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Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

My philosophy is to develop strong core fundamental piano skills and build on these to create a fully rounded musician. Once a solid foundation is built, the student can follow along any number of paths based on their musical tastes and goals, whether it is Traditional/Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock, etc. Rhythm, reading and ear training skills are strongly emphasized.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate

Teaches At

  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • Online


  • 1980 - Bachelor of Arts - University of Kentucky

Professional development

  • Elementary PTC Guided - The guided online course follows a 10-week schedule, with an average of four to six hours of work required each week. - 2023
  • Frances Clark Center - Foundational Piano Pedagogy - Foundational Piano Pedagogy presents basic teaching principles along with the theories of learning that support them. - 2022
  • Frances Clark Center - The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists - A comprehensive, 36-hour course that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for working with beginning pianists (ages 5-8) in the most important year of piano study-the first. - 2023
  • Frances Clark Center-A Pianist's Guide to Studio Management - This course will help teachers professionalize their studios by covering important business topics such as income and expenses, tuition, studio policies, tax structures, marketing, and more. - 2022

School Associations

  • Music Teachers National Association - National