Whether you’re a bench beginner, ivory expert, or somewhere in-between, Wolf Trap’s professional piano instructor provides focused attention that emphasizes personal achievement, broadening of musical understanding, and the joy of making music. Offered in comfortable, state-of-the-art private practice rooms, Wolf Trap’s piano lessons will give you the tools you need for headlining your next dinner party or simply playing the songs you love.
By registering, you agree to our classes policy.
Lessons will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the instructor and student and will be held on Saturdays, September 9 - December 2 or Mondays, September 11 - December 4.
Classes are not interchangeable.
Participants can only attend their registered class.
Space is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
All classes are held at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap Foundation.
Saturdays, September 9 – December 2, 2017 (no lessons November 25, 2017; make-ups: December 9 and 16)
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Simone Perszyk
Mondays, September 11 – December 4, 2017 (no lessons October 9, 2017; make-ups: December 11 and 18)
Time: 4 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Lauren Flynn
Simone Perszyk is an active piano teacher in the Washington, DC area. She holds dual master’s degrees in piano performance and accompanying, as well as a piano pedagogy certificate from The University of Akron School of Music, where she studied with Philip Thomson and Laura Silverman. She also holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Campinas, Brazil, and has recently completed a masters in arts management from American University. Her performance experiences range from music festivals, competitions, and master classes to work as a church pianist. She has won awards for piano in Brazil, France, and Chile and has participated in numerous festivals, including the 2nd Campus International de Música – Juventudes Musicales de Toledo in Spain and the Curso de Música Clássica – Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, Russia. Simone has been teaching piano lessons to students of all ages for the past decade.
Lauren Flynn graduated from Susquehanna University at the top of her music class. She earned a dual degree in music and philosophy, studying piano and piano pedagogy with Dr. Naomi Niskala. During her time at Susquehanna, Lauren taught private piano lessons through the Music Preparatory Program and tutored college students in music theory and music history. In 2013, she participated in a music-based cultural exchange program, performing chamber music with students at Niigata University in Niigata, Japan. In addition to piano, she has studied harp, violin, and voice, and she enjoys accompanying as well as working as a program assistant for Wolf Trap Institute.