Mirela Chisbora graduated from Stony Brook University with a doctoral degree in music and piano performance. She also holds a Master’s of Music degree in piano performance from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor’s of Music degree in piano performance from Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. While growing up in Romania, she won prizes at several national competitions and performed with symphonies in the country. Her teaching experience includes a teaching assistantship at Stony Brook University, New York, and piano faculty positions with Concord Community Music School in New Hampshire and Riverhead Community School for Music and the Arts in New York. Mirela has been teaching piano at the Conservatory since 2003, sharing her expertise and joy of music with students of all ages and backgrounds.
Mirela's interest in teaching was kindled by the pedagogy classes she took as a student at New England Conservatory. She tailors her teaching approach to the needs of each individual and devotes a considerable level of attention to the youngest students, who receive from the very beginning the solid musicianship and technical foundations necessary to experience music to the fullest degree. Her teaching is directed towards building the fine skills, enthusiasm, and sense of accomplishment that will foster a love for playing the piano well into the future.
D.M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook; M.M., New England Conservatory; B.M., Gheorghe Dima Conservatory.