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Thomas Foster

Director, Teacher

Teaches: Piano, Composition, Harmony, Counterpoint, Continuo Playing

Teaches at: The Chauncy Street Studio


2012 Master of Performance in Historical Performance (fortepiano, harpsichord)
Royal College of Music, London, UK
2008 Master of Music in Piano Performance
Fredonia State College, Fredonia NY
2008 Master of Music in Music Composition/Theory
Fredonia State College, Fredonia NY


Pianist and fortepianist Thomas Foster performs frequently as a chamber musician, recital soloist, and continuo accompanist. With a special affinity for music of the 18th Century, he has developed an expertise in its performance practice, especially with regard to improvisation. Thomas is currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As a recital soloist on harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, and modern piano, Thomas has performed repertoire ranging from the Medieval period to the 21st Century. He has performed extensively as a continuo accompanist in both the United States and England, having appeared with Sinfonia Cymru, the Charities Philharmonia, and Ensemble Serse, with whom he collaborated in the modern-day premiere of Hasse’s Cajo Fabricio.

As a composer, Thomas has seen about 40 original compositions premiered to date. From 2002 to 2006, he was active with the Ethos New Music Society in the performance of new music, and in the production of several dozen concerts of new music. Thomas has also worked professionally as a piano accompanist and is an experienced freelance teacher of piano.

Thomas is a Graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where he was the recipient of the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize and studied with Geoffrey Govier and Robert Woolley. Prior to this, he completed master’s degrees in piano performance and composition at Fredonia State University in New York, where he was a two-time recipient of the Victoria Bohlen Memorial Composition Award. He has participated in masterclasses with some of the leading exponents of early music, including Malcolm Bilson, Bart van Oort, David Breitman, Miklos Spanyi, Terence Charlston, Lisa Beznosiuk, and Rachel Brown.

Dan Johnson

Teaches at: Students' Homes (Cambridge, Somerville)


2023 Master of Music in Piano Performance
Longy School of Music
2015 Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance
Oklahoma State University


Dan Johnson is a pianist who loves teaching and collaborating as much as solo performing. After receiving a bachelor's in piano performance from Oklahoma State University in 2015, Dan has performed solo and collaborative recitals alongside other professional chamber musicians, students of diverse ages, and collegiate choirs throughout the United States.

In six years teaching in Minnesota with the Academy of Music at the University of Northwestern Saint Paul, Dan worked with students of all backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. During this time, Dan also coached and collaborated with singers and instrumentalists at the university.

Dan approaches teaching with a nurturing mindset, building and developing skills rather than attacking mistakes or weaknesses. Dan now makes music in Boston, Massachusetts following the completion of their master's in piano performance from Longy School of Music in the spring of 2023.

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Kevin Lubin

Teaches at: Students' Homes (Cambridge, Somerville)

Teaches: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Singing, Music Theory, Ear Training


In Progress Master of Music in Composition
Longy School of Music
2022 Bachelors of Music in Harpsichord and Composition
Adelphi University


Kevin Lubin (he/him) is a composer and instrumentalist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a degree in harpsichord performance and composition from Adelphi University. As a performer, he is open to playing whatever music is put in front of him, whether on piano, percussion, or kazoo. Additionally, Kevin composes for a variety of instrumentation and has premiered multiple operas both silly and serious. Arrangements of his have been used at several notable events, such as the Adelphi University 2022 Commencement at Nassau Coliseum.

Kevin is the harpsichordist and viola da gamba player of Long Island-based baroque ensemble "Four and Twenty Strings." In this role, he has curated riveting and educational concerts including those highlighting Jewish composers of the 17th century.

As a teacher, Kevin gives private lessons on piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice to students of all ages and levels. He has also tutored extensively in subjects such music theory, ear training, music history, and general essay writing.

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Alexandra Daum

Teaches at: Students' homes (Somerville, Cambridge)


Piano Studies
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
2012 Bachelor of Arts in Music
Simmons College, Boston, MA


Alex studied piano at the New England Conservatory and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Since graduating, she has taught beginning and intermediate level piano students in the Boston area.

With a love for teaching both children and adults, Alex brings warmth, patience, and enthusiasm to her lessons. In teaching, she is supportive, and takes a detail-oriented approach that ensures steady progress and mastery of pieces. In working with students, Alex values the joyful process of making music, and to keep lessons engaging, she takes time to get to know her students’ musical interests. Alex has been a teacher at Porter Square Piano Studio since 2019.