Jenny Undercofler Piano Lessons

Jenny Undercofler Piano Lessons

5.0(3 reviews)


Music learning should be engaging, and fun, and you should be able to see your own progress as you go! I bring decades of experience to the education of each student, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player. In each lesson we combine technical work, repertoire (pieces or songs), improvisation, and theory concepts. I also use technology, where appropriate, to help with learning (Piano Maestro, Simple Piano, etc).

I love sharing my passion for music with my students. If you've set aside the time to practice the piano, then you and I have something in common - an interest in/love for music. I enjoy watching students progress and I am always amazed at the musicality inherent in each person.


Hired 4 times
1 employee
26 years in business
Serves The Bronx , NY

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Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, I can make recommendations


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Alexis K.

Ive only had two lessons but great so far. Jenny is providing me with some nice pieces to work on and her patience and expertise is evident.
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August 25, 2021
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Diana B.

Jenny has made my new adventure fun and possible for me. Her lessons are appropriately geared to my level of understanding. She is thoughtful in her approach making the experience better than ordinary. I highly recommend Jenny, no matter your age or level.
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June 14, 2020
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Elizabeth M.

Jenny was terrific and immediately engaged with my daughter. She was patient and knowledgeable while also making it fun. My daughter loved the lesson and is thrilled to be working with Jenny!
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April 29, 2020
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Frequently asked questions

In the first lesson, we talk about your previous music study (if any), and any goals you might have (pieces you want to learn, etc). Then, we spend some time on technique work (exercises, or scales), on pieces (new ones, if you haven't brought anything), on theory concepts (that we cover in your music), and finally we'll do some structured improvisation using the concepts we've covered in the lesson.

I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Piano Performance from Juilliard, and a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music. I have taught piano, ear training, theory, and music history, in a variety of settings/institutions, for twenty-five years. I am currently the head of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College.

Until Covid-19 restrictions lift, my hourly rate is $40/hour, with $35/forty-five minutes, and $30/thirty minutes. 

My parents were music teachers - I started my first piano student when I was twelve years old!

Beginners to advanced students, all ages.

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