Grady Tesch

Grady T.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In lessons we'll train technique and theory right alongside the ear with the objective of being able to play from your authentic self.
In addition I studied with the Jazz legend and esteemed educator Stefon Harris (currently leading the Manhatttan School of Music). We will use his innovative theory and ear training techniques to learn the most basic mechanics of music.
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Grady delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 2+ and special needs

Teaching since:

My personal philosophy of music is to explore and learn as much from my students as I can teach them. For me teaching is like going on an adventure to find something together. I've been able to play all over the world and tour with many different musicians and the thing that made the core of every great performance was the human interaction and communication. For me music is about being more human. This is something I just as much try to impart and teach in my lessons as theory and technique. (On a side note I can travel farther than 13 miles as long as it's in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx).


Music Performance Degree
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
New York University
Music Performance Degree
Aug 2012 - May 2016
New York University


Professional Proficiency

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17 Reviews

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Ezer S. Nov 8, 2018
Percussion · Online

Friendly and nice instructor

heather P. Oct 19, 2018
Piano · In studio

My daughter started piano lessons a little over 3 weeks ago, and she already looks forward to her weekly sessions with Grady. She's excited to tell me what new note she learned, or what songs she need to practice at home.

Emilie Oct 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

This is my daughter's 3rd lesson with Grady, and she is overjoyed. Already looking forward to her next lesson.

Nikhil Oct 7, 2018
Piano · In home

Grady was wonderful with our 6 year old son! Very patient and skilled at teaching notes. Kept our son engaged! Gave good recommendations for piano books to use.

Surambika Oct 4, 2018
Piano · In studio

Grady is very patient and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable to get past the nervousness of learning something as an adult.

Olivia Sep 24, 2018
Piano · In home

Grady is totally fun and made me feel very comfortable. He listened to what kind of songs I want to learn. Grady is the best teacher I have ever had! I can’t wait to have another lesson with him!
- Olivia, 10 years old

Kilun Aug 4, 2018
Piano ·

It was entertaining and helpful lecture. I love Grady's class. He is such a good teacher!

Ethan Apr 4, 2018
Piano · In home

Dynamic, fun, organized teacher. My son is learning a lot and loves it! Thanks, Grady!

Matteo Mar 3, 2018
Piano · In home

It is such a joy to take lessons with Grady, he has such positive vibes and he is a perfect fit for our family. His lessons are never one dimensional and we love every minute.
He has a genuine passion for the piano and music theory and it resonates during each lesson whether it is for our child or for our adult lesson. We love Grady!

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Ella S. Feb 24, 2018
Piano · In studio

Grady is so patient with my nearly nine-year-old. Ella really enjoys playing and practicing, even if it is just for a little while. She eagerly anticipates her lessons with Grady and seems to have a fun time. As, she's only started less than two months ago, this is the most interest I've seen her have in anything ongoing. I'm thinking that her first experience with an instrument with Grady will likely lead to a lifetime enjoyment of playing.

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H Jan 24, 2018
Piano · In home

Kids love him.. and he is amazing. Truly a pleasure.

Seth Jan 8, 2018
Piano · In home

Grady was great...very patient and thorough...look forward to working with him

Jen F. Dec 14, 2017
Piano · In home

Grady is awesome!

Manon Dec 5, 2017
Piano · In home

Grady is the best!

Linus Oct 5, 2017
Piano · In studio

Grady Rocks!

Richard K. Oct 5, 2017
Piano · In home

knows his stuff, would def recommend

Kacey Aug 25, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Really enjoyed my lessons and learned a lot. Would recommend!

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