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. 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.
Joseph is an excellent piano teacher that makes learning piano enjoyable. He is has been teaching our 10 and 14-year old daughters for almost 2 years now. There is noticeable improvement in their playing skills. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for piano lessons at home.
Joseph will meet you or your child where he or she is and will approach playing the piano through their eyes. He teaches what his students want to learn and capitalizes on their interest, so practicing is not a chore. He is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and will follow that curriculum for studens who want to go that route, preparing for a more classical music education or he will focus on whatever the interest. He will provide options for learning, where most other teachers teach everyone the same way. Most importantly, he listens to his students. He is the best teacher we have found for piano. You cannot go wrong with such a versatile teacher. He will lead you where you want to go, whatever your path or interest.
Joe has been instructing me for over 15 months. I am a retired older beginner with significant visual impairment. Learning to play the piano was something I wanted to learn. Joe is very interested in providing me with the tools and instruction that would help me to not just play notes but to learn to play music. Step by step he is helping me build my ability, with great patience and reasonable expectations that stretch my skills. He has a great passion for music and teaching and I am gaining more and more appreciation because of his guidance. He has shared that he enjoys doing this with all of his students whether beginners or advanced. Joe is very helpful in clarifying any questions to make sure I understand the concepts. I really enjoy and appreciate my weekly lessons with Joe.
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.
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.
I am a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. I studied piano performance. I have been teaching for over twenty years.
$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.
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.
I have worked with children, teens, and adults. I teach classical and popular music. I have taught 5 year olds to 74 year olds.