Whether you’re a bench beginner, ivory expert, or somewhere in-between, Wolf Trap’s professional piano instructor provides focused attention that emphasizes personal achievement, broadening of musical understanding, and the joy of making music. Offered in comfortable, state-of-the-art private practice rooms, Wolf Trap’s piano lessons will give you the tools you need for headlining your next dinner party or simply playing the songs you love.
By registering, you agree to our classes policy.
Lessons will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the instructor and student and will be held on Saturdays, September 8 – December 1; Mondays, September 10 – December 10.
Classes are not interchangeable.
Participants can only attend their registered class.
Space is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
All classes are held at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap Foundation.
Saturdays, September 8 – December 1 (no lessons 11/24; make-ups: 12/8; 12/15)
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructors: Simone Perszyk and Faith Zúñiga
Mondays, September 10 – December 10 (no lessons 10/8; 11/12; make-ups: 12/17)
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Victoria Dandrea
Simone Perszyk is an active piano teacher in the Washington, DC area. She holds dual master’s degrees in piano performance and accompanying, as well as a piano pedagogy certificate from The University of Akron School of Music, where she studied with Philip Thomson and Laura Silverman. She also holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Campinas, Brazil, and has recently completed a masters in arts management from American University. Her performance experiences range from music festivals, competitions, and master classes to work as a church pianist. She has won awards for piano in Brazil, France, and Chile and has participated in numerous festivals, including the 2nd Campus International de Música – Juventudes Musicales de Toledo in Spain and the Curso de Música Clássica – Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, Russia. Simone has been teaching piano lessons to students of all ages for the past decade.
Faith Zúñiga is an enthusiastic teacher and loves inspiring her students to play their best! A native of Illinois, she has performed in Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, and the United States. She was a 1st Prize winner in the 2014 George Mason University Concerto Competition, 1st Place recipient in the 2013 UIUC Clara Rolland Undergraduate Piano Competition, and holds additional competition awards to her name. Faith is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts student at George Mason University, where she studies with Dr. Anna Balakerskaia. She has studied at the Conservatory of East Central Illinois; the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan; the Instituto Superior de Artes in San Jose, Costa Rica; the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice, Italy; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University at South Bend. She also performs frequently throughout the Northern Virginia and DC area. Faith is active as an adjucator and has judged competitions, festivals, and auditions. In addition to teaching private piano lessons, she serves as a board member of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA), where she is recording secretary.
Victoria Dandrea is a pianist and mezzo-soprano currently living in Northern Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in piano from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Central Florida, and has studied at Florida State University’s doctoral program in vocal performance, where she received the Hannah J. Beaulieu career development award. In addition to her degrees, Victoria studied abroad with Michigan State University College of Music at Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma in Todi, Italy. Victoria has served as an instructor of Class Piano at the University of Central Florida and has guest lectured for several courses in music history, including jazz and American Popular music. She has also appeared in several productions with Opera Orlando, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida Opera Theatre, Florida State Opera, IUP Opera and IUP Department of Theater and Dance. Teaching her students and watching them grow as musicians and people is truly the highlight of her career.