Elaine Friedlander, NCTM

Elaine Friedlander, NCTM

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About this pro

Several teachers gives us flexible time. We cover all aspects of the basic training of music. We believe in private lessons so each person's learning style can be accomidated. We work with students of all ages and levels. 

We love it. We love working with the students and we love the music. I have three music degrees and have taught for 50 years. I am also a Nationaly Certified Teacher of Music from the Music Teachers National Association. 

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West Chester, PA 19383
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  • Jun Gu

    Mrs. Friedlander is the best piano teacher! My son started with her since 6 years old and it has been 9 years of training. Her expertise and enthusiastic training over these years have helped my son in loving playing piano and in loving music. As parents, we are very grateful.


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

We use the Suzuki method for beginners. All transfer students are evaluated and given materials that will allow them to continue their study with specail emphesis on making sure all skills are covered.

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

All teachers have a bachelors degree in music in piano performance. Two have masters in either piano pedagogy or performance. The violin teacher has a masters in performance. Everyone has Suzuki training. We have many years of experience.

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

The per lesson rates are: half hour $32, 45 minutes $48 and hour $64. This is a monthly payment plan that is less overall than these fees.

How did you get started teaching?

In the case of all our teachers, it's what we always wanted to do. We love our work and enjoy working with the students.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have taught everyone from 4 and a half year old beginners to 80 year old adults. We specialize in Classical training but have had many students excel at jazz as well. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The studio recitals. We have one in the fall and another in the spring. 

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

Go and observe lessons. Find out the teachers background and philosophy. Teachers who work from their own studio are usually better than those who travel. Ask them what they expect to cover in an average lesson.

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

They should look at their own time and activities and make sure they have enough time to practice every day. Regular practice on a good instrument is the best way to become proficient. It's about training not fun.