Learn To Play — One Key At A Time!


Private piano instruction for children & adults of all ages.

An instructor with the Town of Weston, MA & former faculty member of the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley, you can study piano with me privately in the Metro West area of Boston. My studio has a  few  slots available, so feel free to call. I travel to specific locations in Wellesley, Wayland, Weston, Sudbury and Newton. Leave me a phone message or send an e-mail. Click  the Get Started   button above.

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Music is an invisible being which is able to create a visible happiness!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Classical Piano Instruction

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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.

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What people say?

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

Articles and education

Noteworthy

Learn more about piano study, creativity and education, and catch up on the latest studio info and inspirational stories.   Read more.

Intelligence, creativity and focus

Benefits of study

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

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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Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
C.S. Lewis

Thank you so much for your patience, and for all of the time that you spent with both of our kids. I know that they have come away with a great appreciation for music.  ...

Thank you so much for your patience, and for all of the time that you spent with both of our kids. I know that they have come away with a great appreciation for music.   S.R.

Susan Cohen has been the piano teacher for our two daughters for thirteen years. Taking lessons with Susan has been a wonderful experience for our girls, who both play very well. more ...

Susan, I love taking lessons with you. You make it fun, as well as challenging, and I wouldn’t continue with any teacher who didn’t make me feel great about what I was doing. T.C.

Three years later, I continue to look forward to our time together. I feel fortunate to have found such a patient and positive teacher. J.C.

Music is an invisible being which is able to create a visible happiness!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Susan, 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...

Susan, 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.

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy my lessons and your teaching style. I finally found a teacher who doesn't freak me out! My inner child thanks you!  D.S.

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!  K.K.

“Some silences are a poetic pause, and others denote that the music has ended.” ? Meeta Ahluwalia

Susan, 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...

Susan, 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.

Possess a pure, kindly, and radiant heart is the hallmark of your countenance. I pray you will foster its growth and always be as beautiful as your are now.  J.M.

Thanks so much for all your help with Nick and Annie. You're a great teacher! L.R.

You are truly my favorite piano teacher. You're so knowledgeable and have the patience of a saint! I look forward to more lessons. You rock!! M.L.

To Mrs. Coin, From LJR; A note that accompanied a large, multicolored Harry Potter lollipop.

Thank you Susan. Kelsey is SO excited and is practicing every day. She really enjoyed her time with you and is so proud to have something to play. L.G.

Noteworthy

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

"Thank you so much for your patience, and for all of the time that you spent with both of our kids. I know that they have come away with a great appreciation." ...

Summer is an optimal time for piano study. The slow pace of summer enhances focus and increases enjoyment. Keep your skills fresh with a few summer classes. ...

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. ...

According to Suzuki, “People either become experts at doing the right thing, which is seen as a fine talent, or they become experts at doing something that is wrong ... .” Superior ability can be achieved by anyone who works to achieve it. ...

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

A student is taught to listen carefully to his music and play with a beautiful sound -- it's what makes playing piano such a rewarding and valued life experience. ...

Adults & Piano

06/08/2018

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. ...

I had the privilege to study with Hungarian-born pianist (1912), an artist who combined distinguished careers in both teaching and performing since his arrival in America. Winner of the Liszt Prize for three consecutive years. ...

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 ...

Practice is the great Magician, who not only makes apparent impossibilities performable, but ever easy.
Carl Czerny

Lifelong Benefits

  • Piano study is a gift that stands the test of time. For most kids, music is a natural form of expression. For adults, piano study as a child positively influenced their future happiness and success.
  • Adults with a background in classical music often feel enriched by their musical past. They understand and appreciate music. Adults also begin piano as adult beginners, and excel!

Focus

Mr. Wolfensohn (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.”

Drive

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

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

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.”

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). Each seems strengthened with playing a musical instrument.”

Spacial thinking

Canadian research 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.