Why teach piano?
Why study piano?
Teaching piano is a carefully developed skill which takes patience, nurturing, encouragement and optimism. I have always loved interacting with children. Their excitement about life, the fresh way they look at things, the funny way they may express themselves at times, and the heartfelt things they can say are some the many reasons I never get bored of teaching children. As a piano teacher, I take a student on a musical adventure – – a journey of discovery, of self awareness, and a development of appreciation for beauty that goes beyond words.
There are many times when a child needs to be expressive and creative and nothing suits this desire as much as sitting down to play the piano. Playing the piano is a joyful endeavor, and fills one’s heart with all kinds of emotions. There are certainly times when technical aspects of playing seem difficult and frustrating to a child. There is a great lesson here. With a kind and professionally experienced piano teacher, all can be overcome. We take a moment, do not judge ourselves, but instead, embark with confidence that all will be worked out with patience, diligence and attention to details.
I have been teaching piano professionally since 1984 . With training and guidance from the best piano teachers in my field, I have honed my skills to accommodate many different types of children. In my studio, I can teach a child who has difficulty reading or moving their fingers initially, as well as I can work with a gifted student who is ready for performing and competitions.
I look forward to meeting with you and your child. Come be a part of our program, take part in the weekly lessons, Performance Workshops, Community Service Concerts, Auditions , Recitals and more!
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Judy’s Piano Pedagogy Training
- Suzuki Piano– taught by Dr. Martha Stacey (Oberlin Conservatory) who was a disciple of Dr. Haruko Kataoka, who had been Suzuki’s associate and accompanist for many years in his school in Matsumoto, Japan. Together they developed the method of Suzuki for piano.
- Suzuki “Parent Education” – taught by Dorothy Neff, Ridgewood, NJ. Her string professor at Oberlin, Clifford Cook, brought Shinichi Suzuki to the United States in 1964. Ms. Neff has been a renowned Suzuki teacher in the greater New York/New Jersey area for many years.
Some of the topics :
a) Ability Development from Age Zero
b) Mother Tongue Education
c) Talent Education
d) Children Learn Abilities When They are Having Fun
- Ensemble/Duet training/Advanced Technique Studies–
Levine School of Music, Washington, D.C.
- Russian Piano Technique acquired through private study with:
Lydia Frumkin (Ms. Kessler’s undergraduate study at Oberlin Conservatory)
Liova Kaplan – co-founder of The Washington Conservatory of Music
Irina Morozova – Mannes College, Special School at Kaufman Center, NYC and Internationally acclaimed performer and teacher.
- Jazz Studies :
Ron Elliston and Ronnie Wells University of Maryland piano and voice faculty.
– private lessons
-Piano Vocal Jazz Workshop Series
Steve Ash – a graduate of Indiana University, one of New York City’s finest jazz pianists; a frequently sought out performer, both in the U.S and abroad.