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Ozzie J.

13 Reviews
Mc Lean, VA
Starting at $48
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Arts in Piano Performance from Ball State University
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Ozzie J.

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With 10 years of teaching piano lessons and 3 degrees in piano, I have both the expertise and experience to provide a uniquely tailored learning environment to piano students of all ages and levels. Teaching excites me because it gives me the opportunity to find out each student's individuality and to help them reach their inner potential. Since student goals vary from wanting to play chord charts in a garage band to aspiring to become a concert pianist, I do not have a rigid teaching method - rather, I tailor it to each student. Beyond the fundamentals of technique and reading music, piano lessons with me include focusing any amount of the following: classical, improvisation, composition, theory, jazz, popular styles, hymns, etc... I can't wait to begin guiding you on your musical journey with the piano!

About Ozzie

I am a pianist and a passionate teacher of pianists of all shapes and sizes. The joy of playing the piano is one that my skills as a teacher help me infuse into my students. I also find it to be quite a positive feedback loop for me: teaching makes me want to hone my own skills and playing well give

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Jacqueline D.
Ozzie really connected with my daughter and made her introduction to piano a positive and fun experience. A patient, kind, and positive teacher!
Rebekah B.
My sixteen-year-old has been taking with Ozzie since the fall. His sound is richer and cleaner than it has ever been. Ozzie is very technically oriented. He emphasizes the hand work, finger work, and overall technique. Thaddaeus' playing sounds so much more mature after these months with Ozzie! Thanks, Ozzie!
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Timothy H.

49 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Awarded Outstanding Jazz Vocals Award from University of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Timothy H.

49 Reviews
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We concentrate on developing proper technique including posture and fingering, scales and strengthening exercises, beginning to intermediate theory, musicality and knowledge of repertoire in various genres

About Timothy

** Following the COVID-19 pandemic, all students MUST be at least 14 days past full vaccination to be eligible for in-person lessons. Online lessons are still offered for those not yet vaccinated (piano only). Thank you for your understanding and patience ** I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from T

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Tim is great, really patient and enthusiastic teacher who knows his stuff. As a complete beginner who hasn’t played an instrument since middle school, I would highly recommend him.
Haughton B.
Great Internet, great teaching, positive attitude. Amazing!
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Priscilla L.

57 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Priscilla L.

57 Reviews
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First thing I do before first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy,technical,and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together.

About Priscilla

Hi! I’m Priscilla also known as Ms. P. to my students. I'm a mentor who values a unique and creative approach to learning music and photography. In my career, I’ve realized the importance of using a variety of teaching techniques catered to a student's learning style. As a mom, I’m witness to

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Jamar
You can not directly get someone to see that they can be better or do better without a bit of influence.
Ms. P has been a positive influencer to my daughter. She taught techniques and gave her a written action plan for practice. I looked for someone my daughter could look up to and see herself in. She’s played drums and piano in school when she was younger and now wants to focus on being a vocalist. Ms. P offers lessons in singing and playing instruments. I figure she would be a perfect example of what you can do with your talents. My daughter words are below:

“Working with Mrs.P was a great experience. i didn’t realize how much breathing comes into play while singing. She showed me how to elongate my voice and sing from my chest instead of my throat. She’s very funny and kind and makes learning a comfortable experience.”

I'm thankful for Takelessons online options and finding Ms. P for my daughter's vocalist growth.
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Alexia H.
Priscilla has such a calming and warm presence! I love how she opened the lesson with meditation and stretching exercises.

And she jumped right into teaching me the song I wanted to learn how to play. I’m really going to enjoy taking more lessons with her. 😊
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Susan G.

17 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $33
  • Teaching since 1971
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susan G.

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I've been teaching piano for over 25 years and have taught students from 4 to 70. I try to show each student how to analyze the music to find patterns that make learning notes and rhythms easier.
I also emphasize strategies for practicing that make learning new material a quicker and more efficient process.

About Susan

I was a piano major at UNI and received a B.A. in English with a minor in music. I taught music for several years in Iowa and Pennsylvania. I have an M.A. in Reading, which has been invaluable in analyzing learning styles and teaching to each student's strengths. I have been teaching piano for over

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Elsa
Mrs. Gause is excellent. She is warm, kind and runs a full lesson. We appreciate her deep level of theory background as a basis for her lessons. She also encourages personal interest and is flexible with music selection. We highly recommend her.
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My mom and my aunt got taught by Mrs.Gause. My sister and I also did she is great!
Ariana
Susan is great with kids and obviously very experienced.
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Maxwell C.

Washington, DC
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Black Belt of Isshin-ryū from American Budo Kai Association
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maxwell C.

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My instruction aims to promote the process of active listening and the curiousity of my students, so they can grow into more sensitive and creative individuals.

About Maxwell

I began teaching myself guitar after two years of experience with the saxophone in middle school band. I furthered my understanding through my studies at UCLA, forming relationships with professors, music students, and LA-based professional musicians/composers. I am currently studying with Andy

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Mike P.

32 Reviews
Fort Washington, MD
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Senior Award from Kurt Lucas
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike P.

32 Reviews
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I can give great lessons about jazz piano and jazz pedagogy for students! These lessons will be fun for the student and I can assist with scales and chord types as well.

About Mike

Hello! My name is Michael, I am a graduate of Towson University with a bachelors degree in music and jazz performance and I am eager to teach future musicians how to play the Saxophone/various instruments and to also teach them about music in general. I can also provide clarinet and flute lessons a

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Janet L.
It was phenomenal
Matthew
Mike gives great feedback and helps you understand the basics of the saxophone. Asking you what you want to learn and where you want to go with your practice.
Emilio
My son looks forward to his lessons. He’s learning and getting the one on one instruction that he needs to improve.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Washington is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $55 and $120 per hour.
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"Melissa was the perfect teacher for my child. She's warm, engaged, patient -- and very skilled. I think my daughter continued with her piano instruction only because she enjoyed her classes so much! If we hadn't moved an hour away, we would still be going to Melissa. She's awesome! I highly recommend her."
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Took Piano lessons from Melissa M.
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Suzan is an excellent teacher with vast experience. She is always positive and willing to go at a pace that is comfortable for me, while encouraging me to stretch! Thank you so much, Suzan!"
Michele
Took Piano lessons from Suzan G.
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"I'm an adult student and very new to piano -- after several decades since the last lesson. Sarabeth was very patient and encouraging. I learned a lot in the very first lesson."
Megan
Took Piano lessons from Sarabeth B.
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"Celine is a great teacher. She is very reliable, attentive and enthusiastic. Celine has an excellent ability to relate to people. She has been working with my kids for several years, it has been a wonderful experience. Her approach, which incorporates technique, theory and performance, are giving my kids a well rounded experience. Most importantly, my kids are having fun and is eager to play. Celine is highly recommended!"
Grace
Took Piano lessons from Celine K.
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"Kimberly Is excellent with my daughter, I look forward to seeing how she progressives."
Tessa
Took Piano lessons from Kimberly D.
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"My daughter and I are very happy. She learned a lot on her first day. Jennifer is awesome!"
Alyssa
Took Piano lessons from Jennifer A.
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"She was kind and patient and fun!"
Maryella
Took Piano lessons from Shae K.
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"Ms. Marsha is such a great teacher. My son who is 11 years old is learning a lot in such a short period of time. She makes it easy for him to understand how to read notes and how to play them in such a fun way. We were just going to try 8 sessions, but after just 2 sessions, we would like to continue for more. We just love her! I'm glad she had an opening when we were looking for a teacher."
Donna Chu
Took Piano lessons from Marsha K.
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"Anastassia is so kind and a wonderful teacher! My daughter is a beginner and she is very patient with her, and if she feels confused, which hardly ever happens, but if it does she backs up and reteaches or reinforces, which is the trait of an excelllent teacher!!"
Melanie
Took Piano lessons from Anastassia K.
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"Gabrielius teaches calmly with lots of patience, and the results are fantastic. I've seen tremendous improvement just after a few weeks, and I find his way of teaching focuses on the things that will have the most impact on your playing. He's not a teacher that will drill you endlessly, but will find easier and more organic ways to learn and love the pieces you play. I'm excited to continue my lessons, and I'm falling more and more in love with playing, practicing, learning and listening to piano."
Cristian
Took Piano lessons from Gabrielius A.
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Our piano teachers in DC work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher can coach you on the basic fundamentals of voice, in addition to the technical aspects such as piano chord progression, hand to keyboard posture, finger speed improvement exerc

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ises, piano songwriting, key training, note counting, chord inversion, music theory, and more. They also cover the physical, social, and emotional benefits of practicing and playing the piano. They even teach you how to play the piano for different musical genres.

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