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Emil V.
Bronx, New York
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Classical music is the foundation for everything else! I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 19. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons. I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!
About Emil V.

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my piano teachers were Blanche Abram and Morton Estrin. After graduating from Hofstra, I moved into Manhattan and continued my piano studies with Elena Wolkonsky at the Juilliard School. I also took a few lessons from Adam Aleksander, concert pianist, in Miami. So all together, I took lessons for 20 years with six different teachers! I started teaching piano when I was 18 years old and taught all throughout college. After enjoying a successful career in data processing for 22 years, I decided to go back to teaching piano in 2003. I thoroughly enjoy what I am doing. It's a pleasure to pass on to my students everything that my great teachers taught me.

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Emil V.
Bronx, New York
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Play Classical Piano Accurately with Solid Lessons from a Master
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Classical music is the foundation for everything else! I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 19. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons. I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!
About Emil V.

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my piano teachers were Blanche Abram and Morton Estrin. After graduating from Hofstra, I moved into Manhattan and continued my piano studies with Elena Wolkonsky at the Juilliard School. I also took a few lessons from Adam Aleksander, concert pianist, in Miami. So all together, I took lessons for 20 years with six different teachers! I started teaching piano when I was 18 years old and taught all throughout college. After enjoying a successful career in data processing for 22 years, I decided to go back to teaching piano in 2003. I thoroughly enjoy what I am doing. It's a pleasure to pass on to my students everything that my great teachers taught me.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Private Piano Lessons

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Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Speaks

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Classical Piano
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I've been studying with Emil for more than a year now. As an older adult and a total beginner with no music background, I thought I might have a hard time. But I was so surprised! Emil is patient and kind, and he seems to know when to make me reach and when to give me some slack. And I am learning about music as well as about playing the piano. My lessons have been a varying mix of playing, technique, theory, and history. The lessons are fun and are always a welcome respite from my very stressful job. I'm amazed at the progress I have made. I can play the piano!

Posted Mar 1, 2022
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I am in my 70's and have not touched a piano for the last 60 years. I started my lessons with Emil about two months ago. Emil is a caring teacher who stresses on the fundamentals in order to help me to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment playing the piano with excellence. I enjoy his teaching style as well as his friendship.

Posted Feb 12, 2022
Teacher's Studio

I started taking lessons with Emil about a month ago. In that short time I feel I have already developed a strong relationship with him. Emil has a unique ability to put you at ease yet still teach you valuable things like music history, technique and musicality. I would recommend him highly.

Posted Feb 9, 2022
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Piano Teacher
Jan 2003 - Present
Private Piano Studio
Currently, I am only teaching online because of the pandemic. But I have lowered my fees from $85 an hour to $75 an hour. I have been teaching piano in my own private studio for the past 19 years. My students have performed in 14 student recitals.
Private Piano Lessons
May 1980 - Aug 1988
The Juilliard School
B.A. in Music
Sep 1974 - May 1979
Hofstra University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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Instructor details
Classical Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
W. 225th St. 5J
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$60
75 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30