Valerie Riccio

Valerie R.

Washington, DC

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Valerie teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2010
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I was born into a musical family. My grandfather was known as Tony Rich the Piano Man. I didn't begin lessons formally until I was 8. My mom enrolled me in piano lessons with a skilled Suzuki teacher. I learned more of a modified version of the Suzuki method. I

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 also teach several adults! This is been a excellent experience teaching parents of young ones so that they can grow up loving to hear their parents play and want to play too!

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.


Piano Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Capriccioso Music VA


civil engineering
Jan 2012 - May 2015
George Mason Univeristy

Languages Spoken

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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