JD Smurthwaite

passionate piano teacher | fun piano lessons | tap your musical passions

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My Story

When I was 7 years old, I started learning piano because I bet my sister that I can play exactly what took her weeks to learn. After watching and listening to her play, I pushed her aside, sat in front of the piano, cracked my knuckles and played the exact song she just finished. And dumb founded, she gave me a look of disbelief after I finished. And from that point on, I got a bit obsessed with piano and spent a lot of my summer, learning and playing different Disney songs on my own from the sheet music we had around the house.

I can’t really explain it, but there’s a natural connection I have with pianos, any piano. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new piano or an old piano, it just takes me a few minutes to understand how it “sounds”, how to best play “that” piano. essentially, it takes me a few minutes to connect with the piano in front of me and play it in the way “that” piano needs to be played.

This is the passion I want to share with others, which is why I decided to teach piano to people in New York City (and near by). I feel really good when I see someone playing their favorite song after teaching them, especially when they never played the piano before getting lessons.

Let me share my passion with you and your kids! Contact me and we can schedule your lessons!

- JD Smurthwaite

passionate piano teacher | fun piano lessons | tap your musical passions

Piano Lesson Prices

$75 per hour [min 2 lessons]

$195 - 3 Lesson Pack

$300 - 6 Lesson Pack

Contact Information
call or text: +1.270.799.5744 | email: JDSPianoLessons@yahoo.com | instagram: @JDSPianoLessons

Payment Method

only venmo or cash accepted