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Dan B.

17 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan B.

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All styles and levels, from Twinkle to Toccata and from Beethoven to Blues and beyond.

About Dan

Dan, a multi faceted musician, composer and educator active in the tri-state area since 1994. Dan's eclectic education, upbringing and fields of interest render him one of the unique voices in the dynamic field of current music education. In an era where old boundaries are breaking and a growing mu

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Dan C.
Dan knows how to do everything! I consider myself an advanced student, and he's able to clearly answer all of my questions and show me examples on the fly! I highly recommend him, especially if you're eager to learn quickly
Susan B.
Dan is an excellent instructor. Although I have played the piano for years, my technical skills and understanding of music theory have improved exponentially through my work with Dan. He is particularly accomplished at using multiple approaches to explain difficult concepts to ensure that I fully understand them. I highly recommend him.
Nicola H.
Have had a few lessons with Dan so far and nothing to complain about. Really this is the type of teacher I'm looking for the whole time as an adult beginner. He knows what he is doing and how to push you to the next level.
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Gabrielius A.

7 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $90
  • Speaks Russian, Lithuanian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Second Prize from International Beethoven Piano Competition, Viena, Austria
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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 intermediate and advanced 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 ...

About Gabrielius

I am currently accepting new students ages 7 and up. 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

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Lila
Gabrielius is infinitely patient, highly skilled as a teacher and pianist, and has the rare ability to correct while encouraging improvement. I have had 4 lessons with him so far, and already am playing far better than I could have imagined.
I recommend Gabrielius highly to anyone interested in learning to play the piano either for personal pleasure or even performance.
Sarah
Gabrielius is a wonderful piano teacher to our daughter. He is professional, reliable, an amazing musician. We are very happy to have found him on TakeLessons.
Cristian S.
Gabrielius teaches calmly with lots of patience, and the results are fantastic. I've seen tremendous improvement just after a few weeks, and I find his way of teaching focuses on the things that will have the most impact on your playing. He's not a teacher that will drill you endlessly, but will find easier and more organic ways to learn and love the pieces you play. I'm excited to continue my lessons, and I'm falling more and more in love with playing, practicing, learning and listening to piano.
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Matthew K.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew K.

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Students can expect to discover or re-discover their love for music and and their own natural musical inclinations. Many students report an increased sense of joy and possibility in their own lives. Curriculum depends on level of student, but is focused on being able to play favorite songs, develop comfort and ease in playing style, and accessing creativity and originality in approach. After 3 to 6 months working with me, most students can feel comfortable calling themselves a musician!

About Matthew

I have been playing professionally for over 30 years and have taught for over 10. I am proficient on keyboards, guitar, bass, ukelele, as well as lead and harmony vocals and songwriting. My focus is on developing your musical intuition through ear training, and accessing the music within. I have a

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Paul
I had a one off single lesson with Matthew, I was only in New York for a couple days and was lucky enough to get a sing writing session with him. He gave some great insight and valid techniques towards song writing. He was easy going and very friendly. Would certainly recommend.
Sami
Matt is an awesome instructor. Unlike a traditional guitar teacher, Matt understands what his students want to play, making lessons much more interesting and making practicing much easier. I've had a few lessons with Matt and have learned more in those lessons that I could have ever learned by myself. Highly recommend.
Diana
Just had my first piano lesson with Matthew today. He is a truly great artist and instructor who will teach you not just about the playing technique but about the music theory/history behind it. Would definitely recommend!
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Linda C.

30 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded 3rd Place Winner from Five Towns Competition for Voice
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Linda C.

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I am a Bronx native professional opera-singer that has been studying singing for 10 years and playing piano since the age of 7. I have been teaching both voice and beginner to intermediate piano to all ages for five years throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. My voice and piano lessons focus on developing a healthy technique, learning how to sight read, music theory, breathing exercises, acting, and having fun. I teach all genres and can help with audition preparation. My credits include getting students into competitive music schools including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Talent Unlimited High School.

About Linda

Audiences throughout the U.S. have heard Ecuadorian and Puerto-Rican Mezzo-Soprano Linda at venues including Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lincoln Center, the United Palace Theater, and Repertorio Español, as well as in theaters throughout Europe. Described as having a voice that is “elasti

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Chrissy
Linda was very affirming and positive in her feedback. She encouraged me to experiment freely during the lesson.
Ava
My experience with Linda was great! I’ve only had one lesson with her but she was patient and understanding even though I was super nervous. She pushed me to do more and I’ve become more confident. I look forward to continue working with her :)
Kelvin Javier Rojas
Linda is very dedicated teacher. I felt that she really listened to my voice and quickly charted a path forward to develop my technique, musicality, and most importantly a self awareness of pitch in my body.
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Kathryn O.

8 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters in Piano Accompaniment from Manhattan School of Music
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Kathryn O.

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Conservatory trained and vast experience teaching children and beginners. Fun and relaxed setting while nurturing a natural technique

About Kathryn

I am fully vaccinated and teaching in person. Depending on circumstances I am sometimes able to teach in my students' homes anywhere close to a subway line. A and 1 are most accessible. I've enjoyed teaching all levels snd ages for the past 30 years including people with special needs such as aut

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Colm
Kathryn comes with two important strengths. First, she is a working professional, with excellent technique and musicality from real world experience. Secondly, she is patient with students like me who are still figuring it out. Those two things make for a great teacher.
Amanda Testa-Oerth
Kathryn has helped me in my musical journey for a very long time! Over the 15 years I have worked with Kathryn she has been a teacher, life coach, and now musical colleague. Kathryn's teaching style is always warm and very informative. She builds confidence on something I did well, then gives me recommendations on how to improve either a technical skill or with musicality of the piece we are working on. After every lesson, I come out feeling improved and more confident than when I went in. Kathryn has guided me in both classical and musical theater pieces as well as introduced me some very interesting contemporary songs that I have greatly enjoyed. With her guidance and instruction, I have grown into a musician that is confident in my own abilities for preforming and a caring instructor to my own students. I highly recommend studying with Kathryn if you have the chance. It is a fantastic learning experience every class!
CJ
Kathryn is brilliant and exceptional. If I could give her more stars I would. She is an amazing teacher no matter what age or evel you are from beginner to pro.
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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Bronx, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
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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 pian

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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.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Long Island City, NY

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Long Island City is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $300 per hour.
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"I worked with Howard on improving my sight-reading and found that his techniques worked exceptionally well. His approach focuses on learning to break apart every component of reading individually so that it can be practiced and strengthened in isolation. After spending time doing this and then putting everything back together as a whole, I was amazed at how much better I was at everything.

We also worked on some classical repertoire and he had a similar approach to breaking down complicated passages and learning to practice them with relaxation and confidence. A lot of what he taught me I went on to carry forward in my own teaching and I still go back to those philosophies in my own playing today.

Howard is an excellent piano teacher, musician, and mentor. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
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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

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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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