Caroline Menipaz

Caroline Menipaz

Caroline Menipaz

Teaching Philosophy

My ambition is for every student to learn to experience, appreciate, and fall in love with music by understanding the pieces and stories behind the composition in addition to learning the techniques needed to play it.

I tailor classes to the level and interest of each student in order to select the right combination of pieces that they will want to play, with pieces that can challenge them. We set short and long-term goals to motivate and advance their skills and look for opportunities to expand the student’s appreciation of music in order to elevate their confidence and ability to present and perform their work.

Aside from the technical aspects of playing the piano, my classes may also include exploring music theory, ear training, and an introduction to singing, solfege, and basic elements of conducting. Each student will come to understand the context of the piece they are playing: the musical style, the art period, and political events that may have influenced the composer. We will read and learn together about the composer and try to understand the motivations of composition behind the music.

Every student is unique and I respect the pace of each one. The journey to master the piano is not an easy one, but in time, with self-discipline, patience and positive support, anyone can attain a great level of musicianship.

I strongly believe in the impact music has on the world and on individuals in their everyday lives. Music has always been with me since a very young age. It has brought lots of joy into my life, and the piano is and will forever be my best companion.

I wish for all my students to embark on the same positive and meaningful musical journey I have been blessed with.

Teaching Biography

Caroline has been teaching piano for over 20 years in leading music conservatories in France, Israel, and California. She has experience teaching piano, music theory, and solfege to all levels, as well as teaching “Introduction to Musicals” classes to young children.

For more advanced students, she likes to share efficient warm-up techniques that were taught to her by a student of Alfred Cortot, when attending a music stage in Arcachon, France. (Pianist A. Cortot was himself a student of Fryderyk Chopin).

She enjoys bringing the knowledge and the joy of piano playing and music to all her students.

Caroline is looking forward to teaching at BMS and getting to know the beautiful music community of Brookline and its surroundings!

Performance Biography

Caroline was born in Paris and started her music studies at age 6. At 13, she won a piano duet competition for Radio France. After completing her piano and music studies at her local conservatory of music she started performing solo, in duet, and in chamber music.

While in France she met world-leading Romanian and French opera singers Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna who introduced her to the opera world and initiated her to voice coaching. Since then she has enjoyed accompanying singers in concerts, in France, and abroad.

She graduated from the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Creteil, PARIS - Val de Marne, in 1994, and went on to earn her piano performance degree at the Rubin Music Academy of Jerusalem. There, she met many musicians from all over the world and fell in love with Latin music, Argentinian Tango, in particular, and performed with the band “Tango Bar” in the famous Israeli TV show, “Taverna”.

After her move to the US in 2011, Caroline continued to coach Opera and Broadway singers, performed solo, as well as in chamber music, while in Israel and also in California.

In California, Caroline produced and directed concerts for families. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for music with everyone! She also joined projects with ballet dancers, a nice complement to her classical dance background.

She moved to Boston in Summer 2022 with her husband and three kids.


Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with specialization in coaching opera singers

Rubin Academy of Music & Dance - Jerusalem, Israel, 2002.

Master in Management Sciences

Ecole Supérieure des Affaires, E.S.A. - Paris XII, France, 1997

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.