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Gabrielius A.
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I bring to teaching piano an unrivalled Juilliard education, international performing and recording career, and 18 years of experience teaching students of various levels. In teaching, I see myself as my students' partner dedicated to helping them realize their full potential as budding musicians and performers. I am encouraging, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible in teaching adults and children of intermediate and advanced levels. I love finding the right individual approach with each of my students, so that they stay motivated and inspired while growing in their musical understanding and mastery. I strongly believe that a chief tool enabling progress in all aspects of musicianship is focused listening, and see my role as a teacher to guide students in developing power and sensitivity of aural perception through concrete steps and activities. I'm deliberate in selecting and assigning a repertoire that challenges students with appropriate techniques and allows them to develop as pianists and musicians. I continuously strive to combine attention to detail with a wider view, revealing relevance of music theory, history, and literature to specific pieces at hand. Based on my own experience as a student, I am convinced that there is a benefit to studying an instrument with an accomplished and actively-performing musician, and therefore include some demonstration at my lessons. I abide by the principle that I must explain and back up every performance suggestion I give. Always knowing why one is doing things a certain way, is the best route to true competence, self-awareness, and artistry.
About Gabrielius A.

I am currently accepting new students ages 7 and up. Why settle for piano lessons with a guitarist who also teaches drums and viola? This being NYC, start or continue your piano lessons with an actively performing and recording classical pianist with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School and prizes in top international competitions. As a teacher, I am encouraging, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible in teaching adults and children of intermediate through advanced levels. I love finding the right individual approach with each of my students, so that I can effectively help them reach their full potential, whether in their first steps in understanding and making music, or in preparation for performances/auditions. My teaching experience includes university-level faculty positions at Brooklyn College, CUNY (from 2019) and in my native Lithuania (2011-2016), a teaching fellowship at Juilliard (2002-2004), private lessons since 2000, and extensive master classes in US and abroad. My international performing career has led me to appear as soloist with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Austria), the Juilliard Orchestra, the New Amsterdam and Adelphi Symphony Orchestras (both in New York), Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara, Turkey), Wartburg Community Symphony (Iowa), and the Belarus State Symphony Orchestra in Minsk, while in my native Lithuania I appear regularly with all the major orchestras. I have garnered more than a dozen top prizes in competitions on both sides of the Atlantic, such as Beethoven (Vienna, Austria), Hilton Head (United States), and Maria Canals (Spain) International Piano Competitions. Among the venues where I have enjoyed performing solo are New York’s Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery, the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Vienna’s Musikverein, New York’s Symphony Space and Adelphi University, Helsinki’s (Finland) Temppeliaukion kirkko, large halls of National Philharmonic Societies of Belarus and Lithuania, and others. I do love to perform chamber music as well, and have played with numerous outstanding instrumentalists and singers. I have been greatly interested in Lithuanian contemporary and 20th-Century modernist piano repertoire and have shared this interest through several critically acclaimed recordings. The latest of them is “Chiaroscuro Trilogy”, a work for piano and string orchestra written and dedicated to me by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė and released in early 2021 on the Ondine label. The British label ‘Toccata Classics’ has issued two volumes in an ongoing series of Bacevičius' piano music (2012 and 2016). In this project, I had a fortune to collaborate with the five-time Grammy-winning producer Judith Sherman and the five-time Grammy-nominated pianist Ursula Oppens. My recording of Vytautas Bacevičius’ piano concertos Nos. 3 and 4, with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the three-time Grammy-nominated conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee was released by the largest classical music label 'Naxos' in 2015. Jeronimas Kačinskas' piano works appeared in 2013 on another release by 'Toccata Classics'. I currently accept new intermediate and advanced students for weekly lessons, and am looking forward to welcoming you in my studio!

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Teaching since 2000

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Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance

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Gabrielius A.
New York, New York
Student Favorite
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Unleash your Full Potential in the Piano with Advice from a Juilliard Pro
Student Favorite
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I bring to teaching piano an unrivalled Juilliard education, international performing and recording career, and 18 years of experience teaching students of various levels. In teaching, I see myself as my students' partner dedicated to helping them realize their full potential as budding musicians and performers. I am encouraging, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible in teaching adults and children of intermediate and advanced levels. I love finding the right individual approach with each of my students, so that they stay motivated and inspired while growing in their musical understanding and mastery. I strongly believe that a chief tool enabling progress in all aspects of musicianship is focused listening, and see my role as a teacher to guide students in developing power and sensitivity of aural perception through concrete steps and activities. I'm deliberate in selecting and assigning a repertoire that challenges students with appropriate techniques and allows them to develop as pianists and musicians. I continuously strive to combine attention to detail with a wider view, revealing relevance of music theory, history, and literature to specific pieces at hand. Based on my own experience as a student, I am convinced that there is a benefit to studying an instrument with an accomplished and actively-performing musician, and therefore include some demonstration at my lessons. I abide by the principle that I must explain and back up every performance suggestion I give. Always knowing why one is doing things a certain way, is the best route to true competence, self-awareness, and artistry.
About Gabrielius A.

I am currently accepting new students ages 7 and up. Why settle for piano lessons with a guitarist who also teaches drums and viola? This being NYC, start or continue your piano lessons with an actively performing and recording classical pianist with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School and prizes in top international competitions. As a teacher, I am encouraging, enthusiastic, patient, and flexible in teaching adults and children of intermediate through advanced levels. I love finding the right individual approach with each of my students, so that I can effectively help them reach their full potential, whether in their first steps in understanding and making music, or in preparation for performances/auditions. My teaching experience includes university-level faculty positions at Brooklyn College, CUNY (from 2019) and in my native Lithuania (2011-2016), a teaching fellowship at Juilliard (2002-2004), private lessons since 2000, and extensive master classes in US and abroad. My international performing career has led me to appear as soloist with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Austria), the Juilliard Orchestra, the New Amsterdam and Adelphi Symphony Orchestras (both in New York), Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara, Turkey), Wartburg Community Symphony (Iowa), and the Belarus State Symphony Orchestra in Minsk, while in my native Lithuania I appear regularly with all the major orchestras. I have garnered more than a dozen top prizes in competitions on both sides of the Atlantic, such as Beethoven (Vienna, Austria), Hilton Head (United States), and Maria Canals (Spain) International Piano Competitions. Among the venues where I have enjoyed performing solo are New York’s Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery, the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Vienna’s Musikverein, New York’s Symphony Space and Adelphi University, Helsinki’s (Finland) Temppeliaukion kirkko, large halls of National Philharmonic Societies of Belarus and Lithuania, and others. I do love to perform chamber music as well, and have played with numerous outstanding instrumentalists and singers. I have been greatly interested in Lithuanian contemporary and 20th-Century modernist piano repertoire and have shared this interest through several critically acclaimed recordings. The latest of them is “Chiaroscuro Trilogy”, a work for piano and string orchestra written and dedicated to me by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė and released in early 2021 on the Ondine label. The British label ‘Toccata Classics’ has issued two volumes in an ongoing series of Bacevičius' piano music (2012 and 2016). In this project, I had a fortune to collaborate with the five-time Grammy-winning producer Judith Sherman and the five-time Grammy-nominated pianist Ursula Oppens. My recording of Vytautas Bacevičius’ piano concertos Nos. 3 and 4, with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the three-time Grammy-nominated conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee was released by the largest classical music label 'Naxos' in 2015. Jeronimas Kačinskas' piano works appeared in 2013 on another release by 'Toccata Classics'. I currently accept new intermediate and advanced students for weekly lessons, and am looking forward to welcoming you in my studio!

Levels taught

Teaches Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2000

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks Russian, Lithuanian

Speaks

Has background check

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Gabrielius is infinitely patient, highly skilled as a teacher and pianist, and has the rare ability to correct while encouraging improvement. I have had 4 lessons with him so far, and already am playing far better than I could have imagined. I recommend Gabrielius highly to anyone interested in learning to play the piano either for personal pleasure or even performance.

Posted Feb 2, 2021
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Gabrielius is a wonderful piano teacher to our daughter. He is professional, reliable, an amazing musician. We are very happy to have found him on TakeLessons.

Posted Dec 10, 2020
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Gabrielius teaches calmly with lots of patience, and the results are fantastic. I've seen tremendous improvement just after a few weeks, and I find his way of teaching focuses on the things that will have the most impact on your playing. He's not a teacher that will drill you endlessly, but will find easier and more organic ways to learn and love the pieces you play. I'm excited to continue my lessons, and I'm falling more and more in love with playing, practicing, learning and listening to piano.

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Assistant Professor
Aug 2019 - Present
Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY
Piano Faculty at After School Arts with Juilliard
Jan 2017 - Present
Nord Anglia International School New York
Private Piano and Music Theory Instructor
Jan 2000 - Present
My studio
Visiting Associate Professor
Sep 2011 - May 2016
Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Co-founder, Organizer, Faculty Member and Performing Artist
Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
Birštonas Summer Arts Academy, Birštonas, Lithuania
Piano Minor Instructor
Sep 2002 - May 2004
The Juilliard School
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance
Sep 2000 - May 2006
The Juilliard School, New York
Master of Music in Piano Performance
Sep 1998 - May 2000
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Sep 1996 - May 1998
The Juilliard School
Lithuanian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Russian
Professional Proficiency
Steinway Educational Partner
May 2018
Steinway & Sons
Young Artist Prize
Nov 2010
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
Richard F. French Prize for outstanding work on a doctoral dissertation
May 2006
The Juilliard School, New York
Second Prize
Jun 2005
International Beethoven Piano Competition, Viena, Austria
The Leschetizky Association
Feb 2015
The purpose of the Association shall be to honor the memory of Theodor Leschetizky by perpetuating his ideals and principles of piano playing and teaching, and by furthering awareness of his compositions. The Association also aims to foster the growth and development of fine piano-playing and an appreciation of the musical arts through activities consistent with those set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation. The Association is a New York not for profit corporation.

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Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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W110th Street
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$90
60 minutes
$110
90 minutes
$155
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30