Learn to Play Piano
The Piano is the #1 most popular instrument in the US. It is probably the most versatile instrument as it can be played in any style of music as either a Solo or as Accompaniment instrument. The School of Music offers Piano Lessons for students ages 5 through retirement age. Our Instructors draw from various Methods & Styles of teaching including traditional and the Suzuki method. We focus on nurturing students interests while also paying close attention to proper technique, musicianship, sight-reading, and repertoire. Our studio rooms have full length, electronic, keyboards with weighted keys and our spacious Recital Room is home to a Baby Grand Piano. All levels are welcome, from beginner through expert.
The Modern Piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Italy around 1700 AD. Originally known as the Pianoforte, the Piano is related to other 17th Century keyboard instruments such as the Harpsichord and Clavichord. It is considered by many to be the penultimate Harmonic Instrument and is capable of the most complex polyphonic musical arrangements. An interesting fact about the Piano is that it is in fact, a Percussion Instrument in that it creates its sounds by activating hammers that in turn strike strings located inside of it. The Piano is used in most styles of Music ranging from Classical and Jazz to a multitude of Pop Rock styles.
There are two main types of Pianos – the Grand Piano and the Upright Piano, with variations that exist of each. Additionally, various types of electronic Keyboards are available that often include synthesized onboard effects. These can range anywhere from realistic Piano sounds, to String Sections, to all kinds of unimaginable special effects! The selection of a Piano often reflects one’s choice of Musical Style and budget.
Private piano lessons are offered on a weekly basis and provide:
- One-on-one interaction between student and instructor
- Highly personalized learning program
- Individual attention and pace
- More direct tracking of progress
- More flexible scheduling