Jarod Kashkin's Piano Lessons
Hey, my name is Jarod, and I'm a professional pianist/educator/producer based out of lower Westchester New York! I have 35 years of experience at the piano, with a knowledge base covering Classical, Jazz, Ear Training, Music Theory, Accompaniment, Contemporary Music, Ensemble Playing, Sight-reading, Production, and more! I have a huge love for the piano & want to share my knowledge to inspire and nurture music in all willing to learn (and practice)!
New School University graduate, with additional conservatory study at Manhattan School of Music.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
In the first lesson, we talk a bit, and I assess whether this student is a beginner to music, music terminology, and the piano. After making the assessment, I begin working with the student on what I feel he or she should receive first from me. If the student is a beginner to all of these things, I will generally use some methodology used by Suzuki teachers to start them off, as well as my own exercises. If not a fresh beginner, I begin working with them in whatever capacity they are seeking me out for.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
35 years on the piano. 16 years of lessons taken, 15 years of intensive self study into great classical composers and jazz musicians of history
New School University B.F.A. Jazz Piano Performance
Active Multi Genre Performer, Composer, & Producer
I apply my studies every day, and share them
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, please contact for details. In general, students will register to sign up with me on a semesterly basis.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages, with a wide range of musical aspirations.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What kind of music would you (or your child) like to play?
Are you willing to invest time, energy, and money into your (or your child's) study of piano? Competence and/or mastery is something that takes many, many hours to nurture and develop over months, years. Rate and effectiveness of practice directly affect a student's results and timeline of progression.
If you are a parent who wants lessons for your child, are you willing to:
Be present for all lessons?
Take notes of what your child should practice and how?
Be responsible for nurturing your child's positive practice habits at home?
Offer compassion and encouragement to your child when they doubt themselves? Studying piano to be good enough to one's own ear takes a lot of time and effort in practice and study, as well as time developing habits which neutralize self-doubt and laziness in a healthy way! Excellence in anything takes time, effort, and dedication over a long periods. A positive attitude towards the work speeds up the process.
If you are an adult, can you do these things for yourself?
If you, yourself, wish to study piano with me, you will have my unwavering encouragement and support. If you register your child to study with me, he or she will have it as well.