Gary Kong

Gary K.

Rochester, NY
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you are a parent looking for piano lessons for your child/children, or an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am fully committed to helping you achieve your goals at the piano, no matter what they are. I have been teaching since 2008 and have extensively experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. Many of my students have studied with me for years and have consistently participated in various talent shows, festivals, and competitions.
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Gary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hello! My name is Gary. I have been teaching piano since 2008 and am looking to expand my studio outside of my current locale, where I teach around 40 students. I received my Master of Music degree in Performance and Literation at the Eastman School of Music, and my Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music at the same school.

For parents researching piano lessons for your child / children, please know that the beginning stages of learning are crucial to cultivating good habits and fundamentals down the road. I am fully committed to making sure that your child do just that. Parental involvement is not only welcomed but strongly encouraged - feel free to sit in on your child's lessons!

If you are an adult looking to learn piano, know that I am a very detail-oriented teacher, and will patiently answer whatever questions you might have. I understand full well that adult students have many other obligations, and I am happy to work around them as long as you are willing to learn.

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Private Piano Instructor
Aug 2008 - Present
My own studio

I currently maintain a studio of about 40 students.

Piano Accompanist
Aug 2012 - Nov 2015
Nazareth College

Served as piano accompanist at various choir practices, concerts, and auditions.

Piano Instructor
Jul 2010 - Nov 2013
Music & Arts

Taught private piano lessons at the music store. I eventually had to leave this position due to scheduling conflicts with my own studio.

Class Piano Instructor
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Eastman School of Music

Taught Class Piano (a college-level course for non-piano music majors) as part while pursuing my master's degree.


Master of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Eastman School of Music


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

One of my adult students performing at recital after a year and a half of lessons. He had no prior experience before studying with me.
One of my students performing at recital. He was 7 when he started taking lessons with me as beginner, and was 8 at the time of the video.
Photo by Gary K.
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2 Reviews

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Margaret B. Apr 4, 2018
Piano · In studio

G.ary makes me feel very comfortable playing and makes me feel I will be able to accomplish my goals.

Christian D. Feb 2, 2017
Piano · Online

I have known Gary for a while now, but only recently started taking lessons with him. He is very helpful and professional for every lesson. He answers all my questions and has suggested materials for me to practice in order to improve my playing. I have already learned a lot from the few lessons we have had. I enjoy our lessons and look forward to our next one!

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