Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Mannes College, The New School 2018.
Master of Music in Music Theory & Piano Performance, Mannes College, The New School 2020.
Marian has over 10 years of experience teaching private classical piano in the New York City area. She has taught students ranging from 4 to 70 years old, from beginner to advanced, and especially loves working with children. She can teach a wide range of genres, but has extensive experience in the instruction of classical music. Marian is an enthusiastic, patient and professional instructor who puts all her energy into providing the best learning experience possible.
Marian S. has been an active piano teacher within the New York City community for over ten years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Mannes College at the New School, continuing on to receive her Master of Music with a double major in both Music Theory and Piano Performance. Upon graduating, Marian received the Steinway Award, given to a distinguished pianist who showed exceptional mastery in the subjects of Theory and Analysis.
Since 2010 Marian has performed extensively with multiple festivals in New York, including the International Keyboard Institute where she studied with numerous celebrated pianists and pedagogues. She performed with the International Academy of Music in Italy and Spain for eight years, eventually receiving the Director’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership. At the Cerdanya Music Festival in France, she won third prize for her interpretation of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, leading to multiple concerts throughout the region.
Teaching has always been a passion for Marian and she strives to bring curiosity and fun to the practice of inspiring music. Teaching a range of genres, including musical theatre and jazz, Marian specializes in Classical Music. She believes that every student calls for a unique approach and adapts each lesson to the individual needs of her students. She places strong value on studying a diverse range of repertoire and creating a sound foundation of technique and theoretical understanding. In this way, she hopes the student can express themselves more freely through this beautiful instrument and move towards cultivating a lifelong love of music.