Piano Lessons Plainview

Discover why so many people from Plainview are traveling to Wantagh for their piano lessons. Piano lessons for beginners – advanced, kids-adults.

Which Lesson Type Would You
Like to Learn More About?

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Kids 9-12yo

Watch your child's confidence soar!

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Teens 13-19yo

Let them be proud of themselves!

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Adults 20+yo

Finally, play the music on your Spotify playlist!

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“In 3 months I went from no experience to reading music, playing songs, and performing on stage!”

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– Drew Reynolds, Student
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Which Lessons Would You Like to Learn More About Today?

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Kids & Teen Lessons

Build their self-esteem. Playing the piano is meant to be fun and engaging, not stale and boring. 

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Adults Lessons

It’s never too late to start playing the piano. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can play music.

How Do I Get Started?

That’s easy. Follow the three simple steps below so you can
stop thinking about the piano and actually start playing it.

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1. Take Your Assessment

This 30 second Readiness Assessment will help deternine if you’re actually ready to start playing the piano. I’ll ask a few quick questions like are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced player? What are some of your concerns? What are your goals? Once I get your request, an email will be sent to you with your results. If you’re ready, you’ll move to step 2. This assessment is valuable to anyone who is interested in playing the piano.

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2. Request Your Intro

The second part of the assessment will determine if you feel that this is the studio for you by coming in for an intro lesson. This intro lesson will allow you to get a feel for how piano lessons will be going forward. Half the lesson will be spent giving instruction on how to sit, how to position your hands so you’re not in pain, and so much more.  The other half will be spent talking about your goals and what you expect going forward. This is the time to see if you vibe with Sara. Once the lesson is done, you can decide if this is the studio for you.

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3. Play Music You Love

If you decide to take lessons here, that is when the magic really happens! Once you are a student here, you will be on the road to playing the piano with ease. My Lab Lessons are the perfect piano lessons for beginners and intermediates and my Elite Lessons are reserved for more advanced players. I want you to become the kind of pianist that YOU want to be. Want to be the casual player at parties? I got you. Want to fly through challenging classical pieces? I can help you do that, too.

Which Lesson Type Would You
Like to Learn More About?

Click a lessons type below:

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Kids 9-12yo

Watch your child's confidence soar!

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Teens 13-19yo

Let them be proud of themselves!

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Adults 20+yo

Finally, play the music on your Spotify playlist!

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Ok, This All Sounds Great, but Do You
Have Any Actual Reviews?

Sure do! Below you can read reviews from Paul, Deb, and Nicole.

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What Makes You Different from the
Other Piano Lesson Schools?

For starters, I want you to play the music you actually like.

The number of people searching for piano lessons in Plainview has gone up over recent years. That being said, the availability of skilled Plainview piano teachers has decreased. If you live in Plainview and want to learn to play the piano, you probably don’t want to wait a bunch of years for a qualified teacher to begin teaching in your area.

So what many Plainviewers (is that a word?) end up regrettably doing is going with a teacher who may be underqualified so they pick up bad habits, won’t be able to get them to their goals and may not gel with their personality. Nonetheless, they chose the instructor because they were the nearest. This wouldn’t be Long Island if we could get all the things we wanted were available in our hometown. (I still travel 22 mins for the best BBQ on Long Island)!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Sara Chatalbash, owner and teacher at Chatalbash Lessons.

If you searched for piano lessons in Plainview, want to learn to play the piano fast and easy and don’t mind a quick car ride, I can help.

I want to be completely transparent with you. My goal is not to turn you into the kind of pianist I want you to be. My goal is to help YOU grow into the pianist YOU want to be. If you want to learn how to play for fun, join a band, or prep for music school, the lessons here are totally personalized to you and your goals. Yes, I use different music books in my piano lessons, but only as a tool to teach you concepts and give you the physical skills needed to play piano and make music. This way, when you sit behind the piano you know exactly what to do.

With all that said, if you came here looking for piano lessons in Plainview, but are willing to travel to our studio, you have to grab your Readiness Assessment now; this will put you miles ahead of everyone else learning piano today!

Which Lesson Type Would You
Like to Learn More About?

Click a lessons type below:

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Kids 9-12yo

Watch your child's confidence soar!

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Teens 13-19yo

Let them be proud of themselves!

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Adults 20+yo

Finally, play the music on your Spotify playlist!

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How Close is Your Studio to Plainview?

I will use Plainview High School as a starting point and give you directions from there.

1. Start out going northwest on Kennedy Dr toward Southwick Ct.

2. Turn left onto Washington Ave.

3. Turn left onto Manetto Hill Rd.

4. Turn right onto Old Country Rd.

5. Merge onto Seaford Oyster Bay Expy/NY-135 S via the ramp on the left toward Seaford.

6. Merge onto Sunrise Hwy/NY-27 W via EXIT 2W toward New York.

7. Turn right onto Wantagh Ave.

1890A Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793is on the left. 

There’s a Bunch of Teachers Out There. How Do

I Find the Right Piano Teacher for Me?

Whether you go with me or another music teacher, I highly recommend your teacher have these qualities so that you have the best chance of enjoying lessons.

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A Teacher Who Teaches All Levels

If your music teacher only teaches beginners, you will outgrow them after a couple of years max and have to go find someone new.

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A Teacher Who Can Play Advanced Music

If they can play advanced music (and I don’t just mean classical music) you know that they will be able to give you comprehensive music lessons.

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A Teacher Who Has a Degree in Piano

You know that your instructor had proper training in performance, theory and pedagogy (teaching) for your music lessons.

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They Must Explain Things Simply

Your music teacher must be able to explain things in a way that makes sense to you and not talk as if you went to some music academy or already know music theory.

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NOT The Cheapest Teacher

A music teacher who is the cheapest most likely will be the most inexperienced, which is why they’re undercutting the industry.

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Must Let You Choose Your Music

Whether it’s classical or rock, you should play the music that made you want to play piano in the first place.

Which Lesson Type Would You
Like to Learn More About?

Click a lessons type below:

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Kids 9-12yo

Watch your child's confidence soar!

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Teens 13-19yo

Let them be proud of themselves!

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Adults 20+yo

Finally, play the music on your Spotify playlist!

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 I’m Looking for Piano Lessons in Plainview,
Why Should I Take Lessons at This Studio?

Here are a few quick reasons you may enjoy taking lessons here.

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Fun & Supportive Environment

I believe in keeping music lessons fun and upbeat; nobody wants a tyrant for a teacher or to feel like they’re in school. I’m not one of those teachers who teaches every student the same way. Every student has a different personality and learns differently so it’s important for a teacher to customize music lessons to their students.

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Relaxed, Casual Recitals

I’m also not one of those teachers who likes to torture their students with formal recitals. I like to give music performance opportunities in more relaxed settings, where friends and family can enjoy a cup of coffee while hearing your performance. I even have a backyard potluck over the summer where students play whatever they want! Classical music, jazz music, Latin music, Christian music, pop music, rock music, blues music, country music, R&B music, rap music….you name it, you can play it!

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Continued Student Success

The students in this music studio consistently score high in NYSSMA and theory exams, win classical performance competitions, and many more are accepted into the top music schools. My students are amazing!

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Cross-Genre Secrets

I’ve experimented with many forms of music. I’ve jammed and recorded with indie music bands and improvised at Fat Cat in NYC playing jazz music. I love incorporating non-classical music elements into lessons and giving the theory behind them so, as I said before, whether you’re into jazz music, Latin music, Christian music, pop music, rock music, blues music, country music, R&B music, rap music, or you really love classical music, I teach it all so there’s no limit on what styles you can learn.

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Ever the Student

I don’t ever want to fall into the “those who can’t do, teach” group so I still practice, give a music performance in every recital, and challenge myself even as a music teacher. I know what it’s like to be a student. If your teacher can’t play the music that they’re teaching you, that’s a red flag. You want a teacher who can take you from A-Z and a teacher you won’t outgrow.