I strive to give my piano students the ability to express themselves through the universal language of music. I feel honored to be a part of the tradition of imparting the knowledge I received from my teachers to my students; passing down the performance practices that link the past to the present. Every student is unique and so is my approach to each lesson. My process includes building a solid technique, learning how to listen and focus, developing a love for the instrument, and fostering confidence at the keyboard. Having fun while gaining new skills is the goal.
Amira Acre has taught piano at McGill University’s Preparatory Division, the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, the Metrowest Music School, and has maintained an active private studio working with a wide variety of students from beginning to very advanced levels. While completing her DMA, Amira was a teaching fellow at Rutgers University. As a student at Juilliard studying with Abbey Simon, Amira was a staff accompanist and collaborated frequently with string players and singers. Having also played the violin, Amira very much enjoys coaching chamber music and collaborative piano.
Amira has enjoyed performing both solo and chamber music going back to her debut on CBC radio when she was 4 years old. She has won many competitions in Canada, and was a grand prize winner of Artists International in New York which led to her Carnegie Recital Hall debut. Amira has performed concerti including her favorite, Rachmaninoff 3rd, with orchestras in the USA and Canada. Concerts include appearances at Lincoln Center, Aspen, Tanglewood, Fontainebleau, Orford, Lanaudiere, and Banff. Amira has given four recitals at the Frederick Historic Piano Collection on period instruments.
B.M. and M.M., Piano Performance, The Juilliard School; D.M.A., Piano Performance and Chamber Music, Rutgers University