Piano Lessons for Adults on Long Island

Express Yourself & Relax Through Music

I’m playing and reading music easier & faster than I ever imagined!”

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You Have a Lot to Consider

You want to play the piano…

But you might feel you’re too old to learn, that your musical time has passed you by, and playing an actual song on the piano seems impossible.

It’s not your fault, life got busy and you often put other things ahead of yourself.

It’s time to stop putting yourself second and pushing aside your goals. Imagine hearing gasps of amazement as your friends sit breathless watching you play piano for the first time. It’s going to be incredible.

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You Deserve to Walk Past Any Piano and Confidently Know You Can Play It

Hi, I’m Sara, the Teacher Who’ll Show You How to Play The Piano With Ease

Like you, I was a beginner at one point, too. I know firsthand how it feels to struggle with what note goes to what key on the piano.

I felt hopeless and frustrated that I couldn’t get my hands to do what I wanted them to do. Overwhelmed by all the things I still had to learn, I wanted to quit many times.

I graduated from Crane School of Music. I spent the last 25 years learning how to master the piano and pulling apart my own playing so that I can explain things to you in simple, easy-to-understand language.

During this time, I found a truly unique way to teach piano. This way of learning piano is so powerful that I’ve made it my mission to teach other adults how to be musical and become the kind of piano players they want to be.

This is why I became a piano teacher.

Over the years, through my unique piano lesson format, I have taught many adult piano students how to easily play the songs they love.

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Sara Chatalbash
Owner | Piano Teacher

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Yes, I Want to Play Songs I Love on the Piano With Ease

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Lessons That Take the Mystery Out of Playing the Piano For Adults

And you have access to your teacher 24/7 so you’ll never feel stuck or frustrated at home.

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All adults love music, but let’s face it, not all adults love the thought of piano lessons.

My lab-style piano lessons make playing the piano fun and easy for adults. I removed the negatives I saw with most other lessons and have developed a teaching style designed with adults in mind. These are kids’ piano lessons.

Lab lessons allow you to experience the thrill of learning the piano without the feeling of being alone, or the social isolation that can come from taking lessons by yourself.

Not only will you learn how to be musical and play the piano, but you can also learn how to write and perform your own songs (if you choose).

Imagine how excited you’ll feel when you walk past a piano and confidently know you can play it.

Yes, I Want to Play Songs I Love on the Piano With Ease

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Play the Piano With Ease in 3 Simple Steps

It’s really this simple.

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Get Your Intro Lesson

Come experience a lesson for yourself, no commitment, no non-sense.

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Come to Weekly Lessons

You’ll learn the fundamentals and quick tips so you get better, faster.

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Play the Songs You Love

Enjoy playing your favorite songs from Mozart to Motown and beyond.

Yes, I Want to Play Songs I Love on the Piano With Ease

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Experience What You’ve Been Missing

I’d hate for you to miss these advantages.

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24/7 Teacher Access

You can text me questions during the week so you never feel stuck between lessons.

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Faster Results

With 60 minute lessons, you’ll see twice as much progress each week.

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Pressure-Free Environment

You are empowered and supported each step of the way.

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Learn at Your Own Pace

Need more time on a concept? I’ll adjust lessons to make sure you get it.

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Easily Play With Both Hands

This is a tricky one for most adults. I’ll show you how to do it with ease.

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Other Adult Students

There are adults just like you taking lessons here so you’re not the only one!

Yes, I Want to Play Songs I Love on the Piano With Ease

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You probably have a passion for music, right? You might have even tried a trial lesson, some private piano lessons, or online lessons with an experienced teacher and musician and it didn’t work out. Now, you landed here, saw our music lessons, and are thinking about taking the opportunity for an introductory lesson to see what all the hoopla is about. You’re most likely an adult beginner not looking for anything fancy or too serious with a teacher who can teach you your favorite piece of music one day and introduce you to various musical styles, not just classical music. You want a teacher who is going to help foster your enjoyment of music through piano. Well, you’ve come to the right place. These are not kids piano lessons.

 

Here, I provide classes for adults who have varied skill levels, especially those who are absolute beginners. Unlike a lot of big-box music stores that teach thousands of students under dozens of piano instructors who don’t have the time to focus on your musical goals because they’re so busy, I am the sole teacher here in a private music school with only a select number of piano students. A lot of piano instructors in those stores and even a lot of private teachers are not experienced piano teachers with a lot of piano experience. Here, your piano classes will be customized to you to make your piano studies well-rounded, which includes reading sheet music, music theory, and performance opportunities. My classes for adults are different from traditional, private lessons in that I provide private practice time within the lesson to foster independent learning. I teach the fundamentals while also adding in songs and pieces of music you enjoy. I teach beginner piano students, intermediate piano students, and advanced students. Intermediate piano lessons aren’t much different from beginners lessons in that they’re still held in the lab format- you don’t need private piano lessons even at an intermediate level. If you’re an advanced player and are looking to train for college auditions in front of piano faculty to get a degree in piano performance or music education, NYSSMA, or gain professional performance experience, I also provide private coaching. Advanced music students need private lessons to focus on more things. If you need a digital piano or piano at home, plenty of stores provide rental programs if you’re not sure if you’ll stick with it.

Before and After Personalized Piano Lessons 

I asked a few students what their life was like before Chatalbash Lessons and how it’s improved after enrolling. Wow, what a difference!

BEFORE:I’d see someone playing piano and be amazed at how they could do that.”

AFTER:I can sit at any piano and make music. It’s incredible how fast it happened.”

BEFORE: “I tried teaching myself piano off of Youtube, but I kept hitting roadblocks.”

AFTER: “In just a few lessons, Sara made playing the piano easier and simpler than before.”

BEFORE:I thought, “Am I too old to learn? Can I really do this? This looks really hard.”

AFTER:Sara put my fears to rest. It’s wild that I can play songs that actually sound like the song!”

Yes, I Want to Play Songs I Love on the Piano With Ease

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Let’s Make Your Piano Playing a Success Story

Just like Marissa, Deb, Teddy, and Nicole.

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“My Parents are Going to Flip Out When They See I Can…”

I know mastering piano normally starts off at a younger age, but Sara reassured me that I could definitely learn. I look forward to lessons each and every week… – Marissa Dunne, Seaford, NY

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My “No Fluff 4-Lesson/Lifetime Guarantee”

My lessons have a very simple guarantee and I don’t believe in dilly-dallying so here it is.

If after 4 lessons you believe this isn’t the studio for you—please, email me at sara@chatalbashlessons.com immediately and I’ll pay for your first month of lessons with your next piano teacher. Calmly, quietly without question.

Even if you decide later on down the road you no longer want to take lessons here…you are still covered by this guarantee…forever.

This guarantee is in force as long as you’re an enrolled student here—none of this “30 days” nonsense- you get infinite days.

Best case, you learn to play the songs you love. Worst case, you tell me I suck and I pay the first month of your next teacher. But, the only thing guaranteed to not help is clicking away from this site.

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Owner | Piano Teacher
sara@chatalbashlessons.com

Yes, I Want to Play Songs I Love on the Piano With Ease

Rated 4.9 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ by 85+ happy students

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Private Coaching

Advanced Players

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$380 /mo

1 Lesson Per Week
1-On-1 Private Coaching
60 min lessons
Advanced Levels
College Prep
Level 5-6 NYSSMA
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Lab Lessons

Beginners & Intermediates

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only $249 /mo

1 Lesson Per Week
60 min lessons
Beginner & Intermediate
Private Practice Time
Learn the Songs You Love
Progress Faster
Focus on Creativity
Builds Independence
Focus on Enjoyment
Build Piano Confidence

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Every Adult Starts Here

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Frequently Asked Question

Still unsure? I’ve answered some common questions adults have below.

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    What happens at the consult?
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    Am I too old to learn the piano?

    Absolutely not!

    You can learn the piano and how to read music at any age unlike a lot of other activities even with no musical knowledge. There are plenty of advantages to learning later in life and it’s important for us adults and even seniors to have a creative outlet in life to express ourselves.

    Lessons for adults aren’t the same as they are for children since you learn differently so rest assured that you’ll have custom lessons tailored to you and your learning style. Beginner piano lessons are different from intermediate or advanced lessons so whether you’re an advanced pianist or you don’t have any musical knowledge at all, I’ve got your covered with personalized piano lessons.

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    Do I have to do the consult?

    I want every new potential new student to get an idea of me as a teacher before you commit to anything so you can make a well-informed decision as to whether or not I am the teacher for you.

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    I don't have a lot of time to practice. Can I still get good?
    You don’t need a lot of time to make progress, you just need CONSISTENT time.

    If you only have 30 minutes a day, that’s completely fine, but make sure you do it every day to really cement your skills and ensure you fully comprehend them especially if you’re a beginner with no musical experience reading sheet music.

    I’d recommend no less than 30 minutes a day since you won’t be able to get through everything you need to go over in less time than that, but do mas much as you personally can if you don’t have 30 minutes in your day.

    You’ll just make slower progress, that’s all. Slower progress is better than zero progress. Think about your day or your week in advance and schedule your it for yourself. Maybe wake up a little earlier or do it right after you get home so you don’t forget. Make it a routine!

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    Am I locked into anything if I do the consult?

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    Why are you qualified to teach me piano?
    Unlike a lot of piano teachers, I didn’t teach myself and this isn’t a hobby or side job for me.

    I was trained for 16 years by many professional pianists who have their BM degrees on piano and/or piano performance and I graduated from The Crane School of Music, a renowned school that breeds some of the best educators in the country.

    I’ve been teaching piano for 14 years and have been a pianist for 26. I’ve performed professionally at numerous venues and even on studio records. I also have experience with online lessons.

    Whether you choose me or someone else, they should be professionally trained to be an instructor, be able to play/teach beginner-advanced, and piano should be their main instrument. It’s a plus if they can teach all musical genres so if you’re interested in something specific like jazz, they can teach it to you.

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    Will I get made fun of because I’m an older beginner?

    One thing I do know is that nobody will say a word about you being an older learner because they have been exactly where you’ve been, learning piano for the very first time, not being able to read music, with very little musical experience.

    They know first hand how difficult it is and they’ll respect you for it, as will I. What I can’t control is what people outside of this studio who are in your personal life may say to you.

    Remember, if anyone pokes fun at you for learning piano at your age, it just means they’re insecure about their own lives. Don’t read into it too much further than that. Tell them they should take adult piano lessons and learn to play piano at their age.

    They’re probably secretly jealous that you’re doing something for yourself and doing something you’ve always wanted to do when they can’t/are afraid to. To quote Teddy Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.”

    Are your friends in the arena daring to be great at something? No. But you are so be PROUD. Age means absolutely nothing. You CAN do this!

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