​​True Virtuoso Piano Studio

John C Carpenter, AD, M Mus, Suzanne E Carpenter, BFA  have over 40 years of experience in performing and teaching piano. Their piano studio in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, accepts

students of all ages and abilities.


Our Process and fees

about us

The first step in the Piano Lesson process at True Virtuoso Piano Studio is to call or email to set up your free consultation. Our email is  wingandprayer852@yahoo.com. Our phone is 513-487-8423.


At the consultation we have a get acquainted session, and then go into the Studio. The prospective student will then be asked to do some tasks at the Piano. No previous knowledge of Piano will be required, but if the student has  studied before, this will help us to determine the level. After the consultation, lessons can begin, or the lesson can be scheduled for another day.


 Our Students must start with their own keyboard, and preferably a piano.  We can guide you as to where keyboards or pianos may be purchased. Four weeks paid in advance is required to secure the Student a spot. We go month to month. Our students appear in auditions through the MTNA, if they wish to, and appear also in two recitals a year; in June, and around the holidays.


For further details, please feel free to call or email us. Thank you for visiting our website! We look forward to hearing from you.


John and Suzanne Carpenter

True Virtuoso Piano Studio


John C Carpenter's Linked In Page is:  https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=77695456&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile


John's Soundcloud Page (to listen to some of his performances) is https://soundcloud.com/true-virtuoso.


For Youtube videos, please go to Youtube and look up John C Carpenter.


John is on Jango Internet radio. Simply go to that website, and search for John C Carpenter, Pianist.


John C Carpenter Is a concert pianist and piano teacher based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. John, as his students call him, has been called "One of Cincinnati's hidden treasures" by Courtis Fuller, Anchor of WLWT TV News in Cincinnati. John holds an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. He has performed extensively, and has been playing for more than 50 years. He has performed in Carnegie Recital Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center, at the New York Beethoven Festival and on stage with the Cincinnati Ballet, and has done much radio, including WGUC and WAIF in Cincinnati, and in New York with Joe Franklyn on WOR and with the famous McGraw- Hill Young Artist Showcase on WQXR, among many others. His awards include two full scholarships and a Teaching Assistantship at the College-Conservatory of Music, a Merit Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music, a Silver Medal in the International Piano Recording Competition, winner of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Artist and the University of Connecticut Concerto Competition to mention a few. In January of 2017 he appeared with the combined California State Los Angeles and Olympia Youth Orchestras, conducted by Maestro Fung Ho, playing Liszt's Totentanz. In March he performed two concerts with the Dayton Philharmonic.


Suzanne Carpenter has  a BFA in Music from the University of Connecticut, and had advanced studies in Special Education. For 10 years, she worked at the East Manhattan School for Bright and Gifted Children in New York City, where she also ran a highly successful after school music program where she taught Piano and Guitar. With her husband John she also taught Music Theory for Children and Orff Schulwerk. She taught full time in several schools in Cincinnati also, and continues as a substitute at Mt. Healthy Public Schools.


HI! We are John and Suzanne Carpenter, piano teachers. We operate a piano studio in our home in Colerain, a suburb to the North of Cincinnati. We invite you to attend a free get acquainted session with us at the studio. To do that, you can call Suzanne at 513-546-1675. We want you to know that we take very seriously the idea of creating individual study plans for our students. Many studios use only one method for everyone, resulting in a cookie cutter approach. At our studio, we work with our students and parents to craft an individualized approach, and in the process we help them select and achieve goals. When the students achieve these goals, it increases their self confidence, which can be very beneficial, not in piano study alone, but in life in general.

Piano Lessons aimed at helping our students achieve mastery beginning from any starting point.