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Mike did a wonderful job of introducing our 7 year old to the piano. His system of goals and rewards motivated her to practice regularly, and we were impressed with his ability to keep the lessons fun while maintaining her focus. She was able to develop basic skills and technique quickly, and enjoyed the challenges presented by each week's assignment. Most importantly, his methods gave her comfort and confidence with the instrument, and a solid foundation for appreciating and making music as she grows.Apr 7, 2014
Mike did a fantastic job introducing our son to the piano, doing so in a way that makes learning/playing both fun and challenging. He uses a great mix of popular and traditional music, and tailors the lessons to our son's musical tastes, which is amazing. The additional stuff - recitals, assembling a band in which our son played - added another dimension to the learning process, and our son has blossomed musically as a result. When Mike moved from NYC we continued with video lessons, which have worked out well.Apr 24, 2014
Mike is not only an amazing musician, he is an extremely gifted teacher. He speaks to the kids in a way that they can relate to and never condescends. During lessons he's focused and always maintains his sense of humor. As a parent, he was fantastic to work with, always available and very organized. Best of all, he seeks out ways to motivate the kids by going above and beyond (organizing students into a band, having a piano party). We were so fortunate to have him as a teacher, it is unlikely we will find another person with all of Mike's great qualities.Mar 20, 2014
MIKE is an amazing piano teacher! He was able to work with my 2 very different daughters. He is serious but allows fun to mix in too! He challenges the kids at their age level.Wish he didn't move away from us!Apr 22, 2014
Mike is a creative, patient and passionate piano teacher and musician. He can flex his teaching style to meet various children's needs, while maintaining high standards of performance. He is a great find.Apr 7, 2014
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?30-minute lessons are $30, 45-minute lessons are a sliding scale of $40 - $50, 1-hour lessons are a sliding scale of $50 - $60.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Yes, I continue my music education with piano teachers and music educators. Most recently, I completed an orchestration class from Berklee College of Music.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My love for music and teaching naturally led me to becoming a piano teacher.