Classical Piano Instruction
For Children and Adults

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Piano Instruction For All Ages

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

About SBC Piano Studio

Affiliated with the Town of Weston, Susan instructs private classical piano performance in her Boston studio, or at your home in select Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, and Newton MA locations, call 781.864.9090.

Piano study is a gift that stands the test of time. Many adults who study earlier in life believe that piano positively affects their overall happiness and success. Most children love music — it is quite natural; my adult students find piano playing rewarding and fun. It’s never too late to start.

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Piano Instruction For 2017

Winter & Spring piano season begins on Monday, January 9th and ends Monday, June 13th. I welcome children and adult beginners. Join our dedicated group of students. Don’t miss out!

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Adults & Piano Instruction

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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What People Say?

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.

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Why Study Music?

Music study is a child's most important extra-curricular activity because it will help him in many areas of life.

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Dalcroze Eurythmics for Piano

Dalcroze Eurhythmics helps the student to physically experience the rhythms and movements of music. The body then becomes an interpreter for musical rhythm.

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Music and Meaning

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.”
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.
More to come …

My goal is to promote progress, build confidence, and help each student to achieve success. Piano-time can be something unique and special for everyone.