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The Philosophy

I believe that every student should and can be an artist at any level by creating beautiful tone and musical phrases. When a student begins studying the piano they learn how to touch the keys in a way that makes sense musically. They will learn that music is more than playing the correct notes, but rather communicating emotion through the piano. The student discovers that making music at the piano is fun.

The Studio

In the studio I have an upright and digital acoustic grand piano. This enables the teacher and students to practice together and learn from each other. In preparation for three recitals, students participate in performance classes to experience thinking musically like a teacher for their peer pianists. Other opportunities through the National Guild of Piano Playing and Music Teachers National Association allow students to compete or prepare for performance exams. This provides an atmosphere for learning and developing musicianship.

All genres of music are explored because all are based on the same fundamental principles of music making and knowledge of the piano.From reading chord charts, improvising, accompanying, learning jazz scales and chord voicings, to the classics, students will be prepared for any options they wish in music.

Many students play piano in their schools and have won competitions both on the national and state levels. Some students have also performed with local community orchestras.

The Teacher

Born into a musical family in Bucks County, PA, Randall Hartman began taking piano lessons from his mother at age 5. Randall and his two brothers had weekly music lessons, and their father sang with the Trenton Opera Company. A church organist at fourteen, Randall went on to tour with the Hartman Brothers, a duo-piano team. He also appeared with the Grand Piano Orchestra.

Randall has been touring the U.S. as a member of the four piano quartet “Piano4” since 2002. Performances with Piano4 include opening night at the International Bach Festival in Philadelphia with Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Bach concertos for 3 and 4 keyboards. The Danboro Symphony in Illinois featured a performance with Piano4 in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and the Danube Waltzes. Randall also performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia with Piano4.

He has Piano Performance degrees from Houghton College and Temple University and has served on the faculty of Eastern University. He continues to serve as adjudicator and solo recitalist and maintains a large teaching studio just north of Doylestown, PA.

Studio Location
6120 Autumn Ct.
Pipersville, PA 18947
(215) 206-2249