Judy Kameny Piano Studio
I am happy to travel to teach my students! They must have a piano to practice on between lessons, and if it's a digital one it needs to have 88 keys, weighted keys, and preferably pedals.
I love teaching - there's nothing more inspiring to me than watching a student start without any knowledge of the piano, and evolving into someone who can play with joy and confidence.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
My approach is for classical piano. I always try to customize the lessons to the student's particular abilities. I start very gradually with simple textbooks and flash cards, and I find that using these methods, it doesn't take long for students to begin playing actual pieces of repertoire.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an undergraduate degree in music from Columbia, as well as a Master's in piano from the University of Louisville. I have taught piano at SUNY Albany; in Appleton, Wisconsin, and in Louisville, Kentucky, where I had a graduate assistantship in piano. In addition, I've taught at various music camps for students of all levels. I'm an active performer, and I have played in recitals all over the United States.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge for an hour-long lesson, and I travel to the piano studio. I charge by the month, to be paid in advance.
How did you get started teaching?
I have always wanted to teach! I started working as a full-time volunteer teacher when I was a teenager.
What types of students have you worked with?
All types, all abilities!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Playing piano at a music festival near Tanglewood with like-minded musicians. I am forever grateful to be able to play the piano in ensembles, and I hope this is something my students will eventually be able to enjoy doing as well.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Consistency and efficiency in practice are more important than length of practice.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What they are required to do between lessons for practice, and what materials they will need, including the instrument itself.