One of the best parts of taking lessons at Artist Pianos is that as soon as students arrive, they are greeted with a vision of dozens of beautiful pianos. It is a unique experience that creates excitement for learning and puts them in the piano mood. Our studios are equipped with new Steinway-Family pianos each year, making them some of the best-equipped in the region. And all of our teachers are friendly, professional, and eager to help you succeed. Use the form at the form below to inquire about availability and tuition.
Brian Axford is an accomplished musician with a broad range of performance experience including solo and ensemble work, serving as accompanist for stage plays and church choirs, and numerous recording projects. He holds a Master of Music from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious McGill University in Canada. Brian is equally adept with children and adults and can teach a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz, blues, and other popular styles of …more
Terrilyn hails from a family of educators in Saratoga Springs, where her mother has taught piano for many years. Terrilyn holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor degree in Music from Russell Sage College and continues to study with top piano pedagogists. Equally adept in teaching children or adults, Terrilyn focuses on developing a strong foundation of music theory and technique in order to foster lifelong musicianship, while keeping students inspired with personalized music …more
Sophia is currently on the music faculty at the College of St. Rose and has over a decade of experience teaching all ages and levels. She holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Manhattan School of Music and received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Indiana University. Sophia grew up with two professional pianists as parents and as a professional musician, she has traveled and performed on three continents. As an educator, she works to instill …more
Lana received her degree in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from the Moscow State Conservatory (P.I. Tchaikovsky) and was given highest honors qualifying her as an Education Specialist. A recipient of the STEINWAY TOP TEACHER designation, Lana is a member of the Central New York Association of Music Teachers and Teachers of Young Students in Syracuse (TOYSS). Her creative and versatile teaching process, using the latest materials and …more
John Spradling is a collaborative and solo pianist from St. Louis, MO, who has taught piano lessons in Syracuse since 1997. He has one of the most successful private piano studios in CNY, teaching beginners, amateurs, adults, and aspiring young artists. His students have been recipients of scholarships at many conservatories and universities, and have won first prizes in every competition in Central New York and the surrounding regions. Mr. Spradling studied at Indiana University, the Vienna …more
Joe specializes in teaching piano, strictly to adults. He has more than 30 years teaching at all levels. Drawing on his experience as a professional musician, he has developed unique teaching materials and methods that enable his students to play any style of popular music from Broadway to Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues and Gospel. His enormous music library insures that his students can play their favorite songs, while learning the fundamentals of theory and technique every …more
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Lee (Jim) Vatter on April 24, 2021. Jim has been teaching at Artist Pianos, East Syracuse for almost 30 years. He will be greatly missed by all of us--his Artist Pianos family, his students and the teaching community. Jim's contributions to the piano teaching community are too numerous to list. Jim's presence contributed so much to our daily lives at the store. He was kind, loyal, energetic, positive …more