Piano and Guitar Lessons

In-person lessons: I’m available for in-person lessons throughout the northeastern Ohio area; note that any destination more than 5 miles from the corner of Brainard & Mayfield Road will have a travel charge added to each lesson. Essentially, the areas I visit are Pepper Pike, Lyndhurst, Highland Heights, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and Beachwood Ohio. As stated above, I do visit areas outside of that for an additional travel fee. The standard lesson fee is $20 per half hour, for those lessons within 5 miles of the above noted location.

Live online lessons: I teach piano & guitar lessons on Skype and also Facetime, and have done so successfully even as far away as Salzburg, Austria – the birthplace of Mozart! The lesson fee is $20 per half hour online.

Educational content on Subscribestar: I post free music education content as well as subscriber-only content on my Subscribestar page – you can access the paid content for as little as $1 per month. (https://www.subscribestar.com/pianoguitarnoel). Browse the topics below the Testimonials to learn piano or guitar; you can start from the beginning & progress through my skills and knowledge program, or choose an advanced topic. There are free topics and also topics only accessible through the $1/ month Subscribestar subscription. Beginner’s material guides you through each step as you learn piano or guitar; intermediate and very advanced material are posted here as well. I just posted a How to Tune Your Guitar video on the subscribestar for paid subscribers. Also posted: How to Write a Guitar Solo for Beginners:  I take the rhythm of this famous blues song, “Messin’ with the Kid”, and using only 3 notes, make a simple pattern that gets modify as the chord changes occur, thus creating a good guitar solo without mentally overloading on all the different note options or just playing up & down a scale.  I attach my original solo so you can see how it was developed.

Testimonials from students/parents:

“Great teacher! Very patient and kind, which is especially nice for a 5yo first-timer!” “Noel has been wonderful and my 7 year old has learned so much in just 6 piano lessons!! Thank you!” “Noel was great and my son really enjoyed his guitar lesson.”

Here are links to my students performing: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1162072321555898368?referrer=guitarlessonsnoel https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1172365198934773760?referrer=guitarlessonsnoel https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1172001675130015744?referrer=guitarlessonsnoel – Oscar Peterson’s Jazz Exercise https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1161467641064755200?referrer=guitarlessonsnoel – Ludovico Einaudi’s “Le Onde”

Guitar Topics: Faure Pavane opus 50 -https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/447030 Guitar Tuning Video – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/436860 Synchronization Speed Lesson – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/431606 Malaguena for Beginners – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/414594 Malaguena Part 2 – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/415340

Guitar Lesson 1 – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/449739

Piano Topics:

Sostenuto Pedal – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/455094 Famous Song from Piano Book 1 – https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/461137 Lesson for “Ode to Joy” (Book 1) https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/437339