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Featured Piano Teachers Near Hyde Park, PA

Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Hyde Park . 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!

Emily R offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Emily R

Instruments: Piano Clarinet

From a young age, I have always enjoyed being involved in music. Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I found a home in the musical community within my town. I always will remember being inspired and challenged by lesson teachers, band and choir directors, and general music teachers that I have experienced throughout my life. The community of musicians and teachers that I have worked with inspired me to study and work towards becoming a music educator. Read More

Daniel L offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Daniel L

Instruments: Piano Saxophone Flute Clarinet Drums Ukulele Recorder Music Keyboard Acoustic Guitar

I started playing the saxophone at the age of seven. Having an incredible middle school band teacher, I was drawn to teaching at an early age. In 2001, I completed my student teaching at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in I K-12 Instrumental Music Education. I have taught students in various music classes, mostly band and music technology, in alternative, independent, and public schools for 15 years. Read More

Arias F offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Arias F

Instruments: Piano Trumpet Music

For beginning piano students, Arias typically starts with John Thompson's piano methods books one through four with a focus on musical expression, literacy, and building a foundation of good technique. For beginning trumpet students, Arias typically uses Hal Leonards, Essential Elements Method. Depending on the student's progression and pedagogical needs, Arias next typically moves to an individually prescribed combination of Schlossberg, Clark, and Arban excersises combined with solo literature and/or etudes. Read More

Holly L offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Holly L

Instruments: Piano Guitar Flute Organ Ukulele Piccolo Music Keyboard Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar

I am a recent graduate senior piano major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with secondary focuses on flute and organ. I grew up in Elderton and I have been in love with music since before I could read. I have had various opportunities throughout high school and college to perform on piano and flute. These experiences have made me who I am today. I enjoy teaching piano so much and am reading into piano pedagogy. Read More

Xuelai W offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Xuelai W

Instruments: Piano Music Keyboard

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time around 15 years ago. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and popular music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the piano and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. Read More

Bo L offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Bo L

Instruments: Piano Voice

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the student develop a passion for music! It’s really important to see each student get improved at their own pace! I will try to help them on their own problems and try to discover their own benefits. It’s really important to students to realize how secpial they are, nobody can be copied! So my job is to help you to find your own and work on it until to reach your goal with Music! Read More

Catherine C offers Piano lessons in   Hyde Park, PA

Catherine C

Instruments: Piano Voice Flute

Young beginner piano students begin with Bastien's Piano Party combined with my unique curriculum developed from years of teaching early childhood music. As they age, students tend to lean towards their own peculiar interests, which I happily incorporate. Such suggestions are evidence of student growth and engagement! Flute students approach teachers with different sets of needs. While working on school and competition music, I supplement tone development with Eck, and use baroque studies for technique. Read More

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Steven S

Instruments: Piano Violin Cello Viola Double Bass

What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
I think it's important to practice slowly, to practice small sections at a time, and to isolate the hands. It is a good idea to attempt to sightread a piece just to get an idea of where the more technically challenging parts are at. From there, I will sometimes recommend practicing one hand at a time to facilitate difficult passages of music. Then, slowly play the small section with both hands together. Once you can comfortably play a small section of music, move-on to another section of music and work on it the same way. Continue this process until you've stitched the small segments of music together and you can play through the entire piece. If you're ever frustrated with a passage, take a break! You may also want to try working on another passage if you find one section too difficult. Sometimes all you need is a break or a good night of sleep to reap the benefits of your practice session.

Why did you choose your primary instrument?
I was originally a clarinetist in 4th grade, but ended up feeling dissatisfied with the instrument after playing it for three years. While in high school, I purchased a digital piano to learn the music of my favorite bands. Eventually I learned more about my digital piano and found out that there were pre-recorded songs that I could listen to. Beethoven's "Fur Elise" was on the piano, and that sparked my interest in classical music. From there, I began studying "Fur Elise" and then discovered Beethoven's piano sonatas.

What is your dream piece to perform and why?
The dream piece that I wanted to perform was Beethoven's "Waldstein" piano sonata. After years of practice, I eventually performed this piece as the highlight to my junior recital in music school. This piece had a profound impact on me, and it helped develop my technical abilities to perform more challenging repertoire. From there, I studied and performed Beethoven's "Appassionata" sonata, as well as his third piano concerto. I also had the privilege to perform the third piano concerto with the Mansfield University Symphony Orchestra.

When did you decide to become a professional musician? Was it a gradual decision or was there a defining moment for you?
Becoming a professional musician was a gradual decision for me. I originally studied the piano as a hobby and was self-taught. After playing the piano for my high school music theory teacher, she recommended me to a local pianist for lessons. From there, I studied privately, and my motivation and interest in music increased exponentially. I began practicing many hours a day and I was obsessed with Classical music, especially the music of Beethoven. I eventually gave my first piano recital and I performed the first movement to Beethoven's "Pathetique" sonata. After that, I began to pursue music more seriously and auditioned at a music school. I was accepted, and then I began to perform more challenging repertoire and accomplished bigger musical goals. I also began teaching lessons to beginner students, and then I accepted my first music teaching job in North Carolina. Recently, I moved to Wexford and accepted a position in a highly prestigious school district.

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