Pianist, teacher, author, mentor.
Located in Washington, DC, the Breth Piano Studio offers piano 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.
The hidden jewel of her teaching is her overwhelming obsession with sight-reading. Even studio members who are now working outside of music can come back to the piano to read whatever scores they want, armed with advanced skills to help them quickly learn and perform brand new pieces.
As a Chinese immigrant, I often felt lost at school and on the playground, around those that just seemed to fit so well in American culture. However, Mrs. Breth always emphasized that music transcends all barriers. Through her, I learned that it is always possible to find a connection even between the most disparate of individuals and communities.