Piano Lessons Seaford

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

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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?

Kids 9-12yo

Watch your childs confidenxe sour as they learn to play their favorite songs

Teens 13-19yo

Let them be proud and express themselves the way THEY want to!

Adults 20+yo

You're not too old to learn piano. Discover how easy it can be.

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.

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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 Seaford has gone up over recent years. That being said, the availability of skilled piano teachers has decreased. If you live in Seaford 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 Seafordians (is that a word?) do is make the mistake of choosing a teacher who may be underqualified, causing them to develop bad habits, not achieve their goals, and have a bad piano lesson experience eventually causing them to quit. Despite this, 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 Seaford, want to learn to play the piano fast and easy and don’t mind a quick car ride, I can help.

I’m going to be honest and transparent with you. My goal is not to mold you into the pianist that I want you to be. My goal is to help YOU become the pianist YOU want to be. If you want to play for fun, start a band, or study for music school, the lessons here are fully tailored to you and your goals. Yes, I use various music books in my piano lessons, but only to teach you concepts and provide you with the physical skills necessary to play piano and make music. This way, you’ll know exactly what to do when you sit down at the piano.

With that said, if you searched piano lessons in Seaford but are ok with driving a few mins to our studio, then you have to grab your Readiness Assessment now; this will put you miles ahead of everyone else learning piano today!

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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 Seafod?

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

1. Start out going south on Seamans Neck Rd toward Joy Ct.

2. Turn right onto Clark St

3. Take the 1st left onto W Seamans Neck Rd.

4. Take the 1st right onto Park Ave.

5. Turn right onto Wantagh Ave.

1890A Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793 is 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.

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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 Seaford,
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.

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Unique Lab Lessons

This is a unique way to learn music. This way of teaching gives you the privacy that you need during the lesson so that you don’t feel like the teacher is hovering over you as you practice. Having to give a music performance every second of your lesson is stressful! From classical to pop, these lessons will skyrocket your results.

Who’s This Kid Jonathan?

He’s one of my students. I’ll let him tell you in his own words what lessons are like here

“I’ve progressed much further than I ever would have on my own…”

It’s been 2 years since I made the decision to reach out to Sara for my first lesson at Chatalbash Lessons after looking at a bunch of teachers and I can undoubtedly say that not once have I ever regretted it.

I started as a beginner with Sara back in the summer of 2016 and I’ve progressed much further than I ever would have on my own. She’s done a terrific job in helping me learn the fundamentals of playing piano, music theory, as well as the music that I enjoy playing.

Despite the hard work and dedication that comes with learning music and playing the piano, having Sara as my teacher makes learning piano easy and fun. She’s everything you would want in an experienced piano teacher. Sara is an exceptionally talented pianist and teacher who’s patient and understanding when it comes to learning the piano but she will make sure that you’re focused on practicing your music and making progress.

She’s always upbeat and excited to help her students learn and love the piano. Sara is an excellent teacher and an extraordinary pianist. (Seriously, you should hear her play.) She tailors her lessons based on her student’s interests, skill level, and music goals and she’ll work with your schedule to fit in a weekly lesson time as best as she can. Without her, I never would’ve had the courage to complete my first performance.

She happily teaches kids, teens, and adult students that are willing to learn and take their music lessons seriously. Regardless of your skill level, if you’re interested in learning to play piano, play classical or looking to improve your piano skills, Sara of Chatalbash Lessons is the right teacher for the job. I highly recommend Chatalbash Lessons to any aspiring piano students looking to learn or improve their piano skills.”

Jonathan E, Long Island

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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Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some more questions so I listed the questions I get most below.

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    I don’t have room for a keyboard or piano. Can I still take lessons?

    Everyone has room for at least a keyboard. Move some things around and consolidate your space so that you can accommodate an instrument. You can set up and take down the piano stand each day to put it away if you need to save space. If you genuinely don’t have the room for a piano or keyboard, then you can see if there’s a piano/keyboard in a music store, library or church you could practice on daily. If none of those are options for you, then unfortunately I don’t think piano is the right instrument to learn at this given time and you may have to wait until you’re able to have more room.

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    Do you give me the lesson books?

    Yes, I will give you all the lesson books you need before your first lesson so that you are ready to go and don’t have to go searching for anything!

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    Do you teach through summer?

    Yes! The studio schedule doesn’t operate on a school schedule so lessons are taught all year round with the exception of a few vacation weeks you will know about in advance. Please plan your summer schedule accordingly so that you can consistently attend your lessons.

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    What do I need to start piano lessons?

    Firstly, you need either an acoustic piano or a digital piano with 88, fully-weighted keys and a bench with a sustain pedal. This is non-negotiable to begin lessons since you need an instrument at home for online lessons and to practice on during the week. You’ll also need your lesson books (which I’ll provide you), a pencil, an assignment notebook, and your “ready”/”question” cards (you put up one card or the other to let me know if you’re ready to be heard or if you have a question). Other than those physical things, you should also have time in your schedule to devote to lessons and practicing!

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    Are lessons customized for me or does everyone learn the same stuff?

    Lessons are always customized to the individual student. Not everyone learns the same or has the same interests so it’s my job to ask what your goals and interests are and help you get there as quickly as possible. Everyone learns their fundamentals from their lesson books, but your supplemental music will all be different and you get to pick what you play!

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    What can I expect to learn in the intro lesson?

    In your first 30-minute intro lesson, you will have learned the proper sitting and hand position, key names, finger numbers, 3 different rhythms, some dynamic markings, and how to read 5 treble clef notes and 5 bass clef notes on the staff. All in around 15-20 minutes because we’ll spend the other half talking about your goals and getting to know each other. Pretty crazy, right?

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Kids 9-12yo

Watch your child's confidence soar! Piano lessons are meant to be fun and engaging, not stale and boring. Looking for fun lessons that put a smile on your child's face? You've come to the right place.

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Teens 13-19yo

Let them be proud of themselves! Your teen will be able to have a say in the songs they play. This way, they'll be excited to practice and show their friends what they've learned!

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Adults 20+yo

Discover how easy it is to play your favorite songs. It's stressful learning something new, but, believe it or not, you actually have some advantages learning piano as an adult. Learning piano is easier than you think.

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