Rachel Morin, D.M.A.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.

Rachel Morin, D.M.A.

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Introduction: My students consistently stand out at local competitions and festivals. Some have gone on to careers in music, others still play after ending lessons, for their own enjoyment. In addition to my 30 years experience as a traditional piano teacher to students of all ages and levels, I have extensive background in The Taubman Approach. I have studied with the most preeminent experts in this approach to piano technique and am now in the teacher training program in the Keyboard Wellness Seminar. This approach to piano technique is peer reviewed and based on sound physiological and physical principles. Students who study this approach are able to maximize virtuosity while avoiding or reversing injury. I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential and grow in confidence. I love to help people learn to solve problems through critical thinking and to discover the beauty of music. I am happy to say that although I will continue to teach online for those who prefer that, I have been vaccinated and am ready to return to in person teaching.
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Hired 14 times

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29 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Jingmei S.

Piano Lessons

Both my son and I are taking piano lessons with Rachel. She is very professional and patient. She helps us with both skills and music theories. Every time when I talk to her, I can feel her passion for piano and teaching. She always finds a good way to teach a student to meet his/her needs. I would highly recommend her for any level students!
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you so much, Jingmei!
Jun 17, 2021
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Christos N.

Rachel is a devoted and extremely cultured teacher. Her specialisation and experience in the Taubman approach adds to her artistic personality, thus helping students reach their full pianistic potentialities. Lessons with Rachel awaken one's eagerness for further explorations into the wonderful piano repertoire.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you so much, Christos!
Jun 30, 2021
Freda G.

I'm trying to play some more advanced pieces and Rachel is a fabulous piano teacher who is helping me achieve my goals. She is very encouraging, and she is an extremely accomplished pianist who can help me understand the nuances of the works I'm playing. She is also adept in the Taubman technique, and is teaching me how to protect myself from hand and wrist injuries. This has allowed me to extend my daily practice to over a couple of hours, rather than feeling tired after about an hour. I highly recommend her.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you so much, Freda!
Jun 28, 2021
Poly R.

We were in need of a new piano instructor for our advanced-level 14-year old son when we found Rachel Morin in Spring 2020. She has been GREAT!!! We are very happy with every aspect of her teaching style and our son has excelled under her instruction. Rachel combines professionalism and kindness in her approach, and did an amazing job preparing our son for the annual Piano SAT.
Rachel Morin, D.M.A.'s reply
Thank you so much, Poly!
Jun 24, 2021
Jack S.

Piano Lessons

Rachel has a strong deep knowledge of the fundamentals of piano playing and the structure of music, particularly classical. She is a very dedicated teacher that works with a variety of students and helps them at their own levels. I am a senior adult beginner who first came to her with an informal knowledge of the piano after intro group lessons and casual playing. She did a great job of improving my overall understanding of the correct way to play. With her background she helped to build a solid foundation for playing the piano.
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Thank you, Jack!
May 21, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $50 for a one hour lesson, $40 for 45 minutes and $30 for a half hour. Tuition is due the first week of every month and varies with the number of weeks in that particular month. For example, a student taking 4 half hour lessons in February would pay 4x$30, or $120 at the beginning of that month. I always try to make up missed lessons and make allowances for holidays, sickness and adverse weather conditions. My lessons include 2 recitals per year, opportunities to enter competitions if the student desires, an opportunity to learn about a technique that has been peer reviewed and shown to prevent injuries and maximize virtuosity, and a performer/teacher that knows or is willing to learn almost any piece of music you are interested in studying (the Hammerklavier and some of the works by Carl Vine and Charles Ives might be exceptions, but I'd try) in order to give you a head start with your practicing, making your practice more efficient and purposeful.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I am very thorough when I interview a new student. I make sure I understand the student's musical background and any other issues that might impact learning. Usually, if the student has had lessons in the past, I ask him or her to play something they've prepared. I also have the do some sightreading and answer questions pertaining to musical understanding. I also ask questions about technical background -- whether it was more finger or arm weight/movement oriented.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a doctorate in piano and 25 years experience teaching and learning the Taubman approach to piano.

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