WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
*Our enrollment for the rest of 2020-2021 School Year is at capacity. If you would like to be on the waiting list for 2021-2022 School year, please contact us to set up an interview. 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 Hybrid 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 feedbacks through emails, 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.
- 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.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED THROUGH OUR PROGRAM
- Participate in music festivals such as the 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).
- Enter the Royal Conservatory Exams (https://www.rcmusic.com/learning/examinations).
- Be part of Bach in the Subway (http://bachinthesubways.org) performance program, a global movement of musicians to celebrate the music of Bach.
- Join community based piano groups such as the Seattle Piano Players Meetup
Tuition for 2020-2021 are as follows (depending on the program):
- $4100 – Annual Hybrid Program
- $1000 – 12-Week Online-only
- $120/hr – Per 60-min lesson based