St Cecilia Conservatory is dedicated to providing people of all ages the best musical education at an affordable price. Classes are held in our beautiful Victorian home in historic Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Piano students play on our nine-foot Steinway Concert Grand, an instrument usually only seen on the great stages of the world such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Dolores Ciavola, Music Instructor, Piano Teacher, and the Owner and Director of St Cecilia Conservatory has lived and breathed music all her life. She began her studies at the Philadelphia Musical Academy studying with Director Allison Drake. Professor Drake was a student of Madame Olga Samaroff who was herself a student of Theodore Leschetitsky. The line continues on up through Carl Czerny all the way up to the incomparable Ludwig van Beethoven! Dolores earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance as well as her Bachelor of Music Education at the Philadelphia Musical Academy graduating Summa cum Laude. She also holds a Master of Arts in Piano Performance from NYU. (See About page for more).
The benefits of musical education are well known. Music lessons develop math and language skills, problem solving, organizational skills, self-discipline, self-esteem personal responsibility, imagination and creativity just to name a very few. At St. Cecilia our teachers foster these good qualities in a caring, encouraging manner. Monthly performance workshops, frequent recitals both at home and in the Steinway Hall in Philadelphia along with competitions and yearly evaluations make music study exciting and relevant to their lives.
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131 N Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050