Welcome to Forte>Piano Studio, LLC !

We offer high-quality piano instruction in Beacon NY and New York City.


We are conservatory-trained pianists committed to teaching piano in the most fun and effective ways.  

The goals of Forte>Piano Studio are for each student to develop solid piano, music theory, and ear-training skills, and most importantly acquire a life-lasting love, respect, and understanding of music.

We offer a free trial lesson/interview for those interested in joining the studio.  
Contact us today to set up a meeting.



Lyra Music is currently accepting enrollment for the 2018 Lyra Summer Music Festival & Workshop.  Study solo and chamber music intensely with Akiko for three weeks at Smith College this July in Northampton MA.  For more information on Lyra Summer Music Workshop, visit www.lyrasummermusic.org

Congratulations to Forte>Piano Students Isabella (from Coldspring, NY) for winning honors and Veronica (from Beacon, NY) for winning 1st prize at the 2017 Hudson-Catskill Music Teachers Association’s Audition Festival! These two have been working incredibly hard this fall and we all had a lovely time at the Honors Recital at SUNY New Paltz!  We are so proud of you! Keep up the good work! 

Akiko joined the board of the Howland Chamber Music Circle last season and revived their Classic for Kids Concert Series.  This past October, Classic for Kids presented the world-class pianist Michael Brown! Forte>Piano students and parents were all mesmerized and inspired by Mr. Brown’s superb performance and presentation!  In addition, they got to meet and greet with Mr. Brown after the concert!  Take a look at the Classic for Kids Concert Listing and order your tickets for the upcoming Classic for Kids concerts before they sell out!

Forte>Piano Student with Michael Brown

Forte>Piano Studio is a proud sposor of Keys to the City!  Akiko and Jesse have been working with an incredible team this past season to launch Keys to the City! Get out to Main Street Beacon Sept.9-Oct.15th, 2017 to find all the Keys to the City pianos! 

Forte>Piano Students participated and performed at the 2017 Lyra Music Festival & Workshop this summer.  They performed seven solo and chamber music concerts throughout the Western Massachusetts area!


We had our spring Beacon Recital on June 4, 2017 at the Howland Cultural Center!  

Forte>Piano Student, Claire, was selected to performed in Frederic Chiu's Masterclass at the 2016 Lyra Summer Music Festival & Workshop!

 Akiko and Forte>Piano students at the Lyra Music Festival & Workshop

We had our first Beacon Recital on February 28th, 2016 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.   Congratulations to all the students!  Bravo!