Piano Lessons with Albert Palmeter

-- 41 Years of Experience --

      Piano Lessons Piano Teachers - Central ArizonaPiano lessons for everyone from children to concert artists. Albert Palmeter offers numerous techniques to help overcome the common hurdles that piano students encounter. He is one of the rare piano teachers that tailors his piano instruction to fit students of every age and level ability.

      Mr. Palmeter shows students how to love the act of learning music by teaching them to savor the sound they produce. This gives them enjoyment while still in the process of learning a piece. He can also show them just how fascinating the creative problem-solving process can be.

Free Trial Lesson

      References are available.
      Telephone: 503-662-8202

Creative Piano Lessons, Specializing in:

      GUIDED PRACTICE SESSIONS: Step by step coaching on how to learn a piece of music, with well organized, effective strategies and study tools. You will learn how to achieve immediate results from your practicing and attain a satisfying learning experience. Many students waste much of their time by practicing incorrectly. I will teach you a practicing technique that provides solid and reliable progress.

      RELAXATION TECHNIQUE: Training in economic use of muscles, transforming gravity into your greatest ally for increasing stamina and endurance. Many people are unaware that muscular tension affects piano playing and contributes to slow progress at the piano. I have developed a way of training students to play with the ultimate relaxation and economy of muscular use.

      MUSIC THEORY AND HARMONY: Exciting foray into understanding the inner workings of music that greatly enhances your ability in memorization and interpretation. This makes the study of music far more interesting and also helps you to perceive the various patterns in music, which help in memorizing large sections of it at a time.

      IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION: It’s fun, it’s fascinating, it stretches the imagination and improves keyboard mastery. Everyone is creative. Therefore, I also offer training in composition and improvisation for those students who want to stretch their imagination skills, as well as expand their keyboard mastery.

      SIGHT READING: I bring together all the various aspects of music learning, whether they be technique, harmony or music reading, to enable you to play music by sight.

      COMPETITION PREPARATION: I have coached and accompanied instrumentalists in preparation for competitions.

Listen To Compositions by Albert Palmeter

      (All compositions Copyright © 1982 Albert Palmeter)

        Wind in the Trees 3:33

          Raindrops from the Sun 3:56

          Mood Piece 3:03

          Xaviera 5:38

Listen To Performances by Albert Palmeter

      Swan Lake (mvt4) (.wma file), Harp Part performed by Albert Palmeter on Keyboard with live orchestra.

Also available for live online piano lessons using Skype and a webcam.

About Albert Palmeter

      Albert Palmeter began to study piano and compose music at age 8. He had many music teachers himself. He studied with Aube Tzerko (student of famed concert pianist and Beethoven interpreter Artur Schnabel and teacher of concert pianist Misha Dichter) from age 12 until graduating from the UCLA Music Department with a Bachelors Degree in Music. [1968 - 1979]. He studied composition with Leonard Stein (student of Arnold Schoenberg and founder of the Schoenberg Institute at USC) [1970-1972]. Mr. Palmeter studied at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA with acclaimed concert pianist Jerome Lowenthal. Performed in concerts there in summer of 1977. He studied at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival with Martin Canin of the Juilliard School of Music. He studied Dorothy Taubman piano technique especially devised for pianists with hand and wrist injuries with Nina Scolnick (1986).

      Mr. Palmeter has taught piano privately since 1972. He has extensive experience accompanying, coaching and performing with vocalists, instrumentalists and chamber groups. He has taught piano & composition with the Yamaha Music School in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA. He studied and was certified by Yamaha in their methods of developing aspects of musicianship in young students such as singing, ear-training, music reading, composition and improvisation [1981-1983]. Mr. Palmeter won first prizes in two competitions for performance at the piano [Robinson & Atwater-Kent, 1977-1978]. He was hired by the Los Angeles Bureau of Music to accompany choir [1971 - 1973].

Serving Many Areas of Washington County

      His students come from many areas of Washington County and Northern Oregon. These include Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Bethany, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Portland, Newberg, Lake Oswego, Raleigh Hills, Sherwood, Multnomah Village, Tualatin, Willamette, King City, Bull Mountain, Oak Hills, Triple Creek, Cedar Mill, Rockcreek, West slope, West Haven Sylvan, Cedar Hills, West Slope, Garden Home-Whitford, Metzger, Ashcreek, Sexton Mountain, Tanasborn, Somerset West, Meadow Oaks, West Beaverton, South Beaverton, Sherwood Tualatin-South, 503, 971.

Call to Reserve a Place in Albert’s Piano Studio

      Palmeter Piano Studio
      Telephone: 503-662-8202

      Last updated Friday, January 12, 2018

      Piano lessons, music instruction, Albert Palmeter, Tom Palmeter


“I've played piano for over 55 years and organ over 40 years. In all my years of music, I have never met a musician who is so down to earth and well versed in all areas of music. I felt I needed to improve my fingering, technique, meter, and productive practicing method. Because of my music background, I knew I needed some professional guidance. Albert has the ability to make learning fun, challenging, and rewarding. He 'tailor makes' each lesson as a positive learning experience for his students. Even though I had music theory, music appreciation, and private lessons on the university level, I learned more about composition, practical application, theory, and music history from Albert than anyone else. I highly recommend Albert Palmeter as a man who loves to teach and is exceptional in his teaching style, whatever level of skill the individual is at.”

—Sarah A. Anderson

“Mr. Palmeter has only been my instructor and friend for a short time, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that I had discovered a man with a truly unique teaching ability. It is similar to an athlete finding a great coach. Once you reach a connection with that individual, everything becomes simplified. I have always enjoyed the piano and music will forever be an important part of my life; however, after spending time practicing with Mr. Palmeter, music is not only important, but something I cannot live without. He is by far the best instructor I’ve ever had. There is not a price too high or a distance too far to meet with such an accomplished musician. Thank you for all that you have done. I look forward to many more lessons.”

—Rachelle R. Van Hammond

Albert Palmeter joined the Tempe Symphony Orchestra in 2004, and quickly became a valued, loyal member because of his musicality, music preparation, and fine attendance record. He is an expressive and capable pianist who shows great creativity in his execution of the orchestral literature that we perform. From time to time, I have asked Albert to play concerto movements in rehearsal to prepare the orchestra for our piano soloists when they arrive for their dress rehearsal. His excellent readings have caused orchestra members to comment most favorably to me about his fine musicianship and technical ability.

The Tempe Symphony Orchestra is honored to have Albert with us as our keyboard specialist. There is no doubt in my mind that his teaching skills are as excellent as his playing skills, so I have no hesitation in recommending him as a teacher for students of all ages. His engaging personality will make the most difficult lessons go pleasantly and quickly.

—Dr. Richard Strange, Music Director & Conductor, Tempe Symphony Orchestra