Piano Lessons with a Nationally Certified Teacher
“One of the best teachers I have ever seen...”
— Parent of child piano student of Isabel's
Now exclusively offering online lessons! Se habla español!
Hello and receive a warm welcome from my piano studio, Marcheselli Music Studio, based in Westfield in western Massachusetts! On this page, you will find a description of my studio, a photo gallery, my teaching philosophy, testimonials, and social media links.
Known by many of my students as "Mrs. M.," I'm Isabel Marcheselli, NCTM, a musician and nationally certified piano teacher accredited by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Building on a long and fruitful career in music and over ten years of music teaching experience, my mission is to teach fun and rewarding online piano lessons to beginner-intermediate students of all ages.
During these uncertain times, my piano studio offers students a safe and upbeat place where students can focus on developing their innate musicality at the piano. The cognitive benefits of studying music, at any age, on an instrument of such a wide sonic range as the piano are so many. Over the course of their studies with me, my students develop a lifelong and freeing relationship of joy, self-expression, and self-discovery on this beautiful and powerful instrument, the piano.
I look forward to hearing from you!
My Teaching 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 recreational and other 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, improvise, play by ear, and explore new and stimulating music. One of my specialties is working with piano players who enjoy singing and who wish to learn how to accompany themselves. Also, I enjoy coaching students in concert performance techniques and productivity strategies, and 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.