Anthony Cardella Piano Studio (zoom and in-home)
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5 years in business
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I have learned so much from Anthony Cardella. His teaching style is varied and sensitive, determined to ensure the best holistic approach to his students. Ensuring that the technical issues are addressed in each student’s playing, he carefully assigns pieces that will enable students to find musical fulfillment as well as excellence on the piano. He truly cares about the emotional needs of the students as well as the technical demands, and his approach marries the two as he keeps students engaged and enjoying lessons.May 16, 2020
Tony is an excellent piano teacher! He was excited to meet me where I was in my own piano journey and to tailor our lessons to help me achieve my own musical goals. He has taught me many useful practice techniques that have encouraged me to practice more regularly and have made my practicing more productive and more rewarding. He also has a thorough knowledge of repertoire and has made great suggestions of pieces that have motivated me to take my playing to the next level. Thank you, Tony!Jun 8, 2020
My teenage daughter was lucky enough to have piano lessons with Anthony for 3 years, which she absolutely loved. Professionalism, his attention to detail, teaching style, and love for piano made him the perfect teacher for Kaley. Very encouraging teacher!Mar 5, 2020
I have know Tony for 5 years and the quality, attention, and care that he puts into all his work speaks both to his professionalism and his excellence as an artist. He is passionate about the people he works with, and brings those around him to a higher level of musicianship. His teaching style is kind and intentional, and he easily adjusts to the teaching style of his individual students.Mar 9, 2020
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is $100/hour, with half hour lessons recommended for beginner students.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically schedule a trial lesson where I will work with the student on the pieces they currently have in their fingers, if any. I will asses their prior training (if applicable), as well as the current state of their technique and propose my plan for proceeding. During this first lesson I also like to play a piece for the student/family because I think it is very important that students see their teacher playing/performing and that the teacher be an active performer in order to be an active teacher.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?—Bachelor of Music Degree Cum Laude majoring in piano performance and minoring in pedagogy from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. This was a special program in that, not only was it a very high level and competitive performance program where I performed a lot, competed across the country, and really crafted my sound, technique, and artistry at the piano, but also added on a minor in pedagogy. This intensive minor gave me the tools to be a successful teacher - something that many great performers don’t have! Through pedagogy courses, supervised teaching, practicum, research, and hands-on experience, I learned how to be an effective teacher who can understand the needs of any student and shape my teaching to cater to them. —Master of Music Degree with emphasis on pedagogy at Thornton School of Music At USC I have continued my studies in piano literature and performance at the masters level with some of the most amazing and respected pianists in the world. In addition to this, I continued my pedagogy research and have proven to be qualified in both avenues. In addition to my education, my other teaching experience and training is as follows: -TA/Tutor at Lawrence University -President of the MTNA chapter at Lawrence -Private Piano Teaching position at the Lawrence Academy of Music -Private Instructor for many years -Pedagogy presenter at MTNA State Conference in Wisconsin -Pedagogy Research Presentation at Thornton School of Music - "Godden and Baddeley's Study of Context Dependent Memory: Implications for Effective Memorization at the Piano" -Research in injury prevention and correction including Taubman Technique