- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+
- Teaching since:
I came to New York to accomplish a long-standing ambition: To become a professional pianist and a complete musician working as a teacher and a performer. Now that I have accomplished my goals, I would like to share my knowledge with my students and make them feel the music as deeply as I feel it!
My teaching philosophy is to provide a comprehensive music instruction that is not only about notes and rhythm, but also about connecting performance with theory, technique, collaboration, self-reflection and creativity from an early age. One of the key elements to reinforce the work that I do with my students is to help them notice the possibilities within a piece, which is when the student determines what the piece is “telling them”, what it “looks like”, how could it be improved, and what other instruments they are “hearing.”
My work experience includes fifteen years as a piano soloist, accompanist, and instructor. I teach in group and individual settings in Spanish and English to ages 3 – adult and organize classical and contemporary repertory to teach and present in concerts. In my present position I use improvisation exercises to teach students music concepts such as rhythm and dynamics, and graphic and listening aids to teach about orchestral instruments. I share with parents their children’s progress and also offer advice that can help my students when they practice.
Contact me and let's have a conversation about your goals and what you need to accomplish them. Thank you!
Marianela's knowledge of technique and ability to take my skills to the next level are extremely helpful. I came to her knowing how to play, but without any real technique. She patiently shows me how to improve, step by step. I wholeheartedly endorse her as an experienced piano teacher who will help you improve and reach your goals. On top of that she is very friendly and has an AWESOME piano at her studio!+ Read More
At first I was skeptical about taking lessons, I did not think that at almost 40 years old, that I could learn to play the piano. BUT!!! Marianela made the lesson so easy and fun to understand that by the end of our lesson I was playing the piece she prepared for me almost all by myself. I can't wait for our next lesson to see what she has in store for me. I am eager to learn and know that I found the perfect teacher. I will continue to take lessons from Marianela hopefully for a long time. THANK YOU MARIANELA. You are a GEM... Anyone looking to start learning how to play the piano PLEASE give Marianela a chance to teach you.+ Read More