What Our Families Say

"Selena is a very talented teacher. She has loads of patience, kindness and great teaching techniques.  My son has autism and is not an easy student. She won't give up on him, and he is learning. We are lucky to have found her."

Tonya C.

CMS Parent

"The work Selena has done with my autistic 12 year old has been magic. He has always been very musical but it was difficult to find the right teacher.
Selena is patient and wonderful. The method she uses is the perfect tool for learners with autism, or actually for anyone who wants to learn.
Fyi, Selena's practice is not limited to autism or special needs learners. She would be a great teacher for anyone."

Catherine C.

CMS Parent

"Selena has been my son’s piano teacher for six years. My son enjoys taking lessons with her - she is very positive and enthusiastic. She consistently encourages him when he’s frustrated because of his fine motor challenges. She comes up with innovative ways to keep him focused during the lessons. She is very proud of each and every student which is evident during recitals. It has been a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a piano teacher for their child."

Dhivya R.

Cms parent

"My 12 year old son has been taking piano lessons from Selena, and I am so impressed by the amount of growth in him in a very short time. Selena is extremely patient, loving and truly vested in my child's progress. She has experience with special needs children, and has a way of making my son feel at ease. My son is very happy and looks forward to his weekly lessons."

Anitha N.

Cms parent

"Selena is a gem of a person. She is a wonderful lady and an awesome piano teacher and is RPM friendly too! She cares about her students and my son simply adores her. She is the perfect piano teacher for all ages. My 10 year old enjoys his classes and looks forward to it. She not only appreciates his efforts but also corrects it with apt instructions thereby building confidence in him. We had earlier tried few other piano teachers but no one is comparable to Selena.Thank God we found her! Though we live about 10 miles from her studio but we look forward to taking my son to his piano class every week! Thank you Selena for your patience, kindness and motivating my child to play well."

Mollika M.,

cms parent

"Just passed RCM Grade 4 piano with Selena, first class honors.

I've loved listening to piano for years, but actually sitting at an acoustic and performing solo always seemed too overwhelming and intimidating. Selena made the difference I needed. Learning to practice effectively and prepare a confident, competent performance on a grand piano is one of the most enjoyable things I've done.

Lessons are comprehensive and productive. Selena provides honest, friendly feedback with clear practice instructions each week to address specific aspects of piano playing. Lessons topics include:

- Technique
- Repertoire by period and personal interest
- Sight-reading
- Ear training
- Theory
- Improvisation

Every week reveals more and more nuances of great piano playing, and I look forward to continued study and performance of my favorite music. If you love piano and have always wanted to play, get a good teacher. Check out Cultivate."

Ben O.,

Adult Student