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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 in assorted musical styles. My goal is to promote progress, build confidence, and help each student to achieve success.
1 01, 2015

When to start piano lessons?

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piano lessons for young children

If you wonder whether your younger student is ready for piano study, please feel free to discuss this with me. I usually recommend starting lessons at the age of six, and teach both children and adults. Adult beginners are always welcome!

My students play on acoustic pianos and touch-sensitive electronic keyboards. What matters most is that you enjoy the music that you play, feel challenged, and make progress in attaining your personal goals.

While I tailor my piano lessons to the individual student, I realize that some can start piano instruction at an earlier age. If you live in the Boston, MA area, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

13 01, 2014

Adult beginners are welcome!

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relaxed pianoI teach piano to beginners of all ages and adults bring a great deal of enthusiasm to the lessons, and perhaps a few fears. I do my best to create a positive environment and encourage a diverse selection of your preferred music.

Some of my adult students studied piano as a child; some have never taken a musical instrument at all. My oldest adult beginner was 82 years old, and soon gave yearly Christmas concerts of her favorite carols to her family.

“You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

13 01, 2014

Winter piano schedule

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IMG_0647The Winter Quarter is ongoing and ends on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Winter Quarter excludes the following holidays:

MLK (January 19th) / February vacation week for kids only  (February 15th+)

To keep your current time slot, sign up to hold that slot in the schedule as soon as you know your preferences 30 days before the beginning of the next quarter. To contact me, please note my current phone number and e-mail is 617.690.9979 and sbccat@gmail.com.

6 01, 2014

Music and learning

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piano instructionRecent scientific research shows a distinct connection between music and learning. Learning a song, a musical instrument, or a dance step offers an integration of body and mind that only music provides, a multi-sensory process that enhances learning readiness for school subjects such as reading, writing, and math.

Music study also improves spatial-temporal reasoning (see the M.I.N.D. Institute research), a neurological process needed to understand mathematics. The best way to enhance your child studies with music is to encourage listening to and learning music throughout his developmental years. Do it in ways that are fun and entertaining and find how to share the experience that are positive and nurturing.

“The pause is as important as the note.” Truman Fisher

30 10, 2013

SBC Piano Studio rated a top Web site

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YourWebSite.com has designated SBC Piano Studio in its top list of music Web sites in varying categories.

a simple noteFor more than 15 years I have written articles that I consider to be of interest to my students and their families. My SBC Piano Studio Web site seemed the perfect forum to share that information.

The site has gone through multiple iterations until reaching its current form. It’s very rewarding to feel appreciated and listed amongst these other sites. I have reviewed several of the links below, and consider them very fine.

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25 08, 2013

Steinway & Sons, BSO host Piano Teacher Appreciation Day

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BSO plays at the Tanglewood Music CenterSteinway & Sons, along with the Boston Symphony Orchestra hosted a lovely day at the BSO’s summer home in Lenox, MA (on August 18th, 2013). Piano Teacher Appreciation Day honored Boston area piano teachers on the grounds of the Tanglewood Music Festival.

A private guided tour of the grounds highlighted the evolution of the yearly music festival, followed by a catered lunch with our fellow Boston piano instructors. The concert featured one of the greatest concert pianists of our time, Emanuel Ax, after which we had a personal ‘meet and greet’ with the gracious artist.

7 08, 2013

Watch video: Sebok speaks music

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Teachers, advanced students, and performing professionals from all over the world valued Sebok’s years of performance experience and teaching expertise just before his passing in November, 1999.

1 08, 2013

Piano recital medley

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Please enjoy some images from past recitals, which include both children and adults!

15 07, 2013

Sign up online: it’s fast and secure!

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Keep in touch!


Electronic payments are fast and secure and ensure that you obtain your preferred slot. After confirming your lesson day and time with me, click here to sign up online at your convenience through my PayPal account.

13 07, 2013

Piano care: What not to do?

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care of the piano falling down stairs

First, find a qualified piano technician and consult with them for any mechanical issues. Please ask me if you need a referral. I have several names that I could suggest.

Below are four key issues to consider. Avoid swings in temperature; keep piano away from windows; tune your piano twice a year; and evaluate the optimal location of the piano for student practice.