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Best Piano
Teachers in
Richmond
2020

Why These Piano Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Richmond Piano Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Gabriella Ryan

Located in Richmond, Virginia, Gabriella Ryan is a nationally certified piano teacher who offers piano lessons and music theory instruction to clients in the greater local metropolitan area. Gabriella Ryan has over 30 years of teaching experience and has been the president of both the Richmond Music Teachers Association and the Virginia Music Teacher Association. With a Mathematics degree from DePaul University and a degree in Piano Performance from the Chicago Conservatory, Gabriella Ryan instructs clients of all ages and skill levels, from beginning students to advanced pianists. Tuition into the studio of Gabriella Ryan is paid either in full or in equal quarterly installments to ensure maximum flexibility for clients' ease of mind. Typically, beginning students experience lessons of half an hour to forty-five minutes and more advanced students can experience lessons that are an hour long.

Richmond, VA 23229

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Greater Richmond School of Music

Voted the Local's Choice in 2016, 2018 and 2019, the Greater Richmond School of Music is a comprehensive music school in Richmond, Virginia. Areas of study at the Greater Richmond School of Music include woodwind, brass, strings, guitar, voice, and percussion (including piano and drums, as well as other instruments). In addition to both private and group lessons, the school offers homeschool music sessions, early childhood music programs, and summer music programs. The staff at the Greater Richmond School of Music are well-decorated musicians and educators whose degrees hail from the University of North Carolina, Virginia Commonwealth University, Louisiana State University, Duquesne University, and more. Registration into the Greater Richmond School of Music is done either in person or through the mail, and credit cards are accepted for tuition. Previous clients praise the school for the gifted nature of its faculty as well as its ability to engender a love of music in young children.

Richmond, VA 23221

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GreenSpring International Academy of Music

GreenSpring International Academy of Music works with students of all skill levels to foster musical interest and development. The academy provides classical instruction in the form of private lessons, group classes, and early childhood introduction. Additionally, it offers jazz improvisation, music theory, and aural skills. Its teachers conduct classes for advanced students and provide adaptive lessons for those with cognitive or physical challenges. The institution further hosts youth ensembles and offers virtual summer instruction for piano, harp, and singing.

4101 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23221

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Grove Avenue Piano

Founded in 2012 by local musician Ryan Corbitt, Grove Avenue Piano in Richmond, Virginia is the area's fastest growing and most unique piano lesson program. From the studio's two locations, instructors teach hundreds of students in piano, ukelele, drums, voice, guitar, bass, and mandolin. Styles of music include bluegrass, folk, country, pop, rock, Broadway, classical, and jazz. Grove Avenue Piano takes on clients of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced students. Additionally, the company offers a piano tuning service and its own theory and lesson books on its online shop. Previous clients praise Grove Avenue Piano for its teachers' ability to craft each lesson plan to the interests of each student as well as its ability to create lessons that clients enjoy.

Richmond, VA 23220

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Jennifer Scott's Piano Studio

A nationally certified teacher of music in piano, Jennifer Scott is located in Richmond, Virginia and serves clients in the greater local metropolitan area. A first place winner of the Katherine Benchoff Performance Award in 1994, Jennifer Scott has affiliations with a host of professional organizations. These include the Music Teachers National Association, the Richmond Music Teachers Association, and the Richmond Music Study Club. She is a previous president of the Richmond Teachers Music Association and has more than fourteen years of classical training in addition to three years of jazz study. Jennifer Scott is dedicated to teaching performance, theory, sight-reading, and ear training to piano students of all ages, and her lessons are broken into Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Previous clients praise Jennifer Scott for her unique, foundational approach to piano lessons.

Richmond, VA 23233

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Melody Magic Music Studio

Melody Magic Music Studio, located in Henrico, Virginia, is a child-centered music studio that has been serving clients in the greater Richmond metropolitan area since its founding in 2003. Originally a Kindermusik program only, Melody Magic Music Studio was awarded the prestigious Kindermusik Maestro designation in 2015, signifying that the studio is in the top 5% of Kindermusik programs in the world. In addition to Kindermusik, programs at the studio now include piano lessons, child care centers, music camps, and more. Melody Magic Music Studio also offers playdates, or on-the-go Kindermusik programs, for busy families who can only engage with the program on a once-in-a-while basis. The studio employs instructors with decades of experience. Previous clients praise the company for the wealth of experience of its instructors, the educational nature of its curriculum, and its positive environment.

Henrico, VA 23233

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Michelle Huang Piano Studio

The Michelle Huang Piano Studio is located in the Museum District/Fan area of Richmond, Virginia and serves clients in the greater local metropolitan area. The studio accepts students of all skill levels from the age of five and up, and students learn note reading, music theory, technique, ear training, performance, and repertoire in lessons that are tailored to each student's interests and learning style. Michelle Huang is a highly decorated pianist, having earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Master of Music degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and her Doctor of Music in Piano Performance degree from Florida State University. An active member of the Richmond Music Teacher Association, Michelle Huang frequently performs both in a solo fashion and in collaboration with artists in local and country-wide settings.

Richmond, VA 23218

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Paradise Chords

Paradise Chords is a piano studio in Chesterfield, Virginia that takes on clients in the greater Richmond metropolitan area. Instructor Maggie Walters speaks French and some Spanish and teaches children from the ages of four to fifteen in addition to adults and seniors. She offers both private and group lessons in piano, focusing her instruction on a variety of topics that includes music theory, sight-reading, finger exercises, advanced rhythm techniques, ear training, and music memory skills. In an effort to assess prospective clients' aptitude and goals, Paradies Chords offers a free introductory lesson with no obligation. The studio offers a summer program that features $20 off per month of tuition. Previous clients praise Paradise Chords for the affability and kindness of Ms. Walters as well as her ability to create lesson plans that bring forth joy in her students.

Chesterfield, VA 23237

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Rhapsody Piano and Guitar

Rhapsody Piano and Guitar, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a locally owned and operated music store that serves clients in the greater local metropolitan area. Richmond's exclusive Yamaha piano dealer, Rhapsody Piano and Guitar carries an inventory that includes high-quality used pianos, keyboards, digital pianos, new and used guitars, musical accessories, and print music. Additionally, the company is home to the Pollard School of Music, which offers lessons in piano, voice, and guitar to more than one hundred students weekly. Rhapsody and the Pollard School of Music contain spacious studios in which private, one-on-one lessons are held with students of all ages and skill levels. For clients' peace of mind, there is no long-term commitment upon enrollment. Credit cards are accepted, and lessons are paid for on a monthly basis

Richmond, VA 23233

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The Music Tree

The Music Tree provides guitar lessons to the Richmond community. All ages and playing levels are welcome for private and group guitar instruction on a weekly basis in an engaging, fun, and dedicated environment. The Music Tree boasts instructors who hold graduate and post-graduate degrees in music, are experienced performers, and have years of experience teaching music as well, and students also come to the center for lessons in bass, banjo, ukulele, piano, voice, and all orchestral and band instruments. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can also sign up with their parents for a Music Together class. The school donates money from each lesson to a scholarship fund for students in need, and interested parties can look on The Music Tree's website for information on instrument sales and rentals, recital, and summer programs as well. The Music Tree has been voted the Best Music School in Richmond for two years by Richmond magazine.

3046 Stony Point Road
Richmond, VA 23235

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