Beginning Lessons: Lessons for beginners are some of the most fun lessons of all. Students learn to play in the very first lesson and go forward from that moment with pieces to practice, play and build their skills. Ages 4-5 begin with Suzuki and other method books, learning by "rote," or listening. Ages 6 and up study our unique "Halamicek" teaching method and are very individualized based on the student's age, learning style and personality. Adults can experience the same fun and excitement as very young children; it's never too late to start! All beginning students are taught basic and best foundations of technique and artistry from the first day onward.
Early to Late Intermediate Lessons: Intermediate lessons cover a broad range of experience levels and include students who are working on simple minuets or popular pieces all the way through to more complicated sonatas, technical etudes and continue to advance in level of difficulty. Students at this point have learned to read music and will spend more time focusing on technique, musicality and artistry to express themselves at the piano.
All piano lessons are tailored to the individual student, according to age, experience, learning style and personality.
From Amar: “The piano is an instrument you can use for jazz, blues, classical and almost any kind of music, and I love learning to play it!”
Advanced Lessons: Advanced Lessons are also available for pianists who want to return to lessons after they have not played for a while and would like to refresh and improve their skills, students who are advanced and want to continue with piano although they're studying a different major subject in school, and - just for the joy of it!!
College Preparatory Lessons: College prep lessons are intended to prepare the serious piano student for college auditions at specific undergraduate programs. These lessons are very focused and intensive, and may require the repertoire to be prepared months in advance.
From Jessie: "Music has taught me more things at once than any other subject I've studied. It's a big part of who I am."
From Director, Ruthanna McAlister: Playing the piano is a life skill. Although I have been teaching for over 30 years and playing for longer, I still ask my teachers for advice and ways to improve. I feel so fortunate they are still there for me!