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B&N Piano Sales and Service, Inc.

Aston, PA 19014
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B&N Piano Sales and Service, Inc., based in Aston for over three decades, is a favorite spot for local musicians and music lovers. Its services include tuning, repairing, storing, safely relocating, and restoring clients' pianos. Additionally, the small and extremely qualified staff provides on-site instruction in piano performance, as well as guitar performance. The team's music tutors have experience in a variety of genres, from classical, pop, jazz, and rock to contemporary, alternative, R&B, and gospel.

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2.5 / 5 (3)

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Chestnut Hill Music Academy

Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Chestnut Hill Music Academy, based in Philadelphia, can help students as young as three years old learn how to play an instrument. Using the acclaimed Suzuki Technique, staff teachers help students pick up a range of instruments, including piano. Because of its large staff, Chestnut Hill Music Academy can provide individualized lessons to multiple students at the same time. This makes it an extremely convenient option for parents with more than one aspiring musician in the family.

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Grisafi Music Institute

Bensalem, PA 19020
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Grisafi Music Institute is a small music school in Bensalem, named after its owner and founder, Gary Grisafi. Mr. Grisafi also serves as the Grisafi Music Institute's principal piano instructor. He has been performing and recording professionally for more than 30 years and teaching professionally for 25 of those years. He studied Jazz Guitar at the University of the Arts' Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and has written two widely used music instruction books.

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Harcum Music School

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Harcum Music School is located in Richter Hall, on the Harcum College campus in Bryn Mawr. Free parking is available through Harcum College. The group of qualified, experienced instructors and performers can help students learn to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukelele, piano, drums, electric bass, and woodwinds. They can also help students learn how to sing, and can even teach aspiring songwriters the art of creating memorable melodies, lyrics, and rhythms.

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Maplewood Music Studio

Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Maplewood Music Studio, located in Philadelphia since 1980, serves musicians from throughout the city, as well as its suburbs. Students have gone to the music learning center for lessons in not just piano, but also flute, drums, saxophone, recorder, violin, viola, guitar, mandolin, bass, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and vocal performance. Maplewood Music Studio has two Philly locations, one in Germantown and another in Chestnut Hill.

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Mattock School of Music

Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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At Mattock School of Music, experienced musician and music teacher Dave Mattock leads a team of experienced and qualified performers in teaching Philly's aspiring musicians. Mr. Mattock, the school's only piano instructor, is a highly experienced instructor who is presently on the faculty of Camden County College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Lafayette College. He has taught classes in piano performance, music theory, music history, jazz, and ensemble performance. Dave Mattock started teaching in 2002 before founding Mattock School of Music in 2004.

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Mobile Music

Philadelphia, PA 19101
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At Philly's Mobile Music, a team of professional musicians works to help local students learn classical, rock, and jazz music performance. The instructors come prepared with a wide array of games and learning activities, designed to make students enthusiastic about learning how to play their instruments. Parents will hear their little ones play at two annual recitals, one for Halloween (costumes encouraged but not required), and a more formal performance in Spring.

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Mount Airy Piano Lessons

Philadelphia, PA 19119
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Mount Airy Piano Lessons is the music school of Brendan Cooney, an experienced instructor and pianist. Mr. Cooney studied Jazz Piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before entering into a successful career as a professional piano performer. He has learned from, among other music industry luminaries, Bob Durso, a master teacher using the Taubman Approach. Mr. Cooney is a certified Taubman Approach teacher, through the Golandsky Institute.

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Musically Speaking Studios

Blackwood, NJ 08012
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Musically Speaking Studios, based in Blackwood, is the music school of instructor Randy Clark. Mr. Clark has experience in jazz, classical, rock, pop, and other genres, and he can help students learn not just performance but also the basics of music theory. His standard rate is $30 per 30 minutes, which students (or parents) pay monthly.

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New Jersey School of Music LLC

Medford, NJ 08055
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New Jersey School of Music LLC is a small music school located in Medford whose teachers all have degrees in musical performance. Since opening in 1958, the small business has provided students of all ages with music lessons in a tremendous variety of instruments. Instructors can help their mentees learn how to play the cello, bass, recorder, piccolo, clarinet, drums, viola, trombone, tuba, flute, and mandolin, among many other instruments.

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North Ridge Music School

Philadelphia, PA 19128
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North Ridge Music School is a music learning center in Philadelphia whose faculty includes highly trained and experienced local performers. North Ridge Music School's piano instruction faculty consists of Yuiko Ono, Anna Matijasic, and Melinda Krpata. Each has a lengthy resume, including years of performance and education experience.

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Philadelphia Piano Institute

621 S 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Philadelphia Piano Institute is a business that offers piano lessons in Queen Village, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas. It teaches children and adults in their homes and at its studio. Students utilize a Steinway grand piano in the workshop and have the opportunity to participate in recitals, competitions, and performances. Its owner, Erika Gingery, has more than eight years of teaching experience and has received her Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy.

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Piano School of Lenka Lazorikova

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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Piano School of Lenka Lazorikova, based in Mount Laurel, can help Philly Metro student musicians of all ages and skill levels. Ms. Lazorikova, who has more than 20 years of professional experience, is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, and she is a member of the Board of Judges for the National Piano Guild of Piano Teachers. Notably, Ms. Lazorikova is certified in the Suzuki Technique of piano instruction.

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The Capella School of Music

Oreland, PA 19075
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The Capella School of Music, located in Oreland, works with students from across the greater Philadelphia community who are seeking piano lessons. Additionally, the faculty can help aspiring guitarists, vocalists, bass players, drummers, and string players. Both one-on-one and ensemble courses are available.

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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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