Curtis Pavey Piano Studio

Curtis Pavey Piano Studio

5.0 (6)
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

Currently, I'm based in Cincinnati and offering lessons to people of all ages interested in growing their musical abilities. Teaching music is one of my many passions - I enjoy sharing and instilling a love of music in others! With ten years of teaching experience, I've taught a variety of ages (including adult learners), levels, and backgrounds.

I'm a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where I maintained a full scholarship and a teaching assistantship in secondary piano. I'm also teaching piano lessons out of Willis Music's Kenwood Galleria, where I maintain a private piano studio.  I began teaching privately, but while studying at Indiana University, I worked as a faculty member of Indiana University's Young Pianist program. Besides teaching piano, I also teach music theory. While completing my master's degree, I worked as an Associate Instructor of Music Theory at Indiana University where I taught and assisted in undergraduate music theory courses.

My students ranged from complete beginners to honors students. I recently graduated from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music with a master's degree in Piano Performance and Early Music Harpsichord. I also received my bachelor's degree from IU, graduating with Highest Honors. Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding my studio.

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Cincinnati, OH 45227
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6 Reviews


  • Hailing B.

    Very professional and articulating. Great help for adult beginner students.

  • Jennifer R.

    Curtis is an incredibly talented pianist. Not only is he a great instructor, he has patience, is flexible, and has a good demeanor.

  • Molly B.

    Curtis was a fantastic piano teacher for my daughter! He was patient, fun, diligent and amazingly knowledgeable! He really concentrated for the entire lesson on making her a better piano player and each lesson was completely worthwhile!

  • David B.

    Curtis Pavey is the greatest piano teacher I have ever had in my life. He is sweet and caring and makes you love playing the piano. He is so considerate about everything and truly wants you to succeed and help you in any way that he can. You would be the luckiest person if you could have him as a teacher.

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

When I first start working with a new student, I like to spend a few lessons getting to know them and their interests. My main objective when working with any student is to inspire a love and passion for music. I work together with students to find repertoire that suits their personal interests and helps them to progress.

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

Doctor of Music - Piano Performance at University of Cincinnati (CCM) - Will Graduate in December 2021, GPA: 4.0

Master of Music - Piano Performance and Early Music Harpsichord Indiana University - Graduated July 2018 GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance Indiana University - Graduated May 2015 GPA: 4.0

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

Please contact me regarding my rates as this is dependant on location, regularity, and the length of the lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching while I was in high school to try to see if teaching music was something I truly wanted to do for the rest of my life. I started with a handful of young students and over the last few years, this has turned into a flourishing set of students ranging from beginners to advanced and young to old.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with all kinds of students. I have taught beginning to advanced level students. In my approach, I adapt my teaching to the needs and abilities of the student. Regardless of preceived talent or ability level, I am happy to help inspire a love and passion for music.

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

I think that it is essential to find a teacher whose personality, goals, and approach works for you. Make sure to contact several teachers and determine how their educational background, teaching experience, and goals can help you.

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

Why do I want to learn to play the piano? How will playing the piano help improve my lifestyle? How long do I expect to enroll in piano lessons? What do I hope to get out of piano lessons?