Evan Pilate
Aurora, CO
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Evan Pilate

Evan P.

Aurora, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Every student has unique needs. Any student will succeed if the instruction is tailored to their learning processes. Since every student learns in a different fashion, it is necessary to use both traditional methodology and Suzuki methodology while teaching. Each student is placed in the program and course that best suits their learning needs. I expect my students to attend the lesson every week, complete all assignments, and listen to directions.

About Evan P.

Evan has been teaching private lessons since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons in his studio in Southeast Aurora or in the client’s home. Service is provided to a large clientele throughout Aurora and Denver. Mr. P has helped students to learn the fundamentals of piano playing, give successful public performances, win local competitions, and enjoy playing for their own self enrichment.

Evan received his training from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver where he received a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in 2011 under the tutelage of Steven Mayer, David Genova, and Alice Rybak. After graduating, Evan became a certified Suzuki Piano Instructor through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, training with Jane Reed, Joan Krzywicki, and Mary Craig Powell. He received the Top Music Teacher Award from Schmitt Music in 2017 and from Steinway and Sons in 2018. As an expert is his field, he looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Mr. P’s teaching style is thorough, methodical, motivating, and patient. Each student is given a customized approach that fits their unique learning process.

The program includes weekly one-on-one lessons, piano study books such as Faber Piano Adventures, and learning technology to engage students. The studio is equipped with an Essex Grand Piano with player features, electric keyboard, music library, recording library, and WiFi internet. Scheduling and administrative services are provided by My Music Staff. The program also offers several opportunities for the students to perform and showcase their skills. There are four private recitals every year at Classic Pianos or Schmitt Music. Clients also have access to Aurora Music Teacher’s Association events, including Achievement Day, Composition Festival, and the Four Forms Festival.

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Margi
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Evan really takes the time to get to know my son and his abilities. He has been very accommodating to our lesson changes when my son is active in school sports. Evan is very professional and communicates effectively. He is also open to feedback on how I feel the lessons are progressing.

Posted Mar 1, 2020
Daisy
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Evan is detailed and works with my kids to ensure they master every piece of music.

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Jen
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Evan is a wonderful instructor. He is patient and kind. He also has an acute attention to detail which helps my girls excel with their learning and performing.

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Amelia
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Evan is very thorough in his approach to piano lessons. My son has learned an amazing amount in just 6 or 8 months -seriously, the whole family is amazed!

Posted Oct 6, 2019
Stefanie
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We are very pleased with Evan and how quickly our daughter is progressing. He’s very patient and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

Posted Oct 4, 2019
Nancy
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Evan is a very good teacher. My son enjoys his lessons and is excited to learn piano.

Posted Aug 8, 2017
Dee Huntington
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Evan is devoted to excellence!

Posted Mar 5, 2016
Wiktoria
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Evan Pilate is very professional about teaching music. He presents himself to the student in a professional manner

Posted Sep 24, 2015
William
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His attention to detail is extraordinary and his zeal for self-development is unequaled. His artistry inspires those who hear him pursue the music both as a listener and a musician.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Becki
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I know firsthand how thorough and well prepared he was for each lesson. Evan is very precise and meticulous about training his students.

Posted Sep 15, 2015

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Experience

Secretary
Aug 2018 - Present

Aurora Music Teachers Association

Owner
Jun 2011 - Present

Aurora Music Lessons

Aurora Music Lessons was founded in 2011 by music instructor Evan Pilate.

Vice President of Student Activities
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016

Aurora Music Teachers Association

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011

Denver University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Piano Unit 4
Jun 2015

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Piano Unit 3
Jun 2014

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Piano Unit 2
Jun 2013

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Piano Unit 1
Jun 2012

Suzuki Association of the Americas

Awards

Top Music Teacher Award 2018
Jun 2018

Schmitt Music

Top Music Teacher Award 2017
Jun 2017

Steinway and Sons

Recital of Distinction
Jun 2010

Denver University

Affiliations

Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jun 2012
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2007
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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