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Hired 14 times
28 years in business
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11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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I have been a student of David's for well over 10 years. He has extensive knowledge about classical composers and techniques from Bach to Brahms, as well as more modern classical and jazz composers of the 20th century. As a result I have been able to study various styles and comprehend the evolution of music over the last 3 centuries. His teaching has inspired me to read many books about the great pianists and composers, and even about the creation of the piano itself. David also has an extensive knowledge of music theory, especially in the area of jazz composition. He has been indispensible as a mentor in assisting me with my own arrangements and compositions. Lastly, I know David is very patient and instructive with younger students as all three of my children have taken lessons with him in the past.Jun 3, 2014
David is an excellent teacher: he explains the lesson very clearly, offers variety in all areas of study and is very patient with me. He's also a nice guy and very pleasant to have around. I have wanted to study piano for a long time and when I finally got around to it, I consider myself fortunate to have found David. He is making the whole experience very enjoyable.Jan 24, 2015
I have 2 daughters, ages 6 & 9, who are currently taking piano lessons with David Schuman. My children are enjoying their lessons, mainly because he LISTENS to them. He lets them choose the music they want to work on and play. He has introduced them to classical music and piano blues, which my girls love! With his knowledge, experience and passion for music, I know my girls will continue to appreciate, learn, and have fun on the piano. =)Feb 5, 2015
David Schuman Piano lessons has created the music for our schools kindergarten plays for a number of years. His work has always been more than we expected for a children's show. Mr. Schuman was easy to work with and grasped what was needed without fuss or delay. His attention to detail and prompt delivery of the music is exactly the reason we will always count on him for our future production. We would highly recommend him. Funtime ProductionsJun 3, 2014
David has been teaching my twin daughters Piano for last 4+ years. He is extremely patient with both of them, encourages them and coaxes the very best effort from each one. He has a very easy going style of teaching and is able to connect with my daughters very well. Earlier in the year, David realized that my girls like to play upbeat Jazz style music. He went out of his way to bring music books with that style of music and taught it to them. He also teaches them the theory behind the music so that they gain a better appreciation of what they are learning and playing. We constantly get compliments from friends and family when they play piano at various family / social events. I would highly recommend David as a piano teacher for your child. I am tremendously grateful to him for everything he has taught my daughters.Jan 5, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My current pricing is based on lesson length, and sometimes.on driving distance to the student's home. I also negotiate discounted prices for multiple students at a single location and time slot, or multiple weekly lessons. Two half hour lessons back to back will be counted as a full hour. Fees are due monthly in advance, usually on the last lesson of the previous month. At this time, general pricing for regular weekly appointments is as follows: 30 minutes=$35 45 minutes=$45 60 minutes=$60
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Firstly I spend time talking with a new student about their goals and interests, and level of commitment to learning and practicing. In the process, I observe personality traits to help me relate to the person as a human being, as well as a student. I will talk with parents to learn as much as possible about a child.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I studied intensively with a concert pianist in my teens, learning technique and interpretation for classical repertoire. As an adult, I studied jazz theory, and began writing my own arrangements of standard songs. I have also found that my training in psychology and awareness of personality enhance.my work immeasurably.