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Piano Lessons

With teachers who are encouraging and warm, our number one goal at the studio is to make lessons an enjoyable and positive experience for students. 

Watch your child build confidence while having fun and developing a unique skill.

 

Or imagine being able to sit down and play your favorite songs for your family and friends during the holidays, with ease and enjoyment!

Not only do piano lessons foster creativity and appreciation for the arts, but learning piano has real implications on improving brain development, mental acuity, and intelligence. Read More.

During lessons each week, students are guided and coached towards achieving their goals, whether that's learning how to play Bach or Justin Bieber! 

What ages do you accept?

 

We love teaching both children and adults, from beginning to advanced students.

 

Students can begin learning piano at the age of 5 years old. However, sometimes a mature 4 year may be ready. 

What Styles Do You Teach?

Our piano teachers are classically trained musicians who will teach students proper and traditional piano technique.

We believe that first establishing a solid musical foundation will give students the tools they need to ultimately learn any style they wish! But students may choose to explore classical, pop, or jazz in their training.  

In lessons students learn:

  • How to read sheet music

  • Understand and play various rhythms

  • Proper hand shape and technique

  • How to sit at the piano

  • Chords 

  • How to play with a metronome

  • Music Theory as it applies to their music

Just like being able read lends itself to a whole world of knowledge, reading sheet music opens up a whole world of music! 

How often and how long are lessons?

 

Lessons are generally once a week and we offer 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute time slots. The lesson length that is ideal will depend on the age of the student and their goals. For young beginning students under the age of 10, a thirty-minute is ideal. For older or more advanced students, we generally recommend a longer lesson time to allow time for more questions, discussions, and cover more repertoire. 

We recommend consistent weekly lessons. Consistency is one of the most powerful habits for students to develop for musical success.

 

Coming to lessons every week ensures that students don't lose ground on the progress they've made and that bad habits don't have time to take hold. 

Lesson Times

Monday-Friday: Early Afternoon & Evening

 

Saturday: Mornings & Early Afternoon.

 

Closed Sundays
 

What progress should I expect? 

For Experienced Students: Your teacher will be getting a sense of your learning style, goals, and making a plan for your learning path and keep building upon the experience you already have. 

For Beginning Students: While everyone learns and understands musical concepts at a different pace, here is a general guideline for the progress beginning students should expect to make:

  • During your first few months, lessons will be all about setting the foundation. Lessons are generally focused on the basics of piano technique and an introduction to note reading and rhythms and playing hands together.

 

  • After 3 months, a beginning student should be able to read easy sheet music, understand simple rhythms and chords, play hands together with a steady beat, and have completed several songs. 

 

  • After 6 months, students should be starting to have relative ease with reading their sheet music, and starting to master basic piano techniques and coordination and may begin branching into learning music of interest in addition to the method books.


The piano is a great instrument for beginning music students. Not only do students not have to worry about intonation, but they sound great right away. 

Do I need a piano?

 

To get started, no. However, we do recommend at least renting or purchasing a keyboard to practice on at home. 

You can purchase a keyboard online for $200-$300 with a stand, pedal and most importantly, weighted keys. 

If you want to get a real acoustic piano, there are ways to find one for free or very cheaply including resources such as Craigslist or Facebook Market. Just keep in mind moving costs and tuning and repair costs. 

But what if...

We've often heard reasons why a student thinks they can't learn an instrument:

 

  • My fingers are... too short, too long, and even too fat! 

  • Too old

  • No time

  • I have... learning difficulties, short memory, bad eyesight

 

But we're here to tell you that very little will prevent you from being able to learn an instrument if it's your wish.

 

Let us help you overcome your barriers and make music for yourself! 

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