Teaching

I am offering lessons to private students in Ann Arbor. Lessons are typically 45/60 minutes every week, or 30/45 minutes twice a week. At the end of each semester, there is a studio concert. Occasionally, group lessons are organized. I also offer individual coachings for ensembles or individuals who are preparing for an audition, recital or recording. If you are up for a trip to one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, you should come to my masterclasses at the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival in the summer.

FIND YOUR VOICE
Communication and individual expression shape everything we do. Music forces us to come to terms with ourselves and find our own voices.
BRAIN POWER
Learning an instrument engages multiple brain areas simultaneously, challenging students to create new neural connections and solve complex tasks.
INDEPENDENT THINKING
Musicians spend hours practicing repertoire by themselves where they are challenged to tackle technical hurdles and invent new colors and expressions.
IT’S FUN
At the end of the day, music is fun. There’s a lot of hard work, but in the end you get to get on stage and show-off your talent.
When my 8-year old came to me wanting to play the cello, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. But after asking around to other musician families, we ended up in the studio of Dr. Pia Greiner. What a fortunate coincidence this turned out to be. From day one, Pia had my son Andrew completely involved in the art of learning the cello. Whether it was tapping rhythms, experiencing the layout of the strings, gripping the bow correctly, or improving his finger position, Pia was always right there with words of encouragement or gentle correction. Most of all, Dr. Greiner made the experience of playing the cello fun and accessible to a younger student. I credit Andrew’s subsequent enjoyment and success in playing the cello, including placement into advanced orchestras, as a direct result of the foundation he received in Pia’s studio. Without hesitation, I would recommend Dr. Greiner to anyone looking for a superior cello instructor, but particularly to younger students who are just beginning to experience the joy of making music.
Craig Byersdorfer
Father of former student
I had the pleasure of studying with Pia for a couple of weeks this summer.  She helped me a lot with technical things as well as musical and I felt really motivated to practice while studying with her. She is really precise and does not let you get away with any nonsense but at the same time she is really giving teacher and a lovely person.
Steiney Sigurðardóttir
Student Icelandic Chamber Music Festival