Piano Lessons With John Breen

Piano Lessons With John Breen

5.0 (1)
3 years in business

About this pro

From Charleston, South Carolina, John Breen is a rising pianist in the classical music world. At age Seventeen, six months after beginning piano studies, Breen toured the northern cities of America studying with the best professors in the worlds’ top conservatories. After One year of piano studies, at age eighteen, Breen performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and was accepted into Twelve of America's Top music Schools and Conservatories, earning nearly 900,000 thousand dollars in total scholarships for his undergraduate career. After touring schools, Breen decided to study with Dr. Dmitry Vorobiev in the piano department of The North Carolina School of the Arts, in Winston-Salem, NC, where he is currently a student. John Breen's primary instructors have been Marina Lomazov, Victor Rosenbaum, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire, and Dr. Dmitry Vorobiev. Since the beginning of his piano studies, he has been able to perform in various concert and recital halls such as: The Koger Center for the Arts, The Sottile Theater, The Gaillard Concert Hall, UNCSA Watson Hall and Crawford Hall, Columbia College Theatre, The College of Charleston, and Symphony Hall, in Boston. John Breen also received the Semans Art Fund Grant from UNCSA this past semester, a large grant given to a select few each year based on personal projects, to be able to study with multiple professors from the Eastman School of Music and The New England Conservatory this past summer. Other than performing, Breen loves more than anything, to be able to teach others alike. Whether one is a true beginner or an advanced professional, he wants to show true insight into the depth of musical analysis, and to inspire others to be the best musicians they can be. Breen’s accomplishments over the years have led him to have no doubt in his abilities to help others become just as great of a musician, or better

I enjoy teaching people who love music! Classical music in my opinion is the truest form of emotion and connection, and I want to show others how to express that feeling!

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Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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1 Review

5.0

  • Houston

    John was an excellent teacher, pacing his lessons based on my learning ability. I always felt like I got a great understanding of musicality and literature. I’m currently working on the Rachmaninov etudes with John and am making great progress!



FAQs


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

With a beginner piano student, no matter what kind of music you want to play, I will teach you the technique and abilities for classical piano. Even if you dread classical music, if you can play classical, you can play anything. 

For more advanced students, we will continue working on technique and go through the classical repertoire to work on musicality in the different time periods.


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

I have studied piano under professors at the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Eastman, and others. I currently am an undergraduate student at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Piano Performance.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
    • I have multiple payment options, depending on plans with me. Please contact me, and I will send you an info sheet with prices and information about my teachings.


How did you get started teaching?

I had a studio in Charleston South Carolina for Three Years. I have been in Winston-Salem for a year now and would like to start a new studio.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ages 6-42. From a very Beginner level to very advanced pianists working on artistry.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently recieved a large grant from my school to study with professors from New England Conservatory and Eastman School of Music this past year during covid-19.


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

To try out a few teachers and Choose one who not only you think is a great teacher, but one who you connect with and would enjoy learning from.


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

About what kind of music you want to learn.

What do you want to learn from lessons.

What I the teacher would expect from you.

If you are dedicated enough to truly learn one of the hardest art forms in the world, classical Piano.