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Classical piano instruction for children and adults of all ages. Call 781.864.9090.

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About SBC PIANO STUDIO

Instructor for the town of Weston MA, Susan instructs private classical piano classes in her Boston studio, or at your home in select Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, and Newton locations. CALL (781) 864.9090.

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An instructor with the town of Weston, my private classical piano studio serves the Wellesley,  Weston, Wayland and Newton communities. Call 781.864.9090.

Piano study is a gift that stands the test of time. For most kids, music is a natural form of expression. Many adults believe that piano study as a child positively influences their happiness and success in life; many return to study.

TESTIMONIALS


Taking lessons with Susan has been a wonderful experience for our girls, who both play very well. She has a great way with kids, and is able to engage them in a firm, but warm way. Her success is a testament to her strong teaching skills and flexible musical approach. — S.R.


We so appreciate the work you’ve done with Sawyer — he really enjoys piano and music and that it’s in no small part due to you and your teaching. We thank you and wish you a wonderful summer! — D.M.


Under your guidance, Sophie-Anna has developed a love and appreciation for piano playing, which I believe will only strengthen as time goes by. For this I am truly indebted to you and sincerely Thank You. ;-]  Warmest wishes. — M.P.

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”  — Seneca

NOTEWORTHY

Articles about piano instruction, creativity and education. Read a few noteworthy posts below.

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04/23/2017

Summer Flex-Time Schedule

Secure next semester’s time slot for classes at my home piano studio or at selective home locations. I encourage all my students to perform in regularly scheduled piano recitals. (We have two to three recitals per year.)  [...]

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04/03/2017

Flex-Time Summer Study

Summer Flex-Time Piano includes nine 45-minute piano classes. An optimal time for music study, the slow pace of summer makes it easy to focus and progress, and helps you to avoid the inevitable slump that comes when re-starting in [...]

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02/18/2017

Teaching Styles

I tailor my lessons to meet your distinct needs and personal goals, and encourage diversity in musical styles based on your assorted interests and skills. My studio consists of children and adults of all ages. [...]

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02/16/2017

Suzuki’s Talent Education

“People either become experts at doing the right thing, which is seen as a fine talent, or they become experts at doing something that is wrong and unacceptable, which is seen as lack of talent. Depending upon these two things — [...]

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02/05/2017

Adults & Piano

My adults bring a great deal of enthusiasm and dedication to their lessons, and perhaps a few fears. I do my best to create a positive environment and encourage a diverse selection of your favorite music. [...]

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LIFELONG BENEFITS

  • Adults with a background in classical music share with me the enrichment that music has brought to their lives, both in playing and listening.

  • Music brings an understanding and appreciation of music and musicians, and adults sense that their success in life is undeniably intertwined.

INTELLIGENCE

Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein said that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin.

CREATIVITY

Chuck Todd (reporter) notes a connection between years of practice and competition and what he calls the “drive for perfection.”

DRIVE

Renowned Microsoft entrepreneur, Paul Allen, believes that in both music and programming, “something is pushing you to look beyond what currently exists and express yourself in a new way.”

FOCUS

Mr. Wolfensohn, who ran the World Bank, believes music is a “hidden language” that enhances one’s ability to connect disparate or even contradictory ideas. Music helped him understand “the culture of people, as distinct from their balance sheet.”

READING

“To learn to read, you need to have a good working memory, the ability to disambiguate speech sounds, make sound-to-meaning connections,” said Kraus (Northwestern University). “Each one of these things really seems to be strengthened with active engagement in playing a musical instrument.”

SPATIAL THINKING

A well-known Canadian study supports the idea that music study may do more for kids than many realize. It exercises parts of the brain useful in mathematics, spatial intelligence and other intellectual pursuits.