Dana Pielet studied at The Juilliard School, from which she holds both a Bachelor and Masters Degree. She received her Suzuki certification from the School for Strings in New York and also studied at the Talent Education Institute in Japan with Shinichi Suzuki. She has had extensive training in the Alexander Technique and Dalcroze solfege, improvisation and eurhythmics.
An active performer and chamber musician, Ms. Pielet has appeared before audiences in Sydney, Australia, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Jose, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She has been a frequent artist at the American Landmark Festivals and has recorded and broadcast for classical radio in Chicago, Los Angeles and Sydney.
Ms. Pielet was the first pianist to receive the Rudolph Ganz Memorial Award for two consecutive years. Other recognitions include the Chatauqua Institution Scholarship Award and a Fellowship at Juilliard. She studied with Beveridge Webster, Menahem Pressler, Lilian Kallir, Saul Dorfman, Miyoko Lotto, Linda Babits and German Diez.
Dana Pielet has taught on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Hollis Woods Music School and the Great Neck Music Center. She is currently on the faculty of the Third Street Music School Settlement and maintains a private teaching studio in Manhattan where she teaches both traditional and Suzuki students.