10. Seymour Piano Studio
"I took lessons from Ms. Zarema for 6 years during junior high and high school and I would highly recommend her as a piano teacher. Her skill on the instrument is incredible - even the hardest pieces I played, she was able to sight read with excellence. Her ability to teach is likewise. She was able to communicate techniques so that I understood them, and she utilized creative drills and practice tools to help me get sounds from my head to my hands. I think she analyzes students and communicates in the way they best understand.
Ms. Zarema blends rigor and fun appropriately - certainly classical repertoire was a focus, but she did a good job of sprinkling in some jazz, ragtime, and even one or two film scores. She is very supportive of your own musical interests (as long as you speak up about them), and is willing to help out with your personal projects as well.
I think Ms. Zarema taught me not only to play the piano, but also to enjoy playing."