John Kunu's Piano Studio
I offer a complete music education.
• Practice and memorization techniques.
• Students acquired skills needed for performance.
• Self-confidence and Motivational techniques
• 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. Very effective
• I give periodic theory exams (for those interested)
MUSIC NOTES emailed / logged 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 study, learn and make music, but to create and appreciate all the different genres of music in the world.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Frequently asked questions
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.