Undergraduate student, West Chester University
Viola major, Piano minor
Class of 2014
"Prior to taking private lessons with Dr. Bedford, I hadn't studied piano before. Now, I wouldn't dream of choosing another professor after studying with him. His teaching method is perfect for me. I've progressed very quickly as his student. The fact that Dr. Bedford incorporates Alexander Technique into his lessons makes him my first choice. He pays attention to the little details, like the position of my hand or wrist. Alexander Technique has minimized my pain, which allows me to practice much longer. Other students don't learn these structural techniques from their teachers. Typically, most students are not taught Primal techniques.
Dr. Bedford is well credentialed and experienced - no other teacher I know has THREE degrees from Juilliard. His ear has been so well-trained over the years, that he is able to pick up on tiny nuances in my playing that other professors sometimes can't hear."