About Me

About Me

About Me

About Me

About Me

  • Originally from New England, I’ve resettled to Metro West Boston (following a 15-year hiatus teaching in Alaska, Seattle and NYC) to join the faculty of the Dana Hall School of Music. Drawing on a plethora of teaching experience and study, I adapt appropriate methods to the distinct learning style of each student.

  • susan cohen

  • Originally from New England, I’ve resettled to Metro West Boston (following a 15-year hiatus teaching in Alaska, Seattle and NYC) to join the faculty of the Dana Hall School of Music. Drawing on a plethora of teaching experience and study, I adapt appropriate methods to the distinct learning style of each student.

  • susan cohen

My experience ranges from adjunct instructor for private and group piano classes, to a private piano studio and teacher for an after-school program (Town of Weston). I've had the pleasure to teach hundreds of students of all ages and levels from beginning children and adults to retired professionals returning to music after many years.

My experience ranges from adjunct instructor for private and group piano classes, to a private piano studio and teacher for an after-school program (Town of Weston). I've had the pleasure to teach hundreds of students of all ages and levels from beginning children and adults to retired professionals returning to music after many years.

piano instructor with student

Originally from New England, I've resettled to Metro West Boston (following a 15-year hiatus teaching in Alaska, Seattle and NYC) to join the faculty of the Dana Hall School of Music. Drawing on a plethora of teaching experience and study, I adapt appropriate methods to the distinct learning style of each student.

My experiences range from adjunct instructor for private and group piano classes, to a private piano studio and teacher for an after-school program (Town of Weston). I've had the pleasure to teach hundreds of students of all ages and levels from beginning children and adults to retired professionals returning to music after many years.


Muscles were made for movement, and rhythm is movement. It is impossible to conceive a rhythm without thinking of a body in motion.

Emilé Jacques-Dalcroze



Formal 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.

piano teacher with student

Workshops & Influencers

piano instructor with student

Originally from New England, I've resettled to Metro West Boston (following a 15-year hiatus teaching in Alaska, Seattle and NYC) to join the faculty of the Dana Hall School of Music. Drawing on a plethora of teaching experience and study, I adapt appropriate methods to the distinct learning style of each student.



My experiences range from adjunct instructor for private and group piano classes, to a private piano studio and teacher for an after-school program (Town of Weston). I've had the pleasure to teach hundreds of students of all ages and levels from beginning children and adults to retired professionals returning to music after many years.

ABOUT SUSANWhat People Say?
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
Hans Christian Andersen


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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 for Department Chairman at Boston University and Catholic University.

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What People Say?

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.

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.

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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!

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.