Rafael Cortés has been teaching piano in New York City since 1983 and currently teaches at the Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Music Center on West 67th Street. He also maintains a full roster of private students, including children and adults. (For a full bio click here.)

Private Lessons

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Since 2006 Rafael has been giving private lessons to students of all ages, from 6 to 90. Regardless of their age, he works with pianists to help them develop their technique without physical stress and pain, after the method of Dorothy Taubman. Rafael himself studied with the renowned teacher Edna Golandsky, founder of the Golandsky Institute, who worked with Taubman for many years.

To consult with Rafael about studying privately, please click here to contact him via the email form 

Master Classes

Rafael has taught Master Classes with adults and children in New York City and Puerto Rico. To consult with him about teaching a Master Class, please click here to contact him via the email form.

Student Performances


Rafael and a group of kids who performed in a May 2015 student recital at the Lucy Moses School in New York City. Click here to see a photo from other recital events.


March 25, 2017: After Jason’s performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 at SMS, his music high school in Manhattan.

Photographs from the Lucy Moses School in New York, used with permission

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