Piano Instruction Western Style

Quality Cantabile

Jeff, an American with B.A. in Music Education

near Shida Night Market, Taipower Station Exit 3
phone: 0912-457-965 email: jaleb73 at hotmail.com

  • Adults or children, English or Chinese, beginner or advanced
  • Strengthen English skills while learning piano.
  • $3000 a month at or near my place (or add $500 a month travel fee — $3500 a month)
  • No travel fee for three or more students in an area
  • One hour a week, four lessons a month (some months will have five — an extra freebie lesson)
  • Try a session before work, morning slots are available from 6am on.
  • Smaller 30- or 45-minute sessions available for little children with shorter attention spans

I am Jeff, an American, and have taught American and Taiwanese piano students, children and adults, for 20 years. I can speak English or Chinese, so I can help students improve their English. Many teachers merely teach students songs, which they memorize or copy from the teacher, but I prefer that students learn how to read notes proficiently so they become independent of teacher. Though I believe classical music is the best way to accomplish this, I also encourage students to learn jazz or pop styles as well. I come from a long line of teachers that go back to Beethoven and other famous pianists (Czerny, Leschetizky, Artur Schnabel). I can also teach trumpet or other instruments. Please contact me for more information,

您好,我叫傑夫。我是從美國來的,至今,不管在美國和台灣已經任教15年了。 我可以說英文和中文,所以我可以幫助您的孩子改善她的英語能力。 目前很多老師教導他們學生如何記下或是模仿老師的模式,但我比較取向我的學生能夠輕鬆、有效地看懂樂譜,好讓他們也可以自學並成為自己的老師。 雖然我認為古典音樂是達成這個效果的最好方法,,但我也鼓勵學生們學習爵士或是流行歌曲。除此之外,我的老師的老師們可追溯至貝多芬和其他有名的鋼琴家。希望有這個機會能夠教導您的孩子,如果還有任何問題,請跟我聯絡,謝謝。

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Here are some of my students:

Advanced, Daniel:

Intermediate, Seon:

Intermediate-Advanced, Howard:

Looking for piano students who I’d love to take to upper, advanced levels
Jeff Hockett 0912457965 email: jaleb73@hotmail.com
I’ve posted videos of me playing

Chopin (Waterfall): Chopin etude in C major opus 10 number 1 -- Take 2, faster - YouTube
Liszt: Mazeppa, Transcendental Etude 4, s.139 by Franz Liszt -- Take 3, fastest - YouTube

I can also teach jazz accompaniment skills (or Latin, boogie, Jewish, etc.) and for church “chorus” playing in a jazzy, lively charismatic/pentecostal style.
Here is a taste of my playing style (with me singing)

Fast: My Soul Escaped Like a Bird out of the Snare of the Fowler - YouTube
Slow: Bless the Lord Oh My Soul, and All That Is Within Me - YouTube

If you have questions about piano pedagogy or methodology in general, feel free to comment.