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Emil Vajda, Pianist and Teacher
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Some Former Students I've Taught Over The Years

Larry

Larry

"This is something I have always wanted to be able to do. Emil is an incredible instructor with a great benchside manner so that learning is fun and interesting. He seems to coach the notes right off of the keys and into your fingers."

Buki

Buki

"Emil is a superb teacher. A Lebanese philosopher (Kahlil Gibran) once said 'The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes it.' Emil has given me the ear."

Myron

Myron

"I'm totally amazed at the progress I've made in two years."

Zev

Zev

"I don't even know where to start. Emil has taught me so much about music in just a few short years. Every week I improve my piano playing thanks to him. He is not only a great teacher but a great friend as well. His sense of humor can only make things easier each week. I am so grateful I started taking lessons with Emil and can't thank him enough."

Alex

Alex

"Not only is Emil a great instructor and a great guy, but he has also instilled in me a love of music and piano. Every week I eagerly await my lesson because I know that it is a time for learning and fun. I am happy with my progress thus far, and am looking forward to progressing steadily in the future. Thanks for everything Emil!"

Julio

Julio

"Having Emil as my piano teacher has been great, and my playing is getting better every day."

Zoe

Zoe

"Emil manages to have Zoe focus for nearly an hour! A big challenge" - Sophie, Zoe's mom

Taylor

Taylor

Madeleine

Madeleine

"Emil is a great piano teacher because he's very funny, and I've learned a lot of things that I had never learned before."

Marc

Marc

"It's a pleasure to learn from Emil. He stresses the importance of playing with a smooth legato and a singing tone. I look forward to making further progress in the months ahead."

Ravi

Ravi

"Emil is great with kids." - Beth, Ravi's mom

Click here to see Ravi at 7!

Zev

Zev

Click here to see Zev at 10!

Joe

Joe

"After a few false starts with other piano teachers, I am finally on my way to learning to play thanks to Emil. He has a great way of making the difficult easy. Each lesson leaves me motivated and increases my confidence."

Nevada

Nevada

"I am grateful to Emil, a patient teacher who actively helps me work towards my goals as a student. He has opened my eyes as to just how challenging good piano playing is and why it is also such a joy. We have a lot of fun."

James

James

James lives in Hong Kong and took six lessons with me while he was on vacation in New York!

Clara

Clara

Ken

Ken

(Ken lives in England and came for two lessons while he was on vacation in New York.)

"My practice continues to be a fulfilling experience. Thanks again for a fun experience and some good advice."

Silvia

Silvia

Ken

Ken

"West Side Piano provides a rich experience in learning how to play the piano. Emil blends the right amount of explanation and humor in making each session not only fulfilling but enjoyable."

Joan

Joan

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