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Angel’s House of Music

726 Lila Ave, Milford, OH 45150
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Founded in 1996, Angel's House of Music is an organization of college-educated and independent instructors offering private music lessons to students aged 5 years and older in Cincinnati. The musicians' areas of expertise include piano, voice, guitar, violin, ukulele, and drums, as well as clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, and French horn. Angel's House of Music can be found participating in the Holiday Parade and has been Voted Best of the East in Cincy Magazine for eight years in a row.

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Boone Piano Studio

Cincinnati, OH 45215
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Jessica Hamill Boone Piano Studio provides piano lessons to children at the beginner and advanced levels and adults of all skill levels. Their lessons are based on Jessica Boone's approach which incorporates patience, humor, and mutual respect. Boone has received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Music at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. She founded the Boone Piano Studio in 2008

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Bowman Music and Creative Outlet

Burlington, KY 41005
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Bowman Music and Creative Outlet is a fully equipped performing arts studio in the Burlington area. They provide private lessons for piano, guitar, violin, and other instruments for a rate ranging from $80-$100 per 30-minute session. Their lessons have produced artists like Devon Rupin (Devon Graves) and Brittany Gillstrap.

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Bray Music Studio

West Chester, OH 45069
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The Bray Music Studio in West Chester, Ohio provides musical lessons to students of all ages. They strive to provide voice and piano lessons that are both creative and enthusiastic. Carol Bray is a professional pianist, soprano soloist, and founder of the studio. She has been teaching piano and voice for over 30 years.

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Cincinnati Music Academy

Cincinnati, OH 45236
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Cincinnati Music Academy is a music learning institution that provides private piano lessons for people ages 4 and up, and adult recreational piano classes. They teach using the Suzuki method and traditional learning methods. They also offer different genres of playing from jazz to pop and even improv playing. Amy Rose Immerman is the co-founder and one of 14 piano instructors at the Academy. Cincinnati Music Academy is also a founding school of the Music Development Program, an international curriculum founded by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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Cincinnati School of Music

8315 Beechmont Ave STE 26, Cincinnati, OH 45255
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Since 2012, the Cincinnati School of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been offering music lessons for students throughout the greater Cincinnati area, including Olde Montgomery, Anderson, and Mason. Available options include voice, piano, violin, guitar, drums, and ukulele. Lessons in other instruments are available, including clarinet, flute, and cello instruction. More than 50 instructors on the school's staff are dedicated to helping each student achieve their objectives. Lessons are available seven days a week for convenience.

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Elizabeth Koontz Music Studio

Cincinnati, OH 45227
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The Elizabeth Koontz Music Studio offers voice and piano lessons to students in the Cincinnati area. Elizabeth Koontz teaches voice and piano to students of any age and skill at her home studio in Mariemont. Koontz is a well-known soprano around the United States and has a Master of Music degree that adds to her fifteen years of teaching voice and piano.

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Hyde Park Piano Studio

Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Hyde Park Piano Studio is a music studio dedicated to teaching piano to all ages and levels. It provides specialized one-on-one lessons and offers specialized training and coaching for piano competitions, performances and simple enjoyment of music. The studio is led and founded by Youngwon French who has been the head coordinator and company pianist at the Cincinnati Ballet since 2010. She has won several competitions including the International Young Artists Piano Competition in Korea and the Montreal Classic Music Festival.

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Kathy's Happy Organs and Pianos

Cincinnati, OH 45251
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Kathy's Happy Organs and Pianos is a musical instruments store in the Cincinnati area that provides private and group piano lessons. They provide private lessons at $18 per half hour which is available to people of all ages. They have different teachers that target different skills and ages which mean that all students receive the correct attention when it comes to music learning.

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Oxford Music Academy

Oxford, OH 45056
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Oxford Music Academy teaches piano lessons to people of all ages and skill levels. They have worked to provide lessons that motivate students to enjoy and have fun playing the piano. Teacher and founder Jon Sanford is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and a Master of Music degree holder. He was also the Salutatorian of his class at Cincinnati Christian University.

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Piano Sensei

4785 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
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Piano Sensei is a Cincinnati-based team of piano teachers offering lessons for children and adults alike. The firm has developed an advanced program for learners, which requires individuals to display a specific set of skills and aptitude to be able to progress to the next stage of skills and lessons. It consists of five instructors who are passionate about teaching the ways of the piano to beginners or those trying to refresh their skills.

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PracticeToProsper / Van Dyke Piano Studio

Cincinnati, OH 45236
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The Practice to Prosper Piano Studio has provided lessons to students at the Cincinnati Music Academy. They offer lessons in music theory, music history, ear-training, collaborative piano and many others in their learning session. Dr. Richard Van Dyke, DMA, NCTM, and owner of the studio, has trained and coached students that have gained praise during the David Dubois International Piano Competition, Graves Piano Competition, and even the MTNA National Competitions.

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Somerset Academy of Music

Loveland, OH 45140
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Somerset Academy of Music is a renowned musical institution based in the Loveland, Ohio area. They give lessons for the piano, guitar, and the saxophone. The piano lessons in the academy are taught by Jenifer Dittelberger, the founder of the Somerset Academy of Music and a piano teacher for over 25 years. The Academy has provided fun and accessible music education for their students since 2002.

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Tallant Music Studio

122 N Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
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Tallant Music Studio provides piano classes to students in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. It specializes in helping kids learn and perform piano playing using the Suzuki method and traditional lessons. The studio also offers classes for other instruments, including guitar, viola and violin, singing, and voice. Tallant Music Studio is led by Caileen Tallant, a member of the Tallant & Harmony Acoustic Duo band. One of its piano instructors, Matilda Smolij, has performed the role of Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte.

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The Music Station

Loveland, OH 45140
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The Music Station strives to promote a fun and wonderful learning environment for their piano students. They have taught their students with the thought: "We have always wanted to motivate students and make learning the piano fun." Kathleen Rieger and Kathryn Dean have been educating young music lovers for 34 and 22 years respectively.

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Western Hills Music

Cincinnati, OH 45211
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Western Hills Music provides music sales and services in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. They provide services such as instrument rentals, instrument repairs, and private music lessons for numerous instruments including the piano. Their primary piano instructor, Suzanne Lockwood, has taught the band and choir at St. Martin’s in Cheviot and Resurrection in Price Hill for over seven years and has provided private lessons for over 10 years.

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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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