Eric Gottlieb-Vazquez was born in New York City and grew up in Larchmont, New York. He first started taking private piano lessons at the age of six with the choir director/organist of his church – Mrs. Ruth Taylor. As a teenager, Eric fell in love with the classical music of the 20th century. Mrs. Ruth Taylor got him ready to audition for the classical music program at SUNY Purchase. He was accepted and studied with pianist Sarah Rothenberg who was a protege of renown pianist Yvonne Loriod, in Paris. Eric graduated with a BFA in classical performance at the piano, in 1987.
He furthered his studies with Dr. Gregory Haimovsky (former director of graduate piano studies at New York University). Dr. Gregory Haimovsky was from Russia and was a protege of renown pianist Emil Gilels, in Moscow. Eric started teaching piano lessons at Bronx House School of Music in 1994.
He then moved on to teach at The Educational Alliance, NYC in 1997. In 2002, Eric moved to Miami Beach to pursue piano performance and instruction. In 2016, Eric moved to El Portal, a suburb of North Miami. He loves to perform works written in the 20th/21st centuries and has given performances for the Subtropics Festival in Miami Beach and the Foundation for Experimental Technologies and Arts.
New works help show our amazing progression from the past into the future when they are played alongside traditional pieces. In Eric’s studio, he encourages his students to play works by the classical masters as well, such as Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Find more information on classical piano lessons here.
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Eric Gottlieb-Vazquez continues to teach Private piano lessons to students of all ages and levels.
With over 25 years of experience, Eric wants to share his expertise and love for piano with others. Eric knows there is nothing like performing a new piece under the guidance of a living composer, which is why a major part of his practices includes works by modern composers