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Finding Inspiration in Every Note

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Our Story

The Studio's conservatory-trained teachers are passionate about sharing their love of music and helping students develop solid foundational technique as they master level-appropriate repertoire. We began working together during the pandemic to meet the needs of a growing population of students signing up to study piano online. While isolating, we recognized the urgency of building community through our every interaction and offering, and constantly shared best practices with oneanother in our new modality.

Today, we have logged over 5000 hours of virtual teaching combined and continue robust online programming and piano lessons, even as we have also opened up for in-person learning. Detailed lesson notes, a carefully curated online music library and many in-person and virtual studio events remain important hallmarks of the studio. Our piano team continues to meet regularly to share and brainstorm, and to discuss each student's progress.

Additionally, by performing in regularly scheduled events throughout the year, our students

  • get comfortable sharing their hard work

  • learn from other pianists

  • develop self-confidence

  • increase motivation in their learning 

  • and join a supportive and warm community!

The Studio's Founder, Vivian Chang Freiheit, is based in Chevy Chase, MD and oversees all of the studio's in-person and online teaching and programming. The Studio's virtual teachers are available for private lessons and practice sessions, and also share in leading the studio's Zoom concerts

Meet the Piano Team

Our Students

Our local pianists study at​​ Beauvoir • British International of Washington DC • Concord Hill • Holton Arms • Landon • Little Flower • Maret • Milton Gottesman • Montgomery County Public Schools • National Cathedral • Northern Virginia Public Schools • Norwood • Sandy Spring Friends • Sidwell Friends • St. Albans • St. Andrews • Washington Episcopal • Washington, DC Public Schools • Washington International School

​Our virtual pianists study with us from Afghanistan • California • China • India • Maryland • Massachussetts • New Jersey • New York •Thailand • Virginia • Washington, DC

Our pianists spend their summers at Adamant Piano Program • French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts • Interlochen Arts Camp • Long Lake Camp for the Arts • New England Music Camp • Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard

Our pianists have continued their studies at Carleton College • University of Chicago • Clemson University • Fordham University • Haverford College • McGill University • University of Michigan • Rochester Institute of Technology • Rollins College • Stanford University • Vassar College • University of Vermont

Our Guest Teachers

Kate Boyd (Butler University) • Leah Claiborne (University of District Columbia) • Arthur Greene (University of Michigan)  Scott Holden (Brigham Young University) • Kaden Larson (Tyler Junior College) • Blair McMillen (Mannes School of Music)  Jose Ramos Santana (The Hartt School) • Mika Sasaki (The Juilliard School) • Wan-Chi Su (Georgetown University)

Jocelyn Swigger (Gettysburg College)  Matthew Van Hoose (American University)

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