Steven Masi Piano Teacher in New Jersey

In an environment of personal success, friendship, and fun, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music promotes the understanding, performance, and enjoyment of music at the highest levels, enriching the lives of people of all ages throughout northern New Jersey and beyond.

Thurnauer School of Music Named “Major Arts Institution” by State Arts Council

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music was named a “Major Arts Institution” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The coveted designation was awarded in recognition of the Music School’s “solid history of artistic excellence, substantial programming, and broad public service.”

I’m proud of my students and I invite you to listen to them play. They are students at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ.. Teaching is very important to me and I love my work at Thurnauer and at my studio at home. My students are taught with an eye on a solid technique that supports their musical expression. Above all, they learn to get a beautiful sound on the instrument and play with an ease that is rare among pianists today.

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This is Charis Yoon at 16 year old , in a lovely, nuanced, and technically brilliant performance of Chopin’s G Minor Ballade, op. 23.  Charis has been a student at the Thurnauer School of Music since the age of four.


This is a performance from last years Thurnauer Chamber Music Workshop. The students, violinist Leena Marie Stoger, ‘cellist Sebastian Stoger, and pianist Charis Yoon had one week to learn, rehearse and perform the Brahms Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8. The result is this passionate and committed rendering of a very difficult work.


Leena Zhu, a 14 year old student at Thurnauer, performs a stunning Debussy Etude, “ Pour les Huit Doigts (for eight fingers)”


Leena Zhu performs a wonderful Ballade in A flat major , op. 47.


This is 17 year old Alexander Klapowitz performing  Bach’s E Major Prelude from Book II  of the Well Tempered Clavier with a mature understanding of Baroque style.


Alex continues with a nuanced rendering of Beethoven’s Sonata in F sharp Major, Op. 78


Anthony Gurian at age 15, playing  the Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, op. 20 by Chopin.


Charis Yoon at age 11, preforming  two works, Earl Wild’s Etude on “Embraceable You” by George Gershwin and Liszt’s La Leggierezza.