Current Top Pro
Hired 35 times
17 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
Sun - Fri
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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I began taking lessons with David after I had already been learning piano for several months. I had improved quickly at first, but it soon became apparent that without a teacher who could offer specific guidance on how to efficiently work through the challenges in the music I was learning, I'd be unable to continue to make meaningful progress. David has helped me with all of this and more—I've learned not only how to practice in a more methodical way that has yielded steady improvement, but also how to add expressiveness to my playing with a level of care and detail that I hadn't even considered before. Highly recommended.Mar 24, 2019Verified
David Chang is a one very fine teacher and pianist as well. He was very quick to asses my skills and design a study plan to improve my technique. I would highly recommend David to any aspiring musician, for his professionalism, knowledge and dedication. Maia.Mar 5, 2019Verified
It was great working with David figuring out schedules and repertoire. Although I did not get a chance to go beyond the first class, David would def be the first person I reach out to if I pick up piano again!Feb 22, 2019Verified
We couldn't be more pleased with David. His method of teaching continues to motivate my two daughters to learn. Not often you have a combination of an excellent artist and a very good teacher. He is an example.Dec 18, 2018Verified
David is a great guy to work with, his responses are always extremely quick and his attention to detail is what pushes you to do betterDec 3, 2018Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My teaching methodology includes how to learn / memorize faster and more efficiently (I have spent the last few years specifically researching and creating many methodologies); how to solve technical / mechanical / relaxation issues; how to express yourself musically and connect with your inner self; how to practice physically, mentally, and emotionally; how to set and achieve goals; and much more besides.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a bachelor's degree in music education from New York University and a master's degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. I have been teaching for over 17 years. Additionally, I have done extensive research into learning and memorization methods. As a result, I have developed methodologies for maximum efficiency and results that include mental practicing, practicing in sets, spaced repetition, interleaving of tasks, and many other practicing methods.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have taught students of all ages and abilities - from kids as young as 3 and a half years old to teenagers, adults, and older students. And my students have taken lessons with me for all sorts of reasons - to just have some fun, to pass examinations and auditions, to achieve specific personal goals, to make music a part of their lives, to grow both as musicians and as people, and to go on to professional music careers.