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Pamela Kalt

New Haven, CT 06515 (map)

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In Teacher Studio

About Me

Pamela Kalt has been teaching piano to all ages and levels for over 20 years. Her private studio has been in New Rochelle, NY and in Manhattan. She has been on the piano faculty of three Independent Schools in NYC: St. Hilda's & St Hugh's School, Lyceum Kennedy French School, and The Trevor Day School. Having moved to CT in 2009, Ms. Kalt now has a private studio in the Westville section of New Haven.

My Musical Education Background

My name is Pamela Kalt and I started teaching piano at age 15 as apprentice to my mentor, Ms. Anne Macfarlane Jones. I have been teaching piano happily since then. What I believe to be true is this: The successful piano student can only enjoy playing the instrument if an expert teacher has the knowledge and patience to show and guide the student in the art of PRACTICING! I tell my young proteges often, "I am not here to teach you to PLAY the piano...but how to PRACTICE it!" What seems so obvious is often overlooked by many a teacher and there is not a happy outcome. Ms. Kalt has a B.A. degree in Piano Performance from SUNY Fredonia, where she was fortunate to study with Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Claudette Sorel, concert pianist, recording artist, ajudicator and author. You will enjoy having your lessons on her brand new Kohler & Campbell grand piano.

Genres and Subjects Taught

I offer 1/2 hr., 3/4 hr., and full hour lessons depending on age and ability. Adults take generous hourly lessons weekly. There are discounts and packages for paying in advance and for two or more students in a family. I have a 24-hr. emergency cancellation policy. I allow for make-up lessons in these cases only when there is 24-hr. notice.

Lesson Rates

Take advantage of a no cost, no-obligation "meet and greet" consultation! Ms. Kalt cordially invites you to contact her for rate information and references.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Adults of all ages and children, 6 years and up

My Certifications and Awards

National Guild Piano Teachers International Winner (Critics Circle Rating)

Graduate Honors Recital (Piano), SUNY Fredonia

Winner Concerto Competition, Piano Soloist (Kabalevsky Concerto No.3), Fredonia University Symphony Orchestra

The Cincinnati Opera Company - Awarded a one-year apprenticeship including diverse artistic responsibilities such as performing soprano operatic roles and touring in a solo in-school production aimed at introducing children to the world of opera.

My Musical Influences

All the great musicians (singers, instrumentalists, conductors, dancers) I saw and heard on TV as a child as well as those I was lucky enough to see in person in concert/theatre while living and working in Manhattan. Standout artists: Leonard Bernstein, Beverly Sills, Judy Garland, Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, Joshua Bell, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Yo Yo Ma, Chopin, and on and on...

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Student Reviews

New York, NY

Dear Ms. Kalt, thank you for teaching me piano these past three years. I really enjoy the instrument. I love playing pieces in recitals. It was especially exciting this time because I was playing a piece by the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You are such a good teacher. I would not succeed in piano recitals without your learning techniques (And from what you tell me my hands would be jello without scales, arpeggios, and "Dozens-a-Day".) You can bet that I will come again next year. age 9

New York, NY

Dear Ms. Kalt, we just want to let you know how much we appreciate you as Rachel's teacher. After the recent recital, we dug out the video of Rachel's 1st recital a year and a half ago and we could not believe how much progress Rachel has made. It's truly a tribute to both her and your efforts - she definitely could not have done it without you. You've helped Rachel to build a good foundation of theory, skill, and good habits. But it doesn't end there. She's also developed a love of music, and learned the value of focus & discipline. The impact of your work is significant. It'll help her for the rest of her life. We truly can't thank you enough and will be forever grateful.

New York, NY

Dear Ms. Kalt, thank you for your lovely note. Julia has progressed beautifully this year, thanks to you and all your effort. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Stefka

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