I have over thirty years experience as a teacher. I believe in working hard at music and in the value of the teacher/student relationship.
I enjoy witnessing the satisfaction and joy expressed by students as they progress and develop as musicians, and how music assumes a very personal and profound place in their lives.
Studying the piano is hard work, and there is no substitute for putting in the practice time necessary to develop as a pianist. I teach students how to do two very important things:
1) practice effectively and productively, and
2) learn how to listen to the sound they are developing.
Will Duchon is an excellent piano teacher. Not only is he technically proficient and highly skilled in his craft, but he has a passion for teaching that he conveys to his students, sparking their enthusiasm, musicality, creativity and curiosity. He presents musical concepts and theory clearly and in a way that makes learning fun and engaging. Will also has a special way of making his students feel at ease, instilling confidence in them. I have had the fortune of being a student of Will's. I had one year to prepare a difficult audition to return to school as a music major. This was no easy task, as I was quite rusty and it had been some years since I had played. In that year, Will got me completely ready and prepared to audition at five universities with great success. I highly recommend Will without reservation. He is a gifted teacher who will nurture each student's unique talent and emerging musicality. Sincerely, Ms. Ellen Reynolds
Will Duchon is an excellent piano teacher. Not only is he a technically skilled player, but he possesses such a passion for music, that he is able to convey that enthusiasm to his students. As his student, he has always put me at ease with his calm manner and way of patiently and clearly explaining / answering my questions. He sparks my curiosity and fuels my desire to learn, strive and emerge musically.
Will Duchon is superb piano teacher. He is personable, dependable and is also a master musician. Will meets the students at the level they are at and challenges them to grow but never frustrates them. It is important to Will that the students enjoy the music and their lessons. I am able to play music that I never dreamed I could learn. Having Will as a piano teacher has helped me accomplish my dream of learning to play and my life is enriched thanks to his skill and patience.
I typically meet the student where they are in their development. As I develop an idea of her or his personality I adapt my teaching in a way that encourages their natural enthusiasm.
I am classically trained with an MFA in music performance from Purchase College, State University of NY. I have extensive performance experience and have also worked as a church music director for many years as well as providing musical direction for theater productions.
45 minutes: $50
60 minutes: $60
I started teaching as a graduate assistant in college, and have taught private piano as well as music theory in college settings.
Beginners, intermediate, advanced players. I prefer not to work with young children at this time.
Meet the teacher and discuss your goals. If you sense there is a good connection and that you are being heard, try a lesson or two and trust your instincts.
1. How committed am I to studying piano?
2. Am I willing to invest time and money in this?
3. Am I willing to trust the process, and be patient with my progress?