Specializing in Pop, Rock, and Broadway
with Broadway Conductor/Pianist, David Truskinoff
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When asked about how I learned to play the piano, my answer is always, “Billy Joel and Elton John were my teachers.” And while I’ve never even met Billy or Elton, it is quite true that most of what helped shape my earliest years as a musician was playing along with their records. I did have approximately a year and a half of more “formal” lessons to learn some of the basics (reading music, ear training, learning some elementary classics) but the thing I most wanted to do was try my best to sound like Billy or Elton and that was what would keep me sitting at the piano for hours on end, practicing. I strongly believe it is also what propelled me toward my career as a Music Director/Conductor on Broadway, conducting and playing such shows as RENT, HAIR, and THE BOOK OF MORMON.
I approach teaching piano in a similar way to how I learned. It is my goal to get you up and playing as quickly as possible - playing the music you want to play, music that you connect to. Once you are able to make some decent sounds at the piano, then the fundamentals will begin to make sense.
(slightly more if I come to you)