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PIANO LESSONS


Piano lessons are available to students ages 4 to 18.  Lessons address the fundamental aspects of playing the piano and are tailored specifically to each student's individual needs and goals. These personalized lessons include a variety of musical styles and activities, including:


  • Reading music   
  • Exploring different styles of music, including: classical, pop, country, praise and worship, jazz, and more!
  • Playing from lead sheets/chord charts/"fake" books
  • Understanding music theory, sight-reading, ear training
  • Composing simple songs   
  • Exploring simple improv
  • Using technology to enhance lessons and practice time (iPhone/iPod/iPad apps, music websites, etc.)
  • Learning and reviewing through hands-on games and other activities
  • Participating in studio-wide incentives and challenges to help motivate students
  • Learning to practice efficiently so students can become independent musicians
  • Most of all, lessons are structured to encourage all students to have FUN making music!



FAQ                                                              


Is my child ready for lessons?

A: To begin taking lessons, your child must:

    1. Know the first 7 letters of the alphabet (A B C D E F G) and numbers 1-5

    2. Know right hand from left hand

    3. Be able to sit still and listen to instruction

    4. Show an interest in learning to play piano

    5. Be able to sound out 3-4 letter words

 

Will I need a piano at home?

A: Yes, just like your child cannot learn to play soccer without a soccer ball, or ballet without ballet slippers, they cannot learn to play the piano without a piano to practice on.

 

How often would my child attend a lesson?

A: Lessons occur once a week, every week.

 

Can my child try out lessons to see if he/she likes piano?

A: I recommend committing to at least 1 year of piano lessons.  It is just not possible to explore the many possibilities on the piano in a few lessons.  Ideally, one should commit to 3 years of lessons, and then determine whether or not they would like to pursue further.





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TopMusic Certified

Hannah Mussulman
Certified Piano Teacher