Piano and Keyboard Lessons
Our piano teachers' priority is life long enjoyment of music through the piano rather than strict methods for the virtuoso pianist. We aim to instill a healthy curiosity in music through unique lesson plans that inspire students at the piano while quietly reinforcing the good habits in technique, rhythm, and listening that cultivate lifelong musicianship. We offer lessons to students of all ages, skill levels, and ambitions. Piano Lessons at The Music Gallery can help reach your piano goals whether you want to play gorgeous classical pieces, interpret jazz charts, support your singing voice, compose original music, or explore music to keep a healthy mind.
Piano Lessons for Beginners
We often speak with parents who are looking for an approach to piano is inspiring their children to explore and enjoy music rather than adding a chore to their routine. Piano Teachers at The Music Gallery take time to understand each student's personality and create and environment that best fits their learning needs. Beginner piano students typically gain skills in identifying notes on the keyboard, basic note reading, listening skills, functional technique, and more!
Piano Lessons for Adult Beginners
Playing the piano as an adult is an excellent way to stay sharp and keep a healthy mind. The skills we learn on musical instruments are not only fun, but a formidable full-brain workout. The reading of notes and interpretation of chord symbols exercises linguistic skills, coordinating your hands motions to sounds you want to produce develop kinesthetic skills and improve memory, basic music theory improves math and computation skills, and the endless creative potential in music can speak for itself. Learning a musical instrument can make adult beginners feel more cognizant and relaxed throughout the rest of their daily activities.
Piano and Voice
We suggest all vocalists spend time at the piano and instrumentalists spend time singing. Instrumentalists such as guitarists and pianists often use singing to reinforce their skills on the instrument even though they are not necessarily singers. Vocalists can also experience tremendous benefits from playing the piano even though they may not necessarily be pianists. Vocalists who spend time at the piano gain a musical edge by learning to read music, developing pitch and rhythm skills, learning the role of an accompanist, and developing the ability to compose and accompany yourself. Instrumentalists who spend time singing internalize their sense of pitch and quickly create more lyrical phrases in their playing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is each lesson, and how often?
A weekly 30 minute lesson is a usually an ideal situation for kids under 10 years old. 30 minute lessons can be great for adults too, but we've found that older children and adults benefit from 45 minute to hour long lessons.
How Much Practice Is Necessary?
About 30 minutes a day at the piano can show wonderful results over some time. The important part of your practice is consistency. It's okay to practice for any amount of time as long as you spend time with the piano regularly.
Do I Need A Piano At Home?
A piano or voice student would ideally have a piano or keyboard at home for daily practice. It is not possible to see the results of your practice if the only time spent at the piano is in the weekly lesson. It is not necessary to have the piano in your home, but it is necessary to have regular access to a piano or keyboard.
How can I help my child to progress more quickly?
There are a lot of things you can do to help your child's musical education. Parents are encouraged to sit in with us during the lesson to learn alongside their child, so the information presented in the lesson can be routinely reinforced. Some children benefit a lot from highly structured routines, but others benefit by having the room to explore on their own. Children that march to the beat of their own drum might advance more quickly just by being exposed to music or writing little tunes together.
Can I learn about music theory?
Music theory can be a little intimidating, but its not quite as complicated as it seems. Any student can and probably will learn about music theory, but in small slow doses. There are no difficult concepts in music theory, but there are a lot of them that all build on each other.