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Emil V.
Bronx, New York
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons. I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience! Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.
About Emil V.

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my piano teachers were Blanche Abram and Morton Estrin. After graduating from Hofstra, I moved into Manhattan and continued my piano studies with Elena Wolkonsky at the Juilliard School. I also took a few lessons from Adam Aleksander, concert pianist, in Miami. So all together, I took lessons for 20 years with six different teachers! I started teaching piano when I was 18 years old and taught all throughout college. After enjoying a successful career in data processing for 22 years, I decided to go back to teaching piano in 2003. I thoroughly enjoy what I am doing. It's a pleasure to pass on to my students everything that my great teachers taught me.

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Emil is not only a wonderful piano teacher, but a real mentor who passes on the ability to train one's mind for many of life's challenging endeavors.

Posted Nov 29, 2021
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I started taking piano lessons with Emil a few weeks ago, and I am really enjoying my lessons. Emil is an excellent instructor, and I have learned a lot from him already. Emil is also very kind and interesting and enjoyable to work with - I highly recommend Emil to anyone who is looking to take piano lessons (he is a talented musician who is capable of teaching all levels)!

Posted Nov 16, 2021
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Emil is a great teacher! He has a great sense of humor and makes sure you play with accuracy and musicality! I love my lessons with him!!!

Posted Nov 13, 2021
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Piano Teacher
Jan 2003 - Present
Private Piano Studio
Currently, I am only teaching online because of the pandemic. But I have significantly reduced my fees from $85 an hour to $60 an hour. I have been teaching piano in my own private studio for the past 17 years. My students have performed in 14 student recitals which are held near the end of the piano school year in early June.
Education
Private Piano Lessons
May 1980 - Aug 1988
The Juilliard School
B.A. in Music
Sep 1974 - May 1979
Hofstra University
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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