Nori Elisabeth Fahrig received her Masters in Music from the Longy School of Music at Bard College in 2016. During her time at Longy Nori did independent studies in piano pedagogy and was a graduate teaching assistant for the Master’s level piano proficiency class. She also worked as the undergraduate solfege /ear training tutor. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Mary Ellis Smith award for excellence in piano pedagogy at Longy.
Nori also has extensive experience in the field of church music, having served as music director and organist at St. Clement Perpetual Eucharistic Shrine in the Back Bay from 2006 to 2011 in addition to serving at other parishes in the Boston archdiocese. Her work directing church choirs and teaching Gregorian chant has enabled her to craft a holistic approach to her piano teaching. Her students learn to make connections between their musical listening and the refining of their technique at the piano.
She believes it is the role of the teacher to give the students the tools they need to become independent lifelong learners and she strives to help students gain confidence in themselves through fidelity to practice and experiencing the personal rewards that come with progress in aptitude. Instrumental studies include: Piano with Hugh Hinton D.M.A New England Conservatory, Janice Weber B.M. Eastman and Tatiana Benbalit D.M.A University of Washington, Organ with Jonathan Wessler D.M.A Eastman School of Music, Voice with Sarah Rogevich M.M. New England Conservatory.