience that I apply to teaching piano performance. Specifically, I teach my students how to memorize music pieces, how to develop proper phrasing and how to convey emotion and beauty of a particular piece to the audience. I also help students who want to obtain certificates from Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) or Trinity College London (TCL) to excel in these examinations.

About Ruth

I have played piano since I was six years old, when my parents enrolled me in my first music classes. I continued my music education while going to elementary, middle, and high school. Ultimately, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Music from Butler University, located in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Jessica
Ruth is an excellent instructor whose love for piano is infectious. I fully recommend her for adult learners! She allowed me to set the pace, and was supportive and adaptive whenever I wanted to change gears or learn a song outside of the book. Her knowledge and talent as an instructor are wonderful!
Sunil
My son Chiraag Nadig has been learning classical piano under Mrs Ruth's guidance for close to 3 years now and we have been extremely pleased with her coaching for my son. She is very kind and adapts very well to the needs of the student. She is extremely good at piano and has taught many intricate pieces to Chiraag. She helped him clear Grade 7 of Trinity with distinction. We would surely recommend her as a teacher who is very skilled, adaptable and easy to work with.
Juned
I am an adult learner, and Ruth did an excellent job at improving my playing. She brought out the musicality in all the pieces I was learning. Ruth is also friendly and approachable, making the entire learning process very enjoyable. I highly recommend taking lessons with her.
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Howard R.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • B. A. Degree - music department - piano performance from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Howard R.

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If you have fears about performing, I can help you with this. I taught monthly workshops for 2 years, coaching pianists on performance anxiety.

About Howard

I enjoy working with complete beginners as well as seasoned professionals. I teach classical and popular styles. I specialize in teaching learning how to learn, sight-reading, technique, improvisation, chord-reading, songwriting. One of my specialties is to help you break through your most stubborn

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Ghan P.
Patient and supportive teacher, I’m happy with my progress and enjoy my lessons!
Jia
I feel so lucky to find Howard as my piano teacher. His teaching approach is very creative. I enjoy every class and he is very knowledgeable and inspirational.
Nancy G.
Found Howard knowledgable not only about music but how to teach. Very happy to have found him!!
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Erin W.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Erin W.

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Learn to improve your stage presence and confidence performing on stage. Improve posture and experiment with characterization.

About Erin

**Lessons in my home studio are open to students who are fully vaccinated. Online lessons are always an option.** I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and a Bachelor's from Northern Arizona University. I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, rang

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Jackie J.
Sabrina A.
Great experience I had a lot of fun
I like how she is kind and friendly
And she didn't make me feel like I was embarrassed
She explained what I need to work on but not just that she recommended a app that helps a lot
I am definitely going to book with her again
Lauren
She’s patient and sweet and super good with my kiddo!
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David P.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Awarded Woody Herman Jazz Award from Franklin High School
  • Teaching since 2000
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David P.

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I mentor and guide students who want to play as free lance musicians in various playing situations including gigs, recitals, concerts, etc.. I prepare students for various performance situations and instruct them on proper preparation techniques.

About David

Learning to play music goes beyond understanding how to play an instrument alone. It is a craft and mentorship that teaches us the value of self expression, creativity, communication, focus, and more. As a professional musician, music therapist and educator, I understand what it takes to show you ho

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Jen
David is patient, warm and easy to work with. He turned the lessons into games and my boys loved it. He’s very talented but more importantly understands how to communicate with kids and keep them engaged.
Reanna
Excellent, patient instructor. I'm taking a break through December but can't wait to start back up again with David.
Tina
David is a pleasant and patient piano teacher. My ten year old son enjoys how David tailors his music to what is interesting to the student , which makes it fun!
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Awarded 1st Place/Winner: ITG Jazz Solo Competition from International Trumpet Guild
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Jonathan S.

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Whether you're a seasoned professional but would like some assistance in conquering some performance anxiety issues, or you're just starting out, and would like some insight as to how to prepare for a concert, I can assist you in any aspect of music performance and share with you what you need to practice in order to overcome performance related obstacles.

My expertise are not limited to:
- preparing for a concert, recital or performance of any kind in any environment
-an audition, or a performance in front of a panel of judges
- a concerto: a virtuosic solo work
- musical technique, musicality, and any other aspect of playing that may directly affect your presentation of music.

Out of the 30,000+ hours I've invested into my musical practice over the past 2 decades, 2/3 of them have been devoted specifically to musical performance. I've earned Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees all with concentrations in Trumpet Performance and I've been ...

About Jonathan

Hi, I'm Dr. Jonathan Saraga—professional musician and educator based out of New York City. My 30,000+ hours of experience within music is expressed through my 9 years of conservatory training, which includes Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees, and my work as a trumpe

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Les S.
I would highly recommend Jonathan as a music teacher. Jonathan is absolutely passionate about music, which is evident by his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is very patient with my five year old and encourages her to get her very best effort. Jonathan customizes the music and lessons for my daughter’s skill level while at the same time provides challenges to keep the learning process interesting. In a short period of time, my daughter's keyboard playing abilities have dramatically increased. I am very grateful to Jonathan for making learning fun for my daughter, who always looks forward to her lessons!
Joanie
Jonathan has made a great impression with my son. He displays a great combination of patience and encouragement with Nick. I have seen an improvement in his trumpet skills as well as his confidence.
Sonia R.
NICE, HELPFUL AND PATIENT.

THANK YOU.
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David R.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Awarded Solo Recitalist Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
  • Guitar Performance from Florida State University - School of Music
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David R.

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David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner. David is committed to helping students enjoy and excel in playing the music they love.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed u

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Srini K.
David is an excellent Guitar instructor. My son has been learning for a while. We are very happy with his progress and he is also preparing for the ABRSM exams. I highly recommend David. Very good teacher and handles kids well. He is one of my son's favorite instructors
Patrick Holmes
First rate instructor.
Mark N.
David has a cheery disposition and heart for his students. For those who want to go into classical guitar he’s a fantastic choice!

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"Brian really takes the time to connect with his students-- it's clear he values his students past the time spent together in lessons. I cannot recommend him enough!
I am 110% convinced I am a better musician because of him."
Hannah
Took Music Performance lessons from Brian H.
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"Great teacher with lots of knowledge to impart and tons of patience. I highly recommend."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Melissa G.
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Daniel gave me several lesson on my bass guitar when I started playing a few years back. He was very informative and very professional in giving lessons to me! He helped me on changing my strings and gave me lessons on proper technique on playing the bass!"
Richard
Took Music Performance lessons from Daniel M.
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"Beckie is a very talented teacher who knows how to explain things so your ability to play music increases dramatically. She laughs easily and makes lessons so much fun. I highly recommend her as a teacher!"
Donna
Took Music Performance lessons from Beckie E.
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"Really friendly, easy to talk to, and positive teacher. I can already tell that I will learn a lot from him!"
Shelby
Took Music Performance lessons from Alex P.
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"Hallie's dedication and passion is second to none. I had the honor to see her at Sewanee conducting a symphony performing a piece that she composed. In order to put that production together, she had to conceive of the piece, write the parts for each performer, and teach all the musicians how it should sound through rehearsal. It was amazing. That same weekend, she was the soloist performer for a flute concerto and you could see that she really knows her stuff! Her ability to communicate her vast musical knowledge is what makes her a fabulous teacher. I highly recommend Hallie for your music lessons."
April
Took Music Performance lessons from Hallie C.
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"Nick has given my kids lessons on drums, piano, and musical performance. (both online and in person). He has amazing levels of patience that are essential for kids and beginners. Critically, he's given my kids the mindset and the space to be creative and realize that they don't have to be virtuosos to start writing their own songs."
David Z
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"Buzz is an excellent teacher and brings real world music experience into his instruction. As a touring musician, producer, song writer, and arranger, Buzz has an understanding of practical application. When I perform, I am always looking for ways to play smarter, and Buzz always helps with that. Buzz will break down music theory in a way that makes sense and that I can apply to my own playing on gigs and in rehearsal sessions. Buzz is a tremendous teacher for beginners (I have watched him give lessons to young students and he is excellent) , but if you are an experienced player and are just looking to get better, working with Buzz will get you there. I promise you'll play better after one lesson."
Alex
Took Music Performance lessons from Buzz A.
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"Peter was a wonderful surprise. In addition to being a beautiful pianist himself, he showed me how to really enjoy the music I was learning. He was very patient and I could tell that he knew how to approach me as a student. Thanks Peter!"
Daniel
Took Music Performance lessons from Peter D.
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"Josh is an incredibly versatile musician and teacher. He understands the individual's source of desire to learn and meets them at the right place - remaining flexible to explore all of the many facets of music creation from writing to performance to production. His approach is about the joy of making music, as it should be!"
John
Took Music Performance lessons from Joshua F.
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