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Adagio Lesson Studio and Performance

Charlotte, NC 28215
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Adagio Lesson Studio and Performance provides piano, voice, and guitar lessons to students of all skill levels in or near Charlotte. Lessons feature instruction in musical notation, technique, and theory. Options include audition and competition prep. Audrey Reynolds, the primary instructor, has a bachelor’s degree in music and is working on a graduate degree in music therapy. The studio, which provides performance opportunities to students, has additional instructors. Each has a degree in music.

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Bold Music

Charlotte, NC 28210
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Bold Music provides in-home piano, guitar, drum, voice, and other instrument lessons in Charlotte and Wilmington. Its instructors are professional musicians who conduct 45-, 60-, and 90-minute lessons. Bold Music gives all students opportunities to perform. The business also offers recording camps and band coaching.

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Bryan Piano Studio

Concord, NC 28027
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Bryan Piano Studio is owned and operated by Carolyn Bryan, an instructor who is a nationally certified teacher of music and has a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in church music from Judson College. She offers private piano lessons in a studio that is easily accessible from Concord, North Charlotte, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, and Huntersville. She accepts students ages 4 to 18 and instructs in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions from September through May. Summer hours are for students who plan to return in the fall. Performance and competition opportunities are available.

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Charlotte Academy of Music

15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28104
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Charlotte Academy of Music is a local, family owned music studio founded by Regina Ziliani, a piano teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. CAM offers families an engaging, comprehensive music education experience from early childhood music classes to artistry programs for advanced students. Lessons include Flute, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Voice, Viola, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Drum Set. CAM is home to SPLASH! Summer Arts Camps and is a Founding School with the US division of the Royal Academy of Music.

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Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill, NC 28227
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Hughes Music Company is owned and operated by Nathan Hughes, who has more than 15 years of experience teaching music and a bachelor’s degree in music education. He teaches piano, guitar, and bass at his Mint Hill studio. Advanced guitarists and bassists have the option to receive lessons via Skype. Hughes uses sight-reading, ear training, and music theory.

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Jordan Kvanvig Piano

Charlotte, NC 28205
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Jordan Kvanvig Piano is owned and operated by Jordan Kvanvig, who has studied piano since childhood and has a bachelor’s degree in music performance. He believes that a student’s success depends not on talent but on practice techniques, which he aims to impart upon each student. He accepts students of all ages and skill levels, starting at four years old. The studio is in the Country Club Heights neighborhood.

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Kelsey's Keys

Mount Holly, NC 28120
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Kelsey’s Keys is a private piano studio with locations in Mount Holly/Mountain Island Lake and South Charlotte/Ballantyne. The business is owned and operated by Kelsey Wall, who has studied piano for more than 25 years. She has a bachelor of music degree in piano performance with a specialization in piano pedagogy. Lessons are for students of all ages and skill levels.

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Musicians in Motion

Charlotte, NC 28226
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Musicians in Motion provides in-home and in-studio, private and group piano, guitar, singing, violin, and banjo lessons, among other instruments. The instructors are trained music professionals whose philosophy is that all students can master instruments if they have passion, commitment, and patience. The business offers the in-home instruction in the Charlotte area. It also has preschool music classes.

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Natalya Piano Studio

Cornelius, NC 28031
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Natalya Piano Studio is owned and operated by Natalya Vorobyeva, a North Carolina certified piano teacher and concertmaster from Russia. She has more than 25 years of experience and has taught near Lake Norman since 2006. Vorobyeva is a member of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association and the Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum. She accepts students of all ages and skill levels and provides them with opportunities to perform and compete. Lessons are 45 to 60 minutes weekly.

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NC Music Center

Charlotte, NC 28270
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NC Music Center provides private and small group music instruction for youth ages 3 and a half and up whose skill levels range from beginner to professional in Charlotte. The studio offers lessons in piano, drums, guitar, violin, and voice, plus performance opportunities. Lessons include instruction in ear training, note reading, theory, and improvisation, and cater uniquely to each student’s learning style. The U.S. Commerce Association awarded the school Best of Charlotte in the fine art schools category in 2011.

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Norwood Piano Studio

Charlotte, NC 28211
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Norwood Piano Studio is owned and operated in the Cotswold/Randolph/Sardis area of Charlotte by Margaret Louise Norwood, who has more than 25 years of piano teaching experience. Norwood has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in piano and has studied at the postgraduate level at the Academy of Music in Sion, Switzerland and the Hartt School of Music at the University of Harford. She offers private lessons and instruction in theory, music history, and composition for students of all ages.

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On Stage School of Performing Arts

Charlotte, NC 28277
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On Stage School of Performing Arts provides private piano, voice, guitar, acting, drum, and violin lessons in its South Charlotte studio to beginning or advanced students. Voice, piano, guitar, and acting lessons may be conducted in-home. Lessons are 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes. The school’s faculty is a collective member of the Charlotte Music Teacher's Association, the National Music Teacher's Association, the Voice Foundation, the National Association of Teachers in Singing, American College of Musicians, and the National Association of Musical Theater.

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Pamela Mullins Piano Studio

Matthews, NC 28105
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Pamela Mullins Piano Studio is owned and operated by Pamela Mullins, who has a master’s degree in music education with a specialization in piano and a bachelor’s degree in creative arts with a specialization in piano. She is trained in the Suzuki method of piano instruction and has more than 40 years of experience in private piano teaching. She provides private lessons, group classes, and performance opportunities for students.

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Queen City Royal Academy of Music LLC

3110 Sharon View Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
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Established over 30 years ago, the Queen City Royal Academy of Music LLC is a place of study for students who want to learn music and instrumentation, incorporating influences from various cultures and styles. The academy specializes in the piano, providing lessons for all levels, from beginners, which they call Adagio, all the way to Presto, which is suitable for serious students of music. Tuition is 30-45 minutes lessons, payable per lesson or month, depending on the student's experience.

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Southern Park Music School

Charlotte, NC 28209
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Southern Park Music School, located in Charlotte, has offered music lessons since 1964. The facility features eight studios for private lessons, a recital hall, and monthly recitals. Its educated and experienced faculty teaches piano lessons and provides instruction in stringed, brass, woodwind, percussion, and voice. The school encourages music literacy and accepts students of all skill levels.

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Virtuoso School of Music

Charlotte, NC 28211
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Virtuoso School of Music and Art is for students of all ages and skill levels who intend to master musical instruments, to perform in competitions, or to study music at universities or conservatories. The school features teachers who are European-educated and offers private and group lessons in piano, violin, guitar, voice, theory, musical theater, and art.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Piano lessons help beginner and seasoned piano players sharpen their piano skills through finger exercises, repetitive playing, and memorizing and playing music. Students can achieve advanced piano player status by successfully completing eight levels of piano study, which typically requires weekly lessons and continual practice.

People of all ages can take piano lessons, and piano teachers work as private instructors, in public and private schools, and at community colleges and music conservatories. While many players have a natural gift or an ability to play piano by ear, piano lessons can help with fundamentals, such as sight-reading music and understanding the musical process.

What does a piano teacher do?

Piano teachers instruct students on the basic fundamentals of piano playing, including learning scales; sharp, flat, and natural keys; and note ranges. They help students learn specific pieces of music for performances or personal enjoyment, and they host student recitals and assist with preparation for auditions and competitions.

Why take piano lessons?

People take piano lessons to learn how to play the piano both professionally and for simple enjoyment, how to read music, and how to develop good hand-eye coordination through reading and playing music at the same time. Taking piano lessons is also beneficial for those with natural talent, as lessons help them sharpen their skills and gain deeper musical knowledge.

Is it worth getting a piano teacher?

If you want to sharpen your piano playing skills or learn to play piano at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, it's worth signing up for lessons with a professional teacher. Experienced piano teachers have the knowledge and skills to help students learn everything from basic techniques to highly difficult piano pieces.

What should I look for in a piano teacher?

Important things to look for in a piano teacher are experience and/or formal music education to ensure you get the most out of each lesson. A good rapport and connection between student and teacher is also essential, as this helps both parties remain comfortable and relaxed during sessions.

Do you need a piano to take piano lessons?

Many piano teachers prefer to teach lessons on a standard piano. Although, there are keyboards available with piano settings that can be used for lessons and practice. However, keyboards are designed slightly differently than pianos. Many keyboards have 61 keys compared to 88-key pianos, so lessons may have to be altered, and sheet music may require transposing when taking lessons on a keyboard.

Are piano and keyboard lessons the same?

Keyboards and pianos are similar instruments, which means lessons are also similar. Piano lessons can be taken on keyboards; however, most keyboards have less keys than pianos, and not all keyboards come with foot pedals as pianos do. Additionally, keyboard lessons may incorporate more chording and electronic sound effects as opposed to straight melodies.

Can you practice piano lessons on a keyboard?

Piano lessons can be practiced on a keyboard. However, some keyboards don't contain the same number of keys as a standard piano. Lessons and sheet music may need to be tailored to conform to the keyboard.

What age should someone start piano lessons?

Adults can start piano lessons at any age, as it's never too late to learn a new skill. If you're looking to enroll a child in piano lessons, the recommended age to start is between 6 and 8 years old to ensure the child's development of hand-eye coordination is sufficient.

When can a child start piano lessons?

It's recommended for children to start piano lessons between the ages of 6 and 8. This age is considered ideal because most children will have completed one to two years of elementary school education, so they're familiar with teacher instruction. Between the ages of 6 and 8, children have more developed mental capacities to take in and process information.

How long is a piano lesson?

Piano lessons are generally provided in 30, 45, and 60-minute increments. Lessons longer than 60 minutes may be necessary for intermediate or advanced students when they need to practice for a recital, performance, or audition. For children and beginner students, 30-minute lessons are recommended.

How often should I have piano lessons?

It's recommended that both children and adults take piano lessons once per week, preferably on the same day of each week. Consistent weekly lessons on a regular basis help students absorb knowledge while providing enough time between lessons for practicing.

How much do piano lessons cost?

In general, piano lessons range between $40 and $60 per lesson. A 30-minute lesson typically starts at $40 to $45, 45-minute sessions cost around $50, and hour-long lessons usually begin at $60. The cost of lessons can vary depending on where the courses are taken, such as a community college or church, and the specific charges determined by instructors.

How much do children\'s piano lessons cost?

The cost of children's piano lessons averages the same as the cost of adult piano lessons, with costs ranging between $40 and $60. A 30-minute lesson generally starts at $40, while a 45-minute lesson is approximately $50. Hour-long lessons for children typically cost between $50 and $60.

How many grades are there in piano lessons?

There are eight grades in piano lessons. Also referred to as levels, grades 1 and 2 signify beginners, grades 3, 4, and 5 are early intermediate and intermediate levels, and grade 6 is late intermediate. Grade 7 is the early advanced level, and grade 8 is advanced.

How long does it take to learn piano with lessons?

On average, beginning piano skills, such as learning basic notes and hand positions on keys, takes between four and six months, while intermediate and expert levels can take years to achieve. The amount of time it takes to learn can vary, depending on the student's ability to absorb information and the amount of time put into practice.

Should I quit piano lessons?

If you're not happy with your piano teacher or with piano lessons in general, it may be a good idea to take some time off from your lessons to reassess your musical goals. Consider working with a different teacher or self-teaching through online tutorials if music is an important aspiration.

What is a good keyboard for piano lessons?

Electric keyboards designed for beginners are ideal for students learning piano. Recommended models include the Yamaha YPT-260 and the Yamaha PSR-EW300. Both of these versions are portable for easy transport to lessons, and the keys of the YPT-260 are printed with music notes for sight reading.

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