Performance driven and disciplined with action,
Irene Diamond customizes her students’ programs to provide a comprehensive musical education based on their goals and desires. Following Japanese Suzuki philosophy that any child can learn to play the piano, Irene Diamond accepts students age four and up. Piano & Voice students often elect from a variety of pop, Broadway, and classical music. There are no entrance requirements or auditions for children. Enrollment is dependent on the parents’ full understanding of their responsibilities and commitments in this form of musical education. Throughout the student’s intermediate level of study, traditional concepts and materials introduced include technique and selections from the vast piano repertoire, until ultimately the advanced students enjoy classical training from the standard literature for the piano.
Irene Diamond has Masters and Bachelors of Music Degrees in Piano Pedagogy & Performance. She attended the Aspen Music School where she learned and competed with concert artists. At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she taught in the College Proficiency and Preparatory divisions. She developed Small Group Dynamism, a tutoring concept designed to encourage those who are seeking to be more productive, happy, or fulfilled. Utilizing experts and senior citizens, the service was initially inspired by the volunteer spirit which is still very much alive in the USA. She also competed and received numerous awards for piano performance.
Irene Diamond has taught individuals and groups through a variety of methodologies, and has focused on the Japanese Suzuki Approach, but does not limit herself to any one particular method. Mentored by a piano professor from the School Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi at Alverno College, a competence-based college for professional women, her pedagogy stems from a regard for spirituality and mutual respect for all mankind. Her career continued after college, teaching private lessons in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, New York while she also taught on the staff at the Saint Ann’s School and the Park Slope Conservatory of Music. As Founder of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Music, and later Director of the Jewish Community Center Music School, in Stamford, Connecticut, Irene Diamond implemented core music groups like a teen jazz ensemble and a kids chorus, and private lessons in a variety of instruments which incorporated other teachers. She taught American psychology concepts specifically to newly immigrated teachers. In all these settings, Irene Diamond developed her original concepts of group dynamics. Liaison sometimes simply between parent and child, and more. She remains devoted to the future development of mind, heart, beauty, and soul. Irene Diamond is also a vocal coach. An actor, pop singer and songwriter, Irene Diamond trains aspiring artists and actors. Founder of Diamond Pop Music LLC, her productions include several song recordings and furthermore, a commission to create a music video. She has four adult children of her own, Millennials who are all actively pursuing their creative goals and collaborations. Irene Diamond is a registered Democrat, and of the Jewish faith. Her mother was also a piano teacher, and both of them lifetime members of the music fraternity, Delta Omicron.