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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

Would you like to study with a Concert Pianist / Composer with graduate degrees from the renowned Juilliard School? If you do, than why not with a winner and laureate of multiple international competitions such as the International Canada Recording Competition, Beethoven International Competition (Austria, Vienna), The New York Philharmonic Competition and others? If you find a teacher who successfully competed in the field, why not one who also had been respected enough to be invited to judge it? I served as judge on competition juries for the National Teachers Association and many other competitions. Should you get a teacher who is In high demand as a master teacher, lecturer and educator at many music festivals such as Utah Music Festival, Milwaukee Music Festival and others around the world? Requested for knowledge and expression as an editor of professional music publications at Oxford University in the two volume compendium of music knowledge and history with scientific review, as a music critic and writing for various major news organizations in print? Why not also find a founder of a non-profit organization for the arts with performances and teaching at many schools across the country as well as guest events at Harvard University, The State Department in Washington DC and radio/television broadcasts? Well, you found a soloist with symphony orchestras, conductor of the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra and a teacher with over 30 years of experience in educating all ages, beginners to professionals privately and at the Universities of Michigan as well as University of Southern California. My way of teaching is personable, easygoing and relaxed while very effective. We will first and foremost have a pleasant time exploring the best way for you to quickly move towards and past all your goals at the instrument. Becoming the best musician and interpreter with superb taste. Having a well rounded knowledge able to access any issue and overcome it. Never having to waste your time on bad habits ever again! Do you really need such high qualifications for your music teacher if you are not planning on a concert career? As the great Joseph Levine wrote in the early years of Juilliard in his book on learning the piano: It is remarkable that people of the United States do not yet understand how imperative it is to study with the greatest teacher with the most experience and a profound knowledge at the very beginning of their learning and introduction to the instrument. It is as important to be inspired and guided from the start in music. That has always been the tradition in Europe. If you wonder why such an accomplished performer would wish to spend time with beginners, I have only to point out the joys of teaching children about the blue sky, ice-cream and a bicycle on a fine Spring afternoon. As we progress, at all stages of this journey, the joys of discovery are priceless. Your progress is our reward. Both the teacher as well as the student partake in the learning. That includes other professional musicians I have taught and people of all ages from 5 to my oldest student of 97 years young! Learning about music and making music will always keep your spirit young no matter the age. It is a company you keep at all times and a smile of a very vast family in the greeting of inspiration that will never leave you lonely. That is my reward and the reason I share my time. You are welcome to this world-class education in the comfort of your home whether on line or in person, without the legendary cost, time and travel of the Juilliard tuition! I look forward to meeting you and will be glad to answer any question you may have. Please give a few days for a response.
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