Private piano lessons in New York City on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, offered by Jonathan Baker, piano teacher to adults and children, beginners to advanced. Because every student is unique, each lesson is tailored to the student’s individual strengths, challenges, and interests. Musical preferences are incorporated into lessons because students are more likely to practice the music that truly inspires them. I provide a solid foundation in keyboard technique and musicianship so that students are empowered to explore any kind of music.
|Person||Baker Piano Studio|
|City||New York , NY|
|Address||31 West 69 street|
|Phone Number||(917) 526-2253|
Baker Piano Studio
The piano was my first love. I have been playing the piano every day since I was seven, and after all these years I do not regret one minute I have ever spent at the keyboard.
No one had to teach me how to practice - I couldn’t wait to get home from school to dive into the keyboard. My progress increased rapidly and I made my debut at the age of 16 with the San Diego Symphony performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto in C minor.
I was raised in Southern California, and in early childhood was fortunate to have Grace Volkman as my first piano teacher. Her no-nonsense approach to building strong technique and musicianship made my advanced studies possible. I later studied with Florence Stephenson, a renowned pianist and chamber music specialist at the University of Southern California. Subsequently, I studied with Wladimir Jan Kochanski, a concert pianist and student of the legendary Mme. Rosina Lhevinne.
At seventeen I moved to New York City to study at the Manhattan School of Music. After graduating I won First Prize in the Pennington International Piano Competition as well as the prestigious Ceravalo Prize for Excellence in the Performance of J.S. Bach.