Edward Kalendar Piano & Composition Lessons
Philadelphia-based composer, pianist and arranger, Edward Kalendar is equally at home with classical, jazz, pop and folk idioms. He is an insightful and dedicated instructor with over thirty-five years of teaching experience.
Mr. Kalendar's classical piano and composition, theory and jazz performance students have continued their music education at the Oberlin Conservatory, Princeton University, Harvard University, the Moscow Conservatory, the Jerusalem Academy of Music, Mannes College of Music and The Julliard School. Many former students of Edward Kalendar have become successful composers (classical, film and songwriters), jazz singers and instrumentalists.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I evaluate the student's abilities, ask them about their interests and tailor my lessons accordingly. I always aim for individalized balance of literacy, aquisition and creativity.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am classically trained as a composer, pianist and conductor. Among my teachers are famous French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez and Russian composers Aram Khachaturian, Boris Zeidman and Albert Malachov.
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How did you get started teaching?
Upon my moving to New York in 1994 I was asked to teach classical and jazz piano and composition in Collegiate School in Manhattan from 1995-2014, where I worked with students ranging from 6-18 years of age. I also taught jazz piano and composition at the College for the Performing Arts in Tashkent in the 1980s.
What types of students have you worked with?
In my 30+ years of teaching-all age groups and levels.