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Kanata Piano Lessons -- Larry Tarof/Dr L's Music

...piano and music lessons servicing Kanata, Ottawa and Stittsville

Learn from an experienced, Kanata-based musician who performs and knows how to teach
    -learn all styles: classical, jazz, musical theater and pop

    -choose your musical goals

    -customized program -- all levels/ages

    -students improve rapidly and have fun

    -adults welcome, too!

    -experienced Kanata-based classically trained musician who performs frequently, composes and produces CDs

How to evaluate a music teacher

    -What style(s) of music are you interested in? Is the teacher compatible with these styles?

    -What credentials does the music teacher have, as a performer? Would you aspire to or look up to the level of performance the teacher can demonstrate or point to?

    -Does the teacher have a methodology or plan to help you achieve the next level?
    -Are you looking to make rapid progress or is a steady pace good for you? Does the teacher support the pace you are interested in?

    -Is having fun while learning important to you? If so, does the teacher support this?

    -What are your musical goals? Does the teacher make an effort to find out what you want and devise a plan to lead you there?

    -Does the teacher care about you as a person? Is this important to you? Will you feel more motivated to learn?

As a music professional, this teacher...

    ...appears frequently in public on piano, guitar, voice

    ...is a composer in the musical theater, jazz and sacred genres whose works in all these genres are performed in public

    ...has received airplay on 100+ NPR jazz radio stations in Canada, the US and Europe, made several Top Ten lists and made it one #1 Jazz CD list for his 2012 jazz piano CD of original music "C is for Cosmopolitan"

    ...is experienced running various musical programs and groups with participants of all ages

    ...runs a multi-faceted, balanced music business

    ...is the musician for 11NoteChords' educational piano app "Piano Playlist" - in the app store since 2012

Standard music lesson rates

standard rate, regular lesson* 1 hr $50
standard rate, regular lesson* 45 minutes $40
standard rate, regular lesson* 30 minutes $30

* "Prime time" lessons (after school on weekdays) are restricted to students who commit to a regular program.

Larry first taught piano in 1983. Classically trained, his musical theater, jazz and pop background are brought to bear to suit the unique requirements of every student, from beginner to professional. Larry has many satisfied clients teaching piano, guitar and vocal coaching.