Music can play an enriching role in everyone’s life. The practice of playing an instrument engages your mind, fosters creativity, and provides a discipline that carries over into all aspects of life. I love playing and teaching piano because it is the most versatile of all instruments. Not only do you have the wealth of the classical repertoire at your finger tips, but the piano can transform to a rock band, a symphony orchestra or a gospel chorus. I feel that lessons should be something you look forward to and enjoy, whether you are a young beginner starting out, or an adult reviving old skills.
Pianist Mark Goodman received his B.M from Oberlin Conservatory and his M.M. from New England Conservatory, both in Piano Performance. His principal teachers include Ilana Vered and Leonard Shure. Currently the Chair of the Piano Department, Mark has been with South Shore Conservatory since 1981. He is a former faculty member of Longy School of Music, and is also currently on the faculties of Quincy College and the Chamber Music Center at Wellesley College. Mark specializes in teaching all ages and levels, and in addition to giving private lessons, runs the Adult Workshop and Recital program at the Conservatory.
A graduate of the Oberlin and New England Conservatories, Mark Goodman has performed throughout New England and the U.S. as a soloist and chamber musician. As a founding member of Music from the Yellow Barn he has appeared at Boston’s Jordan Hall, Princeton University, and on Public Radio. As a soloist, has given concerts in Germany specializing in the music of Messiaen. A sought-after collaborative pianist, he has appeared recently with several local ensembles, including the Unicorn Singers, the Hingham Woodwind Quintet, and the Hingham High School Chorus. Currently the Chair of the Piano Department, Mark has been with South Shore Conservatory since 1981.