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Meet the Teachers

Passionate. Exceptional. Professional.

Denise

Denise Rodrigues

Montclair State University, BM Curio Teacher

Denise Rodrigues has been playing piano since she was seven. To her, playing piano has always felt like writing in a diary, as it allows her to channel and express her feelings.

Arianna

Arianna Körting

The Juilliard School, MM, BM Curio Teacher

Young Steinway Artist Arianna Korting recently graduated from a select Accelerated B.M./M.M. Program at The Julliard School. She has studied under experts such as Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen, and was praised for "Producing music of rare quality" by The Phillipine Star.

Nicolette

Nicolette Sam Bird

Brigham Young University, BM Curio Teacher

Nicolette Sam Bird grew up in a musical family. She discovered her passion for teaching piano and violin students when she was sixteen, and has taught music ever since.

Patricia

Patricia Logroño

Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Curio Teacher

Patricia Logrono, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a dedicated musician and teacher. Her Music Academy has taught 300 students every year for the past 25 years.

Brad

Brad Bietry

Berklee College of Music, MM Denver University, BA Curio Teacher

Brad Bietry is a jazz pianist, songwriter, composer, and producer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Brad left his hometown of Lima, Ohio to study at Berklee College of Music. He continued his education at Denver University, studying jazz piano, composition, and arranging.

Kaden

Kaden Larson

Indiana University DMA in progress, MM Brigham Young University, BM Curio Teacher

After being diagnosed with a crippling case of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dr. Kaden Larsen began playing piano as a therapy activity at three. Since then, his love of music has inspired him to get a B.M. from Brigham Young University and an M.Mus. and DMA from Indiana University.

Laurie

Laurie Hudicek

University of Maryland, DMA, MM St. Mary’s College of Maryland, BM Curio Teacher

Dr. Laurie Hudicek has a DMA in Piano Performance from University of Maryland. She focuses on compositions from the 20th and 21st Century, especially those by American composers.

Leah

Dr. Leah Claiborne

University of Michigan, DMA, MM Manhattan School of Music, BM Virtuoso Teacher

Dr. Leah Claiborne promotes diversity by including piano music by black composers in her performances, research, and teaching.

Vanessa

Dr. Vanessa Fadial

Stonybrook University, DMA Cleveland Institute of Music, MM. Oberlin College, BM Virtuoso Teacher

Dr. Vanessa Fadial teaches piano and chamber music at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Her students have won many awards.

Blair

Dr. Blair McMillen

Manhattan School of Music, DMA The Juilliard School, MM Oberlin College, BM, BA Virtuoso Teacher

Dr. Blair McMillen is one of the most versatile and popular pianists today and has been hailed by the New York Times as "prodigiously accomplished and exciting."

Mika

Dr. Mika Sasaki

The Juilliard School, DMA, MM Peabody Conservatory, BM Virtuoso Teacher

Dr. Mika Sasaki is an imaginative and versatile soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Her piano performances and teaching opportunities have taken her from the U.S. to the U.K., Italy, Japan, and Switzerland.

Scott

Dr. Scott Holden

Manhattan School of Music, DMA The Juilliard School, MM University of Michigan, BM Virtuoso Teacher

Dr. Scott Holden is the current director of the piano program at Brigham Young University. He has performed across the US, Europe, and Asia, including two solo recitals at Carnegie Hall.

Joceyln

Dr. Jocelyn Swigger

Eastman School of Music, DMA, MM Oberlin College, BM Virtuoso Teacher

Dr. Jocelyn Swigger is a concert pianist and music professor. She loves performing and teaching, and how they help her do the other one better.

Jose

Jose Ramos Santana

The Juilliard School, MM, BM Virtuoso Teacher

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jose Ramos Santana is one of the most outstanding pianist of his generation. He has been a soloist with New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Moscow and Saint Petersburg L'Hermitage orchestra among other. Founder of The Puerto Rico International Piano Festival (Puerto Piano), Mr Ramos Santana is an Artist Faculty at the Arnold Steinhardt School of Music of New York University (NYU)

Dr. Chuan-Li Ko

Texas Tech University, DMACurio Teacher

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr. Chuan-Li Ko obtained his DMA in Piano Performance from Texas Tech University and holds the Fellowship (special candidate award) Diploma in Piano Performance, awarded by Trinity College of London. Throughout his eight years of graduate studies in the US, Chuan-Li has studied with many renowned pianists.

Carrie Wickens

Bob Jones University, BACurio Teacher

Carrie teaches piano to students of all ages in Britain, Canada and the USA. She has taught beginner and intermediate level piano students for over 17 years. Parents appreciate her patient, caring teaching style which motivates students to do their best work. In her free time, Carrie enjoys composing and arranging Church music for piano and small ensembles.

Liza Wu

Cleveland Institute of Music, MM, Oberlin College BM Curio Teacher

Liza Wu is a classical pianist and organist/keyboardist in Manhattan, performing regularly with musicians in the city, as well as internationally. She has been a long-time affiliate and faculty at many music organisations.

Nathan See

The Juilliard School, MMCurio Teacher

Nathan See has performed in many prominent venues and festivals across the U.S. as well as internationally in Belize, South Korea, and Switzerland. As an educator, Nathan is passionate about the fundamentals of music and helping students meet their goals as developing musicians.

Dmitri Kristalinsky

Michigan State University, DMACurio Teacher

Alongside his classical studies, Dr. Dmitri Kristalinsky had performed as a keyboardist in a rock band and produced three original albums. He had worked as a church musician, acquiring organ skills, and performing and arranging worship music. A Russian native, he grew up in Israel where he completed his B.Mus and M.Mus degrees at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Daniel Kutty

University of Rhode Island, MMCurio Teacher

Danny 'Satori' Kutty is no stranger to the pursuit of refined artistry. Currently based in Berlin, he continues to advocate for the transcendent nature of aesthetic expression for the European Union and beyond.

Edel Vazquez Osoria

University of Arts, Havana, CubaCurio Teacher

Edel, Cuban pianist currently based in Jordan, started to play piano when he was 7. With more than 11 years of experience teaching in English and Spanish, he holds a University Degree in Piano, Accompaniment and Chamber Music and has worked as a soloist, accompanist, and arranger with all kinds of music.

Tatuka Kutsnashvili

Manhattan School of Music, MMCurio Teacher

Tatuka Kutsnashvili is a Georgian classical pianist, beginning her training at the age of seven. She won her first International Competition in 2007, in Ukraine. Since then, the stage became a home to her and she continued to compete and perform in concerts.

Simona Premazzi

Conservatory of Music "J. Tomadini" Italy, MMCurio Teacher

New York based pianist Simona Premazzi has developed an impressive body of work as a composer and bandleader. Originally from a small town in the outskirts of Milano, Italy, she began playing piano at age 8. A gifted musician, she has earned recognition for her improvisational work and skillful approach as a composer, with an unmistakable style and depth that comes across in every one of her compositions.

Louiza Patsia

University of Newcastle, BACurio Teacher

Louiza Patsia is a classical pianist who started teaching piano since 2012 to students of all ages and musical preferences. She speaks English and Greek and her experience includes teaching students with autism and arranging piano music depending on her student’s skills.

Esther Chang Worley

Brigham Young University, BMCurio Teacher

Born in Taiwan, Esther began piano lessons at the age of 5 and started providing music for her local church at age 9. She began teaching piano at age 13. Esther has performed with the Salt Lake Symphony and American West Symphony. Esther has also spent time in Vienna, Austria performing and studying.

Olga Stoll

Moscow Conservatory of Music, MMCurio Teacher

Olga started piano lessons when she was 7 years old and quickly felt in love with the instrument. She was also involved with the band chorus, dance and drama and attended lots of concerts, plays, operas, ballets. She completely encourage all ages and backgrounds to explore their musical passion and discover the endless possibilities of Piano.

Martin Jacobs

Université de Montréal, DMACurio Teacher

Martin is an active chamber musician, performing alongside fellow musicians and former teachers in Germany, Canada, Vermont, New Hampshire, Colorado, and New York. Martin has performed at the Laeiszhalle Grand Hall in Hamburg, Germany, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Cami Hall, Steinway Hall, Paul Hall at Juilliard, Salle Claude-Champagne at the Université de Montréal, Real Collegio in Lucca Italy, the Gijón, Spain International Piano Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Josue Gonzalez

University of Southern California, MM

Josue González started his career as a Pianist at the age of 7, at the Superior Institute of Arts in his hometown San Jose, Costa Rica. Josue was the first Costa Rican pianist to play at the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. ‍Josue has won and received prizes in more than 20 national and international competitions. Josue has performed as a soloist with world renowned orchestras such as the Costa Rica National Symphony, Bogota Philharmonic, UFA Symphony Orchestra, Spivakov Virtuosi Orchestra, Gnessin Symphony Orchestra and Costa Rica Youth Symphony.

Nico Sleator

New School in New York City, BM

Nico Sleator is a New York based pianist, keyboardist, producer, composer, and teacher coming from a background of classical, jazz, rock, and electronic music. Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, Nico has been studying classical piano since the age of 7, and has been named a Steinway young artist at the age of 13. He then began learning jazz and now has a BFA in jazz piano performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music in NYC. He has been a private piano teacher since the age of 16, and has taught many group classes and summer camp programs since then. In 2017 he became an official Steinway partnered piano teacher, and has been pursuing his career as a piano teacher, keyboardist and producer in NYC.

Melissa Fankhauser

Trinity College, BM

Melissa is a music instructor and director who began playing clarinet as a child. She has written a family guitar book containing all original music, is certified in music and movement, choreographed a musical and have taught music students of all ages for over nine years. She studied classical and jazz guitar, voice, piano composition, jazz improv and performance at Cornish College of the Arts. Her interest in studying choral and worship music led her to finish a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Worship degree at Trinity Lutheran. Melissa believes music is a God given gift we can share with others that can bring delight, inspiration and joy to any community.

Jonathan Mak

Yale University, MM

Pianist Jonathan Mak is from Toronto, Canada. At age four, Jonathan made his solo debut with the Canadian Sinfonietta orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Jonathan has been invited to perform at various festivals including the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ottawa Chamberfest, and the Edinburgh International Festival. Jonathan has attended various summer festivals, including the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.

Christian Valdes

University of Texas, MM

Christian “Baby” Valdés is a talented pianist from Cali, Colombia. He comes from a family of renowned Salsa musicians, which led him to be a very successful and active musician in the Latin Scene in America. by the age of 16 he was already performing and touring with numerous Salsa artists mainly from Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico, among this list, Richie Valdés, Andy Montañez, Ismael Miranda, Tito Nieves, Guayacan, Luisito Carrion, Willie Gonzalez, Rey Ruiz, and many more. At the age of 19 Christian became part of the renowned band “Grupo Niche”, when on tour, in one of his visits to Dallas, he auditioned for the Jazz Piano program in the University of North Texas, which amazed by his talent, offered him a scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies.

Mellisa Weinert

University of St. Thomas, MM

Mellisa has pursued her love of music from a very young age. With a passion for quality music and education, she opened Eighty Eight Notes School of Music 2007 where she grew the business to include classes for all ages and stages and all instruments. "My ultimate goal as your teacher is to nurture a genuine love for music.” Mellisa specializes in music theory, composition,curriculum production, and online piano lessons. Her students gain a comprehensive background in the application of music theory, ear training, and repertoire. Mellisa excels in teaching late beginners to advanced students. Mellisa is most passionate about composing, theory, and creativity. Mellisa writes a lot of her own curriculum. She understands that each student has individual specific learning needs and shouldn't be boxed into one curriculum option. So, she often writes what the students needs!

Justin Sanford

Monmouth University, BM

Justin Sanford is a dedicated musician who has been playing piano since he was 6 years old and teaching piano for over 12 years. He has performed and toured in rock bands, cover groups, and as a solo contemporary artist. Justin enjoys teaching all ages and holds certification for teaching children with special needs.

Curriculum

Sample lessons for the Curio course. The teaching will be adapted to the individual and the pace of learning. We strive to meet the child where they are.

01
Get familiar with keyboard
Lessons: Learn to play your first piece
Technique: Lear your first Etude
Theory: Names & Terms
02
Musical Math
Lessons: Clap & Count (Quarter, Half & Whole notes)
Technique: Etude No. 2
Theory: Musical Math
Performance: Learn Song of the Volga Boatman
03
Dancing Notes
Lessons: Learn Dancing Notes
Technique: Etude No. 3
Theory: Neighbour notes
04
Up & Down the scales
Lessons: Up & Down the Scales
Technique: Etude No. 4
Performance: Learn Hush, Little Baby
05
Seconds
Lessons: Learn Ding Dong, Diving
Technique: Etude No. 5
Performance: Learn Good King Wenceslas
06
Note reading
Lessons: Note reading test
Technique: Etude No. 6, 7
Performance: Learn The Grasshopper
07
Music Alphabet
Lessons: Note reading test
Technique: Etude No. 8
Performance: Learn Yankee Doodle
08
Rests & New positions for left hand
Lessons: Rests & New positions for left hand
Technique: Etude No. 9
Theory: Naming Notes
09
Right hand Tunes
Lessons: Prepare for Sandman's Lullaby (Low C)
Technique: Etude No. 10
Performance: Learn Au Clair de la Lune (RH Tune)
10
Play in unison & legato in each hand
Lessons: Slurs & Ties, Legato/RH
Technique: Etude No. 11
Theory: Treble Clefs
Performance: Learn Sandman's Lullaby
11
Treble Clefs
Lessons: Learn Hands Together
Theory: Treble Clefs
12
Staccato
Lessons: Contrast Staccato & Legato
Technique: Etude No. 12
Performance: Learn Lazy Mary

About Our Program

Suitable for all ages. Beginners welcome!

01
1-on-1 private lessons with lesson notes
02
Studio performance classes offered each week
03
Level completion certificates are awarded to students every 12 lessons
04
Monthly Masterclasses expose students to other types of music
05
Holistic program assessment every 12 lessons
06
Exclusive access to piano community discussions

Select the right pack for you

Choose from private or group lesson options

Private classes

Private classes 1-on-1 private classes with flexible schedule

25
1 lesson pack
90
4 lesson pack
$22.50 per lesson
240
12 lesson pack
$20 per lesson

Group classes

Classes for up to 3 students. Every Wednesday, 5pm EST.

150
12 lessons
$12.50 per lesson

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Frequently asked questions

Music & Online

Can online classes for music work?
At Pixical, our unique platform provides more opportunities for music learning than in-person teaching in a number of ways:
  • Teachers can direct student's attention to certain parts of the piano with different camera angles.
  • All the resources (Sheet music, Metronome, etc.) for each lesson are in one place and won't get lost.
  • Notes, recordings, and resources are available for after-class review and practice, anytime and anywhere.
What ages are the lessons for?
There is no age for learning a new skill! All are welcome.
What type of curriculum does Pixical use?
We borrow lessons from the best piano books, including Faber, Alfred, and Micheal Aaron. Ask us for more information about this during the onboarding process.
We don't have a piano. Can we use a keyboard?
Although it is fine to start on a keyboard, a real piano is preferred.

Teacher related

Are the teachers familiar with online teaching?
Yes, they have years of online teaching experience.

Course related

What do I need before I sign up for a class?
  • A keyboard or piano
  • A laptop with a Chrome browser
  • A reliable internet connection
Can I reschedule a class?
Yes, you can reschedule at no extra charge.
How often should one practice?
We recommend your child practices every day for 10-20 minutes. The learning games on our platform help motivate children to initiate their own practice. → We recommend to practice every day for 10-20 minutes.
Can I take a trial lesson for free?
Yes! You can register for a free lesson above.
Can I record lessons to watch later?
We record all lessons for you, which you can view on the app along with notes and other resources.
When can I schedule lessons?
We have a flexible schedule, offering many days and times. When you sign up for class, you can view different scheduling options.

Payments

How do I pay?
We accept multiple forms of payment and have different payment plans.
How do I use my REFERRAL20 Coupon code to get 20% off?
  • Choose the plan you want your child to enrol in.
  • Click on “Add Promotion Code”, enter the coupon code and click on “Apply”.
  • REFERRAL20 Coupon can be used only for the first purchase per user.
  • Secret tip! Purchase the 12 Lesson pack to get the maximum discount!

Common Concerns

What if I want a refund?
We have a "No questions asked" refund policy, but we are confident you will be satisfied with the quality of instruction.
How do you vet your teachers?
All our piano teachers have a music degree. We verify their professional background and select those with experience with teaching online, piano, and have a love for lifelong learning.