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At the age of five my parents moved our family from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia and bought a piano. After hearing my mother play, I started fooling around with every melody I heard and by the age of eight I was finally allowed to take lessons and eventually wound up under the tutelage of Dr. Herman Godes at West Virginia University.

Though I loved classical music, popular music was more enticing. I joined a band and soon I was seeing a lot of the US and the world before settling in Atlanta. I was fortunate to meet the great jazz instructor Ted Howe, who helped me develop my musical style. I rediscovered the swing and jazz of my parents generation and made it into a successful career as a singer, pianist and bandleader.

My interest in teaching began in 1995 when I took a few private students and discovered that I had a talent for communicating with kids and motivating them to realize their musical potential. I was certified as an instructor for the Yamaha Music Education System and soon I was teaching 15 classes a week. During this period I was studying classical piano as I still do (presently with Lois Finlay), as well as counterpoint, composition, and arranging with various instructors at Georgia State.

I studied the philosophy of the Suzuki method with Leah Brammer and became the graduation director for the Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Asoociation, a post I held for 6 years before starting my own graduation program. The beautiful philosophy developed by Dr Suzuki is at the core of my teaching style.
















Tony Winston Piano Teacher Marietta Georgia (East Cobb) (770) 973-9546 winstonpiano@gmail.com
Cathy Gittelson
Piano Lessons Marietta Georgia (East Cobb) (770) 570 0606 cathygittelson@gmail.com