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!
I offer piano lessons online and in person. I’m also 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 beginner 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 expressive dynamics, emotional connection, and artistic interpretation, 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!

Sharing my Passion

Dr.Cohen is a strong believer that everyone should be able to enjoy a life of music. Whether you’re a just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let’s explore music together!

Dr. Cohen is an incredible teacher as well as a pianist. With her help, I am learning to shape my pieces the way I have always wanted, but haven’t been able to until now. Dr. Cohen is patient and also appropriately demanding–the perfect combination for mastering piano while preserving a love of music. I highly recommend her.

Martha Petersen

Dr. Cohen has a very professional setup geared for an excellent experience on Zoom. She is knowledgeable, kind and gets her ideas across in a manner that is easily understood. Having a recording of the session is invaluable. I would highly recommend her to any student of piano.

Liz S.

It had been over 50 years since I played the piano. After a few lessons from Michele I have confidence that you can teach an old lady new tricks (:

Rhonda N.