I'm a professional concert pianist and have performed throughout the United States and Europe. I'm also a Steinway Artist, documentary filmmaker, and educator. As a music professor with a Ph.D., I specialize in performance, theory, aesthetics, and music history. As a result, I bring to my students over two decades of experience and the ability to tailor lessons to their individual needs, abilities, and goals.
I had Daniel Beliavsky for my piano professor in college. He always found a way to make his students understand, even if that meant taking numerous approaches. He would listen to what we had to say, and then give his advice afterwards. As a former teacher, myself, I can see that he genuinely wants his students to improve. That, combined with his knowledge, expertise, and multiple approaches/teaching and learning techniques make him an incredible instructor. I can only imagine how much I could have learned and improved if I took private lessons. It is a privilege to have been taught by Daniel Beliavsky.
Daniel is a dedicated, reliable and truly talented teacher. He seems to innately understand his students and tailors his lessons according to his students’ distinct personalities and challenges. He has a calm, caring temperament that puts students at ease. I highly recommend Daniel!
Daniel has been teaching our 9 year old for 6 months and she absolutely loves her lessons! We are seeing the benefits of these lessons in language and mathematics development also.
Really enjoyed DB’s teaching during a college course I took on the history of classical music.
The first step is to talk with new students to understand their interests and goals. I then evaluate their skill set, and we proceed according to what best fits their abilities and desired outcomes.
I started performing as a child and had my professional debut at age 15. Following that, I toured the United States, Canada, and Europe, performing with orchestras and in recital. My undergraduate degree is in music, and my master's and Ph.D. are in music theory and composition. I have taught extensively for over 18 years, and have worked with thousands of students in music performance, theory, aesthetics, and history.
I currently teach piano privately and courses in music theory, history, aesthetics, and musicianship at the college level. I chair a music department at a private NYC college.
My professional rate is $120 per hour or $2 per minute.
I work with all ranges of experience and all ages.