Instrumental & Vocal Department

Diller-Quaile offers a program of piano study for the early beginner through the advanced high school student, beginning at age five or older. The inclusive philosophy of Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile, as well as various piano pedagogies, informs an approach that assures teaching tailored to the needs of the individual student, with a strong emphasis on building confident solo performing, fluent music reading, and skillful ensemble participation.

Piano Ensemble Class

Intermediate and advanced students explore score reading and ensemble playing in ensembles of two to four players, which meet weekly. Ensembles study a wide range of repertoire from the works of Baroque through Contemporary composers and are shaped according to level. Piano ensembles perform in the School’s winter and spring chamber recitals.

Tuesday 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Thursday 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Class Instruction for Beginners – Piano

These small classes provide an introduction to study in an engaging and supportive group setting. Students learn the fundamentals of first-year study, including instrument technique and music reading. Classes explore a variety of music styles through group and solo playing and participate in Diller-Quaile concerts. Teachers facilitate the transition to individual study in the second year.

Monday 3:45-4:30 p.m. 30 weeks beginning September 17 $1,525
Thursday 3:45-4:30 p.m. 30 weeks beginning September 13 $1,525
Saturday 9:00-9:45 a.m. 10 weeks – September 15 through November 17 $505
Saturday 9:00-9:45 a.m. 9 weeks – December 1 through February 9 $460
Saturday 9:00-9:45 a.m. 11 weeks – February 23 through May 18 $560

Suzuki Group Classes

Students play their shared repertoire in a motivating social environment that reinforces work done in lessons; they also hear pieces soon to be studied. Additionally, opportunities to play solos in class help students gain confidence as performers. Suzuki Group Classes are organized according to playing level.

Beginners Thursday 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Books I-II Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Books III-IV Thursday 3:45-4:30 p.m.

To inquire about enrolling in lessons or classes, please contact 212-369-1484, ext. 26 or


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