More than 25 years experience teaching and studying classical piano repertoire. Will conveniently travel to your home in the greater Weston/Wellesley MA area.

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

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.

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.

Please tell me more … 

Music, by R.W. Emerson

Width = 239px Height = 171pxMusic, poetry by EmersonLet me go where’er I will, I hear a sky-born music still.
It sounds from all things old, It sounds from all things young;
From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul, Peals out a cheerful song.

It is not only in the rose, It is not only in the bird,
Not only where the rainbow glows, Nor in the song of woman heard,
But in the darkest, meanest things, There always, always something sings.

Tis not in the high stars alone, Nor in the cups of budding flowers,
Nor in the  redbreast’s mellow tone, Nor in the bow that smiles in showers,
But in the mud and scum of things, There always, always something sings.

Practice your way to success

Find a consistent practice time. All humans relate to routine, and practice can become just like doing homework, brushing your teeth, bedtime, and eating properly. What other things are in your daily routine that are nonnegotiable? Handle piano practice in the same way.

Also, set a specific goal for each practice session. Rather than just “putting in time,” you can help by making a “do-list” for each practice session. Perhaps make at least one session a week a performing session for any available listener(s). This may motivate students to work harder during the regular practice sessions.

For more tips about practicing with ease, go to Practice tips.

Need help buying a piano?

Piano lessons for all ages!If you need assistance in making your piano purchase, I can meet you at the dealership and act as a liaison between you and the piano dealer. Contact me for further information about this.


Finding your piano in MA

Finding the Best Deals

Making musicWhile cost does play a key factor for most people, experts say that you should always buy the best quality instrument that you can afford. Here are some good ways to find the best deals for a good quality instrument: buy from a private owner directly, or through a Web site; buy from a reputable used piano dealer; or buy from a known new piano dealer. An investment like this needs to be made with confidence. Feel free to contact me with your questions.


Buy from a private owner

Perhaps with the advent of the Web, parents have more options than they realize for finding economical yet higher quality used acoustic pianos and touch sensitive digital keyboards (such as, eBay, Craigslist, Want Ads or their equivalent, and so on). A local estate or moving sale can lead to an absolute gem. Or sometimes just putting up a sign in a workplace will produce someone interested in selling the piano that they have. One family bought a used baby grand piano for their home on the Cape and have been enjoying it quite a bit on their summer vacations.


Piano instruction Weston, MA and surrounding areas

If you want piano instruction in Weston MA, please click the read all about SBC Piano Studio in the above menus: piano lessons, biography, practice tips, testimonials, and methods. Playing piano is a lifelong hobby, and piano lessons are the most efficient way to master the skill.

Metro West, MA communities includes Weston zip codes 02493 and 02193; Wellesley MA community includes zip codes 02481, 02482, 02457, 02481, 02482, and 02457; Wayland MA community include zip code 01778; Needham MA community includes zip codes 02492 and 02494; Newton MA community includes zip codes 02458, 02461, 02459, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02468, and 02460; Natick MA community includes zip code 02760; Lincoln MA community includes zip code 01773; Brookline MA community include zip codes 02445, 02446, 02446, 02445, 02146, 02147, 02447, and Chestnut Hill MA zip codes 02467 and 02167.