Stacey Monroe

Stacey M.

New York, NY

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About

Stacey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 4+ and males 6 to 12

Teaching since:
2010

Most students in my studio range from age 4 to 12 years old when they begin their piano studies. I also teach female adults with beginner to intermediate experience as well. To keep things fun in the lessons, I incorporate sight reading apps as well as listening exercises to develop both reading and listening skills. My piano teaching combines time efficiency with fun and teach my students how to practice at home with the same spirit we have in the lessons.

I hold a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and have completed two years in piano pedagogy courses at the college level. I am currently teaching 15 students at my private studio and would love to see if we are a good fit for each other as teacher and student.

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Experience

Private Instructor
May 2014 - Present
Piano Studio

Current studio in the Upper West Side, New York

Piano Instructor
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
Millikin University Preparatory Department

Education

Master's Degree in Piano Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor's Degree of Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Millikin University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Active Member
May 2014
National Piano Guild of Piano Teachers

Awards

Young Artist Award
Aug 2011
Millikin University
Hollis Prize
Apr 2011
Millikin University

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39 Reviews

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Victoria May 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is an incredibly patient teacher who taught my son to love piano and his lessons. We have noticed a significant improvement and gain in piano knowledge over the past year and a half. It takes a unique combination of skill and talent to teach children and she is a rare find in New York.

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Heather May 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey taught all four of our children piano lessons weekly when she lived in the Midwest. She is great with the kids and is not only talented and knowledgeable about music, but also passionate about the art form. She was excellent about keeping them interested and excited about music and performance. I highly recommend her.

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Steve May 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

My son had been playing piano casually for a couple of years and hadn't really seen very much improvement so I reached out to Stacey. Since then, we've been a lot happier with his progress and urge anyone else looking to improve to commit to lessons.

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Carrie May 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

She is a very hard worker and is always looking for ways to challenge her students. I highly recommend Stacey to anyone who is looking for a piano teacher at any level. She is more than qualified and you won't be disappointed with the outcome!

Willa May 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is approachable and never fails to motivate her students to work harder. My family can see the progress Jill made and she is still getting better and better. Big thanks to Miss Stacey and strongly recommend her piano lessons. Really appreciate her passion and profession! I would say every penny I spent is worthy.

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Anna May 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

My daughter took lessons with Stacey when she was a student in college and loved it. She looked forward to it every week. I can still remember that she was nervous in her first lesson with Stacey. So I quietly told Stacey before the class that she was a big Disney fan, and she blew her away by surprising her with Disney music! My littler girl was super excited and telling me how much she wanted to learn piano with Stacey in the car on our way home. That's the time my little girl start liking piano.

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Bryan May 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

My son always has a good time at his lessons with Stacey, who manages -- through her pleasant manner and infectious love of music -- to have fun with her students while holding them to the highest standards and helping them to develop their skills.

Courtney May 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey has the ability to customize the way she teaches in a way that works best for the student. I highly recommend.

Tiffany May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is extremely patient, kind, and very encouraging. My daughter learned a lot in such a short time span. She had never played before and could run through a song pretty well just after a few weeks!

Cynthia May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

I take piano lessons with Stacey and within 1 year I feel like I've learned 5 years worth of lessons! Stacey is a natural teacher and a great talent which, combined is extremely effective. I cannot recommend her studio any higher. She's great with kids and adults!

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Marie May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

My daughter's instructor Stacey is very encouraging and we have only great things to say about her. She is warm, sweet, talented, encouraging, patient, and yet firm when she needs to get Sofia focused and motivated.

Tom May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

My son really enjoyed piano lessons with Stacey. He participated in two recitals in the past and got better each time. Stacey is super nice, patient, and funny. She's a really good teacher and we wish we could have continued lessons with her after she graduated and moved to New York.

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Clarissa May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is assertive as well as upbeat providing a positive and nurturing environment. Her distinct teaching keeps my son focused while enjoying every class. I highly recommend her studio.

Amanda May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

I started coming to Stacey after discouragement from horrible experiences with prior piano teachers and she revived my adoration of music. She is kind and gentle with everyone she meets which makes her excellent with students of any age and any piano background. Her energetic personality makes lessons a joy and something to be anticipated each week. Stacey enforces the basics in a successful way that sticks with you. Her encouragement and enthusiasm helps push you to really do your best work.

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Amanda May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

I started coming to Stacey after discouragement from horrible experiences with prior piano teachers and she revived my adoration of music. She is kind and gentle with everyone she meets which makes her excellent with students of any age and any piano background. Her energetic personality makes lessons a joy and something to be anticipated each week. Stacey enforces the basics in a successful way that sticks with you. Her encouragement and enthusiasm helps push you to really do your best work.

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Edward May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

After hopping around from group and private lessons, we stumbled across Stacey. She has been the perfect match for my daughter. Stacey is talented, passionate, patient, and has helped my duaghter feel more confident and reach her potential. Best of all my daughter loves her and feels comfortable.
-Edward

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Claire May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey taught my 4 year old to read notes and play piano. Can I ask for more? :)

Both my daughters (9yr-old and 5yr-old now) learned piano from Stacey and loved her. Stacey is a kind, patient, and experienced at the piano.

Pam May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

My 7 year old daughter just started piano lessons two months ago and we can tell that Stacey is a great teacher already! She is very thorough and entertaining at the same time. Now my daughter plays the piano whenever she needs a little break.

Jennifer May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is a wonderful teacher. She has the perfect mix of inspiration and discipline. My son was just about to turn 8 when he started and only knew a few notes. Five months later, he was practicing 30 minutes every day and able to play music he enjoys.

Linda May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey was a wonderful piano teacher for my 12 year old daughter. Her approach to music was both disciplined and creative, a rare combination. My daughter began to think about music differently. We are so sorry to lose her to New York! But we know she will find wonderful students there.

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Marty May 13, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey taught my three kids piano before she moved out to New York. She was not only our piano teacher, she was a friend and felt like a part of our family. She has a lovely demeanor and is great with kids, teens, and adults. She's incredibly patient, understanding, creative, and flexible. She always made lesson time fun, finding a way to connect to each child, and I was in awe of what my kids learned from her.

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Brianna May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is kind,caring, knowledgeable, and professional. If your child has the willingness to learn, then Stacey should be his or her music teacher! Each child is taught on an individual basis and progresses according to ability and learning. Her studio is exquisite and the ambience contributes to a positive learning experience.

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Rose May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is a great teacher and very easy to work with. My daughter trained with her for close to three years. Within this time, my daughter showed great improvement with her sight reading as well as technical playing. Until Stacey, the sight reading was something that had not been reinforced with her prior teachers as my daughter has a knack for being able to play songs/notes using her hearing and Stacey was quick to recognize this and worked on improving this important aspect immediately. Stacey is able to hone in on a student's weak areas and ensures development progresses. My youngest son also took lessons with Stacey too. We all love her!!!

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Kim May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

I am glad that my friend recommended Stacey to me! She is the best piano teacher my son's ever had. She's taught him how to analyze his music to understand his songs on a much deeper level. He enjoys having lessons with her each week!:)

Nikki May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is a great teacher! I am an adult student. I took lessons growing up and wanted to pick piano back up. Although I had the fundamentals down, Stacey showed me the depth of this instrument! She's a great teacher because she not only is patient, but she has an uncanny eye/ear for detail and sets a high standard of excellence for her students.

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Nikki May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is a great teacher! I am an adult student. I took lessons growing up and wanted to pick piano back up. Although I had the fundamentals down, Stacey showed me the depth of this instrument! She's a great teacher because she not only is patient, but she has an uncanny eye/ear for detail and sets a high standard of excellence for her students.

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Kaitlin May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

My 7 year old daughter started piano lessons with Val a little over a month ago and so far it's been fantastic. Each week she leaves my daughter with a new excitement to keep pushing on and getting better.

Laura May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey immediately connected with my 10 year old son by playing a few recognizable pieces from Star Wars.
She is a great teacher, enthusiastically engages my child, and sets challenging realistic goals. She fosters individuality, creativity, and a love of music. I recommend Stacey to anyone looking for a piano teacher.

Laura

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Kaitlin May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

My 7 year old daughter started piano lessons with Val a little over a month ago and so far it's been fantastic. Each week she leaves my daughter with a new excitement to keep pushing on and getting better.

Kaitlin

Laura May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey immediately connected with my 10 year old son by playing a few recognizable pieces from Star Wars.
She is a great teacher, enthusiastically engages my child, and sets challenging realistic goals. She fosters individuality, creativity, and a love of music. I recommend Stacey to anyone looking for a piano teacher.

Laura

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Shawn May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

We would highly recommend Stacey! She immediately connected with our 8 year old son. She's compassionate, incredibly talented, and teaches piano in a way that makes our son excited about learning how to play. Would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing piano teacher!

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Shawn May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

We would highly recommend Stacey! She immediately connected with our 8 year old son. She's compassionate, incredibly talented, and teaches piano in a way that makes our son excited about learning how to play. Would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing piano teacher!

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Elizabeth May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

I am so grateful I found Stacey! I am an adult beginner, who always wanted to learn piano, and Stacey has been a godsend piano teacher. She's patient, incredibly talented, and structures our lessons with the perfect balance of theory and application. I came to Stacey wanting to learn a specific song, and not only have we made incredible progress with the song itself, but also are building a strong theory foundation. Her rate is highly competitive and her studio is easily accessible in New York (love playing on her Steinway grand as well!). I look forward to my weekly lessons and and so grateful to call Stacey my amazing piano instructor!

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Jane May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Stacey is a great teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. I'm an absolute beginner in learning music and have always wanted to learn to play the piano. I have a busy schedule but in just a few lessons, I learned a lot and see improvement after every lesson.
Highly recommended.

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Veronica May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

My daughter's started lessons with Ms. Stacey last fall after years with another piano teacher. Ms. Stacey helped my daughter transition to hour long lessons and has instilled a new love of the piano. Ms. Stacey really takes her time with the kids and is extremely patient. I found her after searching for a new piano teacher and I have to say I am incredibly happy with the way she has been able to engage with my daughter. My daughter is progressing way faster than they did in the past and I can only attribute that to Ms. Stacey and her amazing teaching stlye.

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Cindy May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

It's been about 6 months since we found Stacey as the piano teacher for our 5 year old daughter and we have been very happy to have Stacey with us. Needless to say, not only is she very professional at piano, but also she is very patient and nice and knows well how to encourage and teach our kid. Our daughter likes Stacey a lot and she is really making progress and she is looking forward to playing her first recital!

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Samantha May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

I would like to say since my kids have been with Stacey, she has been an incredible and amazing teacher who is really dedicated to teaching kids. She really works hard and puts a lot of effort to make sure our kids are on top of their homework and disciplines them to become more responsible. They are also given a chance to shine at the end of the school year with the piano recital she plans for her studio.

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Michael May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Hi, I am delighted to leave Stacey a review. My two kids took classes from 2013 - 2015.

We are pleased and so grateful to have found Stacey. She is a life saver. Our kids built a strong relationship with her and unfortunately we had to move out from the city and it is hard to find a teacher like Stacey. Our kids still talk about their lessons with her and how much they miss her.

They started without any experience at all and I was pleasantly surprised to see them improve quickly and learn to play pieces that they enjoy. We preferred for them to be with a private instructor than going to a piano school since we felt they would not get more individual attention in that setting.

We cherish the time that our kids studied with her. We highly recommend Stacey to any parent who is looking for a private instructor that has a lot of experience with kids and can help them achieve more individually.

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Victor May 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Stacey for the past couple years and I'm overjoyed to see my daughter excel in not only lessons with her, but also the focus and attitude towards her academic work has improved significantly. Stacey is calm, patient, and has managed to help my daughter find joy learning to play the piano! I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to see an improvement in their child's focus and learning.

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