We love teaching piano! We introduce children to music through a combination of playing and singing and keep our lessons fun so they look forward to each session. Our adult students are allowed to explore their musical preferences and set the pace as they perfect their technique.
We have learned that each student learns a little differently and that it helps to stay flexible in methodology and approach. Some students are a bit more playful, some are emotional performers, and some quickly focus on theory and artistry. Based on our early assessments, we adapt the lessons to fit their character. All students are introduced to Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and other classical composers early in their lessons to help them build up an appreciation for the great composers.
We have also found that students practice more when they are studying the music that speaks to them. They will have the opportunity to play contemporary music from all parts of the world. This approach enables students to be more creative, find the emotional elements in the music, and become versatile musicians.
While this studio offers several performance opportunities per year, we teach with the intent that our students will enjoy playing piano throughout their lifetime. Music is a disciplinary field that requires patience, commitment, and practice. It is also a great gift, a long lasting experience that should make the pianist happy.
Professional Associations & Certifications
- The Music Development Program
- Ashburn, Leesburg, South Riding, Aldie, Sterling
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|City||Ashburn , VA|
|Address||42573 Regal Wood Drive|
|Phone Number||(571) 244-2852|
Marisela Smith, our studio's founder and director, began playing piano when she was 6 years old under the tutelage of Professor Sidonia Stern. Mrs. Stern was a renowned german instructor who focused heavily on theory and agility, nurturing Marisela's raw talent for music from an early age. She then attended the National Music Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela where she was classically trained and learned performance, composition, theory, and music history.
Mrs. Smith first began teaching piano in 1982 after moving to the United States to study at the University of Pennsylvania. Her passion was to teach young students, which allowed her to develop the versatile and enjoyable teaching methods used at Brambleton Piano Studio. In her own words "It seems to me that music is a great gift, that it enriches lives, and that it should always be fun!"