COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS AND PARENTS
I have studied with Mr. Schubert for two years and in that short time I have learned more than some people could learn in many years. He is the best teacher I have ever had for anything and I don't know what I would do without him. With his help I was accepted into every college music department I auditioned for and will be attending Ithaca College as a music education major. I highly recommend him for anyone looking into taking lessons with him.
I am 10 years old, and I've studied with Mr. Schubert for more than 2 years and planning to do so for many years to come. He is a great piano teacher who happens to be nice, patient and funny as well. Every time I go to piano lessons I find out that I learn a lot of challenging new techniques in a short period of time, and I always come out feeling great. I feel very lucky I have Mr. Schubert as my piano teacher.
Mr. Schubert has been teaching my 3 children for the past 6 years and no amount of praise adequately describes his talent as both a pianist and teacher, and his dedication and respect for all his students. I highly recommend Mr. Schubert!
Larry is an incredibly gifted pianist and perhaps an even more gifted teacher. His virtuosity and passion for music enable him to teach a wide range of students from beginners to advanced. I have studied with many piano instructors over the years and feel blessed to have found Larry. His knowledge of classical music is unparalleled and he has always been able to take my playing to the next level. Under his tutelage my technique has improved and I'm playing in a way I never thought possible.
My 9-year-old son Kevin has piano lesson with Mr. Schubert about 6 Months so far. Kevin is very happy to see him every time. Kevin knows almost nothing about music and piano 6 months ago, but now he's capable to play many pieces of interesting music, it's unbelievable progress. Now that Kevin starting like music in general not only piano, he was the second one got red tassel in instrument playing in his grade (about 300 students in his grade). Mr. Schubert is knowledgeable in both of music and education, my son is lucky to have him as his first piano teacher.
The hardest task is to write a brief concise summary of Lawrence Schubert and his teaching skills. There's just NOT ENOUGH SPACE to capture his brilliance and expertise. I studied piano with Larry over 20 years ago. I had studied with many teachers before that time, however, I had only begun to realize what a pianist really is, does, and what a teacher should be 12 years into my training when I began my lessons in Centerport with "Mr. Schubert." I am now a professional opera singer, about to portray Chopin in Poland (how lucky am I) and still using the skills he taught me to learn music, his wonderful memorization techniques, interpretive gifts, all around genius, patience, understanding, philosophy, kindness and abandon to make MUSIC! My years with Larry are still effecting my ever-changing and growing process as a musician. He has given me an understanding, appreciation and technique that has remained with me for over two decades now. Chopin actually said, regarding music performance "Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel." Larry teaches that and more, because his stylistic and technical instructions are the foundation which enables you to go beyond and include that emotion which makes music! THANK YOU LARRY!!!
I have been taking piano lessons with Larry for over a year. Since I started playing the piano at almost the age of 50, I have faced many limitations, starting with memory and technique... and Larry always finds the way to help me overcome these obstacles. He not only has the knowledge of a pianist and musician, but also the patience and the best pedagogical method, along with his great personality and very good sense of humor. With all these qualities, Larry is a complete professional who inspires me to drive 100 miles round trip every week to take my lesson. Thanks so much Larry.
I first met Larry many years ago when I went to Molloy College for a degree in music therapy. He has been my teacher on and off ever since. I have found his lessons invaluable since I am also a piano teacher. He is an extremely gifted pianist and teacher; and on a personal note, one of the most generous and kind individuals I have ever met. I set a very high standard for myself in my own playing, and that is why I must study from the very best. Thanks for everything Larry.
I had lessons with Larry for about a year when I lived on Long Island. Although it took me an hour and a half each way to go to his studio, I found it worthwhile and immensely beneficial to my growth as a musician because of his incredible knowledge and insight into the classical piano repertoire. His interpretation is authoritative, his instructions clear, and above all, he inspired me to want to practice harder! Thanks Larry, for all the beautiful little details you helped me find in my pieces! What I learned from you I will never forget!
The patience of a saint. Thank you for sharing your love of music with my daughter.
An accomplished and talented musician in his own right, Mr. Schubert is also the consummate teacher who continues to motivate our son to higher levels of achievement in piano performance and music theory aptitude alike. He is exacting, yet patient with a keen understanding and appreciation for his student’s talents, goals, and objectives that he successfully blends to exceed expectations. Larry Schubert is an inspiration!
I studied with Larry for many years as a child through high school. I then went on to study piano performance and recording engineering at the Peabody Conservatory. My life has been absorbed in the creating and recording of music in large part due to the influence of Larry Schubert during my formative years. He taught me musicianship, technique and a deep appreciation of the meaning of music and how it can transform people's lives.
Mr. Schubert is a quietly powerful instructor..He is kind, gentle, fun...and an incredible teacher. Our daughter Abigail began taking piano with him in September of '09, and she looks forward to going to her lessons every Monday. Mr. Schubert makes learning fun, and has a warm welcoming smile each time we see him. Abigail is playing the piano beautifully, and has come such a long way in such a short time. Mr. Schubert is an amazing talent, and a true inspiration. AND...probably the most patient man I have ever met!!! Thank you Mr. Schubert for making this such a wonderful experience for our daughter!!
Mr. Schubert is a musical fountain of knowledge and detail. His lessons truly bring consistency, motivation, inspiration, dedication and RESULTS. His teaching technique is very relaxed, informative, thorough and purposeful. Being firstly a French horn player, I went to Larry to broaden my range as a musician and become a pianist. Other than learning to play the piano, he has showed me a different, more thorough way to approach learning music. I have become a different teacher and musician because of him. His method is mistake-proof. He is always kind, understanding, supportive and sets achievable goals. I have immensely enjoyed working with Larry and I honestly do not believe I could be at this level, in under a year of piano instruction, if I had gone to another teacher. If you want quality with a smile, take lessons from Mr. Larry Schubert.
When I first spoke with Larry Schubert about giving my 6 year old piano lessons, I was unsure my son was truly ready for it. As a musician myself, I figured I would know. In the two month since we've started lessons, I am amazed at how far he's come with my little guy. His manner with young children is exemplary. His pedagogical technique meets a child right where he is with enough challenge so as to advance. I highly recommend Mr. Schubert's piano instruction.
I have taken lessons with Larry since I was in the 4th grade. I am now 24. The only reason I stopped is because I entered grad school full time. Larry is the most patient, understanding, and extremely talented teacher I have ever had. I have learned so much about music that it has become an essential vitamin in my life! (I tried but I don't think I can ever top Larry's jokes!) I still continue to play all the time and will never stop! Thanks Larry!
Larry's meticulous way of teaching, combined with his patience and great personality, makes each lesson an enjoyable learning experience. I have to use a magnifying glass to look for 1% errors, but I get to learn the correct playing techniques and experiment with sounds in ways I have never thought possible. Never again is a piano piece finished for me. Thank you Larry and I look forward for many more of your lessons!
After conducting extensive reach for the right piano teacher for my 8 year old son, Brian, I came across the website of Mr. Schubert. Brian started taking piano lessons in April of 2009 and the results are unbelievable. Brian is a very bright kids with a keen sense of humor, but like all 8 year old boys does not like to practice. Larry Schubert found a way to keep my son interested in learning music and encouraged him to practice every day and stay motivated. Brian can't believe his own ability to play difficult pieces in such a short time. Brian likes to show off his new skills to all of his family members during visits. Mr. Schubert is very patient, he has a great sense of humor and yet he is very serious about his work. Mr. Schubert finds unique approach and brings out the desire to learn in every student. What I like the most about Mr. Schubert's instruction is his ability to set high standards from the start and expect the very best work during each lesson.
I have been taking lessons with Mr. Schubert for as long as I can remember, and I've loved every second of it. He is a wonderful teacher of not only Piano but also of Music Theory, and he greatly helped me prepare for the AP exam. I have also seen him perform live, and he so passionate about music it's astounding!
I had my first lesson with Larry at the age 15 and continued through college. Through Larry, my playing transformed from rather sloppy to more precise, intense and musical......I began to see every phrase as having it's own unique purpose within the context of the whole musical story. Of course, as musicians we all evolve but there are very definite traces of Larry in my playing today. I can not more highly recommend him as a thorough, patient, and wise teacher!
I studied Chamber music with Mr. Schubert for 2 years in High School and it was one of the best experiences of my musical career! He was a challenging and inspiring teacher and I am grateful for the opportunity to study with him!
None can come close to the degree of wisdom, understanding and passion that Mr. Schubert possesses and never fails to demonstrate every time a student walks through the door. I have studied with Mr. Schubert since I was five years old (I am 19 now), and not a single lesson has gone by during which I do not learn something new that has influenced me in some form or another. I have seen myself develop as both a performer and a student of music theory and history in a way I never imagined possible. Wolds that few are privileged to be a part of Mr. Schubert has introduced me to. It seems amazing, but the more I learn from him the more I realize both his incredible sensibility and knowledge as well as my own zeal to learn more. An essential part of my life has been shaped by the loving and dedicated instruction of Mr. Schubert. A truly remarkable person indeed! I hope "Lawrence Schubert Piano Instruction" brings the same joy and satisfaction to you as it did me.
I have been a student of Mr. Schubert's for about seven years. He can make classical music fun and interesting to learn. He is an incredible piano player, which helps contribute to his astounding teaching. I highly reccomend him if you are looking for a piano teacher.
Thank you Larry, for being such an inspiring, supportive, and brilliant teacher! I wouldn't have major in both music and computer science without your inspiration. Music still played an important part in my life as I have been working in a music conservatory for almost 20 years utilizing both my music and computer knowledge.
My 8-year old Daughter has been taking piano lesson from Larry for about two years and Karen made big improvement in the way I expected. Larry is the piano teacher we really want! Karen had two teachers before and she did learn how to play piano with them. However, I always felt something was missing. Finally, Karen quit piano lessons for a while before we found Larry. I find the way he teaches is what I want for my kid. He does not only teach you how to play piano, he teaches you how to understand the music by learning the very basic and very important things. He can find a special way to deal with the kid and inspire the kid to enjoy the music. He really takes teaching kids seriously as education not just for knowing something. After listening his teaching, my mind also calms down to be ready for the next week's hard work-to watch Karen's practice. Karen has a lot of friends learning piano. After talking with their parents, I think Larry is the best.
Mr. Schubert was a wonderful teacher! His appreciation and understanding of each individual student's abilities makes him a great professor. I felt his greatest strengths were his attention to detail and the high level of discipline he expected from each student. He made a tremendous impact on how I practice and how I think about music. I am very grateful to have studied chamber music with him. His theory text is by far the best I have ever used, which includes the texts I used as an undergraduate. I was far better prepared in theory during my undergrad years at Eastman due to his text and great teaching.
One of the biggest things I regret about moving away from Long Island is the fact that I had to stop taking lessons from Larry. I really enjoyed my time with him, learning not only about the inner workings and expressive potential of the classical masterpieces, but about the process of learning itself. His concise, always musical, organized, no nonsense approach to teaching is truly inspiring.
Lawrence Schubert is one of the best music teachers I've ever had, if not THE best, and I've had numerous music teachers over the years for the various instruments I play and for composing too. I miss my piano lessons!
Just a note to mention what a great teacher Larry is, was, and still is. I am a pianist/teacher also and learned so much from him years ago - imagery that was so wonderful that I use with MY students. He knew just what to say to bring out the best.
Look in the dictionary under PATIENCE, and you'll see Larry's picture. I'm an adult student and I've certainly proved his patience o'er and o'er... Thanks Larry!
I studied with Larry for many years as an adult - and not only enjoyed the lessons and practicing, but also with his help was able to play some great pieces that I loved. I only stopped because I moved away , and still miss it. Highly recommended. Larry can help students bring out the beauty in every piece, and nurture their own special talent.
Your students are all very lucky to have the opportunity to learn from such a gifted and supportive teacher. Thank you for inspiring Teagan.
You know you got a great teacher when you can't wait for the class time.. then once you are back from his class the first thing you want to do is get on the piano to tryout the newly learned amazing secrets to playing piano well. Thank you Larry.
I had the great privilege of studying with Larry during my four years at Molloy College. I owe most of my technique to him. He is a dedicated and passionate teacher.
I have been taking piano lessons and playing piano for 4 and a half years. I have taken lessons with Mr. Schubert for 3 and a half years. Mr. Schubert is an excellent piano teacher, and has made me come a LONG way in the past few years. I highly recommend him if you play piano.
Thank you Larry! This man has not only helped me to love music but to take it as seriously as it deserves. Bravo.
I came to the piano as an adult - With patience, kindness, and an understanding of my strengths and weaknesses, Larry has guided me on a very amazing journey. I have gained confidence and have realized a dream that was always in my heart - to be able to play the piano. Many thanks, Larry.
I just started lessons with Mr. Schubert about say a year ago or less, but i have never had a piano instructor with so much dedication to his students. I hope Mr. Schubert will be a world renowned piano teacher. GO MR. SCHUBERT1 :)