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Offline virtuoso80

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Best source for high-reputation teachers
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:14:02 AM »
It's been a long time since I studied with a teacher, and I was thinking about finding someone to work with for a time, and get some feedback from. I'm a reasonably advanced player, have my degree, and in the past I've found it difficult to source really good instruction on the internet. Is there a good way to source professionals who don't show up in your basic google/thumbtack searches? Also, if anyone simply had recommendations in the Long Island/New York area, that would be great too.

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Re: Best source for high-reputation teachers
«Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 03:38:04 PM »
Most teachers with long teaching experience will admit that not all student/teacher interactions work well, no matter how good the teacher is. You can join teaching groups in your area on social media, you can network with many teachers very fast. Some teachers may even be open to have a few trial lessons with you to see if you are a right match together.
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Re: Best source for high-reputation teachers
«Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 06:31:00 PM »
Donít dismiss asking your piano tech... thatís what I did and couldnít be more pleased.
My other thought is to check with the music dept of your local university. 

Your local MTNA might be another resource.  Just be sure you clearly define your level and goals,

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Re: Best source for high-reputation teachers
«Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 03:29:18 AM »
I would be interested in knowing more about this also, I am located in NY (Long Island) and want to change teachers, my current repertoire is Chopin Nocturnes, Schubert Impromptus, and Beethoven Sonatas. I play purely for pleasure (I work full time as an attorney). I would like a teacher thats in my area who could help me move up to a higher level.
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Offline vmishka

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Re: Best source for high-reputation teachers
«Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 09:29:58 PM »
I recently started working with Vyacheslav "Slava" Gryaznov (long distance because I am on the West Coast). Although I have had only one lesson with him so far, I highly recommend him. I believe that he can certainly help advanced students.

His website is: https://gryaznoff.com/en/. Click on "Studio" for more information about lessons.

The repertoire that I will work on with him includes a lot of Schubert, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2, Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1, and some chamber music.

He is in New York.

If you need to know my level, you can find my Youtube piano recordings (repertoire studied with other teachers) here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SergeiAoutka