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Emil V.

11 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Emil V.

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I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pia

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Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.
LIYANG S.
Great teacher! Patient and nice to the kid beginner.
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Diego R.

5 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Wolof, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Diego R.

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Hello there, my name is Diego and I’m a jazz pianist based in Fort Greene. If you’re searching for professional, affordable piano lessons, don’t hesitate to reach out!
• Accessible to students of all ages and experience levels.
• Wide repertoire including jazz, classical, pop, and folk
• Flexible pricing, location, and schedule

I have a degree in Jazz Piano performance from Amherst College, extensive experience working with children and in 1-on-1 education.
No piano required but recommended

About Diego

Hello there, my name is Diego and I’m a jazz pianist based in Fort Greene. If you’re searching for professional, affordable piano lessons, don’t hesitate to reach out! • Accessible to students of all ages and experience levels • Wide repertoire including jazz, classical, pop, and folk • Flexible

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Ella
I've worked with Diego throughout our four years studying music together at Amherst College, and he is a fantastic pianist and teacher! One of the friendliest and most helpful people I know -- highly recommend learning from him!
Julie
Diego not only boast mastery of the piano and composition but he's absolutely wonderful with kids!
Nat
My 6 year old absolutely loves Diego! He has great energy, and makes piano so fun. He's dedicated and so encouraging. His great intuition for music also helps. My daughter is learning so much
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Julian K.

5 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $117
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Music - Solo performance and Collaborative Arts from Northwestern University
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Julian K.

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I love to teach and have been teaching since I was a teenager. I was taught by wonderful teachers who were concert pianists from the Russian, German, and French Schools of playing such as Hungarian pianist Bela Siki and Czech pianist Martina Maixnerova. I also studied with Dr. Yeheved Kaplinski. My doctoral degree is in solo piano as well as collaborative piano and have taught all levels of solo performers as well as coach all combinations of chamber ensembles and duo-piano teams. I am well-versed in different technical approaches to adapt to each individual's needs. Your pianistic well-being and advancement is my main objective. I have retrained pianists with improper technique and tension issues which hinder their performance and enjoyment of playing. If given the opportunity I would like to prevent that from happening right at the beginning by providing the correct technical foundation and to retrain if the problem or problems have already ensued. I have taught students from ...

About Julian

Dr. Julian Kwok was a voice faculty member of V.O.I.C.Experience (VE) from 2002 to 2010, a program established by Sherrill Milnes and his wife, Maria Zouves. Dr. Kwok maintains a private voice studio in New York City with students singing in venues and cities including the Metropolitan Opera, Los

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Gina
Julian has truly been a God-send for me. A brilliant, musician, technician and teacher. He is intelligent,patient, sensitive…so highly in tune with the voice. To say he knows the instrument well is an understatement.  And, just as important, he knows how to work with you as an individual. He has such a skillful way, as any great teacher should, of explaining what he is trying to convey in a variety of ways to help YOU as the student understand. Not all teachers are able to do that, but Julian can. And he makes sure that you understand so you can be your own technician and master of your instrument. I trust Julian. He has helped me and continues to help me understand and find MY voice.
Tara
I highly recommend Julian as a teacher. Before studying with him, my voice had a growth spurt, and none of the “well known” teachers I had studied with knew what to do with it. My voice was in pieces, and Julian was the only teacher that was able to help me. He rebuilt my voice, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Julian was able to find my true voice, and I love that I sound like ME! Everyone in the studio has very distinct and different voices from one another. He’s able to find your true and individual vocal potential; he doesn’t just “bandage” the problem. He truly is the best!
Joel
Julian Kwok is a technician's technician. He can take large, unruly instruments and whisper them into efficiently wielded, marketable product. He can develop voices of any type to their full potential, but his specialty is, arguably, large voices. He expects a high level of commitment, so my advice: do the work. Doing the work will maximize your experience. He's keenly sensitive and understanding. If you're serious about a career and developing your voice in a healthy way, this is the guy.

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Gabrielius A.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Lithuanian, Russian
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, New York
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gabrielius A.

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I bring to teaching piano an unrivalled Juilliard education, international performing and recording career, and 18 years of experience teaching students of various levels. In teaching, I see myself as my students' partner dedicated to helping them realize their full potential as budding musicians and performers. I am encouraging, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible in teaching adults and children of all levels. I love finding the right individual approach with each of my students, so that they stay motivated and inspired while growing in their musical understanding and mastery.

I strongly believe that a chief tool enabling progress in all aspects of musicianship is focused listening, and see my role as a teacher to guide students in developing power and sensitivity of aural perception through concrete steps and activities. I'm deliberate in selecting and assigning a repertoire that challenges students with appropriate techniques and allows them to develop as pianists and ...

About Gabrielius

Why settle for piano lessons with a guitarist who also teaches drums and viola? This being NYC, start or continue your piano lessons with an actively performing and recording classical pianist with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School and prizes in top international c

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Bronwyn
Gabrielius has been teaching piano to my two daughters (5 and 7 years old) for the past 2 years and is an absolutely fantastic teacher! He is wonderful with children and has an amazing ability to figure out how to intrigue them with their lessons. My girls have learned a tremendous amount from him and really love their lessons with him!! He is truly a gifted teacher!
Charisma
Dr. Gabrielius Alekna is a 5 Star piano teacher. He’s very inspiring. He’s an accomplished concert pianist, recording artist, and holds a Doctor of Music from the Julliard School of Music. Despite all of his accomplishments, he teaches with humility and kindness.

He establishes a high quality standard so you could achieve your best. Either by playing a passage or the whole music piece (to your heart’s delight), he demonstrates the complexity and beauty of the music you are working to learn.

He’s very professional. He genuinely regards every person without condescension and wants you to work toward being your best. I’ve taken lessons with him since 2009 and I’ve played pieces that I will never have been able to play without his patience with me. He is generous with his time, helping me to select a new piano on his day off and always finishing a lesson at its natural conclusion (not because the clock says so.)

Above all he’s a real person that you and I could relate with. And, because of that, I not only regard him as my instructor and mentor, but truly a friend.
Martyna
I have been studying piano with professor Gabrielius Alekna in Vytautas Magnus University's Music Academy (Lithuania) for three years. Now we continue our lessons online and I am more than pleased to work with him - he is an amazing pianist, caring teacher and one of the most wonderful people that I've ever met. Over this time Gabrielius taught me to hear and understand (classical) music in new and very subtle ways, encouraged me to take challenging music pieces and successfully helped understand, learn and perform them. With Gabrielius' lessons and help I've won national and international piano solo and accompanists competitions, discovered new ways of interpretating music in piano duet and chamber music ensemble. Gabrielius' teaching distinguishes itself by calm and professional approach, which makes the learning process seem rather easy and pleasant than challenging or requiring much effort. The methods used by Gabrielius help achieve excellent quality in one's playing and create the feeling of freedom, which makes the music flow...

Alfred S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
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Alfred S.

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Placement of fingers on the keys. Classical approach with isolation of left hand for chordal playing and right hand for soloing. Sight reading and identifying key signatures.

About Alfred

I play professionally, I have over 43 years of music experience I started at a very early age enjoying music, i have played recitals at the high school level on cello. I have been a featured soloist on the 4,5,6,string electric bass as well as the acoustic double bass, I have a CD out that show

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Jesse
Take it from me a former student. Alfred is a fantastic teacher and a amazing player.
Dixie Pottie
alfred shorter jr is a major force to be reckoned with on the bass scene. His clear cut technique for bass comes from years of playing and experimenting with various approach’s to find new ways to open up bass playing to the masses. Book a lessons with him you will not be disappointed. -
Darren S.
Today was my first lesson with Alfred. I am very impress with his knowledge and skill set. We work on some hand and finger exercises and ended the lesson with playing some bass groves. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Ani M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Armenian, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Ani M.

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My approach is different. I utilize a European style. I enjoy working with very young children (age 4) to senior citizens. Time is taken to get to know each student individually - so that I might find the best approach to develop their appreciation and understanding of music.

About Ani

European system trained classical pianist, teacher, many Years of teaching experience in the US. Participated for over 10 years in Violeta Music Studio program. I have been successful at preparing students for successful admission to many competitions and school auditions, including Elite Music Co

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Johannes
As a student of Mrs. Mouradian for several years, I have grown a great deal in many areas of music. It is without refrain that i would say she is one of the rare kind of music teachers that one would find anywhere. With a helpful attitude and persistent mindset, Mrs. Mouradian is able to encourage her students to become the best version of themselves in a musical sense. I am forever grateful for the skills and musical depth that I have culminated through our many years of lessons, and will continue to progress for many years to come!
Alina
Ani was my teacher for 5 years. I learned a lot from her and was accepted into the Elite Music Competition winners concert. She is a demanding teacher and requires diligence and hard work. I learned a lot from ani during my time with her and recommend anyone who wants to truly learn music to take lessons with her! She motivated, encouraged, and helped me a lot and taught me not only at a professional level but a personal level as well!! I highly recommend her for all ages and levels of piano

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Brooklyn is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $179 per hour.
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"Randy is an amazing piano teacher. He understands how to keep an energy filled 9 year old boy interested and excited to learn! Randy is on top of all the technology trends and helps incorporate them into his students lessons. I am impressed with how quickly my son picks up on playing by ear with the methods that Randy has taught. My son's love for music has come from Randy. Randy's passion for music shines every time we see him. Randy has helped my son to be more confident not only playing piano but also in life. Randy's positive attitude and friendly personality makes him not only a wonderful piano teacher, but also a great mentor. I am happy that my son is being influenced by such a talented, sincere, and genuine person. We look forward to our lesson every week!
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"Abby was shy when she started. Erin was patient with her. I never used Skype before so it was an expedient me"
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Took Piano lessons from Erin W.
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"Ginni has been our 8 year old daughter's piano teacher for more than 4 years. She is consistently positive, engaging and creates a environment that has helped our daughter stay engaged in the learning process. Ginni is obviously well trained herself, and is attentive to ensuring that her students learn good fundamentals and are grounded in theory. Yet she manages to balance this attention with simultaneously supporting real enjoyment of the learning process and playing. She is truly a remarkable teacher whom our daughter absolutely loves."
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The experience has been extremely rewarding for me and I look forward to continuing my journey into piano with Rina for many sessions to come."
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She's very patient and is Great at explaining when you don't understand something. I've improved so much since I've switched to her! 12/10 recommend. She's amazing"
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"We moved to Mumbai for my husband’s job and decided to continue to take lessons via Facetime from Ms. Maria. We’ve been with her for 7 years and are truly happy with our children’s progress. Our oldest (12) will be auditioning for international competitions beginning this fall and our youngest (7) has been going through about 2 levels a year with perfect marks on the ABRSM. She’s fun, engaging, and has a great relationship with the students that make her family. We make sure to fly back stateside for at least one of her studio recitals per year and it’s well worth it. Recommend highly."
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"Dora is an insightful piano teacher, personable and kind to her students. Her attentiveness and piano instruction has helped our children grow from no piano experience to playing a minuet during the course of a year."
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88 Keys to Success: Taking Piano Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

By Concetta A. - Brooklyn Piano Teacher

Most musicians agree that an important musical instrument to learn is the piano. It’s not only a beautiful solo instrument, it also can be played to accompany or support singers and instrumentalists. Additionally, playing piano can be an essential bridge to becoming a songwriter or composer. The instrument clearly, and beautifully, lays out all 88 notes used in Western music in a way that is visually easy to grasp and understand. It's like a road map to understanding music theory.

Even if you're not planning on being a professional musician, having basic piano skills are easy to acquire and a joy to have. So, if you’re thinking about taking piano lessons in Brooklyn, then you’re in the perfect place to start learning this fantastic instrument! Check out some tips below on things to see and do in NYC to supplement your piano lessons in Brooklyn, NY!

Every few years, the city of New York invites an organization called Sing for Hope to set up 88 public pianos around the five boroughs for two weeks. It’s wonderful to hear young children playing songs, occasional pedestrians breaking out in karaoke with friends, folks riffing on a few chords they learned in music class years ago, or songwriters sharing their original work on a whim. Because piano is so easy, accessible and fun to play, why not invest a small corner of your life to discovering it? For more information, check out Sing for Hope’s website here: http://www.singforhope.org/

There are also many bars and restaurants in New York that leave pianos out for customers to enjoy and play. An example that comes to mind is Milk and Roses in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which is known for its gypsy jazz jam sessions. The sessions are filled with Django Reinhardt style guitarists and Stephane Grappelli-esque violinists. http://milkandrosesbk.com/

Another is Lucey’s Lounge in South Slope, Brooklyn, a cocktail bar that hosts an open jazz jam session the last Sunday of every month. Additionally, The Living Room in Williamsburg features indie rock bands and singer-songwriters. In their former Lower East Side location, they hosted prolific pianists and songwriters like Norah Jones and Minnie Driver. The venue keeps a charming piano at the front of their stage for bands to use (http://www.livingroomny.com/). Finally, Rue Be in the Lower East Side hosts a fun Tuesday night jazz jam session with a piano tucked in the corner behind the bar.

The piano in these venues attracts other instrumentalists and musicians and invites a whole musical scene into the space. I often see people from the neighborhood arriving after work with their trumpet or guitar to jam with the pianist. It’s as if the person playing piano is the center of that scene, and it only takes some basic knowledge of rhythm and chords to insert yourself into that world.

Of all the life skills one might want to acquire - such as swimming, learning a foreign language or playing a sport - I would say piano should be right at the top of that list! Plus, there are so many opportunities open to you as a pianist in NYC, which can make learning the instrument all the more fun and rewarding. So, best of luck in your lessons, and have fun participating NYC’s wonderful piano scene!

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