Keith Leonard
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Keith Leonard

Keith L.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching piano for over 20 years. My background is in classical, musical theater and pop, so whatever your musical goals--I'll help you to achieve them. I believe in a stress-free approach to learning piano and my students will tell you that my first priority is that piano lessons are fun and educational. I include lesson books in my lesson rates, so there are no lesson books to purchase. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the piano!

About Keith L.

I've been playing and teaching piano for over 20 years. I have performed classical piano at NYC's Steinway Hall, I've played in the orchestras for countless musicals in and around New York City, and I have even performed a Liberace tribute in Las Vegas.

As a performer, I love all music. My favorite classical composer is Chopin. But, I also enjoy playing popular music, holiday songs, movie themes and anything else that catches my ear.

As a teacher, I believe that learning to play the piano should be fun. If learning music is frustrating and stressful, then what is the point? My first goal is for my students to love playing music. Piano technique and musical theory are important and are included in my lessons, but we also have fun while learning.

I offer virtual and in-person recitals throughout the year and I'd love to see you on stage with us. Thank you for considering me as your piano teacher!

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Erin
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My 9 yo son is reading music and playing classical music on the piano. He is more focused in school and well behaved. I definitely recommend Keith for piano lessons.

Posted Sep 18, 2020
Monica
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I'm an adult student and I get frustrated very quickly when I cannot do something. Mr. L. is great bout assigning me music that is challenging enough for me to learn something new, but I'm still able to play it without pulling my hair out. Honestly, I would have never believed that I could learn to play as well as I do now. I'm no concert pianist, but I'm very happy with what I can do.

Posted Sep 16, 2020
Rachel
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I have both of my kids in piano lessons with Keith. They look forward to their lessons and they practice without being asked. They didn't do that with their last teacher. Keith keeps them engaged and laughing and having a great time while they learn. Highly recommended.

Posted Sep 16, 2020

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Experience

Private Piano Teacher
Jun 1996 - Present

Private Studio

Pianist / Conductor
Jan 2007 - Jun 2016

NYC Theatre Workshop

Musical Director
Jun 2007 - May 2014

The American School of Arts & Languages

Musical Director / Children's Theatre
Jan 2006 - Jun 2006

Manhasset Community School Association

Education

Music Theory, Harmony & Musicianship
Sep 2009 - May 2010

Berklee College of Muisc

Piano Performance
Sep 2005 - Dec 2007

The Juilliard School

Private Piano Study
Sep 1996 - Dec 2007

Martha Cybyk & Dr. Julie Jordan

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Sep 1998
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

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