Priyal Shah

Priyal S.

Smyrna, GA

About Priyal S.

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Priyal teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: Within two months


Hello everyone, I started learning the piano at a very young age - then went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Furman University, SC and a Master's of Music from New York University, NY where I was also an Adjunct Faculty member of the music department, teaching private piano and group theory classes to undergraduate students. I have been teaching since the past 8 years and have taught piano and music theory in my hometown Mumbai (India), Greenville (SC), New York(NY) and now in Atlanta (GA). I've had the good fortune of teaching a varied group of students that required different teaching methods.
My teaching philosophy is very simple - I work with the students and ensure they are not losing interest in the instrument, and more than progressing - I want them to enjoy what they are doing and learning - progress will then come naturally.
Teaching genres: Western Classical, Popular/Broadway, Basic jazz, Music Theory, Bollywood, Bollywood Dnace


Piano Teacher

May 2010 - Present
Priyal Shah's Music and Dance Academy

At home piano lessons to students of all ages. Catering to all kinds of musical genres.

Piano and Theory Professor

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
True School of Music - Mumbai, India

Taught piano, theory and group piano classes to students pursuing their Professional Level Degrees from the True School of Music.

Music Teacher

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
Riverdale Music School - NYC

Taught classical piano to students aged 5-18

Music Teacher

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Rubato School of Music - NYC

Taught classical and popular piano to students of all ages in the NYC area.

Adjunct Faculty of Piano

Jan 2012 - May 2013
New York University

Piano Teacher

Sep 2008 - May 2011
Furman University Pre-College Department

Taught piano to young students.


Master of Music in Piano Performance

Sep 2011 - May 2013
New York University

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Aug 2007 - May 2011
Furman University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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1 Review on Priyal S.

Landon W. Jun 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Priyal was excellent!. She took the time to meet and greet with my son before starting the lesson. She started with a quick assessment my child's piano history and skill level before starting the first lesson. She made us feel very comfortable and at home as well. The lesson went great as she reviewed prior lesson material and combined it with new material and different outlooks on positioning and playing. Would definitely recommend!