Michael Hatala

Michael H.

Swarthmore, PA

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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 2015

I recently graduated from St. Joseph's University with a degree in Biology. I minored in music, specifically in piano performance. I am currently the pianist for the chapel at St. Joseph's University. I have studied piano since I was a young kid, but at St. Joe's I have studied with Dr. Emi Kagawa, a renowned pianist. In the past, I have played piano for theater, churches, as well as jazz bands. I also play trombone and have played in orchestras, concert bands, and jazz bands. From my home lessons, I teach using an 88 key weighted Korg keyboard.


Jan 2015 - Present
St. Joseph's University

Pianist for the chapel at St. Joseph's University


Major in Biology. Minor in Music.
Aug 2013 - May 2017
St. Joseph's University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
Jun 2013
United States Marine Corps

Photos & Videos

Kapustin- Jazz Prelude in D
Beethoven Sonata 1 Movement 4
St. Joseph's University Grace Notes Choir
Michael Hatala- Piano
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7 Reviews

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Ann Aug 30, 2017

Started lessons with Michael some time ago and felt a real accomplishment, however, due to time restrictions in my life, I had to forego lessons but hoping to get back to them again very soon!

Thanks Michael.

Kayley Aug 29, 2017
Piano · In studio

The best!

Rob Aug 15, 2017
Piano · In home

I had a great experience working with Mike! He makes lessons fun and has a passion for music. Extremely recommend.

Joseph Aug 15, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very experienced pianist with a lot of knowledge to share for all levels of students.

Robert Jun 22, 2017
Piano · In studio

After only a few lessons I feel that I have learned so much. Very knowledgable and precise with his teaching methods. Overall, great instructor. Highly recommended.

Julia Jun 2, 2017
Piano · In home

Really is the best instructor ever!

John Jun 2, 2017
Piano · In studio

Great pianist!

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