Austin Piano Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Piano lessons? Our Austin teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Use your current location
Featured On

Why TakeLessons?

Our teachers have taught
1 , 4 3 5 , 3 2 9
lessons and counting!

Popular Piano Teachers Near Austin

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Austin including Del Valle, Buda, Manor, Manchaca and Mc Neil.

Showing 5 of 18 results View More

Piano Lessons in Austin

The piano is a beautiful instrument, challenging to play but full of potential. If you are serious about taking your skills to the next level, supplement your piano lessons in Austin with some of these events and activities offered around the city. Watching others perform will give you a glimpse as to where you could be one day!

Restaurants with Live Piano Music in Austin

The Driskill Grill Experience this traditional Texan-style grill with live piano playing while you enjoy a meal made from locally-sourced ingredients, game, and wine from the restaurant’s extensive list. http://www.driskillgrill.com/about/driskill-grill-austin-texas

Chez Zee A bistro, bar, and dessert bakery is certainly a unique place to enjoy live piano music. Pianists perform all day long, offering you entertainment during drinks, an evening meal, or Sunday brunch. http://www.chez-zee.com/

Green Pastures Set in a Southern manor house, Green Pastures is the place to go if you want a truly spectacular brunch. Peacocks roam the grounds and pianists perform some of your favorite pieces to complete the atmosphere. http://greenpasturesrestaurant.com/page/o965/Green_Pastures.html

Piano Festivals

Austin Piano Festival Formed as a non-profit organization to enrich musical culture in Austin, the Austin Piano Festival is held every spring for piano players and music lovers in the area. It is your chance to listen to top artists, take master classes with guest teachers, and learn something new to take back to your piano lessons in Austin. http://www.austinpianofestival.com/about.htm

Austin Chamber Music Festival If you are interested in the role that the piano has to play in classical music, the Austin Chamber Music Festival is an event you just can’t miss. Taking place every July, the festival consists of a number of concerts performed by a wide variety of musicians as well as several free community concerts, presentations, and workshops. You can turn up to any of the free events without a ticket or reservation. http://austinchambermusic.org/festival-2015/

Piano Stores

Strait Music Company The Strait Music Company sells all the top piano brands, both new and used, including digital pianos. Models are available with a no-interest financing option and a 5-year full-trade policy, which enables you upgrade to a new piano after five years. Plus, you can rent before you buy to try out different models. http://www.straitmusic.com/t-departments-pianos.aspx

Music Masters This piano showroom is dedicated to digital and acoustic pianos. The company also uses their website to advertise all the upcoming piano events in Austin, meaning you need never miss another recital, contest, or festival. http://www.musicmasterspianoservice.com/index.html

Floyd Piano Company Along with their pianos for sale, the Floyd Piano Company offers piano tuning, repairs, and restoration. A team of experienced carpenters have their own woodshop, where they restore aged or damaged pianos to their former appearance and acoustics. http://www.floydpianocompany.com/

With these services, you will have no more excuses not to practice after your piano lessons in Austin. Good luck, and have fun!

Profile_53476_pi_gfire1

Gfire

Austin, TX

I have been teaching piano for over 17 years to ages 4-90 at all levels from beginner to advanced. I teach the importance of mastery at each level, so that the student understands what it takes to play and perform at her/his best.

About Gfire

Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 17 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, musical theater, blues and more.

Gfire loves to share her talents wi
th her students. She prides herself on instilling a "sense of mastery" to each of her singing and piano students, no matter on which level they are. The students come away with a real sense of knowing their songs and their instruments inside out and with a real sense of confidence in their musicianship. Plus they have a lot of fun as they make musical progress!

Gfire is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and "Yoga for the Voice" innovator. She has released 4 CDs of all-original music and is currently working on her 5th CD, to be released in 2015.

As a teacher, Gfire works with students of all levels and all areas of interest. In October 2007, Gfire became the only vocal teacher in the Western Hemisphere to gain full certification in the Science of Singing, developed by Ernest G. White of London, England. Her unique voice training program, entitled "Yoga for the Voice," combines this knowledge of the Science of Singing with ancient yoga breathing techniques. This technique allows each voice student to develop a "vocal tune-up" for the voice AND to discover what the natural singing range is and how to use the voice as effectively as possible. With the internet SKYPE technology, Gfire teaches voice students all over the world, from Switzerland to the U.K. to New Zealand to New York.

Her vocal students have sung in touring rock bands, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, in successful auditions, in karaoke clubs, in coffee houses and folk clubs, at weddings and for their own enjoyment amongst family and friends. Whatever level of singing training you wish to acquire, she will show you the way to achieve it!

Gfire was also the main voice instructor and one of 3 main piano teachers at the Austin branch of Mars Music (now defunct) for 3 1/2 years. In addition to her vocal study and innovation, she has studied piano with top classical and jazz pianists, studied songwriting with Pat Pattison of Berklee College in Boston, gotten her full yoga teaching certification in 2004 and DJ'd at clubs and parties worldwide. For eight years straight - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - she has won the prestigious ASCAPlus Award for professional songwriting.

As a singer-songwriter, Gfire continues to write, record and perform with some of the best musicians and engineers in the world, including engineer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, Meat Puppets, etc.), Hammond organ player Ian McLagen (Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart), cellist John Hagen (Lyle Lovett), fiddle/mandolin player Warren Hood (The Waybacks), bassist George Reiff (Ray Wylie Hubbard) and banjo picker Danny Barnes (Bad Livers, Dave Matthews).

Gfire's original songs have been played on over 200 radio and television stations worldwide. She has toured in over half of the fifty states, plus the U.K. and Canada.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW - Gfire is now available to teach WORLDWIDE via SKYPE or FaceTime - so you can have a music lesson in the privacy of your own home!!

Voice lessons - I have created a unique and wonderful vocal method, "Yoga for the Voice," which combines ancient yoga breathing exercises with special vocal exercises to give you a "complete vocal tune-up." These techniques are simple, effective and easily-learned by any student of the voice, from about age 5-105. I love to help you learn to apply these wonderful techniques to learning the songs you wish to learn - whether they are pop, r 'n' b, folk, singer-songwriter, rock, country, opera, musical theater, jazz, etc. "Yoga for the Voice" is just as effective for professional speakers, such as teachers, lawyers, clergymen or actors - we just use a range of notes that is smaller than a singer's range, and we focus on using your speaking voice as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the "breath of fire" and "one-minute breath" - the BEST yoga breaths for singers!
2. master the "sinus humming exercises" - identifying where EACH note in your range originates in your own head
3. master the "full-body exercises" - traditional singing exercises on "mah, mee, moh, moo, meh" - so that you can move easily between your chest voice, middle voice, and head voice
4. master 2-10 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song - being able to sing each song in TUNE, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
5. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Piano lessons - I teach a wide range of piano styles at levels from beginner to early advanced, beginning around age 5. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, blues, country, boogie-woogie, or other styles of piano and keyboard playing, I will sculpt your lesson plan so that you have a great foundation in technique AND you learn the styles and songs you wish to play.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the Leschetizky, hand massage, and isometric warm-up exercises - the BEST piano warm-ups!
2. depending on your level, master Hanon exercises 1-12, major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios
3. for beginners, you will be able to play with BOTH hands on the treble and bass clefs - at the same time!!
4. master the I-IV-V progression in 3-12 keys, depending on your level - so that you can play blues, rock, country, boogie-woogie, and ragtime songs!!
5. master 4-20 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song (classical songs tend to take more time to master) - being able to play each song with great technique, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
6. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Songwriting lessons - I will teach you how to create a great song, in the style you wish to write in. Country songs, pop songs, rock tunes, r'n' b, folk, etc. - all of these genres have "unwritten rules" about how to put together an effective song. We will utilize special songwriting exercises and tools to help you learn to be a wonderful songwriter.

DJ lessons - I teach beat matching, turntable fine-tuning and repertoire selection to help you become the DJ you aspire to be. I own crates and crates of vinyl records and CDs, and I have DJ'd all over the world to enthusiastic crowds, so I can teach you to attain a real joy and skill in the art of turntablism.

Yoga lessons - I am a fully KRI-certified yoga teacher and I can help you develop a valuable yoga routine to help you achieve your health and relaxation goals. We will choose from literally hundreds of exercises and breathing techniques specifically geared to your needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools mBox PRO Full Recording Studio
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano
Shure SM 58 Microphone
Shure SM 57 Microphone
Korg microKorg Synthesizer
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann TLM 103 Microphone
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Nord Lead Synthesizer
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
West African Djembe
MacBook Pro Computer
Universal Audio LA-610 Pre-amp
2 Technics 1200 Professional DJ Turntables
American DJ Pro-Scratch 1 Professional CDJ
Rane MP22 DJ Mixer
Mogami Professional Audio Cables

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Macintosh Laptop Computer

*** Specialties ***
music, singing, piano, songwriting, DJ'ing, yoga, folk guitar

I have developed "Yoga for the Voice" - a combination of my 18 years of studying and receiving certification in the "Science of Singing" (as taught by Ernest George White of London, England) and my 10 years experience and certification in yoga, specifically ancient yoga breathing techniques. I will work with voice students as young as 4 and as old as they want to go! Voice lessons span all styles and all levels - pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, opera, classical, musical theater, etc. from beginner to advanced. Generally beginning around age 7.

Piano - levels beginner to early advanced, most styles, including classical, rock, pop, folk, country, singer-songwriter, blues and boogie-woogie. Generally beginning around age 5.

Songwriting - all popular styles, including rock, pop, folk, country, blues, singer-songwriter, r 'n' b, etc.

DJ'ing - all basic DJ methods, including beat matching, turntable basics and repertoire selection.

Yoga - yoga breathing AND physical exercises, depending on the needs and wants of the student.

Folk guitar - finger picking and accompaniment skills for folk singers.

In piano, I specialize in teaching students who want to play a wide variety of music - classical, pop, rock, country, blues, etc. I begin with piano students who are 5 years of age and older, as long as they have the requisite attention span.

In songwriting, I specialize in teaching students methods of developing popular songs - pop, r 'n' b, country, rock, folk, etc.

In DJ'ing, I specialize in basic beatmatching and repertoire selection.

And in yoga, I specialize in tailoring the yogic needs of the student - whether she/he wishes to work on stretching, breathing, abdominal strengthening, etc.
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Erin Chancy January 25, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
You can tell she is experienced, and knows what she is doing. She's very willing to work with you at whatever level, and help you achieve your goals
Silhouette-80
Shay E. October 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson was great. I felt she listened to what I wanted to achieve through. Y lessons, offered good practice suggestions,and was effective in communicating.
Silhouette-80
Jordan Zachary September 29, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
Verified Student
She's a beyond wonderful instructor who has so much patience and is one of the friendliest people I've ever met! She knows her stuff and I just can't stress enough of what a wonderful person she is! 1,000,000 of 10 would recommend! :D
View More
View Profile
Gfire

Gfire

Austin, TX 78723
(48)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
Profile_76775_pi_59487_pi_Photo%20on%207-29-14%20at%207.46%20PM%20

Brandon C.

Austin, TX

Piano - I teach beginning through lower advanced piano. It is important that each student enjoys what they play while developing a firm understanding of the technique for the instrument. Each student will be able to master 3 - 12 major scales within the first six months of playing along with the first 2 - 10 Hanon exercises. Students will also work on various pieces/songs ranging from classical to pop depending on the students interests. I try to cater lessons to the individual learning styles of each student while trying to introduce new and interesting ideas to push the student to the next level. For those that have been playing for a while I will find out where they are on their journey and help guide them from there. For very young children (ages 4 - 5) I encourage parents to take part in their child’s lessons so they can help when their child is practicing at home. It is also important that every student learns how to relax while playing along with forming good practice habits. ...

About Brandon

Brandon has been surrounded by music since a young age, having both parents as musicians. Brandon began his musical carrier playing the trumpet eventually branching out to piano, a little violin, composing, and conducting. He attended the University of Central Florida where he received a BA and MA in composition and conducting respectively.

While in Orlando, Brandon worked as a part of the A Gift for Music program teaching beginning violin to inner-city elementary school children. He was also the conductor of the A Gift for Music Core Orchestra, a group of very talented young string stude
nts. Brandon was also the Brass Instructor for a local Jr./Sr. High School where he taught trumpet lessons, coached brass ensembles, and accompanied students on the piano. On top of this Brandon also had a small studio in the area.

Currently Brandon is a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin where he is studying composition.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I find the most important thing is to make sure the student has fun making music. I realize that everyone is different and I try to cater to the needs of the individual while still making sure that there is advancement in technique and musicianship. It is also a goal of mine to make sure that every students learns to practice without having someone ask them to do it.

I believe it is important to have a strong foundation when playing music. If that foundation is there it is easier to have fun making music and far less likely for a student to fail. For beginners I generally start with basic technique and gradually shift into playing pieces. If a student has been playing for a while, I will find out where they are in their musical journey and take it from there. I also try to focus on developing musicianship and individuality. I can not stress how important it is to not only have fun but to practice. It takes a great deal of dedication and effort to become a good musician.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music and small things like the occasional rosin or valve oil. I can also help students find rental venues for instruments. I would expect the students to have their own instrument/s and material to properly take care of the instrument. I would also expect them to keep the music we are currently working on with them.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music though I can teach popular music and basic improvisation. I try to focus on expression and technique with students.
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Dianne R. February 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Brandon is very patient and breaks everything down so it's easy to learn!
Silhouette-80
Chloe L. January 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
So knowledgeable, very friendly, excellent demeanor with kids, he put my daughter at ease in no time and made some great suggestions on improving her skills.
Silhouette-80
Lloyd W. November 14, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Brandon is a very good teacher. He has patience and knows just what I need to progress on the trumpet
View More
View Profile
Brandon C.

Brandon C.

Austin, TX 78722
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
Profile_60462_pi_IMG_1363

Leanna L.

Austin, TX

Students of all ages and levels welcome! Teaching experience of eight years from all corners of the world!

About Leanna

Pianist Leanna L., 25, began her piano studies at age six and violin studies at age eight. At age 11, Ms. L. performed the Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 26 with the East West Symphony in Sydney, under the baton of Henryk Pisarek. Ms. L. has also soloed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was invited to play at the City of Sydney Cultural Council Outstanding Performer's Concert in April 2008. She has placed in several Australian competitions and is a two-time winner of Sydney "Theme and Variations" Outstanding Pianist Award and a three-time finalist for the ABC Symphony Australia Young Pe
rformer's Award. In 2006, Ms. L. was one of three students honored by the Cultural Council at the Sydney McDonalds Arts Challenge. She made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House as a result of being awarded third place in the 2007 national Australian Higher School Certificate Music Extension course. In 2008 Ms. L. won the Werner Baer Memorial Award and the audience prize in the Cochem International Piano Summer Festival in Germany. Most recently, Leanna participated at the Banff International Piano Master-Classes in Canada last year.

Ms. Lam studied with Margaret Hair in Australia and has made several appearances performing in the United States, Canada, Germany, Asia and Russia. She has also performed in master classes for Marc Durand, Gary Graffman, Robert Levin, Susan Starr, Jacques Rouvier, Richard Raymond and Sarkis Baltaian. Previously, Leanna attained a Bachelor of Music at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, where she studied with John Perry. At The Colburn School, she was selected to be a Teaching Fellow through which she had several young private students. She was also selected as a Teaching Assistant at Boston University, where she is pursued her Masters of Music Degree at Boston University with Professor Boaz Sharon. Currently, she is studying with Professor Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin, as a part of her Doctorate of Musical Arts. She is working alongside Professor Gilmson as part of the Piano Project and Teaching Assistantship at the Butler School of Music.
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Kyle Griffin February 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great lessons, very helpful and patient instructor. Thanks!
Silhouette-80
Matthew P. January 24, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She was very patient and soft spoken. My son's really loved their lesson and are motivated to keep going.
Silhouette-80
Stratos M. October 20, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent Lessons. Have really learned a lot of great things about proper posture and such in just a few lessons
View More
View Profile
Leanna L.

Leanna L.

Austin, TX 78712
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
Profile_56369_pi_IMG_0674

Jessica H.

Austin, TX

Teaching piano students of all ages and abilities in classical, jazz and pop piano styles. I hold a BA in Music from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Jessica

Hi! I'm the daughter of a music teacher and began playing the piano when I was three years old. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of Texas where I studied classical music performance, accompaniment, chamber music, and theory and repertoire. I also have a strong background in jazz as a performer and teacher of jazz theory, arrangement, and improvisation.

My responsibility to students is to provide a supportive, creative, and FUN environment for learning. Each lesson will be catered toward your individual goals and interests and support a well-rounded musical education. W
herever your studies take you, my ultimate goal is to foster a life-long appreciation of music from all periods, genres, and cultures in each of my students.

I look forward to meeting you!
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Claire R. January 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Claire loved her first lesson
Silhouette-80
Samantha L. June 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jessica is very nice and sweet. She gives very good suggestions. She is very helpful and patient when I don't understand something.
View More
View Profile
Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Austin, TX 78746
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
Profile_82916_pi_IMG_4659

Shih-Min T.

Austin, TX

I have been teaching piano since 2007. It is important that each student enjoys what they play while developing a firm understanding of the technique for the instrument. Each student will be able to master 3 - 12 major scales within the first three months of playing along with the first 2 - 10 Hanon exercises. Students will also work on various pieces/songs ranging from classical to pop depending on the students interests. My goal to help students develop a passion for playing.

About Shih-Min

Shih-Min has been playing the bassoon and piano since the age of eleven and studying music since the age of nine. She is a passionate teacher and has taught students in both piano and bassoon for many years. Miss. T studied at the Taipei University of Art, in Taiwan, where she received her Bachelors before coming to the United States where she received a Masters and performance certificate from Indiana University and a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. While at the University of Texas, she was the bassoon teaching assistant and performed regularly as the principal bassoonist wi
th university ensembles as well as performing with the Austin Symphony. She traveled with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble for their 2014 World Tour. Along with her musical activities, Dr. T teaches students in Chinese (Mandarin) and also ESL. Currently Dr. Tang is a private instructor and freelance performer, she hopes to continue to perform, teach, and enrich people’s lives through her music.
...

Reviews

Silhouette-80
Sophia F. January 26, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 10 year old daughter had her first lesson today. Shihmin was kind and patient and a good match for my daughter. Thank you!
Silhouette-80
Hung Yun January 14, 2016
Bassoon · In studio
Shih Min is great at teaching, . and I feel as though I have learned so much from her. awesome. I owe much of my improvement and love of the bassoon to Shihmin
Silhouette-80
Franklin November 24, 2015
Bassoon · In studio
Ms. Tang is both an excellent educator and a passionate human being. This allows her to cultivate growth academically, creatively, and emotionally within her students. As an educator, I know that the human aspect is the most often overlooked subject in arts education, being sacrificed in favor of technique and mechanics of instrumental performing. Ms. Tang is truly the full package - her technicality is superior, but her attention to detail and passion for music fosters true musicality in her students. Her educational approach builds strong musicians, balanced in their technicality and musicality, while simultaneously building strong, sympathetic, and intellectually and emotionally sensitive human beings. Of all the bassoonists I have ever known, Shih-Min Tang is by far the most valuable contributor to the culture of music and (though it sounds colloquial) the world - whether bassoon, piano, or aural skills, you simply cannot leave a lesson with Ms. Tang without significantly gaining something tremendously valuable.
View More
View Profile
Shih-Min T.

Shih-Min T.

Austin, TX 78731
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

GetStarted
BrowseListings

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Austin?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you
need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

 
Online

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Piano Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Piano instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

570 5-Star Student Reviews in Austin through TakeLessons!

Free Piano Lessons with an Expert Teacher

Learn how to play the piano in these video tutorials from a professional piano teacher!

Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!

Video #1: Intro to the Piano

Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.

Video #2:
Piano Basics

Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.

Video #3:
Reading Piano Notes

Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.

Video #4:
Time and Key Signatures

Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.

Video #5:
Understanding Rhythm

Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.

Sign up below to get free access to all 20 videos in the piano lesson series!

Thank you for your submission.

Recent Piano Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Piano articles on our blog.

8 Piano Finger Exercises for Beginners

Having the proper finger positioning is essential for beginners, as it helps prevent injury and improve technique. Below, piano teacher Ryan C. shares some piano finger exercises beginners can do to help improve their skills...  Sitting down at a piano and playing a few notes is a pretty easy task, right? I mean, practically anyone can take a seat on the bench, place their fingers on the keys, and make some sort of sound come out. However, the technique we use to control the muscles … Read More
8 Piano Finger Exercises for Beginners
Having the proper finger positioning is essential for beginners, as it helps prevent injury and improve technique. Below, piano teacher Ryan C. shares some piano finger exercises beginners can do to help improve their skills...  Sitting down at a piano and playing a few notes is a pretty easy task, right? I mean, practically anyone can take a seat on the bench, place their fingers on the keys, and make some sort of sound come out. However, the technique we use to control the muscles
10 Piano Covers That Are (Almost) Better Than the Originals
When most people look at the piano, they're reminded of classical music written hundreds of years ago. However, the piano is a much more versatile instrument, and these modern covers of pop songs on piano prove it! These 10 covers show off the wide range of genres and styles of music that you can learn to play on the piano. 1. Hugo Silver Plays "Chandelier" by Sia Sia loved this cover of "Chandelier" so much she shared it on her Facebook and Twitter, and when you listen to him play it'
Top Five Piano Songs For Kids
Are you a teacher or a parent looking for some great piano songs for kids? Check out these suggestions from Nutley, NJ teacher Christina C... As a piano teacher at several music schools in northern NJ, I've attended quite a few recitals. While listening to my colleagues' students as well as my own, I've heard a variety of musical pieces performed, which got me thinking: What are the top five piano songs for kids to play? Since there are many different songs and arrangements of songs to sui
The Evolution of the Piano: From the Harpsichord to the Modern Grand
Whether you are just starting out or your piano learning days are far behind you, you may have often wondered how the modern piano came to be. And you may be surprised to learn that although the modern piano is over 300 years old, its look and design has remained largely unchanged over the years. The piano is an amazing stringed instrument that uses percussion to create a full, resonating sound. Italian harpsichord maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori (1655-1731) invented the first piano ar
The Best Piano Competitions for Young Pianists in 2015
Are you considering entering your budding pianist into a piano competition? There are an array of competitions to choose from across the U.S., many offering the opportunity to compete against top performers from around the globe. All-Ages Piano Competitions Across the U.S.: Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition - Seattle, WA Competing in May (preliminary) and October 2015 (finals) at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, pianists from all over the world are encouraged

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More