"I was surprised that the Skype arrangement turned out so well. We were both seated at our own pianos at all times, greatly facilitating demonstrations and even quasi-jamming."
"Without the internet there would have been no access to your teaching and my growth as an artist."
"I love the Skype lessons for the ease of being in my home."
Motivated to push your learning to the next level?
Study jazz improvisation and/or classical piano with Ramona. 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. [View student testimonials]
Give the Gift of Music! Leitmotif Gift Certificates are available year round, and make for one amazing gift for music lovers! Purchase a gift certificate for private lessons with Ramona. Lessons can be taken either in person at the studio or online.
Latest CD Release “One Of Us”
"Borthwick, who authored all the pieces in this CD, walks both sides of the street, playing excellent, if not quite distinctive, straightahead piano throughout, while adding shimmering, wordless soprano lines to selected ensembles along the way ..."Downbeat Magazine
Our Love Is Here To Stay
15 year old Matar Maoz plays the Gershwin standard Our Love Is Here To Stay.
Leitmotif Junior Salon 2016
My young students (13-16 yr olds) play at an informal gathering at Leitmotif studio.
17-year old Danny Whalen plays the jazz standard Very Early.
Jazz Reharmon: Danny Boy
A brief video demonstrating reharmonization techniques to enrich a traditional tune. Song starts at 1:05.
Jazz Reharmon – Ode To Joy
A popular melody is given a harmonic makeover. Jump to 9'15" to hear the improvisation on the new changes.
Online Piano Lessons
An overview of piano lessons offered at my studio as well as online using Skype.