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Aurora, CO 80013 (map)

Lessons Offered

Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

Virtual / Online

About Me


Evan Pilate has been teaching private lessons since 2011 and is currently available to teach lessons in his studio in Southeast Aurora or in the client’s home.  Service is provided to a large clientele throughout Aurora and Denver.  Mr. Pilate has helped students to learn the fundamentals of piano playing, give successful public performances, win local competitions, and enjoy playing for their own self enrichment.


My Musical Education Background

Evan Pilate received his training from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver where he received a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in 2011 under the tutelage of Steven Mayer, David Genova, and Alice Rybak. After graduating, Evan became a certified Suzuki Piano Instructor through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, training with Jane Reed, Joan Krzywicki, and Mary Craig Powell. He received the Top Music Teacher Award from Schmitt Music in 2017 and from Steinway and Sons in 2018. As an expert is his field, he looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Mr. Pilate’s teaching style is thorough, methodical, motivating, and patient. Each student is given a customized approach that fits their unique learning process.


Genres and Subjects Taught

I offer both traditional and Suzuki Piano Lessons. The program includes reading, musical theory, technique, and a wide variety of music styles and genres.

Lesson Rates

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Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I work with all ages!

My Certifications and Awards

-Bachelor's Degree from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.

-Certified Piano Instructor through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

-Membership in Pi Kappa Lambda and Music Teachers National Association.

-Soloist with the Aurora Symphony in 2010.

-Distinctive Recital Award from Lamont School of Music, 2010.

- Steinway and Sons Top Music Teacher Award in 2017

- Schmitt Music Top Music Teacher Award in 2018


My Musical Influences

I was trained in the classical tradition, and I have played much of the standard classical literature, including pieces by Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Ravel. I also enjoy the New Age genre, including Yanni, David Lanz, and Jim Brickman.

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Student Reviews

Aurora, CO

"Evan is a patient and encouraging teacher."

Aurora, CO

"As a workshop participant he displayed the qualities that are required for exceptionally fine teaching. "

Aurora, CO

"I know firsthand how thorough and well prepared he was for each lesson. Evan is very precise and meticulous about training his students."

Aurora, CO

"His attention to detail is extraordinary and his zeal for self-development is unequaled. His artistry inspires those who hear him pursue the music both as a listener and a musician."

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