JM Piano Lessons

JM Piano Lessons

5.0 (10)
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

My name is Jovian Martinez and I offer piano lessons in the comfort of your home. I specialize in teaching children with a customized piano program to ensure students have fun while learning music. With 10+ years of experience teaching piano, I enjoy helping students play their favorite songs and preparing them for schools such as BAK & DSOA.

I really love music and sharing my passion with others but please note that I currently have a waiting list and will only accept new students after an audition. No experience is needed so feel free to visit my website jm-piano.com and register for a free trial lesson.

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Credentials

Boca Raton, FL 33487
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10 Reviews

5.0

  • James T

    As a parent I was hesitant at first to invite someone into my home to provide piano lessons for my daughter but Jovian was very polite and respectful and made me and my wife feel very comfortable. He was enthusiastic and friendly and hit it off with our daughter right away, and with us. Great guy, clearly has serious credentials in the music world as he gave us a demo of his abilities on piano. 5 stars!

  • Jackie Garcia

    Jovians piano lessons are structured & his skills to teach are quite evident. My child enjoys every minute & continues motivated to practice & perform well. The best part is he comes to you for no extra cost. Saves me time & gas!

  • Angela Kiffin

    Jovian has been teaching our 7 year old daughter for a little over a month and she LOVES it!! She looks forward to her lesson each week. He is very patient with her (and the rest of the chaos happening in our house) and seems to really love what he does!

  • Jamie Vallee

    We found Jovian online, and choose to give him a chance because he came very well recommended. Jovian has been working now with our 10-year-old daughter for the past 4 months and he has been extremely nurturing and effective as a teacher. Our biggest concern was that she would become bored with formal instruction and would lose interest in lessons and it would be a waste of money, but the experience has been the complete opposite. He has a very practical and intelligent approach to teaching, and our daughter has really fallen in love with playing the piano. And because of her enthusiasm and hard work he has brought her along at the faster pace because she has been challenging herself with her homework to learn as much as possible. The entire experience of taking lessons and learning to play the piano has been beneficial for her and for her self-esteem. She has been able to see immediate results from her hard work and this is teaching her great live lessons. We did not realize that piano lessons could bring so much joy to her already busy life, but she looks forward all week to her lesson. When she learned to play the main song from Moana she didn’t stop smiling or playing it for a week!! Jovian has incorporated technology into her homework assignments, so it is fun and she can work on her lessons anytime. The work is recorded and assessed so he can give feedback and notes remotely. He has always been extremely generous with his time and willing to help her anytime during the week if she has any issues with that week’s lesson. He really is the ideal modern teacher. He has a great positive energy to his teaching, and is a very polite and professional instructor. We are looking forward to working with him for many years to come, and to get our son into lessons in a couple years when he is ready to learn.


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FAQs


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

Students begin with a Trial Lesson where we can meet and experience a complete lesson. It's a great way to test drive a lesson without the concerns of long-term commitment and to ensure a perfect fit between the student and the teacher.


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

I started playing the piano on my own at age seven and started taking formal lessons by the age of ten. I studied under various instructors and was accepted into the piano program at Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Thereafter I worked with many professionals and transitioned to New York for 4 years. I now reside again in Florida and have worked as a performer, composer and producing music for Radio and TV.


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

$75 for 1 hour (45 minutes of instruction & 15 minutes of travel)

Prices are based on the standard rate for Florida which is $70 per hour in a studio. Anything less is questionable education. If you would like lessons to be in your home then a $5 fee will be added for gas. Family plans and fees can be found on the policy page of my website jm-piano.com.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching naturally just because I wanted to help others understand how to play music. I would always hear feedback on how clear and easy it was to learn with me. I guess doing what I love to do is more of an instinct so I decided to dedicate my time to my passion and make music my full-time career.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with every student imaginable. Young three-year-olds, elderly retired Floridians, prodigies and tone-deaf persons have all been students who have progressed into fine musicians.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently had a student transition to me because she wanted to get into the piano program at BAK but her previous teacher said it was impossible. I was surprised to find out this student was only on level 2 music after she had taken lessons for 5 years (please note that some of my students reach level 2 in less than 6 months). Despite this, we worked hard and filled in the gaps in her technique and in just 5 months she was able to play a level 6 classical piece as well as play various scales for her audition. So this week we just received the results and guess what... she got accepted into the piano program at BAK! Nothing is impossible.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Your child will spend one-on-one time with the teacher you choose for weeks, months and possibly years so make sure you find a teacher you like! Nothing is better than an experienced teacher, but nothing is worse than a teacher who is rigid, boring or unclear. Find someone who is encouraging and funny; humor is valuable with kids. A piano teacher may become a role model and someone who is there during their teenage years so make sure your child likes the teacher.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do I need to purchase a piano? When is the right age to begin lesson? Do I have to help my child practice? These are important questions to review with your teacher.