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Learn piano easily with 1 on 1 private lessons perfect for beginner and intermediate students.

This Piano Instruction offers a program for beginners and intermediates as a package deal for students who are more serious and want to dedicate more time to learning piano.
As a beginner, you will learn basic piano techniques and practices, and immediately start learning songs that will enforce and progress those techniques. By the end of the program, you will be able to read and play sheet music and have a much greater understanding of music in general.

Those who are past the beginner level will start lessons that focus on learning more advanced pieces to further strengthen their skills. You may also choose to learn your favorite songs in this program. The goal here is to give you the practice techniques and confidence to be able to perform solo piano pieces.

**YOUR LESSONS**
You may choose to follow my piano/music theory program, learn to play your favorite songs, or even take lessons just to learn chords. I’m happy to work with my students to give them the lessons they want and the skills they will cherish.

Extra information

All material for the student to work on will be given in person or emailed. Feel free to contact me in between lessons for any questions or troubles you may have.

Location

At teacher's location: Professor van der Scheerstraat, Haarlem, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Zaanstad, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

An American piano instructor currently teaching lessons in the Haarlem area. I have a background in classical piano (10 years), music theory, as well as teaching. As your piano tutor, I will guide you through the difficulty levels of piano, giving you the skills needed to read and play music with confidence.

Education

I was awarded a scholarship to Delta State University. There I studied solo piano under a main doctoral professor, while also being trained by several other professors in music theory, piano accompaniment, as well as being part of both large and small ensembles. Nevertheless, solo piano would continue to be my forte for the remainder of my college education.

Experience / Qualifications

Over ten years playing and studying classical piano.
Experience with young and old age groups.
Competed and placed in several American regional and national solo classical piano competitions.
Awarded piano scholarship to DSU.
Participated in several ensemble piano performances.
Experience with piano accompaniment for singers.
Performed in several fund raiser events and have been aired on radio.

Reviews (5)

Gavin is a great teacher that adapted very fast to my learning style and needs. Even though learning piano has its challenges (especially when you are in the beginning), I felt encouraged and very much supported by Gavin. I find it really nice that he is open to suggestions and asks for feedback during the hour. I had a nice and pleasant first lesson, so I am sure this will be a longer musical journey guided by this awesome teacher!
This lad is pretty good. If your piano skills are none to basic like mine look no further, he's the guy. He's also rather passionate about sound or the philosophy of sound? or music in general probably but I had only 3 sessions so far so looking forward for our next interaction.
A true gentleman and an absolutely outstanding teacher. Couldn't recommend Gavin enough.
Gavin is very knowledgeable, patient and his way of teaching makes the lessons more enjoyable. Definitely recommended!
Gavin has great rapport with his young students. He is patient and calm and delivers his instructions with ease. My daughter has learned so much more in the past 5 sessions than in the past year. We are looking forward to continuing lessons with him :)

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Online reputation

  • Instructor since December 2019
  • 2 repeat students
  • Phone number verified

Availability of a typical week

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from $33.66At teacher's location
from $33.66Online via webcam
from $40.63At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

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