Valerie Riccio

Valerie R.

Bethesda, MD
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Valerie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I believe anyone can play piano. I teach a combination of the Suzuki method and traditional styles. I encourage my students to develop their own style of playing while also growing in their knowledge of theory, form and technical expertise.

Are you most ready to the learn the basics? I can work with you! Are you looking to perfect the moonlight sonata? I can do that too! What about by ear and playing Billy Joel and modern music? Yep. That's fine too!

While I am an engineer during the week, there is nothing quite like watching your student be able to complete his or her first piece. This is my "fun" job. I started teaching in college several years ago while working as a nanny for several families in Virginia. In 2015 I decided to formally offer lessons alone. It's been a pleasure and success so far with students participating in concerts and performing at their schools.

I am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area. I have availability on Sundays in Vienna, VA and evenings in Washington, DC.

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Piano Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Capriccioso Music VA


civil engineering
Jan 2012 - May 2015
George Mason Univeristy


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jan 2005


Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area
Jan 2015

The Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area (SAGWA) is a volunteer organization devoted to improving children’s lives through music education. Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the untapped possibilities of children through promoting the understanding and use of the music teaching approach and educational philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki for the greater happiness of all children.

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2 Reviews

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Keith Mar 12, 2018
Piano · In home

Excellent, patient piano instructor, just what I was looking for.

Lisa W. Dec 6, 2017
Piano · In home

Friendly, accessible. Not intimidating!

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