Serini Piano Studio

Serini Piano Studio

4.5(4 reviews)


I tailor each lesson to the individual student, meeting them at their level of ability and confidence and pushing them to go the next step. I don't rely on the same lesson series for everyone; especially with 2 children from the same family, I like to vary the music options. To that end, I also supplement with music to fit the occasion, be it Halloween (always a great recital!) or Christmas or a student's favorite song or classical selection.

I am a piano teacher, meaning my only teaching tool is the piano. Many teachers use computer games and apps to support their lessons. That's something I won't do; no electronic distractions here. Music theory is part of every lesson, but performance is my goal.

In the past I have offered up to 6 performance opportunities a year. I am fortunate now to be active with the Frederick Music Teachers Association, which sponsors recitals throughout the year. I also arrange a formal Spring Recital each year. Participation in recitals is always encouraged, but never required. I talk about the benefits of performing on a separate blogpost.

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I love the enthusiasm of a young child playing a melody and getting it right. He'll play it over and over, so proud of his accomplishment. And the thrill experienced by the parents when their children perform in talent shows and recitals. I love the aha moment when an adult student makes the link between fingering, phrasing, and a satisfactory passage.


Hired 9 times
Serves Frederick , MD


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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mona S.

MS. Serini is very patient and kind. She is a great teacher for all ages.
Highly recommended
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September 26, 2021
Hired on Lessons

Aurea P.

Great teacher!
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July 20, 2021
Hired on Lessons

Kaitlyn F.

August 10, 2019
Hired on Lessons

Kelly G.

April 29, 2019
Hired on Lessons

Frequently asked questions

My process for working with a new student varies depending on the age of the student and the level the student has already achieved.  With young students, we start playing by ear.  It's how I learned until I had my first piano teacher, who would not allow me to play by ear!  I truly believe the ability it play by ear is a gift that should be nurtured.  With more advanced students, I meet them at their level.  We use various lesson books and always supplement with music of interest to the student, be it classical or contemporary.  Finally, with my beginning adults, I use the Alfred Adult Beginners lesson series, and as with my kids, I encourage supplementary music as soon as note reading gets comfortable.  More often than not, my adults have music preferences that I encourage.

I have a BA in Music from Bucknell University, with a concentration in performance and pedagogy.  

Piano lessons are tuition based, payable monthly.  I do my best to schedule makeup lessons, but it's not always possible.

I studied piano pedagogy while in college.  I had my first students while still a student myself.

I have taught ages 3 to 83, beginner to advanced.  I remember 2 students in particular who were legally blind, an adult who found relief from arthritis through her piano practice, a young boy with rather severe behavioral issues for whom music was a balm.  One student whom I had taught as a child found me and returned to piano lessons some 30 years later.  

I've just returned from a weekend in NYC.  An 8-year-old student of mine participated in a piano competition in November, and placed second in her age group!  Her prize?  Performing in recital at Carnegie Hall!  46 young musicians in all, aging from 3 to 18, participated in this concert of high quality, demanding music.  I was so proud of my own student, of course, and simply blown away by the caliber of musicianship on display that afternoon.  

For all students, I remind them that mastering an instrument takes time.  It is an on-going process that requires patience and commitment.  Practice makes progress.

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