About pf pianoforte studio, LLC

Profile: Margaret Donlin

B.A. of Music

Over 20 years experience teaching

private piano lessons

NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing


Music we’re playing...

  1. 1.Bach

  2. 2.The Beatles

  3. 3.Beethoven

  4. 4.Chopin

  5. 5.Coldplay ballads

  6. 6. Ludovico Einaudi

  7. 7. Jazz solos

  8. 8. Mozart

  9. 9. Piano Adventures Series

  10. 10.Yann Tiersen


Margaret Donlin was born and raised in Northern NJ.  She began her piano study at age nine.  Through her teen years she studied with distinguished teacher Carol Ferri, and went on to study at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. under the tutelage of Bela Nagy, Barbara English Maris, and Walter Pate.  During her years of study she performed in Master classes, piano auditions, piano juries, ensemble accompaniment, and solo recitals.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Music, with a concentration in piano and education.

After graduating, she held positions as an assistant teacher in various studios in Northern NJ, but as demand grew for her teaching style, she opened her own studio in 1993 in Livingston.  She has adjudicated at piano competitions for PTSA. She is a member of the Guild of Piano Teachers and offers their annual auditions to her students. Her students have performed in honors recitals at Carnegie Hall, NYC.

Currently, she teaches In-Home lessons in Essex and Morris Counties, including Short Hills, Livingston, Essex Fells, Summit,  and New Vernon,  NJ.



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