Latest CD Release "One Of Us"

"Borthwick, who authored all the pieces in this self- produced and self-released CD, walks both sides of the street, playing excellent, if not quite distinctive, straightahead piano throughout, while adding View full reviewher shimmering, wordless soprano lines to selected ensembles along the way ... For a work intended to be personal and perhaps introspective, the music is unusually alive, frisky and free from brooding pensiveness."
"The HotBox", Downbeat Magazine, May 2010
"I like the warm spiritual vibe, especially Borthwick's wordless vocals, a la Flora Purim."
—PAUL de BARROS, HotBox Review - Downbeat Magazine, May 2010
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"Borthwick has a lyrical, uncluttered approach to the piano and her undoubted virtuosity never overshadows the melodicism inherent in her compositions, which makes for very attractive solos. As impressive a pianist as Borthwick is, it is the strength and depth of the compositions which provides the lasting impression on this recording..."
IAN PATTERSON, AAJ [full review]
Ramona Borthwick - ONE OF US
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Student Recordings

17-year old Danny Whalen plays the jazz standard Very Early.

15 year old Matar Maoz plays the Gershwin standard Our Love Is Here To Stay.

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Conveniently located on the Watertown Belmont line, a few minutes off Rte. 2 and the Mass Pike, the Leitmotif Piano Studio offers a warm and comfortable environment for learning. It is furnished with a brand new 6'3" Estonia grand and also offers professional recording facilities for solo pianists. The studio is open through the summer and is accepting new students for the fall. Click here for more info on music lessons.

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Piano & Keyboard Lessons Online via Skype - Jazz improvisation and classical piano studies

"I can't recommend Ramona Borthwick enough as a teacher.
I could go on and on about her attributes (and I *do*, to friends), but here are just a few, in my view: her prodigious musical, technical and pedagogical abilities, her fantastic positive spirit and sense of fun (and great sense of humor!), her persistence and insistence that things be learned and done the right way, her incredible knowledge of a host of classical and jazz styles, her flexibility, and ability & willingness to listen, her ability to find a workable solution to technical/learning issues, and yes, her stubbornness in insisting that things not be dropped, but pursued and become polished over time..."

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LESSONS: Jazz Reharmonization

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