Classical piano teacher

An experienced piano instructor, I've taught lessons to children and adult students of all ages and assorted levels, from young children just entering school to adult beginners, retired professionals and return students. My experience includes that of college instructor (University of Alaska, Anchorage), private school adjunct (Dana Hall School Of Music in Wellesley) and private piano teacher (Weston Public Schools, along with my private studio).
I tailor each lesson to best meet that student's unique strengths and ultimate goals for piano study. My hope is that a student experiences and enjoys an efficient and effective progress in their piano-playing skills. Read more about taking piano lessons for children and adults.
about MA piano teacher

Music background

My early formal education includes study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Brandeis University and Juilliard. I pursued graduate study in music theory and performance and was a student of Béla Böszörményi-Nagy. Most recently I have been studying advanced harmonic analysis privately at NEC. Teacher workshops with a focus on teaching classical piano to young children include Dalcroze Eurythmics and the Suzuki Method. In my early years, I enjoyed classical piano study and competition, and soloed with a symphony orchestra at the age of 16.

Performance techniques

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

Teaching styles

Workshops that focus on teaching classical piano to  young children: Dalcroze Eurythmics / Suzuki Method (at Juilliard , University of Washington).

Experienced classical piano teacher MA

I have taught private classical piano lessons for children in MA since 1990.

Adjunct instructor for private school

At the Dana Hall School of Music in Wellesley MA, I taught piano lessons to kids between the ages of 6 to 12. At the Town of Weston in Weston MA, I teach kids between the ages of 6 to 10.

College instructor in group piano lessons

As an adjunct instructor or the University of Alaska, Anchorage, I taught adult students of all ages. 

Classical piano teacher Wayland

Classical piano teacher, Susan Cohen, in Wayland MA has experience teaching young children and retired adult beginners.   Learn the basics of piano playing, which includes note reading, phrasing and rhythm. I teach in Boston, Sudbury, Wellesley, Weston and Wayland.

Bela Nagy piano teacher

I've had several excellent teachers beginning with my treasured first teacher Alma Canual as I grew up.  She believed in me and encouraged my interest in playing piano. 
Classical piano teacher, Susan Cohen, in Wayland MA has experience teaching young children and retired adult beginners.   Learn the basics of piano playing, which includes note reading, phrasing and rhythm. I teach in Boston, Sudbury, Wellesley, Weston and Wayland.

Suzuki training and beginner piano students

For very young students, the Suzuki teaching method offers a more interactive approach. It's essential that a parent be at every lesson and at every practice session at home. 

Brandeis University music teaching education

Music is not in the notes but in the silence between them.  —Mozart


TESTIMONIALS

What people say?

Did I ever tell you how much playing the piano during this pandemic has meant to me? And learning from you makes it possible! And enjoyable! And educational!
Susan has taught my daughter piano for 11+ years. She is patient, kind, and has a great sense of humor. Susan teaches early learners to advanced students, and taught over Zoom during the pandemic. We highly recommend her!
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.
I'm delighted to endorse Susan for piano lessons. She's patient, supportive, has a good sense of humor — and knows her piano!
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!

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