As an MIT alumna, I have firsthand experience in being a serious musician while managing an intense workload. At MIT I’ve taught solo piano, collaborative piano, and chamber music, and I’ve been a frequent guest artist-lecturer for composition classes. I also teach private lessons to serious adult learners.
Eileen is an awesome teacher and mentor! The way she communicates nuances in the music is amazing.—Student evaluation, spring 2022
If you were to ask my students, they’d say I’m picky as hell, but really nice about it!
I encourage my students to be inquisitive, careful listeners, and I’m a huge proponent of practicing efficiently instead of practicing more. I love problem-solving and exploring creative ideas, so my students can express themselves freely and give performances they’re really proud of.
Always a pleasure to work with Eileen! Really good at pulling out the best of the ensemble while allowing for artistic freedom.—Student evaluation, spring 2022
— Watch some of my students perform —
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FAQ: How do you find a piano teacher?
- Ask for recommendations: Ask friends, family, or fellow musicians if they know of any good piano teachers in your area. They may be able to recommend someone based on their own experiences.
- Check music school websites: Check the websites of music schools in your area to see if they offer piano lessons. Many music schools have a directory of their faculty, which may include piano teachers.
- Look on social media: Check social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for local music groups or pages that may recommend or advertise piano teachers.
- Attend music events: Attend local music events, such as concerts or recitals, and network with other musicians or music enthusiasts. They may be able to recommend a good piano teacher.
- Contact professional organizations: Contact local professional music organizations, such as the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), for a list of qualified piano teachers in your area.
Once you have a list of potential piano teachers, you can schedule consultations with them to discuss their teaching approach, experience, and rates. It’s important to find a teacher who is a good fit for your learning style and musical goals. Good luck with your search!