Dave Ratcliffe Piano
Piano Lessons
Dave with student

I teach piano at 45 Bexley Road in Roslindale, Massachusetts (previously in Santa Cruz, California and Biddeford, Maine). I work with students age 5 to 95 and provide piano lessons geared to each student’s level of ability, interest, and musical background.

I studied with Mary Lou Williams and am inspired by my mentor, Gary Fredrick, to engage each student’s learning path (see Teaching Philosophy). Lessons are offered on a 6'11" Yamaha Disklavier grand piano with the functionality to record a student’s progress.

My credo: To support, guide, and encourage the discovery of each student’s unique gifts for musical expression. The goal is to make the study of music engaging and fun.

I offer individual lessons Monday through Friday. Morning and afternoon hours are available for home schoolers and adults.

For in-person lessons, my Roslindale studio is easy to find from Jamaica Plain, Chestnut Hill, Newton, West Roxbury, Dedham, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, and Milton. I also offer virtual lessons to anyone who has a piano and access to the internet.

Now accepting new students.

Read more about me:
Films of Seymour Bernstein
These films—a superset of the documentary—encompass meditations on art, the practice of craft, and a worldview informed by a highly developed sense of wonder and gratitude.

Please contact me to arrange a free first lesson/evaluation.

learning `The Simpsons'        singing and playing together