South Salem Piano Lessons
Want to learn Piano in South Salem? How this works:
Taking piano as a first instrument is a great start for many students. It’s easy for very young students to feel successful right away. Students may begin piano lessons as young as four (4) years old. Students who begin piano lessons get the added benefit of learning musical concepts that are in common with many other instruments, such as note reading and rhythmic skills. Those skills will help the student later on, even if they decide to pursue a different instrument.
Many students keep taking piano lessons all the way through high school and into adulthood, but others will take a few years of piano and then try a string instrument (violin, viola cello) or a band instrument (flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, etc..). Or they may want to try guitar, drums or voice lessons.
At our studio near South Salem, we have many types of piano teachers. For most piano students we recommend learning to read music because it offers the greatest long-term benefit. But there are other approaches that may suit certain students. You can learn popular, rock, or jazz songs and focus on playing by ear along with “chords”. Most students will start with a method book that lays a good foundation of knowledge and skills. Then our teachers will customize lessons to YOUR interests.
If you are an adult who wants to return to piano lessons, you will be surprised how much will come back to you. In no time, you’ll be playing the music that you love and impressing your family and friends! We also have many adult students who are complete beginners and are so glad that they decided to start lessons. In addition to the joy of learning how to play, many recent studies have shown that there are significant health benefits to learning to play a musical instrument as an adult.
Do I need to purchase a piano or keyboard?
To take piano lessons you will need a keyboard or piano at home to practice. A student can begin with a keyboard that has just 61 keys as long as it is “touch sensitive”. That means that when you prerss lightly, the sound quieter, but when struck harder they sound louder…just like a traditional piano. A keyboard like that will be fine for a while, but pretty soon you will need the full 88 weighted keys, and pedals. A keyboard (or digital piano) that has weighted keys feels like a traditional piano (also called an acoustic piano because it is not electric). The weighted keys are important to develop proper finger strength and piano technique. Let us know if you would like additional advice on purchasing or renting a piano or keyboard. email@example.com
We care about your musical interests
Good technique starts here
While emphasizing the style of music you love is important, good technique is vital to long-term success playing the piano. We will always work to make sure that all of our piano students are not only enjoying their lessons, but learning the “right” way so they can be a successful pianist the rest of their life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our piano teachers near South Salem understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to every individual student. When you enroll for piano lessons with us your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music. Then together, you will set specific goals that will allow you to accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!
We teach all styles of piano music. Whether you are looking to play classical, pop, rock, contemporary Christian, jazz or blues, we will help you develop the skills necessary to play anything you want!
There is no set answer to how long it takes, but with regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long-term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.