Online Piano Instruction

Do you have a recommendation for a piano instructor who could teach by Zoom or some online format? Teaching 2 girls, ages 5 and 8. The piano teacher can reside anywhere, really. But should be fun, creative, patient, engaging. Or could you advise where I might search for an online piano teacher? Thank you!

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My seven year old daughter is continuing her piano lessons on Facetime with her teacher Nava Dunkleman.  You can find her here: BayAreaMusicalMentors.com.  We feel lucky to have found such a good fit for our family.  Nava is gentle, patient and fun.  She was coming to our house, but remote lessons are working well too.  My daughter, who was ready to quit the piano entirely, now practices without my reminding!

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Ronna Honigman, she is a great teacher! I don't know if she has space for new students, her email address is 88keysforkids [at] gmail.com. She's been teaching my son since 2011 @ her studio in El Cerrito and now online due to the Shelter in place order. 

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Our seven-year-old daughter takes piano with Ayden Graham - aydengraham [at] gmail.com.  Our usual lessons are after school on campus at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland, but he has moved to teaching via Zoom and it has gone well for us.    I've been listening in on lessons and he is very patient and teaching her more than I remember learning when I was that age.

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Highly recommend Jamie Younger, (408) 564-2719.  She's based in San Francisco but travels to the East Bay a few days a week to teach piano lessons in her students' homes.  She has been fantastic with our 7 year old.  Since the shutdown she's transitioned to online piano lessons with Zoom or Facetime, and I know she's looking for a few new families.

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I recommend Kadie Kelly and Superpower of the Song for Piano lessons, we're doing zoom lessons now.  I'd also like to recommend a violin teacher who does kids and grown ups, violin and music theory.  Ilana the violin teacher: itzdat2002 [at] gmail.com and Kadie the piano teacher: kadiekelly [at] superpowerofthesong.com.  They are both great and teaching my kids.  Both are local for when things get back to normal.

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Look up Feisty Fingers. She's in Oakland but has started virtual lessons since the pandemic and would like to take on more students.

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Kristin Brooks-Davidman in Berkeley is doing video lessons  kdavidman [at] comcast.net

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My friend is a piano teacher at McAllister Music Studio based in San Francisco and they've converted all their lessons online. They do an amazing job with kids and adults alike. You can view more details about their school here: https://www.mcallistermusicstudiosf.com/

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Our wonderful piano teacher of over 8 years based out of Oakland, Dusan Chae, is providing online lessons.  Not only has Dusan helped our son lay a very solid foundation of piano techniques over the years, but he is now providing support and guidance as our 15 year old has begun to make his own arrangements of popular songs he likes from ear and get tremendous enjoyment from playing them.  This is the type of teacher who is a master of classic technique but open and broadminded enough to allow for the more spontaneous, "play it by the ear" type work that our child now deeply enjoys in this stage of his piano development.  Please contact Dusan at soundin2time [at] gmx.com