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Individual Private Lessons

Piano Lessons

Half hour and 45-minute individual piano lessons are available to suit your schedule and budget. Call Carole Reiss at 201-568-6344 for current rates.

Reading Skills, Music Theory & Creative Composition

Workbooks, flashcards and music board games are used to develop topnotch reading skills.  Students are taught to recognize all the basic musical symbols and to identify chords.  Students are also encouraged to create pieces of their own and are guided through the process.

Summer Piano Lessons to Prevent Brain Drain


Students are encouraged to continue lessons over the summer when they have more free time.  You can schedule summer lessons every week, every other week or call for an occasional booster lesson when the spirit moves you.  Summer lessons always center around a fun-filled theme and achievement reward. Cancellation policies and regimented schedules are suspended.  Students have been known to arrive in bathing suits and flip flops.  After all, as the George Gershwin song declared "summer time and the livin' is easy" and as Cole Porter proclaimed "anything goes".



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Free Introductory Lesson

A  free introductory piano lesson is offered as an opportunity to meet each other and to assess the readiness and understand the goals of the student with no obligation or pressure to sign up on the spot.

Lesson times available "24/7"

That's a bit of an exaggeration, but students can choose from a broad selection of lesson times spanning after-school, evening, and weekend hours. Every effort is made to accommodate students who need to change their lesson time during the year.


Piano Workshops at No Extra Cost


The Tenafly Piano Studio has replaced the formal piano recital with innovative on-site group Piano Workshops. Piano Workshops emphasize the joy of sharing music.  Unlike formal recitals, Piano Workshops do not entail endless months spent learning a showy recital piece by rote at the expense of building repertoire and reading skills.


• Enables students to get used to performing for a group

• Features educational games to review and reinforce knowledge of music notation and symbols

• Provides an opportunity for students to share their unedited thoughts about learning piano, practicing and performing

• Includes refreshments and goody bags

Special Programs

Remedial Reading Program

The remedial reading program is designed for students who have studied with other teachers and for one reason or another failed to acquire good reading skills.  The program helps their "eyes" to catch up with their "hands" and minimize the gap between their reading and playing abilities. Remedial reading lessons are always 45-minutes in length.

Tutoring in conservatory level theory & keyboard skills for music majors

Other Perks

Three studio pianos to play on

Assistance purchasing your own piano

Lending library of piano music

Call 201-568-6344 to schedule a consultation.

Start Lessons Today!

You can bring the fun and joy of music making into your home too.  Enrich your life by learning to play piano and filling your home with the music you love.


32 Coleman Terrace
Tenafly, NJ 07670