Thomas Mazuroski teaches private piano lessons from his home studio in Watertown Connecticut and his satellite studio in Wilton Connecticut. Thomas is the consummate piano teacher who can teach anyone how to play. He has worked with students ages 5 to 75 and believes it is never too late to start to learn.
Thomas holds a B.A. in Music from Western Connecticut State University and is certified to teach music in the Connecticut school system. He studied piano and pedagogy for over ten years with noted American pianist Rodger Warner in New Haven. In addition, he studied counterpoint, theory and composition with Laurence Honan in Gaylordsville, CT.
Mr. Mazuroski and Mr. Warner appeared together at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York. Thomas also appeared in performance with such legendary conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Michael Tilson Thomas and with composers Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson and John Cage.
Thomas has been teaching private piano, theory and composition for over 45 years. Mr. Mazuroski is also a Steinway Educational Partner. Mr. Mazuroski’s students have received numerous awards and prizes in piano competition. Students who have gone on to careers in music have graduated with honors from such institutions as the Peabody, Mannes, Manhattan, Indiana and Westminster conservatories/schools of music and two of Mr. Mazuroski’s former students are currently music educators in the Watertown school system. Mr. Mazuroski’s students who excelled at the piano ,but chose different career paths, graduated from universities such as Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Yale University, Oxford University and other prestigious institutions of higher learning. During his teaching career, Thomas has worked with over 400 multi-year students in individual lessons. His students include numerous piano competition award winners. Some of his students have studied with Thomas for 10 to 12 years. He has taught each member of many families. When people study with Thomas, they tend to stick around!
Thomas’s favorite music includes the English composers, Russian Romantics, Viennese classics, Jazz and Motown. His other loves include his long-term partner Kate, old cars, antiques, paintings, food and wine, travel, the arts, politics, and the orchestra.
“Successful piano playing is like building a house–if the foundation is inferior, the house won’t be as strong.”
“Kids who are successful in learning how to play piano can do anything.”
“Succeeding at piano involves good discipline–providing a strong foundation for success in life.”