CLASSICAL PIANO INSTRUCTION

Classical piano instructor for children and adults of all ages.


A teacher for the Town of Weston and a former faculty member at the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley MA, I also offer private instruction in Wellesley, Wayland, Sudbury, Newton & Weston neighborhoods.


  • Teacher for the Town of Weston
  • Former instructor for the Dana Hall School of Music

Classical Piano Instruction


For children and adults of all ages.

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A teacher for the Town of Weston and a former faculty member at the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley MA. I offer private instruction in Wellesley, Wayland, Sudbury, Newton and Weston MA.

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What people say?

“Here’s to a fabulous piano teacher with endless creativity and patience for all age levels! Thanks for doing such a great job with us on the piano!”   Read more testimonials!

BENEFITS OF STUDY

For most kids, music is a natural form of expression that enriches their lives in unexpected ways.   Read more about intelligence, creativity and focus.

 

TESTIMONIALS

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Under your guidance, Sophie-Anna has developed a love and appreciation for piano playing, which I believe will only strengthen as time goes by. For this I am truly indebted to you and sincerely Thank You. ;-]  Warmest wishes. — M.P.


Taking lessons with Susan has been a wonderful experience for our girls, who both play very well. She has a great way with kids, and is able to engage them in a firm, but warm way. Her success is a testament to her strong teaching skills and flexible musical approach. — S.R.


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We so appreciate the work you’ve done with Sawyer — he really enjoys piano and music and that it’s in no small part due to you and your teaching. We thank you and wish you a wonderful summer!
— D.M.

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A teacher for the Town of Weston and a former faculty member at the Dana Hall School of Music, I offer private instruction in Wellesley, Wayland, Newton and Weston MA.

LEARN MORE

What people say?

Here’s to a fabulous piano teacher with endless creativity and patience for all age levels! Thanks for doing such a great job with us on the piano!  Read more.

BENEFITS OF STUDY

For most kids, music is a natural form of expression that can enrich their lives in expected ways.  Read more.

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”   — Seneca

NOTEWORTHY

Articles about piano instruction, creativity and education. Learn more about piano study below.

Study Music?

12/20/2017

Inspired by an article in Forbes, here are top reasons to encourage musical study. Some of the benefits may surprise you.

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In spite of his teacher's advice, concert pianist Lang Lang didn't quit and is now considered the best in the world. ...

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Pedagogy

12/18/2017

I tailor my lessons to meet your distinct needs and personal goals, and encourage diversity in musical styles based on your assorted interests and skills. My studio consists of children and adults of all ages. ...

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“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” In Dalcroze Eurhythmics, music is a full-body experience. It helps the stu ...

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Adults & Piano

12/15/2017

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 favorite music. ...

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The child learns to feel the music, not just hear it with the ears, but sense it through the being. Aural sensations are realized through muscular sensations. ...

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LIFELONG BENEFITS

  • Piano study is a gift that stands the test of time. For most kids, music is a natural form of expression. Many adults believe that piano study as a child positively influenced their future happiness and success.

  • Adults with a background in classical music can feel enriched by their musical past. They understand and appreciate music and enjoy playing and listening. Adults also begin piano as adult beginners, and excel!

INTELLIGENCE

Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein himself said that he was so smart because he played the violin.

CREATIVITY

Chuck Todd (reporter) notes a connection between years of practice and competition and what he calls the “drive for perfection.”

DRIVE

Renowned Microsoft entrepreneur, Paul Allen, believes that in both music and programming, “something is pushing you to look beyond what currently exists and express yourself in a new way.”

FOCUS

Mr. Wolfensohn, who ran the World Bank, believes music is a “hidden language” that enhances one’s ability to connect disparate or even contradictory ideas. Music helped him understand “the culture of people, as distinct from their balance sheet.”

READING

“To learn to read, you need to have a good working memory, the ability to disambiguate speech sounds, make sound-to-meaning connections,” said Kraus (Northwestern University). “Each one of these things really seems to be strengthened with active engagement in playing a musical instrument.”

SPATIAL THINKING

A well-known Canadian study supports the idea that music study may do more for kids than many realize. It exercises parts of the brain useful in mathematics, spatial intelligence and other intellectual pursuits.