Pianist, teacher, author, mentor.
Located in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, with an adjunct in North Arlington, VA, the Breth Piano Studio offers piano and chamber music lessons for children and adults from late elementary through professional levels of advancement. Request an audition.
Nancy Breth’s publications on practicing piano are published by Hal Leonard and widely used in music schools, private piano studios and university pedagogy programs. Explore guides, videos and more.
Nancy O’Neill Breth travels throughout the country as lecturer and adjudicator. Request a workshop.
Mrs. Breth’s teaching is what solidified music as a permanent fixture in my life. Her piano studio is where I grew the most, where I became a musician, with a passion and a worldview that inform everything I do, and remain at my vital core.
Mrs. Breth was unboundedly creative in thinking of ways to practice our piano repertoire. Aside from her own exercises, she always encouraged us to come up with our own methods to help us practice and drill problem spots. From Mrs. Breth’s approach to practicing, I became a better and more creative problem solver in my musical and non-musical work, and I continue to use her strategies working with a new generation of musicians.