Classical piano instruction for children and adults of all ages.


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, I offer private instruction in Wellesley, Wayland, Newton and Weston MA.


What people say?

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!  Read more.


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

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”   — Seneca


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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.

Taking lessons with Susan has been a wonderful experience for our girls, who both play very well. She has a great way with kids, and is able to engage them in a firm, but warm way. Her success is a testament to her strong teaching skills and flexible musical approach. — S.R.


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.


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

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  • Piano study is a gift that stands the test of time. For most kids, music is a natural form of expression. Many adults believe that piano study as a child positively influenced their future happiness and success.

  • Adults with a background in classical music can feel enriched by their musical past. They understand and appreciate music and often enjoy playing and listening. Many adults begin piano as adult beginners, and excel!


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.


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


Renowned 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.”


Mr. Wolfensohn, who ran 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.”


“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 University). “Each one of these things really seems to be strengthened with active engagement in playing a musical instrument.”


A well-known Canadian study 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.