David Cutter offers private and group lessons in his home studio in Pasadena. All ages are welcome, beginner to advanced. He provides high quality instruction for students new to the piano. Pianists with many years of study behind them will learn little known skills that lead to piano magic. There is a lot of information packed into these pages so please explore them. You'll learn a great deal just by reading.
Welcome to the piano!
PRIVATE OR GROUP STUDY
Private lessons or group lessons? Ideally, both. Each form has different advantages so it's best to combine them to develop a well rounded pianist. A teacher has the best chance of solving a student's playing problems working one-on-one. In group lessons students inspire each other which creates an intensity of study. Private and group lessons together lead to rapid progress.
The value of ensemble work lies in the process of creating art together. The learning and living with a beautiful piece of music over time deepens musicianship. A more cohesive ensemble sound is created when the pianists live and breathe as one. Additionally, piano ensembles allow students to enjoy the piano as a social experience.
First of all, it's a lot of fun. The piano creates a quality of life that's in a class by itself. Piano lessons lead to rich rewards making them the gift of a lifetime. A child's aptitude for other academic disciplines is also greatly improved, Music study is the best educational investment a parent can provide their child. A relatively new scientific study shows dramatic evidence of this.
David Cutter comes from a lineage of great teachers and brings the artistry of playing the piano to his students. After years of formal instruction, performance experience and hard work, he has learned many of the secrets to playing the piano and he shares this rich oral tradition with students. No amount of technology can replace the effectiveness of an oral transfer of this knowledge. Read More...