Welcome to Marcheselli Music Studio
“One of the best teachers I have ever seen...”
— Parent of child piano student of Isabel's
Now also offering online lessons, please inquire!
Hello, I'm Isabel Marcheselli, NCTM, a musician and nationally certified piano teacher accredited by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) founded in 1876, and I offer you a warm welcome on behalf of my piano studio based in Westfield in western Massachusetts. The mission of Marcheselli Music Studio is to foster musical appreciation, performance and excellence through private piano lessons for beginner-intermediate students of all ages.
Building on a long and fruitful career of public musical performance and over ten years of music teaching experience in combined classroom and private settings, I would be happy to help you or your loved ones embark on fun and rewarding piano studies, whether live or online.
Piano lessons offer a student a priceless gift that keeps on giving, and they make a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one. Additionally, the cognitive and academic benefits of piano study on students have been well documented. Over the course of their studies with me, my students develop a lifelong and freeing relationship of joy, self-expression, and wonder with this powerful instrument, the piano.
On this page, you will find a description of my studio, a photo gallery, testimonials, and social media links. For details about my studio and booking, please check out my FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS (FAQ) page and call me at (413) 777-2885 or fill out my contact form by clicking here.
I look forward to hearing from you!
“I just wanted to thank you for everything you have taught me as it was fundamental in what I am doing in my life now. I couldn't have reached where I am without you and I am very grateful for that.”
— Trent S. (Performing musician & piano teacher who studied with Isabel for years since he was a total beginner)
My Teaching Goals and Philosophy
My teaching philosophy and educational goals are to create musicians of all ages who are independent learners at the piano and who, after building a repertoire of graded pieces under a piano teacher’s wing, can go forth to perform and create music with skill and confidence for others in mostly non-competitive settings. My passion is to help build thoughtful, expressive, and creative musicians with a sense of self on this king of instruments, the piano. While I generally teach students in the classical style, I can also help students get exposed to a variety of other musical genres, including pop, rock, and jazz.
At each lesson, I aim to introduce students to the nuts and bolts of music-making and sight-reading, and I have a repertoire-rich approach to piano teaching. I help students learn how to read music, play a variety of rhythms, use proper keyboard techniques, learn self-accompaniment techniques (especially if students are singers), play in ensembles, play by ear, and explore new and stimulating music. Also, I coach them in performance strategies to help them share their music with joy, skill and self-assurance. I enthusiastically invite my students to create and celebrate their own original music.
Ultimately, I make every effort to help my students to develop a repertoire of music that they will enjoy and build on throughout their entire lives.
At the Lesson
On any given day at their piano lesson, my students learn improvisational skills, music theory, and good musical techniques. They also play musical games and work on music that gets them wanting to keep making music! Students may be found exploring the interior workings of the piano, playing off-the bench games, preparing for a juried performance, practicing duo/ensemble playing, engaging in musical story-telling adventures, and much more. I have taught dedicated students who end up not only advancing through levels and playing masterworks that challenge and excite them, but also composing their own wonderful songs and compositions. Please check out my student gallery below and contact me for more information.