Florence Simons

Florence S.

Princeton, NJ

About Florence S.

Background check: Last verified 09/10/2016
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Florence teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2000
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Pianist Florence has been playing piano since age eight and at age eleven began learning the trombone. While in high school, Florence began teaching piano and discovered a love for it. After graduating from high school Florence attended the prestigious Westminster choir college and received a bachelors degree in piano performance. While at Westminster, she studied piano with Jose Ramos-Santana and Lillian Livingston and sang with the world renown Westminster symphonic choir under Joseph Flummerfelt.

In addition to teaching piano and beginning voice, Florence is an accompanist/music director for various community theatres, choirs, vocal masterclass, workshops and summer theatre camps in and around the pa /NYC/ and Philadelphia area. She has also been a staff accompanist at Westminster choir college where she accompanied voice performance majors for lessons and recitals . Florence really enjoys teaching her student hopes that they are enjoying their musical journey as much as she is.


piano teacher

Apr 2016 - Present
Music Nation Academy

piano teacher

piano teacher/musical director/accompanist

Jul 2006 - Present
Allegra School of Music and Arts

head piano teacher
accompanist for all workshops, performances and recitals as well as accompanying vocal lessons
music director/co musical director/accompanist for musical theatre camps

piano accompanist

Sep 2005 - May 2011
Westminster Choir College

accompanied vocal majors in lessons and recitals


Bachelors of Muisc in Piano Performance

Sep 2001 - May 2005
Westminster Choir College


Music Teachers National Association

Sep 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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5 Reviews on Florence S.

Gabe Sep 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
I had Flo for my piano teacher for about 2 years and I learned so much in that time frame. She would always give me new songs to study and every lesson, they would challenge me to try harder. Flo stayed on topic and always kept me focused when I was trying to learn something particularly difficult. I believe she is an excellent teacher with a kind heart who is passionate and dedicated to her job. She is the kind of teacher that will try her hardest and will not give up on your child. I hope you choose her, I'm so glad I did.
Jillian Sep 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
I had Flo as an accompaniment in my voice lessons in the past for 5 years. She had absolutely no trouble accompanying me on some of my hardest pieces. She's played my theater pieces, classical pieces, and jazz pieces easily such as Steven Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown. I highly recommend Florence because of her endless abilities with the piano.
Nina Sep 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
She was great! She really pushed me to my best ability in piano and challenged me to play harder pieces.
Catherine Sep 14, 2016
Florence is an amazing teacher. She played piano in my voice lessons for 4 years and I took piano lessons with her for one. She is an incredible pianist and has so much knowledge to offer. As her piano student, I learned more about sightreading in one year than I did in three years with my previous teacher. If you're looking for a great piano teacher who can teach literally any style, Flo should be your first choice!!
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Katie G. Sep 13, 2016
Piano · In home
I have known and worked with Florence for the past twelve years. She is the only pianist and accompanist I trust wholeheartedly, and I am so lucky to have her as a resource in my life. Florence has played for various cabarets, recitals, productions, and events. She plays beautifully and has always been very dependable. She is the BEST pianist you could study from. You won't be disappointed!
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