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.



Our students attended Classics for Kids on March 10, 2019, an interactive concert by internationally renowned pianist Simone Dinnerstein! They learned about structrue, form, practice habits, and more!  

Congratulations to Sofia, Veronica, and Christopher for winning honors in the competitive division of the 2018 HCMTA Piano Festival Auditions!  

The Forte Piano student that participated in the 2018 Lyra Summer Music Festival & Workshop did an outstanding job this summer!  

For more information on Lyra Summer Music Workshop, visit www.lyrasummermusic.org
Group photo of the 2018 Participants.

Photos of Forte Piano students performing at the Lyra Music Festival and Workshop's final Chamber Music Gala concert at Smith College,Sweeney Concert Hall. July 28, 2018

A nice view from our younger students spring rectial! Howland Cultural Center - June 3, 2018

Congratulations to Forte Piano Student, Katrina and the Arlington High School wind ensemble for a fabulous performance of Rhapsody and Blue! May 24, 2018

Forte Piano students have been volunteering to usher at the Howland Chamber Music Circle's Concerts.  It's a great way to see high-calibre concerts for free!  Intersted in ushering? Contact us! 

Congratulations to Katrina for winning the Arlington High School concerto audition! She prepares Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for her big concert in May!

Briana and Veroinca had the opportunity to perform at SUNY New Paltz in Dr. Peh's Masterclass.  Congratulations on a beautiful performance!
(Photo: Briana and Dr. Peh)

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 Piano 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, Christopher, 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!