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susan cohen

About Me

My process is to tailor each lesson to meet your distinct goals, so I look forward to learning about your musical interests and skills. The music you play includes classical piano pieces, as well as selections from your preferred musical styles. Music can range from (everything) broadway tunes to folk favorites.
Music theory games, rhythm activities and a varied repertoire make the lessons engaging, educational and fun. With more than 30 years of experience, I've taught students with assorted learning styles and challenges. They are often amazed at how quickly their playing progresses to a whole new level of enjoyment.

Music Education

After earning a B.A. cum laude from Brandeis University, I pursued graduate study in music theory and performance (Brandeis). In addition, I was fortunate to study piano performance for two years with Bela Nagy, award-winning Hungarian concert pianist and educator, former Department Chairman at Boston University and Catholic University.


Workshops that focus on teaching young children: Dalcroze Eurythmics / Suzuki Method (Juilliard / University of Alaska).


Master classes with internationally renowned pianist, such as Gyorgy Sebok and Bela Nagy (as his student performer).

piano master class
Music is not in the notes, but in the silence between them.

What People Say?

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.
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!
Under your guidance, Sophie-Anna has developed a love and appreciation for piano playing, which I believe will only strengthen as time goes by.
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.
Three years later, I continue to look forward to our time together. I feel fortunate to have found such a patient and positive teacher.
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!
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