PIANO LESSONS IN AHWATUKEE
The piano is our most popular instrument for lessons at the studio. It is an easy instrument to start playing since with a piano students don't have to worry about producing tone or finding the correct pitch.
Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight-reading, technique, and theory, but will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.
Frequently Asked Questions about Piano Lessons:
Who Will Be the Teacher?
We have over 15 piano teachers with university training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers dedicate each lesson to learning about your personal music goals and helping you achieve them. During registration we'll give you options based on your needs and availability. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. Our teachers work collaboratively together to share their ideas and strengths. They have warm personalities, are friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your lesson.
Do I need a Piano?
No, a basic keyboard will work to begin. You can purchase a standard keyboard for approximately $99.00 (we do not sell keyboards). You do need something to practice on because you'll receive weekly assignments. We do want students to eventually move towards a digital with weighted keys or acoustic piano. If you are ready to purchase or rent a digital or acoustic, we highly recommend My First Piano. They are a certified Yamaha dealership and carry new Yamaha upright pianos as well as the high-end Clavinova models.
What Age Do You Start Teaching Piano?
We start teaching at age 4 with the Music for Little Mozart Curriculum. It's best to start lessons after children can already identify numbers and letters.
Do you Teach Adults?
Absolutely! Teens and adults learn quite differently than four-year-olds! So, we have the Alfred Adult All-In-One Curriculum we use to teach the chord method. We offer morning, daytime, and late evening lessons for adults to accommodate their busy schedules.
What Days of the Week Do you Offer Lessons?
We are the only music school in Ahwatukee that offers music lessons seven days a week! So we have many options. You'll receive a specific time with your teacher. Please choose a time you know you'll be able to attend each week.
Do you have Contracts?
The school does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. We do ask for a 30-day notice if you'd like to discontinue lessons.
Do I Need to Buy Books? What Type of Music will I learn?
Yes, you will need to purchase music. For your convenience, books and sheet music selected by your teacher will be on your MMW monthly account. We have a variety of curriculums that we use, including Alfred, Faber & Faber, and Bastien. We have a young child curriculum called the Music for Little Mozarts and an Adult method that moves quickly using the chord method. In addition to a weekly curriculum, we like to supplement with fun songs that our students recognize and enjoy.
Where Do I Wait with My Other Kids?
There is a spacious foyer with comfortable chairs, chess, games, Wi-Fi, magazines, snacks, and a beverage center, all available for your convenience. Each studio has a glass door, so it's easy to view into the classrooms at any time.
Will There Be Performance Opportunities?
Absolutely! Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are progressing. The best way to understand is with participation in a recital, showcase, or gig. We have biannual recitals held at Esperanza Church. In addition, we have a variety of opportunities for students to perform at coffeehouses, restaurants, festivals, and even parades.
How much do Recitals Cost?
Recitals cost $30.00 per performer and are free for friends and family to attend.
What About Ensembles for Teens and Adults?
Do you want to play music with others? We also have a variety of ensemble opportunities for teens and adults with the Jazz Band, No Fret String Project, Desert Sound Drum Corps, and Rock Bands. Meet other musicians because this is the fun part of music-making!
Do you have Early Childhood Programs?
A good beginning is everything! Kindermusik is the leading childhood music & movement program. We are starting as early as one year of age with our Level 1, Parent and Me classes. We also have music classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Piano and Violin start at age 4 with our Music for Little Mozart & Suzuki Violin curriculums.
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