"Louis Nagel is a consummate artist-teacher whose humility belies his extraordinary intellect and talent. He encourages his students to dig deeper to truly understand the score and inform their interpretation while also fluent and effortless technique."

...Sonya Szabo Reynolds, concert artist and piano faculty, Xavier University

I am a piano teacher in Southeast Michigan. I am expanding my teaching activities to build a private studio, and am accepting young students. Included in this population (but not limited to) are advanced players who have as their goals a college audition. I also teach adults who put aside their piano studies when they embarked upon careers and are eager now to return to study. I feel strongly with adults that one is never "too old" to learn and enjoy the beauties of the great composers.

As for young students, I believe that teaching music must include the "why" as well as the "how" to play a composition. In particular, when preparing for a college audition, it is important to choose appropriate repertoire and understand it analytically as well as be able to perform it convincingly. The more understanding about the music a young student is playing, the more confident they will be when making that transition from high school to college.

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