My studio is open to new students at all levels:

beginners to advanced pianists,

adults at all levels, and

Lapsed Pianists at any age are most welcome

Amy Nadel, Pianist
     Lessons and  Accompaniment 
 
 
 
 
near Fresh Pond for 25 years
      amycnadel@gmail.com
 
 

My students include:

- Musicians ages 7-70

- Beginner to Advanced level

- Lapsed Pianists of all ages

 

.The work is built around elements of technique, theory, and musicality:

- Technique: Loose limbs working from a center of gravity. Proper approach, strength, and speed. 

         Musically satisfying materials geared to the student’s technical level

- Music theory and history: Directional, interval, and note reading; keys; musical form and historical context.

- Musicality: Being in the music and being your own best listener is part of every piece at every lesson. Producing the right sound - what the pianist wants to express with the technical capability to do so - is why we play.

 

Performance opportunities:

-Informal musical afternoons through the year for students to play for one another. I urge everyone to attend, if possible, because they are worth a dozen lessons for the players and listeners. The gatherings, replete with cookies, allow students to try out pieces in a relaxed setting, get over performance jitters, and give and take comments from one another. 

- A formal spring recital in a beautiful hall on Beacon Hill.

 

It's serious and good work, and never without laughter; for those who would subject themselves to the profound pleasure of hard work and musical reward.

                        

I have spent the last three decades teaching piano in the Cambridge area to aspiring musicians of all ages, While completing my liberal arts degree at Boston University, l undertook a rigorous study of piano technique with Anthony diBonaventura, complemented by studies in musicology at the BU School of Music. Musical study continued at the University of Iowa, Iowa City where I performed with the Center for New Music, taught piano and theory, and coached pianists for auditions at the University's School of Music.  I received an MFA in piano performance and pedagogy under the guidance of Uriel Tsachor and Carole Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Nadel Cambridge, MA    amycnadel@gmail.com