Piano or Keyboard Lessons

Our keyboard/piano lessons are an excellent way to get started with music. For young students, the layout of a piano keyboard is well-suited to little hands and lends itself to the understanding of theory. Older children and adults can look forward to playing pieces they recognize before too long.  All our teachers begin with the basics of note reading, technique, and piano repertoire.  As the student progresses and masters the essential elements, instruction can be tailored to specific genres, such as classical, jazz, pop, or songwriting. Upon enrollment we try to match the student with the teacher who seems the best fit to the student’s learning style, musical interests, and schedule.

We recommend 6 as a good starting age for piano lessons but will consider taking younger students on a case-by-case basis. For students 5 and younger, we first recommend our Exploring Music or Foundations classes as a way to become acquainted with music fundamentals before starting an instrument.

All of our lessons are taught on acoustic pianos but students are welcome to have either a piano or electric keyboard to practice on at home. A full-size 88-key model is optimal but if that isn’t feasible then a smaller keyboard will be fine to start with. Something to look for when purchasing a keyboard of any size is that it be touch-sensitive (sometimes called “weighted”) keys; you also want to make sure to get a stand for it so the student can sit with the correct posture. If it has a pedal too, all the better.

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