Pianist and Teacher
Diane Goldsmith

About

Diane Goldsmith

Diane Goldsmith is an acclaimed pianist, who models for  her students the connection between what’s learned in the  studio and the communication and joy it can bring to others. She’s won praise for her recitals in Lincoln Center and her  chamber music in Carnegie Recital Hall but takes equal pride in motivating students at every ability level.      Winner of the Mason & Hamlin Competition, Diane holds  a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and  additionally studied privately with Gary Graffman, former  director of the Curtis Institute of Music. She also studied art  song, opera and chamber music at the celebrated Academy  of the West in Santa Barbara.      Diane has been active in arts journalism, serving as  classical and jazz music critic for the Atlanta Journal-   Constitution and arts and entertainment editor at other  newspapers.      She’s on the faculty of Philadelphia-based Settlement  Music School, where she teaches piano and music theory.  She was formerly on staff at Westminster Choir College of  Rider University in Princeton, where she worked with vocal  students on musical preparation, style and diction, and  played for lessons, classes and recitals. She’s maintained a  private teaching studio in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for more  than 20 years and encourages students to perform – some  have even gone on to win competitions.       Diane has developed a highly successful ensemble with  two singers that performs a variety of programs in  museums, libraries, cultural centers, schools and colleges,  including a performance at the Smithsonian American Art  Museum in Washington, DC. Themed programs range from  “Opera to Broadway,”  “Life Is a Cabaret,” and “The French  Connection” to shows that focus on the African American  experience in music, in which case the ensemble calls itself  Follow the Drinking Gourd, after the coded slave song used  to guide runaways to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  www.followthedrinkinggourd.com.      Diane is also the pianist for The Arcadian Trio, which  includes some of the most in-demand string players in  greater Philadelphia and has been featured on prestigious  concert series all around the area.      When presenting programs for all of her groups, Diane  includes commentary to put the music into perspective and  offer a richer audience experience. Many of the programs  also use a multimedia format, including images.      “I love to share my insights on music,” she says, “and  through the programming, make connections for listeners.” Diane plays Chopin’s Revolutionary Etude
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About

Diane Goldsmith

Diane Goldsmith is an acclaimed pianist, who  models for her students the  connection between what’s  learned in the studio and the communication and joy it  can bring to others. She’s  won praise for her recitals in  Lincoln Center and her  chamber music in Carnegie  Recital Hall but takes equal  pride in motivating students  at every ability level.      Winner of the Mason & Hamlin Competition,  Diane holds a master’s degree from Manhattan  School of Music and additionally studied privately  with Gary Graffman, former director of the Curtis  Institute of Music. She also studied art song, opera and chamber music at the celebrated Academy of  the West in Santa Barbara.      Diane has been active in arts journalism,  serving as classical and jazz music critic for the  Atlanta Journal-Constitution and arts and  entertainment editor at other newspapers.      She’s on the faculty of Philadelphia-based  Settlement Music School, where she teaches piano and music theory. She was formerly on staff at  Westminster Choir College of Rider University in  Princeton, where she worked with vocal students  on musical preparation, style and diction, and  played for lessons, classes and recitals. She’s  maintained a private teaching studio in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for more than 20 years and  encourages students to perform – some have even gone on to win competitions.       Diane has developed a highly successful  ensemble with two singers that performs a variety  of programs in museums, libraries, cultural  centers, schools and colleges, including a  performance at the Smithsonian American Art  Museum in Washington, DC. Themed programs  range from “Opera to Broadway,”  “Life Is a  Cabaret,” and “The French Connection” to shows  that focus on the African American experience in  music, in which case the ensemble calls itself  Follow the Drinking Gourd, after the coded slave  song used to guide runaways to freedom on the  Underground Railroad.   www.followthedrinkinggourd.com.      Diane is also the pianist for The Arcadian Trio,  which includes some of the most in-demand string players in greater Philadelphia and has been  featured on prestigious concert series all around  the area.      When presenting programs for all of her  groups, Diane includes commentary to put the  music into perspective and offer a richer audience  experience. Many of the programs also use a  multimedia format, including images.      “I love to share my insights on music,” she says, “and through the programming, make connections for listeners.” Diane plays Chopin’s Revolutionary Etude
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