Piano Faculty

Ross Ramsay

Associate Professor, Piano
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses)
rramsay@berklee.edu | 617 747-2824

"Our students run the gamut from a 17-year-old right out of high school who's played in rock bands to someone who already has a master's degree in music and is a tremendous player in one style and comes here to learn another. It's the most extreme place I think that you can teach because of the variety of styles and the variety of students. I had a student who was 65 from Japan who just retired and decided that he wanted to come back to school and learn music."

Tim Ray

Associate Professor, Piano
tray@berklee.edu | 617 747-6028

Perhaps best known as long-time pianist for Lyle Lovett, Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music.

Josh Rosen

Professor, Piano
jrosen@berklee.edu | 617 747-8196

"I want my students to develop an awareness and openness to different approaches, gain a better sense of what they want to express and how to do it, and develop 'bigger ears.'"

Marc Rossi

Professor, Piano
mrossi@berklee.edu | 617 747-8339

"I've devoted my life to creative music, and I want to show students how fulfilling it is."

Suzanna Sifter

Professor, Piano
ssifter@berklee.edu | 617 747-8353

"It is an honor to help all people develop their connection with music."

Francesca Tanksley

Associate Professor, Piano
ftanksley@berklee.edu | 617 747-3103

"Music—specifically the music that's inspiring us in the present moment—comes first. We're second in command."

Bruce Thomas

Professor, Piano
bthomas@berklee.edu | 617 747-8380

"I like to watch as my students go about understanding, from the inside out, how they fit into the musical picture. They come from all different backgrounds and ages, but what really unifies them is kind of the musical version of the universal consciousness. "

Stephany Tiernan

Chair, Piano
stiernan@berklee.edu | 617 747-2108

"Teaching makes me feel energized and inspired by many of my students."

Greg Wardson

Associate Professor, Piano
gwardson@berklee.edu | 617 747-8396

"The music world has certainly changed in the last 10-plus years, and as someone who is out there and performing in the real world, I can highlight that to people."

Bob Winter

Professor, Piano
bwinter@berklee.edu | 617 747-8226

Chihiro Yamanaka

Assistant Professor, Piano
cyamanaka@berklee.edu | 617 747-6511

"I like to focus on what each student needs through carefully selected material which has a clear goal for them. I’d like my students to build their musical strength and develop their musicianship fully."

Jason Yeager

Instructor, Piano
jyeager@berklee.edu | 617 747-6347

"The main question I want to help my students explore is, 'How do you take these tools and use them to express your feelings, your thoughts, and your place in the world in a musical way?'"