Marvin Zimmer Piano Lessons

Marvin Zimmer Piano Lessons

5.0 (1)
Best of 2020
1 hire on
1 employee
45 years in business

About this pro

I have been a musician for over 50 years.

I can teach beginning and intermediate piano, and am very classically focused, although I can also teach and play jazz.

I have a music degree from the University of Utah and have played in churches, nightclubs, recitals, and sometime play my own original music.  I can teach theory and composition.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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  • Paul Bagley

    I took piano lessons from Mr. Zimmer in 2013, and can say that he taught me a lot about technique and dynamics. I would recommend him to any aspiring players.


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

I start out with basic fundamentals of playing the piano. Then I start them out with Larry Bastian or Michael Aaron to learn the notes and learn to play simple tunes. Then it's onto Clementi Sonatas. I employ Hanon Finger Exercises for dexterity. I know that everyone learns differently, so I generally guide the students towards their musical goals, whether it be classical, pop, or jazz. I require an hour of practice a day. I realize that the piano is a lifelong pursuit that can enrich lives.

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

Bachelor of music degree at the U. of U. 1975. I can play by ear or read notes. I played for musicals and recitals at the U and wrote jazz arrangements for the jazz band. I also play other instruments but piano is my favorite.

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

I charge $30.00 for an hour lesson or $15.00 for a half hour lesson. I'm no a clock watcher, but am concerned about my student's daily progress.

How did you get started teaching?

I'm a substitute teacher in the Murray District, but usually I've given out business cards or posted notices in music stores.

What types of students have you worked with?

beginning and intermediate.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I've just learned all the Bach English Suites. And I've learned a few Bill Evans tunes.

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

You need to practice. Once you learn the basics, piano playing is fun and stimulating.

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

Do I have the time to put in a daily regimen of practice. Plan on playing music as a hobby, and try to play with groups or bands. the more the merrier.