Piano Lessons by Irwin

San Antonio, TX

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"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 except Sunday. 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. 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

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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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Location

San Antonio, TX 78240

Times hired on Thumbtack

100

Reviews

49 Reviews
  • Lawrence S. Dec 20, 2016
    Amazing Piano Instructor !!!
    I have been taking lessons with Irwin for about 3 months now and it has been nothing short of an amazing experience. His learning plan is flawless, in only one month I was able to read music. Obviously I practiced every day from 30 min up to an hour. But Irwin is truly an exceptional teacher. He has been playing, composing, and excelling on the piano for 50 years with many name stars!! His personality is gracious and very entertaining as he likes to relate short jokes with the songs we struggle in to make our learning experience more fun. I truly recommend anyone who wants to learn to play piano to take Irwin's first free lesson and enjoy the wonderful world of music!! I promise you won't regret it, look at me I'm 26 and learning as an adult, so if I can so can anyone. Give it a shot!
  • Tamela S. Dec 13, 2016
    Excited for the future
    Mr. Witebsky is very nice, he took the time to understand my level of understanding of the Piano. He has given some pointers and homework to work on learning the notes. I am looking forward to having more lessons with him. My dream of being a pianist is coming true. I have been looking for a piano teacher forever and I am happy I found Mr. Witebsky.
  • Brandon T. Nov 28, 2016
    Unreliable, inconsiderate, irritable
    It started off great and I was impressed with Irwin, however things quickly soured. We only used him for four months, he canceled the lesson four times in that span. Shortly after we started he raised the price. Times and days constantly changed so we asked what day and time would work for him for a permanent day and time and agreed upon it. We then rearranged our schedules to make it work for him. Yet he continued to constantly try change that time and day. The last time he tried changing it was because he took on a new client who would give him free sub sandwiches but would only take our time slot. So of course he wanted us to change rather than tell the new client that time wasn't available. The last lesson we had with him was shorted twenty minutes. He took phone calls during lessons. Also he began to be very short with the kids. The final straw however was because he began yelling at me on the phone because I said changing times yet again would not be a good idea. He definitely let us know our time and lessons were not important to him. I would not recommend him.
    Irwin W. Dec 7, 2016

    Brandon T tried to have this review removed. All issues have been resolved. His children are continuing to receive piano instruction with Irwin, and all is well.

  • Judith H. Oct 30, 2016
    Great Piano teacher!
    Mr. Witebsky is an excellent piano teacher; he is patient, and he does a great job of making the lessons very engaging and enjoyable for my 2 sons. He is amazing, I highly recommend him!
  • Renee L. Oct 27, 2016
    Gifted Piano Teacher
    My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Irwin for over a year now and her progress has been remarkable. He knows how to teach! He challenges her to improve while encouraging her progress. His is a balanced approach that has proven very successful!
  • Jules T. Oct 26, 2016
    Excellent Piano Teacher
    My daughter just joined. She is enjoying her lesson very well. He is an excellent piano teacher. He is very clear with his instructions and lessons. My daughter loves the way he teaches.
  • Lacy H. Oct 22, 2016
    The most amazing piano teacher by fare!
    Most experienced piano teacher I've been to. He is a amazing teacher to my children. He is kind an patient my kids just love him. I've never seen them so excited about music before. I will never go anywhere else for piano lessons. Thank you Irwin your the best?
  • Mahmoud A. Oct 21, 2016
    Irwin is a great Piano teacher
    I am a beginner in music and wanted to learn Piano and came across Irwin. He is really professional. I brought an Eastern piece of music and he played it perfectly at the first time. He is very patient when it comes to teaching and I like his way of teaching. He inspires me even more to learn Piano.
  • Shahad S. Oct 18, 2016
    You will not regret it!
    Irwin is Awesome. At first I did not know what to expect since it was my first piano class ever! He guided me on which book I should get and what piano/keyboard to buy. My skills improved tons thanks to him. I defiantly recommend him.
  • Brandon T. Oct 18, 2016
    Excellent
    Excellent! More progress in the 4 months since we moved to Irwin than the previous 18 months with another. Wish we had found him first.
  • Hendrik J. Sep 22, 2016
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    My Irwin testimony
    I picked piano out of a hat and decided to begin learning it. Now, for starters, I'm not a woman with a lot of self-confidence when it comes to beginning at the bottom. I found Irwin on Thumbtack and seeing his experience, I thought I'd give him a try. Irwin is incredibly genuine in his teaching and truly cares about his students and music. Because he is patient, kind, and encouraging, my love for piano grows immensely with each lesson. I highly recommend him for all levels, all ages, and all learning styles.
  • Maggi K. Sep 4, 2016
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    Great choice for piano lessons!
    Very happy with the first lesson. We will be going back! :)
  • Chang A. Aug 17, 2016
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    We like Mr. Irwin because he is very professional with great expertise. My daughter surely has learned a lot from him in the past 2 weeks. Plus, we all enjoy his classes:)
  • Kathy M. Aug 5, 2016
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    I am learning about "music"! I thought I knew some from by life as a Dancer, Dance Studio owner and Choreographer! I am beginning to enjoy it now more that he has insisted I learn the Notes, etc... My favorite thing about Irwin is his immense experience in Piano, Music, Scores, famous Musicians and most of all the Musical numbers he just whips out on the piano as I want to dance and I sing. I Love Musicals and Classical music. I must say God found him especially for me, he is the best teacher and I always leave knowing more about the world of music than when I left. He is patient, kind, caring, funny and a real joy to be around. Kathy Marfin Gray
  • Felicia T. Jul 9, 2016
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    Irwin Witebsky is an excellently-seasoned highly professional piano teacher. My daughter is 7 years old with no prior piano experience and she is learning how to play very well thanks to Irwin. He is very engaging, adaptive to the students level, highly interactive and his teaching style is great. In my daughter's own words, "He has patience and he's very nice. I like that my mom and dad can stay in the room at my lesson with me." I highly recommend him if you are considering hiring a piano teacher.
  • Kari S. Jul 2, 2016
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  • Brenda D. Jun 23, 2016
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    Great find! Mr. Irwin is wonderfully patient and engaged and my 9 year old son is eager to continue learning. Very flexible with schedule.
  • Tracey N. Jun 11, 2016
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    My son is only 7 yes old and has never touched a piano before. Irwin had him playing two songs by the second lesson, and he is excited to go back.
  • Cheryl A. Jun 1, 2016
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    I am very happy to have found Irwin, he is professional, courteous, king and very willing to help me on the journey of learning music and to play the piano
  • Ishah C. May 30, 2016
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    Met with piano instructor for my high energy 6yr old, he conducted first lesson with patience and encouragement. My son left wanting to continue practicing at home and wanting to know when following class would be. Could not be happier.
  • Sa L. May 8, 2016
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    I’m delighted to meet such charming instructor! From my initial meeting with Mr.Witebsky, I was impressed with his profound knowledge of a wide spectrum musicals and songs from classic movies. He possesses an engaging sense of humor that makes learning the piano enjoyable. Not only is he talented, but he genuinely enjoys teaching. I once played music as a teenager but lost some of my ability as a young adult. He is helping me find the joy in playing piano again. It is worth the thirty-minute drive from my home. I’m grateful that he works with my work and school schedule. He is patient and understanding, and the lessons are reasonably priced.
  • Karon R. May 6, 2016
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    I am a brand new adult learner who has never played a musical instrument ever in my life. Mr. Witebsky has provided me with all of the necessary tools to get me started in the right direction. And he has put all of my fears to rest. I have already learned so much in just three lessons! I plan to continue taking lessons with Mr. Witebsky for a very long time.
  • Leslie V. May 6, 2016
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    Irwin is a gem of a piano teacher, very patient and easy to work with and flexible on scheduling lessons.
  • Marcus R. May 6, 2016
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    Irwin is a world renowned pianist whose skills he gently is passing on to future generations. His knowledge and expertise are evident within his lessons. As an educator myself the first time my daughter had lessons with him she felt like she was at home and wanted to return. It has been close to a year and my wife and I have seen some major improvements on my daughters intro-level lessons. This guy is definitely the person I would wanted working with me as a child. Also he always works with us on payment as I am the sole-income in my home and Mr. Irwin lets us know when payment is due and is respectful about working with parents on the tuition for the betterment of his students. World class instruction no doubt!
  • Darius J. Apr 28, 2016
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  • Bruce K. Apr 17, 2016
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    Irwin is a good and competent piano teacher; however his wife who is always present, is hard to deal with and makes unprofessional and disparaging remarks about his students.
  • Kristin H. Mar 20, 2016
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    Mr. Witebsky is an outstanding teacher very patient and makes learning very easy to follow.
  • Hope C. Jan 13, 2016
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    Loved that he offered a free trial. My daughter loved it, so we decided to continue! Very nice and funny guy. Only had two lessons so far, and she is really grasping it! Great teacher, you will not be disappointed!!
  • Mohammed S. Oct 28, 2015
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    great teacher
  • Jennifer L. May 6, 2015
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  • Scott W. Mar 23, 2015
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    Irwin gave my daughter her 1st free lesson Sat. She is 12. I sat in and watched the session. He Knew his stuff for sure. He got right to it and seemed to play right to her level of experience in playing. Jenna loved 8t and wanted me to make him her regular teacher so I got her 4 more lessons. He's very flexible in his scheduling as well. No contracts etc.
  • Kevin E. Mar 4, 2015
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  • Julio V. Feb 16, 2015
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    Irwin was honestly very easy to understand and nice I'm glad I chose him
  • Jackie C. Feb 11, 2015
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  • Carol P. Jan 15, 2015
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    Mr. Witebsky is an accomplished artist and a patient teacher. I am very pleased.
  • Leonard L. Jan 7, 2015
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    What a blessing to have found Irwin. Do a web search on Irwin's life experience... !!! Irwin's years of being a professional musician speak for themself . And how rare to find a man with that experience to be so down to earth friendly. Took my daughter last night and I cannot speak high enough about Irwin's teaching skills ! Do not pass up an opportunity to try Irwin lesson's !
  • Dr J. Dec 28, 2014
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    Good man and plays piano well .I sense a Pro. Piano studio a bit inaccessible for me .
  • Douglas M. Dec 4, 2014
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    Awesome instructor......my son (who is in his 3rd year of instruction; 1st time with Mr. Irwin) responded immediately
  • Jerry A. Nov 2, 2014
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    Irwin is a amazing music instructor. He's very patient and humourous. I enjoy learning Piano with him
  • Brianna C. Oct 30, 2014
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    I have no experience with music at all yet, I'm already learning so fast! Even though I didn't know how to read sheet music, Irwin is teaching me everything from the beginning and couldn't be doing a better job. I'm very impressed at how diligently he covers everything and answers any questions I have. I definitely recommend Anyone to be his student!
  • Mark S. Sep 23, 2014
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    Come to a comfortable home and learn quick and easy how to play under a very versatile instructor, my hand speed has already increased to match my ability to read notes in just two session, if there is a instructor with a strong back ground in music it is Mr. Witebaky -mark
  • Connie M. Aug 14, 2014
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    Mr. Irwin is a FANTASTIC teacher! I started my lessons about five months ago and I've been able to make tremendous progress because he adjusts the speed of the lessons to the student's pace. I am 54 years old and hadn't played any musical instrument since high school band. Because I still remembered the basics of reading music, we could skip over the things I already knew and go right into "real" piano music. I've also overheard his conversations with a child whose lesson was adjacent to mine, and he seems great with kids too. He truly has a gift!
  • Lisa C. Aug 14, 2014
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    Mr. Witebsky is very experienced. He is very patient with me as an adult student and with my daughter who is school aged. His schedule is very extensive to accommodate our availability. I appreciate that he does include principles of musical theory. His lessons are also very affordable.
  • Lesa S. Aug 14, 2014
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    Irwin Witebsky is teaching my 10 year old daughter piano. She is a beginner, and I wasn't sure how committed she would be. Mr. Witebsky is a great teacher. He doesn't take shortcuts. He's patient, but really keeps her focused on doing it right. My daughter loves Mr. Witebsky and really looks forward to her lesson. I feel that his lessons are reasonably priced and he is very flexible with scheduling. Definitely a great value from a very nice gentleman!
  • Gabrielle A. Aug 6, 2014
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    Irwin is the best piano teacher in San Antonio. He makes the learning easy and affordable for everybody.
  • Lenny M. Jul 30, 2013
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    Dedicaded and patient, he's a very good teacher. Highly recommended.
  • Tammi S. May 1, 2013
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    I have been taking lessons for a few months now with Irwin. He is such a delight! I am learning fast and he is very patient. I am really enjoying the lessons. He has such a sweet personality and I am so glad I found him! He is a great teacher! Love Love Love him!
  • Jenny T. Apr 30, 2013
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    Great teacher! Was very flexible.
  • Marissa O. Sep 14, 2012
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