I believe that an effective teacher motivates their students through positivity, encouragement and constancy. With each of my students, I strive to create a safe learning environment where experimentation is acceptable and individuality is encouraged. Because everyone learns differently, I tailor my teaching style according to the student. I believe that the fundamental techniques should be incorporated into the lesson early on, regardless of age or level. I encourage even my youngest students to engage in active listening and musical awareness while maintaining accuracy in the technical areas (proper hand position, rhythmic integrity, tonal clarity, etc). I believe that solid reading skills are a necessary tool for musicians; I introduce note-reading at a young age and encourage my students to constantly reference the score when preparing a piece. As a collaborative pianist, I draw from many aspects of my own active performance experience. Incorporating breath, creating musical lines and anticipating the unpredictable are all elements of live performance that I strive to share with my students.
Lindsay Albert enjoys a busy teaching schedule at Brookline Music School where she teaches private piano lessons. She also serves as department coordinator for both the piano and accompaniment divisions at Brookline Music. An adjunct faculty member at Boston College, Lindsay coaches and accompanies the students of the music department; she also assists in the Opera Workshop Scenes production, now in its third year at Boston College. Lindsay works as vocal coach at Boston Conservatory, where she works with students in the classical voice and opera department. A graduate of The Longy School of Music, Lindsay continues to collaborate with the graduate students in Longy’s voice department.
Lindsay Albert maintains an active performance career as a collaborative pianist in the Boston area with specialization in vocal collaboration. Most recently, Lindsay served as staff pianist for the staged production of Suor Angelica under the musical direction of Piergiorgio Del Nunzio during Oberlin Conservatory’s summer opera program in Arezzo, Italy. During the past year, Lindsay performed at local venues such as Gasson Hall of Boston College, Pickman Hall of Longy School of Music, the Taylor House of Jamaica Plain, and The Boston Conservatory. Her most recent recital collaborations were with featured artists Megan Roth, mezzo soprano, and Bradford Gleim, baritone.
B.A. cum laude, Music and French, Boston College; M. M. Collaborative Piano, The Longy School of Music