Hello and welcome to Piano Adventures Beacon!

Celebrating 10 years teaching in the Hudson Valley!

Trial lessons($45) are the way for potential new students to meet before committing to the studio. It gives us time to get to know each other, as well as assess the student’s level if not a beginner. For beginners, it’s the time introduce the piano, play music games, and have a family interview (required) to make sure it's the right fit. They take about 45 minutes. In this studio, lessons are a yearly commitment with a a looser schedule in the summer. Please email pianoadventuresbeacon@gmail.com to schedule a trial lesson. Member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) prep levels 1-6 with a history of students who receive outstanding ratings both at levels 1-4 and 5-6 (All State). When I meet you- please let me know if you are interested in group lessons for a more cost effective option.

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.”

”Julianna recently expressed that she wanted to sing while playing her piano. We came up with some options, but nothing really level appropriate. Then you sent us the Matilda song. She got so into it that she took out the book Matilda from the library. She read it cover to cover! This past Sunday we took Julianna to see it on Broadway! There are not enough words to describe how it felt to watch Julianna light up. Her appreciation for the performance was amazing! As we walked to the train she said, “Mommy, I just love Miss Sarah!” Thank you, Sarah, for thinking of her with that musical piece! You truly inspired much more than anyone expected!

Sarah L. Terrell is happily celebrating 10 years of teaching piano 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 as well as 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 to hone her skills working with young people of all ages. 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 and find the emotion in music while telling the "story" of the piece. Theory, aural training and improv are also included in 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.