Stephen B.

Stephen B.

Newton Highlands, MA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I am a graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. I also teach composition. Styles of music included: Film Score, Classical, Pop, Rock. I also teach scales, finger exercises, chords, theory and basic songs, and theory. I am fun, easy to get along with, very patient with kids and adults, and have a fun sense of humor. If you are inclined, I am willing to come to your home with a 3 layered mask and stay at least 6ft or more from the student.

About Stephen B.

Hello, I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano and Film Scoring. With the current COVID-19 crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes but will come to your home wearing a mask (you as well) and staying a safe distance from the student.

I provide a fun and enjoyable piano class for students of all ages.

I teach many styles which include, Film scores, Pop, New age, Rock, improv, Classical and some Jazz. (Scales, finger exercises, chords, arpeggios, theory, simple songs, songwriting, posture, etc.)

I worked at Piano Playtime where I taught twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults.

In the past, I scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the story "The House of Sand and Fog." In 2003 the novel was adapted into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The film won first place at the Providence Film Fest in 2007. I also composed a jingle for the online college Capella University.

Locations near Newton, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Dover, Westwood, Waltham, Route 128, area etc. are okay or you can come to me depending on distance. Please tell me more about your piano interest when replying to my ad, etc. I get spam. I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you!


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4 Reviews
Saelle D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great ., very nice person

Posted Sep 1, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Steve is an excellent teacher! I always look forward to my classes. I am a student in high school, and he fully understands my need to balance my school work with piano, and he makes sure that I am able to comfortably commit to both aspects of my life. Steve makes sure that I stay on task and that I am progressing with my piano skills all while making the lessons fun and enjoyable.

Posted May 7, 2019
Nancy G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great lessons...Stephen is a wonderful teacher. Very kind and musical.

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Clifford W.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Stephen was informative, patient, and very punctual. He made the effort to explain things thoroughly and gave me leeway to work on my skills at my own pace.

Posted Nov 3, 2015

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Piano Teacher
Nov 2008 - Present


Teach basic piano skills to children and adult beginners. Designed finger exercise and chord lessons. Majored in Film Scoring and Piano at Berklee

Mar 1997 - Present


Freelance photographer specializing in landscapes, macro, night, architecture

Group Piano Teacher
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018

Piano Playtime

Taught twelve children Kindergarten through 4th grade basic piano lessons and musical games at the Glover School, Milton, MA


Graphic/Web Design
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

New England Institute of Art (Art Instittutes)

Piano and Film Scoring
Sep 1988 - May 1991

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Oct 2006
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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