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Piano Teachers

This is a (nearly) comprehensive list of local piano teachers here in Southern Maine. This list includes both teachers who work with you in-person, and also those who use remote teaching tools.

Teachers who can travel to your home are marked with a black star (★), and teachers who can work with you remotely are marked with a white star (☆).

If you have any submissions or updates, please contact su*********@pi***********.me.

I am honored to be able to offer what I believe to be the most comprehensive list of piano teachers in the state, and will respond quickly to any updates you have for me. Some of these piano teachers are difficult to find elsewhere, and all are excellent.

Teacher City
Arthur Melendy
(207) 376-3376
Email | Facebook
Auburn
Christina Morrill
(207) 831-5531
Auburn
Midcoast School of Music ☆
(207) 837-2955
Bath
Amy Irish
(207) 449-0093
Email
Bangor
Midtown Music
(207) 282-0254
Email
Biddeford
Ann Hartzler
(207) 837-3416
Email
Bowdoinham
Eric Peppe ☆
(207) 400-6011
Email
Buxton
Carrie Clement
(207) 236-4353
Email | Facebook
Camden
Claire Helene Bevan
(617) 319-1291
Email | Facebook
Camden
Christine Kissack
(207) 780-5265
Email
Falmouth
Jacqui Savage ☆
(207) 232-9893
Facebook
Falmouth
Dr. Gulimini Mahamuti
Email
Freeport
Gorham School of Music
(207) 839-3900
Email | Facebook
Gorham
Peggy Gates
(207) 839-6141
Gorham
Rhee Michelle
Email | Facebook
Gray
Kim Bean
(207) 615-3104
Email
Harrison
Sara Sturdivant ★☆
(978) 382-3687
Email | Facebook
Haverhill, MA
River Tree Arts
(207) 967-9120
Email | Facebook
Kennebunk
Barbara Fraser
(207) 793-2103
Kennebunk
Marc P. Mailhot ★☆
(207) 420-7683
Email
Lisbon
Andrea Rosenberg
(207) 409-0750
Peaks Island
Kathryn Miller ☆
(207) 487-5405
Email | Facebook
Pittsfield
Erica Ball ☆
Email
Portland
Michael Beling ☆
(207) 939-7969
Facebook
Portland
Music with Mona ★☆
(207) 295-5658
Email
Portland
Nell Britton ☆
(207) 408-5197
Facebook
Portland
Amy Hunter ★☆
(207) 370-8826
Email
Portland
Phyllis Leeke ☆
(207) 773-2523
Email | Facebook
Portland
Liz Manduca
(207) 773-7012
Email
Portland
Maine Academy of Modern Music ☆
(207) 899-3433
Email
Portland
Maine Music Lessons ☆
(207) 200-4296
Email
Portland
Carol Starbird ★
(207) 409-4841
Facebook
Portland
Mesa Schubeck
(207) 266-6621
Email
Portland
Alice Peterson ☆
(207) 210-4214
Email
Portland
Joy Tremont ★
(207) 837-1875
Email
Portland
Eve Sawyer
(207) 773-8741
Portland
Patricia Jalbert
(207) 934-1218
Portland
Dale Churchill
Email
Portland
Midcoast School of Music ☆
(207) 837-2955
Portland
KMH Music
(207) 764-3651
Email | Facebook
Rockland
Midcoast Music Academy ☆
(207) 701-7410
Facebook
Rockland
Abigail Nash ☆
(207) 355-1535
Email
Rockland
Alyssa Hawkins ☆
Email | Facebook
Sabattus
Irina Malayev
(207) 615-3854
Facebook
Scarborough
Fiddlehead Scarborough
(207) 730-3798
Email
Scarborough
Nell Britton ☆
(207) 408-5197
Email
S. Portland
Ron Johnson ★
(207) 799-3706
Email
S. Portland
Sarah Pearce ☆
(207) 460-0128
Email
S. Portland
Kim Jamison
(207) 206-6468
Email | Facebook
Sanford
Joel Pierce ☆
(207) 370-8266
Email | Facebook
Topsham
Jennifer Day
(207) 590-7910
W. Baldwin
Barbara Fraser
(207) 793-2103
W. Newfield
Christina Misner Rao ☆
Email
Wayne / Winthrop
317 Main St
(207) 846-9559
Facebook
Yarmouth
Marlene Wagner ★
(734) 645-4129
Email | Facebook
Yarmouth
T Will Huval ★
(207) 361-1069
York
Lori Gundlah
(207) 363-5046 Email
York

This list is open to all piano teachers who operate in Maine. Just write to su*********@pi***********.me. Entries are free.

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Resources

These recommendations are based on the excited reviews my customers give me. This list is under continuous construction, and please reach out to me if you would like to add your favorite resource! See my contact page.

Piano teachers 

If you’re looking for a piano teacher, check out my Piano Lessons page for a list of teachers in Maine. I do my very best to maintain a comprehensive list!

Customers regularly ask me for local piano teachers. If you are a local piano teacher, please reach out to me and I’ll be happy to talk to you. If you have an excellent piano teacher that isn’t on my list, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

This list can also be found at pianoteachers.me.

Piano moving

There are two well-established piano movers here in Maine: The Piano Mover’s of Maine and Starbird Piano, both of which are based in Portland. Both, in my experience, are willing to travel pretty far.

Pricing for piano moving is quite variable, and you should have the following information ready: The location the piano is moving from and to; The number of steps at both locations; The size of the piano (length for a grand or height for an upright).

If you need an especially long distance move between states, reach out to Piano Movers Inc. They service all of New England, and come highly recommended as they’re the movers used by Londonderry Piano in New Hampshire.

Please see my Piano Moving FAQs for more information.

Piano age

The first place I recommend is The Bluebook of Pianos Piano Age directory. It’s free, and they have the most common makes (like Baldwin, Wurlitzer, Yamaha, and Steinway); however, many of the smaller manufacturers are missing.

I can look up the piano age in the Pierce Piano Atlas if I have the serial number and make. For that, you can contact me directly. Email me at se*****@al************.com or use the Contact page. I’m always happy to provide this service.

Piano accessories

Dampp-Chaser Pads and Treatment can be purchased on Amazon (pads and treatment), they can be purchased at Starbird Piano in Portland, or you can ask me to bring them to your next tuning! Pads are free for regular customers, and my treatment prices are lower than Amazon’s.

Looking for a piano light? There are quite a few on the market, but I have had customers repeatedly recommend the Lumiens Music Stand Light. The light clips on top of your music rack whether on a grand piano or an upright, but it’s also capable of standing upright on its own if you don’t have a suitable place to clip it.

Are you interested in tools for cleaning under the strings of your grand piano? Spurlock Tool’s “Squeegie Type” Soundboard Cleaner is a very professional tool costing about $80, but will give you excellent and reliable results. You’ll have to purchase it through a dealer (such as myself). Email me at se*****@al************.com or use the Contact page.

Soundboard steels are the most inexpensive option ($5 plus the cost of a microfiber cloth), but they are a very labor-intensive option and will generally require removing the lid of the piano.

Read more on my Cleaning FAQs.

Piano sales

Starbird Piano in Portland is a Yamaha dealership, and is the only piano store in Southern Maine. They sell pianos on consignment. They use their own, in-house movers.

Londonderry Piano in Salem, NH is a Kawai dealership, but also sell pianos on consignment. They sell pianos all over Maine, and coordinate shipping through Piano Mover’s Inc, and have worked with the Piano Movers of Maine in-state. In addition to dealing Yamahas, they are the premier Kawai dealership in the northeast, and also deal Charles Walter and Boston uprights.

M Steinert & Sons in Boston is our nearest Steinway and Boston dealership. They also use Piano Mover’s Inc, and ship to Maine regularly. They have an outstanding reputation throughout the country.

Cunningham Piano is located in Philadelphia, but it’s home to some of the best piano rebuilders in the country, and a number of my customers have pianos purchased or rebuilt by them. They orchestrate shipping to and from Maine through a variety of movers.

Homeschooling Groups

I’ve worked with a number of members of Homeschoolers of Maine, who can help with events, group classes, curriculum, and the technical/legal aspects of homeschooling your kids.