superior pianistic talent"... N.Y. Times
Also many raves from 7-year olds.
AS A TEACHER:
I have had a lifelong passion for helping people at
all levels to enjoy the pursuit of their musical
potential, with a special interest in working with
It has been my great pleasure over many years to
fine-tune effective methods of helping young
children (from age 6), high school students, adult
returnees, teachers, and professional pianists. My
teaching practice is remarkably varied and
encompasses beginners (of any age!) through
performers of advanced repertoire; of course, I can
also help with preparation for NYSSMA, competitions,
and college auditions, and provide coaching for
accompaniments and chamber music. Friendly, clear,
knowledgeable, structured lessons are constructively
geared to each individual's musical personality.
In addition to my extensive teaching schedule at my
home in Centerport (near Huntington), I am a faculty
member at the Nassau BOCES Cultural Arts Center,
Long Island's unique high school for the arts, where
my text Introduction to Four-Part Harmony
is used for my classes.
Previously, I taught for thirteen years in the music
department at Molloy College, and gave courses for
the general public through the Touro College
Post-Graduate Continuing Education Program.
Strictly classical music (no keyboards, please).
AS A PERFORMER:
LAWRENCE SCHUBERT has received outstanding critical
acclaim for his four major New York recitals at Town
Hall and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
The New York Times has praised Mr. Schubert as
"a superior pianistic talent" and "a
patrician musical intellect". He has performed
in eight states for concert halls, colleges,
museums, libraries, and radio broadcasts. Mr.
Schubert has been heard as recitalist in London, at
both Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room and has
performed as soloist with the South Carolina
Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo
Here on Long Island, Mr. Schubert has given more
than 125 solo recitals, including a program for the
Hofstra University International Series. He has also
enjoyed playing in unconventional venues, such as
private homes, public schools, piano stores (10
recitals), and the Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium (12
recitals with commentary and visual projections). In
one season, a four-recital series included the four
Scherzi, four Ballades, and twelve Nocturnes of
Chopin along with the three sonatas of Hindemith and
other miscellaneous works. He is one of few pianists
to have performed an all-Hindemith recital.
Mr. Schubert's CD of solo works by the Hungarian
virtuoso pianist-composer Ernö Dohnányi was released
internationally on the Naxos label in 2003. The
American Record Guide "warmly recommended"
the recording and praised Mr. Schubert as "an
eloquent exponent of this literature".
A problem with his hands led Mr. Schubert to retire
from concertizing in June of 1997, but he continues
to pursue his lifelong passion for excellence in
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