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Jerry S.

15 Reviews
Goodlettsville, TN
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Dean's List from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Jerry S.

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Use of method books, classical, popular and jazz songbooks.
Use of free websites to access chord charts, lyrics and video tutorials. Learn your favorite songs.

About Jerry

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry S. and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. As a performer, I have shared the stage with such recording artists as Herbie (Watermelon Man) H., Mary Wells, Jessie

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Hudson
Excellent instructor. Patient and personable with children and new learners.
Chris
Jerry is the greatest, with a particularly wonderful way of inspiring children with a fun and humorous spirit, alleviating anxiety, while promoting them to learn skills both concretely and even abstractly. Finding him on here, and experiencing his giftedness in teaching my nine-year-old daughter was a godsend. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
john
Jerry is great teacher with a wonderful manner about him. I don't think it matters whether you are young or not so young. Obviously Knowledgeable and caters to your level of ability. I made a great choice in learning from him.
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Julie L.

101 Reviews
Hermitage, TN
Starting at $43
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Julie L.

101 Reviews
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Ages 5 to 95, beginner to intermediate
We will choose a method that is fun for you.
Enjoy the music while learning how to play.
30 minute lessons are ONLY for students ages 8 and younger.
Adults are encouraged to choose 60 minute lessons or longer.

About Julie

I am passionate about Music and Music Education. It's rewarding for me to watch my students develop in their musical skill and enjoy making music more and more. My students range from the very young (5 years old) to school age children, to teens, and adults. My students benefit from my expertise i

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Melissa A.

Lebanon, TN
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Robin Nell Dickerson Award from Vanderbilt University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelor's of Music, cum laud from Vanderbilt University
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Melissa A.

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Whether you are just starting out or have been playing for a few years, lessons will include how to read music, music theory, proper posture, and technique. Beginner students will use method books, while more advanced students will be ready to start learning longer, more complex pieces. Above all, lessons will focus on helping you learn to love and enjoy making music.

About Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa, and above all, I want my students to love music. Whether you have been singing for years, or you are just trying it out, I will help customize your lessons so that you can learn exactly what it is you are interested in. My students will learn proper breathing, posture, vo

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Barry M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Barry M.

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We will work on basic piano techniques (crossover patterns, hand positions, etc) while working on specific music pieces to improve your piano playing skills

About Barry

Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, cateri

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'Excellent!
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Mariah D.
Barry is a phenomenal teacher. He is very patient and passionate about teaching. I look forward to my future classes with him.
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Stacy R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • BFA - Performing Arts from Boston University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Stacy R.

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I love music and want to pass that on to my students! Each student is different and my approach to teaching is flexible to accommodate the wants and needs of the student. With younger children, I focus on building a strong foundation of theory, technique and listening skills while building a passion for approaching the piano with their unique ear and creativity. They will be given a lesson plan with song, technic, performance and theory books. Older students and adults often want a different approach. I work with the older student in determining a lesson plan that fits their goals, teaching them to sing and play at the same time, read chord charts, theory and to teach them how to develop an approach to achieving their personal goals.

About Stacy

Hello! I am a professional, working musician and teacher. I love to share my passion for music with others and find their unique talents and creativity. I have over 20 years of experience teaching children and adults not only music, but songwriting and theater work . I taught in the New York Public

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Jessica B
Stacy is such an awesome teacher, she has worked with both of my kids, teaching piano. She understands children and students each have a different learning style, and she then adapts to each person's needs and makes them learn music in their own approach. I think this makes her a remarkable teacher that ensures a students success!
Sally Taryono
Stacy is an amazing teacher. My son has been taking piano lessons with Stacy for almost 3 months and I've been amazed at how much he has learnt already. He gets distracted easily and she is good at redirecting him back. He loves taking lessons with her and looks forward to each class. He said she explains learning new things in a fun way. I'm so grateful to have found Stacy for my son and wished my son had started with her earlier.
Nicolette
Stacy is a very engaging instructor and keeps my kids excited about practicing and learning piano.

Stacy is patient and nurturing and is very good at motivating her students to try the best they can.

My children look forward to their lessons with her every week.
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Scott C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Master of Music Jazz Piano from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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"We had a great first lesson! Teresa's home is a warm and welcoming environment. My son is looking forward to his next lesson!"
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"My 13 yr old son has been taking piano lessons with Jill for a few months. I have seen a tremendous improvement in his focus and confidence. He is doing well with learning to read notes and practices every day with out a reminder. I'm very happy with Jill ' s teaching style. We will continue lessons for the foreseeable future until she feels he mastered piano."
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Took Piano lessons from Jill M.
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"My son says he likes how Zach is very good with words. Good communicator!"
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Took Piano lessons from Zachary W.
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"My daughter loved Valerie from the first day they met. and is soooo excited about going to meet her every week. She makes her very comfortable. Plus she send me updates of what they do every class. Valerie is an awesome teacher with an amazing personality."
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Took Piano lessons from Valerie B.
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"My daughter has some learning and attention problems and Doniell is very patient with her and my daughter looks forward to attending lessons. Doniell is flexible with our schedules and easy to communicate with."
Katrina
Took Piano lessons from Doniell C.
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"Great piano instructor!!

Damien has been teaching my two children in my home for 6 months and we have been very impressed!! The progress my children made during this time has far exceeded all my expectations. Damien consistently demonstrates he is a thoughtful, reliable, and knowledgeable teacher. He has a contagious passion and love of music and is able to channel his enthusiasm to his students. Damien demonstrates a strong understanding of each individual child’s ability and customizes lessons to meet current skill level, while at the same time provides appropriate challenges to encourage musical development.
Damien has a strong rapport and sense of trust with my family while still maintaining authority as an expert instructor. His high expectations for every student are evident at piano recitals, as each student performs their pieces proficiently and with great enthusiasm.
I admire all of Damien's characteristics; most of all his gift to connect with students and his ability to adapt instruction to meet individual needs. Damien's positive, encouraging instruction style motivates his students to develop into confident musicians. I highly recommend Damien as a music teacher!"
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Took Piano lessons from Damien G.
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"Paul is an excellent piano instructor for individual lessons. He has a wealth of knowledge in music theory as well as in practice. He is very friendly and keeps practice fun by integrating music from the area of study into practice. If you are looking for a comprehensive teacher who will really get down to the how and why of the practice material as well as getting into jamming and improvisation, Paul is the right instructor for you."
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Took Piano lessons from Paul K.
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"Joshua was prompt, pleasant and to the point. I am eager to see how things progress. Very good for a first lesson."
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"Amber was awesome with my granddaughter . She is just turning 7 and sometimes gets distracted easily but Amber kept her attention and made the lesson fun"
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Took Piano lessons from Amber J.
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