Piano

 

All private lessons are designed to be a well-rounded approach to learning an instrument. 

Our students develop knowledge, skills and artistic sensitivity in performing music.

 

Understanding that all students have different goals and needs, the lessons are designed to help each student learn in a way that is best for them. We value excitement in music and aim to keep lessons relaxed and enjoyable for everyone involved

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5 Reasons to Take Piano Lessons as an Adult:

1. Reduced stress levels Music (playing or making music, specifically) has been shown in multiple studies to trigger biochemical stress reducers and change the speed of brainwaves, so that they appear similar to those of one in a meditative state.

2. Improved joint health While it may not seem like a workout, any movement–including playing the piano–is key to staying flexible as an adult. Hands are trained to stretch in different directions, and the elbows move and stay loose constantly

3. Better memory and neuroplasticity Better memory and greater neuroplasticity were revealed in studies of piano players and other instrumentalists from both the Chinese University in Hong Kong and Northwestern University. These researchers concluded that “[a]n active engagement with musical sounds not only enhances neuroplasticity, but also creates permanent patterns important to all learning.”

4. Enhanced blood vessel function Scientists have found that piano playing makes one feel happier and resultes in increased blood flow in blood vessels. That blood flow is one small key to fighting and preventing conditions like peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis.

5. Elevated mood A study published in 2013 showed that music actually helped people get better in touch with their feelings and into a better mood.

 

BENEFITS of a GROUP THEORY LESSON

Young pianists often suffer from performance anxiety. In group piano lessons, students practice to perform their favorite pieces for each other in a safe, supported environment, thus reducing the cause of anxiety in the future.

During these lessons, we learn strong  musicianship skills through Theory time, music history, singing, games, and writing activities.

Vocal Lessons

  Unfortunately, we do not offer vocal lessons this year. Sorry for the inconvenience.

•Lessons will consist of techniques that help preserve a developing voice and avoid strain.  

•Reading music is valuable for any singer and lessons include music theory and reading music notation. 

•Students also learn the ability to understand rhythmic counting, knowledge of scales and ear training which will help them to stay in tune.

•Fun is an essential part of singing lessons for students of all ages.