Hi! I am Brian T., a piano teacher based in Redhook, Brooklyn. Whether you (or your child) don't know a C# from an H%, or you are an experienced pianist looking for technical and interpretative guidance and/or college audition preparation, you've come to the right place!
I am a piano teacher with fifteen years of teaching experience and a University of Michigan School of Music degree. I have won piano competitions, performed classical and jazz piano for special events, and when I was younger I actually played at Carnegie Hall. Now I I play professionally every week - I have toured the country as a keyboardist with rock and pop bands, and write and record music for TV ads, short films, and for my band, Sun Nectar.
I offer private classical piano lessons to musicians of all ages and skill levels, at the following locations:
-my home studio in Redhook, Brooklyn
-in your home
-at the National Opera Center in Manhattan
Lessons are either 30 or 60 minutes long, and you may be surprised how quickly you are able to learn to not only play the piano, but to think musically and express yourself through the instrument. Most importantly, lessons are fun, motivating, and catered to your personal musical interests.
-Aside from classical piano, students may choose to focus on contemporary rock, pop, and jazz piano, or composition and music theory. However, new pianists always start with a foundation in classical technique.
I teach out of a studio room with a lovely polished ebony Kingsburg upright is accessible from F and G trains. I currently have 17 fantastic students who are studying classical and/or popular piano techniques, music theory, and/or film scoring and composition, and am looking to expand.
There are so many instruments to choose from, but for new musicians, there is endless value in starting with piano:
-The player is able see the music laid out before him/her, organized into visible scales, shapes, and voicings.
-The piano allows the player to simultaneously play each element of a fully orchestrated piece
-A solo piano composition can sound as full and rich or as small and light as the player/composer desires
-The piano is a well-rounded, squeak-free, ideal tool with which to build a solid musical foundation that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope to meet you soon!
This is my current private piano studio, located at:
57 Commerce St Fl 2
Brooklyn, NY 11231
This is a music studio in Greenpoint at which I also teach - a fantastic school! We work out of a recording studio called These Outer Spaces Studio, with a beautiful vintage yamaha piano.
An exciting place with lots of character, that also provides lessons for Drums, Bass, and Guitar.
Taught up to 13 students weekly, mostly adults, and a couple great kids (ages 5 and 10). Also, instructed Yamaha sponsored group lessons. Unfortunately, the music store closed, but all of my students were excited to continue studying with me, which led to the founding of my own piano studio, Perfect Time, as you can see and hear here!
Assisted in the writing, arrangement, and recording of musicals relating to the topic of institutional change. I traveled with a team of musicians and the music director, Jeffrey Steiger, to various universities around the country to perform these musicals for faculty and staff.
Continued teaching private lessons through college and beyond in Ann Arbor, MI.
Held private piano lessons with up to 24 students per week, many of whom went on to be competition winners, music students in college, or piano teachers themselves. Also led group classes with up to 5 pianists playing the same repertoire simultaneously.