MateCzky Piano Lessons

MateCzky Piano Lessons

5.0 (3)
Best of 2020
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching piano and music for 13 years. I have met many different students, children, adults. As every each person, they were all different, too, therefore there`s no such method that works on everybody. There are many little tricks, though that can help the one to aim their goals. My teaching stands out of finding the correct method for every each student personally in order to make them develope the most. 

I gaduated in Europe, Hungary as a piano teacher and performer.

I like music. I like dealing with music, talking about music, helping somebody to be better at music, so I think I can say I like teaching music, because it is nothing to campare with when you see week by week the process that the student is going thru.

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New York, NY 10024
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • P. Mori

    Mate has been teaching the kids piano for almost a year now and I have to say I am amazed how much they have learned within such a short period of time. Mate has been a great teacher to them. He is very patient, kind and professional. It has truly been a pleasure having him as a teacher and as part of the family!

  • Julia Csiki

    Mate is a very well prepared teacher .His sessions are enjoyable and fun.He is very patient and all his lessons meet the personal needs of my daughter.He always walks in with a smile and even the kid who doesn't want to practice, leaves with a smile at the end.I highly recommend him !

  • Agnes Domokos

    Mate is an excellent piano teacher with a good sense of humor, which could be very helpful with kids. My son really likes his piano lessons, he is taking piano classes from Mate since 2017. If you looking for a great piano teacher, you should call Mate!!!



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

First I need to see, and talk to the student, so I can have a picture or their needs. Then for sure i ask the students to play something for me (if they had learnt already) and I make a quick diagnosys, just like a doctor would do. I can see the problem so now I have a pretty good idea where to start. 

It is critical for me to learn always some music pieace, because after all it is a lesson to learn how to play the piano, but it is quite important to understand music, and to improve the little muscles in the hands, so we are always going to have some exercises to.


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

I graduated in a Conservatory as a piano performer, and because I liked learning I went to a College to get a degree of teaching music as well.


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

My pricing system is quite simple. $15 per 10 minutes. If I need to travel further ( more then 1 hour by MTA) it can be an extra, but it is all about negotiating.


How did you get started teaching?

I was young, (I am still young, but I was even younger) and my friends friend asked me if I could tteach him for piano. I said yes, I thing he was my first student.

I think for a musician it is kind of common to start teaching, because it is one of thoses jobs that we can only do, without hurting our hands. But frankly, I love teaching! I take a lot of time thinking about methods, getting more and more scores, figuring out how to explain certain things to the students, I think it is a gorgeous thing to do.


What types of students have you worked with?

My students were all human beings. Between 3 and 50. Some of them have blonde and some of them have brown hair. They are all nice people.


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

As I mentioned earlier, everybody is different. Not all the teachers are good for everybody. Some students need strickt teachers.  maybe someone they can fear a little bit, so they are going to make their homewrok for sure. Other students just want a nice guy to have some fun with.

I am a little bit of both, but as the matter of fact, I am much more the nice one, then the strict one. I am a nice guy, I like teaching, and I like having fun with students, but also I like hard work, however I do believe in that a music lesson must be fun, and a lot of creativeness.


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

First of all you need a piano. If you dont have one, you can still buy a little keyboard, which is not really good for anything, but still better then having nothing, because at least it is something even if it is really nothing next to even a digital piano.

But when this question comes up, buying a piano, it is always a critical moment. I know how much you really do want to learn, when you decide to get one. Some people think that `it will be fine if I buy a piano when, for example, my child is getting better, or i can really see thet they are interested in the music, or they have talent.` The truth is that you are never going to see if they like it, or if they have talent, because they dont have a piano to show their interest or talent with.

So, the first important question is, how are you going to manage to have an access to a piano for at least 30 min a day. 


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