Summer Ludlow

Summer L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Summer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

Our lessons will be laid-back, encouraging, and productive. We will work together to help you achieve your goals and gain a well-rounded music education, regardless of age or musical background.

I am passionate about sharing musical knowledge with others and believe that the most important aspect of teaching music is creating an environment that is encouraging, fun, and individualized for each student. I have over 8 years of experience teaching piano, theory, and guitar to students of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Above all, our lessons will be about learning what you want to learn, no matter the genre. Curriculum for our lessons will draw from variety of methods. These include theory, ear training, sight-reading exercises, body mapping, technique, improvisation skills, composition, and songbooks.

Students who are interested to do so will have the opportunity to perform at spring and winter recitals.

I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with degrees in Performance and Audio Engineering. I have studied with extraordinary musicians and teachers such as Ray Santisi, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox, Doug Johnson, Yakov Gubanov, Tibor Putszai and Suzanna Sifter.

Please note that my exact availability for in-home lessons is dependent on your location.

Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or if you don't see a time slot available that works for you! My schedule is often flexible, so we can try to find a mutually beneficial time for your lessons.

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Piano and Guitar Faculty
Sep 2014 - Present
Private Music School

Piano Faculty
Sep 2013 - Present
Piano School

Teaching and designing curriculum for private lessons and music classes in elementary schools to children aged 5 and older.

Audio Engineer
May 2013 - Present

Mixing, mastering, post-production editing.

Music Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present
Independent Contractor

Teaching music theory, piano, guitar, and audio engineering.


B.M. Performance and Music Production and Engineering
Sep 2010 - May 2013
Berklee College Of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Summer L.

Brooklyn music studio with U1 Yamaha upright, acoustic and electric guitars, and Nord Electro 3 keyboard

The Summer Ludlow Quintet at ShapeShifter Lab, NY
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14 Reviews

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Alex R. Sep 29, 2017
Piano · In home

She is great with my special needs son very patient and laid back. Which is what he needs. Highly recommend her.

Heidi Sep 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Summer is a wonderful teacher. She has all the necessary pleasant and patient, very kind and thoughtful, explains points with clarity, offered helpful ideas to assist me in overcoming my stumbling blocks. All in all, I am so happy to have her as my teacher, and I know I will reach my goal with her at my side.

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motherless Jul 10, 2017
Music Recording · In home


Naomi May 8, 2017
Guitar · In home

Summer was a well organized instructor, highly skilled at adapting a lesson to the level of the student, which in my case was very low. She was thorough in her instructions, and provided detailed explanations as well as suggestions to increase the ability to grasp and retain the material. The material she crafted to leave behind for practice seems appropriate to build skills and confidence. Overall, an excellent instructor.

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kevin Jan 26, 2017
Guitar · In home

A knowledgable musician. Summer has gone to College for music and you can sense this right away.

Kaya H. Jan 18, 2017
Piano · In home

Summer is fantastic. Wonderful with our children. Great patience. She crafts a tailored yet demanding curriculum.

Nicole H. Jan 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Summer is such a fantastic, experienced teacher! She is wonderful with teaching children who are brand new to piano (mine are aged 6 and 8), and who are across the spectrum of motivation. She tailors the lesson to their ability and finds fun ways to teach note-reading, rhythm and music theory. Already my kids have jumped in their music skills. I couldn't recommend her more highly.

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Martin Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In studio

Summer is a fantastic teacher. As a not-quite-beginner who has been frustrated by teachers in the past that always seem disappointed by my progress or adhere too strictly to a specific teaching methodology, Summer has been a breath of fresh air. She's an exceptionally talented pianist, has guided me through some pieces i couldn't hope to have negotiated on my own, and I'm already seeing the benefits of her guidance on technique and musical theory. Genuinely the best piano teacher I've had.

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Alexander R. Dec 24, 2015
Piano · In home

Very knowledgeable teacher! Im looking forward to my future lessons!

Rachel C. May 16, 2015
Piano · In home

Summer is wonderful! She figured out very quickly exactly what we needed to work on to get to my goals. She is friendly and on time. Highly recommended.

Scott J. Nov 9, 2014
Guitar · In home

Summer is the best. Always prompt, super positive and incredibly helpful.

Mrinali V. Feb 13, 2014
Piano ·

Summer has been a great teacher

I used to play piano, but hadn't played in about 8 years. I decided to start up again and Summer has been great at getting me back into the swing of things at a good pace. Highly recommended!

Ameet S. Jan 8, 2014
Guitar ·

Fantastic Instructor

Summer is an outstanding guitarist and a phenomenal teacher. She goes above and beyond to tailor lessons to my own musical liking and goals. She is extremely patient and really sets a tone that is conducive to learning.

Melinda A. Sep 5, 2013
Guitar ·

Wonderful Experience

Summer was an excellent instructor. This was my first time learning any instrument and I have no background in music. Summer was very patient and helpful guiding me through the basics. She's also great at molding lessons for the student and made sure I was learning exactly what I wanted. I was waiting a long time to start taking lessons, but so glad I did. I highly recommend Summer as an instructor!

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