Montclair Music Studio.  Your neighborhood music store.  Montclair, New Jersey, 07042

Piano Instructor
Dana Rizzo

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Born and raised in NJ, Dana was exposed to music from an early age.  She started learning piano from her mom when she was three, began violin in the 4th grade, and played with the school and community orchestra all throughout high school.  Dana also taught herself guitar at the same time.

Family was always the biggest musical influence on Dana.  Her mom would play piano and Dana would join her.  Her dad played drums when he was young, and she has a younger brother who is in the midst of becoming a great trumpet player.  Other influences include Vanessa Carlton, John Schmidt of The Piano Guys, and Yuja Wang.

Getting to Know Dana...

Dana's strengths as an instructor are the ability to understand others and communicate, especially with younger children.  Her creativity allows her to conjure games and activities to help students learn a specific idea.   Dana enjoys teaching music theory, and is constantly learning new techniques during her own lessons, which she shares with students.

Dana has performed in the Montclair State University chorale with the NJ Symphony Orchestra.  Dana plays occasionally at the Haworth Coffee House in Haworth and Cool Beans in Oradell.  You can also visit her YouTube channel DanaRizzoMusic, which includes some of her piano covers, arrangements, and orchestra performances.

Dana is currently accepting students on Fridays and Saturdays.