Piano Classes

About Piano Classes

Piano classes for children ages 7+, tweens/teens, and adults are taught using the Simply Music Piano method (for more information about Simply Music, see below).  For children ages 4-6, please head to the bottom of this page to learn about my piano classes for this age group.

Classes range in size from two students in shared lessons (great for friends, siblings, or a parent and child!) to groups of six.  Students in shared and group classes progress just as quickly as those in private, and learning in a group can be more fun!  That’s a win-win! Private piano lessons are available, but openings are limited and are usually reserved for my more advanced students.

Questions?  Ready to enroll?  Contact me, and let’s discuss!

About Simply Music Piano

img_1775Piano lessons are taught using the Simply Music Piano method, a revolutionary and engaging way to learn to play the piano.

In the same way that we all learn to speak years before we learn to read and write, Simply Music Piano temporarily delays music reading and immerses students in the experience of immediately playing great-sounding music.  Students are introduced to a variety of unique playing-based concepts that unfold directly onto the keyboard. The result of this is that students learn to play the piano quickly, easily and naturally.  Once students are playing the piano comfortably and have a solid understanding of the keyboard, music reading is introduced.  With this foundational knowledge and unique approach, students are set to become strong readers. My students love being able to play the piano right away, from their very first lessons, which keeps them engaged and motivated to learn to read music when they are ready.   This is a far more natural approach than how piano has been traditionally taught!

Students learn to….

  • Play exciting boogie-woogie licks
  • Relax with flowy new-age pieces
  • Get groovy with cool jazz
  • Rock some modern music
  • Impress friends with exciting movie and videogame themes
  • Play gorgeous classical favorites
  • Sing while you play your favorite folk, rock, and pop songs
  • Create your own music through improvisation and composition
  • Play along with singers and other musicians
  • Jam with friends and family
  • Perform in front of an audience, either solo or in a band
  • Read written music, chord charts, and understand music theory

Using the Simply Music Piano method, students will learn all of the above musical skills to become solid, well-rounded musicians.  And, yes, we can focus on your or your child’s area of interest.

Why choose Simply Music Piano classes?

  • Children:  This is a wonderful way to introduce your children to music!  Many children are turned off to learning an instrument when note reading is prioritized over playing, making learning slow and tedious.  Most kids just want to play!  The Simply Music method solves this problem by getting kids playing music right from the beginning.  However, Simply Music is best for children ages 7 and up.  For children ages 4-6, please see the Piano for Children, Ages 4-6, section below.
  • Teens:  This is an age when students want to jump right in and begin playing great-sounding music right away.  The Simply Music method is ideal for this age group, which may expect immediate gratification sooner than others.
  • Adults:  Adults love the Simply Music method!  The Simply Music method provides adults with the gratification of learning quickly and playing great-sounding music right from the very first lessons.  Adults frequently say, “I wish this method was available when I was a kid!”
  • Seniors:  Simply Music is a wonderful method for seniors.  The method’s quick music acquisition is satisfying and rewarding.

Piano for Kids, Ages 4-6

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Begin your child’s piano journey with my magical, creative, developmentally appropriate play-based piano lessons. In my piano classes for children ages 4-6, your child will have fun playing the piano, while building foundational piano skills and musical knowledge. Classes combine engaging hands-on piano-time with art, musical story-telling, and movement, preparing your child for Simply Music Piano lessons as they grow.
No home practice required!