Reviews for Upper West Side piano lessons instructors
Meng was very helpful, taking the time to begin with the necessary foundational teachings about piano before diving into practical exercises. As a beginner, these structured lessons are very beneficial, and I look forward to future sessions.
Piano Lessons Manhattan
As an adult beginnerpiano player, I have found Ben to be an excellent teacher. His lessons combine music theory with exercises and popular songs, making the process interesting, challenging and fun. He is patient, reliable and encouraging and I enjoy working with him. I recommend him highly.
Piano Lessons Park Slope
I will start by saying that Emir is an excellent instructor and would recommend him to anyone for pianolessons! I am a complete beginner and an adult; Emir understands this personally and provides lessons that are catered to individual needs. It's nice that someone at his level can have the patience and give encouragement to someone at the lowest level. Also he is a great and interesting person, glad to have met him.
Classical for All - Online
I worked with Oriana as a beginner interested in learning how to play classical piano. She made learning super fun and engaging, and was a joy to be around. She keeps your goals in mind and if there's a particular piece you really want to learn, she'll make sure that gets worked into lessons. Unfortunately had to move out of the city so I had to stop taking lessons with Oriana, but could not recommend her more highly to anyone looking to learn how to play!
Oriana's Music Studio
It’s never easy to pick your piano teacher, especially when you’re a beginner. David demonstrated a great deal of professionalism and patience in the first (trial) lesson. Before I met David, I already tried few teachers and was very uncertain about whether I should begin my piano journey or not. Not only is David experienced in performing but he’s also dedicated in teaching, and he’s passionate about finding the right method for each student.
He’s a trustworthy teacher who’s relentless on sharing his own musical experiences and teaching his methodology in great details. How to relax your arms, how to put your weight while practicing, how to read music,(as a beginner) how to overcome obstacles physically and psychologically. Through his methods, I was able to approach music more efficiently. After very few lessons, I began to feel some improvement and stated to feel the joy in solving problems. And now I’m increasing my lessons from one-hour to two-hour per week. This is definitely the best musical decision I’ve made and I’d recommend David to anyone who’s interested in learning piano and music theory.
David Chang Music
Recently, I hired Anahid as my piano teacher via thumbtack.com. I appreciated her prompt, clear and direct reply to my inquiry for a piano teacher. Anahid is a friendly person and a talented pianist. I am an adult beginner who has only had lessons as a child. Through the lessons that Ive had thus far with Anahid, I am realizing that Im learning so much more than I had from my childhood piano teacher. Im learning more than just how to read the notes Anahid teaches me how to make the music sound beautiful and she shows me how I can read this information in the music. Additionally, Anahid understands that adults may be motivated by different musical choices than a child, which can make the lessons more satisfying. Anahid also offers a very flexible schedule which is perfect for an adult who works full time but also wants to learn piano. I am able to take lessons in the evening, sometimes even as late as 8:15pm, which allows me to leave the office without rushing to finish my work so I can get to my lesson and be calm and un-harried. This could even help provide an extra half hour of practice time just before the lesson, which is great! My lessons are conveniently located in midtown at her studio. Overall, I am very happy with my choice. I am looking forward to growing my piano skills with Anahid as my teacher.
Anahid Syourapian Piano Studio
Our 4 years old daughter started a single 30 minute pianolesson a week with David just little short of 2 months ago. After two weeks, she asked to increased to 45 minute lesson twice a week as she wanted more time with him as she found it fun and exciting. In such a short period of time from an absolute beginner, she can already play a variety of songs on her own and starting to read simple music notes. This could not have been achieved without David. David is not only friendly but extremely patient and creates such a wonderful environment that our daughter is excited to go to her next lesson with him and asks often when will she sees him next.
In addition to playing the piano, both of our daughters (the 4 year old, and our 2 year old) take 30 minute percussion lessons right after the pianolessons. David encourages our whole family to participate as he explains the concepts and methods of different instruments, followed by an improvisational drumming session. He makes both of our daughters feel very comfortable at his place, they absolutely love him!
David is extremely encouraging of learning and involvement in a very positive teaching style. Our girls are very lucky to have him!
David Chang Music
David is a fantastic piano teacher and a pleasure to work with. I’ve been studying virtually with David in 1.5 hour weekly lessons since near the start of the pandemic (about 6 months now). Previously I studied piano for about a year in high school. Within 6 months I’ve learned much more than I could have hoped in this time (and much more than in the year of study with other teachers) - including already performing Menuet in G Major by Bach, Meryton Townhall by Henry Purcell and Georgiana by Dario Marinelli (from the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack), and currently working on my first Debussy prélude. David has enabled me to move past what I initially viewed as long term stretch goals and turn them into short to medium term goals. When I initially began my lessons, my fiancé, who had intended to teach himself with a combination of piano books, training videos and applications, quickly assessed both the quality of David’s lessons and my progression working with David and began taking lessons with David as well (we have now begun learning duets in addition to our solo pieces). David is both an excellent piano player and teacher, and has devoted much study and practice into preparing teaching methodologies that enable his students to progress rapidly and to develop good habits from the outset. To that end, David teaches you how to teach yourself to learn pieces and to practice most efficiently, recognizing that we are all short on time. In so doing, he takes into account your own personal tendencies, strengths and weaknesses and helps you to develop plans how to proceed outside of lesson time. David also provides a wealth of opportunities to perform for other students, and teaches a performance mindset so that his students are ready at any time to perform the pieces in their current repertoire. (This performance mindset is also transferable to work and other aspects of life.) I’ve performed over zoom and FaceTime for over a dozen students during my lessons, and that is not to mention the studio session that we participated in last month in which David’s students all performed (which also served to help teach listening critically to performances), and a forthcoming recital. David also teaches his students musicality in performing, and I can attest to this quality stemming from his teaching as I’ve now heard so many of his students perform. As David noted in one of my lessons, in a simple piece a beginner can sound like a professional if the player performs with musicality. David also pays great attention to detail, which shows both in our correspondence and during lessons. He was extremely prompt to respond to my initial Thumbtack inquiry and communicating with David has been extremely easy ever since.
David Chang Music
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