Mr. Jeffrey Myers
- Piano Instructor
- M.M. Classical Piano Performance - Manhattan School of Music
- B.M. Classical Piano Performance - Mercyhurst University
About Mr. Jeffrey
Jeffrey Myers has been active as both a music instructor and recitalist for over two decades. As a piano teacher, he founded Sol Music, Erie Piano Academy, and the Neal A. Myers Foundation for Music Education. He has instructed over a thousand piano students in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Arizona. As a classroom instructor, he has been on the faculties of the Brooklyn Conservatory Preparatory Division, Mercyhurst College D’Angelo School of Music, Arizona School for the Arts, and Veritas Preparatory Academy.
Mr. Myers’ recent performance of Mozart’s piano concerto in A Major, K.488, broadcast on public radio (WQLN classical radio) enjoyed the review “Myers’ performance was better than any of the recordings" (radio personality Bob Eaton). Dr. Timothy Kalil, pianist, and founder of the Kent State University Ashtabula Classical Concert Series, hailed Jeffrey Myers’ performance saying "Kent State has discovered a new Major young American Concert Pianist".
In October 2013, Maestro Myers performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto no. 2 in C minor, Opus 18, as visiting artist during the inaugural season of the Lund Center for the Performing Arts, under the auspices of Great Hearts at the Veritas Quayle Campus, in Phoenix, Arizona. By invitation ‘only’, Jeffrey made his Steinway of Phoenix solo piano recital debut in April of 2010. In October 2009, he was honored with a special invitation to perform solo piano music at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale, Arizona).
Jeffrey started his piano studies at age thirteen. In 1997 he was one of a small number of American pianists admitted to the Master of Music program at New York’s prestigious Manhattan School of Music. The response to Myers' audition for the Chautauqua Institute for the Performing Arts (Chautauqua, New York) created quite the spectacle as he spent the full summer studying and performing there on full scholarship during the 1992 Festival. The following season witnessed his orchestral debut performing Franz Liszt’s piano concerto # 1 in Eb Major with the D’Angelo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Frank Collura (Erie, Pennsylvania).
Jeffrey gave his professional American debut with Mozart’s piano concerto no. 23 in A Major, K. 488, with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Morton Wright (Erie, Pennsylvania) in 2000. He performed piano and violin chamber music programs at Kent State University’s KSUA Classical Concert Series (in 2003 and 2002), throughout the region, and on live public radio. In 2009, Mr. Myers performed music for piano and trumpet on the Steinway of Phoenix Concert Series, the Phoenix College Visiting Artist Recital Series, and at the Arizona School for the Arts. He has given many other performances throughout the US. Born in Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Myers makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona.
His teachers include Oxana Yablonskaya and Arkady Aronov (pedagogues of the legendary Russian tradition), Sam Rotman, and Peter Tacaks.
Mr. Myers was listed in “Who’s Who” in America since 2004.
More Praise & Media About Jeffrey Myers
“Mr. Myers combines a love of music with brilliant teaching technique. His ability to teach piano to each child's individual style keeps kids interested and engaged. The piano is never boring when Mr. Myers is involved. Instead, the lifelong gift of music is presented to each child as a fun and joyful experience!”—Jackie Huesing, Parent of three children taught by Jeffrey Myers
“Mr. Myers’ teaching gave me the solid musical background I needed to succeed in MSM and the competitive NYC music scene.”—Greg Robbins, 2008 double bass graduate of MSM, current full scholarship Master of Music candidate in double bass, Mannes College of Music, and former student of Jeff Myers.
“I am writing on behalf of Jeff Meyers. Jeff taught all four of my kids, and he instilled a lasting love of music in all of them. His patience, kindness, and intelligence make him the ideal teacher.
“Gregory, my oldest son, earned his undergraduate degree at the Manhattan School of Music and is now a graduate student, on full scholarship, at Mannes School of Music. Geoffrey majored in both music and history at Purchase College, and he plans a career as a teacher. Jacob, a sophomore at Dartmouth, became an extremely accomplished pianist, and although he has no plans to pursue a professional career in music he continues to apply the lessons he learned at the piano to his studies at school. My youngest son, Luke, is a junior in high school, and he still enjoys playing the piano and going to concerts.