Niva Fried

Niva Fried

Niva Fried

Teaching Philosophy

It is a wonderful feeling to see students develop a genuine love for making music and a commitment to intelligent and rigorous practicing. In the beginning stages, an important part of my approach is to build fundamentals by applying them immediately to attractive and appropriate music from the legitimate repertoire. I have amassed an eclectic collection of appealing and satisfying music which I use to demonstrate the theoretical and technical foundations of piano playing in a comfortable and accessible format.

Teaching Biography

I’m pleased that my students are frequent and consistent winners of regional competitions, including NEPTA, MTNA, MMTA, and the prestigious Steinway Competition. Each year about a dozen win auditions to perform in Carnegie Hall. I maintain studios at Brookline Music School, Indian Hill Music Center in Littleton, and at my home in Brookline, and in addition to private lessons I run weekly master classes and mini-performances.

I received my Undergraduate Diploma at Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv, and after earning a Masters of Music, continued my doctoral studies with Leonard Shure at Boston University. Additional teachers include Maria Clodes and Gabriel Chodos. I won awards for excellence in performance, including Aaron Richmond and Harvard Music Association Distinction, and maintain membership in MMTA and NEPTA where I serve as Chair of Materials Committee.

Performance Biography

Niva Fried now devotes all her energies towards teaching. Past performances include solo and chamber music performances across the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Her broad range of repertoire and stylistic knowledge enables her to present substantial works suitable to each student’s abilities and tastes, as well as to effectively demonstrate passagework requiring advanced technical and musical skill.


Piano. Undergraduate Diploma, Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv; M.M. and doctoral studies, Boston University

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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.