Daniel Eras Piano Studio

Daniel Eras Piano Studio

5.0 (8)
Best of 2022
4 hires on Lessons.com
7 years in business

About this pro

I'm excited to start working with you. I love your interest in music and learning piano. I'm a pianist attaining a master degree in Music Performance and Music Theory at the University of Minnesota. For the past 17 years, I've been an active performer and had participated in multiple competitions and recitals, obtaining several prizes and distinctions, as well as given recitals in and out of the country in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Moscow House of Music, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, etc. Those experiences have given me the opportunity to know the field and open up my vision of the world. That vision has been translated into my teaching approach, and for the past 5 years, I've been motivating students to become their own unique musician. Currently, I'm also a member of the faculty at City Strings - Twin Cities. Check out my profile for more information about myself, or contact me with any question. I look forward to start working with you! Daniel Eras

Every student is different. Each shows a different personality and thus the outcome of their learning is always different. To me, it is fascinating to see how the same subject (music notation, harmonic progressions, sight-reading, technique, etc) needs to be taught differently to meet the potential of each student. The progress my students show really motivates me to do what I do because for a teacher, their students' success reflects the quality of his or her job. My objective isn't to transform my students into a clone of myself, but rather explore their own musical talents and use them to learn new repertoire and skills.

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Burnsville, MN 55337
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8 Reviews


  • Heather

    Daniel has compassion & patience while he is teaching. My son enjoyed every meeting he had with Daniel. 1,000% recommend.

  • Dessa Burt

    Daniel is enthusiastic, has a lot of energy, and keeps things fun and interesting for the kids. We've met other potential piano teachers, and when we asked our kids who they wanted to continue taking lessons from, they didn't hesitate in choosing Daniel!

  • Alyssa Inglett

    Daniel is a very detailed-oriented teacher that will focus always in helping you where you most need it. His lessons are creative yet his plan very methodical and organized. I'm very happy for having him as a teacher and fully recommend him.

  • Kelly Huang

    Daniel is professional and patient teacher. He uses smart practicing methods to help me work on details and get an overall improvement.

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

I appreciate your interest in joining my studio! First lessons are used as a checking point. I request a free intro lesson in-studio ($30 charge if done in-home or online) in order to review aspects such as the level of the student, behaviors, skills, personality, and others. It is an opportunity for the student as well to ask questions and learn about my teaching philosophy. Those aspects are taken into consideration and are useful for me in choosing the best approach to teach the new student, including materials, schedule, and methodology. Afterward, I will notify the student with an acceptance or rejection. If accepted, student will be given a studio policies form, studio schedule for setting up lessons, and related documents. Lessons then will proceed in a more standard way based on your length of choice. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
  • BM degree in Music Performance - Piano from the University of Minnesota.
  • Working on an MA Music Theory Degree as well as an MM Music Performance at the University of Minnesota.
  • Multiple distinctions in and out of the country in important piano competitions.
  • Performance experience including feature recitals in USA, Costa Rica, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Russia, and others.

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

-IN-STUDIO (Student travels to the studio)

$35 per lesson (30 minutes)

$40 per lesson (45 minutes)

$50 per lesson (60 minutes)

-IN-HOME (Teacher travels to the student)

$40 per lesson (30 minutes)

$45 per lesson (45 minutes) 

$50 per lesson (60 minutes)


$35 per lesson (30 minutes)

$45 per lesson (45 minutes)

$50 per lesson (60 minutes)

*Includes recital opportunities per semester.

*Free in-studio introductory lesson ($30 for in-home and online lessons)

*Payment is expected at the end of every lesson to prevent any inconveniences. I'll accept only cash or checks. Credit or debit card payments accepted with a 3% fee via PayPal. Venmo and Zelle payments are also accepted.

*Discounts offered when prepaying lessons. More information available upon initial request and acceptance to the studio.

How did you get started teaching?

It's actually a quite short and funny story perhaps, but even when since early on in my career I knew I was going to develop my training to become a professional pianist and pedagogue, the first lesson I ever taught was to a friend who was struggling with rhythms and hand coordination with his primary instrument, drums. His teacher believes that learning the basis of piano teachnique will be useful for him and so he approached me given that he knew about my career. 

It probably helped that I gave my first lesson to a friend to build my experience and confidence from the beginning. Ever since I've changed many things, and I keep learning and changing now since students always show different levels of skills, strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. A teacher needs to be able to find what works best for each student. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I teach students of all levels and ages with goals varying between exposure to the instrument and music in general up to those seeking a more technical and advance knowledge.

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

Remember what your goals and needs are. Always try to find out information related to those two aspects as they will guide you to your perfect teacher. Like each student is different, teachers are also different, and finding the one that works best for you will improve your learning experience.