My name is Julie Blumenstock and I started Purple Deer Music in Fairfield, CT in 2018.  After teaching private piano lessons for 27 years, I saw there was a need for student-focused, results-based lessons. Here at Purple Deer, piano students enjoy learning a variety of styles of music while acquiring piano technique, music theory and performance skills. Piano lessons are taught to children of all ages, adults, seniors and stay at home moms – in my Fairfield Woods Road studio or in your home.  Why Purple Deer?  Because it’s fun!

Serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Norwalk, Shelton, Trumbull, Westport and Wilton and more in Fairfield County, Connecitcut.


Contrary to what many people believe, learning to play the piano is not difficult. Traditional piano lessons were teacher-centered. The teacher would play the piece and then have the student try to play it – or worse take it home and practice it completely on their own. How frustrating!

Purple Deer piano lessons are taught in an encouraging environment with the student’s musical interests, level of skill, prior experience and musical goals in mind. All students can learn to play the piano. Students are allowed to explore, be creative and have fun at their lessons. They are taught music appreciation as well as music theory, including scales and chords, composition, transposing pieces, note reading, sight reading and correct technique – just to name a few.

Lessons at Purple Deer pair the student and teacher together as partners in learning. Students practice at their lesson what they will need to do at home. Students are taught how to set a practice goal and how many times they will need to practice to achieve that outcome. This way, when practicing at home, students make less mistakes and learning is accelerated. Piano practice is not viewed as homework – it’s actually fun! Students can’t walk by their piano without playing something.


It’s easy to choose a great piano teacher for you or your child. Take a few lessons with a potential teacher and see if they meet the following –

The teacher loves music and is teaching for the student and not for themselves.

The teacher is kind and patient and takes the time to get to know the student as a person.

The teacher makes learning fun and easy and sets goals to help motivate the student.

The student is being taught based on their needs and not from a one size fits all method.

The teacher offers performance opportunities.

After a few lessons, the student is able to actually play something on the piano.


Julie Blumenstock is a wonderful piano teacher. My son Christopher studied with her for 5 years before leaving for college. He made more progress with Julie than he had with two prior piano teachers. She taught him many styles of music, how to read music and how to interpret the written page. He had a repertoire of songs he could play at any moment. He loved performing in the recitals and I really enjoyed watching them. All of her students could really play and perform at the piano. I highly recommend her as a piano teacher.


My daughter and my niece took piano lessons from Julie for 4 years. I was amazed at how fast it all came together. They were total beginners and she had them reading music and playing real songs in a matter of months. They couldn’t wait for her to come over each week. She made it fun and she was just the nicest person. We especially loved the Holiday Recitals!


I recommend Julie Blumenstock for a piano teacher. She is a really good piano player and teacher and was able to make my 10 year old son James interested in piano. He didn’t want lessons but I wanted him to try since we had my grandmother’s piano. He only wanted to play jazzy songs and at first that’s what she taught him. Little by little she offered other types of music and he eventually played a lot of different kinds of music and ended up loving classical. It was a wonderful experience.


My kids Katie and Joey took lessons with Julie Blumenstock. They both learned to play the piano and really enjoyed it. They learned to love and appreciate music. Katie is currently studying to become a music therapist in college. When working with the kids, Julie was very patient and had a great sense of humor. She was always really nice and even helped us to find a better piano when the old one we had no longer worked.



If you’re considering piano lessons at Purple Deer Music, schedule an introductory lesson at no cost.

All students are welcome! Ages 4-5 take lessons with a parent or guardian present with them at the piano. Ages 6 and up take regular private piano lessons. While parents are welcome to attend lessons, they do not need to be present. Adults, seniors and stay at home moms are invited to rekindle or discover the joy of playing music.

Lessons are taught in my studio or your home.

Contact Julie Blumenstock at Purple Deer Music at 203-283-8003 – call or text
Studio location – 670 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT 06825

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