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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.

Adults are welcome

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 preferred music

Piano care: What not to do?

In general, extreme swings from hot to cold or dry to wet are harmful to your piano. Dryness can cause the piano's pitch to go flat and the sound board to possibly crack; moisture makes the piano sound sharp and may cause the keys to stick. Repeated swings in relative humidity can create distortion of sound and unnecessary creaking. Talk with your piano technician about the necessity of a humidifier for your location. This does not have to be expensive and will save you money in the long run.

When to start piano lessons?

If you wonder whether your younger student is ready for piano study, please feel free to discuss this with me. I am an experienced piano teacher in the Boston, MA area and teach students of all ages. Also, read my Intelligence and Creativity box to learn more about who is actually studying piano and its benefits for a variety of life stages.

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.

SBC Piano Studio rated a top Web site

The following Web ratings site, YourWebSite.com, has designated SBC Piano Studio in its list of the best 31 music Web sites in varying categories.