Summertime is the best time for piano!!!

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Summertime Flex-time piano lessons include nine 45-minute sessions, which you can schedule around any vacation plans. Choose your top-three preferred days and times when you sign up, and I’ll put together a schedule with flexibility for us all.

The summer session extends from June 24th to September 6th and excludes the July 4th holiday. While I do need 24 hours notice for last-minute changes, summertime makes it easier most weeks to accomplish that.

To keep your current time slot for Fall, sign up to hold that slot in the schedule as soon as you know your preferences by July 1st. If multiple students want the same slot(s), I request signup by June 10th. I’ll always let you know if that is the case, as you have first priority for that slot! To contact me, please note my current phone number and e-mail is 617.690.9979 and [email protected].

Spring lessons signup!!!

Prelude to Spring

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Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. Our quarterly piano lesson signup is now in progress. To keep your current time slot or to start lessons, sign up for your lesson time as soon as you know your preferences.

Contact me to learn more about the summer lessons schedule.

Spring piano instruction schedule

Our Spring schedule begins on Monday, April 11th and ends Monday, June 20th. Spring quarter excludes the following holidays:

  • April vacation / April 18th-22nd
  • Memorial Day / May 30th

Contact me to pick a time

To reserve your current time slot, sign up  as soon as you know your preferences (tuition is due 30 days before the beginning of the next quarter). To contact me, please note my current phone number and e-mail are 781.864.9090 and [email protected].

Summertime Flex-time piano instruction

For summer piano instruction, I offer a  Summer Flex-time piano lessons program  that includes nine 45-minute session easily arranged around your vacation plans. Choose your top-three preferred days and times when you sign up, and I’ll put together a schedule with flexibility for us all.

Piano music uplifts the spirit

First recital joy

“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.”

“There is nothing better than playing music to build wholesome, healthy human beings.”
Marvin Blickenstaff

Music and learning

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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.

New pianos for beginners?

piano new I recently read that as the founder of the Talent Education Movement, Suzuki did believe that a parent should always buy the best instrument that he can possibly afford, with the belief that a quality instrument impacts a student’s enjoyment of his musical study.

At his piano lesson, the student is taught to listen carefully to his music and play with a beautiful sound. This is much of what makes it a rewarding and highly valued life experience. If he goes home, and the instrument makes it difficult to achieve these goals, he can become frustrated and discouraged in his practice, and at future lessons.
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Music as a full-body experience

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.

Dalcroze contends that “a child’s body possesses instinctively the essential element of rhythm, which is a sense of time.” The beats of the heart convey a clear sense of time, breathing offers a division of time, and thus measure, and walking a model of measure and division of time into equal parts. Thus, walking is a natural beginning to the child’s initiation into rhythm.

Music and motion“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

Click here to learn more about Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

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.

–Text supplied by Linda Jiorle-Nagy

A winner of the coveted Liszt Prize for three consecutive years, his first teaching assignment was at the Liszt Academy. After 9 successful years there, Dr. Nagy accepted a position at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada. Other appointments followed, including Artist in Residence and Professor of Piano at Indiana University, Boston University, North Carolina School for the Arts, and The Catholic University of America.

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Adults and piano lessons

Post recital social.

My adults bring a great deal of enthusiasm and dedication to their lessons. I do my best to create a positive environment and encourage a diverse selection of your favorite music and encourage some classical piano pieces as optimal learning tools. I suggest scheduling 15 minutes of practice, five days a week for my beginners for the first few months, once or twice a day.

Some adults are complete beginners and have always wanted to study; others know a bit about the piano from childhood lessons. My oldest adult beginner to date was 82 years old (studied through age 89), gave Christmas concerts to her family, and bought a beautiful grand piano for her living room.

My adult musicians value taking lessons later in life and see piano as a satisfying creative outlet. They feel a strong sense of accomplishment and many perform in our recitals.