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Featured Piano Teachers Near St Paul , MN

Kimberly H

Kimberly H

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I try to strike a balance between music lessons being serious and being fun.  I expect my students to practice almost every day and I expect that the parents will be part of keeping them accountable for scheduling that practicing.  Lessons are a combination of learning technical skills and learning songs, which usually are mostly classical songs with a few contemporary songs thrown in for motivation.

Lauren H

Lauren H

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Every student has an experience unique to themselves. I am strict about meeting the goals developed by each student. However, the learning process is highly individual. You will learn at a pace and with a curriculum we develop to best suit your learning style, musical preference, and goals. Based on these goals, I will figure out the best method of incorporating theory, technique, and improvisation. I like to work on a piece of repertoire and tell we have perfected whatever the main goal of the piece is. This could take 2 to 5 lessons per piece. 

Kayla B

Kayla B

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I'm a very passionate and energetic teacher who loves working with students. I have been a musician for 15 years and teaching for over 10 years. I majored in music as a flautist and learned piano, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings while I was in college. My performance experiences have only strenthened my belief that music should be a part of every person's life. 

James R

James R

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My philosophy in teaching is that a good understanding of the foundation of music and the instrument will lead to self sufficiency in learning. I aim to teach my students not just to be dependant on myself as the instructor, but to be able to problem solve and learn on their own if they run into a question and an instructor is unavailable. I regularly practice sight reading with my students and keep them critically thinking about their music and what makes it up. Once I feel that the student is at a level to make critical decisions about the music they're making I will ask them to make their own interpretations of the music and help them along depending on style and appropriateness.

Caitlin P

Caitlin P

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I began teaching students in 2008. I love helping musicians of all levels to realize their potential and develop their passion into a craft they can enjoy for a lifetime. In addition to a regular practice schedule and technical study, I encourage my students to do as much listening and reflecting on musical compositions and performances as they can. I feel that listening to music thoughtfully is equally important when it comes to learning an instrument. It is my goal with every student to not just develop a passion for playing, but a passion for the language and art of music.

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