Nicole DiPaolo

Nicole DiPaolo (ASCAP)



Welcome to my website! I am a pianist, composer, music theorist, and instructor based out of the Detroit (Michigan) and Cleveland (Ohio) areas. 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 music theory, aural skills, composition, and select piano lessons via Skype/Zoom! Please contact me if this interests you. I'm available for in-person lessons in piano performance, composition, music theory, and aural skills to students of all levels in the Cleveland area, both within studio settings at Westlake Music Academy (Westlake) and the Celebrity School of Music (Warrensville Hts.) and through in-home lessons on a limited basis in Shaker Heights and Beachwood. I am among the few teachers in the area 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. Please contact me for details and rates.

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02 April 2020, News
Winter and Spring 2020 Happenings
4/3/2020 - I'm honored to be giving a (virtual!) presentation on Irina Gorin's Tales of a Musical Journey piano method for the Western Reserve Music Teachers Association! Tales takes the best of the legendary Russian school and presents its technical and ...
07 November 2019, 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 ...
04 Juli 2019, News
Spring/Summer 2019 Events and Happenings
8/2019: More exciting news: StudioDiPaolo will soon be relocating to Shaker Heights, Ohio, in addition to maintaining a virtual studio! For this reason, I'll no longer be taking Bloomington students who don't intend to "go virtual" after the relocation ...