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Prospect Park Piano

Piano, Songwriting & Production Lessons for All Ages

 
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Your Instructor

I am an award-winning composer for stage, film and TV, including music for Disney, NPR, PBS, Off-Broadway and nationally toured shows, with an MFA from New York University. I have many years' experience teaching pop, classical, jazz, show tunes, songwriting and improvisation to people of all ages. My approach favors creativity and understanding music from the inside out. I tailor my lessons to the interests of my students, giving them the foundational skills they need to play the music they are most passionate about.

If you're interested in learning more about my background, you can click on the second button below.

-- Gaby Alter

 
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Making Music

Beginner Students

- Learning the Keyboard
- Music Reading
- Scales and Chords
- Harmony
- Basic Improvisation

Intermediate Technique

- Site Reading
- Chord Charts
- Pop Rhythms
- Improvisation
- Intermediate Chord Theory
- Songwriting

Music Production

- Electronic Music Production

- Live & Electronic Recording 

- Sequencing 

Programs used:

GarageBand, Logic, Reason

 

Contact Me

 

"Gaby is a terrific teacher. He’s able to balance technique with musical theory with training your ear with just learning how to play fun songs. And he’s able to do that for kids and grown ups alike. I’m so grateful we found him as a teacher." -- Rachel S.

"My daughter was thinking of giving up piano, but by helping her play songs that she likes, and changing them so she can actually learn them, it makes it feel like something she's interested in learning. I've seen more willingness to practice and excitement at seeing herself improve." -- Emma C. 

"Gaby is very fun and he makes learning piano fun. He picks songs I'm interested in, like "How Far I'll Go" (from Moana) and "Let It Go." I even learned how to play the blues." -- Lucia C., age 12

Girl Playing Beginner Piano