Summer Ludlow

Summer L.

Brooklyn, NY

About Summer L.

Background check: Last verified 12/29/2015
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Summer teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: 3 days ago


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 7 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.

In music production, I promote hands-on learning and focus on practical application of concepts. We will analyze well-known songs, and learn how to apply those concepts to your own writing/production projects. We can also cover mixing, mastering, and recording techniques for students who are interested.

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.

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 changes frequently, so we can likely work something out.

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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

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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7 Reviews on Summer L.

Martin Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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.
Alexander R. Dec 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable teacher! Im looking forward to my future lessons!
Rachel C. May 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Summer is the best. Always prompt, super positive and incredibly helpful.
Mrinali V. Feb 13, 2014
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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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