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  • Piano Lessons by Irwin

    (96 reviews)

    "Irwin is the best piano teacher in San Antonio." That is one of dozens of reviews Irwin has received on Google, Thumbtack, at his website, etc. Each year, he wins the award for the Best Piano Instructor in San Antonio. He teach all ages and styles. The first lesson is free with no obligation. Lessons are $20 per 30-minute lesson. He teaches every day, including Saturdays and Sundays. There is no tuition fee or contract. The lessons are private and individual. Lessons are given in his home studio one mile from Babcock and Huebner in Zip Code 78240. Please send Irwin all the days and times that you can come for a free lesson. Please send him your e-mail address and phone numbers, so he can send you more information. Please include your name as well as the name and age of the student. Thank you. Here are some testimonials from my previous clients: 1. The best piano teacher! -- 5 stars " Irwin is the BEST piano teacher in San Antonio. He makes the learning easy and affordable for everybody." -- Gabrielle Abeghe 2. An amazing teacher! -- 5 stars "Irwin is an amazing teacher! I have taken piano lessons for almost 2 years by another instructor and decided to leave secondary to not progressing. In the eighth months that I have been taking lessons from Irwin, I have far surpassed where I was with my last instructor. Not only do I look forward to practicing. I also "know" how to practice. Irwin is competent, highly talented, and knows how to relate to his students, making them feel more at home. I can't say enough good things about him. No wonder why he continues to receive the San Antonio instructor of the year award!" -- Chris Collins 3. A well-known and respected teacher! -- 5 stars "My grandchildren have been taking music lessons from Mr. Irwin for almost 8 years. We were very fortunate to find him, and we hope to continue for years to come. He is patient and encouraging and has instilled a strong love and appreciation of music. He combines his music talent with humor making his lessons fun for them. He is well known and respected in the music community. He's great!" -- Betty Boubel. 4. An excellent piano teacher! -- 5 stars "Mr. Witebsky is an excellent piano teacher whom I would recommend to others. I personally am a music teacher, and I know what to look for in private teachers. You can't beat his rates. He works well with young people." -- Chris E 5. A wonderful instructor! -- 5 stars "Irwin is such a wonderful instructor. He has been teaching my son for some time, and it has been amazing. My son picked up very quickly. He is a patient, kind and a loving teacher. He has such passion for the piano and it shows. Thank you, Irwin, for being the best!" -- Michelle M. 6. A great piano teacher! -- 5 stars "Irwin Witebsky is a great piano teacher! He goes above and beyond, and he is very friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone!" -- elocalaoct07 7. The perfect piano teacher! -- 5 stars "Irwin Witebsky is the perfect piano teacher, close, reasonable and quick." -- David Narvaez 8. The perfect teacher! -- 5 stars "I really was able to find the perfect teacher: Irwin Witebsky." -- Dustin Mitchell 9. I rate him a 10! -- 5 stars "Mr. Witebsky got back to me quickly with all the information I needed to make an informed decision in regards to piano lessons. He is extremely polite. I rate him a 10!" -- Charla Hale 10. 5 stars "Results and fast!" -- G. Webb

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  • PianoForte Music Studio

    (10 reviews)

    What makes PianoForte Music the best San Antonio piano lessons? THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE FUN! We not only succeed in teaching students note reading, rhythm, proper technique, and all the other essential elements of music, WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT TIME! Musical computer games, iPhone games, board games, card games, synthesizer games, team games, race games, costumes, sound effects, game theme music, music videos, and a Piano Rock Band--just to name a few! At PianoForte Music FUN IS A PRIORITY. And when it comes to music, WE HAVE ALL THE BEST SONGS, songs you can't get anywhere else because we transcribed, wrote, or arranged them ourselves! Classical, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Funk, Dance, Electronic, Celtic, Folk, Contemporary Christian, Country; almost any style of music, you name it, we have it or we can find it! Original compositions and arrangements, professional backing tracks that make simple songs sound awesome, jam sessions with real professional performing musicians. And if you know a song you want to play but we can't find the music, we can even transcribe it for you--so it sounds just like the real thing! We teach fun at all ages--ADULTS TOO! BIO: Sean C. McAnelly has been teaching professionally for 15 years. He began studying classical piano at the age of 7 and saxophone at the age of 11. He has performed with symphonic and chamber orchestras, jazz big bands and trios, rock bands, vocal and instrumental soloists, and solo concert piano in a wide variety of styles. He loves to take requests, and he reads and plays by ear in almost any style of music. He has a degree in piano performance from the University of Texas in San Antonio. He has won numerous awards in performance, including outstanding soloist at the Southwest Jazz Festival and outstanding musician at the UT Longhorn Jazz Festival, but he considers his greatest achievement to be his students. Sean loves to work with kids of all ages (adult kids too!), and he owns and runs a successful music studio. He is the second cousin of country legend George Strait.

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  • Allegro Piano Studio

    (4 reviews)

    We offer piano lessons for all ages centrally located in San Antonio. The teacher/owner has 20+ years of teaching experience and a current board member of San Antonio Music Teachers Association. We provide two recitals yearly, plus many other performance activities.

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  • Damian Garcia Music

    (2 reviews)

    In 2010, Damian founded Damian Garcia Music, a performance and education entity. It has since grown to provide musical entertainment for countless private and public events in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Currently, Damian Garcia Music is expanding to include a variety of educational options such as distance learning, video tutorials, and self-published articles all focused on advancing the musical goals of the student.

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  • Cindy's Piano Teaching

    (3 reviews)

    At a very young age, I had always wanted to learn how to play the piano. I couldn't wait to start piano lessons! I have been playing now for over 40 years, and I still enjoy it as much as when I started! I specially love to teach beginners, whatever age they are. Learning music at an early age actually helps a child in their development and academic learning. I use a program called "music for little Mozarts" for students ages 4 to 6. Students will learn music theory, how to read music, and how to perform with other instrumentation. I am currently the keyboard player for Deep Calls Ministries and have been involved with worship for over 30 years. I have recorded my own CD as well as a couple with our Deep Calls band. I love music and love to share what I have learned with others! I would hope to encourage, inspire, and help launch others into their own personal journey in music! I teach beginner to intermediate, ages 4 to adult. I'm anxious to hear from you! Give me a call!

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  • Joshua Miller

    (1 reviews)

    After a career on the stage, and a bachelors and masters degree in vocal studies/acting, I have come to Texas to begin teaching full time. I am excited to work with new students, and help them unlock their voices and talents in many ways. - Vocal Lessons for All Ages - Guitar Lessons - Piano Lessons - Private Acting Instruction i personally guarantee my results and have a free over-the-phone consultation. I can do in-home sessions or can travel to the students' home to perform lessons.

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  • Chen's Piano Lesson

    I have started playing piano at the age of 4 and have been trained in the classical style for over 12 years. I can also master jazz and ragtime. I am experienced in teaching beginner and middle-level students.

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  • Bb's Private Piano Lessons

    Piano lessons are at student's own pace in a 30-minute session. Students will learn how to read music notation, scales and chords and can choose a specific style of concentration. Students need their own instrument to practice that includes a damper pedal. I have been giving piano lessons for 30 years. I have a music certification and a master's in counseling. Students not only excel in playing the piano but also develop high self-esteem and confidence. It is also a scientific fact that playing a musical instrument increases intelligence. Students can come to my home studio, or I can travel to the students. Lessons are $20 if at my home or $30 if I go to a student's home. I give a reduced price for more than one student in a household. Progress is better with weekly lessons, but every 2 weeks is acceptable for older students. The best age to begin is 6 years old, and you are never too old. I am patient and kind, so give it a go. The first lesson is free.

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  • Marcie Thomas

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    I am a degreed piano teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching beginner to late intermediate-level piano and music theory. I work with both children and adult students.

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  • Martha Smith Piano Studio

    I work on M.M. Piano performance and pedagogy. I have 15 years of teaching experience. I am accepting students from age five to age 18.

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  • Glenda's Piano Studio

    I give private piano lessons at my home. I charge $20.00 for a half-hour lesson or $25.00 for a one-hour lesson, once a week. I teach children and adults. Children must be at least 6 years of age to begin. There must be a piano or a keyboard in the house. I have been playing the piano since 1956 and teaching since 1991. I am the mother of six and the grandmother of ten. I am very good at dealing with children.

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  • Basel Raphael Violin, Cello, Voice, & Piano Lessons

    If you want great voice training using a proven system, study the Bel Canto method with me. Whether you sing classical, pop, R&B, or country, my exercises and training will strengthen your voice quickly and help you produce a pain-free, smooth, and natural sound in all your performances. Who can take voice lessons? (Is this for me?) Anyone, really, anyone who loves music and enjoys singing. You do not have to be a very good singer to begin voice lessons - you become (hopefully) a great singer by taking voice lessons. This is what studying (and hard work) is all about. A person beginning to take piano lessons is not expected to be a great pianist - he cannot be; and the same applies for singing. Sure, there are "natural" singers, but they are very few, fewer than what people believe. So if you love music and singing - yes - it can be for you! I am very nervous, is that normal? Of course it is. Your voice is a very personal issue; this is how you express yourself and communicate with the world. It is not easy to open yourself and trust a teacher to help you shape your own voice. Hopefully, I will be able to win your trust soon and you will feel more comfortable and less anxious. What about age? Singing can be taught at any age, as long as the student wishes to sing. It is never too late and hardly ever too early to begin voice lessons. I do not teach all ages in the same manner, but the basic principles of healthy singing, healthy technique, awareness and beauty of tone are the same. The famous mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne began when she was only 5 years old! Children: Young children have a smaller instrument (short vocal folds and smaller lungs), therefore they produce a higher, lighter more angelic sound. Care should be taken not to "push" or overwork this delicate instrument. One should not expect a mature sound from a child. The sound would become fuller and richer with age, as the child grows (physically, emotionally and artistically), and when that happens - small adjustments should be made to fit those changes. This is also a great age to introduce general music education using the Kodaly Method (based on singing artistic folk songs). During adolescence, both boys and girls experience changes in their voice. Those changes should be explored with the teacher while finding the right place for the new voice. In some extreme cases (especially with male voices), one can consider taking a break from singing for a while, until the growing stage is over and the voice is stable again. Some teachers believe that one should start taking voice lessons only after adolescence, but if a child wishes to sing earlier (in a choir / school play / singing for fun), she/he will sing; so it's best to do that with a professional guidance. Adults: Adults turn to voice lessons for various reasons: Musicians (singers, voice students, choral conductors) Actors Teachers/speakers suffering from hoarseness turn to speech therapy or voice lessons Adults returning to music as a hobby after establishing a career in a different field Many adults take singing lessons as a hobby; they find the lessons liberating and at the same time a demanding voyage into one's true self and real potential. Often one hears that the lessons are a substitute to therapy. Seniors: Having retired from their fulfilling careers and the children out of the nest, seniors turn to their neglected hobbies; some join choirs and benefit greatly from the social and musical experience. Having a better awareness and control of their voice will make the musical experience more fulfilling for both themselves and the audience. One can become a more valuable singer and help in leading the choir. Can you teach me to sing in tune? Most people who love singing have a good ear and a basic control and awareness of their of their voice; they listen to themselves and are able to correct themselves. Most, but not all. Singing out of tune happens because: The singer doesn't control the voice (the vocal folds and other muscles). The singer is not aware of his/her own voice and doesn't listen to the result. The singer doesn't care about the music, only about the words and/or the rhythm. In the first case - voice lessons usually address the problem directly. In the second case, one should develop their hearing skills and listening awareness, alone and with the teacher. Recording your lesson and listening at home does wonders, but still, this process may take longer. I'm already singing; why should I study with a teacher? In order to sing well, you need an external ear (your singing sounds differently than what you hear) and guidance, to make sure you are not hurting yourself and help you advance faster and get over obstacles. What musical background is required? To have a fruitful lesson, you should have the desire to learn and be humble enough to accept guidance about a part of your life that is very personal, your voice. Musically speaking, having played an instrument is a great advantage, but not necessarily a deal-breaker. Your love of expression and emotions expressed through the voice is the key. Which vocal technique/method are you teaching? The famous teacher Mathilde Marchesi said: "There are only two styles of singing: the good and the bad". I do my best to teach the good... I base my teaching on William Vennard, Alan Lindquest and, of course, all that I learned from my teachers, fellow singers and... from my students. Some may ask if I teach "Bel Canto". I certainly hope so; Bel Canto means beautiful singing (in Italian). This studio is aiming to teach beautiful singing! A serious answer will be given in person; the term is too charged to give a general answer. Can you tell me if I am good enough to become a professional singer? No, I cannot tell you. Singing is not about having a natural talent; it helps, but it is not the main thing. Determination, hard work, creative drive, intelligence, good interpersonal skills, creativity, luck - all these are even more important. If you want to be a singer - you can be one despite the obstacles; and if you do not want it enough - you will not be, even if you have a great starting point. What is a voice lesson like? Each lesson we will work on some (or all) of the topics mentioned here. The lesson begins with questions from the student about previous lesson/s. We continue with music theory (if needed). Then we move to vocal exercises (starting with simple warm ups and advancing to more difficult ones). This is the fun experimental part of the lesson: voice exercises are a bit funny and include lip trills, humming, laughing, breathing, dancing, working on posture and much more. After the exercises we move on and begin to work on a song or aria. You start singing, then I stop you. We start working to improve different parts of the song technically and artistically. I show you how to work on difficult parts of the song on your own at home. We work on acting the song and giving it your personal meaning. We conclude the lesson with summary and points to remember and to work on for next lesson. How long is a voice lesson and how frequently should I attend one? Ideally, beginners should study 15 minutes daily, and not practice in between (to avoid returning to old habits). This schedule is hard to meet for most students, therefore we usually decide on a weekly 60 minute session or 30 minutes twice a week. Serious or advanced students should take 60 min lessons twice a week. The frequency and duration depends highly on your age, your level and your attention span. If additional music theory is needed - a longer lesson (90 minutes) can be scheduled. Students wishing to attend classes less frequently or shorter than 60 minutes could benefit from the studio depending on my availability. These students will be given lower priority when scheduling lessons as I have a responsibility to the other students of the studio who wish to take lessons weekly. When will I begin to notice a change? Hopefully (usually) you will begin to experience change on the first lesson, but it will be a small one. It takes time to make those changes your own and integrate them to your whole singing. Once we find that glimpse of change - it is up to you to experiment with it at home and to work on your muscle memory (actually: first work on your muscle "forgetfulness", and then teach it your new "memory"). How long does it take to master singing? Explaining the basic principals can take 10-30 minutes. But making those principals your own takes years; it is a constant journey throughout a singer's career. The process of learning is individual and depends on your work, your voice teacher and your talent (in descending order of importance). The teacher is showing you the way; giving you maps, compass and directions; but you are the one who has to walk in the path - I cannot get into your throat and vibrate your vocal folds 400 times per second. Training a professional singer takes between 7 and 10 years. Integrating the basics needed for any style can be achieved by a serious student in one to three years of studies. Professional singers continue to take lessons throughout their lives to adjust to small changes in the body and instrument, to get help when dealing with larger projects or to get an advice from a reliable objective external ear. Some teachers promise results in 30 days. I believe in serious, thorough and intensive work and not in miracles or instant results. I never studied with those teachers and cannot say anything about them. You can try for yourself and see the difference. What about singing styles? I am trained as a classical singer although I love singing (and teaching) many styles; classical (early music, art songs, opera), jazz, musical theatre, rock, pop, R&B, French chansons, cabaret... I believe that basic vocal technique in any singing style is the same. Exercises are a tool in the journey of finding the singer's true sound. Once a singer finds that sound, she/he can go from there anywhere. Each musical style has different aesthetic values, so a different vocal production, different gestures and different range are used, but not a different technique. A different vocal production may mean more or less vibrato, more or less volume (with a microphone we often don't need such a big voice), different ranges or registers, different colors of the voice and adding stylistic gestures. But those are merely seasonings added to the singer's basic true sound. Will a simple folk song sound like an opera? No, using operatic gestures on a simple folk song would ruin its meaning, just like singing an aria in the same manner of a folk song will be out of place. The music itself, if it is well written, will not allow the two pieces (or any different styles) to be sung in the same way. Where is your studio located? My studio is located in San Antonio. Please call for directions. The studio is highly professional yet affordable: Rates are $25/$45 for a 30/60 minute lesson. Discounts are available for multiple family members or when paying for 10 hours or more in advance. There are additional costs such as books, accompanists for performances, and of course travel expenses. I still have some unanswered questions. Please contact me and I will be happy to answer any question.

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  • S. A. Music Studio

    This is a music studio for people of all ages who want music to be part of their lives. It is run by professional musicians who give private lessons for piano, guitar and voice. Music theory is integrated into the lessons. Early childhood music teaching is offered. Music development helps in all areas of life. It is a great way to build skills and learning. We develop our lesson plan for each individual student's needs. Let us be part of your music experience!

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  • Aaron Prado Music

    Aaron Prado is a jazz pianist and composer who teaches piano lessons and composition to all ages and skill levels. From beginning piano with emphasis on music fundamentals and classical repertoire to intermediate and advanced improvisation and jazz technique, Aaron makes music fun and challenging for those wanting to grow in musicianship. Aaron has a master's degree in jazz studies from New York University and a doctorate in piano performance (jazz emphasis) from the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Zabala School of Piano

    Zabala School of Piano provides private piano lessons for children from 4-15 years old, in levels "beginner to advanced." We have bilingual classes, flexible schedule, and great prices.

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  • Cole's Big Easy Tutoring Services

    I provide tutoring in English and Spanish and help with term papers, reading and homework. I also tutor jazz piano.

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  • I offer piano instruction with studio at Alamo Music Center in downtown San Antonio. I teach beginning students to accomplished intermediate students. Ages 6 to adult are welcome. Younger students are accepted on a case-by-case basis. You’re never too old to learn! My oldest beginning student is 89 years young. In addition to standard instruction, I write arrangements and create learning supplements tailored to individual students. Some weekday morning, afternoon, and evening times and Saturday times available. I am classically trained at Indiana University School of Music. I am also proficient in choral and piano arranging. Lessons are $20/half-hour if pre-paid by month; $25 paid week-to-week. Free parking downtown.

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  • Music Staff Studio

    I'm teaching beginner to advanced level of piano and voice students. I also teach beginner-level guitar and percussion instruction with emphasis on songwriting assistance, and reading and writing music notation.

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  • Cantabile School of Music

    At Cantabile School of Music, our teachers are experienced not only in teaching but also in performing. We believe that performance goes hand in hand with learning. We encourage our students to perform in recitals up to four times a year. Music theory, voice, piano, and guitar are taught both individually and in a classroom environment. Woodwind, brass and stringed instruments are taught individually.

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  • Sara Toudouze Music Studio

    I offer private voice or private piano lessons for all ages. I have 36 years of experience. I also teach classical, pop and jazz keyboard theory. I am a nationally certified teacher and a member of National Music Teachers' Association and National Piano Guild.

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The Brain Garden Piano Studio

(17 reviews)

Dustin was on a full scholarship piano performance major and had won many national and state-wide piano competitions.

What do you love about your job?

I go to work, and I get to see my favorite people every day. I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I do. Every day, my goal is to teach something new to each student as well as to learn something new from each student. My job never gets boring.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

My mother has been the biggest supporter of my life, dreams, and aspirations. My students are my biggest inspiration. When parents tell me that their son or daughter feels that the difference between me and their previous teacher is that I actually care, that is my inspiration to keep going. When students come to me excited to show me how well they can do something and how hard they've worked, that is my inspiration and encouragement to work harder, too.

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