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Dave Long

Dave Long is a musician, pianist, and educator who gives piano lessons in Westchester County, NY and the surrounding areas, as well as online. He studied music at Boston University and the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College.  In addition to taking many years of private lessons with various instructors, he has worked extensively with world-class pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein.  He enjoys mixing his background in jazz, music theory, and musicianship into his piano lessons.  Visit davelongmusic.com for more information.

How to Include Jazz Modes in Beginning Piano Lessons

When you incorporate jazz modes early on in piano lessons, your students get this surprising benefit that's missing with basic scale work.