Pricing and Policies

  • $250 p/hr for in-person private instruction and $150p/hr for online lessons(via Zoom)
  • 24 hr. cancellation notice required
  • Lessons must be scheduled on a per lesson basis using the booking page below
  • Payment accepted at lesson time (Cash, check, PayPal or Venmo)
  • Also available for masterclasses. Send an inquiry for more details



  • What kinds of lessons do you offer?

While most of my students are pianists, many are not. I offer instruction in a variety of subjects such as piano, improvisation, composition and arranging.

  • What level students do you teach?

While the majority of the students I teach are intermediate to advanced piano students, the student's level is not as much of a concern as his or her willingness and eagerness to learn.

  • Where are lessons typically held?

Private, in-person lessons are held at my home studio in Emeryville, California. Occasionally, I teach in New York City. 

  • How can I find out when you're teaching in New York?

Sign the mailing list at the bottom of this page to stay informed about availability for lessons in New York.

  • How can I find out when and where you're performing?

Visit the events page or track me on Bandsintown.

  • Where can I obtain scores of your works?

Score and parts to my compositions and arrangements are available here.


Edward Simon is an experienced educator offering instruction on piano, improvisation, Latin-music and composition. He is currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the California Jazz Conservatory and is Resident Artist at the Pacific Jazz Ambassadors. He has served as faculty at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, the City College of New York and the University of the Arts. He has taught master classes and clinics at music conservatories and universities around the world and continues to teach piano and improvisation at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has been honored on two different occasions (1999, 2004) for this work with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education from the International Association for Jazz Education. In 2008 Simon had the rare opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with fellow Venezuelans. Thanks to a grant from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and The U.S. Department of State, he was a visiting professor at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas, Venezuela. Simon is currently Visiting Jazz Artist at Western Michigan University and Artists in Residence at the Pacific Jazz Ambassadors.

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