Joseph Orlando, Pianist

Joseph Orlando, Pianist


About this pro

I teach piano out of my home in the Lutherville Timonium area of Baltimore County, Maryland. I'm currently accepting new students.
I began learning piano at the age of eight and continued through high school, college, and beyond.
Currently taking on new private students.
My classical piano training was from world-renowned Filipino pianist, Reynaldo Reyes, who won numerous piano competitions throughout the world, toured, made recordings, and taught extensively throughout his life.
My jazz piano training was from the late Robert Fields, who also toured extensively, made recordings and performed with Johnny Carson and Engelbert Humperdinck.
I've been performing professionally in the Baltimore area for over 20 years, and have performed at such venues as the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, the Four Seasons Hotel, the Towson Sheraton, the Gramercy Mansion, Antrim 1844, Martin's Valley Mansion, Della Notte, as well as numerous retirement communities and nursing homes (where I perform on a recurring basis).  Currently, I perform more at retirement communities and nursing homes than any other type of venue.
I've also performed in musicals, as well as in the recording studio.
Concerning lessons:
My goal is that each student grow as a musician and be able to craft music which is, in fact, musical, allowing for both the intent of the composer to be clear to the listener as well as the student’s individual artistry.
I teach proper technique, in order to play the instrument correctly. I also include sight-reading, music theory, music history, and improvisation.
I prepare for my students' lessons and individually keep track of their progress.
Being that, as mentioned, I was fortunate enough to have separate teachers for both classical piano and jazz, I'm able to offer both classical and jazz lessons, from beginner to advanced.
I hold student recitals twice a year as an opportunity for the students to share their music with others and celebrate their successes.
Lessons prices are as follows:
30 minutes: $30
45 minutes: $42
1 hour: $50
Family discount:
Two 30-minute lessons of family members are billed as a single hour ($50), rather than two separate 30-minute lessons ($60).
If you're interested in taking piano lessons with me, please first take a moment to review my Studio Policy on my website and then contact me so that we may discuss it further.

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Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Determine their goals.

Determine their starting point.

Learn about what interests them.

Begin building a foundation of correct technique as well as sight reading.

Make the lesson fun and interesting.

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

B.S. Music Education. Towson State University. 1994.

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

30 minutes: $30
45 minutes: $42
1 hour: $50

How did you get started teaching?

Had excellent teachers myself.

Earned a degree in music education.

Learned as I taught.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 5 to 70.

All income brackets.

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

Interview me, as well as others.

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

Am I willing to practice?

Does the teacher have experience teaching?

Does the teacher have student recitals?

Is the teacher organized?

Does the teacher communicate well with parents of child students?

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