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David Leifer

David Leifer

Dr. David Leifer is an accomplished pianist and instructor with experience teaching students of all ages and levels. Private lessons are tailored to each student and are offered weekly at 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 minute intervals. Throughout each year, students in Dr. Leifer's studio are given the opportunity to perform in various recitals, festivals, and even competitions for the highly motivated students. Dr. Leifer encourages each student to participate in as many performances as their schedules will allow, as performance opportunities motivate students to strive toward a goal. These opportunities can gradually build the student's level of confidence with proper preparation. Dr. Leifer believes in a well-rounded curriculum of piano study combined with a student-centered approach. While Dr. Leifer does not audition students, he believes that in order for lessons to be successful, students must show a genuine interest in learning the piano; it cannot be forced. For information about registering for lessons, contact Dr. Leifer for an interview. At the interview, students and parents will have a chance to talk about the student's goals, gauge the student's level of ability, and answer any inquiries they might have. Upon registration, Dr. Leifer will work with each student to establish a schedule and ensure that each student obtains all the materials that will be needed for the lessons.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

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

Teaches At

  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2011 - Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Michigan
  • 2008 - Master of Music - Westminster Choir College of Rider University
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Music - Westminster Choir College of Rider University

School Associations

  • Music Teachers National Association - National
  • New Jersey Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State