John Kunu's Piano Studio

John Kunu's Piano Studio

5.0
1 employee
27 years in business

About this pro

I offer a complete music education.

• practice and memorization techniques which are effective

• Students acquire the skills needed to perform.

• Technique/position stressed.

• I am personally available to students seven days per week for additional help, lessons, or any extra questions.

• I offer valuable theory lessons. If more than one in the family, one can do theory while the other has piano. Works well.

• I give periodic theory exams (for those interested)

MUSIC NOTES emailed after each lesson to provide guidance for the week. Practice is required.

We can meet for a free trial lesson, and decide if we are a match. References if you wish.

My joy is sharing my love of music with my students.

Email me your thoughts. Ask questions.

I enjoy watching my students progress not only in their ability to make music but to appreciate all the different genres of music.

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Old Town Manassas, VA 20110
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FAQs


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

1. Get to know what my students goals and aspirations are. 
2. How much time do they have to dedicate to the art of learning piano? 
3. As a professional pianist and singer, I love to show my students how the "final product" can sound like with a little work and commitment.


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

I received my music education degree from Shenandoah University. (Formerly called Shenandoah College and Conservatory)

I was a former Fairfax County music teacher for over 13 years. 

I am Music Director of the Protestant Community at Quantico Marine Base as well as freelance pianist, composer, arranger and private teacher,


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

My fees start at $35 for 30 minute lesson. 
I adjust according and give discounts to families, longer lessons, etc.

Students only need to commit monthly. 
First lesson / consultation is complimentary.


How did you get started teaching?

Fairfax County Schools contacted me and invited me to come in for two positions that they needed a qualified person. This was in part due to my excellent experience when I first was starting out.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with children, both beginners and advanced. 
I also teach beginner and advanced adults who have busy work schedules. This includes some piano teachers who asked me to teach them advanced improvisation. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Working with a physically disabled child on voice and recorder lessons. Both the child and her parents and beyond excited, not to mention my enjoyment!


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

Since I work with many people in the military community, I get this question often. I advise my students and families to look for these two qualities;

1. Look for a nice person; a person who will instill the love of not only piano / singing, but music and the arts in general. I show my students how music brings classical ballet to life - for example.

2. Someone who performs their craft (piano & voice) on a regular basis.


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

So many, it depends on the individual.