- Music Lessons $60.00 Per hour
Born in Russia, raised in Israel, Valery Goldes began playing piano ever since he was a little boy. Already winning the first prize at the Chopin International competition at the age of 9, he then studied piano at the Hochschule Fur Musik Und Theater in Hanover, Germany.
Afterwards he was granted a full scholarship in order to pursue his music education at one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world, The Juilliard School in New York. As a performer, Valery has played with many orchestras worldwide such as the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, recitals across Europe in cities such as Luxembourg, Prague and Berlin, amongst many others. His career includes international awards, appearances in front of prime ministers and Bill Gates at Microsoft. Other than that, Valery is also a pop artist. His debut song Cinderella-Special Girl became a viral hit on social media and was viewed more than a million times on YouTube. His recent TV appearance includes the JLTV telethon with Jon Voight. As a piano instructor, Valery's passion has always been to share his music knowledge and experience with his students. He has been teaching kids and adults all his life and believes in being not only an instructor but a mentor to each of his students. His hope is to expand their knowledge and inspire them to be creative in their crafts. His teaching subjects include piano, composition, songwriting and improvisation.