Paolo Tatafiore

Paolo T.

Los Angeles, CA

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Paolo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:

Paolo T. is an internationally established and renown Concert Pianist with almost 30 years of experience teaching students of all levels and ages in Conservatories and Music Schools as well as a very sought-after private instructor. Thanks to his commitment some of his students have gained worldwide recognition. He has been teaching private lessons since 1987. In spite of his achievements Paolo’s personality is humble and unpretentious. He has the ability to connect with the student at whatever skill level they are. His passion for the classical repertoire, as well as the standards of jazz, Broadway musicals and movie soundtracks is comprehensive and inspires and motivates the student. His approach to teaching is of the “hands on” kind. He practices with his students. He lives in Los Angeles, CA 90077

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Piano Teacher
Sep 2008 - May 2016
Schülen, Munich - Germany

Teaching children and coaching young students in preparation for student concerts and piano competitions.

Piano and Composition Teacher
Sep 1999 - Jul 2008
Manhattan Music Lounge - New York City

Teaching children and coaching young students and adults for student concerts and piano competitions. Teaching counterpoint and harmony to a small group of composition students.

Piano and Music Theory Teacher
Sep 1994 - Jul 1999
Italian Middle Schools with musical orientation and privately.

Preparing children aged 10 to 13/14 for piano and theory examinations and student recitals in the Italian public Middle Schools with musical orientation.

Piano instructor
Sep 1987 - Jul 1994
Several music schools in Italy and privately

Preparing children and youngsters for examinations at Italian Conservatories.


Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition
Sep 1977 - Sep 1987
Conservatory of Music of Salerno - Italy
Piano Performance
Sep 1975 - Jul 1985
Conservatory of Music Naples - Italy


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

5 Reviews

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Jason Feb 2, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

I was fortunate enough to have Paolo recommended to me as a piano teacher as an adult student in my mid-20s. He was patient, engaging, and did an amazing job tailoring my lessons in such a way as to work with my busy schedule and also always keep me enthusiastic and engaged. If Paolo hadn’t had to return to Europe I never would’ve stopped my lessons. You couldn’t pick a better teacher out there for yourself and I highly recommend him.

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Danielle Jul 24, 2016
Piano · In home

Paolo is an incredible teacher!!! He has such patience with my young son and fosters a natural enthusiasm in him for the piano. He is a world class concert pianist, and yet he is able to blend his serious knowledge and commitment to the highest level learning, together with a playful attitude which naturally engages my child. I could not recommend him more, as I wanted to provide my son the opportunity to learn from the very best, but to also keep him motivated and excited at the same time. Paolo creates this atmosphere perfectly! He can't wait for his lessons and eagerly practices in between!

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Murray Jul 10, 2016
Classical Piano ·

I highly recommend Paolo. He is a brilliant teacher. He brought out the best in me. Through his patience and special teaching method he was able to accelerate my learning and technique, from sight reading to learning technique for major classical pieces. I wasn't sure if online would work well but it does and allows me to continue stufying while I travel. His focus, professionalism, reliability and sense of humor are all part of what makes him so unique. His intensity, technique and musicality in his own piano performances act as a true inspiration for his students.

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Nancy Jul 10, 2016

Paolo is an experienced, talented pianist. He's able to teach with full knowledge of what a student needs to learn piano and develop skill, confidence and technique.

Prasad Jul 9, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

I was fortunate enough to be Paolo's student for over 4 years, because he is an amazing concert pianist and also a fantastic teacher. I was an adult student (I was 40 at the time) and he was able to craft a training program for me that mixed the right amount of drills and exercises and actual classical pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven and Bach, so that at the end I was able to give s recital and had 5 pieces in my repertoire. Unfortunately he had to return to Europe so I had to stop my lessons. I had tried many teachers before him but nobody came close in terms of the teacher quality or the personal interest he took in my progress.

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