Eric Gottlieb-Vazquez

Classical Piano
Piano Concerts
Certified Piano Teacher
Over 25 Years of Experience


Our Miami piano teacher, 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 renowned 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 renowned 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 lessons from a leading Miami piano teacher here.

Explore the wonderful world of piano music with Eric Gotlieb! Contact us today to schedule one of our Miami private online piano classes.

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 the 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

"Eric has a unique background combining classical studies with contemporary piano concert performance. This makes him exceptional as a teacher for his versatility. He also has the sensitivity to help each student to progress at their own pace. He knows how to provide encouragement and support in a gentle yet caring way. This is why I would recommend him as your piano teacher."

Steve Pollack

"I have known Eric G. for more than 5 years through my FETA Foundation which presented him in concert multiple times. His education and performance credits show exceptional competency in piano performance of music from various genres. While I have not experienced him in a classroom situation, I can imagine that his wealth of musical talent, knowledge and curiosity would be inspiring to the students of all levels. It is my greatest pleasure to recommend him to any student."

Juraj Kojs

"Eric is an excellent pianist all-around, with particular interest in contemporary music. His vast knowledge of musical literature is impressive and in many ways transcends musical styles. He is a serious and talented musician whose performances I have enjoyed for over five years, having had the chance to present him in concert in the context of the Subtropics Festival, which I organize. I don't know him as well as a teacher, but I can see how he would make a terrific one, both technically and as a rich musical resource. His passion for music is contagious and his enthusiasm can only be inspiring to anyone who comes in touch with him. I highly recommend Eric as a private music instructor."

Gustavo Matamoros / Founder of the SubTropics Festival

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