Five years old is considered the youngest age to begin learning to play piano. Adults can start at any age! Piano is arguably the easiest instrument for anyone to start learning music on. Physically it is very easy and visually it is all right there in front of you. A simple pattern of black keys and white keys that even a five year old can make sense of!
No, you don't but a good teacher can make it fun and most students do learn to read music while studying piano. We offer a number of different piano teaching methods and styles including traditional sight reading, chord-based methods, improvisation, songwriting & theory. Our piano teachers will help you decide which is best for you based on your own personal goals.
Most students can play a basic song or two after their very first lesson! It can take a lifetime to master the piano but you can learn to play some really fun songs in no time at all! Set your own goals and have fun as you learn. Kids love Disney and movie theme songs. For adults, it's all up to you!
Most students take weekly half-hour, private lessons with the same teacher each week. One hour piano lessons are also available and are usually taken by adults and teens. A lesson will start with a brief review of what you have been working on over the previous week followed by new songs, techniques, etc., for you to work on at home until you see your teacher the next time. A professional piano teacher can give you more than enough to work on to keep you busy for the entire week!
Most students have digital keyboards these days. They are very inexpensive and easy to maintain when compared to a traditional piano. If you have a piano, consider yourself lucky and enjoy learning to play that beautiful instrument! If you have or will be purchasing a digital keyboard, rejoice as you will be saving a lot of money, can move it from room to room easily and will never have to worry about paying a professional piano tuner to come to your house. Also, you can wear headphones so as not to disturb others in the house!
Definitely! We hold an annual recital each Spring. All students are invited to participate. There is nothing like the feeling of performing. Some people don't want to perform and just prefer to play for their own pleasure. No problem at all. We understand. But if you wish to show off a bit or add some excitement to your life then our recitals are just what you need. Let's have some fun!