PIANO & KEYBOARD LESSONS - Private or Group Lessons
Our school offers piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical, jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who wish excel with the Texas Music Teacher Association exams and events. As we have so many piano teachers on staff we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start piano lessons at any age from age 5 and up. Before age 5 we recommend our group Kindermusik program. Our private piano lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. For our advanced piano students we have teachers with master’s and doctorate degrees who can prepare them for university entrance or to prepare them for competitions and auditions.
Our group piano lessons are meant for students who are motivated by, or just enjoy working as part of a team. The social interaction helps these students stay motivated and challenged in a supportive, friendly environment. Each class is a 60 minute session and limited to just 5 students per class. We also offer "Buddy Classes" for 2 students of the same age and ability. A Buddy Class is 45 minutes in length. The class room is set up as a group piano lab with each student using an individual instrument for the class. Students are grouped according to age and ability. New groups are formed each August.
Private Piano vs. Group Piano Instruction - which is best for my child?
PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS allow students to progress at their own pace. Students meet with their teacher once per week. Private instruction covers music reading, technique and artistry, music theory, and performance coaching. A variety of styles may be taught such as classical, pop, jazz, and Christian music, according to the student's interests. Following the individual instruction, students have the option to complete a music theory of listening assignment on the computer. Students can start private lessons any time of the year so there's no need to wait to get started. Private instruction is a sound choice for any student. Students who should definitely choose private lessons include those with special needs, those who intend to practice way more than average and want to move along a maximum speed, those whose learn more easily with one-on-one attention, and those who have so many activities that practicing 4-5 days per week isn't feasible.
GROUP PIANO CLASSES for the beginning to early intermediate student provides a psychologically sound atmosphere for learning through teamwork, positive peer influence, and frequent classroom performance opportunities. Students are grouped according to age and ability. The piano classroom is equipped with digital pianos with headphones. During a typical class, the students will play some pieces aloud in unison. This reinforces the necessity of playing with a steady beat and accurate rhythm. At other times, each student will play a section by turns, providing each student he chance to be heard by himself, while teaching the rest of the class to follow the music visually. When working on a new piece of a difficult section, piano students may wear headphones so they can work independently and the teacher can offer individual help. New concepts and theory are taught by the teacher to the group as a whole and reinforced with worksheets and games designed to make the drill more fun. Acceptance of a transfer student into a group requires an audition to determine the level and probability of success within the group. Group piano classes are an excellent choice for students who are focused and not easily distracted, who are motivated by their peers, and who are committed to practice at least 4-5 days per week.
ALL PIANO STUDENTS have the option to become Student Affiliate Members of Texas Music Teachers Association and to participate in festivals, theory exams, publication contests, piano contests, world of music exams, and more.
CURRENT OPENINGS: We have 18 piano instructors on staff, and look forward to helping each student find a teacher that is compatible with their style. The openings below may change because a new student enrolls, or a current student has requested to switch to a new lesson time. New students should register in person. New students are welcome to enroll at any time. Your first month's tuition will be pro-rated based on the number of lessons remaining in the school year. Annual registration fee of $50 is required at time of registration. Books are not included in the tuition. We do stock books onsite. You will set up a "Book Fund" when you register so you can get your books as you need them.