MP129 Phil Zukas Adventures in Piano Styles 1.jpg
MO129A ADventures in Piano Phil Zukas 1.jpg
MP129 Phil Zukas Adventures in Piano Styles 1.jpg
MO129A ADventures in Piano Phil Zukas 1.jpg


from 230.00

These weekly 45-minute lessons are one-on-one with the instructor on the grand piano at his home studio in New Bedford. First-come, first-served time slots to be determined with instructor. Please call 508-991-0484 or 774 202 6848 to schedule with teacher before registration.

This course will “meet you where you are” at the keyboard. Whether you have no piano experience at all or just haven’t found a teacher, or have some background reading keyboard music, but still can’t play what you hear, your chance to learn to be a better player is now.  For students of all ages, Phil will help you find middle C, explore the basics of keyboard harmony, listen to and imitate your favorite songs and discover a variety of interesting accompaniment styles.  Improving the ability to make a connection between the music you hear and what tunes to play will strengthen your practice routines and piano techniques.  Some music reading skills are helpful but not required.

Please note, classes are scheduled individually.

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Instructor’s Bio:

Jazz pianist Phil Zukas began his performance career after studying music education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Besides being a solo player, he has accompanied vocalists, worked with small and large combos, and conducted and played with bands in a variety of settings.  Phil began teaching piano and organ to students of all ages and abilities in 1981; since that time, he has also advanced a career in the field of human services.  Besides jazz music, Phil has also performed traditional classical works, as well as a variety of contemporary styles including rock ‘n’ roll and free-form improvisation.  He has also enlarged his musical experience by taking up the banjo and ukulele.

  • NOTE: These classes do not meet at the Olde Southworth Library.

  • Weekly, private lessons take place on the grand piano at the instructor's home studio in New Bedford.

  • Classes are 45 minutes in length, scheduled between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays; or between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

  • Time slots are first-come, first served, and determined in consultation with instructor. Please contact him at 508.991.0484 prior to registering.

  • Thursday classes meet January 10 through February 14

  • Saturday classes meet January 12 through February 16

  • Material fee: $20 payable to instructor at first class