I am a versatile and knowledgeable music educator with almost 20 years of university teaching experience, and a private studio that welcomes students ages 5 to adult. 
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Private Studio, Washington DC Metro Area,


  • Individual private piano instruction DC Metro area

  • Ages 5 to adult

  • Students have received honors and prizes in local competitions

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC



  • Secondary private piano instruction to music majors

  • MUS 183, 184 Class Piano I and II

  • MUS 23, 24 Fundamentals of Music Theory I and II

  • MUS 121, 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I and II


Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC



  • Private piano instruction

  • FNAR 145 Introduction to Music Literature

  • FNAR 241 Experiencing Musical Art

Master Classes Taught


  • Studio Horowitz, Falls Church, VA

  • Washington Piano Society, Bethesda, MD

  • Diane Perett Studio, Arlington, VA


Additional Information


  • Francesca Hurst holds a DMA and MM in Piano Performance from The Catholic University of America, as well as a BFA in Piano and a BA in Italian from Tulane University.

  • She is a member of the Northern VA Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association and the College Music Society.

  • She has also taught at the Harmonia School of Music & Art and Music & Arts in Northern Virginia, and for the Lien Piano Studio in New Orleans, LA.

Last-minute coaching before a recital.
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