Rachel Banua - Piano Teacher

Rachel Banua - Piano Teacher

5.0 (4)
5 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I love playing for artists on big stages. I was recently spotted playing for Brother Joe and Āelle by Garth Brooks! He gave us a huge shout out on Studio G. 

I love showing students how to perform and really express the music with feeling. 

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4 Reviews


  • Jaden Cawthon

    Great teacher! She's great at making everything easy to understand.

  • Danielle Burns

    She’s patient

  • Kim Sole

    Rachel is a fantastic teacher! She is patient, knowledgeable, and kind with my young student. She challenges him to learn in a gentle, encouraging way, and it works! He loves to practice and play!

  • Marissa Patterson

    Rachel is positive and upbeat, and knows how to work with my kids’ strengths. She makes learning fun and my kids have really looked forward to their lessons with her. I also appreciate that she challenges my kids and is helping them lay a musical foundation they can really build on. Rachel os awesome!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I ask them why they want to play piano and get to know them a bit. I'll do a quick survey on what they know and what they want to learn.  I show them how a piano works, the patterns of the keys, and play a song with them to get them excited about playing! 

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

I studied piano and voice at Marian College and also took private piano lessons for four years. 

I have a Master’s in Education and studied to be an elementary teacher. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30.00/30 minutes at my house or virtual

Additional $5.00 added for me to travel to you

Optional: Add fifteen minutes to your lesson to learn Logic Pro recording studio software (only available in studio) Cost: $15.00

How did you get started teaching?

I love playing piano and I am a good teacher!  My mom taught and I found out that I was pretty good at it too!

What types of students have you worked with?

Adults age 20 and up

children age 4 and up 

They have had zero experience all the way up to advanced. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have a student with a learning disability and he read two pieces of music flawlessly in tempo! I was so proud of him and he was too! 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Choose a teacher who has a great personality and is inspiring for you. Give them a try first. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask yourself:

Why do I want to learn piano? 
What is the best way that I could learn piano? (in-person lessons or virtually)
How much time in a week could I dedicate to practicing? 
How do you picture yourself playing piano? (Rehearsed and ready for an audience? Or casually reading a song for family and friends?) 
Do I need a patient teacher or one that is strict and to the point?