We offer piano lessons, and keyboard lessons, for students of all ages, skill levels and interests. Because each student has different goals, our piano lessons are customized to the needs of each individual piano student; and that includes the style of music that the student wants to play, be it classical, rock, jazz, country or pop.
Studies show that there are many benefits to music and piano lessons, especially in the long term. Therefore, our goal is to keep the students interested, engaged and excited about learning music and playing piano through many additional fun and educational experiences. We want to develop great musicians out of all our students, including the students that pursue piano lessons as a hobby or a de-stressing activity.
Our music and piano lessons are based on the belief that great musicians are extremely good at their instrument, including sight reading, technique, theory and so on; that they have a lot of practical experience, performing on different stages for all kinds of audiences; and finally, that they know how to record and what to do and expect in a recording studio. Our music school is unique in the fact that our lessons are designed to teach all these aspects of musicianship, which a private instructors or other schools do not have the knowledge or facilities to teach.
We also encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our Rock Band or Bands and Ensembles programs, or informally by finding and performing together with other students at our Student Showcases or other community events.
Piano Lessons Highlights
Piano Lessons Prices
The prices for private piano lessons are:
$35 per 30-min lesson.
$50 per 45-min lesson.
$65 per 60-min lesson.
Below are the monthly costs for a four week month. There is no long term contract; a 30-day notice is all that is required to stop the music lessons.
30 min. Private Music Lessons: $140 per month (4 weeks)
45 min. Private Music Lessons: $200 per month (4 weeks)
60 min. Private Music Lessons: $260 per month (4 weeks)
There is a one time $25 registration fee ($40 per family).
All piano lessons include:
- Participation in 6 Student Showcases per year, at no extra cost
- Video/audio recording of student’s performances at each Showcase
- Opportunities to sing at events held at the Music Vault Academy
- Opportunities to sing at nearby community events and festivals
- Recording studio classes
- Production deals (by invitation only)
- Free clinics, shows and events
Piano Lessons FAQs
What are the benefits of studying piano/keyboard?
The benefits of learning to play the piano are limitless, but to name a few:
- The brain is fully engaged while playing.
- The piano is one of the few instruments that requires you to use your arms and legs (sometimes at the same time).
- Playing the piano develops the ear and the sense of pitch making it easier to play any other instrument or take up singing.
How old should my child be to start piano lessons?
Generally, it is a good idea to start piano lessons when the child is ready to behave in a classroom environment and ready to learn. Once they have a love for music, it stays with them for life.
What do you teach during piano lessons? What teaching methods?
Pianists learn a variety of skills in piano lessons. The piano itself is a percussion instrument so the student will learn how to keep time and practice various rhythms to do so. They will learn how to control and understand their fingers. They will gain a rich understanding of music history and how music has evolved over time. They will learn to read music and understand pitch.
There are several patented methods and every teacher has their own unique style of teaching the piano. Plus, each lesson is personalized to the skill level, interests and musical style of the student.
Are there different methods for learning piano? What is the difference and which one is better?
Do I need to own a piano to take piano lessons?
You do NOT need a piano at home to learn the piano. When a student is in the beginning phases, they can use any sort of keyboard to practice. Generally, weighted keyboards are most recommended.
Our Piano Teachers
All of our music teachers have many years of teaching, playing and performing experience; with most being graduates of, and having master degrees from, some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country: Harvard University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory, and University of Southern California. Excellent music instruction and great learning experience are our top priorities and that starts with having the very best music teachers and all the support the school can give them. Our teachers are great with children, adults, beginners or advanced students, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.