Dave Long
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Dave Long

Dave L.

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About Dave L.

I’ve always had a deep interest in music. I began to study percussion and the drum set in elementary school and continued through college. In middle school and high school, I played the drums in the marching band, jazz band, and concert bands. I also began to learn piano, guitar, and music theory through taking music classes.

As an undergraduate at Boston University, I took classes in music theory, music history, keyboard skills, ear training, and sight singing. I also participated in various jazz ensembles, playing both the drums and tenor saxophone. During this period, I switched my focus from drumming to saxophone and piano.

After graduating from college, I played with various ensembles, practiced a lot, and took private lessons. I also took some additional classes in music theory and conducting at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.

After taking piano lessons for a few years from a number of different teachers, I was very fortunate to meet and begin to study with world-class pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein in New York City.

Seymour is a professor at New York University. He is the author of numerous music-related and teaching materials, including With Your Own Two Hands (1981) and 20 Lessons in Keyboard Choreography (1991). He is also the subject of the critically acclaimed 2014 documentary directed by Ethan Hawke, Seymour: An Introduction.

I have been studying with Seymour for about 6 years now. I have learned so much from him about piano technique, the classical repertoire, interpreting written music, and piano playing in general. It’s always gratifying to pass along what I’ve learned from Seymour and my other teachers.

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Chris
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Dave brings more than 20 years of piano experience to his lessons. He has a deep grasp of both music theory and piano technique. He gave me tailored instruction that was at my level. He is a thoughtful and enthusiastic musician who cares deeply about helping people pursue their musical path. I highly recommend Dave as a piano teacher.

Posted Jun 10, 2020

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Mar 2020 - Present

Private Piano Studio

I am currently teaching piano lessons online and in person to students of various age groups, backgrounds, and interests.

Education

Private Piano Study
Apr 2020 - Present

Raj Bhimani

Private Piano Study
Oct 2013 - Present

Seymour Bernstein

Jazz Piano Studies
Apr 2011 - Oct 2017

Various Teachers

Classes in Music Theory & Conducting
Jan 2003 - May 2003

Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College

Liberal Arts - Music Theory, Piano, Jazz Performance
Sep 1997 - May 2001

Boston University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
May 2020
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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