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When I first started teaching piano in San Francisco in 1977 I had no idea that I would end up arranging for my students hundreds of numbers.

Over the years I’ve put together piano arrangements of everything from boogie-woogie and blues to modern jazz and rock-n-roll.  


I've arranged tunes that are easy to play and tunes that are difficult to play in every style of music I can think of.


I’ve put together easy arrangements and advanced arrangements of everything from the Beatles to Beethoven; from Bach to Bob Dylan.


The wonder of the piano is that any genre of music can be played on it; if you know what you’re doing, if you know the tricks, it all works.

Music theory, playing by ear, sight-reading, improvisation, composition; I have a strong understanding of all these areas of the piano.

Learning to burn at the piano does not happen easily; under the best of circumstances it takes a while to get the hang of it.  But the path to playing the piano is much easier and more rewarding if you can learn the “tricks” of the trade.


My goal, as a teacher, is to help my students find the right tricks and techniques that will enable them to not only have fun playing the music they love, but, at the same time, to experience the wonder and the joy of this amazing instrument.

Phone:  (415) 564-9600

Email:  edcupman@me.com

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