Denise Santoro

Denise Santoro

5.0 (3)
3 hires on
43 years in business

About this pro

Over  20 years experience teaching beginners keyboards, private piano. Professional entertainer. Masters degree 

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Newark, NJ 07104
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3 Reviews


  • Patricia Krause

    I have studied with Denise for several months and consider myself a novice. Having taken lessons with several piano teachers through the years, and then losing interest and not playing, Denise has turned all that around inspiring me to learn, practice and really enjoy playing the piano. She is of the highest caliber, having been classically trained, and has motivated me to play pieces by Beethoven, Bach and Debussy to name a few. Her attention to detail with respect to my touch, tone and execution of pieces is priceless. She’s patient, even-tempered, and most importantly, knows how to bring out the best in me. Denise also teaches on a stunning grand piano in her lovely home that is warm and inviting. If you are anywhere in the Forest Hill section of Newark and looking for piano lessons - this is the place!

  • Richard Colarelli

    Couldn’t ask for a better mentor.

  • Ralph Knight

    Her patience and piano teaching is very easy to understand. I also loved her way of progressing to the next lesson!

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

Analysis of strengths, ear training and learning what music genres the student likes.

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

over 20 years in education, won scholarships to Coulumbia U ;piano pedagogy, group and private instruction. Certified in early childhood music education with over 20 years experience 

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

half hour and hour

How did you get started teaching?

Working in a music store 

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

any thing that comes to mind