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Mercer Island Piano Studio

Mercer Island, WA 98040 (map)

Lessons Offered

Music Theory, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

Bob Pajer is both Nationally and WA State certified as a music teacher in piano. Bob has taught piano for over 25 years and is actyiviely engaged as one of Seattle's top pinaists.  He has performed in Bellevue at the Steinway Hall (now in Seattle) his performances include banquet pianist for Boeing Company, Cedarbrook, Hotel Sorrento, Salish Lodge, Columbia Bank, Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club and many, many other organizations.  Bob attended The New School (Mannes College of Music) in New York City, where he received his earliest training of 10 years with Julliard teacher Josef Raieff, later with concert artist Morton Estrin, and Dr. Frances Clark, Dr. Peter Mack at the Cornish School, and Dr. Cassandra Carr at University of Washington School of Music.  He has also received performance coahing from Internationlly acclaimed pianist and teacher William Chapman Nyaho.  Bob teaches piano performance, musc theory, improvisation, and jazz piano.  He is an avid Recreational Music Making teacher for which he won a National award from the Music Teachers National Association. Bob leads work shops in piano teaching for other teachers throughout the State.  He is owner of SnoValley Studio on the Ridge in Snoqualmie, WA, founded in the year 2000.  Bob teaches students of all ages and is actively involved as a founding teacher in the Carnegie Hall Music Development Program with the Royal Conservatory of Music, for which he trains students interested in ceritifcation at grades one through 10.  His students have won international awards and certification at the hightest levels in the International Music Develoopment Program and the Seatlle international Piano Festival.  Bob resides in the downtown center of Mercer Island where he maintains his studio.  

My Musical Education Background

Mannes College of Music at the New School in New York City

Teachers:  Julliard Teacher Josef Raieff, concert pianist Morton Estrin (Billy Joel's teacher), Dr. Francis Clark, Dr. Peter Mack, Dr. Cassandra Carr, Dr. Wiliam Chapman Nyaho.  

Received his Bachelors Degree at Rutgers University

Graudate training at University of Washington




Genres and Subjects Taught

Piano and Music Theroy.  Preparation for the Roayal Conservatory of Music Development program.  

Lesson Rates

One Hour Rate:  $85.00 in studio.  Early beginners may take less than an hour lessons: one half hour $49.00; three quarters of an hour $65.00.  Bob travels to the students home and a rate determined by the distance.  All rates include a liimited amount of additional free lessons for students entering the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program, as needed, once all pieces are prepared by memory for exam performance.  Lessons also include free annual student recital programs at Benaroya Hall Soundstage Recital Hall.  Each year students as a group attend a Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra Concert.  Tickets are free to all students.  

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All ages.  Skills levels to advanced performer.  

My Certifications and Awards

NCTM - National Certified Teacher of Music in Piano

WSCTM - Washington State Certified Teacher of Music in Piano

National Award Winner - Recreational Music Making, Music Teachers National Association

Founding Teacher - Carnegie Hall - Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program

Scholarships Awarded:  

Study with Principal Bassoonist New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Study with Bassoonist Boston Symphony Orchestra

Study with New Your Philarmonic Orchestra

Studyh with Balimore Symphony Orchestra




My Musical Influences

My teachers go back in history to Franz Liszt.  I am a teacher of  tradional classical music.  I am a popular, classical  music and jazz pianist by profession. 

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