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Piano Lessons Dumfries, VA

Piano Lessons in
Dumfries, VA

Musika has been offering Dumfries 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 Dumfries Piano Teachers

Dorotea R

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Dorotea at the age of seven fell in love with a renaissance painting of an angel playing viola da gamba and wished to play that instrument as well. Since she statarted to play cello she showed a great talent and began to play concerts and win competitions at the early age. Since then , Dorotea performed as soloist  and a chamber musucian  in major halls of numerous European countries.She performed in her native Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Malta and USA.   Dorotea has collected a total of 27 national and international prizes, winning twice, National Championship of Cellists in Croatia. She has also won Grand Prix at International competition Casarza Ligure and the prestigious Zagreb Scholarship Award for the most accomplished students and the 2nd price at the AFAF International Concerto Competition. She performed in Kennedy Center at the Millennium Stage as a part of celebration concerts of a great cellist Alban Gerhart, playing H. Villa- Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras. In the fall of 2012 Dorotea will be performing in Carnegie Hall in the winner’s recital of AFAF competition. Dorotea has impressed the most revered artists such as, Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum, Anner Bylsma, Phillipe Muller, Karine Georgian, Silvia Sondeckiene, Valter Despalj, Reinhard Latzko, Vladimir Perlin, to mention a few. After she has completed her studies under the guidance of Amit Peled at Peabody Institute of Music with a full scholarship, she is continuing her doctorate studies at the Catholic University of America, as well with a full scholarship. In the fall of 2010, Dorotea discovered her talent for teaching and music education. She was awarded an internship with Peabody Youth Orchestra as a section leader and supervisor. Dorotea was also a student assistant at Peabody Preparatory, leading rehearsals for the Preparatory Academy string quartets and chamber groups. In 2011, she became a faculty member of Bridges program founded by the Baltimore Greater Youth Orchestra In her spare time she likes taking art classes and writes novels. She hopes she can incorporate and show those talents and interests on stage through her cello playing.    

Michelle A

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Teaches all levels.

Gregory H

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I'm a passionate teacher with over 7 successful years of teaching experience. I began teaching voice, piano, guitar, saxophone, and drums as I completed my degree in Music Education and Composition.  

Anola D

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In 2006, I graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. My primary instrument is the piano, but I am also a vocalist. I have a true passion for music and I'm thankful that I am able to do something that I love everyday. If my mother did not encourage me to stick it out with piano lessons 20 years ago I would not be where I am today!!!

Kristin B

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I am a very enthusiastic and educated instructor who loves teaching students about music. In 2004, I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual-Bachelor's Degree and have been teaching privately since 1998. I have been performing since age 8 and have had the pleasure of playing and teaching internationally.
 
 

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

If purchasing an acoustic piano is not an option, we recommend that students look to buy a keyboard or digital piano for their lessons and practice. When buying a keyboard or digital piano, look to purchase one with 61 or more keys, as well as one with weighted hammer action. Having more keys, as well as weighted keys will most resemble the responsiveness and feel of an acoustic piano. Typically, keyboards are a cheaper option, they take up less space, are portable and can be played with headphones. Some of the most popular brands of keyboard or digital piano are Yamaha, Roland and Casio.
Musika deals primarily with home lessons for students. The location is the only difference between our in-home lessons and our studio lessons. As they do not have to travel to their lessons, home piano lessons can be highly convenient for those parents and students with a busy schedule - students will need a keyboard to practice on, however. For younger students in particular, having piano lessons in the comfort of their own home can be of great benefit. They will feel more safe and relaxed in familiar surroundings, allowing them to focus on learning and enjoying playing the piano.
Our teachers at Musika design their piano lessons around the needs and ability of each student. This means that lessons cater to a wide range of ability and experience levels, from those just starting to play the piano for the very first time, to students with already established skills and experience. For new learners, the aim is to get them playing simple songs as quickly as possible. To do so means teaching them the basics, such as scales, hand position, fingering technique, and chords. These are the essential skills for playing simple material. Beyond this, students can learn to develop their musical ear, sight read, read sheet music and chord charts, and general music theory. They will start to learn more complex chords and start applying them to more advanced compositions. Some students will already be excellent players, but want to develop particular skills, such as improvisational skills, or to study one specific type of piano playing, such as Blues or Classical piano.
At Musika, we highly recommend that students looking to learn to play the piano do so with a clear goal in mind. Whether your goal is to learn to play your favourite tunes, reacquaint yourself with the piano, or just to play for fun, our experienced teachers can help you make those goals a reality. Learning, developing and improving technique, co-ordination and theory can actually be quicker during adulthood as the complex thought processes and theory are easier to understand. Adults can also help maintain their fine-motor skills, concentration and listening skills into later life.
Piano is a great first instrument for children who have never studied music before. Our instructors specialize in teaching younger children, and will develop an individual lesson plan for your child. The youngest age that we recommend starting piano lessons is age 4. The instructor will be able to teach your child to read music, beginning music theory and musician skills, and how to develop a love for playing the instrument.

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