- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
- 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).
Friendly and nice instructor
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.
This is my daughter's 3rd lesson with Grady, and she is overjoyed. Already looking forward to her next lesson.
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.
Grady is very patient and friendly. He makes you feel comfortable to get past the nervousness of learning something as an adult.
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
It was entertaining and helpful lecture. I love Grady's class. He is such a good teacher!
Dynamic, fun, organized teacher. My son is learning a lot and loves it! Thanks, Grady!
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!
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.+ Read More
Kids love him.. and he is amazing. Truly a pleasure.
Grady was great...very patient and thorough...look forward to working with him
Grady is awesome!
Grady is the best!
knows his stuff, would def recommend
Really enjoyed my lessons and learned a lot. Would recommend!