Cheryl Engelhardt

Cheryl E.

New Paltz, NY

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Cheryl delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+

Teaching since:
September 2003

• Music degree from Cornell University
• Studied at Juilliard • Is a touring performer
• Is a professional composer for TV ads & films
• Over 15 years teaching experience & remarkable references available

I'd love to talk to you about your music goals!

All ages and abilities (there's no such thing as too young or too old)!
Flexible schedule and only 2 miles north of the town of New Paltz!

Learn to play on a Steinway & Sons grand piano!

Besides learning to play the piano, sessions can include the following:
learning classical piano repertoire, mastering pop vocal music, perfecting performance, gaining confidence in composition, general musical exploration, creative career coaching

*** Lesson Details ***
Super laid back, custom lessons for exactly what you want. We set goals and milestones, you get homework to practice. You will learn basic theory along with sight reading and ear training skills. No matter what genre you'd like to learn, we'll cover a few classics and dive into what you really want to be playing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway & Sons Grand Piano (in piano room)
Full recording Studio including 2 Yamaha keyboards, Mackie mixer, RodeN21A mics, M-Audio Studio Monitors (recording studio)

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
I use basic Suzuki methods (sight reading, ear training) and incorporate theory, performance and improvisation to compliment the classical base.

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Piano, voice teacher
Jan 2002 - Present
Private Lessons

Cheryl has been teaching privately all ages from 3-87 for over 10 years.


BA in Music; BA in Biology
Sep 1998 - Present
Cornell University
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
Juilliard School of Music
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
Cornell University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


May 2002
Cornell University

Bachelor of Arts


Billboard Songwriting Award
Jan 2008


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2004

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

A music video from my recent record. I am playing the piano on the recording (and in the video). The dog is not really playing the piano. :)
Photo by Cheryl E.

Photo by Cheryl E.

CBE Music piano room

Photo by Cheryl E.

Photo by Cheryl E.
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3 Reviews

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erin B. Sep 26, 2014
Beatboxing ·

Cheryl came into my school and did a beatbox workshop with my students. She was super prepared, knowledgeable, and fun to work with! I was amazed by how much my students learned in one workshop!!

Emma W. Sep 25, 2014
Singing · In home

I started out taking Piano lessons with Cheryl and later switched to voice lessons. My brother and I took lessons with her for about 8 or so years and we love her! I learned a lot about harmonizing, pitch and my singing improved a lot. Highly recommend.

Sandy D. Sep 4, 2014
Piano · In studio

I took piano lessons with Cheryl for a month and learned so much in a short amount of time! She customized lessons to my skill level and interest in songwriting and assigned me songs to learn that were both challenging and fun!

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