Deirdre Towers

Deirdre T.

New York, NY
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Deirdre delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
September 1974

I have been playing the piano since I was young. I have a special love of Spanish music, both classical and Flamenco, but I also play Bach every day. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, the pre-eminent dance film festival produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. As a writer, I have been published in over 15 publications. As a dancer/choreographer, I just participated in Soaking WET 2017 and now have an exhibit called BELL 8 at Waterfront Museum.


BELL 8 Producer
Sep 2015 - Present
Alegrias Productions

BELL 8 is now up as a multi media installation at The Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn. I produced, edited, and designed the installation, all inspired by the dance of the sea.

May 2015 - Present
Eye on Dance

Celia Ipiotis & Jeff Bush's cable show Eye on Dance continues its presence on-line through music/theatre/dance reviews on its website.

Nov 2014 - Present
The Dance Enthusiast

Writer for this exciting web magazine!

Apr 2012 - Present
Noon Films

Producer of the award winning documentary film LA CHANA granted the Audience Awards at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2016 and at Il Voce dell Inchieste, Italy, and Chopin's Nose Award at Poland's Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

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May 2017 - May 2017
Soaking WET

I returned to this series produced by The Bang Group with a choreography set to a violin/piano duet composed by Paul Jared Newman.

Nov 2014 - May 2016
Healing Arts Initiative

I performed a Spanish Dance/Flamenco program with my guitarist Paul Jared Newman, until HAI closed its doors this May.

Teaching Artist
Dec 2004 - Mar 2016
City Center

Teaching artist in NYC Public Schools during the annual Flamenco Festival at City Center, as well as residencies during the year.

Executive/Artistic Director
Jan 1994 - Feb 2012
Dance Films Association

I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, edited the bimonthly journal, and managed DFA's many programs.


Sep 1979 - May 1981
New York University
Sep 1969 - May 1973
Hamilton College
Music & Dance
Jan 1972 - Jun 1972
World Learning


French & Spanish
Limited Proficiency


Audience Award for LA CHANA
Nov 2016
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam & Voce Dell inchieste


Chamber Music Network, The
Mar 2010

ACMP — The Chamber Music Network is a non-profit organization that facilitates informal music-making by people of all ages and nationalities, from beginners to professionals. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1947, ACMP, originally the Amateur Chamber Music Players, was the idea of Leonard Strauss, an American businessman whose work frequently included travel. Tired of practicing alone in hotel rooms, he dreamed of a network of musicians who could contact each other for chamber music sessions while at home or “on the road.”

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Photos & Videos

Deirdre teaching Paul, a student courtesy of

Photo by Deirdre T.

Summer, 2015 in Plum Island Sound


3 Reviews

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danila L. Sep 30, 2016
Dance · In home

Excellent person and good teacher

Peter B. Aug 4, 2016
English · In studio


Vanessa H. Feb 28, 2016
Piano · In studio

Very sweet and patient with kids

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