Paradise Valley Music Academy

Paradise Valley Music Academy

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have a winning method of teaching students of all levels achieve their goals because I use different approaches tailored to each individual student. I have a doctoral degree in piano performance and I have also performed concerts worldwide, including Carnegie Hall (NY) and the Chicago Cultural Center. Please google Michele Adler Cohen and check for more information. I offer a first complimentary lesson in order to create the best program for each student.

Due to COVID-19, all lessons take place online, via ZOOM.

I am a strong believer that everyone should be able to enjoy a life of music. Wether you’re just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let’s explore this beautiful journey of learning music together!

I mentor students of all ages and levels and have great satisfaction in seeing my students progress. I have also mentored advanced students preparing for auditions at major universities or competitions around the country.


Hired 6 times
2 employees
17 years in business
Serves Scottsdale , AZ
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Apple Pay, Zelle


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Pop, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

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    Ari A.

    August 17, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Tyree E.

    Her lessons are like magic, the moments of time is captured and the piano all seems to make sense. Thank you for a new understanding of life. Beautiful soul.
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    June 18, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Nicholas M.

    February 06, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Christy V.

    Quick, efficient and gave great variety of options! Thank you
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    December 17, 2018
    Hired on Lessons

    Christy V.

    She is amazing!
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    December 14, 2018
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    I usually schedule a complimentary lesson with students in order determine their learning style and goals. I use a variety of materials including technology in order to cover learning of different styles of music, music theory, and music history as well!

    I have a Doctoral and Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University (Bloomington), as well as a Bachelor Degree from University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).

    I have taught students of all levels, including beginners and college level performers. In my opinion, the best student is the one who is excited to learn!

    I charge $90 per hour, $70 for 45mins or $50 for half hour.

    I started to teach at Indiana University School of Music as an Associate Instructor and had a very succesful group of students at the University. I also had a full studio of private students in Columbus and Indianapolis.

    After moving to Arizona, I taught High School Piano at Arizona School for the Arts and founded Paradise Valley Music Academy.

    All ages and levels. I have taught 5 year olds to 75 year olds!

    I recently was invited to teach a sumer course in music and piano at the International Schools in Beijing, China!

    Learn about the teacher's qualifications and experience because it's very important to have proper technique and helpful strategies for learning which only an experienced and competent professional can offer.

    How long will it take for me to master a certain piece that I would love to play?

    What are the proper steps to master reading music?

    How can I improve my piano technique?

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