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Piano Lessons Bowie, MD

Piano Lessons in
Bowie, MD

Musika has been offering Bowie 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 Bowie Piano Teachers

Diane P

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I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston prior to moving to Los Angeles.  There, I would work with some industry greats like Richard Druz, Lenny Greene and Frank Zappa.  I absorbed their skills, talents and techniques.  After singing with many bands in the area, I found gospel music and joined a church with Pastor Rowena Frisco in Inglewood.  Frisco taught me what gospel music was all about and I have carried it with me ever since.   I returned to the East Coast to complete my  formal education at New York University where I received my BA in music performance.  I formed the Diane Postell Band and toured the mid-Atlantic region performing a mixture of blues, rock, rnb, soul, gospel and jazz.  Hoping to reach a larger audience, I wrote, arranged, and produced my solo debut, What I Got To Say.  Diane Postell is as dedicated to teaching as she is to performance.  She creates an environment of support and encouragement allowing artists to feel nurtured.  Postell has a holistic approach to singing; it encompasses the mind, body and soul.  She welcomes student participation and input during a lesson.  Instead of holding every student to the same measure, Diane charts success on attainment of your goals.  She recognizes that every artist is an individual so success is dependent on individual goals challenged and attained.  

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.

Nathaniel A

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Nathaniel is teacher from Germantown, Maryland with almost ten years of teaching drums and percsussion under his belt.  He also is an active performer in several groups and ensembles.  Some of his favorite artists are Bach, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Smith, Cal Jader, and the Crinkles.

Kristin S

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I am a Baltimore County music teacher who has been teaching lessons on the side for almost ten years now. I enjoy teaching a variety of wind instruments, and always work my hardest to meet every student at his or her own level, wherever It may be. I graduated from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with degrees in music education and trombone performance. I have performed at places such as Dutch Wonderland, Hershey Park, and Busch Gardens as a hired musician.
 
 

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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

We recommend that students get either a full size piano, or a weighted keyboard for their lessons. It is very important to set up a practice schedule every day. You can purchase a basic keyboard at a local music store or an electronic store. Some students may also wish to rent a piano if they do not wish to invest in buying one right away. Digital keyboards offer a good choice for the beginning student because they are portable and easily stored in your home. Keyboards will start at 65 keys at the smallest amount and increase to a full size keyboard of 88 keys. The most common brands of keyboard are Casio, Yamaha, and Korg.
Musika offers piano lessons in the comfort of your home. Provided you have a piano or keyboard to practice, you have everything needed to start learning straight from home! Taking lessons in the home is a great way to save time and money travelling to your piano lessons. There is no difference in the content of the lessons, whether they take place at home or in the studio. Home piano lessons are a particularly good option for younger students. It is a big advance for young students to learn in a familiar, comfortable and supportive environment.
Our piano lessons take place in a one-on-one setting and are customized to the requirements of each individual student. To get started, beginners will cover such aspects to piano playing as; posture, hand positions, fingering technique, scales, chords and applying these things to simple songs. They will also start to develop their knowledge of music theory, reading chord charts and sheet music. As their dexterity, co-ordination and speed progresses, they can start broadening their musical horizons. They can learn new chords, playing and performance techniques and styles, such as legato, staccato, glissando, runs, fills, as well as work on their sight reading and general theory (time signatures, modes, modulation...). Advanced players often want to study a particular genre of composer, or work on certain aspects of their playing and repertoire. This may include improvisation, or exploring different genres or styles, such as Avant Garde, Jazz or Classical piano.
Learning a new musical skill as an adult is a great way to keep your brain fresh! We have many adult students actively taking lessons with us, and this actually represents around 50% of our student base. Our instructors will offer an individually tailored lesson plan to the needs of an adult student. You will learn the technique of the instrument, specific repetoire suited to your skill level, and learn how to read music and sight read.
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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