David Longo

David L.

Sarasota, FL

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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

David has over 35 years experience coaching people on piano. His clientele has included individuals of all ages and skill levels. In addition to offering the type of traditional piano lessons one might expect, Dave's special talents in the areas of creativity and improvisation along with having the ability to adapt to a student's personality and gear his instructional approach in a unique way have been responsible for his high student retention rate.

Dave has performed professionally for over 35 years so, when you enroll with his services, you can be assured that you've connected with a teacher who has "been there done that." Where it can often be a challenge in locating that piano instructor who has both extraordinary teaching skills and playing ability, you can rest assured that you've got the complete package in Dave.

Dave welcomes both children and adults of all ages. His extensive experience along with his creativity and sense of humor make him your perfect choice.

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Piano Instructor
Jul 1979 - Present

Dave has over 35 years experience as a piano coach and performer. Recently settled in the Sarasota area after performing as pianist for a variety of venues on board Norwegian Cruise Lines, Dave has recently made his services as a piano instructor available in Sarasota at Pianocadabra, where piano lessons are fun, inspiring, and result-oriented for all ages and skill levels.

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Cocktail Pianist & Orchestra Pianist
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Norwegian Cruise Lines

Cocktail pianist and showband pianist. Also performed as jazz band pianist.

Solo Pianist
May 2008 - Jul 2008
Princess Cruises

Atrium and jazz pianist for Princess Cruises

Orchestra Pianist
Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
Celebrity Cruises

Orchestra pianist for Celebrity Cruises

Solo Pianist
May 2005 - Jul 2005
Carnival Cruise Lines

Atrium and lounge pianist for Carnival Cruise Lines


Intense Private Study & Workshops
Feb 1976 - Nov 1987
High calibur private instructors specializing in improvisation
Studied performance via Berklee.
May 1981 - Jan 1982
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Excerpts from an online video session with Dave, focusing on piano improvisation techniques and more
All ages and skill levels are welcome!
It's all about YOU! Let's reveal the musical magic that exists within YOU!
A few tiny excerpts from a video Dave produced on the topic of blues piano techniques.
Explore your musical potential!
Reveal the musical magic that exists within YOU!


6 Reviews

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Pat C. Aug 22, 2015
Piano · Online

Learning piano just doesn't get any easier until you experience David's on line
lessons. I can't say enough about how quickly I learned using Dave's step by step explanations outlined in his videos. The part I like is I am able to stop the video and slide the video slider backwards to replay something I was experiencing trouble with. Ten stars if there is such a rating out there but if not I will give him a five star approval.

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Kay Aug 19, 2015
Piano · In studio

Highly recommended. David is an insightful teacher. Very professional!

Ed Aug 15, 2015
Piano · In studio

Dave is a well studied piano teacher who can positively engage students in music theory and practice. His style is refreshing and unique. I highly recommend him.

Linda Leete Aug 13, 2015
Piano · In studio

David played for our jazz singing group here in Rhode Island. He is a fantastic musician, very professional and yet extremely fun and inventive.

PAUL & ANNA Aug 13, 2015
Piano · Online

We have seen/heard David performing his multiple piano styles many times. He is
surely a pro. His demeanor is personal and sincere whether he is performing, teaching a youngster, or adult the basics. Other attributes are his patience and sincerity to encourage any student to practice and succeed. We would encourage
any potential student to connect with David. YOU WILL BE PLEASED AND SATISFIED!

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Sandee Aug 13, 2015
Piano · In studio

If you ever wanted to play the most beautiful instrument, piano, David is your teacher and coach. David has played piano his entire life and it shows in his knowledge, expertise, and patience. I was playing piano quickly and loved each lesson. I'm thankful a friend recommended him to me!

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