Piano Lessons

Private and classroom teaching for over 20 years

In a stimulating and supportive atmosphere, I offer individualized piano instruction from the young to the “young at heart.”  I teach all ages and all levels from those who are just discovering the joys of the piano to the more advanced student preparing for a music career.  I strive to empower each pianist to become the artist that they envision to be.

I am passionate about the importance of playing the piano for all musicians and will create a curriculum to meet your needs whether you are a pianist, accompanist, or musician for which the piano is their “second” instrument.  The curriculum designed for you will be tailored to meet you wherever you are on your musical journey and give you the skills to attain or surpass your musical goals.

Wherever you are in your musical journey or whatever your musical goals may be, we can forge a musical path for you!


Hilarie began studying the piano at age of 6, culminating with lessons with Dr. Neal Larrabee, internationally-renowned pianist and UCONN professor. Here you will find her extensive experience playing and teaching piano.

  • Private teaching for over 20 years, privately and in the classroom at SUNY Orange
  • 2010-2014 Rehearsal accompanist for the Hudson Opera Theatre
  • Organist/pianist for the Blooming Grove United Church of Christ, the Mililani Presbyterian Church, and the South Lyme Union Chapel
  • Accompanist for numerous recitals and music festival auditions

Testimonials for Piano

Thank you for playing piano and staying for all those long rehearsals! You are steadfast and professional and I admire that.