I teach piano to adults and children of all ages in the greater Boston area and encourage assorted musical styles. Most children love music: to listen to, dance to and even sing with — it is quite natural! Adult students find piano study rewarding and believe music has positively contributed to their satisfaction and success in life. Childhood instruction has been them a gift that stands the test of time.
Lessons occur at Susan’s home piano studio in the Boston area, or at your home in select Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, and Newton MA locations. Call me at 781.864.9090. I’ll get back to you ASAP.
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.
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.
To Mrs. Coin, From LJR; A note that accompanied a large, multicolored Harry Potter lollipop.WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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.
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.
Adults with a background in classical music share with me the enrichment that music has brought to their lives. They describe an ongoing understanding and appreciation of music of all kinds, plus a sense that professional and personal success was undeniably related. Click here to read what people who are at the top of their fields.
“Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein himself says that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin.”
After playing piano, his sister Maja said, he would get up saying, “There, now I’ve got it.” Something in the music would guide his thoughts in new and creative directions.
Chuck Todd (reporter) notes a connection between years of practice and competition and what he calls the “drive for perfection.”
“The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception.”
DRIVE TO SUCCEED
According to Paul Allen (renowned Microsoft entrepreneur), in both music and programming, “something is pushing you to look beyond what currently exists and express yourself in a new way.”
A well-known Canadian study supports the idea that musical training may do more for kids than many realize, as it exercises parts of the brain useful in mathematics, spatial intelligence and other intellectual pursuits.
To Mr. Wolfensohn, who ran the World Bank, music is a “hidden language,” which enhances one’s ability to connect disparate or even contradictory ideas. He traveled to more than 100 countries, attended local performances (and occasionally joined in on a borrowed cello). Music helped him understand “the culture of people, as distinct from their balance sheet.”
Scientists study connections between musical training in childhood and reading skills. Learning to play an instrument may confer some unexpected benefits, recent studies suggest.
“To learn to read, you need to have good working memory, the ability to disambiguate speech sounds, make sound-to-meaning connections,” said Professor Nina Kraus, director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University. “Each one of these things really seems to be strengthened with active engagement in playing a musical instrument.”
In a study of people who do continue playing music, researchers found that older musicians preserve the brain functions, the central auditory processing skills that can help you understand speech against the background of a noisy environment.