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If you're looking for a serious commitment or simply want to learn something new and have fun, there's nothing more important than being taught by an experienced Music Instructor. David Picton is a professional performer and educator, who has been performing and teaching drums, piano, and music composition to people of all ages in New York since 1980. He is here to give you the personalized attention you deserve so that you can reach your full potential.

“It's amazing what David does with his students. He knows how to draw out the best in them and enable them to find their creative strengths. We are definitely pleased with his teaching”


- Tamar, New York

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David provides comprehensive piano lessons for all, and he has an extensive background in jazz, classical, and pop. Whether you are a beginner just starting to learn your instrument, someone who has a classical background and wants to learn how to play jazz and/or pop, or someone who has already been performing a while, David will guide you through the learning process and work with your needs and goals. Call or email today to schedule a lessons.



David Picton combines the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. While specializing in Jazz, he is also well versed in other styles and genres, and makes learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Call or email today to schedule a lesson.  

As a well renowned New York area music instructor since 1980, David Picton provides the tools and guidance needed to help all students to excel - from beginners to advanced. He enables each student to develop creative composing skills while providing theoretical concepts wherever needed, and takes a very hands on approach. Call or email today to schedule a lesson.

Students with cognitive difficulties

David has taught children and adults with special needs for the past 17 years - both in classroom and privately. Music is a wonderful vehicle to open up their creativity and individualism. His approach to teaching students with cognitive disabilities is based on his experience with them rather than theoretical learning. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience. 


At my studio

At your home

30 min lesson: $40  

45 min lesson: $50

60 min lesson: $60

30 min lesson: $45

45 min lesson: $55

60 min lesson: $65

Payments, Cancellations and make up lesson policy 

 A preliminary 20 minute consultation lesson is offered FREE.

Lessons are generally once a week, and paid weekly. We accept local checks for students within New York City and its boroughs.

For others living outside of the 5 boroughs, we accept payments using PayPal or Google Wallet
Google Wallet is a fast, free way to send money by using just our email address or phone number.


If you wish to cancel and not be charged for your lesson, please notify us at least 24 hours before the lesson. Please do not cancel more than 1 lesson per month.  

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