In Emily’s tiny town of Germantown, settled by the Rockefeller family seeking religious freedom from the Palatines in Germany, you will be staying at a lovely bed & breakfast, The Central House Historic Hotel, which is a restored Rockefeller house. There is a deli/specialty food shop across the street, good for lunch and wicked treats, and a funeral parlor to be used as the need arises.

Emily lives in the stunningly beautiful Hudson Valley. Amenities and points of interest abound in the area. Hudson, 10 minutes from her house, is the antique capital of the east coast and an architecturally fascinating city, she is 5 minutes from Olana, the home of Frederick Church of the Hudson Valley school of painting, and 15 minutes from Bard College where the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, a Frank Gehry building, provides us with countless high level performances. Emily’s performance group, ARTSONG NOUVEAU, while usually sticking to classical repertoire, performed there with Carly Simon, teaming up with her for an opera she had written. Along the Hudson are the mansions of those who forged our country- Livingstons, Roosevelts (Hyde Park), Astors, Clermont, Montgomery Place.

You are welcome here! It is not scary and Emily guarantees fun as well as learning it.  It is necessary to have a car- one can rent one in Hudson, Albany, or wherever you are arriving from. The 2 hour train ride from Penn station to Hudson is striking as it makes its way along the River.


Bed & Breakfast Rates



Central House Historic Hotel
Germantown, NY

Weekends: $155 per night

Monday through Thursday:  $125 per night


Fee for immersion: $250 per day
$50 non refundable at time of reservation, and full payment is expected at end of workshop.

One week advance notice is required for rescheduling booking, no refund for cancellation.

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Ca’Mea in Hudson which is a superb restaurant has an Inn for little money and sounds great.

(518) 822-0005  weekdays $120  weekends $150 – $159 

It is best for piano people to come during the week because lodgings fill up on weekends (marriages, etc).


26 Warren B and B  Located on Warren street in Hudson. More expensive, but beautiful, and best breakfasts in the world.

 $215 – $275 per night.