The Rock House Podcast Features Mrs. Elaine Friedlander

Students, Families, and Friends, 

I instruct over 30 students per week in piano performance, theory, and composition, but who taught me to play the piano? You can have a glimpse into my musical education by listening to an interview with the instructor who taught me from the age of seven, Mrs. Elaine Friedlander. 

Elaine Friedlander received her Bachelors Degree in both Performance and Music Education from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and holds a Masters in Music Performance from West Chester University.  Mrs. Friedlander has been teaching piano since 1966 and has a busy private piano studio in West Chester, PA, and many of her students have been competition prize winners. A member of the Music Teachers National Association, Mrs. Friedlander has been demand as an adjudicator for piano competitions and music festivals.  She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national musical honor society. She is currently on the board of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association as the conference chair. 

The Rock House is a podcast I produce with my fiancee, Michelle Li, and we interview musicians and music industry professionals on a weekly basis. Mrs. Friedlander has been a great mentor to me and I hope you can find some inspiration and wisdom in her words. 

You can find more information on Mrs. Friedlander at

You can hear more episodes of The Rock House at

- Stephen



End Of Semester Recital, 2016

Students, Friends, and Families,

I am happy to announce the Learson Piano End Of Semester Recital. It will take place in the School Room of the Sherborn Community Center on Sunday June 12, 2016 at 2pm. Please plan to arrive early in order to let the nerves settle and give performers a chance to warm up. 

The event will last 1 hour with a reception to follow.  Families are encouraged to bring sweet or savory snacks. Plates, napkins and silverware will be provided.  

Please send an email with your confirmation as well as the number of family/friends you will have in attendance to

Practice practice practice!

- Stephen


Rock House Podcast!

Hello students and families,

I am happy to announce that Michelle and I have released our podcast to the world. It is called the Rock House and you can stream it for free on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Rock House

Stories from the Music Underground

Our mission is to create a deeper appreciation for independent artists and local live music.


We have been putting out 1 episode per week since December and have over 10 episodes in the first season. Our 5th show was with Christopher Narainen, who has performed at many Learson Piano recitals on the drums. On his Podcast episode you can hear Chris' story - immigrating from Mauritius, working in finance, and teaching at the School of Rock in Boston. 

Click the picture below to stream the Rock House in iTunes.

Or you can stream from SoundCloud.

If you like the Podcast it would be a great help if you subscribe and review on iTunes. I would be eternally grateful if you leave me a 5 star review. Here are some details on how to subscribe and review:

Please let me know what you think!

Cheers, Stephen

New Studio!

Take some time to stop by the new studio location in the heart of Sherborn, MA.


Learson Piano Studio

Sherborn Community Center

2 Sanger Street

Sherborn, MA 01770

December Recital

The recital this past Saturday was a great success! We will be uploading photos and videos this week and I encourage families to share their content on the website. 


Launch of New Website


We are very proud to be launching our brand new website this week. We have worked very hard to make the website simple and easy to use.

If you have any suggestions please leave a comment below!