Juliet McComas

Pianist and Educator


Juliet Mccomas


"Juliet McComas is an excellent teacher and performer of classical music.   Her teaching focuses on the needs of the individual student, and is balanced between concerns for the development of technical proficiency and the importance of musical playing.   Technical skill is always in service of musicality. Juliet's own proficiency and thoughtfulness as a performer increases her ability as a teacher.   She works successfully with students of all ages and backgrounds, though it needs to be understood that she asks her students to be intentional and serious about their study, meaning that the student who is not committed to regular practice would not get value studying with her.   Her spirit and commitment to the music she teaches also contribute to her skills as an instructor."

Stephen Shapiro
Executive Director - Community Music Center, San Francisco, 1978-2011
Student of Juliet McComas, 2011-present


"Ms. McComas has been my piano teacher since 2006, and is an outstanding teacher. She is caring, patient, diligent, intelligent, dependable, and has given me a strong foundation in classical piano and also in music theory.   She has taught me how to perform with confidence, and has exposed me to many pieces of famous composers.   I love playing the piano, and plan to continue to study piano in college."

Skyler Lawrence Chu
Student, San Francisco Community Music Center


"Our daughters Anjali and Natasha have been studying with Juliet for five years at the Nueva School.   We noticed immediately the care and attention that Juliet brings to the teaching and practice of piano.   Not only have our children progressed beyond our expectations, but Juliet is introducing our children to the world of music and music performance outside of Nueva, including the Junior Bach Festival.   We look forward to having Anjali and Natasha continue to grow under Juliet's guidance."

Sanjeev Mariathasan and George Barnett
The Nueva School


"Juliet is the most amazing, best piano teacher!   Our son began with her in kindergarten (he is now in 5th grade), and our daughter started with her in 1st grade (she is now in 3rd).   Juliet is joyful, kind and patient and also expects and teaches meticulous technical proficiency.   She uses a variety of interesting piano instruction books, including exercises and performance repertoire, and offers her students ample recital opportunities.   In addition, Juliet instructs her students in music theory and gives small, incremental theory assignments weekly.   We feel so fortunate to be able to work eith her on our children's musical journey!"

Amy Geng and Todd Park
The Nueva School


"Juliet is one of the best piano teachers EVER!   Before having Juliet as his teacher, my 10 year old son had been taking piano lessons for 2 years and was losing interest and getting frustrated.   It was always a fight to get him to practice.   After just a few classes with Juliet, things had changed drastically for the better.   Juliet is patient, warm, nurturing, and just knows how to work with kids.   My son's frustration is gone.   He says it's because when Juliet tells me to do something, she really explains why, and it makes sense.   He willingly practices piano every night now.   It's so refreshing that I don't have to nag him anymore.   We love Juliet and are so grateful to have found her!"

Lily Lum
Parent of Private Student