Michael Hatala

Michael H.

Swarthmore, PA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students can expect to develop a passion for music by learning piano in my lessons. Lessons will be fun and I hope to make students not only look forward to the next lesson but want to go home and practice. I have enjoyed playing piano throughout the course of my life and hope to help others gain a sense of passion for music and piano.
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Michael teaches



Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
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, I teach using an 88 key weighted Korg keyboard which has worked well for many students.


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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8 Reviews

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Marie Jan 19, 2018
· In home

Mike is a talented pianist who is very devoted to teaching his students. Highly recommend him to anyone who is new or experienced.

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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