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Eleanor H Van Pelt

Cohoes, NY 12047 (map)

Lessons Offered

Music, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

About Me

I taught in several Albany area locations and have given private piano lessons for over 30 years. Studied with Mlle. Yvonne Combe in Plainfield, NJ during high school years. Studied with Robert Goldsand during undergraduate years at Manhattan School of Music. Studied with Sr. Dorothy Flood during graduate years at The College of Saint Rose. Teacher of NYSSMA piano students through Level 6. Currently an accompanist for instrumentalists for NYSSMA auditions,including Allstate auditions. Accompanist for student recitals. Former accompanist for Masterworks Chorale at College of Saint Rose. Former adjunct teacher of Keyboard Harmony for 1st year students at College of Saint Rose. Former Music Director of area churches for 15 years and Director of choirs and handbells. Piano instructor at Albany Academies for 24 years. Member of MENC and NYSMTA. Piano studio in Latham for 14 years.

Current studio is in Cohoes, NY since 2014. Beginners through advanced students are welcome.


My Musical Education Background

B.M. degree at Manhattan School of Music in Piano performance
M.S.degree at College of Saint Rose with concentration in piano pedagogy

Genres and Subjects Taught

Summer lessons available for all ages. Please email or call to arrange a convenient time.
Lessons are given at my studio in Cohoes on a Steinway grand piano. NO IN HOME LESSONS AVAILABLE.
Subjects taught: notereading,scales, theory, and styles in music. Students will discover interesting chord progressions within a musical composition. While Improvising melodies with simple to complex rhythms, students will experience how composers think and work.

Lesson Rates

Beginning September 2018 all studio lessons will be paid at each lesson day. Lessons can also be paid on the 1st of each month in advance. Pianod lessons continue throughout the school year, and students are expected to takea minimum of four summer lessons. Fees are discussed at time of teacher/parent contact.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Ages 5 through Adult

All are welcome in my home studio!

My Certifications and Awards

Certificate in Piano Pedaogy

My Musical Influences

My focus as a piano teacher for the student to be well-rounded musically and to influence students through example. As a teacher I train students to listen intently to music and learn to play many musical styles. My influences were Arthur Rubenstein,Alexander Brailowsky, Mlle. Combe, Robert Goldsand, and all those who encouraged me along the way.

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