Teaching

 
 

Russ is an experienced piano teacher who can help you make the music YOU want to make. Together you can learn...

-to play in any style (Jazz, Rock, Pop, Theatre, and basic Classical)
-to read music
-improvisation and music theory
-songwriting
-composition
-to play piano and sing at the same time!
-vocal & audition coaching for the theatrically inclined

Russ is comfortable with students age 7-97, and of all experience levels.

Russ teaches from his home in Maplewood, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. Rates are $75/hr or $40/half-hour.

To schedule a trial lesson, contact info@russkaplanmusic.com.

"Russ Kaplan was our about-to-turn seven year old daughter's first piano teacher. She came to him with virtually no knowledge of the piano and the freewheeling energy of a first-grader. Russ's patience and even-keeled discipline transformed her into a child who could sit at the piano for half an hour and learn a song."
     -Michelle, Maplewood NJ

'No matter what [musical composition] I brought to him, Russ had practical suggestions and insights that furthered my musical development.  He came up with assignments that challenged me in avenues I wouldn't have found on my own.  Lessons were fun and interesting!'
   -Dave Powell, Maplewood, NJ