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Avatar for David Chang Music
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2. David Chang Music
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(60)

Exceptional 5.0

(60)

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Yucaipa, CA
***Due to extremely high demand, my studio is currently at maximum capacity. Please message me if you would like to be put on the waitlist and if you have read everything here carefully. If you are extremely serious about the piano, please write that in your message and I may make an exception or at least you may given higher priority on the waitlist. Also, if you are a piano teacher yourself and wish to improve your teaching / learn how to become a better piano teacher / build a piano studio of your own while studying with me, I do particularly enjoy training teachers and may make an exception for you (so please mention that in your message). I am based in Brooklyn, NY and now have many online students. At this point, I accept only reliable, weekly, online, long-term students. All lessons are currently online for the foreseeable future (at least until masks and social distancing are no longer required) and eventually, lessons will be online, in-person (at my home studio here in Brooklyn, NY; I do not travel to students), or a combination of both, but students must be willing to go online in case of virus resurgences. At least 1 hour lessons are highly recommended for serious progress in almost all cases. Lessons are $110 for 1 hour, $90 for 45 minutes, and $70 for 30 minutes. Please feel free to read my full profile below, see my reviews, view my media both here and on social media (search “davidwchangmusic” on Instagram or “david chang piano” on YouTube) if seriously interested*** ***A second announcement: at this point, I should note again that I am primarily interested in teaching students that are serious about the piano and about progressing quickly. It doesn’t mean necessarily that you must practice a lot, but it certainly could, and at the very least you should have a dedication to the piano that goes beyond piano being a mere “activity” to pass the time. At this point, most of my students are currently adults (by my choice), but I am open to accepting children that are well-behaved and dedicated to serious progress. For younger children, parent involvement both in and out of lessons is crucial and for older children, a moderate amount of involvement may be necessary depending on age and the individual child.*** Hello all! I am a professional musician with a bachelor's degree in music education from New York University and a master's degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. I have created many unique methodologies that detail how to learn and memorize music with maximum efficiency (much more information a few paragraphs down). And of course, I show my students how to conquer technical and musical difficulties in order to develop into artists with their own voices. As a result, my students often progress extremely quickly and attain high levels of playing in a fraction of the usual time required. They also seem to truly enjoy the process. Lessons take place either online/remotely or at my home studio in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (somewhat near the Barclays Center and Prospect Park), where I have a baby grand piano for use in the lessons. Because of the coronavirus situation, temporarily ALL of my lessons are online. Although I currently only accept piano students due to high demand, I have also taught guzheng (古箏) / Chinese harp, voice, frame drum, clarinet, and saxophone. I am a current Thumbtack Top Pro and Steinway Educational Partner and teach full-time. I have had students come to me from as far away as Queens, upper Manhattan, the Bronx, New Jersey, and Long Island. At this point, I only accept students who will take long-term, weekly, online lessons. At least 1 hour weekly lessons are highly recommended for serious progress and many students now also take lessons longer than 1 hour. I now offer two student recitals for all ages (see my pictures!) and four studio classes for adults a year. Most of my current students are adults and they have expressed that they really enjoy the sense of community they experience as a result of attending the studio classes and meeting other adult learners. I have taught students of all ages (3 and up) and abilities for over 18 years and have prepared students for ABRSM exams, NYSSMA exams, specialized middle school and high school auditions, pre-college programs, college auditions (to major in music), other auditions, guzheng (古箏) exams, competitions, and all types of performances. I have also served as a judge for both NYSSMA and piano competitions. Of course, I have also taught many students who are learning just for themselves. If you are a beginner and/or don't know how to read sheet music, I can definitely help you! If you are interested in learning how to play the piano while singing, I can definitely help as well. Finally, I also welcome serious students of piano who are thinking about making classical music into a career choice. Additionally, I also offer both pedagogy and business training to prospective or current piano teachers who want to improve their teaching and/or are trying to expand their own piano studios. I have helped many other professional pianists and teachers who have inquired about my methodologies (both for themselves and for their students) and my students include and have included those who are piano teachers themselves. And as one of the most in-demand piano teachers on Thumbtack throughout the entire country (one of the top even amongst the Top Pros), I am happy to share my business expertise as well. My teaching methodologies include how to learn and memorize with maximum efficiency (I have spent the last few years specifically researching and creating many methodologies); how to solve technical / mechanical / relaxation issues (including how to achieve much greater speed and control); how to achieve extremely high levels of musicality, nuance, and expression; how to express yourself musically and connect with your inner self; how to rapidly gain autonomy and independence from the teacher; how to practice physically, mentally, and emotionally; how to set and achieve goals; how to use both motivation and willpower to your advantage; and much more besides. One of the unique components of my lessons is that I teach very specifically what I like to think of as the art of practicing itself (derived from the methodologies I created). I coach students on how to logically solve all technical and musical difficulties (at least the aspects of music that CAN be logically solved) and then train them to be as independent of me as possible. This helps to unlock the door to true musical expression. Although I was born and raised in New York, I can teach lessons in either English or Mandarin Chinese. I have performed at such venues as Steinway Hall, Lincoln Center, Leith Hill Place (Surrey, UK), WeArts Theatre (Shanghai), Parsons Music Performance Center (Shanghai), Fazioli Piano Center (Taipei), the Bitter End, the Soapbox Gallery, Sullivan Hall, Flushing Town Hall, Molloy College, James C. Colgate Hall, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of New York, the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, Black Box Theatre (NYU), Frederick Loewe Theatre (NYU), the Skirball Center (NYU), Goldmark Hall (Mannes), Pforzheimer Hall (MSM), Greenfield Hall (MSM), Yamaha Piano Salon, Prague Conservatory, Jan Deyl Conservatory (Prague), the Jazz Dock (Prague), the Centro Municipal Integrado El Llano (Gijón, Spain), and the Centro Municipal Integrado Pumarín (Gijón, Spain). I have participated in both the Gijón International Piano Festival (Spain) and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York), and have played in masterclasses for Robert McDonald, Yuan Sheng, José Ramos Santana, Nina Lelchuk, Gabriele Leporatti, Alexandre Moutouzkine, Amy Gustafson, Anthony de Mare, and Eduardus Halim. In 2018, I gave solo piano recitals in both New York and Taipei. Last year (2019), I was the featured performer at the Manhattan International Film Festival. Also in 2019, I gave four solo piano recitals in New York, Shanghai (where I gave a masterclass as well), and Surrey (UK). In fall 2019, I performed in the New York Arabic Orchestra. This year (2020), instead of giving recitals, I am conducting more extensive research into learning and memorizing massive amounts of repertoire with maximum efficiency. Please feel free to message me with any questions you might have. I am genuinely passionate about teaching and sincerely care about each of my students. And if you are a part of my studio, you will find that I am very responsive and willing to help however I can. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Thank you!See more

$70

starting cost

$70

starting cost

Avatar for Rob Steiner
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5. Rob Steiner
Excellent 4.9

(14)

Excellent 4.9

(14)

Offers remote services
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Yucaipa, CA
NOTICE: **ONLINE PIANO LESSONS ONLY THROUGH THE DURATION OF COVID. CONTACT US ONLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONLINE LESSONS UNTIL WE ARE ALL SAFE TO MEET UP ** At this time we are only offering online piano lessons for the safety of our students and their families. If you live In the Los Angeles area, I would love to make other arrangements and spend time teaching you in person when we get the all clear. In no way does online lessons diminish the level of attention and education received by our students. In fact, there is even faster access to sheet music, Mp3s & Whiteboard explanations via Zoom! We look forward to helping you stay creative and active during these unprecedented times. Please contact us only if you are OK with online lessons. (For now!) As the proprietor of Rob Steiner Academy of Music, I am a professional musician and music educator for 20+ years and Berklee College of Music alum in Jazz & Emerson College alum in Musical Theater. Currently I work in various capacities of pianist/arranger/music director with performers from American Idol, Post Modern Jukebox & Celtic Woman as well as producers of Broadway musicals such as American Idiot & Book of Mormon, and play keyboards for international world music singer Kouros. I also vocal coach for musicals at Cal State LA. My experience will not only help you on your instrument but to guide and enrich your life as a musician. Each lesson is focused on the student's needs to progress musically & to also have fun with what they would like to learn beyond the basics of piano & music theory. Please check out my growing my list of reviews here on Thumbtack, Yelp & Lessons.com. I look forward to helping you reach your next level of music.See more

$30

starting cost

$30

starting cost

Avatar for The Piano Studio of Dorifel Acoba
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8. The Piano Studio of Dorifel Acoba
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0

(13)

Exceptional 5.0

(13)

Great value
Offers remote services
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Yucaipa, CA
I finished a Bachelor of Music Education major in Piano and minor in Voice. I have been offering music lessons since 1996. I am also an active member of SMAC- OC, As a Members of the Suzuki Music Association of California, Orange County branch (SMAC-OC), I accept the principles stated in Nurtured by Love and other writings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and other leaders in the Talent Education Movement. These principles include: Loving encouragement of individual growth Mutual respect among all students, parents, and teachers Setting a good example Striving for the attainment of excellence Honesty Cooperation rather than competition My music studio prepares my student for a yearly recital and helps them ready in any school performances , and as a member of MTAC I also encourage them to participate to take Certificate of Merit examination. My teaching philosophy is the belief that every child can develop talents and my task as a teacher is to share my love and passion to music, providing the path by building the skills that will open the door to success and hope to a lifelong joy of music-making and creates the environment in which my student will motivate themselves. The method book that I am using is the Piano Adventures Curriculum by Faber and Faber. This method book is based on discovery, creativity, and adventures through music-making. There are four books in each level—lesson, Performance, Theory, and Technique. There is also an additional supplementary book that is essential for student progress that motivates practice. The PreTime to BigTime Piano Supplementary Library correlates with Piano Adventures to provide a broad selection of music to meet each student's interest- at the precise level of difficulty. With styles that include Popular, Rock n' Roll, Classics, Jazz & Blues, Ragtime & Marches, Children's Song, Favorites, Hymns, and More Popular. For young beginners, the student will be oriented to Piano through black Key pieces that explore the range of the keyboard. This is followed by the off-staff note reading, which teaches the student the keyboard letter names and primary rhythms. Technique & Artistry: Develops hand Structure, relation, and coordination in a systematic pathway to superb playing. I am also a big believer in teacher-student duets. For many years teaching younger students, I learned that playing with the beginning student is one of the best ways to improve their playing, they tend to model their playing from their teacher so that benefits alone are worth it. It does make the simple piece sounds grown-up. I also introduced solfege to the student to help them internalize the sound of each note and develop sight-singing too. Did you know? Playing an instrument can lead to brain structural changes within just 15 months that improve motor and auditory skills in young children. (Bergman)See more

$30

starting cost

$30

starting cost

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10. Ceballos Studio
Exceptional 5.0

(17)

Exceptional 5.0

(17)

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Yucaipa, CA

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Hi! I am Héctor, a passionate pianist and composer who’s very excited and looking so much forward to be YOUR teacher soon! After 20 years studying music on private instruction, and at world renowned institutions like the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico, and The Golandsky Institute, I’ve come to one conclusion. Piano playing (and music in general) should be leaned/taught INTUITIVELY. I was taught by my GREAT teachers in many different ways, each teacher has their particular methods/techniques. I’ve been under the guidance of teachers with very different styles and musical backgrounds and that allowed me to developed my own style. If I was asked to define my teaching style in one word, that word would be “INTUITIVE”. I think of intuition as an EXTRAORDINARY power to help the student develop, step by step, and with the constant guide of the teacher, a solid foundation of limitless possibilities. Each person has their OWN personality which is very linked to their own musical style. I will be by your side every second of the journey supporting your learning process, helping you find your own voice, giving you the necessary tools, answering your questions, and eventually cheering for your success. I’d like to tell you two stories: 1) Many years ago a student was looking straight at her teacher’s upright piano which was some 3-4 feet from her. The piano was covered but she could still see the three pedals under the lightweight cover. She was hoping that her teacher let her play his black, elegant instrument soon. A minuet after, her teacher came back and took her seat by her side. The student was TERRIFIED when she saw her face after she told her “This is so funny” pointing out with her finger to the treble clef written by the teacher some 10 minutes before. “What’s funny?” The teacher asked. Something was wrong, the student was truly in terror. “Do a hundred of them” said the teacher. After the student draw two or three clefs, the teacher bursted into a violent rage. Give up music, you’re not talented enough. Go, go away and never be back again. The poor student left the studio crying, and was never back neither to the teacher’s studio nor music at all. 2) A 48 year old man who worked as a marketing consultant was at his teacher’s studio discussing with his teacher the way a chromatic scale should be pedaled. Both teacher and student were arguing because they had very different ideas. The student wanted to “vibrate pedal” all the way through while the teacher thought it more as a “full pedal” passage. The student won the argument. He explained to her that the harmonic pattern called for the use of that specific pedal technique. “But the real reason is that I just feel it that way”, the student said finally. Months after that lesson the student changed the pedaling to no pedal at all in the very beginning of the passage, started vibrating it little by little to end up with full pedal. A great example of cooperation and musical understanding between teacher and student. Simple conclusion: 1) ———> I’m NOT one of these teachers. 😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖 2) ———> I AM one of these teachers. 😄🙏🤓🎵🍀😎🎹👏💥🥳 If you’re a professional musician (or want to be), or you’re not... If you already know what a pentatonic scale is or you don’t know anything about music yet... If you are an artist, an accountant, a handyman, a sales person, etc... If you’re looking to deepen and improve your musicianship or just looking to explore the basics... You’re VERY WELCOME to Ceballos Studio where you’ll ALWAYS find an answer to your musical questions and a place of continual search, exploration, and limitless intuitional learning. Human beings exploring the great mystery of music. Welcome! I’m so much looking forward to start exploring music together! Truly yours, Héctor D. Ceballos PS. Sorry for writing long. I forgot to say I’m an amateur writer!See more

$30

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$30

estimated cost

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