I offer piano lessons to students of all ages, levels, and abilities as well as ear training, music theory and jazz chords and improvisation for those who are interested.
25 years of teaching private lessons and workshops and 30 years of performing in Brazil and the United States.
Brazilian Federal University of Music, Classical Piano.
Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro, Music Theory Certificate.
Brazilian Federal Fluminense University, First Medieval Music Certificate.
Santa Úrsula University in Rio de Janeiro, Third Medieval Music Certificate.
Two years of improvisation and harmony with international renowned pianist and arranger Luiz Eça.
My teaching approach is to always meet my students where they are, beginners, intermediate or advanced. We explore different music styles and create together a fun and focused study program to learn and master the piano while playing songs and practicing technique exercises that build a strong foundation no matter what music style they choose to focus on, from classical to pop and jazz.
I like seeing the progress of students and their satisfaction in being able to play an instrument well.
Accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced.
"Paula is a great piano teacher. She incorporates music theory and singing practice into the lessons, she’s organized and understanding, and she has helped me become familiar with the piano and with music in general in a fun way. I really recommend her!"
"Perhaps because of her background in latin music, Paula insists not only on proper technique but also feelings. It proved useful on so many levels as far as I'm concerned. I highly recommend her."
"Paula is valuable as a piano teacher because she instructs according to her students' goals. She's been playing for decades and is a recording artist herself, which obviously gives her the credentials and a special perspective... but during lessons, none of this gets in way of the student. She teaches you proper technique, but without turning the learning process into a bore fest. She exposes you to theory and the big picture, but without disregarding the student's natural tendencies of just wanting to play some songs. Learning stays fun, but nearly without notice, the student still gets the proper education. From a practical standpoint, Paula is a perfect instructor choice. As a 29-year-old professional, I always had interest in playing the piano, but just couldn't find the time. Paula makes learning the keyboard fit within my schedule and its sometimes hectic pace."
$50. 30 minute lessons.
$60. 45 minute lessons.
I started teaching when I was 17 years old, while studying at the Brazilian Federal University of Music.
Children, Teenagers, Adults