|Monday||10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
About this pro
I am a New York based pianist and piano teacher. I also give instruction in music history and music theory. Like many people, I began playing the piano at a young age and soon fell in love with the instrument. This led me to pursue a degree in piano performance and since then, I have had an active career in performing, writing musicological articles and providing musical instruction to students of all ages. As a teacher, I learn as much from my students as they do from me. The most important thing to me is that my students enjoy the process of learning, and I do this through taking the time to understand and appreciate each student's unique personality and skill set. Every student has the potential to be great at what they do-all they need is motivation, hard work, and a passion for learning. My job is to provide the student with the tools to succeed and enjoy music!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates are affordable and reasonable, and they are based on the length of the lesson. For the first lesson, I will only charge half of the usual rate!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to find out as much as I can about a potential student before the first lesson (i.e. have they taken lessons before, what motivated them to want to start, what are they looking to get out of the lessons, etc.) I also like to give a little bit of my background so that they get to know me better and feel comfortable asking me questions. Lessons are usually once a week, and the length of the lesson varies on the age of the student. Before the first lesson, the student and I discuss any material (i.e. lesson books) that may need to be purchased so that by the time the first lesson rolls around, we are good to go!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I began playing the piano at the age of 6, and violin at the age of 9. In high school, I realized that I didn't have ample time to devote to both instruments so I put the violin aside and focused on the piano. At 16, I began studying with Oxana Yablonskaya for two years, with whom I attended the Puigcerda International Music Festival in Puigcerda, Spain. I have my B.M. in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music where I studied with Nina Svetlanova for four years. I have also taken master classes and coachings with Raymond Beegle, Yuri Kim, Frank Levy, Laurie Carney, Wolfram Koessel, and David Dubal.
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