Esteban Godoy – Piano
I am from Asunción, Paraguay. Currently, I am based in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a pianist and I compose my music, improvise and enjoy teaching. I believe music can serve as a tool to give people an opportunity to develop their personalities, foster their dreams, and providing tools to find and create a way to personal development. I have studied at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz Austria, At the Jam Music Lab private University in Vienna, and the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston, from where I hold a Master's Degree in Jazz and contemporary performance. I have played concerts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, United States, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and more.
If you are willing to learn how to play the piano or you are an advanced player who wants to learn how to improvise or just want to learn pop, jazz tunes, or folk songs I would love to work with you!
My Philosophy: In addition to teaching the technical aspects of learning the instrument, I focus on giving my students some values that music can give us and help us in our personal growth.
- Do no fear mistakes! In music, there is not such a thing as a mistake, there is not bad answers. Even though we can always get better, learning to have an awareness of our playing will give us the maturity and the trust to showcase ourselves and learn that mistakes are not bad, they are just the beginning of something great!
- Decision-making. We need to dig and find the music that is in our heads. While we try to find the sound we want, we need to decide as there are unlimited options. We just need to learn to decide how we want the music to sound.
- Be who you are! You will learn that to perform you need to find your voice. What is what you like? How do you like it?
- Improvise! When you improvise you put it all together. You hear what you play, you take your decision and you don’t fear mistakes and then you try to engage with other people. On top of that, you are going to have fun!
- Community! Once you start getting better you realize that music is not something you can always do alone. You need to perform with others. You will learn that everyone has something different to say and that we need each other.
- Persevere! One of the most important things to learn is that all of this is not going to happen from one day to another. We will go through a time where music is boring, where practicing does not make any sense, where we want to quit. Is there where perseverance will keep you walking and eventually we will see changes. That was a life lesson for me and I am looking forward to walking with you and see what you can do with the music.
These are things that I value and I always try to remember.