Lessons at Artist Pianos

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.

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Latham Teachers

Piano Teacher

Brian Axford

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 music.

Piano Teacher

Terrilyn Jennings

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 selections.

Piano Teacher

Sophia Vastek

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 a lifelong musical curiosity in her students.

Syracuse Teachers

Piano Teacher

Lana Goldman

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 methods, is individualized based on age and ability, providing a well-rounded musical education.

Piano Teacher

Emery Lawrence

Emery studied at SUNY Potsdam at the Crane School of Music and received her bachelor's degree in Music Industry from SUNY Oneonta. Talented in multiple instruments, she performed in All County/Area All State Bands, NYSSMA, piano recitals, and occasionally filling in as a pianist at various churches.  Emery is looking forward to growing her studio at Artist Pianos and sharing her love and knowledge of music.

Piano Teacher

Joe Tringali

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 pianist needs. 

Piano Teacher

James Vatter

James has been teaching students of all ages for over 25 years. He received his Master of Music and Music Education from Syracuse University and did his post graduate work at the Eastman School of Music. James has served as president of the Central New York Association of Music Teachers, Suzuki Teachers and Teachers of Young Students. He is a New York State Certified teacher, Steinway Top Teacher and is also certified by the Yamaha Corporation to present group instruction to senior adults. 

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603 Watervliet Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 783-1695(518) 783-1695

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5780 Celi Drive
East Syracuse NY 13057
(315) 446-5660(315) 446-5660

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