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Piano Lessons Alexandria, VA

Piano Lessons in
Alexandria, VA

Musika has been offering Alexandria Piano Lessons since 2001. Our piano teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Alexandria Piano Teachers

Dr. Kathleen L

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Kathleen currently teaches in the Washington DC area and performs with classical orchestras as well as Celtic music sessions. She has served as concertmaster and soloist for the Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and Reno Chamber Orchestra. She has over twenty years of teaching experience, including Indiana University, Davis & Elkins College, and George Fox University. Kathleen is also a Fulbright Scholar who completed dissertation research on Celtic fiddling in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her passion is music and culture and recently moved to Washington DC because it is a great place to experience all types of music from all over the world.

Melissa M

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Melissa began singing in a church choir at the age of four and has been "hooked" ever since. After years of performing in various choirs and taking lessons herself, she went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in vocal performance at Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master's at Illinois State University. Meanwhile, Melissa was also studying piano from childhood through college. Now in her 21st year of playing, Melissa loves to teach beginner and intermediate pianists in addition to young singers. She is a newcomer to the DC area, and has previously lived, sung, and taught in Illinois, Indiana, and Vienna, Austria. Melissa has performed on both the undergraduate and graduate level (and beyond). Her experience includes operas, operettas, recitals, musicals, and choirs. She has performed in venues ranging from the Indianapolis Opera to the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Over the years she has performed in the United States, Canada, England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. She also studied piano for many years, and has experience as an accompanist and vocal coach. Other than her pedagogy training and the typical university diction and literature curriculum, she also took 14 years of French, and lived in a German-speaking country for the better part of a year studying the language. Her knowledge of diction and language issues is extensive. This, combined with her comprehensive training in music theory, history, and repertoire, gives her a vast reserve of knowledge and resources for her teaching.

Aida K

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I'm a very passionate and motivated instructor.I love to work, share my love of music with my students, and make them understand, as well as appreciate the value of the music world.

Susanna J

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I am a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where I studied viola performance with Atar Arad. While pursuing my degree, I studied violin and viola pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and Brenda Brenner and taught as part of the world-renowned Indiana University String Academy.  Additionally, in the summer of 2012, I attended the IAM Suzuki Summer Institute, where I recieved teaching certification for Suzuki violin level 1.  This upcoming summer, I plan to attend the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Summer Institute, where I will recieve training for Suzuki violin level 2.  This past fall I moved to Maryland, where I completed my first year of a Master’s degree in viola performance at the University of Maryland.  I study with Katherine Murdock.

Brittany M

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In 2013, I graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, with a focus in Choral/General Education.  Throughout college I actively performed in various types of ensembles such as contemporary acapella groups and small chamber ensembles, including solo performances.  
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Risk-Free Trial Lesson

We stand behind our teachers. If you are not 100% satisfied with your trial lesson, the lesson is FREE. Go ahead give it a try, you really have nothing to lose.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

We are straightforward folks here at Musika. You pay for lessons, that's it. Choose from our pay as you go monthly billing or opt for a set of lessons.

 

More Information About Piano Lessons

Most students start out by learning to play on a keyboard or digital piano. The most reputable keyboards brands are Yamaha, Roland and Casio, and can be purchased from most good music instrument retailers. Students should look to buy a keyboard with 88 weighted keys, as this will most resemble the playability of a real piano. At a minimum, 61 keys will suffice for most songs and practice. Keyboards are portable and can be played with headphones, making them highly convenient for practice. That said, if it is within you means to buy an acoustic piano, it will provide the best learning experience.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons in your home - a smart and simple solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
Musika piano lessons can be tailored to suit students of all abilities, whether they are beginners, intermediates or advanced level players. For beginners, the basics will be taught. This will include learning the correct posture, hand position and fingering technique. It will include learning the notes and scales of the piano, learning basic chords and chord progressions, developing the musical ear and learning to apply these things to simple songs. Intermediate players can start to increase their playing speed in order to perform runs, fills and solos, they can broaden their chord playing to things like augmented chords, diminished chords, slash chords and so on... They can work on their sight reading, music theory - such as learning different time signatures - and applying these skills to more complex songs. For advanced players, they will be adding an edge to their playing, such as improvisational skills, repertoire and genre-specific work, like learning Jazz or Romantic piano.
Taking piano lessons as an adult is a great way to learn a new skill and have fun at the same time. Our instructors can help you learn from the very basic level if you are a beginner, or if you are an advanced player they can help you refine your skills. Adult lessons will focus on learning the technique of the instrument, including how to read music, chords, and learning repertoire
Children are recommended to start piano lessons no earlier than age 4 or 5. The attention span and personality of the child are something to consider when thinking of taking lessons. Even if your child has no evident musical inclinations, piano lessons offer a great option for introducing your child to music. During their lessons children will learn how to read music, fundamentals of musicianship and sight reading, music theory techniques, and ear training.

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