Joe Bloom, Concert Pianist, Piano Teacher, and Coach
Telephone: (415) 389 8366 JoeBloomPianist@Gmail.com
As a Piano Teacher: “His ability to get results with students at all levels is truly amazing; he is universally loved” (Norman Derby, Dean Bennington Coll.). “Joe gets dramatic results from all students due to his unique and wonderfully efficient methods; he knows just what to say to connect with any student. As a teacher he is inspiring.” (Owen Dalby, Former Concertmaster, S.F. Sym. Youth Orchestra). *
As a concert pianist: “A first rate pianist” (New York Times). “A master at work” (Washington Post). “A truly cultured and sensitive artist” (Henryk Szeyrng, violin virtuoso). “A pianist of extraordinary gifts” (Kenneth Schermerhorn). “We were astounded by what we heard coming from the piano (Bay Area Review).
As a chamber artist: “His excellent accompaniments set the seal on a brilliant recital” (The N.Y. Times). “A sympathetic and adroit colleague” (The N.Y. Times). “With the able collaboration of Joseph Bloom they proved a winning combination” (Philadelphia Inquirer). “One of the most sensitive, accomplished and musical artists I have ever worked with” Erick Friedman, violin virtuoso).
As an ensemble and music coach: Has worked with Marilyn Horne, Janet Baker, Frederica von Stade and many others. Ensemble coaching, patient, friendly and supportive accompanying, help in understanding the music. “He has won me over. With With his fabulous background and experience, he has applied his skills as a terrific pianist and coach to our class. They are truly inspired.” (Julie Feldman, Director, Chamber Music Program, Marin Academy) **
* Recent teen-age students taught by Joe have been accepted to the following colleges: Cambridge (England), Colburn (Los Angeles.), Columbia, Cornell, Julliard School. Eastman Rochester Conservatory, Oberlin Music Conservatory, Indiana University School of Music, Harvard University, Yale University, S.F. Conservatory of Music, and Stanford.
** “Joe gets dramatic results from students of any technical level, due to his unique and wonderfully efficient methods. He knows just what to say to connect and click (on both mental and musical levels) with any student. He has broad understanding of how great music is put together coupled with an ability to communicate imaginatively. As a teacher he is inspiring.”
Also: clear and lucid work in music theory, ear training, harmony, analysis, and composition. Joe provides his students with a well-rounded musical background.