A4 Music Inc
A4 Music Inc

A4 Music Inc

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Introduction: Please find screenshots of our online lessons in the photos below. Most of our recent students have been adults. The first trial lesson is free! For information about piano tunings/repair, please scroll down to the bottom. Greetings, My name is Jae, and I am a pianist, piano teacher (Steinway Educational Partner), resident piano tuner/technician at the Soapbox Gallery, and founder of A4 Music Center. A4 is a New York City based music center offering piano, violin, viola, cello & guitar lessons online. Music Lessons: As a piano instructor for over ten years, I have seen how my joy for teaching and systematic approach translates into consistent progress with my students. I have taken this passion for teaching to establish A4 Music Center, an online music school that brings professional classical musicians to students of all ages. Gathered from decades of experience, our students learn how to make effective use of their practice time; how to memorize music efficiently; how to use reasonable short-term goals to achieve greater long-term goals; how to use self-reflection as a source of refinement; how to problem-solve obstacles on their own; and how to translate emotion into sound. Normally, weekly lessons are held in-person, but under the current circumstances we have transitioned online. Throughout the year we also offer performance opportunities in the form of online recitals and studio classes. Many students have remarked that the performances have served as a strong motivator to set and keep goals. We work with students of all ages and ability; from those who are learning for fun, to those preparing for exams and auditions (ABRSM exams, NYSSMA exams, specialized middle school/high school auditions, competitions, and more). We welcome all, as long as you are motivated to learn, and have the dedication and patience for the process. If you are a beginner, we will help you establish a strong foundation. If you already have experience, we will help you hone your playing and expression. We also welcome those who are considering classical music as a career. Piano Tunings/Repairs: Over the years of playing the piano, I developed a desire to know how the piano worked, inside and out. I spent two years in an apprenticeship learning to tune, repair and regulate pianos. Since then I have been hired by professional pianists and beginners to service their pianos in recording studios and private homes. I am also experienced in Dampp-Chaser humidity control system installations, and I have revived pianos that haven’t been played in years. Recently, to further my studies in piano technology I began another apprenticeship at PianoWorks, a piano rebuilding/restoration workshop in Brooklyn.
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4 years in business

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Lisa C.
2 days ago
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Jae was fantastic. He arrived on time, has a very pleasant personality, and did a wonderfully thorough job tuning my piano, which had not been tuned in years and thus was quite a challenge, but it now sounds beautiful! (He also happens to play beautifully, so you have the benefit of being serenaded while he works!) I would highly recommend Jae for anyone needing a piano tuned.

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played a few times a year • More than 10 years old • Fix sticky keys

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Jialin K.
Sep 9, 2021
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Jae did a great job tuning and fixing the pitch on my upright Kawai piano. He even cleaned my dusty piano bench and all the keys. Would highly recommend!

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • 6 - 10 years old

A4 Music Inc's reply
Thanks for the recommendation, Jialin. Hope you’re enjoying the tuning!
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Amelia W.
Feb 5, 2021
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Jae tuned my piano - which had entirely gone flat by 30% of a tone after years of tuning neglect - quickly, professionally, and with a positive outlook. Thank you!!

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

A4 Music Inc's reply
Thank you so much! It was great to meet you today!
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Genevieve A.
Jan 7, 2021
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Jae is a top notch pro!! Very friendly and professional and did a stellar job with our older and quite out of tune piano. Also an amazing piano player!

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played a few times a year • More than 10 years old

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David H.
Oct 21, 2020
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We have three pianos (two grand and one upright) at our Buddhist center that needed to be tuned. Jae arrived promptly and began working on the piano. He was at our center from 10am to 6:30pm. I have never had a tuner that gave so much attention and time to our pianos. Besides the tuning, Jae noticed certain issues that required repair which was overlooked by our prior tuners. I highly recommended Jae who was meticulous and thorough. He is also fine pianist which provides a different perspective in understanding the piano.

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning less than 1 year ago • Piano played a few times a year • 6 - 10 years old • Fix sticky keys

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Music Lessons: Instructors with Graduate Degrees $48 / 30-minute lesson $67 / 45-minute lesson $85 / 60-minute lesson Instructors with Undergraduate Degrees $40 / 30-minute lesson $56 / 45-minute lesson $70 / 60-minute lesson • Free Trial Lesson • Discounts for 5-Lesson and 10-Lesson Packages Piano Tuning/Repairs: $150 / Piano Tuning $60 / Pitch Adjustment (When piano is more than 7% out of tune, Pitch Adjustment is necessary in addition to a Tuning) $90 / Hour for Repairs $475-$575/Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control System Installation

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I received a bachelor’s degree in music and philosophy from Brandeis University; a master’s degree in piano performance from Mannes College of Music; and a professional studies certificate from Manhattan School of Music. I started my piano studies at the age of four. Early on I began to perform and participated in competitions, taking top prizes at NEPTA, MMTA and was also a finalist in the 14th Chiang Wen-Yeh International Young Artist Piano Competition. During my undergraduate studies I won the school’s concerto competition, and was twice selected to perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, both times as a winner of the American Fine Arts Festival. I have also participated in piano festivals in New York City (The Beethoven Institute; International Keyboard Institute and Festival), Austria (Mozarteum International Summer Academy), and England (Oxford Philomusica) and have received masterclasses from Richard Goode, Frank Wibaut, Mia Chung, Marios Papadoupoulos, and Nelita True.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have always known that I wanted to work with people directly, and to combine that with my love of music quickly led me to realize that teaching was the way for me.

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