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Featured Piano Teachers Near Durham, NC

Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Durham . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!

Kelsey V offers Piano lessons in   Durham, NC

Kelsey V

Instruments: Piano Violin

I believe the best teaching method is one that focuses on the accomplishments of each student. I have several different rewards systems that I will use to motivate students to practice at home. Part of this system is encouraging my students to set their own realistic goals and walking them through how to reach them. Additionally, I am a big believer in affirmation and will do my best to encourage each student throughout the lesson. Read More

Catherine K offers Piano lessons in   Durham, NC

Catherine K

Instruments: Piano Clarinet Recorder Bassoon

I’m a friendly and kind teacher, and I love sharing my love of Music with students both young and old. I studied at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester at 18. As a student I began working as a freelance bassoonist, around the UK. I spent a good deal of time playing in the orchestra for choirs and amateur operatic societies. Read More

Cyndi S offers Piano lessons in   Durham, NC

Cyndi S

Instruments: Piano Keyboard

Cyndi emphasizes note reading, rhythm, technic and theory at every lesson to prepare students to ultimately learn independently.  Building confidence is key factor in music lessons. Each student is unique.  Everyone has their own learning style, appreciation for music, coordination and goals. In the 1:1 lesson, the teacher has the responsibility to meet the students' unique learning style for the best results. Having conducted research in The Mozart Effect in graduate school, Cyndi firmly believes that music increases spacial ability which leads to better math skills and increases intelligence/apptitude in children. Read More

Bailey C offers Piano lessons in   Durham, NC

Bailey C

Instruments: Piano Violin Viola Fiddle

I have played the viola at different gatherings, wedding, and talent shows, as well school performances from middle school through college. I love teaching. I encourage regular practice on a consistent schedule as of the key points for beginners. It is also important to me that students have fun while learning. If a student does not have fun while learning, then that means I am not doing my job correctly! Read More

Robert G offers Piano lessons in   Durham, NC

Robert G

Instruments: Piano Trumpet

I've been teaching trumpet since I was a freshman in High School. My mother is a band director for Selma Middle School and frequently asks me to tutor students or conduct a group session. After High School, many private teaching opportunities opened up for me, including Hope Middle School, Red Wood Middle School, Clinton Middle School, as well as brass tech for Topsail High School and Clinton High School. I currently am under contract with Archer's Lodge High School as a marching band tech leading high brass and drill instruction as well as a few private lessons. Read More

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