Piano Faculty at Attacca

Margaret Boswell Senyshyn

Piano, Theory and Composition 

Available for Lessons Monday through Friday 

Biography

Originally from Maryland, Margaret Boswell Senyshyn is a pianist, composer and pedagogue currently based in the Boston area. Her strong affinity for teaching stems from her love of pedagogy, understanding the inner workings of both the instrument of the piano and the musician who sits in front of it. She deeply enjoys getting to know each of her students as individuals and helping them to play in a healthy, expressive, and enjoyable way that allows them to reach their full potential.

Teaching Philosophy

Mrs. Boswell's teaching style is reflective of both her classical and richly creative background as a musician and pedagogue. She draws equally from traditional and modern teaching practices - careful not to stray from the importance of a strong foundation, while keeping lessons engaging and inviting. Lessons are inclusive of a variety of musical styles, written theory and games, and a balance between notational reading and rote understanding of musical elements. Mrs. Boswell also regularly works to improve her skills as both a pianist and pedagogue to offer her students the best of her abilities.

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Education

Bachelors of Music

Music Composition and Keyboard Studies

Masters of Music

Music Composition

Graduate Performance Diploma

Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

Longy School of Music

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longy School of Music

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tianqi Zhao

Piano Faculty and Accompanist

Available for Lessons on Saturday and Sunday afternoons

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Biography

Tianqi Zhao started learning piano at the age of four.  By the age of fourteen, she was accepted by The Affiliated High School of China Conservatory of Music Middle school & High school in Beijing majoring in Piano Performance. In May of 2021, she graduated from Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a Master of Music in Piano Performance, studying with Ya-Fei Chuang on a scholarship. In there, She also obtained her Bachlor’s degree. Tianqi has performed at The Fifth Beijing International Piano Festival in 2010, been a Third Prize winner of the Colorado International Piano Academy Competition, and has performed recitals all over China and the US.

Teaching Philosophy

Tianqi has extensive experience teaching students of all ages, and levels for over 6 years. She loves teaching and enjoys building deep yet fun connections that foster the confidence of all her students. Tianqi’s goal as a piano teacher is to encourage her students to become lifelong musicians. She focuses not just on piano technique, but on understanding of music through music theory, ear training, and history.

Education

Bachelors in Piano Performance

Masters in Piano Performance

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston, Massachusetts