About Joao M.

Joao teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: February 2005
Last sign in: Within a month


Our lessons will be tailored to your expectations and to your musical preferences, so that you feel engaged and excited to be learning and making progress on your instrument.

I am an active pianist and percussionist, having graduated from Berklee College of Music, where I studied Performance and Film Scoring. At Berklee, I received the Berklee Outstanding Scholar Award and the Berklee Achievement Scholarship.

I have an extensive background in jazz, pop/rock, and Latin music, and I have been teaching children and adults from different backgrounds in the many different countries I've lived in.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is based on making the student feel comfortable. Whether we are working on technique, on improvisation, or on performance aspects, I make sure to connect the material to songs and musical styles that resonate with each individual student. In the end, the student gets a thorough music education but they never feel overwhelmed.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright Yamaha Piano.
Nord Piano.
Acoustic and electric guitars.
Percussion instruments.

Photos and Videos

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Piano Faculty
Sep 2015 - Present
Turtle Bay Music School

Piano faculty. Private piano lessons and music theory classes.

Jun 2013 - Present
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Bachelor of Music
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Berklee College of Nusic
Master of Arts in History
Sep 2004 - Sep 2005
University of Amsterdam

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Outstanding Scholar Award
Sep 2012
Berklee College of Music
Berklee Achievement Scholarship
Mar 2011
Berklee College of Music

1 Review on Joao M.

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Anya H. Jan 8, 2014
· Piano · A great and worthwhile experience.

Piano lessons with Joao Martins have been excellent. Joao is very patient and thorough when explaining things and puts a lot of effort into tailoring the lessons to suit my interests and ability. He is great at fostering a relaxed learning environment. On top of this, he is very knowledgeable about different types of music, music theory, and technique. I highly recommend Joao as a music teacher.
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