Kal was born in New York and began studying piano and then added cello in elementary school. Kal's vast knowledge of the piano and cello repertoire helps his students have fun playing because there is no shortage of wonderful selections to play.
When Kal was in high school, piano performance was always paramount. In addition, Kal studied cello with Nellis DeLay-Harvout, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and sister of the world renown and distinguished Julliard school of Music violin instructor Dorothy DeLay. During high school, Kal played cello in the school orchestra as well as the all county and all state orchestras. Kal also gave cello recital performances with veteran concert pianist Gloria Carney, who was the accompanist of the legendary cellist Leonard Rose.
Kal graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Music Theory and Composition and concentrated in piano and cello performance. Kal introduced his own compositions in both piano solo and chamber music, playing the cello part. Kal also played in the college orchestral
Currently, Kal teaches piano and cello. Kal has a unique ability to select pieces that are tailored to the musical preference of the student. He will suggest classical (baroque, classical, romantic, and modern periods), show tunes, Ragtime, Blues, Hymns, Rock, and other pieces that fit the technical level and interest of the student.
Kal believes that teaching, especially beginners, is an honor. Music is his passion and teaching young students how to read music in all clefs, obtain proper technique and, learn how to make the music come alive (once the technical challenges have been mastered) through music interpretation is one of the greatest rewards in life.
Kal also serves on the Advisory Board for the Houston Piano Company.
*** Lesson Details ***
Now is the time to have your kids or you learn piano. Lessons will consist of learning to read music, brief music theory (to help making playing pieces easier), scales and exercises (that will help with the pieces that we selected and build technique), exciting repertoire pieces (selected to build the student musically), duets (4 hands/ 1 piano), and FUN!
You will learn a variety of popular and standard repertoire pieces- carefully chosen to motivate the student- practicing is easy when you love the music!
Several styles of teaching are available-(again selected to match the style of the student to maximize quick progress and return on time)!
Suzuki, Alfred, ,Bastien, Thompson, blended
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Cello, Violin, Music stand, Metronome
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have cello,violin, music stand, metronome
Student will need piano or keyboard
*** Specialties ***
Alfred, Bastien, Suzuki, Thompson
Classical, Classical, Blues, Pop, Rock, Improv., Contemporary Christian, Hymns, etc.