5.0 (9)
12 hires on
1 employee
52 years in business

About this pro

Al Terzo, keyboard specialist, has been teaching music since 1969. Currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the New Jersey Music Teachers Association,
National Association of Music Educators, Governing Board member of the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild, and the American Accordion Association.

Al has performed in many concert venues including Symphony Hall in Newark, Union County Arts Center, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, the Garden State Arts Center, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Many of Al's students have won various state and regional championships. Two student recitals are held each year as well as a competition in the Spring.

Seeing how the student progresses & knowing I had something to do with that progress.

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Clark, NJ 07066
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9 Reviews


  • Sriram Guruswamy

    Outstanding! Al is so patient and my son loves his teacher!! There is so much stress on the technique while at the same time it is a great enjoyable experience for me son. Thanks so much Al. Arjun looks forward to every class!

  • Lorna Co

    very nice, supportive and patient.

  • Donna Parks

    Al Terza “Mr. Al” has been teaching my 2 children piano for 2 and half years years now. When they started my son had just turned 5 and my daughter had just turned 7. After just 3 months both were able to perform at the holiday show. I was surprised and really impressed that Al was able to teach them so much in such a short time. Now over 2 years later, both my children can read music, and have improved immensely. Al is patient and teaches to each child’s individual level. I look forward to many more years of Al working with my children and can’t wait to see them continue to improve.


    Mr. Al is a great teacher and a fantastic person. He has a wonderful approach and incredible patience when it comes to teaching piano to both my son and I. We highly recommend Mr. Terzo to anyone!

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

Every student is different. I taylor my curriculum according to the students age & attention span. My main concern is to teach the student correctly from the beginning including being able to read music. Making sure the student's lesson is enjoyable. If it's not enjoyable, they won't practice.

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

11 years music studies at the Major School of Music in Irvington, N.J. -  BA,  Rutgers University.

Board Member of the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild, Member of the Music Teachers National Association, Member of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, Board member of the American Accordion Association.

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

$40.00 per 1/2 hour private lesson in the students home.

Payable monthly. Discounts for households with more than one student.

How did you get started teaching?

It's in my blood.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types from 4 years old to adult.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I hold 2 yearly recitals. In June & December. Students recieve a certificate & trophy.

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

Years of experience.

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

What is their ultimate goal.