Hello and welcome to Piano Adventures Beacon!

Celebrating 10 years!

Starting piano lessons can be a very exciting time! The skills and musicality your child will build by studying piano can last for a lifetime of enjoyment. Sarah has been teaching hundreds of students for 10 years and welcomes new students throughout the calendar year!

Trial lessons ($45) are the best way for us to meet and get to know each other before committing to the studio. Please email pianoadventuresbeacon@gmail.com to schedule a trial lesson. If you do not have a piano please click the “buying/renting” guide above.

TESTIMONIALS

What an incredible recital! I hope you are very proud. It was easy to see how you’ve impacted all of these kids. Brought me to tears.”

”Dear Sarah, we all- students, parents and family so appreciate all you give of yourself musically and emotionally. We are very fortunate to have you in our community.”

“Thank you so very much for being a great music teacher! It has been- and continues to be a joy to hear the progress in his studies and musicality. We appreciate all you have done for him. We hope he continues to play throughout his life. You’ve given him a solid foundation for that”

“My daughter recently expressed that she wanted to sing while playing the piano. We came up with some options, but nothing really age appropriate for a 4th grader. Then you recommended “When I Grow Up” from Matilda the Musical. She got so into it that she took out the book from the library. This past Sunday we took her to see it on Broadway! There are not enough words to describe how it felt to watch jer light up. As we walked to the train she said, “Mommy, I just love Ms. Sarah!” You truly inspired much more than anyone expected!

Sarah L. Terrell is celebrating 10 years of teaching in Beacon, NY. She has been working with young people for 25 years. She received her M.A in educational theater from New York University and holds a B.F.A from the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts. While a voice major at KU, she studied piano with Professor Alice Downs, soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Her former work as education programs director at the Paramount Center for the Arts (Peekskill) and TADA! Youth Theater (NYC) and have helped master the skills needed while working with young people.

In her home studio, Sarah provides a nurturing, patient environment combined with high expectations. Young students learn valuable skills like diligence, practice goals, how to receive constructive feedback, and most importantly; how to play musically while telling the story of the piece. Theory, aural training, improv and a strong emphasis on rhythm, are all a part of lessons. Many of her students prepare graded solos at NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) and consistently receive outstanding ratings at all levels 1-6 from adjudicators. She is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).