Stefan Bernhard Piano Studio

Stefan Bernhard Piano Studio

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About this pro

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


*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:


-Music History

-Ear training

-Sight Reading

-Piano technique

-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.

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Miami, FL 33138
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22 Reviews


  • Ali Armstrong

    Stefan is skilled and knowledgeable. Calm and patient. Our 10 y.o. daughter enjoys her piano lessons.

  • Michelle L.

    Stefan has significant patience, is very professional, and is always on time. I have not played the piano since I was a child, and he makes sure I understand every step in the learning process in order to aide in my confidence and excitement to learn how to fulfill my life long dream of playing the piano again. I highly recommend him a teacher.

  • Radmila Lolly

    Stefan is a great knowledgeable tutor, very patient and willing to explain as many times as need it. I highly recommend! Radmila

  • Marjorie Baron

    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.

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

     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).

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

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

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

$35/ half hour private lesson

$50/45 minute private lesson

$60/hour private lesson

What types of students have you worked with?

-Young beginners



-Intermediate and advanced students of all ages

Lessons offered