Dr. Neil Galanter

Dr. Neil G.

Tarzana, CA
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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
learning how to write down those tunes and songs that you have in your head! If student has some basic music theory knowledge, it is helpful.
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About

Dr. Neil delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
July 1987

*** Travel Equipment ***
student should have piano or keyboard instrument. I can provide or obtain instruction materials as needed depending on student.

*** Specialties ***
all styles and levels of music including classical, pop, rock, very elementary jazz, fusion etc.

Experience

Independent Music Teacher, College Professor, Concert Pianist
Jan 1987 - Present
Various

over 25 years of experience as a teacher, educator, concert pianist, pedagogue, lecturer and clinician

Education

Doctorate of Music
Jan 1900 - Jan 1902
University of Southern California

Languages

Dutch
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jan 2000

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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2 Reviews

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Brandon B. Nov 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Neil is a great piano teacher. I took many years of lessons growing up and then stopped playing the piano for 10 years. I picked it up a year ago learning new pieces and hit a "wall" where I wasn't able to improve myself, so I wanted to find a teacher that could help. Neil has been great - proactively pointing out areas where I tense up or could use a different fingering, suggesting helpful sight reading pieces, and even helping me find a better keyboard for my own practice at home. He has a lot of experience and good advice.

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Bill Jun 4, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

I have the highest praise for Neil. I am an adult, and I studied for nine years as a child and started studying again about ten years ago and have studied with several teachers during that time. I work on some difficult pieces, and Neil can always explain to me how to play the passages I am having trouble with and make it seem easy. Also, he can demonstrate for me how something should be played because he is such an excellent pianist. I am so happy I found Neil, and highly recommend him.

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