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Yoon Jae L.

Yoon Jae L.

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I am a professional musician and entrepreneur dedicated to sharing my love and passion of music with others. I have a long track record of teaching piano, conducting, arranging, orchestration and tutoring ear training and theory ever since I was a conservatory student myself. This lifelong vocation of mine is equally important to me as performing. As a certified Steinway education partner, I specialize in developing students to reach their full potential. Whether you are totally new to piano or a seasoned player wishing to brush up your skills, I can help you develop an in-depth experience with piano. During lessons I emphasize skill development in developing proper technique, critical thinking and listening, creative problem-solving, efficient practice, and attention to separating the different elements in the music in order to pay closer attention to detail. With repertoire, I work closely with each individual student tailoring their own custom lists with a mix of genres and difficulty levels. To encourage growth and consistent improvement, I recommend all my students to perform once or twice a year in online recitals but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level. I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of my students. If you commit to making music an integral part of your life, I will open new paths of expressing yourself through music that you never thought possible. Whatever your skill level and personal goals may be, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more than ever. The skills you will learn in our lessons can be applied to all areas of your life, not just piano. No two students are exactly alike so I customize the curriculum for each individual student so they can best succeed on the piano. For beginner students, I usually start off with the Faber Piano Adventure series for young students and for adult beginners the Alfred Adult All-in-One Course to teach the basics and fundamentals of piano playing. As the student progresses, I gradually add scales and arpeggios and supplement the materials by selecting repertoire tailored to fit the student’s tastes and specific goals. I encourage my students to improvise as well. For intermediate and advanced students, I address the technical needs of each student and teach the standard repertoire in the piano literature and any specific repertoire they wish to learn. Focus is geared toward bringing out nuances and improving musicianship and artistry. Piano is for anyone who wants to learn and it’s never too late to start! Lessons are available for either 45 or 60 minutes. 30 minute lessons are available only for young beginners under the age of 10. I offer a FREE 15 minute trial lesson so if you have any questions regarding how to start lessons with me, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to having you join my studio and let’s start making music together!
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Isabel S.

Isabel S.

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I credit my first piano teacher for giving me the courage, technique, and love of music that has made me into the performer and teacher that I am today. This passion has led me to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and I recently received my Master’s degree in classical vocal performance at the Mannes School of Music. My goal now is to inspire my students with the same fundamentals and joy for music that my first teacher instilled in me. Beginning students of all ages are welcome, and styles that I teach include classical and pop. Lessons will focus on technique, reading, ear training, and basic music theory. Everyone is unique and has their own learning style, and I tailor my teaching to each individual. I love to helping others understand music better, play the piano, and achieve their personal musical goals. It would be a pleasure to help you learn!
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Put Your Finger on the Piano Pulse of NYC

By Nadia B. - New York City Piano Teacher

Are you looking to take piano lessons in Long Island City? Do you play the piano, and want to feel the pulse of the NYC piano scene? It’s a vibrant, varied world - full of possibilities for learning, listening and growing. Read on to discover some of the best places to get your piano fix in the city.

One of the coolest stops for piano is right in Long Island City: the Steinway & Sons Piano Factory. You can take a guided tour and see the complete cycle a piano goes through to become one of the prized Steinway pianos. It’s a fascinating tour, full of informative details that will help you understand the mechanics and art of creating sound at the piano. If you make an appointment ahead of time, you can also try the finished pianos at the conclusion of the tour. Watch out, though: to go on this free tour, you often have to make a reservation months ahead of time, so plan ahead! I went on this tour with another pianist friend, and it was a highlight of our piano life in NYC.

Once you know how pianos are made, you can head to Midtown, which is home to all the major piano showrooms. You can meander along 57th Street and encounter showroom after showroom, filled with gleaming pianos. It’s a little slice of heaven for any pianist, and it’s a great way to get to know how different brands of pianos sound. This is useful information for when you’re ready to buy or upgrade your piano, as well as to know how different pianos sound when you’re playing an unfamiliar piano in a competition or concert and need to quickly adjust to it.

Another thing I love to do in NYC is go to concerts, and, as you know, they’re plentiful. My favorite spot for piano recitals is Carnegie Hall (check out this link specifically for piano: http://www.carnegiehall.org/piano/), but you can also hear piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic. If you’re interested in jazz, you can hear great piano music at Birdland, Smoke, Blue Note and many other famous spots. You can also catch free piano recitals at the Juilliard School, where there are many free concerts offered by the students. If you’re into experimental and modern piano repertoire, student recitals can be a great place to hear cutting-edge works, sometimes performed for the first time. Getting to know a wide breadth of repertoire gives you inspiration for pieces you’d like to learn and increases your knowledge of standard piano repertoire.

If you want to play the piano outside of a practice room or showroom in NYC, check out http://www.streetpianos.com/. This innovative project places colorful pianos throughout cities, allowing pedestrians to sit down and play a tune. It can be a great way to reconnect with the joy of playing the piano, and to share what you’re working on in an informal concert with passerby.

The best part about the NYC piano scene is that you never know what you’ll encounter. Innovation is omnipresent, and you have the chance to hear some of the best pianists of today in recital. If you’re a resident of NYC, you can take advantage of the new NYC Identification Card, which may offer discounts to certain performances.

These are just a few helpful tips of things to do and see in NYC while taking piano lessons in Long Island City. Best of luck in your piano adventures, and happy playing!

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