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 * Kids ages 5 on and adults * All levels of experience *
* Convenient Location * Reasonable Fees *
* Morning Afternoon Evening Hours *


"The thing I like the best about you teaching me the piano is
that you take the time to explain things to me."
Love, Mary Mordan, age 8

"The progress each of our four boys made under Theresa's instruction was tremendous!"
~ Kathryn & Danny Perez (boys ages 7-15)

"In my long association with Theresa, I have found her to be an extremely gifted pianist of great accomplishment, understanding and sensitivity. She is an exceptional teacher as well, thanks to her communicative warmth, sense of humor, and sincere involvement in the progress of her students."
~ Lawrence Schubert, acclaimed Concert Pianist & Instructor

“I like Mrs. Petkoff because she saw a talent in me, and through music, let everyone else see that talent. She knows what style is just right for you. She expects you to come and be prepared, to work hard and to have fun. She is a great teacher.”
~ Chelsea Mordan, age 13

“I've had about 4 piano teachers in my life, and Mrs. Petkoff was the first one who ever taught me anything. I have always wanted to take my piano playing to the next level, and she helped me to do that by introducing me to Classical Music. I was still playing in the Beginner Children's Book when I first came to her. I could not play a soft note to save my life! Now, after only 2 years with Mrs. Petkoff, I've progressed to the point where I can play with ease such pieces as Mozart Sonata in C Major. I owe every successfully played (and dynamically-imbued) piece to her superb instruction.”
~ Helen, age 16

"As an adult piano student, I appreciate Theresa's professionlism, experience, patience, and gentle guidance. She is adept at working with individual learning styles and suggesting appropriate music and exercises. Lessons are both instructive and enjoyable."
~ Lorraine, age 59

Ms. Theresa has earned an outstanding reputation for music education in New York, North Carolina and Maryland. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she successfully guides students in expressing their own unique voices at the piano with patience, communicative warmth and sincere involvement. In 2005, Theresa and her family moved th Maryland, where she continues to pursue her passion for excellence in private piano instruction in Silver Spring.

Ms. Theresa has worked with over 100 students from ages 4 - 76. She is passionate about guiding beginners as she is with those who wish to pursue a career in music.

Ms. Theresa received her music education from: Skidmore College, Molloy College and Queens College in New York. She has studied with Lawrence Schubert and Dr. Richard Hihn in New York. She continues to pursue her passion for music education and piano performance with Dr. Ivo Kaltchev, Music Chair of Catholic University of America, Artist Director of the Bulgarian Embassy Music Series, and Co-Chair of the Washington International Piano Festival in Washington D.C.

Ms. Theresa is an active solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. She performs Classical, Jazz, Broadway, Soft Rock, Praise Music, and accompanies Choirs, Choruses and for auditions. She also performs at private special events. Theresa is a member of: National Guild Music Teachers, Music Teachers National Association, Maryland State Music Teachers Association, and Montgomery County Music Teachers Association, and a past member of: New York State School Music Association.

Studio Location
Silver Spring, MD (near Northwood HS)

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