Palisades School of Music

★★★★☆
A performance school for the serious student, offering intensive instruction of Classical Piano, Violin and 'Cello.
  • 196 Washington Ave

    Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  • 201-944-1311

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His students are some of the best students and often end up the the most prestigious music schools. Other than that, I would advise any parents who are thinking about choosing him as a teacher to google his name and read the court documents which detail his contact with a young female student several years ago. It is troubling indeed, but if your child excelling beyond her peers at playing the piano is your only goal, then Thomopolous is your man.

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His students are some of the best students and often end up the the most prestigious music schools. Other than that, I would advise any parents who are thinking about choosing him as a teacher to google his name and read the court documents which detail his contact with a young female student several years ago. It is troubling indeed, but if your child excelling beyond her peers at playing the piano is your only goal, then Thomopolous is your man.

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My family has been attending this school for almost eight years. Mr. Thomopoulos (the director), the other five music teachers and secretary, are a great team. It's a wonderful environment and we've made many friends with other families of students. The teachers are very encouraging not only to their students, but to other students as well. Mr.Thomopoulos is very dedicated to his profession, it's his life. He teaches seven days per week. He is not only an extraordinary pianist, but an expert teacher and motivator.(we'll take a charming effective instructor, over a boring non- effective one, any day!). He can be tough, but If your child has what it takes, he will work hard to get them to competition level, provided that the parents are doing their part by being involved with; attending lessons, videotaping the lesson and doing their part at home by making sure the video is reviewed (a very effective learning tool), as well as encouraging practice. Many of the students continually win top prizes in competitions. Mr. Thomopoulos can draw out the musical abilities in a student that you've never dreamed possible. He has done that for my child (who had began as hopeless, to now an almost world class pianist) and hundreds more students throughout his four decades of piano instruction. Come to the school, see for yourself, ask any parent, and we can guarantee that they will agree.

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My family has been attending this school for almost eight years. Mr. Thomopoulos (the director), the other five music teachers and secretary, are a great team. It's a wonderful environment and we've made many friends with other families of students. The teachers are very encouraging not only to their students, but to other students as well. Mr.Thomopoulos is very dedicated to his profession, it's his life. He teaches seven days per week. He is not only an extraordinary pianist, but an expert teacher and motivator.(we'll take a charming effective instructor, over a boring non- effective one, any day!). He can be tough, but If your child has what it takes, he will work hard to get them to competition level, provided that the parents are doing their part by being involved with; attending lessons, videotaping the lesson and doing their part at home by making sure the video is reviewed (a very effective learning tool), as well as encouraging practice. Many of the students continually win top prizes in competitions. Mr. Thomopoulos can draw out the musical abilities in a student that you've never dreamed possible. He has done that for my child (who had began as hopeless, to now an almost world class pianist) and hundreds more students throughout his four decades of piano instruction. Come to the school, see for yourself, ask any parent, and we can guarantee that they will agree.

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My family has attended this school for almost eight years. Mr.Thomopoulos (the director), the other five music teachers and secretary, are a great team. It's a wonderful environment and we've made many friends with other families of

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My family has attended this school for almost eight years. Mr.Thomopoulos (the director), the other five music teachers and secretary, are a great team. It's a wonderful environment and we've made many friends with other families of

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Unfortunately Mr. Thomopoulos has been subjected to a smear campaign of unknown motivation. There have been suspiciously similar posts on multiple sites leaving questions as to their authenticity. The reviewer refers to an accusation levied against Mr. Thomopolous for writing an email to a student. While this behavior was irresponsible the reviewer makes vague accusations which imply this man is a danger to children. This man is a creative genius who raises the act of teaching to an art form and whose methods and dedication are unparalleled from small studio to large conservatory.

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★★★★★

Unfortunately Mr. Thomopoulos has been subjected to a smear campaign of unknown motivation. There have been suspiciously similar posts on multiple sites leaving questions as to their authenticity. The reviewer refers to an accusation levied against Mr. Thomopolous for writing an email to a student. While this behavior was irresponsible the reviewer makes vague accusations which imply this man is a danger to children. This man is a creative genius who raises the act of teaching to an art form and whose methods and dedication are unparalleled from small studio to large conservatory.

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Palisades School of Music is a rarity. Compare to vast majority of schools that are happy to take your money, but not really teach a student how to play, this school is all about the art of making music. Classes are extremely intense and demanding, the teachers are excellent, each student is expected to perform at a concert at least 3 times a year (student recitals are held continuously throughout year). This school is not for those who want to dabble in playing piano, it's for people who desire to learn how to play. It is no surprise that its students consistently win the top prizes at performance competitions. My child studied at the Palisades School of Music and all we had experienced there was passion for music, dedication of the teachers and the thrills of live performances.

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Palisades School of Music is a rarity. Compare to vast majority of schools that are happy to take your money, but not really teach a student how to play, this school is all about the art of making music. Classes are extremely intense and demanding, the teachers are excellent, each student is expected to perform at a concert at least 3 times a year (student recitals are held continuously throughout year). This school is not for those who want to dabble in playing piano, it's for people who desire to learn how to play. It is no surprise that its students consistently win the top prizes at performance competitions. My child studied at the Palisades School of Music and all we had experienced there was passion for music, dedication of the teachers and the thrills of live performances.

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This very talented but eccentric man has had a bit of a smear campaign against him. If people bothered to read the conviction he was accused and convicted of sending an e-mail and calling a teenage girl. I am not sure this is sensible behavior but not the type of criminal behavior suggested by the reviewer. As a former student and all the parents in the know agree there was never any evidence or feeling that any inapproriate behavior occured. As a very opinionated and chemically charged personality there have been distractors that have attempted to savatage this man's career. This school is not for the faint of heart it is for die hard musicians that want to become professionals.

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★★★★★

This very talented but eccentric man has had a bit of a smear campaign against him. If people bothered to read the conviction he was accused and convicted of sending an e-mail and calling a teenage girl. I am not sure this is sensible behavior but not the type of criminal behavior suggested by the reviewer. As a former student and all the parents in the know agree there was never any evidence or feeling that any inapproriate behavior occured. As a very opinionated and chemically charged personality there have been distractors that have attempted to savatage this man's career. This school is not for the faint of heart it is for die hard musicians that want to become professionals.

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Check the docket number 2002NY080330 and log onto the website of the manhattan DA. The site is called Whatsnew/press/2005-01-28a.htm. Do not involve your child with this charming man.

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Check the docket number 2002NY080330 and log onto the website of the manhattan DA. The site is called Whatsnew/press/2005-01-28a.htm. Do not involve your child with this charming man.

Cons: Michael Thomopoulos convicted on January21, 2005

 

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