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These Piano teachers are highly rated by students in the Long Island City area, including Ridgewood, Princeton Junction, Westfield, Woodside and Monmouth Junction.

Gary J.

New York, NY 10019


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About Gary

I am a songwriter, composer, producer, keyboardist, saxophonist and educator based in New York. I earned BM and MM degrees from New England Conservatory, both with distinction.
My lessons are tailored to the appropriate goals, interests, and level of the student. If you are a complete beginner, or are resuming lessons after a long hiatus, I strive to make the lesson fun and stress-free, while providing you the fundamentals that allow you to quickly play the music you are passionate about. If you are seeking to develop your improvising and songwriting skills, I help you study artists and influences you feel a kinship with, and work to integrate the qualities that draw you to these artists into your unique musical personality. This is the process of finding a “voice” as an improviser or songwriter, and one of my favorite approaches to tea


October 25, 2018
Gary has taught my son for about 7 years. He is a wonderful teacher, as skilled with small children as he is with more advanced musicians. Professionally trained and credentialed, there are few aspects of music he is not ready to teach. Piano, saxophone, production, theory--he can do it all.

He taught my son piano when he was small and then when the kid switched to upright bass, he comped him for years and taught him the tricks of the jazz trade (the kid is ready for an arts high school because of Gary's teaching)

Gary is incredibly punctual and responsible about times and dates. In person, he is warm and supportive but very focussed on the student's development. Gary loves what he does and loves watching his students develop. i would recommend him for all levels, and as an added bonus he is a very cerebral and thoughtful individual. Let this musician teach you or your child and you won't be disappointed!
October 22, 2018
Gary taught both our kids for several years. He was enthusiastic, entertaining, and cared very much about teaching. We really enjoyed him and recommended him to many friends who ended up also working with him for many years.
September 30, 2018
It was a great experience having Gary Joynes teach piano to our middle school son for several years. With his upbeat and collaborative approach, Gary really connected with our son and worked efficiently and constructively to help him improve. Gary has a wealth of advanced music and performance knowledge - but he also has the ability to make the basics fun. We miss you, Gary!

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Gary J.

New York, NY


Keith D.

New York, NY 10017


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Piano is taught either as a solo instrument or singing accompaniment. All ages welcome.

About Keith

I teach students from beginners to advanced & aspiring professional "musicians,singers,songwriters. Each program is tailored to the individual involving all styles of music as per your preference. Theory & reading notated music is taught & required. I am a master guitar teacher/music producer for recordings/published, author of guitar instruction books. I WILL TRAVEL WITHIN MANHATTAN EAST & WEST FROM THE 30'S TO THE 80'S FOR MY CLIENTS TO THEIR HOMES TO GIVE LESSONS/or MY MIDTOWN STUDIO FOR MUSIC INSTRUCTION & RECORDING.

*** Lesson Details ***
A thorough lesson plan is created for each student according to their individual goals & types of music. They will be proficient readers of notes so they can play whatever they desire. I'm a patient teacher who can reach all student levels; beginners to advanced.

*** Studio Equipment ***

365 Track Pro recording studio
Demos to completed CD's.


*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar & Keyboard

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All styles from blues to classical

August 15, 2019
Jessica L.
He’s awesome! He’s prepared for lessons, patient, clear about his instruction, personable and makes sure you master the concept before you leave. I absolutely recommend Keith!!
June 5, 2019
We just had our first lesson with Keith. Keith is a wonderful instructor. He is very patient to 6 years old daughter and he tailors the lesson to fit her. He challenges her without making her feel uncomfortable.

My daughter especially likes when Keith makes up accompaniment parts to play along with her songs. She enjoyed her first lesson so much that she kept playing the new tunes she learned and looking them
up on her iPad!
May 2, 2019
Keith is very exacting and wants me to do it right. Even if I know how to read music and meter, ifI made a mistake because I couldn't find the place on the guitar, he would make me start over. Perfect for me

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Keith D.

New York, NY


Deirdre T.

New York, NY 10025


Private Piano Teacher

Piano has been my source of great joy, relaxation and means to collaborate with other musicians since I was 7.

About Deirdre

Languages have always fascinated me. Traveling a lot as a child, I studied French, German, and then Twi when I had a semester studying dance & music in Ghana. The other two constants have been piano and dance. Classical Spanish music is what originally hooked me on the piano and later the world of flamenco ensnared me. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. I have been published in over 15 publications and also enjoy editing.


May 29, 2019
She is a great professional. I would recommend her to anyone interested in improving pronunciation and English fluency.
September 16, 2018
April H.
I am a beginner, so I was skeptical at first. She seems to be patient and kind and I have just started with her, so I will be able to give a better assessment after my 5 lessons.
July 10, 2018
Magda B.

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Deirdre T.

New York, NY


akabi P.

Rego Park, NY 11374

Private Piano Teacher

Every students needs their different approach and needs. I plan lessons accordingly to best suit the student for the fastest and most solid way to improve.

About akabi

I am very dedicated teacher. My students have won prestigious international awards and have gone on to study in the best colleges such as The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, La Guardia, etc.
I have 40 years of experience and have taught from 5 year olds to adults.
I am a graduate of Sofia and Plovidv conservatories and also have over 25 years of orchestra experience that can help a student prepare for any orchestra audition.


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akabi P.

Rego Park, NY

Ella Y.

Livingston, NJ 07039


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Teaching piano is my passion. I've been teaching piano for 15 years both in my home studio and in various schools, Do-Re-Mi school among them. I am totally committed to the success of my students.

About Ella

I am a dedicated teacher with total commitment to the success of my students. I have BA in Piano, and MA in Piano Pedagogy from Ukraine.
I have a naturally warm personality, ability to connect to each student easily and create a professional atmosphere during my lessons. I've been teaching piano for 15 years both in my home studio and in various schools, Do-Re-Mi school among them.
Many of my students participate in the Golden Key Festival and Concert International Music Festival and perform at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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August 17, 2018
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February 11, 2018
Ella is a truly exceptional and magnificent teacher. I could not have asked for a better instructor, mentor, and friend. She has taught me so much in the 6 months I have been her student, and I intend to learn even more in the years to come. Ms. Yudin always encourages me to do my best, and she always has a smile on her face; you can tell she loves her job! Whenever anybody asks who taught me the art of music, I enthusiastically recommend Ella. I couldn't imagine learning from anybody else!
July 27, 2017
Tara K.
Ella is a wonderful teacher. She truly loves what she does, and it shows in the way she teaches. My daughter responds so well to her. Ella has a warm, positive approach to teaching, but is gently strict when she needs to be, and is clearly a pro at what she does. We tried a teacher before Ella, but her communication style was just not right for children. Thanks to Ella, my daughter actually enjoys playing piano, looks forward to doing her "homework," and is learning so much at the same time. I would highly recommend Ella to anyone as a piano teacher.

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Ella Y.

Livingston, NJ


Ian J.

Flushing, NY 11367


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Experienced in teaching young children through older adults in basic and intermediate piano. NYSSMA levels 1 - 3.

About Ian

Hey there, my name is Ian.
I'm a musician, performer and teacher from Wisconsin, based in New York, who studied Vocal Performance at Queens College. Have taken coachings for years in voice acting/voice over work. I've studied many different acting and singing styles with a number of notable stage directors, conductors, and other performers. I perform regularly around the New York area, as well as overseas in Germany, Italy, and London.

My performance credits include lead roles in operas by Mozart and Stravinsky; and musicals such as "Forever Plaid" and "Fiddler on the Roof".

I have spent years working on voice over/voice acting, and can show the right way to round out and project your voice for radio or stage work!

Work with the Suzuki method for violin/viola, as well as other methods such as John Thompson for piano for chil


I'm excellent with children and adults alike, having spent years developing skills teaching and performing to the highest standards, all my students are pushed to be the best possible!
Am comfortable teaching anyone, from beginners to coaching professionals!

March 31, 2017
Great teacher. Easy to work with and personable. Very knowledgeable, in depth, and accommodating. Immediately assesses strengths, weaknesses, and technique for improvement. Would definitely recommend.
March 31, 2017
Very musically insightful, and nice

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Ian J.

Flushing, NY


André C.

New York, NY 10024

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I have been teaching piano for beginners for several years. I'm a very dedicated teacher, listener and I want to motivate my students to know, learn and listen better and better. First of all, I'm interested in knowing the student's goals and work from there.

About André

I'm a motivated and good listener teacher who loves to see his students accomplish their objectives. I have a Masters degree in Jazz from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor in Classical Double Bass from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. I'm a active musician, both as a leader of my projects as well as sideman. I have played all around Europe, Egypt as well as much around in the new York area. I have also released two albums under my name, composing all the music in both of them.

I have been teaching for 4 years. Right after finishing my Bachelor degree, I started teaching in two music schools in Portugal: Academia de Amadores de Música (one of the most important music schools in Lisbon) and ESTAL. I have also made part of the staff of the Conservatório de Música of Azores, where I traveled monthly to

teach local students. I have taught double bass, music theory and conducted the school's orchestra. Since I moved to New York, I taught through the Manhattan School of Music Outreach Department, teaching young students about Jazz and Improvisation. I have also taught privately in my home studio, both bass and double bass as well as piano and theory.

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André C.

New York, NY

Isabel K.

New York, NY 10027

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Isabel is from Leawood, KS and is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in piano at Mannes School of Music under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Valjarevic. She has performed at international music festivals such as the International Institute for Young Musicians, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Brevard Music Center and MusicFest Perugia. She has performed as a soloist accompanied by orchestras in Italy, Kansas and Missouri. She was awarded the Gladys Casford Memorial Scholarship, first prize in the KMTA Collegiate Auditions and was a finalist in the International Young Artist Piano Competition. She has found teaching beginner and intermediate students of all ages to be a fun, valuable addition to her own studies for the past 8 years. She aspires to bring concepts into focus and spark the joy of music for each student, as her teachers have done for her.

About Isabel

In 2019, Isabel, a NYC-based pianist, won two international competitions in China: the ROXE MTSY International Music Competition in Xian and BIMFA Solo Piano Competition in Beijing. She’s also been a prize winner in the International Young Artist Competition in D.C., the Fite Family Piano Competition, Sigma Alpha Iota Competition, K.C. Musical Club Competition, and KMTA Collegiate Auditions. She’s played as a soloist with the Orquesta de la Universidad de Alicante of Spain, and the Heritage Philharmonic Orchestra of Missouri. She’s performed at a variety of international concert venues, including Teatro Pavone of Perugia, Italy; Xian Concert Hall in Xian, China; RUC Concert Hall in Beijing, China; Opera America and The International House in NYC; Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas, among others.
Isabel has found teaching piano lessons to be

ginner, intermediate and advanced students of all ages to be a fun and valuable addition to her own studies for the past eight years. She aspires to bring new concepts into focus and spark the joy of music for every student, as her teachers have done for her. Isabel recently completed a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance at Mannes School of Music – The New School under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Valjarevic, where she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship. She received her Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and certificate in Entrepreneurship from KU School of Music studying with department chair Dr. Jack Winerock.

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Isabel K.

New York, NY

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"Had been with Kathy for 4 years, I enjoyed every lesson with her. She is knowledgeable and inspiring. I was a totally beginner and she guided me through e
ach step with patience. She not only taught me the piano skill but also how to appreciate music and how to observe the music integrated in everyday life."
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wn is wonderful - my daughter loves her! We already saw great progress after the first lesson, and each lesson after she has just kept improving more and more. Fawn is a great music coach!"
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"Amazing teacher who made my child feel at ease and very excited to learn music. My child always looks forward to attending lessons. Thank you Elizabeth fo
r fostering my child’s curiosity of music!"
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Ms. S has been working with my son (trombone/piano) and daughter (piano). She is always looking for the right materials and technics
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"Keria was a wonderful teacher for my daughter. She had the perfect balance of fun, skills, and encouragement-- even getting my daughter to practice, which
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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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