"After studying piano for several years with a teacher who focused on music theory, I had attained a high level of theoretical knowledge, but still couldn't play the piano well. I had a friend whose son had studied with Jeff and was able to play professionally.
When I started with Jeff, I told him that I wanted to focus on technique and play 'pretty" music. We did just that, with him arranging songs that fit my level, customized for me.
I had another problem, I spend five months a year in California, and was unable to find a suitable teacher. Jeff used his considerable computer expertise to set up our lessons on-line (Skype & Facetime). Those lessons are as good as the ones I take at his studio.
Working with Jeff opened the door to a greater appreciation of classical music, and knowledge of the great composers. We also did Pop, Rock and Jazz tunes.
After all this time I have yet to outpace his teaching skills.
Jeff specializes in teaching youngsters, but also has great success with seniors, like myself. I highly recommend him for students at all levels." -- Jack E.
"Jeff is a very special teacher. He immediately "clicked" with my skeptical son, finding the types of pieces he'd enjoy, and made the lessons fun. Jeff goes out of his way to take an interest in his students, attending their special events and even making CD's of them playing to submit with college applications. He is one of a kind!" -- Peggy K.
"Jeff has been my teacher for two years now and he was able to pinpoint my faults in the first lesson. I don't think you'll find a better teacher on Long Island. He guides me through all aspects of music, from theory to composition to music appreciation. He teaches my daughter now, and she's learned more with him this past year than I was ever able to teach her." -- Janet O.
"I have an 8 year old daughter that was learning Piano and I have sensed pretty quickly that she is talented and needs the proper guidance. We looked around for a teacher that can take her to the next level. I found Jeff and today, a year later – I can really notice the difference. He has his way with kids and is capable of challenging them at the same time. Strongly recommend!" -- Deborah L.
"Jeff Baker has been my daughter's piano teacher since she was 8 years old. She is now a senior in high school and only wishes that she had more time for piano. Regardless, we are so thankful that she has such a lasting, positive connection to the piano and we owe that to Jeff. There a million words to describe Jeff. The ones that stick out the most are patient, encouraging, flexible, warm and enthusiastic. I highly recommend him!" -- Guy S.
"My six year old started lessons with Jeff a few months ago. She always practices without me nagging her to do so only because Jeff is a great motivator! She has learned a lot already in such a short amount of time. Now all her sisters want to take lessons too!" -- Jennifer P.
"Jeff is a smart and talented musician who is very enthusiastic.He enjoys teaching children how to play the piano . He has a positive attitude and encourages every student to feel that he or she could become the next Mozart ." -- Suzanne C.
"My kids love Jeff. He really inspires them to learn and practice. He makes piano fun, and they really look forward to their lessons. He does a great job preparing the kids for NYSSMA. He is very organized and very accommodating for busy schedules." -- Liz R.
"Words can't describe what a wonderful teacher Jeff has been for our son! His approach has incorporated just the right complement of theory, classical and popular music. For a 12-year old boy to sit at the piano 7 days a week without prompting is a testament to the enthusiasm Jeff instills in his students!!!" -- Susan B.