Paul Janoski
Easton, PA
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Paul Janoski

Paul J.

Easton, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano instruction for all ages and levels of playing. Teach all styles with an emphasis on either classical or jazz piano as well as piano accompaniment techniques and performance.

About Paul J.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with a minor in music and an emphasis on music theory. I have studied classical piano extensively for over 20 years and jazz piano for over 10 years. I studied jazz improvisation with world-famous jazz guitarist, Ted Dunbar, Rutgers University Mason Gross artist in residence and also with pianist, Morris Nanton.

Studied classical piano trained at the prodigious French School of Music in South Plainfield, NJ under the tutelage of Stephen Waters culminating in a performance at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City.

Lesson Details
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I use a variety of methods to teach mostly tailored to the students needs and current age and skill level. I also have developed my own piano course materials to teach beginning students who wish to study classical as well as jazz / pop piano styles.

Studio Equipment
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Yamaha Piano, digital, acoustic for duet performance.
Samick grand piano.

Travel Equipment
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Able to travel to student location if so desired.

Specialties
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Classical piano pieces, piano performance, vocal music accompaniment, instrumental accompaniment, music theory, jazz harmony and improvisation, song writing, lyric writing.

Other Skills
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Vocal performance, theater / stage acting, instrumental accompanist, MIDI music, computer music technology, piano pedagogy, piano technique methods, various piano music styles.

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Abtein
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Very passionate about piano and able to convey ideas.. also very good at feeling out what student is seeking to achieve. Definitely recommend Paul if you are wanting to take playing piano as a serious endeavor

Posted Jul 19, 2019
Arthur
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My experience with this teacher was horrible. Paul has no patience for a child that might not pay attention as much as necessary. He has forgotten what it is to be a child or how to win over a child and make a lesson fun.
My child had one previous lesson with Paul. It is true that she was not following his directions and his frustration was quite obvious.
On my second visit I was appalled by Paul’s behavior. Again my child wouldn’t sit down on the bench correctly. Verbatim this what occurred next, I quote: “This is not going to work out. Get out of my house NOW, NOW!(Screaming, like I was going to prolong this). I have better things to do than waste my time with your daughter. I don’t want to take your money.

It is true that my daughter can be difficult when approached in an authoritarian manner. However, my daughter is not yet six and Paul brought my daughter to tears. Surely this behavior was at best inappropriate and says more about the person Paul is than about my daughter. A simple “ May I have word with you in private” would be a mature way to part company. Not throwing a 6 year out of your house because you are frustrated. I was horribly offended by his manner and attitude. No way to treat a 6 year old.

This man has no patience with young kids. I would stay away from this teacher unless your child has some experience with piano. Definitely not child friendly.
Normally I do not post reviews unless something extraordinary happens This is one of those: extraordinarily bad.
An apology is in order if this poor excuse for a “teacher” has any understanding of the unnecessary hurt he has caused.

Posted Jun 17, 2019
Nancy
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Very good teacher!!

Posted May 4, 2019
Nancy
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Very talented. He is a great teacher, very patient and encouraging. He provides a good foundation and direction.

Posted Apr 20, 2019
Ghaus B.
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excellent teacher

Posted Oct 31, 2017
Carrie
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From the moment I had my phone interview with Paul, I knew he was the right instructor for my son. We met for a trial lesson and sure enough he was exactly what we were looking for. My 12 yr. old has just excelerated in his music reading skills that I could not teach him on my own having started him on the keyboard myself since he was seven but was not successful. Paul is not afraid to stretch him and communicate to him in a way that he pleasantly receives along with weaving music history teaching continuously throughout the lesson. Right out of the gate his technique was addressed and the foundation was set up front and my son has an obvious, beautiful, step above, touch. Very grateful!

Posted Jul 25, 2017

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Jun 2001 - Present

Janotech, LLC

Provide piano instruction (classical, other styles) to students of all ages and grrade levels, piano performance artist, educational music software.

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1988 - May 1993

Rutgers University

Languages

Italian, French for musical purposes

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Emergency Teacher Certification (pending)
Jan 2017

State of Pennsylvania

Authorized to teach in state of PA school systems including charter schools for the performing arts.
Certificate of Eligibility
Oct 2013

New Jersey Department of Education (NJEA)

Awards

Winner NJ State M.E.C. Piano Competitions
Jan 1981

Music Education Council, NJ

Semi-finalist
May 1980

New Jersey Talent Expo

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