Dr. Michele Cohen Piano Studio
Dr. Michele Cohen Piano Studio

Dr. Michele Cohen Piano Studio

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Introduction: It’s wonderful that you want to explore learning piano! The piano is a beautiful instrument that can be difficult to master without the right teacher. I teach the very best techniques and develop an individual program tailored to each student, so you can learn to play beautiful music! Because of the Covid -19 situation, I’ve moved all piano lessons online, via zoom. I'm proficient in several languages, including English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I’m Dr. Michele Cohen, and I grew up in Salvador, Brazil. My love of piano took me to the States, where I earned a Doctorate in Piano Performance from Indiana University and was mentored by some of the top pianists in the world. I have performed concerts at the prestigious Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, the Brazilian Embassy in DC, and the Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. I have also taught piano classes at Indiana University School of Music and most recently, I have developed a Musical Arts Program at the International Schools in Beijing, China. With over 20 years of experience, I teach students of all ages, from beginners to career pianists. My winning program takes the very best practices from pianists around the world, and each student will learn perfect technique developed from many years of experimenting! This allows you to play without tension, freely and beautifully at the piano. You will learn to focus on expression, crafting a sound that is uniquely your own. You will even learn the secret that makes reading music easy, using my unique interval-based method. Music Theory, History and Improvisation skills are always integrated in lessons in order to expose each student to the vast possibilities of Music as an expressive language. From the beginning, you will have access to the full-range of the piano. For parents, your children will develop a love and appreciation for music. With time, you will learn the art of improvisation, building creativity and fluency. Many of my students have gone on to win scholarships and professional competitions around the country. I’m happy to talk to you about your goals with piano lessons!
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Courtney S.
Feb 14, 2022
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Dr. Cohen is an amazing piano instructor! I played for a few years as a child, and decided to pick it back up again as an adult. I was very nervous before my first lesson, but Dr. Cohen makes you feel at ease. She's so patient, and explains difficult/challenging concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. Her passion for music and teaching comes out in every lesson!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • No, the student does not have either • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Sophia S.
Dec 12, 2021
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I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to study piano with Dr. Cohen! I learned playing the piano when I was a child and decided to pick it up earlier this year. Dr. Cohen assessed my level and recommends the music that suits my level very well. She helps identify my strength and my weakness, and helps me improve my playing technically and musically. I really like that she doesn't just point out the mistakes, but spends time in the lectures helping me understand the music and exploring the right sound. Although we have only met online for a few months, I feel that she really knows my personality through music and knows what type of music I enjoy playing. I wish I had started the lesson with Dr. Cohen earlier and highly recommend Dr. Cohen for anyone who is looking for guidance in playing the piano.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Grant M.
May 28, 2021
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Dr. Michele is an excellent piano teacher. She is bright, kind, genuinely fun to work with, and she will challenge you to grow as a musician. If you are concerned about price against the value of online lessons— don’t be. I have been with Michele for the past 2 months, and although this was my main concern, the leveraging of multiple camera angles, recorded lessons, screen sharing, and quality audio have made learning from her expertise well worth it. I look forward to more lessons, funny moments, and growing in classical repertoire with Michele.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Andrew D.
Apr 4, 2022
Was looking for a new piano teacher when my last one was no longer able to do lessons. Dr. Cohen found a good spot for me to continue my lessons after I sent her a few videos of me playing. The lessons are extremely helpful, interactive and you will learn something new each week. There is enough material to help keep you engaged and progressing each week, but it is not too much where you might feel overwhelmed. I have had about 1-2 months of piano lessons so far with Dr. Cohen and I already feel as if I have learned and progressed on so much! I am glad I started taking lessons with her and I see myself continuing these lessons for as long as I play piano!
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Thank you so much for taking your time to write this kind review! I look forward to continue to help you develop your wonderful talent for music and piano. Dr. Cohen
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Suzanne H.
Mar 31, 2021
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I began piano lessons in January 2021 with Michele. I have loved every moment! She responds promptly with professionalism! She is always punctual to lessons with a prepared plan. Being an older student, she has been patient, supportive and understanding as I've had to adjust my schedule and/or my practicing isn't up to snuff! I have learned so much and look forward to every lesson! I would strongly recommend her!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $85 for a 45 minute lesson $65 for a 30 minute lesson $105 for a 60 minute lesson

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually spend time evaluating the learning styles of students in order to plan the best approach to achieve their goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Doctorate in Piano Performance from Indiana University School of Music and have taught and performed in the USA and abroad. My students range from beginners to music aspiring majors.

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