Joel Pierson

Joel P.

Jackson Heights, NY

About Joel P.

Background check: Last verified 07/28/2016
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Joel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2001
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Hello! I'm Dr. Joel Pierson. I teach piano lessons from my home or yours in New York City.

I have a BA in Classical Piano, an MA in Jazz Piano, a Doctorate in Music Composition, and years of experience working with students of all ages.

Thinking of getting started? Get in touch! Tell me about yourself (or your child). We can discuss various options for beginning lessons.

Photos and Videos

In this video Max and I are playing an ear training game to work on his ability to recognize chords. He's doing great!


Piano Faculty

Nov 2014 - Present
Williamsburg Music Studio

I teach piano at the Williamsburg Music Studio in Brooklyn.

Piano Faculty

Mar 2014 - Present
Riverside Music Studios

I teach piano to students of all ages at Riverside Music Studios in Manhattan.


Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
University of Maryland

At the University of Maryland I taught Ear Training, Music Fundamentals, Composition, Music Technology... Oh, and some piano!


Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition

Sep 2011 - May 2014
University of Maryland

M.A. in Jazz Piano Performance

Sep 2006 - Dec 2007
New York University

B.A. in Classical Piano Performance

Sep 1997 - May 2001
Westmont College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Joel P.

Irina Aug 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Joel for more than a year and she loves it. She started at the age of 5 and me and my husband were worried about finding the right person to introduce her to music. She really liked her first lesson and a year and a half later I can say that she is still very excited about her piano lessons. She talks about the new music that they are learning or will learn all week long and she can already play some of my favorite Beatles songs. Joel is the best!!!
Mark Aug 4, 2016
Piano · In home
My kid loves Joel and his piano lessons, its his favorite part of the week. Joel crafts his lessons very well, I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Tara Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In home
My son loves his piano lessons with Joel! Joel is a fantastic teacher, and is wonderful with kids.
Tara Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In home
My son loves his piano lessons with Joel! Joel is a fantastic teacher, and is wonderful with kids.
Rossen N Aug 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
I've been studying with Joel for over a year now. He is the best piano teacher I've ever had! Great player, very patient and knowledgable. Joel has my highest recommendation!
Gregory H. Jul 31, 2016
Piano · In studio
Incredible versitility with styles, great communication and well crafted curriculum... Outstanding teacher!
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