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Piano is THE ONE instrument which all composers have played and written for....

 

Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Gershwin, Ellington, Lennon/McCartney, Elton John (Just to name a few!)  All formally-trained musicians on any instrument are required to study the piano because of its dynamic range and harmonic capabilities.  The beauty of the instrument is that it isn't limited to one genre with its acoustical and dynamic range. 

 

 

                                                                     

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The Basics 
We offer traditional piano lessons both in classical as well as blues and jazz.  Lessons are available for both adults and children.  No matter which style students choose to study, all students will learn traditional note-reading, ear-training, and fundamental building blocks of basic musicianship.  Our teachers have years of teaching experience that will make learning the piano fun and educational.  

 

Scheduling

Lessons are organized on a weekly basis for 1/2 hr, 3/4 hr, or 1-hr durations.  Most beginners will find 1/2 hr is a sufficient amount of time.  We have teachers available everyday of the week but Sunday. Lessons are available during the day (on certain days), in the evening, and in the morning and afternoon on Saturdays.  

 

 

 

 

No... It isn't too late!! 

It is never too late to begin learning the piano!  We have students as young as 4 years old (and even 3 years old in some cases) and as old as your grandpa.  Students learn at their own pace with nurturing and supportive instructors by presenting the musical instruction in a way students will enjoy and understand.  We have students of ALL ages and all skill levels. 

 

 

Why do our lessons stand out?  

Many students may not be really motivated by 'traditional piano lessons'.  Our teachers are not teaching exclusively out of boring old method books. They are dynamic and they make learning the piano fun!  

 

 

Jazz Piano and OTHER Styles

Aside from very dynamic traditional lessons students also have the option of learning jazz/blues piano no matter what age!!

 

 

Voice and Piano Lessons Together

 

We also offer the option for students to have a combined piano and voice lesson.  These piano students will learn to read music while also learning fundamental proper vocal techniques and musicianship.  More advanced students will learn to read chord charts and accompany themselves while singing.  

 

This is a particularly good option for students who are younger than 12 years old who are interested in voice lessons. Read more about our Voice Lessons.   

 

                                                                      

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When can my piano lessons begin?
ANYTIME

 

Do you offer trial lessons? 

Yes. We offer a trial lessons.  We only require the pre-payement of the one-time registration fee of $35 in advance.  For trial piano lessons, you can CLICK HERE to book those online. 


At what age can my child begin piano lessons?
Depending on the attention span and interest of the child, and the support of the parent, children may begin at the age of 4 and in some cases as young as 3 years of age. We require students under 5 years of age take a trial lesson/assessment before committing to lessons.   

Are there group piano lessons available?
No. We have found that private instruction is the most efficient way for students to learn because teachers can tailor lessons to match the student's learning style and musical interests.    

Is an electric keyboard and a piano the same thing?
Not necessarily. The notes are obviously the same but one must really understand how to play the piano before understanding the idiosyncrasies of the digital realm.

Do I need to own a piano?
Not necessarily. Although an actual acoustic piano is ideal there are other alternatives such as digital pianos or simply finding a piano that you'd have access to practice on.  The advantage of having a piano in your home is that it becomes an active piece of furniture and a musical instrument that you might be more likely to play and enjoy than a digital keyboard.  For advice on best brands on acoustic and digital pianos, give us a call at 312-416-0622.

What are the other alternatives to owning a piano?
Digital pianos are the modern alternative to an acoustic piano.  They aren't as difficult to move, they don't take up as much space, they don't require regular tuning and maintenance, and their volume can be adjusted or you can sometimes plug in with headphones so that others cannot hear.  Surprisingly, a used piano may actually be cheaper then a digital keyboard, however you must consider the cost of moving and maintaining it (i.e. tuning it) as well as the space it will take up in your home.  If circumstances are as such that you need to go the digital realm, then you should try and go with a digital piano versus an electric keyboard.  Another alternative would be if there were pianos that you can have regular access to that you could practice on say at a school or church.  

Which is better - an electric piano or a digital keyboard?
To get an electric piano you should try and get one with 88 keys and one that has 'weighted' piano keys which means they will play and feel like an actual piano. These are different than say a digital keyboard where the actual keys are different and won't feel authentic.


How much do pianos cost and where can I buy one?
New (and used) acoustic pianos average anywhere from $500- $10,000 or more depending on the brand. You CAN find a used one under $1000. Many churches and folks on Craigslist are often selling them very inexpensively because they just need them out of their own space.  Again, you'll most likely need to factor in the cost of moving it to your home.

 

How much should students practice? 
It is very important to have daily practice so that the techniques learned in lessons are retained.  Regularity is more valuable than duration, especially at the beginning of taking lessons.  Practice time can range based on the level of the student from 15 minutes to 6 hours a day.  Our teachers will work with students to come up with and recommend a practice regimen for students.