WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
*We are now offering three different programs for piano lessons, including Hybrid and Online-Only. Please see the chart below for details. As of June 8, 2020, our enrollments for fall 2020 is at capacity. If you are interested in setting up an interview for a future opening, please email us.
We believe that studying music and learning to play the piano should be an exhilarating experience. The power of music, and its profound and meaningful impact we experience, is one of the most memorable and defining human experiences.
At the same time, learning such a complex skill as playing the piano requires patience, rigor, thoughtfulness, and commitment.
The balance between fun and rigor, positive and constructive feedbacks, structure and freedom — these are crucial to nurturing a successful musician and a music student.
Achieving the balance becomes possible when a teacher is committed, competent, creative, perceptive, and resourceful .
We are committed in meeting each student where they are at and empowering them to become competent and wholistic musicians. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to shape a person’s musical intelligence and imagination to its full potential.
- Our goal is to help every student become a competent and comprehensive musician through tailored interactive study, which includes:
- Confidently play multiple genres of music
- Read music (score/notation)
- Use healthy methods and technical skills
- Play music by ear
- Learn to improvise
- Create original compositions
- Understand and apply music theory
- Collaborate and play with other musicians
- Practice valuable life skills such as patience, self-control, leadership, respect, attentiveness, communication and team work
- Our program incorporates weekly private lessons with monthly group workshops as well as public performances several times a year.
- We are a student oriented place, empowering students to set their goals throughout the year and helping them achieve them.
- Parents receive regular inputs through teacher feedbacks, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
- We love to teach beginners. Introducing the world of music to beginner students is an exciting process and our extensive resources for beginners support teaching approach.
- Our incentive programs run throughout the year to motivate our students in fun ways and to promote team work.
- We believe that while music is for everyone to enjoy and partake, learning to play the piano is not. Piano takes a special dedication and effort and the process. Over a period of time, students need to feel a sense of joy, pride, and fulfillment through their studies. If a student does not show their joy in learning to play the piano for an extended time, we will discuss with the student (and parent) whether to continue our working relationship. This keeps our learning and teaching environment vibrant, healthy and dynamic.
- Our recitals will be the most entertaining student recitals you will attend.
- Our weekly private lessons are 45-minutes long (read about why)
- Students are accepted after an interview.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED THROUGH OUR PROGRAM
- Seattle Young Artists Music Festival.
- Events, adjudications, performance opportunities, and competitions through the Eastside Music Teachers’ Association (EMTA), Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
- Enter ABRSM exams offered by the exam board of the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (www.abrsm.org).
- Be part of Bach in the Subway (http://bachinthesubways.org) performance program, a global movement of musicians to celebrate the music of Bach.