GALLERY

A showcase of students, recitals, lessons, and awards

plus a few cats, too!

Annika having fun practicing

Annika having fun practicing

She's using her special rock collection to play a game of counting correct repetitions of her practice!

Allison, 1st place winner!

Allison, 1st place winner!

at the MMTA 2018 Judged Festival, in her age 7-10 division, performing Sheftel's Nocturne.

Jessica, 2nd place winner!

Jessica, 2nd place winner!

at the 2018 MMTA Judged Festival, in her age 13-16 division, performing Debussy's Arabesque No.1.

Ananya, 2nd place winner!

Ananya, 2nd place winner!

at the MMTA 2018 Judged Festival, in her 15-18 age Division, performing Debussy's Clair De Lune.

Group Lesson games!

Group Lesson games!

playing note name speed games with puzzle erasures

Cocone & Annika

Cocone & Annika

at the 2018 Junior 1 NEPTA Recital.

Cocone - monkey practice

Cocone - monkey practice

Use a Barrel of Monkeys for counting correct repeats during practice!

December 2017 Recital

December 2017 Recital

at Indian Hill Music

Piano & Guitar Recital 2017

Piano & Guitar Recital 2017

A few students of Will & Heather Riley at the Spring 2017 Recital

Indian Hill Spring Recital 2017

Indian Hill Spring Recital 2017

Puzzle Erasures

Puzzle Erasures

Fun note naming games!

Jessica 2nd Place!

Jessica 2nd Place!

at MMTA Judged Festival 2017

Sarafina 3rd Place!

Sarafina 3rd Place!

at MMTA Judged Festival 2017

Estella 3rd Place!

Estella 3rd Place!

at MMTA Judged Festival 2017

Winners Recital 2017

Winners Recital 2017

for the Indian Hill Piano Competition 2017

Indian Hill Competition Winners!

Indian Hill Competition Winners!

Jessica, Sarafina & Ameesha were selected winners and performed at the Competition Winners' Recital 2017.

Chinese Recital 2017

Chinese Recital 2017

at Indian Hill, to celebrate the Chinese/Lunar New Year, students performed traditional Chinese folk songs and other music by Chinese composers.

Veronica & Sarafina

Veronica & Sarafina

In traditional dress for the Chinese New Year Recital 2017

Halloween Piano & Guitar Party 2016

Halloween Piano & Guitar Party 2016

Costumes, candy and a concert!

Omri the magician

Omri the magician

at the Halloween Party 2016

Nur the Butterfly

Nur the Butterfly

at the Halloween Party 2016

Aidan the Squid (minus costume)

Aidan the Squid (minus costume)

at the Halloween Party 2017

Spooky music performances

Spooky music performances

at the Halloween Party 2016

Cocone & Puzzle Erasure Notes

Cocone & Puzzle Erasure Notes

Sarafina - 1st Place

Sarafina - 1st Place

2016 MMTA Judged Festival

Ananya @ Carnegie Hall

Ananya @ Carnegie Hall

2015 Winner's Recital for the Protege International Piano Competition, in Weil Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC

Estella & me

Estella & me

after the 2015 December Recital

2015 Studio Recital

2015 Studio Recital

A few of the students who performed at Johnson Strings Recital Hall, Newton, MA

Who's helping me practice?

Who's helping me practice?

Timber loves music! He especially loves to watch all the hammers and dampers move inside.

Pian-Olympics winners!

Pian-Olympics winners!

so many medals ... Megan was the Grand Champion winner (holding the trophy)!

Pian-Olympics awards!

Pian-Olympics awards!

Everyone competed in "events" for practicing, memorizing, and lesson scores.

2015 June Recital @ Indian Hill

2015 June Recital @ Indian Hill

A great bunch of students!

Amelia - Senior Recital 2015

Amelia - Senior Recital 2015

Amelia & me. It was a truly beautiful performance!

Amelia - Senior Recital 2015

Amelia - Senior Recital 2015

Graduating after 10 years in my studio!

Studio Masterclass 2015

Studio Masterclass 2015

With our wonderfully talented guest teacher, Houry Schmeizl! What a memorable afternoon.

Ananya - Honorable Mention

Ananya - Honorable Mention

2015 MMTA Bay State Competition

Sananda - Highest Score!

Sananda - Highest Score!

She got the highest score for her level in the state of Massachusetts!

Amelia - 1st Place

Amelia - 1st Place

2015 MMTA Judged Festival

Ameesha - 2nd Place

Ameesha - 2nd Place

2015 MMTA Judged Festival

Jessica - Honorable Mention

Jessica - Honorable Mention

2015 MMTA Judged Festival

Sarafina - Honorable Mention

Sarafina - Honorable Mention

2015 MMTA Judged Festival

Carnegie Hall performance!

Carnegie Hall performance!

My 15 year old student, Lee, won the American Protege Piano Competition and performed Haydn in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC, May 2014.

Practice Challenge Gold!

Practice Challenge Gold!

The twins, Tyler & Josh, show off their Gold medals

Josh monkeying around

Josh monkeying around

In the lesson, using the practice toy, Barrel of Monkeys, for repetition practice. He got 10x correct!

Pippa

Pippa

a.k.a. Studio Manager - She's supervising all the administrative work!

Postcards from Spain Concert

Postcards from Spain Concert

With my husband, Will Riley, after our recital at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2012.

Postcards from Spain

Postcards from Spain

My performance included pieces by Debussy and Granados

Highest Score in Massachusetts!

Highest Score in Massachusetts!

Sananda received the HIGHEST score for her Level 3 RCM piano exam in the whole state of Massachusetts, in 2013. Congratulations!!

Studio Recital 2013

Studio Recital 2013

3 talented girls!

3 talented girls!

Ananya, Ameesha & Sananda love piano, and I love teaching them! They're showing off the medals they won in the Practice Challenge.

Nothing to be sorry about, there!

Nothing to be sorry about, there!

One of my students came to his lesson with this shirt, and I just had to take a picture.

Practice Challenge helper

Practice Challenge helper

My cat, Babette, loves helping during lessons! Here, she's supervising stickers and the chart during Practice Challenge.

Halloween Piano Party 2011

Halloween Piano Party 2011

As you can see, we dress up in costumes. Everyone enjoys performing Halloween themed music, and then we play games and have yummy desserts!

Rebecca & Miriam

Rebecca & Miriam

Two wonderful adult students, who enjoyed performing duets.

Technician in training

Technician in training

Uh, oh - she's not supposed to be in there!

Avril Allard & Me

Avril Allard & Me

At our Bach Double-Keyboard Concerto performance

Conductor, Bruce Hangen & me

Conductor, Bruce Hangen & me

At the Bach Double-Keyboard Concerto concert.

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Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Milton, Newton, Roslindale, Roxbury, Watertown, 

West Roxbury, Quincy.

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