Paul Zarvis

Paul Zarvis

5.0 (3)
1 hire on
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

☆☆TEACHING ONLINE USING ZOOM DURING CORONA CRISIS.☆☆ I am a Berklee College of Music educated Pianist and Performer, with 35 years of experience in performing, teaching, composing and recording. Lesson plans include Piano Technique, Finger exercises, Music Theory, Ear & Rhythm Training, Chords and Melody, Synthesizer Sequencing, arranging and Composition. My teaching style will have you playing songs in a very short time and will require effort on the student's part to master the fundamentals. Beginners welcome.

I love teaching piano because I enjoy seeing the students grow and learn and become real musicians.

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Albany, NY 12202
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3 Reviews


  • Jennifer Laursen

    He’s great and so nice!

  • Peggy

    I have a great experience with Paul as a teacher. He is very patient and understanding with a new student. I have learned a great deal and look forward in more piano lessons.

  • Jon Wyatt

    I've had a great experience working with Paul (about 20 lessons). He has a contagious enthusiasm and passion for playing that has motivated me to continue improving. He's been flexible with scheduling and my lessons even through last second changes I've brought up. He's even spent time outside the lesson helping me develop a plan which I've greatly appreciated.

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

Get the student playing music as soon as possiblr. Niot just scales and drills. Make it fun.

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

Attended Berklee College of Music and I am.currwntly playing live shows with a band as well as working in my recording studio. 

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

Yes. I charge $40.00 for an hour lesson keyboards and $100 an hour for recording studio engineering classes.

How did you get started teaching?

I've played all my life and teaching seems to come naturally to me.

What types of students have you worked with?

One very young girl. A woman in her 40s, and a 20 yr old man. So it varies.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My newest student met all the goals we set at the start of his lessons.

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

Find a teacher that is passionate about music and about teaching. Love for the art is more important than they pay. It will show in the way the teacher works.

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

They should know what they want as in, do they want to learn classical, or just play songs they lije. Are they considering doing music professionally or just for fun etc.