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DeAnna H.

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Starting at HK$896.34
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Artist Diploma from Mozarteum Academy of Music
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DeAnna H.

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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.

About DeAnna

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

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shelly
Although I stopped my piano lessons a while ago due to some personal issue, I really enjoyed my learning process with DeAnna. She organized her lessons very well and made me progressing every week. She's a really good teacher. Love her!
Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
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Candid L. B.

84 Reviews
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Starting at HK$545.60
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Bachelor in Composition from UFRJ - National School of Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Candid L. B.

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In English, Español ou Português! The piano classes are a very fun and practical way to learn and practice classical songs, as well as pop and Brazilian tunes! Can be based on playing by ear or reading sheet music and chords. Also, can includes some trainings on technique, creativity and composition, to start putting your ideas together to create your own songs or creating your own arrangement for composers you like!

* Classes in studio in NYC too. Please ask for it by message!

PROGRAM - Choose your goals!
- Piano workout - chords, scales, progressions, voicings.
- Sight- reading development
- Playing by ear training
- Preparing repertoire: choosing different styles, composers, levels.
- Learning how to arrange - playing from fakebooks.
- Transcribing your favorite songs to the piano

Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your chosen repertoire. Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material ...

About Candid L.

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in person in New York and ONLINE! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE, c

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Stephen F.
9 years old, lesson in Spanish, she's just so happy and excited to continue. Thank you!
Tony E.
Candida is a great teacher. My niece living in Honduras enjoys and looks forward to every class.

Katherine has gained much confidence thru Candid
Alex Nicole Marcelo
My first lesson with Candida was exactly what I needed. She is warm and encouraging and has opened up my world to have fun learning.
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Marjorie K.

40 Reviews
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Starting at HK$389.71
  • Speaks German, French, Italian, English
  • Awarded Winner - International Lucianno Vocal Competition, Finalist - National Opera voice competition, McAllister Awards for Opera Competition, The International Enrico Caruso Vocal Competition and the Classical Productions vocal Competition from Inter-cities Performing Arts, Inc., and private instatutions sponcered the competitions
  • Teaches students 7 to 80
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Marjorie K.

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sight reading, theory, technique, composition.

About Marjorie

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC f

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Cadence W.
Marjorie is a great teacher, my daughter is learning and enjoying going to her lessons.
Ann-Marie G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next.
Madelyn G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their first lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next one
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Dan B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at HK$467.66
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Masters degree from Manhattan school of music NYC
  • Awarded 2nd prize in composition, honorable mention in songwriting contest from 1. Rubin Academy Jerusalem, 2. The Billboard international contest
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Dan B.

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All styles and levels, from Twinkle to Toccata and from Beethoven to Blues and beyond.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Brian
Dan is patient and kind, his methods are excellent and I have learned a lot from him in a short time. He takes time to understand where you are then develops a plan to get you where you want to go.
Mike
I've only taken my first lesson with Dan, but I can tell he is going to be an excellent teacher. I have been playing for several years, but I never learned the solid foundational principles of music. Dan has already started explaining that to me in a very methodical way. He also has a gracious charm which is always appreciated in a teacher.
Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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Starting at HK$1,169.14
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ellysa R.

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As a classically-trained pop pianist of 21 years, I love teaching my students the language of music. Whether you want to learn basics, expand your classical technique, or learn how to play your favorite pop songs, I'm ready to take your self-expression to the next level! I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, you'll learn basic music theory as well as piano etiquette, and even a few songs! As we go on, we will also incorporate ear training and more complex pieces, selected based on your personal goals. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conser

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Storm S.
I have only had one lesson with her but she is amazing. She has already gotten me exploring and learning new things that I haven’t even learned while trying to obtain my degree. Ellysa has a lot of insight about the industry that I appreciate and I am very excited to continue working on my artistry with her.
Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.
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Valerie B.

50 Reviews
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Starting at HK$350.74
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded Teacher of the Month from Takelessons.com
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Valerie B.

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My approach is fun, simple, and easy to understand. I focus on getting a strong foundation and excellent first experience with music. The child will be given a lesson and theory book to work from, but will also be encouraged to play music they personally like. This keeps the child motivated to play and adds an element of fun! These songs can then be used in our recitals, for auditions, or put in their personal repertoire book.

About Valerie

Hi there! My name is Valerie. I'm a certified music teacher that loves to see a person grow in their love and ability for music. With 20+ years of teaching privately, experience teaching publicly in elementary school music classrooms, enjoying several years as a certified Kindermusik (preschool m

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Matthew
Beyond thrilled after both our boys’ first lessons. Valerie is so gifted with teaching children. Could also easily imagine her relaxed demeanor working well for adult learners, too.
Alexander M.
Valerie is an excellent piano teacher. As an adult, I worked an obvious challenging schedule. She was extremely flexible and I always appreciated it! Valerie is very passionate about teaching piano and she is an incredibly talented and fun teacher! 10/10 would recommend!
Lisa A.
Valerie has been helping our daughter for several months with singing, music theory and piano. A very well-rounded, supportive and upbeat instructor. My daughter looks forward to seeing her every week.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons is HK$553.39. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$265 and HK$2,338.28 per hour.
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"Sharon is friendly, supportive and super encouraging. She moves at the student’s pace, and keeps a good handle on the progression of the lesson, so that you get a good chunk of instruction/learning while not being overwhelmed. I’m a newbie at music instruction, and Sharon was wonderful in every aspect for someone starting like me. I’m sure she’d be just as fabulous for a more experienced piano player."
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Took Piano lessons from Sharon W.
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"Mike is so patient with my 5 year old daughters"
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"she is good with children."
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"My 4-year-old LOVES, and I mean LOVES Fawn! (All my children love her, but they aren't old enough to start lessons). Fawn is excellent with all children. She keeps my daughter laughing, yet focused and even though Fawn started her in a lesson book for 8 years old and up, Fawn felt my girl could handle it, and she is moving very quickly and learning to read notes too. This family loves Fawn, and it's a joy having her come each week. My daughter is motivated and excited to do her flash cards, draw notes and play and read songs."
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Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Mr. Garcia is a wonderful teacher! He uses real pieces that my kids enjoy but that are written at their level. He is flexible and informative. We definitely recommend him!"
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Took Piano lessons from Jesus G.
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"Stephen was informative, patient, and very punctual. He made the effort to explain things thoroughly and gave me leeway to work on my skills at my own pace."
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"Great teacher!! Extremely patient and makes learning the piano fun!!"
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"My two children took piano lessons with Pattricia when they were younger. She is a wonderful teacher, very patient and fun. My children learned and lot and loved her classes."
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Piano Lessons Near You

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

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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.

Finding Piano Tutor Near You

We make it easy to find a private piano teacher near you when you sign up for piano lessons with us. A quick look at our piano teachers’ diverse array of experience, accolades, and reviews from current students will help you make your choice. We also strive to make your piano lessons as convenient as possible. Have a unique schedule or prefer to learn online? Our piano tutors and lessons are flexible and can easily accommodate your needs with our in-person and online sessions.

There’s never been a better time to take piano lessons near you! Sign up with us today, and be sure to take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all new students on their first lessons.

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