Joseph Castricone, Pianist And Teacher
The first lesson is free so that I can get to know the student and his/her goals. As well, you only pay for the lessons actually taken. That's a big difference from most other studios. Finally, lessons over Skype or Zoom are extremely convenient, and provide the same level of instruction as in-person.
Music has been a part of my life for 40 years, whether as a student, a teacher, a performer, or an enthusiastic listener. You will see from the reviews I have received from students and parents, that I love teaching the piano. I want to share my love of music and encourage people to incorporate music in their daily lives.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first lesson is free so that I can get to know the student and his or her goals. After that, I recommend the materials that need to be purchased, and we are on our way.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. I studied piano performance. I have been teaching for over twenty years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$25 per half hour. I give a $5 discount for each additional student in the household and/or new students referred to me. Maximum of 3 $5 discounts.
How did you get started teaching?
When I was 16, my sister's piano teacher was hiring for an assistant teacher for the studio. I applied and was hired. Eventually, I was responsible for the studio during the summer months. I then left when I turned 18 to go to college, but still continued to teach piano privately.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with children, teens, and adults. I teach classical and popular music. I have taught 5 year olds to 74 year olds.