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:
Ages 5 to 77

Teaching since:
September 1974

Languages have always fascinated me. Traveling a lot as a child, I studied French, German, and then Twi when I had a semester studying dance & music in Ghana. The other two constants have been piano and dance. Classical Spanish music is what originally hooked me on the piano and later the world of flamenco ensnared me. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. I have been published in over 15 publications and also enjoy editing.


Nov 2014 - Present
The Dance Enthusiast

Writer for this web magazine covering dance in NYC.

Producer/Outreach Director
Apr 2012 - Present
Noon Films

Our documentary LA CHANA about a flamenco prodigy has won 13 awards, including 5 Festival Audience Awards in Hungary, Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, and Spain, as well as Premio Feroz and Gaudi Awards. It was nominated for the 2017 European Film Awards, the Oscars of Europe.

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Sep 2002 - Present
Flamenco y Mas

Upcoming performance February 9, 2019, 7:30 Bridge for Dance, 104th & Bway, Manhattan.

Nov 1991 - Present
YAI - HAI (Healing Arts Initiative)

Spanish Dance/Flamenco duet program performed with composer/guitarist Paul Jared Newman in 5 boroughs of NYC.

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

DFA created the longest running dance film festival in 1971, the Dance on Camera Festival, which I co-produced with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and developed its internationally touring program,, edited the bimonthly journal, and managed its fiscal sponsorship and educational initiatives.

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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
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6 Reviews

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April H. Sep 16, 2018
Piano · In studio

I am a beginner, so I was skeptical at first. She seems to be patient and kind and I have just started with her, so I will be able to give a better assessment after my 5 lessons.

Magda B. Jul 10, 2018
English · In studio


Heike B. Jan 7, 2018
Piano · In studio

Deirdre has this rare ability to be a very kind and gentle teacher who at the same time shows you clearly and thoroughly what you need in order to develop and improve your skills. It also helps to be learning in a beautiful bright space to which you look forward to coming back to. I was truly inspired after my lesson and couldn't wait to get home to try all the things she showed me - wonderful experience!!

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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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