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As a full-time professional pianist (performer, composer, educator and recording artist ) I am currently very honored to work with over 30 private students per week, traveling to their homes.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels accepted.

For extensive biographical background information, please visit my website at www.andywasserman.com

Specializing in providing dedicated students with a solid foundation of technique and Classical repertoire, with an emphasis on Jazz, Blues, Popular music styles, Improvisation, Music Theory (including George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization) Composition, Arranging, Creating original music - production and notation - with computer software and hardware (Recording Technology), and Rhythmic training.

SUMMARY OF TEACHING BACKGROUND:

  • Private music teacher with 34 years experience; 30 - 40 private students per week
  • Visiting artist giving master classes at Universities, Colleges and Festivals throughout the United States
  • Conducted master classes, workshops, teacher-training and assembly concerts as an arts-in-education curriculum specialist in over 1000 schools since 1979
  • Membership in the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA), National & New Jersey Chapter
  • Certified Instructor of George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization.
  • I have been listed on this pianoteachers.com website since 2002

SUMMARY OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston
  • Studied abroad at L'Academie des Musique, Sion, Switzerland
  • Graduate studies in Music Therapy at New York University
  • Intensive private study and mentoring with Dwike Mitchell, George Russell, Jeanette Giguere, Anne Prior Dodge and Papa Ladji Camara
  • Attended The High School of Music and Art and The Metropolitan Music School in Manhattan

SUMMARY OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY & MISSION STATEMENT:

  • As a full time professional musician and educator with 30 years of experience, I approach every student as an individual regardless of their level.
  • My mission is to nurture, motivate and inspire the innate talent within each student.
  • This is achieved by creating a unique program of study which can lead to the fulfillment of their complete musical potential.
  • I especially enjoy teaching children and adults with no previous experience, ages 6 and older.
  • I offer a comfortable atmosphere for learning that fosters a love and appreciation for all that music has to offer.
  • The study of a musical instrument accelerates the growth of intelligence and establishes a keen sense of personal discipline.
  • By focusing the mind and calming the nerves, music making is one of the healthiest outlets for self-expression, creativity and joy.

PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA PHONE OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION, FEES, SCHEDULING AVAILABILITY AND A COPY OF MY DETAILED POLICY DOCUMENT.

 
Studio Location
Providing in-home lessons at student's residence in Northwestern New Jersey throughout Warren, Morris, Hunterdon and Sussex Counties, as well as online video instruction via the internet.
 
Phone
( 908) 852-9205
 

 
Website
www.andywasserman.com