Instagram for Piano Teachers: 5 Fun Accounts to Follow

This is a post I’ve been excited to write for a long time. I don’t know why exactly.  I think it’s because it’s a fun and light post that doesn’t require us to revamp our piano teaching or extend our to-do list. LOL.

If you’re not already on Instagram, you might want to check out this post first on the #1 Reason Why You Should Be On Instagram as an Independent Music Teacher.

Whether you’re just creating your Instagram account for the first time, or if you’ve been on there since the day it launched in 2010, there are five Instagram accounts I’ve enjoyed recently you might want to consider following if you’re not already.

Before I give you my list, I wanted to let you know exactly what I was looking for in this particular list.


The Criterion

While there are many piano teachers, bloggers, etc. on Instagram, this post focuses on accounts that spark a little “fun” in the piano studio world.

They can include a little (but not too much) of:

  • Marketing for their website or product.
  • Videos of their own playing or their students playing.

They should include:

  • Student / studio-related photos (but not too many).
  • A few personal photos – keep yourself real and relatable!
  • A lot of fun, beautiful piano-related eye candy.

In other words, I was looking for accounts that balanced life and studio, didn’t seem focused on marketing themselves or products, and included a lot of piano beauty, fun, and even humor.

Here are my recommendations in no particular order. (Except the last one, which is definitely my favorite!)


Ally Santos @imaginary keys

Ally’s account @allyzzauy is probably only 30% piano-specific, but I always love the photos she posts, whether they’re piano-related, teaching-related, or personal.



I first met Susan when she hosted Joy Morin and me during our stay at the 2016 MTNA Conference in San Antonio.

Susan has a thriving studio and a site called, where she sells her beautiful artwork, such as piano mandalas and postcards.

Her Instagram account @stoneoakpiano is a great example of how to showcase your students. She has lots of fun (and I mean really fun) piano studio photos.

P.S. This post on Susan’s Instagram account was inspired by The Varsity Musician’s Playbook Part 2: Studio “Locker Room”! 🙂




Anne Crosby Gaudet is a Canadian teacher and composer. I’ve been following her Music Discoveries site for a long time. As you can see from her profile listing above, Anne’s Instagram account @musicdiscoveriescaincludes piano-related items and harp!

Even though she posts quite a few photos of her compositions and products, I don’t mind because she does it in a way that doesn’t make you feel like you’re being marketed to. They just feel like beautiful photos.

This is also an account that cat-lovers should follow!


Lauren Kelly @pianolessonsvancouver

Lauren Kelly is a Canadian piano teacher. Her Instagram account @pianolessonsvancouver has many great studio photos and really fun/silly images.


Mathilde Carré @mathildecarre.piano

I absolutely LOVE the Instagram account of French pianist and teacher Mathilde CarrĂ©. It’s been 20 years since I finished my four years of French in high school, so sadly, I can’t read much of the text in the posts she publishes. It doesn’t matter, though, because the images speak for themselves!

When I think of @mathildecarre.piano, I think of fun and somewhat whimsical. Like @allysantos, she also occasionally includes food eye candy.

Here’s a selection of posts that represent her account well. (The center photo is one that also made it into my monthly secret letter)


Follow Me On Instagram

If you would like to follow me as well, you can find me @amychaplinpiano

I also have a hobby account where I share all my cooking fun



Do you know of an Instagram account that fits this criterion we should consider following? Share in the comments!



  • Love this post! @drj_pianostudio (and his new music foundation, @melange.imf) are two favorites! The piano studio gram is piano studio updates, and the foundation page is more focused on bringing music education to underserved children and communities worldwide (through piano and choir too!)!

  • Thank you so much for the shoutout Amy! 2 profiles here I didn’t know about, so it’s fun to learn about them also!

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