Ron Levy offers piano lessons to students of all ages and levels who want to enjoy the experience of creating music.
Private lessons are available in piano, theory, and composition. Students usually focus on either classical or jazz and commercial styles. Some do both!
Intermediate students delve into form, harmony, interpretation and music theory. Correct technique is emphasized throughout the course of study.
Advanced students work on more challenging music, as well as advanced concepts such as structural, harmonic and motivic analysis, dramatic content, and improvisation.
Ron Levy 's unique teaching approach is tailored to each student's strengths.
It begins with an analysis of his or her skill level and includes:
Accurate assessment and correction for effortless learning and technique
Individual lessons in a fun and creative environment
Training in the secrets of "coordinate" playing
About Ron Levy:
Ron began piano training at an early age, and has been fortunate to have studied with many wonderful teachers. A turning point was when he began studying privately with Nina Scolnik, professor of piano at University of California, Irvine. Nina thoroughly revamped Ron’s piano technical foundation – and in the process, gave him the tools to do the same for his students. . Nina's use of Taubman principles - supplemented through Ron’s participation in workshops in Mountain View, California and Amherst, Massachussetts - proved revolutionary for Ron’s teaching approach, enabling him to assess and fix students’ technical issues quickly and effectively. It really makes piano playing a pleasure!
"I appreciate Ron’s varied musical and teaching experiences; his calm, low key demeanor; and his encouraging and supportive teaching style"
— Richard Granoff
"Ron's a great teacher.....motivator.....mentor......and he's a nice guy.
He's also one of the best musicians around." — Michael Sharman
"I have studied jazz piano under Ron for quite a while, and I am happy with the whole experience" — Leonard Peikoff
"When I started taking piano lessons from Ron, I was just hoping to learn a few improvisation skills. He encouraged me to think about music in a different way and to begin composing my own music. Before I knew it I had my own sonata, which was way ahead of what I thought I could do. In addition, he helped me fix a number of weaknesses in my technique that I wasn't even aware of. I owe him a lot!" — Scott Winterstein
Improvisation in both Classical and Contemporary styles is used as a tool to understand structure and to deepen the student's ability to look "behind" the music.