I teach privately at my apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan and at studios in midtown Manhattan. In a few cases, I travel to teach students at their residences. I have also given lessons by video-conference to students who have already studied with me in person and sufficiently understand my physical approach.
At my apartment I teach on a 1913 Steinway B. At the midtown studios, I also teach on a variety of grand pianos.
STUDIO CLASSES, PERFORMANCES, ASSESSMENTS, AND COMPETITIONS
I typically have separate studio classes for adult students and children several times a year. Students are not charged for these classes. The purpose is to give them a chance to play for each other in a supportive environment, in which they can hear new repertoire and watch me give a brief lesson to other students. Watching others deal with some of the same issues one has worked on is often enlightening.
Once students have reached a certain proficiency, I encourage them to perform in recital. Although I never push this, I think that performance is an important part of musical—and human—development.
I have also prepared interested students for many levels of the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, which assesses them on repertoire, études, ear training, sight reading, theory, and music history. I find that it is a useful way of organizing a student’s study towards becoming a well-rounded musician.
Other students have enjoyed success in the New York State School Music Association festivals, ABRSM and Trinity College London music exams, the Piano Teachers Congress Honors Program (including performances at Weill Hall), and master classes by other renowned teachers.
For current rates, please contact me directly. Rates are less at my home than at a midtown studio or your home. I also give discounts to students or families that take more than one lesson a week.