Piano teacher, Columbia, MD
Welcome to Columbia Piano Studio, the home of Miss Cynthia's piano lessons for students ages 5+ in Columbia, Maryland.
Here you will find a fun and supportive space to begin or continue your piano journey. With 20 years of teaching experience, Miss Cynthia tailors each lesson to her student's interests and creates a well-rounded and exciting repertoire to explore. Whether it is classical, blues, jazz, folk, or pop, students enjoy playing real songs and understand their music on a deeper level.
Contact Miss Cynthia to schedule your first lesson.
Rates 2023: $45/30 min. weekly lesson
“Out of my 10 years at piano, I have learned the most from Miss Cynthia. Expressing myself through music has become easier than ever and I can now apply what I’ve learned outside of classes.” - Jasmine, student
“Cynthia is a great musical influence on my children. It is evident to me that she thinks deeply about what her individual students need to succeed. She has consistently shown flexibility and a willingness to meet my kids where they are. For example, Cynthia works hard to make challenging songs accessible. My daughter wanted to learn “He’s a Pirate” from a soundtrack and Cynthia made it possible for her as a beginning student.
I especially like Cynthia’s goal of making every student a well rounded musician. She takes students through composition and improvisation early on - something not all piano teachers are able to do. Thank you for your hard work!” -Brenna, parent
“You make music so much fun for me because I like when we sing songs at the end of class! You are an amazing piano teacher because you make music fun and you do a really good job teaching me!” - Riya, student
About Cynthia Marie
Cynthia Marie is a pianist & songwriter/arranger, with a background in classical piano, jazz & blues improvisation, and folk music. She studied classical piano with Bonnie Litten and Ann Tanabe, boogie-woogie piano with Caroline Dahl, and jazz piano with Debbie Poryes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Washington School of Music, and is a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Independent Artist Award.
With 20 years of teaching experience, Miss Cynthia tailors each lesson to her student's interests and creates a well-rounded and exciting repertoire to explore. Students enjoy playing real songs, developing their ear, and understanding their music on a deeper level. She is a Maryland state certified teacher, and a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Maryland MTA, and Howard County MTA.