Piano Lessons in Brooklyn. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable piano lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice piano.”

Popular Piano Teachers in Brooklyn, NY

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Emil V.

13 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Emil V.

13 Reviews
Book Now
Private Piano Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
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.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Joseph M.

18 Reviews
Bethpage, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Joseph M.

18 Reviews
Book Now
Private Piano Teacher

Over 35 yrs experience, teaching and playing.
Classical to Jazz
Fun + work.

About Joseph

Local tutor; Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs. My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current clients), full of succes

Recent Reviews
Javon A.
AMAZING KNOWLEDGE, GREAT TECHNIQUE, AND OVER ALL GREAT INSTRUCTOR. WILL HAVE YOU SINGING BETTER IN A MATTER OF WEEKS!!
Tyler G.
Excellent job and I am looking forward to my son having more lessons
Adeline
We went with online piano lessons at the moment due to COVID, but I was nervous about the format as the lessons are for my five-year-old daughter, so I was concerned the additional technology would be an impediment. Dr. Merkel was wonderful. He was friendly and encouraging to my daughter, ensuring she knew she could ask any questions she might have at any point. He absolutely made the technology work for us, and my daughter learned more than I would have thought possible in 30 minutes. She is counting down to her next lesson!

Vincent T.

West Long Branch, NJ
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Vincent T.

Book Now
Private Piano Teacher
About Vincent

I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandoli

Meet Online Piano Teachers Serving Brooklyn, NY

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Wes C.

100 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Wes C.

100 Reviews
Book Now
Online Piano Teacher

I love to help with all of the basics and then go from there with whatever specific genre or technique each student might be interested in! I do not rely on sheet music! I've learned the basics of sheet music in the past, but I've found so much more enjoyment and freedom in learning by ear and memorization and it really helps you to connect with the music and get a feel for it in the long run rather than always having to have a sheet in front of you!

About Wes

Hey guys! My name is Wes and over the last 7-8 years I've absolutely fallen in love with music. It's amazing to me to see that music affects every single human, no matter what specific genre they might prefer. And to be able to pick up and instrument and join in on it is such an incredible exper

Recent Reviews
Finn A.
Great first guitar lesson with Wes. He was very patient with my boys, they liked his teaching technique and he's enthusiastic and motivating. Thank you.
Caroline A.
Aaron O.
My son was very reticent to meet a stranger and play piano. Wes very quickly gained his attention and interest
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

David B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Bachelor of Music in Education from St. Vincent College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

David B.

17 Reviews
Book Now
Online Piano Teacher

I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and my students have gone on to major in music in college, become music teachers, and become lifelong lovers and players of music.. Within the first few lessons, you'll become comfortable at the piano keyboard and as time goes on you'll be able to play a variety of music in various styles. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About David

Hi, there! My name is David B. and I look forward to meeting you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1993 and have loved helping my students learn music in a way that not only increases their skill and knowledge, but also builds self esteem, allows for creative expression of themselves and cr

Recent Reviews
Kenneth J.
mr. Bridges is very patient and professional and he does a great job helping you to reach our goals. I really enjoy taking lessons from him
Christopher W.
Great class. Worked on fundamental vowel sounds, resonance placement, releasing tension, and smoothing out my passagio. I look forward to working more with David, especially in terms of smoothing out my passagio and understanding head voice more
Elizabeth N.
Really enjoyed meeting David. I believed my daughter learned a lot in her first lesson. Thank you David!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Tony N.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded AIM Songwriting 2019 Winner from VAFF
  • Teaching since 2013
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Tony N.

27 Reviews
Book Now
Online Piano Teacher

Experienced piano teacher who specializes in working with kids of all ages! We will learn how to navigate the keyboard, read sheet music, and play chords. I also specialize in helping singers learn piano to accompany themselves.

About Tony

Hi! My name is Tony, and I'm a music educator passionate about giving my students the skills to play music and the tools to take charge of their learning. I have been teaching guitar, piano, voice, music production, and songwriting for 10 years and have worked with pre-school aged kids, teens, and

Recent Reviews
Sean L.
Rachel Ioffe
Tony is seriously the best music teacher I have EVER had. He is so supportive, understanding, and knowledgeable. I have learned more about music theory in the past few months that I have taken lessons with Tony than I have across a whole 5 years. The way he explains all of the new concepts is very understandable and his encouraging nature makes you feel comfortable even if you make a mistake. He also lets you learn songs that you actually want to play, making the lessons even more enjoyable. Overall, Tony has truly helped me improve and actually makes me want to practice during my free time to become a better musician. Thank you Tony!
Lee
Tony creates a class just for me. Each class adds another layer to what I have already learned. I am progressing faster than I expected.

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing piano teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream piano teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Brooklyn, NY

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Brooklyn is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$71 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect piano teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each piano lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Piano Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_177412_pi_49895602_2102277216508086_8036100290052620288_n
"Melody is awesome! She was able to answer my myriad of questions at my first lesson and still had time to teach me new things that have really helped me. She was very personable, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I have no doubt she is going to help me become the best piano player I can be."
Rudy
Took Piano lessons from Melody C.
Profile_191739_pi_20190821_121509
"He is an excellent teacher. He is very patient. Recommend!"
Francy
Took Piano lessons from Kevin F.
Profile_251361_pi_ecb85a9bc2920d78db4082347ecb1a25dcb9bbbf
"I love taking piano from Wes! Looking forward to my next session."
Kathy
Took Piano lessons from Wes C.
Profile_247898_pi_2685eff9d134e90b8b3f7d46dc72e9c65f73ec08
"I am an older student just starting beginner piano lessons online. Phillip was wonderful! He explained everything and moved at a pace that I could keep up with. I can't wait until my next lesson."
Mary
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
Profile_237603_pi_a2f7fb3c6b2154b27b7f404a3fe813dbeb74f211
"My children have taken piano with Mrs. Talley for 9 years. Mrs. Talley has proven to be a phenomenal teacher who helps her students strive to reach their highest standards. She gives them ample opportunities to perform at recitals, guild and sonata competitions, and multiple other outlets which has helped with confidence building. When Covid halted everything else, Mrs. Talley didn’t skip a beat and followed through with video phone call lessons. There was a year when Mrs. Talley moved away and we had the experience of 2 other piano teachers during her absence. It is hard to find a teacher as dedicated and talented as she."
Julia
Took Piano lessons from Beverly T.
Profile_230077_pi_IMG_3010%20copy
"Tammy is patient and clear. My daughter loves her."
Alexandra
Took Piano lessons from Tammy Y.
Profile_137706_pi_red%20tie
"James is a very thoughtful and patient instructor. I took piano lessons many years ago as a child and always wanted to learn more. James was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable. I finally have the confidence to continue what I started many moons ago."
Arlene
Took Piano lessons from James S.
Profile_191739_pi_20190821_121509
"Our son has been going to Kevin for over a year now. He is nice and great with our son. He has learned a lot during with time with Kevin and continues to grow as a student of music."
Preston Mullins
Took Piano lessons from Kevin F.
Profile_250792_pi_bb08b00d1b618afb3528df1db67bee8950504bd9
"I just started piano and vocal lessons with Anna today. She is professional and really knowledgeable. I am looking forward to learning more and finding my true singing voice because she makes it fun.

Jacob B."
Jacob
Took Piano lessons from Anna A.
Profile_247898_pi_2685eff9d134e90b8b3f7d46dc72e9c65f73ec08
"Phillip is a wonderful teacher!"
John
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
View More
View Less

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 i

...

nstrument! 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!

Popular Piano Articles from our Blog

3 Tips for Playing Loudly (and Beautifully) at the Piano

Piano dynamics indicate more than just playing softly or loudly -- there's actual technique involved that you'll need to learn! Here, New York, NY piano teacher Nadia B. shares her tips to keep in mind...   You're approaching a passage with the word 'fortissimo' written on the music, and you're building up to a musical climax. As you feel the power of the music, you want to play loudly, but when you do, it doesn't sound as beautiful as you imagined. Playing loudly at the piano is easy; …

By Suzy S.

3 Other Musicianship Skills You Need to be a Great Pianist

One of the best tips for learning piano is making sure you have a well-rounded skill set! Read on as online piano teacher Crystal B. shares her thoughts...   The piano is definitely a unique instrument and playing piano requires a specific skill set. However, there are some basic musicianship skills that every piano player needs. Timing When people think of musicians that need great timing, they typically think of the drummer. But it’s equally important for a piano player to have gr …

By Suzy S.

Tips for Playing Piano Duets

Playing piano duets, or "four-hand piano," is a fun way to share your love for playing music! Buddy up with another pianist and get ready to make some rich and full sounds. If you've never played with another pianist before, let these tips for playing piano duets be your guide. Know Your Part Before you sit down together, decide if you'll be playing the high part (usually known as primo) or the bass part (known as secondo). You and your partner should spend some time practicing independe …

By Suzy S.