About Brian

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Whether you or your child have a dream to be a piano virtuoso, a rock musician, or just want to enjoy entertaining your friends, Brian Lotter can help make that dream a reality. He teaches each of his students to appreciate, understand, and have fun with music through various teaching methods including piano practice, music theory, various instruments and other media.

For every lesson, Brian pays special attention to the detail of each student’s physical and mental capabilities. From the beginning, lessons are catered specifically to each student. Brian inspires his students by bringing out their strengths and weaknesses in a positive manner. He uses examples from everyday life to enhance the learning process.

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It is important to Brian that each of his students becomes a well-rounded musician, not just a piano player. This means not just playing notes on a page but that they express a creative, imaginative aspect to playing music. The important stuff is not just learning technique, but to teach someone to have a skill they can be passionate about. It is also important to have a foundation in order to know how to bend that foundation to musical expression. For this reason, Brian makes sure that music theory knowledge is at the forefront of lessons.

Brian Lotter’s performance credits have included The White House, The Kennedy Center, Royal Caribbean International cruise lines and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He's played at area music venues including The State Theatre, IOTA, Jammin Java, Velvet Lounge, Red Palace, Black Squirrel, and the (late) Recher Theatre. He has taught students aged 5 to 91, from beginning to advanced. Brian teaches Romantic and Classical styles, Rock, Pop, Blues, and Ragtime. Lessons are one-on-one and are available for 30 or 60 minutes per week. He also provides training in music theory, composition, and electronic music for those interested.

Call 757-846-6733 or fill out the "New Student" form to schedule a consultation or your first lesson today!