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Located in Jersey City on Erie st, a few blocks from Hamilton Park, the studio has a Yamaha GC-1 Baby Grand and a 1947 Steinway Model 40 Upright Console. Click here to find it on google.
Pianist Arthur Villar holds a bachelors degree Piano Performance from the Hartt School, University of Hartford and a masters degree in Piano Performance from SUNY Purchase, NY. Besides working as a private piano teacher in Jersey City, he is also a piano faculty at The Hartt School Community Division (University of Hartford).
In 2007 he won the first prize in the Souza Lima National Piano Competition in SP, Brazil, and performed in 2009 Bach’s 24 preludes and fugues at the Forum Internacional del Piano de Barcelona. In 2013 Arthur Villar released a recording of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier book 1, find it here.
Arthur Villar participated in the following festivals and workshops: SIPO (Portugal), Forum Internacional del Piano in Barcelona (Spain), Performing Bach in Baroque Style in New York (US), Prague Music Performance Institute and Festival in Prague (Czech Republic) and Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain), and has studied with renowned pianists, such as Andrei Gavrilov (Russia), Paul Badura-Skoda (Austria), Julian Martin (US), Boris Berman (Russia), among others.
Arthur Villar is also a Certified Suzuki Teacher and a member of the following organizations: National Music Teachers Association (MTNA), Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), Hartford Music Teachers Alliance (HMTA), and Royal Concervatory of Music (RCM).
Learning music is like learning a language. And in order to fully understand that language, we must explore and dissect its structure. Foundational concepts such as rhythm, music theory, technique, and strong note reading skills are imperative to the framework of any good musician. I make sure that these essential elements become the foundation for every one of my piano students, whether they’ve been studying for just a few months or many years.
Nuance, articulation, and expression are all skills that pianists can refine in order to enhance the way they share their music with the world. Music tells a story, but what is a great story without the details? My teaching style reflects a strong attention to detail while also highlighting the skills needed to master these details. I love working with aspiring pianists to develop and refine these skills for themselves so that they can become the best musicians they can be.