Joel Castleton Piano Services

Joel Castleton Piano Services

5.0 (3)
Best of 2020
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About this pro

I love music.  Music is the language of the universe. It is food to the soul. It is the education of artistic expression of emotion, the education of discipline, and movement.

Private piano lessons is my specialty in the broad subject of music. I work with students to achieve their goals, and learn the music they want to learn, but I also teach from method books, which provide a logical order of the basics. I teach how to read music, and listen to music, and understand the techniques and theory behind music.

I have taught piano in Washington State, Utah, and Arizona. I received my BM in Piano Performance from BYU-Provo, and am a candidate for the MM in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona. I currently don't have my own studio, but I do have a car, and can travel to your home, so it's important that you have a piano at home.

I can also tune your piano for much less than any of the big piano tuning services in Tucson would charge.

I enjoy seeing students progress, achieve their goals, and have fun playing the piano.

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Tucson, AZ 85705
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3 Reviews


  • Brian Bersbach

    He is patient, able to adjust to the needs of the student, very well trained (especially for us), and nice.

  • Lynda Giles

    Joel Castleton is an excellent teacher. Our grandson Gabriel is autistic but loves music and playing the piano. Joel was very patient and kept Gabriel engaged and interested by adding music he thought Gabriel would like to the regular lesson material. Our granddaughter Kiara also took piano lesson with Joel. She really looked forward to their classes. I admire Joel for his patience and thoughtful understanding to help the children begin their musical adventure. They both really like Joel as a teacher.

  • Luciana Valencia

    Joel is very patient with children students. He works at getting them to understand the importance of the vocabulary and fingering and the impact it has on the student if they do not take lessons seriously. He also lets the parents know what is needed for lessons and how much time the students should be practicing to become proficient. I would recommend Joel as an instructor.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I ask them what they know about the piano, what experience they have, how many years of lessons they have taken, what level in which method book, and what goals they have and finally what questions they might have, and then I go from there.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BM in Piano Performance from BYU-Provo, and am a candidate for the MM in Piano Performance from the University of Arizona.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $75/month for weekly half hour lessons. I travel to the student's home, and the travel costs are already factored into my price.

How did you get started teaching?

My dad taught me from age 5-11 ish, and then I explored the piano and life on my own for a few years, realised I loved the piano, and then took advanced piano lessons in high school, and college.

What types of students have you worked with?

Mostly beginners. Both children (age 5 & up), teenagers, and adults.

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