Piano performance and private time

An experienced classical piano instructor (20+ years), I teach private lessons in my Metro West home piano studio or at your Weston, Wellesley, or Wayland home. Students of all ages are welcome, both adults and children.

A former faculty member at the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley and teacher in the Weston schools’ after-school program, I instruct private lessons to students interested in assorted musical styles.  My goal is to promote progress, build confidence, and help each student to achieve success. Click Contact for more information. I’m always eager to chat.

“Here’s to a fabulous piano teacher with endless creativity and patience for all age levels! Thanks for doing such a great job with us on the piano!”
K.K., Weston
Now accepting a limited number of new students
for the Fall quarter!
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Susan Cohen has been the piano teacher for our two daughters, now ages 11 and 18 (off to college), for the last ten years. 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. This holds their interest.

But the fact that she is able to keep our two kids, who are very different in age and personality, each engaged and interested in playing piano, is a testament to her strong teaching skills and flexible musical approach. So, I wholeheartedly recommend Susan Cohen for piano lessons.

–S.R., Wellesley

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Music and learning

Learning a song, a musical instrument, or a dance step, offers your child an integration of body and mind that only music provides. This multi-sensory integration enhances a child’s learning readiness for school subjects such as reading, writing, and math.
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Adults and lessons!

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. I suggest scheduling 15 minutes of practice, five days a week for my beginners and they sometimes seem surprised. Some adults studied piano as a child and always regretted dropping lessons; some have never taken a musical instrument at all but have always wanted to.
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Piano music uplifts the spirit

"Music study is a child's most important extra-curricular activity because it will help him in many areas of life. Piano training builds physical skills, develops mental focus, and uplifts the spirit at the same time; and no other activity integrates all three aspects of humanness.
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Music as a full-body experience

"Muscles were made for movement, and rhythm is movement. It is impossible to conceive a rhythm without thinking of a body in motion." Emile Jacques-Dalcroze / In Dalcroze Eurhythmics, music is a full-body experience. It helps the student to physically experience the rhythms and movements of music so they are not just intellectually understood. Eurhythmics uses the body as an interpreter for musical rhythm.
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Pianist: Béla Böszörményi–Nagy

I had the privilege to study as with Hungarian-born pianist who combined distinguished careers in both teaching and performing since his arrival in America. Born in 1912 in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, one of his first teachers was István Thoman. At the Liszt Academy in Hungary, he studied piano with Imre Keeri­–Szanto and Ernö Dohnanyi, composition with Zoltan Kodaly, and chamber music with Leo Weiner.
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Fall piano study

Back to school ... and piano! Come join our diverse group of dedicated children and adults. We have two to three recitals per year and I encourage everyone to participate. To learn more, take a look at the Piano lessons menu. I have a limited number of slots available, but feel free to contact me to learn more. Beginners of all ages are welcome!
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