music education

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 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.

Pianist: Béla Böszörményi–Nagy

Nagy combined distinguished careers in teaching and performing since his arrival in America. A winner of the coveted Liszt Prize for three consecutive years, his first teaching assignment was at the Liszt Academy.

New pianos for beginners?

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.

Music, by R.W. Emerson

Let 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.

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How can I improve my kids practice?

One of the best ways a parent can help is to ask the student to explain and demonstrate what is on the assignment sheet — not for the purpose of supervising or checking on whether or not the student is doing it correctly, but just to understand what is going on at the lesson.