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



Instructor for the town of Weston, MA, Susan instructs private classical piano performance in her Boston studio, or at your home in select Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, and Newton MA 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 adult  students believe piano study as a child positively influences their ongoing happiness and success; many return to study and continue where they left off.



“I wholeheartedly recommend Susan Cohen for piano lessons.” — S.R.

Below are some of the comments that I've received from students and parents.

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


  • 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.


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.


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


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.”


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.”


“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.”


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.