Piano is one of the most familiar musical instruments. It is played using a keyboard and it’s considered percussion instrument because the strings are struck rather than plucked. Piano widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music, accompaniment, and for composing and rehearsal. Learning Piano is often recommended for children under five, as as the student develops skills that will transfer to other instruments as they get older.
David Bertok grew up and studied piano in Germany before relocating to Los Angeles in 2012 for the prestigious film scoring program at USC.
He has an extensive background in classical and jazz piano, and has composed, produced and toured as a keyboardist in progressive rock bands.
He also composes for film and TV and writes concert music.
His teaching method incorporates creativity to a high degree such as improvisation and composition.