Joseph Castricone, Pianist And Teacher

Joseph Castricone, Pianist And Teacher

5.0 (3)
3 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

The first lesson is free so that I can get to know the student and his/her goals.

Music has been a part of my life for 40 years, whether as a student, a teacher, a performer, or an enthusiastic listener.  I love teaching the piano because I want to share my love of music and encourage people to incorporate music in their daily lives.

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Credentials

Wylie, TX 75098
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Stephanie Leale

    I had the pleasure of having Mr. Castricone as my piano teacher. I can honestly say that it was because of his influence that I began to find the beauty and intricacies of classical music. I formed a love for the piano early on and when you have a great teacher the love of the instrument and music shines through effortlessly. Joe was a very patient teacher who always cared deeply about his students. Due to a great teacher I have stuck with my piano playing and even had the pleasure of assisting with a group piano class to hopefully impart some of my love of classical music onto a whole new generation. Thanks Joe for such an awesome introduction into piano and music.

  • Stephanie Leale

    I had the pleasure of having Mr. Castricone as my piano teacher. I can honestly say that it was because of his influence that I began to find the beauty and intricacies of classical music. I formed a love for the piano early on and when you have a great teacher the love of the instrument and music shines through effortlessly. Due to a great teacher I have stuck with my piano playing and even had the pleasure of assisting with a group piano class to hopefully impart some of my love of classical music onto a whole new generation. Thanks Joe for such an awesome introduction into piano and music.

  • Jessica Turecek

    I took piano lessons with Joseph on and off for about 10 years (from around the ages of 6 to 16). He was an absolutely fantastic piano teacher. He always expects the best from you, and will hold you accountable in order to push you to do your best - but he is also very understanding and patient. After a number of years of learning under the regiment of the Royal Conservatory of music, I didn't have the patience for endless scales and just wanted to learn to place specific songs; Joseph was completely understanding and flexible in his teaching, allowing me to flourish under the new learning style. Joseph also taught my mother for a similar amount of time. He was a fantastic, undertsanding teacher to her, working very well within the limitations placed on her by her Dyslexia. Joseph has an infectious passion for piano, and is incredibly talented. I would absolutely recommend him as a piano teacher for children and adults alike.



FAQs


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.