Piano Lessons by Irwin
Piano Lessons by Irwin

Piano Lessons by Irwin

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Introduction: SAN ANTONIO January 5, 2022 — Piano Lessons by Irwin has been selected for the 2022 Best of San Antonio Award in the Piano Music Instruction category by the San Antonio Award Program for ten consecutive years. Piano Lessons by Irwin is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of San Antonio Award for ten consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Piano Lessons by Irwin for the 2022 San Antonio Business Hall of Fame. "Irwin is the best piano teacher in Texas." That is one of dozens of reviews Irwin has received on Google, Thumbtack, Facebook, Yelp, at his website, etc. You can find his website by searching Piano Lessons by Irwin. Each year, he wins the award for the Best Piano Instructor in San Antonio. He teach all ages and styles. The first lesson is a free 30 minute trial lesson with no obligation to continue. He teaches every day including Saturdays & Sundays. There is no tuition fee or contract. The lessons are private and individual. Lessons are given in his home studio one mile from the intersection of Babcock and Huebner in Northwest San Antonio, Zip Code 78240, 3 miles North of the University Hospital. The address on his website is his mailing address. Once you make an appointment for a free trial lesson, he will send you the correct address and directions to his home studio. Please send Irwin all the days and times that you can come for a free lesson. Please send him your e-mail address and phone numbers, so he can send you more information. Please include your name as well as the name and age of the student. Thank you. Here are some testimonials from my previous clients: 1. The best piano teacher! -- 5 stars " Irwin is the BEST piano teacher in San Antonio. He makes the learning easy and affordable for everybody." -- Gabrielle Abeghe 2. An amazing teacher! -- 5 stars "Irwin is an amazing teacher! I have taken piano lessons for almost 2 years by another instructor and decided to leave secondary to not progressing. In the eighth months that I have been taking lessons from Irwin, I have far surpassed where I was with my last instructor. Not only do I look forward to practicing. I also "know" how to practice. Irwin is competent, highly talented, and knows how to relate to his students, making them feel more at home. I can't say enough good things about him. No wonder why he continues to receive the San Antonio instructor of the year award!" -- Chris Collins 3. A well-known and respected teacher! -- 5 stars "My grandchildren have been taking music lessons from Mr. Irwin for almost 8 years. We were very fortunate to find him, and we hope to continue for years to come. He is patient and encouraging and has instilled a strong love and appreciation of music. He combines his music talent with humor making his lessons fun for them. He is well known and respected in the music community. He's great!" -- Betty Boubel. 4. An excellent piano teacher! -- 5 stars "Mr. Witebsky is an excellent piano teacher whom I would recommend to others. I personally am a music teacher, and I know what to look for in private teachers. You can't beat his rates. He works well with young people." -- Chris E 5. A wonderful instructor! -- 5 stars "Irwin is such a wonderful instructor. He has been teaching my son for some time, and it has been amazing. My son picked up very quickly. He is a patient, kind and a loving teacher. He has such passion for the piano and it shows. Thank you, Irwin, for being the best!" -- Michelle M. 6. A great piano teacher! -- 5 stars "Irwin Witebsky is a great piano teacher! He goes above and beyond, and he is very friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone!" -- elocalaoct07 7. The perfect piano teacher! -- 5 stars "Irwin Witebsky is the perfect piano teacher, close, reasonable and quick." -- David Narvaez 8. The perfect teacher! -- 5 stars "I really was able to find the perfect teacher: Irwin Witebsky." -- Dustin Mitchell 9. I rate him a 10! -- 5 stars "Mr. Witebsky got back to me quickly with all the information I needed to make an informed decision in regards to piano lessons. He is extremely polite. I rate him a 10!" -- Charla Hale 10. 5 stars "Results and fast!" -- G. Webb

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Lauren C.
Aug 7, 2022
My 10 year old son started taking lessons a few months ago from Irwin and I'm amazed at how much he's progressed in that short amount of time. I've been playing piano for 35 years in a classical capacity - I've recently started learning jazz from Irwin and he's been great with those lessons as well. Highly recommend!
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Isabel G.
Jun 19, 2021

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My teen son is extremely shy and introvert. He wanted to learn to play the piano. In our very first lesson with Irwin he got him to sing and just go along. Irwin love for teaching shows, he is fun to be around and connected with my kid quickly. Needless to say my son is more than happy to keep learning with him. Thank you for opening a new door to my son

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Classical • No, the student does not have either • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Kitty B.
Feb 15, 2022
I have been taking piano lessons from Irwin Witebsky for over 1 ½ years now, and without question, he is the best! I had tried piano lessons 3 or 4 times before, but only learned to play a few songs before getting transferred with the military. I am now retired and plan to stay in San Antonio, so I am extremely happy I found a teacher as experienced and well-qualified as Irwin. I am a senior citizen, and although I didn’t think I wanted to start with the basics, Irwin knew better and started me at the beginning. I have learned so much, and can actually read notes and the other symbols found in piano music – which I didn’t think I could ever do. Irwin teaches kids of all ages, from 2 years old to 90+ years old, so he clearly knows how to handle all ages and all levels. I really like that he uses the Schaum series of piano books for his students, and I am proud to say I will be graduating from 2nd grade soon! Besides being an outstanding teacher, Irwin has led a most interesting life and enjoys sharing his adventures with his students – such as when he played at a piano bar for the stars in Hollywood. You can’t go wrong taking piano lessons from Irwin; you will learn more than you ever thought possible.
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Jessalynn C.
Jan 27, 2022
When my daughter first started lessons as a beginner with Irwin mid-pandemic, she had just turned 13, and we visited him in-person at his studio because my daughter needed his personal training on proper posture and hand-placement. After about 6 weekly lessons, she finally felt confident with having lessons over the phone. He calls promptly at the agreed-upon time, and they have a 30 minute lesson over the phone. He hears and knows how every note that should be played, and can explain to her how it should be done if she’s doing it wrong. It amazes me what she’s capable of now. After just over a year, she’s in the John W. Schaum Book C piano book, she’s able to read music fairly well, and can play with all of her fingers very well. We’ve printed out beginner pieces of some of her favorite songs so she could learn to play them. Being able to read music opens a new world of excitement and opportunity…she somehow knows where her finger placement should be for each song…I don’t know how she’s doing all this, but she plays so beautifully, and I know Irwin taught her everything she knows. He’s great! 🤗
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Francisco O.
Jan 25, 2022

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He has a great deal of patience when working with beginners. This patience helps my son excel and feel comfortable learning. He’s very knowledgeable in all aspects of the piano. In the short time my son has gone, he’s already able to read some music, know basic piano key locations, and play simple songs off memory.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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

    I charge a dollar a minute. That is, if you want a 30 minute lesson, the fee is $30. If you want a 45 minute lesson, the fee is $45. If you want a 60 minute lesson, the fee is $60. If you want a 15 minute lesson, the fee is $15 If you want a 20 minute lesson, the fee is $20. etc. In other words, a dollar a minute.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The address you see on my website is my mailing address. I do not publish the correct address and directions to my home studio until we set an appointment for a free trial lesson. You do not have the correct address at this time. My home studio is 1 mile from my mailing address. Please send me your email address and phone numbers along with all the days and times you can come for a free lesson. Blessings.

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