Nicole DiPaolo

Nicole DiPaolo (ASCAP)



Welcome to my website! I am a pianist, composer, music theorist, and instructor based out of the Cleveland (Ohio) area and online. Here, you may find some information about me as an artist as well as purchase some of my compositions, including VENTURING BEYOND, my set of 20 early-intermediate piano solos in unusual keys, representing various 18th- and 19th-century genres.

I am available for solo and collaborative piano projects in the Cleveland area and remotely. Please contact me for more information! I specialize in vocal, intermediate violin, and light classical/crossover repertoire. View my collaborative piano and chamber repertoire list here:

I also offer online piano, music theory, aural skills, and composition lessons via Skype/Zoom! I've taught online since 2015 in both private and university settings, so I bring a wealth of experience to this field. Please visit my studio website at to learn more and enroll. I am among the few teachers in the area and online who maintains a special focus on teen and adult students (andragogy). My pedagogical specialties include piano instruction for adult beginners, tonal composition, idiomatic piano writing, all levels of undergraduate (and some graduate) music theory and aural skills, form and analysis, schema theory, and keyboard harmony.

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23 February 2021, News
Spring 2021 News & Schedule
3/28/2021  - I'll be virtually collaborating on a private online recital as orchestral piano for the Allegro from Alexander Scriabin's Piano Concerto in F# minor, op. 20, replacing a previously planned performance with orchestra. I'll post more ...
23 February 2021, News
Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Events
1/3/2021 - My Etude-Fantasy for solo flute (2011) was just featured on flutist Robin Meiksins' 100 Days of New Music project, Day 74!  Check out the performance here.   We recently connected through shared Cleveland and IU circles ...
10 January 2021, News
Exciting Things Happening in Fall 2019!
11/17/2019: Fans of new choral music are invited to attend a performance of Joshua Clausen's Requiem (for voice and electronics) for which I'll be in the chorus. This will take place during the regular service time at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in ...