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Private piano instructor in Boston MA area

An experienced classical piano instructor (20+ years), Ms. Cohen teaches private lessons in her Boston area home piano studio, or at your home in Newton, Wellesley, Wayland, or Waltham. Students of all ages are welcome: adults, young 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, she instructs lessons to students interested in learning assorted musical styles.

“My goal is to promote progress, build confidence, and help each student to achieve success.” SBC

Instructor testimonials

“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

“Susan, 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.” –M. P., Ireland

“Susan, 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.

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