Magical Piano Instruction

Harmony of the Spheres Piano Instruction

Stamford, CT

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Piano has been a lifelong passion, though I have been a professional opera director and writer, and is pure magic engaging in the conversation around music with people of all ages! Learn how to find the voice of your soul through piano!

About Harmony of the Spheres Piano Instruction

Piano opens the door to the world of music, self expression and confidence. Students learn the art and technique of piano, piano theory, and the ability to play for others in weekly lessons in my beautiful home studio.

I also offer four performance opportunities during the year, where pianists share what they have learned with others and become comfortable playing for others.. I specialize in teaching the Taubman technique, a natural and extremely musical piano technique that allows for ease of playing and expression.

Both children and adults stay for many years in this musical community. Join us!

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Stamford, CT 06905

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  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2014

    Before I provide my personal evaluation of Lucinda Winslow, I feel the need to include some critical background information as context for my comments. I am doing this because Lucinda is my third piano teacher. Hence, I have a unique point of comparison.

    I have played both the acoustic guitar and trumpet at a high level since middle school. Despite that, I ALWAYS wanted to play the piano. After I retired from a "high-powered" career on Wall Street due to illness, I decided to pursue and fulfill my dream.

    I went to a local music store to obtain a reference for a piano teacher. The instructor that they recommended gave half hour lessons to consecutive students with no "down time" in between. This was extremely unproductive; the lesson was over before I sat down on the piano bench! My second teacher was about to launch her own musical career. As a result, she was unfocused and inattentive to her students.

    THEN I DISCOVERED LUCINDA. I knew immediately that she was a perfect fit for me. Lucinda IS the "real deal" and a consummate professional. Only superlatives apply to her teaching skills; broad knowledge base; intellect; understanding; compassion; enthusiasm; endearing personality; and overt love of music and the piano. She is more than adept and competent at her "craft". After five years of lessons, I consider Lucinda to be both my mentor and my friend.

    The piano is a challenging and humbling instrument. Lucinda introduced me to a new fingering technique that she uses to perform. It has enabled me to improve more rapidly than I ever considered possible.

    Lucinda is also patient, and a tireless instructor who takes the time to ensure that her students understand what she is attempting to communicate to them. If you don't understand a concept or technique on your first attempt, then she finds a different means of teaching them to you.

    Lucinda treats each of her students with the utmost respect and honors their individuality. To say that I highly recommend her is an understatement!

  • 5/5 stars November 17, 2014

    I have been taking piano lessons with Lucinda since I was seven years old. Lucinda taught me to play the piano and read music in a way that was fun and interesting while helping me develop my passion for music. Thanks to Lucinda, I will now have piano for the rest of my life. Playing the piano has become more than just a neat skill, it’s a stress reliever and hobby.

    With Lucinda, I am continuously pushed to be my best and try pieces that I love regardless of their difficulty.

    Lucinda and her husband are also excellent singers and I have been lucky enough to be taught by them (as well as learn piano) and even sing at some of the piano recitals.

    Not only is Lucinda a skilled pianist and teacher she is also an incredible person. Lucinda is my role model, she is intelligent, kind, full of wisdom and she inspires me. Lucinda is more than my piano teacher, she is my friend.

    I absolutely recommend Lucinda Winslow’s piano studio, you couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Do an interview with the teacher and take a sample lesson. You and your child must like the instructor, as well as find the teaching environment beautiful and relaxing. You should feel that the teacher is confident about what he or she teaches yet is interested in the student's whole life as well. The teacher should be well versed in piano as well as music in general but also be a people person.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Piano is a complex and beautiful instrument. Learning to play is a dance between heart, mind and body, coordinating how the arms, hands and fingers move with the written musical information with the feeling, fun and expression. Patience and delight are both needed, and the result invariably feels like a great accomplishment. In other words, piano needs commitment and practice, but it yields lifelong rewards.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Ask if they provide a "Getting to Know You" trial period before you commit to a full schedule.
Ask about the technique that they teach, and how long students generally stay with them.
Assume that a good piano teacher will expect you to have a piano for home practice, and expect at least a half hour a day of regular playing at home...more for advanced students.
Ask about recitals, workshops and performance opportunities outside of the studio should the student be interested.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Piano is a "harp with hammers." Students learn to make a wonderful variety of sounds. An electronic keyboard is no substitute. Think out where you can fit a piano, and also, since there will need to be regular, quiet practice time, plan to put it in a space that is separate from other family activities. Also, since practice is needed, simplify the student's schedule to make sure piano receives the attention it needs.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Sharing music and the wonderful piano with children and adults alike!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How early can my child start? Four or five, depending on readiness. Average is age 6-7.
Do you teach adults? Absolutely. Piano is for a lifetime!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Yes, I continue to study piano and perform myself, attend Taubman teacher training, do masterclasses, and attend Schubert Club events to stay on top of what is going on.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Taubman Technique for the piano helps children and adults play beautifully and not get injured. (60-80% of students are injured by the time they are 12 or 13.)

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