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Mrs. McCarthy is a wonderfully inspirational teacher. What I’ve particularly appreciated over the years is her understanding; no matter what you seek from your piano experience, she is there to give you unequivocal support and encouragement. She will push you and give advice to help you grow, but will also provide room for you to explore your own interpretations of your art. And you will have fun, because Mrs. McCarthy’s enthusiasm for her work is so infectious! My love for music and piano has never ceased to grow under her caring tutelage. I feel so grateful to have known her as an educator and a friend.

Antonia Xu
Princeton University, class of 2020

Annamarie McCarthy shaped us profoundly both as musicians and as human beings. For the many years we studied with her, she was endlessly supportive, kind, and patient as she helped us become more skilled and expressive pianists. Her mentorship inspired our deep appreciation for classical music and ensured its everlasting role in our lives.

Charlotte and Nicholas Kwok
Johns Hopkins University 2019 and MIT 2016 & Harvard Medical School 2020

Annamarie McCarthy taught our son and daughter for a combined fifteen years. She focused her teaching to best address their different strengths and weaknesses, and we are grateful for her nurturing role in their musical and personal development. While neither of our children pursued a musical career, they carry with them a lifelong love for classical music.

Drs. Michael and Grace Kwok
Parents of Nicholas and Charlotte

Annamarie McCarthy is an outstanding pedagogue. She gives my daughter Carolyn clear advice on how to practice in the most efficient way. Annamarie is brilliant at helping her set and meet ambitious musical goals. Carolyn adores her.

Gregory Engargiola, PhD
Parent of Carolyn Engargiola
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