“One of the best teachers I have ever seen...”
— Parent of child piano student of Isabel's
Welcome to Marcheselli Music Studio
Hello, I offer you a warm welcome to my piano teaching page! The mission statement of Marcheselli Music Studio is to inspire musical appreciation, performance and excellence in beginner-intermediate piano students of all ages.
I'm Isabel Marcheselli, a pianist and nationally certified piano teacher accredited by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), America’s leading music teachers association founded in 1876, and I am eager to launch piano students in Westfield and surrounding areas on their own fun and rewarding musical journeys!
Building on a long career of musical performance and ten years of music teaching experience, I would be happy to help you or your loved ones embark on studies at the piano at my home piano teaching studio in Westfield, MA. 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 benefits of piano study have been well documented. Students of mine develop a lifelong and freeing relationship of joy, creativity and wonder with this beautiful instrument over the course of their years of study with me.
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. Contact me by clicking here. I look forward to hearing from you!
Featured Student Testimonial
“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.”
— T. Stucenski, Performing Musician and Piano Teacher (who had 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. 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 musical styles including pop, rock, and jazz.
At each highly individualized lesson, I aim to introduce students to the nuts and bolts of music-making and I have a repertoire-rich approach to teaching piano. I help students learn how to read music, play a variety of rhythms, use proper keyboard techniques, learn chords in order to accompany themselves, 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 their own original music and to sing along with their playing.
Ultimately, I make every effort to encourage my students to develop a repertoire of music that they will enjoy and build on throughout their entire lives.