Pianist with masters degree from the Royal College of Music, London, UK. Twenty years experience as performer (gave concerts and attended master classes in Italy, Germany, UK, and the US) with 10 years teaching students of all ages and skill level.
-Local performances include University of Miami, Frost School of music, Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami
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*Official Steinway and Sons Educational Partner
*Administering professional coaching.
*Students include prizewinners at Steinway National Piano Competition, MTNA, ABRSM, and Trinity College Examinations.
*Experience in training actors for on set piano performances (i.e. American Horror Story:Coven).
Private lessons include:
-Work on new repertoire
-Preparation for auditions and recitals in both solo and duet formats.
-Developing the competence and confidence of students, while working to inspire love for one's musical craft. All done in a fun and encouraging student centered environment.
-Building technique and critical listening skills through close analysis of student’s own playing.
Stefan is a gifted musician and educator. He understands the fundamentals of theory, practice, and how best to impart these skills to different age groups. I am returning to the piano after almost 50 years. He is able to build on my strengths while helping me develop new ones. He is also fostering my confidence, while keeping in mind the enjoyment of playing. Stefan is an incredibly patient and nice person. I look forward to my lessons.
Stefan makes learning super fun. My daughter is super excited to keep learning. She actually looks forward to her classes. He has a great way to have kids always wanting more. We had many piano teachers during the years and I can tell you without a doubt he is the perfect fit for my daughter.
My boys enjoy his teaching method. Mr. Bernard teaches his students without leaving them frustrated by the end of the lesson.
Stefan is a great teacher. He has a calm demeanor and teaches in a way that allows people to relax rather than stress over piano. My son likes him very much. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
I usually start with introducing myself to the student and parents and take the time to get to know thier personal story as well. I cover guidelines for the lessons at the outset to avoid any confusion later on down the line (i.e. rewards, expectations, required books and supplies).This is followed by introducting the student to the piano and its internal mechanisms. Then, we go on to cover basic "keyboard geography" before teaching a simple piece he or she can continue working on at home with a few simple practice instructions.
With young beginners, I typically have a parent sit in lessons and have them reinforce concepts in supervised practice sessions at home. In some cases it is normal for these students to take a few lessons to "open up" and fully engage in the process.
Lessons are concluded with a few minutes answering any remaining music related questions (i.e. practice methods, or anything we've discussed in class).
2009-2018 Private Piano Studio
2009-2013: Tulane University BFA Piano Performance, cum laude
2012: 24th New Orleans International Piano Competition. Blogger
2013: Music Consultant for American Horror Story: Coven
2012-2016: Hall Piano Company (Steinway dealer in New Orleans, LA) Piano instructor
2017: Royal College of Music, London, UK Postgraduate Degree
2016-present: Steinway and Sons Educational Partner
2018-present: South Florida Conservatory of Music
$35/ half hour private lesson
$50/45 minute private lesson
$60/hour private lesson
-Intermediate and advanced students of all ages